Jonas narrowed his eyes and looked at Melinda who was leaving for her room. Part of him felt that things had changed between them. There was no difference from how things were before, but his heart told him that something was going on. He couldn't figure out what was happening.

But he had a strong feeling that Melinda had become more cunning. He had to be careful with her. After casting a glance at Yulia, Jonas turned around, and left the hall. He had promised Emily that he would help her pick the right outfit.

Melinda had been resting well for the past few days. She felt a fresh burst of strength surge through her veins. She went back to her room, put on a coat, and went to the garden. Then she saw the nanny, who had packed her things, preparing to leave. Her eyes widened with shock.

"Are you really going to leave?"

Melinda thought that the nanny had talked about quitting only because she was angry. She didn't expect it to be true. After all, the Gu's mansion paid a hefty salary. No one would have the heart to leave a job that paid them well.

"Yeah. That crazy woman wouldn't let me work in peace. I cannot stand her accusations," the nanny said.

Melinda felt that the nanny was a righteous woman. It was reasonable for her to quit the job. Yulia was a vindictive woman who made others suffer.

"I understand, but not everyone's like her.

I can ask the butler to arrange a better job for you in the mansion. All you've gotten to do is just keep your distance from Yulia." Melinda tried persuading the nanny, but she was determined to leave.

"It's alright, she is a maniac. If I continue to work here, I'm sure she will find a way to turn my life into hell." Then the nanny turned to look at Melinda and held her hands. "Mrs. Gu, you're a good person. I can't imagine how you've been tolerating her all these years. I was also weak in the beginning, afraid of talking back. But then I realized that nothing is more important than self-respect. Sometimes we've gotten to place ourselves above others. If we don't stand up for ourselves, then who will?"

The nanny smiled. Melinda could understand her feelings. She had been incredibly naive and endured Yulia's torture without uttering a word about it to anyone.

It had taken all these years for Melinda to understand her worth. She didn't deserve any of this and finally got the courage to divorce Jonas.

"I'm sorry, everything is my fault. Yulia was mean to you only because you were taking care of me. One second." Melinda turned around and quickly went upstairs, without giving a chance for the nanny to respond. She went to her room and opened a small cabinet. Then she grabbed some money and went back to the garden.

Melinda smiled and gave the money to the nanny. "Thank you for taking care of me. Please accept this money. Consider it as your salary for looking after me." The nanny opened her mouth to say something but Melinda cut in, "Please don't refuse it. I can manage here but I know this money is important for you."

"Thank you." The nanny smiled gratefully. She put the money inside her pocket and left.

Melinda was right. She needed the money to make ends meet. Moreover, the nanny had slapped Yulia. God knew whether she would go to any extent to torture the nanny even if she stopped working for the Gu family.

"Aww, you two make the perfect master and servant duo. The love you two share is heart-warming."

Yulia snickered. Melinda was lost in thought and had failed to notice Yulia who was standing behind her.

turned around to look at Yulia. The latter was glaring at her, mad at Melinda for messing up with her. She had never been humiliated

to you. It's nothing to be proud of. Find your right opponent and defeat them.

She had forgotten Melinda's threat and was trying

being ridiculous, Melinda. You think too much of yourself, don't you? Don't forget that my brother hates you and you mean nothing to the Gu family. Stop blaming me for your plight." Yulia smirked. No one was around and she didn't have to

Yulia. I'm your sister-in-law. Don't forget

arched an eyebrow and crossed her arms

arrogant, Melinda. My brother will divorce you soon. You're a cunning bitch. You don't deserve my brother,"

disappointed to see

grin stretched on her lips. "That's exactly

mention of divorce. Yulia didn't understand why she was suddenly eager to divorce Jonas. Yulia wondered what had happened to her. Was

Melinda almost as if she wanted to make sure

had always been weak and vulnerable. Yulia was not used to seeing her like this. Melinda's words


sign the divorce papers soon. I don't deserve a cheating scumbag like

words only to provoke Yulia. She was satisfied to see

Melinda had hit her weak spot and a wave of emotions gushed

sister-in-law. But Melinda quickly stepped away. Yulia lost her balance and fell to the ground. She yelped in pain as her head collided with the

suppress her laughter. It was priceless

are you all right? What

pretended to pass out.

Almost everyone had

granddaughter. He had immediately arranged a car to take her to the hospital after a servant reported to

sterilized the wounds and applied a thick coat of medicine. Yulia came

and nauseated," she said,

and the doctor couldn't understand why Yulia was complaining

foot looks serious. I would suggest you to stay in the hospital for a few more days," the doctor said as he instructed the nurse to

Gavin and a servant were taking good care of her. "Take care. I'm sure you'll recover soon," Nelson


kindness. She seldom received such care, so she cherished every moment of it. A lone tear escaped from her eye as

"Good girl."

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