“I don’t know him that well,” Max said in a low voice. “That makes sense.” Larissa nodded. “By the way, how did your blind date go today? I heard from your mom that you went on a blind date with a military officer’s daughter.”Max’s handsome face stiffened. He did not expect that his mom would tell Larissa about it. In that case, Charity…At that moment, the sound of footsteps came from the stairs as Charity walked down in casual clothes. Max did not know whether she overheard their conversation or not. Even if she did, she probably already knew about it. “Aunt Larissa, my mom arranged it on her own. The lady’s parents are influential, so it would’ve been disrespectful if I didn’t go. I’ll find an excuse later to say that our personalities don’t match and that we can’t be together.” Max quickly raised his voice and said, “I already have someone I like.”Larissa saw Max looking at her daughter, and her head started to ache. However, she did not say anything. “Mom, can we have
“Charity, I told you I can wait–” Max was struggling helplessly.“Max, you see life as too simple sometimes.” Charity looked at him seriously. “Perhaps this has to do with the environment you were raised in. Your family might not be considered well-off, but your parents love you. You’ve also been living in a healthy environment, and now that you’re older, the only hardship you’ve faced is on the battlefield.”“Is there anything wrong with that?”“Yes. Of course, there is. Think about it. If I insist on being with you, will your parents like me? Even if our families used to be on good terms, they’ll hate me. How nice it would be if I hadn’t shown up. Then, I wouldn’t have interrupted your life, and you’d surely be able to marry a rich lady who would be helpful to your future. With time, not only will there be a conflict between your mom and me, but you’ll also have a falling-out with your parents. You may think it doesn’t matter simply because you’re not mature enough yet.”At the m
Charity was momentarily dumbfounded.She previously did hear that a few people had tried to have her join the board of directors, but there was no news after that.Little did she expect she would become a board member just like that.“So, are you trying to get me to band with you to deal with the Jewell family?” Charity soon guessed Finn’s motive. “Don’t forget, Young Master Carlson. Chester was in jail for three months, but he ousted you once he was out of jail. Are you sure you’re competent?”“Hehe. It’s different this time.” Finn said with a grin, “Chester is being treated in the Jewell Corporation’s hospital at the moment. Although he’s been trying to hide it, I managed to learn about something. This time, not only is his leg seriously injured, but his head has also suffered a concussion. There’s no way he can recover within one and a half years. Considering his current health, how can he take care of himself, let alone handle the company’s affairs?”Charity deliberately said,
“No wonder I noticed yesterday that Chester has thinned down a lot,” Charity added.“Ever since he’s been injured, he has lost over ten kilograms. He has a poor appetite, and his wound hurts at night, so he doesn’t get proper rest.” After that, Ken glanced at Charity and realized that her expression remained nonchalant.He gritted his teeth.That woman was indeed… a lot more cold-blooded than Chester back then.Sure enough, like attracts like.When the two of them entered the ward, they sensed the unpleasant smell of blood and disinfectant.Chester, on the other hand, had already closed his eyes, and his face was pale.Ken opened the window. “Young Master Jewell must’ve been in so much pain that he has fallen asleep.”“I’ll wait.” Charity asked, “It should be okay, right?”“I’m sure Young Master Jewell will be glad to see you when he wakes up.” Ken said honestly, “Miss Neeson, to tell you the truth, I’ve been working for Young Master Jewell for ten years, and he used to be a c
Charity stared intently at the arm that she was pressing on with both hands.It was bony.“Finn tempted me into helping him using 20 billion dollars.”“20 billion dollars.” Chester laughed. “That’s quite a large sum of money. The Carlson family is putting in a lot of money to get what they want.”“What do you need me to do?” Charity asked directly.“Will you agree to do whatever I ask you to do? You’re suddenly so nice that I’m not used to it.” While Chester was speaking, his brows raised a little.“I’m not that despicable.” Charity looked down. “I’m not the kind who’ll kick a man when he’s down.”“I know.” Chester’s gentle gaze was fixed on her. “If Cindy hadn’t exposed what you said on the Internet, Finn wouldn’t have looked for you and tried tempting you.” Charity recalled what she had said earlier. She told Madam Jewell that Chester willingly saved her and that she did not beg him to do so.That remark was indeed cruel.“Just promise Finn,” Chester said all of a sudden.
Chester felt bitter. In the past, the people he looked down upon the most were good men and husbands. He did not expect that he would regret it so much one day. “You’ve said so much, but you haven’t mentioned yourself. Are you planning to give Jewell Corporation up?” Charity swept a glance across Chester’s body. “I don’t want to give it up, but I’m powerless.” Chester clenched his hands. “The doctor said I can only be discharged in at least three months. My left leg still needs to be operated on, and my head hurts all the time. I don’t get sufficient sleep at night and am not clear-headed enough during the day. Shaun is handling many matters in my stead now.”Charity frowned. It seemed that Finn had guessed everything correctly. “Of course, if you’re willing to take charge of Jewell Corporation, I’ll give you my full support,” Chester suddenly said. Charity was stunned. “I’ve never thought about it. All I want now is to manage Neeson Corporation.”“I guessed so too.” Ches
“No…”Charity was stunned. “We…”“Come back,” Chester called. Ken, who was about to open the door and head out, bit the bullet and said with his back facing them, “I didn’t see anything.”“Don’t spout nonsense. She’s giving me a massage,” Chester scolded. Ken was taken aback. Charity quickly pulled the blanket down to cover Chester’s leg. “Since you’re here, I’ll leave now.”“Don’t.” Ken knew he had misunderstood, so he said hastily, “I’ve prepared your meal, Miss Robbins. Since it’s past noon, you can have lunch together. Young Master Jewell’s appetite hasn’t been good lately, but maybe he’ll eat better with you here.”“Enough. Don’t put Charity in a difficult position.” Chester sighed softly. “People might lose their appetite looking at how ugly I am. There’s no need to do this.”Ken had served Chester the entire time, but it was his first time hearing Chester lament, and he was momentarily dumbfounded. What act was Chester putting on?Right then, Charity said, “You’re
Chester did not speak. He simply stared at Charity with an affectionate and melancholic yet frustrated gaze. Charity immediately felt uncomfortable. “I’m leaving.”“Thank you for your hard work today. See Miss Robbins off, Ken,” Chester said hastily. “No need. I know the way out.” Charity took her bag and scurried away. As Chester watched her leave from behind, a hint of sadness flashed across his eyes. Ken said, “President Jewell, you can use work as an excuse to ask Miss Robbins to come over.”“You have a point there.” Chester was stunned for two seconds. Then, he praised Ken. “My head injury has really made me stupid.” Ken thought to himself, ‘You didn’t look like you were stupid when you were pretending to be weak and fragile.’“You shall go to the board of directors meeting at Jewell Corporation tomorrow to protect her,” Chester told Ken, “If she supports Finn, I’m afraid my dad will act out of control. Tell my dad directly that this is my stance.”“But this will c