Love You Enough to Leave You Chapter 411
Meanwhile, Tiffany was driving her new car toward Amelia’s neighborhood. She then bumped into Olivia and Stephanie at the parking lot.
Tiffany was caught by surprise. “Hi, Mrs. Clinton. What a coincidence.”
Without saying a word, Olivia merely nodded in response. The affection Olivia had for Tiffany had faded due to her involvement in Amelia’s runaway.
Stephanie on the other hand was keen on speaking her mind. “What a pathetically small world! Tiffany, I heard you hooked up with Derrick from the Hissons! I never knew you have such charm. I’ve seen him before, actually. He’s such a handsome man with a formidable social status. Perhaps, he was getting sick of women of high standards. Otherwise, why would he be attracted to such a mediocre woman like you! I do feel bad for him.”
Tiffany decided to ignore Stephanie’s remarks because of Olivia’s presence. Not only did she not want to be disrespectful, but she didn’t want to strain the relationship between Amelia and the Clintons.
Hence, she turned toward Olivia and said, “Let’s go, Mrs. Clinton.”
Again, Olivia nodded in response.
Annoyed, Stephanie continued her mockeries as she held Olivia’s hand walking toward the elevator. “Was I right, Tiffany? Don’t worry, as mediocre as you are, it’s still a blessing if Mr. Hisson admires you.”
Tiffany glared at her upon hearing that. How could someone be so bitter, vain, and arrogant all at once? For her imaginative talents, she should be a screenwriter!
“Ms. Clinton, did you know that Mr. Hisson has been after me for the past three years? For all your looks and wealth, I bet you have met no man as sincere as Mr. Hisson. However mediocre I am, there’s still someone who really appreciates me. Besides, I’ve met his mom, and I think we’re getting married soon. I’ll surely invite you to the wedding by then, but I’d expect a wedding gift from you!” Tiffany grinned.
Stephanie froze as the smile on her face disappeared. “Tiffany, what-”
Olivia slightly patted Stephanie’s hand to interrupt her speech. “Ms. Winters, please don’t mind Stephanie. She’s just talking nonsense,” Olivia said with a polite tone.
Judging by the formal form of address, it was obvious that Olivia meant to keep a distance from Tiffany.
Hearing that, Tiffany smiled without saying a word.
The three of them kept silent throughout the entire elevator ride.
Upon arriving at the apartment, Tiffany rang the doorbell. Amelia was stupefied when she saw the three of them at her doorstep.
“Mom? Oh, sorry. I meant, Mrs. Clinton, what brought you here?” Amelia was quick to realize that she had addressed Olivia wrongly. Olivia had told her before that she didn’t want to be addressed so anymore. Considering the status of her relationship with Oscar, it was only right for Amelia to address Olivia as Mrs. Clinton.
Olivia merely cast her a glance before stepping straight into the apartment.
Seeing that, Amelia looked at Tiffany and whispered, “Why have you brought them with you?”
“We bumped into each other on the way up! It was sheer bad luck!” Tiffany frowned when she saw how unfriendly Olivia was toward Amelia.
She then walked toward Amelia and asked softly, “Are the Clintons making life difficult for you?”
“I can manage.” Amelia shook her head.
To which Tiffany urged softly, “You must tell me if something’s wrong, okay? You don’t have to face it alone.”
“Don’t worry. I won’t let them bully me,” Amelia reassured. After all those years of having to fend for herself, Amelia had learned to not let anyone take advantage of her.
Tiffany was aware of what Amelia had gone through. Hence, she decided to not ask further.
Amelia then went to the kitchen to prepare three cups of tea before serving them.
“Here’s your tea, Mom,” Amelia said respectfully.
Olivia sat arrogantly and gazed toward Amelia. “You don’t have to trouble yourself. Come and sit. I have something to say to you.”
Amelia sat down next to Tiffany respectfully and smiled. “What is it, Mom?”
“Where’s Tony?” Olivia asked.
“He’s asleep. Do you want me to wake him up?”
“No. That won’t be necessary.”
Amelia fell silent as she felt a lack of confidence facing Olivia. After two years apart, I can’t help but feel a sense of uneasiness around her. Perhaps it’s because of her unfriendly aura. Either that or I just feel bad for the pain I caused her when I took Tony away.
“Amelia, let’s cut to the chase. I’ve come here today to regain Tony’s custody. On account of our past relationship, I don’t wish to make a big deal out of this. Since you’ve already divorced Oscar, I guess you wouldn’t want extra baggage going forward in life. How about you let us raise Tony so you could move on? I believe our family has given you enough money to build a new life on your own. Besides, I can see that Kurt is deeply in love with you. Even if you aren’t interested in him, based on your looks, I’m sure you could eventually find someone else and get married.” Olivia handled herself elegantly while trying to maintain her stature.
Despite her atrocious request, Amelia remained calm. She looked at Olivia and said firmly, “I’ll never give up on Tony, Mom. Since he’s still young, I believe he should stay by my side. Besides, Oscar and I are planning to remarry. We love each other still, and I hope that you can give us your blessings.”
Olivia responded with a smile. At the same time, she stopped Stephanie from having a go at Amelia.
“Two years ago, you brought Tony with you when you ran away. Now two years later, you’ve brought him back again. Unlike Oscar, I won’t be blinded by your looks. I can’t help but think there’s a hidden agenda behind your sudden return.” At this point, Amelia was about to defend herself. But unfortunately, Olivia raised her hand to stop her before continuing, “Before the divorce, I actually liked having you as my daughter-in-law. In fact, I loved you as if you were my own daughter. However, you’ve gone a step too far when you took Tony away from us. For that, I’ll never give you my blessings. Instead, I want your son’s custody. I’m hoping that you wouldn’t want to make a fuss out of this as well. Otherwise, it could get ugly.”
Amelia’s lips twitched slightly, and she stood her ground. “Mrs. Clinton, there’s no way I’m giving Tony away.”
Olivia’s lips curved into a grin upon hearing that. “I’ve expected that. I came here today merely because I wanted to see your reactions first-hand. Since it’s impossible for us to reach an agreement, you should expect a court summon soon. What a shame. I’ve never expected things to turn out this way between us.”
As soon as Olivia finished her sentence, she stood up and left with Stephanie.
After Olivia and Stephanie stepped out, Tiffany asked, “Amelia, what just happened?”
“Didn’t you see?” Amelia smiled wryly.
They’re such bullies! “What’s Oscar doing about this? How could he let his mom and sister bully you this way?” Tiffany fumed.
Amelia shook her head. “He has nothing to do with that. He’s on my side. It’s just that I didn’t expect Mrs. Clinton to have such prejudice against me. However, I did break her heart when I took Tony away back then. I’ve wronged her first.”
Tiffany was rendered speechless. Indeed, losing Tony was a fatal blow to the Clintons. After a few moments, she asked, “So, what do you plan to do?”
“I’ll ask for her forgiveness before remarrying Oscar. As for Tony, I’m determined to keep him by my side.”
“What if she’ll never forgive you?”
“She’s not that cold-hearted. On the contrary, she’s a kind woman. Unlike the other women of her status, she has never been egocentric. Besides, I’ve gotten her to like me before. I’m sure I can do it all over again.” Despite her confidence, Amelia had definitely underestimated Olivia’s adamancy.
At times, it could be hard for someone to change their mind. Regardless of how considerate or kind that person may be.
“Well, good luck to you then. I have a lot going on at my end as well. Derrick told me it was time for me to meet his parents. I’m stressed over it as we speak! Amelia, why is life so difficult for the both of us?” Tiffany grumbled.
“Don’t worry. I’m sure they’ll like you. Not only do you look pretty, but you have good personalities as well. Besides, you’re financially independent.”
“I hope you’re right.” Although Tiffany didn’t have high hopes, she was determined to not back down from the moment she chose to be with Derrick.