“I heard it from a mutual friend of your grandfather-in-law and I. He said that your grandfather personally told him about you being regularly beaten up by your husband, and you two were going to get a divorce soon. As for Bailey Ronson, I’m not too sure how she found me or how she acquired that false information. She didn’t tell me when I asked her back then,” Henry said truthfully.
“Which mutual friend?” Stanley asked.
“It’s Mike…” Henry said carefully.
As soon as Stanley heard this, he seemed shocked. “What? Mike? Can you even trust what he says?”
Two years ago, Mike’s business failed. He began to suffer from a mental illness that caused him to say many inappropriate things whenever he lost control.
Could anyone believe in what someone like him said?
“When Mike told me these things, he seemed very calm and collected. He told me that your grandfather personally told him those things. That’s why I believed him,” Henry said awkwardly.
Now, he felt like a complete fool.
“Is that why you didn’t verify the information and simply told other people about it?” Xyla felt speechless.
She knew who Mike was as well.
To her knowledge, Mike was incapable of saying anything truthful. Hence, everything he said was probably part of his imagination. All these years, Mike had stayed with Xyla’s master to receive psychological treatment. However, his mental illness was very complicated, and it was often triggered. The only way to suppress it was through medication.
“Who could ask something like this directly?” Henry asked before standing up and looking at them with a genuinely apologetic expression. “I’m truly sorry for causing you so much trouble, all because of my foolishness. I’m truly, truly sorry. I hope you can forgive me,” he added.
“I shouldn’t have done something like this for money…” Henry said before sighing helplessly.
“It’s fine. You’ve already made everything clear to us,” Stanley said.
“I’ll personally apologize to your grandfather,” Henry lowered his head like an ashamed criminal.
“That’s up to you. Do whatever you want,” Stanley said nonchalantly.
Things hadn’t gotten out of hand. On top of that, Stanley also found out why, and he was aware that Henry was his grandfather’s friend. Hence, Stanley decided not to take any further action.
Henry nodded furiously before turning around and fleeing.
After Henry had left, Xyla turned to look at Stanley. “How did Bailey find out about all of this? When I first investigated you, I couldn’t find a single thing despite a large amount of effort I put into doing so.”
Stanley narrowed his eyes and hugged her by her shoulders. “There’s always been fake information about me in the database. Whenever someone in Country V asked my grandfather about how his grandson looked, he would show them the picture from the faked data.”
“Why didn’t I find it when I investigated you back then?” Xyla asked.
“It might have been a system failure. That’s probably it,” Stanley added.
“I see. Isn’t that a coincidence? Emily and I both failed to find that piece of information,” Xyla said.
“The only person who investigated you in the past was Emily. You’ve already heard about all that. But Emily seemed to have given up on digging for more information. Why do you think Bailey suddenly brought this up again? Could it be that Emily has never stopped being suspicious, and she is still investigating? She might have found something and told Bailey about it so that Bailey would do the dirty deed for her,” Xyla said while she carefully thought about it.
“We’ll be able to find out after asking Bailey about it,” Stanley said.
“That’s all we can do.” Xyla nodded.
“Hmm… Do you want to go home?” Stanley added.
Xyla chuckled before grabbing Stanley’s arm. “Sure… Let’s go home.”
The two held each other’s hand affectionately and returned to the car.
After putting her seatbelt on, Xyla looked at Stanley. “Oh right, there’s something else. Your family seems to want to keep your identity a secret. Now that you’ve told so many people about who you are, wouldn’t it be a problem? Would it affect you? Did I act too rashly?”
“It’s fine…” Stanley ruffled Xyla’s hair lovingly.
“I think I shouldn’t have done that,” Xyla said.
“Do you think those people would dare to take pictures of me when they see me? Even if they did, would they dare to leak the photos? Everybody knows that information related to the family that owns Dragon Group can’t be exposed,” Stanley said.