Chapter 140 A Cunning Plan
After returning to the apartment, Gwen shared her conversation with her father with
Simone wasn’t surprised. She had already noticed that Adam wasn’t as infatuated as he seemed
It turned out that he had discovered the problem and had been pretending all along.
Simone had suspected this before. Otherwise, it wouldn’t make sense for him to have connections with the major influential families.
Gwen asked, “Simone, do you think my mother was also cursed by that womanizer?” Otherwise, how could she do something so foolish?
Simone replied honestly, “I’ve only met your mother once before, but I didn’t notice any signs of a curse.”
“Your father might not be genuinely infatuated, but your mother might be.
Gwen sighed. “I knew it. I always thought she wasn’t very smart, so it’s not surprising that she was fooled by that womanizer. I wonder if you can remove the curse from my father.”
Simone responded, “Once my abilities improve further, I should be able to help him remove the curse. Even if we can do it now, we shouldn’t. It would alert the enemy. Your father has endured for over 20 years. We shouldn’t undermine his previous efforts.”
Gwen nodded. “You’re right.” She then asked, “Do you think Harold knows about all this?” Simone thought for a moment. “Judging by his demeanor, he might have some knowledge.” Harold was more cunning and scheming than Leon and the other se mbags.
“I don’t think he kept Freya by his side just because she is his stepmother’s daughter.”
Gwen asked, “Should we join forces with him and work together to break the situation? Since the person behind the scenes is targeting us, wouldn’t it be better if the Gray Family and the Jenner Family united to fight together?”
Simone replied, “It’s not the right time yet. Let’s arrange a private meeting with Harold another day and test his reaction. Don’t mention your father’s situation. Just tell him that we discovered Jodie and Freya are half–sisters.”
Harold was astute, and he was a thorn in the eyes of his biological father and stepmother. He could be a potential ally
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She added, “The sc’mbags in the Gray Family trust and dote on Jodie so much. If we work with them, Jodie will find out. So, let’s not involve them for now. We can find an opportunity 10 join forces with Mr. Gray in the future.”
Gwen nodded. “That makes sense.”
She didn’t even dare let her brother know. Otherwise, if he was persuaded by their mother again, they would be exposed.
“After your next variety show, if Harold is still in the country, invite him out for a chat.”
She wasn’t holding on to any lingering feelings for Harold, trying to find excuses to contact him. Instead, she wanted to join forces to deal with the person behind the scenes. After all, Harold was also a pawn on the chessboard.
Simone smiled and said, “I was thinking the same thing.”
The two chatted for a while.
Gwen’s phone rang with a notification sound.
She found that it was a text message from an unknown number, and she knew who sent it just by looking at the content.
She replied with a ‘l‘
“Simone, my dad sent me Skyler’s birth certificate photo.”
Gwen had previously called and talked to the servant who used to take care of Melinda after she
gave birth at home and got some information out of her.
The servant only knew Skyler’s date of birth, but not the exact time.
So, she asked her father.
Although her father couldn’t remember, their bedroom safe contained the birth certificates of the three of them.
He promised to send it to her when he got home.
It seemed that Adam also had a separate phone and a new number, specifically to avoid those people.
Simone looked at the time on the birth certificate and made a calculation.
Then, she was shocked. “According to this person’s birth date and time, he should have a short life. He shouldn’t live past 16, but Skyler is already in his 20s. Either someone has been
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secretly extending his life, or he has been used as a medium by someone.
Gwen didn’t understand. “Used as a medium?”
Simone explained, “It means that the person behind the scenes wants to directly steal the fortune of the Gray Family. This will damage their spiritual balance, and they might be harmed in the process. They find a medium to first take away the fortune, and then the person behind the scenes absorbs it, so they won’t be easily harmed.
“Moreover, using someone who should have died at 16 as a medium is a clever loophole. The person behind the scenes will use sorcery on this medium, allowing him to absorb a portion. of the fortune as a life force when stealing it. In the future, if there’s a backlash, as long as nothing unexpected happens, it will all be directed at this medium.”
Gwen suddenly understood. “So, that’s what it means. In that case, Skyler is very likely the so- called medium.”
If Skyler really was used as a medium by his biological father, then he seemed to be quite. pitiful.
Simone nodded. “I also think he’s most likely the medium.”
“From this point, we can see that the person behind the scenes is extremely cautious and has been planning for quite some time.”
Gwen agreed. “So, we have to be careful too.
She deleted the photos from her phone.
Simone used hacking methods to erase all traces of information about Gwen and Adam.
That night, Simone drew a talisman and strung it together with a red thread, hanging it around Gwen’s neck.
This talisman was waterproof and fireproof, so it didn’t need to be taken off even when taking a shower.
In the following days, Simone was contacting everyone she could to help Fiona fight for the leading female role.
With her efforts, she obtained an audition opportunity.
Fiona also performed well in the audition and secured the role. This made the plan of Gray Entertainment to replace her fail.
Then, someone expressed dissatisfaction and reported it to Reuben.
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was already annoyed with his sister, but what could he do about this? They actually him to go find Simone and take back the leading female role.
They really thought highly of him.
The three brothers weren’t that well respected by Simone, and he knew about that.
This incident also made the shareholders unhappy with Simone.
They believed that, as a member of the Gray Family, she shouldn’t be opposing Gray Entertainment. It was a self–destructive and unreasonable action.
So, Reuben was asked to coordinate with Simone and called Titus to seek his opinion.
After listening, Titus came up with an idea. “We can give it a shot. Luca will be participating in a live broadcast of a variety show in the same time slot as Simone tomorrow. Tell the company executives to have him approach Simone and tell her to stop targeting our company.”
Luca and Andrew tend to speak without considering the consequences.
In that case, let them face the consequences on their own.
Reuben raised an eyebrow. “You helped him secure the opportunity?” He had been busy lately and was unaware of this.
According to Titus‘ words, it had already been decided.
Titus explained, “He insisted on going. I couldn’t dissuade him. He said that if I didn’t help him, then we wouldn’t be brothers anymore. What else can I do?”
Reuben understood Luca’s personality. “He must have lost his mind.”
Titus joked. “His mind has never been normal.”
Reuben sighed. “Your suggestion just now is quite cunning.”
It’s like willingly sending Luca to Simone to get beaten up.
Titus smiled meaningfully. “Don’t you think it’s a good idea? If you think it’s not, then why don’t you go talk to Simone yourself and explain it to the shareholders?”
Reuben laughed. “No, I think it’s brilliant.” It’s better to let Luca take on this important task.”