“It doesn’t matter,” he replied. We returned to the villa in no time.
Back home, I took a shower swiftly. When I exited the bathroom, Ashton was talking to someone over the phone on the balcony.
The door wasn’t shut, so his voice floated over. He was talking to Rebecca.
“Rebecca, you shouldn’t involve Scarlett in our business,” he said unhappily.
“Ash, what do you mean by that?” Rebecca’s voice was shrill. “Did she tattle on me?”
“No!” Ashton kept his voice low. When he heard my footsteps, he turned back and came into the bedroom.
I could hear Rebecca’s displeased voice over the phone as she was loud. “Then why do you think I did it? Am I that horrible in your eyes?”
He wasn’t about to waste his time to argue with her. “This is the last time. If it’s because of your mother, you can come to me. Scarlett is my wife; I’m responsible for her.”
“Ashton Fuller!” Rebecca yelled angrily. “My mother was trying to protect me. Was she wrong? Why do you insist on targeting her?”
Ashton frowned as his gaze landed on me. He gestured for me to dry my hair. I tilted my head and stood rooted to the spot.
After shooting me a smile, he spoke gravely, “I was trying to seek justice for my child. Was I wrong?”
Wow, what a brutal reply.
Rebecca immediately ended the call.
Ashton flung his phone aside and urged me to take a seat. He took my towel and began drying my hair.
His phone kept ringing incessantly. In the end, I looked back and told him, “You should answer that.”
He spoke calmly. “I will. After I dry your hair.”
It took him some time to dry my hair. Finally, he was ready to leave.
After he left, I returned to the company. I wanted to talk to Marcus about the new AI project because it was relatively new.
I looked around, but he was nowhere to be seen. His assistant told me Marcus was at the hospital as Benjamin was on his deathbed.
I immediately called Marcus, but he didn’t pick up. I didn’t know what was happening, so I called Sally instead.
When she answered my call, all I could hear was people bawling desperately. None of them were Sally.
“Ms. Fuller, what happened to Benjamin?”
“Tell Ashton he’s dead. Come to the hospital with him. I need Ashton to manage Benjamin’s funeral with Marcus,” Sally told me calmly.
I was stunned to hear the news. Benjamin’s dead?
I thought he was fine?
After getting the address, I headed there without hesitation. Ashton didn’t answer my calls. He might be busy, so I sent him a text informing him of the situation and address.
When I arrived at the hospital, Benjamin was dead. Sharon had collapsed on the ground in front of his ward dejectedly.
Sally wasn’t there, and neither was Marcus. Hearing my footsteps, Sharon looked up. Suddenly, she leaped at me and knocked me to the ground while yelling, “F*ck the Fullers! Your aunt took my husband away from me while you took my son away from me! Go to hell!”
As Sharon was too emotional, she started hitting and cursing me. I was caught unaware, so I couldn’t escape from her claws in time. Soon, bloody scratches appeared on my cheeks and neck.
She had her hands on my hair and pulled out a handful of my locks. The nurse hurriedly tried to stop her.
Utterly devastated, Sharon shrilled. “Karma will punish the Fullers one day. You’ll die a horrible death. Sally, this isn’t over. Even if you have inherited White Corporation, I won’t give up. You’ll die a horrible death!”
When Marcus returned after dealing with the necessary procedures, he inquired, “What’s wrong?”
I was still in shock at Sharon’s actions. Shaking my head, I replied, “I don’t know. She leaped at me right after I arrived. I think she’s too upset now.”
Sally showed up soon. When she saw Sharon, who was on the verge of an emotional breakdown, she furrowed her brows and came to me. “Are you alright?”
I assured her I was fine. Right now, I was concerned about Marcus. His father had just passed away, and his mother was brokenhearted. He seemed calm, but I wonder what he felt deep down.
Benjamin’s body was sent to be cremated at the funeral parlor. His funeral was to be held next month. After Marcus dealt with everything and sent Sharon home, he came to Sally.
“My father handed White Corporation to you. I’ll hand over my responsibilities as soon as possible and return to M Country,” he said coolly.