Let me go, Mr. Hill [by Shallow South] Chapter 179
Ethan continued, “I’ve asked around and I’m sure 500 million dollars is more than needed. Cathy, I don’t want to see you lowering yourself to that level. I disappointed you in the past for failing to protect you but I’ll do better starting from today.”
He had been struggling lately. Although there might be a chance that Catherine was no longer pure, he realized it was not her fault. After all, he only had himself to blame.
A complicated look flashed across her face as she returned the card. “I’m not going to accept you.”
“Cathy…” he replied impatiently, “Do you want to stay by Shaun’s side forever? You don’t even like him. Besides, think of how he looked at you the other day. He doesn’t even respect you. The man only thinks of you as a toy.”
“It’s not true that I don’t like him.”
She frowned. “He was just furious the other day.”
“Why are you taking his side?”
The shock was evident in Ethan’s voice, but he also sounded sorrowful at the same time. “Are you still upset at me? This is not the way to seek revenge. Be a good girl and stop this right now. Cut off ties with him and let’s go back to where we were before. I can start planning for our wedding right away.”
“Ethan, what nonsense is that? Have you lost your mind?!” Sonya dashed forward out of the blue and snatched the card from Catherine’s hand. Then, she slapped the man coldly across the face hard.
“The two of us have fallen to this state yet you’re giving her 500 million dollars? Are you crazy? This money is a chance for you to make a comeback!”
“Mom…” His face was as pale as a sheet of paper. “I don’t want to live with regrets anymore. Cathy is the only person I should treasure.”
“But she can’t be of help now that she’s powerless and poor,” Sonya said between s**s, “Your dad hasn’t been home lately. He only wants to spend time at that cheap woman’s place nowadays. Not to mention that you’re no longer in the picture to take over the company. How can I be satisfied? If you really marry this woman, that marks the end of your future!”
Ethan clenched his fists as his features grimaced in pain. “I don’t want to be with someone I don’t like just to fight for the Lowe Corporation.”
“Enough of that. You didn’t like Rebecca before but you still wanted to marry her in the end, didn’t you?”
Sonya retaliated without holding back. “If you dare to be with Catherine again, I’ll kill myself today by running into this door!”
“Please don’t force me…”
The mother and son duo that were arguing by the company’s entrance caught passersby’s attention.
Frustrated, Catherine said, “Ethan, listen to your mother. Given your personality, you’ll surely regret it in the future if you get back with me.”
A flustered look washed over his face. “Cathy, don’t listen to my mom—”
“I don’t like you anymore,” she interrupted in a serious tone.
“Think about it. Why would I still be interested after being hurt by you so many times? Shaun is amazing and even saved my life on several occasions. Don’t get fooled by his indifferent appearance. He’s actually way gentler and thoughtful than you although he doesn’t show it explicitly. I really like him now.”
She felt a heavy weight lifted off her chest upon saying that. Little did she expect how much Shaun had impacted her life.
Ethan stared at her blankly.
This woman had been pestering him to marry her since they were young. He never thought of hearing such words from her one day.
He could not accept this!
“No, you’re just lying!”
He stepped forward to grab her wrist but she avoided it with a quick reflex. “Please stop disturbing me again. I’m living with Shaun at the moment. Your actions might cause a misunderstanding.”
Then, she left without looking back.
Ethan screamed hysterically and kicked at the wall as her receding silhouette disappeared into the distance.
“Come home with me. Your grandpa has arranged for you to marry the young lady of the Miller family!” Sonya said.
9:20 a.m. Shaun finally stepped into the meeting room at Jennings Solicitors.
The morning meeting was going on in an orderly manner.