Rachel sat upright on the bet. Due to being awakened by the startling noise, her eyelids still felt a little heavy, and there was obvious displeasure in her gaze. When Olivia looked into her eyes, she couldn‘t help but feel intimidated. In a slightly trembling voice, she suggested, “You should go shopping today! Here‘s a shopping list.” Olivia tossed a notepad onto the bed and continued, “These are the items you‘ll need to buy today. Everything on that list must be bought from the designated stores. Oh, one more thing. You must buy every item on that list. Otherwise, I‘m going to punish you for it!” Having said that, Olivia turned around and left. Rachel scanned through the notepad and found more than twenty items on the list. At first glance, the list wasn‘t that long. But upon a closer inspection, the designated stores for each item was far away from each other. It would take at least fifteen minutes to drive from one store to the other. And her biggest problem was the fact that she didn‘t own a car. Olivia was deliberately making things difficult for her. Rachel‘s eyes dimmed, but she wasn‘t necessarily upset. On the contrary, she thought that this was a good chance to go out and buy some food for herself in secret. And so, Rachel took a shower, changed her clothes, and left the Sue Garden along with the list.
On the front porch of the main building, Olivia was standing with her arms crossed. She watched as Rachel walked out while holding an umbrella, with a contemptuous, arrogant look in her eyes. She snorted, “How dare you tell Mr. Sullivan on me? Rachel, we’ll see who has the last laugh!” Just when Olivia was about to go back inside, she noticed a young maid coming out of the kitchen with a steaming glass in hand. The maid was on her way to Rachel‘s bedroom. Olivia‘s eyes darkened, and she blocked the maid‘s path. “What‘s that in your hand?” Olivia took a step forward, glancing down at the beverage.
The young maid lowered her head and replied respectfully, “Miss Brooks, this is milk with cinnamon and honey. The dietitian had specially prepared it for Miss Bennet.” Upon hearing that, Olivia‘s eyes glinted with annoyance. “Miss Bennet, you say? Why haven‘t I heard that there‘s a ‘Miss Bennet‘ in the Sue Garden?” “I‘m so sorry, Miss Brooks. I meant Rachel…” The maid immediately understood what Olivia was trying to say, so she quickly changed the way she addressed Rachel. “Remember, the only person we‘re required to serve is Mr. Sullivan. Rachel is just another servant,” Olivia sneered.
The maid nodded firmly as a response. Olivia stared at the glass of milk in the maid‘s hand, and figured that it was something really good. The milk was fresh, considering that it had been airlifted here, and top–quality cinnamon and honey were added into the beverage. Clearly, this milk could do wonders to the skin. The first time Olivia saw Rachel drinking it, she was only a maid, and all she could do back then was to watch her enviously. But now, she was the housekeeper, while Rachel was a maid like all the others. A tinge of contempt flashed through Olivia‘s eyes as she ordered, “Bring that glass of milk to my room.”
“What?” The young maid was stunned. Olivia glared at her because of her reaction. “Did you not hear me the first time? Do you want to keep working in the Sue Garden? In that case, just do as I say, and don‘t ask any stupid questions!” When the maid heard this, she remembered how humiliated the other maid was when she was literally kicked out of the Sue Garden. The young maid‘s body quivered in fear as she quickly shook her head and replied, “I’m sorry for questioning you, Miss Brooks. Please, don‘t fire me! I‘ll bring the milk to your room at once.” Olivia smiled with satisfaction. “Good. I‘m just worried that some sneaky maid might drink it secretly. If that were to happen, how will I ever explain it to Mr. Sullivan? I‘m telling you to bring it to my room, so that nobody will ever have the chance to drink the milk other than Rachel.” ‘It‘s obvious that Olivia just wants to drink the milk herself, but she still made up an excuse. I‘m not an idiot,‘ the young maid thought to herself. However, she could only keep her mouth shut about this matter.
Meanwhile, Rachel took a taxi downtown. After searching for a long time under the rain, she finally managed to cross off a few items on the list, and now, her hands were full. Perhaps due to pregnancy, her physical strength had diminished by a large fraction. Just a few minutes of shopping had already siphoned her energy. After glancing at the list, she directed her gaze towards the gray, gloomy sky. She figured that she should rest for now, so she went into a mall and found a seat in a cafe, where she immediately sat down to rest. During this time, there were a few customers in a men‘s clothing shop diagonally opposite from the cafe she was in. Slowly, the door of the fitting room opened from the inside, and then a man came out. He was dressed in a dark blue suit, highlighting his slender figure. The shop assistant stared in awe at this man, at a loss for words of how handsome the man was. Meanwhile, a woman sitting on a sofa and reading a magazine stood up when she saw the man walk out. When she walked towards him, the shop assistant finally came to her senses. “Sir, you look dashing in that suit!” “Thank you,” the man replied politely. Then, he turned to the woman.
The woman helped straighten his tie, and then took two steps back. She eyed him from head to toe, while nodding in satisfaction. “That suit does do your figure and your face justice. You should wear it when you go to work the day after tomorrow.” “In that case, I‘ll take this suit,” the man said as he looked at himself in the mirror. The woman took out a VIP card from her purse and handed it to the shop assistant. With a smile, she said, “We‘ll take this one, along with the other suits he tried on earlier. Please wrap them all up.”
The shop assistant‘s eyes widened in surprise, and she quickly took the card. Hurriedly, she wrapped up the suits, and swipe the card, for fear that the woman would change her mind. After all, it was quite a big order. “Clara, you do know that you don‘t have to buy me so many suits, do you? I already have a lot of them,” he remarked, glancing at the woman disapprovingly. “A few suits won‘t cost me that much. Just consider them as a congratulatory gift for becoming the new general manager. You don‘t have a choice but to accept them now.” While Clara was speaking, she carried Riley. The little girl was currently eating a candy on the sofa when her mother carried her. Afterwards, Clara asked softly, “Riley, do you think Uncle Roger looks handsome?” Riley looked at Roger with her doll–like eyes as a bright smile appeared on her face. “Yes, he does look handsome!” The sound of her voice was so sweet. 1 Roger smiled back at the girl as she took her from Clara‘s arms. “I‘m flattered you think so, Riley. You‘re a sweet little girl. I‘ll give you another candy later.” Riley nestled into his arms, grinning from ear to ear. Soon, the shop assistant accomplished the bill, and handed back the VIP card back to Clara. In a respectful manner of speaking, she said, “Miss Jimenez, Mr. Jimenez, your bill has been settled. We‘ll deliver these suits to your address this afternoon.” Clara nodded and said to Roger. “Let‘s go. We still have time to look at the other stores.” “Sure. Perhaps we‘ll find a beautiful dress for Riley.” Roger pinched Riley‘s nose with affection, while the little girl smiled happily in his arms. Shortly, they all walked out of the store. Clara was about to say something, when she noticed Rachel sitting inside the cafe. Roger didn‘t notice that Clara had stopped, so he walked on before he noticed that she wasn‘t following him. He then turned around and asked in confusion, “Clara, is something wrong?” Upon hearing his question, Clara quickly averted her gaze from Rachel. Panic arose in her eyes, and a strange look appeared on her face. Shaking her head, she said, “No, it‘s nothing. Let‘s go.” Roger creased his eyebrows, doubting her answer. He looked at the direction she was looking at, but before he could figure out what caused her to stop, Clara suddenly said, “Didn‘t you mention that you wanted to buy a dress for Riley? There‘s a children‘s apparel store over there. Let‘s go and have a look, shall we?” “Hey, Clara… Are you okay?” This was the first time Roger had seen her so anxious, so he was a bit worried about her. Clara‘s lips twitched unnaturally when she said, “Yes, I‘m okay. What could possibly go wrong?” Roger examined her expression. And after a while, he still couldn‘t gather what was going on with her. For the time being, he decided to drop the subject and followed Clara into the children‘s apparel store. Once they were inside, Roger picked out different dresses with Riley in his arms. During the entire time they were there, Clara just followed them in silence. Nobody could tell what was on her mind. After a while, Roger was still worried about her. “Clara, are you really not hiding anything from me?”
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