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Charlie Wade couldn’t help quenching his curiosity and asked, “Dad, who is this Matilda that everyone is talking about?”
Jacob Wilson rolled his eyes and shushed him, “Shush! You don’t have to rub it in!”
Charlie Wade shrugged indifferently and kept quiet.
Meanwhile, as more and more people surrounded them, Aaron spruced himself up proudly and introduced the young man standing next to him. “Guys, I would like all of you to meet my son-in-law, Jake Dunn. He owns a startup company in the internet service industry, and the company will soon be listed on the Growth Enterprise Market.”
“Wow!” Eric exclaimed in shock. “How much will the company’s market be worth after listing? I bet it must be hundreds of millions, right?”
“Hundreds of millions?” Aaron curled his lips pompously and blurted, “It starts with a billion, to say the least! Think about it, do you know how difficult it is for a company to be listed?! Without a certain foundation and stability, how could a company pass so many rounds of reviews by the Securities Regulatory Commission?”
Then, he added, “Tell you the truth, when his company is listed, the market value will definitely exceed 1 billion dollars! The performance of his company has risen very rapidly over the past two years. If you’re interested in making money, you should buy his company’s shares!”
Jake, Aaron’s son-in-law, who had been quiet the whole time suddenly said, “Dad, hold on, relax. I’m just an entrepreneur who recently ventured into the industry. I pale in comparison to your old friends who have made great achievements throughout their lives!”
Jake’s modesty had won the favor of many people at the scene.
An old man with silver hair sighed, “Oh, Aaron, your son-in-law is so young and promising, yet, so humble and low-key. He is a good son-in-law, you’re very lucky!”
“Of course!” Aaron nodded dismissively. Then, he turned to Jacob Wilson and asked attentively, “By the way, Jacob Wilson, what does your son-in-law do?”
“My son-in-law?” Jacob Wilson glanced at Charlie Wade and huffed a disappointing sigh. He wanted to brag and conceal it with a lie, but it would be even more embarrassing if someone saw through his lies, so he said sheepishly, “He does housework.”
“What? Housework?” Loud waves of laughter echoed among the crowd.
No one would have thought that they would get such an absurd answer from Jacob Wilson.
Aaron grinned and said, “He does housework, which means he doesn’t have a job, am I right? Jacob Wilson, I heard that you are a househusband as well, right? Why don’t I ask my son-in-law to assign some jobs for both of you?
Jacob Wilson, you’re quite old now, I think you should be fine with being a guard at the entrance. As for your son-in-law, he is young and has experience in housework, so he can work at the staff canteen as a chef and waiter. What do you think?”
The crowd laughed again.
Charlie Wade remained silent the whole time. He was so used to being insulted and mocked over the years that he felt nothing out of it. He had gone through worse insults than this, so not only did he not feel ashamed at all, but he felt that Aaron’s sarcasm was a bit mediocre.
Jacob Wilson, on the other hand, was extremely infuriated. He cursed inside his heart, ‘Aaron Philips, you jerk! You pompous b*stard, you started to mock and tease me when we’ve just met, you’ve crossed the line! Do you still hold a grudge for not being able to tackle Matilda? That’s why you can’t get off my back after so many years!’
Aaron started again when none of them responded, “Hey, Jacob Wilson, are you deaf? I kindly introduced some jobs to you, can’t you say something?”
Then, he turned to Charlie Wade and blurted in annoyance, “Young man, your father-in-law’s brain cannot function very well due to his age, so I can forgive him for being slow and impolite. But you, young man, are you impolite and slow like him too?”
Charlie Wade smiled and said, “Uncle, frankly speaking, I’m not cheap to be hired. My required salary is very high.”
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“High salary?” Aaron curled his lips into a smirk. “How high do you want? Is four to five thousand enough to hire you as a chef?”
Jake wanted to please his father-in-law, so he said, “Dad, since he is your old friend’s son-in-law, I must give him some additional benefit. Okay then, I’ll give you ten thousand per month!”
Charlie Wade chuckled in amusement and said, “Pardon me, but I don’t want money.”
Aaron frowned, confused. “You don’t want money, then what do you want?”
“Whoever hires me has to marry his daughter to me. Let’s take my father-in-law as an example. He wanted to hire me to do household chores, so he married his darling daughter to me. So, Aaron, if you want to hire me, you must marry your daughter to me too!”
Aaron’s face flushed in fury as he shouted, “You are so ungrateful! I’m being kind enough to offer you a job and this is how you repay me?!”
The enraged Jake glared at Charlie Wade and said, “Hey, buddy, my father-in-law has only one daughter, and she is my wife! Be careful with what you say, otherwise, I’ll kill you!”
Charlie Wade chuckled. “You guys are so funny. Did I ever ask you to offer me a job? You guys started it first. Since you wanted to give me a job so badly, I stated my terms and conditions. Just say yes if you agree, and no if you disagree, isn’t that normal?”
Jake angrily said, “Why did you make such an absurd request? You’re looking for trouble!”
Charlie Wade said flatly, “No, I’m not. That was my condition all along. Frankly speaking, I have been married to my wife for over three years. For the past three years, I’ve been doing all kinds of household chores at home, cooking, cleaning, going to the market, that’s my job scope, and my salary package is my wife.
If you want to hire me, you have to follow the terms I requested. If you can provide it, that’s fine, but if you can’t, just shut up. Plain and simple. Can’t you understand such a simple exchange?”
“You…” Aaron and Jake were speechless and dumbstruck.
Charlie Wade was right.
He had never asked them for a job, instead, it was they who had come at him pompously. Charlie Wade had stated his terms for accepting the job, so why were they so furious about it?
Sensing that a battle was about to erupt, the crowd quickly interjected, “Hey, we’re all here for the reunion, let’s have fun and enjoy the party. Don’t quarrel over such a small matter.”
Aaron and Jake were agitated as the tables were turned, but they couldn’t say anything to ease their anger.
After all, they had started the dispute first, and everyone was witnesses. If they held Charlie Wade accountable, the crowd would look down on them for being petty.
Jacob Wilson, however, was thrilled and happy!
He didn’t know that his son-in-law was so clever and witty that he had managed to defend himself and forced Aaron and Jake to be quiet. He gave him a thumbs up excitedly.
Jake glared at Charlie Wade with a bit of resentment in his eyes.
Initially, he had intended to show off in a low-key way at his father-in-law’s reunion since he was the owner of a soon-to-be listed company, yet, Charlie Wade had come out of nowhere and pushed him into a trap he had dug himself.
It was such a bitter pill for him to swallow, he had to find a way to turn the tables!
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In order to turn the tables, Jake recalled a name that Aaron had mocked Jacob Wilson with, Matilda. So, he pretended to be curious and asked, “Dad, what’s the issue with this Matilda that you talked about earlier? You guys seem to be very close to her, I’m rather curious…”
Aaron threw a sideway glance at Jacob Wilson and said with a grin, “Matilda Hall was the most beautiful girl in our batch, and a lot of boys fell in love with her. In fact, if her admirers queued up, it would circle the university twice.”
Then, Aaron deliberately raised his voice and laughed, “Eventually, Matilda must have been hypnotized or something, because she chose Jacob Wilson! Since he was in love with the most beautiful and popular girl in school, he had to avoid walking into people for fear that he would be ambushed and beaten.”
“What happened later?”
Again, Aaron looked at Jacob Wilson in amusement and giggled. “Then, Matilda dumped him and flew to the United States. She hasn’t come back since.”
Then, he turned to Jacob Wilson and asked in a mocking tone, “Oh, Jacob Wilson, do you know why Matilda broke up with you?”
Jacob Wilson growled, “It’s none of your business.”
Aaron laughed at his reaction. “Let me tell you, in truth, Matilda was irritated because of her countless admirers, so she decided to find a fake boyfriend to shun all the annoying buggers. Hence, she chose you, and you were the only one who was kept in the dark. After she used you, she dumped you and went abroad! Hahaha!”
Jacob Wilson shouted angrily, “Shut up! Matilda and I broke up because…”
He couldn’t finish his sentence.
His expression changed from outrage to regret, desolation, and sadness. He hung his head low, sighed gently, and waved his hand. “Forget it, let’s drop the subject.”
“Oh, don’t!” Aaron said aggressively. “Don’t leave your words hanging like that! Tell us, why did you break up with her? Wasn’t it because she was done with you?”
“Of course not!”
“Tell us then!”
“It’s between us, you have no business meddling in our affairs.”
Aaron clicked his tongue in annoyance and said, “In my opinion, you are just too embarrassed to admit that you were fooled!”
Jacob Wilson waved his hand dejectedly. “Say whatever you want, no comment.”
“You…” Aaron didn’t expect Jacob Wilson to call a truce so soon, and he rolled his eyes at him in agitation, feeling as though he had punched air instead of a sandbag.
At this moment, more and more people had arrived, and very soon, more than twenty guys were gathered at the gate.
Jacob Wilson was right, the people who came to the reunion were all guys.
These elderly pals seemed to have a very sincere and genuine friendship among one another. They started chatting with each other, and Charlie Wade even saw that some of them had tears in their eyes.
Eric, the first to approach Jacob Wilson, came to them and ushered, “Guys, don’t just stand there, come in and talk.”
Aaron nodded. “Yes, let’s go to our old classroom to talk. Mr. Lee may take a while to arrive since he is feeling under the weather. Let’s go in first.”
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The crowd gathered to walk into the school together. Someone asked Eric, “Hey, what did you talk about just now? It seemed to be an intense conversation.”
Eric laughed and said, “We were talking about Matilda Hall. By the way, will she come today?”
Someone laughed. “Jacob Wilson didn’t even ask this question, don’t be too nosy.”
“Well, I ask on behalf of him! Matilda was his first love, I wonder if he still remembers her after all these years.”
Aaron interjected with a sneer, “I bet he can’t forget Matilda for the rest of his life, given his dire and catastrophic life now.”
“Huh? What happened?” Someone asked curiously.
“I’ll tell you more in detail once we get to our classroom.”
Jacob Wilson huffed irritably, “Oh, can you just shut up for a second?”
Aaron chuckled and said, “But I want to talk about it, can you control my mouth?”
As they walked into the classroom, the group of men looked around them, and the nostalgic memories of their good times in university flooded their minds. Some of them even wept as soon as they walked into the room.
Aaron sat in his seat and sighed as if he was regretful before speaking, “To tell you guys the bitter truth, Matilda was just looking for an excuse to shun her admirers, that’s why she was together with Jacob Wilson. See, she went to the States right after graduation.”
Aaron huffed a breath and continued, “I heard that Jacob Wilson’s mother didn’t seem too fond of him, which was why he was a complete failure in life until he had a daughter. He thought that he could turn his life around with his daughter’s help, but who knew she found herself a loser husband! I even heard that his son-in-law is an orphan and a moocher, so, compared to us, Jacob Wilson didn’t do so great after graduation.”
The guys were intrigued by the topic. They gathered around Aaron and wanted to know more about the details.
Charlie Wade scratched his nose in amusement, thinking that Aaron knew Jacob Wilson’s situation very well. He even knew his orphan status and the moocher thing. It looked like his resentment toward Jacob Wilson was indeed very deep!
Someone gaped in shock and said, “But why did Jacob Wilson become like this? He was the chairman of the student union and the top student in school, why did he end up like this?”
Jacob Wilson cursed angrily, “Aaron Philips, can you shut up?”
Jake giggled in amusement and said, “Uncle Wilson, why so serious? Everyone is just trying to have some fun, no one will take it seriously. Please try to be a little open-minded.”
Jacob Wilson was extremely gloomy and frustrated. The happiness came from the basis of his pain, what was so fun about it?
Aaron glanced at Jacob Wilson resentfully and smiled as he said, “That’s not the worst. Do you know what the worst thing is?”
“What?” the crowd asked simultaneously.
Aaron laughed. “The worst thing is, Jacob Wilson married a certain celebrity in our school! Guess who she is?”
Someone complained, “Ah, how can we guess that? We went to other places for work after graduation unlike you who has always been in Aurouss Hilll. Of course you would know more than we do!”
“That’s right. Enough with the cliffhanger, hurry up and spill the beans! We are all curious!”
Aaron laughed again before saying out loud, “He married Elaine Ma Parker, the number one vixen in our school back in those days!”
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When Elaine Ma’s name echoed across the room, Charlie Wade was so shocked that his jaw dropped. He never expected that Elaine Ma and Jacob Wilson were collegemates!
He didn’t even expect that she had the reputation of the college’s number one vixen!
Honestly speaking, Elaine Ma didn’t seem like someone who had gone to a university before.
Honestly, she didn’t even seem like a person who had finished junior high!
Given her inferior temperament and character, it was incredible for her to be admitted into the university.
Charlie Wade was not the only one surprised at this moment.
All of Jacob Wilson’s classmates were equally dumbfounded and shocked!
No one thought that Jacob Wilson would end up with Elaine Ma!
Although Elaine Ma was not in the same class as them, her reputation preceded her back in the days!
She was the symbol of arrogance and stubbornness back then, very vicious too. Stealing other people’s things was normal for her. When she was caught, instead of admitting her mistakes, she would fight with the person who had caught her.
There was a particular occasion that had made her famous. One day, her thermos broke, but she didn’t want to spend money on a new one, so she stole one from the cafeteria.
The owner of the thermos had been a huge and brawny boy. He went to Elaine Ma to reclaim his thermos, but she had pointed at his nose and scolded him for half an hour.
Annoyed, the boy had slapped her. Elaine Ma then carried a bottle of hot water and threatened to splash it on him. The boy ran for more than ten minutes, but he was splashed by the hot water that burned his hand.
Elaine Ma even threatened the boy that if he still dared to approach her, she would splash him with sulfuric acid instead of hot water.
Sure enough, the boy had been terrified and didn’t dare to report her wrongdoings. Instead, he begged her to let him go.
Because of this incident, Elaine Ma had become very famous at school, infamous in fact.
Ever since then, no one dared to mingle with her. She would even dare to shout and beat up boys, and a lot of them had been scolded by her.
So, when they heard that Jacob Wilson and Elaine Ma were married, everyone was stunned!
Someone looked at Jacob Wilson sympathetically and asked, “Jacob Wilson, I remember that Elaine Ma was indeed fond of you, but you were doing so well back then. Why did you marry her?”
Jacob Wilson was agitated as he was reminded of the horrid past, and he growled, “Why do you want to know? You guys are so annoying!”
Aaron, on the other hand, was thrilled to see Jacob Wilson’s irritation. He explained with a happy grin on his face. “You guys didn’t know much about it, but I do. Do you still remember the senior year party after graduation?”
“Yes, yes! I remember that many of us were drunk.”
“Yes, it was at that party that Elaine Ma made Jacob Wilson drink so much then he went unconscious. Some guys offered to send him home, but Elaine Ma stopped us, saying that she would handle him. Do you know what she did? She carried Jacob Wilson to the motel…”
“The motel?! Oh my God, seriously?!”
“You guys left early, but I was very curious, so I followed them and took a peek. Guess what happened?”
“D*mn it, Aaron, hurry up already!” Someone huffed.
Aaron laughed and finished his story. “Elaine Ma did the deed with him that night, and he hit the jackpot! Not long after, they realized that Elaine Ma was pregnant. Matilda left the country immediately after graduation, so Jacob Wilson had no choice but to marry Elaine Ma. Hahaha!”