Chapter 224 Trouble
“Louis, it’s not easy for us, the Smith family, to rise from the ashes, so I hope you can consider the big picture,” Old Mr. Smith said. “The Cruise family is a warning to us, and we should choose carefully. I believe you know what to do.”
He knew how proud and conceited a person Louis was.
But compared to the Smith family’s future, Louis had to swallow his pride.
If Rachel was really related to the Johnson family, they had to protect the Smith family at any cost.
Louis knew what Old Mr. Smith was thinking of.
“I understand.” He bowed slightly. “Take care of yourself.”
As soon as he finished speaking, he walked towards the door without looking back.
When he walked out of the room, he bumped into Mrs. Smith, who was eavesdropping at the door.
Mrs. Smith met Louis‘ sharp gaze. She did not feel awkward about being caught eavesdropping. Instead, she looked anxious. “Louis, tell me, did Jane cause trouble this time?”
Upon hearing her words, Louis smirked coldly. “Mom, isn’t it too late for you to realize it now?”
Hearing this, Mrs. Smith’s pupils dilated. She froze on the spot as if she had been struck by lightning.
Even though Louis was angry, he had no choice but to compromise in front of his mother. He took a deep breath and said expressionlessly, “I’ll think of a way to resolve this matter. If you really want to help, keep an eye on Jane!”
Mrs. Smith watched as Louis left. Her eyes were filled with panic and complicated emotions.
The online public opinion about Rachel had caused some discussion, to the point where employees in the company were talking about it in the restroom.
“Could the person in the photo really be Ms. Grey?”
“Previously, didn’t Mr. Johnson say that Ms. Grey had been studying overseas all these years? Could it be true?”
“That’s such a scandal. As parents, they gotta do some damage control
when their child screws up. They won’t go around making a big deal out of it, will they?”
“Can’t believe it, she’s always so aloof like an ice queen, but behind the
scenes, she’s involved in this kind of thing! Who knows, she might be a complete slut!”
As soon as she said this, it immediately made the other two companions beside her laugh.
Before she could finish speaking, she heard the door of the cubicle behind her being kicked open.
Linda’s face seemed to be covered with a layer of ice. Her cold and sharp gaze swept over the three women who were standing in front of the sink and discussing animatedly. “Do you dare to repeat what you just said?”
The few of them looked at each other, as if they were saying, “Why is there another person here?”
They had long heard of Linda, the Special Assistant of Ms. Grey, who had always treated Ms. Grey’s words as an imperial edict and followed her lead.
“M–Ms. Galler!” One of the women in a pink dress smiled awkwardly. “Why are you here?”
The restroom on the top floor was under maintenance, so Linda ran downstairs to use the restroom.
Unexpectedly, when she went to the toilet, she happened to hear these gossipy women gossiping behind her back!
Linda knew what these people in the company called her behind her back.
They said that she was Rachel’s lapdog and she was under Rachel’s thumb.
Indeed, in her heart, Rachel had always been a sacred existence, just like
Jessica’s status in her heart.
Therefore, she would never allow anyone to insult Rachel, not even one word!
Linda looked at one of the women wearing a tight skirt and did not hesitate to retort, “You’re all dressed up, but we all know you’re here to work! Someone who didn’t know better would think you’re a streetwalker!”
“Who are you talking about?” The woman in the skirt was furious. She did not even care about the broken lipstick in her hand. She pretended to rush-
forward and fight Linda.