After saying these words in a cold tone, Maxim hung up the phone.
Kiley took a deep breath to suppress the disappointment in her heart and drove to The Baking Whale.
Mallory and Zane were both very happy tonight. Desmond and Lacey also knew about Kiley advancing to the semi–finals. They called specifically to instruct Zane to have Kiley continue to work hard, striving to bring back a first place.
“Kiley, you really made me proud! I was playing mahjong when I received the news of your advancement to the semi–finals. Those rich ladies were so jealous, they all envied me for having such an outstanding daughter!”
Kiley shyly smiled and modestly said, “Mom, I’m not that great. It’s just a preliminary round now, there are still several competitions ahead.”
With a face full of pride, Mallory said, “My daughter is so amazing, she will definitely win first place!”
“Then I tried hard!”
Zane was also laughing as he spoke to her, “Kiley, if you can get first place, I’ll give you a surprise.”
“If it was revealed, would it still be a surprise?”
“Even if it’s just for the surprise for dad, I have to come in first place!”
Several people laughed in unison, and Mallory handed the menu to Kiley, “Kiley, see what you want to eat.”
Just as Kiley had finished ordering, Zane’s phone started ringing.
He glanced down and stood up, saying, “It’s a call from a client, I’ll go out to answer it.”
After leaving the private room, Zane found a quiet corner to answer the phone.
“Didn’t I tell you not to call me recently…”
Before the words were even finished, a panicked voice came through.
“Zane! Victor had a fever, you need to come back immediately!”
Upon hearing this, Zane’s face immediately changed, “I’ll be right there, you start cooling him down with a wet towel!”
After hanging up the phone, Zane quickly walked towards the booth.
“Mallory, Kiley, something unexpected has come up at the company, I have to go deal with it right now. You guys start eating, if you’re not finished by the time I’m done, I’ll come back.”
After Zane left, Kiley and Mallory were chatting when suddenly they started talking about Briana.
“Right… Mom, there’s something I’m not sure if I should tell you, it’s about my sister…”
Mallory furrowed her brows, a flash of disgust in her eyes.
“Did she cause trouble again?!”
Kiley pursed her lips, seemingly finding it hard to speak.
“It wasn’t really causing trouble… It’s just that I saw my sister at the venue when I went to participate in the competition today.”
“What was she doing at the competition site?!”
Seemingly struck by a thought, Mallory’s face suddenly turned extremely ugly, “She didn’t know you were going to the competition and deliberately sabotage it, did she?!”
Kiley shook her head, “No… actually, my sister was working as a temp at the venue. When I arrived, she was moving water for the
Mallory slammed her chopsticks on the table, angrily saying, “Does she think she hasn’t disgraced the Schneider family enough?!”
If word got out that Briana was working as a temp, it would certainly make the Schneider family the laughingstock of Bridenville’s high
“You called her immediately!”
Kiley looked troubled, “Mom, if my sister finds out that I was the one who told you about this, she will definitely misunderstand me again. The reason I told you about this is because I want you to give her some money, so she won’t have to work as a temp anymore…..”
Mallory sneered, “I won’t give her a single penny! She doesn’t deserve it! Since you refuse to fight, then I’ll do it myself!”
She picked up her phone and dialed Briana’s number directly, but several calls in a row were hung up on.
During this period, Kiley had been trying to stop her, but was not successful
Finally, the call got through.
“Was there something?”
Briana’s indifferent tone infuriated Mallory even more. She spoke angrily. “Briana. I heard you went to the design competition site to work as a temp today?”