In Love, Never Say Never Chapter 1791
Initially, I wanted to get to the bottom of what happened between her and Summer. However, she kept avoiding the topic intentionally. So I decided not to ask further.
After leaving The Jade, I went to Summer’s club.
The servers were all Lucas’ subordinates. They were all dressed in uniforms with bow ties on them. At first glance, they looked out of place. However, they somehow managed to hide their hostility underneath those bow ties. Along with the smiles on the customers’ faces, everything looked surprisingly normal.
Although my arrival had put everyone on edge, they still escorted me to my seat politely. They even served me drinks while I waited for Summer.
Not long after, Summer showed up. “Mommy! What brought you here today?”
Being her usual self, Summer flashed a perfunctory smile.
Due to her decisions made, I was actually worried that it’d be awkward to see her. But she handled herself surprisingly well. In fact, her warm welcome made me feel like nothing had ever happened between us.
I smiled and blurted, “I was only passing by. Then I realized we hadn’t had a meal together for some time now. Audrey and the others are missing you badly. Are you free to come home and have dinner with us?”
She took a short pause and agreed. “Yeah, sure. Shall we go buy some groceries?” she asked sweetly.
“Sure!” I nodded and accompanied her to the biggest mall nearby.
Summer was walking next to me with a cart. While she watched me pick out groceries, she occasionally put snacks for Audrey and the others into the cart.
After picking out everything we needed, we strolled around leisurely. When I thought the time was right, I casually mentioned Emery to her. “I heard from Aunt Emery that the club is doing well. Is there any new plan going forward?”
“Yes, there is,” Summer said calmly. “Our marketing efforts have worked well. Hence, our cash flow has improved by quite a bit. Aunt Emery wants to use the money for investments. She said that by doing so, we’d achieve passive income.”
“Well, that sounds like a good idea! Besides, she has an eye for investment. Do you think otherwise?” I stopped in my tracks and analyzed.
Summer stopped walking as well and smiled gently at me. “I do agree with her. It’s just that I want to use the money to open up new branches. I have nothing against investing the money elsewhere. But it can wait.”
“There’s no right or wrong when it comes to business decisions. But Emery means well. If the two of you have any contradicting opinions, communication is key. Otherwise…”
“Mommy.” Summer cut me off, and she suddenly held my hand. With a smile, she said, “Daddy has told me that I have the final say in managing the club. Hence, I’ll do what’s best.”
I was shocked upon hearing that. I could only swallow whatever I wanted to say in the first place. Summer’s words, glare, and action were her way of telling me to back off. I had no say in her decisions.
I had always felt there was a distance between us. But at that instant, she felt like a stranger to me.
Before I could react, Summer said, “Since you’ve said what you came here for, I shall make a move, Mommy. The club needs me.”
After that, she let go of my hand and left without giving me a second glance.
The cart was full, and yet, all I could feel in my heart was emptiness. I took out my phone and called Emery. “I’m sorry. I couldn’t get Summer to change her mind. If you’re unhappy with her decisions, do whatever you feel is right. I’ll understand.”
In response, Emery chuckled. “Don’t be silly. I won’t be making a fuss out of it. Why didn’t you tell me you were going to meet her?”
I let out a sigh and said helplessly, “I just don’t want things to be difficult between the two of you.”
“That’s not going to happen. I’ve seen enough families ruined because of business matters to know that won’t happen to us. Don’t worry. I’ll keep an eye on Summer. I guess she’s just going through a rebellious phase. Soon, it’ll all be all right.” Emery wasn’t bothered at all.
“Well, I hope so too.” I could only helplessly wait and hope for the best outcome.