Chapter 261 Defamation Is Like a Stab in the Back
“Why do you think of everyone in such an extreme manner?” Jean frowned. From how she saw it, Sam and his family kept fighting and scheming against each other. They hid many things from Edgar, but it was as though he was blind and couldn’t see it at all.
And now, he was unconcerned about Melody being hit in public. It was simply unreasonable. Edgar’s face was desolate as usual. “You haven’t known her for long. You trust her so much?”
“In any case, I feel like I can’t sit and watch. It’s obvious that the other person is at fault…”
Before she could finish, Mrs. Larry, who had slapped Melody, barged in again with other people. This time, she pulled on a man’s arm. The man had a big figure. Even though he had been getting on in years, his dignity and his good looks from his youth could still be seen in his eyes.
“Go and take a look. That wench is inside. You have to break everything off with her in front of me. Otherwise, I’m not leaving today!”
The man sighed in frustration. He just so happened to see Melody coming out of the washroom. He walked up to her and said, “Let’s not meet again in the future.”
By saying that, didn’t it confirm that Melody was a homewrecker?
“Mr. Larry, you…” Melody choked up. Tears were flowing from her beautiful eyes. “Alright. I understand. I won’t disturb you again in the future.”
The crowd sighed.
They actually witnessed such a melodramatic scene.
Mrs. Larry sneered. “You’ve seen it now. I’m the real wife. You think women like yourself are worthy?”
Jean wrinkled her brows and didn’t say anything. As compared to everyone’s scornful smiles and expressions, she must be the only person at the scene that sympathized with Melody.
“Even if she really did something, it’s not her sole responsibility. On what grounds do men think they can escape unscathed while she assumes the notoriety of a mistress?”
What Jean said coldly was powerful and resonating.
Many people glanced over curiously as it surrounded the hall.
Mr. Larry’s reputation was tanking. “This has nothing to do with you.”
“I’m just saying a few words. This has nothing to do with you either. I never mentioned names. Only those who are criticized would feel flustered.”
Mr. Larry immediately cried out furiously, “Who do you think you are that you have the nerve to interfere in my affairs!”
Melody wiped her tears and pulled Jean. “Thank you, Ms. Eyer, but it’s fine.”
“I’m not just defending you against injustice. I feel like these men have no accountability. When trouble arises, they only know how to push responsibility away. He wasn’t forced to be aroused!”
Mr. Larry’s face paled at Jean calling him out.
A cold and extremely harsh voice rang out, stopping him from continuing.
“What are you trying to do?”
Edgar’s tone was full of disdain. When he looked up and glanced over, his gaze was so cold it was frightening.
Mr. Larry’s expression was unbelievably awkward. He was so flustered before that he didn’t notice Edgar sitting there. Now, it was too late for him to regret. He immediately smiled. “Don’t think too much about it, Mr. Royden, I didn’t mean anything by it. I just think that it’s not good for Ms. Eyer to interfere in other people’s family matters.”
Edgar’s face darkened a little. He raised his eyebrows. “That’s true.”
Mr. Larry let out a sigh of relief.
But before he could take a breath in, it was caught in his throat because of Mrs. Larry’s careless remark.
“They’re already divorced. What are you afraid of? Jean is also a mistress. How shameless.”
She said it too quickly, and her voice was too loud.
Mr. Larry wanted to stop her, but he was too late.
Rage filled Edgar’s face. He turned to look at Jean. “You said that men are all the same and they only know how to push responsibility away?”
Jean kept quiet.
She was upset at Edgar.
Ben quickly walked over from behind the crowd and stood in front of her. “Ignore them.”
Mrs. Larry sized up Jean from top to bottom and sneered. “How shameless, she seduced one after the other. Men like you…”
The table in front of Edgar was overturned.
Extremely cold air came from him and instantly overwhelmed everyone at the scene. His gaze was fixed directly on Jean’s hand that Ben was holding.
Mr. And Mrs. Larry were so frightened that their faces were pale.
“Mr, Mr. Royden, please don’t get angry!” Mr. Larry turned around and shouted viciously at his wife. “Shut your mouth. Can’t you do anything right? You’re making things worse!”
“I… I didn’t mean to.” Mrs. Larry panicked.
No one else had Edgar’s boldness and would overturn a table on an occasion like this. There was no one else who would do it.
Mr. Larry nodded at once. He dragged Mrs. Larry out and berated her as they were walking. “Do you know who Edgar is? When you see them in the future, walk around them. Otherwise, I won’t be able to afford it if I lose everything.”
At the time, everyone else who was initially watching the scene quickly went back to their seats. They didn’t dare to look on anymore.
Seeing the situation, Melody could only pick her handbag up and leave the table.
“Thank you so much for today, Ms. Eyer. I’m sorry to have troubled you.”
“It’s not your fault.”
Jean was feeling apprehensive. She had been meddling in other people’s business. Otherwise, Edgar wouldn’t be so furious and overturn a table.
There were already staff members who were cleaning up over there.
The manager came over and apologized profusely. “Mr. Royden, the kitchen has prepared some dishes. Why don’t you move to a private room?”
Edgar only stared at Jean.
It was as though this wouldn’t end unless she said something.
Jean was upset at being stared at by him. She furrowed her brows. “I don’t…”
“Let’s go, I’ll take you elsewhere,” Ben chimed in and pulled Jean away.
Jean took two steps forward. She still felt like Edgar’s gaze was still fixed on her. She wrinkled her brows and walked away quickly.
She didn’t want to be called a mistress.
She also didn’t want to be hopelessly muddled with Edgar.
In the car, Ben noticed that her complexion wasn’t looking too good. “Some people lead such boring lives. All they do is observe other people’s private lives. Don’t take it to heart. One day, sooner or later, I will completely free you from that kind of gossip.”
Jean looked down.
“There’s no way. It will only implicate you.”
Jean smiled bitterly. “By the way, I’m back in the Eyer Residence. Please send me there.”
“Don’t you want to eat?” Seeing her upset, Ben also felt uncomfortable.
Jean shook her head. “I don’t have the appetite.”
For some reason, what Edgar said floated in her mind. She was feeling restless.
Ben stepped on the gas, and the car drove away.
Far away, Edgar stood on the steps and watched them leave. His expression was complicated.
Melody came out and giggled. “You’re really different from before, Mr. Royden. Since you can’t let her go, why did you let her go off with another man?”