The lobby on the first floor of Phoenix Restaurant was reserved. Kevin led Shirley to sit by the window and ordered the waiter to serve the two kids some desserts or congee first.
The two kids were sitting on Kevin’s lap, and the atmosphere was instantly joyful with them talking and laughing together.
Shirley pulled two high chairs for the kids, patting the chairs, and said, “Jacob, stop sitting on Kevin’s lap. Get down.”
Jacob was obedient as he got down Kevin’s lap after Shirley’s instruction and sat on the high chair. While Emma, on the other hand, held Kevin’s arm and pouted, “Mommy, I still want to talk to Daddy Mitchell. He is going to tell me a story.”
“Emma.” Shirley became serious suddenly.
Kevin looked at her and said with a smile on his face, “I want to hug the kids too. They can indulge when being with me. No need to reprimand them like this.”
“Kevin, you’ll spoil them both,” Shirley said with difficulty.
Kevin chuckled, “You always said that I’d spoil them, but every time I see them, they are so well-behaved and obedient.”
He picked Emma up and helped her adjust her sitting position to rest her back on his waist, with her legs resting on his knees, before turning to the next page of the storybook.
Shirley glanced at Emma in displeasure, then she turned her head to look down the hall.
Not all the guests sitting at the banquet were fellow students. There were many unfamiliar faces, and Shirley thought that this banquet was not simple.
She poured herself a glass of water and asked, “Kevin, didn’t Mr. Stewart say it was just a meal? But I see that he has invited so many of the upper class!”
Kevin looked up at Shirley, “As a matter of fact, Mr. Stewart intends to set up a studio in City L.”
“Really?” Shirley’s eyes lit up, feeling joyous inside.
she would no longer be on her own and Mildred in City L, as she would have Arthur and her fellow senior brothers and sisters around
in the banquet hall. Mildred, who was
her head to look at Mildred and
in her mouth as she glanced in the direction of the
murmured, “Mr. Stewart has invited
couldn’t even cure him. Amelia, aren’t you engaged in psychology?
it just so happens that you don’t have anything else to do. With your perfumery skills coupled
She turned her head to look in the
master, Arthur, quickly greeted him. The two shook
wearing an expensive black shirt, with the two buttons unbuttoned at the collar, and a pair of black trousers, not even a single crease
was handsome and noble, and he rose to the top at a young age, being the youngest heir to the Moore family, now even the position of director, and
a wealthy, handsome and single man naturally drew the attention of the unmarried women
Shirley knitted her brows.
is he here?” Shirley looked at
know Mr. Stewart would invite
took a deep breath, and she always
by her. And Shirley turned around to
the dress that Kevin had given her. It was an oversized red checkered cocktail dress. The design
Arthur, politely, warmly, and graciously guiding Bryan,
“What’s that woman doing? Does she want to steal your money
to do with sexual relationships for them in
saw Bryan did not refuse and nod
his seat, Bryan suddenly turned his head, looking at Shirley. And when Amelia pulled out the chair for
called out, chasing after Bryan, “Mr. Moore, your seat is at the first table, the
not. I’ll sit here.” He