On the deck, Arielle leaned against Vinson’s chest, enjoying the sea breeze blowing against her face as they watched the sunset.
A few seagulls would occasionally fly over and land on the deck. More daring ones would even land on Arielle’s arm.
A small smile manifested on Arielle’s lips as she watched the seagull take off from her arm. She could taste the saltiness in the air, and she could feel the warmth from the setting sun enveloping her body.
The quiet, peaceful look Arielle was wearing made Vinson wish he could hide her away and keep her for himself.
“Sannie, I love you,” he whispered into her ear.
Even though that was not the first time she had heard Vinson’s confession, her heart still skipped a beat.
“I love you too,” she whispered back with a blush on her face.
Her shyness made Vinson fall for her even more. At that moment, he felt like kissing her. With that thought in mind, he lowered his head to peck a kiss on her lips.
Arielle’s heart lurched at his sudden action, for she could see that they were not the only ones on the deck.
“You…” Arielle gently hammered his chest. “There are so many people around…”
Vinson curled his lips as he gazed at her reddened face.
As he pressed a soft kiss on her head, he murmured, “It’s fine. No one saw it.”
Arielle huffed. Even if no one did see it, people could guess what had happened. Vinson could not help but smile, and he tightened his hold around her.
“What happened in the company? Can Mom not sort it out herself?” Arielle asked.
Vinson’s expression turned solemn the moment he heard her raise the topic.
“There are a few shareholders making a ruckus. Those are people who used to be on Dad’s side, so Mom can’t deal with them that easily,” Vinson explained, his eyes half-lidded.
He had only left the company for a year, but there were already people ready to start a revolution.
I might as well get rid of them. Their hearts are no longer with the company, so what’s the point of keeping them around?
Arielle furrowed her brows slightly.
They used to be on Vinson’s father’s side, but they’re still making a fuss. Can’t they see that Nightshire Group is getting better under Vinson’s lead?
Well, since they’re already causing chaos, they might as well continue. We’ll take the opportunity to remove these people.
As it turned out, the two of them shared the same sentiment.
“If you’re going to deal with them, then Mom, she…”
“What kinds of scenario has Mom never seen before? She’s only having trouble dealing with them because she doesn’t know how to do it without embarrassing them. That’s why she asked me to go back,” Vinson told her as he reached out to tuck the stray strand of hair behind Arielle’s ear.
“Mom won’t say anything about how I deal with people who aren’t loyal to the company anymore.”
With that, Arielle stopped worrying about the matter. She was only afraid that Susanne would be too cautious about keeping the seniors’ egos intact and thus leave them be.
When Susanne was younger, she, too, was a ruthless character. Those who were still in Nightshire Group used to strive to reach the skies with her. Yet, Vinson had only been away for a year, and they were already unable to stay collected. That made Susanne upset.
She could not help but think about how they used to be her friends and business partners all these years if she wanted to deal with them.
However, if she left them be, they would only make things worse in the company. Therefore, she decided to call Vinson and have him return to deal with it himself. After all, he was the one who owned Nightshire Group.
All of a sudden, Arielle pulled away from Vinson’s arms and took a few steps forward. She then stared at the waters gloomily. Seeing the look on her face, Vinson walked over as well.
When Arielle turned around, he saw the rare glint of panic in her eyes. “Vinson, something bad is going to happen!”