hapter 429 Her Talent
Lina was detained at the police station for three days before Sean came to bail her out. Having endured three days of hardship, she appeared somewhat disheveled as she emerged.
“Take her back to Pendorf. If she causes any more trouble, I’ll hold you accountable!” Sean handed Lina over to Xavien, not forgetting to lecture his subordinate along the way. After a quick acknowledgment, Xavien prepared to leave with Lina.
“Sean, I will leave Abigail alone if you marry Kelly, or she and I will never be done!” Lina was reluctant to leave, clinging stubbornly to her stance.
He turned to her and said, “This time, I had someone fix her tablet, preserving her design drawings, and that’s why you’ve only spent three days in there. Otherwise, you’d be facing a prison sentence. You’re already getting on in age. How can you not be reasoned with?”
“Don’t try to scare me!” She simply did not believe his words.
“Go on, make a scene again. See if I can help you next time. Do you think she’s the same Abigail from before? She’s now a renowned fashion designer with nearly a million followers on social media. Do you think you can insult or mistreat her at will?” Sean said and prepared to leave with Cameron.
Lina wanted to continue arguing with him, but Xavien stopped her. “Old Mrs. Graham, you should just go back. Ms. Quinn has a successful career now with so many fans. We can’t afford to provoke her.”
“You think I’ll believe you with that bit of bluff?” She shook him off, feeling aggrieved. “It’s only because of Sean that she’s able to achieve all that today.”
“I wouldn’t say that so lightly if I were you. If her fans hear about it, they’ll criticize Mr. Graham. Success in design comes from talent, not just money. Look at Joan Palmer; Mr. Graham invested so much money to make her a star, and look at her situation now.” Xavien pulled Lina back and led her to the airport.
“So, Sean gave her money to pursue design?” she immediately inquired.
“No, he didn’t. You’ll know once you check the company account after returning to Pendorf,” he promptly replied.
Lina fell silent for a while, then muttered, “She thinks she’s all that now that she’s famous! Sue me? Well, I’ll sue her! What had she done in her three years of marriage to Sean?! Can I not sue her for mistreating me?!”
“That would mean the whole world would find out about Mr. Graham’s past marriage with her. You want Mr. Graham to marry Kelly, don’t you? Do you think the Pearsons will allow their daughter to marry a divorced man?” Xavien replied in a hushed voice.
She felt frustrated upon hearing this. It seemed like nothing was going her way.
“Old Mrs. Graham, you should stop meddling in Mr. Graham’s affairs. And don’t get too close to Kelly. She’s not a good person, Xavien advised Lina as they continued on their way, hoping she would eventually
After all, her actions this time had utterly undermined the favorable impression that Sean had built in Abigail’s eyes.
“Well, Kelly is better than Abigail she exclaimed.
“That’s not necessarily true,” he replied. “Ms. Quinn is a top-tier fashion designer now, with her clothing designs fetching over ten million. Kelly doesn’t even compare to her. Besides, whether she’s the Pearson Family’s lost child remains uncertain. Don’t make hasty conclusions.”
Lina grew anxious upon hearing this. “Are you saying that Kelly isn’t the Pearson Family’s lost child? How can that be? They’ve done DNA tests, isn’t that evidence?”
Xavien leaned in closer and whispered, “If Mr. Graham wants, Ms. Quinn could also become the lost child of the Pearson Family through DNA tests. Furthermore, she bears a striking resemblance to Madam Harper.”
With his words, Lina suddenly recalled Scarlett’s appearance, which indeed resembled Abigail’s. They look remarkably alike.
She fell into an uneasy silence. The conversation had reached its conclusion, and further discussion was no longer appropriate.
Sean watched as Xavien led Lina away and then turned to Cameron. “Couldn’t repair the computer?” he inquired. His several days of work had been utterly ruined by Lina.
“I’m afraid not, sir. Old Mrs. Graham splashed Ms. Quinn’s medication onto the computer and damaged the hardware,” Cameron replied. He had tried his best, but Lina had been relentless in her actions, splashing the computer with medication.
Sean licked his lips and swallowed his frustration. All his work had gone to waste, and so were his efforts in winning back his ex-wife.
“By the way, I found something significant,” Cameron suddenly said.
Sean looked at him with interest.
“Vincent knows several people working at the telecommunications service center. Do you think these people might be insiders?” Cameron said with a grave expression.
There was undoubtedly something wrong with Westcape Village, but they could not find concrete evidence, rendering Kelly’s identity a mystery.
Sean narrowed his eyes in thought for a while and said. “Focus on investigating them. If we can find evidence that those individuals are involved in phone trafficking, it will be a significant breakthrough”
Cameron nodded and added, “What if Kelly… is the daughter of a high-profile scammer? I’ve researched some information, and they say that scamming operations typically avoid educational institutions. So, the children of these masterminds must find a way to return to their home country and establish a clear identity.”
Sean considered his words. “You have a point. Kelly’s mindset doesn’t seem like something an ordinary environment could nurture.”
“Westcape Village definitely has connections with Kelly. If it’s just for a fresh start, that’s one thing But I’m concerned that the Pearson Family might be involved in the scamming ring. Cameron said, thinking primarily about Abigail. After all, she was the Pearson Family’s long-lost daughter, desined to return to the family sooner or later.