Annie felt bad and sympathized with Rosie. “What? Don’t panic. We’ll find that watch together!”
Corinne squinted upon realizing where the situation could be headed to.
Sunny also joined the search. All of a sudden, he remembered something and glared at Corinne suspiciously. He questioned, “Hey, weren’t you the one holding Rosie’s jacket when both of you. went to the washroom?”
Corinne nodded. “Yes, I did. What’s wrong?”
Sunny looked at her disdainfully. “Then give Rosie back her watch now!”
There was not even a change in Corinne’s expression. “I didn’t take it. How am I going to give it
back to her?”
Sunny grabbed her arms and treated her like a thief, preventing her from running away. “You were the only one who held Rosie’s jacket. If you didn’t take it, who did?”
Corinne remained calm. “She asked me to help her hold on to it when we were in the washroom. I only agreed to help her due to that.”
Sunny snorted sarcastically. “Then you took the chance and stole the watch from one of the pockets!”
With a calm face, she insisted, “I didn’t.”
Obviously, Sunny did not believe her and started to act aggressively. “Your words mean nothing. Let us search your body and belongings if you didn’t steal the watch!”
Annie, displeased by this, ran over to push Sunny away. “You’re crazy! Why did Corinne need to steal the watch? It’s just a watch. Uncle Jeremy will buy it for her if she really likes it!”
Sunny snorted disdainfully. “Then she should agree with the search to prove her innocence!”
“No! Who gives you the right to do a search on her? It’s pure humiliation to be searched in the public!” Annie insisted on standing in front of Corinne and was determined to stop Sunny.
Corinne was the one who risked her life to save her yesterday in Twilight. It was her turn to protect Corinne today!
Since Sunny thought Annie was in the way and was an obstruction, he tried to pull her to the sides. It became a tug-of-war between the two of them. As a result, Corinne got pushed back and she stumbled…
Clink! All of a sudden, an item dropped on the floor.
Sunny let go of Annie and picked up the item that was beside Corinne’s foot. His eyes widened.” What is this? Didn’t you say that you didn’t steal it? How could you do it? Do you think you’re worthy to be Jeremy’s wife?”
Rosie was in disbelief as she looked at Corinne. “Corinne… You took it?”
Corinne had no idea where the watch fell off her body. She furrowed her brows and looked at
Rosie. Her lips were curled. “I’m sure you know it better than me if I took it…or you put it on me, don’t you?”
Rosie put on an innocent-looking face. “What are you talking about? Why would I do such a thing?”
Enraged, Sunny rebuked Corinne, saying, “That’s enough of you! Everyone saw the watch drop from your body. It doesn’t matter that you deny it. Why do you have to slander Rosie?”
The diners in the restaurant came over to watch what was happening. They pointedly glared at Corinne and criticized her.
“Weren’t they eating together? Why is she stealing from her friends?”
“She doesn’t look like a person who will do that kind of thing!”
“Hey, we shouldn’t judge a person by her cover.”
“What happened?” rang a stern voice.
With Jeremy back in the restaurant, the temperature of the restaurant turned down a little. His vibe was too strong. The crowd automatically moved aside to make way for him.
Annie ran towards him. “Uncle Jeremy, you’re back! Sunny insisted that Corinne stole Rosie’s watch, and he even wanted to do a search on her!”
Sunny was unafraid, however, and held the evidence up in the sky. “Jeremy, I didn’t accuse her! Rosie’s watch dropped from her. Everyone here saw it!”
Jeremy looked at the watch and tilted his head to look at Corinne with a weird look. With a stern voice, he asked, “Did you take it?”