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Chapter 8 Asking For Money
Words Count: 787    |    Released on:15/04/2022

The taxi stopped outside the Lind family's villa. Janet hurried out and rang the doorbell.

Now that she had married Ethan as promised, she decided to ask her adoptive parents for money. After all, she did all this only to pay Hannah's medical expenses.

Fiona was sitting on the sofa, sipping a cup of coffee. She looked up at Janet and smiled faintly. "How are you getting along with Ethan? You just got married yesterday. What are you doing here? Shouldn't you be at your house? Did something happen? Tell me now."

She didn't utter a word about the money as if they had never made a deal.

Janet looked at her sternly. "I'm here to get the money. You promised me that you would give me the money as soon as I married Ethan."

Fiona placed the coffee cup on the table and smiled gently. She didn't plan on giving Janet the money. It was just a tactic to persuade Janet. It had only been an oral agreement. And Janet and Ethan were married now. Janet wouldn't be able to do anything even if they went back on their word.

"Don't be anxious, Janet. I'll give you the money. I'm sure you are aware of our family situation. Your dad has invested in a new business recently. But it turned out to be a shell company. The owner of the company ran away with the money and his mistress, leaving all the problems and burden on your dad's shoulders. Doing business isn't easy. Look, your dad's hair is already grey. Our family has been going through a hard time. We are having trouble with the cash flow and can't afford such a large sum of money for the time being. Janet, please try to understand." Fiona held Janet's hand, trying to look pitiful.

Janet's body trembled with rage.

Fiona was pure evil. Even a small piece of jewelry she possessed was worth more than Hannah's medical expenses. She was lying about not being able to afford the promised money.

Bernie frowned. Fiona had gone too far this time, and he felt sorry for Janet. "Actually, it's no big deal. We can still afford..."

"What did you say, Bernie? Don't we have to make ends meet? Jocelyn is going to study abroad soon. Don't we need money? The money we have now is my savings over the years after cutting down my expenses. Have you forgotten what I've done for our family? But you don't care about us, do you?" Wiping her fake tears, Fiona glared at her husband.

Bernie was rendered speechless. He didn't dare to utter another word.

"You promised me that you would give me the money as soon as possible." Janet was unhappy, but she couldn't do anything. After all, it had only been a verbal agreement. She couldn't demand the money if they really refused to pay.

Wiping her eyes, Fiona smiled. "All right. All right. Dad and Mom will give you the money as soon as we get it. I still have a few thousand dollars. I'll give that to you first."

She tried stalling Janet. After all, once the old maid died, Janet would have no reason to ask them for money.

'How could a few thousand dollars be enough?'

Biting her lower lip, Janet was about to say something. However, Jocelyn interrupted her. She descended the stairs and shot a disgusted look at Janet.

"Why are you back? And why isn't your husband with you? Does he loathe you?" Jocelyn's lip curled up into a smirk as she walked toward Janet.

"I married him on your behalf. You have such a bad reputation. If he loathes his wife, it means he loathes you," Janet snapped coldly.

Jocelyn always thought highly of herself. Hearing the humiliation, she grew furious. Jocelyn picked up the glass of water and poured it on Janet, who was sitting calmly on the sofa.

Janet skillfully dodged the attack. She had expected Jocelyn to do something like that. When they were children, Jocelyn liked beating people up when she was mad at them.

"Get out! This is my home!" Jocelyn barked, pointing at the door. Janet's calmness infuriated her.

"I wouldn't have come here if you didn't owe me money," Janet sneered.

Seeing that her own daughter was bullied, Fiona lost her cool. "How could you talk to your family like this? I don't have a daughter like you. Get out!"

Janet's heart sank with disappointment. Arguing with them was pointless, so she dejectedly stood up to leave.

The moment she opened the door, she saw Ethan standing outside in a jacket. Behind him stood a man, gasping for breath, holding several bags in his hand.

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Chapter 1 Cheating On Her Chapter 2 The Wedding Chapter 3 A Watch Worth Millions Chapter 4 Do You Want To Take A Shower First Chapter 5 You're Not Jocelyn Chapter 6 Only One Bed Chapter 7 Breakfast Chapter 8 Asking For Money Chapter 9 Regret
Chapter 10 Much Better
Chapter 11 Interview
Chapter 12 Failed The Interview
Chapter 13 He Is Not Bad
Chapter 14 Home
Chapter 15 A Commotion
Chapter 16 You Are Fired
Chapter 17 Will You Resent Me
Chapter 18 Christopher Garrison
Chapter 19 Someone Is Going To Be Unhappy
Chapter 20 Take A Bus
Chapter 21 A Lamborghini
Chapter 22 House Hunting
Chapter 23 A Haunted House
Chapter 24 How Could She Be So Cute
Chapter 25 Drug Trial
Chapter 26 Unexpected Concern
Chapter 27 A Magnanimous Client
Chapter 28 A Big Meal
Chapter 29 The Conflict In The Restaurant
Chapter 30 The Boss Was Here
Chapter 31 A Drunken Kiss
Chapter 32 Self Control
Chapter 33 Took The Initiative
Chapter 34 Rumors
Chapter 35 Clarification
Chapter 36 Go Out For Dinner
Chapter 37 Danger
Chapter 38 I'm Her Husband
Chapter 39 Sneaking Around
Chapter 40 You Shouldn't Dress Like This
Chapter 41 Video Evidence
Chapter 42 A Kiss
Chapter 43 Too Dangerous
Chapter 44 Repudiation
Chapter 45 Humiliation
Chapter 46 This Is My Husband
Chapter 47 An Awkward Dinner
Chapter 48 Plunder All
Chapter 49 What Happened
Chapter 50 The Wedding Ring
Chapter 51 Did You Sell The Ring
Chapter 52 A Counterfeit
Chapter 53 No Evidence
Chapter 54 A Humble Apology
Chapter 55 How To Coax Her
Chapter 56 She Refused My Money
Chapter 57 Why Are You Such A Big Spender
Chapter 58 The Love Manuals
Chapter 59 Scratch His Face
Chapter 60 Scratched By The Cat At Home
Chapter 61 Apology
Chapter 62 The Blue Diamond Ring
Chapter 63 The Design Was Rejected
Chapter 64 Bane
Chapter 65 Public Humiliation
Chapter 66 The Chairman Knew
Chapter 67 Kick Her Out
Chapter 68 Do You Have A Crush On Me
Chapter 69 Misunderstanding
Chapter 70 Brandon's Sudden Request
Chapter 71 Give Her A Raise
Chapter 72 Jealous Of Himself
Chapter 73 Touch My Abs
Chapter 74 Meet Elaine Again
Chapter 75 Thief
Chapter 76 Call The Police
Chapter 77 To Prove Her Innocence
Chapter 78 Arrested
Chapter 79 A Dinner Party
Chapter 80 Male Companion
Chapter 81 Meet Jocelyn Again
Chapter 82 The Invitation
Chapter 83 Finally Came In
Chapter 84 The Red Wine
Chapter 85 Embarrassment
Chapter 86 A Dress
Chapter 87 Most Beautiful Woman In The Party
Chapter 88 Throw Her Out
Chapter 89 Take Them All Away
Chapter 90 What Did He Want From Her
Chapter 91 Disappointment
Chapter 92 She Cares About You
Chapter 93 Love Signal
Chapter 94 A Part-time Job
Chapter 95 Caring Husband
Chapter 96 Finding Faults
Chapter 97 Also My Business
Chapter 98 Secret Exposed
Chapter 99 Sincere
Chapter 100 The Devil's Bewitchment
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