Chapter 143 Hypocrites
At that moment, Elisa and Rachel were standing facing each other. Many guests were paying close attention to Elisa, but only a few came to greet her.
After all, Elisa’s identity as Gareth’s ex-wife was exceptional. Although they had divorced, the other guys wouldn’t dare to mess with the President Wickam’s former wife.
Besides, the ambiguous status between Elisa and Will also impeded other men from approaching her. Because if they did, they might offend the two big shots and land themselves in deep water.
When Rachel saw the two figures walking toward Elisa, she hummed with a smile tugged at her lips. “They’re here.”
Thereafter, she called out to Rose and Linda. “Hi Mrs. Bennett, Linda!”
Yesterday, Rachel told the reporters how Linda took care of her because of Elisa, so of course she had to take the initiative to greet Linda and Rose.
She was thrilled when she saw Linda’s smile stiffen.
On the other hand, Elisa felt disgusted when she turned and saw the two women.
In the past, when Rose and her family were driven desperate, they had come to seek refuge from Elisa’s father. Her father received them generously, but the family was greedy and ungrateful.
In the past, Elisa was innocent and didn’t realize how evil they were. After her father passed away, Norman snatched away all her father’s shares. Back then when Norman asked her to sign the document, he claimed that the company still belonged to her and that he only did so to gain the trust of the shareholders. He even asserted that the Benett family should remain united no matter what happened.
As such, Elisa thought Norman treated her like his own daughter, so she signed the shares transfer agreement without hesitation.
However, it turned out that Norman pretended to adopt an equivocal stance as if he had become the owner of the company.
On the other hand, not only did Linda snatch away Elisa’s title as the young lady of the Benett family, but she even forced her to divorce Gareth.
Indeed, the family was schemeful. In the past, Elisa didn’t think they were cunning, but ever since her father passed away, the family couldn’t care less and had revealed their true colors.
Nonetheless, Elisa wouldn’t allow the others to lay hold of her father’s company which he had devoted his life to. She was determined to take it back sooner or later.
“Hi Aunt Rose, Linda.”
Linda nodded at Elisa and Rachel with a smile. “You are early. Elisa, why didn’t you tell me that you’re attending this banquet too? We could’ve come together.”
The nearby guests were focusing on Elisa and Linda, so they could naturally hear their conversation.
Elisa smiled and gave a flawless reply. “Rachel stayed at my place last night, so I came with her.”
“I see.” Linda was still putting on a smile on the surface, but deep down, she was hot under the collar.
Rose knew Linda was so furious that she was at a loss for words, so she looked at Elisa with a smile and said, “Elisa, it has been a while since you came back to visit ever since you moved out. Why don’t you move back to stay with us?”
“It’s okay, Aunt Rose. I’m now working in a law firm, and my current place is closer to the office.”
“I see. Why don’t you come home for dinner tomorrow? Norman misses you too and has been hoping for you to come and visit.” Rose extended an invitation passionately.
Thinking about it, Elisa indeed wanted to have a conversation with them, so she nodded and agreed. “Sure. I’ll be there tomorrow night then.”
Rose nodded with a smile. “That’s how family members should treat each other. I’ll prepare the dishes tomorrow and wait for your return. One of your favorite dishes is my buttermilk chicken tenders, isn’t it?”
Chapter 143 Hypocrites