Sophia had a great memory. Upon hearing Charlize’s words, she immediately recalled what happened during her final year at university.
On that particular night, Charlize was completely different from how she was now.
She looked at Charlize and remarked, “You seem totally different from before.”
Charlize was a little embarrassed to hear that. She replied, “I was immature back then.”
“You look really pretty now.”
“Really?” Charlize stared at Sophia in disbelief.
In response, Sophia nodded with a faint chuckle. “I don’t lie.”
Charlize’s face was flushed with excitement. “I feel a little happy!”
Oh my goodness! Ms. Goddess is complimenting me!
Because of Sophia’s compliment, Charlize decided to dress like this for the whole winter.
Sophia raised her eyebrows in slight amusement. She could not help chuckling at how Charlize was staring back at her with gleaming eyes. “Thank you for what you did.”
“You’re very welcome, my goddess. Ms. Yarrow, can I call you Ms. Goddess?”
Sophia froze for a moment before replying, “I think ‘Ms. Yarrow’ will do. I don’t want to make enemies.”
Charlize quickly said, “Ms. Yarrow, I really like you a lot! Actually, I didn’t do much, so you don’t have to thank me. In the future, can I buy you a meal?”
Sophia was a little startled by Charlize’s behavior. The latter was behaving like one of Katherine’s die-hard fans.
Sophia grinned. “It’s better if I treat you instead.”
“D-Don’t worry about it! I have a high allowance,” reassured Charlize.
It was the first time that Sophia met someone like this. “All right, then. Thanks!”
“You don’t have to be so polite, Ms. Yarrow! My friend spent tons of money on her idols, but you’re my only idol. I have saved up a lot of money. Besides, I can earn money too. Treating you to a meal is no problem at all!”
Charlize feared that Sophia would be worried about her. Hence, she quickly tried to explain and reassure Sophia that she had enough money.
Sophia smiled. “It’s great that you are earning your own keep.”
“Mm-hmm. I remember every word that you said!” Charlize remarked.
On that night, the police came. Sophia was merely a passerby, and she did not want to go to the police station. Hence, she quickly left before the police got to her.
Before she left, she helped Charlize up. She initially wanted to leave. However, she pondered for a moment before deciding to give her a gentle reminder. “Going on a splurge using your parents’ money isn’t something worth bragging about. It’s only impressive if you can be responsible for your own life. And one more thing, your fashion and makeup are really ugly.”
Sophia could not help but add that last sentence. With that, she left.
Sophia rarely meddled in others’ affairs. However, back then, she took a few extra glances at where Charlize was at and could tell that Charlize did not like that atmosphere deep down.
After that, someone blocked Charlize and her company’s path. Sophia merely stood aside and watched. She did not immediately go up because she wanted to let that be a lesson to them.
Looking back now, that was an extremely painful lesson for them. They had really learned their lesson.
At that moment, a waiter brought over the dessert.
Sophia leaned back and urged, “Try it.”
“What do you like to eat, Ms. Yarrow?” asked Charlize.
“I’ve already ordered. You can start eating first.”
Though Charlize seemed gentle and quiet, she was actually a chatterbox. As she ate, she poured her heart out, saying everything that she had been suppressing for a long time.
She told Sophia that after that day, she had always wanted to thank her, but she could not find a chance to do so. After that, she found out that Sophia got married to Alexander. Charlize was initially happy for her, but she got really mad after seeing how the Xenos family mistreated her.
She was elated when she heard the news that Sophia had gotten a divorce from Alexander. She even shared the news with Charles. However, the latter was utterly bewildered by her act. He thought that she was out of her mind and even took a thermometer to check if she had a fever.
Sophia merely smiled while Charlize spoke. She was not a talkative person and did not enjoy being a listener.
However, everything that Charlize said was related to her. Hence, she kept mum and listened attentively. As she listened, she felt a little touched.
“Ms. Yarrow, did I say something wrong?” asked Charlize.
Sophia raised her brows in confusion. “What?”
“You and Alexander are already divorced. I shouldn’t have brought his name up.”
“It’s okay. I don’t care about strangers,” remarked Sophia.
Hearing Sophia’s reply, Charlize had an even greater admiration for her. “What do you think about my brother?”
Sophia thought for a while. “He’s an outstanding young man.”
“Exactly! Charles is a really nice man!”
Sophia understood what Charlize was trying to do. She set down her fork and took a sip of coffee to rid of the greasy aftertaste in her mouth. “You should know that Charles and Alexander are good friends.”
After all, she was Alexander’s ex-wife.
“It doesn’t matter! Alexander isn’t the only friend that Charles has!”
Sophia had to admit that Charlize had a unique way of thinking.
She was worried that Charlize would misunderstand and was about to speak. However, Charlize added, “But honestly, I think that Charles doesn’t deserve someone like you. I find that he’s a little domineering sometimes.”
At that moment, Sophia suddenly wanted to see Charles’ reaction if he heard his sister dissing him like this.
Charlize had a friendly disposition, so their whole meal was centered around her paying Sophia compliments.
As shameless as she usually was, Sophia could not bear it any longer.
After they were finished with their dessert, they went to grab dinner together. In the end, Sophia sent Charlize back to the Johnson residence.
When the car stopped, Charlize was a little reluctant to leave. “Ms. Yarrow, will you be in Jadeborough for the New Year’s long holiday?”
Charlize was a little disappointed. Suddenly, a thought occurred to her. “Why don’t you come in and have a cup of coffee? My parents have been wanting to meet you.”
Sophia gave a smile. “Maybe next time. It’s getting late.”
“All right, then.”
Charlize unwillingly opened the car door and got out of the car. “Give me a second! I have something for you. Wait for me, okay?”
Sophia nodded, and her lips curled into a smile as she watched Charlize run into the mansion.
Charlize ran up to the third floor and shoved an emulation bouquet into Charles’ arms. “Quick, Charles! This is your chance to get a girlfriend. My goddess, Ms. Yarrow, sent me back home today. Hand this emulation bouquet to her on my behalf!”
Alexander had just come out of the bathroom. With an icy expression, he asked, “Is Sophia downstairs right now?”
Charlize pursed her lips when she saw Alexander. Then she started shoving at Charles and urged, “Be quick! Otherwise, she’s going to leave!”
Charles threw a quick glance at Alexander and handed him the bouquet. “I think it’s more suitable if you hand her this.”
Alexander exchanged a glance with Charles before taking the bouquet from him and heading downstairs.
Charlize’s face puffed red with anger. “That’s my bouquet! That’s my goddess!” she fumed.
Charles made his way to the couch and sat down. “I’ll compensate you for it!”
“I only have one goddess. How do you intend to compensate me?” she retorted.
Charles slid her a look. “When did Sophia become your goddess?”
“My goddess has been her all along!”
Charles was dumbfounded. “You mean that the person who saved you that night was Sophia?”
“Of course! Otherwise, who did you think it was?” she countered.
Charles furrowed his brows in response. That displeased Charlize, and she asked, “What’s with that expression?”
“Oh, I kind of regret handing Alexander the bouquet now.”
Charlize was stunned. “Charles?”
Charles shot her a glance and said, “Exactly what I said.”