Chapter 8 - Stay Around You Now And Forever

"1s Emily here? What's going on? Get her down here immediately!"

As he arrived home, Charles stomped his feet in anger when he heard that Emily was upstairs in her room. He thought that his youngest daughter had met with an accident with or without Hunter .Jackson. But why did she come here alone? Does she intend to abandon her marriage? What the hell was going on?

That good for nothing girl! She isn't even that pretty and yet Master Jackson was willing to marry her, how can she be so useless! lf she offends Hunter Jackson, how will the Gale family survive in Bentson City? She's going to drag all of us down.

His wife Kate Gale glared at the maid and shouted, “Hurry and get Emily down!"

"Yes, Madaml" The maid rushed upstairs.

Wendy walked briskly into the house and also heard that Emily was in the house. She looked at Kate for confirmation and Kate nodded. Wendy rushed over to Charles who was now furious, she said softly, 'Dad, you have high blood pressure. Don't get overly agitated, it's not good for your health."

She needed her father to relax.

"Emily ran away from her engagement, how are we going to explain this to Hunter .Jackson?”

"Dad, it was Grandmother Jacksons wish that our family be bounded by marriage. After what happened tonight, I'm afraid that Hunter Jackson won want to marry Emily anymore."

Wendy lowered her voice further, '!f our families are not bound by marriage, Grandmother .Jackson will definitely be very upset. We really can't allow this marriage to be cancelled."

Charles replied hopelessly, 'l agree with you. Hunter .Jackson will not want this fool Emily anymore. How can we salvage this


“How about...' Wendy started to blush. She was playing coy because she was still a high-born woman, and there were rules that governed what a young lady could and should say.

Kate of course knew what her daughter meant and continued, “Originally, it was the wish of Grandmother .Jackson to bind the

Jackson and Gale families in marriage. lt appears to me that Master .Jackson isn't that fond of Emily.'

"What do you mean?” Charles said a bit more upbeat as he began to sense a way to get out of this mess. Kate said immediately, "lÍ we were to change another daughter of the Gale family, someone who is far prettier and talented, perhaps

Master .Jackson will approve..."

"Oh yes, in that case my little sister will take my place and become the fiancée of Hunter .Jackson."

Emily came down the stairs and leaned over the banister, and laughed as she looked at Wendy, ˆBut my lovely little sister, aren't you already with the Jackson family s second son, Vincent Jackson?”

“Don't you talk nonsense. l†s true that Vincent wan†ts me, but I haven't agreed to anything yet.' Wendy raised her head and looked clearly at Emily's face, and was shocked, "Emily, you... why don't you have any make up on? You..."

Kate was also surprised to see that Emily s face was clean. How can this girl reveal her face without any makeup?

'It's already so late, why do I have to make up if I was about to go to bed?”

Emily smiled slyly and stared at Wendy, pretending to be naive.

Sis, you taught me the importance of make-up and why a woman should always wear it. Buụt now I realize that | look even better without make up!"

Charles was stupefied. Normally Emily liked to put on a lot of make-up, but now getting a good look at her face without it, Emily was really pretty! Wendys heart sank on seeing her father's expression. She could only force out a laugh. "No, no, it was Emily who always wants to make up. When did l say something like that?"

Once she finished, she changed the topic, "Emily, what happened tonight? Where did you go? Why didn† you turn up at the

engagement ceremony?”

She was still that compassionate and gentle sister in front of Emily and her parents. Emily was amazed how well Wendy could put up that face and pretend that she actually cared about her.

Emily laughed coldly on the inside. In her previous life, it was this lying Wendy who caused her a life of misery, even causing the death of Vincent Jackson.

Today, the heavens gave her another chance to relive this life and make up for past mistakes. lIf she didn't settle the score with her sister, it would an opportunity wasted.

Emily flashed her eyes at her sister and said, "Wendy, I'm not sure why, but after you gave me a drink, I suddenly became dizzy and my whole body heated up.

She rubbed her temples to show that she has not fully recovered.

"I was afraid that IIl make a fool of myself and hurried home for a cold shower. lm still feeling rather uncomfortable."

She looked towards Wendy and while her eyes betrayed a small smile, all that people could see was her innocent, naive face. "Wendy, what did you let me drink? Why did my body feel so strange?"