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My CEO Ex-husband: Call Me Your One And Only Girl By Ann Li Characters: 8217

Updated: 2020-08-10 15:27

Barrett hung up the phone in defeat. He could not stand his beloved woman being treated like a plaything, but he had no choice. They were married, and he had no right to say anything.

He was heartbroken, but he could do nothing. He never felt so powerless in his entire life.

'Wesley, you stole my woman and treated Christine like that. One day, I would take her back.

Christine, I'm sorry. I misunderstood you. Because I couldn't protect you enough, someone had the chance to set you up. I'll do everything so you'd return to me. Wait for me, Christine,'

Barrett swore to himself with clenched fists.

After Wesley climaxed, he rolled over and lied on his back, huffing. The bed was messy. Christine curled up, weak from the intense activity. Her supple, snow-white skin in the arms and torso turned blue and purple, and her face was covered in tears and sweat. Looking at her in that state, Wesley felt a little distressed, but as long as he thought that she still had another man in her heart, the anger and pain in his chest would rekindle.

At this moment, Jessica's face flashed in his mind.

'No, I love Jessica. Why should I care about Christine? And this woman deserved it. If it weren't for her, I might have married Jessica long ago.' While these thoughts were coursing through his mind, Wesley got up, put on his clothes, and left the room.

Christine was left alone to tend to her bruises and broken heart. The bed was enormous, which made her look even smaller and more pitiful, curled up like that. The bruises all over her body were too painful to look at. This was just the beginning of the sad fate that awaited this woman. This was the price to pay for falling in love with the heartless man.

Meanwhile, the Ji family was blessed with plenty of opportunities to strengthen their business after Christine married Wesley. After suffering from total embarrassment, Nathan decided to lay low for a while. As the news of his blunder got buried by more recent happenings, he slowly crawled out of his hole and began doing business again. Since his family was still associated with the Helian family, all kinds of companies were eager to cooperate with him.

Rumors about Christine and Wesley's blossoming relationship reached Nathan's ears. Karl also liked Christine very much, so she had his support. As Wesley's father-in-law, he was confident that his business would thrive and prosper. This was really the golden age for the Ji family.

'Finally, it worked. I thought it was right for me to force Christine to marry Wesley. As long as she is married to him, the Ji family will be prosperous,' Nathan thought. He licked his lips at the thought of his good fortune. Nathan's arrogance ballooned and he believed himself untouchable. He did not even consider if Christine would help him if things turned sour.

As a result of his conceit, Nathan made deals with virtually everybody in the name of the Helian family. What made people even angrier was that he haggled too much, buying everything for cheap, only to sell the items at an unreasonably high price. Other merchants wanted to complain, but they remained silent for fear of offending the Helian family.

But this situation did not last long. Reports of Nathan's outrageous activities reached Wesley's ears; after all, news in the business world spread quickly. What Nathan did made Wesley very dissatisfied.

At that time, if it weren't for his grandpa's sake, he would have already bought the Ji Group. But Nathan had gone too far. He was throwing his weight around brashly in the name of the Helian family. It seemed that Wesley had to teach the Ji family a lesson.

'Based on all we've heard and seen so far, it appears that Nathan doesn't treat Christine well, so Grandpa won't say anything if I deal with the Ji Group,' Wesley thought with a sinister grin.

After that, Wesley notified all the companies that his family had nothing to do with Nathan's recent dealings.

Soon, many companies refused to cooperate with the Ji Group. Some of them even cancelled their contracts because these were

very exploitative and unreasonable.

Nathan panicked as news after news of rejected deals and broken partnerships reached his desk. Now he could only rely on Christine to persuade Wesley to give the Ji Group some slack.

Back at home, while reading through the rejection letters, he noticed that Erma was dressed up. Nathan asked his daughter, "Where are you going?"

"Dad, I have an appointment with someone else. We will go out to have fun together," Erma casually replied.

"Fun! Fun! Fun! You only know how to have fun! While our company is in such a mess, you still have the mood to hang out with your friends. Go over to Christine's place and persuade her to talk with her husband. We can't afford to go on like this! Hurry up!" Nathan yelled at Erma.

"Dad, do you think Christine will listen to you after you treat her like that?" Erma sneered.

"Do you think she could say no? If she doesn't listen to me, I'll kill Barrett!" Nathan rebutted viciously.

Erma had no choice but to go. She really did not understand why her dad had to rely on Christine. Did not Nathan hate her very much?

"Ma'am, there is a person outside who identified herself as Erma Ji, your sister." These days, the servants became very respectful to Christine when they noticed Karl's friendly attitude towards her.

'My sister? What's Erma doing here? Why did she come to see me?' Christine wondered to herself. She never left the estate recently, and thus had no idea what was happening outside.

Since the night of the party, Christine had not seen Wesley. He said he was busy running the company and did not bother going home. Although she hated him for maltreating her that time, she had made up her mind to live a good life with her husband. She decided to cut ties with Barrett and show her devotion to Wesley. Unfortunately, she could not find an opportunity to speak about her decision to her husband in person

"Let her in."

"Yes, ma'am."

A few minutes later, the servant reappeared with Erma.

"Oh, it seems that you are living a good life now. Do you really think you are the hostess of this house?" Erma remarked as she sat on the sofa by the living room.

Looking back at Erma's condescending gaze, Christine demanded in a low voice, "Erma? What brings you here?"

"Well, do you think I'm willing to see you? If Dad didn't ask me to come, I wouldn't be visiting you right now," Erma replied sarcastically.

"Your husband is making things difficult for the Ji Group these days, so Dad is asking you to talk with Wesley and plead to him to end that. Is this clear to you?" Erma spoke very casually to her sister.

"Plead with Wesley? Do you think he will listen to me? And I haven't seen him for days."

"You aren't willing to do it? Let me make this clear to you; once something goes wrong with the Ji Group, the first one to suffer is Barrett. I warn you, you'd better think of a way, or I don't know what will happen to your lover."

Hearing Barrett's name, Christine's face turned pale. She was obviously still worried about that man, but she tried to put on a fight. "Sorry, but I have nothing to do with Barrett now. I'm already married into the Helian family. I don't care what happens to Dad's company so I won't beg my husband for anything."

Christine refused Erma's, or rather, Nathan's request without hesitation.

"Who do you think you are? Do you think Karl will still value you after the Ji family is destroyed? Always remember that you wished for this! Barrett's blood will be on those pretty little hands of yours, just wait and see!" After saying that, Erma left angrily, her bag dancing as she hurried away.

Christine was a little scared at Nathan's threat. Although she said that she didn't care about Barrett, they had been together for a long time and had a deep relationship. It was not easy to let him go.

She slumped on the couch and she felt the energy drain from her body. She was afraid that something bad would happen to Barrett. She broke into a cold sweat as she imagined Nathan's murderous hands closing in on Barrett's throat.

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