Once Gabriella hung up, she stared blankly at her phone for a long time. She was unsure of what to do.
Then, she suddenly remembered her father, Landon.
Yes, only he can help me now! He can use his power and prestige to minimize the negative effect of this matter. Then I should go to a place where no one knows to start a new life! I could marry a man as well as stop the bad deeds I have done in the past!
Yes, that’s what I’ll do! Gabriella quickly went to her father as soon as she made up her mind. She believed he was the only one that could help her now.
When Gabriella arrived at Landon’s study, she noticed that he was livid. She burst into tears and said, “Dad, please help me!”
Landon was drowned in anger when Gabriella came to him. He could not believe his ears when his men told him that Gabriella was in trouble. He was unconvinced at first as Gabriella was home all this while. Thus, it was unlikely that she would have caused trouble.
However, he was stunned when his men showed him the video clip.
He smashed the laptop onto the ground as his eyes were filled with rage.
Coincidently, Gabriella came to him at that moment.
“Help you? How should I help you?”
Landon’s emotion got the best of him when he saw Gabriella as he walked up to her and slapped her.
Slap! A visible handprint was seen on Gabriella’s cheek. Landon was still very furious when he had slapped her and raised his hand again. However, he hesitated and stopped when he saw her crying with eyes filled with desperation.
“You rebellious girl! How could you have done such a thing! How am I supposed to help you?” Landon sighed heavily as his eyes were filled with despair.
“Dad, only you can help me! Please! I know you can settle this matter with the power of the Ward family. I promise I won’t cause trouble anymore!” Gabriella cried loudly.
She knew she had to cry a river so her father would choose to help her.
“Our family was already in a precarious state and now something scandalous like this happened. We were already on the verge of bankruptcy and now we’ve also lost our reputable name.”
Landon was in anguish when he said those words. The Ward family was a family of success, but now it was destroyed by the hands of his own daughter.
“There must be a way! There must be! Dad, please, think of something! Please help me.”
Gabriella observed Landon’s response closely and realized her only chance of saving herself from the pit of fire was slipping away. She quickly grabbed his arm helplessly and she continued to beg.
“Well, there’s only one way to save the Ward family now.” Landon sighed as he looked at Gabriella uncomfortably.
“What is it, Dad? Tell me!” A glimmer of hope had appeared as she quickly urged.
“I’ll need your help, Gabriella. Only you can help the Ward family now.” He took a breath as if he had made his decision.
“Yes, of course. I’d do anything if it meant that I could help the Ward family. Anything, Dad! Tell me!” Gabriella said repeatedly. She understood that she’d have hope only if the Ward family was in a stable condition.
“It’s simple. But you have to be prepared.”
Landon let out a sigh and continued, “I’ll have to disown you. The Ward family’s reputation would then be saved when you’re no longer a member of this family. Similarly, the Ward family would have a second chance in rising again.”
Landon didn’t dare meet Gabriella’s eyes as he lowered his head in shame.
“What did you say, Dad?”
Gabriella was stunned as she did not expect that her father planned to disown her.