Feeling embarrassed by Demi’s actions, James sighed. “I… I apologize on her behalf, Matthew. I’ll see to it that she behaves better next time. She’s just being unreasonable!“
Hearing that James had said so, Matthew could only smile and ignore Demi’s rude behavior.
At that moment, both James and Helen fixated their stares on the bank card. 300 million is on that card.
Upon noticing this. Matthew frowned slightly. ‘Are they still eyeing this 300 million?’
After thinking for a moment, Matthew said softly, “Mom… Dad… This card… How about I leave it to the both of you for safekeeping?”
As he said that. Matthew planned to test James and Helen’s conscience. He wanted to find out if the two had truly turned over a new leaf.
Like a child with a new toy, James was overjoyed at Matthew’s words. He reached out his hands and wanted to take the card. The same went for Helen. Her eyes sparkled with excitement after she heard Matthew’s words. However, she eventually stopped James.
“It’s fine. We’re of a certain age, so I don’t think we’re that capable of managing such a large sum of money. Besides, Matthew, this money is the compensation paid to you by the Lewis Family. During this period of time, you must have gone through a lot of trouble from the incidents caused by my family. Thus, it’s beyond reasonable for the money to be yours to keep. Likewise, your construction company is surely in need of financial resources. Your Dad and I… We don’t need this money. We truly don’t…”
Helen’s voice actually trembled a little when she uttered those words. It was as clear as day that she really wanted the money. However, she eventually made the right choice!
Hearing that. Sasha was greatly pleased with her mother’s words as this was exactly the outcome she had always wished for. Even if her parents did not accept Matthew fully as their son-in-law, the least they could do was to show him some respect!
Apart from Sasha, Matthew was also surprised. He did not expect that Helen’s character would change so much after she had experienced these incidents.
As for James. though he also felt reluctant, he eventually nodded and said, “Matthew, Helen’s right! You can keep this money. Keep up the good work. In the future, I‘ll hand the family affairs over to you and Sasha!”
Touched by James‘ words, Sasha was on the verge of her tears and nodded vigorously.
Nodding his head, Matthew was also moved by James’ words. “Mom… Dad… I will definitely not let you down!”
Then, Matthew turned to Sasha and said, “Oh, and Sasha… The money on this card… Do transfer another 30 million to your parents’ account later.”
Upon hearing that, James waved his hand. “Oh, there’s no need for that. Why would we need so much money?”
With a sense of seriousness in his voice, Matthew added, “Mom… Dad… l’ve noticed that the business at the pharmacy is blooming recently. So, I think it’s time to open a few new branches. That 30 million… It’s for you two to open up a new branch.”
As if remembering something, Matthew said again, ”Also, Sasha, transfer another 10 million into your parents‘ savings account.”
After that, he turned to both James and Helen. “Mom, Dad, take this money and buy whatever you want. Spend it as you wish.”
Upon hearing that, James and Helen felt like they were on cloud nine. The more they looked at Matthew, the more content they felt.
At once, Helen waved his hand and said, “10 million? T-That’s too much…“
Matthew smiled. “Mom, just take it. Besides, it’s not like our family’s currently penniless. It’s just 10 million. Alright, end of discussion.”
Sasha nodded. “That‘s right! Mom, Dad. this is a little token of Matthew’s gratitude, so please don‘t turn him down!”
Only then did James and Helen nod. Sure enough, the two of them grinned from ear to ear.
‘He’s giving us 70 million as our pocket money in one go? Matthew’s simply being too generous!’
Eyes filled with tears, Helen constantly nodded and said in a trembling voice, “Such a fine young man you are, Matthew. I apologize for the way I treated you in the past. Right now, I feel very guilty and I truly regret my past actions toward you. You… You are so much better than Liam.”
Trying to lighten up the atmosphere, James smiled and said, “Oh, stop saying these words. Matthew’s much better than we thought! Sasha, I now realized that consenting to the marriage between the two of you was the smartest decision I’ve ever made in my life! Alright, you two go along and have a good life. Next time. if someone dares to make irresponsible remarks about the two of you, I… I’ll be the first person to skin that someone alive!“
Sasha felt over the moon at James’ words. To her, the 300 million worth of compensation was not worth as much as her parents’ approval of Matthew.