The Abandoned Husband Dominates - Chapter 288
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Lauren and Jordan looked at each other awkwardly.
They were people of principle who wouldn’t engage in ambiguous relationships with strangers.
However, in the end, both of them eventually lay down on the ground with Chloe in the middle.
They decided to put the little girl to sleep first.
Jordan would then go back to his room to rest.
After 45 minutes, the room was pitch dark because the lights had already been switched off a long time ago.
On the other hand, Chloe had already entered a deep slumber. At the same time, Jordan and Lauren pretended to sleep to accompany Chloe.
“Miss Howard, Miss Howard.”
Seeing that Chloe was already asleep, Jordan called out softly to Lauren.
However, after calling a few times, he realized that Lauren did not respond.
‘Has she also fallen asleep?’
Jordan felt somewhat puzzled, too, so he switched on his cell phone’s flashlight and shone it at them.
Lauren was sleeping on her side, facing Jordan and Chloe. Under the phone’s bright light, Lauren’s stunning side profile could be seen clearly.
“Her side profile resembles Hailey’s so much…”
He didn’t know if it was because pretty women tend to resemble each other. Still, Jordan felt some resemblance between Hailey and Lauren.
Jordan reached out his hand and touched Lauren’s exposed arm. Since she was wearing her pajamas, Jordan did not touch her skin.
That made Jordan puzzled because he could already tell that Lauren wasn’t asleep at all.
‘She’s obviously not asleep, so why won’t she respond when I call her name?’
Jordan carefully observed Lauren’s expression and discovered that she was breathing heavily in nervousness when he touched her.
All of a sudden, Jordan remembered the last time the two of them met at Café Nostalgia in New York.
At that time, in order to test if there were bodyguards outside to watch Lauren, Jordan deliberately pretended to flirt with her and kiss her.
That was precisely how Lauren behaved!
She was breathing rapidly with great nervousness! However, she didn’t shout loudly or turn him down!
She seemed to be giving Jordan silent consent to kiss her!
‘Oh my gosh!’
Jordan seemed to have understood why Lauren was pretending to be asleep.
He reckoned that she probably thought Jordan was just testing if she was asleep by calling her name.
‘She probably thinks that I’d secretly take advantage of her and kiss her or something if she wasn’t asleep.’
In fact, many men liked doing so in this world.
However, Jordan didn’t think so. He was calling her out for something serious!
Jordan said right away, “Miss Howard, I know you are not asleep. Can you come out for a moment if you’re still awake? I have something to say to you.”
Hearing Jordan’s words, Lauren finally opened her eyes and said while blushing awkwardly, “Okay.”
It was wintertime, so it was cold outside. The two put on their thick down coats and came outside the courtyard.
They discovered that the yard was already covered with a thin layer of white snow as soon as they did.
Jordan and Lauren were both elated. They seemed to like the snow very much.
“Do you like snow too?” Jordan asked.
Lauren nodded and said, “Chloe and I both like snow.”
“Since Chloe likes the snow too, shall we go skiing in a couple of days?” Jordan was going to stay here for a few days anyway.
“Sure,” Lauren agreed happily.
Jordan and Lauren stood outside the door, admiring the snowflakes that kept flying down from the sky. After watching quietly for a while, Jordan finally spoke up.
“Miss Howard, I didn’t expect to meet you today. I haven’t had the chance to have a good chat with you today. There are a lot of things that I want to ask you.”
Lauren put her hands into her pockets and said, “Go ahead.”
Jordan said, “Who in your family is aware that my brother set you and me up back then and that Chloe is my daughter?”
Jordan guessed that most of the Howards must not be aware of this matter. Well, at least, the helmsman probably didn’t know yet.
If the Howards knew that he was the one who had defiled Lauren, they would have already sent someone to assassinate him a long time ago.
Instead, given the relationship between the head of the Howards and Jordan’s grandfather, Howard should have called the latter and asked for an explanation, at the very least.
The result was similar to what Jordan expected. Lauren said, “Brad is the only person I talked to about this. I don’t know if he has told anyone else.”
Jordan felt that Brad was the only Howard apart from Lauren who knew about this matter.
Lauren said, “I didn’t intend to tell Brad about it at first, but he kept asking me about it, and we’re very close too. Last year, I couldn’t resist it and told him about it.”
“However, I told him that he wasn’t allowed to see you or create trouble for you. He didn’t lay a hand on you, did he?”
Jordan humphed coldly and said, “I’ve gotten a clear understanding of your relationship with your brother.”
“Indeed, he didn’t come to me directly and instead went to see my wife at the time.”
“Hailey? What did he look for Hailey for?” Lauren was astonished.
Too embarrassed to tell her the truth, Jordan said, “Some time ago, Hailey got pregnant with a pair of twins. One of them is fathered by Brad.”
Lauren was instantly shocked to hear those words!
Lauren couldn’t believe that her younger brother would do such a thing.
She knew that Brad had done all of this for her sake, so he wanted to get back at Jordan through such a method!
Lauren was so ashamed that she was at a loss for words and knelt down in front of Jordan on the spot!
“I’m sorry, Jordan, my brother must have done it because of me. I only have one younger brother. I hope you can be noble and forgive him.”
“As long as you don’t kill him, you can punish him any way you want.”
Lauren clearly knew how powerful the Steeles were.
If a descendant of the Steeles was insulted in such a manner, the consequences would definitely be serious!
Jordan looked down at Lauren, who was kneeling on the ground. Snowflakes kept falling on Lauren’s soft hair.
The faint light in the courtyard made Lauren feel a strange sense of beauty.
Jordan bent over and pulled Lauren up. He said, “Get up. I don’t want to mention this matter for now. We’ll talk about it in the future.”
After helping Lauren up, Jordan said, “There is one more thing that I want to discuss with you.”
“I want to do a paternity test for Chloe.”
“Miss Howard, please don’t get the wrong idea. I definitely don’t think that you are cheating me. I know the Howards are wealthy enough and won’t covet my family’s money at all. I know you won’t try to lie to me that Chloe is my daughter.”
“However, I have to report this matter to my family. Each child will have to undergo a paternity test.”
“You should have heard my brother mentioning it before. The Steeles’ influence and strength are extraordinary. Letting Chloe reunite with the Steeles would be good for her future.”
Jordan did not doubt that Chloe was his biological daughter because he had telepathic communication with her.
However, Jordan was a little afraid after the incident with Hailey. He would feel much more relieved after the test.
Lauren gave it some thought and said to Jordan, “Sure..”