The Charismatic Charlie Wade by Lord Leaf Chapter 267
When they drove into the city, the terrifying storm gradually subsided as if nothing had happened earlier.
Then, a spring breeze dispersed the stormy cloud and a rainbow hung in the sky like a painting. Everyone looked upwards, mesmerized in nature’s beauty.
Charlie stopped the car at the entrance of the antiquity commodity market and dropped Zachary off here.
As soon as Zachary got out of the car, he bowed at Charlie respectfully and said, “Thank you, Master Wade!”
Charlie looked at him and said flatly, “Zach, don’t ever tell anyone about what happened today, do you understand?”
“Yes, of course! Don’t worry, Master Wade,” Zachary said in a gracious and serious tone. His face was full of admiration as he regarded Charlie as a godlike figure.
Charlie nodded and drove away. Zachary, on the other hand, stood on the same spot and watched him leave, not daring to move even when the car had disappeared from his sight.
Charlie sent Loreen, who still remained in the car, directly to the hotel.
Loreen had always lived in Shangri-La ever since she arrived at Aurous Hill. The hotel’s security team was among the top in the city and it was one of the Wade family’s properties. Loreen’s cousin would never dare to attack Loreen here even if he borrowed courage from a lion.
Loreen shot a complex and complicated glance at Charlie throughout the journey even after she got out of the car, as if there was a huge boulder smacking her heart. She had a lot to say to Charlie. She wanted to thank him, apologize to him, and say how much she regretted looking down on him and misinterpreting him.
But she couldn’t say all these in front of Claire.
There were a few times when her words were hanging by her mouth and she swallowed them back.
When Loreen walked to the lobby entrance, Claire hugged her and said gently, “Loreen, remember to call Charlie when you’re in trouble, don’t ever put yourself in danger.”
Loreen nodded and replied, “Don’t worry, Claire, I will.”
Charlie was a little jealous when he watched Claire hugging Loreen. He could count on one hand how many times his wife had hugged him but she and her bestie had been hugging each other ever so often. He was utterly jealous.
What he failed to notice was Loreen’s envious gaze at Claire.
Since Loreen was Claire’s best friend, Charlie decided to give Loreen as much protection as he could gather. When the ladies were bidding farewell, he sent a text message to Isaac. “Send a message to Eastcliff’s Thomas family on my behalf. If anyone dares to assault Loreen Thomas again, I’ll wipe them off the face of this earth!”
As the Thomas family had way much less power than the Wade family, he believed they would not dare to make a move for the time being.
As soon as they returned home, Claire hurried to the bathroom to take a shower and change into fresh clothing because she was drenched by the rain.
Charlie handed over all the money that Zachary had given him to Jacob.
Jacob took the three hundred grand and laughed triumphantly. “Haha! This is just the beginning! Next time, I’ll use the same tactic and earn three million from him. Finally, it’s my opportunity to provide a good and comfortable life for this family! Hahaha!”
Charlie smiled awkwardly and thought to himself, ‘Sigh, my dear father-in-law, please spare Zachary from your stupor. I have no idea how much that dude can earn from the deceptions and scams, but he’s lost three hundred grand to you alone! I bet he’ll still buy scrap and junk from you since you’re my father-in-law and he can’t afford to piss you off, but you’re going to make him bankrupt sooner or later!’
Although Zachary was a dishonest trader, he was not a bad person and it wouldn’t be nice to always take advantage of him.
So Charlie cleared his throat and started, “Dad, I think you’d better not deal with Zachary so often. That dude is such a dishonest person and you’ll get the short end of the stick one day if you keep mingling with him.”
Jacob scowled disdainfully. “Hush! What do you know? You’re always out fortune telling for those people and that’s a scam! We’re running a very serious and earnest antique business here! Don’t be such a busybody if you don’t know anything, just watch and see for yourself!”