Chapter 129 The Birthday Banquet
There were many, many people at the banquet venue.
Kisa did not walk through the hall, but rather, she went around the side door into the courtyard.
Yet, she could still see how packed the hall was through the window.
As Mr. Case Sr. was seated at the innermost position of the hall, the first thing the guests. would do when they arrived was to greet him and exchange a few pleasantries. Therefore, everyone was gathered inside the hall.
Conversely, the courtyard had much fewer people, and that suited Kisa just fine.
She quickly carried the tray and placed it on the table.
Just as she was about to rush back to the kitchen, a guest called out to her, “Waiter, two glasses of wine, please.”
Kisa paused for a moment, wondering if she was the one being called. After all, there was not only her who was the staff in the courtyard.
“What are you standing there for? I’m calling you. Why are the waiters here so slow?”
‘Alright, he was calling to me.‘
Kisa gave up. She did not want to cause trouble, let alone be recognized, so she quickly brought two glasses of wine over.
She lowered her head a little and respectfully handed the glasses of wine over to the guest without even seeing what the guest looked like.
“Come, Mr. Kooper. Cheers.”
When she heard the name Gilbert, Kisa shuddered, and the tray almost slipped out of her hand.
‘What misfortune. How did I even run into Gilbert like this?”
She could now only hope that Gilbert did not recognize her and not expose her even if he did.
To calm herself down, she lowered her head even more, so much so she could only see their feet.
“Mr. Kooper, look at this waitress, bowing like a dog. No wonder she’s only fit to be a waitress for her whole life. She even wanted to slack off just now.”
“You were also bowing and prostrating yourself when you spoke to me earlier. Are you mocking yourself there?”
Gilbert’s cold voice rang out, causing Kisa’s heart to shudder violently.
Fortunately, he was making fun of that guest and did not seem to recognize her.
“Hahaha, Mr. Kooper, you sure know how to crack a joke. Come… let’s toast.”
When the other wine glass on the tray was taken away by the guest, Kisa immediately fled to the kitchen as if she was running for her life.
Soon, the sound of footsteps rang out behind her. Kisa’s legs trembled as she walked even faster to the side door of the manor.
Suddenly, Sharon’s voice rang out, and fortunately for her, she had already darted into the side door.
“Gilbert, what are you doing here?” Sharon gave the surrounding a curious look, “It’s so deserted here.”
Gilbert looked on grimly at the side door and, a moment later, said, “It’s nothing. Let’s go.”
When she got back to the kitchen, Kisa’s heart was still beating wildly.
‘No, I need to make a move now. I cannot stay here for long.”
She looked at the wall clock. It was eleven forty–five already. It was another fifteen minutes before the banquet would start. By then, everyone would gather in the hall and the courtyard, and no one would notice what would happen in the attic.
The kitchen was still busy, and Kisa checked out the clock from time to time, looking a little absent–minded.
Thankfully, Lea had already done all of her tasks for her, so the steward did not say anything
Time passed by slowly as Kisa waited painfully.
Finally, it was noon, and the banquet started. The music began to play in the hall and the courtyard.
As everyone else was eating, Kisa quietly went upstairs using the escalator by the side door.