Read The Substitute Wife: My Poor Husband is a Billionaire Chapter 169
Janet picked up the file from the floor and read the documents consisting of several pages of incomprehensible, complicated text. She couldn’t understand the gist. However, the papers indeed contained Hannah’s signature and fingerprint.
“What does it say?” Ethan asked as he walked in with a stick in his hand.
He was wearing a thin black shirt, and his tall frame almost blocked the entire doorframe. Ethan almost stood a foot taller than those men. The wind made his shirt stick to his body, revealing his chiseled muscles.
Janet sighed and handed the document to Ethan. “I don’t understand it. There are so many terms and conditions.”
Ethan skimmed through the papers and found Hannah’s signature in the end. The document revealed Hannah owed three hundred thousand dollars to these people.
“Did you read the document clearly? I wasn’t lying. Give me the money! Hannah is very old. You don’t want us to injure her, do you?” The strong man arrogantly leaned against the kitchen top and glanced at the stick in Ethan’s hand from time to time.
“I really don’t have the money now. Can you give me some time? I will borrow money and repay the debts.” Janet had no idea what happened and why Hannah owed so much money to these men. Therefore, she had no choice but to persuade the men to leave first.
“I’ve heard enough excuses. Tell me the specific time. You can’t keep me waiting all the time.” The strong man spat on the floor again and squinted at Janet. However, his gaze involuntarily flitted to Ethan, who was staring at him with a stick in his hand.
The muscular man flinched back in fear. He wondered who Ethan was. The man had been in the underworld for many years, but he had never met such a powerful man before. He felt inferior around Ethan. Besides, looking at Ethan’s strong muscles made him wonder if he was a trained fighter.
“How about one week?” Janet asked after a moment’s pause.
Seeing that Janet had compromised, the strong man scratched his head and stole a glance at Ethan. A shiver ran down his spine.
The man coughed awkwardly and nodded. “Okay, I’ll give you a week’s time.”
He then waved at the men behind him. “Pack your things. Let’s leave!”
“What? What’s the matter? You were determined to get the money today.”
“You didn’t behave like this before.”
The strong man stole a glance at Ethan again and cast a reproachful look at his men. “Shut up! It doesn’t seem like the right time. Didn’t you see the helper standing behind that woman?”
After they left, Janet anxiously held Hannah’s hand. “What’s going on?”
Hannah rubbed her temples and let out a weary sigh. “A few days ago, a group of people came to sell health care products. They seemed very enthusiastic. At first, I just thought I’d give them a try. But they coaxed me into buying their products. I said I didn’t have money, so the salesman asked me to sign a few papers saying that I could avail the products for free. I was confused and couldn’t understand what was going on. Several villagers had also signed the agreements, and they all seemed fine.
And these people kept pressing me, so I signed. A couple of days ago, a large group of people barged into the house, saying that I owed them money. But I never borrowed money from anyone. When I asked them about it, I found out the salesman had deceived me into signing up for a loan. Now, I have to pay them three hundred thousand dollars — including the interest. I still can’t figure out why I owe them so much money.”