Read Married by Mistake Mr. Whitman’s Sinner Wife [by Sixteenth Child] Chapter 158 – Madeline could see Meredith’s cracked smile from underneath her sunglasses.
She walked over while remaining calm and collected. She could feel the eyes of everyone in the room glued on her.
Back then, she did not know how to put on makeup or doll herself up. She did not even know how to walk after putting on high heels.
At that point in time, she was an ugly duckling that even a beggar would look down on.
However, everything was different now.
Every dog had its day. Ten years later, Madeline Crawford was not who she was back then.
Madeline smiled sweetly while sitting in an empty seat behind Meredith in a calm and composed manner.
Jeremy’s eyes were on her the entire time. Until now, he was still looking at her.
When Meredith noticed that Jeremy’s attention was on Madeline, she clenched her fists in anger.
Jeremy was indeed moved by that b*tch Madeline. If not, why would he stare at her just because she looked similar to Madeline?
Madeline noticed Jeremy staring at her. Perhaps, this was the gaze that she had longed for the most back then, but now, she did not care.
After she sat down, Madeline heard whispers from all around her.
“Who’s that woman? Is there someone like her in our circle?”
“Look at her bracelet and necklace. Those are from the latest Miss L.ady collection. Only their honorary members are allowed to buy them.”
“I think this woman is someone extraordinary. I wonder what she looks like. She’s so mysterious with her sunglasses.”
“Mysterious? Pah! Those might even be fake. She probably wormed her way in here to get a free meal! The star of today is Jeremy Whitman’s fiancée, Meredith. Everyone knows that Jeremy will surely get the shop today because he wants to give it to Meredith as her birthday present!”
Madeline only smiled lightly when she heard those voices of suspicion.
After a while, the auctioneer arrived. After some opening remarks, the auction started officially.
The item of the auction was a shop on First Crystal Street. The base price was five million dollars.
Even though they knew Jeremy was going to win the auction no matter what, a lot of people were still trying to bid for the shop as it was located in the busiest part of the city center. The revenue that it would generate would be much more than the base price.
Every time someone lifted their placard, Meredith would follow suit.
The price was then raised to 8.8 million dollars.
It was a good number. Meredith lifted her placard and smiled widely. She was very confident.
She knew no one in this room would dare to fight with her for this anymore.
The reason was that she had Jeremy and the Montgomerys backing her up.
“8.8 million going once,” the auctioneer started announcing.
“8.8 million going twice.” Still, no one lifted their placards.
“8.8 million going thrice…”
When the auctioneer was about to slam his gavel down, a loud and clear sound interrupted him.
Meredith had been basking in happiness that she even felt like she was going to rise to heaven, but at that moment, her heart plunged into a bottomless abyss.
The huge contrast lit the burning flames of anger in her heart.
She looked at Madeline who was sitting behind her, following other people’s gazes.
Madeline put down her placard calmly and smiled lightly. “Miss Crawford, if you want the shop that badly, you can continue.”
“…” Madeline’s face fell. She turned around and started simpering to Jeremy. “Jeremy, I really like that shop…”
“Just continue bidding if you like. No need to ask me,” Jeremy replied flatly.
Meredith beamed. She lifted her placard. “11 million!” She generously added one million.
Madeline looked at Jeremy. ‘Indeed, you’re still spoiling that cruel and heartless two-faced b*tch.
‘Jeremy, not only are you blind, but you’re also heartless. You still can’t see Meredith’s true face after so many years.’
Madeline pondered and said after parting her pink lips, “15 million.”