Chapter 204 Setting a Trap
Luca was furious as well. If Andrew were in our shoes, he wouldn’t say things like these!
He felt deeply wronged by the accusations when an idea suddenly struck him. Not only could he set a trap for Andrew through this idea, but it could also free him from the current
Wearing a smile, he said, “If you think you can do it, go ahead! Compared to you, I’m not very skilled at taking care of people. There’s only one episode left of this live variety show series. You can take over next time.
I seriously don’t want to suffer any longer. Not only do I have to work hard to earn money,
but Jodie, whom I have specifically offered to look after, also plays tricks on me. Moreover, I have once again offended Simone, my biological sister.
So, what benefits have I gotten by making Titus owe me a favor and agreeing to participate in this variety show? What was I thinking back then?!
If Andrew thinks he’s capable, he should take over next time. I quit!
Instantaneously, Aaron’s eyes lit up. “Andrew, you can swap with me if you want.”
Andrew was speechless, wondering how the conversation turned into them asking him to take their place in the variety show.
He shook his head. “I’m not interested in joining variety shows.”
But Luca said, “I wasn’t interested in participating in variety shows before either, but I came for the sake of taking care of Jo. We can’t take care of Jo, but you can. So, I’ll let
you replace me for the next episode. As for me, I’ll just be a temporary guest for this episode. That’s settled, then. I’ll go find the director tomorrow and discuss this with him.”
“Why are you in such a hurry?” Despite being speechless, he was actually tempted. Luca does have a point. Indeed, I can look after and protect Jo from being bullied if I participate in the live variety
Still, something feels off, judging by how eager Luca and Aaron want me to replace them.
“So now you can show us what you can do. But of course, we have to talk to the director first. Otherwise, someone else might take the spot, and how will you protect Jo then?” Luca
Giving him a suspicious look, Andrew asked, “You’re up to something, aren’t you?”
Upon hearing that, Luca rolled his eyes at him. “What could I possibly be up to? It’s just a
variety show, not a big deal. Didn’t you just blame me for not taking good care of Jo when that was clearly my purpose for joining the variety show? So now, you can show us how well you can look after her.”
At once, Aaron chimed in, “Yeah, Andrew, show us what you can do. We can learn from you in the future.”
It’s too bad that Luca has taken the initiative and asked Andrew to switch with him. Otherwise, I would’ve quit continuing to be a guest on this live variety show.
I participated in the first episode solely for the sake of Jodie.
In the end, not only was I criticized by the entire internet, but a group of fans also turned against me. To make things worse, my relationship with Simone became even more strained.
Yet, Jodie still showed no signs of appreciation after I endured so much hardship and injustice.
Life is tough! Someone! Anyone! Please come and save me! Maybe I can persuade Titus or Reuben to take my place on the next episode of this live variety show after returning to Corynthea this time.
Seeing his two brothers urge him like this, Andrew figured he would come across as melodramatic if he declined them.
After all, he shared the same opinion as them.
Therefore, he nodded at Luca. “Alright. Go and ask the director tomorrow if I can take place.”
Luca immediately responded, “Most definitely can. Just leave it to me. I’ll make sure it’s taken
Seeing Luca look as if he was eager to pass on a burden, Andrew felt that he had ulterior motives.
Suddenly, he remembered an issue. “But with Jo injured like this, can she continue doing livestream in the next episode?”
Luca hesitated momentarily. That’s right! I was only focused on quickly getting rid of the burden and had forgotten about this.
“She probably won’t be able to recover in time if we stick to the usual schedule,” he said.
In an instant, Andrew changed his mind. “In that case, I won’t replace you. Jo isn’t going to be in the live variety show, so why should I participate?”
Still, just to be safe, Luca suggested, “How about I go and talk to the director? If Jo joins the next episode, then you can replace me. If Jo isn’t joining, you don’t have to replace me, and
I’ll back out as well.”
Either way, I’m not going to subject myself to such thankless suffering in the next episode.
If Jodie doesn’t participate, I will also discuss it with the director and request him to find other guests to take my place.
Aaron couldn’t help but say, “I’ll also back out then.”
Without Luca, I feel awkward when facing Simone alone, mainly because I have realized that Jodie isn’t as innocent and pure as I thought. That’s why I feel guilty when I see Simone.
As Luca could now understand Aaron’s feelings very well, he patted his shoulder and said, “Then let’s both back out together. Maybe we’ll receive less criticism.”
I’ve got my head chewed off by Simone in this episode alone.
Moreover, even if I don’t go online and read the comments, I can guess that the viewers must have criticized me for my appearance and actions throughout the variety show’s livestreaming.
Whether it was questioning Harry’s singing and getting humiliated or confronting Simone without getting the facts straight, all these actions undoubtedly would make me a target of criticism.
Maybe some of my fans even unfollowed me because of this.
I really suffered a loss from participating in this variety show this time. Not only did I receive no appreciation, but it also affected my reputation.
My life is so d*mn hard!
Andrew nodded. “Sure. If Jo participates, then I’ll participate. Otherwise, I won’t bother. Come. Let’s have a late–night snack together. After that, you guys can come with me to the hospital to visit Jo. She’s been feeling so wronged and upset that you guys ignore her. She keeps telling me that she wants to explain things to you guys and doesn’t want to have a strained relationship with you guys because of Simone.”
Sure enough, Luca and Aaron were ready to ask Andrew to treat them if they were purely going to have a late–night snack.
But upon hearing the last few words that escaped Andrew’s lips, they instantly changed their
Aaron clutched his stomach. “My stomach hurts so much that I can’t walk. Let’s talk about it
Luca also rubbed his throat. “My throat aches so much that even drinking water is difficult, let alone having a late–night snack. You go to the hospital to take care of Jo first. Tomorrow,
Aaron and I will meet you there.
As for whether they would go or not, it was up to them.
Judging from their states and hearing Luca’s voice indeed sounded hoarse, Andrew believed him.
“Alright. Then you guys must come tomorrow.” He stood up and added, “I’ll go back to the hospital first. I don’t feel comfortable leaving Jo alone in the ward.”
Upon hearing that, Aaron silently expressed his protest. Jodie had been all alone at the hospital since she got injured a few days ago.
Knowing her personality, she would never allow herself to suffer.
Luca had a similar thought.
That day, he was so angry that he couldn’t eat. Yet, he saw Jodie, who was injured, enjoying a sandwich when he went to the hospital.
Even so, Luca and Aaron were wise enough not to mention or remind Andrew about it.
On the contrary, they kept emphasizing, “Yes, that’s right. Jo is alone in the hospital, so she needs you now.”
Just as Andrew opened the door and was about to leave, Aaron suddenly asked, “Does Dad know
you came here?”
Andrew turned around and said, “Of course not. If Dad knew, would I still be able to come? But I did message his secretary, saying I wasn’t in a good mood and wanted to relax at the nearby attractions. I told him to contact me before they return to Corynthea, and I’ll come back to meet them and return to Corynthea together with Dad.”
This way, it would be less likely for Dad to suspect me.
Aaron smiled and praised, “Andrew, you are indeed clever.”
Andrew smirked proudly. “Of course.”
Once again, he drew Luca
and Aaron’s attention to his request. “You guys must come to the hospital tomorrow. Or else, I’ll personally come and summon you.”
Aaron waved his hand. “No problem. See you tomorrow!”
With that, Andrew left with peace of mind.
Once the door closed, Aaron said to Luca, “Call Dad and betray Andrew.”
“This way, Dad will definitely send someone to find Andrew tomorrow. He will most likely bring Jo back to Corynthea.”
To avoid dealing with Andrew and Jodie tomorrow, they had no choice but to betray Andrew.
Surprised, Luca looked at him with a gaze that said, “I never expected you to be such a cunning person.
Aaron was speechless. “I’m just asking whether you want to betray Andrew or not.”
“We must!” Luca answered decisively. Otherwise, Andrew will pester us beyond endurance with this
Hence, the two called Steven.