Chapter 202 Counting On You
Jodie immediately regretted her decision. She shouldn’t have called Mrs. Foster. She couldn’t help but unleash her anger on her. That elderly woman was too foolish and always caused more harm than good. And now her luck had diminished because of it. She wasn’t in the mood to talk to Mrs. Foster anymore, so she just exchanged a few perfunctory words and hung up.
She didn’t dare to call Salma either. She knew her foster mother well enough to understand that if Mrs. Foster called her to discuss taking care of her, she would be very unhappy and have objections about it. But she really didn’t want to be left alone in the hospital like this. She had grown up being pampered and cared for, and now it was incredibly difficult to be
Luca and Aaron treated her poorly, but she knew her other brothers wouldn’t be the same. So, she tried calling Reuben, but his phone was turned off. She guessed that Reuben was probably in a meeting or something.
As for Titus, she skipped him altogether. That guy was a jerk now.
Then she called Andrew. This time, the call went through. So, she immediately complained to Andrew as she cried and told him about her injuries. She emphasized over and over again that she didn’t harm Simone. But her other two brothers didn’t believe her. Not only did they blame her, but they also didn’t come to see her. They left her alone in the hospital, which made her feel especially pitiful.
After she was comforted by Andrew, Jodie sent him a photo of her pale face wrapped in bandages, with her hands and feet in casts, in order to gain sympathy. Among the five Gray brothers in the Gray Family, Andrew was the one who had loved and spoiled her the most since childhood. Whatever she wanted, he would always fulfill her wishes. After Simone returned home, Andrew was also the most protective brother towards her, just for her sake. At first, when Simone was just recognized as their sister, the other brothers were actually quite kind to her. That’s why Simone treated them even better. Jodie was afraid that her brothers‘ love for her would be taken away by Simone. So, she instigated and hinted that Simone was bullying her and causing some trouble. That was when they gradually started. targeting Simone as they thought that she had caused trouble and told her to stop bullying Jodic.
Of course, it was their own disbelief in Simone, so she couldn’t blame her. And Andrew was the coldest one among the brothers towards Simone ever since she came home. So, compared to the other four brothers, Simone and Andrew’s relationship was more distant. Andrew always protected Jodie. Like that day when her face was hurting, it was Andrew who snatched the bracelet from Titus and gave them to her. So now, Andrew definitely wouldn’t blame her like the others.
Sure enough, Jodie’s crying and the sight of her pitiful photo made Andrew feel heartbroken.
He comforted her on the phone for a while.
Jodie pouted and said, “Andrew, I feel so lonely and scared in the hospital. Can you come and keep me company?”
Andrew sighed helplessly. “Jo, I’m currently abroad with Dad. I’ll call Luca and Aaron first to ask them to take care of you. If they are still heartless and don’t care, I’ll find a chance come and see you.”
Jodie hesitated when she heard this. “If that’s the case, will Dad be unhappy?”
She did not want to anger her father.
Andrew said, “It’s okay, I won’t tell him. I’ll come to see you, and he won’t know.”
Jodie really wanted someone to take care of her now, so she agreed. “You’re the best, Andrew.” They chatted for a while before they hung up the phone.
Andrew didn’t watch the live stream, but he already believed in his heart that Simone had caused Jodie to be injured like this.
As for Luca and Aaron, they were so cold–hearted.
He contacted the production team and obtained Luca and Aaron’s phone numbers. He called Luca first, as they often hung out together and had a closer relationship. Luca recognized. Andrew’s phone number. When he saw the incoming call, he guessed that it should be related to Jodie, so he didn’t answer. He took his phone and knocked on the door of the next
Aaron was wearing a bathrobe with wet hair as he opened the door. “What’s up?”
Luca squeezed in. “Has Andrew contacted you?”
Aaron shook his head. “No!”
Just as he finished speaking, the phone on the bed.
The two glanced at each other, and Luca said, “Answer it. Otherwise, he won’t give up.”
Aaron rolled his eyes. “Why don’t you answer?”
Luca said, “Because you’re the younger brother.
Aaron was speechless. This was taking advantage of him as the younger brother.
He knew Andrew’s personality. If he didn’t answer, he wouldn’t have peace today. So, he answered and put it on speakerphone. “Andrew, why are you calling me all of a sudden?”
Andrew asked angrily, “Why didn’t you and the others go to the hospital to accompany Jo?”
Aaron knew it would turn out this way. “Do you know about Jo, Luca, and Simone?”
Andrew said, “Of course I do. You guys are going too far.”
As soon as he heard this, Aaron knew that there was no way to explain or communicate with his older brother. “Yes, yes, we went too far. Luca has some issues to settle, and I have a stomachache, so I couldn’t go to the hospital to be with Jo. Andrew, you’re usually the one who loves Jo the most, and since you’re free now, why don’t you fly over and be with her?”
Titus, Aaron, and himself were all dragged into this mess. Andrew should be involved, too. Since they were brothers, they should be in this mess together. When Luca heard Aaron say this, he gave him a thumbs up. The words and tone of their older brother made him very unhappy. It seemed like he was the one who made a mistake, but he was actually the one being blamed by his step–sister! So, just let the youngest brother, Andrew, experience it himself.
Andrew was taken aback by Aaron, and he was speechless. Anxiously, he said, “I was brought abroad by Dad; I can’t leave! How can Jo be alone in the hospital? Can’t you guys be a little less heartless?”
Aaron sighed. “We have no choice; we really can’t leave. Dad can’t keep an eye on you all the time. I believe in your cleverness; you can definitely sl*p away. Luca and I trust you!”
Andrew had no words for them. He had a feeling that something was not right.
He expressed his frustration and said, “I can’t rely on you guys; I have to do it myself. I’m really speechless toward the both of you.”
Aaron quickly agreed, “Yes, you are always dependable. We have to continue recording the live stream tomorrow, so we won’t be able to accompany you. Jo is counting on you. Hurry up and take care of her!”
Andrew couldn’t be bothered to waste time. “Fine, I’ll go by myself.”
After he ended the call, he realized that his father was still in a meeting.
Therefore, he made an excuse to the secretary and sl*pped away.
He promptly booked a flight ticket to Slovance, then he packed his belongings and took a cab to the airport.