The Charismatic Charlie Wade by Lord Leaf Chapter 227
Because of Charlie’s instigation and encouragement, Claire spent the whole night tossing and turning, thinking about her business. She looked rather exhausted and fatigued the next morning due to the lack of sleep.
After waking up, Claire hurriedly freshened herself up. Charlie frowned at the sight and asked, “Dear, why don’t you sleep in? What’s the hurry?”
“I’m going to Millenium Enterprise. I must not be late.”
“Millenium Enterprise? Another interview?”
“No.” Claire shook her head and said gingerly after a short pause, “I’m going to try to look for some projects for myself.”
“Great!” Charlie smiled happily. “If you start a construction company, I’ll be your first employee.”
“Do you think that starting a construction company is like making dinner? Funds and connections are the main criteria for the business to strive and survive,” Claire said. “I want to start from a small office and draw design drawings for the construction company. When I’ve built a significant network for myself and generated enough capital funds, I’ll register the company.”
Charlie chuckled. “Money and connections are not a problem. I can help you start a company right now if you want.”
“No thanks,” Claire rejected his kind offer without thinking, and then said seriously, “I want to try it myself first. Besides, what kind of resources could you possibly have, anyway? Starting a construction company is not a child’s play.”
“I’m serious. I have the money to start a company as well as business connections.” Right now, the Emgrand Group’s investment covered almost 70% of Aurous Hill’s businesses. It was a piece of cake to get some designing projects from construction companies.
Claire assumed that he was just joking, and so, she waved her hand reluctantly and said, “You don’t know anything about the construction industry. I’ll think about the investment, just leave it to me.”
To register a construction company, she needed at least 10 million dollars as start-up capital and a significant amount of circulating capital. Where would Charlie get that amount of money?
Even if he did have the money, it was impossible for him to have the connections in the construction industry.
Charlie was utterly speechless. His wife would rather start from scratch rather than utilize the readily available resources that were himself. He didn’t know what else to say to her.
Claire had just only left the house when Elaine, her mother, returned. She relied heavily on the Wilson Group for her pension, so she had often visited the Wilson Group over the past two days.
Although Claire had cut her ties with the Wilson family, Elaine didn’t seem to share the same sentiment. On the contrary, she wanted to reconcile with them.
“Where did Claire go?”
“She went to look for freelancing projects.”
“What freelancing project! Do you really want to leave the Wilson family?” Elaine huffed in irritation. “It was just a tiny misunderstanding, why do you want to make a fuss out of it and cut ties with them?! We’ve become the laughingstock in the city!”
Jacob stared at Elaine in disbelief and bewilderment.
“Darling, what did Lady Wilson do to you when you were there? Did you knock your head against the wall after all the scolding? Are you out of your mind?”
“What? No! I didn’t lose my senses, mind you!” Elaine threw herself onto the sofa as she growled, “Tomorrow, go to the Wilson family villa with me and apologize to Lady Wilson. She is your mother, and Chris is your brother. Blood is thicker than water, how could you cut ties just like that?”
Jacob glared at her and said in a slightly furious tone, “They wanted to sell my house, and they wanted to rob Charlie’s villa. They have never regarded me as part of the Wilson family ever! If you want to apologize, you can go alone. I won’t step into their house ever again!”
Elaine grew angrier when Jacob, who was always so kind and mild-tempered, became so stubborn and firm. She turned to Charlie and said, “Charlie, your dad is an old, stubborn dog. You be the judge! They are mother and son, they are brothers. Family quarrels are soon mended! Don’t you think it’s a little too childish and trifling to sever ties just like that? Besides, I need to count on the Wilson Group for my pension!”
“See?! She’s crazy! They want to seize my property and rob Charlie’s villa, they even want Claire to divorce Charlie and marry another man! Don’t you see how insane they are?” Jacob stood up and shouted indignantly. “Did they hypnotize you or something when you were there? How could you simply believe everything they said?”
Charlie’s head was tingling in pain as he stood in the middle of the feud, thus, he quickly blurted out an excuse to get out of the miserable situation. “Claire asked me to pick her up, I have to go now.”