Read Let me go, Mr. Hill [by Shallow South] Chapter 310
The two of them did not notice it, but Liam, who happened to be returning to his room, saw Catherine walking out of Shaun’s room from around the corner.
He smiled and suddenly understood everything.
Aunty Yasmine took her to the small door of the main residence. Catherine’s disappearance had brought both the Yule and Hill families together—even Old Master Hill and Old Madam Hill had appeared.
Seeing her come back, Nicola immediately rushed up anxiously. “Catherine, where did you go without a word? You didn’t even answer your phone. We were looking all over for you. You worried us to d***h.”
The words caused Old Madam Hill’s expression to darken as she thought that Catherine was too insensitive.
“Huh? Why are you wearing different clothes now?” Valerie suddenly asked.
Catherine blinked and said while feeling aggrieved, “I wasn’t paying attention when I was out for a walk and fell into the pool. Aunty Yasmine saw me all drenched and took me to change my clothes and blow dry my hair. My phone also dropped in the pool and can’t be used anymore.”
She paused and apologized, “I’m really sorry. I didn’t want to bother you because you were playing bridge.”
“Is that true?” Old Madam Hill looked at Aunty Yasmine. Aunty Yasmine had worked for the Hill family for more than 30 years, so she trusted her.
“Yes, it is,” Aunty Yasmine said with a smile.
“Alright, it’s good that she’s fine. Let’s disperse.” Old Madam Hill rubbed her brows, feeling annoyed at the disturbance.
Joel did not want to stay any longer either. “We’ve caused a lot of trouble for everyone tonight. We’ll take our leave now.”
After the Yule family left, Valerie found it strange. She had clearly arranged for someone to push Catherine into the hot spring, so why did Aunty Yasmine say that Catherine fell into the pool?
Who told Aunty Yasmine to say that?
Who was helping Catherine?
At that moment, Willie walked over to her with a smile. “Aunt Valerie, you should stay out of the Yule family’s business. If Grandpa or Grandma finds out that you colluded with outsiders to stir up trouble in the family, they might not let you come back.”
Valerie was shocked and stared at Willie. “Did you help her?”
Willie shrugged, neither admitting nor denying it. “What do you think would happen if I told my parents about tonight’s events?”
If her brother and sister-in-law found out that she had schemed against their son, they would end up fighting and having a falling out.
Valerie shuddered and did not dare to think too deeply about it.
The car drove back to the Yule family villa.
In the car, Melanie was still complaining, “Please at least tell someone when you go out next time instead of sneaking around quietly. Didn’t you see that Old Madam Hill and Old Master Hill were very unhappy by the time we left?”
Catherine did not say a single word until she reached the living room. She turned to Joel and said, “Dad, I was actually called away by a servant in the Hill family earlier. She said that Old Madam Hill wanted to see me, but she took me to the hot spring and pushed me in when I had my guard down. Willie Hill was soaking in the pool then, but fortunately, we knew each other, so he didn’t do anything to me and helped me hide.”
“What?” Joel was shocked. “Why didn’t you tell me earlier?”
Melanie hurriedly covered her mouth. “Impossible! Willie Hill helped you? He’s a famous philanderer and pounces on every woman he sees. Did he…”
Joel immediately became worried at her words. “Catherine, you—”
“Dad, don’t worry. I was fine because not even a minute after I fell into the hot spring, Aunty Nicola coincidentally brought Valerie and Queenie over to look for me.” Catherine gave a vague smile at Nicola. “After they couldn’t find me at the hot spring, they determined that I was missing and alerted the entire Hill family to search for me everywhere.”