Chapter 75 Settling the Score
Salma stared at Jodie and the others, her mind filled with questions. When did her sons and adopted daughter become like this? When Jo first arrived, all five sons resisted and clamored for a sister. Especially the youngest, who would wake up crying and searching for his lost sister every night. He became listless and lacked vitality.
They sought help from a master who suggested that Jo should be called by Simone. This would not only help them find their biological daughter in the future but also bring happiness and prosperity to the Gray Family. The master also recommended that Jo sleep with the youngest at night to help suppress his nightmares.
Initially, the youngest resisted, but after a few days, his attitude toward Jo slowly changed. He no longer woke up from nightmares, and his mental state began to improve with Jo’s company. They developed a close bond, and Jo integrated herself into the lives of the other sons, improving their relationships with each other. The boys no longer ranted about looking for their sister.
Salma wondered when the dynamics started to reverse. The sons, apart from doting on Jo, would worry and pamper her. She remembered the incident when the eldest son princess carried Jo upstairs, claiming that Jo had fallen asleep on the couch. The sons would compete to carry Jo when the family went out, and they happily helped her finish her meals. If anyone else had asked them to do that, her fussy sons wouldn’t have done it, but they happily helped Jo.
Initially, Salma was pleased with the relationship between the adopted daughter and the sons, thinking of it as sibling–like. However, now she felt a chill down her spine, questioning if her sons were treating Jo as a sister or something more inappropriate. This is preposterous. They can’t treat their adopted sister like that. She’s a girl, Salma had never taught her about the difference in sexes, so she might not know to stay away from the boys. But you boys are older than her. You should know better.
Salma’s anger grew as she thought about it.
Jodie noticed a sharp gaze shooting at them and saw the complexity and anger on Salma’s face. Jodic, seeking comfort, sat next to Salma and hugged her, expressing her grievances. Her eyes were red, and she said, “Mom, they’re all cursing me. I’m so upset.” Jodie had gotten used to being comforted by her brothers and had forgotten to restrain herself in front of Salma.
If this was in the past, Salma probably wouldn’t think too much about it, but after the Internet’s rumors went wild and talked about how she was flirting with Aaron and looked more like a couple than siblings, everyone was starting to take it the wrong way. Salma must be keeping an eye on the Internet lately, so she couldn’t let Salma misunderstand this. Jodie believed that Simone was behind all of this, intending to harm her.
Ever since the livestream began, Simone hinted that Jodie and Aaron shared a close relationship. Now, a lot of people were replaying the show and taking a screenshot of all the intimate actions between Jodie and Aaron. Then she set up a trap for her and Leon and dragged Titus and Aaron into this, making them look like they were having a sordid relationship. She did it on purpose. To hurt me.
Determined to settle the score, Jodie continued to hold Salma and express her grievances. “Mom, I.”
Salma froze up at first when Jodie held her. Salma, listening to Jodie’s complaints, felt her anger dissipate and patted Jodie on the back. She did raise this child, and she patted her, feeling concerned for her.
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“Reuben and Titus are investigating the mastermind behind the scenes. Once they find out, they will seek revenge for you. Don’t be upset.” Salma reassured Jodie.
Jodie rubbed her shoulder against Salma’s and expressed her happiness to have them as her family
Salma smiled. “We raised you Of course, we have to be nice to you.” But she couldn’t let the matter go just yet. She coldly looked at her five sons and criticized their behavior as unacceptable. She emphasized the need to maintain a certain distance between men and women, especially with Jo Salma warned them to be more careful and avoid hugging and embracing fo and any overly intimate
Aaron, remembering the online comments, felt furious and awkwardly replied that he understood Andrew and Luca didn’t see any problem with their behavior, as they had always treated Jo like a sister. Andrew defended their relationship, stating that it was the outsiders who had twisted thoughts:
Salma scolded them, reminding them that they were adults and that sibling relationships should avoid such gestures to maintain proper manners. She then turned to Jodie and advised her to be careful well.
Jodie disagreed in her heart, knowing that she had subtly fostered a close and protective relationship with her brothers over the years. She considered them all as her own.
What if their relationship became distant in the future? However, she obediently nodded and said, “Mom. I didn’t understand these things before, but I will listen to you and be more cautious in the future.”
In front of Salma and her noodles, Jodie was obedient, considerate, and well–behaved, never throwing
This was one of the reasons why Salma liked to spoil her.
Salma finally said with satisfaction. “You are the most well–behaved
She looked sharply at her sons and asked, “Did you hear that? She didn’t notice that Jodie, who was int her arms, winked at her brothers.
They all replied. “Yes, we heard it, and we will be more careful in the future.”
They all said that, but they didn’t take it too seriously.
However, they did need to be more cautious with outsiders in the future; otherwise, it would damage Jo’s reputation.
For now, this matter was considered resolved.
Salma suddenly remembered something that had made her feel uneasy before
She asked Jodie, “What’s going on between you and Leon?” Jodie had already prepared how to respond. to Salma and the others.
She said with even more grievance, Leon and I are innocent. We met privately because Melinda likes me, and he would bring me gifts. That so–called couple pendant was also given to me by Melinda, and neither Leon nor I knew about it before. Simone misunderstood the situation, but when Leon tried to
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explain, she didn’t want to listen. This misunderstanding has caused everyone to have the wrong impression of us.”
Hearing Jodie’s words, Salma felt relieved.
It was just a misunderstanding.
This kind of thing could be clarified by asking Mrs. Foster so Leon and Jo couldn’t be lying.
And Jo had indeed been favored by Mrs. Foster since childhood.
As long as she wasn’t stealing her biological daughter’s boyfriend, Salma could have a sound
“Oh, I see. It was just a misunderstanding.”
She then said to Titus, “Go find Simone and offer her the best contract with the company’s finest resources. This will serve as compensation for her
She paused and added, “It’s also a good opportunity to bring her back. She’s a Gray Family heiress. Living in a small apartment like that is just not right.”
She wanted her daughter to come back but couldn’t bring herself to ask, so she sent her second son instead.
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