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The Brilliant Mrs. Windsor Chapter 39

Chapter 39: A Backup

Plan

The mere mention of Alexander’s

name changed Charlotte’s

expression.

This wretched woman had struck her sore spot with just a few words!

“Fine, I’ll wager ten percent of the Sterling shares!”

Charlotte said through gritted teeth. If it meant being with Alexander, forget the Sterling Corporation’s measly shares – with his wealth, he could easily establish a hundred more Sterlings.

The others sensed something amiss

and tried to dissuade her in lowered

voices. “Charlotte, if Uncle finds out you gambled with the Sterling shares, he’ll be furious.”

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“Exactly, don’t fall for Isabella’s trap.”

But Evelyn seemed unconcerned.

“What are you afraid of? We’ve all seen her card skills. Charlotte, trust

me, we can’t lose.”

Charlotte nodded and had Evelyn summon the Wraithwoods‘ private lawyer to draft a share transfer

agreement on the spot.

As soon as this round ended, the

contract would take effect.

Isabella’s lips curled in a disdainful smile as she eyed the assembled group. She had played cards with her brothers since the age of three and won the Uno world championship before she was ten. Dealing with these amateurs was simply bullying.

Seeing Isabella’s expression,

Charlotte’s heart sank, realizing she had likely fallen into her trap. But it

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was too late to back out now.

Isabella held her cards with a relaxed

air, like an old man playing chess by

the roadside.

Charlotte, on the other hand, had a

tense face, her hands trembling slightly.

As the last card was played, Isabella

rose gracefully.

“Apologies, everyone, but I win. Oh, and now that I have the means, if

anyone still wants to play, I’m game.”

Her gaze swept over their faces,

meeting the eyes that wished to tear her apart, wholly unafraid.

Having witnessed her true skills, no one was foolish enough to challenge. her again.

“Since no one wants to play, I won’t intrude any longer.”

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Isabella leisurely gathered her winnings from the table and sauntered off, leaving behind a group

of dumbfounded faces.

Charlotte was undoubtedly in the most awkward position, having landed herself in colossal trouble.

Evelyn stood beside her, looking embarrassed, as she had been the one to urge Charlotte to wager at the end.

“Charlotte, don’t be angry. I didn’t expect that wretch to be so skilled either. She played us all.”

Charlotte whipped around to glare at her, eyes almost murderous.

Sensing trouble, the others quickly made themselves scarce. Seeing no

one around, Evelyn lowered her voice. “Charlotte, we haven’t lost yet.”

“She took the share transfer

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agreement. You…”

Evelyn smiled slyly.

“Don’t forget, I had a backup plan. As soon as Isabella steps out that door, she’ll disappear from Riverdale for good, and that share transfer will be

useless.”

Charlotte’s brow remained furrowed, now deeply doubting Evelyn’s

competence.

“If they’re caught, they won’t sell us out, will they?”

“Don’t worry, I hired them off the

black market. They’ve never seen me and are only in it for the money. They have no idea who their employer is.”

Having reassured Charlotte, Evelyn left. As the hostess of this party, she

naturally had other guests to attend

to.
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No sooner had she gone than

Isabella returned.

She casually plucked two glasses of

red wine from a passing server’s tray,

eyes glinting.

“Charlotte, I must thank you for today, for giving me ten percent of

the shares. A toast to you.”

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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