Read The Charismatic Charlie Wade by Lord Leaf Chapter 83
Upon arriving at Silverwing Hospital, Douglas could be seen lying on one of the beds in the ward, covered in wounds and bruises. There was a cast on his right leg as well, and he looked miserable. Charlie couldn’t help but sympathize. This fully grown man had been cheated on, had his heart broken, and was now covered in wounds.
At the sight of Charlie’s arrival, Douglas’s swollen eyes began to tear up, tears flowing down his cheeks like a river stream.
“Charlie…” Douglas broke down crying.
Charlie approached him slowly and said softly, “It’s okay, she’s just a b*tch, she’s not worth it.”
Douglas continued, “I pursued her for three years, basically throwing my dignity into the dumpster for her! I feel like a lowly dog trying to latch on to everything I could, but now, I realize that I’ve never had anything in the first place…”
Douglas seemed to be choking on his tears. “That b*tch didn’t just break up with me, she wanted me to lose absolutely everything! I’ve spent every penny I’ve earned over the past few years, even using up all my savings of ten thousand in that restaurant, yet now, she’s refusing to pay me back! I was so blinded, how could I have possibly fallen for such a wicked woman!”
Charlie comforted him. “Douglas, as a man, you have to know how to let go. You can just start over! What about the painting I gave you? It is worth at least twenty thousand dollars, that would be sufficient for you to start a small business.”
Douglas nodded. “It’s with me. Thank you for reminding me to bring along the painting, otherwise, she would’ve taken that away from me too!”
Charlie sighed. “That settles it then. You should get some rest and forget about all this. I’ll get you something to eat and pay for your hospital bills.”
Tears streamed down Douglas’s cheeks again. “Charlie, my dearest brother! Thank you so much… Don’t worry, I’ll be sure to repay your kindness!”
“Yeah, yeah. We’re brothers, there’s no need to thank me,” He replied softly as he left the ward.
He hadn’t been able to buy anything when he was on the way to the hospital because he had been in a rush earlier, however, seeing Douglas’s pitiful face, he couldn’t bear to leave him in that state. Hence, he went to buy some fruits and paid the ten thousand dollars worth of medical bills for him in advance.
When he got back to Douglas’s ward, Charlie realized that the door was wide open. Upon entering, Lily Lewis, who was clinging to Jerome Hunt, was standing in front of Douglas’s bed.
Douglas yelled at the sight of them. “What are you doing here? To laugh at me?”
Lily laughed sarcastically. “Who has the time to do that?”
Lily spat on the floor in disgust before adding, “I’m here for that painting! Where have you hidden it? Hand it over now!”
Douglas shouted angrily, “Lily Lewis, that painting was a gift from my brother, who are you to take it from me!?”
“A gift?” Lily scoffed. “Use that puny little brain of yours for once. Why would Charlie give that painting to you? It was to celebrate the opening of the restaurant! And who owns that restaurant? News flash, my dad does!”
Douglas hadn’t expected Lily to be so shameless, and his voice trembled in anger, “Lily Lewis, don’t you dare cross that line! I have still invested ten thousand dollars in that restaurant as well, but you still have yet to pay me back! As for the painting, it was gifted by my brother to me. Do you need me to repeat that? It was gifted to me!”