Chapter 236 Are You Telling Me What to Do?
Ian naturally did not dare to say anything. After all, they were his future brothers-in-law… He had to be polite! Ian smiled. His attitude became very warm and bright.
“Don’t worry, this won’t happen again. I’ll keep my love for her hidden in the bottom of my heart…” Grant frowned. His gaze was dangerously sharp.
Kai could not bear to listen further as goosebumps rose all over his skin. “Just shut up!” Nicole simply turned around and left expressionlessly The band Kai invited was very good, and the live performance mesmerized the crowd.
Many people were dancing and immersed in the music. Some people chatted in the small banquet hall to the side. Hearing the sound, Nicole walked over.
Just as she reached the door, a person suddenly appeared and grabbed her wrist. Nicole was dragged into the small banquet hall. “What are you doing here? Come here…” Nicole frowned.
It was Jade Smith. She clearly did not invite them, yet they were so shameless to come uninvited, Well, Nicole should have expected it when she saw Lydia earlier.
This mother-daughter pair would never miss such a good opportunity to make connections with powerful people. Sure enough, people Nicole did not like
would always try their best to annoy her somehow. Nicole struggled fruitlessly because she did not want to make big movements.
They attracted the attention of other people. Jade pulled Nicole’s hand and looked at a few bosses from listed companies in a friendly manner.
“Our Nicole is good-looking and capable. You must work together more in the future…” Those people naturally had to respect Nicole’s reputation. They all came up to toast her.
Nicole took the opportunity to break away from Jade’s grip. She casually took a glass of red wine from the waiter beside her and clinked it politely with theirs.
The bosses immediately finished the toast. Nicole only raised her glass in response, but she did not drink. Jade refused to give up and continued to urge Nicole.
“Nicole, hurry up and drink. How can you be disrespectful to these bosses? You’re the President of Stanton Corporation, so you can’t be childish! In the business world, you must drink when a toast is offered to you.
You’re being very rude…” The several bosses exchanged glances, obviously stunned by Jade’s words. With Nicole’s status, she was already showing them a lot of respect by letting them toast to her.
What did Jade mean by Nicole could not refuse to drink? Nicole’s eyes narrowed slightly as she cast a sidelong glance at Jade.
Her voice was slightly cold. “Are you telling me what to do?” Jade froze. She never thought that Nicole would be so disrespectful to an elder like her in front of so many people.
‘How dare she question me like this? I’m already willing to forget about the last incident, but Nicole is just being too arrogant!’ She trembled in anger and suppressed her annoyance. Her words became odd.
“I’m doing it for your own good. After all, I’m your elder. What’s wrong with a family member giving you some pointers?” Noah Stanton brought her to this event.
Jade was announcing her identity to everyone as the Second Madam of the Stanton family Not even Nicole could look down on her! “Elder?” Nicole sneered. ‘How is Jade, my elder? She really thinks too highly of herself…’ Jade was insulted by Nicole’s tone.
For so many years, Jade had no status or power while she was with Noah Stanton. She always had to suffer in silence and certainly did not have it easy.
Jade lived a fearful life under the empty title of the Stanton family’s Second Madam. She was terrified that the Stantons would say that she was not one of them.
All these grievances she suffered were because of them! What right did Nicole have to look down on her so much? Jade was livid.
Just as she was about to turn around and start an argument, she saw Noah and his brother Floyd walking over.
Suddenly, with tears in her eyes, she turned and buried herself in Noah’s arms. “What’s the matter?” Noah frowned and glanced at Nicole and the others. Jade sobbed and complained.
“I really don’t know how to live anymore.
I just saw that Nicole was being insincere when others were toasting her. I was afraid that other people would say that our family has no manners, but Nicole got upset with me.
After all these years, am I still not a member of the Stanton family? Nicole doesn’t think of me as an elder at all!”