Charlie became furious and moved aside in an instant as he tried to avoid her kick. After that, he lifted his leg and kicked Aurora straight on her ass, causing her to fall to the ground.
Adam’s jaw almost dropped to the ground as he stared at the scene before him. He muttered to himself, “This… how could this be possible?!”
Aurora was feeling even more embarrassed. Ever since she had started fighting, she had never felt more humiliated than this. Moreover, the spot that Charlie had kicked her on was way too embarrassing!
Filled with anger as she stood up, Aurora prepared to rush toward Charlie and attack him immediately. She had already decided that this bastard would definitely pay the price for his actions today!
“Aurora, stop what you are doing! Do not be rude to Mr. Wade.”
Just then, a middle-aged man suddenly ran up to her and grabbed hold of Aurora’s hand.
Aurora, still utterly embarrassed, yelled, “Dad! Get out of my way! I’m going to kill him!”
‘How dare he? Who gave him the guts to actually kick me in the ass? My ass is hurting now because of him!’
The middle-aged man yelled as he glared at Aurora.
After that, he walked toward Charlie with a humble expression on his face. After taking a deep breath, he spoke respectfully. “Mr. Wade, we meet again. I am really sorry about my daughter and son who are incapable of behaving themselves. I will get them to apologize to you and I will definitely ask them to reflect on themselves when we get home later.”
Aurora and Adam were stunned as they watched the scene play out in disbelief.
Aurora’s father was a very important and well-respected person in Aurous Hill, so why was he being so polite toward this young man?
Charlie recognized the middle-aged man as soon as he saw him.
He had met him when he had accompanied Jasmine to appraise her previous antique. His name was Graham Quinton.
Charlie nodded in acknowledgement before replying, “Mr. Quinton, it seems as though you should really discipline your son.”
Graham nodded his head repeatedly before glaring at both Aurora and Adam. After that, he quickly commanded them, “Come over here and apologize to Mr. Wade immediately!”
“I will never apologize to that bastard! He kicked me in the ass!” Aurora replied furiously.
Graham was already starting to lose his patience. “I want you to apologize to him now! Right now!”
Aurora was instantly discouraged when she saw that her father was already losing his temper, thus, she could only bite her lips aggrievedly and mutter softly, “I am sorry…”
On the other hand, Adam was extremely irritated and quickly asked, “Father, this kid tried to humiliate me and even kicked Aurora! Why should we apologize to him?! You should be teaching him a lesson on our behalf! If you cannot deal with him, I will get someone else to deal with him instead!”
Finally, Graham lost his patience and slapped Adam across the face without any hesitation at all. “Asshole! Get on your knees right now and apologize to Mr. Wade!”
Adam was caught completely off-guard because he did not expect his father to slap him in front of so many people. As droplets of blood oozed from the corner of his lip, Adam lifted his hand to cover his face in horror. He could not comprehend how things had turned out this way in the end.
But… asking him to kneel before someone else in public…
Wouldn’t that be compromising the dignity and reputation of the Quinton family? How would he be able to lift his head up high in Aurous Hill in the future?
Gritting his teeth, Graham continued yelling at Adam, “You bastard! If Mr. Wade had not told you about the origins of the chalcedony pendant that you have been treating as a treasure all this while, the pendant would not have just taken your life! The entire Quinton family would have been killed because of you!”
After saying that, he continued, “I had been wondering why the Quinton family has been having such bad luck and so many misfortunes lately. It seemed as though misfortunes were falling upon us, one after the other. It turns out that it is all because of you! You were the one who brought all of this bad luck upon us because of that pendant! Imagine what your grandfather would do to you if he found out about this!?”
When Adam realized that his uncle was indeed furious, he quickly got on his knees and knelt before Charlie with a frightened expression on his face.
Graham continued shouting, “I do not hear any apology from you!”
“Yes! Yes, I am sorry…” Adam apologized to Charlie as he trembled in fear.
Graham looked at Charlie before speaking respectfully. “Mr. Wade, I don’t know if there is anything else I can do to appease you. Could you accept their apology?”
Charlie responded immediately. “Forget it. Since he has already knelt and asked for my forgiveness, I will let him off this time.”
Graham heaved a huge sigh of relief before asking, “Mr. Wade, there is something else that I would like to ask you. Since Adam has already thrown the chalcedony pendant away, will the Quinton family be able to avoid any future misfortune?”
As soon as Charlie heard Graham’s words, he sneered before saying, “Did you really think that things would be that simple? That jade plug was very powerful, and it was not only affecting Adam alone. If you are asking for my honest opinion, I think that the Quinton family will be ruined within a year!”