Chapter 205 We Can’t Let This Happen
Steven had just finished a meeting when his secretary informed him that Andrew had gone. to have fun at the nearby attractions. He didn’t suspect a thing as he knew Andrew couldn’t sit still. Shortly after, his phone rang. Upon seeing that it was an unfamiliar number but with a domestic area code, he answered out of curiosity. As soon as the call got through, he heard Aaron’s voice on the other end.
“Dad, do you have a moment?” Steven was surprised a little before replying, “Yes. What’s the
Aaron stated helplessly. “Well, there’s indeed something. You see, Andrew just came to me and Luca, asking us to accompany him in taking care of Jo. But we’re currently filming a live variety show. Plus, we had some conflicts with Jo before, so it’s inconvenient for us to go. Yet, Andrew kept insisting. So, we have no choice but to come to you.”
Then, he intentionally added, “Didn’t you take Andrew away before? How did he end up in Slovance?”
Steven’s face darkened, for he hadn’t expected Andrew, who claimed to be going to nearby attractions to relax, to actually fly to Slovance.
Andrew obviously had gone to find Jodie!
Furthermore, not only did he go to take care of her himself, but he also dragged his other two brothers. into it. It’s simply outrageous!
“He had gone to the hospital to look after Jodie?” he asked.
With that, Aaron replied, “Yeah. He said he came specifically to take care of Jo. He even scolded Luca and me, blaming us for not taking good care of Jo and saying that we were too heartless.”
He wasn’t exaggerating, though. Those were all words spoken by Andrew.
Upon hearing that, Steven frowned and asked, “Does he not know what happened a few days ago?” He had been busy and hadn’t informed Andrew about it.
Luca chimed in, “He knows. Jo told him everything. But he believes she is innocent and blames us for being heartless and going too far.”
If we don’t betray Andrew, who else can we betray? Serves him right for gloating at us and blaming us as soon as he arrived!
Steven’s face grew even darker. “This sem! I can’t believe he couldn’t distinguish right from wrong. Why doesn’t he show the same concern for his biological sister? It’s clear that Simone
is the victim, but he goes to comfort and takes care of the perpetrator.”
Luca sighed. “Exactly. He even blamed me, too.”
Sure enough, Steven couldn’t let Andrew continue like this.
It’s because I hadn’t properly cared for my sons before that each of them was getting manipulated by Jodie now.
“Keep an eye on Andrew. If he picks on Simone because of Jodie, I want you two to intervene quickly and drag him away,” he instructed.
Then, he emphasized, “I will send someone to Slovance tomorrow to bring him and Jodie back together.”
To prevent Jodie from instigating Andrew and causing any trouble, Steven figured it would be safer to bring them both back to Corynthea.
Upon hearing that, Aaron and Luca breathed a sigh of relief.
As expected, Dad won’t let us down.
Right now, we can only pray and hope for the best for Andrew.
After hanging up the phone, Steven pondered momentarily before contacting Salma.
He informed her about Andrew deceiving his secretary and secretly going to Slovance to find Jodie.
He asked Salma to personally go to Slovance tomorrow with his assistant and bring the two of them back.
Once Jodie returned, Salma was to keep a close eye on her and prevent her from causing any trouble.
As for Andrew, Steven would deal with him when he returned.
Salma didn’t expect that Jodie would ask Andrew to sneak off to Slovance after she contacted Melinda.
Hence, she was particularly unhappy and didn’t want to go.
But since her husband insisted, she couldn’t refuse and could only agree.
At the same time, she was even more disappointed in Jodie and couldn’t help but feel a
dislike for her.
I must teach Jodie a lesson once I have brought her and Andrew back with me.
In the hospital, Jodie was disappointed when she saw Andrew return to the ward alone.
“Andrew, where are Luca and Aaron? They’re not coming with you?” she asked with a hint of grievance. “Are they still unwilling to forgive me?”
Andrew walked to her bedside, sat down, and replied, “No. Aaron has a stomachache, while Luca has a sore throat. So, they couldn’t come today. They promised me that they will surely come to see you tomorrow.”
Only then did Jodie feel relieved and take the initiative to lean into Andrew’s embrace.
held onto his waist tightly and rubbed his shoulder. “Thank you, Andrew!” After a moment of thought, Andrew said, “Luca said he will talk to the director tomorrow about me replacing him as a guest on the next live variety show.”
Jodie was taken aback. “Huh? Luca wants to switch?” Her resentment grew stronger.
Why does Luca want Andrew to replace him? Is he implying that he doesn’t want to appear on the variety show with me? How can a grown man like him be so petty?
Andrew smiled and said, “It was my idea. Luca and Aaron couldn’t take care of you properly, so I’m worried. That’s why I asked him to talk to the director. Of course, I won’t join either if you don’t participate in the next episode.”
His words touched Jodie a little. As expected, Andrew cares about me the most.
“I want to participate in the next episode. After all, I must finish what I have started. As long as I recover from my injury, I will participate.”
As she spoke, she drew circles on Andrew’s chest. “Andrew, I shall leave my care in your good. hands then.”
Lowering his head, Andrew looked at her with affection. “Okay. I will take good care of you.”
This was a single room in the hospital with only one bed.
Andrew had originally planned to sleep on the chair for the night.
However, Jodie said she couldn’t bear to see him tired and pulled him onto the bed with her.
After lying down, Jodie even snuggled into Andrew’s arms, causing his body to stiffen.
Since he grew up, he had never been this intimate with her.
Now that he was holding Jodie, who was soft and had a hint of fragrance, he felt a strange sensation.
However, because he was tired from the day, he fell asleep while contemplating it.
Upon noticing Andrew’s steady breathing, Jodie, who was in his arms, opened her eyes and revealed a smug smile.
The next day, Simone’s group and another group continued to go out and have fun.
Andrew also woke up in the hospital room.
Because the bed was small, he had spent the whole night carefully holding Jodie. As a result, his entire body was sore.
After freshening up, he called Aaron and Luca, asking them when they would arrive at the hospital.
To his dismay, they informed him that they were currently earning money through livestream and couldn’t come and asked him to wait until the evening.
Andrew was left speechless. Therefore, he could only take care of Jodie by himself.
In the afternoon, Simone and her friends went to a renowned restaurant for afternoon tea after finishing sightseeing the famous tourist attractions.
Andrew felt uneasy when he saw how relaxed and comfortable Simone was while Jodie lay in bed crying about the pain from her wound.
So, he decided to talk to Simone and ask her to stop making things difficult for Jodie.
He changed into a fresh set of clothes in the bathroom and came out.
Looking at Jodie, he said, “Jo, I’m going out for a while. I’ll bring back your favorite cake later.”
Jodie, who caught a glimpse of Andrew watching Simone’s livestream, speculated that he might be going to cause trouble for Simone for her sake.
Naturally, this made her happy.
The more strained the relationship between the Gray brothers and Simone became, the less. likely they would reconcile in the future and the more favorable it was for her.
Hence, she replied sweetly, “Okay, Andrew, go ahead.”
Andrew left the hospital and called Luca. He informed him that he was going to that
restaurant to find Simone and asked if they wanted to join him.
Upon hearing that, Luca and Aaron panicked. We can’t let this happen!
What if Andrew goes and gets ridiculed by Simone to the point that he refuses to participate in the next livestream? Moreover, Dad had warned us not to let him pick on Simone.
Thus, the two agreed to join him.