Chapter 43 Win a Beauty‘s Favor
Joshua remained silent.
He wanted to get this jade, not because of Lexie.
He suddenly felt a sense of guilt and stopped bidding.
In the end, Martin got the jade at the price of 2.5 inillion dollars.
“Mr. Seabright is really generous.” Anaya clicked her tongue.
She hoped that Martin‘s friend would not kill him for bidding so high.
“My friend wants to win a beauty‘s favor. I‘m just a middleman.” Martin shrugged.
“What beauty is worthy of such a valuable gift?” Anaya asked curiously.
Martin smiled without a word.
After a long time, it finally came to the necklace that Anaya wanted to bid for.
“Next is No.6352. This is a sapphire necklace. It is said to be a gift from a royal family member of the last century for his lover…”
The auctioneer vividly told a sad and beautiful love story. If Anaya did not know the origin of the necklace, she might have been moved.
After briefly introducing the background of the necklace, the auctioneer said, “The starting price is 16 thousand dollars, please give your bid!”
This necklace was not famous or collectible, so it was difficult to raise the price. Most people just watched, and the bid was not high.
“17 thousand dollars.”
“25 thousand dollars.”
“29 thousand dollars.”
“40 thousand dollars.”
In the end, the bid stopped at 40 thousand dollars since few people wanted it.
Seeing that no one else was bidding, Anaya unhurriedly called out her bid. “50 thousand dollars.”
Lexie wanted to bid as well, but in the end, she didn‘t make a move.
She had already contended for the jade with Anaya before, and if she did so for the second time, it was very likely that Joshua would suspect that she was deliberately going against Anaya. The gains outweighed the losses if she was no longer simple and pure in Joshua‘s eyes.
In the end, Anaya got the necklace.
After the auction ended, Anaya went backstage to pay. She got the wrapped necklace and was about to leave.
Martin stopped her. “Ms. Dutt, you said earlier that you would buy me dinner. How about tonight?”
Hearst told Martin to give the jade directly to Anaya, so Martin planned to give it to Anaya during dinner.
Anaya thought about it. Last time in the parking lot, Martin helped her. She seemed to have ofthandedly said that she
would buy dinner to thank him.
She didn‘t expect that Martin would take it seriously.
Anaya had no choice but said, “Then I‘ll wait for you at the door.”
Martin agreed and let his female companion leave first, while he followed the staff to make the payment,
“You are quite popular.”
A strange voice came from behind Anaya. Anaya turned around.
Joshua stood behind her, staring at her coldly. “You‘ve hooked up with so many men after half a month of divorce Why didn‘t I notice before that you were so capable?”
Anaya put on a smile and said in a charming voice, “Because you are stupid.”
Joshua‘s face darkened in an instant.
She is tough
I am simply asking for trouble by talking to her!
Joshua walked away and Lexie hurriedly followed behind him.
Lexie‘s expression was a little gloomy.
She didn‘t expect that Anaya actually knew Martin and they had even had an appointment for dinner.
In this case, Martin probably bade for the jade for Anaya.
And Joshua didn‘t compete against Martin for me, but for Anaya.
This woman has already divorced Joshua, so why does she still keep showing up in front of Joshua like this?
Lexie gritted her teeth. When she passed by Anaya, she intentionally sprained her ankle and fell toward Anaya.
She wanted to push Anaya down and take revenge.
Unexpectedly, Anaya grabbed her firmly with both hands and did not fall down.
Before Lexie could react, Anaya pushed her away.
Lexie was wearing high heels and had not yet stood firm when she was pushed by Anaya, so she fell to the side of the
Her hands were waving in the air, trying to grab something to stabilize herself.
She grabbed the ornamental potted plant, but not only did she not stabilize herself, she even fell down with the plant.
Joshua walked in front, only to hear Lexie screaming behind him, followed by the sound of heavy objects falling to the ground and glass shattering.
He turned back.
The broken pieces of the pot and the dirt were scattered all over the ground. The hall–human tall green plant tento the side. Lexie sat on the ground awkwardly. Her white gauze dress was covered in dirt and her top was tom, revealing her bosom.
Many people in the corridor heard the noise and looked over.
Joshua reacted quickly. He immediately took off his blazer and wrapped it around Lexie.
However, no matter how quick he was, someone still saw Lexie‘s bra.
Lexie only felt extremely humiliated and wished she could immediately get up and slap Anaya.
But with so many people watching, she could only hold it back.
she shrank into Joshua‘s arms and cried, “Anaya, why did you suddenly push me…”
Anaya looked down at her and said calmly, “It‘s been so long, but you are still bad at acting.”
In her previous life, Lexie had used this clumsy trick countless times.
Anaya knew what Lexie was thinking at only one glance.
In her previous life, Anaya was stupid and had never been on guard. She had been hurniliated by Lexie several times.
Now, she would not allow Lexie to hurt her anymore!
“Anaya, what do you mean by this…” Lexie seemed to feel wronged.
“You know what I mean.” Anaya‘s voice was as cold as ice, “If I don‘t make trouble for you first, don‘t piss me off, okay?”
Lexie was frightened by her eyes. She shrank back and tightly grabbed Joshua‘s sleeve.
When does Anaya become so imposing?
In the past, Anaya was just a silly girl running behind Joshua, but after she returned to the country, she seemed to have changed into another person, making people feel intimidated.
Lexie thought that she had to think of other ways to deal with Anaya in the future.
Seeing Lexie‘s pitiful look, Joshua stood up and glared at Anaya. “You pushed Lexie, and now you‘re still threatening her. Do you really think that you can do whatever you want just because you got Prudential Group‘s investment?”
Anaya said in a carefree manner, “I‘m just giving her a taste of her own medicine. Mr. Maltz, what you‘re saying sounds like I‘ve done something unforgivable.”
“Are you saying that Lexie wanted to harm you first?”
“That‘s what I mean. If you don‘t believe me, you can look at the surveillance footage…” Halfway through her words, Anaya thought of something. She put on a mocking smile. “Oh, my poor memory! I forgot that you said that you would not suspect Ms. Dunbar. Even if the evidence is in front of you, you are still blind.”
Joshua gritted his teeth, his face slightly twisted in anger, like a furious lion.
He was angry at both Anaya‘s sarcastic words and what she had done to Lexie.
“Apologize to Lexie! For what you have done to her before!”
Anaya didn‘t want to argue with him and was about to leave. Joshua grabbed her shoulder and wanted to stop her.
He happened to catch Anaya‘s wound with great strength.
She had already touched her unhealed wound just now when she pushed Lexie.
Now that Joshua grabbed it, the wound directly split open. Anaya gasped in pain and reflexively shrank.