It took several minutes before Briana smiled and spoke, “No need for the paint, I just hope Ms. Ponce and Mrs. Ponce can remember the feeling of being watched today, and it’s better to use their brains before doing anything in the future.”
Adeline gritted her teeth and said, “I will definitely remember Ms. Schneider’s words today!”
After stepping off the stage, Adeline suddenly saw Oliver standing in a corner of the banquet hall, looking at her with an expression of confusion.
Adeline’s heart sank as she thought about the time when she was at the police station and called him, hoping he would help her, but he coldly refused.
She pursed her lips and slowly walked towards Oliver.
After standing in front of Oliver, Adeline coldly looked at him and said, “Are you here to make fun of me?”
Oliver shook his head and said, “I just wanted to come and see for myself what kind of person the one I have liked for so many years really is.”
Adeline sneered, “It’s a pity to disappoint you, but I am not the innocent little flower you like.”
The expression on her face made Oliver feel unfamiliar.
He had always thought that she was gentle and kind, but now he realized that it had always been his own liking for her that made him
attribute many beautiful words to her
So when he gradually saw through her true face, he would repeatedly make excuses for her.
“Adeline, why did you have to do something like this when we could have been together?”
Adeline looked at him with a cold expression and said slowly, “No reason. I was always this kind of person. I broke up with you and went abroad because I realized we were not compatible. This time, when I came back to the country, I realized I still liked you and wanted to give it another try. Unfortunately, it failed again.”
Oliver’s face turned pale as paper in an instant. These past few days, he had been contemplating whether or not to continue being with Adeline. Now, it seemed like there was no need to consider anymore.
“I knew it.”
He turned around and left without hesitation, his back revealing a
Adeline’s eyes were filled with pain, but even if she tried to salvage her relationship with Oliver now, they would still ultimately be unable to escape the outcome of breaking up. It’s better to end the pain sooner rather than prolong it.
She turned around and went straight upstairs. Her only role in tonight’s party was to stand on the stage and apologize to Briana, and then let Briana insult her. The humiliation of tonight would be etched in her heart forever!
Zane and Mallory had also received an invitation from Charles, but knowing that Charles wanted Adeline and Natalia to apologize to Briana in front of everyone, they decided not to go.
Around eight o’clock in the evening, Kiley returned home with tears on her face.
Mallory was waiting in the living room, watching TV, when she was startled by Kiley’s appearance. She quickly pulled her onto the couch to sit down.
“Kiley, what’s wrong?! Did Briana bully you again?!”
Kiley shook her head, her voice tinged with a sob, “Mom, don’t blame Briana. After all, she is Maxim’s wife now, so it’s normal for her to be uncomfortable with Maxim liking me.”
At Mallory’s words, her eyebrows furrowed and she said coldly, “What exactly happened?! Explain clearly, if it’s her fault, I won’t let her off the hook!”
Kiley cried with tears streaming down her face, chokingly saying, “It was earlier when Maxim auctioned off a necklace in Setherville. I had
thought it was a birthday gift for me, but to my surprise, I saw Briana wearing it at the party today…”
“She even wants to snatch your birthday gift! No, I have to go find her!”
Kiley quickly grabbed Mallory’s hand and said, “Mom, don’t go. I don’t want you to be humiliated too… Just pretend you don’t know anything about this, I don’t want to make things difficult for Maxim. ”
Mallory looked at Kiley, whose face was covered in tears, and handed her a tissue to wipe her tears. She sighed
“Kiley, you were just too kind.”
“I had the love of my parents, and that was enough for me. As for Maxim, maybe we were just not meant to be.”
Mallory gently patted her back and whispered, “Don’t worry, I will definitely make Briana and Maxim get divorced!”