The Abandoned Husband Dominates - Chapter 180
Chapter 180: Proposing To Victoria!
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
The bespectacled man looked at least 50 years old, and he was slightly chubby.
His name was Russell Miller, the wealthiest man in Houston and the owner of a company worth hundreds of billions.
Victoria was at a loss for words the moment she saw Russell.
All of a sudden, she recalled the time when she was his mistress seven years ago.
“Get in the car,” Russell said softly in a tone that couldn’t be rebutted.
Victoria opened the car door and entered, seemingly out of instinct.
After getting inside the car, a feminine scent filled the entire car.
Russell rolled up the car window again, and the chauffeur just now was also standing outside the car without entering.
The two of them were seated quietly inside the backseat of the car parked by the roadside, and the heavily tinted windows prevented them from being noticed.
Russell stared at Victoria. At this moment, this old man, who looked aged and haggard, was suddenly glowing again.
Sure enough, women are forever the only existences that can arouse a man’s interest.
“You’re still as pretty as before, and in fact, you’re a lot more feminine now.”
Russell held onto Victoria’s slender hand.
Victoria said hostilely, “You’re old.”
Victoria seemed to have understood very well how to make Russell angry. She didn’t even have to shake off his hand. All she needed to do was to say a single sentence to make him let go.
Russell smiled bitterly and said, “That’s right. Compared to seven years ago, you seem to have aged a lot more. Most of your hair has turned white, and your body is ailing.”
Victoria and Russell hadn’t met each other in seven years. When she saw how haggard he had become, Victoria’s emotions were extremely complicated too.
“People age,” Victoria said comfortingly.
In the past, this man taught Victoria many things, and he was also the first man Victoria fell in love with.
Seven years ago, Russell was still rather handsome and dashing. At that time, Victoria had a preference for older men.
Hence, during those three years that she had been his mistress, it wasn’t strange at all that she would fall in love with him.
“What are you doing here in New York City? Is it for a meeting?” Victoria asked.
Russell looked at Victoria and said, “I’m here for you.”
“For me?” Victoria was surprised.
Russell said, “I heard that you’ve been facing trouble and getting rebuffed all the time ever since you came to New York City a long time ago. There isn’t a single company that wants to hire you.”
“Why do you want to go against the Huxleys? What did I teach you before? You are a woman, so you should be using your natural advantage to coax every boss there is. In the past seven years, you’ve been doing well in Orlando, but why have you forgotten everything that I taught you since you came to New York City!?!”
Russell’s voice was getting louder and louder, and he sounded like an elder who was teaching his junior a lesson.
Victoria had been trained by Russell, so of course, he was fit to educate Victoria.
Victoria cocked her head to the side and said stubbornly, “I chose this myself. You don’t have to bother.”
Russell stretched out both his hands towards Victoria’s neck and twisted her head back again.
He said, “How can I possibly ignore you? If I had left you alone, let those incompetent gangsters continue to woo you back then, watch your sister continue getting bullied in school, would you be where you are today?”
Victoria hung her head low and placed her hands on her skirt obediently.
“I have a boyfriend,” Victoria suddenly said.
Russell let go again and humphed coldly. “I know, his name is Jordan Steele, right? He seems to also be younger than you, and he’s the reason you offended the Huxleys, huh?”
Victoria knew that with Russell’s strength, it clearly wouldn’t be a problem for him to investigate Jordan.
“Yes, I’m very much in love with him, and his business is mine too,” Victoria said.
Russell looked exasperated. Men get jealous too.
“Break up with him. He is not suitable for you!” Russell ordered.
“No!” Victoria immediately refuted. “You’re not in any place to tell me to break up with him! Russell Miller, you and I no longer have anything to do with each other. It’s my business who I fall in love with and what I work for.”
Russell asked with a look of displeasure, “Yourself? What can you do? If I hadn’t been helping you in secret, do you think that a woman like you who has nothing but a pretty face and a superb figure could have reached the position of deputy president of Ace Corporation without sleeping with any bosses!?!”
Victoria bit her lip with an indignant expression.
She had long guessed that Russell had secretly helped her before.
She just didn’t want to acknowledge it or have any more contact with Russell because she wanted to completely forget the past.
Victoria said, “Russell, I have accompanied you for three years. I slept with you, had fun with you, spent time with you, and accompanied you to do everything. Even if I got to where I am today with your help, I deserve it too!”
“I can’t be your mistress for the rest of my life! I want to be in a relationship openly too!”
Seeing how worked up and emotional Victoria was getting, Russell recalled how Victoria used to be a pure-hearted college student. He was the reason she had become such a charming and tactful woman. He also felt very indebted to Victoria.
Russell once again held Victoria’s hand and said, “Victoria, I know I’ve mistreated you by making you remain as my mistress for as long as we were together.”
“Seven years ago, you forced me to marry you, and if I didn’t, you would leave me.”
“At that time, I couldn’t divorce her, nor could I marry you.”
“But I can marry you now, Victoria. I can make you my wife.”
Russell was the richest man in the city. With billions of dollars worth of assets, he had many women throwing themselves at him.
Victoria was a little surprised. “Are you not afraid of your wife anymore?”
Russell said, “She passed away a year ago.”
Victoria humphed coldly and thought that it was no wonder that Russell would dare to marry her.
Seven years ago, Victoria did ask Russell to marry her. She needed a proper name, and she didn’t want to continue being a mistress in secret.
However, she didn’t want to be Russell’s wife anymore!
Victoria said straightaway, “I’m sorry, there’s already a man that I’m in love with. I won’t marry you.”
Russell laughed and said, “He’s just a man who has been a live-in husband for three years. Hah, Victoria, you’ve been with me for three years. How can I not know what kind of a woman you are?”
“You can’t like such a useless man. You have to date a man who has a more powerful status than you. I’m 100% sure about that!”
“But you’re right. You started being my mistress when you were 20 years old, and you’ve never dated anyone your age since then. Jordan Steele is very young, and I also heard that he’s very handsome. I can’t compare to him no matter how rich I may be.”
“How about this? I’ll give you half a year. In the last six months, you can continue dating him and go anywhere in this world for a vacation.”
“Once you’re sick of it, come to Houston to look for me, and we’ll get married!”