Caroline had just walked out of the elevator when she saw Sarah and Dan standing at the door of her office.
She had a hunch about what they were here for already. Her expression was blank when she faced them.
“What is it?”
Sarah had the urge to slap Caroline when she saw her face. However, she and Dan were trapped in Caroline’s grasp for now, so she had no choice but to bear with it.
After calming herself down, she said, “Caroline, don’t you think you’ve gone overboard? Are you planning to kill us?”
Caroline opened the door to the office and glanced at them. “What did I do?”
“Don’t pretend like you don’t know what you did! You gave Gavin the ledger!”
“What does that have to do with me? You two are the ones who broke the law!”
“You-” Sarah raised her hand in the air, ready to slap Caroline.
Yet the latter didn’t even flinch or try to evade it. She simply stared right into Sarah’s eyes, making Sarah freeze.
Just then, Dan grabbed Sarah’s arm and said, “That’s enough. Stop being mad at the young ones.”
He then turned to Caroline with a gentle look in his eyes.
“Caroline, it’s your mom’s fault for falsel
accusing you online before this. Regardless, we’re still a
family. How could you work with others to harm us?”
“You’re telling me that you two can hurt me, but I can’t retaliate?” Caroline said.
“Have you no conscience?” Sarah seethed in rage.
“I’m your mother! I raised you for so many years. How could you repay our love with kindness?”
“Did you ever think of yourselves as my parents when you made up all those lies online?” Caroline
snapped, making both Dan and Sarah shut up.
The door was already open, but Caroline turned to tell them, “I gave Gavin the evidence, and the police have started looking into it. They’ve probably already gone through the ledger. It’s useless for you to come to me.”
“How could you be so cruel?” Dan roared. The gentle look on his face had completely vanished.
Caroline closed the door right then to separate herself from them.
Seeing this, Sarah banged on the door and screamed, “Come out! You wouldn’t have become Evans Group’s CEO if it hadn’t been for us! I’ll make you lose everything you have, you ungrateful brat!”
Caroline heard her, of course. She simply smiled wryly in response.
Usually, parents would hope for the best for their children. Apparently, her parents were the only exception. No wonder Gwen said that they probably weren’t her biological parents.
After some time, the commotion outside the office ceased. It was probably because Dan had dragged Sarah away. Caroline didn’t put much thought into it, though.
She simply flipped through her planner and started laying out the plans for the release of her new clothing line.
Outside, Dan had dragged Sarah into the elevator. He couldn’t stop himself from lowering his voice to scold her.
“Are you done? You almost told her that she wasn’t our biological daughter! Thank goodness I pulled you away!”
“She isn’t our child, anyway!” Sarah blurted.
Seeing the shadow on Dan’s face, she eventually lowered her voice and said, “I didn’t say anything
wrong. If it hadn’t been for-”
“That’s enough!” Dan snapped, trying hard to suppress his anger.
“Do you need me to remind you when you should shut up?”
since things have come to this, it’s best for us to tell the truth,” Sarah tried to persuade
“Besides, Eddy’s going to marry Layla for sure. We only need to get on her good side. Why bother
“You’re getting clumsier by the day,” said Dan.
“Do you even know what would happen to us if Benjamin finds out that we lied to him?”
Sarah fall silent at that.