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A Life Debt Repaid novel (John and Cordy) novel Chapter 17

Chapter 17

Cordy did not humiliate Noel with their relatives watching.

Still, she made sure to sit on the very edge of the couch, looking just like an outsider.

That was when Molly Sachs asked her pointedly. “Cordy? You didn’t bring your grandmother a present, huh?”

Molly was Simon Sachs’ younger sister, and her family worked for Simon when he ruled Starstream. She was very close to Sue Yorkman as well, and was instrumental in Sue’s success in seducing Simon back then.

Cordy was laughing inwardly, as she suddenly remembered that Mandy Jessop was also instrumental in Noel’s success in seducing Kyle Jessop

The girl really took after her mother!

“Who would want anything from her?” Plum scoffed with a look of pure disdain. “Just look at her. She literally screams poverty-she’d never afford anything!”

“Don’t say that, Granny. She just inherited Starstream Group, and the company has been developing in recent years. Also, I ran into her at Davis’ Kitchen. Any dining session there would cost at least four figures, and I wouldn’t have gone if Molly did not insist on buying me dinner…”

Noel only stopped after blabbing all that, as if realizing she had misspoken.

“You really know how to enjoy yourself, don’t you?!” Plum snorted.

At the same time, Molly suddenly looked like a proper elder “That’s really terrible of you, Cordy. You’d rather dine like a king than buy your grandmother a present… Honestly, even I can’t take your side now “Yeah! Do you even have a conscience, Cordy?! It’s only once a year…

“Just look at Noel. She bought a set of clothes for Grandma she personally designed-I mean, how good it looks on her!”

Everyone in the hall clamored to throw shade at Cordy.

However, while she would bear with it in silence in the past, she was now long past the age of being. pushed around.

“But if I remember correctly, those clothes are Jessop Corp’s SW-series for the spring season… Last spring, to be precise.”

Noel’s face turned pale.

But even before she could retort, Cordy added, “To be fair, that seasonal line didn’t really sell well for old folks, so not many were aware. Hell, back when I was working at Jessop Corp, I remember thousands of those exact same clothes kept in their warehouse… Wait, did Kyle give these to you?!”

Noel was left glowering.

Exposed by Cordy, she was utterly humiliated.

She just wanted to get it over with, only for Cordy to expose her in such fashion…!

Still, she quickly tried to smooth things over. “That’s not it, Grandma! I just gave these to you because I know it’d suit you. Moreover, trending doesn’t mean it’s the best, and you have this special air as a person that sets you apart from the rest. Ask Aunt Molly if you don’t believe me-it looks good on Grandma, right?

Molly was naturally on Noel’s side, and she quickly echoed, “I’ve been saying since i came that it fits you, Mom. You always appear noble, and no one else would bring out the breathtaking aspect of those clothes.

“Yeah! Noel has such good taste! Aunt Plum looks so good in those clothes.”

I’ve never seen anything that gorgeous either…

However, even though the flock of sycophants began to fawn over Plum without end once more, she was certainly discontent.

How could she be pleased, when she was given clothes that could not sell?

While she did not show it since she would just be embarrassing herself, she was now decidedly unhappy with Noel.

Meanwhile, Molly was not about to give up on a chance to embarrass Cordy.

“So? Where’s your present for your Grandma, Cordy? She asked.

Before Cordy could say a word, however, Plum snapped in disdain, “I don’t need it!”

If Noel knowingly gave her such rubbish, she could imagine how worse Cordy’s gift would be.

She would rather not take another slap on her wrinkled face!

Still, Cordy looked at Plum and sighed regrettably. I actually brought you something.”

Plum was unconcerned… until Cordy drew a gift box out of her handbag.


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