Chapter 144 I’m Strong
Elisa snickered inwardly, thinking that Rose was shrewd and sly.
‘That’s how family members should treat each other.’ She’s implying that I don’t deem them as my family because I don’t go home, and it’s me who chose to keep a distance from them.
Obviously, Rose said those words to make known to the others that Elisa is a hypocrite, hence affecting her image in the others’ minds. As such, the others might have a different interpretation of Elisa’s answer during the interview yesterday.
Since Elisa had already commenced her plan, she wouldn’t give them any chance to strike back.
She nodded with a smile. “That’s true, Aunt Rose. It has been a while since we got together. I mentioned this to Linda last time, but she seemed to be occupied at that time and went away to handle her matters after a quick chat. I hope Linda is available tomorrow night.”
Rose was caught off guard by Elisa’s remark while Linda almost lost her cool.
Nonsense! This is not true at all! Elisa, I never knew you’re such a natural liar!
On the other hand, Elisa successfully returned the compliment. Initially, Rose implied that Elisa was the one who dissociated herself from the family, but now it sounded like it was the family who turned a cold shoulder toward her.
Linda quickly answered with a smile. “You’ve mistaken me, Elisa. I was indeed occupied that day, but when I caught up with you some other days, you were busy too, hence we did not meet up all this while. I’m free tomorrow, so please come!”
With a smile resting on her lips, Elisa nodded. “I see. You and your family are kind to me. There’s no misunderstanding between us.”
Standing aside, Rachel was rendered speechless. Listening to the superficial conversation, she was bored and even felt like yawning.
The conversation was dull, and they even had to guard against any implied slander in the words.
I bet the nearby guests are falling asleep listening to them talking.
At this thought, Rachel glanced around the surroundings and laughed in spite of herself when she realized indeed no one was paying attention to the conversation anymore.
Perceiving strange gazes from Elisa, Linda, and Rose, Rachel let out a cough and blurted, “I just suddenly thought of something interesting.”
“Old Madam Wickam is here!” Someone gasped out of the blue, attracting all other guests to gaze toward the entrance.
Julia walked into the hall with Gareth’s parents supporting her on both sides. They held her arms carefully as if they were worried that she would slip and fall.
The family were all smiles and looked harmonious.
Elisa wore a genuine smile when she looked toward Julia.
Meanwhile, Linda too glanced toward Julia and instinctively walked up to her.
When Monica saw Linda, she smiled and called out to her. “Hey Linda, come and help Grandma.”
Monica’s action was to show the others that Linda was the daughter-in-law whom she acknowledged.
As such, Linda’s status became obvious immediately. Besides, Monica’s invitation wouldn’t appear to be inappropriate because the Wickam family and the Benett family had been associated with each other for a long time, so it was natural for Linda to help Julia.
Just then, Monica caught sight of Elisa out of the corner of her eyes. With a cold look, she snickered deep down. Elisa, you want to sabotage Linda so that she can’t marry Gareth, don’t you? I’m not going to let your wish come true!
Linda smiled and hummed, “Sure.”
When she walked up to Julia, the latter raised her arms and complained in resignation, “Come on you two. I’m still strong and can walk on my own. You’re making me look weak by holding my arms. I don’t need anyone to help me.”
At once, Linda’s hand stopped mid-air.
Chapter 144 I’m Strong