Cecilia went up and wiped Blake’s tears away gently, “It’s because I’ve
gone through that kind of pain, and I won’t let you go through it. I
won’t let you make the same mistake again, either.”
She apologized, “I’m sorry, Blake. I couldn’t take care of you when you
were younger, and it’s my fault. On the night you went missing, you
have no idea how long I searched for you.”
Cecilia continued, “You’re my only family now. I can’t lose you. I’ll
make up for all my guilt toward you from back then, bit by bit.’
“Just listen to your older sister this time, okay? Forget about Kevin
and take the position of Mrs. Xander. With me here, the Xander family
won’t oppress you, and I’ll be your one and only shield,” She
“If you were to be in the Harper family, they wouldn’t be able to help you if you were being threatened by someone,” Cecilia explained.
Blake argued, “But what you’re giving me is not what I want. Liam is
fine, but I don’t love him! I love Kevin, so why do you have to force this
Cecilia told her, “Ben Parker, the mayor of Ventropolis, has been
confirmed to have a failing kidney with no possibility of any cure.
Julian Xander is among the candidates in the current election. Jardin Corporation has collaborated with the other candidates to make sure
Julian will be elected. When he reaches that position, his position as general secretary of Ventropolis will be open, and Liam just needs to join the political world to be able to obtain it. Naturally, Julian had
planned to leave this seat to Liam from the beginning.”
Blake was shocked and stared wide-eyed, “You’ve been colluding with the Xander family.”
Cecilia chuckled and said, “You should ask Zach this question.”
She explained, “He’s always been a calculating man. Before Zach married Madelyn, Mr. Parker wanted to pair Audrey with Zach. Sadly, Madelyn seduced Zach, so he didn’t bother with the Parker family.”
“Politicians and businessmen always work together. How do you think Zach was able to obtain so many development projects in Ventropolis in such a short time?” Cecilia asked.
Blake knew Audrey was the mayor’s daughter and knew that Audrey was not close with Zach, and wanted to get closer to Kevin instead.
“So many men have tried to join the Parker family, but none of them managed to catch Audrey’s interest. With Mr. Parker dying soon, Mr. Xander’s promotion will be guaranteed, unless the Parker family can
find a suitable candidate,” Cecilia said.
‘Of course! The Parker family has two daughters. The eldest, Audrey,
is weak, while the other one is still too immature. She wouldn’t be
able to shoulder the burden of the Parker family. The Parker family is
in checkmate with no way out,’ Blake remembered.
Seeing Blake hesitate, Cecilia helped her smoothen her collar. Then,
she said, “Blake, although the Harper family has you beholden to
them, I’m not as heartless as you say I am. I remember how well the
Harper family treated you, and I’m thankful to them for that.”
“Three days should be enough for you to think about it carefully. I
have a meeting to attend, so enough about all this for now. We can
have lunch together. I’ve already made reservations, so remember to come to my office,” Cecilia answered.