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An Understated Dominance Chapter 1040 by Marina Vittori

Natasha sat in the front passenger seat as Dustin drove them back. Cecilia and Haley sat in the backseat.

“Haleyif anyone ever dares to pick on you in the future, just tell me, alright? I’ll deal with them for you. Got it?” Natasha pulled out a piece of wet tissue to wipe a dirty spot off Haley’s face as she spoke.

“Okay, got it.” Haley nodded.

“Haleyhow about I teach you martial arts from tomorrow onwards?” 

Dustin persuaded earnestly. If anyone picks on you again, you can beat them up. You can even

beat them up if you feel like picking on others.”

“Stop saying nonsense.” Natasha rolled her eyes.

“Martial arts training is tough. I don’t want my baby Haley to be all worn out.

“Besides, is it appropriate for girls to beat other people up? Wouldn’t it be better for her to learn

drawing or playing an instrument?”

“There’s nothing wrong with learning a little martial arts. Haley will be able to protect herself if 

she ever finds herself in a dangerous situation,” Dustin explained.

The best time to learn martial arts was when they were young. Though it might be tough initially,

it would be great for Haley.

“What do you think, Haley?” Natasha turned to ask Haley’s opinion.

No matter what they said, Haley’s take on the matter was what mattered most.

“Whatever you say, God–mother.” Haley was always very obedient.

“Hahaha! Alright. I’ll make plans for you when you’re grown up.” Natasha caressed her hair


Cecilia pressed her lips into a thin line. Her eyes went slightly red at the sight of them conversing

so happily.

She had seen Dustin and Natasha’s interactions with Haley. She knew that with them protecting

hèrshe would never have to worry about Haley’s future.

“Since we’re already out, Dear, why don’t we just have a meal?”

Natasha turned around to ask Haley, “Haley, what do you feel like having?”

“Hmm… Can I have burgers and tries?” Haley cocked her head to the side, asking politely.

“Of course you can! You can have everything you want today!” Natasha smiled at her.

“Yay! We’re having burgers and fries!” Haley cheered excitedly.

Dustin and Natasha exchanged a look before smiling at each other. How pure a child’s happiness


Just then, Natasha saw something out of the corner of her eye. Her eyes widened in shock. “Watch


“What?” Dustin felt a sense of foreboding as he looked over and saw a huge truck speeding toward


The truck had run a red light and seemed to have lost control as it went in their direction.

Dustin could only turn the steering wheel as hard as possible to avoid getting hit.

Not only did the truck not attempt to avoid them, it even accelerated toward them. In the end, the

truck rammed into the side of their car.

“Bang!” There was a loud crash as their car was sent flying.

It tumbled several times before finally skidding to a halt.

A long skid mark was etched into the ground, and debris from the vehicle littered the ground.

Everything happened so suddenly that there was no time to react.

Dustin reflexively used his body to shield Natasha at the very last moment. But she still suffered a head injury and scratches on her body when the car was tumbling.

“Natasha! Are you alright?” Dustin’s expression turned grave.

“I–I’m fine… Quick! Check on Haley!” Natasha shouted weakly.

“Haley?” Dustin turned around to check on her and found Haley unconscious.

She was flipped upside down, with her head on the ground and her feet in the air.

Her right arm looked mishappen, and her ribs may have been broken. Blood flowed out her mouth and nose, and the broken glass shards had cut her skin.

She was severely hurt.

And Haley was not the only one hurt. Cecilia didn’t look like she was faring any better.

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An Understated Dominance by Marina Vittori

An Understated Dominance by Marina Vittori

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Summary An Understated Dominance by Marina Vittori

Dahlia Nicholson and Dustin Rhys had been married for three years. After Dahlia’s meteoric rise to success, she abandons the useless dead weight that’s Dustin, proposing divorce. Unbeknownst to her, everything she had ever achieved was only because of him.

Chapter 1 “Dustin, here is the divorce agreement prepared by Ms. Nicholson. All you need to do is sign them.” In the president’s office of the Quine Group, the secretary, Lyra Blaine, placed a piece of A4 paper on the table. A man sat opposite her, dressed in plain clothing. “Divorce? What do you mean?” Dustin Rhys was taken aback. “Do you not understand what I’m saying? Your marriage with Ms. Nicholson is over. You’re not even on the same level anymore. Your existence is nothing but a smear on the president’s reputation!” Lyra pulled no punches as she spoke. “A smear on her reputation?” Dustin frowned. “Is that how she thinks of me?” Back when they first got married, the Nicholson family was in ruinous debt. He was the one who helped them when they were at their lowest point. Now that they were rich, Dahlia Nicholson was ready to just kick him out. “Something like that.” Lyra jerked her chin toward the magazine on the table. A photo of a beautiful woman was printed on the front page. “Look at the headline on this magazine, Dustin. Ms. Nicholson’s net worth has hit one billion in the course of just three years, a feat no short of a miracle. She’s now the most desired woman in Swinton! With all this, she’s destined for greatness. But you, you’re just a regular joe. You don’t deserve her at all. I hope that you’ll see some sense and do the right thing.” When Dustin remained silent, Lyra frowned. “I know you’re not happy with this, but this is reality,” she continued. “You might have helped Ms. Nicholson when she was in trouble, but she has repaid you for everything you’ve done for her over the last three years. In fact, you’re the one who owes her now!” “Is our marriage just a business deal to her, then?” Dustin took a deep breath to suppress the emotions within. “If she wants to divorce me, let her speak to me herself.” “Ms. Nicholson is very busy. She doesn’t need to trouble herself with such trifling matters.” “Trifling matters?” Dustin was stunned. Then he laughed bitterly. “Is that so? Is divorce a trifling matter to her? She can’t even find the time to speak to me. Truly, she’s that unattainable now!” “Dustin, don’t delay this any longer.” Lyra pushed the divorce agreement toward him again. “Just sign here and you’ll get a car and a house as compensation. On top of that, you’ll also get eight million dollars. This is more than what you’ll be able to earn in your lifetime!” “Eight million dollars is a lot, but…I don’t need it. I will sign the divorce papers if she comes personally. Otherwise, I won’t sign anything,” Duston said coldly. “Don’t go too far, Dustin!” Lyra slammed her hand on the table. “Don’t say I didn’t warn you. With all her power and resources, Ms. Nicholson can divorce you easily. It’s only because she appreciates her past relationship with you that she’s allowing you to keep your dignity intact. Don’t provoke her!” “My dignity?” Dustin was a little amused by that. She didn’t even want to speak to him directly to divorce him. What kind of dignity was that? Moreover, if she really did appreciate their relationship, then why was she threatening him now?


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