Elaine saw on TV that Michaela, the head of the Joules family, had been ordered to solve a crisis within the family.
Elaine felt a sense of envy, she thought to herself, “Some people can be in charge of a financial empire worth trillions of dollars in their 20s, but I have lived for 50 years and don’t even have 500,000 in my bank account. It’s really that the gods are blind…”
Elaine was excited when she saw Michaela in person because of her vivid memory of her. However, Elaine she surprised to learn that the person in front of her was the same Joules who had given her daughter and son-in-law a Rolls Royce.
Michaela politely greeted Elaine, saying, “Hello, auntie.”
Elaine excitedly asked, “Miss Joules, do you know my daughter and son-in-law?”
Michaela laughed and replied, “Of course, we know each other. Master Wade has helped me a lot with feng shui and has been kind to me.”
Elaine, with an incredulous face, asked, “Really? Even you, Miss Joules, are my son-in-law’s client?”
Michaela nodded and smiled, saying, “It’s my honor to be Master Wade’s client.”
Elaine was surprised and said, “Oh my God, it must be my son-in-law’s ability, level, and network that truly can’t be matched by anyone else!”
Elaine hurriedly took out her cell phone and handed it to her daughter, Claire, then said impatiently, “Claire, take a few pictures of me with Miss Joules!”
As soon as Elaine said this, Claire knew that her mother wanted to take a picture to show off to her circle of friends. However, since Michaela has a special status, Claire felt that it would be inappropriate for her mother to post a photo of them together on social media.
Claire advised, “Oh mom, her identity is very sensitive. It’s better not to take a photo together, and you are still sitting in a wheelchair. It doesn’t look good, as if Miss Joules is caring for the disabled.”
Elaine heard this and quickly said, “Never mind, hurry up and help me stand up. I can stand on one leg for a while!”
Michaela said with a smile, “Auntie, you don’t have to go to so much trouble. How about I half squat and take a picture with you?”
“Good… Good!” Elaine was so excited that she hurriedly handed her phone to Claire and said impatiently, “Claire, hurry up and take a picture. You squat down too and take a picture!”
Claire did not accept the phone handed to her by her mother and said in a serious tone, “Mom, Miss Joules is considered a public figure now. Just listen to me this once…”
Seeing her daughter’s tough and insistent attitude, Elaine knew that her daughter must have seen through her intentions.
So, Elaine had no choice but to say resentfully, “It’s okay, it’s okay. Just don’t take the picture. It doesn’t matter.”
Charlie saw that Elaine, although she had given up, still had a resentful expression.
So, he said with a smile, “Mom, in fact, taking a picture at the airport isn’t very meaningful. If you take a picture here, even your friends who see the photo will think you just happened to meet Miss Joules at the airport and dragged her into taking a picture with you. That’s not the effect you want.”
Charlie’s words were subtle, but Elaine immediately understood his meaning and thought to herself, “My good son-in-law is right. At the airport with all these people, especially with celebrities, if 100 people see it, there must be 101 people saying that this must have been a chance encounter and that we begged to have our picture taken…”
“We really can’t pretend to be anything! I guess it could also stimulate people like Hannah.”
In fact, Michaela had originally felt indifferent, but when she saw that Claire seemed intent on stopping the photo, she smiled and said, “Auntie, I’m afraid that taking a picture in public wouldn’t look good. Why don’t we have a private party in the future and take some pictures then?”
Until now, Elaine had been feeling disappointed, but when she heard Michaela’s offer, she suddenly felt much better.
She secretly thought, “My good son-in-law is so capable. Even Miss Joules is his client. A future meeting is surely inevitable. If I can really take a picture with Miss Joules at the party, that would be a big show…”
So, she agreed without hesitation, “If Miss Joules has time to come to Aurous Hill, come to our home and be our guest!”
Michaela nodded and said with a smile, “No problem, Auntie. I will definitely pay a visit then.”
Charlie received a voice message from Lisa at this time.
After listening to it, he replied, “We just arrived at the airport and started the check-in procedure right away.”
Lisa happily replied, “That’s too good. The captain said we don’t need to get off the plane. Just wait for you on the plane.”
Charlie replied, “That’s right. You guys just wait on the plane. We’ll be right there.”
After returning Lisa’s message, Charlie said, “The plane has already landed. Let’s hurry up and go through the formalities.”
After saying that, he said to Michaela, “Miss Joules, after the security check, we will leave customs, so you should hurry back.”
Michaela was reluctant, but nodded with a smile and said, “Then, Master Wade, Claire, Auntie, have a good trip. I won’t see you off.”
Elaine said offhandedly, “I heard that you can’t fly against the wind. A plane flying against the wind will fall down. I don’t know if it’s true.”
Charlie laughed and said, “Mom, don’t listen to that nonsense. The plane only needs to fly against the wind when taking off. Once it’s in the sky, it can fly faster if it’s going downwind. It would normally take 10 hours to get there, but with the downwind, it might only take 8 hours.”
Elaine muttered, “Last time I flew to the United States, my friend Hanna wished me a good trip on social media. I cursed her the whole way, but I guess I was wrong to blame her.”
Charlie chuckled and then prepared to go through security.
The three of them said goodbye to Michaela and passed through security and customs, boarding the plane directly from the VIP building. Elaine was difficult to walk, so the airport authorities provided two attendants to help her.
On the plane, Mrs. Lewis, Lisa, and Claudia saw Charlie and stood up to greet him.
Lisa and Claudia called out shyly, “Brother Charlie…”
Charlie grinned and asked, “How are you two doing?”
Lisa smiled and replied, “We’re doing pretty well. Recently, we’ve been really excited about going back to Aurous Hill. We talk about it for a long time every night.”
Charlie nodded and turned to Claudia, “Claudia, it’s still summertime, so after you arrive in Aurous Hill, you’ll have time to get used to it. Let Lisa show you around and introduce you to the customs and people of the city.”
Claudia nodded seriously and said, “Okay, brother Charlie. Thank you so much…”