Chapter 20 A Big Family Meeting
“She is not worth your pity.” Seeing that Lexie was sad, Joshua said gloomily. “She hurt you and still doesn’t repent. She deserves to be divorced!”
Lexie sighed heavily and said, “Maybe I should not have come back…”
“It’s the matter between me and her, and it’s not your fault.”
Lexie lowered her head shyly, “Then, can we officially start dating now? I have been thinking about you for the past few years abroad…”
Joshua paused for a long time before letting out an “Okay.”
Lexie saw his hesitation and her heart chilled. She couldn’t help but ask, “Joshua, if Anaya comes to you to remarry, will you agree?”
She knew that this kind of pressing might make Joshua disgusted, but she couldn’t control herself.
She needed a definite answer to reassure herself.
“Don’t worry. Even if she cries and begs me, I won’t change my mind.” Joshua drove away the strange emotions in his mind, held her hand, and promised, “You are the only one in my heart.”
Lexie gave him a smile, but the hand hidden under the quilt pinched the flesh on her thigh.
She knew that he had not completely given up on Anaya.
Anaya only noticed that her phone was missing when she was about to get off work in the afternoon.
She searched the office but could not find it.
It was probably in Hearst’s car.
She borrowed Tim’s phone and called her own.
The phone rang a few times before it was connected.
Through the phone, the man’s voice was lower and sexier than when they met before..
Hearing the familiar voice, Anaya breathed a sigh of relief, “Fortunately, my phone is with you… Where are you now? If it is convenient, I will come to you to get my phone.”
“Where is it?”
Hearing this address, Anaya once again lamented that the rich woman who kept Hearst was really a big spender.
She couldn’t believe that this woman let her pretty boy live in such an expensive apartment.
“Okay, now I…”
All of a sudden, the door of the office was pushed open.
Frank darkened his face. “I heard you divorced Joshua?”
This word flashed through Anaya‘s mind.
“I have something to do now. I‘ll contact you later.”
Hanging up the phone, she looked up at Frank with no expression on her face. “You got the news so quickly.”
**This news has already been hot searched in our city. I am not the only one who knows it. I am afraid that everyone in Boston knows now!” Frank tried his best to suppress his anger, “I just called the other members of our family. We will meet in the hospital later, Come with me now.”
Anaya said in a deep voice, “You can do whatever you want, but you are not making any trouble in front of Grandpa.”
“It‘s too late. They have already gone over. Huty and follow me!”
Coldness filled Anaya‘s eyes. She then followed Frank to the hospital.
At this time, the VIP ward was filled with people.
All the relatives were there discussing Anaya‘s divorce. The quiet ward was turned into a noisy market.
Adams sat silently on the hospital bed with his back hunched and did not say a word.
Anaya entered and kicked the white wooden door, making a loud sound.
The noisy ward instantly quieted down.
More than a dozen pairs of eyes looked at her.
A middle–aged woman said sharply, “Anaya, don‘t you know that the ward has to be quiet? What do you mean by kicking the door? As a lady of the Dutt family, you are uneducated!”
“Well?” Anaya‘s red lips curled up and said in a cold voice, “Not only am I uneducated, but I also beat people up. Aria, do you want to see it?”
Aria shut up resentfully and cursed in a low voice, “What a spoiled girl!”
“Anaya, I heard that you divorced Joshua today?” asked Adams.
Anaya walked to the side of the bed and said gently, “Yes.”
Once she admitted it, the ward exploded again.
“Anaya, do you have a sense of the bigger picture? Do you know how many businesses matters our family has to rely on the Maltz family? Now you divorced Joshua. What about the Dutt family?”
“How could there be a jerk like you in our family? Knowing not about what you are doing and cheating on your husband, you deserve to be dumped by Joshua!”
“Go back and beg Joshua. Ask him to give you another chance. That‘s a mistake you made, and it cannot influence the entire Dutt family!”
Everyone chimed in, and Anaya caught a crucial piece of information.
“Who told you that I divorced him because I was cheating?”
Aria sneered, “Are you still pretending? The news said that you have an ambiguous relationship with a man and were discovered by Joshua, so you were divorced!”
As she spoke, she turned on her phone and showed the screenshots to her.
“Look for yourself! That headline was removed after only a few minutes. Is that because of your guilty conscience and you asked your friend in the showbiz to remove it?”
There is no impenetrable wall in this world. You have done such a thing, and the entire Dutt family has been shamed
Anaya looked down at the phone.
“The two protagonists of the wedding a year ago divorced.”
A very eye–catching addition title.
She looked down a little.
This news had a strong temptation. The content of the divorce between Anaya and Joshua was only a short sentence, and the content of the remaining thousand words was all about attacking Anaya,
The news reported that she had appeared in the bar many times behind Joshua‘s back and acted ambiguous with a man, staying in the bar room for the whole night.
Even when they had just divorced this afternoon, she was openly intimate with the man at the entrance of the city Hall.
This report also had a few pictures, three in the Night Pub, and one in front of the City Hall this afternoon.
The man‘s face was mosaiced, and no one could tell who it was.
Anaya looked at it carefully and returned the phone to Aria. There was no panic on his face.
“I didn‘t cheat. The news was fabricated.”
Aria scoffed, “The photos have confirmed what you did. You said that you didn‘t cheat. Where‘s the evidence? You want us to believe you with your mouth?”
“Those photos were taken on the same day. I was drunk that day, and that person sent me to the hotel and left soon. Do you want me to check the hotel surveillance for you?
“Frank always says that we are a family and that we should trust each other. Is this your trust in me?”
The night before yesterday, Hearst stayed with her for less than ten minutes in the night. After sending her to the hotel, he left in less than half an hour, until the next morning he came back to deliver breakfast to her.
Nothing happened to them at all.
Her honesty made everyone hesitate. Aria didn‘t respond anymore for she was concerned that she would be slapped in the face.
“It doesn‘t matter why you and Joshua were divorced.” Frank pulled the focus back from the emotional dispute and added, “In short, you can‘t divorce. Even if you can leave Joshua, the Dutt family can‘t leave the Maltz family. You must find a way to remarry him, otherwise, don‘t blame our family for not recognizing you!”
The other relatives echoed and pressured Anaya.
Adams, who had been silent for a long time, suddenly said, “Be quiet.”
Adams was the oldest and most powerful person in this family. As soon as he spoke, everyone else quieted down and waited for him to speak.
I already knew about Anaya and Joshua’s divorce before. Joshua was in a relationship with another woman. Anaya would only suffer if she stays with him. It’s good to divorce him.
“As for the company, as long as I am here, I won’t let you have no food. Don’t worry.”
Aria disagreed, “That’s easy to say. You have been in the hospital for half a year, and you just do some auxiliary work. The company has always been taken care of by Frank and Mark. How can you guarantee our interests?
“If Anaya and Joshua’s divorce spreads over, it would have a lot of negative impact on the stock price of Riven Group. Everyone present is holding the shares in Riven Group. How are you going to avoid these losses? At that time, everyone will suffer the losses together!”