Chapter 255 Repaying Without Expecting Return
Jean wasn’t speaking much. It was basically Jensen speaking.
Zenith looked at them from afar. He felt that Jean had a lot on her mind. As someone from the older generation, he couldn’t ask her about it directly. He could only cough dryly. “Nathan, why don’t you have a girlfriend?”
“Me?” Nathan never imagined that their topic of conversation would be about him. “I’m still young. I’m not in a rush.”
Zenith immediately furrowed his brows. “You’re not in a rush? Your peers already have children of their own. Young people like you are busy with your career, but you need to think about your future.”
Nathan didn’t know whether to laugh or to cry.
He was basically digging a hole for himself to jump into. “Yes, you’re right.”
Zenith beamed. He took a sip of tea and said in a mild voice, “In the future, I hope that I have a daughter-in-law like Jeannie. I hope that our family is peaceful and beautiful and that we can go for a trip every few days and go sightseeing.”
An alarm went off in Nathan’s heart. He looked out the door from time to time.
Why isn’t Edgar here yet?
Zenith followed his gaze and looked out. “What’s wrong?”
“Nothing, I just want to move about.” Nathan came up with an excuse. He stood up and stretched his arms. He took a few steps and walked to Jensen and Jean’s side. “What are you talking about?”
Jensen smiled and said, “I’m talking about some things that happened when I was studying abroad. Jean was also supposed to study abroad, but she canceled her application in the end. It’s quite a shame.”
Nathan had also heard about this before.
Jean had made a lot of sacrifices to marry Edgar.
It wouldn’t be very beneficial to Edgar if they continued talking about this.
The light in Jean’s eyes dulled. Looking at Jensen’s graduation pictures, she said absent-mindedly, “I envy you a little.”
If she didn’t give up on her plan to study abroad back then, would things have taken a turn for the better?
Jean sighed painfully.
“Jean, you can apply now. I’m going to meet a few friends tonight to talk about furthering our studies. If you’re interested, we can go together.
The smile on Jensen’s face was open yet firm as he spoke.
In that moment, he was like a ray of sun that was shining in Jean’s life, warming her heart that had frozen over a long time ago.
“Do I still have a chance?”
“Of course. It’s the recruitment period for many good schools abroad. From what I can remember, you’re a design major, aren’t you? It just so happened that I have a classmate who is a research student in this area. I’ll help you ask about it.”
Jensen was a man of action. As he was speaking, he picked up his cell phone and made a call.
It was clear that he was extremely aggressive in pursuing Jean.
And Jean was also happy to continue talking about it.
Nathan was awfully worried. Just as he was about to do something, a servant came in. “Mr. Knox, Mr. Royden is here.”
Jean stood in front of the bookshelf and was slightly startled. She turned her head sideways and saw that familiar figure through the glass. In her heart, she was thinking that it was just a coincidence.
Nathan immediately welcomed him and lowered his voice. “You’re finally here. You almost couldn’t make it if you came any later. My cousin wants to take Jean to study abroad.”
Edgar’s brows drooped.
His gaze met Jean’s mid-air. Jean glanced at him before looking away.
The man’s hand slowly tightened. He mumbled to himself, “That’s a good thing.”
“Huh?” Nathan was confused. He used his elbow to nudge Edgar hard. “Wake up. If the two of them study abroad, they would be there for two or three years if they leave. If feelings ignite between the two of them, would you still be in the picture?”
Looking at Edgar’s indifferent appearance, Nathan sighed in frustration. “Alright. Since you’re not worried, I won’t care.”
Edgar had extremely complicated feelings.
But he wasn’t able to voice it out.
“Mr. Royden is here?” Zenith looked at them. “It seems like it will be quite lively here tonight.”
What he said had a deeper meaning.
But since Edgar had decided to come, he wouldn’t leave easily.
As a guest, Mr. Royden was of similar status to Zenith, and they sat together. They talked about matters of the business world.
Jean treated him like air. She only focused on the book in front of her.
When Jensen finished his call, he walked to Jean’s side excitedly. “What a coincidence. Her mentor, Professor Eileen, is an expert in the area of design and teaches at Elk Grove College. If you’re interested, you can meet her tonight to talk about the process of applying…”
On the surface, Edgar was drinking coffee, but his thoughts were all about Jean.
His dark eyes could clearly see the excitement in Jean’s eyes.
She looked like she really wanted to go.
Edgar held the cup and the coffee he drank was particularly bitter.
Zenith smiled profoundly, as if advising Edgar. “When you lose out on some things, it’s hard to get it back again. Just like in business. There’s always give and take, win and lose.”
“You should understand this concept, Mr. Royden.”
Edgar suddenly felt like the coffee in his mouth was tasteless.
He didn’t say anything. He slowly looked away from Jean.
Zenith stood up at this time. “Alright, Jay. Take Jeannie out for a while. She’s been exhausted recently and should get some fresh air.
The hand beneath Edgar’s suit suddenly tightened.
On the other end, Jensen was courteous and gentle. “Let’s go. Let’s talk about it more on the way.”
Jean strode forward and followed him. She calmly passed by Edgar’s side.
Nathan, who was at the side, was worried, but Edgar was unmoving. He let Jean leave.
When Zenith was far away, Nathan sighed heavily. He was seriously doubting Edgar. Why did he come all the way to the house?
“Aren’t you going after her?”
Edgar’s reaction wasn’t what Nathan had expected.
He thought that something would happen today. But in the end, Edgar was so calm and composed.
“Studying abroad has always been one of her regrets.”
Hearing him say it, Nathan widened his eyes. “Are you deciding to give in?”
After knowing Edgar for so long, Nathan had never seen him give in to anyone about anything.
Edgar put his coffee cup down. “I will never give up anything or anyone that belongs to me.”
He got up. “If she really wants to make up for regrets in the past, I can go with her.”
Nathan was completely shocked.
“Are you going to give up managing Royden Group?”
“I have my plans. Thanks for today,” Edgar said as he strode out. Seeing Jean get into Jensen’s car and leave, he opened his car door and followed.
So what if his way of making up wasn’t what Jean wanted?
He had fully experienced the pain of crying over spilled milk.
He didn’t want to have any regrets for the rest of his life.
As Jean got out of the car with Jensen, she saw Edgar following. She furrowed her brows. “Jensen, you can head in.”
Jensen glanced at Edgar’s car and hesitated for a moment before he nodded. “Alright. I’ll wait for you inside.”
Jean closed the car door. Before Edgar could get out of his car, she pressed against his car door.
“Edgar, what do you mean by this? Wherever I go, you’re following me.”