Mia’s mother looked all anxious when she heard what Caroline said. “Did Mia cause you other
kinds of trouble?”
“Yes, indeed,” said Caroline as she nudged Gwen.
“When we were in Macovo, you said that it was Gwen who pushed Mia, right?”
There was no doubt that Mia’s mother remembered this. It was precisely what had drastically changed her impression of these four young people here.
“To be honest, Gwen didn’t push your daughter at all.” Caroline spoke slowly and clearly.
Mia’s mother instantly turned to look at Mia doubtfully. “Mia?”
Panic flashed across Mia’s eyes, but she calmed herself down in the blink of an eye. “Mom, if Caroline insists that Gwen didn’t push me, so be it.”
“What do you mean ‘so be it‘?”
Gwen was pissed now. “I never pushed you!”
Mia pouted her lips. “It’s been a long time since it happened, so please don’t bring it up anymore. If
you think you didn’t do it, we’ll think of it as the truth.”
“I-” Utterly pissed off, Gwen felt like slapping Mia across the face anytime now.
Sensing what Mia was trying to do, Caroline pulled Gwen back and said, “Mia, we’re not accusing you of anything. We have evidence!”
Mia’s heart skipped a beat at Caroline’s words, but she managed to calm down soon.
The staff at the skating rink had told her that there weren’t any CCTVs around when she had
asked him about it.
The corners of her lips curved upward into a vague smile, and she said, “Caroline, you can’t change
“Are you absolutely certain that Gwen pushed you back then?” Caroline asked in an icy tone.
Thinking that there was nothing to fear, Mia answered without a second thought. “Yes.”
Caroline turned to face Gwen and said, “Gwen, show us the evidence.”
“Okay,” Gwen said as she played the video on her phone. Displayed on the screen were Gwen and Mia’s silhouettes, which made the smile on Mia’s face falter.
The video showed exactly how Mia had purposely fallen down at that time. In a rage, she shot up from her seat, trembling.
“It’s fake! This is fake! It must have been tampered with!”
The look of trust in her mother’s eyes vanished in an instant, now replaced by total distrust.
She stared at Mia with a reproachful expression, which made Mia fret when their gazes met.” Mom, you believe me, right?”
“Seeing is believing.” Mia’s mother was fuming with rage now.
“How could you lie to me?”
Then, Mia started feigning innocence as though she were a poor and helpless child. “Mom, I felt
someone push me, so I thought it was Gwen. I wouldn’t know that this was just a
“Shut it!” Mia’s mother was so furious that she trembled too. (
“Since when have you become so used to lying all the time?”
Since she had been young, Mia’s mother had always thought she was a good child. This was the
first time Mia had been reprimanded in such a manner.
In the end, Mia thought that she would simply face it and put an end to it. She jumped off the
couch and yelled. “Yeah, yeah! I lied! I just don’t want them to be together!”
Caroline frowned in disapproval. “Even if they broke up, Sean wouldn’t belong to you!”
Mia glared at her in response. “The thing is to get them to break up! Just knowing that they broke
up will make me happy! If I can’t have him for myself, Gwen can’t either!”
Shuddering at Mia’s words, Caroline’s mind was suddenly clouded with thoughts.
She felt as though she had gotten an important piece of information. Yet, she couldn’t grasp it, no