Neither of the women were at home when they returned. Elaine was still out playing cards, and Claire had not gotten off work yet.
Charlie went back to his bedroom and carefully took the lightning-struck wood out of the box.
He could sense a dense Reiki radiating from the wood.
Sitting on the floor cross-legged, Charlie put the wood in his palm, closed his eyes, executed the mental strength written in the Apocalyptic Book, and slowly inhaled the Reiki into his body.
When he opened his eyes, he felt that his eyes were sparkling and rejuvenated. The aura in his body had a dramatic change.
On the other hand, the Lightning Strike Dragon Blood Wood in his hand became a little dim.
Although it lost its Reiki, there was still some strong thunderous breath remaining, which proved that the wood was a treasure.
If he had other magical things with him right now, he could use it to refine some simple magical artifacts.
It was already dark when he came out of the room.
As soon as he arrived in the living room, Elaine snorted coldly, “Oh, VIP, now that you’re so cocky and arrogant, you don’t even cook dinner and you expect me to serve you, huh?”
Charlie smiled wryly and said, “Sorry, Mom, I was so tired and fell asleep.”
“Oh, tired because you went to the auction, or because you framed Harold?” Elaine said irritably.
Charlie frowned in confusion. Then, he shook his head and said, “I didn’t frame Harold, what are you talking about…”
Elaine growled furiously, “Lady Wilson called me! It’s enough that you’re embarrassing yourself, but you caused Harold to be kicked out of the venue! Grandma called and scolded me! Loser, can you stay still and don’t cause any trouble for us?”
Claire interjected, “Mom, I think Harold must have done something that caused him to be kicked out. It’s none of Charlie’s business.”
“What do you mean it’s none of his business?” Elaine slammed her fork and spoon down. “After Harold came home, he complained that Charlie got the invitation card by improper means, the Treasure Pavilion found out about it and they were infuriated. As a member of the Wilson family, he was kicked out of the venue too! The president even announced that the Wilson family is not welcomed there. He’ll break our legs if we do! The Wilson family is done for!”
Jacob started, “Huh! The invitation cards are absolutely genuine. I think that Harold kid must have caused some trouble himself and he purposely blamed Charlie for it because he didn’t want Mom to punish him…”
“You dare to take the loser’s side, huh! If it wasn’t because of you who wanted to go to that stupid auction so badly, do you think any of this would happen?” Elaine glared indignantly at Jacob, which made Jacob bury himself into his plate quietly.
Elaine continued impatiently, “He is just a deadbeat loser, how can he get the invitation anyway? Now that he has offended Harold too, I’ll see how he’s going to handle it…”
Before she could finish, there was a knock on the door followed by a low voice.
“Excuse me, is Mr. Wade home?”
There was a flash of anxious green on Elaine’s face, she glared at Charlie and chided, “Oh no, it must be Lady Wilson! She must have sent someone to interrogate you! Look what you’ve done!”
“Let’s see who it is, okay?” Looking solemn, Claire raised to her feet and walked to the door.
The living room was as quiet as a church. Elaine and Jacob stood nervously, thinking about how to respond to the confrontation.
Meanwhile, Charlie was looking gloomy and intense. If it were really Lady Wilson who turned things upside down and came to question him, he wouldn’t have to show mercy to the old lady anymore!