Roxanne’s ears turned red at the thought of what he was referring to when he mentioned the word “responsibility.” Guiltily, she glanced at the children.
The children were in sync as they pretended not to hear the conversation and savored the food. Roxanne heaved a sigh of relief and glared at Lucian, embarrassed. “I need more time to think about it!” Lucian shrugged before flashing her a smile. “Then I’ll just have to pursue you more persistently.”
The children rejoiced inwardly when they heard their parents’ conversation. I wonder if Mommy has realized that her attitude toward Daddy has completely changed. With their fast progression, we’ll become a real family very soon!
It was late after they finished dinner. Lucian did not stay much longer either. He said hist goodbyes and left. The smile on Lucian’s face slowly disappeared and was replaced with an annoyed expression the moment he stepped out of Roxanne’s place..
While eating, Roxanne had briefly told him about the collaboration between her research institute and the Damaris family. The woman was all smiles as she told him about it, but he felt bitter.
Jack is obviously coveting my woman. But, just like what the elderlies had said, we’re not working in the same industry. Even if I wanted to do something, I don’t know how.
The more he thought about it, the more frustrated he got. Therefore, he decided to pull over by the side of the road and took out his phone to call Jonathan. Jonathan had just fallen asleep when his phone rang and woke him up.
Glancing at the caller ID, he noticed it was from Lucian and involuntarily recalled what had happened previously. The last time Lucian had called him this late at night was to get him to take down Pearson Group, which cost him a good night’s sleep.
I wonder what is it this time. Jonathan was reluctant to pick up the call, but he was also afraid that Lucian would show up at his door. In the end, he had no choice but to bite the bullet and groggily answered the phone. “Lucian, what’s up?”
Jonathan could hear Lucian’s deep voice and a few honks on the other end of the line. “I want to acquire the medicine company operating under the Damaris family. Do you know how I can do that?”
Jonathan froze. He was immediately snapped out of his groggy state before answering, “Is Farwell Group preparing to enter the medical industry?”
One thought popped into his mind. If Farwell Group ventures into the medical industry, won’t Queen Group’s status in the industry fall again?
Moments later, he realized the key point of Lucian’s words. He wants to take over the Damaris family’s medical company! Wide awake, he sat up in bed, his mind racing with various thoughts. “Don’t tell me you’re doing this because of Roxanne. You’re jealous of Jack, and in a fit of anger, you want to-”
Lucian interrupted his guess with displeasure, “Well? Do you have any ideas? Farwell Group doesn’t have much experience in the medical. industry, but the Damaris family has a highly. established foundation, so I can only ask your for advice.”
According to Roxanne, the Damaris family provides the medicinal herbs they need for the new drug. Roxanne will interact less with Jack if I acquire the medicinal herbs company under the Damaris family. In the future, I can provide her the medicinal herbs whenever she needs them. That way, we’ll get to interact more with each other.
Judging from Jonathan’s understanding of Lucian, he knew that his guess was correct although Lucian did not answer his question directly. Naturally, he wanted to help his friend, but there was nothing he could do.
“It’s as you said. The Damaris family’s influence is highly established in the medical field. To be honest, I’ve also tried to acquire their company. However, no matter what I did, they refused to sell me the company. I’ve even tried raising the price five times higher and tried befriending them, but they just won’t let go.”