“Ms. Schneider, our daughter Adeline is rather naive and may not be suitable for associating with someone as deep–minded as you. It would be better for Ms. Schneider to keep her distance from Adeline in the future.”
Kiley’s smile froze for a moment, and she lowered her gaze, saying, “Is Mrs. Ponce angry because of what happened before?”
Natalia sneered, “Since Ms. Schneider is aware, stay away from Adeline in the future!”
Kiley looked up at Natalia and said slowly, “Mrs. Ponce, I was just trying to kindly remind you at that time. I never expected Briana to call the police. I felt guilty when I found out she had reported it. I even went to her to plead for mercy, but she was determined not to let you and Adeline off the hook…”
“Alright, there’s no need to act in front of me anymore. Ms. Schneider is so smart, she should know how to keep her distance from Adeline. I won’t…”
As soon as the words were spoken, Adeline’s angry voice resounded behind Kiley.
“Mom, what nonsense are you talking to Kiley?! Kiley is my best friend, if you keep saying things like that, I will ignore you!”
Seeing that Adeline was really angry, Natalia’s tone softened a bit, “Adeline, I am also doing this for your own good.”
“I didn’t need you to do it for my own good!”
She took a few steps and stood beside Kiley, looking at her with a guilty expression. “Kiley, I’m sorry for my mom’s words earlier,” she said.
Kiley smiled and said, “It’s okay, I don’t mind. Mrs. Ponce is just worried about you getting hurt again, so I won’t bother you and Mrs. Ponce.”
After reaching the first floor, the smile on Kiley’s face gradually turned cold.
If it weren’t for Adeline’s ease of use, she would have had a falling out with Adeline based on Natalia’s words just now.
After being with Maxim, she was determined to make Natalia regret her words today.
She had just walked into the banquet hall when she saw Briana pushing Maxim in from the entrance.
After hesitating for a moment, Kiley approached Maxim and greeted him.
“Maxim, I thought you wouldn’t come today!”
Maxim glanced at her expressionlessly and said, “Today, Adeline and Mrs. Ponce will apologize to my wife at the banquet. I seem to have no reason not to come.”
A hint of jealousy flashed in Kiley’s eyes, as if she had just noticed Briana behind her. She smiled and said, “Briana, you…”
As the conversation was not yet finished, Briana’s face immediately turned extremely ugly upon seeing the necklace around her neck.
“Tear of Elf! How did this necklace end up around your neck?!”
Kiley looked at Maxim in disbelief.
“Maxim, was this necklace you gave to Briana?”
Seeing the tears in Kiley’s eyes, Maxim furrowed his brow and asked “Hmm, what’s wrong?”
“But isn’t this the birthday gift you were preparing to give me?!”
A hint of surprise flashed in Briana’s eyes, then she looked at Maxim with a half–smile, as if to say, “Did he really prepare two identical necklaces, intending to give one to Kiley and one to her?”
When Maxim and Briana appeared, everyone in the room immediately paid attention to them. Now, seeing a few people arguing, they all gathered around them, enjoying the spectacle and starting to discuss among themselves.
“What’s going on?! Does Mr. Yoder still have feelings for Kiley?”
“Hehe, the hardest thing for a man to forget is his true love. Although Maxim and Briana got married, he will always have a special place in his heart, reserved for Kiley!”
“I used to enjoy watching this kind of drama where two women compete for one man, and they are even twin sisters, which made it even more exciting!”
Hearing the discussions around him, Maxim furrowed his brows even deeper and coldly said, “When did I ever say that I would give Tear of Elf to you?!”
Kiley bit her lip and looked at him, as if she had been greatly wronged.
“Back in Setherville, wasn’t it me who said that this necklace was beautiful and you took a picture of it? Did you intentionally give the necklace to Briana to provoke me?!”