Now let me tell you about the mafia runaway Charles Miheso, who wanted to have a peaceful life with a family only to realize that the Mafia and the real world are sometimes the same.
Coming home from work used to be something Charles liked more than anything. But today that feeling vanished immediately as he stood at the footsteps leading to the door.
Other than laughter, he could still hear the talk taking place in the apartment. Even on a hot evening like this, his body was feeling cold.
What his wife was saying had already drained him of any energy and even the place he considered home no longer held that much appeal now. When his deep blue eyes looked towards the door they seemed dull and no longer held any life in them. His eyes seemed soulless, even when his business faced a crisis he did not look like that.
Half a year ago, his business was met with some issues that ended up closing completely.
He did not waste his time much on the issue and even found another income source, though not comparable to before.
But he could never have imagined that to his wife he was an incompetent and irresponsible scum of a person. Back then, he did everything to escape from his mafia family and have a normal life, but now it seems even normal people were just the same as the mafia.
He seemed to be remembering his fathers words about how even normal people could be more ruthless than gangsters.
At this moment, he finally experienced it. He couldn help but want to laugh about the situation, yet tears were flowing down his cheeks.
He was still in a daze as the words from the house entered his ears.
Lydias voice could be heard clearly from the house, it seemed like she was also having some talk with her friend, but after hearing the content of their discussion, Charles froze at the door.
He was initially not interested in eavesdropping on them, but the turn of events made him turn pale.
The way he views their marriage and his wife views it varies.
She was busy praising another man and that was when the two were still married.
Even her family knew about the new guy.
He did not have the strength to open the door, as he just kept listening to their chatter.
[Are you sure about it? ”] Regina asked with some doubt in her voice.
[Yeah, it is time! Besides, my campus crush seems to still be interested in me. Its better off ending that marriage earlier on. After all, he is now a useless man. He can give me what I want. My mom helped me to think matters through. Even if he can find his qualifications someplace, its still going to require time for him to grow. I don have so much time to waste on him. Ill bring up the divorce issue. The only thing I need is a good reason. Why don you help me out then?]
[ You know me, I don care about anything else, the money alone is enough. Since he has lost it, what remains is only a handsome face that has no value to me. So I had better get rid of this soon and jump on a ship that can benefit me in the end.]
Lydias voice could be heard clearly from the house, it seemed like she was also having some talk with her friend, but after hearing the content of their discussion, Charles at the door, however, felt everything she said was very painful to him.
[You mean Luke is back from abroad already? I never thought he still had a crush on you till now. How did you guys meet anyway?]
A womans voice he was familiar with kept leading his wife with questions. Which made him even feel hurt upon hearing her responses.
Standing outside the apartment, Wang was unable to keep calm as his body was trembling due to anger.
When he met this woman, six years back and they started dating, he couldn even afford a simple set.
She was still someone that had just graduated and still couldn get employment.
Even her relatives had it hard, but when his position changed they thought of replacing the tree with another one that could provide a better shed.
Even from her tone, one could assume he had made her life difficult all this time.
She spoke as though she was a goddess from the immortal realm and he was a beggar that destroyed her chance at a better life by marrying her.
How much has he done for this woman over the years, even helping her stand up in the carrier herself? Despite all the consideration, he put into everything for her everything she had the guts to call him good for nothing behind his back.
How could he not feel the pain, after all the effort over the years for her, it was worth nothing?
Even when his company was met with problems, she did not bother to comfort him but slowly distanced herself.
He had been putting up with her and her family for the past half a year, hoping she would go back to the way she used to be, but he seemed to be having delusions and none of that would ever happen.
[Hahaha..! I seemed to be very foolish, I thought. In the end, all I needed to do was get myself another job and could slowly rebuild, but it seems I have been living in a dream all this time. This woman and her family had never viewed me as their family at all, it seemed like she was always acting like that because of the money I brought them.]
Truth be told, Charles always felt bad about his situation and did not mind the way his wifes family behaved.
He thought perhaps they were worried about her future, but now it seemed she was not more worried about it but wanted someone with money to spoil her.
After that, the truth sunk in, especially after hearing how she did not regard him as worth anything.
[Turns out now Im only a handsome face and nothing else. Hahaha! and here I almost went back to ask the old man for help at the expense of forgoing my freedom. How lucky I am, or I might have to go back to the situation in the past for a person that doesn even have a little bit of humanity in them.]
How could one not feel as though they were just fools all this time?
Standing outside the door for some time, he did not even enter the house but just went back from where he came from.
He had come home to inform her that he had a way to solve their situation, but hearing what she said, he decided not to use that method.
After he had left, something even more bizarre could be heard from the room.
[By the way Lydia, your brother seemed to have been employed in the company of your husband? He can be said to be indeed lucky to have such a beautiful sister like you. With new help from Tony, you might even improve in your career.]
Lydias friend benefitted more from their relationship with Charles, but now she was also fanning the flames more because she could get even more benefits if she were to get hooked up with an even wealthier man.
The good thing also is that she knew Tony from their school days, and he might be capable of even guaranteeing better benefits than a man with a failed business.
Truth be told, she even seemed to be jealous of Lydia, seeing how she garnered all the attention from the best men out there.
Anyone could claim they have changed, but is this an easy thing to do?
For Charles, escaping the mafia, or today leaving, is something he paid a sufficient price for.
But how could it be possible for him to escape the situation without grasping a certain truth? No matter where he went, they could always find him.
He ignored issues about his business because he had an idea about what was happening.
At the same time, she could thus offer advice based on the situation and what her friend wanted to hear.
[You are right after that useless man comes back, he should sign the divorce and each of us goes our way. After that he did, perhaps I can even obtain a new car and house. I heard that Tony holds more than thirty percent of shares in the family company. In that case, just the benefits one can obtain being around such a man can be imagined. What trash self-started a business. Such men are indeed beneath me. I wonder how my eyes worked in the past when I agreed to get involved with such low-level scum.]
When Lydias friend made the last statement she was also hurt because the minds of men she has dated up to now are not even by the standards of the man Lydia calls scum.
Thinking about it clearly, it seems that the men she dated thus were worse than scum in society.
But the truth was far off from the truth.
Someone like Charles had self-started his business and even though something happened that completely cut off his wealth, he still had savings that could allow him to live a comfortable life.
But the demands in society, for a man, could be seen to be too high, especially by some like Lydia.
It would be okay if she was on the level that she also had the same level of resources.
She called a self-developed man scum after having married him all this time.
The basis for this judgment is another second-generation rich man.
Everything he owns is attributed to the family property. That is to say, if one day the family wills it, they could cut him off.
Surprisingly, though Regina had been sitting there all this time listening to the phone she was playing with in her hands, she had the record function on.
Even though some of the things that Lydia said seemed more savage and hurt her pride, she just kept probing as he recorded everything.
She even sneered in her heart. [Ill keep this for the rainy days in the future. Lydia, you can blame me, your face is so good-looking that you forget this is not a game but life.]
Regina had such thoughts in her heart and did not say them out loud but just kept laughing at the things she was saying.
A popular familiar soundtrack from Fifth Harmony could be heard on Lydias phone.
Seeing the caller, she became excited immediately.
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