The Abandoned Husband Dominates - Chapter 188
Chapter 188: Jordan Wants To Meet Russell!
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Jordan hadn’t had the time to investigate Russell.
However, he was rather powerful ten years ago, and now, he had become the richest man in Houston. He must be quite a capable person.
Many women tend to admire competent men like him very much.
Jordan said, “When your family was going through the toughest time ten years ago, he stood forth to help you. Now that you’re at rock bottom and at your wits’ end, he has appeared again.”
“You must think he’s a great savior of your life, huh?”
Jordan’s words were full of jealousy, but he was no longer in any place to be upset at Victoria.
Victoria could tell that Jordan was jealous.
She said in a tender voice, “I’m indeed very grateful to him for all the help that he has given me in the past ten years.”
“If it wasn’t for him, I might have just married a random person and make do with a monthly salary of a couple of thousands of dollars. I’d probably be squeezing my way into the subway to work every day and go home to a long list of household chores to do, like doing the laundry, cooking, and taking care of my kids. I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to meet you.”
“Although I was once his lover for three years, he feels like a complete stranger to me now, and I don’t feel anything for him at all.”
Jordan asked, “Really?”
Victoria exclaimed with a smile, “Of course. He’s so old, and his hair is all white now. He’ll probably go bald in another two years or so. He can’t compare to you at all. How can I fall for anyone else when I have such a handsome boyfriend!?!”
“Silly Honey, don’t be jealous anymore, okay?”
Victoria started coaxing Jordan like a little girl.
In fact, Jordan had also stopped being angry long ago because the outcome he had expected was far more severe than the truth.
Jordan was very confident in his physical appearance because he was younger, fitter, and much more handsome than Russell!
Even though he might be more affluent than Jordan now, Jordan was confident that he would trump him!
The richest man in Houston? That was nothing to Jordan!
Of course, Russell had been dominating the business world for decades, and with his knowledge, wit, and social abilities were far superior to Jordan.
Russell had not only helped Victoria this time but also indirectly helped Jordan resolve the conflict between Cayden and Jordan.
Moreover, he did not ask Victoria to sleep with him or do anything overboard. He was just helping her unconditionally.
Jordan felt that Russell was either really a great guy or just far-sighted and had a meticulous mind.
He really wanted to meet him!
Jordan said, “Victoria, that ex of yours gave us such a huge favor. I’d like to treat him to a meal to thank him, what do you think?”
Victoria was a little surprised. “You want to meet him?”
Jordan nodded with a faint smile on his face.
Women generally wouldn’t let their boyfriends meet their exes for fear that they would make them jealous.
Russell was now an incredibly accomplished man who had a successful career. Victoria was afraid that Russell would make things hard for Jordan during the meal.
However, Jordan took the initiative to suggest that idea so Victoria couldn’t turn him down.
If Victoria refuted, Jordan might think that something was going on between Jordan and Victoria. Their relationship wasn’t open and aboveboard like she had said.
Otherwise, why can’t he meet Russell?
“Okay.” Victoria agreed.
“Let’s watch TV for a while. I’ve refreshed again after drinking the hangover tea that you made me,” Victoria said.
Victoria smiled and got up. She then turned on the TV and returned to the couch, where Jordan put his arm around her as they watched TV.
It so happened that New York City TV was airing a popular TV series that Victoria’s favorite actor was starring in as the male lead.
Neither of them had seen the drama series, and they were both captivated after watching for a few minutes.
The story between the male and female protagonists was very similar to Jordan and Victoria’s current situation.
The male lead was penniless, while the female lead was the senior executive of a rich and beautiful company, just like Victoria.
Like Victoria, she was also the lover of a rich and older man.
It just so happens that the rich and the older man had returned in this episode in a bid to woo the female lead again. He even took the initiative to treat the male lead to a meal.
When Victoria saw the dinner scene, she was so nervous that she stiffened in Jordan’s arms, as if the men in the scene were Jordan and Russell!
In the scene, the richer old man said to the male lead, “You don’t deserve to be with Jenna (female lead) at all. She’ll just be lonely with you.”
“I own a company. How can you compare to me?”
The meal was set in an upscale Western restaurant. The male lead didn’t drink any wine and was just drinking cheap beer instead.
He had a low self-esteem, and kept chugging beer as he bickered with the rich man indignantly.
In the end, he downed the entire bottle and proudly tossed his money onto the table. After saying, “keep the change,” he left.
Due to the fact that he had drunk too much, he couldn’t help but throw up.
The rich old man left suavely in his Mercedes Benz S65.
When she saw this, Victoria couldn’t help but feel heartbroken!
The plot of this drama was way too similar to her current situation with Jordan and Russell!
Victoria and the female lead were both senior executives of an established company, just like the female lead. On the other hand, Russell was also a rich and experienced man much older and had made the female lead his mistress. Even the cars they drove were of the same make and model!
She was afraid that the scene during Jordan and Russell’s meeting would be the same as in the drama. She was fearful that Jordan would chug wine after being Ruseeling spiting him and make her feel upset!
“Jordan, I don’t think you should have a meal with him.”
Victoria suddenly turned off the TV and then looked at Jordan.
With a faint smile, Jordan said, “Why? Are you worried that I’ll be like the male lead of the TV show, develop an inferiority complex in front of your ex-lover, and then put on a strong front? Do you think I’ll be dejected?”
Victoria did not answer, but she was indeed worried about that.
Jordan was now penniless while Russell was a multi-billionaire. Jordan was a man with a strong sense of pride, so she was confident that he’d feel inferior to Russell!
Jordan smiled and said, “Don’t you forget that not everyone knows about my expulsion from the Steele family. I can still use my status as the scion of the Steele family to pretend in front of your ex.”
“If he wants to flaunt his wealth in front of me, he’ll definitely take a huge blow.”
Victoria chuckled and suddenly recalled that some time ago, Jordan had had a video call with the owner of Louis Vuitton, which shocked Stella speechless.
Victoria nodded and said, “Yes, when the time comes, you can have another video call with the boss of Louis Vuitton to show him how impressive you are. Let’s show him that my boyfriend’s social circle is full of bigwigs that even he doesn’t know!”
Victoria could now rest assured and let Jordan meet Russell.
Russell had always looked down on Jordan, thinking he was just a courier deliverer.
Victoria also wanted to let Russell know that her boyfriend was not a good-for-nothing but a very outstanding man!
She would tell him to forget about marrying her in six months!