Did Leslie have another name?
Aurelia glanced in shock at Leslie, who was staring at his iPad.
He took a sip of his water without lifting his gaze. “What are you looking at?”
“Mr. Synder, do you have another name?” Aurelia asked gingerly.
He frowned. “Do you need me to show you my passport?”
“No need. Are you really going to eat with me tomorrow?” she asked.
“You don’t want to go?”
“That’s not it.” She shook her head and suddenly recalled something. “Your mom said that you’ve never been on a date with a woman before. Is that true?”
Compared to the man Kimberly was talking about, this was more interesting to Aurelia.
Leslie paused midway from drinking and almost spilled his glass of water.
He set the glass aside and narrowed his eyes. “Don’t you have anything better to do?”
She stared at his expression in shock. “So it’s true?”
Leslie stood up with his iPad. “This is stupid. I’m going to bed.”
She covered her mouth to hide her smile, only to freeze in the next moment.
This was the most relaxed she had felt since her mother fell ill.
She couldn’t help but be at ease whenever she was around Leslie.
Though Leslie appeared cold and distant, he was able to give Aurelia a strong sense of security that she had never felt with Seth.
Her cheeks flushed at the thought.
If what Linda said was true, she would be the first woman Leslie ever went on a date with.
As she was thinking, a notification from her phone interrupted Aurelia’s thoughts.
She opened WhatsApp and found a message from Millie.
“Aurelia, can you lend me some money?”
Aurelia paused for a moment.
Though she was momentarily taken aback, she wasn’t surprised.
Millie had just spent seven thousand on her boyfriend’s decorations and over fourteen thousand on clothes.
The sum was worth two years of her salary.
She also lived paycheck to paycheck and sometimes had to rely on her parents for living expenses.
She couldn’t possibly have that much money.
Aurelia hesitated for a while.
Initially, she didn’t want to get involved.
However, as she put down her phone, she thought about the time she had spent with Millie.
Memories of them eating together, sharing interesting stories, and going shopping.
Aurelia had no other friends, so Millie’s liveliness had brought her a lot of comfort.
Thinking about their past, Aurelia decided to transfer a hundred dollars from her remaining living expense of the month to Millie.
“Millie, don’t force yourself if you can’t fit into that circle.” She attached a
The screen showed that Millie had received the payment, but she didn’t respond to Aurelia’s text.
Sighing, Aurelia assumed that Millie was simply too proud to reply.
She put down her phone and went to take a shower.
After returning to the room, Aurelia picked up her phone as she laid down on her bed.
She noticed Millie had just updated her social media status.
“Treating my boyfriend to his favorite midnight snack.”
The caption was accompanied by a photo of a large box of macarons.
Aurelia completely lost hope in Millie when she read a comment from a colleague
under the post.
“That probably cost close to a hundred. You’re so rich.”
“It’s nothing, really.” Millie wrote.
Aurelia stared at Millie’s reply for a whole minute.
She felt a complicated mix of emotions.
She couldn’t understand how the girl she recently shared takeout with managed to change so much.
Aurelia reluctantly put her phone down and walked out of the room to get a glass of water.
Absent–mindedly, she dropped the glass on the floor.
Hearing a loud sound, Leslie walked out of the room. “What happened?”
“Sorry, I was careless. I’ll clean it up right away.”
Aurelia turned to find a mop.
“Stay there,” Leslie said in a cold tone.
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