Chapter 269 A Melodramatic Life
Axton was in the restaurant, drinking tea and reading the news, when
the butler walked in. Standing by the door, he whispered, “Mr.
Johnson and his daughter have arrived.”
Axton’s hand paused as he was pouring the tea: “Which daughter?”
The eldest daughter, that was Arianna.
Back then, he also took a liking to this girl, thinking that her personality was good and she would be suitable to be his granddaughter–in–law.
Thinking of his foolish grandson, he sighed deeply.
This grandson was born to his son and daughter–in–law, and by rights, was the legitimate eldest grandson of the Fleming family. However, not long after his birth, a fall caused him to become mentally impaired. In order to protect the reputation of the Fleming family, he hid this grandson very strictly. Even if outsiders knew about it, they dared not discuss it much. Instead, it was widely spread under the name of Magnus being the illegitimate child of the Fleming family.
At that time, Magnus was only willing to stay with the Lamont family and had no intention of returning. So, he came up with the idea of
finding a wife for this foolish grandson.
The Johnson family was quite satisfied with Arianna, but
unfortunately, Dalton was a stubborn old man who refused to agree no matter what.
Thinking of the recent predicament the Johnson family had fallen into, Axton understood intuitively, “Let them in.”
Dalton walked in with Arianna, whose eyes were red.
Axton waved at Dalton, “Dalton, it’s been a long time.”
After speaking, he glanced at Arianna out of the corner of his eye. She was appropriately dressed, poised, and her appearance was both dignified and friendly.
“Axton,” Dalton sat down, his tone sincere, “There’s something I need your help with…”
No sooner had he finished speaking than Axton took over the conversation, “Does it have anything to do with Kingston?”
Although he was old, he had always been paying attention to business news. Since there was no younger generation to take over at home, he had developed a worrying character. Whenever there was any movement in business and politics, he would know at the first moment.
He had long been aware of Kingston’s collaboration with other
companies to edge out the Johnson Group.
If Kingston got serious, the Johnson family would only stand a chance if they teamed up with the Friedan family. But Thomas was lying in the hospital, his life hanging in the balance. It was said that the two had a falling out recently, which made it even easier for Kingston to squeeze out the Johnson Group.
The Johnson Group was essentially fighting alone, and they, the Fleming family, were the only ones who could contend with the Ferguson family.
“Since you came to me, and I’ve been good friends with your father for many years, I will definitely help you, but…” He laughed and glanced at Arianna, “I had a wish that has never been fulfilled. You know, my grandson Zyon has never been married… I also know, with Zyon’s illness, he probably won’t change in this lifetime. But I’m a traditional person, Magnus plans to never marry, so I can only put my hopes on Zyon.”
At this point, Dalton understood as well. He glanced at his daughter, whose eyes were red from crying, and felt a sour sensation in his nose.
He knew that as soon as he spoke, Axton would definitely bring up this matter.
But he had cared for his daughter for so many years, was she really going to be sacrificed here?
At that very moment, Dalton was caught between a rock and a hard
place, his heart torn with agony.
Arianna didn’t speak, her hands clenched into fists, her face turned away trembling.
Nobody wanted to marry that fool, Zyon Fleming. Who in their right mind would want to spend the rest of their life with someone like that!
Seeing the suppressed emotions on Arianna’s face, Axton understood. He turned to the maid in the distance and said, “Take Ms. Johnson for a walk in the garden.”
The maid came over, and Arianna stood up.
When leaving, Arianna gave Dalton a deep look, then turned around and left as if she was going to meet her death.
Axton spoke earnestly, “Dalton, business is like a battlefield. Once a company goes bankrupt, it’s hard to bounce back.”
“I’ll handle the matter with Kingston for you, but you could also consider what I just said.”
Upon hearing this, a heavy stone seemed to press on Dalton’s heart, making it hard for him to breathe.
What era was it, and they still had to rely on selling their daughters for profit?
But now, with the situation being urgent, the company’s continued operation or bankruptcy was hanging by a thread.
Dalton suddenly remembered Arianna saying that Claudia was a member of the Enigma organization. If Seraphina really was a part of this organization, she could definitely help the Johnson family. With this thought, he abruptly shook his head, clearing the confusion in his mind. He must have been out of his mind to start believing such
Was he really going to save his company by selling his daughter?
Arianna followed the maid to the back garden of the Fleming family, suddenly hearing a suppressed sobbing sound.
Arianna’s heart clenched tightly, sending a chill down her spine.
There was no one else in the garden, the sound seemed to come from somewhere else.
Arianna followed the sound and saw a big man squatting in the bushes, crying very sadly.
Arianna took a tissue out of her bag and passed it over.
Zyon lifted his head, his beautiful, innocent eyes brimming with tears. He took the tissue, rubbing his eyes, “Thank you, Lady Pretty.”
Even though he was clearly an adult, the words he spoke were like those of a child.
Arianna immediately confirmed that th
of the Fleming family, Zyon.
was the foolish young master
Unsure if it was intentional or coincidental, the maid had actually brought her here, to meet Zyon.
Although the man in front of her was as handsome and exquisite as a character from a painting, she suddenly felt deflated and couldn’t carry on a conversation.
She lifted her foot to walk away, a glint flashed in Zyon’s eyes. He shouted at her retreating figure, “Lady Pretty, my grandfather said you are my wife, is it true?”
Arianna’s steps faltered as she moved forward, nearly losing her balance, and then she fled in panic.
On the way back, Arianna sat in the back seat, not saying a word.
Dalton was also in a bad mood, constantly opening the car window to smoke, one cigarette after another.
When they got home, it was already dark. As soon as Dalton and
Arianna stepped through the door, Sienna rushed out excitedly, “Dad, sister, the company crisis has been resolved!”
Upon hearing this, Dalton’s face faltered. He quickly took out his phone and immediately saw the message his assistant had sent him: “Mr. Johnson, those companies said they won’t terminate the contracts and will continue to cooperate with us next year. Also, several large companies have suddenly approached us wanting to cooperate, our financial chain is stabilized.”
Upon seeing this news, Dalton’s heart didn’t settle down as he had expected. He hadn’t anticipated Axton’s methods to be so swift and decisive, resolving everything in just a few hours.
As expected of the Fleming family, their strength was terrifyingly profound.
Arianna also looked ashen, the Fleming family had helped them, the next step was that she had to marry Zyon.
Thinking of that handsome man, Arianna’s heart ached as if it had been cut by a knife.
Fate was playing tricks on her. Such a perfect man turned out to be a fool, and her life was incredibly melodramatic, as she was to marry him.
“Dad, sis, what’s wrong with you? Why do you look so down?” Arianna, unaware of the reason, smiled at them and said, “Seraphina has been waiting at home for you, she said she has some good news to