Charlie glared at him coldly and muttered, “I don’t have any disputes nor any connections with you, but you kept making fun of me and taunting me, and now you want me to help you? Dream on!”
Kevin collapsed and wailed, “Charlie, I’m really sorry, please help me…”
Looking at Charlie’s displeased expression, Albert shouted to his men, “Damn it you fools, what are you waiting for it? Get your hands on him now!”
His bodyguards were startled in shock. Then, they swiftly grabbed Kevin’s neck and hair, and started beating the crap out of him! Soon, blood flooded Kevin’s mouth and a few of his teeth were broken, but Albert’s bodyguards showed no signs of stopping. Every slap they swung towards Kevin’s face was fast and hard!
Albert turned to Charlie and asked with a flattering smile, “Mr. Wade, are you satisfied with our work?” Charlie nodded casually. “Very good. Okay, that’s it, I have to go now.”
Albert handed his name card to Charlie respectfully and said, “Mr. Wade, this is my number. Please call if you have any business to settle, I’ll always be just a call away.”
Charlie nodded slightly and put the card into his pocket. Then, he then turned to Elaine and said, “Mom, it’s getting late now, let’s go home!”
Although Elaine’s face was still burning from the slaps earlier, she smiled gleefully as she glimpsed at the suitcase and thought about the extra seven hundred thousand dollars that she had earned! Her eyes were filled with pride too when she looked at her son-in-law-he was truly amazing!
Charlie picked up the suitcase and was about to leave with Elaine when the seniors gathered in front of Charlie and said in an earnest tone, “Hey, Charlie, it’s my fault for barking up the wrong tree. I didn’t know you were so powerful, you’re such a brilliant and promising young man!”
“Yes! Charlie, look at you, smart and handsome-you’re the role model of the youngsters nowadays. My son-in- law is nothing compared to you.”
“Erm, may I ask if you can help us to negotiate with Mr. Jordan to return our money, please? It’s our hard-earned money!”
Charlie frowned in annoyance and said coldly, “Why should I help you? You all sounded so cocky and pompous just now. If you can’t get your money back today, go ask your own son-in-law to help!” Then, he turned in a huff and left. All the seniors were sighing dejectedly, very regretful upon Charlie’s harsh statement. They regretted teasing and taunting Charlie.
Great…the only chance for them to get their money back was thrown out of the window.. Upon this thought, some slapped themselves twice on the face in agony, some crouched on the floor in a daze, while others rolled around wailing hysterically. The money was all they had and now, it was all gone! However, that was all they could do for now. They only had their blabbering mouths to blame, and also not having an amazing son-in-law like Charlie.
On the way home, Elaine smiled coyly and asked Charlie, “Charlie, how do you know Don Albert? Why is he so polite towards you?”
Charlie replied in a casual tone, “No, I don’t know him. Who am I to know someone like him? I just called a friend who is powerful enough to make Axel refund the money.”
Elaine was a little disappointed when she heard it. She thought that Charlie possessed some extraordinary influence that she wasn’t aware of, but in the end, he had asked someone to help. The disappointment extinguished the enthusiastic fire that was burning inside her. Fortunately, though, she got her money back with an extra seven hundred thousand dollars. This outcome had improved her prejudice towards Charlie in some way.
She started, “Charlie, I hope you can keep a secret for me about what happened today and not tell anyone. I’m old, but I have dignity. Okay?”
Charlie smiled weakly and agreed. Okay, Mom, I understand.”