The Secretly Rich Man Chapter 851-860

Gerald Crawford:The Secretly Rich Man Novel (Invisible or Poorest) Chapter 851
“T-thank you for the gift, Mr. Shelver!” said Bea as she received yet another gift from another big shot.

Mae and the other girls were simultaneously feeling stunned and jealous of Bea as they looked at all the gifts she was receiving.

“Could these be your best friends, Miss Yaleman? All of them are such beauties! It’s a shame that we don’t have enough presents to go around! Do wait for a moment as I order someone to send more gifts over! Consider them to be acquaintance gifts!” said Mrs. Jagger as she smiled.

“…Huh? We get gifts too?” replied the girls, surprised.

“But of course! Haha!”

“Alright! Thank you, Chairman Jagger! Mrs. Jagger!” shouted Mae and her friends, unable to contain their excitement and gratitude. After all, since all these people were extremely influential, any gifts they gave would most definitely be extraordinary!

“Hurry up and serve the presidents their drinks, Bea!” squealed Mae and the others excitedly.

“Will do!”

“There’s no need for that, we can help ourselves!” said Chairman Jagger and a few others.

Meanwhile, Gerald was playing with a little girl who seemed to be only a few years old.

“Come on, call me uncle and I’ll let you have some cake,” said Gerald with a smile on his face.

“Hello, uncle!” said the little girl as she blinked her large eyes.

“What a good girl!” replied Gerald as he fed her a spoonful of cake.

“We want some too, uncle!” shouted a few other children who instantly ran toward him when they saw the other girl getting cake.

“Of course you can!” said Gerald, beaming.

“What a loser!”

“I know right? The rich young ladies and masters have been pampered from birth! How could he just decide to feed them something like that?”

“How humiliating!”

Mae and the others murmured anxiously among themselves as they glared sternly at Gerald before pulling Bea to the side.

“Bea, tell your cousin to leave already! We’re enough to keep these big shots company!” said Mae who was so anxious that she was stomping her foot on the ground.

“Why should I? Why should he leave?” replied Bea, her expression turning sour.

“What do you mean why? Aren’t you embarrassed to have him here?”

“That’s right! If he stays here any longer we’ll eventually be laughed at!”

The other beauties were now chiming in to get Gerald out of the picture as well.

“I refuse! He can’t leave! Speaking of him, there’s something I need to ask him about…”

After saying that, Bea walked toward Gerald before whispering, “…Cousin? Why exactly did these big shots come over to celebrate my birthday today?”

She was well aware that the only person capable of doing all this was Gerald. After all, Gerald knew an astonishing amount of people. That made him extremely mysterious to her.

“I told you that you were in for a surprise, didn’t I? Happy birthday! Do you like your gift?” replied Gerald with a soft smile.

Hearing that, Bea’s eyes widened. So it was his doing!

“How… How did you even get so many big shots to come over to celebrate with me?” asked Bea excitedly. Forget asking if she liked the gift, she couldn’t even put a value to it since the gift was so outrageously good!

“Get them to come? Bea, they came on their own initiatives. Weren’t you listening? They wanted to cooperate more with you in the business field in future!” replied Gerald with a smile.

“In the business field? But I-”
Gerald Crawford:The Secretly Rich Man Novel (Invisible or Poorest) Chapter 851
“T-thank you for the gift, Mr. Shelver!” said Bea as she received yet another gift from another big shot.

Mae and the other girls were simultaneously feeling stunned and jealous of Bea as they looked at all the gifts she was receiving.

“Could these be your best friends, Miss Yaleman? All of them are such beauties! It’s a shame that we don’t have enough presents to go around! Do wait for a moment as I order someone to send more gifts over! Consider them to be acquaintance gifts!” said Mrs. Jagger as she smiled.

“…Huh? We get gifts too?” replied the girls, surprised.

“But of course! Haha!”

“Alright! Thank you, Chairman Jagger! Mrs. Jagger!” shouted Mae and her friends, unable to contain their excitement and gratitude. After all, since all these people were extremely influential, any gifts they gave would most definitely be extraordinary!

“Hurry up and serve the presidents their drinks, Bea!” squealed Mae and the others excitedly.

“Will do!”

“There’s no need for that, we can help ourselves!” said Chairman Jagger and a few others.

Meanwhile, Gerald was playing with a little girl who seemed to be only a few years old.

“Come on, call me uncle and I’ll let you have some cake,” said Gerald with a smile on his face.

“Hello, uncle!” said the little girl as she blinked her large eyes.

“What a good girl!” replied Gerald as he fed her a spoonful of cake.

“We want some too, uncle!” shouted a few other children who instantly ran toward him when they saw the other girl getting cake.

“Of course you can!” said Gerald, beaming.

“What a loser!”

“I know right? The rich young ladies and masters have been pampered from birth! How could he just decide to feed them something like that?”

“How humiliating!”

Mae and the others murmured anxiously among themselves as they glared sternly at Gerald before pulling Bea to the side.

“Bea, tell your cousin to leave already! We’re enough to keep these big shots company!” said Mae who was so anxious that she was stomping her foot on the ground.

“Why should I? Why should he leave?” replied Bea, her expression turning sour.

“What do you mean why? Aren’t you embarrassed to have him here?”

“That’s right! If he stays here any longer we’ll eventually be laughed at!”

The other beauties were now chiming in to get Gerald out of the picture as well.

“I refuse! He can’t leave! Speaking of him, there’s something I need to ask him about…”

After saying that, Bea walked toward Gerald before whispering, “…Cousin? Why exactly did these big shots come over to celebrate my birthday today?”

She was well aware that the only person capable of doing all this was Gerald. After all, Gerald knew an astonishing amount of people. That made him extremely mysterious to her.

“I told you that you were in for a surprise, didn’t I? Happy birthday! Do you like your gift?” replied Gerald with a soft smile.

Hearing that, Bea’s eyes widened. So it was his doing!

“How… How did you even get so many big shots to come over to celebrate with me?” asked Bea excitedly. Forget asking if she liked the gift, she couldn’t even put a value to it since the gift was so outrageously good!

“Get them to come? Bea, they came on their own initiatives. Weren’t you listening? They wanted to cooperate more with you in the business field in future!” replied Gerald with a smile.

“In the business field? But I-”
Gerald Crawford:The Secretly Rich Man Novel (Invisible or Poorest) Chapter 852
“You silly girl, here you are! I was looking all over for you! I’ve even called you but you didn’t even pick up! You know, your grandma’s so anxious in there yet you-”

Though Catherine was already angry when she stomped over, the moment she saw that her daughter had arranged a table in the backyard, she became even more infuriated.

“Could you please be a little more sensible, Bea? Haven’t I told you that we’ll celebrate your birthday tonight? How badly do you want to celebrate it for you to host it in the backyard? It’s almost as if you want Rose and her family to hold something against us!” scolded Catherine in a rage.

She was just about to drag her daughter away when she recognized who was sitting at the table.

In her shock, Catherine let out a squeak before covering her mouth with her hands. It was evident that she knew who everyone at the table was.

“You’re Miss Yaleman’s mother, correct? It’s a pleasure to meet you! We’ve come over to celebrate Miss Yaleman’s birthday!” said a few of the distinguished guests with smiles on their faces.

Though she thought that she had heard wrong, the moment she saw Sheldon there serving them drinks, she soon realized that they were telling the truth.

“My… My daughter’s birthday? You… came here to celebrate that…?”

Catherine was so excited that she was honestly at a loss for words. Unable to express herself properly, she was now intensely rubbing her hands together!

However, the second she noticed that Gerald was present as well, her expression turned stern as she tugged him by the ear before shouting, “Stand up already! Don’t you see that I’m here? Get me a seat!”

“Good god!” shouted one of the big shots as everyone important at the scene became stupefied by what they were witnessing.

Clattering and crashes followed next as Chairman Jagger and a few others couldn’t even hold their teacups properly in their shock. Recovering moments later, all the guests at the table stood up in unison, their faces filled with utter fear.

“I-I’m sorry for scaring all of you! P-please sit down!” said Catherine as she blushed nervously.

As Gerald rubbed on his swollen ear, he nodded at Chairman Jagger and the others. It was only after Gerald did that, that the other important people dared to return seated.

Bea, on the other hand, immediately tugged at her mother’s sleeve before whispering something into her ear.

“…W-what did you say?” said Catherine, an expression of utter shock on her face.

When she finally snapped out of it, she immediately turned to look at Gerald before dragging a chair over to him.

“P-please have a seat, Gerald!”

With a sigh, Gerald then sat down.

Back inside the living room, Yura—who had been keeping his grandmother company this entire time—was standing beside Lady Yaleman as a few people waited in line to serve her tea.

Lady Yaleman herself had been delighted for most of the day. After all, it had been so long since the Yaleman family had experienced such liveliness and prosperity.

Once the tea serving ceremony was over, however, Lady Yaleman’s face turned slightly dull.

“Is the party not going to commence soon? Where is Bea? Why hasn’t her mother brought her back yet? Sheldon!” shouted the grandmother.

“The butler isn’t here, grandma,” said Yura.

“Humph! Imprudent! How unruly!” said Lady Yaleman angrily as she sent a teacup flying off the table. The sound of shattering was quick to follow.

“I’ve already told you that Bea was only lucky back then, mom… She simply isn’t that capable. However, you refused to believe me, thinking that I was only jealous of her contributions. Yet look at how things are going now… Wasn’t I right?” said Rose.

“Indeed! You know, I saw that she had invited a few of her ex-classmates earlier. That was also the last I ever saw of them. Since she hasn’t shown up since then, at this point, it wouldn’t be far-fetched to say that she’s gone out with them to have fun somewhere. She barely even cares about the major affairs of the family! We’re lucky that all the distinguished guests here today aren’t too bothered about her absence. Think about it. If a rumor stating that the Yaleman family treats our guests with cold shoulders comes to be, then everything we’ve done today would’ve been for naught!” added Yura.

“Well, since she’s now the head of the Yaleman family after gaining us all those projects, I say it’s fine that she acts recklessly every once in a while. Still, to think that we’ll be relying on her in the future!” said Ysabel, clearly adding fuel to the fire.

“Humph! And who was it that gave her the position of family head? I’m not dead yet! That girl is truly too unruly to be left in charge of our family’s future! Like mother, like daughter! Once this party’s over, she’ll no longer be in charge of any of the projects! She’ll just have to work at the company!” said Lady Yaleman angrily.

Hearing that, both Rose and Yura exchanged glances with each other as they smiled wickedly.
Gerald Crawford:The Secretly Rich Man Novel (Invisible or Poorest) Chapter 853
“Well isn’t this a lively party!” shouted a particularly unwelcoming voice which came from the main entrance.

As everyone turned to look, a group of people—led by a rich, young heir—could be seen entering the house.

“You can’t enter since you weren’t invited!” shouted a servant who had been trying to block them from proceeding the moment they entered the building.

“Out of our way!” growled one of the men being led by the heir as he shoved the servant aside.

Seeing that, everyone fell silent.

“…Shane Long?” said Lady Yaleman as she stood up with a frown on her face.

One by one, the other Yalemans stood up as well, and all of them bore equally cold expressions on their face as they glared at Shane.

Shane was the eldest young master of the Long family, and though he was young, he was known for being quite shrewd. The Yalemans were well aware that behind that kind face lay a vicious personality.

Within the Long family, Shane himself was second only to Master Long. His high position granted him the role of the Long family’s vanguard in Yanken. After all, the Longs were the ones who kept the other families there suppressed.

He had only returned to the country around four years ago, yet that was all the time he needed to help the Long family acquire at least a hundred groups and corporations, both large and small, from all over the place.

His aid was the reason why the Longs could get to where they were today. It was also why none of the present families could ever dream of threatening their position at the top any time soon.

“Humph! You can’t blame me for being a little rough! After all, how couldn’t you invite the Long family over to such a lively party? This is essentially your own doing, Lady Yaleman!” said Shane with a placid smile on his face as he squinted his eyes slightly.

“But of course we didn’t invite you! After all, the Yaleman family is insignificantly small to the influential and powerful Longs! Why, we wouldn’t even dream about inviting such big shots like you! Regardless, why did you come here today, Mr. Long? If I remember correctly, my son’s had some disputes with you regarding the loan. Haven’t those issues been resolved?” retorted Lady Yaleman.

“Ah, but of course that issue has been resolved! Though Mr. Yaleman was a few days late, the Longs are fine with that since we have, after all, had a good relationship with the Yalemans for generations! We wouldn’t be that bothered by such a small loan! However, we’ve come here today to discuss a different loan. Now this loan is far from small!” replied Shane with a smile.

“Elaborate,” said Lady Yaleman, frowning.

Meanwhile, after hearing what Shane had to say, several of her children and many other members of the Yaleman family began shivering nervously.

“What do you mean by that, Mr. Long? While we have made some loans, we made them through Chairman Jameston, Chairman Mill, and also Chairman Leeke!” replied Yuma angrily.

“Humph! While that was previously the case, the presidents you earlier mentioned reached an agreement with me a few days ago! Essentially, any cooperation and loans you’ve made with them have now been transferred to the Long family!”

“After doing a bit of calculating, I’ve found that those from the Yaleman family—who’ve been placed in charge of companies—have each borrowed no small sum of money from over thirty presidents! At a rough estimation, the grand total amounts to a billion and five hundred million dollars! And that estimation doesn’t even include the bank loans they’ve made yet!” declared Shane, his smile wider than ever.

“…You… You’re spouting nonsense! Our family has so many major properties… How could we possibly have amounted such a high loan?!” replied Lady Yaleman as her face turned paler by the second.

Shane’s intention of being here today was clear as day.

If he were to use that loan to suppress the Yaleman family within a short amount of time, the Yalemans wouldn’t have the means to gather that much money so quickly. At best, the Yalemans could only mortgage the properties they owned on a massive scale.

By the time they did that, the bank would surely suppress the Yalemans since moving even a small part would definitely affect the whole. Once that situation occurred, it would no longer be as simple as going bankrupt for their family.

“Hah! Am I now? Why don’t you confirm it with your children!” sneered Shane coldly.

“You… What? What is the meaning of this?!” roared Lady Yaleman as she began loudly tapping the tip of her walking stick against the floor.

Seeing her reaction, Yuma, Rose, and the others present couldn’t even find the courage to speak as they took turns gulping.

“Haha! So nobody dares to fess up? Fine then, I’ll do the explaining myself!” announced Shane as he shook his head with a bitter smile on his face.

“When it comes to the Yaleman family, they have one particularly interesting trait. The children within your family each hold different amounts of power. From what I’ve heard, the child that brings the most profit to the family gains the right to inherit the role of the Yaleman family head, am I not correct? Hah! Now let’s do a bit of calculating, shall we? From your eldest son onward, none of your children have been willing to use their own money to do anything! I hope you’re aware that all of them have used the Yaleman family’s name to get their loans! Do correct me if I’m wrong!” explained Shane as Lady Yaleman turned red in anger.

Thinking back, it was no wonder why Yuma had said all that during her birthday party. To think that he had claimed that he would immediately contact the ones issuing the loan to resolve the capital chain issue. As it turned out, they had all been using the same tactic all these years.

“Why didn’t you inform us that you transferred your rights to the Long family when it happened, Chairman Mill and Chairman Leeke?” growled Yuma who was so angry that his face was as red as a tomato.
Gerald Crawford:The Secretly Rich Man Novel (Invisible or Poorest) Chapter 854
Since several other presidents who had cooperated with them were also present, Yuma quickly added, “Don’t you realize that what you’ve done has ruined the Yaleman family?!”

“That’s quite enough, Yuma. Are you blind? It’s quite obvious that Chairman Mill and the others have conspired with the Longs long beforehand!” said Lady Yaleman as she glared at Yuma.

Hearing his question, the presidents involved simply looked at each other before shrugging and sneering at Yuma.

“I’ll say it now, even if we suffer a massive loss, we’ll still be better off than most ordinary people! All we have to do is give up a few of our properties and by the time we’re done, we won’t owe the Longs a single penny! You don’t need to worry about that!” declared Lady Yaleman.

Though she had said that, her hands were already trembling as she spoke. After all, she knew very well that the Yalemans would suffer terribly this time around.

The Long family had been meticulous with their planning, and now the Yalemans were cornered without a fighting chance. After all, Lady Yaleman had already distributed her power.

While she had initially thought that the power was in good hands, as it turned out, everyone only cared about the benefit of their individual families.

All of them had used the Yaleman family’s name whenever they took loans. By doing that, even if they suffered any losses after investing in projects, it wouldn’t influence them that much since it wasn’t their own money in the first place.

Everyone had simply felt that there wasn’t a need to save any money for the Yaleman family’s sake since nobody knew for sure who would inherit the family properties in the future.

“Oh? Is that so, Lady Yaleman? Then I’ll rest assured!” replied Shane with a loud laugh.

Hearing that, Lady Yaleman was so infuriated that she became light-headed and had to sit down.

“What a great misfortune to our family!” cried out Lady Yaleman in a remorseful tone.

Just as she said that, the sound of fireworks being lit could suddenly be heard coming from the backyard.

As if the blow Lady Yaleman had just received wasn’t enough, it was apparent that someone in the family still had the audacity to be playing with fireworks now!

“Oh my, how strong the Yaleman family must be! After all, even after losing that much money, some people in your family still seem to be celebrating!” commented Shane with a smug smile.

“S-Sheldon?! Sheldon!” roared Lady Yaleman, her eyes bloodshot with anxiety.

“Sheldon isn’t here, grandma!” replied Yura.

In response, Lady Yaleman immediately got up and slapped him hard on the face!

“Then… Go… Get him! Head to the backyard immediately! Tell me who on earth lit those fireworks!” roared Lady Yaleman as two servants immediately ran to do her bidding.

When they got there, they saw that the culprits were a few children who were having fun.

“Sheldon! Miss Yaleman! So here you are! The chairman’s been looking all over for you!”

“What’s wrong?” asked Bea as soon as she saw how agitated the servant looked.

“Something terrible has happened! From what I could understand, those from the Long family have come to ask for a debt!” said one of the servants as the other ran back inside.

“What?” said Bea and Sheldon in unison as a wave of nervousness swept through both of them. Not knowing how to react, the duo turned to look at Gerald.

In turn, Gerald nodded before saying, “I see. Then let’s head there and have a look, shall we? Of course the Long family brings trouble again…”

As the group began making their way inside, back in the living room, the other servant had just returned and was now standing before Lady Yaleman.

“How was the situation? Also, did you see Bea and Sheldon?” growled Lady Yaleman, her expression solemn.

“Yes I did, Chairman. Mr. Gerald Crawford was together with them as well, along with a few other people dressed up like presidents. They seemed to be celebrating Miss Bea’s birthday in the back yard!” explained the servant.

The moment his sentence ended, a Lady Yaleman flung her second teacup of the day to the floor, sending it shattering.

“How devastating! It’s a family rebellion!”
Gerald Crawford:The Secretly Rich Man Novel (Invisible or Poorest) Chapter 855
“All she ever thinks about is that birthday of hers! What birthday could ever be more important than a Yaleman family celebration?!” shouted Lady Yaleman, feeling extremely faint now.

“Grandma!” shouted Bea—who had just arrived—as she ran over to her, the other presidents from Bea’s birthday party following closely behind.

“You! Where have you-”

Just as Lady Yaleman was about to unleash all her pent up rage, her gaze fell upon those standing behind Bea. It took what seemed like an eternity for her to finally realize who the people grouped behind Bea were.

When she finally snapped out of it, however, she—along with the two hundred people in the living room—instantly created a massive uproar.

“Isn’t that Chairman Jagger?! The richest person in Jacksonville?!”

“D*mn! That really is him! And that over there! That’s Chairman Yarbury, right? What’s a big shot like him even doing here?”

“Chairman Goldwell is here too! He’s the richest and most powerful man from the North!”

By now, several of the guests had already stood up, and they were shouting out the names of all the big shots present. Those who weren’t were simply too stupefied to even say a word.

Lady Yaleman herself already knew who everyone there was. After all, she had tried and failed to curry favor with each and every one of them before this.

‘Why…? Why have they all come here just to celebrate Bea’s birthday?’

“Chairman! Chairman Jagger and the rest have attended to celebrate Miss Bea’s birthday! I apologize for being gone for so long, but it was because I was worried that the ordinary servants wouldn’t know how to serve them properly! I’ve been serving them this entire time!” said Sheldon excitedly as he finally made his way back to Lady Yaleman’s side.

“What?” said Lady Yaleman as Rose, Yura, and a few other Yalemans widened their eyes in disbelief.

Though their arrival had definitely caught Lady Yaleman by surprise, she was quick to recover and quickly said, “Do take a seat, presidents! All of you!”

Her tone no longer sounded as dispirited as she had been just minutes ago.

“Haha! There’s no need to be that cordial, Lady Yaleman! We had honestly not planned to intrude on your party in the first place! However, since Miss Yaleman led us in, I suppose it wouldn’t hurt to be part of the distinguished guests here! I do hope that the present guests respect us though!” said Elijah—one of the big shots—with a faint smile on his face.

“But of course!” said Chairman Mill and many others as they immediately stood up and nodded.

Seeing that, Shane could only fix his gaze upon the distinguished guests who had just made their appearances. Those who had just entered were as high ranked as his grandfather. In other words, he was only a small fry before them.

“Today’s a happy day for the Yaleman family, Shane! If there’s nothing else, what are you still doing here?” asked Bea coldly.

“Don’t mind me, I was just about to give a toast to Mr. Jagger and Mr. Yarbury…” said Shane with a faint smile on his face.

Just as he was about to walk toward them, however, Brody said, “She’s right you know. If there isn’t anything else, why aren’t you leaving yet?”

Hearing Brody’s frigid tone, Shane immediately said in an awkward tone, “…Huh? I… I see! I’ll be taking my leave now!”

Sensing that even Brody didn’t want him around, he was filled with cold sweat. He had planned everything so meticulously… Yet it had never occurred to him that the biggest problem would be Bea! A complete nobody in the family!

Regardless, he no longer dared to linger there for any longer. With a swift gesture, the embarrassed Shane silently ordered his subordinates to leave together with him.

“Bea you were so awesome just now! To think that that was the mighty Mr. Long!” said Mae as she and her other friends held on to her arms.

“Since my cousin disliked the Longs, I found no reason not to hate them as well!” replied Bea, smiling.

“Huh? That was the reason why you ordered Mr. Long to leave? Speaking of him, what was it that both of you secretly talked about earlier?” asked Mae. She and the other girls were now finding Gerald to be much more mysterious than he ought to be.

Before Bea could even answer, however, Catherine immediately explained, “You see, mom, all these presidents came over today to celebrate Bea’s birthday since my nephew, Gerald, invited them! But that’s not all! That was apparently only the first present! Gerald said that he had prepared a total of three gifts for her! Isn’t that right, Gerald?”

Halfway through her explanation, Catherine was already holding on to Gerald’s arm in an intimate manner. After all, she had found herself liking her nephew a lot more that day.

Hearing what Catherine had to say, Lady Yaleman looked at Gerald in astonishment.

Though she was initially still rather doubtful of whether he truly was an extraordinary person, seeing him so powerful today made her feel like he was a completely different person.

Yura and Rose themselves were feeling extremely humiliated as they watched the scene play out from the side-lines.

“Indeed! There are two more gifts that I haven’t shown!”
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There was a rather bitter smile on Gerald’s face as he said that.

“Hmm? Why’s Shane back inside?”

Before anyone could even react to that statement, a scream of shock echoed through the hall.

It wasn’t long after before everyone saw Shane and his subordinates retreating back into the living room, and for good reason too.

A powerful-looking woman made her appearance seconds later, and following behind her, was a group of extremely intimidating men who all appeared to be equally strong.

‘Who… Who could this possibly be…?’ Lady Yaleman thought to herself as the corners of her lips twitched.

Bea, on the other hand, was full of awe and astonishment as she looked at the young and beautiful woman. After all, she had witnessed with her very own eyes how Shane had retreated in fear within that woman’s presence.

“What an absolute coincidence, Shane! We meet again!” said the woman as she chewed on her gum while looking at the terrified man.

“I-It has, miss! It’s truly been forever!” stuttered Shane, his face dripping with cold sweat.

“President Crawford!” greeted Chairman Jagger and the others as they bowed respectfully toward her.

“P-President Crawford…?”

Seeing that all the big shots were bowing toward the young lady, Lady Yaleman bowed slightly herself. She wasn’t against doing so since the new woman truly felt extraordinarily powerful and imposing.

“Grandma!” shouted Bea as she began moving toward her. However, Gerald stuck an arm out, a sign for her to remain standing by his side.

“W-who is she, cousin?” asked Bea nervously as her adorable face blushed.

Smiling, he then patted her on the head before looking toward the woman and saying, “Sister, this here is our cousin! She goes by the name of Bea!”

“…Sister? …Huh? She’s my other cousin… Jessica?” said Bea as she covered her mouth in excitement. After all, she had never known what either of her cousins looked like for the longest time. Today, she was finally able to see what Jessica looked like as well!

“Well hello there, Bea! What a pretty little dear you are!” said Jessica as she walked toward Bea and held on to her hands.

“Jessica?” said Lady Yaleman, her eyes opened wider than ever.

‘Could… Could she truly be my granddaughter…?’

“While it’s our first time meeting today, I’m afraid that my gift isn’t anything special, Bea… I do hope that my humble present will be to your liking…” said Jessica.

As soon as her sentence ended, one of her subordinates immediately walked toward Bea and held out a box.

The moment Bea opened the box, an extremely valuable object was revealed, and its resplendence sent waves of awe among those who saw it.

“That… That’s the legendary moonstone, isn’t it?! Oh my god!” shouted someone from within the crowd, unable to hold their astonishment.

While many of the guests were astonished, many others—like Mae and the girls—were left extremely jealous.

So it turned out that Gerald and his family were this powerful! To think that they hadn’t even asked for his Line contact information! Thinking about it now, Mae and the others were filled with remorse.

“Go on Bea! It’s a gift from your cousin! Take it already!” squealed Catherine in sheer delight.

Rose, Yura, Ysabel, and many others were left absolutely stupefied by the turn of events.

Once the moonstone was taken, Jessica looked toward Lady Yaleman before greeting her in a soft voice.

“T-the pleasure is mine!” said Lady Yaleman excitedly as she nodded toward Jessica.

It took her a while to notice, but she realized at that moment how different Jessica and Gerald were.

After all, though she had already seen much at her age, she was surprised at how nervous she could still get when facing somebody like Jessica.

Upon hearing what Lady Yaleman had to say, Jessica turned around and scanned through the crowd. Nobody dared to even look into her eyes, and all of the guests found themselves lowering their gazes.

At long last, her gaze fell on Bea once more.

She then smiled before saying, “Bea, if you haven’t heard, Gerald and I prepared three gifts for you! Since both of us have already given one each, we’ll now present the third and final gift!”
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“Another gift?” said several of the guests as they awaited eagerly for it. After all, one would surely wonder what else the two powerful Crawford siblings had to offer after seeing the moonstone and all the presidents Gerald had invited.

“Since Gerald and I have each already presented a gift, the third gift will be given to you by our sister-in-law!” said Jessica as she turned to look back.

As the others followed her gaze, they saw that a group of servants—led by an extremely graceful-looking woman—were now walking down the hall toward them.

Even from afar, everyone could tell how gentle the beautiful woman’s disposition was. That made the atmosphere even tenser than it already was.

“What a beautiful woman!” shouted several of the people as they watched her make her way into the living room.

“Sister-in-law?” said Bea, shocked.

The sister-in-law in question, was none other than Lyra.

As she turned to look at Gerald, he simply lowered his head and said nothing. After all, he was well aware that he wouldn’t be able to explain the affair properly in such a short amount of time.

“It’s a pleasure to meet you, Grandma,” said Lyra as she stood beside Gerald while bowing slightly toward Lady Yaleman with a smile on her face.

Lady Yaleman herself was smiling broadly as she nodded back at her.

“What an astounding woman my granddaughter-in-law is! Absolutely wonderful!” said Lady Yaleman between nods.

Though she had lived a long life, this was honestly the first time she had ever felt this much glory and pride from her family members.

“You must be Bea, right? Here! This is a gift from your cousin and I!” said Lyra as she smiled while looking at Bea.

As soon as she said that, one of her subordinates walked up to her and presented Bea with a contract.

Blinking, she then looked at the contract before her as Lyra explained, “From today onward, you’re the president of the Trustdeck Group in Yanaken, Bea. Aside from that, you’ll also be the one in charge of all the properties belonging to the Crawford family up North!”

“…Huh?”

It was the only reply Bea could process in her stupefied state as she looked at the smiling Lyra.

Even Lady Yaleman was stunned speechless.

“The Trustdeck Group belonged to the Crawford family…? And now Bea’s the president of the Trustdeck group?!”

All of the people present had bulging eyes as they realized what that meant.

After all, even if they completely disregarded the fact that all the properties up North—that the Crawfords owned—now belonged to Bea, with her new position as the Trustdeck Group’s president, the other three large families in Yanken would’ve already suffered a terrible loss!

As a surge of emotions filled Rose, making her feel faint, Mae and the other girls immediately began hopping in excitement as they cheered while holding on to Bea’s hands.

No wonder Chairman Jagger and the other big shots had taken the initiative to celebrate Bea’s birthday! It explained why they had asked her for future guidance regarding their businesses as well!

As it turned out, Mr. Crawford had been looking for the perfect opportunity to hand the group and properties over to Bea for a while now.

Lady Yaleman was now filled with ecstasy. Not only had the Crawford siblings help resolve her issues with the Long family, but they had also given Bea so many priceless gifts!

While Lady Yaleman was feeling both grateful and excited, simultaneously, she was also feeling another emotion.

After the situation calmed down a bit, Jessica turned to look at Shane who hadn’t even dared to move from his earlier spot.

“I’m in a rather good mood today, so I won’t torture you, Shane! Speaking of which, I trust that you remember how your father looked like that year in Mayberry, correct?” said Jessica coldly.

“I-I haven’t forgotten, Miss!” replied Shane as he rapidly nodded.

Back then, Jessica had kicked both Shane and his father out of Mayberry after discovering their direct involvement with a certain incident.

“I’m glad you haven’t forgotten! Now listen closely. If you ever come face to face with another Yaleman in the future, avoid them. If you don’t, you only have yourself to blame for what I do to you next! Now get out of my sight!” ordered Jessica.

“R-right away, Miss!” said Shane as he bolted from his spot.

“Come back here! Who do you think you are to leave like that! Return and roll all the way out!” growled Jessica.

Shane could feel his lips twitch slightly. After all, he had done the same thing that year when he and his father were kicked out of Mayberry. Though it was a moment of déjà vu, he didn’t even dare to sigh as he lay down on the floor and began rolling toward the entrance.

‘F*cking hell! To think that Bea would have such powerful people on her side!’
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After the party ended, Rose, Second aunt, and many others could barely even recover from everything that they had just witnessed.

Though they had the idea of fawning over Jessica a little earlier, all they received were frigid glares from her. They were so intimidated by Jessica that in the end, none of them could even say a word to her, let alone please her!

Bea had shot to stardom in just a single day.

“So it turns out that Dylan had such great influence and power! What a surprise!” said Lady Yaleman sadly after hearing a summarization of what had happened from Gerald.

It was now night time and including Lady Yaleman herself, a few others were standing inside her bedroom.

“The grudges of old have no reason to continue existing, grandma… It’s time to let go of them and have our families reunite!” said Gerald.

“Are they though? I was so cruel to Yulia that year… I even made Bea’s father suffer so terribly! Since Yulia’s so close to her fifth brother, she definitely still hates me… Who wouldn’t hate a mother like me!” wailed Lady Yaleman as she cried vehemently.

“That simply isn’t the case! In fact, mom has missed you this entire time! While you probably weren’t aware of it, mom’s tried to visit you on numerous occasions! Though she never made it past the front gates, I’m sure that’ll change in the following year!” added Jessica.

Hearing that, Lady Yaleman raised her head, feeling tremendously moved. She was now filled with deep remorse as she recalled how her younger self had held on to those stubborn old-fashioned principles.

If it wasn’t for her, her family would’ve continued living in peace… Now that was a nice thought…

What more, if none of that had happened, then the Long family wouldn’t have ever found a reason to bring trouble to her family in the first place!

“That’s not all, grandma. My aunt’s always been thinking about my dad! She’s even found several doctors for him! As if that wasn’t enough, she was the one who had sponsored me so that I could complete my studies!” said Bea next.

“She… She sponsored your studies as well…?” replied Lady Yaleman as she began crying even louder.

That’s right… Bea was also a young lady of the Yaleman family… Yet she was placed in such a difficult position that she wasn’t even capable of completing her studies without the aid of her daughter… To think that she was left unaware of all this…

In the end, even wild beasts looked after their offspring.

Reminiscing her life, Lady Yaleman realized how much time she had spent on pursuing wealth and fame. As a result, she had completely neglected the importance of familial affection.

“I… I’m so sorry… To Yulia and your father… To Bea… And to you and your sister as well…” said Lady Yaleman with a heavy sigh as she looked at both Gerald and Jessica.

As the four chatted late into the night, at the same time, a few others were feeling upset beyond words.

The shattering sound of a wine bottle could be heard as an extremely drunk man shouted, “Wine! Give me more wine!”

“You’ve already drunk a lot, Mr. Yaleman! Please stop and just go home for now!” advised the bar’s manageress.

In response, Yura slapped her right in the cheek!

“You mothercker! So even you’re looking down on me now, huh?! Well that’s just great! Just absolutely fantastic! Just pour me my god dmned wine already!” roared the gloomy-looking Yura as the manageress—who was now cupping her swollen cheek—ran off to get more wine.

When she finally returned, a few people stood in her way, preventing her from getting any closer to Yura.

“You’re… Could you be Mr. Long…?” said the manageress in surprise when she realized who was leading all those men.

“Hand that over to me. And if you know what’s good for you, let nobody enter this place without my permission!” said Mr. Long as he took the bottle of wine from her hands.

The moment his sentence ended, one of his subordinates took out a large wad of cash and flung it toward the manageress.

Seeing that, she immediately nodded before saying, “I-I understand!”

“Mr. Yaleman! Here’s your wine!” said Shane as he placed the bottle before the drunk man.

Just as Yura was about to grab the bottle, he narrowed his eyes at the familiar person before finally realizing who was there with him.

“Why are you here?”

“Hah! Under such circumstances, who else would be able to come over to meet you? Just look at you. To think that the once almighty Mr. Yaleman has now been reduced to such a pathetic state!” sneered Shane.

“Humph! As if the position you’re in is any better! Didn’t you have to roll all the way out to the entrance earlier! Haha!” replied Yura before bursting into a fit of laughter.

Hearing that, Shane’s eyes immediately turned stern as he said, “It seems like we really need to knock some sense back into you, Mr. Yaleman!”

As soon as he said that, the door was kicked open and over ten men rushed in!
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One of the men immediately yanked Yura by his hair before slapping him several times.

It was only when Yura saw one of Shane’s other subordinates brandishing a knife at him when he finally returned to his senses.

“L-let’s not act recklessly now, Mr. Long! If anything, let’s just talk it out!” stuttered Yura as his fear grew by the second.

“Hah! If you were a bit more aware of how to properly behave, then I wouldn’t have needed to treat you like this in the first place! Regardless, why are you speaking as though I’ve come after you looking for trouble? I’m here for your own good! After all, nobody would’ve ever been able to guess that Bea had the Crawford siblings on her side. As a result, she’s now the most influential big shot in all of Yanken! While the Long family will surely suffer a lot from that, I’m sure the one suffering the greatest loss is you, Mr. Yaleman! Don’t you agree? Once the future heir of your family, now reduced to a nobody, am I not right?”

Hearing that, Yura clenched his fists hard before asking, “What exactly do you wish to say, Mr. Long?”

“Me? Oh, I’m not saying anything! Speaking of which, I heard that Lady Yaleman has announced that Bea will be the Yaleman family’s heir! Such a pitiful position you’re in… Not only did you not gain anything at the end, but Bea could very well already be plotting to have her revenge against you and your family!”

Shane watched as Yura’s gloomy expression turned worse with every word he said. Once he was sure Yura couldn’t get any gloomier, Shane then added, “Well, since you’ve pretty much already hit a dead end, why don’t you cooperate with the Long family? If we’re going down anyway, we may as well fight till our very last breaths. If all goes well, the Long family may end up not suffering that massive a loss and you may still be able to take control over the Yaleman family! In fact, you could even end up becoming the family’s master if you join us!”

“You… What…? What’s your plan…?” asked Yura after thinking about Shane’s words for a while.

“Interested, are we? Let’s discuss it then!” replied Shane, a wicked smile on his face as he nodded.

It was a little before dawn some three days later when a team of cars left the Yaleman family house.

“Since your family is both powerful and influential, it doesn’t surprise me that you know about the Moldells in Yanken… While the last I’ve contacted them was a good few years ago, I distinctly remember that their family owes me a single favor. However, as I’ve said, it’s been years since we last met and I’m not sure whether they’ll still be willing to bother with families like us…” said Lady Yaleman as she held onto Gerald’s right hand in the car.

After getting to know Gerald a little more in the past few days, Lady Yaleman found herself adoring her gentle grandson more and more.

As a result, upon learning about the details of Mila’s and Dylan’s younger brother’s disappearances, she readily agreed to confront the Moldell family together with Gerald.

Since they had time to spare before actually arriving at the Moldell family’s house, Lady Yaleman told Gerald the gist of how she got acquainted with the Moldells in the first place.

In short, it was mostly coincidental.

Back then, a junior member of the Moldell family was carrying out a mission. Unfortunately, his mission was thwarted and his enemies immediately began hunting him down. It just so happened that the garden he managed to escape into belonged to the Yalemans.

At the time, Lady Yaleman was still in her forties and, as she said herself, she wasn’t a stubborn bigot like how she eventually came to be.

The seriously injured child she saw in the garden was aged around sixteen, and being as compassionate as she was back then, she took him in and saved his life. Days later, the child left yet she didn’t think much about it.

It was years later—when Lady Yaleman had become the master of the Yaleman family—when the two finally crossed paths again. Back then, she was bringing her son and daughter out to attend an occasion of sorts. Halfway through, however, the Yaleman family’s business rivals blocked their path! It was a planned assault!

During their most perilous moment, a person stepped forward and saved Lady Yaleman and her children. Though it took her a while, she soon came to realize that her savior was the child she had saved years ago. He had returned to repay her kindness!

Before he left, he gave her an address and told her that he would lend her a hand once more if she needed his aid in the future.

It had been almost twenty years since she last had any contact with him. She was honestly unsure whether the child even remembered the promise anymore.

That was about the gist of the situation.

Eventually, the car arrived at a mountainous area.

The entire area seemed to be filled with an unnerving miasma. The fact that the trees grew so spacious only served to increase the feeling of unease.

“What a large mountain… Are you sure this is the place, grandma? We haven’t passed by a single person in a while…” said Gerald as he got out of the parked car to have a look around, feeling puzzled.

As he helped Lady Yaleman out, she firmly replied, “That child wouldn’t lie to me… This is the exact address he gave to me, so I’m definitely sure he’ll be here.”

After scanning through the area once more, Gerald realized that there was a wooden house a little higher up. It seemed to still be inhabited by someone.

“…Wait for me here, grandma. I’m just heading up there for a bit to see if I can find anyone. If there is, I’ll ask them if we’re at the exact location…”
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Gerald was honestly feeling slightly disappointed as he made his way toward the house.

‘Would a large family even be able to live in such a secluded place…?’

Just as he was a few steps away from the wooden house’s door, Gerald watched as an old man—who looked to be over sixty—exited the house.

Though the old man was dressed like a villager, his clothes were rather clean.

The second he noticed Gerald, he was momentarily stunned though he quickly hid his shock with a smile before asking, “Well hello there, mister! Can I help you with anything?”

“It’s a pleasure to meet you, sir! I’d just like to ask whether you know of any large families living up here on this mountain,” replied Gerald.

“Large families? Haha! Take a good look around, mister! There’s nothing but mountains and trees all around! I’m only living here since I guard the forests! Nobody else here but me!” explained the man as he continued to smile.

“I trust my friend who told me to look for him here. Are you absolutely sure that there aren’t any other families living atop this mountain?” said Lady Yaleman as she slowly inched closer to the two under the support of a subordinate.

Hearing that, the old man squinted his eyes slightly as he scanned both Lady Yaleman and Gerald from head to toe.

“…Friend? Pray tell, what kind of friend could you possibly mean? I do wonder if that friend of yours left a token of sorts with you…?” asked the old man rather casually.

When she heard that, Lady Yaleman seemed to realize something.

“…Yes… Yes, he did give a token to me. A wooden one!” said Lady Yaleman as she fished around her purse before finally taking out a small wooden token.

Upon giving the wooden token a good look, the old man found himself raising an eyebrow.

“What exactly is your relationship with the Yalemans in Yanken?”

“I’m the master of the Yaleman family. It’s been a good many years since I’ve last met with the person who handed this token to me…”

“I see. Well, that’s all I need to know. Follow me, though only the two of you are allowed to come. Any others will have to remain here,” said the old man.

It hadn’t occurred to Gerald earlier that the forest was merely a distraction to allow the Moldells to continue living in seclusion. So they really were living here!

After helping his grandmother get atop the old man’s bullock cart, Gerald got on as well as the old man began transporting them down a small path that went deeper into the forest.

Meanwhile, Sheldon was standing beside Bea back inside the Yaleman family house.

“Here are all the foreign loans of the Yaleman family from the past few years. I’ve summarized most of them, Miss Yaleman. Do have a look,” said the butler.

“I appreciate it, Sheldon,” replied Bea with a smile.

She had been given special orders from Lady Yaleman before she left together with Gerald. Until she returned, all affairs of the Yaleman family, both major and minor, would be left under Bea’s care.

As Bea was looking through the loans, Yura burst into the room before shouting, “S-something’s gone terribly wrong, Sheldon!”

“Young master! What happened?” asked Sheldon immediately.

“It’s my parents and that piece of land! Since they couldn’t reconcile with the fact that they had been tricked by Shane, my mom got into an argument with him when they were handing over the land! As a result, Shane has now captured both of my parents!” explained Yura.

“How could such a thing happen…? Shane is getting increasingly daring! And to think that he’s still doing such things even after receiving that warning from Miss Crawford!” said Sheldon resentfully.

“Regardless, matters regarding the Yaleman family all fall under Miss Yaleman now. Why don’t you ask her about it?” added Sheldon.

Hearing that, Yura’s left eye twitched slightly before he turned to look at Bea.

“Bea… Though it’s true that my mom’s acted rashly toward you in the past, she’s still your aunt! Please help your uncle and aunt… We can’t allow the Longs to do this!” pleaded Sheldon in an apologetic tone.

Hearing that, Bea took in a deep breath before remaining silent for a brief moment.

“Cousin… Please… If you don’t do something now, something bad could happen to my parents… Believe me when I say that Shane truly wants to vent all his anger out on my parents!”

“…Fine. Sheldon, make some arrangements and get us some subordinates. I’m heading over to have a look at the situation myself.”

Regardless of how terribly he and his family had treated her in the past, Bea felt that it would simply be too cruel not to lend him a hand.

Once all the preparations were made, she headed out with Yura.

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