Who would have known that Lady Wilson was just a believer in Buddhism on the surface, but she was actually an extremely greedy and shameless person within!
At that time, he would have been willing to kneel down in front of anyone if that person offered to give him one million dollars.
No one can resist the attraction of money when they are in need.
Those who are able to really treat money as dirt are those people who have more than enough money to spend.
What was ten or twenty million dollars to Charlie now? He had tens of billions of dollars in his bank account and Emgrand Group made tens of billions of dollars in profits every year. He did not know what else he could spend his money on anymore.
Therefore, what was the point of him accepting the twenty million dollars from them now? He would rather not take the money, but instead allow them to pay homage to him and to treat him as their benefactor just so they would show him more respect in the future.
That was what he really wanted.
But how could he tell Jasmine what he was thinking?
Right now, Jasmine feels that he was a saint who could actually treat money like dirt.
If that was the case, then he would simply allow her to continue thinking that way, then.
At this time, Jasmine continued drinking her red wine as she muttered to herself, “Actually, I can tolerate everything else but I really don’t want to be manipulated and controlled by the Moore family when it comes to matters involving my own marriage. I don’t want to be a pawn that is controlled and used to advance the Moore family business. I don’t want to give my youth and happiness away. I don’t want to follow in my mother’s footsteps and repeat all her mistakes…”
Charlie asked out of curiosity, “Was your mother’s marriage also arranged?”
“Yes.” Jasmine nodded before she said, “After marrying my father, my mother was never happy in her life. She was so depressed for so many years until she finally passed away at a very young age.”
Charlie vaguely remembered Albert telling him that Jasmine’s mother had given her the diamond necklace before she passed away more than ten years ago.
Since Jasmine should be around twenty-five or twenty-six years old, Charlie estimated that her mother had probably died when she was around ten years old. In that case, her mother must have been really young when she passed away.
Jasmine took another sip of red wine and she played with the wine glass in her hand before she said apologetically, “Mr. Wade, I’m sorry that you had to listen to me talk so much nonsense.”
Charlie hurriedly replied at this time, “Jasmine, please don’t say that. I’m glad that you can confide in me because this shows that you trust me.”
Jasmine nodded before she wiped the tears from the corner of her eyes. After that, she said, “Mr. Wade, I really want to thank you for everything that you have done for me today. You didn’t only save my grandfather’s life but you also listened to me complaining and spewing so much nonsense about my life. Thank you for being such a good friend!”
Charlie smiled and said, “You don’t have to be so polite with me if you regard me as your own friend! If friends are too polite, then it seems as though the friendship isn’t real.”
“Yes!” Jasmine replied as she nodded. “It is already getting late, Mr. Wade. I will send you home.”
Charlie waved his hand immediately. “You don’t need to send me off. I don’t think that you should be driving in this condition so you should also find a driver to take you home.”
Jasmine nodded and said, “Don’t worry about me! The female manager here can drive me home later. I need to send you home first!”