Everly ran over in a hurry, even having forgotten to change her slippers. She immediately came to the house next door and knocked on the door."Oliver! How are you? What happened? Oliver, open the door!" Everly was very anxious. ‘There seemed to be an explosion just now. Oliver was screaming and crying. Was he injured?’Everly thought a lot for a while and became frantic.Though she waited for no more than twenty seconds, she felt as if a century had passed. Finally, the door was opened by Carson."Where's Oliver?" Everly asked anxiously. "What were you doing?""He's fine." Carson looked down at Everly and answered calmly."Aunt Violet." Oliver's voice came from behind. Hearing his voice, Everly was slightly startled. Then she saw Oliver shuffling over, with his face and body shrouded in white foam.Everly immediately crouched down and pulled Oliver into her arms, with her heart aching for him. Then she carefully wiped the foam away from Oliver's face and asked, "What happened?
Everly stroked Oliver's head and said, "Go wash your hands and let's eat." Then she paused for a second and glanced at Carson, to whom she beckoned, "Come on." Carson nodded his head and followed her in silence into the bathroom. After Carson helped Oliver wash his hands, the three sat at the table. Oliver looked at Everly and then at Carson, and then the little boy exclaimed, "Wow! So much delicious food!", which broke the silence and awkwardness in the dining room. Then, with Everly's smile as permission, the little boy started eating with his knife and fork. As he ate, he mumbled, "Yum!" Carson, who was sitting beside Oliver, ate his food slowly and quietly. He looked exactly the opposite of his son. "Aunt Violet, it's so good that we have you today. Otherwise, I'd be starving." Oliver blurted while eating his food, "Emma went on vacation. Only Daddy and I are home these days. If I have to eat Daddy's cooking every day, I'll lose a lot of weight!"Everly's hand holding
Then Carson turned his eyes from Oliver to Everly. Her heart somehow thumped hard when his dark eyes fell on her. She immediately gathered herself, to not show it. "No! He's not a baby anymore. We shouldn't spoil him." Carson's answer shocked her. Somehow she felt strange. Before, when Carson brought Oliver to her home, she had complained to him many times that she didn't like it, but still, Carson would bring Oliver over. He claimed the little boy missed her. This time, she invited Oliver to come to her home, but Carson refused. Inexplicably, she felt strange. She felt something wasn't right. Now that she thought about it… He didn't stop her when she left Baxter Group. And they hadn't had much contact since the last time he saved her from the crisis. He didn't follow her around with all the excuses he used to use. Everly felt herself at a loss? Suddenly, she thought she was losing her mind! She had always disliked Carson pestering her and she never wanted him ar
Everly withdrew her gaze and looked at the soup bowl in front of her with mixed feelings.Thus, they finished dinner in silence. He cleared the table on his own initiative, carried all the dinnerware to the kitchen, put on her apron and washed all the dinnerware clean before he held Oliver's chubby little hand and drew him towards the front door, intending to go back home."Goodbye, Aunt Violet!" Oliver reluctantly waved at Everly."Bye." Everly waved back but found herself unable to smile.Standing in the doorway, she watched as Oliver, glancing over his shoulder every few steps, returned to Rose Pavilion which was next door with Carson.Click.With a gentle click, the front door of Rose Pavilion was closed, blocking her view of the people inside.Everly stood there in a daze for minutes. Though it was already March, the weather was still fairly cold. As a chill wind blew by, she gave a shiver and jerked out of her trance, then turned around and went inside.Looking at the h
"Aunt Violet!" As soon as Oliver turned his head, he saw her and greeted her warmly.Everly immediately braked her car. The car stopped beside them."Oliver!" Everly got out of her car and greeted Oliver with a smile. Then she found that Carson and Oliver were wearing parent-child clothes.This was very different from usual.Over the past few months, she’d only seen Carson in casual clothes when he came to her house for supper in the evening. It was rare to see him dress like this during the day or at work.This reminded her of what Oliver said yesterday that his dad was going to stay at home and take care of him full-time.And she remembered that in the underground parking lot, Alice told her that Carson had resigned because of her.Everly shook her head slightly, clearing these thoughts out of her mind. Then she smiled and said to Oliver, "Oliver, where are you going? Are you going to school?""Yes!" Oliver said happily, "Dad is sending me to school. It's just ... Dad says th
"Alright. Oliver, get in the car," Everly smiled. Watching Oliver smilingly getting into the car with her, Everly suddenly brightened up."I'll drive." Everly lifted her head just in time to see Carson standing on the side.She happened to want to talk with Oliver, so she nodded. Carson sat into the driver's seat, while she and Oliver settled themselves in the back seat.Oliver had hardly sat down when he opened his little schoolbag, took something out, shoved it into Everly's hand and said, "Aunt Violet, take a look at this for me. It's a picture I drew. I need to hand it in to my teacher later today. Would you please take a look at it?"Everly, naturally, took the picture. Looking at Oliver's childish strokes, she felt a warm glow flaring inside her. She bobbed her head. "It's stunning!""I'm so glad to hear that!" Oliver smiled. Then he pointed at the figures in the drawing and began to explain them to Everly one by one. "Aunt Violet, this is a…"The Masheruti drove along in
Thinking of what Robbie had just said, Everly immediately honked the horn.But Carson didn't seem to hear the beep. He continued to wander the street.Everly remembered that Robbie needed to discuss something important with Carson, so she pulled up beside Carson. She then rolled down the window and said, "Mr. Baxter!"Only then did Carson come to his senses. He looked at her and frowned slightly. "What's wrong?""Robbie is looking for you. He said he could not reach you," Everly said instantly.Carson's frown deepened. He took out his phone and checked it before saying, "I put it on silent. I see his text message now. Thanks.""Well..." Everly suddenly didn't know what to say, so she just nodded casually. "Good."Then she was ready to start the car and head for her studio, but she suddenly saw Carson continue walking forward.Everly was very puzzled."What are you doing?" She drove up and asked him, "Didn't Robbie say he needed to talk with you about something important?""Ye
They soon arrived at their destination. He got out of the car and thanked her. Everly watched him disappear and finally came to her senses. She pushed things to the back of her mind, started the car, and headed in the direction of the new studio.At the same time...After Everly left, Carson came out of the shadows. Standing beside him, Robbie saw Carson watching Everly's car leave and swiped his sweat. Just then, he had been tailing Miss Pettis's car. In case she found out, he had to keep a distance without losing her. That was a difficult job! He took another look at Carson's side face and grumbled under his breath. No doubt about it. Mr. Baxter's way of doing things was devious. To gain her sympathy, his boss had called him in the middle of the night, asking him to have the kitchen secretly cleaned and have all the cars driven away...The previous courtship had failed, so Mr. Baxter changed tactics. And it looked like Miss Pettis had fallen for it. At the end of the