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The Enigmatic Return novel Chapter 495

Standing far away from the stage, Kyra and Dandy were seething.

Dandy had the urge to rush up the stage and yell at Jean and Neera.

However, Kyra grabbed her arm tightly and did not let her go.

"What are you thinking?" she said resentfully. "Haven't I been humiliated enough tonight?"

Dandy was furious. "Why are you stopping me? Are you going to let them get away with this and do nothing about it? If you let me teach them a lesson, everyone will know that you should be the one in the spotlight tonight!"

Kyra gritted her teeth. "So what if everyone knows? Do you think Jean would change his mind? That will only make my life in the company difficult!"

Tears welled up in her eyes when she said that.

She glared at the two people on the stage as if her gaze would burn a hole in their bodies.

After drawing the prizes, Jean and Neera went off the stage.

It was getting late, and Neera was tired. She wanted to go home.

Jean did not object. He went to tell Larry that they would be going home.

Larry did not ask them to stay. "I'll get you a driver to send you and Ms. Garcia home," he said.

"Don't worry about us. I'll send her home," Jean said. They left the hall while everyone was still focused on the stage.

On the way home, Neera did not stop smiling.

Jean also smiled when he saw that. "Why are you so happy?"

Neera nodded and said, "I get so many rare medicinal herbs just by attending the gala. Of course, I'm happy! So when are you going to fulfill your promise?"

Jean was moved by her gaze. "When we get home. I'll give you anything you want."

Neera didn't notice the implications of his words, though she was very satisfied.

Back at the Imperial Gardens, Jean led Neera into the collection room.

The collection room was filled to the brim with priceless antiques and various works of art. Neera was thoroughly dumbfounded as she took the sights in.

Jean went to a shelf that was stacked with boxes of different sizes.

In each box were various rare medicinal herbs that Neera could ever want.

Her eyes widened in shock. "That's a lot!"

"I bought them at a high price some time ago," Jean said. "Don't worry, they're of the highest quality."

In fact, he had only bought the herbs recently. He only did so because he knew Neera liked to do research into medicinal herbs.

He was looking for an opportunity to give them to her, but he didn't expect the opportunity to come so fast.

Neera believed that Jean was telling the truth. She looked into each of the boxes and fondled every single thing inside.

"Are you sure you won't regret it? Can I really take everything?" she asked again.

Jean was amused. "As I said, I am a man of my word. You can take anything as long as you can carry it."

Neera was very tempted, but she did not lose control. After a long deliberation, she settled on three items.

"Is that really enough?" Jean asked when he saw her about to close the box.

Neera nodded. "I know I shouldn't be too greedy. I ought to be satisfied if I can get these."

After all, she knew the value of each of the herbs.

Jean knew that Neera was being reserved. He picked another five items from the box and handed them to her. "Here, take these."

He had noticed Neera's gaze lingering on those items, and he was sure she really wanted them.

Neera hesitated. She didn't want to seem too greedy.

While she stood there, Jean called Storm over.

"Help Ms. Garcia take these next door."

Storm nodded and did what he was told.

"I was about to say thank you, but I know you don't want that… So if you want anything in the future, don't hesitate to ask me," she said.

She soon realized that the man was wealthier and more powerful than her. He did not want anything, nor did he have any need for her help.

Unexpectedly, Jean replied, "You said it yourself. I'll tell you if I want anything from you."


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