Chapter 39 Henry’s Coming Back Soon (2)
Unfortunately, things went contrary to Henry’s wishes. Jamie’s flight ended up being delayed because of a problem.
Jamie gave Henry a call when she was at the airport lounge, but his phone was off because he was at court.
It wasn’t until the trial ended in the afternoon that Henry turned on his phone and received the message from Jamie. He frowned and fell into deep thought.
The assistant of his client happened to come over and mention respectfully, “Mr. Millers, our president, Mr. Lee, would like to treat you to a meal.”
Hearing that, Henry put his phone away and smiled. “Please pass Mr. Lee my gratitude. I will have to take a rain check as I have important matters to handle in Barnwood.”
As he was speaking, Mr. Lee came over and reached out to shake Henry’s hand.
Mr. Lee was an entrepreneur in his early 40s. The refined–looking man said in a friendly manner, “You were brilliant in court, Henry! I won’t keep you here since you have something important to do. Do let me have the honor of welcoming you the next time you come to Hulcaster.”
“Of course,” Henry replied gracefully.
Mr. Lee thought highly of Henry, and he even had his personal driver drive Henry to the airport. Since Jamie was delayed by half a day, she ended up taking the same flight back to Barnwood with Henry.
Before the plane took off, Henry called Crystal again, only for it to go straight to voicemail as her phone was still off.
That put a frown on his face. Something must have happened to Crystal!
Back in Barnwood, Crystal stayed at home the whole day, keeping Anna company as the older woman was emotionally unstable.
In the evening, she cooked and served Anna some food. They were in the middle of eating when Crystal mentioned in a soft voice, “I’m going to see a friend later. Madison introduced them to me. They should be able to help.”
When Anna expressed her doubt, Crystal held her hands and convinced her. “I’m not lying. I really want to give it a try, Aunt Anna.”
It was probably because she was too good at faking it that Anna eventually believed her.
After they ate, Crystal went back to the room and took out a big box. She then took out a photo album from it. As she gently opened the album, there was a photo of her mother when she was young.
Crystal gently caressed it.
Her mother passed away when Crystal was ten years old. A year later, her father got married to Anna. Crystal remembered that her father and Anna often quarreled, but there was one time when Anna ended up crying her eyes out. Anna also questioned Crystal’s father about why he treated someone else’s child so well that he even didn’t want to have a child of his own.
Chapter 39 Henry’s Coming Back Soon (2)
That was when the young Crystal found that she was not her father’s biological daughter. Afraid that she would suddenly be abandoned, she would whine about wanting a younger sibling whenever the adults were not arguing.
However, Anna never got pregnant.
The woman loved John dearly and even raised Crystal with him, and she was also nice to Crystal as time went by. There was no way Crystal could bear letting Anna go to prison, and for years at that.
A tear then fell on the photo, and Crystal quickly wiped it away.
Anna, who was at the door, happened to see everything.
Her gaze went dim as she tried to speak to Crystal in a gentle tone. “You have an appointment, don’t you? You should freshen up before you go out.”
Hearing that, Crystal closed the photo album and put it back into the box.
She then went to change into a different outfit. However, she couldn’t keep herself from hugging Anna before she went out.
Anna was beginning to feel uneasy.
Despite that, Crystal had a faint smile on her face when she raised her gaze. She told Anna about how the person Madison introduced her was someone so capable that even Robert would behave. Anna only let her be on her way then.
After Crystal closed the door, she leaned against it dazedly for a long time.
I’m betraying myself just like this…
It was already dusk at this time. The sky was gorgeous and desolate and looked as though it had been burned by red clouds.
Crystal quietly stared at it for some time before she finally turned around and got on a bus.
It was already 8.00PM by the time she arrived at Robert’s villa. The man was dressed in a three–piece suit as he sipped on wine on the couch. The luxurious glow reflected by the crystal chandelier above only made his handsome face even more alluring.
Crystal’s heart might have skipped a beat if it was in the past. But now, all she felt was disgust.
When Robert saw her, he murmured hoarsely, “Where the hell did you go? I have been calling you all day!”