Excitement surged within Tom Sullivan as he heard the crowd’s malicious comments. If Xyla Quest’s husband were really an ugly duckling who would bring shame to her, there would be great leaps in his hope to get Xyla back to his side.
Instead of introducing her real husband to the public, Xyla had found a handsome guy to keep up appearances and act as a lovely couple with her. What did that mean?
It meant that her actual husband was nothing to her.
Xyla glared at Bailey Ronson coldly. “No. I said no.”
All eyes in the entire hall were upon Xyla. The music had been turned off, though the culprit was unknown. Now, the whole world was able to listen to their conversation.
Bailey laughed as soon as she heard Xyla’s answer. “No? If that’s not the case, how are you going to explain the whole incident? Are you trying to say that Mr. Henry is lying?”
Staring deep at Stanley Batton’s face once more, Henry shook his head confidently. “Seriously, I’m not lying… I’ve seen that kid before. He doesn’t look like that. Furthermore, that kid is not as gentlemanly as this guy over here. He’s a domestic abuser. He’s on the outs with his wife too,” added Henry.
Henry’s revelation caused an uproar in the hall instantaneously. Once again, Jeremy Quest’s face darkened. Rage pulsed through his veins and anger overpowered him.
That kid was hideous, fine. Yet he frequently abused her daughter?
Bastard… Who did he think he was?
“Oh dear… Xyla’s life is too miserable! Let’s not talk about how ugly her husband is. The main point is that he’s constantly abusing her!”
“Then why doesn’t she get a divorce? What’s the point of staying with a rascal?”
“Guess Xyla isn’t as glamorous as she seems. Her life is darker than most of us.”
“Why would she marry an ugly like that? What the hell was she thinking?”
Stanley remained silent the entire time. He continued to watch Bailey indulged in her drama, his eyes as cold as ice.
Listening to the discussion of the crowd, Bailey could not stop smirking as she accused Xyla again. “Xyla… Mr. Henry even told me that you agreed to marry your current husband because you wanted Dr. Batton to heal you and regain your beauty. Aye, look at yourself, kid. You sacrifice your whole life for the sake of beauty. Do you think it’s worth it?”
Bailey’s assertion had successfully set off another wave of discussion among the crowd. All the eyes fixed upon Xyla were filled with contempt…
“Marry to a bastard for the sake of becoming good-looking? Even if she has to put up with domestic violence?”
“Xyla is pretty brainless indeed. What’s the point of having a beautiful face when her life is not even beautiful?”
“She’s way too sloppy. President Quest is so unlucky to have a daughter like her.”
Xyla listened to their nasty comments quietly. She scanned the people around her cold-heartedly before picking up the cup of tea beside her. Swirling the lid elegantly a few times, she lifted the cup and took a sip of the tea.
On the other hand, Jeremy could hardly hold back the anger within him anymore.
Trying his best to maintain his dignity, he rose to his feet and snapped at Bailey, “Shut up! How dare you insult my daughter? No matter how my daughter is doing, it has nothing to do with you!”
Hearing that her father defended her warmed Xyla’s heart. Although her father was extremely mad, he was still trying to speak up for her. This was the definition of fatherly love.
Shocked with Jeremy’s reaction, Bailey laughed awkwardly before explaining, “I’m just helping you to teach your daughter a lesson. We’re all related, aren’t we? And I’m an elder to Xyla, am I not?”