The Abandoned Husband Dominates - Chapter 423
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Jordan asked in surprise, “Mr. Howard Sr., how did you guess that it was my second brother who did it? How much do you know about him?”
Martin smiled and said, “Ever since he took my granddaughter away from New York City and threw her onto a plane just to make you sleep with her once, I knew that Jamie was the one behind all the conspiracies.”
“Jordan, do you know why Jamie did this to you?”
Jordan sighed and then shook his head. “I don’t know. I’m on pretty good terms with Jamie. Although we rarely meet, he has always been nice to me. Even if we’re half-siblings, there’s no need for us to kill him if he doesn’t treat me as a brother.”
“Our family’s assets are enough for all seven of us and each of us will have an endless amount of wealth. He has no reason to do this.”
To his surprise, Martin chuckled after hearing his words. “Do you want to know why he did this to you?”
Jordan was stunned. Based on what Martin said, he seemed to know the reason! But how could an outsider like him know the reason!?!
“Do you know?” Jordan was bewildered.
Martin nodded and said, “He does want to harm you to compete with you but he’s not competing with you for the inheritance of assets but your family’s secret!”
Jordan was immediately shocked. This old man did know that the Steeles had unknown family secrets!
After thinking through it carefully, Jordan felt that Martin’s words were very reasonable. There was no need for Jamie to vie for the billions of dollars of assets because he could have any amount of money he wanted.
Jesse and Jordan didn’t value money because their thoughts had already become transcendent. No matter how much money they had, they were just numbers that they couldn’t use.
Hence, if they were going to fight, it must be because of the family’s secret!
Jesse had told Jordan that Jamie might have already found out about the family’s secrets. Hence, Jamie had every reason to go after Jordan!
However, these were all matters of the Steeles and there was no need for Jordan to tell an outsider much about it.
Jordan laughed and said, “Mr. Howard Sr., you seem to be very interested in my family’s secrets. If I’m not wrong, you must have asked me to marry your granddaughter so that you could use her to get hold of my family’s secret, huh!?!”
However, Martin didn’t hide it at all. “Of course! I would never shortchange myself. If the Steeles didn’t have such great power and this secret that makes me curious… Not to mention that you already have a daughter with Lauren. Even if you had ten, I would never let you marry her.”
Jordan humphed coldly and exclaimed, “You can try!”
Martin said, “You are a smart person. There’s no need for me to lie to you. It’s extremely normal for humans to be selfish. Why should I bother hiding? Jordan, I hope you won’t reject me because of this. I just want to know what your family’s secret is.
“I have no intention to snatch your family’s secret. Besides, we’re a family and Chloe is both yours and my descendant. No matter what your family’s secret is, I will stand by your side and support you.
“My agenda is very simple. If you take the power of the Steeles and if this family secret can benefit the Howards, I hope you’ll help my children and allow them to get some glory too. I am a dying man whose days are numbered. I definitely won’t harbor any malicious intentions towards you.”
Martin sounded very sincere.
It was normal for him to be curious. Jordan was filled with curiosity himself too!
Jordan nodded and said, “Yes, but you must complete all of the trials given by the family before you’re qualified to find out. I haven’t even completed the business trial yet so God knows how many years it will take for me to get access to it. So Mr. Howard Sr., don’t blame me if you can’t wait until that day.”
Martin began to panic a little. It was really difficult to say if an elderly man like him who was sick, could really wait till that day. In his lifetime, Martin had enjoyed all sorts of luxuries, so before dying, he wanted to know what Charleston Steele’s secret was.
Otherwise, he probably wouldn’t die a peaceful death.
Martin said, “Jordan, don’t blame me for criticizing you. Ever since you ended your three-year experience as a live-in husband, you’ve been troubled with love. You were either messily involved with your ex-wife Hailey, or because of your child and your betrayal. You two were in such a terrible conflict. Either that or you were obsessed with Victoria and enjoyed yourself with her traveling in the mountains.
“Now, because of Lauren and Chloe’s affair, you’re focusing your attention on how many men Lauren used to date. Men shouldn’t be tied up by these emotional matters all day long. You should focus on the trials given by your family!”
Martin was right about that.
Jordan also felt that if he had stopped caring about Hailey after divorcing her and focused on developing the Ace Corporation as part of his business trial instead of taking revenge, he might have already completed it by now!
Jordan nodded. “You’re right. I’ve already decided that I’m not going to think about these messy things anymore and focus on completing the business trial!”
Martin smiled and said, “That’s right! Family secrets are the most important. Since Jamie isn’t hesitating to harm his brother for this, that just goes to prove that it’s even more attractive than the wealth of billions of dollars! As long as you have this secret and become the successor of the Steeles, you can have the whole world!”
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“Once I finish the trial and find out the secret, I will understand why Victoria’s father disappeared for such a long time…” Jordan muttered under his breath.
After thinking about it, Jordan said somewhat pessimistically, “Previously, my business was considered extremely successful but I didn’t get my grandfather’s approval.”
Martin nodded and said, “That’s naturally the case because the Ace Corporation sprung up in a short period of time because of money. The companies under it were all very successful and you merely bought them with money. Of course, you couldn’t have gotten your grandfather’s recognition with that.”
“Jordan, your grandfather’s business trial is not meant for you to build the greatest company in the country, nor is he particular about the amount of profit you make. He is still mainly training your ability to run a business, shape your personality, and hone your ability to resist blows and find opportunities in various situations.
“Now that your assets have been frozen, you have nothing to your name and you’re being watched.. If you can make a name for yourself and make impressive achievements in business under such circumstances… I believe that your grandfather will be very surprised and he’ll definitely approve of you and conclude that you’ve successfully completed your trial!”