Chapter 35: Jordan Still Loves Me!
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Even after driving out from the underground parking lot of the downtown office building, he seemed to still hear the sounds of Hailey crying and complaining.
Hailey had always been a proud and arrogant person, so she obviously couldn’t stand being slapped in public.
While driving, Jordan said to Victoria, who was beside him. “Victoria, you don’t have to interfere with the affairs between Hailey and me. Don’t slap her again.”
Victoria could tell that Jordan felt some heartache for his ex-wife!
Victoria said, “Yes, Mr. Steele, but don’t you hate her for treating you that way?”
Jordan smiled and said, “Love is the opposite of hate. Without Love, how can there be hate?”
Hearing Jordan’s rather philosophical words, Victoria no longer saw him as an inexperienced young man.
Being the scion of a prestigious family, his knowledge and ideologies were not to be underestimated.
Jordan was handsome, came from a wealthy family, had a unique mindset, and was very magnanimous and doting towards women.
Victoria began to fall for him.
‘I must win his heart!’ Victoria thought to herself secretly.
Dozens of minutes later, Jordan and Victoria arrived at a place called Golden Pavilion.
It was surrounded by greenery and lakes, offering beautiful scenery. There was a half-built museum beside what appeared to be a resort.
After alighting from the car, Jordan took a look at his surroundings and said, “The Camdens are planning to build a top-class private residence here.”
The ‘top-class private residence’ was a project that the Camdens had asked the Ace Corporation to invest in. It was a private residence that was set to be meant for top-tier families.
According to the proposal that the Camdens had submitted, there would eventually be more than ten Western-style villas within the residence.
The interior was made of pinewood, with full-length glass windows that offered a stunning view of the scenery outside.
Their intention was to create the most distinctive and beautiful private residence in the city.
Victoria nodded and said, “This is the residence. This is the place with the most greenery in the city. There is an abundance of maple trees, and after moving in, the residence can have a picnic in the maple forest. There is also a natural spring here.”
“I believe that the rich people of Orlando will definitely purchase and move into the villas here. But Mr. Steele, do you really plan to invest money in their project? The Camdens had treated you too outrageously!”
Jordan smiled and said, “Actually, I was the one who came up with the concept of this project.”
“What? Does it mean that the Camdens stole your idea?” Victoria asked in astonishment.
Jordan shook his head and said, “You can’t say that. I can tell that the Camdens have always wanted to cozy up to the top families of the city, but Hailey’s grandfather has kicked the bucket. Herman and Benedict Camden are both quite incompetent too. All they do is vie for the inheritance of their family assets.”
“So, I came up with this project for the Camdens, which would allow them to control the top families without needing to increase their abilities. The idea is to just develop an estate of private residences just for those top-tier families.”
“I told Hailey about this idea, and she then told her grandmother about it. Although she accepted the idea, she let Herman Camden take over the project.”
Victoria said, “The Camdens are indeed more biased towards Herman Camden and his son. They tend to favor men over women and think that Hailey Camden isn’t fit enough to inherit the family’s empire. I do pity her for that.”
Jordan nodded and agreed, “Yeah, Hailey has always been belittled by her family, and her parents have been putting pressure on her all the time. Yet, they arranged for her to marry a live-in son-in-law…”
“Hmph, even if that’s the case, it’s not a reason for her to cheat!” Victoria said righteously.
A maple leaf that was floating in the wind landed on Victoria’s hair. After removing it for her, Jordan said, “Victoria, have a drink with me.”
“Drink! Drink with me!”
In New City residential estate, Hailey held a glass of wine in hand with the company of a beautiful woman by her side. The woman was her best friend, Rachel Quinn.
Rachel grabbed Hailey’s glass from her and asked, “Hailey, what’s the matter with you today? Who bullied you? Tell me, and I’ll teach him a lesson!”
Hailey snapped resentfully, “It’s that bitch, Victoria Clarke! She slapped me! I merely lashed out at my incompetent husband, and I didn’t provoke her at all. What right did she have to slap me? Who is she to that good-for-nothing Jordan!?!”
Rachel said with a smile, “Haven’t you heard the saying about considering one’s superior before hitting them? Since your ex-husband is Victoria Clarke’s dog now, how can she let you insult him?”
Hailey snatched the wine glass again and chugged it in one go.
She exclaimed in exasperation, “Jordan is too heartless. I’ve only cheated on him once, but which beautiful woman has never cheated on her husband in this day and age? Rachel, you’ve even cheated twice!”
Feeling a little embarrassed, Rachel poured herself a glass of wine and retorted, “Why are you talking about me? It’s not like my husband caught me red-handed.”
Hailey said, “He’s just a live-in son-in-law who sponges off us. Even if he found out, why couldn’t he have just put up with it?”
“Rachel, you know what? I told him to kneel down in front of me, but he refused. Yet, he kneeled down to apologize to Victoria and even willingly became her bodyguard. Why did he do that? I can give him money too!”
Rachel swirled the glass of wine in her hand and smiled, “According to my understanding of Jordan, he loves you very much, and he won’t move on that easily.”
“He must have rejected you and become Victoria Clarke’s bodyguard to impress you!”
“Huh?” Hailey sobered up quite a bit, but she was confused by Rachel’s words.
Rachel explained, “Think about it. If he uses your money, he will definitely still feel like a freeloader, but if he earns his own money from someone else, he’ll be able to hold his head high in front of you.”
“I bet Jordan is trying to make a name for himself out there so that he’ll be worthy enough to propose to you!”
After thinking about it, Hailey gradually smiled and said, “Hmph, I knew this punk still loves me, but I’m not going to wait for him. Anyway, now that I’m divorced, I can find another man who’s compatible with me. Tyler is from a rich family, but he’s too much of a playboy. He’s not as meticulous as Jordan either.”
Rachel said, “You can get married to Tyler Collins and at most divorce him if things really don’t work out in the end. You can then marry Jordan again. A naive person like him will definitely agree.”
Hailey nodded and agreed, “Good idea.”
Seeing that Hailey was much more relaxed, Rachel clinked glasses with her. She said casually, “Hey, by the way, hasn’t Jordan always been a househusband? Why did he suddenly start delivering takeouts in the past six months?”
Hailey took a sip of wine and wiped her lips before answering, “He seemed to have contracted some diseases when we went on a trip to Switzerland six months ago. He needed money for treatment, but he didn’t want to ask us for it, so he started working to make some money on his own.”
“Oh.” Rachel did not probe any further and continued to drink with Hailey.
At 8 am the following morning.
Hailey, who hadn’t sobered up fully, answered a phone call in a daze.
On the other end of the line, the person said, “Hailey come to Grandma’s place immediately. I found evidence of Jordan selling the watch!”