Chapter 10

Lily glanced at Alexander quietly but found he was looking at her. She did not know when his sight had already fallen on her. She was caught in the act and began to blush.

“Do you have other plans tonight?” Alexander asked. He was close to Lily and made her feel butterflies in her stomach.

The stubbornness in Lily’s bones made her refuse to back down. She met his obsidian eyes and tried her best to maintain a calm expression. “If you recall, tonight is our wedding night. What other arrangements would I have, Mr. Russell?”

Lily pretended to be relaxed and natural, but her hands pressed hard on her knees, revealing the uneasiness in her heart.

Alexander’s brows and lips twitched. “Very good.” He straightened up, and Lily eased, but she was not completely relieved.

The car soon stopped at its destination, and Lily thought her husband would take her back to his private residence. However, they had unexpectedly stopped at a spa club entrance. There were orange-yellow sign boards all around, making one feel at peace.

However, as Lily looked at her husband suspiciously, he seemed to guess what she thought. “It’s too sudden to make many preparations today.”

“It doesn’t matter to me,” Lily said softly. She knew their marriage was just a beneficial one, so there was no need for any extravagant ceremonies. But when she saw the rose-decorated restaurant, she felt sincerely touched.

Only two of them were in the vast restaurant. The staff had neatly arranged the dishes, and the waiter kept his distance, giving the couple enough room for their intimate night. It was apparent that Alexander had reserved the entire restaurant for him and his wife. He had the influence, but how did he do all that so quickly?

leaking on the news,” Alexander said calmly while

but did not know what

his eyebrows, staring profoundly into Lily’s

everything you did today,”

lightly chuckled when he heard Lily’s series of thanks. It was discreet, but one could tell he was delighted. Immediately after, Alexander placed the

entered a suite Alexander had prearranged. The suite was quite expansive, and there was a private hot tub. The sounds

ask Alexander if he wanted her to soak in the hot tub with him. Lily’s face was flushed red, and her body was tense as she quickly looked away and walked toward the kitchen to

remove his blazer. He picked up a bottle of red wine and two glasses and brought them over to her. Are you interested in a glass

was not a coward but undoubtedly lacked courage. It was as though she had used up all

her glass with Alexander’s. Then Lily downed her wine in one gulp. She was so

“I’ll go for a soak. You take your time.” He gave Lily ample time to prepare and also gave her a chance to retreat and regret her downing of the wine. Then he turned to walk toward

Alexander walking away. She hurriedly poured herself another glass of wine and downed it again. After drinking almost half a bottle of wine in one go, it took effect, and Lily started to feel tipsy. She straightened herself and could vaguely

revealing only his broad upper shoulders. His

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