Chapter 201 Scared
Skyler was busy handling documents at the company when he received an incoming call, which left him feeling a bit puzzled. However, he quickly answered, “Mom!”
Skyler’s mother’s attitude toward him was much gentler as she asked, “Skyler, are you busy right now?”
Skyler replied, “I’m handling some documents, but I’m not too busy. Mom, do you need something?”
Skyler’s mother then complained to him about how Leon had defended Simone, which caused her distress. However, she also knew that the two brothers didn’t have a good relationship, so she didn’t ask the older brother to teach the younger one a lesson.
Skyler was astonished after he heard everything. It seemed that his younger brother had grown and become clearer–headed after being dumped by Simone. He finally realized how hollow his birth mother’s “love” was. He could only go along with his mother’s words. “Leon is indeed out of line. When Dad comes back, we’ll have a good talk with him.”
As for persuading his birth mother to treat Leon better, it was useless. He had already tried before. His birth mother’s desire for control was too strong. She treated the two brothers as if they were her possessions. She wanted to interfere in everything. His mother didn’t like Simone mainly because unger brother cared about her, which made her unhappy. She was even more afraid that Simone’s position in his younger brother’s heart would surpa*s hers. So, she didn’t want Simone to be like this, a daughter–in–law who was difficult to control and manipulate. That’s why she kept trying to break them up.
His mother favored and spoiled him a lot on the surface, but when it came to his significant other, she wanted to meddle in it, too. It would only be acceptable if she liked and
of them. He had never had a girlfriend, not only because he couldn’t protect her from his mother’s interference but also because he was afraid his mother would harm the girl. It was quite ridiculous.
His younger sister, who was very smart, had seen through it a long time ago. She not only didn’t expect motherly love but also disliked their birth mother. And because their birth mother didn’t care as much about her daughter, she was able to escape. Now, his younger brother had also walked away from this mess. Only he had no choice but to continue to be deeply involved in it. Sigh!
When Skyler’s mother heard his words, she thought that her eldest son understood her.
“Skyler, I called you because I want you to help me with something.
Skyler couldn’t guess what she wanted to do, so he said. “Go ahead.”
In any case, she definitely wouldn’t ask him to deal with Leon.
His mother said, “Jo got injured and is hospitalized in Slovance. She’s all alone and very pitiful. Take a day off today and fly to Slovance to take care of her.”
Skyler was speechless. He really didn’t expect that one day, his birth mother would voluntarily throw such a problem onto him. He was scared. His mother was the most unpredictable troublemaker.
He declined and said, “Mom, I have a very important meeting tomorrow, and I can’t get away.” He didn’t want to get involved with that trouble; he didn’t want to be as unlucky as his younger brother and the Gray Family brothers.
His mother frowned. “Can’t you let someone else handle it? Jo is alone overseas. I’m worried.”
As Jo’s older brother, Skyler should take care of his sister and also strengthen their relationship.
Skyler was speechless. “Mom, Jodie has relatives. Why should I be the one to take care of her? The Gray Family is still around. If I take care of her, what if the Gray Family misunderstands our relationship? She’s still a celebrity, so if the paparazzi catch me taking care of her, rumors will definitely spread, and it won’t be good for her reputation. After all, not long ago, she was caught up in a scandal with Leon.”
He knew how to deal with his mother. Sure enough, as soon as Skyler said that, his mother had to give up on the idea. As siblings, it wouldn’t be good if their misunderstood relationship became a scandal.
After she thought for a moment, she said, “Alright, I’ll talk to Mrs. Gray and ask her to go take care of her.”
Skyler was even more speechless. Does someone’s daughter really need you to make a phone. call to take care of their daughter? This would only cause trouble and make Mrs. Gray unhappy with Jodie.
But instead of reminding her, he agreed, “Indeed, someone from the Gray Family should Since Mrs. Gray has a good relationship with you, she will definitely agree if you call her. Jodie will also be grateful to you.
With her son’s affirmation, Skyler’s mother finally smiled. “Okay, I’ll make the call now.”
After she hung up the phone/she actually contacted Salma and told her about Jodie’s phone call. She said Jodie was injured and lonely in the hospital with no one to take care of her, and she was pitiful. She also subtly blamed Simone and implied that Simone had caused harm to Jodie.
Salma knew about this incident. But she knew that Jodie had cursed Simone and ended up
getting hurt herself. She even pushed her three sons to take the blame. This shocked and displeased her, which also made her disappointed in Jodie. She began to doubt whether Jodie’s previous obedience was just an act. Now, when she heard Melinda twist the truth, she didn’t know what to say. If it had been in the past, maybe she would have believed it, but now, she had watched the live stream replay, and she had been scolded by her husband and her own parents. She finally knew the truth.
What made her even more disgusted was that she was Jodie’s foster mother; she had raised her all these years. She loved her as her own daughter. For the sake of this foster daughter, she even severed ties with her biological daughter. Jodie had something to deal with, and the first
person she thought of was Melinda. Did she even think of me as her mother? Melinda had to call and remind her that she had to take care of her adopted daughter. It made her feel as if she had mistreated her adopted daughter. It made her feel embarra*sed and uncomfortable.
Salma reluctantly agreed, but her face turned sour after she hung up the phone. However, she didn’t want her foster daughter to misbehave again or let others gossip about it. So, she called her personal a*sistant and asked them to fly to Slovance to take care of Jodie. They should bring her back if they could.
In Slovance, Jodie was still waiting for news at the hospital. Suddenly, her b*dy trembled as if something was leaving her b*dy. She realized that her luck was significantly weakened.
She was puzzled and wondered what was happening. Then, she glanced at the back of her hand and couldn’t help but exclaim, “Oh, how did this happen?” There were actually spots on the back of her hand.
This was what her brother had mentioned, the backlash of her actions.
She didn’t understand what was going on.
Then her phone rang.
When she saw that it was a call from Melinda, she tried to calm her racing heart and answered, “Mrs. Foster!”
Melinda spoke in a gentle tone, “Jo, I reached out to Leon, but he still has to continue hosting variety shows, so he can’t come to take care of you.”
She continued thoughtfully, “So, I called your mother, and she said she would send someone to take care of you.”
Jodie was speechless. Who told her to go find her foster mother? This was causing trouble for her.
Why was this old woman so foolish? And she could also guess why her luck had significantly deteriorated again.
It was highly likely that the problem lay with Leon.
As she suppressed the urge to curse, she expressed her gratitude, “Thank you so much, Mrs. Foster.
She then cautiously asked, “Mrs. Foster, is Leon not happy?”
Melinda became angry when she heard this. “He’s acting so arrogant now. As his mother, I can hardly control him. Forget about him; just mentioning him makes me angry.”
With that, Jodie understood.
Indeed, the problem was with Leon