Chapter 488 Camila Lost Her Hairpin
For a moment, the room was silent save for the two children sobbing away.
Christina glanced at the little girl in the white tutu, and sure enough, one of her cheeks was red.
I may not know what happened exactly, but Camila’s hairpin has gone missing, and there’s no way I’d let that slide!
“Since no one can explain the matter to me, let’s check the surveillance footage!” Christina said sternly as she hugged Camila even tighter.
Upon hearing that, the wealthy woman, Lola, seemed to flinch. “Hmph. Go on, then. Do you think I’m scared of you? Don’t forget that your daughter hit my daughter. I won’t let that go so easily!”
Worried that things might get out of hand. Winnie hastily tried to mediate the situation. “Mrs. Hadley, there are no surveillance cameras in the dressing room. Besides, it’s just a tiny misunderstanding. Why don’t we have Camila apologize to her classmate and let that be the end of it?”
My goodness… These two women are no small fry, and I can’t afford to offend either of them! Hopefully, we can resolve this matter soon without blowing it up further.
“Tiny misunderstanding?” Christina scoffed. “Camila’s hairpin is encrusted with diamonds. That’s not. something an apology can fix. Furthermore, we’re still not sure who’s truly at fault here. Why should my daughter apologize?”
So what if Camila made the first move? That doesn’t necessarily mean she’s in the wrong! There has to be a reason
Left with no other choice, Winnie quickly approached Lola. “Mrs. Cohen, have you seen that diamond hairpin anywhere? If we still can’t find it, you might have to stay behind to aid the investigation.”
Lola, however, snorted at the teacher. “Diamond hairpin? What nonsense is that? Fine. Carry out the investigation, then. In any case, they aren’t leaving until they apologize to my Heather!”
Who in their right mind would give a diamond hairpin worth more than a hundred thousand to a child? Do they not know how easily children lose things? That’s no different from throwing their money away! Even as rich as we are, we wouldn’t buy a hairpin with real diamonds for Heather. I bet it’s just a slightly more expensive hairpin… Must they be 30 arrogant about it?
Stuck in a dilemma, Winnie had no choice but to call the police.
Meanwhile, Camila hugged Christina’s waist tightly, and it was clear that the little girl felt aggrieved.
“Mommy, will I be able to find the hairpin that Daddy gave me?”
Christina gently caressed her daughter’s head and smiled. “Of course. The policeman will catch the thief
After hearing her mother’s reassurance, Camila felt much better and nodded.
“Camila, can you tell me what happened earlier?” Christina asked concernedly.
Camila might get anxious when the police arrive, so it’d be better if I explained the situation instead.
“After our performance ended, I sat on the chair to wait for you. Heather then came over to compliment. my hairpin and insisted I give it to her. She tried to snatch it from me when I refused to, so I hit her…” Camila said before her voice trailed off.
Despite her age, she, too, knew very well that it was wrong to hit other people.
“What about the hairpin? Did your classmate take it?” Christina added as she clutched her daughter’s
Alas, Camila shook her head. “I don’t know, either.”
After all, everything had been so chaotic that she didn’t even notice where the hairpin had gone.
Instead of probing further, Christina tidied up Camila’s hair and waited patiently with her.
Within ten minutes, two police officers arrived at the venue and began their investigation.
Unfortunately, the police quickly found themselves in a tight spot once they had questioned all three parties, and even a thorough sweep of the dressing room failed to turn up any hairpin.
Everyone had their side of the story, but with no surveillance footage to back them up, it was hard to determine who had stolen the hairpin.
Just then, Lola marched angrily up to Christina and Camila. “Officers, this woman’s daughter hit my child, and I want them to apologize to me right now!”
Hmph. There’s no evidence, anyway. It’s time to show them who’s boss!
Terrified by Lola’s loud and brash voice, Camila hurriedly buried her face in Christina’s chest.
“I guess we’ll still need to continue investigating this matter, Mrs. Hadley, why don’t you apologize on Camila’s behalf first?” Winnie suggested. “We can all head home for now and settle this later.”
Christina frowned as she hugged her frightened daughter and met her gaze. Camila then mumbled, “Mommy, I didn’t do anything wrong. Heather snatched my hairpin first.”
With that, Christina felt a renewed sense of motivation. “I don’t agree to this arrangement. Let’s conduct a bag search since there aren’t surveillance cameras in the dressing room. Who knows? Someone might have stashed it away.”
How can an item vanish into thin air? I’m sure someone must have hidden it!
Upon hearing that, Lola’s gaze darkened. D*mn. Why is this woman so relentless? “What gives you the right to search my bag? I’ll have you know that my bag is worth hundreds of thousands! Will you be able to pay for any damages incurred?”
The next second, a chill ran down her spine as she hid her bag behind her.
The police officers, on the other hand, knew Christina had a point. If the situation couldn’t be resolved, they’d have to follow procedures and conduct a manual bag search.
Christina immediately placed her bag on the table. “You can check mine first.”
After pondering for a while, the police finally came to a decision. “To ensure fairness, we’d like to search
both ladies’ bags. If we still can’t find anything, well expand our search to cover the areas outside the dressing room.”
Everyone shifted their gaze toward Lola almost immediately.
+5 Bonus Of course, if she continued to resist without a good reason, it’d only make her look even more suspicious.
Unsurprisingly, Lola’s expression turned grim. “I didn’t take the item. Why should you search my bag?”
“It that’s the case, then you shouldn’t have a problem with getting searched. Please cooperate with the police. Christina warned.
What an odd reaction…….. Given how overbearing she was earlier, shouldn’t she jump at the chance of a bag search to clear her name”
“Please cooperate with the investigation,” the police urged.
A strange expression crossed Lola’s face, but just as she was wondering what she should do, the door to the dressing room burst open.
Before anyone could react, Heather ran up to the man and wrapped her arms around his leg. “Daddy. I want to go home. Please take me home.”
As it turned out, the man was none other than Heather’s father, Andrew Cohen. He had been waiting outside for so long that he was getting impatient.
“What’s the matter? Why aren’t we leaving yet?” Andrew asked, a hint of annoyance in his voice.
Lola hurried over to her husband and gave him a brief rundown of the situation. After hearing everything. Andrew furrowed his brows. “All this for just a hairpin? I’ll pay you for it, then! Is a hundred enough?”
With that, he fished out a wad of notes from his designer wallet and waved them in front of Christina. “Go on. Take the money and scram.”
Christina stared at the paltry amount of money and smirked. “A hundred? That’s hardly enough to buy one of the diamonds on my daughter’s hairpin
Andrew paled for a moment as Lola quickly filled him in. Seconds later, his surprise turned into utter contempt. “Why would you give a child such an expensive item? Is there even a need to wear something so valuable? Now that she’s lost it, you only have yourself to blame!”