Chapter 168 Now Everyone Knows Simone Is Good?
Zac had never expected that Aaron would drink the drink he made. He claimed to have used the drinks from the other table, but Aaron could have easily denied it. After all, this excuse was easily exposed. He had already figured out what to do if both of them didn’t drink this drink. However, to his surprise, Aaron drank it without hesitation.
Zac had planned to trick Leon and Jodie, but they didn’t drink a single glass. He felt a bit
for himself and decided to punish himself by drinking three glasses.
On the other hand, Aaron was also surprised that Zac would admit to his actions voluntarily. When he saw the drinks, he guessed that it was Zac who was up to no good, not the bartender who had concocted the drinks. Paying 150 per glass was a scam, considering that the most. expensive cocktail in the place was only 30.
Moreover, if the other party had ordered the drinks at their table, he could have completely denied it. The owner couldn’t possibly keep an eye on them paying, and whoever ordered it should pay. He wasn’t that foolish.
At that time, Aaron thought that maybe this would make Simone feel better, and he did lose the bet. So, he took the initiative to jump into the pit and also helped them set up Luca, letting the latter experience it himself and see his younger sister from a different perspective. Now that Zac did this, he had to admit that he was quite clever, and his dissatisfaction disappeared. Giving Zac a lopsided smile, he said, “You finally acted like a decent person.”
Zac returned his smile and replied, “Cheers!” Then, he picked up a glass of cocktail and drank it in one gulp. The drink he made was terrible, and he vowed to never touch it again in the future. He then drank the remaining two glasses in succession.
After drinking the three glasses, Zac sat back in his original seat and started chatting and drinking with the others. The atmosphere at their table was very lively, with laughter and
On the other hand, the atmosphere at the other table was relatively subdued. Luca looked somewhat depressed as he picked up the wine on the table and drank glass after glass. It was clear that he was very unhappy and annoyed.
Leon remained silent, holding his wine glass and occasionally looking toward Simone’s direction. Aaron didn’t want to talk either, so he picked up his phone and randomly opened an app to distract himself.
Feeling awkward, Jodie wanted to start a conversation, but no one paid attention to her. Finally, unable to bear it, she reached out and tugged at Luca’s sleeve, persuading him, “Luca, don’t drink anymore.”
Casting her an ugly smile, he replied. “I want to drink now. Don’t worry about it.” He
continued to drink, leaving Jodie feeling helpless. Piqued, she no longer cared about him.
After a while, Simone and the others left, and Leon suggested going back to the hotel. Luca didn’t want to go back and insisted on drinking more, but Aaron forcefully pulled him away.
No one spoke during the cab ride to the hotel. After checking in, Leon greeted everyone and returned to his room first.
Turning to Luca, Jodie asked, “Luca, are you okay? Should I buy some hangover medicine for you?”
Although Luca had a thorn in his heart, hearing her words made him feel a little better. Shaking his head, he said, “I’m fine and not drunk. Don’t bother. His gaze softened, and he reached out to stroke her head, saying, “You should go back to your room and rest because you have to make money tomorrow.”
Jodie breathed a sigh of relief and flashed him a sweet and obedient smile, saying sincerely, “Then. you should rest early, too. If you don’t feel well tonight, give me a call.”
Luca nodded and replied, “Okay!”
As Jodie was still mad at Aaron, she didn’t want to talk to him much but waved and smiled during the live broadcast, saying, “Aaron, goodnight!
Aaron nodded and answered, “Goodnight!”
Luca was also mad at Aaron, so he didn’t pay attention to him and went back to his room.
Aaron sighed as he watched Luca’s back, thinking. He’s so easily consoled by her. What a fool. He remembered the time when he was getting an IV drip alone, and Jodie said she would accompany him, but she didn’t really want to. So, he said it wasn’t necessary, and she didn’t do it. If it was Simone, not only would she accompany him, but she would also cook and make home remedies for him.
If it were Simone today, she would remember that Luca couldn’t drink too much. Otherwise, his throat would hurt. Moreover, she wouldn’t just say empty words and would buy hangover and throat medicine for Luca.
Aaron thought for a moment and didn’t go to his room. Instead, he turned around to leave the hotel. The cameraman, under the director’s signal, followed him, and they went to the pharmacy, where they saw Aaron buying hangover and throat-soothing medicine.
This action stunned the viewers, especially the fans who had been criticizing Aaron in the live chat.
Aaron’s fans couldn’t help but fight back. They said, “Look, compared to Jodie, Aaron is the real little brother. Jodie only uses words to coax, but the little brother uses actions.”
This time, the fans didn’t fight back because many of them knew that Luca’s throat would hurt if he drank too much or ate something spicy. Although Aaron and Zac had played a prank on Luca before, which made them angry, they couldn’t stay angry at this moment.
Instead, it was their idol who always protected and cherished Jodie, the one who said she would buy hangover medicine but didn’t actually do it. This showed that she didn’t care. Compared to Aaron, who just tricked his brother, Jodie’s concern seemed ridiculous.
On the way back to the hotel, an assistant, at Jonah’s request, struck up a conversation with Aaron. “You’re really considerate. You knew that Luca’s throat would hurt if he drank too much, so you bought medicine for him, right?”
With a smile, Aaron replied, “Compared to Simone, what I did is nothing.” He then went on to talk about Simone’s kindness toward himself and Luca when she was in the Gray Family, such as making homemade throat lozenges and other herbal medicine.
Simone’s fans who were listening felt heartbroken. Even the fans of Luca and Aaron felt a bit uncomfortable because it turned out that Simone had put in a lot of effort when she was a part of the Gray Family, and those who used to criticize her were now silent.
If it was their own sister who treated them so well, they would be crazy to cut off ties with her and cause such a rift.
So, Luca got what he deserved. Of course, Aaron was not innocent either. He was one of those who mistreated Simone in the past.
Simone’s fans sneered. Did they finally realize how talented Simone was? Sorry, it was too late! And now, Luca and Aaron’s fans, unable to vent their anger, began to criticize Jodie, calling her a fake angel, pretending to care, and not as good as Aaron, a genuine guy.
Moreover, she instigated conflicts between the brothers and even caused a rift between them and their sister, Simone. She was simply toxic and a troublemaker, creating chaos within the family.
As Jodie finished showering and stepped out, she screamed upon seeing herself in the mirror. She noticed that her once fair skin had become dull, and there were even some blemishes on her cheeks.
Her complexion was not as fair and smooth as before and seemed to have darkened slightly.
Jodie covered her mouth, panic evident in her eyes.
The fact that this had happened indicated that her spiritual energy had declined and might have backfired. Quickly, she grabbed her phone, ready to send a text message, but when she picked it up, she realized that it was not her phone.
Her face contorted with anger. This can’t continue like this, and it’s all because of Simone.
Tomorrow, I’ll have to avoid the camera and borrow a phone to make a call.