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An Understated Dominance Chapter 1706 by Marina Vittori

Valon looked like a completely different person compared to ten years ago. A decade ago, Valon exuded charisma and a vibrant spirit, commanding dignity befitting a ruler.

However, the Valon today appeared frail and listless, looking like an elderly person nearing the end of life. This was despite him being only in his fifties. At his age, he was supposed to be in his prime. Why did he appear so aged?

“When did you get so good at talking, kid?” Valon chuckled.

“Well, this might be for the better. You’ve lost a little bit of edge and appear calmer. Seems like you’ve grown mature.”

Dustin lowered his head slightly, remaining silent.

Before the tragic incident that occurred all those years ago, both families had shared a close relationship. Dustin’s father and Valon even considered themselves brothers. They were able to talk about everything.

However, all of that had changed. Even though the Dragon Guard were the ones who plotted the assassination, it did not rule out the possibility that the royal family took part in it. That was why he still didn’t know how to act before Valon.

If Valon chose to be honest, they would be able to continue their conversation. However, if Valon chose to be evasive, then tonight’s meeting would be meaningless.

“Logan, are you curious about the reason I asked to see you tonight?” Valon suddenly changed the subject.

“I’m not sure what I can help you with, Your Majesty,” Dustin responded with a neutral tone.

“One of the reasons I sought you out was to resolve past grievances. I also have a favor to ask.”

Valon said truthfully, “I believe you’ve learned some truths from your visit to Scenic Monastery today. I might look mighty as the King, but there are many things beyond my control.

“When your family became the target of the assassination attempt years ago, I should have provided full support and stood by your father in the fight against the Dragon Guard.

“But I was too afraid. I have always felt guilty about this incident. For the past ten years, I have spent every day and night in regret and self-blame.

“If I had been a bit braver back then, perhaps your mother wouldn’t have died, and the tragedy of that year wouldn’t have occurred.

“Unfortunately, there’s no remedy for regrets, and every step I took was a mistake. I just wanted to let you know that I’m truly sorry,” Valon said, lowering his head in guilt.

“Father?” Grace was stunned.

She didn’t expect her usually strong- willed father to apologize voluntarily. It was unprecedented for a ruler to apologize to his subject.

“Your Majesty, the past is in the past.” Dustin’s heart was in turmoil, but he appeared calm on the surface. Valon’s apology had come as a surprise, and that had diminished the slight hostility he carried for the most part.

If he thought from his perspective, Valon hadn’t actually done anything wrong. He had only acted in self- defense. However, while Dustin could forgive him, both families would never return to how they were before.

“Logan, in fact, I also have to thank you. Even though severing the vital force had impacted the fate of the nation, it had also led to the destruction of the Dragon Guard.

“For the past ten years, I’ve been amassing strength in secret to overthrow the rule of the Dragon Guard. Unexpectedly, due to a twist of fate, you’ve helped me accomplish that ahead of time. So, I must thank you.

“Of course, although the Dragon Guard has officially been eliminated, there are still some of them out there. You need to be extremely careful in the coming days.”

“From the way they work, they will definitely come for you, seeking revenge,” Valon warned seriously.

The influence of the Dragon Guard ran deep, and it was impossible to destroy them completely. It wasn’t an exaggeration to claim that almost half of the court officials had ties to the Dragon Guard.

If he wanted to eliminate them entirely, having a good plan in mind was important.

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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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