Chapter 108 This Is Getting Interesting
Steven listened to the loud beep coming from his phone. For a moment, he didn’t know how to feel. This was the first time someone had dared to hang up on him before he finished speaking. And it was his own daughter.
Naturally, Steven wouldn’t react like Aaron and Titus, who would call back after Simone hung up on them. He was too embarrassed to do that
It wasn’t just the fact that Simone had hung up on him but also how resolute Simone seemed with her words. She wasn’t just acting on impulse; she truly didn’t want them as her family anymore. From what he could recall, Simone cared a lot about their family since she returned home.
Although she didn’t grovel to please anyone, she still cared about everyone at home. She didn’t do it in a superficial way. Instead, she did it through her actions.
Steven was busy and didn’t spend much time with his daughter, but every now and then, she would send him detoxification pills and health pills that she made. They were effective, which showed that she put effort into it.
How did it come to this? He sat there for a while, then called his secretary in.
“I want you to investigate the conflicts and relationships between Simone, my wife, my sons, and our adopted daughter. I want you to focus on investigating my adopted daughter. See if she has any contact with the geomancy master worshipped by the Gray Family. Do this in secret. I don’t want a third person to know about this,” Steven ordered.
His wife and sons had always told him that Simone didn’t get along with their adopted daughter after she came back. They claimed that she just wanted to snatch things from their adopted daughter and would often cause trouble. If that were the case, it would suggest that Simone cared a lot about the Gray Family’s wealth and possessions, but looking at the situation then, that didn’t seem like the case.
Simone probably felt like she had been wronged that day. That was probably what pushed her to her limits and forced her into leaving the Gray Family. Presently, it seemed like she didn’t want to acknowledge them or ask for anything from the Gray Family.
Steven believed that things weren’t as simple as his wife and sons described it to be. After she came back, he had planned to include her in the family genealogy, to move her household registration to their home, and to announce her identity publicly.
However, their adopted daughter fell ill, so his wife and sons asked him to postpone this matter. After that, he coincidentally met the geomancy master worshipped by the Gray Family. The master congratulated him on finding his biological daughter. They chatted, and the master hinted that he had made an accurate prediction in the past. His prediction had
allowed them to adopt a girl with the same age and birthdate as their biological daughter.
Not only did the Gray Family prosper, but they also found their biological daughter eventually. After listening to the master’s words. Steven was in complete agreement with him. Then, the master performed a divination for him and told him that it was not yet the time to reveal his daughter’s identity to the public. The master claimed that it would be best to wait until a year later. Otherwise, both his biological daughter and adopted daughter would face calamities. It would also have an impact on the fortune of the Gray Family.
He told his wife about this, and she agreed to announce Simone as the heiress of the Gray Family a year later when she would be listed in the family tree. They would change her surname and household registration at that time. Since their daughter had already returned to them, it didn’t matter whether they did these things sooner or later.
Steven agreed to this plan, but now, he couldn’t help but have some doubts.
The secretary didn’t expect the chairman to ask him to investigate these private matters, but this represented trust, so he nodded and promised the other man. “Rest assured, Mr. Gray. I will handle this properly.”
The next day, Simone had dinner with the people from her studio. After the meal, Gwen asked Simone to go to a bar with her.
During the meal, Simone noticed that Gwen wasn’t in a good mood, but she was dressed in a sexy and glamorous way. It was only after they got in the car that she questioned Gwen.
“What’s wrong with you?”
Gwen didn’t hide anything from her good friend. “Useless Rock came back.”
Simone had guessed before that it might be related to Harold. “He contacted you?”
Gwen pouted. “He sent me a message, but I ignored it. Then, he called me. He asked me why I didn’t go back, why I abandoned my work and wasn’t responsible… I hung up before listening to the whole thing.”
Simone thought about her words for a moment. “Are you sure you want to break up with him?”
Gwen immediately nodded. “Of course, I’m sure. He called me again today, but I didn’t answer and blocked him. I’m a bit annoyed, and I want a drink.”
It wasn’t that she was still attached to him, but she was just feeling a bit frustrated especially when a friend sent her a message specifically to talk about it.
Harold didn’t just bring that other girl back; he also introduced her to friends in their circle. She felt like her past self was a joke, but the man wasn’t a great person either he tried to latch onto her while he was taking Freya out. He suggested that she study economics and
management and agreed to let her work at his company abroad.
He would voice his restrictions for her, the same way a boyfriend would do to a girlfriend.
It gave her the illusion that Harold cared about her. It made her believe that one day, she would melt his icy heart, and they would be together. She had overlooked the fact that there was always a third party by his side. Only after she woke up did she realize that Harold was fooling around with both sides. He wasn’t a serious person.
Thinking about it, she suddenly had the urge to beat that b*stard
Simone could tell that Gwen really wanted to let go of Harold. However, it was obvious that Gwen was still angry at him.
Simone made some calculations with her fingers. “Let’s go to the bar you used to frequent.”
Gwen didn’t think much of it. “Sure!” S
he had originally planned to find a quiet place nearby, but she didn’t mind Simone’s suggestion. After parking the car, the two women entered the bar. This bar was owned by a young man in their circle whom Gwen considered a childhood friend.
Simone also knew him, and their relationship was decent. Most people in their circle would come here for gatherings and such. The first floor was open to everyone. The second floor, however, was exclusive to those with special cards, offering a high level of privacy. It only served the young masters and ladies of the circle or people with extraordinary backgrounds. Simone, being popular now, was easily recognizable. So, she wore a duckbill cap and a mask.
It was still early, and there weren’t many people on the second floor. The corner spot happened to be empty with dim lighting. It was just what the two of them needed, so they walked over and sat down. They ordered drinks and savored them while enjoying the live performance downstairs.
Soon, more people started to arrive, some of whom they knew. However, they didn’t bother to greet them.
After half an hour, another group of people arrived.
Gwen was taken aback to see them. She turned to Simone. “Did you know that Useless Rock and Scumbag No. 2 would come?” Gwen asked.
“I predicted that your presence here would completely resolve the issue that has been bothering you,” Simone said. “But I didn’t expect Useless Rock to be hanging out with Scumbag No. 2:
She was also somewhat surprised.
Gwen glanced at them again. “Not only are they together, but they also seem to be enjoying themselves.”
Titus was with Jodie, while Harold was with Freya. There were also a few young gentlemen and ladies from the social circle accompanying them.
Simone smirked. “This just got even more intriguing.”
Gwen suddenly seemed interested as well. “Exactly.”
She took out her phone, turned off the flash, and snapped two pictures of Titus and Jodie. The paparazzi couldn’t show up there, but she could provide some materials first and take more pictures later.
As for Harold and Freya, she couldn’t be bothered to photograph them. Their news was not worth much.