Chapter 117 Returning to the Case Family
Their arrival was quickly greeted by Christopher Case and Carolyn Marshall.
The Kooper family and the Case family had always been on good terms. However, due to the Kooper family‘s growing power and status, the Case family was slightly fearful of them and would butter them up.
Exhibit–a, just as Gilbert got out of the car, Carolyn pulled him aside affectionately. She gave him a smile that was so endearing it was almost as if she were looking at her own son. “Gilbert! What brought you here today?
Sharon‘s still on set right now, so she hasn‘t come home yet,” Carolyn said. When she saw Kisa get out of the car, the endearing smile on her face instantly dropped.
Carolyn pointed at Kisa, “She… What‘s she doing here?” She was so shocked that her speech was garbled.
Carolyn had always hated Kisa. Back then, she often abused Kisa. However, she did not dare to openly exhibit her hatred toward Kisa in front of Gilbert.
Meanwhile, Christopher was also staring at Kisa with a deep frown.
Kisa laughed sardonically. However, she also felt bitter. ‘Since Carolyn isn‘t my mother, her hatred toward me is understandable. On the other hand, Christopher is my father through and through. Yet, he had done nothing other than yelling and hitting me throughout my childhood. In contrast, he spoiled Sharon like there was no tomorrow. I still can’t figure out why father married mother and had me when he never loved her,‘ she thought.
After being in shock momentarily, Carolyn quickly recomposed herself. She flashed a smile at Gilbert, “Gilbert, why‘d you bring Kisa here today?” “What‘s everybody doing outside? Let‘s discuss things inside,” Christopher said with a smile. Gilbert glanced at Kisa and entered the house.
Just as Kisa was about to follow suit, Carolyn promptly blocked her entrance and threw her a deadly glare.
Back in the day, Carolyn was also an actor. Even though she had not acted in a long while, her acting skills were still impeccably unmatched.
Needless to say, Sharon inherited Carolyn‘s acting skills.
After they entered the house, the servants poured Gilbert and Kisa each a glass of water.
Kisa felt restless; she did not want to wait any longer. All she wanted to do was run upstairs to search for her mother‘s belongings.
However, she knew acting rashly was not a good idea.
Kisa turned to Gilbert.
He leaned into the couch and started, “Kisa‘s here with me today to retrieve her mother‘s
belongings.” When Christopher and Carolyn heard his statement, their expressions changed unanimously.
Christopher said bluntly, “Her mother didn‘t stay here for a long time. After all, what could a woman who‘s still in love with another man leave behind?” Gilbert had no intention of prying into their family affairs. Moreover, this was something that involved the older people in their families.
He pursed his lips and did not respond. Christopher did not want to offend him.
“Her mother really didn‘t leave anything behind,” he stammered. Kisa lost her patience. She pointed at Carolyn and said, “You‘re lying. Sharon told me that this woman had hidden away my mother‘s belongings.” Christopher‘s expression darkened. He slammed the table and chided, “What did you just call your aunt Carolyn? In any case, she‘s your elder.”
Carolyn quickly tugged on Christopher‘s arm. “Don‘t be angry. Kisa‘s just a child; she doesn‘t know any better,” she said in a considerate tone.
Then, she turned to Kisa and said, “Now that you‘ve mentioned it, I just remembered something. When I married into the Case family and moved in, I did happen to move some useless things into the attic. I‘m not sure if the belongings that you speak of happened to be in that pile.”
Kisa instantly shot up. “I‘ll go take a look.”
However, Carolyn grabbed her arm affectionately, “Of course. I‘ll take you to the attic.”