Chapter 9

Tom was smiling, but his smile was uglier than his crying face.

The whole room was eerily quiet, and everyone was stunned. What was going on?

Many people could sense that Tom was heartbroken and they felt sorry for him. However, Phoebe was still as cold as usual. She even thought he was still acting, so she hated Tom even more. "Don't worry, I won't be sad for you for the rest of my life!"

Tom lowered his head. He actually burst into tears.

Phoebe sneered without any sympathy. She coldly said that she would be waiting for him at the civil affairs bureau and then left in high heels.

"Mr. Howard, would you still like to buy it?"

After a while, the saleswoman asked him carefully. She didn't dare to speak loudly, as if a louder sound would make Tom break down. Now Tom seemed extremely fragile, as if he was made of glass and would break with a single touch.

Tom said in a daze, "Give me a refund."

"Oh, okay..."

Holding the credit card that Phoebe had given him, Tom felt extremely grim. He didn't know how he walked to the civil affairs bureau. He felt like his soul had been pulled away.

At the civil affairs bureau, Phoebe took out the divorce agreement and put it in front of Tom without saying anything when she saw him coming over. Then she said coldly, "Sign it."

Tom felt that the pen in his hand weighed a tonne. He wanted to beg Phoebe not to divorce him. If she agreed, he would do anything for her.

After four years of living together, Tom fell hopelessly in love with Phoebe.

Phoebe's name was already written in the divorce agreement. She did it without any hesitation. She didn't have any feelings for him anymore.

Tom felt that he was a joke. He inherited a legacy worth 50 billion dollars and he thought that he could let Phoebe be the happiest woman in the world. However, he found out that it was merely his wishful thinking. Phoebe didn't give him a chance.

He took a deep breath. Just as he gritted his teeth and was about to sign, Phoebe's phone suddenly rang. "Hey, what?! Did something happen to my brother? Okay, I'll be right there!"

Phoebe wore an extremely anxious expression. She couldn't care less about divorcing Tom and hurried out.

Tom was stunned. Did something happen to Phoebe's brother?

He reacted quickly and immediately chased after Phoebe. "Phoebe, what happened to your brother? Is he okay?"

Phoebe said nervously, "I'm not sure about the details. Mom said on the phone that Logan had provoked a big shot. Now he's been detained, and I'll go over and take a look at him right away!"

Logan was Phoebe's younger brother. He was still in college. He rarely went home and often hung out. Tom knew that her brother had a bad personality and he would cause trouble sooner or later.

After thinking about it, Phoebe made a phone call. "Hello, Brian, are you free now?"

When Tom heard the name Brian, his expression was very unnatural.

Soon, Brian's voice came from the phone. "Phoebe, I'm talking to a client about our business, but if you need me, I will conceal it immediately."

Phoebe couldn't help but be moved. Brian had pursued her for many years. In order to remain faithful to Tom, she kept a distance from Brian. Now it seemed that Brian was much better than Tom!

She quickly told Brian everything. "Brian, if you're busy, you don't have to come."

Brian pretended to be unhappy and said, "Hey! Phoebe, what are you talking about? Your business is my business, and your brother is my brother. I can't just stand by when he's in trouble. I'll come over right away!"

Phoebe was moved and said, "Brian, thank you."

When the call was finished, Tom's expression was very ugly. He couldn't help but say, "Phoebe, if something happened to our brother, you don't have to call outsiders. I can handle it."

Phoebe's mood had just lightened, but when she heard Tom's words, she was immediately in a bad mood again. Whenever she saw Tom, she was annoyed. She was in such a hurry and didn't notice that she had brought Tom with her.

"Tom, in my opinion, you don't have any useful skills. But you're really good at bragging! Even my father couldn't deal with that big shot. What can you do?" Phoebe sneered.

Just as Tom was about to speak, Phoebe said impatiently, "Shut up. I don't want to hear your voice! When we get there, don't follow me. I don't want Brian to misunderstand anything."

Tom lowered his head and clenched his fists. He was so depressed that he pinched his fingers into his palms.

Phoebe drove very fast and arrived at the destination in less than twenty minutes.

"Oh, Phoebe, why are you so late? We're all worried sick."

At the door, James, Tom's father-in-law, and Elizabeth, his mother-in-law, rushed up to them.

Phoebe said, "What's going on with my brother? Where is he?"

James gritted his teeth and said, "That bastard is so ignorant. He has offended the Howard Family and is now being held up! They want us to pay ten million dollars to get Logan back!"

"What?! Ten million?" Phoebe exclaimed.

James said with a bitter face, "That's right. Our Scott Family is in deep water now. We don't have ten million dollars."

"They are obviously blackmailing us. Can't we just call the police?" Phoebe said angrily.

"Phoebe, don't be silly!" James said in a panic. He quickly covered Phoebe's mouth and looked around, afraid that someone would hear her. After he made sure it was safe, he let go of Phoebe and said in fear, "The Howard Family is the most powerful one in H City. They have enormous power. They can easily destroy our Scott Family a hundred times! If we dare to call the police, we won't see Logan again. Besides, with the power of the Howard Family, it's useless for us to call the police."

Phoebe's eyes widened. "Is the Howard Family so powerful?"

There was absolute fear in James's eyes. "Their power is unfathomable."

Suddenly, Phoebe remembered that Tom's surname was also Howard, perhaps he was part of the Howard Family... As soon as she thought of this idea, she told herself that it was impossible! She laughed at herself. What was she thinking? How could that trash, Tom, have anything to do with the powerful Howard Family?

Elizabeth said anxiously, "What should we do then? If we can't call the police and we are not able to raise ten million dollars, will we just watch Tian get crippled? We can't let that happen. Never!"

Phoebe's eyes were also red. She was about to speak when the roar of the car engine came from afar. Then, a yellow Lamborghini stopped beside Phoebe with a beautiful oversteer.

"Phoebe, I'm sorry. I'm late."

A handsome man came out of the car. It was Brian. He seemed so handsome and domineering that many women around him were attracted. Phoebe's heart beat faster when she saw him. At this moment, Brian was quite attractive.

When Elizabeth saw Brian, she immediately smiled. "Oh, Brian, it's you! Since you're here, we can save Tian!"

The more Elizabeth looked at Brian, the more pleased she was with him. He was much better than that trash Tom. She should have let Phoebe marry Brian back then!

"Yes, auntie. Phoebe made a phone call, and I immediately canceled my business plans and rushed over as fast as I could." As he spoke, he looked back smugly at the Lamborghini. In fact, in order to show off, he had rented this car from a rental company. Actually, his car was a BMW.

When Phoebe heard his words, her face turned a little red.

"By the way, uncle and aunt, what happened to her brother?" Brian asked confidently. He was still very influential in this area. Besides, he thought Logan was only a college student and he could at most offend some powerful classmates or gangsters. He couldn't cause any big trouble.

However, when he learned from James that Logan had offended the Howard Family, his expression changed immediately!

Damn it, it was the Howard Family, the strongest family in H City. He couldn't afford to offend them even if his strength increased a hundred times!

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