“I earned it myself,” Chuck said calmly.
“You?” Lara sneered and said, “Why not take a look at yourself in the mirror. How did you earn yourself 400 dollars in the morning? Did you sell your body or something?”
The whole class burst into laughter and someone said, “I’m afraid this guy is not worth so much money even if he goes to sell himself.”
Seeing as so many students laughed at him in the classroom, Chuck sat back and sighed. “Lara, you should be easier on people.”
Lara snorted and said, “Then tell me what you have done! Answer some of our questions!”
Chuck frowned for a long time and made up an excuse.
He answered casually, “I picked up the money.”
“Oh, lucky huh?” Lara sneered, her malicious tone full of envy.
The other students asked with jealousy, “Hey, how much did you pick?”
Many students were interested and asked one after the other. “Yes, tell me, how much did you pick up?”
Chuck was speechless, he stared back at his classmates and continued to lie, “Two thousand.”
“What? You actually picked up two thousand? Damn, that’s my living expenses for more than a month!”
All the students were surprised and envied him so much. If they had his luck and picked up two thousand, their lives would be more comfortable and easier.
“Hmph, you suck! Picking other people’s money and claiming it as your own?!”
“Such an embarrassment for our class!”
“Yes, you should return the money to others, how can you take it for yourself? What if it is someone’s salary for a month? If you pick it up like this, people would drink wind for a month?”
These classmates were chirping, Chuck gave a wry smile, “I waited, It’s not that I didn’t wait. But the owner didn’t come.”
“Hey!” A female classmate stood up and couldn’t help but scolded, “You enough! Will you return it to the owner if you find the money? What are you pretending? A bunch of moral bitches!”
This was Queenie Carson, a classmate of Chuck Cannon, who was similar to Chuck’s family, so the two feel a little bit pitiful and have a good relationship. When these classmates ridiculed Chuck because of jealousy, Queenie was the only one that stood up for him in the class. But Chuck did not care about such gossip and talk. He just let them talk about it.
After class, Chuck went to Yvette Jordan’s staff room. Because there was no class in the afternoon, she was listening to music in the staff room.
When she saw Chuck, her expression soured. “What are you doing here? Didn’t I tell you that you are not allowed to look for me between classes?”
Chuck said with a wry smile, “I just wanted to tell you that I’m going to move out today.”
“You are moving out? Are you kidding?” Yvette sneered.
Since young, she had grown up with Chuck. Knowing him like the back of her hand, how could he move out?
Does he want to sleep on the streets?
But he had been timid as a child, even insisting to use her as his body pillow when sleeping. If not for the death of his grandfather, how long she would have to be hugged by him to sleep.
Such him sleeping on the streets?
He wouldn’t even dare to do that if he had ten times the courage.
“I am not joking with you. I am moving out today,” Chuck said seriously.
“Well, let’s see how long you can. Don’t come to me begging like a dog.”
After Chuck had finished talking, he turned around and left the office.
Yvette stared at his leaving figure thoughtfully. In the past, no matter how much she scolded him, he wouldn’t dare to talk back. God knows what happened to him today.
All of a sudden, her phone rang.
After picking up the phone, she quickly changed her tone and said, “Hello, Director Chester, what happened for you to suddenly call me up like this?”
A middle-aged man’s voice could be heard from the other end of the phone, “Yvette, I heard that your training company business is not doing good recently. Do you want me to introduce some business to you?”
Yvette’s heart was filled with joy. Her business in the training company could be said to be very poor. It was already very difficult for her to make any progress. If she did not show any improvement again, she was afraid she would have to close the company in less than a year. She had already lost more than 100,000 dollars in the past two months. It was also because of this that she was recently venting out all her anger on Chuck.
After hearing Director Chester’s business proposal, a smile appeared on her face, “Yes, thank you for taking care of me, Director Chester!”
“Well, room No. 1218 in the Triumph Hotel tonight. Come over.”
“A hotel?” Yvette was a little scared. “Director Chester, why don’t I treat you to a five-star hotel in the urban area? A hotel…”
“What’s wrong? You don’t even give me face?”
“No… No… It’s just that a hotel…”
Immediately, a steeled voice was heard from the phone, “Hmph, forget it if you don’t come. This business is given by my friend’s company as his employees need to be trained. You should know how much money you can make from a big company with 50 to 60 people. If you don’t come, I won’t force you.”
Yvette was very conflicted. She didn’t want to go, but she didn’t want to waste this opportunity either. Just when she had wanted to negotiate, he hung up on all of a sudden.
If I don’t take the risk, I’m afraid that I’ll be going bankrupt…
She decided to take the risk!
After leaving school, she drove home, planning to simply tidy up and change her clothes. However, when she just arrived at the door of her house, she saw Chuck coming out of the house with a suitcase.
The two of them looked at each other. Chuck said, “Wifey…”
As soon as he spoke, Yvette said with disgust, “Don’t call me like that!”
“Yvette, no matter what, you’ve been taking care of me for almost a year after grandpa’s death, if you…”
Yvette snorted and said, “What’s wrong? Do you regret it? Do you want me to give you a second chance?”
Yvette sneered impatiently.
“No, I mean if you have any difficulties in the future, you can call me…”
Chuck nodded before walking past Yvette. After all, he and Yvette had been sleeping on the same bed for so long. He still has some feelings for her in his heart.
Yvette was also absent-minded for a moment. She didn’t expect that this man, whom she had looked down on, would say such comforting words today. It was as though in a trance, she had found someone to rely upon.
But then, she smiled coldly and said, “Tell you? What good would it bring to me? Can you give me money or bring me some customers? You can’t give me anything and you can’t even afford a meal yet you want me to tell you?”
Chuck shrugged. He still had more than one million dollars in his hand. Even if it was not enough, he still had his mother. The money would be transferred to his account with just a phone call.
“If you need money, I can give it to you.”
Yvette feebly waved and sneered, “You’d better keep the money to buy yourself instant noodles.”
Chuck did not defend himself. He left with his suitcase. He walked with his suitcase for a while. After inquiring about the hotels nearby, he got on a Taxi and went to the Triumph Hotel.
The magnificent buildings, the glorious decorations and the luxurious European interiors shocked him to the core.
This was the busiest hotel in the city, which cheapest standard rooms cost at least 800 dollars. In the past, Chuck did not dare to think that he could spend in such a place, but now it was different.
When Chuck was about to go in, he saw Yvette’s car swerving in and packing itself in the parking lot. Chuck was so shocked that he hid aside in a hurry.
This is a hotel! What is she doing here?
Chuck felt extremely bitter in his heart.
Was his wifey going to sleep with another man?
Although the two of them didn’t get a marriage certificate and it was just grandpa’s arrangement, he felt very uncomfortable when he thought that the woman he once held in his arms was going to sleep with another man.
After Yvette walked in, Chuck took his luggage and went in too.