At this point, Kiley also noticed something was off with Maxim, the smile on her face gradually faded.
“Maxim, what happened to you?”
After the booth was left with only two people, Maxim looked at her and said, “Sit.”
No sooner had Kiley sat down across from him than Maxim lifted his wine glass, “I haven’t had the chance to congratulate you on passing the preliminary round before.”
Upon hearing this, Kiley quickly picked up another glass of wine, her smile somewhat shy.
“Thank you, Maxim.”
Maxim watched her coldly as she drained the wine from her glass, his face devoid of any warmth.
“By the way, Maxim, did you come specifically to watch my game today?”
Maxim swirled the red wine in his glass, his voice indifferent, “No.”
Kiley’s face turned pale, she bit her lower lip and said, “Then why did you come here…”
“I came to find Briana.”
Kiley abruptly stood up, glaring at Maxim in anger, “Where am I
inferior to my sister?! Why have you been so cold to me since I returned home?! Maxim, are you still holding a grudge against me?!“–
Maxim raised an eyebrow, saying coldly, “It seems I was too lenient with you before, which led to your misconception.”
“What did that mean?”
Disbelief and confusion filled Kiley’s eyes, her gaze at Maxim was full
Suddenly, she felt something was wrong with her body, as if…
“What did you do to me?!”
Maxim’s eyes were downcast, his face as cold as thousand–year–old ice. Just looking at him sent a chill up one’s spine.
“What you did to Briana, I did to you.”
Kiley’s eyes widened abruptly, and she slumped weakly onto the sofa.
“Maxim, what… what are you saying? I don’t understand…”
Maxim rose indifferently, “You’ll understand soon.”
Seeing him about to leave, Kiley quickly stood up and grabbed his sleeve.
“No! Maxim, you can’t treat me like this!”
Maxim brushed off her hand, saying word by word, “Kiley, I gave you a chance. Since you’ve done something wrong, you need to have the courage to face the consequences.”
No sooner had the words fallen than Rayan came in with a man.
The moment she saw that man, Kiley seemed to understand something,
trembling and backing away.
“No! I won’t! The Schneider family will never let you off for treating me like this! And have you forgotten what you promised me before?”
“I will continue to do what I promised you, but what you owe Briana, you must also repay!”
Under Kiley’s desperate gaze, Maxim left with Rayan.
Just as I stepped out of the conference room, a sudden “bang” sounded from behind, followed by several screams.
“Someone jumped off the building!”
Rayan glanced back, his face suddenly changing, “Mr. Yoder, it’s Ms. Schneider!”
Maxim didn’t even turn his head, coldly saying, “Call her an ambulance.”
On the way back to the company, Rayan was still shaken. He hadn’t expected that when Maxim was nice to Kiley, he was really nice, but once he became ruthless, even if Kiley really died in front of him, he probably wouldn’t be moved at all.
However… he could have clearly stopped Kiley from drugging Briana at that time, but he just quietly watched the situation unfold, and then finally stepped in to help Briana.
If Briana had known the truth, she would probably have been furious.
After Kiley was taken to the hospital, Mallory and Zane arrived quickly.
Seeing the cast on Kiley’s foot, Mallory’s eyes were filled with worry and heartache, “Kiley, what on earth happened?! How could you
suddenly jump down from upstairs?!”
Upon receiving the news of Kiley’s suicide jump, Mallory was scared out of her wits.
Fortunately, it was only the second floor. Apart from a broken left leg, Kiley was not injured anywhere else.
With a wronged expression on her face, Kiley cried out, “Mom… it was my sister who hurt me!”