The more Seth talked, the angrier he became. He slammed his phone on the couch.
Rosa quickly stood up from the couch and patted Seth on his back. There was a confident smile spreading across her face.
“Don’t get angry. Do we have to believe that Aurelia’s married if she says so? Her mother is still in a comatose state. Who would dare to marry her?
“I’ve asked someone to pry about it. Her mother’s illness is not a trivial one, and the surgical risk is high. If anything happened during the surgery, she could lose both her mother and all the money spent.”
“Even if her mother wakes up from the coma, they still need a lot of money for rehabilitation. Now, she’s asking you for money to give to her parents. What if she takes all our money in the future? If we don’t crack the whip on her now, she won’t be obedient after she is married into our family.”
As Seth listened, he thought Rosa’s statement actually made sense.
He asked, “But what if Aurelia insisted that she was married? I have an opportunity to get a promotion now. But, my manager said it’s easier to get promoted if I have a local household registration. I promised him that I would get my household registration soon.”
“What if Aurelia doesn’t want to marry me? Who else could get me a household registration? This is all the gold digger from the dating club’s fault. If she hadn’t accused me, I wouldn’t have to go back to beg Aurelia.”
“I’ll blow Aurelia off for the next month and see how she handles her temper. What’s wrong with women nowadays? All they know is money. Don’t they know how to be thrifty?”
He was even more pissed to speak of the dating club. Not only was his 30 thousand dollars. poured down the drain, but they even kicked him out in public! He was so humiliated.
Wasn’t it just a watch? The original watch cost 98 thousand dollars. The fake one was only 980 dollars. Didn’t the fake one tell the same time as the original one?
Was it really important whether it was genuine or fake?
All women were vain for sure!
No one could be better than Aurelia about this. They had been together for three years and Aurelia never asked for any expensive gifts. She would be very happy to just have a good meal. during the holidays.
Seth thought that it would be better for him to marry Aurelia. Not only was Aurelia a local with a household registration, but she was also a working woman with a salary.
Rosa knew that Seth was annoyed, but she laughed lightly. There was canniness and calculation in her squinted eyes. “Seth, don’t worry. I have a way to let Aurelia marry you happily. There’s no way she would regret it as well.”
“Mom, I’ll count on you for this. When Aurelia marries me, you should teach her how to be a good wife and a devoted mother. She can’t always be thinking about work. Every married woman’s job is to have children and take care of their parents–in–law. She’s too fussy,” Seth
“Okay. When she marries into our family, I will never let her disobey you.”
“Thanks, Mom. I know you always have lots of ways.” Seth smiled. Then he sat back on the couch to eat the peeled fruit that his mother had prepared.
Aurelia was halfway done with her proposal before getting off work.
She stretched herself and packed her things, then prepared to punch out with Millie.
They met Kimberly and other colleagues at the elevator. But, Aurelia stepped aside to ignore them.
She thought that with everything that had happened today with Mrs. Lynch, Kimberly wouldn’t want to talk to her anymore. But, she didn’t expect Kimberly to act so courteously in front of other colleagues.
“Aurelia, I’m so sorry about what happened today. I shouldn’t have denounced you without clarifying the truth. As I said, you’ve been in a relationship with Seth for three years. How would you just find another man? You didn’t even care about a high–quality man like Mr. Lynch. So, you must’ve still been waiting for Seth to come back, right?”
“Kimberly, stop talking nonsense! Aurelia had already broken up with Seth!” Millie retorted. “Well, they only broke up. It’s not like they’re bidding farewell. They can still get back together if they want to,” Kimberly said.
Aurelia didn’t hurry to respond to Kimberly. She hadn’t figured out the reason for Kimberly’s sudden change of attitude.
However, she noticed that there was a meaningful smile in the corner of Kimberly’s eye. It soon made her understand that it wouldn’t be simple for Kimberly to bring up Seth.
When the elevator’s door opened, the receptionist from downstairs walked out. “Aurelia. Quick! Come downstairs and take a look. A woman who claims to be your mother–in–law has come looking for you.
Could it be Linda?
But it was very unlikely to be Linda. She had known Linda for a long time. Linda was always afraid of disturbing her work and would never come to her company just to look for her.
So, she wouldn’t come to her company and claim to be her mother–in–law either.
Could it be…
Aurelia received a foreboding sense.