Chapter 31′ Sebastian Is Jealous
Louis gently patted Madeline on the shoulder and took the towel away.
The farce was almost over.
Madeline got up and saw Edwin looking at her in a simpering manner.
Madeline was amused and thought, “Huh, he’s still infatuated with me? He probably has no idea that everyone has seen what he did on the big screen.”
Madeline smiled at Edwin and said, “You did well today. I’m quite happy with your performance. By the way, don’t forget to settle the bill at the counter.”
Edwin frowned. This was different from that what he had imagined.
“Maddie, can I be your boyfriend now?”
Edwin’s tone was humble to the core.
Madeline was stunned for a moment, and she roared with reckless laughter.
“Mr. Campbell, you over-think. When did I ever promise to be your girlfriend? A sensible person doesn’t make the same mistake twice. I might not be perfect but that doesn’t mean I would want someone’s secondhand.”
She didn’t say it with Edwin in mind because he wasn’t worth her time at all.
Her words were actually meant for Sebastian.
Madeline had known all along that Sebastian was there too. They were seated just a table apart, so it was difficult not to notice him.
“Maddie, you…” Edwin’s eyes widened in astonishment.
“Don’t call me that. You’ll make my boyfriend unhappy.” Madeline beamed a smile at Louis.
Louis held Madeline’s arm naturally and arrogantly said, “You should take a good look in the mirror, Edwin. Then you’ll know you’re not a good match for Maddie at all.”
Louis then slapped Edwin’s face with a bundle of banknotes. “Take this money and go away as far as possible. Don’t ever show your face to Leine again or else…” Louis curled his lips and blinked innocently. “I’ll make sure you’ll regret you were ever born.”
Edwin was completely stunned by Louis’ words.
Madeline scoffed. “Where did Louis learn to speak like that? Oh well, looks like everyone bought the story of him being my boyfriend and my reputation that was ruined at school has almost been. restored.”
“Let’s go,” said Madeline indifferently.
She was exhausted after all that happened.
All she wanted was to go home and rest.
“Your ex-husband was in the lobby the whole time.” Louis tilted his head and glanced at Madeline, who was pretending to be asleep in the passenger seat.
“I know.” Madeline didn’t go through the usual wave of emotions whenever she heard that word
“It’s a small world after all. Especially when it comes to bumping into your enemies.”
Madeline pursed her lips and cocked her head to look outside the window.
The lobby was so well-lit when she was there that she didn’t realize it was already dark outside.
“How are you going to deal with that cousin of yours? Won’t her family harass you if you go to the Jennings residence tonight?”
Louis was being thoughtful, particularly when it came to Madeline..
“They won’t dare.” Madeline smiled tauntingly. “It’s not for them to decide what will happen to the Jennings estate.”
“Maddie.” Louis suddenly slowed down the car and said in a softer tone, “You don’t need to force yourself to live there. It’s not like you’ll be happy living in the Jennings estate with them. I have another house under my name, and if you…”
“That’s enough. My parents left the Jennings estate to me. I must protect it.” Madeline clenched. her fists tightly. She felt as if there was a hole in her heart.
Her parents would always be one of her regrets. Not to mention she had indirectly caused their
Louis pursed his lips. He respected Madeline’s decision and would do anything to get back.
whatever she wanted.
Madeline’s phone kept vibrating, so she took a look at it.
There were text messages from the beautiful members of the “Mind Our Own Business” group.
Cassandra texted: [Hey gorgeous, I have some tea for you all-Faraday Corporation’s share price crashed again! I nearly pee my pants from laughing too much. Ha-ha!]
Natalie texted: [I could hear you laughing from all the way here! But yeah, this is the most shocking news of the year. I’ve never thought I would ever see Faraday Corporation’s share price plummet like this in my life.]
Yulisa texted: [A certain Mr. Faraday is going to be in trouble.]
Cassandra texted: [Serves him right. He was such a scumbag to Maddie.]
Natalie texted: [Maddie, are you there? You’ve been so quiet lately.]
Then every member of the group started calling for Madeline.
Madeline smiled and sent a money transfer to the group. [I was at a classmate gathering. Can you girls help me spread something?]
Cassandra had a wide social network.
Madeline sent the video of her and Edwin to the group chat.
[Damn! Maddie, you’re so domineering!]
[Man, this Edwin guy cracks me up! What a simp!]
Madeline closed the group chat and tapped opened Faraday Corporation’s interface.
The company’s share price kept falling and was about to stop falling.
Madeline narrowed her eyes and sensed something was wrong.
She knew Sebastian’s personality. He wouldn’t let his company’s share price fall like that.
There was only one other possibility.
“Louis, help me buy 15-thousand-dollar worth of shares in Faraday Corporation.”
“Maddie, are you crazy? Why are you buying when everyone is dumping Faraday Corporation’s shares? You’ll lose a lot of money if you do that.” Louis thought Madeline didn’t understand how the share market works so he hurriedly explained to her.
“Just do as I say. The Jennings Group needs money now.”
Madeline would use this opportunity to make loads of profit.
“Let’s see how things pan out. I can always go back to my previous work of trading shares if the Jennings Group is really short in cash,” thought Madeline.
Louis shook his head and thought, “Oh well. I’ll go along with her since she’s determined to do it.”
After all, he could always reimburse any money she lost in the share market.
The man sitting in the back seat of the car pursed his thin lips tightly; his expression was gloomy
“What is the relationship between Louis and Madeline? Why do the two of them seem like they’re. so close to each other? And that Edwin… I didn’t know Madeline has an ex-boyfriend.”
Sebastian rubbed the space between his eyebrows. He was experiencing more and more headaches recently.
“Mr. Faraday, do you want to go to the hospital?” asked Nolan cautiously when he saw Sebastian’s pained expression.
Sebastian closed his eyes and opened them slowly. “Does Edwin work in our company?” he asked
in a hoarse voice.
Nolan was stunned for a moment. It took him a while to recall. “Yes, I heard that he has a good sales record and that he was recently promoted.”
“Good sales record?” Sebastian scoffed.
“Fire him,” ordered Sebastian coldly.
Nolan was confused. Sebastian had never taken a special interest in anyone before so why would he suddenly bring up Edwin?
“Yes, Mr. Faraday.” Nolan could only nod obediently.
Sebastian’s mood became a little lighter after giving the order to get rid of Edwin.
He took out his laptop and put it on his knee to personally conduct an investigation on Louis’ background.
The son of the Coleman family was never rumored to be with anyone.
But Louis was known to always hang out with a certain girl.
Sebastian zoomed in on the picture, and the people in it were Louis and Madeline.
Sebastian exhaled, and his handsome face was filled with gloom again.
“Ah, so they knew each other since ages ago. It wouldn’t be an overstatement to say they were. childhood sweethearts,” thought Sebastian.
The air around Sebastian turned tense when he thought about how intimate Louis and Madeline were with each other just now.