Chapter 147 A Sudden Drop in Rank
Julia was elated. It made her so happy that she jumped with joy.
At the time, she and Jerry had witnessed what happened. Thus, Julia smiled and said, “Did you see that? My granddaughter-in-law still likes my grandson! Since she does not allow Linda to marry Gareth, I shall give her a hand!”
Jerry was conflicted because he knew his mother was deliberately deluding herself.
Jerry understood Elisa had done that because she could not stand watching Linda and Gareth’s betrayal. It was only an act of revenge, and she had long ceased to love Gareth.
However, Julia was in such a good mood that she could not stop smiling. Thus, Jerry did not break the truth to her.
Julia did not hesitate to express her support for Elisa at the banquet.
Jerry understood his mother did not want Elisa to be at the receiving end of others’ prejudices.. She also did not want anyone to look down on Elisa after her divorce, so she showed that the Wickam family would always stand on Elisa’s side.
Gareth walked in and witnessed this scene.
Elisa was dressed in a slightly lighter shade evening gown than the one she wore in the previous banquet. Although it was a simple dress, Elisa was the most dazzling woman at the banquet.
Still, Gareth had a cold expression as he came in.
Julia had not noticed Gareth’s arrival. She looked at Elisa with a smile. “Elisa, I will always be on your side, so please don’t estrange yourself from the Wickam family due to what happened in the past. You can ignore that stinking brat, but you must remember that I’m always waiting for you to visit me.”
The crowd nearly dropped their jaws in shock. They could not believe what they had heard.
There is awkwardness surrounding Elisa’s status. Yet, Old Madam Wickam defends her in public.
But… Does Old Madam Wickam not know what Elisa did?
Elisa not only exposed her divorce from Gareth, making him a target of tabloids. Later, Elisa helped the Darcey family to go against the Wickam family. Has the Wickam family been tricked? Do they not care about all these things?
Thus, the crowd was astounded.
They all turned to Gareth upon noticing his sudden appearance at the banquet.
It made him and Elisa the focus of the crowd tonight.
After all, Elisa and Gareth had appeared as a loving couple in public, and Gareth would always behave like a gentleman with her. However, they were now divorced and had to appear at the same event due to their closeness to Julia. Thus, Elisa and Gareth would have no choice but to interact.
Therefore, the crowd was curious to see what would happen.
Meanwhile, Elisa could not help but feel touched that her heartbeat quickened. She did not expect Julia to say those words before the crowd.
Her eyes began to well with tears as she looked at Julia. “Grandma, thank you…”
Julia smiled and said, “Sweetie, there is no need to thank me. Alright, today is my birthday. You must host this party for me as you have always done. Also, I want you to organize all my birthday parties in the future.”
Monica’s expression darkened.
Before Elisa married Gareth, Monica was in charge of arranging these matters. She handed them over to Elisa once Elisa joined their family. At the time, Monica did not mind Elisa taking them over because it was customary for a granddaughter-in-law to take charge of such matters.
However, Elisa was no longer a part of the Wickam family. Yet, Julia still wanted Elisa to organize her birthday banquets. It felt like a snub to Monica’s face and a demotion of her status in the family.
Meanwhile, Gareth’s expression grew stern as he came closer.
Chapter 147 A Sudden Drop in Rank