Hearing her mother mention Roxanne, Aubree was a little irritated. “Is she even worth mentioning?”
Since Lucian had decided to meet Aubree’s parents officially, that meant they were only a step away from getting married.
From her perspective, regretting this decision would not be one of Lucian’s options. However, that was not enough to soothe Gina’s worries.
“In any case, Roxanne is still Estella’s biological mother. What if Lucian regrets it? There is nothing we can do if he chooses to go back on his word.”
Aubree’s heart sank when she heard that. I’ve come this far, and I won’t allow Lucian to regret it again!
However, her concern did not go unnoticed. Gina said faintly, “If you don’t want Lucian to go back on his words, you must figure out what happened between them. If there is a misunderstanding between them, we will prevent them from clearing it up.”
An icy glint flashed across Aubree’s eyes. “Got it. Gina looked at her daughter as mixed feelings
surged within her heart. “I hope you won’t blame me for dampening your spirits. We’ve waited for six years, and we’re not going to wait any longer.”
Aubree smiled. “I should be thanking you for reminding me.”
The two chatted about Lucian for a while before Aubree returned to her room. After being blackmailed by Cory the last time, Cory left Aubree another new contact number that Lucian would not find out.
Deep down, Aubree still had her reservations. However, her mother’s reminder left her no choice but to risk it and give it a shot.
She gritted her teeth and tried making the call. The person on the other end answered almost immediately. “Ms. Pearson, can I help you?” Cory’s lazy voice sounded over the phone.
Aubree couldn’t help hesitating. This man ripped me off! Is it wise to work with him again? However, he is the only person who can escape Lucian’s investigation….
Cory was starting to get impatient on the other end of the line. “If there’s nothing else, I’m hanging up. It’s late, and we private detectives have to get some sleep too.”
“Wait!” Aubree hastily stopped him from hanging up. “I need to talk to you.”
Cory arched a brow. “Oh? What else do you have to say? I did not owe you anything in your previous commission. If you have another request, you will have to pay extra.”
Cory was apparently trying to rip Aubree off again. Aubree clenched her fists tightly. “I’ve given you ten million! What you did previously isn’t even worth that much!”
As soon as she finished saying that, she heard Cory sneering. “I’m afraid you’ve misunderstood. The ten million you gave me is for my service fee and the price of buying the photos I’ve taken. Or do you think those photos are worthless?”
Aubree gritted her teeth. “How much more do you want?”
Without any hesitation, Cory named his price. “Ten million.” Another ten million! Aubree flew into a rage. “Don’t cross the line. We are in the same boat, remember?”
Cory shrugged nonchalantly and said. “That’s why I ask for this much. Don’t forget that Mr. Farwell’s men are tailing me now. It’s way harder to stalk him now.”
After saying that, he turned to look around. Lucian’s men were still watching him in the shadows.
Although Lucian had decided to cut ties with Roxanne, in the end, Estella was also one of the victims who suffered previously. Naturally, Lucian would not let the mastermind go easily.
Aubree could not refute Cory’s words. After weighing the pros and cons, she clenched her teeth and agreed to the latter’s request. “All right, but you must do a good job!”