“Your brother told me that your dad won’t be able to go on that day. I guess he’s busy?” explained Xyla.
“I don’t think so. Please do me a favor. I’m sure Dad will agree to go if you ask him to.”
“I’ll try. Why don’t you ask him yourself?” Xyla asked curiously.
“He won’t give a damn about me. When I first joined the entertainment industry, Dad clearly didn’t support my decision. He had even kicked me out of the house. However, he knew that I wasn’t going to back down as well. It was only after my mom’s unceasing effort that we reconciled, and I returned to our home again. Though he allowed me to go back that night, I’m aware that my dad isn’t really supportive of my career throughout these years. He always hopes that I can be part of Dragon Group. Even if I don’t help out at Dragon Group, he hopes that I can establish my own company or something.”
“He always thinks that being a celebrity isn’t a ‘proper’ job, that all I do every day is messing around. In his opinion, my handsome face is my moneymaker, that’s all. Therefore, I wish that he can come to my concert, at least once in his life. I want him to see the results of my efforts over the years. I want him to know that I don’t rely entirely on my face to get to where I am today.”
A serious expression was etched on Josh Batton’s face. His eyes expressed only sincerity as he spoke.
Xyla could understand every single word he was trying to say. She knew how much Josh wanted to be recognized by his father. He wanted to show his father his real ability and talent through this concert. He wanted to prove to his father that his hard work really did pay off at the end of the day. On top of that, he hoped that his father would change his view about his career as a star.
Xyla snapped her fingers instantaneously. “No problem. Leave it to me.”
“Thank you… My dear sister-in-law, you… Will you come, too?” Josh looked at her and asked cautiously.
Upon hearing her answer, a bright smile blossomed on Josh’s face like a sunflower. His smile was pure and innocent. He looked very much like those seniors in the college, friendly and amiable.
“I’ll go out first then. I still have some work to take care of.” Josh stood up slowly while straightening his suit.
Xyla nodded in response.
Subsequently, Josh marched out of her office and closed the door behind him.
After he left, Xyla glanced at the clock and found out that it was almost noon. Recalling her promise with her father, she called Stanley to remind him about the lunch with her father before she went off and fixed her makeup. After that, she headed to the parking lot to get her car and drove to the Quest family’s house.
When she drove up to the house’s gate, she caught a glimpse of Stanley’s black Bentley Arnage coming in her direction through her rearview mirror.
Tire car was very close to her own. She did not drive into her house directly but pulled up at the gate and waited for him.
In the Bentley Arnage, the man was staring at the Maserati with his eyes full of affection and tenderness. Very soon, the man drove up next to her and lowered his car window halfway.
Likewise, Xyla quickly lowered her car window.
The pair smiled at each other before stepping on the pedals together and entering the house alongside. Their cars stopped right in front of the house’s main entrance, and the two of them got out of the car together. Stanley grabbed the two boxes of gifts from the passenger seat before walking up to Xyla.
Xyla found herself peeking at the boxes in Stanley’s hand as he approached her. They were Cordyceps Sinensis, or by its more prominent name, caterpillar fungus. Moreover, it was the best kind of all.
The corner of her lips curved up into a gentle smile at the instant. “It’s just a casual lunch with my dad. You don’t have to bring anything.”
“Honoring my father-in-law is something I should do…” He grinned as he held her hand, entering the house hand in hand.