The ferocious aura he emitted struck all his men in the backseat. Stanley did not say anything else. He pulled Xyla onto his lap and caressed her lovingly as though she was a fragile gem.
“Master Lancelot has already taught her a lesson. He said that she’d be treated the way she wanted me to be treated,” Xyla said.
“Mhm,” Stanley responded apathetically.
“How did you and Master Lancelot meet?” Xyla asked.
“Dragon Group has dealings with his legal company,” Stanley answered truthfully. His slim fingers ran through her hair gently, as if he was patting a noble Persian cat.
About half an hour later, the helicopter arrived at their villa. The helicopter gradually landed on the helipad. Zack Cassidy was the first to get out of the helicopter. He then walked over to open the door for the two of them, courteously.
Carrying Xyla carefully in his arms, Stanley jumped out of the helicopter and headed straight to the living room. The living room was warm and cozy.
Xyla’s heart was currently filled with mixed emotions. When she woke up on the cruise just now, she was almost scared to death. This was especially true when Ada gave her the injection. She thought her life was going to be ruined by them. She did not expect that she would be able to return to their home unharmed.
Stanley carefully placed her on the sofa before cupping her face in his hands while whispering, “You must take bodyguards with you from tomorrow, onward.”
“Okay.” Xyla nodded obediently.
She then crept toward Stanley and sat on his lap, hugging him as tight as she could. “Feels good to be safe.”
“Yeah.” Stanley returned her hug enthusiastically, his chin gently rubbing against the top of her hair. “You should be hungry by now. I’ve made dinner before I left the house. I’ll go warm it up for you, alright?”
“Okay. I’ll take a shower first before having dinner.”
Stanley lifted her up and went upstairs without saying a word.
“Leave me alone. I can do it myself…”
“I’ll do it.”
Stanley refused to put her down. Having no other choices, Xyla kept her mouth shut and allowed the man to continue carrying her all the way to the bathroom.
After a relaxing hot bath, Xyla put on a white silk dressing gown and went straight to the dining room.
The man had already prepared the food, set up the tableware, and was waiting for her to dig in. There were a total of six dishes on the table, each of them looked appetizing. There were meat as well as vegetarian dishes, making a balanced meal. Besides, the presentation and the colors of the dishes were comparable to that of a five-star hotel.
Stanley was playing with his phone at the dining table while waiting for her. The dazzling light emitted by the chandelier overhead fell directly upon him, boldly outlining his features and the contour of his face.
Xyla watched him from a distance, admiring his cool yet classy appearance in silence.
Noticing Xyla’s presence in the dining room, Stanley put away his phone without hesitation and glanced at her.
When their eyes meet, the coldness in his eyes instantly melted away. A flicker of a smile played upon his lips as he waved at her. “Come over to eat.”
Xyla returned a hearty grin before sitting down beside him and picking up the chopsticks.
The two of them did not talk much during the meal. Xyla was so hungry that food was all that was on her mind right now. While Xyla was busy eating, Stanley would peel the shrimps for her from time to time. Neither of them mentioned what happened on the cruise again.