1179 Interested In You
In the restaurant, Lucas gave some instructions to Kenneth and Ray and then left the private room.
Jordan naturally followed closely behind.
While going down in the elevator, Jordan asked, “Lucas, actually, have you thought of building your own family clan? One where everything belongs to you and your descendants, the Gray family.”
Lucas laughed and shook his head. “I don’t plan to build a family like that. Many such families often sacrifice too much for the so-called family interests. And their descendants tend to fight each other for power and profit. Siblings, parents, and children turn against each other in power struggles and even kill each other. That’s not something I want to see.
“I think people should live freely and happily instead of being tied down to one place by things like family. I don’t want to live such a life, and I don’t want my children to either.
“Besides, Amelia and I are the only ones in my family with the Gray bloodline. What kind of family clan can we form with just two people?”
Jordan nodded. “Haha, you’re right, Lucas. It’s best to remain status quo like this!”
While the two talked and laughed as they left the restaurant, a crisp voice came from outside the door.
“Lucas, are you… alright?”
Lucas turned around and saw Leila standing under a streetlight outside the restaurant. He didn’t know how long she had been there, but her face had already turned pale from the cold.
It was currently mid-November, and the temperatures had plunged. It was incredibly cold outside, but Leila had been standing there for at least an hour and a half.
“I’m fine. Why are you still here? Didn’t I get Kenneth to arrange someone to send you home?” Lucas asked in a somewhat reprimanding tone.
Leila rubbed her cold face, sized Lucas up carefully, and heaved a sigh of relief. “I was worried about you, so I waited here to see the outcome. What happened today was all because of me, so even if I went home, I’d still be worried.”
Lucas sighed helplessly. “You… It’s so cold today, but you’ve been standing there for so long. Aren’t you afraid of catching a cold?”
At this moment, Jordan drove the car over and stopped next to Lucas and Leila.
“Let’s get in the car first,” Lucas said firmly.
“Okay!” Leila got in the car obediently. The heater in the car was on, and she felt much better.
Lucas looked at Leila and sighed again. “Don’t behave like this from now on. Since I said I’d be fine, I will be. What if you caught a cold? Got it?”
“Okay, I got it.” Leila was extremely compliant toward Lucas now, and she no longer behaved proud and spoiled like before
Seeing Leila’s current attitude, Lucas felt touched even though he was chiding her.
If he had a younger sister, she would probably be like Leila.
Jordan drove and sent Leila home under Lucas’s instructions.
“When you’re inside, drink some warm water or make a cup of tea. Just in case, take some cold medicine too. Okay?” Lucas instructed again after Leila got out of the car.
“Yes! Thank you, Lucas!” Leila waved at Lucas happily before heading home.
While sending Lucas home, Jordan couldn’t help teasing, “Lucas, that pretty girl must like you. Otherwise, why would she wait in the cold for you for so long?”
Lucas glowered at Jordan. “It seems like you’re too free lately. I should really arrange some tasks for you.”
Jordan hurriedly pleaded, “Lucas, I’m wrong! I’ll stop talking too much, okay? Look, you’re so busy in DC now, and I can’t leave you at this time! I won’t talk nonsense anymore. Lucas, please forgive me this time!”
Lucas shook his head. “If you talk nonsense again, I will really send you overseas for a mission.”
“Yes, I won’t dare to do it again!” Jordan hurriedly promised and began driving seriously.
The night quickly passed.
The following morning, Albert personally came to the Stardust Corporation’s headquarters with a large stack of documents and his lawyer.
Lucas gave Flynn full authority over the handover, while he merely signed his name on some document.
About an hour later, the Waltons’ assets officially belonged to Lucas.
The shock within Flynn could no longer be described with words. His admiration and respect for Lucas had risen to an incredible height.
When he received the massive sum of money from Lucas for the construction of Stardust City, he was already astonished. He couldn’t even imagine how much money Lucas had.
But Flynn never expected that even the Waltons’ assets, which were worth more than 30 billion dollars, would belong to Lucas.
It was simply a miracle!
Lucas gave Flynn some work instructions, and Flynn proceeded with the arrangements.
Just as he sat down on the couch to have a cup of tea, someone knocked on the office door.
“Come in!” Lucas said.
Soon, a familiar figure entered. It was Ashley.
“What’s the matter?” Lucas asked.
Ashley hesitated for a moment before saying, “Lucas, here’s the thing. My family is going abroad in a couple of days, and we don’t know when we’re coming back. I’d like to treat you to a meal. Are you free tonight?”
Ashley’s eyes were full of anxiousness and anticipation, afraid that Lucas would turn her down. She held her fingers together tightly.
Lucas thought about it. He didn’t have anything to do tonight, so he agreed. “Yeah.”
“Really?” Ashley seemed surprised, and her eyes lit up. She said joyfully, “That’s great! Thanks, Lucas! I’ll come look for you after work!”
Then she left happily.
Seeing that she was so delighted that she was about to jump, Lucas laughed. It’s just a meal. Why is she so happy?
When it was time to get off work, Lucas saw Ashley standing near the entrance of the Stardust Corporation building as soon as he stepped out.
She greeted him gleefully, “Lucas!”
Lucas looked over, and his eyes immediately lit up.