Chapter 37 Thea stood in front of the mirror, looking at her perfect face. She was shocked. James had told her over and over again that she would recover, but she was still surprised. His medical skills were nothing short of miraculous. “Jamie, you’re amazing. There are no scars at all even though my face was badly injured.” James smiled. “I can’t take credit for it. It was all Henry. He taught me everything I needed to know.”
Thea touched her smooth face. “This formula will be so popular if the public learns of it. Can you imagine marketing this product at a beauty salon? Business would be booming!” James said, “Henry doesn’t care about fame and fortune. All he wants is to live an ordinary life.” Thea pressed her lips into a line. “How odd. How could he not like money?”
Knock knock knock
Someone knocked on the door. “Thea, what are you doing? The old man has called for a family meeting. He told us to be punctual. If he gets angry and revokes our shares because we’re late, I won’t forgive you.” Gladys shouted through the door. “Mom, I’m almost ready. Give me a few more minutes,” Thea said as she searched for something to wear.
“Jamie, what should I wear?”
James sal on the bed, looking at Thea. Thea was wearing a thin dress that was slightly translucent. It showed off her excellent figure, especially her long legs. He said, “You look beautiful in anything.” “Oh, come on, help me plek something.” “What about the one you’re holding?” “This one?”
“Okay, wait for me outside while I get changed.” Thea blushed and pointed at the door.
Even though they were legally married and James was staying with her, Thea slept on the bed while James took the floor each night. James initiated it.
This had become their habit since day one.
Thea may have been James’ wife, but they had only held hands. They had not even kissed yet.
James was back to repay Thea. He would not force her into anything she did not want.
He would not touch Thea without her consent.
Now, as Thea requested that he leave, he agreed without any argument.
He waited in the living room for a few minutes.
Soon, Thea emerged from the room.
“Wow, sis, you’ve recovered from your injuries!” David’s eyes shone as he took her in.
Alyssa looked envious. She envied Thea’s beautiful looks and her perfect body even more.
“Thea, what…” Gladys was stumped.
For the past few days, Thea’s face was wrapped in gauze. Gladys had not paid much attention to it. Now that the gauze was removed, there were no traces of
injuries or scars. It was amazing.
Thea wore a form-fitting white dress and a pair of red heels. Her hair hung loosely over her shoulders. Thanks to her lean body, she exuded elegance. She smiled. “Jamie did it.”
Gladys glanced at James and mumbled, “Looks like he’s not completely useless. He’s slightly skilled in medicine.” James smiled but did not say anything. Slightly skilled? Everyone knew about his medical prowess. The rich and powerful in the Capital fawned over him for two reasons-his status and his medical skills,
“Since you’re trained in medicine, you could probably earn some income by
setting up a clinic.” Gladys looked at James shrewdly. Even though she did not like him much, she conceded that he looked alright since he was tall and robust. “Mom, why is grandfather calling for a family meeting?” Gladys said, “It’s about the Blithe King’s succession ceremony. Rumor has it there’ll be some seats available to the public. Dad wants to use this opportunity to cement our status as an upper-class family, so this meeting is a brainstorming session for us to get a seat.”