Chapter 97 Belated Affection Is Worth Less Than Grass
Leon was taken aback when Melinda called him despicable.
He suddenly burst into laughter. The more he laughed, the louder it became, and his eyes
Melinda had never seen Leon behave so recklessly. With a stern face, she said. Leon, are you listening to me? I don’t like Simone. Since you’ve already broken up, it’s better to end it. Don’t think about her anymore. Jo is so good, gentle, and kind. She’s like a little fairy and my ideal daughter–in–law. Listen to me. Pursue Jo and marry her.
She appeared as a loving mother and emphasized. I won’t harm you.”
Leon stood up, laughing and saying. I listened to you too much before; that’s why I lost the girl I liked. You asked me to be good to Jodie, to take care of her more privately, and I did. You don’t like Simone, so I restrained myself from bringing her in front of you and tried to minimize our alone time. What else do you want?”
He kicked the bottle on the ground, sending it flying. “You’ve already destroyed my feelings, and now you want to force me to marry someone I don’t like. I’m your son, not a dog that just obeys commands. I did everything you asked me to do before.”
Then, he ended his sentence with great pain. “But I can’t break up with Simone.”
Thinking about the girl he had protected and cared for since childhood, the one he held dearly in his heart, he couldn’t let her go.
His heart ached.
He had been good to Jodie before and agreed with Titus to snatch Simone’s spot on the variety show. He even helped Titus by agreeing to announce their relationship publicly.
Apart from following Melinda’s wishes, Leon actually had a hidden agenda. He wanted Simone to leave the entertainment industry and come back to him, to revolve around him. He didn’t want others to see Simone’s brilliance and uniqueness.
He hated seeing her act in romantic scenes with other men.
He only wanted to have her for himself, to keep her by his side.
If Simone was forced to leave the industry by Titus and others, he could take the opportunity to have a secret marriage with her.
He had once suggested that Simone leave the industry, but she resolutely refused.
So, he deliberately acted coldly toward her.
He made her realize that working in the entertainment industry would cause them to spend less and less time together.
He even endured not contacting her for a long time, making her reflect and realize who was more important, him or her work.
As he wished, she would leave the industry.
However, before he could achieve his goal, everything changed.
Simone decisively broke up with him because of Jodie and no longer had any contact with him.
He could feel it this time. She didn’t just play with his desires; she really didn’t want him anymore, and he couldn’t accept this fact.
Now, he was already miserable enough, and Melinda had to add fuel to the fire.
If she hadn’t insisted on making him take care of Jodie, how could he have frequent private interactions with her?
Melinda widened her eyes, showing an incredulous expression. “Are you actually blaming me?” Her eyes turned red. “You’re actually scolding me because of Simone. Leon, I am your mother. Don’t you think that I am more important than the little vixen?” She looked at him with a hurt expression. “Today, you have to choose between me and Simone.”
She couldn’t accept it, nor did she believe that annoying Simone held more weight in his son’s heart than herself.
Leon had stopped laughing manically and looked exhausted. “Mom, I beg you. Please stop causing a scene, okay?”
Melinda was furious. “How am I causing a scene? I just want you to make a choice.” She said, “Give me a definite answer today. Do you want your mother or that vixen?”
The weariness on his face grew stronger, and he felt like he was about to collapse. ‘Don’t force me anymore. Please stop forcing me, okay?”
Melinda said with a sense of grievance, “How is this forcing? I just want you to make a choice.”
Leon suddenly retorted, “Then, who would you choose between me and Reuben?”
She hesitated for a moment. She thought that Leon could not compare himself with Reuben, but she knew she couldn’t say it. She couldn’t let her Leon drift away from her.
Chapter 97 Belated Affection Is Worth Less Than Grass
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So, she replied. “Both you and Reuben are important to me. I can’t let go of either of you.”
Leon responded, “Both you and Simone are important to me. I can’t let go of either of you.”
Melinda was stunned, her face turning pale with anger. “Don’t compare me to that little
Leon frowned. “She’s not a vixen”
She sneered. “If she can bewitch you like this, then she’s definitely a vixen. What else could
Just then, the voice of Gwen suddenly came from the doorway.
So, if you can bewitch my dad like that, does that mean you’re an old vixen?”
She had returned today to take a few documents that had been kept in the safe in the room.
Little did she know that as soon as she reached the upstairs, she heard the sound of arguing coming from this side.
So, she walked over and roughly listened to the conversation between them.
Originally, she didn’t bother speaking up and thought Leon deserved it, but she didn’t expect Melinda to be so excessive, constantly calling Simone a vixen.
She couldn’t help but retort.
Melinda turned her head and saw Gwen, her eyes filled with anger. “You wretched child. How could you speak to your mother like this?”
Gwen sneered. “If I’m a wretched child, then what are you? An old one?”
Melinda clearly had a twisted mind and kept brainwashing Leon, which left Gwen disgusted
to her core.
Melinda was so angry that she fell back. You! Believe it or not, I will make your father kick you out of the family.
How could she have given birth to such a wretched child? She should have abandoned her long ago.
Gwen laughed. “Of course, I believe it. After all, my dad is your lapdog.”
It was true, though. Her father usually had a lot of nower in the family, considering that he was shrewd and clear–headed. When it came to his wife–Melinda, he acted like a lovestruck fool by always being her lapdog.
Melinda had always been cold toward the man. The more distant she was, the more he acted like a lapdog.
When Gwen reflected on this, she suddenly felt repulsed by her past self that pursued Harold.
Fortunately, she had turned over a new leaf.
Unable to restrain herself, Melinda hurriedly walked to Gwen’s side and raised her hand in preparation to slap Gwen, but the young lady grabbed her wrist.
“Melinda, I’m not like my father and brother, who would follow your lead. If you dare to lay a finger on me today, I will seek Grandmother’s intervention.”
Since their grandfather’s passing, their grandmother has undergone a complete
transformation. Perhaps because she couldn’t find anyone else, she significantly changed her attitude toward her grandchildren.
Upon hearing this, Melinda’s expression changed, and she felt even more resentful. She was terrified of that wicked mother–in–law and feared that Gwen would truly seek her out.
That old woman seemed to have gone mad and was now fiercely protective of Gwen.
So, she bluffed, “Gwen, just you wait.
After uttering those words, she angrily stomped away in her high heels.
Gwen chuckled. “Even Melinda can be so cowardly at times.
Leon glanced over and said, “Regardless, she is still our mother. Don’t speak so disrespectfully.”
She gave him a disdainful look. “You’re beyond redemption.”
After saying that, she couldn’t be bothered to deal with Leon and turned to leave.
He hurriedly said, “Gwen, do me a favor.”
Gwen halted in her tracks. “If you want me to persuade Simone, then don’t bother asking.
Leon was taken aback as he didn’t expect Gwen to refuse to help him. After pondering for a moment, he suddenly asked, “What would you do if Harold came back to find you? You can understand me now, right?”
also surprised by Leon’s question. She chuckled. “Then, I’ll tell him that belated with less than grass, I’m not interested. This message applies to you as well. My the same as Simone’s So, I can’t understand you, let alone agree with you.
Then, she suggested, “Leon, go see a psychologist. You have been deeply poisoned by our mother.
After saying that, she returned to her own room, packed her belongings, and left the Fosters.
She attempted to call her father to return and deal with his wife, but she was unsuccessful and ended up becoming angry with herself once again.