The Heiress‘ Return & Revenge
Chapter 44 You Ruined Everything
At that moment, the Gray brothers were watching both live–stream channels. While Simone was playing various instruments, Jodic and the others performed on the town’s streets.
Jodie confidently played a song on the guitar while Aaron danced in front of her. There was also crowd around them, attracted by the lively atmosphere. However, not many of them recognized the
As for Leon, he was more popular than the others, and some of the townsfolk had watched the dramas. and movies he acted in.
By now, Jodie had finished playing the guitar in her live broadcast.
As someone who understood music, Luca compared the guitar pieces Simone and Jodie played from both live streams and then gave Titus a cold stare. He couldn’t help but quip, “Titus, I don’t think you’re trying to ruin Simone. You’ve clearly sabotaged Jodie, What were you thinking when you told the paid trolls to get Simone to play the same song as Jodie on the guitar?”
Titus fell silent for a moment, not knowing what to say. “I only know Simone can play the violin. I had no idea she knew how to play the guitar. I thought it would make Jo look better if Simone couldn’t play that song.”
He didn’t know much about music. “I thought Jo played quite well. Aaron even danced to her tune, and the atmosphere was great.”
Luca couldn’t help but roll his eyes. “Jo did play well, but it was far from Simone’s. Jo only managed to play the entire song, while Simone managed to convey the song’s emotions. Anyone who understands music can hear that.”
After a moment’s silence, Titus realized he had done something wrong. Frustrated, he rebuked, “Who knew Simone was so talented? I intended to help Jo.”
In his many years of being a manager, this was the first time he failed so terribly.
Andrew asked, “How are we going to save this situation?
Titus shook his head before muttering, “I don’t know either.”
This situation had him stumped as well.
At that, Andrew commented somewhat unpleasantly. “Simone kept that from us so well.”
It had been more than a year since Simone returned to the Gray Family, but she never told them she knew how to play so many instruments. Andrew sighed again. “How sad would Jo be if she knew about this.”
Jodie had always had a delicate mind and was quite sensitive. If she found out Simone had outshone her, she would be devastated. Hence, Andrew suggested, “Why don’t we get those paid netizens to sabotage Simone from another angle?”
Simone seemed indifferent about everything, so she wouldn’t mind getting hated.
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But Titus gave it a thought and rejected the idea. “That’s not doable for now. If we get the trolls to sabotage her from another angle, it would make it very obvious. The audiences aren’t fools. Also, Jonah has quite a status in the entertainment industry, and angering him will do us no good.”
There wasn’t a show Jonah directed that wasn’t popular. Moreover, Titus had several artists under his wing. If he were to offend Jonah, it might cause his other artists to get rejected from joining popular variety shows, which would be a huge loss for him.
With a thunderous expression. Andrew asked, “So, should we just watch as Simone outshines Jo? Simone has already taken away Jo’s identity and wants to steal her popularity. Titus, you’ve ruined everything!” After all, Simone wouldn’t have gotten such a good opportunity to show off her talent if Titus hadn’t intervened.
Titus glanced at him. “Are you blaming me? I tried to sabotage Simone for Jo, but now it’s my fault that something happened.”
If this hadn’t been for Jodie, he would be crazy to get trolls to sabotage his biological sister.
Andrew choked before muttering. “I didn’t say it was your fault. What I mean is that we need to find a chance to make things right.
Titus rebuked coldly. “Of course, I know we must make things right. I don’t need you to remind me, but this episode is about to end, so it won’t be easy to make a turnaround. Let’s wait for the next episode. Get Jo ready to make a comeback. I believe she will definitely outshine Simone,”
Left with no choice. Andrew nodded. “Fine. Once this show ends, I’ll get jo to act in the upcoming series I’ll be directing. I think that’s a good chance to hype her popularity.”
He touched his chin and suggested, “It’ll be better if we can persuade Simone to play the supporting role. She can be a villainous character, cunning and malicious. It will greatly contrast the innocent and kind–hearted female lead. If Simone plays that role and Jo plays the female protagonist, the audience will surely change their view of Jo and may even turn against Simone.”
After all, the audiences would always develop feelings for characters on television and bring their emotions to reality.
Titus understood Andrew’s intention and nodded in agreement. “Once this episode ends, go and look for Simone. Try your best to persuade her to take on the supporting role in your series.
If they succeeded in their plan, they could change the audiences‘ opinions about Simone and Jodie.
“But the most important thing now is to get Jo to stand out in the next episode so that she can starkly contrast Simone. That way, the fans Simone gained now can change into Jo’s fans.”
The fans gained on variety shows aren’t as solid, so there is a possibility they would switch sides at any moment. That is the point the Gray brothers tend to use.
Andrew agreed to that. “Okay. Once they return home after this episode, I’ll go look for Simone.”
After all, Simone still somewhat respected and cared for him. Before, he needed a cameo for one of his series and asked her for help, which she agreed to.
His profession is quite challenging. During the summer of last year, he had to shoot a series in the
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wilderness and suffered quite a bit. When Simone found out about it, she would make refreshments almost every day and send them to his film set for him. Whenever he didn’t have the appetite to eat, she would make medicinal meals and something appetizing to bring to him. Besides that, she also made a cooling sachet for him to wear, which was quite effective. Therefore, he was confident he could persuade her to take on the role.
Once Jo becomes popular, he would find a way to make it up to Simone. For example, he could even give Simone a leading role in his new series.
“As for how to make Jo stand out in the next episode, I’ll leave that to you guys.” He isn’t particularly good at that.
Titus pondered for a moment and turned to Luca. “Luca, you can write a song for Jo. I heard they will head to a larger city for the next two episodes and might even head abroad. Write a song for Jo and tell her to say that she wrote it herself. Make her look like a talented artist.“
Since the plan to make Aaron and Jodie appear close and for Jodie to have a likable personality failed in this episode, it would be best to change to a different image for the next episode.
Andrew agreed with the idea. “Simon was able to showcase her knowledge and skills in this episode, and it seems like the audience enjoys that. I think portraying Jo as a talented artist is a good idea.
He then suggested, “Or we can present her as a prodigy. After all, she graduated from a well–known school overseas. It would be even better to find an opportunity for her to play the piano. That’s her major, and it would certainly impress the audience.”
Luca added, “Jo is excellent at playing the piano, so I think this might work. Moreover, that is her specialty, so Simone won’t be able to compete with Jo in that aspect.”
Titus agreed. “Okay. I know what to do now,”
He put on a confident look, waiting for Jodie to return so that he could guide her on how to defeat Simone. He was certain that he would not fail again.
Reuben, who had been silent all this time, suddenly spoke up. “If they are going overseas for the next episode, that would be advantageous for Jo.”
Jodie had completed her college studies abroad, so she had an advantage in terms of understanding the language and customs.
“I’ll have my secretary discuss this with Jonah once this episode ends. He narrowed his eyes. “If they are planning to go overseas, I’ll sponsor them.
Upon hearing this, the other Gray brothers immediately became interested. “That’s a great idea.”
After all, who would reject sponsorships? Given Jonah’s character, it was very likely that he would agree
Following that, Luca was asked to write a customized song for Jodie.
Meanwhile, Titus instructed the trolls to change their approach. Instead of sabotaging Simone, they were to promote Jodie.
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On the other hand, Simone had no idea that her despicable brothers were planning to scheme against her. After finishing playing the instruments, she gained more approval from her fellow teammates and the elder, who then began teaching her how to play the accompaniment for shadow puppetry.
Simone was bright and quick–witted, not to mention able to grasp things easily, so she learned everything the elder taught her and executed it flawlessly.
The elder looked at her, feeling disappointed. “You have such great talent.”
It was a pity that she was a celebrity and couldn’t enter the shadow puppetry industry. Otherwise, he would really like to introduce her to his friends in Cebros.
But upon further consideration, he realized there was nothing wrong with introducing her to his friends even if she didn’t pursue a career in this industry. Therefore, he decided to invite his friends over tonight and have a chat with them.
Meanwhile, Simone quickly learned the accompaniment for shadow puppetry, so the elder then instructed Zac and the others on how to perform shadow puppetry and do voice–overs.
Since Zac had previous acting experience, his skills weren’t bad. Additionally, Eric was a talented actor, so they quickly grasped the techniques.
On the other hand, Keira, being a singer, was slower in this aspect, but she wasn’t unintelligent and soon caught on after a few practices.
By the end of the afternoon, the four of them were able to put on a shadow puppetry performance, although it still needed some polishing
The elder had a favorable impression of them because he noticed their earnestness in learning and their lack of disdain or displeasure, He said, “Come practice again tomorrow, and you’ll be ready to
The four nodded in agreement. “Sure!”
The audience felt that the four of them did well, especially Simone, who left a strong impression on everyone. They couldn’t help but look forward to the performance in two days.
Meanwhile, in town, Jodie and the others were not having much luck with their plan to earn money by performing on the streets.