Dustin kept dialing and making calls while he drove. However, no matter how many times he dialed, Dahlia never answered. For some reason, Dustin was anxious. It felt as if something important was slowly slipping out of his grasp.
He stepped on the accelerator and headed straight for Nicholson Villa. Ever since they got divorced, he’d never set foot in that place again. But at that moment, he couldn’t care less.
After he arrived, he rushed to the entrance, ringing the doorbell and pounding on the door persistently.
“How rude! Can’t you knock gently?” Following the annoyed voice, the door opened.
“Dustin? What are you doing here?” Florence frowned, looking upset.
Dustin went straight to the point. “Where’s Dahlia? I need to see her!”
“Hmph! What makes you think you can just barge in here to see her? Get lost!” Florence responded harshly. She was about to close the door as she spoke when the door was blocked by a foot.
With a solemn expression, Dustin said, “I know Dahlia is inside. I have something to tell her, please let her know.”
“There is no need to do so. She doesn’t want to see you.”
Florence gave him a contemptuous look and continued, “Let me tell you. My daughter’s engagement party with Mr. Langford is tomorrow. So, from tomorrow onward, she’ll be known as Mrs. Langford. Someone like you will never match up to him. So, please stop disturbing my daughter!”
“Dahlia cannot marry Luis!” Dustin frowned. “I know the truth. I know she was forced. She doesn’t need to sacrifice herself. I can solve everything!”
“You can’t solve shit!”
Florence glared at him. “Rhys! I’m warning you not to poke your nose where it doesn’t belong! It’s a blessing for my daughter to have the chance to marry the Langfords. I’ll fight you to death if you get in the way!”
“Is wealth more important than Dahlia’s happiness?”
Dustin reasoned with her, “Luis is a typical playboy with a volatile temper and violent tendencies. If Dahlia marries him, she’ll be walking into her own misery!’
Florence erupted in anger. “Rhys! You better not spout nonsense! Luis was brought up in a wealthy family with class and manners. He’s miles better than you will ever be!”
To her, Dustin only said those words out of jealousy He was slandering Luis since he knew he wasn’t Luis’ competition. She didn’t realize he was such a malicious person!
“Dahlia, I know you’re in there. Can you please come out and talk to me?” Seeing that Florence wouldn’t budge, he raised his voice in hopes that Dahlia could hear him from inside.
“Shut up! I’m warning you. My daughter is not at home. If you continue to cause trouble for us, I’ll call the police!” Florence threatened him.
Dustin ignored her and continued yelling, “Dahlia, listen up! I don’t need your sympathy. Don’t make decisions on your own! Do you think a mere Luis can hurt me? You must be crazy! We’re divorced. What makes you think you can use your life to save mine? Can you not think so highly of yourself?” His tirade echoed throughout the villa.
“Hey! You’ve got some nerve!” Florence grabbed a broom and was about to hit him in her fury when a clear voice rang out.
“Mom, let me talk to him…” Dahlia finally walked out.
“Dahlia, why did you come out? Just let me deal with this insolent brat.” Florence was clearly upset.