Laverne’s move was so out of the blue, that it left everyone baffled.
Chuck was shaking like a leaf. Laverne really had a death wish or something!
He knew Laverne was trying to stick up for Marguerite, but what was the point?
Marguerite’s pregnancy blew up the whole feud between them, and things were totally beyond repair now.
The bunch of photos, God knew where she got them from. How could they possibly put out the fire in Frederick’s heart?
Chuck was red–faced and sweating buckets. He rushed over, grabbed the envelope full of photos, and stuffed it into Laverne’s arms.
“Ma’am, I’m begging you! Please, don’t stir the pot anymore! Marguerite’s pregnant, and the kid ain’t Frederick’s! Do you actually think a bunch of photos can fix this mess?”
Laverne was blindsided; she was frozen in shock.
Frederick was frowning deeply, shooting her a puzzled look. His gaze flickered over the photos in her arms, then his expression turned icy and scary.
“I call you granny out of respect, because you’re Yuna’s kin, and I promised I’d protect you and her. But if you insist on defending Marguerite, then…”
Frederick didn’t finish his sentence. Laverne was his elder, and she had once given him a bowl of hot soup. She was a benefactor, so he couldn’t say anything too harsh in front of her. But he believed Laverne got the picture.
Laverne turned to Marguerite, with disbelief written all over her face, and her voice trembling. “Marguerite, is it true what he’s saying?”
Marguerite kept her head down and was silent. Tears were streaming down her face.
So it was true. Her granddaughter was actually carrying another man’s child!
Laverne couldn’t wrap her head around it. Marguerite was the child she raised on her own. She knew her character inside out. There was no way she would do something so out of line.
She had to get to the bottom of this.
However, it was undeniable that Marguerite had hurt Frederick, so she was in the wrong, and there were no two ways about it.
With this thought, Laverne quietly put the photos back into her pocket.
Since Marguerite had wronged him, those photos couldn’t be brought up.
If Frederick found out Marguerite was the woman he had been searching for all these years, and she was carrying another man’s child, he would be livid, furious!
The atmosphere became unbearably tense, and Marguerite just took Laverne’s act as a misunderstanding. She pulled her arm away from her granny, her eyes filled with gratitude. “Thank you, Granny. Take care, I should go now.”
Even though her granny had lost her memory, she stood up to Frederick for her, which showed she still wanted to protect her deep down.
But she had let her granny down. She was the one who made the mistake. She had broken her granny’s trust.
Marguerite sighed quietly, took one last look at Laverne, then held back her tears, and left the villa with a heavy heart.
She never looked at Frederick. So, she had no idea, the moment she turned her back, a pair of eyes, sharp as a hawk’s, were watching her. Those eyes were filled with complex emotions, a mix of anger, heartache, and deep longing.