Betrayal At The Altar By Dolores Delia Chapter 14
After some persuasion from Mary, she briefly recounted the encounter at the hospital.
Fortunately, her friend’s attention was diverted entirely by Louis and Olivia. “Good lord, that pair of adulterers makes me sick! I would skin her alive and turn her into ashes if it were me!” Mary exclaimed.
“I hope she learns her lesson this time,” Rachel said, her eyes hiding a barely perceptible
After all, she didn’t plan to waste too much time and energy on Olivia. However, she would not mind making her suffer a bit if she failed to take her words seriously.
She was never a soft–hearted saint.
Mary nodded in agreement. “But I can’t just let Louis Smith off the hook like this!”
“So? What are you going to do?” she asked.
“I’m withdrawing my investment!” Mary said lightly, “I only agreed to give money to the Smith family because of you, but since they have turned their back on you, there is no point for me to remaining kind to them.
“But you should have discussed it with me before making a decision,” she said. “Not only does the Shallow Bay project have the development potential, but you also lost millions by suddenly withdrawing your investment! Oh lord, you have a problem with money, don’t you? Don’t you like to make money?”
Mary, meanwhile, acted as if her heart was carved open as she ran to her best friend’s side, crying as she said, “I’m losing millions, Rae. You have to compensate me!”
“Why should I compensate you? It’s obvious that you don’t like money…”
In contrast to the joyful atmosphere on their side, Louis was very distressed at this
After all, the Shallow Bay project had been the Smith Group’s primary focus in recent years, with few people in the company seeing its potential initially.
To push the project forward, he overcame numerous obstacles and went to various places to solicit investment. Nonetheless, divestment had occurred at a critical juncture in the project, which would undoubtedly give it a fatal blow.
“No matter how, just make sure that you contact the Green family as quickly as possible!” his voice was tinged with a hint of coldness.
The assistant on the other end of the phone responded, “Yes, Mr. Smith.”
After hanging up the phone, he took a deep breath and returned to the hospital ward.
Inside the hospital room, Mrs. Smith looked at the wound on Olivia’s forehead and could not help but sigh. “She is a country woman by nature, and it is simply impossible for her to change her rough and crude ways no matter what. It was fortunate that Louis broke up with her during a critical time. Otherwise, who knows how many jokes she would cause in the future if she married into our Smith family!”
Louis walked in just in time to hear his mother’s words, and his eyebrows furrowed slightly. Olivia caught a glimpse of his expression, and her eyes flickered slightly. She said with a pitiful expression, “Regardless, this is all my fault. I shouldn’t have appeared at this time and caused a misunderstanding between Rachel and me. Besides, I shouldn’t have affected their relationship by…”
“It is not your fault.” He interrupted her, took the apple his mother was peeling, and explained calmly, “Between her and me, it was always about mutual benefit. You know, even without your appearance, that relationship would not have lasted long.”
“With her background, how could she match the Smith family? It was only because of Louis’s kindness. You know, he couldn’t bear to reject her, so he agreed to marry her under her persistent begging,” Mrs. Smith said with obvious disgust when Rachel was mentioned. From the beginning, she had not agreed to the engagement between her son and Rachel. However, he seemed to have made up his mind. Because of this engagement, she had become the laughingstock of the upper–class circle for a while.
Olivia lowered her eyes, looking like she was about to cry. She presented as though she was a withering rose, which attracted pity. “When my father was framed years ago, he was worried that I would be implicated, so he sent me abroad hastily. That is the reason why I let Louis’s sincere love go to waste. I have done Louis wrong, and I have also hurt Rachel indirectly. But, you know, I just couldn’t control my feelings for Louis over the years…”