An hour later, the bus came to a slow halt at the corner of Cedarbrook Street.
Marguerite Lockwood stepped off, her body aching all over. All she could see was a sight for sore eyes, broken bricks and tiles, the landscape looking desolate.
She walked down the alley, standing in front of the undamaged, conspicuous house, that was her home, and also a private casino.
This once bustling place had become quiet due to demolition and gambling debts.
The decline of the family didn’t make her feel too much regret, because she had a more important task to accomplish.
Marguerite took a deep breath, walked into the front door with traces on her body, and stood in the living room.
“Dad, Mom, I spent the night with Hanley as you requested. Can you help Granny and save her life?” she asked.
Standing in front of her were her biological parents, but she had nothing but hatred for them.
Twenty–two years ago, Marguerite was born with her twin sister, Yuna Lockwood.
She came out four minutes later than Yuna, but it was precisely these four minutes that a so–called fortune teller said her existence was incompatible with everyone in the family.
Therefore, Marguerite was sent to her grandmother’s house in the countryside by her parents less than a day after she was born, and they didn’t even register her birth.
But now, her grandmother was seriously ill, and she had nowhere to turn for help, so she had to come back for her parents‘ help.
While drinking water, her mother Zoe heard the news, stood up and splashed the water in the cup on Marguerite’s face, pointed at her, and said angrily, “Marguerite, you have the nerve to come back! I asked you to accompany Mr. Hanley, not to sleep with other men! Because of you, our family is bankrupt! What should we use to pay back these hefty gambling debts? You shameless bitch!”
As she spoke, Zoe slapped Marguerite again.
Marguerite was too late to dodge and was hit by this slap, her head was dizzy, touching her swollen face, she was stunned for a while.
Didn’t she accompany Hanley last night? Then who was the man last night?
“Dad, Mom, come out! Hanley is here! Mr. Hanley, let me go, this has nothing to do with me! It was all Marguerite’s idea! You should go after her…. Suddenly, her sister Yuna’s cry came from outside.
Marguerite instinctively turned back and saw the big–bellied old man in the front hall dragging Yuna angrily.
She frowned. Is this Hanley?
Marguerite felt a little flustered, and was suddenly pushed from behind, she wobbled and stopped in front of Hanley.
The pleasing voice of her father, Ablett Lockwood, came immediately, “Mr. Hanley, please don’t be mad. You got it wrong, this is the woman who should have been with you last night, not Yuna!”
Hanley looked at the two sisters who looked exactly the same, his eyes immediately lit up with interest.
“I don’t care! I waited all night last night, and no one showed up! Your family owes me 10 million, if you don’t have money, sell your two daughters
As he said, he pulled Marguerite over as well.
“Hanley, Marguerite and Yuna look very similar, so you don’t need to have both. You can take Marguerite, but can you spare Yuna? She is our most beloved daughter! Please spare her!”
Zoe almost knelt in front of Hanley to beg for mercy.
Marguerite couldn’t recover from the shock, she suddenly felt like a joke.
Yuna is their daughter, what about her?
Facing these two people who were eager to use her as a chip to pay off their debts, she could hardly believe they were her biological parents. How could they say such things?
Love, it seems not worth mentioning to them!
What they really cared about was her twin sister, Yuna!
Looking at the nauseating fat man in front of her, Marguerite could hardly bear it.
She didn’t want to be sold to such a person as a commodity!
At this moment, she could only save herself!
Marguerite wiped the tears from her face, gathered up the courage to break free from Hanley’s arm, and turned and ran.
“Marguerite, come back! Don’t make me clean up the mess for you! Bitch!”
Yuna shouted at Marguerite’s back, afraid that without Marguerite, she would become the unfortunate one serving Hanley, so she chased after
Meanwhile, a high end Cullinan car had slowly driven into the corner of Cedarbrook Street.
Chuck quickly pulled out a surveillance screenshot and handed it in front of Frederick, “Mr. Winston, this is the surveillance screenshot just sent by the hotel. The girl you are looking for should be her.”
Frederick lowered his head to look at the screen, the girl in the screenshot had a beautiful face, big eyes, and looked a bit flustered.
Her hair was not long, only to the collarbone, but it revealed an attractive neck
Fifteen years had passed, and this little girl was exactly like the enlarged version in his childhood memory.
“Mr. Winston, do you need me to order a citywide search for her?”
Chuck asked, the Cullinan car was driving into a dilapidated alley and stopped in front of a gambling den that was about to be demolished.
A petite woman hurriedly escaped from the door, Frederick’s gaze involuntarily fell on the woman, his eyes full of joy.
“I found her.”
Frederick got out of the car and strode towards the woman with a full of momentum.