“I won’t be leaving anymore and I’ll open the hospital soon,” replied Stanley.
Xyla’s heart squeezed when she heard that. She had informed Five Batton of every detail, all except this one. Now that he had told her father that he wouldn’t be leaving, and that he would soon start up a traditional hospital, that would mean that they would have to live together.
To ingratiate themselves with her father, they would have to be in frequent contact. That wouldn’t be a problem, but the most important issue was the traditional hospital…
She had said that her husband returned to the country to open his own traditional hospital. If they didn’t do it after being in the country for so long, her father would definitely suspect them!
Five Batton was such a smart person, so why did he have to slip up at a time like this?
Even if she forgot to tell him, he should have said that he would soon return to Country Y, so the hospital wouldn’t be happening anytime soon. That would have saved them a lot of trouble. They would only have to come back from time to time to celebrate the holidays with her father.
Since he had already answered, Xyla couldn’t deny it. All she could do was try to mitigate the damage.
Keeping her composure, she smiled at Stanley. “Honey, I think we can actually wait a little longer before we start our own hospital. I think you should first try working at other traditional hospitals. That way, one, you can accumulate experience, and two, you can learn about hospitals’ business model.”
Stanley nodded with a smile. “Yeah, you’re right, sweetheart.”
Seeing his son-in-law being this obedient, Jeremy smiled again and nodded with satisfaction. “Stan, Xyla’s words make sense, but if you want to start immediately, that’s fine too. If you don’t have enough experience, we can hire a veteran as the vice-president.”
“Dad, I better listen to my wife. Her words are the royal decree,” said Stanley.
Jeremy nodded in delight once more. “Yeah. Young man, you have great awareness. Not bad. Not bad,” he said, laughing heartily.
Upon descending the stairs and seeing this cheerful scene, there were no words to describe May’s jealousy. Now, it was like she had become the outsider. She was clearly a family member, but she could no longer participate in any of the family matters.
Seeing Xyla’s cheeky grin, she felt even more envious and suffocated.
What’s so great about him?
Wasn’t he just a medical student?
He’s not even from a prestigious family, so what was Xyla being so happy for?
Besides having better looks than Tom and having a teeny bit of a better aura than him, in what other ways could he compare to Tom? None!
Noticing May come downstairs out of the corner of his eye, Jeremy’s expression immediately darkened. He had no intention of acknowledging her. Over the last few days, he had thought it through and was starting to slowly come out of his sadness.
He had also taken care of the feelings he had for May. Now, he only wished for them to end on good terms. In many instances, instant pain was better than prolonged agony.
Forcing out a smile, May walked over to them. “Honey, Xyla, why didn’t you guys call for me when we have a guest at home?”
She sat on the armrest of Jeremy’s chair. No matter how annoyed she was at Xyla and Stanley, right now, she had to pretend. Put on a great performance and she might still have a chance. If she gave up, the only path left was death.
Xyla smiled politely. “I thought you were resting, so I couldn’t bear to disturb you.”
“Because there’s no need for you to be here,” said Jeremy, being surprisingly straightforward.
That one sentence was like a slap in the face for May. However, she maintained her smile. “Honey, what are you saying? Our eldest son-in-law is here. As Xyla’s mother, how could I not be here?”
Xyla said nothing, but simply beamed at May, maintaining her manners and demeanor even though on the inside, she was like ‘f*ck you’…
May Conner’s behavior had allowed her to fully comprehend the saying ‘the world is no match for you if you’re shameless enough’. Her face must be as thick a s the city walls.
What a deceitful person.
“Aunty, my mother passed away a long time ago,” said Xyla.
“I may be a stepmother, but I’m still your mother,” replied May.