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An Understated Dominance Chapter 1913 by Marina Vittori

After Dustin returned to the castle, he avoided alerting anyone and wrote two letters instead. He left one letter in Rufus’ study and the other in Austin’s bedroom.

Dustin considered it his unspoken farewell. He wasn’t great at expressing sentimentalities, and at times, leaving in silence was the better choice.

As dusk settled, Dustin headed straight for the southwestern desert, riding in Grace’s car. The largest desert was known as the Deadlands.

It had earned its name due to its harsh and dangerous environment. Survival seemed nearly impossible for those who mistakenly ventured within.

In spite of its dangers, the Deadlands were home to a wealth of hidden treasures, including gold mines. Hence, there were frequent expeditions from teams that risked their lives to tempt fate.

If lucky, one might stumble upon valuable treasures and become wealthy overnight. However, if luck was not on their side, the consequences could be fatal.

It wasn’t a stretch to claim that more than a hundred individuals lost their lives each year in the Deadlands, searching for treasures or digging for gold.

Despite the grim reality, there were still continuous streams of courageous exploration teams that willingly plunged into the perilous journey, dreaming of overnight riches.

Grace was well aware of the notorious Deadlands. She spared no expense in hiring a seasoned exploration team with a proven track record of navigating and surviving the Deadlands to increase her chances of locating the mystical oasis.

She had also brought with her a team of security detail amounting to over a hundred men and a convoy of more than 30 vehicles.

Half of the convoy was loaded with supplies-food, water, compasses, communication devices, first aid kits, sun-protective clothing, and various rescue tools. Grace had ensured an ample supply of everything that could be required.

Night fell, and their group pressed on their journey without pause. Dustin leaned back in his seat, his gaze fixed on the moonlit sky outside the window, his expression blank.

“What’s on your mind?” Grace pulled out a bottle of water and handed it to Dustin.

“Thanks.” Dustin took a sip and said, “I was wondering what obstacles would await us on our journey to the desert.”

“Obstacles are unavoidable,” Grace remarked calmly.

“News of the Dracan essences has circulated worldwide. It’s not only Dragonmarsh pursuing it. The allure has caught the interest of various foreign powers.”

She added, “In essence, our competitors this time will hail from different corners of the world. It won’t be an easy task to rise above all these formidable opponents.”

“Given your extensive preparations, you must be quite confident, aren’t you? “Dustin probed.

“Absolutely. I have a secret weapon, you see,” Grace smiled faintly.

“Oh? What is it?” Dustin’s curiosity was piqued.

“I can’t reveal it just yet. You’ll learn about it when the time arises.”

“Fair enough. I’m here to be your tool, following your lead.” Dustin shrugged, appearing indifferent.

Working alongside Grace was effortless as she managed everything well, leaving him with no concerns.

“We still have ways to go before reaching our destination. Get some rest. I’ll wake you when we’re near,” Grace said considerately, handing him an eye mask and earplugs.

“Sure.” Dustin accepted, putting on the eye mask and inserting the earplugs. As he reclined his seat and found himself in a comfortable lying position, he quickly succumbed to a deep sleep.

Grace took out a blanket and gently covered Dustin, then quietly immersed herself in a book.

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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.
“An Understated Dominance” delves into themes of ambition, power, and the price of success. The novel explores the complexities of relationships …
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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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