Read The Substitute Wife: My Poor Husband is a Billionaire Chapter 135
Bernie was shocked compared to the rest of the people present.
He sprang up from the sofa and pointed his trembling finger at Fiona. “What the h**l are you saying? Did you really do it?”
He didn’t expect that Fiona would do such a thing. His anger reached its pinnacle. “Fiona!” he bellowed, pounding the table. “How could you do such a thing?”
The Lind family members were decent people with good values.
Bernie had married Fiona only because she was gentle and obedient.
Fiona wiped her tears and sniffled loudly. “Bernie, I know I made a mistake. I was too disappointed in Janet that I lost my mind. I was just thinking about apologizing to her now.”
“That’s unbelievable! Do you think I’m dumb enough to believe you? You’ve been humming a happy tune all afternoon. You were even denying it when Janet showed up here to accuse you. What the h**l is wrong with you?”
Bernie frowned. The wrinkles on his forehead grew more prominent, making him look ten years older.
His wife suddenly seemed like a stranger to him. He didn‘t think Fiona would be such a ruthless person.
“You know I married you because I thought you were a kind, virtuous woman. When we first adopted Janet, I knew you were angry and you had suffered a lot because we couldn‘t have a child of our own. I felt sorry for you and never argued with you. I just wanted to make it up for you. You… I didn‘t expect you to be such a ruthless person!” “Now that Fiona has admitted the truth, let the police handle it,” Janet said in an indifferent voice as her cold eyes flitted to Fiona.
Bernie was taken aback for a moment. His anger was replaced with terror.
“No, Janet. If Fiona gets arrested, it will ruin our Lind family‘s reputation. Can you please forgive her one last time? After all, she is your foster ‘mother. I agree we didn‘t treat you well in the past, but I promise such a thing would never happen again.”
Bernie stood in front of Fiona, hoping to convince Janet.
Regardless of how bad Fiona was, the woman was his wife. He couldn‘t watch her go to jail. Her arrest would also ruin the Lind family‘s reputation once and for all.
Janet crossed her arms over her chest and sneered. Ever since Janet was a child, Bernie had always been a coward, He was never harsh toward Janet but he didn‘t stop his wife from ill–treating her either. He never stood up for Janet even though he knew Fiona was heartless toward her.
“That’s enough!” Janet snapped, glaring at the two people begging and crying for mercy. “Do you think attempted rape is a forgivable crime? It‘s not a trivial thing to forget. Don’t you think it‘s unfair for you to ask such a thing?”
Janet had always been grateful to them both. After all, they had adopted her. Even though Bernie and Fiona were mean to her, they had put a roof over her head. However, now, she had lost all respect for the two after hearing Bernie’s words.
“Please, Janet. Think about us. You want money from us, don‘t you? We‘ll give you as much as you want if you don’t call the police.” Fiona said, hitching between her sobs. Janet’s anger reached its pinnacle. She was fighting for her self-respect, but Bernie and Fiona were haggling with her, thinking she would do anything for money.
“Fine. I won’t call the police. In exchange, I don’t want you to mention adopting me ever again. Do you understand?” Janet closed her eyes and took a deep breath.
“Besides, I’m going to sever all ties with you, formally. From now on, we have nothing to do with each other. You both mean nothing to me.”