Chapter 234 Every Man for Himself
“Why don’t I help you put it on, Carolyn? Since the necklace matches what you’re wearing today, it’ll definitely look fantastic.”
“Really?” Carolyn smiled, delighted.
She had always loved jewelry, particularly emerald necklaces.
Kisa helped Carolyn put on her necklace with a smile, then told the servants to bring them a mirror.
Kisa placed the mirror in front of Carolyn and said, “Doesn’t it look stunning, Carolyn?”
“Mhm!” Carolyn nodded enthusiastically.
She then held Kisa’s hand and said affectionately, “You didn’t have to, Kisa. This necklace looks quite expensive.”
“Carolyn, you were kind enough to send me my mother’s belongings. You even allowed me to return to the Case family house to search for more of her belongings. Naturally, I have to show you my appreciation with some gifts. That’s why buying you this necklace is worth it, no matter the price.”
Just as Christopher heard Kisa’s words, a stiff expression appeared briefly on his face.
Meanwhile, Carolyn smiled without missing a beat, “That’s very sensible of you, Kisa.”
‘She’s truly a natural–born actress. She doesn’t look guilty at all,‘ thought Kisa.
She smiled and handed Christopher a calligraphy painting, “Dad, this is for you.” Christopher was noticeably taken aback, “You… You got a gift for me too?”
“Mhm. Jensen made the highest bid to get his hands on this painting, so it’s rather costly. I know you have a hobby of collecting calligraphy paintings, so I got this painting from him as a gift for you.”
After Christopher accepted the painting, the expression on his face became even more unnatural.
He looked at Kisa as if he had something to say, “Kisa…”
“Oh, dear! The food is getting cold. Have a seat, Kisa. Once we’re done eating, I’ll take you upstairs to search for your mother’s belongings,” Carolyn interrupted.
Kisa flashed a smile at Christopher and sat down.
Sharon’s expression suddenly darkened, contrasting her affectionate act earlier.
“Kisa’s spent quite a sum of money to buy mom and dad nice gifts, so it’s making me as the younger sister look bad. In the future, you two might show even more favoritism toward her. Just a necklace and a calligraphy painting were enough to make you two this happy.”
“What are you saying, Sharon? It’s a rare occasion for your sister to come home. Quit being bitter and have your meal.”
Kisa lowered her gaze and smiled.
Then, she took out a few more gifts and handed them to Sharon.
“These are for you. These gifts aren’t exactly expensive, but it’s a little something from me to you all you. In this world, I only have the few of you as my family. I was really touched when agreed to return my mother’s belongings. Besides, I truly want to reconcile with you all so that we can get along as a family.”
Sharon sneered, “You really think so?”
Carolyn quickly bumped Sharon’s arm.
“Oh, it’s great that you’re not holding any grudges. The truth is, I feel the same way. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could get along as a family? There’s no need for us to fight with one another. I was wrong in the past, so I’d like to apologize to you now.”
She grabbed Kisa’s hand affectionately and continued, “I won’t treat you that way again in the future. From now on, we’ll get along as a family. You should come home for a meal or two whenever you’re free. Or you could even come back and live here.”
When Christopher heard Carolyn’s words, his expression turned unnatural once more. He had a complex expression that emanated guilt.
Meanwhile, Sharon also looked unhappy. The expression on her face was a mixture of anger and jealousy.
Kisa quietly took in the expressions on their faces.