During the meal, essentially only Madeline and Brycen were talking. Maxim and Briana were both silent, not even glancing at each other, treating each other as if they were invisible.
Brycen glanced at Maxim out of the corner of his eye, stifling a laugh in his heart.
He clearly heard that Briana would also be coming just a moment ago, and immediately agreed to come. Now that she’s right in front of him, he’s pretending not to care. He’s really stubborn as a mule.
After finishing their meal, Madeline went to pay the bill, with Brycen accompanying her, while Briana and Maxim trailed behind.
They had been silent all the way to the door, when Maxim finally spoke.
“The words I said this afternoon, don’t take them to heart. I won’t measure you by my standards anymore.”
He had carefully considered that even if Briana never worked in her life, he could still support her. Even if she didn’t graduate from high school, no one would dare to say anything in front of them.
Surprise flashed in Briana’s eyes, but she quickly spoke with a nonchalant expression, “Mr. Yoder, I didn’t take it to heart.”
No sooner had the words fallen than an angry voice sounded from the side.
“Briana, how are you here?!”
Briana turned her head, only to see Mallory and Kiley standing not far away, both with surprise in their eyes. However, there was also anger in Mallory’s eyes.
The Baking Whale had a lot of green plants. As Briana and Maxim were talking and turning the corner, Briana was a few steps behind Maxim. Therefore, Maxim’s figure was completely blocked by the green plants, and Mallory and Kiley did not notice him.
Briana looked at the two indifferently, “I don’t think I need to explain to Mrs. Schneider.”
Mallory’s face turned red with anger, and Kiley quickly supported her, turning to Briana and saying, “Stop upsetting mom with your words. I saw you working as a temp at the design competition this morning, there’s no way you could afford to spend money here. Are you working as a waitress here?”
Upon hearing this, Mallory immediately became even angrier,
warning, “I’m warning you, quit these messy jobs immediately, or not only me, but the Schneider family will not let you go!”
Briana gave Kiley a cold glance, she really spared no effort to belittle herself.
She was about to speak when Maxim suddenly approached her, his voice icy as he spoke, “I’d like to see how the Schneider family intends to not let my wife go!”
Neither Mallory nor Kiley had expected Maxim to be there, their faces instantly turned pale.
Kiley had a look of grievance on her face as she said to Maxim,
“Maxim, I just invited you to have dinner with me, didn’t you say you were busy?”
Unexpectedly, he was actually with that bitch Briana!
“Do I need to report my every move to you?”
Maxim’s cold and indifferent attitude made Kiley’s face turn even paler.
Surprise flashed in Briana’s eyes. Had Maxim and Kiley had a disagreement?
“Mr. Yoder, I hope you can correct one thing, I am no longer your wife, please do not interfere with my affairs in the future.”
No sooner had the words been spoken than Kiley and Mallory sharply turned to look at Briana.
She’s already divorced from Maxim?!
But since they were divorced, why did Maxim still have to support her?!
Maxim’s face instantly turned as cold as thousand–year–old ice, “Briana, shut up!”
Briana looked indifferent, speaking slowly and deliberately, “Mr.
Yoder, I agreed to keep this from Grandma with you, but in front of the Schneider family and the woman you love, there’s no need to hide this anymore, right?”
Moreover, during this period, Maxim had been taking Kiley to various public places, and everyone had already assumed they were a couple. Meanwhile, she was privately labeled as a homewrecker.
If this matter wasn’t clarified soon, everyone would think that she was the one clinging to Maxim and refusing to divorce.
Maxim kept a cold face and didn’t speak, an icy aura enveloping him.
“I won’t bother you guys anymore.”
After speaking, she turned to leave, but was abruptly grabbed by the wrist by Maxim.
Maxim had directly dragged her into the empty booth next door, slamming the door shut and pinning her against it all at once.
“Briana, were you so eager to cut ties with me?!”