Chapter 6: Dumb Enough to Leave with Nothing
Malaya couldn’t understand her stepdaughter Cheyenne anymore. When Cheyenne was younger, she was obedient and do whatever Malaya said. But when she entered middle school, things changed drastically.
She started arriving late to class, cheating on exams, getting into fights…she caused trouble every day.
And worst of all, she seemed to be constantly at odds with Malaya. But because Malaya had to maintain her reputation and couldn’t openly target her stepdaughter, it left her feeling very frustrated.
“Cheyenne,” Malaya sat down next to her stepdaughter with a sigh of regret. “You and Kelvin were doing so well together; why did you get divorced? You’re too impulsive! Look around Akloit – where will you find another Kelvin?”
“It’s all because she cheated on Kelvin. If I were Kelvin, I would dump her as well,” Nora muttered under her breath but her voice was loud enough for Cheyenne to hear.
Cheyenne lifted up her head and gave Nora a sarcastic smile. “Nora, did you see me cheating?”
Intimidated by Cheyenne’s aura, Nora lowered her head and spoke in a much quieter voice: “I-I read about it in the newspaper; don’t try denying it.”
“Reporters love making something out of nothing,” said Cheyenne dismissively. “It’s true that Kelvin and I got divorced though – anything else you want to ask? No? Then I’m going upstairs to sleep.”
Last night she thought for half the night, and now she’s so tired.
They really got divorced?
The mother and daughter were both happy and worried. When they heard that the Foley family came to propose marriage, Nora wanted to marry in Cheyenne’s place.
She even tried to ruin Cheyenne’s reputation in order to discourage the Foley family from going through with it.
Fortunately, old Mr. Foley insisted on his decision, which prevented their scheme from succeeding.
Cheyenne became Mrs. Foley, occupying the position of a high-ranking lady that everyone admired. She made countless wealthy young women jealous.
Nora believed that she was no worse than Cheyenne, so when the marriage was finalized, she fainted on the spot out of anger.
Now they are divorced and Cheyenne has become a despised abandoned woman; Nora is naturally very happy about this turn of events.
However, as a result of this divorce, the Lawrence family lost protection from such an influential family like the Foley family.
Although Kelvin treated Cheyenne poorly over these years, the Foley family had brought many benefits to the Lawrence family over the past few years.
Cheyenne doesn’t feel like she owes the Lawrence family anything. Instead their behavior at selling off her like merchandise for an exorbitant bride price broke her heart deeply.
That’s why she rarely came back home after getting married.
She didn’t think they were worthy of her family love.
A thought suddenly popped into Malaya’s mind: Given how rich the Foley family is, I bet Cheyenne should get quite some assets from the divorce.
With a hint of greed in her eyes, she put on an ingratiating smile.
“You divorced Mr. Foley. That’s okay, but how much did you get in the settlement? Did he give you a hard time?”
Cheyenne chuckled at Malaya’s eagerness. It had only been one day since she got divorced!
“Mr. Foley tried to belittle me by bringing his new lover into our villa. How could I bear such humiliation? I’m the daughter of the Lawrence family after all. So, when we divorced today, I chose to leave with nothing.”
“What?! You left with nothing?!” Malaya and her daughter were shocked and speechless.
Cheyenne felt satisfied seeing their stunned expressions. They wanted money? Dream on!
“Not even a penny,” Cheyenne continued confidently.
Malaya was so angry that her smile froze on her face and flames of fury rose inside of her.
‘Cheyenne is really an idiot to let Kelvin sleep with her for three years for free!’ thought Malaya.
“What are you looking at me for? If you don’t believe me, you can go check my bank account. There really isn’t a penny in it.”
During her three years in the Foley Villa, she had food and lodging, and didn’t need much money for expenses.
“Why did I give birth to such a brainless bastard like you! You’re just like your mother!” At the entrance, suddenly came a shout of anger.
The houses shook slightly, and the crystal chandelier on the ceiling emitted a shimmering light. Somewhat dazzling.
Cheyenne couldn’t help but squint her eyes and look at the incoming person.
It’s been almost a year since she last saw George. He seemed to have gained some weight, and his beer belly was visibly bulging.
When scolding her, his chubby round face was trembling with anger.
Under the glasses with thin golden rims, a pair of small eyes were bursting with great anger.
When Cheyenne heard him mention her mother Selah, a hint of sadness flickered in her eyes.
How sad it is to hear her father’s such remarks on her mother.
She put the cup in her hand on the table with a calm expression, stood up, and looked back fearlessly with her eyes.
In a cold and sarcastic tone, she said, “You knew my mother had intellectual problems even before your marriage. If it weren’t for the Edwards family’s wealth, would you have married her? And now, who do you think you are to say she’s brainless?”
Back then, George was just an ordinary employee in the factory.
“And Selah is one of the prettiest girls in the entire Akloit.”
Unfortunately, she is retarded.
Why are two people with such a huge difference in status together?
According to George himself, he worked hard and diligently back then, which caught the attention of Cheyenne’s great-grandfather, the chairman, and led to his promotion as a manager.
Then George was introduced to Selah, and the two gradually fell in love. He was attracted by her simplicity and loveliness, and decided to marry into the Edwards family.
After a few years, the financial crisis hit and Cheyenne’s great-grandfather couldn’t handle the pressure, so he jumped off a building and committed suicide.
The Edwards Group was in imminent danger.
At that time, Selah was pregnant, and George was too busy running his business to take care of her.
However, Selah died in childbirth, while George helped the Edwards Group pass its crisis, and to cater to the new economic market, he changed its name to the Lawrence Group.
Ironically, he even claimed that marrying Malaya was for Cheyenne’s good!
George’s face turned dark with Cheyenne’s sarcastic words.
But he had no way to refute her.
“Cheyenne, you’re getting more and more audacious. I’m your father!”
George’s roar echoed through the hall, making everyone tremble except Cheyenne.
The woman on the sofa lazily yawned and said, “I know. If there’s nothing else going on, I’ll go upstairs and rest. Divorce is exhausting.”
She turned around and left.