This action might not be possible to undo. Are you sure you want to continue?
's too wise for us. i don't know what they need, but it's sure that with a brain like theirs they already acquired many companies and made use of th ose techniques. they are too familiar with everything, possibly even the laws of the situation. i know for myself if we fight them or not, we are the ones who w ill go home empty handed," Francis reported over dinner. "does people know a take over is possible?"Edward asked. "they sure know it's possible but not too early", Francis answered. He took a si p of his drink then added,"and with this results i've given you, it seems we wil l have one apparently, very soon." "i won't give the company to anyone but one of my children, i assure you that so n."Edward said matter-of-factly. but it seems that Alesxandra who is secretly listening to their conversation alm ost laughed by her father's remark. her father noticed and asked her" what's wro ng, Alex?" "what? oh, nothing" she lied. 'i just know you cannot stop my takeover and when i'm done with you all, you'll never see me again' she thought and smiled. 'altho ugh, i agree with you, dad. one of your children will own your precious company' alex added to her thought. "i think we should review this over later in the study." Edward said. after the dinner leo stood at the entrance of the kitchen. when alex came by he stopped her by the arm."don't do this, Alex. please don't." he looked in her eye s and discovered that nothing of what he said affected anything." i never realiz ed, with all the things that you did to me back then, that they are all right,yo u don't have a heart and you have a diamond for a soul, too hard and too sharp. look around you, you walked away from this family and after all this years they still took you in." "yes, yes they did and that's their problem." alex said walking away and she sto pped and slightly tilted her head to leo's direction."oh and leo if any of this gets out of your mouth, you should remember, i am what i am. no one crosses me a nd succeeds. it just doesn't match." "i want you to know i'll side with them if this gets out."leo said trying not to show how he feels. alex sighed then said," fine i would expect you to side with 'em. look at the br ight side at least we know where we stand." "you know they love you." Leo said hurriedly. Alex merely nodded at what leo said. whether it says she knows or she doesn't be lieve didn't show on her still expressionless face. Leo wondered if she had trul y loved someone or if she even tried to love someone. He heard of Rafael,yes. He knows all about the rumors, that he died because of her or that she loved him s o much his death broke her. She never mentioned him to leo and he never had the time to brought the subject up. But if this rafael truly had loved her he must h ave been a very tolerant and patient man. "don't look at me like that leo. if you want to blame someone, blame william. i would've let all of this go, actually i've let this go but since i'm here i migh t as well do whatever i want to do. i always have." she was about to leave but s he turned and said,"and don't forget that they are the reason why i went away an d so i'm guessing they have every reason to welcome me and love me as they hadn' t done." "since we're talking, in all the time that we had together i never asked you abo ut rafael. and now i'm asking you, what happened?" "i'm going to tell you something which i do not ever want to repeat again. rafae l is THE FORBIDDEN subject, try bringing him up again and i'll, firsthand, teach you what hell hath no fury means. do you understand?" leo was so shocked. what he just saw was a completely different and chilling moo d. now he knows how she had been dubbed as powerful, not only is she dangerous s he really never lets anyone cross the line she had created. this is a very new s ide and a very scary one at that. he managed to say,"y-yes, of course. i just go t curious." and watched as she again change in a completely different mood. "well, you know what they say, curiosity killed the cat." she said with a very c
"this. he asked "why are you still here? d on't you have work?" "as a matter of fact. then her cloud thinking became so clear she nearly choked. you have two and a masteral. i have thought that you are better than your father. sure you don't. he asked if i have one and i don't" she said defensively. seems like they ha ven't changed at all. then leo recovered and instead of answering. you don't even know if i have a college degree or not. to be my future husband before?" "before? who said you're not going to. to top it all off. "you'd be working at the office of course. "i suppose not. all of you.bye" and then she left. confused." he said matter-of-factly. i mean arranged. her father left. there's no need to go back here. she started to say. "i'm not trying to be mean to her.harming smile then went out of the kitchen leaving him almost smiling.don't worry about that. "and what am i suppose to do?" "you'd go to work as everybody does. do you?" her father sa id almost sarcastically. stupid birthdays." he said as he stood up. alex awoke with someone banging on her door. now? anyway where else to get you two tog ether than at the company." leo mock ed. you still forced me to do so. i just thought i needed a break. ." "for what?" she said." then she cl osed the door behind her father's frowning face and hurriedly took a bath and go t dressed. the next morning. she got up and op ened the door. " the last ti me she almost caught me talking no. and i don't want that t o happen again." leo said mocki ngly."leo stated on his defense."well. "it's nearly nine in the morning. commanding voice. she approached him and said. "what would i do there." "michael? michael as in the one you had pushed."let me get back to you on that." uhmm you were saying?" he looked at his wristwatch and told her. is all your fault. more like arguing with the whole french parl iament on my laptop!" Alex paled. i have asked michael to help you sort out the basics on what to do." she concluded then added."your late. then said. i think you're just not being careful. "oh that is so not funny. "where? what kind of work?" she asked." ah i have to get going. her father was banging th e door and is now raising his left eyebrow. and besides i didn't lie to him. with alex gaping open-mouthed for the first time in her adult life."well. how could y ou be so dismissive on that poor girl?" alex asked disappointed. i have. anyway what's with you not having a college degree?" leo asked? "i can't exactly tell them that i actually graduated college. surely you know th at bit of information could and would entail curiosity." "what's not funny?" stephanie interjected. have they? or at least grandfather didn't. "yeah. suddenly coldly profe ssional. don't worry though i told him to pick you up here lat er. "well. "i-ah--i. after she decided that she looked decent enough to pass as her father 's wayward daughter she got out finding her father sitted at the sofa downstairs ." then at that. come on don't be too harsh on yourself. it's just that she always catch me on a very awkward position everytime she appears."oohh. they both stared at her. you don't really expect that you'd come running to us when you have nothi ng and we'd give you your every whim while doing nothing. "what the heck are you up to? no one--". "honestly. leo." "do you have one?" " ah no?" her father shrugged then said. why are you still asleep?" her father said wit h his usual cool." "oh. i swea r i will never celebrate that damn day ever again as long as i live. but you s till insisted no in fact." she faltered. then as his grandfather disappeared so as leo appeared." stephanie answer ed awkwardly and then added. do we understand each other?" alex warned.
" the maid. i don't want even you compromising everything i have worked so h ard for all my life. it won't happen again." at that she left. Alex shot up her chair." Leave us. she didn't see him but she immediately felt his presence so her head shot up. but sir michael would like to see you." she answered. i never imagined there's actually a woman who would forget who i am. "its thirteen and yeah he mentioned you were coming but no i don't need you or a nyone to babysit me."excu se me. "my name's michael ramirez. replied. boring businessmen who girls chase after for money."mam."yes. but then again the last time we saw each other was what? fiftee n years ago? although i'd have hoped your father mentioned that i've been forced to babysit you for as long as you need. taken aback by the sudden calmness she's showing. although a bit shock at the high-handedne ss. "it better not." Michael said sneering." Alex. and what about you? Adventurous bitches who chase boring rich businessmen for money. aware that the maid was still there. mam alex. She's having a brunch on the family garden. when one of the maids appeared. "after you. your just the same with everyone else her e.'' michael half-heartedly mocked. her f ace red. "a nd don't complement yourself too much." "huh. she said. miss." . when the maid cleared her thro at. Surprised and outrage by what he said and implied. "What? Did i hit a sore spot?"Michael sneered some more. Finally." leo answered. i can take care of myself perfectly fine. Alex took a long breathe and sat down again trying to calm her nerves. still partially absorbed at the reports she's been reading. what would you like me to say to him?" "uhmm what's he said his name again?" she asked still looking at the reports and eating simultaneously when a man appeared just behind the maid. left."can we leave now?" Michael. Alex. frowned and tr ied rather hardly to remember who sir michael is. frozen to the spot by their exchange turned and said. Clearly enjoying her em barrassment.
This action might not be possible to undo. Are you sure you want to continue?
We've moved you to where you read on your other device.
Get the full title to continue listening from where you left off, or restart the preview.