Chapter 48: Robert’s Choice!
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
“Mr. Zane, you… You want me to go?”
After hearing that, Robert was in a bad mood. Although he had submitted to Billy, his relationship with Howard wasn’t bad enough to the extent that he was willing to harm him.
“Why? Do you have a problem with that?” Billy looked at Robert indifferently.
Robert’s whole body couldn’t help but tremble.
Then, Thomas called Robert to his side, grabbed his collar and said, “Robert, do you know why I still need to use you even though you are Bruce’s best friend?”
Facing Billy, who was leaning over, Robert’s body trembled even more. He said submissively, “Because… because…”
However, before he could finish his sentence, Billy pressed a hand on his shoulder and prevented him from moving. “Because I feel that you are more sensible than Howard!
“I, Billy, have never mistreated my own people. However, at the same time, I won’t let my enemies off the hook. Bruce is the best example.
“You are a sensible person. You should know how to choose.”
When Robert heard this, he felt uneasy. At this moment, Billy continued, “Now that I’m in this state, even if I recover, I won’t be able to recover completely.
“So, I plan to suggest to my buddy that he promote you to be the deputy director and let you be my right-hand man.
“I do think highly of you, but you have to let me trust you. I can’t arrange for someone I can’t trust to be in this position. I have to worry that he’ll stab me in the back at any time, right?”
Hearing this, Robert began to waver.
He knew very well what Billy meant. If he was unwilling to do it, he would also send someone else to do it.
At that time, not only would he not be able to get anything, but Billy would also be wary of him.
In the future, it would basically be impossible for him to be placed in an important position.
Moreover, there was a high probability that he would end up like Howard, a small supervisor of the production line who had a meager salary to live on.
This wasn’t a fact that Robert was willing to accept. Otherwise, he wouldn’t have joined Thomas that day.
“Mr. Zane, I know what to do. Don’t worry. From now on, I, Robert, am your henchman. I will do exactly what you tell me to do!” Robert became resolute and said fiercely.
When Billy heard this, he immediately laughed, “Hahaha… not bad. I told you that you are a person who knows how to adapt to the situation. Reality has proven that I didn’t misjudge you.
“Go, go and lead the way for Drake. I will open a good bottle of red wine for you here. When you come back, I will celebrate your victory.”
Robert nodded vigorously. Then, he immediately turned around and walked out of the ward.
Looking at Robert leaving, Billy sneered as he said, “Bruce, so this is your good bro? Your friendship is a joke!
“I, Billy, want you to watch as the people around you betray you one by one and get dragged down by you one by one!
“You want to play with me? I’ll screw you over!”
On the other hand, after Bruce left the hotel, he went directly to Howard’s home according to the address given by Howard.
After arriving here, Bruce realized how difficult Howard’s life had been in the past five years.
Howard grew up in the factory’s employee dormitory since he was young. His family didn’t have a house or land, so his greatest wish in this life was to buy a home for his parents in the city.
He had already achieved this before Bruce was sent to prison. However, he didn’t expect that five years later, he would revert back to his original state.
The place he was living in now wasn’t the house he bought before, but the farmer’s house he rented near the factory.
The distance between the houses was very narrow. If one reached out of the window, they would be able to reach the building opposite.
There was dirty water flowing everywhere, and there was no sunlight all day long. The environment was extremely bad. If it weren’t for Howard leading the way, Bruce and Kirin wouldn’t have been able to find his home.
“Two years ago, my father fell seriously ill, so I sold my house in the city. Since I work on the production line, it’s more convenient to live here,” Howard explained with a smile.
After hearing these words, Bruce felt even worse.
Howard was dragged into this mess because of him. He really felt bad for his bros who started their business with him.
“Kirin, if you have time, help me and Fatso find two apartments in the city. It’s fine if it’s more expensive, but the environment should be better,” Bruce instructed.
Howard felt warm in his heart, but he still said, “No, no, no, Kirin, you can help Bruce look for apartments. You don’t have to help me look for apartments. It’s actually pretty good living here.”
At this time, Kirin said directly, “Bro, you are now Rica and Hugo’s leader. If you still live here, it will be inconvenient for you to do things. Don’t reject me. Come with me to look for a home in two days.”
Bruce also said, “Fatso, there is no need to be so polite with me. I said that I will let you become the Central Sea Lord. This is just the beginning.”
After Howard heard their words, he was touches. To be honest, he also wanted to leave this damned place, but he had no other choice.
His father’s health was poor all year round. Every month, he had to go to the hospital. His hospitalization fees cost a thousand to two thousand in the least. At times, his hospitalization fees amounted to tens of thousands of dollars. He was just a small deputy director of the production line. How could he afford to waste his time?
But now, the tables had turned. All the waiting was worth it. Bruce had returned and gave him renewed hope.
Howard wiped his tears, and then a smile appeared on his face. He brought Bruce and Kirin upstairs.
Entering Howard’s house strengthened Bruce’s determination to help him leave this place.
The three of them lived in a rented place that was less than 20 square meters. It was filled with all kinds of miscellaneous items, but it could be seen that their family was already trying their best to organize it.
Under the limited conditions, they made the best use of the space.
“The guest is here. Come, wash your hands and eat. The house is shabby, but please don’t mind. Treat it as your own home.”A woman with white hair walked out and greeted them warmly.
Bruce had seen this person before. She was Howard’s mother, a hardworking woman.
However, when Howard’s mother saw Bruce, she was stunned for a moment. Immediately, a look of disgust surfaced on her face. “Howard, the guest that you mentioned is him?”
Clearly, she knew that all of Howard’s bad experiences over the years had been caused by Bruce. Hence, her eyes were filled with hostility when she looked at Bruce.
“It was you who caused Howard to be targeted in the company. It was you who caused Howard’s girlfriend to leave. It was you who ruined Howard’s future!
“You still have the nerve to come to our home? “Are you satisfied seeing our home in this state? Are you happy?”
“Leave! ” You aren’t welcome in our house! Howard! Close the door! See him out! Tell him to get lost!”