Briana shook her head, “I went straight to pick up the diamond bracelet after work and came over. Mr. Yoder might still be working overtime.”
At the mention, a trace of disappointment flashed in Norma’s eyes. She had thought that during the time Maxim was recovering from the car accident, their relationship would have improved while living together. Now it seemed that things were still the same as before, with no
“I had to work overtime on my birthday. When he comes later, you must talk to him properly!”
Briana smiled and replied to Norma’s words, “Okay!”
Kiley, who was standing aside, saw how Norma treated Briana so well, but was extremely cold and indifferent towards herself. She felt both jealous and angry in her heart.
If it weren’t for Maxim being raised by Norma since childhood, he would only listen to Norma, and she wouldn’t have to go to such lengths to please this old hag!
“Kiley… Kiley… why did you suddenly stop talking?”
Kendra’s voice brought Kiley back to reality, and she quickly snapped out of it and looked at the other person.
“Kendra, I’m sorry, I got a little distracted just now, maybe because I’ve been a bit tired lately.”
“You have recently helped me prepare for Norma’s birthday banquet,
and I really appreciate your hard work. If only Briana had half of your understanding.”
Kiley’s hand involuntarily tightened, and she had no desire to be understanding.
But if she didn’t behave well, she might not have the qualification to sit here today.
Kiley gave a shy smile and said slowly, “Kendra, I’m glad I can help you. I have always enjoyed being with you and learning a lot from you.”
Kendra nodded, “Don’t worry, I have seen all the efforts you have made, and you are the only daughter–in–law I have recognized!”
Kiley’s face showed fear, “Kendra, don’t say that. Briana has already married Maxim, and I dare not have any thoughts about it.”
Kendra held her hand and whispered, “I will help you.”
She leaned in to Kiley’s ear and said something, and Kiley’s face immediately turned red.
Briana walked around the banquet hall and felt bored, so she went to the backyard and decided to spend some time alone in the pavilion.
Just as I reached the entrance of the backyard, I heard a burst of discussion coming from inside.
“Norma’s birthday party was really lively tonight, but unfortunately Mr. Yoder didn’t come. I hope it’s not because he’s disabled and afraid to -come.”
“I guess it’s also because I’m afraid of being laughed at. After all, I used to be the pride of the heavens, but now I am partially paralyzed and will never have a chance to stand up again. I guess it won’t be long
before the position of the Yoder Group’s president is handed over to someone else.”
“If I were him, I might not be able to accept it either, spending the rest of my life paralyzed. I would rather jump into the river!”
Briana frowned and walked straight in, coldly saying, “If you have the guts, go say it to Maxim’s face. Hiding behind and gossiping doesn’t count as any skill!”
Sitting in the pavilion were several Bridenville socialites, who had recently returned from abroad. Briana was not familiar with them.
No one expected that someone would come to the backyard. They were startled at first, but then recognized it was Briana, with contempt and mockery in their eyes.
“Who did I think it was! It turns out to be Ms. Schneider, huh? We were just speaking the truth, did we say something wrong?”
Briana sneered, “Even if Maxim can never stand up again, it’s not your turn to babble here!”
One of the women in the Schneider Group, who had business dealings with the family, suddenly stood up and disdainfully said to Briana, “Briana, you better act like you haven’t heard anything, otherwise I’ll make sure my dad ends the cooperation with the Schneider family when I go back!”
Briana had no warmth in her eyes and was about to speak when a cold voice sounded behind her.
“This lady has such a big mouth. Since your family is so capable, I suppose you don’t need to cooperate with the Yoder Group anymore. Almost forgot, there are also your two families.”
Seeing Maxim suddenly appear behind Briana, the faces of the few people turned pale.
If the family members had known that they had offended Maxim, resulting in the termination of the cooperation between the family company and the Yoder Group, they would have definitely broken their legs.
“Mr. Mr. Yoder… We didn’t mean to… We’re sorry…”
“Mr. Yoder, please forgive us this time… I promise we will never speak out of turn again…”
“I’m sorry… Mr. Yoder…”