Meanwhile, at the small rental house that Jane and Dominic shared, the landlord called to ask if Jane wanted to continue renting the place.
Jane’s heart tightened. There were many memories belonging to her and Dominic that were tied to that place. Despite being angry with him, she couldn’t bear to let go of such memories.
“Mrs. Murphy, could you give me an answer? the landlord shouted loudly, “If you don’t want to continue renting. Fll rent it to someone else! My house is in high demand now!”
“You can’t give it to anyone else!” Jane blurted out. “The contract we signed was for a year, and it hasn’t expired yet!”
“It’s true that it hasn’t expired, but you still have to pay the rent, Mrs. Murphy!”
“Don’t worry, I won’t owe you!” Jane pouted, “I’ll transfer the rent to you later!”
“Also, please pay attention, I am not Mrs. Murphy!” she raised her voice. “My husband’s surname is Campbell!” she clearly told the landlord.
“Oh… alright, Mrs. Campbell!” The landlord didn’t care if it was Murphy or Campbell; as long as there was money to take, any surname was acceptable.
Jane hung up the phone, sighing helplessly.
Kassie smiled and placed a hand on her daughter’s shoulder, raising an eyebrow as she asked, “What did you just say?”
Jane was taken aback.
What did she say?
Did she say that her husband’s surname was Campbell?
Jane’s face turned red in an instant. She lowered her eyelids, remaining silent for a while, and her heart started to beat restlessly.
“Jane,” Kassic smiled gently at her, “I may always appear confused at most times, but I can tell that you still like him very much, am I right?”
“Mom…” Jane whined.
“No woman would easily call someone husband. Kassie said softly. “Since you did, it means that person has an unshakable place in your heart, someone you want to entrust your life to.”
“Jane, I actually think that Dominic is someone you can rely on.” She finished.
Jane lowered her head, and a hint of melancholy flashed in her big eyes.
She was well aware that she could rely on him. It was easy to say that before, but now things had changed. Her identity had changed, her position had changed, and she was relying on more than just an ordinary man; she was relying on the heir of the Campbell Family.
All she wanted before was a simple life but stepping into Dominic’s work meant facing turbulent
“Mom, I just… just misspoker Jane fidgeted with the corners of her clothes. “As for why I want to keep that room, I think since we’ve already signed the contract, if we terminate it early, we might have to pay a penalty fee. Anyway, the landlord hasn’t increased the rent, so I might as well just keep
Kassie’s lips curved into a meaningful smile, and her eyes became more complex.
Deceiving others with that explanation was one thing, but trying to get away with it in front of her own mother?
“Silly child.” Kassie said softly. “Sometimes, a slip of the tongue reflects what’s inside the heart. It’s something you say subconsciously, and you can’t deny it
“Are you bothered by him lying to you, or by his identity?”
Jane couldn‘ say for sure.
Kassic analyzed for her, “If you’re bothered by him lying to you, then I think it can end here. He’s been coming to apologize and seek forgiveness every day. I think his sincerity is sufficient! Besides, who doesn’t tell a lie in life?”
“But if you’re bothered by his identity, then…”
Kassie reached out to hold Jane’s hand gently, “Jane, don’t worry about it. He may come from a prestigious family, but you are not inferior!”
“What?” Jane was stunned
Kassie didn’t say more; she just gave her a meaningful smile.
“Anyway, it’s not easy to encounter somerne who truly loves you in this lifetime. When happiness comes, you should grasp it, or you’ll live in regret for the rest of your life.”
Jane felt that her mother had more to say but seeing her thoughtful expression and her lest and forlorn back, Jane didn’t dare to pursue the matter further.
She gave Kassie the medicine, helped her back to her room to rest, and only left after her mother had fallen asleep.
Subconsciously, she looked out of the window, the street was empty under the streetlights, and no one was there.
Dominic wasn’t here today….
Suddenly, Jane felt that something was missing from her heart, and she felt a little sad.
In Central City, at the Campbell Estate.
The spacious study room was eerily quiet, where even the sound of breathing could be heard crystal clear. The air was filled with a tense atmosphere.
Dominic stood there calmly, his deep and cold gaze sending shivers down Benedict’s spine.
Many years ago, he had held a little baby in his arms, led a young boy by the hand, and personally sent a spinted young man to Wharton Business School
Now, that boy had grown into a man beyond his control.
He had personally nurtured Dominic’s talents, but he ne use those talents to protect someone else!
expected that one day Dominic would
“This is your condition? Benedict’s voice trembled with anger. “You’ve done all this just to marry that woman into our family?!”
Dominic remained composed and calmly replied, “Yes.”
Benedict smashed the redwood walnut in his hand onto the table, shattering the teacup into pieces. “Do you even know what you’re saying?” Benedict was furious. “You’ve lost your rationality overa
woman. You are not worthy of being called the heir of the Campbell Family!”
“Tine.” Dominic looked at him indifferently. “I can issue a statement that I will never inherit any of the Campbell Family’s assets.”
“You…” Benedict had only spoken those words, intending to provoke him, but he never thought that those words would not have any effect an Dominic.
How could the Campbell Family not have him? Moreover, he no longer had another twenty years to cultivate such an outstanding successor.
“You better think it through!” Benedict said coldly. “If you cut ties with the Campbell Family, that woman will have nothing to gain. She will eventually leave you!”
“She won’t.” Dominic chuckled. “Even if I become destitute and beg for food, she will stay by my
“You’re absolutely crazy!”
“Grandfather, I’m perfectly sane.” Dominic enunciated clearly, “I am currently going through legal procedures to transfer the ownership of the three companies under
my name to Jane. If you still refuse to let her into the Campbell Family, she will bring those three companies and the West Suburb Land to “marry‘ ine!”
Benedict’s expression became even uglier, his knuckles turned white as he tightened his grip on the dragon–headed cane.
“Ive said everything I needed to say,” Dominic nodded slightly and bowed. “Grandfather, Jane is a very good girl, and I really don’t want to miss out on her.”
‘Tve already made the mistake of concealing my identity from her once, and this time, I will do everything in my power to keep her by my side!”
After speaking. Dominic turned and left, feeling much lighter in his heart.
As he walked on the paths of the mansion, he looked up at the night sky. Throughout his life, he rarely had such leisurely moments.
He suddenly wondered if Jane was also by the window, enjoying the same night view as him.
Dominic stopped in his tracks and glanced at his phone. After hesitating for a moment, he made a video call to Jane.