“What’s wrong? What’s wrong! Of course, that hotheaded husband of yours went and caused trouble again!”
At this moment, Ivan walked in with Xena, a humorless smile on his lips.
“Ivan, why did you bring her here? Isn’t she Ben’s girlfriend?”
Theodore could not help but furrow his brows when he saw his son walking in with Xena.
Ivan gave a wry smile. He cast Ben a purposeful look before speaking, “Yes, Xena was Ben’s girlfriend. But he’s useless. He’s already in his twenties, but he’s still a good-for-nothing. Of course, Xena would want a more established man!”
Here, he smiled at the audience and introduced her, “Everyone, this is Xena Jackson, and she’s my girlfriend. And we’re a match made in heaven.”
Ben’s expression soured, and redness limned his eyes although he was well aware that Xena was a cruel and horrible person. A woman like her was not even worthy of his affections, but he had been with her for a long time. His heart still ached when he saw her.
“Oh. So she’s your girlfriend now? Congratulations! It’s only right that a beauty is paired with a prince, instead of some neet who only knows how to play video games all day. It would be a miracle if the girlfriend of someone like that didn’t run off!”
Cecilia spoke sardonically after she heard that, folding her arms across her chest.
“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Of course, there would be someone willing to pick up what Ben sees as trash. Birds of a feather flock together, after all!”
Jack gave a mirthless chuckled when he heard that. “But those who keep money-minded women will live to regret their decision!”
“That’s right. I’ve never seen such a shameless person in my life!”
Selena also huffed angrily, furious in place of her brother.
“You…you’re saying that we’re shameless? That we’re trash?”
Ivan was furious now. He took a step forward and glared at Jack.
However, he quickly thought of something, and his anger quickly dissipated. Instead, he gave a wry smile. “Jack, not sure if you’ve been feeling kind of weak lately?”
Jack was going to die after ten more days. What use was there in arguing with a person who was sentenced to death?
Jack was stunned. He immediately knew what Ivan meant when he said that. The other man was trying to pry and see if he had taken the poison, and if there were obvious symptoms now.
He wore a surprised expression on purpose. “That’s right. I’ve been a little out of it lately as if my limbs are weak. But what does it have to do with you?” he said to Ivan. “Isn’t it normal to feel lethargic during the summer?”
Ivan’s heart was delighted when he heard Jack admitting to that. Still, he maintained his composure as he said, “You look like you could use some rest. That’s why I asked!”
“Enough! I wanted to have a meeting to speak about certain matters, not for the both of you to argue!”
At last, Old Man Taylor snapped impatiently.
He waited until everyone have quiet down before speaking, looking at Jack as he did so. “Jack, do you know what your brash decision of beating Young Master Drake up has cost us? Do you know the losses the Taylor family will suffer?”