Vera was cut off by Bonnie’s fierce stare before she could finish. She suddenly felt as if her life was at risk.
Rage built up in Bonnie, but it went away as fast as it came. “You sure do have a way with words. If I didn’t know any better, I would have thought you were my enemy, not my mom.”
Vera felt a little awkward. It was true. They didn’t like Bonnie, but she was still their flesh and blood. It must have been humiliating for Bonnie to be accused of something like that without proof.
But that didn’t mean Vera would apologize. Instead, she said begrudgingly, “There’s no need to get upset, Bonnie. I was just worried that you might have fallen for some kind of scam. Tell me the truth. Where did you get this money?”
“I worked for it.” Bonnie didn’t want to waste another second with them, so she rose and said, “I’m leaving. My SATs are tomorrow.”
Vera couldn’t help but sigh as Bonnie left. She looked at Gresham and said, “Do you think she’ll be able to go to a third-rate college
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