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Ex husband's Plea for Forgiveness novel Chapter 34

During this period, Melinda felt very relaxed, simply by not paying attention to an annoying creature like Yulia.

Melinda shared dinner with the Gu family in the main villa. Yulia used to not show up during mealtime. However, she started eating on a regular schedule every day since Melinda’s return just to annoy her.

These days, Nelson took Melinda to attend various events, many of which she also wanted to make an appearance at, but she hadn't been invited, so she gave up.

Therefore, Nelson unknowingly pushed Yulia to hate Melinda more.

Jonas usually had lunch at the office, and today was no exception. Nelson had an appointment with an old friend, so Melinda, Yulia and Queena were left at the table.

The trio of women looked like they were at play taking on different roles. They positioned themselves in a triangle-shaped formation. Yulia's expression was as scornful as ever. Queena behaved as if she had no involvement, and Melinda remained indifferent.

"Aunt Yao, why are you letting her sit here for lunch? Aren’t you afraid she’ll spoil your appetite?"

Yulia regarded Melinda with disgust. The entire Gu family knew that they were not getting along well. Queena disliked them both, so she said nothing and watched them in silence.

However, what surprised her was Melinda. Back then, she was nothing but a dummy who lacked critical thinking. Although she tried to withhold her anger, she was a natural in taking opportunity in bad situations to gain an advantage.

"Let's eat. We are one family, so we should sit together, shouldn't we?"

Queena said. The dishes were served on the table in succession. The household had no extravagant style, but there were ten courses prepared for the three of them. Each platter was an explosion of colors, aromas and taste, making them feel a fleeting moment of hunger.

"She is not my family!"

Yulia refused to believe that Melinda got to become her sister-in-law once again. Particularly Melinda stole all the attention from Nelson as soon as she arrived home.

"Yulia, don't let your brother hear what you just said, or he will feel sad,"

Melinda said with a smile, as though she just put up with a childish teenager. By this time, she had done a lot of role-playing with Jonas. What she said made Yulia feel some pangs of concern.

"Melinda, are you threatening me with my brother?"

Exasperated, Yulia sprang up from the table. She had been very cranky these past few days. As she straightened up from her seat, the chair hit the servant standing behind.

"Mother, I'd better go back and have dinner at my place."

Instead of responding to Yulia's question, Melinda just got up quietly and said to Queena in a low voice. Compared to Yulia's immature demeanor, she was more sensible.

Queena nodded, and shot Yulia a warning look. She was someone who paid much attention to dignity. At home, it seemed normal for Yulia to act in this manner. In the public eye, she would bring disgrace to the whole Gu family's name.

Being petite with a well-shaped body, Melinda put on a white dress today. The way she stepped out looked very pitiful. Yulia's beautiful brown eyes were full of hatred as she thought on how brilliant Melinda was in pretending to be pathetic.

With this in mind, Yulia tarried at home so she could vent her frustration on the housemaid. At the same time, one close friend invited her to meet up. She poured out the details of what occurred, and stretched the truth.

"Yulia, you're too impulsive,"

her friend remarked in line with the topic. Yulia was not only unrestrained, but also unreasonable. All that she has done was bully people who had no ally like Melinda. If Melinda had some reputable family background, Yulia would unquestionably suffer a great loss.

"How could you speak for her? What's wrong with you?"

Her words pissed Yulia off. Yulia turned around for a moment, and then slapped her hard in the face.

Smack! The air seemed to be frozen. The girl's delicate and tender cheek quickly turned bright red and swollen, and she couldn’t hold back the tears.

"I just hit you once. Why are you crying? Bitches always get off on feigning to be pitiful and weak."

Seeing the grief-stricken look on her friend's face, Yulia thought of how Nelson defended Melinda before her very eyes, and how she was often scolded and criticized in the process.

"Yulia," her friend called out apprehensively. She held her face where Yulia had hit her. Although she looked resentful, it was well masked.

Yulia didn't have a good temper, so she didn't have much friends. Most of them were after favors and worthless benefits, and she was also the same. Being beaten by Yulia like this, how could she not be infuriated? Although her family was not as affluent as the Gu family, they ran their own business and enjoyed a comfortable lifestyle.

"Don't get so upset. I feel sick when I see such looks."

Yulia was impatient. She grabbed her friend's hair and said ruthlessly, "I told you not to act upset under my nose. Crazy bitch."

Her friend had anxieties whenever Yulia acted so neurotic. She tried her best to break off from Yulia’s grasp and fled when she had the chance.


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