In Love, Never Say Never Chapter 1761
Better To Make More Friends Than Enemies
Seeing that, John reacted immediately and started acting.
He looked at Nathaniel vigilantly, then looked at me. Furrowing his brows, he questioned, “Are you going to use that kind of nasty method to deal with me?”
His good looks coupled with the expression of pain after being let down made me feel extremely guilty.
If all of those were not an act, I would have knelt on the ground and begged for forgiveness.
No one could be ruthless toward such a good-looking person.
However, I was playing the role of a woman who would sacrifice everything for love. Moreover, Nathaniel’s gaze was fixed on me. I pretended not to see it and stared at John with reddened eyes. “According to the law, the right of inheritance is subjected to the testamentary will. As long as Ashton has the testamentary will, your beneficiary status will be invalidated, and he’ll be the legal—”
“I dare you to say that again.” John lowered his voice with tears in his eyes. Laughing self-deprecatingly, he continued, “Without my support, could you have taken the bar exam? I was the one who established the law firm for you, and now you’re using the law to threaten me?”
Looking at the tears falling from the corners of his eyes, I also became emotional. With tears in my eyes, I stood up timidly and tried to persuade John, “I didn’t. John, as long as you hand over the shares, they won’t make things difficult for you. You can leave Chanaea with Emma and your children. I promise that nothing will happen.”
Shaking his head disappointedly, John uttered ironically, “You’re taking back the things you have given away. Why should I trust you?”
“I…” I knew that I was at fault, so I lowered my head and did not say anything else. At that moment, I caught a glimpse of Nathaniel and immediately vented my anger on him. “Didn’t you want to bring everyone down with you? Promise him!”
I did not know where I gained the courage to say that. Since I had said it, I gave up on trying to figure out if it was reasonable. Women are always unreasonable when they are angry anyway.
Obviously, Nathaniel was taken aback by my words, as he did not expect me to take it out on him. Nevertheless, he quickly concealed the hint of surprise in his eyes and flashed John a meaningful smile. “I promise that if the Stovall family is willing to cooperate, I’ll never put you in a tight spot again. It’s always better to make more friends than enemies. Now, it’s up to you.”
Hearing that, John wore a tight frown and a solemn look on his face. “Are you trying to use the Stovall family to whitewash the things that you’ve done? In your dreams!”
“John,” I called out to him to prevent further conflict between them.
Instantaneously, John turned around and shot me an icy stare. I was so scared that I bit back the words that I was going to say.
Taking a look around the room, he stopped arguing. He lowered his head and said to Emma, “Let’s go home.”
Emma did not ask anything and headed toward the door with him.
At the door, John stopped and turned around to look at me. “Take back your shares, and don’t do anything illegal. From now on, you’re no longer my sister.”
Having said that, he left the private room without looking back.
For a moment, I thought that he was really going to cut ties with me. All of a sudden, I felt a tug in my heart.
Staring at the door, I was lost in thoughts. Ashton, on the other hand, picked up the spoon as if nothing had happened.
Suddenly, I could feel blood rush through my veins. Reaching out, I slapped away the spoon. “Are you satisfied now?”
In response, Ashton lifted his head expressionlessly. “What’s wrong with you?”
Nathaniel did not bother to conceal the contemptuous look on his face when he said, “You were fighting against your family because of this man a moment ago, but now you’re being so harsh to him. Don’t you think that it’s contradictory?”
“Well, it’s all thanks to you! If Ashton isn’t in this state because of you, I won’t need to choose between my family and my lover!” I gritted my teeth and glared at him.