Ellinor slouched on the couch, muttering absent-mindedly. “It’s nothing.”
A glint of worry sparked in Bartlett’s eyes. “Have you got any pregnancy symptoms? Should I get a doctor to check on you?”
Ellinor shook her head.
Bartlett assured her gently “Don’t worry, my people are always extra careful. The Blanchet family won’t notice a thing. If you’re feeling unwell, you have to tell me!”
“No, I’m really fine.” Ellinor looked at Bartlett, her voice laced with gratitude. “Mr. Rex, thank you for everything you’ve done for me. I really don’t want to be a burden
to you anymore”
Bartlett frowned slightly, showing his annoyance. If you really want to thank me, stop calling me Mr. Rex. Just call me by my name”
Ellinor knew Bartlett had a crush on her, which was why she kept her distance, both verbally and physically, trying to avoid giving him the wrong idea.
But Bartlett had expressed his displeasure more than once. He didn’t want her to call him Mr. Rex He wanted her to call him Bartlett
To show her sincerity, Ellinor said. “Bartlett, thank you!”
Bartlett finally smiled “That’s more like it! Besides, since I’ve already helped you so much, a little bit more wouldn’t hurt! Ellinor, I know you don’t want to owe me any favors, but when it comes to owing someone, once or many times doesn’t really make a difference.
Ellinor didn’t want to bother Bartlett anymore, and she didn’t think he could help with her current predicament.
However, after half a year, she had a good understanding of Bartlett’s character, so she decided to tell him the truth.
“In a few days, the Blanchet Corporation will move into a new office building. They’re insisting that I attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony. That’s what’s bothering
Bartlett was taken aback. ‘The Blanchet Corporation wants you to attend the opening of their new building? Has Theo found out you’re here with me?”
Ellinor shook her head. ‘No, he’s asking for my other identity.”
Bartlett was even more confused. “Your other identity?”
Ellinor explained. ‘There’s a legend in Greenhaven that the designer of the building must attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony. If they don’t show up, it’s considered disrespectful to the owner”
Bartlett had heard of the legend, so he wasn’t surprised. What surprised him was, “Ellinor, you’re the famous designer, Moon?”
Ellinor sighed. “I’ve stopped taking on new projects, but the Blanchet Corporation offered me a huge sum!”
Bartlett wasn’t bothered by Ellinor’s troubles; he was more excited about her identity Ellinor how many more surprises are you keeping from us?”
Moon was a globally renowned designer, having designed numerous award-winning buildings. But Moon never attended any public events, so very few people
Who would’ve thought Moon was actually Ellinor?i
Ellinor gave Bartlett a blank stare. “Surprised? Do you think I’m in the mood to chat about other things right now?”
Bartlett’s mind snapped back to the issue at hand. “Ellinor, aren’t you just worried that Theo will see you at the event? No worries; no one knows what Moon looks like I think we can just find someone to pretend to be you at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.”
Ellinor rubbed her temples. I’ve met Theo as Moon before, although I was wearing a mask and he didn’t recognize my true identity, he still has a rough impression of me. It’s not easy to find a stand-in. If he intentionally asks some complex questions about architectural inspiration and design philosophy, the stand in could easily be exposed. If he finds any discrepancies, the final payment won’t go to the Crescent Society. Then we’ll have an even bigger problem!”