Chapter 1672 Not In Service
Nico glanced at him and replied nonchalantly, “It’s not for you!”
Aaron scowled. “Nico, if you dare to lay a hand on her and her husband, I’ll make sure you pay for your actions!” Nico’s expression changed.
Never mind if he didn’t want her to harm Arielle. He loved Arielle, so she could understand his feelings.
However, there was no reason for him to ask her not to harm Knightley.
“Aaron, don’t you want Arielle for yourself?” Nico met his gaze. “Don’t you love her? Why don’t we work together to—”
“Nico, that’s all in the past. Don’t forget that it’s our engagement party today. If you act recklessly today, I won’t be able to protect you, let alone your father,” Aaron warned.
Nico scowled indignantly. “Aaron, what do you mean by that?”
“I can’t say no to our marriage. Do you think you can handle the consequences of messing things up?”
Nico’s heart sank. She didn’t mind being punished, but she couldn’t risk affecting her father. As Aaron watched, she poured the spiked drink into the dustbin and marched toward the hall.
Only then did Aaron feel more at ease.
He was afraid he couldn’t convince Nico to change her mind or that she would try to harm Arielle and Vinson behind his back.
No matter who she tries to hurt, Arielle will be the one suffering in the end. I can’t let Arielle get hurt. I need to protect her on behalf of Father.
Back in the hall, Nico spotted Arielle holding Vinson’s arms as everyone praised them for being a match made in heaven. Frustrated, she put on a sullen look. Melissa, who had been watching her the entire time, felt her head throb at how unhappy her daughter looked.
She gave her a little tug and whispered in her ear, “Nico, smile. If the queen and the queen mother saw you, they might think you’re upset at the royal family.”
Smile? How can I smile when Arielle and Vinson look so happy?
Nico had wanted to drug Knightley so she could end up in bed with him. That way, she wouldn’t have to marry Aaron. Alas, Aaron had caught her in the act.
His warning had made her back off.
“All right,” she grumbled.
Despite her anguish, Nico knew her family had to come first.
“Mother, you should keep Father company. Aaron and I shall toast the guests,” Nico said and forced a smile. Seeing that, Melissa finally left her alone. She had come over to remind Nico, as she was afraid Nico didn’t want to get engaged to Aaron and would end up causing a stir.
The engagement party ended at ten at night. Instead of heading back to Paelsford Manor, Aaron went to the apartment near the campus. He had been busy and hadn’t seen Alicia for the past few days.
He got engaged to Nico today. Afraid that Alicia would be upset, he decided to stop by and pay her a visit.
Opening the door, he noticed a layer of dust inside the bedroom. It had been vacant for some time.
His face changed abruptly as he whipped out his phone to call Alicia.
However, a robotic sound told him that the number he dialed wasn’t in service.
How could her number not be in service?