The homeless girl and the CEO

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Chapter Sixty

Leah's POV

I couldn't suppress the resentment that arose in my heart against the Ambrose family, Angie and my former best friend, I now know as her daughter, Melissa.

Hearing Vinnie's recap their short visit to the dinner party arranged by Jade and the Ambrose, threw me for six.

I can't believe, Evelyn could be so brazen that she considers herself to be in a relationship with Jordan, after meeting him, just once.

I trust Jordan but I don't trust myself and the pain I feel, when I think about someone trying to break up Jordan and I.

Rosie says, Jade's a nice girl but why is she pushing her brother with a bitch like Evelyn?

Jordan already indicated to her that he's interested in me but she doesn't support him or us, which Rosie considers, weird.

I will ensure Evelyn faints from shock when she finds out, Jordan is my husband and the only reason he's in Seattle is because of me and my father.

It wasn't just what Evelyn said at her brothers engagement but the intense hatred she didn't hide from me.

A hatred second by her mother and everyone else present at Rawle's engagement.

"Eww," I shook my head in disgust, when I thought about Rawle and wondered what I ever saw in him.

"Is the food that bad?" I lift my eyes from my plate that's almost empty, at the sound of Vinnie's voice, to the three pairs of eyes that's staring at me, full of curiosity.

"What?" I asked confused.

Waving his disposable fork at me, "she does that, when she's engrossed in her own thoughts." Dad chuckles.

Flushed, when I realised I verbally expressed my disgusted feeling at the thought of Rawle.

Smiling, "I'm good and this food is amazing," I was so happy when I saw the bags Jordan and Vinnie returned with, were from my favorite Chinese restaurant.

I continued eating, as I tried strategizing on ways to deal with the Ambrose family, Angie and her daughter.

They didn't just mess with me but the threat that's hanging over my father's head is enough to send him to an early grave.

"I have something to say," I said suddenly, but was focused on daddy, whose disposable fork was hanging in the air in front of his face.

I felt Jordan tensed beside me and Vinnie, whose sitting opposite me, lifts his eyebrows, expectantly.

"What Angie did is a crime," I blurted out.

Twitching his lips, I notice Vinnie nodding but daddy places his fork back on his disposable plate and stares at me cautiously.

"Are you referring to the bribery allegations?" Daddy asks softly and I shook my head.

"No," I responded and turn to Jordan.

"My birth documents," I elaborated. "She lied on my documents," I added.

"What are you getting at Lily?" Daddy asked, his voice unusually gruff.

Lifting my head, determined to do what I have to do, even if my father objects.

"I want to file a case against Angie for tampering with my birth documents." I said, staring at daddy, poised and ready to argue for my rights.

That woman, pretended to care and married my grief stricken father, whilst making empty promises about giving me a mother's love and attention, when all she had been doing, was filling her pockets.

Shaking his head, "Lily, I don't..." daddy was sayin I cut him off.

"No!" I said firmly.

Slamming the palm of my hands against my chest, hurting because of a decision she made on her own.

"She erase the woman who bore me. The woman who sacrifice her life to give me life." I retorted angrily.

"Memories of my real mom was pushed in boxes and hidden in a home she created." I continued, shaking my head, disgusted at Angie.

"She needs to pay and I want her to be charged for fraud," I stressed.

"Lily," daddy started again but I refused to hear his objections.

Standing up, "NO!" I shout at my father for the first time in my life. "You don't have to do it," I said, turning to stare down at my husband, who has been sitting silently beside me.

"Jordan," I sat down again, ready to plead my case. I have to take them down at any cost and this is a perfect way to start, since Angie is part of the group that's blackmailing my father.

"Are you sure you want to go down this road?" Jordan asks softly, his gray eyes darken making it impossible for me to figure out how he's feeling about my decision.

I stood up again but Jordan grabbed my arm and forced me to sit back down.

"I'm not disagreeing with you Leah but once you do this, there is no turning back," Jordan says firmly.

Nodding, "I know but what she did is a crime and it must be brought to the court's attention, even if she gets off, the main thing is that she knows, that I know." I explained but deep down, I'm hoping she agrees to stops threatening daddy with those allegations about bribery.

"For what it's worth, I agree with Leah." I turn and smile gratefully at Vinnie for his support.

"I am not disagreeing with her either because her stepmother has done a lot of damage." Jordan agrees lifting a weight off my chest.

Now it's only daddy but even if he disagrees, I'm going to push Angie's against a wall and make it impossible for her to get off, if she continues to hurt my father.

"Daddy?" All eyes were now on him.

Chuckling awkwardly, "I'm already outnumbered." Daddy says and picks up his plate to continue with his dinner.

Picking up his plate, "Vinnie we're no longer on holiday," Jordan chuckles lightly.




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