The Formidable Son-In-Law: The Charismatic Lucas Gray - Chapter 289
Chapter 289: Pestering and Threatening
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Both Dr. Jones and the director were quite surprised by Lucas’s request.
In fact, in this society, there are many philanthropists who often did charity work and established all kinds of medical foundations. But most of them wanted the world to know about their kind deeds, and there were even quite a few foundations named after the donor.
It was their first time meeting a donor like Lucas, whose only request after donating such a large sum of money was for his identity to be kept secret.
Although such a request was rare, it wouldn’t affect anything, so the director naturally happily agreed to it.
After signing the donation agreement, Lucas quickly transferred 15 million dollars to the account number provided by the hospital.
After doing this, Lucas heaved a long sigh of relief and seemed to have suddenly felt a little less guilty toward his mother.
But when he thought of his mother, Lucas was inevitably reminded of the Huttons, who were far away in DC. A strong sense of hatred and resentment surged from the bottom of his heart.
No matter how much time had passed, Lucas would forever remember how cold and ruthless the Huttons were to him at the time.
If they were just strangers who stood by and left him in the lurch, Lucas wouldn’t hate them. But the Huttons had snatched the Stardust Corporation away from his mother and even drove them to Orange County. They had even suppressed his mother and made things hard for her whenever they could.
As a result, his mother had no choice but to resort to doing hard labor to make ends meet, which put a great strain on her body and eventually caused her to develop kidney failure. Without enough money for her treatment, she passed away.
Thus, the cause of all the problems was the Huttons!
Lucas had decided that he would one day return to the Huttons and make them pay for everything they had done!
Right after Lucas left the director’s office and was about to head back to William’s ward to check on him, he suddenly heard some people talking, and they happened to mention Grace’s name.
“Grace, regarding the matter I talked to you about previously, what’s your decision?
“I… I’m actually very sincere about this, and I’m sure you know that I’ve been carrying a torch for you for a long time. As long as you agree to be my girlfriend, I promise I’ll pay for your mother’s treatment and provide the best conditions for her. I can even help find a suitable donor for her and cover the expenses of her kidney transplant surgery! How does that sound?
“Why are you still hesitating? You know very well that your mother’s condition is deteriorating every day. And if you keep on delaying, it might be too late for regrets by then! Think this over carefully!”
Lucas immediately frowned.
The person who spoke was a man who sounded relatively young but somewhat frivolous. Besides, he was obviously trying to take advantage of Grace’s plight of her seriously ill mother to coerce her into becoming his girlfriend.
His last sentence, in particular, obviously sounded like a threat.
A few seconds later, Grace said with some fatigue in her voice, “Liam, I told you a long time ago that it’s impossible between us. We can only remain as ordinary friends. If you can help me and my mother today, I will be very grateful to you, and I’ll try my best to return the money to you as soon as possible. But if you’re here just to say these things to me, I’m very sorry, but I will not agree to it. I have to go see my mother now. Goodbye.”
Then Grace turned around to leave.
“Wait a minute!” Liam Wallace grabbed Grace’s hand and questioned loudly, “Why? Why do you reject me time and time again? What do you mean we’re not suitable for each other? That’s just your excuse! You’ve never tried dating me, so how are you so sure that we’re not suitable for each other? I’m at least the scion of the Wallaces and have a high status and great wealth. Is there any reason I’m not good enough for you?”
Feeling speechless, Grace struggled hard to break away from Liam and frowned. “Just as you said, you are the scion of the Wallaces, while I’m just a girl from a poor family. Our upbringing and values are different, so of course we’re not compatible with each other! Putting aside the other reasons, do you think you can marry me?”
“This…” Liam was immediately at a loss for words.
He wanted to woo Grace and make her his girlfriend only because he thought she was pretty. He never thought of marrying her before because it was simply impossible.
His status was far superior to Grace’s, and his parents would never allow him to marry a helpless woman from a poor family like Grace.
Seeing this, Grace said with a derisive gaze, “See, your identity as the scion of a rich family is precisely the reason you can get together with just any woman you like. All you want is to toy with them, not a serious relationship. But I’m different from you. I want a partner who genuinely loves me and will spend the rest of his life with me. Mr. Wallace, we’re not the same, so you’d better look for someone else!”
Grace was very clear about the situation she was in, and she knew that a scion like Liam was just a playboy who wasn’t serious about his romantic relationships. She knew that he just wanted to toy with her because she was pretty, and he was even willing to spend some money to help her pay for her mother’s treatment in order to court her.
But if Grace gave in, what would become of her? Someone who would be willing to become a man’s plaything for a small sum of money? Her pride and upbringing would never allow her to do such a thing!
If her mother knew that Grace had used such a method to get money to save her life, she would rather die than agree to it!
Liam hurriedly said, “I didn’t say I wouldn’t marry you. Who said I’m just going to toy with you? I really adore you. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have courted you for such a long time, would I? I may be a wealthy scion, but I also have the right to pursue love! I’m not like those playboys who are just out to have fun! Grace, as long as you become my woman, I guarantee that I will make you the happiest you’ve ever been for the rest of your life!”
But Grace didn’t believe Liam’s frivolous sweet talk.
She was not a naive and childish young girl who would believe in fairytales such as Cinderella and Prince Charming. Besides, Liam was far from being a prince. He was just a rich second-generation heir who had a terrible personality and a penchant for toying with women.
In the two weeks that Logan had locked her up in his villa, he had also said countless similar things to Grace. So Grace had long seen through the tricks that these rich playboys would use to cheat women out of their feelings, which she absolutely loathed and found repulsive.
“You don’t have to say anything further. I won’t change my mind. Please don’t pester me again.” Then Grace turned around to leave.
Behind her, Liam’s face became hostile and menacing as he narrowed his eyes and revealed his true colors. He blatantly threatened, “Grace Keller, seems like you want to do this the hard way! Having a suitor like me is the greatest honor of your life, so you’d better not push your limits! No woman I fancy has ever been able to escape my hands!
“I’m telling you, you have to agree to be my girlfriend today, or I’ll make a call, and your sick mother will be thrown out of this hospital immediately! None of the other hospitals in this city will dare to admit your mother either! If you choose to reject me again, be prepared to watch your mother die in front of you!”Read latest Chapters at supernovel.net Only
“How dare you?!”
Liam’s shameless words put Grace on the verge of tears, but she was also panic-stricken. She knew that with Liam’s status as the scion of the Wallaces, he was indeed capable of doing this.
“Hah, you’ll see if I dare to do it or not!” Liam threatened with a smirk.
Unable to tolerate it any longer, Lucas walked out from the corridor beside the stairwell, stood beside Grace, and stared at Liam sneeringly. “How despicable of you to be threatening a girl with her mother’s life!”