“Don’t you think our attitude’s the problem, Old Master?”
“Geena’s a human being. He’s not a pet. He’s also a capable person with high status. How can he accept being called upon and dismissed like this?”
Hubert’s words rendered William dumbfounded.
Geena was a former commander, so he had his pride. He would not enjoy William bossing him around. After all, William was dismissive when Geena came to visit.
They deserved Geena’s attitude toward them!
“But I’m his elder!” William sat down slowly and said through gritted teeth.
“But we didn’t act like elders…” Hubert shook his head slightly.
He realized William was getting a little senile. There was a term “Old man child”. People did behave like children as they grew older.
“Anyway, invite him to dinner yourself if you want. I’ve done what I said. It’s not my fault he doesn’t come.”
William was silent for a moment. Then he turned and went into a room after saying.
Hubert sighed, picked up his phone, and hesitated to call Morten.
At the same time.
The former Billion Trees Real Estate building. The chairman’s office.
After Geena put down his phone, he opened the file before him and looked through it.
“Commander, we’ve set an appointment with Mr. Dane. He won’t have time in the afternoon-not until after 8 PM,” Viola looked at Geena and reported softly.
“Alright,” Geena nodded gently.
“Did I hear Old Master Collins call you?” Viola paused and asked again.
“He invited me for a meal. And I declined him…” Geena closed the file and picked up a file nearby.
“Old Master Collins… Commander, I’m not trying to speak ill of Old Master Collins. But i think he’s not who I thought he was,” Viola hesitated for two seconds before speaking his mind.
He thought a veteran like William was admirable. However, in Geena’s contact with the Collins family, Viola only found William snobbish. He did not behave like a member of the army at all.
“It’s normal… Society is different from the army.” Geena shook his head slightly, looking unbothered, it was as if he had seen through society.
“Well… I still don’t think he should have done that anyway.” Viola paused for two seconds before saying with a sigh.
“There’s nothing we should or shouldn’t do. They made a different choice at most. We could end up like him too,” Geena chuckled and whispered.
“Like him?” Viola asked quickly.
“No fish can survive in the cleanest water. We can’t be too pure either. To survive, we have to be a little greedy and get our hands dirty to fit in with this world.” Geena slowly looked up.
What he said provided Viola food for thought.
“So you understand Old Master Collins. You don’t blame him for how he treated you?” Viola asked cautiously, blinking his eyes.
“I can understand, but I won’t forgive him.” Geena looked up slowly, his tone somewhat meaningful.
Viola pondered again before finally nodding with a hazy notion.
Geena picked up his coffee cup with a complicated look flickering in his eyes. He could understand William’s behavior, but he could not forgive William’s attitude.
He found the Collins family because of William’s relationship with Colin. He believed his adoptive father’s taste in friends. Therefore, he visited him, full of hope. However, he was given the cold shoulder instead.
What did that mean?
It did not matter that William did not want to help Morten. However, his attitude shamed Colin!
Although Geena was not Colin’s biological child, Colin always treated Geena as his own.
Was William’s attitude not dismissive of Colin when his old friend’s child came to visit?
It was Geena’s pet peeve.
There were not many people in Geena’s life that he was grateful for. May was one. Without her, Geena would have starved to death on the streets. And Colin was the second. He gave Geena a second chance at life and changed Geena’s fate.
Geena would not allow anyone to look down on them and humiliate them. It was why Geena treated the Collins family that way today.
“Everything aside. When I visited the Collins family, they were trying to make us leave… Now that Lennon Real Estate is taking off, they want me back. Isn’t that funny?” Geena shook his head before putting down his coffee cup and standing up.
However, the phone on the desk rang again. Geena picked it up and saw that it was Hubert calling. He did not want to answer it, but considering Hubert’s attitude toward him, Geena answered anyway.
“Mr. Lennon, Old Master’s hot-tempered and stubborn. Please forgive him…” Hubert immediately said apologetically after he got through.
“It doesn’t matter.” Geena waved his hand nonchalantly
“Well… Mr. Lennon, why don’t you come for dinner if you have the time?” Hubert coughed and invited again.
“Let’s take a rain check… I have an appointment tonight.” Geena shook his head slightly and declined Hubert again.
Hubert was silent for two seconds before replying to Morten.
“Okay! Let’s take a rain check. I only wanted to tell you that Mr. Lupin from Janestown will probably be here in a couple of days, Mr. Lennon… I’ll introduce you to each other if we have the chance. We can solve your problems if Mr. Lupin’s willing to help”
Geena froze when he heard that.