Novel Name : Trapped By Tainted Love

Chapter 19: Alice’s Provocation

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“Mr. Sullivan, I think… Perhaps you should let her in.” Victor’s eyes turned frigid. “Are you telling me what
to do?” Alice felt her stomach tight. She immediately shook her head and retracted her statement. “No,
you misunderstood me. I suggested that because I know my sister all too well. If she’s driven away
without seeing you, I’m sure she’ll cause a scene. I remember she has done that several times in the
past at the entrance of the company. What if this time—” “If she tries anything, I’ll have a good reason to
call the police on her and have her arrested,” Victor sneered. Alice’s eyes lit up with malice, but she
quickly guised it with innocence when she looked back at Victor. “Mr. Sullivan, Rachel is your ex-wife
after all. If something happens, and the police arrest her, she will be immensely humiliated.” “Do you
think I care about that?” Victor said with indifference. “But… Please at least give me a chance to speak to
my sister,” Alice pleaded. “Are you sure you can convince her to leave?” Victor looked at her with
curiosity. “I’ll try my best, sir. If she doesn’t listen to me, you can hand her over to the police, and I won’t
say a word,” said Alice. Victor stared at her in silence for a while. With every second that passed by,
Alice’s heart started beating faster and faster, and her palms started sweating. The way Victor looked at
people made them feel like he could see through their minds. “Fine. Go ahead,” he responded. Alice
breathed a sigh of relief when Victor was no longer looking at her. She then swallowed her saliva,
cleared her throat, and smiled. “Thank you, Mr. Sullivan.” Afterwards, Alice left the office. At this time,
Rachel was waiting in the lounge on the first floor. She had been staring at her phone all this time, and
decided that if no one was coming down to meet with her in five minutes, she would just leave. In all
honesty, she never expected to see Victor when she called Ivan to ask for a meeting with Victor. But in
spite of that, she must go through this process, so that by the time she had gone home, she could tell
Andy that she had tried set up a meeting with Victor, but he didn’t show up.


And before long, five minutes had passed.

Rachel stretched her arms out, took a sip of her cup of coffee, stood up, and grabbed her bag, ready to

But as soon as she walked out of the lounge, she saw someone approaching her. The woman’s high
heeled shoes click-clacked on the cyan tiles.

‘What a small world,’ Rachel thought.

Frankly, she wasn’t surprised to see Alice here.

“Rachel, my dear sister.” Alice stood face to face with Rachel. She was a little taller than Rachel at the

Alice’s Provocation moment, for she was wearing high-heeled shoes, and Rachel was in flats. Their gap
in height somehow gave Alice a sense of superiority. She glanced down at Rachel and said, “You didn’t
expect to see me here, did you?” “As a matter of fact, I didn’t. It seems that the Sullivan Group had no
idea you’ve been detained by the police,” Rachel remarked lazily, ignoring Alice’s provocation. Compared
to her bitchy “best friend” in her past life, Alice was nothing. Her friend was a fraud, and a hypocrite-a
complete fake. The complacency on Alice’s face disappeared. “Rachel, you’re so stubborn, you know
that? It doesn’t matter if you won’t admit it. You’ve done everything you could to pester Victor, but you’ll
only make him loathe you more.” Rachel lowered her eyes, half-closing them. What Alice said didn’t
even make her skin crawl. The loser Alice was talking about wasn’t her, but the original owner of this
body– the real Rachel. She wasn’t that Rachel who was so madly in love with Victor that she cast aside
even her own dignity.

However, when Alice saw that Rachel wasn’t responding and keeping her head down, she thought that
Rachel felt humiliated by what she had said. And because of that, arrogance and complacency returned
to Alice’s face.

“Now tell me, are you here for Victor? Do you really think that you can convince him to remarry you?
Allow me to tell you something. I’m here because Victor asked me to be here,” said Alice. Rachel got
annoyed because Alice was spouting too much nonsense. “Oh, really? Why did he ask you to come
here? Did he think that ten days at the police station wasn’t enough for you, so he wants me to send you
back there again?”

Alice lost her composure, clenching her hands into fists.

“Rachel! You…”

“Alice, if you’re running out of ways to annoy me, just get out of my way. I’m leaving.” Rachel didn’t want
to waste another second speaking to a bitch like Alice. She had already achieved her goal of getting a
justification for not meeting Victor, so she couldn’t care less why he asked Alice to be here.

Alice goggled and cried, “Rachel, how dare you act so arrogantly here? This is the Sullivan Group’s
headquarters! You have no right to tell me what to do!” “I see. Go ahead, continue talking. Be my guest.”
Rachel sat back down on the sofa, cross-legged. Alice was rendered speechless when she heard that.

Rachel tapped on the armrest of the sofa. It had been a while, and she still hadn’t heard Alice say
anything, so she looked at her and asked, “Aren’t you going to say anything?” That calm look on
Rachel’s face made Alice livid. Gradually, her face was bubbling up with so much anger that she gritted
her teeth to the point of nearly shattering them.

“Rachel, I know you came here to speak to Victor about the Bennet Group’s bankruptcy.”

Alice suppressed her anger, forced a smile, and made it seem like she could tell what Rachel was

To Rachel, Alice was nothing but a horny peacock, desperate to spread its tail and mate.

“Just get real. Victor asked me to tell you that he’s not going to save the Bennet Group even if you get
down on your knees and beg. Besides, once the Bennet Group goes bankrupt, you’ll have a mountain of
debts to pay! Victor told me that he’s not going to help you pay for it-not even a penny!” After saying that,
Alice crossed her arms, and looked down at Rachel.

Alice’s Provocation On the other hand, Rachel slowly got up. Upon seeing her standing up so calmly,
Alice couldn’t help but think of the day Rachel kicked her shin and made her kneel down, causing her to
take a step back subconsciously. It was the kind of fear which was instinctive. And by the time Alice had
realized it, she had already gotten far away from Rachel. Rachel saw how scared Alice was of her, which
made her put on a smirk. “Are you done?” she asked, raising her eyebrow. Alice’s hands were balled up
into fists as she straightened herself up, taking two steps closer to Rachel. All of a sudden, Rachel
looked Alice dead in the eye. When Alice looked into Rachel’s eyes, a grave sense of fear overcame her
entire body. Her jaws tightened. “Rachel, do you think you can occupy the villa just by kicking us out?
You wish! That villa isn’t yours, and it never will be! Once the Bennet Group goes bankrupt, the villa will
be sold off for auction. I’d like to see if you can still be this arrogant by then.” Rachel scoffed at Alice,
walking towards her.

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