The Divorced Billionaire Heiress chapter 40
When Nicole heard her name, she froze for a moment. She did not want to have anything to do with Eric Ferguson, but this situation was out of her control and she felt everyone’s eyes on her at this moment.
The awkward relationship between them after their divorce added to the mystery of this coincidental cooperation.
Eric also did not expect this. Without a doubt, this was Gerard’s doing.
Nicole was still in a pickle when Eric walked to her. He was exuding a cool aura as he bent slightly and reached out, inviting Nicole to the dance floor.
Everyone’s eyes were focused on the pair.
There was no way Nicole could reject Eric’s invitation because she did not want to leave a negative impact at the beginning of their three-way cooperation.
Grant gave his baby sister a heartfelt look. Nicole smiled faintly, then stretched out her hand to take Eric’s.
The people in front of them consciously made way for the pair. Nicole carried her dress with her other hand and walked forward without looking at Eric. Eric’s palm was slightly cold. At that moment, he suddenly realized that in their three years of marriage, they had never held a wedding ceremony and he had never taken the initiative to hold her hand. This was the first time they held hands.
Nicole’s fingers were long and beautiful, like a work of art. Her hand was warm and delicate, and he immediately etched this feeling in his heart.
The band began the next song at the right time. The refreshing and cheerful music echoed in the banquet hall.
The moment Nicole’s hand landed on Eric’s shoulder, their eyes met momentarily. Eric’s dark and deep gaze was affixed to her face. When his hand rested on her slim waist, Nicole’s body stiffened for a moment as she felt very uncomfortable.
The two of them had never been this close in their three years of marriage. Being here like this after the divorce was also really unexpected.
Nicole merely took a few seconds to regain her composure. She then put a fake and indifferent smile on her face.
Their good footwork, confident posture, and humility, completely captured the audience’s eyes while the music from the center of the stage drowned out their conversation.
“Can’t dance, huh? “ The man’s deep and clear voice was very seductive.
Nicole raised an eyebrow. “Depends on the person. “ She was straightforward and unforgiving.
Eric’s eyes sank imperceptibly. The two of them moved back and forth. The music took a steep turn and the rhythm gradually quickened. The man tightened his grip on her hand and her slender waist.
“Why didn’t I know that you know how to do business? Is it Stanton Corporation’s idea to cooperate with Gerard Lichman, or is it yours?“
Nicole did a graceful turn and the two came together again.
“There’s a lot you’re not aware of, and I don’t have to tell you anything.“ The corners of her lip curled up gently with a hint of mockery.
In their three years of marriage, he never thought to understand her as his wife, so what was the point of telling him anything after their divorce?
To him, Nicole was just a passing character in the past three years, but for Nicole, this was an unforgettable lesson.
The light shone on the pair. Eric was as handsome as usual. His tall upright built made every woman marvel at him. Nicole’s dress swayed with every step she took. Her graceful posture and her striking features stunned the crowd. If time froze at this moment, one could see the people in the hall gasp collectively.
All eyes were on these two people. Their movements clearly matched tacitly, but the pair had no intention for interaction.
To be precise, Nicole had no intention of dealing with Eric. She only wished for this song to finish quickly because being so close to Eric Ferguson made her very uncomfortable.
Eric’s gaze felt like thorns on her face as he quietly inspected her. The music took a turn into the final section.
Eric leaned his body forward while Nicole took a step back and lifted her head to end the dance. Her long and slender neck curved delicately. When the song was about to end, Nicole subconsciously straightened her back, but she did not expect Eric not to take a step back.
Their lips unexpectedly touched. One was soft and delicate, and the other was cold and thin.
The last note dragged on before it stopped abruptly as if it reflected the freezing of time at this moment…