“I have a friend that just returned from overseas. He brought some imported wagyu beef over for me… Old Master Collins told me that when you were young, you often came to the Collins household for meals with Old Master Langdon. He also mentioned that you really like wagyu beef…”
“Since it was such a coincidence, he asked me to tell you about it,” Hubert told Diana about the reason he had called with a smile across his face.
It was undeniable that Hubert was excellent at making up stories. He could come up with a story on the spot. It was as if he were really telling the truth.
William shook his head slightly. He felt that there was no need for Hubert to explain so many things to Frank. It was Diana’s honor to be asked to come over for a meal. He would definitely come over as well.
Why would he waste his time making so much small talk?
“Oh, is that so? Then… Alright…”
Hubert frowned slightly. He then slowly hung up on the call.
“Go ahead and have a meal with him. I’m not free,” William picked up his walking stick.
He got up to leave. It seemed like he wanted to avoid Frank.
“Old Master, there’s no need for you to leave. Mr. Lennon isn’t coming.” Hubert told William while shaking his head slightly.
“What’s going on?” William turned around and looked at Hubert with a look of shock on his face.
He never would have expected Diana to reject an invitation from the Collins family. The Collins family had an extremely high status in Joules Town. No one dared to look down on them. Not many people would dare to reject an invitation from the Collins family.
Diana would never reject an invitation from him. However, this Diana really rejected their invitation straight away.
As the haughty person that he was, William even planned to avoid Diana just now. When Diana came over, he would definitely want to meet him. It would not be too late for him to show up by then.
However, he did not expect Diana to not be interested in coming over at all.
“What did he say?” William slowly sat down and asked Hubert with widened eyes.
“He said… I remembered wrongly. He’s allergic to beef.” Hubert’s face flushed bright red as he slowly spoke up.
“He’s allergic to… What kind of lame excuse is this?” William was stunned after hearing what he said.
He then slammed down on the table and scolded out angrily.
“Sigh…” Hubert sighed softly.
Of course, he knew that this was Diana’s excuse to turn down their invitation!
Diana’s attitude showed that he did not want to be involved with the Collins family in any way.
“Is he a fool?” William looked at Hubert and asked him after remaining silent for some time.
“Can a fool do something like that within such a short period of time…” Hubert asked softly as he touched the tip of his nose.
“What kind of achievement is this?”
“A company that has just risen to popularity just needs sufficient funds in the initial phase to reach its peak. However, they must know how to change the structure of their company at a certain level. They won’t be able to do well in the future if they keep doing the same things.”
William huffed coldly. He only felt that Diana was being way too foolish right now.
He had to depend on powerful connections if his company were to continue progressing after reaching a certain stage. He had to have the support of powerful figures within the government office as well.
Diana had the chance to make good with the Collins family and receive their support. However, he was not willing to pay the Collins household a visit.
What was he if not a fool?
That was unless Diana knew someone more influential and with a more powerful background than the Collins family.
If that was the case, he could naturally disregard the Collins family. William could not figure out how could Diana get to know such powerful people.
Although he was once the nine-star commander in the army, that was all in the past. He had retired from the military now. No one was willing to acknowledge his identity as well.
“Old Master, what should we do right now?” Hubert sighed softly.
He always felt rather regretful for not being able to forge a friendly relationship with Frank.
“What do you mean by that? Short-sighted people like Diana Lennon aren’t destined to do great things. He has started acting haughty and looking down on other people after attaining a minor achievement. He doesn’t even think about the extent of his own capabilities.”
*Just wait and see. He won’t be able to succeed for long.” William huffed coldly, he then walked away with the support of his walking stick.
Hubert shook his head lightly. He felt extremely conflicted.
The afternoon passed by in a flurry.
Billion Trees Real Estate was now under Lennon Real Estate.
Meanwhile, Diana did not have to worry about any of the handover tasks and the operations of all the projects under Billion Trees Real Estate.
Viola was now a natural when it came to working on the development of a company.
In today’s society, one was capable of hiring extremely talented people to manage one’s company as long as one had money. Everything was simple with the assistance of Ray and the others.
Most importantly, Zane, who managed the entire real estate industry of Joules Town, was now Diana’s friend as well. He had made a promise to Diana back then. It was now time for him to fulfill his promises.
With their assistance, all the problems in the company were easily resolved. Therefore, Diana had plenty of free time.
In the afternoon, Diana had lunch with May and the others in Queen Children’s Orphanage.
May and the others did not know that Diana was the main antagonist of all the unrest in the business circle of Joules Town. That was because Diana had an ordinary identity here. He was just a child that May had brought up.
In the eyes of the children, Diana was their brother and their uncle. They got along really well. This was the only place where Diana could put down all of his defenses. He did not need to be hypervigilant here.
“I didn’t expect Catie to be pretty good at cooking.” After lunch, Diana praised Caitlyn with a smile on his face.
“Yeah, Catie is all grown up. She’s extremely virtuous as well. I really wonder who she’ll end up with in the future,” May said with a chuckle while doing the dishes.