Chapter 53 Men Love Novelty
Crystal’s face returned to its usual temperature before she went to give Anna a call, telling her that she would visit John at the hospital in a while.
To her surprise, Anna firmly told her, “I am here to take care of your father. You and Henry have just gotten together, so you need to work on improving your relationship.”
Crystal was slightly startled when she heard those words.
We have just gotten together, and we need to work on improving our relationship?!
She thought that what she had with Henry was merely a relationship that was best kept in the dark. She wouldn’t narcissistically think that he was helping her because he had fallen in love with her. After all, fairy tales didn’t often happen in real life.
But in order to not make Anna sad, Crystal only vaguely talked about it to escalate the conversation.
The happy older woman went on to remind Crystal of a few more things before she hung up.
After Crystal put down the phone, she zoned out for a while. She didn’t even notice the middle–aged woman standing at the door.
The part–time helper had come over to ask about the lunch menu. The first thing she saw when she came was Crystal dressed in a man’s shirt, and her exposed neck and shoulders were covered with faint bruises.
Oh my! Mr. Miller sure is full of youthful vigor!
Delighted, Marie put on a face as though she understood well and spoke like she had been through the same thing before. “Men love novelty. I’m sure you’re exhausted. In the afternoon, I will cook some nourishing stew for women.”
Crystal knew that the older woman had misunderstood. Even so, she didn’t think she needed to explain how it really was. What the helper thought had happened would happen soon anyway.
And so, Crystal smiled lightly and uttered, “Thank you, Marie.”
Marie soon went out to get on with her duties.
After she left, Crystal pulled the shirt open slightly and carefully looked at her body. It was indeed a mess everywhere. She had to take a deep breath at the realization that Henry might have greater needs than that of an ordinary man.
She decided to take a shower.
My head should be clearer after some time in the shower. I need to think about what I have to do in the future.
In the afternoon, Henry called Crystal and asked her to help him get some wine from an establishment. He wanted her to take two bottles home out of the few boxes of red wine he stored there.
Crystal only hummed softly in reply,
Henry was standing in his high–rise office, looking all elegant and noble as he lightly fiddled with the
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blinds and smiled. “Aren’t you going to ask me what I did today?”
Crystal, who knew that he had already taken care of her father’s affairs, continued to utter words that were tender and gentle.
Hearing that, Henry chuckled again and didn’t say anything else.
Crystal couldn’t help thinking about how unpredictable the man was behaving as she glanced at her phone.
There was no doubt the people at the establishment would know her if she helped him get the bottle of wine. Not wanting to embarra** Henry, she changed into a relatively proper outfit before she checked the address.
It turned out to be somewhere nearby.
She decided to go there on foot when she saw that it was right around the corner of the apartment. I can take a stroll while I let the food I had digest. I have been extremely tense these days.
After Crystal successfully got the wine, she walked back with them in her hands.
However, someone stopped her the moment she got to the apartment’s entrance. “Crystal!”
The familiar voice startled her. She took a good look at the people who called out to her, only to see that it was Chelsea and Riya.
Having experienced how easily people’s attitudes toward another person could change depending on the situation, Crystal couldn’t help the lump that formed in her throat when she saw them. Still, she asked calmly, “Is there something you need from me?”
Chelsea was composed when she smiled in return. “There’s a cafe across the street. Let’s have a chat!”
Crystal didn’t know what had happened today. Thinking that they were here to offer her money in exchange for doing something in their favor, she put on a small smile and did not refuse the invitation.
She also didn’t take the initiative to order anything when the three of them sat down at the table in the cafe.
The Sloan mother–daughter duo was used to having Crystal pay for everything. But now that they noticed how she didn’t have any intention to pay for them, they bashfully ordered three cups of coffee.
As they sipped on their coffee, Chelsea glanced at the wine bottles next to Crystal’s hand and amiably commented, “That’s some expensive red wine you got there. It’s around 30 thousand a bottle, isn’t it?”
Crystal immediately raised her gaze and met Chelsea’s scrutinizing gaze.
She understood everything at that moment–the Sloans were well aware of her relationship with Henry.