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The Brilliant Mrs. Windsor Chapter 4

Chapter 4: Making

Her Pay

Charlotte bit her lip, a flush of

bashfulness on her face as Alexander entered. Her heart seemed to leap at the sight of him, though his glance merely swept past her without

pause, dimming the light in her eyes with disappointment.

Edward Sterling, the head of The Sterling family, sweated profusely under Alexander’s indifferent gaze, a stark reminder of his lack of standing. Eleanor, sensing her husband’s panic, tugged at his sleeve.

“Mr. Alexander, feel free to take this troublesome girl. Just please, don’t hold a grudge against The Sterling. She’s just an adopted child…”

With those words, The Sterling



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family disowned Isabella as cleanly

as if she never belonged.

Their reluctant adoption of Isabella

from an orphanage was a strategic move, aimed at bolstering The Sterling’s reputation in Riverdale with a grand display of philanthropy.

They promised to treat the poor girl as their own, a vow that rapidly elevated their standing within the community, transforming them into one of Riverdale’s esteemed


Yet, to The Sterling, Isabella was nothing more than a tool, devoid of

any emotional attachment.

Alexander surveyed the crowd with a

scornful gaze, his expression

remaining uncharacteristically calm even in his rage.


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“I’ll take her, but I can’t promise she’ll be returned.”

His words, icy and detached, sent a shiver through the onlookers, who could sense the gravity of his threat. Even the simplest among them

could guess Isabella’s fate hung by a thread.

The guests, weakened by Alexander’s formidable presence, tried to make themselves as small as possible, wishing to disappear.

Isabella struggled futilely against the grip of her escorts. Alexander glanced at her, his mind racing with ways to punish her if she indeed was behind the breach. He vowed to

make her pay dearly for her


“Let’s go.”

Commanded by Alexander, Isabella

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was more dragged than walked out by the bodyguards, looking all the more fragile beside their bulk.

The engagement party ended in chaos, with Oliver slipping away unnoticed at Alexander’s arrival.

Isabella found herself seated next to Alexander in the car, his silhouette against the seat, eyes nearly closed.

Facing his sharp profile, Isabella feigned a tremble, daring to ask, “Alexander, where are you taking me?”

Sebastian, the driver, tensed at her audacity. In Riverdale, no one addressed Alexander so familiarly

without courting disaster.

Unexpectedly, Alexander remained

calm, though his furrowed brow betrayed his irritation.

Seeing him silent, Isabella wisely


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chose not to press further, her usual composure tinged with unease at his inscrutable thoughts.

Wisteria Hall.

Isabella was unceremoniously pulled from the car, confronting the opulence of a Roman

courtyard–style mansion. Bronze

statues and luxurious fountains spoke of the owner’s prestigious

status, starkly contrasting the turmoil within her.

Isabella was escorted into the villa’s

grand hall, where Alexander sat opposite her on a sofa, his demeanor

effortlessly commanding and

intimidating, compelling a sense of

dread and submission.

“Who put you up to this?”

His voice, deep and magnetic,

snapped Isabella back to the present,

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her initial bewilderment quickly clouding over with fear.

“I… I don’t know what you’re talking about. Why did you bring me here?”

“Who directed you to attack the Ascot Group’s servers?”

His voice, chilling to the bone, made the bodyguards and servants in the hall shiver in unison. All eyes landed on Isabella, as if awaiting a name that, once spoken, would lead to immediate erasure from the world.

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Chapter 5: Watching Her Torn to Pieces

“I really don’t know what you’re talking about. I… I’m just an orphan adopted by The Sterling…”

Isabella’s voice tapered off until it was barely audible, silencing herself under Alexander’s intimidating glare.

Acknowledging his reputation for being unforgiving, she knew any admission could lead to a fatal

outcome, despite the $2 billion loss being a minor setback for the

colossal Ascot Group.

Alexander abruptly stood and strode

towards her, his fingers harshly

grasping her chin, forcing her to meet his gaze filled with dark

amusement. He had no patience for

The Brilliant Mrs. Windsor by Jasmine Joy

The Brilliant Mrs. Windsor by Jasmine Joy

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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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