Chapter 179 Serving Themselves on Her Plate
Leon felt extremely nervous when he witnessed Simone slip during the race and almost get injured. He sensed that something was amiss. After all, he was aware of Simone and Gwen’s. motorcycle skills, which would not lead them to such a basic mistake as slipping.
However, Simone unexpectedly used the slip to drift and secured first place. He had believed she did it intentionally. Little did he expect that it was Jodie and others who targeted Simone. If it were not for Simone’s geomancy ability, she would have been the one in the hospital. According to her, if she had not evaded the attack, her injuries would have been severe.
Jodie was truly trying to harm Simone. This kind of behavior had completely crossed his moral boundaries, leaving him furious.
She pretended to be clueless and shook her head, saying, “I didn’t do it. I didn’t say that I got injured because of Simone. I merely suspected that someone used unnatural means, so my Luca misunderstood.” She vehemently denied, “I didn’t curse Simone; she’s misunderstood.”
Luca was watching the tablet at that moment. When he heard her words, an expression of disbelief appeared. Then, he addressed the camera. “Jo, you were implying that Simone did it. That’s why I came to confront her!”
What did Jo mean? She shifted all the blame onto me!
Jodie, between damage control and Luca, unhesitatingly chose the former. She looked at him. in astonishment. “Luca, I never mentioned Simone’s name from beginning to end. You misunderstood and rushed to confront her. I was lying in bed injured and couldn’t stop you. in time. You said it was Simone who did it to me, so I couldn’t help but suspect. I wanted to know if it was her. She looked pitiful, with a hint of helplessness in her eyes. “Luca, you misunderstood me.”
When Luca comes back, I’ll just coax him. For now, he can only bear with it.
He laughed in anger. “So, in the end, it’s all my fault?” He acknowledged his mistake. His error was that he should not have been incited by her and impulsively confronted Simone.
Jodie’s refusal to admit it meant she was guilty. He also remembered her words when she woke up, saying it should not have been her lying there. Did she mean Simone should be the one lying in the hospital, disfigured and with broken limbs, instead?
At that moment, his heart felt as cold as if it had fallen into an ice cave. It was ridiculous that this was his angel stepsister whom he trusted and protected.
Jodie hurriedly said, “I know it’s because Luca cares about me that he misunderstood.” She looked at Simone and apologized, “Simone, we misunderstood you.” She did this just to move past the incident quickly as damage control.
Simone looked at her with a smile. “Is it just a misunderstanding? I’ve sworn that I did not harm you on purpose. Now, it’s your turn. Can you swear that you didn’t curse me?”
Jodie tried to divert the attention, but Simone would not allow it. She wanted Jodie to know that anyone with malicious intentions would suffer the consequences. She instigated Luca to trouble her, so she should be prepared to face the consequences.
Seeing Simone’s unwavering gaze, Jodie secretly resented her. She believed Simone was intentionally doing this. D“mn it, we’re tricked by this woman again. She cried and shook her head to explain, “I didn’t curse you. You misunderstood me.”
Simone raised an eyebrow. “Whether it’s a misunderstanding or not, you can prove it by swearing. Don’t just deny; I won’t listen. I believe everyone present and those watching the live stream have the same thoughts. They want to see you swear to prove your innocence.” She deliberately pushed Jodie to the forefront.
Sure enough, the live chat was filled with requests for Jodie to swear. She had already suffered the consequences of her actions, so she could not dare to swear. If she did nothing now, it would also be detrimental to her. She thought for a moment, looked at Aaron with tear–filled eyes, and made a pleading and dependent expression. Right then, she could only hope that he would help her.
Meanwhile, Aaron felt a bit uneasy being stared at by her. Previously, she had relied on him like this, and he impulsively went to confront Simone. Now, she wanted him to follow in his younger brother’s footsteps! Did he look that foolish?
He now realized that it was Jodie who had attacked Simone first. Not only did she fail, she also suffered the consequences. When she woke up, she was angry and came up with the idea of using Luca to accuse Simone. She wanted to tarnish Simone’s reputation.
He had recently learned that Jodie had many ulterior motives, but he did not expect her to be so malicious behind his back. It was clear that she had hinted at Luca. He and Leon could hear that she was referring to Simone. Although she did not mention a name, her words and expressions were unmistakable when Luca brought it up. Now, she was pretending to be innocent and pushing all the blame onto Luca.
He could not help but feel a chill and a sense of fear. Luca had been tricked so he naturally would not fall for the same ploy. Moreover, he did not trust Jodie’s words that much in the first place. So, he looked away, pretending not to see her plea.
She was rendered speechless. These men are getting more unreliable by the day.
She was furious and then looked toward Leon. Seeing the coldness and in his the chill emanating from him, she was taken aback, knowing he would not help her either.
He said sternly, “Swear. Why are you looking at me and Aaron?”
Jodie could not swear nor admit it. In the end, she could only come up with one solution. She became agitated. “I didn’t do any Those things. How could I have cursed? Why are you all forcing me?” She cried out. “I didn’t. I didn’t do it.” Then, she got too excited and fainted.
Of course, that was an act, but she had no choice but to do so during the livestream. She knew that after pretending to faint, she would be criticized online. Still, it was much preferable than confessing or swearing.
Witnessing Jodie’s antic, the individuals present and those watching the livestream were speechless. She conveniently fainted!
Everyone was not foolish; they could see through her obvious tricks and abrupt fainting. It was evident that she was attempting to divert attention. Therefore, the live chat, not only Simone’s fans but also fans and viewers of others, could not help but ridicule her.
Some of her fans fell silent, and some even unfollowed her. However, there were still some loyal fans who attempted to defend their idol. They cursed Simone and her team for going too far and pushing someone to this extent. They did not believe in any backlash, not one bit, fully convinced that Simone was behind all this and falsely accused Jodie.
These individuals, just like those professional trolls and haters online, had the same mindset. They would attack as long as they were unhappy and unwilling to see the truth. They even intentionally criticized Simone in Jodie’s livestream because they knew Simone would see these comments.
Indeed, she read them. She was already prepared to deal with these individuals who treated the internet as a lawless place and lacked moral integrity. Now that they had served themselves on a plate, she would not look away.