Chapter 74: Chapter 70: Are you now reaping the harvest of both love and family affection?
Hugo Camrey’s face turned pale, “Damn it, damn it… Richelie, don’t scare me! That’s someone who’s been dead for years… You can’t joke about this!”
Richelie Dunn stood up and reached out her hand towards him.
“Hugo, don’t worry, I’m not dead, I’m alive and well!”
Hugo trembled as he touched her outstretched hand.
It was warm!
He pulled back his hand and vigorously rubbed his face before looking at Richelie Dunn again.
“Richelie, what’s going on?”
Like Richelie Dunn, in the past few years, Hugo Camrey had never tried to dig into her background.
He had always assumed that she was a local South Asian.
Although he had never heard her mention her family, her cheerful and optimistic personality led them to believe she was a happy girl from a privileged background with a good education and a smooth life.
Richelle Dunn sat back down, her face still calm, but her beautiful eyes were tinged with a hint of sadness.
“When I was three, my parents died in a car accident, and 1 and the Dunn Group naturally went under the control of my uncle, Jayden Dunn. My parents left me many industries and assets, but they didn’t expect to die young and didn’t leave any wills to protect me.”
“After Jayden Dunn and his wife became my legal guardians, they used various means to annex my assets one by one. By the time I came of age at eighteen, everything my parents had left me had become their property. They also brainwashed me when 1 was young, saying that my parents killed themselves due to business failure and they were my saviors, my new parents. Without them, 1 would have starved to death on the streets.”
Hugo had never expected that Richelle Dunn, who had always played and raged with them on the internet, had such a tragic past.
“Damn, Jayden Dunn has been president of the Lordon Chamber of Commerce for several consecutive years. Turns out, he’s such a two-faced, disgusting piece of shit!”
In the pause when Richelle Dunn was catching her breath, Hugo couldn’t help but curse Jayden Dunn.
Richelle Dunn sneered, her eyes full of hatred.
“That’s disgusting? There’s more disgusting stuff after that!”
“On my 20th birthday, Jayden Dunn and Megan Linwood held a small birthday party for me, inviting all the friends and classmates they didn’t think highly of.”
“That day, I got a little carried away, and 1 had a few drinks without a care in the world during dinner. When 1 woke up, I was in a man’s bed. The man had obviously taken drugs, and I faded in and out before being trapped in a simple tile-roofed room. Someone sent me food every day but never showed their face.”
“Nine months later, I gave birth to my first child in that room. At that time, 1 had a life-threatening amniotic fluid embolism. After the doctor took my baby away, he left me with two fetuses still in my belly who were on the brink of death. If 1 hadn’t met my current master, you and Vanessa Brown wouldn’t have known Richelle Dunn at all!”
Hugo listened to Richelle Dunn briefly recount her past with a shocked look on his face. After a while, he gritted his teeth and burst out with an expletive.
“Fucking Jayden Dunn, he really deserves to go to hell!”
After cursing, he got up, took a can of beer, opened it, and handed it to her.
“Here, drink some. It’ll make you feel better!”
Richelle gave him a reassuring smile, “No need, do 1 look like someone who needs to drown my sorrows now?”
Now, she had three lovely and sensible children around her, and much of her pain had already been healed.
However, it was her three children who healed her. Because of them, she could face life with an optimistic and positive attitude and embrace those who loved and cared for her with tenderness and kindness.
Nevertheless, this did not mean that she would forgive the malicious Jayden Dunn and Megan Linwood.
As for the harm that Jayden Dunn’s family did to her, she would, sooner or later, repay it twice over!
Seeing Richelie’s expression still looking relatively normal, Hugo Camrey felt a little relieved. He brought the beer to his lips, tilted his head back, and gulped down more than half a can in one breath. After wiping his mouth, he finally asked Richelle.
“What about those two from back then…”, he carefully chose his words as he observed Richelle’s face, fearing that he might say something wrong and upset Richelle. But he couldn’t help but ask, “The other two children…”
Richelle showed a hint of a smile at the corners of her lips. She took out her phone, opened the photo album, and handed it to him.
“Here, these are my three children, Timmy, Timothy, and Tifanny!”
Hugo’s eyes widened as he stared at the three identical and stunning little faces on the screen.
“Damn, Richelle, you can do it! Hiding three adorable little ones without even showing them to me!”
Richelle gave him a smile, “If you want to meet them, you can at any time. If you have time later, you can come to my house, and I’ll cook dinner for you tonight?”
Hugo’s eyes sparkled as he eagerly nodded.
“Deal, 1’11 go buy gifts right now!”
As he said that, he put the beer on the coffee table, picked up the coat next to the sofa, and headed out.
Richelle stopped him, tugging at his arm, “Hey, be careful not to act like a weird uncle and scare my babies.”
Hugo chuckled, “Don’t worry, 1 promise I’ll make the three little ones fall in love with me at first sight!”
As soon as he said that, he suddenly turned to look at Richelle, “Huh? Wait a minute, Richelle, didn’t you say that your eldest child was taken away by someone? How come there are still three little ones?”
Richelle smiled, “I was lucky. It wasn’t long after 1 returned that I met my oldest son and his biological father!”
A fleeting sense of loss appeared in Hugo’s eyes, but it soon turned into a teasing smile.
“Oh, so now, you have both love and family? Is that guy really innocent in what happened back then?”
Richelle shook her head, “I haven’t dared to poke into that matter for now. He hasn’t recognized me at all. Besides, he doesn’t know that our two children are actually his.”
Hugo felt a bit dizzy from Richelle’s twisty story, “Good grief, your family situation is really complicated.”
Richelle pulled him back by his clothes, “That’s why let me finish talking first. About the gifts for the kids, later on the way there, if there’s a candy store, just buy one nougat candy for each of them, that’s all.”
Hugo looked at her with disapproval, “No, 1 need to carefully prepare some gifts for our first meeting, otherwise, what if they don’t like me?”
Richelle was amused by him, “So, buy something along the way later, all right? Now listen to me and let me finish what 1 have to say.”
Only then did Hugo remember that Richelle came for him to help her with something, not just to show off her children.
He sat down and composed his face.
Richelle said, “1 can’t handle this matter myself. If you have friends or family who are familiar with Jayden Dunn’s family, can you help me find out how they explained Richelle’s incident to the police? Also, I’ve always felt that there’s something fishy about my parents’ death. Can you ask those customers or friends who were the same age as my parents if there is any useful clue?”
It wasn’t that Richelle hadn’t thought about hiring a detective agency to investigate these issues, but her parents’ case was so old that the agency could not find any leads, so she had no choice but to ask for Hugo’s help. She hoped to get more useful information from those old friends who had known her parents in the past.
Actually, if she wasn’t afraid of involving Hugo, what she really wanted to do was investigate Roy Lewis of five years ago….