Stop It, She’s Remarrying! By Stellar Strands Chapter 55
Eileen immediately removed her mask.
Esme was stunned. She didn’t expect that Eileen would do something like that for Fia.
Meanwhile, the saleswoman next to her immediately changed her tune. “Oh, it’s you, Ms. Reid. You haven’t visited us for a long time.”
Esme gritted her teeth and said, “How can a celebrity like you fuss about something like this with me?”
“I’m a celebrity, yes. However, I’m also human!” Eileen said as she had her hands around Fia and clung to her tightly. “Look at how you’re treating my best friend. If I don’t do something, you’re just going to continue pestering her, aren’t you?”
Esme scanned her surroundings. All the salespeople on the floor were approaching them, attracted by Eileen’s popularity.
Some of them were Eileen’s fans, and she was instantly at the disadvantage
However, she panicked only for a moment before straightening her back and tightening her grip around the arms of the wheelchair.
“I’m not here alone, Fia. Are you sure you’re going to treat me like this?”
Fia looked directly into Esme’s threatening eyes. She let go of Eileen’s hands that were holding her and approached Esme.
She couldn’t continue to be a coward and hide under her mom’s, her grandma’s, and Eileen’s wings. She needed to learn how to fight back.
“Fia, we grew up together.”
Esme let out an arrogant smile. She was sure that she would apologize to her because Conrad was here with her in the mall!
“I don’t care what kind of relationship you had before this, but I’m his wife. And you… You’re just a homewrecker now,” Fia said in a calm tone. Then her eyes landed on Esme’s left wrist. There was a bracelet made of tourmaline crystals.
Esme realized what she was looking at and scowled.
What happened next was beyond everyone’s expectations. Fia immediately grabbed her hand and took away the bracelet.
“What are you doing?!” Esme screamed.
Fia held on to the bracelet tightly as she looked at Esme with indignant eyes.
“Cousin… You love pieces of jewelry that are expensive. How hard was it for you to lower your own standards just so you can steal things that were meant for me?”
They grew up together, after all. So, she had some understanding of Esme, too.
Esme frowned and said, “I don’t know what you mean by that. We’re all girls here and we all like jewelry. Sometimes, the ones that we like are expensive. Sometimes, the ones that we like are cheap.”
“Calculative tart!” Eileen let out two words from her mouth.
Fia then said, “Are you saying that you didn’t steal things from me?”
Esme smiled and said, “Of course. If you don’t believe me, you can ask Conrad about it.”
When the salespeople heard his name, the expression on their faces froze.
Eileen Reid was at most a celebrity, but Conrad Maxwell was their employer!
“Conrad! Over here!” Esme cried out to Conrad, who was at the entrance of the shop.
Conrad stood there for a few seconds, feeling somewhat guilty.
Fia had her back against the entrance. She didn’t see Conrad walking toward them, but she knew it was him from just the sound of his footsteps.
Her husband… The person who was supposed to accompany her to the hospital was shopping in a mall, together with another woman.
“Where did you go, Conrad? I waited for you for a long time.” Esme took the initiative and grabbed Conrad’s arm and pulled him to her side.
Fia blinked and looked at the two. One was standing, and the other was sitting.
However, he didn’t seem to show any signs of wanting to pull his hand away from her.
“What’s happening here?” Conrad looked at Fia with his dark eyes as he tried to maintain his usual calm.
Fia showed the tourmaline bracelet in her opened palm.
“Now, allow me to ask you something in front of all these people here. Is this bracelet the wedding anniversary gift you bought for me?”
Conrad was just about to say something when Esme shook his arm and said, “But Conrad, I really love this bracelet.”
“The ruby necklace suits your skin color, and it’s worth more, too.” Conrad didn’t want to get dragged into their fight, so he gave a muddled response.