Chapter 270 Good News
No matter what the good news was, it couldn’t pique Arianna’s interest. The same was true for Dalton. Knowing that the company was doing well not only failed to cheer him up, but it made him feel even worse.
The Fleming family kept their word, but what about him?
He glanced at his eldest daughter, his eyes growing redder and redder.
He regretted it, what’s the difference between this and selling one’s daughter for glory?!
“My company still has matters to attend to, it’s very late now. Whatever it is, let Seraphina put it aside for now, we can discuss it tomorrow after a good rest.”
Dalton looked exhausted, he had been tired all day and had no energy left to deal with anyone else.
“I’m a bit tired too, little sister. You entertain Seraphina first, I… I’ll go upstairs first.” Arianna held back her tears and quickly went upstairs.
Claudia sat in the living room, contemplating how to explain to Dalton and the others that she had already taken action.
In the end, she still resorted to using her organization’s connections, just like the time she helped the Friedan family. She called the heads of each company, using both threats and inducements. As soon as these people heard that it was someone from the Enigma organization, they immediately agreed to do a favor for the Johnson family.
In order to strengthen the financial chain of the Johnson family, she had several tech giants under the Enigma organization seek cooperation with the Johnson family.
The Johnson family had been good to her, she couldn’t possibly stand by and watch the Johnson family in distress.
She came tonight just to tell her uncle this news, so he wouldn’t worry.
Sienna walked in with an embarrassed look on her face and gave her a forced smile, “Seraphina, my sister and dad got busy as soon as they got home. How about we take a nap first and talk tomorrow?”
She didn’t know what good news Seraphina wanted to tell them, but she could clearly feel the sorrow and sadness of her father and sister.
Upon hearing this, although Claudia didn’t quite understand, she vaguely felt that something was amiss.
“I was a bit tired too, you go rest, we can talk about anything tomorrow.”
Claudia gave a gentle smile and started walking towards her room
from the spiral staircase.
This room was located on the second floor, it was said to have been Arianna’s room before. After she came to Vencumfield, Arianna
willingly gave up her own room for her to live in, without any complaints.
This family had treated her with their whole hearts, she always wanted to give something back.
She walked up to Arianna’s room door, heard Arianna’s heartbreaking cries from inside, and her steps halted.
Such repression and sorrow, like enduring all the grievances, suddenly broke through the dam and poured out.
When a person is in a state of disarray, they least want others to see. After some thought, she ultimately did not knock on the door.
Inside the room, after Arianna had finished crying, there was silence. She took a bottle of medicine from the drawer, her eyes vacant, her face a picture of desolation.
Having her marry a fool, she would rather have died.
Axton had already helped the company, and within two days, Axton would demand an explanation from his father.
After all, he had already helped the family business, it was impossible for him to go back on his word. As for her, if she were to die, no one would blame her.
She slowly unscrewed the cap, saw half a bottle of pills, and her hand began to tremble.
In her mind, the scene of the handsome man in the garden calling her sister emerged.
She closed her eyes, just as she was about to swallow, a knock sounded from outside the door.
“Arianna, were you there? It was Seraphina, I had something to tell you.”
Arianna’s hand, holding the pill, paused. She quickly stuffed the item. into the blanket, wiped her tears fiercely, and walked to the door in her slippers.
The door opened, and Claudia’s radiant face was full of anxiety, “Arianna, are you alright?”
Arianna shook her head, “Seraphina, is there something you need? I’m not in a good mood today, can we talk about it tomorrow?”
She knew that none of this was Seraphina’s fault, but her emotions were off at the moment, and she was afraid she might vent her negative feelings on her cousin.
Claudia stared at her steadily, “Can’t wait until tomorrow.”
She had just received a message from Pedro, saying that Dalton and Arianna had gone to the Fleming family today. Axton had made an outrageous request – he could help the Johnson family, but Arianna had to marry his foolish grandson.
The so–called “foolish grandson” was Magnus’s half–brother from the same father, who was always treated as invisible because of his foolishness.
Claudia never imagined that Dalton would actually consider using Arianna’s marriage as a bargaining chip to save the company.
Dalton loved his eldest daughter Arianna the most and had high hopes / for her. He would never have agreed to Axton’s demands if he hadn’t been driven to desperation!
She finally understood why Arianna was sad and upset. Anyone would be unhappy if they were married to a fool.
Seeing Claudia’s determination to stay in her room, Arianna’s face turned slightly pale. In the end, she seemed to be drained of all her strength, slumping weakly on the edge of the bed, she said listlessly, “Then you speak.”
Father said that this deal absolutely could not be known by Seraphina, otherwise she would definitely feel guilty and upset.
The secret was so oppressive that it was unbearable. When she was about to pass out from suffocation, Claudia’s words were like a floating log, saving her.
“I used the power of the organization to help the company, Arianna, you don’t have to marry Zyon anymore.”
The atmosphere froze, and there was a deafening silence.
Arianna couldn’t believe what she had heard, abruptly standing up and grabbing her hand, asking, “Is what you said true?”
“The organization… You’re really involved with that organization?” Arianna’s eyes widened, the tears at the bottom of her eyes hadn’t faded away, and suddenly surged up again, “Seraphina, you’re not joking with me, are you? How could you be involved with this organization?”
Even if there was, an organization that solved the company’s problems so quickly, how much authority must Seraphina have had.
Arianna stood numbly, suddenly feeling as if she was floating on a cloud.
She was full of anticipation, yet she dared not believe.
Seeing her like this, Claudia felt a slight pang in her heart.
When she just came in, Arianna looked as pale as death, her lifeless demeanor seemed like she was about to give up the ghost any second
It was clearly her problem, but Arianna was willing to take all the
From childhood to adulthood, apart from her grandmother and people
like Pedro, she had never received the care of her relatives. She thought she would be alone for the rest of her life, but she never expected to have such pure family love.
“Arianna, the crisis at the company wasn’t resolved by the Fleming family, it was me. I’m a high–ranking member of the organization, and I’m not afraid to make a joke of myself. The Johnson family’s affairs are just a word away for me.” Her tone was firm, like a sea–stabilizing needle, anchored in Arianna’s heart.
Arianna stared blankly at this cousin, who was outwardly bright and inwardly resilient.
High–ranking, she was actually high–ranking in that organization.
The sadness faded away, immediately followed by a burst of ecstasy.
“Thank you.” Arianna couldn’t help but hug her tightly, tears falling uncontrollably.
Claudia hugged her back, feeling warmth in her heart.
Great, she protected the relatives who were good to her.
The lights were brightly lit in the Johnson Group’s office.
Dalton’s office was filled with the company’s top executives.
“Dalton, we have to thank Axton this time.”
“Yes, since you’ve already agreed to marry off your daughter, you should keep your promise.”
The people present were speaking one after another, all urging Dalton to make a decision.
The company had almost gone bankrupt overnight, and now, having been barely saved by Axton, they didn’t want to return to those days of living in fear.
Dalton didn’t speak, sitting there alone, smoking one cigarette after another.
The weather was cold and he was lightly dressed, his nose and face had already turned red from the cold.
Suddenly, the ringing of the telephone broke the noise in the house.
Dalton picked up his phone and saw that it was Arianna who had called.
Thinking of his eldest daughter who was about to be “sold” by him, Dalton’s eyes turned red again.
He was really useless!
At an old age, he had to rely on selling his daughter to save the
The phone kept ringing, as if the caller would continue to call if he didn’t answer.