The teddy bear in her hands seemed to have transformed into an
innocent bouquet of flowers.
Ryan walked straight ahead. As he passed Bethany, he coldly brushed
her aside, showing no regard for her.
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“Ouch! That hurts!”
Bethany felt a sharp pain in her shoulder, causing her to stagger
backward. She nearly stumbled to the ground.
Ryan stood in front of Carrie and gazed deeply at her flushed face.
His voice was low yet alluring. “You look beautiful today.”
Carrie felt her heart pound even harder upon hearing Ryan’s words.
“It’s so boring here. How about we leave together?” Ryan extended his
hand toward her, his charming eyes filled with tenderness.
“Leave… Where are we going?”
“Anywhere. I’ll take you wherever you want to go.” His gaze was
Inexplicably, Carrie felt like crying. Her eyes turned red.
Since she was young, she has always been the silliest and most
obedient child in the family.
She had never experienced what it felt like to be cherished and
accommodated by someone.
This was her first time.
“I… Want to go find Bella and Justin.” Carrie’s voice choked as she
“Alright, I’ll take you to them.”
With those words, Ryan took the initiative to hold her soft hand and
turned to leave.
The whole room fell silent.
When the pair reached the doorway, Ryan remembered something
and suddenly halted, causing Carrie to almost bump into his back.
He turned slightly and gave a shallow bow in Gregory’s direction, then
he left with Carrie.
Gregory was taken aback.
This man was openly taking away his beloved daughter.
Initially, Gregory felt somewhat displeased. But then, before leaving,
Ryan did not forget to greet him, showing proper respect for him as
an elder. This made it hard for Gregory to harbor any resentment.
“Mom! What should we do? What should we do?” Bethany’s ch
twitched as she urgently pulled on Shannon’s arm. “Ryan just took
away like that! What kind of situation is this? Isn’t he intentionally
causing trouble? You can’t let Carrie go! You must bring her back!”
“Bring her back? Why should we bring her back?” Shannon forcefully shook off her hand, casting a disdainful look at her. Ironically, this
sort of treatment used to be reserved only for Carrie.
“My birthday banquet is already ruined. Whether your sister comes. back or not, what’s the point? Besides, why should I bring her back? Can’t you see? Carrie is with Ryan. Haven’t you noticed the way he looks at Carrie? It even surpasses the way your father used to look at
me in the past. Stop being delusional. Stop trying to ruin your sister’s good fortune and be quiet!”
Bethany’s heart sank. She let go of Shannon’s arm resentfully.
‘Bella, do you think that this means I’ve lost? You ruined my birthday banquet. I won’t let you have your way!’ Shannon picked up a
champagne glass, her eyes red as she gulped the champagne down
Outside the hall, Bethany walked to a secluded area. She took out her
phone and dialed Zoe’s number with gritted teeth.
“Well, well, how do you still have the courage to call me?” After
numerous rings, Zoe finally answered. Her tone did not hide her
annoyance toward Bethany.
Although Bethany despised this woman for plotting against her in the
past, as the saying goes, the enemy of an enemy is a friend..
Getting back at Carrie wouldn’t be easy without Zoe’s help. Thus, she
set aside her emotions and coldly said, “I’m not in the mood to argue with you right now. I assume you probably won’t be in the mood to quarrel with me after knowing what happened either.”