An Understated Dominance by Marina Chapter 253

An Understated Dominance by Marina Chapter 253

Chapter 253

Suddenly, she clapped. Right on cuea group of domineering martial artists clad in all–black gear strode in proudly.

Taking the lead was a woman with short hair. She had striking features that gave her a cool look. Because of her tight–fitting outfit, her figure appeared exceptionally curvaceous and left an impact.

Jennifer said impassively. “This is Isfrid. She leads team five of the Harmon family’s shadow guards and is highly skilled, Bring her team with you so you have each other’s backs.”

“Mrs. Harmon, forgive me for my bluntness, but our team is enough to ensure Ms. Harmon’s safety. Why do we need to involve outsiders?” Istrid gave Dustin a contemptuous once over“Team five is well trained, and our teamwork is unparalleled. Having our members are more than enough to save Ms. Harmon. We can’t afford to bring along baggage since it will make the operation riskier. I hope you will reconsider, Mrs. Harmon.”

“Dustin is a good fighter, and the Hummer family asked for him personally. He has to be there,” she replied frankly.

“If that is the case, please have him listen to our orders and not get in our way, lest it affects our operation,” Istrid said unfeelingly.

An exceptional fightershe was extremely confident in her abilities. Her team always worked in the shadows. but her skills were comparable to the highly skilled martial artists of The Hundred Immortals.

“Suit yourselves. I only have one demand–bring my daughter back to me alive,” she ordered solemnly.

“Yes, Mrs. Harmon.” Isfrid bowed before leaving arrogantly with her team behind her.

“Mr. Rhys, be careful. The Hummers have a highly skilled martial artist among them. He’s possibly achieved divinity,” Stephan warned Dustin.

“Achieved divinity? They’re mere ants to me.” With that, he left.

Night gradually fell.

Meanwhile, in the square outside Hummer Villa, a group of armored fighters sat around a bonfire, roasting a

whole lamb. Beside them was a dog cage, and inside the cage was ragged woman. Her hair was disheveled, and her body was covered in injuriesIt was clear that she had been tortured.

There was even a collar around her neck, which was attached to a dog leash held by an elderly man. That man

was Fletcher Lawson.

“Mr. Lawson, it’s about time. It seems like he’s too scared to come since he hasn’t shown up till now.” A bald

man smirked.

“Of course! With so many of us keeping guard here, who would send themselves to death? That punk has long fled!” Everyone chimed in, laughing heartily. Who would barge in foolishly when they knew it was a trap?

“Mr. Lawson, the woman in the cage is exceptional. Why don’t you allow us to enjoy her first?” the bald man

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said with an evil grin.

“That’s right. Mr. Lawwon. We’ve been deprived for too long. How can we give up the chance when a beautiful woman is present?” the rest jeered.

It wasn’t the first time they’d engaged in acts of arson, murder, and looting.

“Play around if you must, but keep yourselves in check,” Fletcher said calmly.

“No problem.” The bald man chuckled, then approached the cage eagerly. He ripped the woman’s skirt apart, exposing her white thighs.

“What a beauty! Just as we thought!”

He licked his lips and pounced with a devilish smile. Just as he was about to carry out his intentions, a fleeting flicker of light sliced through the air with a faint whistle. Emerging from the darkness and piercing through the bonfire’s glow, a golden needle found its mark between the man’s eyebrows.

With a groan, his eyes widened as he convulsed. Soon, he turned stiff. He was rooted in place with no signs of

breath.

“Hey! What are you dawdling for? If you can’t do it, we’ll go instead. Don’t make us wait longer!”

“That’s right! There are so many of us waiting for our turn. Can you be faster?”

Nobody noticed anything strange. They were rushing him instead.

“Hey! We’re talking to you. Are you deal?”

A muscular man walked up and nudged his shoulder. Immediately, like a statue that had lost its balance, the bald man toppled to the ground.

The muscular man was shocked and extended out his hand. “What the fuck? He’s not breathing!”

He’d just finished his sentence when another faint whistle was heard. A second gold needle sliced through the air and embedded straight between his brows. Falling to the ground with his head up, he died instantly.

“What’s happening?” Everyone looked at each other in dismay. They only reacted when they saw blood

between the victims‘ eyebrows.

“We’re being ambushed! Stay alert!” Following the shouts, the fighters took out their swords, looking around in

all directions.

“Who the fuck is it?”

Step out if you dare! You’re a pussy for hiding!”

The crowd roared incessantly.

Right then, a sudden, powerful gust of wind whipped through the surroundings. Illuminated by the street lights,

tall, slender figure walked into the villa with deliberate steps.

Fletcher took a closer look and suddenly let out a laugh. “How brave. He really walked into the lion’s den.”

“Release her immediately!” Dustin ordered coldly. His voice wasn’t too loud, but it reverberated across the

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whole villa. His expression was impassive, but his gaze was as cold as ice.

“Know your place! There’s no need to think about being a hero when you’re dying soon.”

Fletcher waved, “Get him! Whoever brings me his head first will be rewarded 100 million!”

100 million?” The crowd of fighters was excited

There was nothing money couldn’t solve, and a lavish reward would certainly give birth to brave warriors.

People would kill friends and relatives for 100 million, not to mention a stranger.

Get him!”

The crowd roared and rushed forward without delay.

“Attack!” Suddenly, a group of all–black, masked assassins emerged from the darkness. They had a knife in

one hand and a crossbow in the other. Although they were few in numbers, all of them were well–trained.

Pushing forward, they surrounded the Hummer family’s fighters. It was like nothing could stand in their way. They were the shadow guards led by Istrid.

Although the Harmon family’s shadow guards were not well–known, they were all handpicked talents among hundreds of candidates. They were specifically tasked with removing obstacles and eliminating dissidents for

the Harmon family.

“See that? This is the true power of the Harmon family’s shadow guards!” Istrid emerged from the darkness

and stood beside Dustin.

 


An Understated Dominance by Marina Vittori

An Understated Dominance by Marina Vittori

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Status: Ongoing Type: Author: Artist: Released: Sep 4, 2023 Native Language: English

An Understated Dominance - 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.

An Understated Dominance by Marina Vittori Summary

"An Understated Dominance" by Marina Vittori is a captivating novel that delves into the complex dynamics between Dahlia Nicholson and Dustin Rhys, two individuals whose lives intertwine in unexpected ways. Set against the backdrop of a bustling metropolis, the story unravels with a blend of passion, ambition, and hidden desires. Dahlia Nicholson, a fiercely independent woman in her late twenties, is a rising star in the world of architecture. Possessing an innate talent for design and a determination to succeed in a male-dominated industry, Dahlia is not one to back down from a challenge. Her sharp wit and unyielding spirit are the hallmarks of her character, making her a force to be reckoned with. Dustin Rhys, on the other hand, is a successful entrepreneur in his early thirties, known for his astute business acumen and charismatic presence. The heir to a vast empire, Dustin is accustomed to power and privilege, but his life is far from perfect. Burdened by familial expectations and haunted by his own demons, he harbors secrets that threaten to unravel his carefully constructed facade. Their paths cross during a high-profile architectural project, where Dahlia's innovative designs catch Dustin's discerning eye. Recognizing her talent, he offers her the opportunity of a lifetime to collaborate on a groundbreaking project that could redefine the skyline of the city. Initially hesitant to align herself with someone as enigmatic as Dustin, Dahlia eventually succumbs to the allure of the project and the promise of professional recognition.

An Understated Dominance by Marina Vittori

As they embark on this creative journey, a palpable tension simmers beneath the surface. The professional boundaries blur, giving way to a magnetic attraction that neither can deny. Their interactions are charged with a subtle, unspoken dominance, a dance of power and vulnerability that heightens the intensity of their connection. Vittori masterfully navigates the intricacies of Dahlia and Dustin's relationship, weaving a narrative that explores themes of ambition, trust, and the complexities of love. Each character is rendered with depth and nuance, allowing readers to empathize with their struggles and celebrate their triumphs. The novel takes unexpected turns as Dahlia and Dustin confront their own insecurities and confront the ghosts of their pasts. Their personal growth is intertwined with the evolution of their relationship, creating a narrative that is as much about self-discovery as it is about love. As the architectural project nears its completion, the stakes are higher than ever. The climax of the story culminates in a breathtaking revelation, forcing Dahlia and Dustin to confront the choices that will shape their futures. "An Understated Dominance" is a testament to Marina Vittori's skill in crafting emotionally resonant narratives. Her prose is elegant and evocative, painting a vivid picture of a world where passion and ambition collide. The novel leaves readers with a profound sense of satisfaction, having witnessed the transformation of two individuals who find strength in vulnerability and ultimately, a love that defies convention. In this tale of love and ambition, Vittori proves that true dominance lies not in power plays, but in the quiet, understated moments of connection that have the power to change lives forever.  

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