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All Her Secrets Chapter 478 by Chestnut

Chapter 478 Ravenloth

After hearing that, Catherine thought inwardly, “Ravenloth?”

Ravenloth was a small country on the eastern ocean. It might be tiny in size and population, but this place was loaded.

Thanks to its vast mineral resources, each year, the revenue from these resources alone was enough to make the people of this country prosperous.

But Catherine couldn’t care less about this news.

After all, she was in such high demand worldwide. If she met with everyone who wanted to see her, she would run herself ragged.

If it weren’t for Withal’s call, Catherine wouldn’t pay any attention.

She nonchalantly asked, “What’s the deal?”

“They didn’t specify,” Withal replied and chuckled. He looked quite pleased as he said, “But our intelligence network is top-notch. I’ve already dug up some information. It seems that the royal family of Ravenloth suddenly contracted a mysterious illness. It has affected over a hundred of its members. They want you to help.”

Upon hearing that, Catherine couldn’t help but roll her eyes.

“If they’re sick, they should see a doctor. I’m not a medical expert. Why come to me?”

At first, Withal thought the same way. After he delved deeper into the situation, he realized their true aim.

“Catherine, this might not be an ordinary illness. The king of Ravenloth suspects it’s a special virus, and they need an expert in bioresearch.”

Who was the most powerful and least business-oriented bioresearch expert globally?

It was none other than Catherine.

Even so, Catherine showed no interest and responded coldly, “I’m not interested.”

After saying that, she was about to hang up.

Withal sensed Catherine’s intention and quickly stopped her.

“Catherine, the king of Ravenloth is willing to offer a gold mine as a reward. Catherine paused for a moment before hanging up the phone. She asked, ”

How much gold does it contain?”

Withal couldn’t contain his excitement and raised his voice as he replied, “The gold it contains is at least enough to rank among the top ten globally!”

This time, the king of Ravenloth was really going all-in. He had no choice but to offer a generous reward. In just three days, over a hundred royal members had fallen ill.

If this continued, the entire royal family of Ravenloth would be wiped out, and all the gold mines would be worthless for them.

Catherine thought about the call she’d received from Rodge about the tight finances in her lab. After that, Catherine couldn’t help but sigh. It seemed like raising people was a costly endeavor, and she had quite a few under her care.

“I’ll get in touch with you once I decide the time,” she said. Fearing that Catherine might change her mind, Withal quickly agreed. He replied, “Alright.”

This time, before Catherine could hang up, Withal quickly ended the call and didn’t give her any chance to say another word.

After the call ended, Catherine casually tossed her phone aside.

She continued to lie on the sofa and even didn’t bother to move her eyes. Half an hour later, Branden returned to the apartment.

As he pushed the door open, the warm yellow light inside brightened his mood. He realized that Catherine hadn’t left her spot and had been staying there for three days. She even didn’t feel bored.

After entering the living room, he saw Catherine lounging in a relatively carefree posture.

He hadn’t made any extra effort to be quiet when he came in, so Catherine must have known he was home, but she was just too lazy to move.

Branden took off his jacket and undid the rather awkward tie he’d been wearing all day with his slender fingers.

This tie was one that Catherine had personally tied for him before he left this morning. He wondered why she suddenly felt compelled to help him with his tie.

It was clear that it was her first time, as her hands weren’t very skilled, and after a while, it ended up looking quite strange.

However, Branden didn’t mind. He wore the awkward tie to the company without any complaints. Today, they had their semi-annual quarterly meeting, and besides the local company’s top management, there were members from various overseas subsidiaries.

Everyone saw Branden sitting in the chairman’s seat, listening to the meeting, and wearing a tie that was somewhat peculiar in shape.

Word had spread that Branden had gotten engaged and had a beautiful fiancée. Now, everyone knew that Branden’s fiancée was not very skilled at tying ties. Branden waited for a while, but Catherine remained laid back. She showed no intention of moving.

He had no choice but to approach her himself. Then he carefully lifted Catherine’s head and placed her body on his thighs.

“Are you hungry?”

His attractive voice was incredibly gentle.

Catherine let out a lazy grunt and rejected Branden’s offer. She was well on her way to being fed like a pig by Branden. She lay around all day without moving a muscle. She wasn’t hungry at all.

Catherine had just calculated the time in her head and figured she could set a date.

“Two days from now, I need to go out.”

“Where are you going?”

Branden was genuinely relieved that Catherine was now willingly discussing her whereabouts and didn’t leave without a word.

He was pleased that his efforts had finally paid off after all this time.

Catherine hadn’t initially wanted to say anything. However, she didn’t know how long this trip would take. Fearing Branden might be upset and make trouble like last time, she decided it was best to speak up.


As soon as Catherine mentioned it, Branden realized the situation and frowned.

“Ravenloth Palace?”

From his tone, Catherine could tell that he’d received the information.

Given the magnitude of the situation in Ravenloth Palace, they were probably actively inviting experts worldwide to Ravenloth to assist them. It was no surprise that Branden had access to this information.

Branden was the chief of the Red Star. If he couldn’t even receive this kind of intelligence, Catherine would start doubting his capabilities.

“Yes. I’m going to take a look,” Catherine responded.

Branden had received the information last night. Although Ravenloth was not a large country, it had economic ties with many top nations worldwide.

If the Ravenloth royal family had a problem, it could potentially trigger a global catastrophe.

The situation in Ravenloth was currently shrouded in mystery, and going in could be very dangerous.

Thinking of all this, Branden made up his mind.

“I’ll accompany you the day after tomorrow.”

Catherine was a bit surprised and opened her eyes to look at him inquisitively. “You’re going too?”

Branden nodded. “I’ll be there with you.

Since he couldn’t stop Catherine, he would at least be there with Catherine. He would have less to worry about when Catherine was around him. Seeing his firm resolve and seriousness, Catherine had no choice but to agree.

“As you wish.”

The Duncan Corporation had numerous branches worldwide. Branden had a lot of work to deal with each day, much of which had been prearranged.

He made a sudden decision to go to Ravenloth and didn’t know how many days it would take.

He had to make sure the Duncan Corporation’s work was delegated properly in advance. So he could accompany Catherine to Ravenloth without worries.

Despite his busy schedule, he also took the time to prepare food for Catherine and watched her eat.

Catherine didn’t like taking medicine, so he made sure she took her medicine before going to work.

On this matter, Catherine couldn’t resist him, so she decided to go along with his plans.

She thought to herself, “Taking medicine is no big deal, especially when it’s right in front of me.”

With a gulp, she raised her head, closed her eyes, and took the medicine.

“I took it.”

After that, Catherine handed the empty cup to Branden.

Branden took it and gently stroked Catherine’s head.

“Be good. I’ll go work for a bit.”

Catherine gave him an annoyed sidelong glance. She felt he was treating her like a three-year-old he needed to soothe.

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All Her Secrets by Chestnut

All Her Secrets by Chestnut

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Status: Ongoing Type: Author: Native Language: English

Catherine Swann, a simple countryside girl, was having a leisurely and carefree life in the countryside. She thought she could have a happy life there for the rest of her life. Unfortunately, life had other plans for her. Her grandfather left a will for her, making her the inheritor of the Swanns’ billion-dollar fortune. As if that wasn’t shocking enough, he also arranged a marriage for her.

Branden Duncan, the only heir of the wealthiest family in Casier, was the dream prince charming of almost all the women in Casier. But Catherine turned him down in public. Instead of being angry about it, he was attracted by Catherine's cold eyes.Although Catherine seemed to be a girl with a simple life in the countryside, she was not simple. What kind of identity did she have? How would she deal with her unexpected fiancé and the opposition from the rest of the Swanns to her inheritance of the Swanns’ fortune?

Chapter 1 Return of the Jinx At Vicente Swann's funeral. As the Swanns were one of the three prominent families in Casier, Vicente's funeral was naturally packed with big shots and members of respected families in Casier. In the noisy venue, the arrival of a girl in a white T-shirt attracted the attention of everyone present. All of the people present were either rich or powerful. Despite being good-looking, the girl wore a cheap and battered T-shirt, setting her apart from everyone else at the funeral. Seeing how she walked straight toward the Swanns family, someone couldn't help asking curiously, "Who is she? Why is she sitting with the Swanns?" "I heard that she is Miss Catherine, the second daughter of the Swanns that had lived away from the family. Vicente only asked her to come back before he died." "Is that so? I heard that Vicente ordered the family to announce his will in front of everyone before he died. I guess she only returned for this!" ... The girl did not know that she had already become the topic of the guests' discussions. She looked calmly ahead with an indifferent expression on her face. Her eyes remained focused on Vicente's portrait in the middle of the venue. Nobody knew what she was thinking about at the time. At the sight of Catherine Swann like this, Liana Swann, the youngest and favorite daughter of the Swanns, couldn't help complaining to her mother, who was sitting next to her. "Mom, what is going on with this country girl? Grandpa has died. Even if she isn't sad, she should at least pretend to cry. What would the others think if the media took a photo of her like this later? She wouldn't even change her clothes when we asked her to. People that don't know better would think that the Swanns have mistreated her!" After hearing her youngest daughter's complaints, Rachael Swann furrowed her brows too. She thought that her youngest daughter did have a point. She never loved Catherine, her daughter from the countryside, dearly. In fact, Catherine pissed Rachael off just one day after she had returned. However, it was not the right time for Rachael to handle Catherine now. She planned to wait until the funeral was over before sending Catherine back to the countryside so that Catherine wouldn't continue to embarrass the Swanns here. Looking up, Rachael saw that her husband had arrived. She comforted her youngest daughter in a low voice, "Liana, be good. Your father is here. Bear with Catherine for now. We need to deal with what is important first!" Liana couldn't show her annoyance towards Catherine in public, so she could only choke back the complaints on the tip of her tongue. Nobody noticed that Catherine, who had been looking straight ahead, smiled lightly. The Swanns never spent time with Catherine, so they wouldn't know she had exceptional hearing. Even though Rachael and Liana spoke in a low voice, Catherine clearly heard every word of their exchange. Her mother truly did not love her! As Catherine stared at Vicente's portrait, her eyes flashed with a faint trace of sadness. Did she have to cry because of pain? ... Korbin Swann walked up the stage slowly. He gave a long speech first and expressed his views about how great Vicente was before finally announcing that the family would publicly announce Vicente's will. As many people knew this beforehand, the crowd was not too surprised. Vicente had a son and daughter. It was a no-brainer who would inherit the fortune of the Swanns. However, nobody understood why Vicente would make sure to make such a fuss to announce his will publicly. Was it just for formality? The lawyer Vicente trusted the most when he was still alive opened the sealed will and read it out loud. "After careful consideration, I, Vicente Swann, leave all my shares of the Swann Corporation, real estate properties, and a 500 million-dollar deposit at the Bank of Nospines to my granddaughter, Catherine Swann..." At the lawyer's words, the crowd gasped in shock. Not even the Swanns, everyone present was dumbfounded. Catherine Swann? Wasn't she the second daughter of the Swanns, the jinx that Vicente sent off to be raised in the countryside when she was young? How could it be? She would inherit the fortune of the Swanns. With their jaws dropped, everyone shared a similar look of horror. Except for Catherine, the center of the discussion. She still looked indifferent, as though nothing had happened. Her eyes were still fixed on Vicente's portrait in the center of the hall. Her lips parted slightly as she spoke in an almost inaudible voice. "Old man, what were you thinking?"


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