At exactly 6PM, Amanda, dressed in her best red, body hugging dress that took her a lot of effort to
prepare, left with her mom to the hotel where the engagement will take place.
She had done her own makeup because she is used to it given the nature of her job.
She is Val's assistant and she is used to putting make up on her when she goes to film.
Her mom had also dressed to kill. The daughter and mother duo walked hand in hand to the hotel.
Reaching the hotel, there were so many unfamiliar faces but Amanda guessed that they were William's
family friends and some of her dads.
When people saw her at the entrance, they gave her strange gazes. Amanda was nervous but she still
kept her cool on the outside. Head held high, she walked towards the William's family with a bright and
innocent smile on her face.
"Hello grandpa, grandma, Auntie, uncle." Amanda greeted them politely, that sweet smile never leaving
The family nodded and smiled at her, but their smiles did not reach their eyes, only grandma Catherine
was enthusiastic as she held her hand.
Jason's grandmother has always been fond of Amanda and treated her like her own granddaughter.
And because of her closeness to Amanda, she was left out in the dark about the whole plan of Val and
Jason getting engaged.
"Hey my darling, you grow beautiful with each passing day, look at you, I know my grandson will be
pleased to see you again."
Amanda blushed as she was teased by grandma Catherine. "Grandma, can you stop teasing me, you
know I'm always shy when hearing those words."
"Hehe, how will you feel when you see Jason after five years, and look at how you are glowing, its like
you have walked right out of an ancient painting." Grandma said with a big grin on her face.
"Grandma....." Amanda could not take it anymore.
"Okay dear, I will stop teasing you now, I hope you will be happy from today onwards." Grandma gave
her her blessings.
Seeing their interaction, Liz just sneered and wondered how they will react once they found out the
truth. Sorry mother but we had to do this. I can't let my son marry such a lose woman.
Being the sensitive woman she was, Evelyn, Amanda's mom could sense that something was not right.
She tried to talk to Liz but she seemed to be uninterested.
But it is not the first time, after her divorce, the two started growing apart and Evelyne could not tell
what really went wrong with their long lasting friendship.
She stopped trying when she saw that Liz's expression was not right. She had some doubts but she
kept it to herself. Today was one of the best days in her daughter's life and she did not want to ruin the
Just then, Juliana came in followed by her son Ryan. Vallery was nowhere to be seen and that
surprised Amanda and her mom. Or maybe she will come later, after all there is still time and even
Jason had not yet arrived.
Juliana and Ryan walked directly towards the William family with enthusiasm. Recently, they have been
visiting a lot and they have become more closer thus everyone smiled at them happily.
Evelyne was shocked as this has never happened before especially when she saw Liz and Juliana
talking like best friends.
Liz had always loathed Juliana for being a mistress and breaking up a happy family. Evelyne used to
be touched by her care and concern and that was what kept her going knowing that there was
someone who could share her pain and burden.
She hated the third parties the most, but looking at the situation now, that did not seem like the case
"Hey Liz, you grow beautiful each day. You are becoming younger rather than old, I need to learn from
you." Juliana said as she hugged Liz's arm like a little girl.
"Hey Juliana, you are still the same, you also maintain yourself quite well, you are not old at all." Liz
said as she laughed.
"Yes, unlike someone else, who only knows how to sell her body in order to earn a living, I bet her
daughter is the same as her." Juliana said with disgust as she cast Evelyne a provocative gaze.
Liz was uncomfortable hearing those words. Juliana had told her that after the divorce, Evelyne was
not given any alimony and started sleeping around with men in order to care of herself and her
As the daughter from the prestigious family, she did not want to associate herself with someone who
had lose morals and that is why she stopped contacting Evelyne even without investigating the truth.
Evelyne expression froze. It was obvious that Juliana was talking about her.
How could she frame her like this after stealing her husband? Was that not enough, now, she wanted
to destroy hers and Amanda's reputation?
She was so mad that she almost exploded, but being good at enduring and keeping her emotions in
check, she did not explode and took a deep breath to calm herself down.
Amanda heard everything and looked over at the woman who robbed her family and identity.
Looking at their smug faces, Amanda felt that something was going on but she could not tell what! She
could only keep her doubts in her heart and continued to chat with grandma Catherine. She was like
her mother and did not like others to influence her mood.
No one noticed that after hearing those words, grandpa James had a relieved expression on his face. If
that was true, then there was no need for him to feel guilt in anyway about what was going to happen
He could never allow a person with questionable character to marry into his family. He was glad that he
had made the right choice.
As for his wife, he will explain to her later after the party was over.
If only he knew what awaited him......