Chapter 52 Elisa’s Retaliation
Elisa smiled. “Thank you, Mrs. Wickam. If that is all, I shan’t disturb you any further.”
Monica’s expression immediately changed, as her anger was about to erupt.
Is Elisa really agreeing to a divorce? However, in the next second, she snorted sarcastically. “You must be doing this on purpose, Elisa. If the divorce goes through, you know very well that it will impede the project worth billions that we are handling. You’re planning to get some profit out of it, don’t you? Or are you planning to use this divorce to ask us for some shares as compensation?”
Elisa laughed in annoyance. I finally know who Gareth takes after – the pair of mother and son are similarly conceited and arrogant. Yes, it is true that the Wickam Group is rich, but I’m no beggar either!
“You’re overthinking this, Mrs. Wickam. It’s stated clearly on the divorce statement that I don’t plan to get a cent for compensation.” Elisa’s lips curved into a smile.
Monica’s face darkened sinisterly. If she wasn’t holding back herself, she would have already hit Elisa.
Meanwhile, Julia also pulled a long face upon seeing this. “Monica, can you be more respectful? Think twice before speaking! It’s your son who’s at fault in the first place, yet now you are defending him and think that Elisa is making a scene? Do you even have a conscience?”
“Mom! Why are you siding with an outsider? If she really wanted a divorce, why would she voice it out publicly at such an important juncture to us? It’s clear that she is planning to use this to threaten Gareth! Mom, look at how materialistic she is – how could you still defend her?”
“I think you’re the one who is blind!” Julia shook her head in despair.
“Grandma, I’ve never cared about others’ opinions. I’m fine as long as you believe in me.” Elisa smiled at her.
Julia nodded exasperatedly and raised her hand. “Good girl. Come sit next to me.”
Elisa walked to her and did as she said.
After sitting down next to Julia, Elisa realized that she was even closer to Monica, and she could see the latter’s anger.
Nevertheless, she did not mind at all. Instead, she smiled at Julia before saying, “Grandma, I might not be able to visit you often in the future, but I will always think of you. You can also visit me anytime you are free.”
Julia nodded understandingly. “Good, good. Young people like yourself would like to focus on your career, but have you decided on what you would like to be? Why don’t I find a job for you? You don’t have to worry about anything if you work in Wickam Group – I’ll protect you!”
Elisa was amused by her suggestion. I am already getting a divorce with Gareth, so it’s impossible for me to work at his company!
However, before she could reply, Monica snorted coldly. “You are just putting on a pitiful act so your grandma will take pity on you and take care of you. In the past, no matter how well you treated my son, he never fell for you. Yet, now you decide to change tactics and play hard-to-get, eh?”
Elisa gave a snort. “Mrs. Wickam, I don’t care what you think of me – it’s none of my business. Did you ask me out today just to vent your anger on me?”
“You–” Monica closed her eyes and took a deep breath before continuing, “Elisa, if you continue this farce, you are going to force Gareth to divorce you out of anger. Even though the project worth billions is important, it is not that vital to Wickam Group. If he gives it up out of anger, you have no other way out. Don’t blame me for not reminding you about this – do you think you can return to the Benett family after leaving Wickam Group?”
Elisa smiled upon hearing that. “It’s never my intentions to go back to the Benetts, so you don’t have to remind me how much suffering I will face in the future, Mrs. Wickam.”
Over the past few years this was the first time Elisa retaliated against Monica. The latter became so furious that she did not even filter out her insults. “Do you think that Will Darcey will really love you for your looks? After the divorce, I bet he won’t even spare you a second glance. There are so many beautiful women out there; why would he want used goods?”
Chapter 52 Elisa’s Retaliation