Chapter 136 Too Late
There were rumors that Elisa was a kind-hearted, and well-informed individual; but now…?
People grew doubts about Elisa. Is it possible Elisa is jealous of Gareth? His kindness towards Linda was a rouse!
As people formed their opinions, Elisa announced in an authoritative tone. “Since Mr. Benett and I are divorced, my cousin became terribly heartbroken. She even expressed her remorse that she was the reason for our separation. Linda has even told me the separation had upset her greatly and that she became suicidal. I am completely responsible for this, and still, carry that guilt with me.”
The reporters were taken aback. ‘Ms. Elisa blames herself so much!”
“Well, yes! Ms. Elisa has a reputation to be too kind. She’s such an angel in disguise!” Ben said.
Rachel gagged from that statement, but she knew what Ben’s intentions were from that statement. She stepped forward as the expectant crowd waited for her turn to speak on this issue. The cameras turned towards her for the shot.
Linda was about to go ballistic with Rachel Markee on screen. “What else does Rachel wish to add?”
Linda watched as Rachel nodded to the camera. “This is true! Sister Linda is a beautiful, kind soul. As I am a close friend of Elisa, I’ve met Linda through my many visits to their home. I am absolutely saddened by her condition…Linda is an empathetic woman, who cared so much for me. As I was Elisa’s friend, she has offered help more times than I can count. She is especially sweet to Elisa” Rachel cooed. “There are many more times that people had wronged her, so she is especially protective over Elisa.”
The reporters were surprised by this statement. “Miss Linda is such an amazing person!”
“Of course, they are cousins!!”
Linda was furious. She knew Elisa was holding back her cards in the game!
Elisa gave a small smirk, but her eyes expressed sadness. Since Linda is so desperate to have a good reputation, let’s give her just that.
Elisa noticed the crowd didn’t look too convinced, so she added, “My cousin is the textbook example of kindness. If she weren’t, what would have driven her to save Mr. Benett from that accident? The very same accident which caused her to have a coma.”
Everyone was shocked. So that was what happened! Miss Linda ended up in a coma from her love for Mr. Benett. Linda, being too good for her own good, risked her life for Mr. Benett!
Underneath that facade, Elisa grinned in secret. She knew something was wrong, with how much wreckage that accident had caused. No one could have survived to tell the tale. Yet, Linda ended up in a coma, just to wake up in a perfect time.
However, this is Linda’s web of lies. I’ll help her build it, so I can watch it fall from her tall tales. That would be such a satisfying event!
Elisa did just that – building Linda’s downfall.
The crowd was busy admiring Linda’s good nature when Elisa intervened with another statement. “I am grateful to my cousin for everything she had done. After the divorce, I reasoned with her that Mr. Benett is still in love with her. He agrees to her hand in marriage.” Elisa said. She continued, “I am least to be concerned as Mr. Benett and I have no place together in the future, however, Linda does.”
All eyes were on Elisa. Even if Mr. Benett were to get married a second time after the divorce, it did not look good if his next wife was the previous wife’s cousin. That would be such a scandal…
However, the public had now been informed that Linda and Gareth are a couple. Things have gotten complicated.
Linda was in sheer panic. “No! I can’t let her divulge any more claims! If she does, this all will be ruined!”
“Quick! Make the call!”
Linda grabbed Mrs. Meek’s phone. She couldn’t care anymore and proceeded to call Elisa.
But by then, it was too late.
Chapter 136 Too Late