Everly stroked Oliver's photo gently and placed it into the box they had prepared on the side. Annie came in time and was about to approach Everly to help when Austin stopped her with his hand placed firmly on her shoulder.Annie did not know what he meant, but immediately noticed Austin shaking his head.She turned back around to look at Everly, who had gone to take down the drawing she drew with Oliver from the wall. Annie sighed with resignation in her mind at the sight."Everly, I'll go organize the other documents. That way, we should be able to pack everything by noon and head to our new working site," said Annie.Everly's hands froze for a moment, before she nodded and said, "Sure."Annie and Austin gave each other a look, before leaping into action.Just as Annie had predicted, they had gathered and packed everything before noon. The porters went back and forth. With Violet before the center of attention for such a long time in the office, everyone was absorbed in a heate
Robbie felt even more depressed when he saw the state Carson was in. He knew how much Carson cared for Everly and suggested, "Baxter Group and Violet's Studio are still business partners at the moment. Our work on The Angel is still incomplete, and we have every right to ask them about moving away without getting our consent."Carson simply stared at the documents before him with his head bowed. His hair was neatly combed back, leaving his long lashes to conceal the looks of his eyes from anyone who tried to read him."Mister Baxter." Robbie was not sure as to what Carson was thinking but continued regardless, "We can act accordingly in regards to the terms and conditions on the contract. At the very least, we can get Miss Pettis to stay here in Baxter Group."In that case, Carson would be able to see her every day.Carson heard every single word Robbie said as he studied the documents before him. In the end, he placed his signature on the paper without lifting his head and said, "
"It's not about that. I have something personal to talk about with Violet," Robbie immediately said in order to avoid direct conflict with Annie."What sort of personal thing?" Annie glared at Robbie warily. After all, Robbie worked for Carson and represented Carson, so there was no difference between Robbie talking to Everly and Carson talking to Everly himself."Annie, Mister Baxter didn't ask me to come over and stop you. I'm really here on my own will," Robbie explained with resignation."You…" Annie was about to say something when Everly tapped her on the shoulder. She looked at Everly and said, "Violet?""It's fine. Head down first. I'll be there in a minute." Everly stepped toward Robbie and said, "Let's find somewhere quiet to talk. I happen to have something to talk to you about as well."Annie wanted to stop them. She remembered all the words Robbie said to her in the hope of getting her help in matchmaking Carson and Everly. What if…Everly called out her name when she
Noticing Everly's expression, Robbie smiled and said, "I'm truly here for a personal reason. I didn't just say that to get Annie and the others out of the way."Everly studied Robbie thoughtfully and nodded with her hands on her purse. "I'm recovering just fine."What about him?She came close to blurting out the question.As though he heard the voice inside Everly's head, Robbie said, "Mister Baxter is recovering as well. Physically, that is."Everly understood what Robbie meant but did not continue the topic because she knew exactly what Robbie would say if they carried on.After three seconds of silence, Robbie continued, "Mister Baxter already knows about you leaving. I did ask if he wants to stop you, and he said he won't. I can tell that he is devastated, Miss Pettis. Mister Baxter has done so much for you, Miss Pettis. Why are you turning a blind eye to it?" Robbie finally asked the question that he had been struggling with the entire time."I don't understand. Anyone wou
"Nothing." Alice let go of her wrist and glanced in the direction of Violet's studio with an odd look before saying, "I didn't know you came here to move today."Everly lifted an eyebrow. Alice was behaving oddly in an extremely different manner in comparison to how she usually acted, to the point that Everly felt baffled by it.Tracey immediately approached with a smile and explained, "Violet, Miss Davidson got a call and is here to settle some important matter concerning the project.""Okay." Everly nodded and glanced at Alice again, only to find her staring at her with mixed emotions in her eyes.Everly thought back to Alice's behavior in the past, and what happened between them, she seemed to sense that something had changed inside Alice.Everly's phone started vibrating, and she took out her phone to find that it was Annie calling."I'm going to get going now if there's nothing else." Without a second thought, she picked up the call."Alright." Alice nodded and did not atte
At that very moment that Everly closed her eyes, she missed the sight of Austin, who sat in the passenger's seat, looking up and glancing at her through the rear-view mirror.He pursed his lips with his eyes filled with discontentment. However, he simply gave her a quick glance before looking away to focus back on the content on his tablet so that no one would notice how he felt.…On the other end, Robbie had returned to the president's office on the top floor and looked at Carson, who was still reading through reports, thoughtfully and said, "Mister Baxter, Miss Pettis is gone and passed me this before she left."He then took two steps forward to place the document in his hand on Carson's desk.When Everly was talking to him about compensation, he had already sent words to Lucy and did not give Everly the answer before Lucy had sought Carson's opinion.The act of leaving without a fair warning was considered extremely offensive, but it could be explained when it concerned Everl
Carson went all the way in through the area where the normal employees worked, toward the deepest end of the office.He walked past a long corridor where they used to display Everly's art for the past year, which had all been taken down, leaving nothing but the marks on the wall where they used to be.Carson stared at the mark with dark eyes. He stood alone for a while, and before him, he saw everything as it used to be when Everly was still there and heard all the laughter that had once echoed through the hall.Now, there was nothing left but dust.He lowered his gaze and went towards the other end, where Everly's office was located.Carson had been here a couple of times, but every time he did, Everly never showed any sign of welcoming his presence. He stared at the empty space, and her face appeared before his eyes.He simply stood in silence in the empty office without a word. He did not know how much time had passed, when suddenly…Knock, knock, knock!He heard knocking on
On the other end, Everly and the others had arrived at their new office.Nothing could compare to what they had before, as Baxter Group offered the best facilities and their new worksite was different."Everly, this might not be as spacious as Baxter Group, but I think it's still acceptable. What do you think?" Austin asked, his tone slightly nervous."It's alright," Everly said as she looked at Austin with a smile. "Thank you. Thank you for everything back in Strandia and here."Austin smiled gently, but his smile did not reach his eyes.Ever since what happened in the hospital, Everly had complied, and instead of addressing him formally, she started calling him by his name.Everything was working towards the direction he had wanted despite knowing that Everly was struggling deep down inside. However, he knew that things were not how they were before.He had been pretending not to notice, but once things happened, there was no turning back."You don't need to thank me," he s