'I know what you're trying to do mother; it will not work. You want to put doubt on older brother, but I can see it for myself that his deeply in love with her.' Ethan continued contemplating.
For four long years, Ethan tried his best to forget Ann and get on with his life. However, no matter how many girls he had dated in the past, none ever lasted longer than a week.
To sum it up, Ethan never got over his feeling for Ann. Especially now that she's right in front of him, it just proved how much he still cares for her. He finally found her again, only to find out that she's about to become his sister-in-law. God can be cruel sometimes!
'My mind tells me to get my revenge for the heartache I received four years ago. However, deep in my heart, I cannot find a sign of courage to hurt the first woman I ever loved.' Ethan thought before replying to his mother.
"Mom, what makes you think that I would know her just because she's from Las Vegas?" Ethan did his best to answer politically looking straight at Ann instead of his mother.
Olivia Wright wasn't happy that Ethan did not go along with her scheme, she looks at him with scorn. She was sure what she saw in his eyes was recognition toward Ann, but maybe she was wrong.
"Forget it! I was asking if you know her since she's from Vegas and you're about the same age. If you don't know her, then you don't!" Olivia's face is now red from anger.
Ann didn't know whether she should be happy or be scared. For whatever reason, Ann felt relief. She feels it's not the time to discuss their past; she will tell Jeff all about it when is just the two of them.
Ann looks at Jeff giving him a sign to properly introduce her to his mother. However, Jeff's still upset to his mother. He has no intention of introducing Ann at all. " It's getting late, and you guys just arrived. Why don't you both head to grandpa's home where you will be staying? He's waiting for you right now." Jeff told them straight face.
"What do you mean were staying with your grandpa, I don't have any plan on staying in the same room with that old goat." Olivia refuses to follow Jeff's order.
"Well, I'm sorry, to burst your bubbles mother, grandpas mansion or one of the villas, but you're not staying here with us." Jeff's adamant for them to leave the sooner, the better, especially his brother who kept on sneaking a glance at his wife.
"With us! Do you mean you two are now cohabitating? Hahaha!" Olivia turns and looks at Ann direction. "I'll give it to you; you work pretty past. My son was engaged to your half-sister for four years until recently. You are already playing house in a short period coming to Asia.
Ann did not contradict nor agreed. She stayed rooted with a blank look on her face. Is not good to start a war with her mother-in-law. No matter what, she's Jeff's mother, and she has to accept that.
She's starting to have a headache If Oliva weren't her mother-in-law, Ann would off given it to her straight up.
Jeff saw the way his wife keep on rubbing the back of her neck. He can no longer hold it in, he went towards his wife and started massaging her while whispering to her ears. "Sweetheart, don't pay no mind to her. If you want to go up and rest, go ahead. Let me take care of them first; then I will go up to give you a message alright!."
Ethan is secretly dying inside from what his eyes are seeing. He cannot stay another second in the same vicinity as them. He needed to get out of there as fast as he can. "Mother, I'm exhausted from the long flight. Can you continue this again another time? Please! " He pleaded to his mother the best he can.
"Fine! I'm not staying another minute in any place that I'm not wanted." She fitfully thinks Jeff will change his mind. She was wrong; Jeff didn't even hear what she said. His whole attention was with his wife who's now becoming paler and paler by the minute.
Ann, on the other hand, heard every word Olivia said, and she felt terrible for the way Jeff's is treating her mother-in-law. "Mrs. Wright, you are more than welcome to stay here if you want." She then turned and looked at Ethan; "You too! Ethan if you're tired, I'm sure the guest room is readily available.." She gave her sweetest smile that she can.
Jeff: "HELL NO!"