Old Mr. Cooper was so angry that his eyes had turned red. He clenched his fists, as if he wanted to crush Karen Joy Kyle’s head.
However, his anger only manifested for a split second. In the very next moment, Old Mr. Cooper had already covered up
his emotions. He raised his eyebrows and sneered, “Little girl, you may be smart-mouthed. But you should know that you can’t win
every time with just your witty remarks.”
He, Griffin Cooper, had lived for more than 60 years, and
since he was a teenager, he was already in the political world. He was the President for many years, and he had already learned how to be slick and to show no emotion at all.
But this little girl’s words had made him furious, not because
of anything else, but because this little girl was not as easy
to control as he had imagined
However, no matter how difficult it was to control her, she was still a little girl in his eyes. With that ability of hers, he could just let her take the upper hand in their conversation. “Well, thank you for your advice, Old Mr. Cooper. I will try my best to learn from you. To not compete with people face to
face, but to back-stab them.” Because of her bad impression
of Old Mr. Cooper, Karen Joy really didn’t care about respect
for him at all when she spoke to him.
Griffin had been in the political world for many years. If he didn’t want others to see his true emotions, it would be
difficult for them to see it.
After knowing that Karen Joy was not as easy to control as he thought, he immediately changed his strategy.
Knowing that Karen Joy was mocking him, he was not angry. Instead, he smiled and put on a face of a kind elder who was talking to the younger generation. “As the saying goes, if you don’t listen to the elders, you will suffer. Children who listen to the elders, even if they don’t benefit from it, at the very least, they won’t suffer any losses.”
“Yes, yes, Old Mr. Cooper, you are right, I will remember every single word that you have said to me.” If Old Mr. Cooper wanted to play nice, then she could play along with him too. Anyway, she wouldn’t lose anything from this.
Griffin said, “A smart girl should make smart moves. Don’t be foolish.”
After saying so much, the old man was try to hint on her that it was a foolish move for her to stay with Brother Lionel. However, Karen Joy did not want to keep him in suspense. “Old Mr. Cooper, I know that you want me to leave your son but would this be for his own good?”
Griffin was stunned and then said, “I am his father. Whether
it is for work or his personal life, I hope that he can live a good life. Some people are beautiful and have a good family background, but that person may not be suitable for him.” Look, after beating around the bush, what he had wanted to say was that she was not worthy of Brother Lionel. She wouldn’t be of any help to Brother Lionel so he couldn’t
marry her. Karen Joy added, “Old Mr. Cooper, I don’t think it’s for you to consider if I am suitable for him or not. He should know that much better than you.”
Karen Joy didn’t want to dwell on this topic anymore. Before Old Mr. Cooper could speak, she smiled and said, “May I ask for your permission to go now?”
As the saying goes, don’t hit a person with a smile on their face. No matter how unwilling Griffin was, he still nodded and said, “Of course. You are a guest that I have invited. It’s the guest’s choice whether to leave or stay. I won’t force you.”
Since Griffin did not dare to hit Karen Joy, he would not offend her openly. Therefore, he had to pretend to be polite
to Karen Joy “Thank you, Old Mr. Cooper!” Karen Joy turned around and left, but as soon as she turned around, she instantly let out a
breath of relief.
After all, Griffin was the former president. He had a fearless and ruthless aura, which could make people tense up.
Although she could face it calmly, she was still a little worried. What if Griffin gritted his teeth and wanted to get rid of her, then she would not be able to escape.
However, Griffin should be worried about her father, the leader of Rovio, that was probably why he did not dare to do anything to her.
It seemed that it was because of her father that she could escape unscathed this time. Her father did not only protect her like he always did, but he could also protected her during exceptional situations like this. But yet, she had just lost her temper with her father because he had grumbled a little about Nathaniel!
Every time she thought of what she had done, Karen Joy would feel guilty, but she didn’t want to take the initiative to admit her mistakes. After all, she still hoped that her father would sincerely approve of Brother Lionel being her man.
After taking a few steps, Karen Joy heard the hoarse voice of Griffin behind her, “Little girl, you are a smart person. When you get home, you should know what to do.”
Karen Joy stopped and turned around. She smiled sweetly and said, “Don’t worry, Old Mr. Cooper. A smart girl wouldn’t say what she’s not supposed to say. You didn’t see me today, and I haven’t met you. However, it’s none of my business if you can or cannot shut the mouths of those men your son had sent for me.”
After that, Karen Joy politely bent down and bowed to him, then turned around and left.
Griffin looked at Karen Joy’s back, the vicious look on his face had toned down a little and a sense of appreciation could be seen in his eyes. This little girl was brave, quick witted, and beautiful too! However, Serene must be the one that Nathaniel marries.
“Miss!” As soon as Karen Joy walked out of Griffin’s office, Blake White immediately greeted her and scanned her thoroughly with his eyes.
Seeing that she was fine, Blake’s gloomy face looked a little better. “That man didn’t make things difficult for you, did he?”
“He had specially invited me here, but obviously not for a cup of tea, how could he not make things difficult for me?” Seeing Blake, Karen Joy immediately breathed a sigh of relief and even had the mood to joke with Blake.
Upon hearing Karen Joy’s words, Blake’s face sank again.
Looking at Blake’s face, which was obvious that he was blaming himself, Karen Joy added, “But it’s not that bad. I’m not a person who can be defeated easily.”
Blake lowered his head and said nothing. The more he thought about it, the more he blamed himself.
Although he was only ten minutes late to fetch to Karen Joy. but a lot of things could happen in just 10 minutes, including murder.
What if it was not Old Mr. Cooper who took Karen Joy away
today, but those cold blooded gangsters… Would Karen Joy
still be able to appear in front of him safe and sound like
she was now?
Blake didn’t even dare to think about what would happen to
Karen Joy if something bad had happened to her. How could the White family ever face Director Kevin again? Director Kevin wouldn’t trust anyone else easily, but he had entrusted his most precious daughter in their hands so how
could they let Director Kevin down?
“Blake, no one can make me suffer. Don’t worry.” Karen Joy reached out and patted Blake on the shoulder and made a silly face at him. “Don’t be upset. Give me a smile.”
Blake really listened to Karen Joy’s command and grinned, but this smile was not from the bottom of his heart. The
smile looked uglier than when he was crying.
Karen Joy couldn’t help but roll her eyes. This person looked like he was about the same age as her, but how could he be so rigid?