Although Henriette was taken aback by Cassius' reaction, she was more worried about her son than being hurt by his words. "Do you seriously like Judith? Can you even imagine how upset your father would feel if he heard that from you? Hadn't the Meyers been really nice to you all these years? I can't say for others, but your father has always treated you like a real son..."
Despite that, her words felt like shackles to him. The only reason why he had always been trying hard to assimilate into the Meyer Family even until now was because of the fact that he wasn't truly a part of them due to his blood relation.
However, it seemed like his view toward his relationship had caused a rift between him and the Meyers.
Cassius didn't know whether he really liked Judith as he only felt like she was really special, but Henriette's action mentally triggered his rebelliousness, so he snapped, "Yes, I'm serious about it. What are you going to do about it?"
Henriette went quiet before her eyes reddened.
Nevertheless, he wasn't an ungrateful son, so he felt bad when he noticed her reaction. "Why are you crying? You won't lose anything no matter what happens to me, so why are you even crying? Worse comes to worst, I'll have to leave the Meyer Family, but you'll still be able to enjoy your extravagant life, anyway."