The Abandoned Husband Dominates - Chapter 289
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However, after what happened to Hailey last time, she didn’t care about the benefits that the Steeles’ descendants would enjoy, as Jordan had guaranteed.
She had always been an independent and proud woman. Women like her wouldn’t waver even they were offered better benefits and living conditions by others because they felt that the life they lived was the best.
She agreed quickly to Jordan’s request, mainly because she had just learned about Brad and Hailey.
She felt that she had really let Jordan down.
Lauren added, “I heard your brother mentioning before that the children of the Steeles should be handed over to your family to be raised.”
“If the paternity test results prove that Chloe is really your daughter, I hope that the child will continue to be raised by me personally. Please don’t send someone to take her away.”
Jordan nodded and said, “Yes, I can assure you about that.”
“If you had given birth to a son, I’m afraid I can’t really make the decision because Grandpa has his own plans for his son’s growth. The requirements for girls aren’t that strict.”
After the two finished saying that, they remained silent, and they were still quite awkward with each other now.
After a moment of silence, Lauren suddenly asked, “How are things between you and Victoria?”
Jordan smiled and said, “We’re doing very well. I proposed to her, and she has said yes. If Hailey hadn’t given birth and led to so many subsequent events, we should have already gotten married by now.”
Lauren looked rather calm, and she forced herself to smile. “Uh… you’ve been with Chloe all day, and I haven’t seen you talking to her on the phone. You guys are in the honeymoon period of your relationship now. You should be talking to each other on the phone every day.”
“I’ll leave you alone and go get some rest now. You go have a chat with your girlfriend.”
Jordan didn’t expect Lauren to take the initiative to say those words. “Oh, alright, I’ll see you tomorrow then.”
After Lauren left, Jordan stood in the middle of the courtyard and looked up at the city’s night sky.
Snowflakes kept flying downwards and landing on Jordan’s face, but he didn’t feel cold at all.
Well, he had clearly chartered the entire island and got on his knees to propose to Victoria.
It should be the sweetest period of their relationship, but Jordan had been separated from Victoria for a long time lately.
Not only could they not see each other, but Jordan had also even stopped his daily routine of speaking to Victoria on the phone and communicating via text messages.
Jordan was having a difficult time before he saw Lauren.
Now that he had finally learned the truth, Jordan no longer had to feel melancholic anymore.
“But how should I tell Victoria that I suddenly have a three-year-old daughter now?”
Jordan felt that Victoria would definitely mind it if he told her about it.
‘But the most important thing between a married couple is honesty. We shouldn’t hide anything from each other! Victoria is just that honest with me. She’s willing to tell me about her past and the fact that she used to be Russell’s mistress. Why should I hide it from her?’
Having made up his mind, Jordan called Victoria.
The phone rang several times, and Victoria finally answered.
Just like last time, Victoria’s voice was still weak and soft.
‘Could it be that she has just woken up this time?’
Jordan didn’t bother about the details and instead asked, “Honey, where are you now?”
Victoria replied softly, “Houston.”
Jordan laughed and said, “Haha, you went to see Russell in Houston? How did it go? Did that old fogy Russell hug your thighs and beg you when you rejected him?”
Victoria discovered that Jordan seemed to be in a much better mood than before. She asked, “Are you in a better mood now?”
Previously, Jordan would look like he was on the verge of breaking down in despair every time they talked on the phone.
Jordan said, “Well, I’m sorry, Victoria. I haven’t shown you enough concern lately. I’ve just been through too much recently.”
“Victoria, since you’re my fiancée, there is one thing that I must confess to you. I reunited with my three-year-old daughter today.”
When Victoria heard this, she was only slightly a little more interested, but her answer was still as clipped as before. “Three-year-old?”
“Well, it’s a long story. Four years ago, I was training on the battlefield when my brother sent a woman over to me. We slept together, and I found out today that she had gotten pregnant with my child and given birth to her,” Jordan explained.
Victoria assented, “Oh.”
It was utterly unlike Victoria to assent simply after hearing Jordan mention such a significant matter.
Victoria had always been very enthusiastic towards him!
Jordan immediately realized that Victoria must be angry!
Jordan asked, “Honey, are you upset? I know that no one will be able to accept such news.”
“We don’t need to raise my daughter. Her mother is a very independent woman from DC who can raise the child independently. I promise she won’t affect our lives.”
Hearing Jordan’s explanation, Victoria did not respond and instead asked, “Jordan, can you come to Houston? I have something to tell you.”
Jordan hurriedly said, “Victoria, I also have something to say to you. I have so much to tell you. You don’t even know what I’ve been going through lately!”
“My brother is such a jerk. He abducted a woman and gave her to me as a gift! Do you know what that led to?”
“Her brother seduced Hailey and gave her 150 million dollars to stand up for his sister.”
“Hailey’s daughter is fathered by the woman I defiled.”
“Oh my God, I’m going to lose my mind!”
However, Victoria remained cold and indifferent even after hearing Jordan’s recount. She asked, “When… are you free to meet with me?”
Jordan said, “Honey, I want to speak to you in person too, but I really can’t do so now. I’m going to do a paternity test with the little girl tomorrow, and it’ll take at least a week for the results to be released.”
“I will definitely meet with you in a week or no more than ten days at most. Okay?”
Victoria hung up without saying anything else.
Victoria had never hung up on Jordan without saying a word before!
‘She’s mad. She’s definitely mad at me!”
Jordan put his hand on his forehead with a long sigh.
Jordan thought that Victoria must have been irked by all the troublesome issues he had been embroiled in lately, so much that she didn’t want to speak to him.
Which woman would be able to accept the fact that her fiancé had two children who were born to two other women besides herself?
“Ah, I’m sorry, Victoria, when I solve the matters here, I’ll definitely make it up to you by spending more time with you.”
Jordan had no choice. He really wanted to spend more time with his daughter now. After all, he had been absent from her life for more than three years.
Moreover, Victoria had always been a generous and understanding woman.
Jordan believed that she wouldn’t ask to break up with him over these issues..