Read The Substitute Wife: My Poor Husband is a Billionaire Chapter 170
Janet took a deep breath as her temples began to throb with pain. “Well, it looks like a bunch of fraudsters deceived you. They introduced the products to you and enticed you into signing the documents. Now, they’re asking you to repay the debts. The villagers you mentioned might have colluded with them.”
These fraud organizations would pick old people who lived alone as their target. Hannah couldn’t even understand what the documents meant. Besides, she was old and received only minimal education. She would have been an easy target for them.
Hannah was dumbstruck; she didn’t know what to say. It took a long while for her to realize her mistake. She had always been vigilant and never made hasty decisions. Now, she felt like she was being a burden to Janet.
“Leave this to me. Anyway, they can’t get any money from me. Hannah sighed and staggered to her feet, clutching the cane for support.
Janet held Hannah’s arm and took a deep breath. “What are you saying? How can I leave you alone?”
Tears coursed down Hannah’s cheeks. “What should we do now?” she asked anxiously. “I don’t have the money to pay them.”
“Don’t worry. There is always a way,” Janet comforted her even though she couldn’t think of a solution.
Hannah was her responsibility, and she couldn’t let her worry about it.
Looking at the hot pot, Janet gently said, “I know this must be frightening, so you better sit down and rest. I’ll cook you a bowl of noodles.”
While Hannah was eating the noodles, Janet dragged Ethan out of the room.
“I want to discuss something with you. I don’t think it’s a good idea for Hannah to stay here all by herself. I’m thinking if we should ask her to move in with us.” Janet looked at him hesitantly.
Having Hannah at home meant they had to take care of an elderly person and be at her beck and call at all times. It would be a tedious task.
Ethan was her husband, and she wanted his opinion first before making a decision.
“You rented the house, so it’s up to you. I’ll listen to whatever you say,” Ethan replied, arching his eyebrow. He dropped the stick as a smile tugged at the corners of his lips.
“That’s very sweet of you.” However, the next moment, she noticed the smile on his face and nudged his shoulder. “What’s with that look on your face? Why are you smirking?”
The mischievous grin on his face made her wonder if he was up to something.
Ethan feigned a cough and looked at Janet. “Don’t pretend like you know nothing.”
Ethan exuded a masculine aura. He thrust his hands into his pocket and examined Janet’s face.00 “We only have two bedrooms. Well, if Hannah moves in with us, you will have to move into my room. You have to sleep with me anyway.”
Janet’s eyes widened. She was busy worrying about Hannah, and living in the same room with Ethan didn’t cross her mind until he mentioned it. A subtle blush painted her cheek. “I…” She glared at him.
“What? Are you going to sleep on the couch?” Ethan had guessed what she was going He suppressed his smile and said, “Well, don’t you think Hannah will get suspicious if we don’t sleep in the same bed? After all, we are married.”
Janet opened and closed her mouth a couple of times, not knowing what to say. Ethan had a point, after all.