Clayton pursed his lips. “Mr. Churchill, I’d like to thank you for taking care of Nicole during this time. I heard that the project went well?”Euan paused and changed the subject.“Yes, indeed. The government has created some policies to support the reconstruction of the area after the earthquake, so it went smoother than expected. Now, the project has started to make a profit...”They had a pleasant meal.In the end, Clayton was not bothered to listen to Euan’s drunken talk, so he stood up and went to the window to get some fresh air.Nicole sat there patiently and looked at Euan with a smile.Euan was a chatterbox and could talk with any woman with ease.In the end, Euan glanced at Clayton and looked away.He leaned forward cautiously and said, “Ms. Stanton, I heard gossip two days ago. Do you want to know what it is?”“Nope.”“I’ll tell you anyway. A buddy of mine saw Eric Ferguson in the hospital two days ago. Do you know what he was doing? He was donating blood!”Euan
Nicole and Clayton walked slowly for about forty minutes before they arrived at the high-end community where they lived.Clayton was not tired as he pushed Nicole and chatted with her.When they walked to the door, the security guard inside ran out to greet them.Clayton lowered his head and asked her, “Do you want some water?”After chatting the whole journey, Nicole was really thirsty, so she nodded.Clayton went to the security room to get water.Nicole sat in a wheelchair and looked around. The scenery was beautiful and peaceful.In the distance, a tall and thin man was walking a Samoyed heading toward Nicole.When the Samoyed saw Nicole, it wanted to run over to her.The man was dragged over as he cursed at his dog.Nicole could not help but laugh. The man looked familiar to her. He was probably a resident here.The man was surprised to see Nicole. He smiled and said, “Ms. Stanton, what a coincidence! Are you feeling unwell?”Nicole smiled as if nothing was wrong and l
Levi, as the eldest kid, set an example for his younger siblings to study hard.Thus, he consciously started to tutor Chatty and Fischer.Floyd was satisfied to see this.By the end of the study session, Chatty did not need to be coaxed to sleep. She fell asleep as soon as her head touched the pillow.......Selena stayed in the hospital for a few days and was able to walk around a little.She just could not run, jump or do any strenuous activities.The caregiver took care of her well, and her complexion was rosy again.Selena called Eric, but no one answered.She could see that Eric would not answer her calls.Selena was not disappointed either.She called Mitchell, who was only free to show up at the hospital in the afternoon.“Ms. Nelson, have you figured out what you want as compensation?”They did not mind paying for her medical expenses.Selena did not talk about compensation, which made Mitchell worry that she would extort Eric and cause trouble.Selena nodded.S
Quinn pursed her lips.“The servants you hired aren’t well-trained. They spend all day catering to Chance. If this continues, Chance will become a spoiled kid…”Eric interrupted her, “So, you’d rather them ignore Chance and let him fend for himself? Just like how you threw me abroad to live on my own back then?”Quinn choked.“That’s not what I mean. I just want to change a group of servants. I’ll take care of Chance myself.”Eric pursed his lips. A sharpness flashed across his eyes, and his voice was cold.“It’s a tiring chore to take care of children, so forget it. Let the servants take care of him. You can just rest.”Quinn’s face was glum.“I won’t feel tired taking care of my own grandson. Are you afraid that I can’t take care of him well?”Eric looked at her silently for a few seconds. His voice was a little cold.“Mom, the servants are taking good care of Chance, and he gets along well with them. They’re all professional nannies and childhood education specialists.”A
Selena always had a good memory, so she recognized the drunk girl from that day.She knew that the girl got drunk on purpose too.Nicole was just about to go up to say hello to Selena with her skirt in hand when she suddenly saw a drunken man appearing behind Selena.The man violently twisted Selena’s shoulder and slapped Selena without saying a word.Nicole’s face turned pale.“Watch out...”She watched as Selena got beaten and fell toward the stairs like a piece of paper.Nicole was startled and wanted to reach out to catch Selena, who was falling, but her high heels got stuck on the stairs.She did not have time to think about it, but at the critical moment, she still stretched out her hand.Selena did not have the strength to hold on to the railing next to her and fell straight down the stairs.As soon as Nicole touched Selena’s shoulder, she felt a huge impact, so she fell back involuntarily.In such a sudden situation without any preparation, Nicole could not bear the
The waiter invited Nicole and Julie upstairs.When Nicole entered the door, she asked, “Is that man really your boss’s husband?”The waiter looked awkward and nodded.“Yes, this isn’t the first time Mr. Norton has come here to make trouble. From time to time, he would bring his friends here to eat and drink without paying and even hit our boss. Our boss landed up in the hospital several times because of him.”“Then why don’t you call the police? Domestic violence is illegal.”The waiter shook his head in bewilderment.Julie brought Nicole inside.“I know everything that you want to know.”She whispered, “I’ll tell you later. But you gotta thank Eric for earlier. Do you want to invite him over?”Nicole glanced at her. “Isn’t this your birthday party? You decide.”Now that the ball was in her court, Julie did not want to cause trouble.Clayton seemed gentle and good-natured, but he could hold a grudge.Julie did not want to offend Clayton.She smiled and sat down next to Nic
Nicole nodded and did not say much. Then, she went out hand in hand with Clayton.“What boss? You know her?”Nicole nodded and told him what had happened when she first arrived.Clayton held her hand tightly and anxiously.“I should’ve come with you.”“You didn’t know this would happen. Besides, I’m fine.”Nicole did not care.Clayton was still very apologetic. “I should at least be by your side.”“It doesn’t matter. I can’t stick to you all the time. Besides, I came out to have fun, and you have important business. I know how to prioritize.”Clayton fell silent and still felt sad.Nicole smiled and leaned her head on his shoulder.“You love me so much that you can’t leave me for a moment, huh?”She smelled faintly of alcohol, and her voice was soft.Clayton felt like someone brushed the tip of his heart with a feather, which made him itch.He smiled calmly and inadvertently saw a familiar car.He paused for a few seconds before he reached out to stroke her hair.“Yeah.
Mitchell did not even have to think about notifying Eric’s family.Quinn would only act anxious if she found out. If she came, she would cause trouble for Eric, so she might as well not come.Chance was well-behaved, but he was too young, and he could not make any decisions for Eric. Eric also did not care about him.Thus, Mitchell did not think about informing anyone.After much deliberation, Mitchell decided to stay by himself.He fell asleep on the sofa.After a while, Mitchell forgot that Selena was also in the ward.The next day, Eric woke up earlier than anyone.Looking at the unfamiliar environment around him, Eric remembered what he saw when he was in the car last night, as well as his physical discomfort.He was in the hospital.Eric sat up, rubbed his temples, and sobered up. Just as he was about to call for someone, he saw that there was another hospital bed not far away from him. A familiar-looking woman was lying on the bed.He froze for a moment. The next secon