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The Brilliant Mrs. Windsor Chapter 1

Chapter 1: Find Her, Br…

His approach to problems was notoriously direct and efficient; he believed in using money where it could solve problems, and where it couldn’t, he wouldn’t hesitate to

employ force.

If these incompetents couldn’t fend off the invading hacker, then the solution was simple–track them through the net and bring them back by any means necessary.

Meanwhile, in a rundown rental apartment, Isabella Sterling watched

the characters dance across her

screen with satisfaction. At this rate,

the firewall of the Ascot Group wouldn’t last three days.

She had heard that Alexander had spent a fortune to acquire a piece of land that the city hall had intended

for the reconstruction of an

orphanage. His ruthlessness and lack

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of compassion seemed boundless.

“Perhaps it’s time he learns a lesson. Even if the Ascot Group doesn’t crumble, the losses Alexander will suffer from this attack are

astronomical.”

Isabella’s lips curved into a smirk at the thought. Glancing at the time on her screen, she realized she was late again and braced herself for the inevitable consequences.

At Sterling Manor, her stepmother, Eleanor Sterling, and half–sister, Charlotte Sterling, were leisurely enjoying fruit on the couch. Eleanor’s uncharacteristic approach upon Isabella’s entry was alarming.

“Isabella, you’ve finally returned. Just in time, I have some good news for you.”

Skeptical, Isabella recalled how even

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a half–minute delay in the past would result in a tirade or worse, physical punishment. Ever since being adopted from the orphanage by the Sterlings, such treatment had

become the norm.

“Ungrateful girl, are you deaf to my words?” Eleanor’s patience was thin, especially for an adopted child who couldn’t grasp the gravity of the conversation.

Charlotte stood up, her red dress

billowing like a declaration of her aristocratic status. “Sister, given the recent troubles our corporation has faced, our parents worry about your future. They’ve found a wealthy suitor for you. Marrying him will ensure you a life of luxury.”

Isabella’s eyes flickered with

amusement but she remained silent,

fully aware of the Sterlings‘

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intentions. Their recent financial

blunders had pushed them to this. desperate measure of marrying her

off.

“Why shouldn’t Charlotte take this wonderful opportunity?” Isabella countered, watching Charlotte’s face

sour instantly.

Eleanor interjected, “Charlotte and Mr. Alexander have been childhood

sweethearts. Only someone of Mr. Alexander’s caliber is worthy of our Charlotte. You should realize your

place.”

Their words made Charlotte beam with pride. Despite Isabella’s beauty, they viewed her as nothing more than a pawn in their game–destined to marry a detestable old man, while Charlotte would bask in the glory of union with Riverdale’s most

powerful man.

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“From what I’ve heard, he might be older, but he’s wealthy and caring. It took a lot of convincing to arrange this marriage. Don’t disappoint our parents,” Charlotte pressed, with Eleanor quickly adding, “This matter is settled. Your agreement is irrelevant. The engagement ceremony is tomorrow night. We’re doing this for your own good.”

“I understand. Let’s proceed as you wish,” Isabella complied, her docility catching Charlotte off guard, who expected more resistance. It seemed, after all, that an orphan could only

be so fortunate to secure a

benefactor, leaving no room for

choice.

Isabella ascended the stairs without betraying any emotion, her room

situated at the very end of the

second floor. It was a converted

storeroom, less comfortable than

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even a servant’s quarters, shadowy and damp.

Sitting on the edge of her bed, she pulled out her phone to scroll through Riverdale’s latest news flashes. The cyber attack on the Ascot Group had made headlines, sparking a myriad of speculations in the comments. Yet, no one guessed that the “mastermind behind it all

was a women.

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The Brilliant Mrs. Windsor by Jasmine Joy

The Brilliant Mrs. Windsor by Jasmine Joy

Status: Ongoing Author: Artist: ,
In a delightful twist of fate, Lady Isabella found herself inadvertently ensnared by Riverdale’s most powerful magnate, Alexander Windsor. Rumors swirled, predicting her doom, yet she effortlessly transformed into the cherished wife he seemingly couldn’t bear to part with for even a moment, as if wishing to keep her in his pocket or tethered to his side at all times. Isabella Sterling quirked a l*p, “A mere two billion, I shall return it then…” The man leaned in, his charm palpable, “And how do you propose to repay? With your heart, or something more tangible?” Since taking residence at The Windsor, Mr. Alexander’s incurable condition miraculously improved. He ate well, worked tirelessly, his demeanor blooming like spring peaches, heart swelling with joy, capable of sleeping soundly for three days straight without a care. Until one day, someone unwittingly stumbled upon the lady’s secrets. The top hacker shaking the core of Caloria was her! The financial tycoon whose name echoed around the globe was her! The prodigious healer with the golden touch was her, her, and again her… The elite ladies of high society wept, their makeup smeared, as they faced a fearsome rival. “You go first, I’ll retreat!” In Riverdale, where a mere stomp of Mr. Alexander’s foot could cause a tremor, he famously said, “A king does not live off his wife, unless she is overwhelmingly beautiful!”

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