Matthew turned to look at Sasha. It was only then that he was hit by the realization of how genuine she had been toward him. Her attitude toward him had always been fairly cold throughout their three years of marriage, but it was an undeniable fact that Matthew was the one that Sasha had chosen to be her life partner.
Not only did she pay for the housing rental without his knowledge, she had also provided financial support when it came to treating Natalie’s illness. Besides that, she did all that even though it meant she had to use her company’s funds. To elaborate further, Sasha also paid Natalie visits and bought her things. This was something that Sasha had never let others learn about.
Sasha might look cold on the outside, but she had the warmest of hearts within.
“Why didn’t you tell me?‘ Matthew asked In a low voice.
Slightly embarrassed about being exposed, Sasha answered in an equally soft voice, “It’s nothing worth mentioning. Why do I have to tell you about something like this?”
Upon hearing this, Matthew grabbed her by her hand. “It may be a small matter to someone else, but not to me! There isn’t anything more important than this to me!” he exclaimed.
Sasha’s face turned red at that as she quickly rolled her eyes and said, “Alright now. Quit your mushy act. Did you forget that Natalie‘s here?”
Natalie swiftly reacted by covering her eyes with her hands. “Oh no, there’s sand in my eye. I can’t see anything in front of me,” she cried out.
The adults could only let out a laugh at her antics before Sasha enveloped Natalie in a big hug and exclaimed, “You! What a cheeky child you are!”
Natalie, too, attached herself to Sasha as she let out a series of giggles.
Matthew’s heart felt full as he looked at them. They were the most important people in his life after all. He then held Sasha in his arms before gently saying, ‘Come on. Let’s catch up inside.”
Sasha immediately froze at his words. She looked at him with a shocked expression, and even though words seemed to fail her at that moment, she still managed to make an incoherent sentence. “Matthew, this… This villa…”
“Haven’t I told you? I’ll provide us with the best home,” he casually explained with a small grin. “This is my surprise for you!”
As Sasha heard that, her eyes only grew big in disbelief. She did not need to look too deeply into it to know just how ridiculously priced this place was.
“Let’s go in and take a look around.” Matthew smiled as he walked alongside Sasha into the building.
By the time they had completed their tour on both floors of the villa, Sasha had completely entered a shell-shocked state. She looked around the palace-like place with a bewildered expression before asking shakily, “Matthew, is this really our home?”
In response, Matthew nodded with a smile and replied, “Of course it is!”
He continued, “I’ve told you, haven‘t I? One day, I will live here with you.”
Still in disbelief, Sasha began to ramble on, “How is this possible? How much does this villa even cost? I have heard that 50 million is the starting price of the cheapest villa in Lakeside Garden, not only that, not even people who have the money are guaranteed a place here! Only prominent figures of Eastcliff can step foot in this place. Meanwhile, you got a villa that is considerably bigger and in a better location than the other ones! I’m afraid to ask but… How much did you spend on this? Did you not invest the 300 million from before into the construction business? Where did you get the money to purchase this property from?”
Smilingly, Matthew simply replied with a short answer, “I didn’t spend a penny on this villa.”
“Not even a cent?” Sasha gaped.
He nodded in return and explained, “This villa is a present from Mr. Newman. l have told you about how I saved his daughter before. Well. this is the reward he gave me for that!”
Sasha’s eyes could only further widen after she heard what he said. “A reward from Mr. Newman? How is this possible? This villa would probably cost around 100 million. Did he just give away 100 million as a reward?” she skeptically questioned.
“This villa probably has a market price of 270 million, but this property wasn‘t originally available for purchase. Mr. Newman had been keeping this place for his daughter to live in,” Matthew indifferently said.
His explanation only shocked Sasha even further. Still finding the situation as incredulous as it was sounding, she continued, “That’s a crazy high price. 270 million for a villa? Mr. Newman is giving you a villa that is worth almost 300 million just like that?”
As he watched her reaction, he couldn‘t help but let out a small laugh. “Sasha, 300 million may sound like a lot to us, but it is nothing but nickels and dimes for Mr. Newman. No amount of money could compensate for the life of his precious daughter.”