When Chloe saw her grandfather’s secretive expression, she knew that this matter might have touched on Sawle family’s
If she continued to ask, it would really be impolite.
She had always been a person who knew her limits. However, this matter concerned Joseph. She did not know why she had taken the lead. She actually asked, “Grandfather, is the relationship between Mr. Sawle and Elder Master very tense?”
“Is it… related to the kidnapping case when they were young?”
Rory’s pupils contracted as he stared at her in shock. “You… you know about the kidnapping?”
“I’m sorry, Grandfather. I didn’t mean to know.”
Chloe’s tongue was dry. After pondering for a moment, she said softly, “Previously, Mr. Sawle mentioned to me about his big brother. He said that he would take the initiative to tell me when he has time and would not hide anything from me.”
“At that time, I competed with him and did not want to hear him tell me the truth. However, I could not suppress my curiosity to wards him, so I…”
When Rory heard this, he saw that her little face was flushed red from embarrassment. The thin and timid little girl from before had returned, and the dark shadow that was hidden in her thick gray eyebrows suddenly vanished.
This was a good thing.
This meant that this girl was no longer as resistant to Joseph as before. She even began to feel curious about him. Their relationship had eased up!
“Raya, Joseph was willing to tell you his past. He really did not treat you as an outsider. He was really honest with you and sincere.”
Rory sighed faintly. Now that he thought about it, his heart was still very uncomfortable. “When my two grandsons were young, they were both kidnapped by the kidnappers. That group of kidnappers could be said to be notorious in the society. They sold drugs, killed people, robbed banks… They committed all kinds of crimes. The young masters of rich and powerful families who were kidnapped by them all over the country could not be counted with ten fingers.”
“I know. You are talking about the head of the underworld who was called ‘Ben’, Benicio Monson, right?”
Regarding Ben’s gang, Chloe had also heard about it. Freya told her.
Because Ben was once a lackey under Freya’s father. Later, he was dissatisfied, but he was too ambitious. He quit the organization and went out alone.
Back then, Ben was particularly rampant and arrogant. He directly shouted at the police to save up 10 billion before he could wash his hands.
When Ben was arrested eighteen years ago, all the major media outlets reported this big event that was celebrated all over the world. In the end, Ben could still laugh when faced with the camera!
Freya once said that the thing her father regretted the most in his life was that he did not kill Benicio and clean family.
“Yes, it’s him.”
“Back then, your Uncle Sawle and I, were clearly on high alert. However, unexpectedly, Benicio took advantage of the loophole and kidnapped my two grandsons!”
Chloe’s heart tightened as she listened. She asked in a low voice, “Then… what happened after wards?”
“After Eliseo and Joseph were captured by Benicio’s gang, they asked us for two billion of ransom. One billion for a child! The two billion from back then was equivalent to ten billion right now! But I didn’t even blink as I prepared the ransom. After all, nothing was more important than my grandson!”
“In the end, Benicio was very cunning and treacherous. He actually changed the location of the transaction time and time again! Teasing us! Eliseo and Joseph were detained by them for half a month, but we didn’t dare to call the police!”
Rory lowered her eyes and shook her head in pain. “Later, Joseph went through a lot of hardships to escape from that bandit’s nest covered in injuries. I really didn’t expect him to escape… He was only eleven years old back then!”
“He ran out alone?”
Chloe was extremely shocked. Her beautiful eyes were wide open. “How could he run out when he was so young and faced so many powerful kidnappers? Someone should have helped him, right?”
“Yes… It’s Eliseo.”
Chloe sucked in a breath of cold air.
That year, Eliseo was already a fifteen-year-old teenager. He was also a little taller than Joseph and a little stronger…” But he was only a teenager. How could an unarmed young master be so capable? Not only could he pin down the kidnappers, but he could also let his brother go…
Chloe was very puzzled, but he did not say it out. He only asked, “Grandpa, what happened after that? How did Elder Master escape?”
“We gave Benicio 2 billion as ransom… Half a month later, Eliseo was left naked outside Mazeland Manor’s door…”
Rory’s face was stiff and pale, and his lips trembled. “When the child came back, his entire body was covered in blood. He was tortured to the point of being on the verge of death. He stayed in the hospital for a month, and after half a psychological treatment, his condition improved.
“But… his body almost collapsed.”
“Why?” Chloe asked in surprise.
“Later on, we learned from Eliseo that he helped his brother escape. He completely angered Benicio and the others, but they couldn’t kill him before they got the ransom, so they could only use him as a punching bag.”
“They didn’t give him food or drink, beat him up, and even knocked him into a sealed container… Because Eliseo had been beaten and deprived of oxygen for a long time, when he entered the hospital, his lungs, kidney, heart… Many organs have been failing, and he almost couldn’t be saved! We spent a lot of effort to get Eliseo back from the gates of hell!”
“Until now, Eliseo’s body is also very weak. His immunity is also low. Most of the time, he can only rely on a wheelchair when he comes out. It is all because of us that he is at a disadvantage.”
When Chloe heard this, she basically understood the whole story.
This was the source of Joseph’s guilt for his big brother, and the reason why Jake was so full of him and so harsh on him. The young Joseph escaped with the help of his big brother, but his big brother became a cripple because of him.
It was easy to imagine that he had to bear a huge burden and guilt in his heart to get to where he was today. This was also the reason why Jake used a whip to hit him. He could obviously fight back, but he endured it.
It was all for the sake of returning his big brother’s favor.
“Raya, don’t tell Joseph about what I told you. If he doesn’t mention it to you, just pretend that you don’t know.” Rory exhorted repeatedly.
Chloe smiled thoughtfully and said gently, “I understand. You can rest assured.”
“Raya, after I told you this, will you… look down on Joseph? Do you think he is a person who doesn’t care about his brother’s life and secretly lives?” Rory’s voice was muffled, and his eyes were filled with worry.
Chloe couldn’t help but feel a trace of bitterness in her heart. She hurriedly sat beside her grandfather and placed her warm palm on the old man’s cold hand.
“Grandfather, I have never looked down on Joseph. If this is really the case, I couldn’t have married him back then.”
“Back then, in the kidnapping case, he was the same as the Eldest Young Master. They were both victims. It was just that Joseph was a little lucky. He had an older brother who was willing to give up for him. With the blessing of the heavens, he was able to safely return to your side.”
“I feel very sorry for the Eldest Young Master. However, this can not be the reason for Joseph to be despised and attacked. I believe that when he was young, he definitely wanted to save his older brother. However, at that time, he did not have the ability to do so. He must have blamed himself for a very, very long time because of this.”
Rory was greatly touched. He hugged Chloe with a bear hug. “Wow, Raya… With you by Joseph’s side, I am relieved.
“Even if one day I am not here, with you by Joseph’s side, I can still walk with peace of mind.”
Chloe was speechless for a moment. Her cheeks were red and she wanted to say something, but in the end, she just gently patted the old man’s back.
Joseph finished the physical examination and lost the liquid. The sky was dark.
Vincent heard the rumbling sound of Annie’s stomach. He knew that the little girl was hungry and embarrassed to say it, so he got up and said goodbye to Joseph and his wife.
“My little girl is hungry. I have to go home and cook for her.” Vincent put his arm around Annie’s small waist, and the two of them clung to each other tightly, so sticky that it was almost silky.
Joseph was drinking hot water. When he heard that Vincent wanted to go back to cook, he choked on his saliva. He forced himself to cough twice, “Vincent, are you sure you are clear-headed?”
“If there is a problem with your brain, let Chloe help you see it as soon as possible. Don’t delay my sister.”
Chloe sat on the sofa with her legs crossed and looked at Vincent who was emitting a sour smell, “He is washing his hands with a golden pot, are you a prodigal son?”
“It’s fine, it’s similar to abandoning prostitution and becoming good, it’s quite impressive.”
“Cough cough, it’s my first time tonight. I’m actually quite nervous.” Vincent had lived for twenty-eight years, let alone cooking, he had never seen what the kitchen of the Huo residence looked like.
“Brother Vincent, don’t, don’t push yourself too hard, okay?” Annie tugged at the corner of his clothes, feeling a little worried.
“That’s right, it’s fine if you don’t want to live anymore, but don’t bring my Annie along,” Chloe said with a look of disbelief.
“If the oil is on fire, you have to turn off the fire immediately. Use the lid of the pot to put out the fire. Don’t water it with water.” Joseph pursed his thin lips.
“I, I will remember it.” Annie blinked her watery eyes and obediently raised her hand.
Vincent was so angry that she frowned, “Shit… I’m also high educated person. Can you two not treat me as a retard?”
When Chloe heard the word his words, she became anxious. But before she could refute, Vincent picked up Annie and ran out of ward.
After the newly married couple left, ward regained his quiet.
It was awkward, ambiguous, and sour…
It was indeed a bit sour. Because Joseph’s wound could not touch water, he had not taken a bath since he was injured.
Thus, she changed from cur to a stinky man.
However, this stinky man was naturally handsome. Even when his hair was tied up, he was still handsome and charming.
“Cough cough…” Chloe coughed twice to ease the awk ward atmosphere. “Let’s talk about something serious while there is no one here.”
“Aren’t we going to do some serious business?” Joseph’s voice was low and hoarse, and her
He did not do anything, and his eyes that were full of longing for her had seriously crossed the line!
“Heh, Joseph, don’t forget that your life is in my hands right now.”
“I advise you to keep your mouth shut. Otherwise, if I have the ability to sew your head up, I can peel your head off again.”
“Chloe, I know what you want to say.” Joseph narrowed her eyes and stopped teasing her.
“You want to investigate the man who tried to attack Miss Sia, dig out his background, and find out the reason why he really did this, right?”
Chloe’s beautiful eyes lit up and she nodded. “Yes.”
“Chloe, I will settle this matter for you. Wait for me to leave the hospital…”
“I can’t wait. Do you know how bad of an impact this matter has on Sia? How much of a blow has it brought to her?”
Chloe interrupted him coldly and snapped her slender fingers. “These days, I have been busy with the operation for you. It has already delayed the investigation progress. Otherwise, I would have dug out the mastermind behind this and whipped the corpse ten thousand times. I would have used his ashes to make tea.”
There was no change in Joseph’s expression. He only looked at her and smiled gently.
Because her woman could do it completely.
But it didn’t matter. No matter what she did, he would support her and give her information.
“I know that you want to take revenge, but don’t be in a hurry. The mastermind behind this can’t escape.”
Chloe’s crimson lips pressed down, and her beautiful eyes flashed with a strange emotion.
In fact, there was another reason. She did not say it out loud, and it was impossible to say it in front of him.
That was, the murderer, the bad guy who borrowed a knife to kill people behind the scenes, was just a little bit away from taking Joseph’s life.
If she was not God Lewis, then Joseph was afraid that it was really bad.
This resentment had been held in her chest for several days. It had tormented her to the point that she couldn’t sleep or eat. If she didn’t take revenge soon, she would explode in anger!
“Joseph, although you blocked this blow for me and Sia, in the end, this matter is our Thorp family’s matter. You can recuperate in peace and don’t interfere.”
“It’s your Thorp family’s matter, but Chloe, I am your person.” Joseph’s voice was slightly hoarse and his face was slightly
Chloe glared at him. “…”
“So your business is my business.”
“Take a rest. I’ll leave.”
Chloe really couldn’t hear anymore.
“Chloe! Don’t go!”
Joseph was burning with anxiety. He suddenly sat up straight and wanted to get out of bed to chase after him.
Because he got up too quickly and his head shook violently, he suddenly felt his vision go black and a sudden strong disgust rushed up.
Just as Joseph was about to fall off the bed, he suddenly smelled the fragrance of roses.
A pair of slender but powerful arms firmly hugged him.
The man’s eyes turned red from the excitement of regaining what he had lost. He opened his arms in response to her hug. His nose was buried in her black hair. He sniffed the fragrance that belonged to her like he had gone crazy.
In the past, she was something he could get with his tentacles.
Now, she was his unreachable and regretful self.
Chloe was hugged so tightly by her that she could not breathe.
She did not understand why a man who had just opened his head, a man who had just woken up after being unconscious for a few days, would have so much strength. This was not scientific!
Chloe pushed his broad shoulders with both hands, but the man seemed to be cast on her body, motionless.
“Stay away from me… You stink!”