Chapter 72: I’m Not Willing!
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Leonard arrived at the hotel entrance to see that Pablo, Salvatore, and a few underlings were standing outside the hotel.
Leonard hurriedly walked over and said, “Mr. Dalton, Salvatore, why aren’t you going in?”
Pablo looked into the distance and said, “I’m waiting for someone.”
“Waiting for someone?”
Leonard was rather curious because Pablo was a famous triad boss in the state. He would never wait for anyone. Hence, Leonard wondered who could make Pablo wait.
In less than two minutes, a Rolls-Royce was driven over.
Leonard could tell from the license plate that the owner of the car was a formidable person!
The status of the upper-class circle figures could usually be determined from the license plates of their cars.
The wealthy and powerful usually had personalized or exotic license plates that cost plenty of money.
Generally, exotic license plates could only be owned by people of certain status.
After looking at the license plate, Leonard immediately knew that there was an influential figure in the car!
Pablo took the initiative to run to the rear door to open the door, after which he bowed respectfully and said, “Mr. Reyes, you’re here.”
Salvatore bent 90 degrees forward and exclaimed, “Greetings, Mr. Reyes!”
Butler Frank came out of the car. As soon as Leonard saw the majestic and dignified man, he knew he was an esteemed figure. He hurriedly pulled Leonard and asked, “Who’s this old man?”
Pablo introduced, “This is Mr. Reyes, my benefactor. Without him, I won’t be here today.”
Hearing this, Leonard also hurriedly extended his hand and said, “Mr. Reyes, nice to meet you. I’ve been close friends with Mr. Dalton for years, and it’s my son’s big day today. What brings you here…”
Butler Frank chuckled and said, “Hello, Mr. Collins, I’m here to attend the wedding, but please pardon me for showing up uninvited.”
Leonard was flattered and taken aback. “Not at all! It’s an honor for my family to have you here. Please come in!”
Leonard was overwhelmed with joy, and he was extremely smug. ‘Haha, Jordan Steele, so what if you’re rich? Even Pablo Dalton and Salvatore are here to support me. I don’t believe you’d dare to go against me!’
After the three of them entered the hall, Leonard walked in front and said to Jordan, “Jordan, let me introduce you to a few of my friends. This is…”
Before he could finish, Salvatore darted towards Jordan and knelt down in front of him. “Mr. Steele! Happy Birthday!”
Previously, Salvatore had also offended Jordan and would have probably been dead by now if Jordan hadn’t been kind enough to spare him.
Pablo also stepped forward and respectfully bowed to Jordan while handing him a gift. “Happy birthday, Mr. Jordan. Mr. Reyes and I have come to send you a birthday gift.”
Butler Frank walked forward slowly. Leonard and the other guests could all tell that Butler Frank had an extraordinary aura and extremely powerful figure.
To his surprise, when Butler Frank faced Jordan, he also bowed with great respect. “Mr. Jordan, happy birthday.”
“Mr… Mr. Jordan?”
Leonard, Hailey, and the others were all flabbergasted.
Jordan also hurriedly got up to shake Butler Frank’s hand. “Butler Frank, you don’t have to bow to me. I treat you like family.”
After saying that, Jordan looked at Leonard and asked, “Were you referring to Pablo and Salvatore when you mentioned that you know a few triad bosses?”
Even Leonard had to address Pablo and Salvatore with great respect. Yet, Jordan seemed to be treating them as servants!
After hearing this, Salvatore flew into a rage. “Damn it, you were trying to go against Mr. Jordan? Are your brains fried?”
Leonard didn’t dare to retort after being reprimanded in public by Salvatore!
Seeing this, Jordan said, “I’m here to attend a wedding, not to cause trouble. I don’t want others to get the wrong idea. Salvatore, Pablo, take your leave. Butler Frank, I’ll accept your gift. Please get going too.”
The three of them didn’t dare to disobey Jordan.
Pablo whispered to Leonard before leaving, “If Mr. Jordan is harmed in any way during the wedding, I will make sure you and your entire family gets buried together!”
Leonard broke out in cold sweat out of nervousness, but he didn’t dare to issue a threat or say anything harsh.
The guests at the scene, too, were all stunned.
“Mr. Steele really has connections in the business industry and the triads! Even Pablo Dalton is his underling!”
“Mr. Steele is so young and already so powerful. Whoever provokes him will definitely be in for a hard time!”
Those people were all mercenary snobs who eagerly tried to suck up to Jordan after realizing how accomplished he was.
“I heard that it’s your birthday today, Mr. Steele. This may be our first time meeting each other but fate has brought us together. Come on, let’s all toast to Mr. Steele, okay?”
The guests at the venue all shouted in unison.
Ironically, many of those guests were relatives of the Collins and Tyler’s best friends.
He suddenly remembered that many esteemed figures of the upper-class circle had also attended Diana’s 80th birthday banquet not long ago.
On that day, Jordan had also gotten into a conflict with the Camdens.
However, in the end, the Camdens instigated the guests present on that day to start boycotting Jordan in the future, which they did.
However, now that everyone found out that Jordan had done something to harm the Collins, none of them dared to stand up against him for the Collins.
On the contrary, they all took the initiative to toast to Jordan in a bid to befriend him.
What a pragmatic society!
Jordan picked up his cup of tea and said, “Thank you all for your birthday wishes. Someone is scared that I might cause trouble after drinking too much, so I shall toast to you guys with water instead of wine.”
After hearing this, Hailey’s face turned as red as a tomato.
When Hailey gave Jordan the wedding invitation earlier on, she had specifically instructed him not to drink too much on the day of the wedding to not embarrass her.
However, it seemed that she shouldn’t have to worry about it.
After finishing his water, Jordan said to Leonard, “Mr. Collins, it’s getting late. Your wedding ought to begin now, shouldn’t it? I have to get back to the office to work after witnessing this top-notch wedding.”
Leonard had a complicated expression, but no matter what, he had to finish hosting his son’s wedding before anything else.
Hence, Leonard immediately said to the emcee, “Let the wedding begin immediately!”
Tyler and Hailey walked onto the stage, but Hailey was completely distracted and out of her element.
The emcee said, “Mr. Tyler Collins, do you take Miss Hailey Camden to be your lawfully wedded wife and love, cherish, and honor her for the rest of your life?”
Tyler answered, “I do.”
The emcee again asked, “Miss Hailey Camden, do you take Mr. Tyler Collins to be your lawfully wedded husband and take care of him for the rest of your life, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, until death do you part?”
Hailey exclaimed, “I do not!”