My Bossy CEO Husband, Chapter 97 The Divorce
Leo had cleaned and bandaged Wendy’s wound, he took a step back and said, “You are all set! For the next few days keep it dry.And make sure you change bandages daily.”
“Thank you, Dr.Leo,”
“What about my sister? Can I take her home?”
“Reese has already been discharged.I thought you knew,”
Leo said, looking baffled.
Wendy was at a loss for words.
‘‘How could Reese not tell me?’’ she thought, frowning in confusion.
‘‘Things with Flynn are worse than ever.She wouldn’t go back home.And she has nowhere else to go, as she doesn’t know anyone else in the city.If she didn’t come to me, where could she possibly have gone?’’ Wendy just sat there thinking for a while, until she could no longer hold still.
Ryan, however, had no intention of leaving just yet.
“Hey, man…” Leo started.
“She needs medicine. Give her a prescription,” Ryan said flatly.
“Okay, I am on it!” Leo hurriedly wrote a prescription for an ointment and some antibiotics to help the wound heal.
“Not this one,”
Ryan barked, looking over the doctor’s shoulder.
Leo stopped writing, looking perplexed.
“I remember you saying you had developed a new formula.An ointment to reduce scarring, if I am not mistaken.”
Leo’s face blanched in an instant.
“Where is it, Leo?”
The doctor looked uncomfortable under Ryan’s scrutiny.A few moments later though, he reluctantly opened his desk drawer and reached inside.He took out a small tube and handed it to Ryan.
“What is this for?” Wendy asked.
“It will prevent any scarring.”
‘‘Is this all it does? Surely not.Otherwise why does the doctor look so…reluctant, ‘’ Wendy thought to herself.
After her injury, Carter insisted Wendy taking some time off tourist.
She was fairly certain the director thought her the most troublesome actress he had ever worked with.
Not long after she was hired, she had not one, but two accidents that kept her from fulfilling her duties.
Not to mention her involvement in that scandal.
Wendy was really grateful for Carter.
He was kind and understanding, rare attributes for a director of his caliber On the ride home, Wendy decided to call Reese.
She sneaked a peek at Ryan in the driver’s seat and dialed her sister’s number.
But when Reese answered, all Wendy could hear was a lot of shouting.
Wendy sat up in her seat abruptly, her senses on high alert.
“Reese, can you hear me? Where are you?”
“I’m at Flynn’s place.”
“I came to pack up my things.The divorce is almost finalized, so….Can you drop by? Please.I-l thought I could handle it, but I was wrong.”
“I’ll be right there.”
After hanging up, Wendy said quietly, “Ryan.Turn around, please.Head for the Palmtree Community.”
Ryan turned to look at her, frowning.
“But, you are hurt…”
“It doesn’t matter.Reese is in trouble.I won’t let her be bullied again.”
Ryan didn’t look happy with her choice, but said nothing.
He turned the car around and after driving for a few blocks, he pulled over in front of a boutique.
“Why are we stopping?”
“Are you planning on showing up like that?”
Wendy looked down at herself.
She was still wearing the costume she was shooting the scene in.
And it was all rumpled and blood-stained.
Ryan was right.
If Reese saw her in this dress, she would definitely freak out.
In five minutes, they were back in the car, Wendy wearing a brand-new, clean dress.
As they neared the Palmtree Community, they could hear the shouting coming from Flynn’s house before they even got out of the car.
“You useless bitch! You failed as a wife! You couldn’t give my son a child and now you want to divorce him? And take half of our family’s fortune? How dare you? You have no right to touch even a penny from my son’s money,”
Flynn’s mother raged on, pointing her finger at Reese accusingly.
“You are a curse! When Flynn decided to marry you, I tried to talk him out of it.It seems I was right you are nothing but trouble.Eleven years.You have been in this family for eleven whole years and you haven’t worked for one day.You haven’t earned a penny.And you think you have a claim on the family fortune?”
Reese just stood in the center of the living room, clutching her suitcase.
She had just been discharged from the hospital, so she was still too weak.A gust of wind could have blown her down.
But in the face of this attack from Flynn’s mother, she stood her ground, still and expressionless.
“Are you done yet?” She asked flatly.
“No, I am just getting started.You want a divorce? Fine by me.But you are leaving this marriage just like you entered it.Penniless.”
Wendy couldn’t stand it anymore! She flung the door open and rushed in, her face stony.
“Wendy…” Reese’s face lit up at the sight of her sister.
“Don’t worry, sis.I’m here!” Wendy crossed the room and stood in front of Reese. She glared at Flynn and his mother standing on the opposite side of the room.
“Hey, Flynn.It seems that the lawyer didn’t make the terms of the divorce clear enough, did he?”
Flynn looked terrified when he caught sight of Ryan entering the room behind Wendy.
‘‘Ryan Oliver is here! Why? What does he want?’’ Flynn’s heart ran cold.
He hurried towards his mother and grabbed her hand, “Mother, stop it!”
His mother didn’t know who Ryan was.
And she wasn’t used to being opposed when she was lording over people.
She slapped Flynn’s hand away and yelled, “Are you completely stupid, child? This greedy moron wants to rob us blind.You earned that money, you worked hard for it.Why give it to her?”
“Because she is his wife,” Wendy chimed in.
“Bullshit!” The old woman was truly enraged.
“It seems that Flynn wants to stand against us once more,” Wendy sneered.
“No, no, no!”
Flynn waved his hands in the air and shook his head frantically.
“We will go through with the divorce.The papers are almost ready.And Reese gets half of my fortune, including this house.She can have anything she wants…”
“Enough, Mother! You need to stop talking.Now!”
Flynn roared at her.
He had thought that Ryan helping Reese was a coincidence.
And although he had signed the divorce papers, it hadn’t been finalized yet.
So he had asked Reese to meet with him, hoping she’d agree to get back together.
Not that he loved her or anything.
But parting with half of his property would feel like he was chopping his own hand off and giving it to Reese.
So the only thing he could do was stay married to her.
If there was no divorce, he wouldn’t have to give her anything.
It wouldn’t change anything for him.
He could carry on having fun with other women.
So when Reese decided to meet him, he apologized to her as sincerely as he could.
But she had her mind made up.
He really couldn’t understand what had gotten into his wife.
They had lived like this for many years, so what had changed now? So he had no choice but to let his mother handle the stubborn fool.
And he had thought that they may succeed.
Until he saw Ryan entering and any hope he had shattered into a million pieces.
Thinking back to the lawyer’s words, he shuddered.
“I agree to all the terms of the divorce agreement.I…I’ll make sure we go through the formalities right away.
“Flynn…” His mother started, looking enraged.
Flynn yelled at his mother and broke into cold sweat when he saw Ryan looking at him intently, his face expressionless.
Not because he was weak.
It was just that his opponent was too powerful.
The formidable CEO of the Oliver Group! He knew Ryan wouldn’t even have to lift a finger to destroy him.
A word was all it would take to ruin Flynn’s business.
And then he wouldn’t just lose half of his fortune, but all of it.
Even the thought made Flynn shudder.
He grabbed his car keys and rushed out.
“Come on, Reese, let’s get this over with.We are mobic getting that divorce now!”