Ice and Fire

Chapter 84 The Future Project

Five years later...

The city had changed considerably. Stephen drove his car to the cemetery situated in the suburbs, with a bunch of flowers. As he got off the car, he saw John standing in front of Emily's tomb, with his assistant standing beside him.

Stephen walked up to them.

Seeing that Stephen had also come there to visit Emily, John turned to his assistant, "Wait for me in the car."

"Okay, sir." The assistant followed his instructions immediately, turned around and left.

Stephen approached Emily's tomb and placed the flowers he brought in front of her tombstone. Her photo had discoloured, turning yellow under the sun but Stephen did not care too much for that.

"You come here to visit her too", commented John.

"Yes", Stephen nodded and turned to John, "how you doing these days?"

"Fine, as always. How are you?" John replied politely, just the way he would to his best friend.

"Always the same, " Stephen answered monotonously.

John paused for a short while, and then continued to ask with concern, "My uncle... did he do anything to you recently?"

John clearly remembered that Jackson had been instigated against Stephen five years ago. For some unexplainable reasons, Jackson had been opposing Stephen, no matter what he did, giving him no chance to exhibit his abilities so much so that Stephen only managed to run a bar now, and in that too, the business was not doing good.

Taking a deep breath, Stephen questioned, "Who can stop him from doing whatever he wants?"

Stephen did not want to say too much to John. Though their relationship was not so frigid, John was still Jackson's nephew, and during the past years, Jackson had been doing all those things to him just out of spite for Cherry's leaving him. He had endured Jackson for a long time, only because he cared a lot for Cherry. He was willing to tolerate everything for her, regarding her as someone who made all the efforts worth it.

John couldn't help but tap Stephen on his shoulder, "That's what my uncle is like. You should have seen it long ago. Maybe, this will change when he looks back at what he has done."

Stephen knew that John comforted him out of kindness, so he made a wry smile towards John, "That's okay. How would I be called a man if I cannot deal with this kind of frustration?"

These words made both Stephen and John laugh together.

"Do you come here to visit Emily?" Stephen asked.

John nodded, turning his gaze to the Emily's paling photograph, "Yes, now that Cherry has left this city, I should take the responsibility of visiting Emily on her behalf. Their relationship, while they were together, was too good to describe in words. It is an honest truth that Emily holds a special place in Cherry's heart."

was a dedicated person,

front of the

Stephen suddenly, "Do you intend to take

Project was the biggest business trade that ever happened in the

the side but it had already been a hot

Although with no sign of success to speak for, Stephen still wanted to

to say, "It seems that uncle is pitching for

Stephen was surprised.

heard of the JS

at loss of words. It felt ridiculous that he did not even know who

biggest enterprises in this city, with its subsidiaries spread all over the country. However, its chief executive had never ever showed up in public.

had obviously never occurred to Stephen that JS

raised at the family residence and had lived overseas for many years.

"the original JS Group was established after she came back,

engrossed in thinking something deep

of the JS Group, but if I understand correctly, the controlling shareholder

even more. "Why are

brand and spread it all over the country in only five years; no one, except my uncle." Finishing his sentence, John realised he was still

Stephen finally came round. During the five years, JS Group was getting more and

"So you are saying that the JS Group is competing

Project is! Do you think he would let it go?" John had a knowing smile on his face.

give it up?

plush office space, Selina was marking documents, as well as listening to work reports from the four secretaries who were standing

all sharply dressed, and remarked, "Now I know everything. What you should do next is to schedule the high-level meeting, go to the airport to receive the negotiator coming from the US and bring me the financial?sheet of last month before three o'clock today. And yes, clear my schedule for this afternoon, I have to go

in unison. Sharing a quick glance with each other, the

nodded in satisfaction. She needed her secretaries to be highly intelligent and

came a curt order as Selina immersed herself


heard her

boss, the secretary spoke timidly, "Miss Selina,

and Derek were coming, answered, "Okay, I know. Now you can get off of work. Tell the security?guards that no one

said the secretary and left promptly. She knew that the order was clear. No one could get into the chairman

left, Selina saw

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