“That‘s right. We were the ones who helped you when your family was in trouble. Now that you‘ve become successful, you‘ve forgotten about us?” –
Hector clasped his hands together and leaned forward a little. He sat with his legs spread a little and said, “The reason you helped my family was that you wanted to get the things under my uncle‘s name. In other words, you had your own motives for helping us. Besides, I‘m not familiar with you all, and since you haven‘t offered me any help before, why should I help you?
“Hecky, how can you talk like that?”
“That‘s all I have to say. I can‘t help you, so please leave.”
Those relatives‘ faces turned grim. They did not expect that Hector would reject them directly. Since they couldn‘t get anything from him, they did not have the nerves to remain and left in anger.
As soon as they returned, they complained about Hector‘s behavior to Heidi.
Heidi made a call to Hector, and Hector admitted it. “I don‘t want to help them.”
“How can you not help them? Did Maisie tell you something? I‘m telling you, you shouldn‘t listen to her. She‘s a bad seed and disrespectful to her elders. Are you going to learn from her and disown your own grandmother and father?
“Hector, I raised you. I gave you everything you wanted, so how can you not help me this time? They just want their kids to work in your company, and–”
Hector hung up the call.
When Heidi called him again, he hung up.
He leaned against the back of the chair and felt disappointment. Only now did he understand why his cousin did not like his grandmother. His grandmother‘s upbringing had ruined his own sister‘s life, so he couldn‘t believe in his grandmother anymore and let her destroy his life.
At night, at the Lakeview Apartment...
Lucy was playing with her phone on the couch. Just when she was debating if she should send a message to Hector and ask if he had left work or not, the doorbell rang. She sprang up and went to answer the door.
However, the person that was standing in front of the door was Elaine. She stared at her and said, “You thought I was Hector?”
Lucy was stunned. “What are you doing here?” Elaine showed Lucy the bag in her hand that smelled like barbecue. “I just bought some barbecue. Do you want a drink?”
Elaine and Lucy sat in the living room. The two of them clinked the beer bottles in their hands, and Elaine turned her head to ask Lucy, “Which stage have you two reached?”
Lucy was stumped for a moment and replied, “Not much progress...”
Elaine picked up a skewer of barbecued meat and said, “Hah, I don‘t believe he didn‘t come to your house when I wasn‘t around.”
Lucy lowered her head in embarrassment and did not say anything.
Elaine nudged her with her elbow and pressed on. “What‘s wrong? You haven‘t taken him down yet?”
Lucy pushed her aside and replied, “Stop it. I don‘t know what you‘re talking about.”
Both of them ate the food and drank beer until 11:00 p.m.
Elaine decided to sleep in her house since she was drunk. Lucy went forward and cleaned the living room. In fact, she had been listening to the movement of the next door since Elaine showed up until she fell asleep. However, Hector hadn‘t returned home yet.
‘It‘s so late, and he didn‘t even send me a message today..‘
Lucy lowered her head. Even though she and Hector were in a relationship, she was a little unsure of what was happening.
After all, they had just gotten together somehow.
She couldn‘t tell if Hector really liked her or not, but she didn’t feel like Hector was someone who would cheat on her.
‘I must be overthinking...
As the thought surfaced in her head, she received a text message on her phone.
It was from Hector.
Lucy took a look at the text message and rushed to open the door. Hector was standing in front of the door. He stretched his arms out and dragged her into his embrace. He reeked of alcohol.