To expose their true colors, Charlie said, “I already said that it is no problem for all of us to move back into the Wilson family villa. After all, we are family. However, Claire’s studio is already operating, and so, I would like to remind everyone in advance that Claire will not be returning to work for the Wilson Group in the future.”
“What?” Lady Wilson yelled out loud. It seemed as though someone had just stepped on her tail. She jumped up in an instant before she said, “How could I allow that to happen? I’ve already said that the whole family should not only be living together, but we should also cooperate and work hard together so that the Wilson family can be strong and powerful. How can you come back to the Wilson family villa but not work for the Wilson Group, then?”
Charlie smiled before he replied, “Grandma, didn’t you say that the reason why you are inviting us to move back into the Wilson family villa is because of my father-in-law’s health? I thought that you simply wanted it to be convenient for him to recuperate and regain his health? Therefore, whether we move back into the Wilson family villa and whether Claire decides to work for the Wilson Group again is two completely separate matters. We should not confuse these two matters. Don’t you agree?”
“No!” Lady Wilson shouted in response immediately. “Since your whole family is already moving back into the Wilson family villa, you have to return to work for the Wilson Group!”
Then, Lady Wilson tried to work her charms on Claire again. “Claire, you have just opened your studio and you have no business or customers yet. Furthermore, it will be very difficult for you to run the business all by yourself. How would you possibly be able to handle all the stress and pressure on your own? Don’t you think it would be better for you to close down your studio and come back to work for the Wilson Group instead? Your life will surely be easier and much more comfortable that way!”
Finally, Claire also realized that there was something unusual in Lady Wilson’s words.
It seemed as though Charlie was right. The only reason why Lady Wilson was inviting their family to move back into the Wilson family villa was that she wanted her to return to work for the Wilson Group! Lady Wilson’s invitation and concern for her father were all fake!
If that was truly the case, Lady Wilson was merely putting on an act just so she could convince her to come back and work for the Wilson Group. Everything that she was doing was just so that she could manipulate and trick her.
Was all of this just a performance? Were they just putting on an act?
As she thought about it, Claire felt a cold chill run down her back.
Fortunately, Charlie had reacted fast enough! Otherwise, she would have been fooled, and she would have stepped right into the old woman’s trap!
Thus, Claire hurriedly replied, “Grandma, I am really very grateful that you have invited our family to move back into the Wilson family villa. However, Charlie is right. Even if we move back into the Wilson family villa, I will not go back to work for the Wilson Group because it is two completely separate matters. So, I have to tell you in advance that my family can move back into the Wilson family villa, but it will be impossible for me to go back to work for the Wilson Group. I want to work on my own studio and focus on my own business.”
When Lady Wilson saw that Claire was so determined, she absolutely hated Charlie with all of her heart.
She had already put on such a great performance and had nearly successfully convinced Claire, but Charlie just had to ruin everything for her!
Hence, Lady Wilson decided to work on her bitter tricks once again. She started crying as she said, “Claire, do you really hate your grandma so much? Since you are already moving back home, why are you still unwilling to work for the Wilson Group? I thought that our family will be working hard together to strive for new growth and heights. Why do you want to work on your own studio and business instead of growing the Wilson Group with the family?”
After saying that, Lady Wilson wiped the tears off her face before she said, “Claire, are you still unwilling to forgive your grandma?”
At this time, Claire replied seriously, “Grandma, this matter has nothing to do with forgiveness. I have already forgiven you a long time ago. However, I seem to understand something clearer now. It is not a solution to depend on someone for the rest of my life. This is because I know that I can lose everything that I work for in the blink of an eye as long as it is not my own business. I have no control over it at all. The best way for me to have control over my own life is if I start my own business and build a career for myself. Therefore, I choose to focus on my own business instead of returning to the Wilson Group!”
Jacob and Elaine tried to persuade Claire. “Claire, why are you still so stubborn? Wouldn’t it be great if you could return to work for the Wilson Group? It would surely be better to work for the Wilson Group instead of doing your own business!”
Claire replied without any hesitation, “Dad! Mom! This is my personal decision so please do not try to convince me or get me to change my mind. I have already made my decision, and I will not change my mind.”
Lady Wilson knew that she had been completely defeated.
If Claire was unwilling to return to work for the Wilson Group, it would be useless and cumbersome for her to even try to talk to Jacob or Elaine.
Therefore, she could only grit her teeth as she unleashed her secret weapon!