An Understated Dominance by Marina Chapter 329

An Understated Dominance by Marina Chapter 329

Chapter 329

Dahlia put on a calm front even though she felt hurt from the icy glare Dustin was giving her. ” Dustin, I just didn’t want you to get into trouble. I didn’t do it so you can feel indebted to me,” she said nonchalantly.

“I don’t think what happens to me is any of your business.”

“I know you hate me. I know I’ve wronged you too. Il try my best to make it up to you in the future.

“Make it up to me?” Dustin scoffed, “Oh, Dahlia, you think too highly of yourself. Do you think I actually care?”

“Then what do you care about? Or perhaps, is there anything you need help on?” she asked tentatively.

“Sorry. I don’t need anything. I just need you to get far away from me,” Dustin responded.

“Do you hate me that much?” Dahlia frowned. She felt an inexplicable stabbing pain in her chest. “Yeah. You played me like a dog. Am I supposed to put on a pitiful dog act to please you?” Dustin mocked.

“I’m sorry…” Dahlia took in a deep breath, but, in the end, she could only lower her head.

“Forget it. Don’t show me that pitiful expression of yours. It’s repulsive.” Dustin’s words were harsh.

“I…” She was unable to continue. There were many times she wanted to tell him the truth but couldn’t. That was because she knew him well. Once he found out the truth, he would definitely make an enemy out of Luis. He would probably even try something foolish that might lead to his demise.

All Dahlia wished was for Dustin to live peacefully Even if that meant carrying the burden of his hatred and being his enemy, she would gladly ensure it was so.

Out of the blue, she asked,” How are things with you and Natasha?”

“We’re doing great. We’ve been talking about getting married,” Dustin deliberately unnerved her “Is that so? Congratulations.” Dahlia forced a smile “Natasha is a great woman. I can tell she likes you a lot. It’s just that both of you have different social standings. You need to work harder to catch up to her.”

“You don’t have to worry about that,” he responded coldly.

“You’re right. Why am I butting into your relationship? Anyways, I wish both of you the best.”

Dustin had never seen a smile that tender on her face. “What exactly are you trying to say?” His brows furrowed.

Nothing. I suddenly feel like having a drink. Will you drink a few glasses with me?”

SH

“No,” Dustin refused right away. “I told you. I have nothing to do with you any longer. From now on, we shall be strangers. Please don’t bother me again in the future. I don’t wish to be played like a

fool a second time!” He turned around to leave.

“Wait-” Dahlia reached out and grabbed his arm instinctively.

“Get lost!” Looking annoyed, Dustin shrugged her off.

Dahlia stumbled and fell to the floor, her hand landing on broken pieces of glass. Blood dripped down, as the glass crystals dug into her palms. She frowned but never uttered a word. The pain could never compare to the heartache she was feeling.

“You “Seeing that she was hurt, Dustin extended his hand, about to help her up, when he froze midway. After thinking about everything that had happened, he decided to be merciless and

ignored her injury.

“Seems like you truly hate me. I guess it’s better that way…” Dahlia smiled and got up slowly. She continued, “I’m getting engaged to Luis tomorrow. After that, I’ll be leaving for Stonia and starting my life as Mrs. Langford. Today should be our final meeting. Thank you for taking care of me these past three years. I’ll never forget it. Humans are such weird creatures. We never appreciate things when we have them, only regretting it when we lose them.” With that, she exited the room.

Watching her departing figure, Dustin wanted to speak but didn’t know what to say.

Dahlia was about to exit the building when she suddenly stopped in her tracks. She had noticed a -familiar face. It was Natasha, pacing back and forth at the main entrance.

“You’re here too…” Dahlia gave a faint smile, “Congratulations, you won. Take care of Dustin for me. I wish both of you the best.” After she said that she brushed past Natasha.

“Huh?” Natasha frowned slightly in confusion. She wondered if Dahlia woke up on the wrong side of the bed today.

“Why did you come back?” Dustin walked out of the room.

Natasha rolled her eyes. “I was worried, of course. What if something happened to you?”

“They’re just a few weaklings. They can’t hurt me. He forced a smile.

Natasha picked up on his unusual behavior. “What’s wrong? Did something happen?”

“No. I just met Dahlia. She said she’s getting engaged tomorrow.” Dustin put on a calm front.

“Engaged? To whom?” Natasha was taken aback.

“Luis Langford.”

“Luis?” She frowned. “Is she crazy? Luis is famous for being a playboy, and his temper is erratic. Women involved with him don’t exactly get a fairytale ending.”

Dustin replied, “Everyone chases after different dreams. Luis is rich and powerful. There’s nothing wrong with her wanting to marry into a wealthy family.”

“There must be more to this. She doesn’t seem like someone who chases after material wealth,” Natasha responded solemnly. Even though they were rivals in love, she didn’t harbor any hate for her..

“I thought so too, but…” Dustin put on a self-deprecating smile, “People change. She has the right to chase after the things she wants.”

Hearing him, Natasha nodded, not saying anything more.

“Let’s go. I’ll send you home.” He forced another smile. He was in a good mood earlier, but meeting Dahlia had ruined his day. He even felt a knot in his heart.

After Dustin drove off with Natasha, Luis and a white-haired young man walked out slowly from the dark.

“Mr. Langford, it seems like there’s something going on between your fiancée and that Dustin guy. “The white-haired young man laughed teasingly.

“Hmph! He’s just an ant. He must have a death wish to have the guts to steal my woman.” Luis’ expression was dark.

“Mr. Langford, leave this matter to me. I’ll make sure he disappears from the face of the earth tonight!” The white-haired young man grinned.

As Luis’ right-hand man, he’d long been skillful at murdering people.

 

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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