I raised my brows and shrugged my shoulders, “How funny! That’s exactly what I was thinking too!”
Unlike me, Rebecca did have a way with men. But I, too, had a knack for irritating the hell out of her.
Upon seeing how I treated her daughter, Cameron shot daggers at me. “It looks like Ms. Stovall has learned to carry an air of confidence like a true Stovall now.”
I responded with a giggle. “I’m sure Ms. Larson is as confident as I am.”
“Stop blowing your own horn. You’re just a hillbilly who was lucky enough to be adopted by a prominent family. Do you really think you’re qualified to take on the family name?”
Wow. That b*tch’s mouth is really one of a kind.
I grinned and said nonchalantly. “You’re right. I was born a hillbilly and will forever be one. Likewise, an undignified woman will also always be the same no matter how rich she becomes. Am I right, Ms. Anderson?”
Cameron’s expression turned grim, and she could not take it anymore. “You better watch your mouth, Ms. Stovall.”
I played along and nodded in agreement. At this moment, Sally, who had just left the café, appeared.
Seeing that Sally was here, I intentionally turned my attention to Rebecca’s belly and raised my voice, “I heard that my husband, Ashton, is the father to your baby. Is that true, Ms. Larson?”
“It’s none of your business.” The awkwardness was written all over her face. “Of course, it’s Ashton’s child. Don’t you dare do anything to my baby!”
“What else can I do?” What she said was so ridiculous that I could not stop smiling. Now that Sally had walked toward us, I continued, “Ashton told me he had never had physical intimacy with you in the past. How did you exactly get pregnant? Did he shoot his baby gravy into your womb from afar?” I winked.
Rebecca’s expression turned murderous. “What do you mean? Are you trying to say I don’t even know who my baby’s father is?”
“I’m sure you know who he is!” Seeing her panic reaction made me believe what John told me earlier. I smiled and continued, “This is why I hope you can leave Ashton alone and don’t make him the scapegoat anymore. Shall we take the paternity test to find out who the father is?”
“I’m actually don’t mind him having a child with someone else, but since the Fuller’s and Stovall’s reputation are at stake, it’s better to be safe than sorry.”
As Sally approached us, I turned around and gave her a smile. “What do you think, Aunt Sally?”
Sally was dumbfounded, and her eyes instantly fell on Rebecca’s tummy. To defuse the tension, she looked at Rebecca and said in a gentle voice, “Shall we make an appointment to do the test? We just need to find out if the baby belongs to the Fuller family. We have to protect our family reputation, after all.”
Rebecca was taken aback as she did not expect I would make this move.
At that point, she was at a loss for words. “You have to trust me, Aunt Sally. Besides, doing the test during pregnancy may cause a miscarriage. Are you willing to risk the life of a member of the Fuller family? Moreover, it’s obvious that Scarlett is trying to sow discord between us because she wants to take revenge against me.”
I laughed. “Take revenge against you? For?”
“For killing your baby…” Rebecca accidentally blurted out.
Cameron instantly raised her voice and stopped her, “Rebecca!”
Sally must have heard what Rebecca said as she was obviously startled at her sudden confession. However, she decided to just keep mum.
To divert everyone’s attention, Cameron looked at me and asked, “What made you think Rebecca’s baby is not Ashton’s? And why can’t we do the paternity test after the child is born?”
She then turned to Sally and said, “If you insist on doing it, fine, we’ll cooperate. But from then on, we’ll cut ties with the Fullers and raise the baby on our own, even if the results prove that the baby is Ashton’s child.”
A line formed between Sally’s brows, but she did not know how to react to that threat.
She plastered a smile on her face and said, “I think we should talk to Ashton first. Besides, Ashton is already married, so I’m not the best person to make any decision on his behalf.”
Well played, Aunt Sally. By shoving the responsibility to Ashton, you don’t have to worry about offending anyone anymore.
Cameron’s expression changed. She grabbed Rebecca’s wrist and left in frustration. On the other hand, Sally gave me a sullen glare that I had no clue what it was for.
Well, I was not bothered by it, anyway. Let’s see what would happen in the future.
At about 6 p.m., I received a call from Ashton. “Yes?”