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An Understated Dominance Chapter 1385 by Marina Vittori

With a swift, ruthless swing, Feiver’s head parted from his body, thudding to the floor and rolling like a soccer ball. His saucer-wide eyes showed his disbelief. He never imagined that his life wouldn’t be taken by Dustin but by his foster father.

Joaquin, the Welch family butler, was actually Feiver’s foster father. When Feiver had nowhere to go, Joaquin rescued him, bringing him into the Welch family and giving him a place to stay.

He had always been grateful and dutiful. So, when Joaquin instructed Feiver to poison Dustin, he didn’t hesitate. Feiver felt it was time to repay the kindness he had received.

To gain Dustin’s trust, he even risked his own life, completely willing to sacrifice it. But now, he was betrayed by the man he considered as family. It was the reality that he couldn’t wrap his head around.


Dustin furrowed his brow upon seeing Feiver’s lifeless body. He fixed his gaze squarely on Joaquin and asked calmly, ” Mr. Yaxley, care to explain what’s going on here?”

“Dr. Rhys, I apologize for the shock you’ve just experienced.” Joaquin sheathed his blade and wore a welcoming smile.

“I never expected a traitor within the household. Thankfully, I discovered it in time lest something worse may happen.”

“Is that so? Am I supposed to be thanking you for this?” Dustin raised an eyebrow, his tone carrying a hint of sarcasm.

The timing of Joaquin’s appearance was suspiciously precise, as if it was planned. The ruthless precision of that final strike left no room for doubt; it was clearly an attempt to silence a potential witness. Dustin couldn’t understand why the Welch family had suddenly turned against him.

“Thanking me is unnecessary, Dr. Rhys. Ensuring your safety is our duty,” Joaquin assured. “I must admit, it’s my fault for misjudging people and letting a traitor into our home. I apologize for that.”

“Mr. Yaxley, I find it rather odd. Feiver had no reason to bear a grudge against me. Was he acting on someone else’s orders?” Dustin’s tone hinted at what was unsaid.

“In that regard, I’m uncertain,” Joaquin replied. “Rest assured, Dr. Rhys, we’ll investigate thoroughly to uncover the one pulling the strings.”

“Well, I suppose I’ll have to trust Mr. Yaxley to get to the bottom of it,” Dustin responded with a wry smile.

“Of course.” Joaquin nodded.

“What’s going on? Did something happen?”

A loud voice suddenly echoed from outside the room. Alistair, Joanne, and others quickly entered. When they laid eyes on Feiver’s lifeless body, surprise painted their expressions.

“Mr. Welch, Mrs. Welch, Feiver was bribed to poison Dr. Rhys. Fortunately, I intervened just in time and took control of the situation,” Joaquin explained.

Alistair put on an act, appearing indignant as he remarked, “Hmph! This scoundrel dared to bite the hand that fed him! He got what he deserved!”

After a brief outburst, he turned to Dustin, his tone filled with concern. Dr. Rhys, are you hurt?”

“I’m fine. I just find the entire situation rather amusing,” Dustin replied with a faint smile.

“Amusing? What do you mean?” Alistair asked, puzzled.

“Feiver knew I was a doctor, and yet he attempted to poison me. It’s rather foolish, don’t you think?” Dustin quipped with a smirk.

“Yes… very foolish indeed,” Alistair replied, forcing a grin. At that moment, Joanne’s brow furrowed, but she quickly concealed her emotions.

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An Understated Dominance by Marina Vittori

An Understated Dominance by Marina Vittori

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An Understated Dominance is a Urban/Realistic novel for men, telling a story of Dahlia Nicholson and Dustin Rhys had been married for three years.
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Summary An Understated Dominance by Marina Vittori

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.

Chapter 1 “Dustin, here is the divorce agreement prepared by Ms. Nicholson. All you need to do is sign them.” In the president’s office of the Quine Group, the secretary, Lyra Blaine, placed a piece of A4 paper on the table. A man sat opposite her, dressed in plain clothing. “Divorce? What do you mean?” Dustin Rhys was taken aback. “Do you not understand what I’m saying? Your marriage with Ms. Nicholson is over. You’re not even on the same level anymore. Your existence is nothing but a smear on the president’s reputation!” Lyra pulled no punches as she spoke. “A smear on her reputation?” Dustin frowned. “Is that how she thinks of me?” Back when they first got married, the Nicholson family was in ruinous debt. He was the one who helped them when they were at their lowest point. Now that they were rich, Dahlia Nicholson was ready to just kick him out. “Something like that.” Lyra jerked her chin toward the magazine on the table. A photo of a beautiful woman was printed on the front page. “Look at the headline on this magazine, Dustin. Ms. Nicholson’s net worth has hit one billion in the course of just three years, a feat no short of a miracle. She’s now the most desired woman in Swinton! With all this, she’s destined for greatness. But you, you’re just a regular joe. You don’t deserve her at all. I hope that you’ll see some sense and do the right thing.” When Dustin remained silent, Lyra frowned. “I know you’re not happy with this, but this is reality,” she continued. “You might have helped Ms. Nicholson when she was in trouble, but she has repaid you for everything you’ve done for her over the last three years. In fact, you’re the one who owes her now!” “Is our marriage just a business deal to her, then?” Dustin took a deep breath to suppress the emotions within. “If she wants to divorce me, let her speak to me herself.” “Ms. Nicholson is very busy. She doesn’t need to trouble herself with such trifling matters.” “Trifling matters?” Dustin was stunned. Then he laughed bitterly. “Is that so? Is divorce a trifling matter to her? She can’t even find the time to speak to me. Truly, she’s that unattainable now!” “Dustin, don’t delay this any longer.” Lyra pushed the divorce agreement toward him again. “Just sign here and you’ll get a car and a house as compensation. On top of that, you’ll also get eight million dollars. This is more than what you’ll be able to earn in your lifetime!” “Eight million dollars is a lot, but…I don’t need it. I will sign the divorce papers if she comes personally. Otherwise, I won’t sign anything,” Duston said coldly. “Don’t go too far, Dustin!” Lyra slammed her hand on the table. “Don’t say I didn’t warn you. With all her power and resources, Ms. Nicholson can divorce you easily. It’s only because she appreciates her past relationship with you that she’s allowing you to keep your dignity intact. Don’t provoke her!” “My dignity?” Dustin was a little amused by that. She didn’t even want to speak to him directly to divorce him. What kind of dignity was that? Moreover, if she really did appreciate their relationship, then why was she threatening him now?


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