Charlie was now furious. “Do you think you can get out of this by not talking, fatso? I’ll have you know, this is Aurous! Don’t you know that the people in this room are all just as powerful within this area? They can have you die in a ditch as long as they say so! I’d advise you to tell us the truth this instant, otherwise, you won’t even be able to save yourself!”
Jasmine knew that Charlie was trying to manipulate him, hence, she put on a stern expression and played along. “The Moore family is fairly powerful. If anyone intends to scam any of us, we will surely teach him a good lesson. After all, if we were to spare them, our reputation in the public’s eyes would certainly be damaged!”
The fat man was shocked to his core. He knew that the Moore’s indeed held extreme power in this area. If he were to piss Jasmine Moore off, he would surely die in Aurous!
Panicking, he turned to Quilt in desperation. “Quilt, help me out! This isn’t what we agreed on!”
Quilt’s facial expression changed. “You… What are you talking about? Scamming the Moore’s and wanting to put the blame on me?! I’ll kill you!”
Pulling a dagger from his pocket, Quilt’s stare was cold and chilling as he rushed toward the fat man’s direction.
The fat man glared at him. “Fuck, you backstabbing bastard! You were the one who told me the Moore’s trusted your appraising abilities fully! You were the one who said this piece of shit would be sold as long as you said so! You’ve framed me!”
Jasmine stared at the two coldly as they fought before turning toward Charlie. “Please excuse me, Mr. Wade. Thank you for accompanying me here, let’s leave now. My family will send someone here to clean up this mess.”
Charlie nodded. “Okay, let’s go then.”
The two stood up and prepared to depart. As Jasmine walked out of the lobby, Quilt groveled at her feet, visibly terrified. He didn’t even bother trying to kill the fat man anymore. “Miss, please spare me! For the sake of all the years that I have served your family, please just spare me this one time…”
Before Jasmine could respond, Travis stood up and scoffed. “Hah, do you have a death wish, you old fart? You wanted to scam me, and you wanted to scam your master! Even wanting to scam as much as two to three billion dollars! Do you really think the Moores will spare you?”
Quilt’s face drained of color and he froze in shock, paralyzed on the ground.
Travis then added, “Even if they did, I, Travis Lane, will never let you off this easily!”
Quilt immediately broke down into tears as his body fell to the ground.
At the sight of this mess, Jasmine shook her head in disappointment. “Pardon me, Mr. Wade. It was our mistake to have hired such an incompetent bastard, how embarrassing.”
Charlie replied, “There’s always darkness as long as there is light, you don’t have to blame yourself, Miss Moore.”
Right then, Travis and Matthew, who were from Lancaster walked out of the lobby, followed by Graham from the Quinton family in Aurous.
Upon seeing Charlie, Travis rushed up to him and grabbed his hands, pumping it up and down. “Thanks to you, Mr. Wade, I’ve avoided being scammed by that bastard!”
Ashamed, Matthew, who was standing next to him, exclaimed, “Mr. Wade is certainly a prodigy! I truly didn’t notice that they had made any changes to the jade at all! I am very much ashamed of myself…”
Graham then saluted him as well. “This is all thanks to you, Mr. Wade. If it weren’t for you, the three of us would be at each other’s necks to bid on this faux. Not only would we be sustaining a huge loss, but our families’ reputation would also be at risk!”
Charlie smiled. “Don’t sweat it. I was invited by Miss Moore to appraise the jade anyway. I was just doing my job.”
After having a short and polite conversation, Charlie and Jasmine then got into the car, and the garden reverted to its tranquil state.
As they were leaving, Charlie noticed that there were a few men who were dressed in black attire that rushed in. It would seem that Quilt and the fat man’s fate had been decided.