“Charlotte,” Simon said, feeling rather embarrassed. “Your father built this villa for you originally. We’ve been living here for four years and now it’s finally returned to its original owner.”
“The reason I saved you was all because of the kid,” Charlotte whispered. “I didn’t do it to get anything.”
“I know.” Amanda gave her a bitter smile and continued, “We’re feeling even more guilty because you saved us without holding any grudges. Let us use this chance to make up for our mistakes.”
After pausing for a moment, she took out a bill and handed it to the former.
“These are the fortune your father left when he got into the accident. I’m really ashamed to say this but we took advantage of you for being young and naive. We took this villa for ourselves and even got ourselves three factories for a very low price. However, we’ve already used up all of the money when buying off headlines and searches previously. We even sold the factories and used the money. We don’t have much money to our names now. So we can only give you this villa and this…”
Amanda opened up a jewelry box.
Charlotte looked up and instantly saw the ruby necklace Zachary gifted her.
“I’ve hidden this necklace so that I could sell it off if I was ever in desperate need of money. Not even my husband or Luna knew about this.”
She smiled bitterly and added, “I’m such a shameless person. I don’t have money that I can compensate you for and can only give you the villa and the necklace just to give myself peace of mind.”
“Just take it.” Simon shoved the documents and jewelry box into Charlotte’s arms and said, “These are all yours to begin with!”
“But what’s going to happen to you now that you’ve given me these? Won’t you be broke now?”
The latter knew that they didn’t really have much savings now as Amanda wasn’t wearing any jewelry today. It was obvious that they had already run out of fortune.
“It looks like you don’t know.” Amanda shuddered as she spoke, “Helena said that for the sake of Mr. Nacht, she’ll give us seven million as compensation.”
Tears fell from her face at that. Even though she was trying her best to hold them back, she couldn’t stop her body from shaking.
“My poor Luna… She’s been in such a mess all because of those animals. Her life’s ruined yet the evil woman dared to use the money to humiliate us. That b***h can go to hell!”
Simon’s body was also shaking by then and tears fell from his face.
Charlotte was truly upset upon hearing this. She had never truly experienced the evil of human nature. She once thought that Amanda and Luna were evil enough but she finally understood what the meaning was of ruthless after hearing what Helena did.
The seven million she gave was obviously to compensate Luna for being raped by the seven men.
It was just like sending daggers to the family’s hearts.
“Thanks.” Charlotte took the stuff and asked, “What are your plans for the future?”
“What other plans could we have?” Amanda wiped away the tears from her eyes. “We aren’t able to fight against the Browns and the Sterlings so we can only bring Luna away from H City for now. But I believe in karma. They’re definitely going to be punished for what they did one day.”
With that said, Simon burst into tears. “Aren’t we getting punished for our sins now? We treated you like rubbish in the past and now we’re being punished twice as much by God.”
His wife lowered her head and she continuously wiped the tears from her eyes.
Charlotte sympathized with them but she didn’t know how she should console them.
After a long time, Amanda finally recollected herself. She took a deep breath and said, “We’ll be leaving tonight, Charlotte. I don’t know if we’ll have the chance to see each other again in the future. And I’m afraid there might not be another chance to say this if I don’t tell you now.”
“What is it?” Charlotte asked in confusion.
“It’s about your father’s-”
She met eyes with the Nacht family’s bodyguard standing by the door and immediately stopped talking.