the years, Jacob had forgotten how frightened he and Mike had been as kids.
Heâ€™d pushed those recollections to the back of his mind in favor of successes.
Being around the children here rekindled memories of that time. Their worst
fear had been being separated.
one he foundedâ€”had been a struggle at first but then had taken off. Within
three years, they were multi-millionaires then billionaires. No one was more
surprised than Jacob. Heâ€™d been ultra-cautious for a few years, afraid
something would snatch success away from him.
realized he had investments and backups and even if he lost half, heâ€™d still be
wealthy. Thatâ€™s when heâ€™d begun to live the good life. More level-headed,
frequently Mike had cautioned him to limit his excesses.
they shouldnâ€™t have planes, didnâ€™t need as many cars, and one house each was
enough. Heâ€™d been right, of course. Here Jacob had none of those things. At
least heâ€™d been there, done that, and had experienced the exhilaration success
different challenge. He sure hoped he was up for this one. There was no failing
this time without dire repercussions.