As soon as Aurelia woke up, she sent messages and called Millie.
Strangely, Millie didn’t reply to her messages, and her phone was switched off. Well, she would ask her at the office later.
Aurelia stretched lazily, then headed to the bathroom for a shower before preparing breakfast. Seeing that it was almost time, she realized that even the seemingly serious and stern Leslie could sleep in.
Could he have overslept?
Unexpectedly, she found it a bit amusing and suppressed her smile. Worried that Leslie might be late and have his salary docked, she knocked on his door. “Mr. Synder, are you up? You’ll be late if you don’t get up.”
She strained her ears for a moment and vaguely heard the sound of someone getting out of bed. Satisfied, she returned to the dining table and packed some breakfast to eat on the way.
She had just finished putting on her shoes when she heard Leslie’s footsteps.
“Where are you going?”
“Today is Sunday; your company doesn’t have a day off?”
“Um… I forgot,” Aurelia stood there awkwardly.
Leslie looked at her puzzled expression and realized that she had genuinely forgotten. It was the first time he had ever encountered someone so dedicated to work.
She had been so busy all week that she was disoriented and still thought it was Saturday. She hadn’t realized it was already Sunday.
Most companies now have a five–day workweek with weekends off. But weekends are often the busiest for those involved in event planning like her. Sometimes, they even have to take time off on weekdays to compensate for their work on weekends.
That’s why she had completely forgotten about her day off.
“You’re still standing? Aren’t you going to eat breakfast?” Leslie walked slowly toward the dining table.
Aurelia felt a little embarrassed. She took off her high heels and returned to the table. She unpacked the breakfast she had prepared earlier and continued eating.
After finishing the meal, Leslie wiped his mouth. “Do you have anything else to do later?”
“No, why?” Aurelia asked.
“The fridge is empty, so let’s go grocery shopping together,” Leslie said calmly.
“You heard that?”
Aurelia was surprised. She had casually mentioned it, not expecting Leslie to take it to heart.
The fridge was indeed empty, and she had planned to buy groceries herself. However, she couldn’t carry too much on her own.
With Leslie’s help, buying, groceries for a week wouldn’t be a problem. After all, Leslie’s refrigerator was quite advanced, with automatic sensors on the doors and two vacuum chambers.
Out of curiosity, Aurelia looked it up online and found that it was designed to keep food fresh for up to ten days. The fridge looked beautiful,
But the price was even more impressive. It was nearly 50,000 dollars for such a refrigerator!
She couldn’t help but think about how, before she arrived, this expensive refrigerator used to store only eggs and toast. What a waste!
Today, she was determined to fill that refrigerator to the brim!
“Why are you staring? If I don’t go, you won’t be able to carry too much stuff alone,” Leslie said. He then got up and collected the dishes and cutlery. He did not seem reluctant.
Aurelia, caught off guard by his offer, remained frozen in place. She cautiously glanced at Leslie’s back in the kitchen,
The difference between men could be so significant. Perhaps she had interacted with too few men before. That was why she had been easily deceived by Seth’s so–called “sincerity“.
When she was with Seth, not only did he not want to accompany her grocery shopping, but he also refused to go to the supermarket with her altogether.
Seth claimed supermarkets were where housewives went, so what could he do there? But Leslie voluntarily suggested going with her, solely because he considered she couldn’t carry too much alone.
In reality, Seth should have understood these things as well. He had given so many excuses only because he was unwilling to make an effort.
Going to the supermarket was just a tiny matter in life. If she were to confront Seth about this issue on her own, she wouldn’t have a strong argument. He didn’t want to go, and she couldn’t force him, right?
She was an adult, after all. Shouldn’t she be able to handle a simple trip to the supermarket on her own?
There were countless reasons for everything.