Chapter 55 I Would Have Punished You Long Ago
– “I don‘t need to explain who I am to you. As for the second one,” Hearst thought of Anaya. The frost
in his eyes melted. “I‘m pursuing her.”
Joshua did not believe it at all, “Before I divorced Anaya, you never appeared in Boston. You suddenly came out just for love? Is this some kind of fairy tale?”
Joshua said confidently, “You have other intentions!”
Hearst said, “It is all up to you whether to believe me.”
Joshua warned him, “No matter what purpose you have, I advise you to stay away from her.
Although I have divorced her, I will not watch her suffer. If you dare to hurt her, I will never let you
The person who hurt her is you, right?” Facing Joshua‘s warning, Hearst remained calm. “Before she married you, you ignored her and despised her sincerity. You had an affair after getting married, allowing the people around you to bully her. After the divorce, you withdrew your investment from her company. putting her into financial straits.
“If not for her, I would have punished you long ago.”
Joshua was stunned.
He did not expect that Hearst would be so clear about his relationship with Anaya.
Joshua couldn‘t help but think that Hearst pursued Anaya out of love and without any other
“Punish me? Mr. Helms is so arrogant.” Joshua sneered, “Not to mention whether you can punish me or not, you won‘t be able to touch Anaya.
She has loved me for ten years. Even if she has divorced me now, she hasn‘t let me go. Do you
think you have a chance?
“It‘s only been ten years. Hearst normally wouldn‘t argue with others, but now he broke his rule. “In the next ten years, twenty years, till the end of her life. The only person in her heart will be me.”
Joshua was flustered, but he concealed his feelings. “Where did you get the confidence?”
Hearst didn‘t want to waste time with Joshua He turned around and got in the car.
Joshua still wanted to say a few more words, but Hearst said, “Anaya is no longer your wife. You
should take care of your woman now.”
The car window winded up, and the car quickly drove away
Joshua turned around, and Lexie appeared behind him.
Lexie‘s eyes were a little red, and tears swirled in her eyes. “Joshua, are you unable to let go of
Anaya? You don‘t want to be engaged to me. Is it also because of her?”
Joshua didn‘t immediately deny it. After hesitating for a few seconds, he said, “No, I don‘t want to get engaged because I don‘t want to be too hasty. After all, I just got divorced…”
“There‘s no need for you to explain.” Lexie held back her tears. “It was my fault. I shouldn‘t have returned and caused you to divorce Anaya. If you really can‘t let her go, I can quit and won‘t disturb you anymore…”
Joshua felt guilty when he saw that Lexie was about to cry. He pulled her over and held her in his arms. “You misunderstood me. I persuaded Hearst out of my sense of morality. I don‘t mean anything else.”
Lexie grabbed his clothes and didn‘t speak. Her tears moistened his chest.
Joshua paused for a long time and said softly, “I‘ll think about the engagement. I‘ll give you an answer in a few days. Don‘t be sad, okay?”
Lexie buried her head in his arms, still keeping silent, but she curled up her lips proudly.
Anaya and Aracely brought Adams supper.
As soon as she entered the door, Aracely called out sweetly, “Mr. Dutt.”
Aracely and Anaya were good friends, and the two families were on good terms. Adams also treated Aracely as his second granddaughter.
‘Aracely, what brings you here? Sit down,” Adams chuckled.
“I miss you Are you feeling better now?”
I‘m much better now. I‘ll be discharged soon…”
As they chatted, Anaya placed the food box on the table and pulled open the drawer to take out
There was a green object behind the tableware box. Anaya thought it was familiar and took it out.
It was a piece of jade.
It was exactly the same as the one she saw at the auction last time.
“Grandpa, where did this jade come from?”
When Adams saw the item in her hand, his heart skipped a beat and he almost fell ill.
“This … is an item that I bought in the past. It is said that it can ward off evil and ensure safety, so I brought it here. Is there a problem?”
Did the two pieces of jade look similar because they were the same kind?
After she thought about it carefully, she assumed that they only looked alike.
After all, Adam and Hearst didn‘t know each other. Why would Hearst give him such a valuable
“Last time at the auction, someone spent 2.5 million dollars on a piece of jade, which is very similar to yours. I thought it was given to you by someone.”
“Isn‘t this jade 5,000 dollars?” Adams was shocked.
Two days ago, when that man came to give him the gift, he was not willing to accept it. The man
told him that this jade was only 5,000 dollars, so he reluctantly accepted it.
It turned out to be so expensive.
It seemed that he had to find time to return the jade.
“Maybe you bought a fake one, grandpa.”
Anaya put the jade back into the drawer and poured a bowl of porridge for Adams.
Kim had spread the news a few days ago that the reward for a sapphire necklace was over 1.6
million dollars He also promised that a cooperative relationship could be established with the
company or individual who found the necklace if the conditions were met.
The news of McKlein Inc entering the American market had spread around Boston. Many
companies were craving to cooperate with it
Now that the offer was so tempting, everyone had been looking for the sapphire necklace for the past few days
Soon, the news of the necklace being auctioned off was revealed
The auction house refused to reveal the private information of the buyer, so everyone shifted their
focus to the people participating in the auction that day.
“Lexie, are you saying that the necklace was bought by Anaya?”
Bria Aucher was Joshua‘s cousin. The Aucher family relied on the Maltz family to survive. In the
past few years, their business prospect had been bleak. If not for the Maltz family, they would have
If the Aucher family could cooperate with McKlein Inc. this time, the Aucher family might be able
to reverse the situation.
To get the distributorship of McKlein Inc. in America, Bria had to get that sapphire necklace.
She heard that Lexie and Joshua went to the auction that day and immediately came to Lexie‘s
Lexie brought a cup of coffee to Bria and sat down beside her.
“Yes, Joshua and I were both at the auction site that day. It was indeed Anaya who bought it.”
Bria said, “I was worried that I wouldn‘t be able to get the necklace. Since the necklace is in Anaya‘s hands, it will be easy.”
Bria often went to the Maltz‘s home to look for Cecilia. She was an acquaintance of Anaya.
She was familiar with Anaya.
Anaya was a submissive person who had no ability. Every time someone scared her, she would
immediately chicken out.
It was easy to take things from Anaya.
If it didn‘t work, she could just use Joshua to persuade Anaya.
Anaya had been abandoned by her cousin. She must be feeling upset. When the time came, Bria would promise to help Anaya say a few good words in front of Joshua. Wouldn‘t Anaya rush to please her like before?
Lexie saw what Bria was thinking and reminded her, “Anaya has divorced Joshua. She might not be as easy to persuade as before.”
“So what? It‘s difficult to change her nature. I don‘t believe she can be tougher than before,” Bria
Lexie tried to persuade Bra, but Bria wouldn‘t listen, so she did not say anything else.
She couldn‘t wait for Bria to irritate Anaya. She liked it when they were on no–speaking terms.