The Charismatic Charlie Wade by Lord Leaf Chapter 302
Claire nodded, the frown between her eyes indicating her anxiety.
Soon, from the outside passage, Lady Wilson’s slow walking pace sounded, paired with the sound of her cane hitting the floor. Behind her were Christopher, Harold, and Wendy.
Harold, who was beaten up and arrested some time ago, had just been bailed out by Lady Wilson from the police station. Thus, he was full of resentment and hatred as he glared at Charlie.
Charlie, of course, couldn’t care less.
Today was his wife’s office’s opening ceremony, he didn’t want to have any conflict with these hooligans. He would not jump on them as long as they kept themselves decent.
Wendy walked ahead and sneered, “Claire, you didn’t even say hi to grandma, when did you become so rude?”
Claire replied flatly, “I was kicked out of the Wilson family, so, in other words, we are not related!”
“D*mn it!” Lady Wilson banged her cane to the ground hard and said furiously, “You are a descendant of the Wilson family, and we are related by blood. You were born as one of us, and when you die, you’ll be our family’s ghost too!”
Charlie said sarcastically, “You’re a little double-standard, aren’t you? When you kicked her out of your family, you said that she was not part of your family, yet now, you claim that she is one of you, alive or dead? Isn’t that a little too contradicting?”
Harold grit his teeth and said, “Shut up, loser! You don’t have any say here!”
Charlie glared back at him. “Did you not have enough punches the other day? Do you want me to loosen you up a little?”
Harold cowardly shrank his neck inward like a turtle and stepped aside.
He had already tasted Charlie’s strength firsthand when he had tried to take over the villa, so he now knew that he was not on par with Charlie regardless of the number of people he had. Hence, the best he could do was to remain silent.
Claire pursed her lips and turned her gaze toward Lady Wilson, saying, “Sorry, you are not welcome at my opening ceremony today. Please leave now.”
“Opening ceremony?” Lady Wilson burst out in disdain. “Claire, do you truly think that someone will come to your door if you operate a small studio like this?”
Christopher giggled contemptuously and chimed in, “I heard that you even sent an invitation to Emgrand Group, am I right? Did it ever cross your mind how the Emgrand Group would look at your tiny little office?”
“That’s right,” Lady Wilson interjected. “Claire, after all, we are a family. It’s important to stay united and in accord. You are my granddaughter, you have my blood in your body. How long do you want to fight with me?”
She continued with her brainwashing. “Look at you, working in such a dilapidated office by yourself without any money or resources. Why don’t you come back to the Wilson Group? I’ll let you be the director just like before, and you can work for me like you always did. I’ll give you the shares of the company and even elect you as the successor. What do you say?”
The Wilson family was not doing very well now.
The Emgrand Group had broken off their collaboration with them and even blacklisted them, and in addition to that, the White family had called off their engagement with Wendy. She couldn’t count on Harold at all.
Lady Wilson’s only hope was to get Claire back to her company, and hopefully, it could break the unfortunate chain and make a breakthrough in their business.
Maybe Claire could even get the Emgrand Group’s contract back! That way, the other companies would come to them for more projects, and she could reverse their situation in no time.
Never did Lady Wilson expect that Claire would simply shake her head and say calmly, “Thanks, but no thanks. I’m not interested, I just want to do my own thing.”
Christopher sneered. “Claire, I suggest you have some self-consciousness. Don’t you see how desolate your office is at your opening ceremony? Did anyone come to congratulate you? Do you honestly think you can make it work? I bet you’ll go bankrupt before you start!”
Charlie’s expression was full of disdain. “It’s none of your business! I can make the prominent figures in Aurous Hill come and congratulate Claire whenever I want!”