The three women were having fun chatting with each other
Suddenly, a man’s firm footsteps echoed from the front door. The three of them turned over and glared with hostile eyes.
Conrad frowned and immediately ignored their hostility.
“Grandmother Thea. Echo. Where’s Fia?”
Eileen snorted “My, oh my, Mr. Maxwell. You’re having so much fun out there. You’ve already spent one full day with your previous lover… Do you still remember that you have a wife at home?”
Conrad looked back at Eileen and simply countered her, “You’re just an outsider. It’s not your place to say anything about how I run my household.”
“HA. At least I’m not as shameless as a certain someone who spent time with another woman while he still has a family at home!” Eileen said. When Conrad’s cold eyes glared at her, she continued, “Fia’s my best friend. I told you three years ago to treat her well. If you don’t, I’ll let you suffer even if I have to sacrifice everything!”
“I did treat her well,” Conrad muttered
Thea snorted and asked, “Where did you spend the whole day, then?”
Conrad refused to answer.
Echo patted her mother’s back and said gently, “Conrad, we don’t mind you spending time with Esme as a friend now that she’s back. But today, the headline in Gryphon’s news is a picture of you and Esme
holding hands together. You’re someone with a family. Even if you don’t care about Fia’s reputation, you do have to take care of the Maxwells” reputation.”
Conrad unbuttoned the topmost button on his shirt.
“You should rest more, Echo. You should let Fia and I handle our own problems. Stop worrying about it.”
Echo began coughing again as Conrad defied her.
Thea roared out in anger. “If your grandfather is here, he won’t spare you the rod!”
Conrad stood there straight with a similarly hostile tone. “My marriage with Fia is something that all of you had a hand in three years ago. If Esme and I did hurt her, you’re the cause of all of her pain!”
“What did you say?!” Thea was so enraged that she couldn’t keep her hand still.
Eileen darted up from her seat as her temper exploded.
“Conrad Maxwell If you dare stay with Esme Manning without Fia’s agreement in this, I’ll expose all of this to the medial”
She was an outsider, yes. She didn’t know a lot of people, but she knew a lot of reporters who were in the business! It would be very easy for her to expose someone!
Maxwell let out a dreadful smirk. “If I remember correctly, I saw you in the Cave of Wonders
Eileen froze as a hint of anxiety appeared in her eyes.
“I wonder what the media would say if they found out someone like you did not become popular with your
own talents, Ms Reid?”
Eileen tightened her fists in nervousness.
Conrad sneered. “Someone as useless as you dare to stir up problems in my house?”
Fia had walked out of the kitchen with a plate of freshly cut fruits just in time to see Conrad coming home She had also listened to their conversation.
She placed the fruits on top of a drawer and took out her phone.
The picture of Conrad and Esme walking out of the hotel hand in hand had become the hottest news in Gryphon. The reporters had speculated about all kinds of things.
She didn’t understand. He was someone that cared about the company’s reputation and profits. The Maxwell Corporation would no doubt be dragged into this.
“You b*st*rd!” Thea yelled.
Conrad looked calmly at her and said, “I respect you, Grandmother Thea. But I also hope that you’ll
respect us. Esme is a person, and she has her own freedom. You shouldn’t have set up a marriage for her without her agreement.”
Thea growled. “This is madness! I shouldn’t have listened to old Maxwell and let you marry Fia!”
Echo coughed and pointed at Conrad, her eyes full of anger.
Fia quickly walked over with the plate and said, “Have some fruit.”