Chapter 191 How Would You Know if You Don’t Try?
Jodie dialed her biological mother’s number, and she answered promptly.
Her mother’s voice was gentle and filled with concern as she asked, “Jo, are you okay? I saw you getting hurt on the live broadcast, and I’ve been worried about you. Your phone was confiscated, so I couldn’t reach you.”
Jodie’s cold expression softened when she heard that.
“Mom, I got injured and couldn’t continue recording the upcoming live broadcasts, so I got my phone back. My brother came to see me, and my injuries weren’t too serious. I just need some time to rest and recover.”
Samantha seemed relieved and said, “That’s good, then. But I was so worried.”
“We didn’t know about your situation before, so we sent your sister abroad under the guise of participating in a program to take care of you.”
Jodie was taken aback and asked, “You made Tina become a guest to take care of me?”
Samantha replied, “Yes.”
Jodie asked, “Who helped arrange it?” It wasn’t easy to obtain the resources to become a guest
on that show.
“Your uncle helped.”
“He was also worried about you, so he had Tina come to take care of you.”
Jodie knew that the so–called uncle Samantha referred to was a wealthy, influential, and mysterious man.
He was also her mother’s former lover, but they didn’t end up together.
However, there were still lingering feelings, so he treated the three of them–Jodie and her siblings very well. siblings–very
It was also with his help that she was able to become a foster child in the Gray Family.
But over the years, she had never seen that person’s face.
All the questions she originally wanted to ask were swallowed back.
Since she joined the Gray Family, her biological mother had been secretly good to her, even more so than to Tina.
They had maintained contact throughout these yea
That was why Jodie would actively give her mother a considerable amount of money every
Of course, the Gray Family had no knowledge of this.
They had no idea that she had such close and frequent contact with her biological family behind their backs.
“I knew that you and Uncle love me the most!”
Jodie pretended to be sad and continued, “But my dear sister only knows how to perform on variety shows. She hasn’t even come to the hospital to see me.”
She sighed before adding, “Let alone take care of me.”
As expected, she heard Samantha’s anger towards Tina. This child is really outrageous. After she got her new phone, she sent me a message. I’ll call her later and scold her. I’ll ask her to go to the hospital to see you.”
Jodie looked pleased, her voice sounding coquettish as she said, “Thank you, Mom!” They exchanged a few more words before hanging up the phone.
Little did Jodie know that her conversation with an unknown number was automatically recorded and sent to a designated email address.
However, the recording and email logs were automatically deleted after being sent.
On the other side, after finishing their meal, Simone’s group went to an internet cafe to practice playing games.
Leon’s group, on the other hand, returned to the hotel where they were staying.
At the hotel entrance, Leon asked Luca and Aaron, “Are we still going to the bar for a singing. gig tonight?”
As he sat quietly in the hotel, his mind was filled with memories of the beautiful moments he had with Simone.
The more he reminisced, the more he felt a pang of heartache and loneliness.
He didn’t want to be alone, so he planned to go sing and have a drink.
Aaron replied, “Sure, why not? We don’t have anything else to do anyway.”
Being alone was boring, especially when they couldn’t even download game apps on their
Luca shook his head and said, “My throat is inflamed, and it hurts a lot. I can’t go.”
As a result of yesterday’s hangover, his throat was not only hoarse but also very painful.
Aaron sighed. “I told you not to overdo it, but you insisted on drinking. I bought you medicine. Did you take it?”
Luca murmured, “I did. I took it twice today, but it didn’t help.”
He thought for a moment and asked, “Do you think I should ask Simone to make some soothing throat lozenges for me? Will she agree?” Aaron raised an eyebrow and said, “You’re overthinking it.”
His younger brother didn’t even have the self–awareness to realize that.
Luca sighed. “Why am I overthinking? I’m not asking her for something big. Who knows? It might also help improve our relationship.”
He felt increasingly guilty about what happened before.
If it weren’t for Simone proving that she didn’t harm anyone and that it was Jodie’s fault, he wouldn’t have tarnished her reputation in the live broadcast due to a momentary impulse.
Aaron rolled his eyes and said, “Bro, I just want to say one thing to you.”
Curiously, Luca asked, “What is it?”
Aaron bluntly replied, “Why do you not have an ounce of embarrassment?”
He thought it was ridiculous that his brother, who had rushed to confront Simone for Jodie, now wanted to mend their relationship.
Luca did not know what to say. He realized that this was his own brother who always hit him. where it hurt.
“How would you know if you don’t try?” He then added, “Simone has always had a soft heart.”
His throat couldn’t bear it anymore. When he worked as a tour guide this afternoon, he hardly spoke.
Swallowing and talking were both painful.
It was an old problem, and he knew going to the hospital wouldn’t help. The medications. took too long to take effect.
He longed for the throat lozenges that Simone used to make.
Aaron sighed. “Her soft heart was for the old us.”
Now, Simone was not soft–hearted towards them. She was rather ruthless.
“In the previous issue, I had diarrhea and asked her to help me make medicine, but she ignored me.”
By saying this, he wanted to make Luca give up the notion.
Luca, however, countered, “That’s you. Maybe she will treat me differently, no?”
Aaron looked at him speechlessly and asked, “Where is your confidence coming from?”
Luca didn’t like his brother’s skepticism and replied, “How would you know if you don’t try? Besides, what’s the point of going to the bar every day? We can also go to an internet cafe!”
He didn’t want to go to the bar himself but wanted to go to an internet cafe, so he planned to drag the others along.
He didn’t want to admit that he would feel a bit nervous if he went alone to see Simone.
Upon hearing Luca’s words, Aaron pondered for a moment and said, “Alright.”
Drinking every day was also taking a toll on his stomach.
Ah, he longed for the congee and medicinal meals that his sister used to prepare.
If Luca could truly soften Simone’s heart, perhaps Aaron could also take advantage of the situation.
Through the previous incidents, he has gained some insight.
It was possible that they misunderstood Simone due to Jodie’s instigation and insinuation.
It was not that he didn’t feel remorseful, but he did not know how to mend their sibling relationship.
Then, he asked Leon, “Leon, how about going to the internet cafe?” Leon readily agreed and said, “Sure, I’ll tag along”
Although Simone had not forgiven him, being able to see her at the internet cafe and feel her presence would be comforting.
After the three of them finished discussing, they remembered that they had added a teammate to their group.
They all turned towards Tina, who was standing nearby, and asked, “What about you? Are you coming to the internet cafe with us?” Tina smiled and replied, “Sure, I’ll come too.”
And so, the four of them returned to their rooms to rest and agreed to meet in the hotel. lobby in half an hour.
Tina went back to her own room and had just changed her clothes when her phone rang.
Seeing the caller ID, she frowned.
But she still answered the call. “Mom.”
Samantha asked sternly, “Why didn’t you go see your sister?”
When Tina heard this, her face displayed a hint of sarcasm.
Ever since Jodie went to the Gray Family and started resembling that so–called uncle more and more, her mother’s attitude towards them had completely changed.
Jodie was cherished, while Tina was merely a burden.
And because Samantha believed that Jodie could assist that person, she viewed Tina as an obstacle.
That being said, Tina knew how to handle her own mother.