“Alright, alright, I know,” Evelyn replied in a cursory manner. “I will drop by when I’m free. Can you go now?”
When she heard Evelyn agree, Rachel let out a satisfied smile before stepping aside. “I’ll leave at once. I won’t take up anymore of your time.”
Without looking at Rachel, Evelyn stormed into the house and muttered softly, “She’s so annoying. Who does she think she is?”
After watching Evelyn enter the house, Rachel left the Morrison residence reluctantly.
Meanwhile, Vivian who had seen everything didn’t call out to Rachel. Instead, she watched her silhouette leave with mixed emotions.
The sight of Rachel speaking to Evelyn in an obsequious manner upset Vivian. Furthermore, she was confused by Rachel’s actions.
Rachel seemed to be extremely concerned with Evelyn.
Vivian remembered how Rachel ignored her own health just to attend Evelyn’s death anniversary. In fact, she even slapped Vivian twice over Evelyn.
Before this, she never gave it much thought as she assumed her mom was closer to Evelyn because she had taken care of her since she was young.
However, now that she found out she wasn’t Rachel’s biological daughter, all this no longer made sense to her. The way her mom showed concern for Evelyn had exceeded that of an employer and nanny.
Unless… Vivian was shocked by the idea that flashed across her mind. It’s highly unlikely. However, nothing doesn’t make sense at all.
“What are you doing?” While Vivian was deep in her own thoughts, a voice suddenly rang out behind, jolting her.
Turning around, she realized it was Benedict.
Patting her own chest, she heaved a sigh of relief. “You gave me a fright.”
Curious, Benedict looked in the same direction Vivian was looking just now but didn’t see anything. Turning his attention back to Vivian’s expression, he found it to be adorable. Smiling, he repeated his question, “What are you doing here?”
When she realized Rachel was already gone, Vivian’s mind was put at ease. Or else, she wouldn’t even know how to explain the matter to Benedict.
“I’m here to see you.” Vivian found a random excuse.
Benedict was puzzled by her response, “You are looking for me? What is it about?”
“Nothing in particular. I just happened to pass by.” Vivian anxiously beefed up a story. “I wanted to see if you were home so I can go in for a chat with you.”
“Is that so?” When he noticed Vivian averting his gaze and shifting her eyes around, he doubted the authenticity of her words.
However, he didn’t give it much thought as he believed that there was no malice intended.
For some inexplicable reason, he felt that there was some familial connection between them. Every time he saw her, he would tousle her head and try to cheer her up. Whenever he elicited a smile from her, he would also feel equally joyous.
Nevertheless, Benedict was cognizant that the feelings were not romantic at all. Instead, he felt as if she was like… family. He had the urge to protect her from harm and wished for her to always be happy. Naturally, he enjoyed watching her smile all the time. Also, he never felt any sense of possessiveness that usually came from romantic feelings.
“Mmm-hmm, of course,” Vivian replied at once. “I didn’t expect to bump into you here as I was wondering if I should go in and look for you. Do you have some time now?”
“Sure, I do.” Benedict nodded.
“Why don’t we go to a café for some coffee?” Vivian wanted to use the opportunity to ask about Rachel and Evelyn, and what she did at the Morrison residence. Benedict would likely know about it.
“Alright,” Benedict readily agreed. “Which one do you want to go to?”
“Anyone is fine. You decide.” Vivian seldom went to cafés, hence she was hardly familiar with them.
Nodding in agreement, Benedict headed to where he parked his car while Vivian followed behind him. After Vivian got into the car, Benedict brought her to a café that he frequented.