Chapter 62: Holding A Wedding on Jordan’s
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
A week later.
At two o’clock in the afternoon, the pedestrians on the streets of Orlando had their sunglasses on and their umbrellas in hand to shield them from the scorching afternoon sun.
At this moment, Tyler, who was waiting for Hailey in his BMW, was boiling with fury.
“What? Enigma Co. has shut down too? Damn it, how can it wind up when it’s doing so well?”
Tyler was speaking on the phone in the driver’s seat, looking extremely vexed and troubled.
Enigma Co. was the most profitable one of the 70 companies that Tyler had invested in.
However, for some reason, the companies he had been profiting from were suddenly targeted by companies in the same industry and had to wind up for some reason.
When you factor in Tyler’s losses from his failed investments in 40 to 50 companies, he had lost almost all his money.
“Damn it! I’m so unlucky!”
Tyler slapped the steering wheel in exasperation before calling his father again.
“Dad, I’ve been out of luck lately, and some of the companies that I invested in, which have been generating the most profit for me, have suddenly folded. Can you lend me another 15 million dollars?”
Leonard said, “The family company is also in need of money lately. Two days ago, I spoke to the international hotel magnate, Paul Dubrule, and he told me to reopen all the hotels that we’ve closed down in the past. He also told me to set up more branches in the third-tier and fourth-tier cities.”
Tyler asked in bewilderment, “Dad, didn’t he used to oppose vehemently when we expanded rapidly like that in the past?”
Leonard said, “You don’t know anything at all! Times have changed! Even migrant workers can afford to stay in hotels these days. There is no longer a pressing demand for high-quality services. Quantity is now the most important! We’re planning to invest most of our money in this.”
Tyler was stunned. If they were going to invest most of their family assets, that would amount to at least a few hundred million dollars!
If they profited from it, it would be fine, but if they incurred losses…
It would be over for the Collins.
Tyler said, “Dad, I disagree with that! We shouldn’t put all our eggs in a single basket! What if Master Dubrule’s advice is wrong this time? We are at the risk of going bankrupt!”
Leonard said, “You’re right. We should diversify our investments. Okay, I see you’ve done well in investing in the past year. I shall give you 75 million dollars! Go ahead and invest boldly! Even if we fail this time, we can still count on you.”
“Thanks, Dad! I’m going to turn 75 million dollars into 750 million dollars!” Tyler said excitedly.
At this moment, the alluring Hailey got into the passenger’s seat.
Noticing how Tyler was beaming with joy, Hailey asked, “What’s making you so happy?”
Tyler said, “My father gave me another 75 million dollars! Haha, Hailey, how does it feel to be Mrs. Collins? These 75 million dollars will soon become 750 million dollars!”
Hailey was overjoyed to hear that, and she secretly thought, ‘The Collins are so rich, Tyler’s father actually just gave him 75 million dollars so casually.’
Hailey took the initiative to hold Tyler’s hand and said, “Tyler, I’m so happy to be married to you. I’ve never had so much money before.”
Tyler said proudly, “That goes without a word! Jordan’s good-for-nothing father probably couldn’t even give you a few thousand dollars, haha!”
“By the way, since we’ve already registered our marriage, shouldn’t you be changing the way you address me?”
Hailey hesitated for a moment before saying, “Hub… Hubby.”
This was the first time she had ever called another man ‘Hubby’ because she used to only address Jordan that way in the past.
At this moment, she suddenly missed Jordan and all the times when she called him ‘Hubby’ in the past three years.
Jordan was a live-in son-in-law who had a low status in the family. Hence, Hailey would only address him as ‘Hubby’ when she was in an excellent mood.
Hence, she would be smiling whenever she did that.
However, Hailey wasn’t smiling when she called Tyler’ Hubby’; instead, she felt a little morose.
‘Maybe, this is the destiny of my relationship with Jordan.’
After being emotional for a moment, Hailey quickly snapped back to her current role.
Hailey said, “Hubby, send me to Ace Corporation. I’d like to personally deliver the wedding invitations to Mr. Steele and Miss Clarke.”
Hailey’s and Tyler’s wedding was held on the 12th of May, which was in a week.
The Camdens and the Ace Corporation were now in cooperation for a project named ‘Hailey Residences’. Hailey was the deputy director of the project.
Tyler said, “Sure. By the way, are you going to invite Jordan?”
Feeling a little awkward, Hailey said, “He’s my ex-husband. Why should we invite him?”
Tyler laughed and said, “That’ll make things interesting. Do you have any unused invitation cards? Give me one. I’m going to invite him!”
Tyler took out an unused wedding invitation card from Hailey’s bag and a pen, after which he wrote Jordan’s name on it.
At the bottom of the card, he wrote: “If you’re a man, turn up for the wedding so you can see what a grand and lavish wedding is like!”
After writing on the card, Tyler shoved it to Hailey.
Hailey knew that Tyler intended to put Jordan to shame that day and let all the guests see that there was a world of difference between Hailey’s former husband and his current one!
“By the way, Hailey, come sleepover at mine tonight. I’ve been really vexed the past couple of days. The companies that I’ve invested in have closed down. I need you to relieve my stress.”
Tyler held Hailey’s hand.
By right, Hailey could totally move in with him since they had already registered their marriage.
However, Hailey refuted, “My grandmother said that I can’t stay over at your place before we get married. Just wait a little longer. We’re going to have our wedding in a week anyway.”
Feeling a little displeased, Tyler snapped, “Your grandmother is so conservative! Ugh, we’ve known each other for such a long time, but I’ve only slept with you once. But I still beat Jordan because he hasn’t gotten a chance to sleep with you at all, even though he was married to you for three years. Haha.”
Hailey lowered her head and said, “Okay, let’s not talk about him. Start driving.”
The engine was started quickly, and the speed soon went up to 80 mph. Hailey looked out of the window and pondered to herself.
‘Jordan, you can’t blame me for not letting you get intimate with me in the past three years. Actually, I have feelings for you too, but if I really gave myself to you, Tyler would definitely love me a lot less than he does now. He wouldn’t want to marry me either.’
‘If you must, just blame it on the fact that we met at the wrong time!’
More than twenty minutes later, Hailey arrived at Ace Corporation.
Hailey’s long hair was draped over her shoulders, and she was wearing a pair of square-shaped earrings, a white shirt, and a pair of black, high-waisted trousers.
She looked clean, beautiful, and exuded the mature aura of a married woman.
Hailey knocked on the door of Victoria’s office.
As soon as Hailey entered, Victoria stood up immediately and said, “Mrs. Collins, you look gorgeous today. You married a rich man, and now, you look even nobler than before.”
Hailey could hear the sarcasm in Victoria’s words and smile.” Thank you for the compliment. I still need another ten years to catch up to your sartorial sense and elegance, Miss Clarke.”
“By the way, I’m here today to deliver my wedding invitations to you and Mr. Steele.”
Victoria was a little shocked. “Have you settled on the wedding date?”
Hailey said, “Yes, it’s on the 12th of May, which is a week from now.”
Victoria was instantly stunned. “The 12th of May? Isn’t that Jordan’s birthday?”