“No…” Leslie paused in his speech. Then he changed his mind and said, “Investigate everyone who came to the company this time.”
“Understood,” Daniel replied before hanging up.
Leslie carefully considered the situation. Besides hearing his mother constantly mention this old friend, he knew nothing about Aurelia. Initially, when he learned about this woman, he cautioned his mother to be careful not to be deceived.
Young people who scammed money often liked to befriend middle–aged and older individuals. They would even go as far as addressing them as “aunt” or even “mom.”
Don’t judge a book by its cover was Leslie’s initial impression of Aurelia. However, these days of interaction had been surprising to him. Aurelia consistently exhibited qualities that contradicted his initial impression. To determine the truth, he would need a more thorough investigation.
After making the arrangements, Leslie put down his phone and entered the bathroom.
Inside her room, Aurelia was feeling anxious. Whether it was about her mother’s surgery on Monday or the presentation meeting on Tuesday, she couldn’t help but feel uneasy.
The presentation, usually a breeze, had become a challenge today. She had practiced it twice but still stuttered at times. Frustrated with her struggles, she sighed and lay on her bed, closing her eyes to rest.
Aurelia, don’t be nervous. You can do it.
After a five–minute break, Aurelia sat up again, ready to rehearse. At the same time, her phone rang, displaying the number of the home care nurse.
Is something wrong with Mom?
Aurelia was trembling with fear as she quickly answered the phone.
“Ms. Elliot, Is everything alright?” she asked.
“Ms. Simmons, you need to come quickly! A woman claiming to be your mother–in–law is in the hospital room, causing a scene like a maniac. Security is here, but nobody dares to touch her, fearing something might happen.”
Aurelia was sure that such a shameless person could only be Rosa. reckless actions, and Aurelia’s heart raced with anxiety.
She was known for her
“Ms. Elliot, tell her I’m coming right away! Ask her not to cause any trouble!” Aurelia replied urgently.
Another call came in as she was on the phone, but Aurelia was too frantic to check the caller ID. She accidentally hung up both calls in her haste.
Subsequently, she rushed to the door of Leslie’s room and knocked loudly. She was hoping
Leslie could give her a ride to the hospital as she was afraid she wouldn’t be able to find a taxi.
But, after knocking several times, Leslie didn’t respond to her. Aurelia was so worried that tears welled up in her eyes. She considered knocking again but eventually decided against it. After all, Leslie was only her nominal husband, and there was no need for him to be involved… in her family matters.
With that in mind, Aurelia rushed out of the apartment alone.
At this moment, Leslie was in the bathroom, having turned off the water and listening carefully to the sounds from outside. He thought he heard knocking on the door, but upon further listening, there was nothing. He must have been mistaken.
He continued rinsing the foam off his body in the shower. Everything outside was quiet when he walked out of the bedroom. It seemed that Aurelia had already gone to rest.
He didn’t pay much attention to it and poured himself a glass of water before returning to his
In the hospital, Aurelia ran into the ward breathlessly. After a few steps inside, she tripped over a basin near the door. Fortunately, a nurse nearby helped her up.
The nurse looked at her and said urgently, “You finally came. Your mother–in–law is being unreasonable. This is the intensive care unit, and all the patients need rest. Please go home and resolve your conflicts.”
Aurelia, trying to catch her breath, said in a rushed tone, “No, she’s not my mother–in–law. I’ll handle it. I’m really sorry.”
The nurse then signaled to the security guard to let Aurelia pass through.
As Aurelia walked deeper into the ward, she spotted exactly who she had anticipated —Rosa.
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