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The Enigmatic Return novel Chapter 427

Grinning, Harley said, "You seldom come home; why don't you stay a little longer? You can leave after attending Roxanne and Zach's engagement ceremony. Our families will become one; we should interact more often."

Alfonso nodded in agreement, saying, "That's true. Our families have always been close. Once the children are engaged, we'll be even more so."

Adriana, however, showed little interest in joining the conversation.

She had a bad impression of the Fains. They repulsed her, especially Zachary. The more she looked at that man, the more she loathed him.

How dare a mediocre man like him bully her precious niece? In what way was he worthy of Neera?

Suppressing her dissatisfaction, Adriana replied coldly, "We'll see about that. I have a tight schedule this time around. I might not be free."


Everyone had left the hospital ward. Adriana was the only one who remained to keep her mother company.

Noticing her mother's dissatisfaction, she took an apple from the fruit basket and offered, "Mom, would you like some fruit? I can cut it for you.

Marnie glanced at her. While her demeanor remained stern, it had softened somewhat.

She simply replied, "Hmm."

Outside the hospital, Harley and Qaylah politely said their goodbyes to the Garcias.

Harley then gestured to his son, suggesting, "Take Roxanne home, will you?"

Zachary abided obediently. He held Roxanne's hand and said, "I'll send you home."

Overjoyed, Roxanne gladly compiled

She thought to herself, since Aunt Adriana decided to return, the Fain family has been treating me nicer. I need to win my aunt's trust and ensure I control the ANXIN Group. It's my path to solidify my place in the family.

Alfonso and his wife were naturally supportive of this. The elder couple advised, "Go on, you two. We'll be heading out too. Drive safely."

Zachary gave a nod, assuring, "Don't worry, uncle and aunt. I'll take good care of Roxanne."

As they drove, Roxanne's fingers lightly grazed Zachary's hand on the steering wheel, signaling her intentions.

"Zach, can I...stay over at your place tonight?"

She expressed it delicately, but the implication was clear to both.

It had been some time since they had been intimate. Whenever Roxanne hinted at wanting to stay with him, Zachary would often say he was busy or simply tired.

The two haven't shared a bed for a long time. Roxanne couldn't hold back her feelings, especially given the pleasant atmosphere of the evening.

Zachary froze upon hearing her request. He cleared his throat and he responded in the same evasive manner as before.

"It's late, and it's been a hectic day for me, especially with the hospital visit. I'm exhausted. I'm tired. and we can plan for another time?"

Displeased, Roxanne was against this.

Every time, it's the same response. Always a different excuse, always delaying.

Her good mood vanished.

Overcome with feelings of neglect, she confronted him, "What's going on with you? Why do you keep avoiding me? Have you lost interest? Is there someone else? If your feelings have changed, at least be honest about it. Do you have any idea how painful it is to feel constantly rejected by you? Have you ever considered my feelings?!"

Zachary's dropped his pretense of gentleness, replaced with grumpiness.

Reject her? Does she think I enjoy this? It's all because of that b*tch. Even now, I still...perform!

He had tried countless remedies, and sought various treatments, but nothing seemed to work. He wanted to go to Neera and get the antidote from her, but he couldn't even reach her.


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