Who’d have thought, just as the monks were about to crack, a woman showed up out of nowhere.
She beat her up, and even claiming to be the dead girl’s mother!
If it wasn’t for the cop who said on the day of the incident that the girl was an orphan and was taken in by the monks, she might have bought into the woman’s story!
“You don’t get it!” Martin shouted, his voice going hoarse, “Erica and her husband had already arranged to adopt Mary with the monastery. She is Mary’s mother! You have no idea what you and your daughter have destroyed!!”
Erica felt like she was being stabbed in the heart.
If it weren’t for Larkin supporting her, she would have collapsed on the spot.
“I don’t care about any of that, I want you to cure my daughter now. Why did you save Madeleine and not my daughter?” Jeannie blurted out all at once, and continued to rant, “My daughter was getting better in the hospital, it was after coming here that she got worse because of you guys. You must cure her!! Otherwise I’ll tear down your monastery!”
“How funny.” Larkin said coldly, “do you know who arranged for the experts to treat Madeleine?”
Jeannie frowned, “I don’t care who it was, but they have to take responsibility!”
“The person who arranged and paid for Madeleine’s treatment was wife,” Larkin said coldly, “your daughter is the murderer of our child, and you still dream of getting money and medical aid from us? Dream on!”
Jeannie was shocked.
“No way! How could it be you! What are the odds!!”
Her daughter randomly killed someone, and it turned out to be the little girl their benefactors wanted to adopt?
She would never believe such a thing.
Larkin didn’t bother arguing with her any
He gestured to the bodyguard, who immediately handed him a phone.
Larkin dialed a number directly.
The phone rang a few times before someone picked up. Before Larkin could even speak, Faustina’s enthusiastic voice came through, “Mr. Carter, I’ve been meaning to call you these past few days, to thank you!”
Larkin asked, “How’s your daughter doing?”
“She’s doing really well! Dr. Lange is amazing!” Faustina sounded like she had a lot to say.
But Larkin hung up the phone.
How could Jeannie not recognize that voice? It was clearly Faustina’s.
She felt like she had been struck by lightning.
“Sir, madam… it’s all a misunderstanding!” Jeannie immediately changed her tune, “Mr. Carter, Mrs. Carter, there’s been a misunderstanding between us. That day, these monks looked down on us, which upset my daughter and triggered her illness! You’re educated people, and you should know that when someone with a mental illness has an attack, they can’t control themselves! Even if it’s to prevent a similar incident happening in the future, please help us!”
Even as she was pinned to the ground, Jeannie tried her best to ingratiate herself with them, “You guys helped Madeleine, adopted orphans, you’re really kind people! Please forgive my past mistakes, help my child, help our family!”
“Shut it!” Martin couldn’t take it anymore, “I overheard you on the phone with your family that day in the monastery, you just want to cure your daughter without spending a dime, and then use her to make some money!!”
There were a lot of onlookers around.
After hearing this, they started to murmur amongst themselves.
Criticism and disgusted gazes all focused on Jeannie.
Larkin didn’t want to waste any more words on Jeannie.
He left her with one sentence, “If she makes trouble in the monastery, just call the police and have her arrested, no need to waste time here. As for her slander and false accusations, Martin, go tell your master that I’ll handle it and won’t let the monastery suffer any negative publicity.”
With that, he picked up Erica and headed straight for the car.
Jeannie watched as Larkin’s figure disappeared into the distance, her whole body going numb.
She knew her plan had completely failed this time.
Disappointment and anger welled up in her heart.
Not only was she unable to cure that madwoman, she was also accused of using her daughter for money, and she might even have to take care of her for
the rest of her life!!
She glared at Martin with resentment.
“Ah!!! You heartless monk! I wish my daughter had killed you too when she had the chance!!”
Summer break’s winding down.