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   Chapter 23 Ryan, Why Bother

Remarry My Ex-wife: First and Forever Love By LISA OLIVER Characters: 7947

Updated: 2020-07-22 01:27

Jennifer received a call from Elliot as soon as she stepped into the apartment that she shared with Ryan.

She gazed at the flickering screen of her phone, hesitant to pick it up. In the end, she decided to take the call.

"Dad," Jennifer said in a cold and distant voice.

The last time she talked to Elliot was when they had a heated argument about her mother's will. He hadn't taken the initiative to call her until now, but Jennifer didn't really mind. Less communication with him made her feel more relaxed. She hadn't even gone back to the Lu Family house since then.

Jennifer had no idea why Elliot was trying to reach her now.

From the other end of the call, Elliot's expression shifted when he heard Jennifer's aloof tone of voice. Sarcastically, he remarked, "Well, you really have become something now that you've become Ryan Gu's wife. It seems like you don't want to contact your father anymore. Jennifer, keep in mind that whether you like it or not, you're still my daughter,"

Elliot reminded Jennifer of her identity.

She countered Elliot's animosity with a calm response. "If you're just calling me to pick a fight, I'm sorry but I am not in the mood to argue with you."

Getting into a quarrel was taxing. Naturally, after what just happened, Jennifer didn't have much energy left to put into a fight.

She was exhausted.

"Hold on," Elliot said abruptly just before Jennifer hung up the phone. "I don't intend to argue with you. It's just that you've been married to Ryan for almost a month now. I know that he is busy taking over the Gu Group, but you two ought to have some free time by now. You have to take Ryan here at the house for lunch tomorrow at noon.

He has already refused my invitation several times. Regardless of how dissatisfied Ryan is with you as his wife, he should come here with you this time. Doesn't he realize that it's disrespectful for him to ignore his father-in-law? Is that how the Gu Family educates their children?"

Elliot's disappointment was very evident in his words.

Jennifer was quick to respond, "I'm afraid we don't have the right to comment about how the Gu Family educates their children, Dad. I'm sorry, but we can't go back tomorrow."

It was the truth.

Elliot's invitation had been rejected too many times beyond his liking. Pissed off, he said, "I don't care how powerful he is in F City. Ryan should remember that I am his father-in-law. Do you hear me, Jennifer? You must bring Ryan here tomorrow!"

Jennifer stared blankly at a wall while she listened to Elliot's words. "Mr. Jason booked a flight abroad for my honeymoon with Ryan. He wants us to cultivate our relationship. We're leaving at 10:30 in the morning tomorrow so we really can't come to have lunch with you. Let's just talk about this when we get back."

Jennifer originally didn't want her father to know about her honeymoon trip with Ryan. But with the way things turned out, she had no choice but to explain the situation to Elliot.

Sure enough, Elliot fell silent after hearing Jennifer's explanation.

After a while, Elliot asked, "When will you be back?"

"We don't know yet. Mr. Jason asked us to develop our relationship well before we come back. But you know the situation with Ryan now. It might take about ten days or even half a month." Jennifer couldn't give the exact date of their return.

Elliot's expression darkened again.

He couldn't ignore the apathy in Jennifer's voice, but there was nothing he could do about it. She kept on mentioning Jason's name so he couldn't make things difficult for her no matter how much he wanted to.

In the end, there was nothing he could do but to swallow his anger.

Jennifer let out a sigh after Elliot resentfully hung up the phone. She turned around and saw Ryan standing in the living room. She didn't notice his arrival.

He stood more than ten meters away from her, his eyes fixated on hers.

Jennifer looked back at him

with shock.

'When did he get here? Did he hear what I said to my father?'

Jennifer's cheeks were flushed. She waited for him to say something, but he didn't speak a word. She decided that he had no intention to talk to her so she withdrew her gaze and started walking towards her room.

When she passed by Ryan, he spoke with a sarcastic tone. "Jennifer, you are getting even better at this. Not only can you successfully hook up with men, but you also know how to 'deal' with your father. I've always wondered how you can be so arrogant. It turns out that you're just using Grandpa's name to bully others."

His remark stopped Jennifer in her tracks. She turned her head and looked at him in silence. After a while, she smiled wryly and said, "Ryan, I know that you're not pleased with me. But let me ask you, would you want to go back to the Lu Family house with me to share a meal with my father? Because if you want to, I don't really care. I can call my father now to schedule the visit. But why bother, Ryan?

With your personality, I am sure that is something you don't want to deal with at all. You only said those words to mock me. I'll just accept everything you said, okay? There's no need for you to get yourself in a situation you don't want to be in. I will just feel worse seeing you put a long face in front of my father and end up getting into an argument with him.

I would rather face my father's acrimonious expression alone than endure seeing you both with such disagreeable looks on your faces at the same time. Do you understand?"

Jennifer continued, "Besides, you don't have to be so hostile to me. I know that we don't have any feelings for each other. So let me beg you if I have to with all sincerity. Even just for show, let's try to get along in front of Grandpa to make him happy. How could you make him worry about you all the time?

I know that your impression of me is based on how I've been judged by other people, Ryan. You haven't even tried to get to know me personally and carefully, so I get where all the prejudice is coming from. But can't you take this opportunity to get to know me? To find out for yourself that I am really not like what other people say I am?

Sometimes what you see is not necessarily true, let alone what you hear." Jennifer blinked a few times then continued, "Ryan, you know better than anyone else that we can't possibly get a divorce anytime soon. It will be beneficial for us both if we try to get along and co-exist peacefully. Even if we're just pretending, it would cause you no harm. Even better, it would make Grandpa happy. Tell me, why not give it a try?"

She studied Ryan's expression carefully. She worried that saying so much in front of him would only make him more repulsive against her.

He had a lot of preconceived notions about her. But Jennifer desperately wanted to keep the relationship between them from getting worse than it already was.

It was the reason why she agreed to Jason's suggestion without hesitation when she was in the Gu Family old mansion.

She thought that the two of them should calm down and have a good talk.

Crossing his arms across his chest, Ryan listened to Jennifer silently with a straight face. His eyes were deep and gleaming, but he eventually calmed down.

Without saying a thing, Ryan merely stared at Jennifer. The way he was looking at her made Jennifer feel uneasy.

For a while, they just stood there in silence.

Finally, Jennifer spoke, "I've already said my piece. As for how to do it, you can think about it yourself. I am very tired. I'll go get some rest."

Jennifer then walked past Ryan and left.

When Ryan looked at Jennifer's receding figure, a strange expression flashed through his eyes.

Jennifer had convinced him just now.

Ryan shook his head and suppressed the strange and unfamiliar emotions he was feeling in his heart. He looked terribly confused.

What's going on with him?

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