“What I meant was…” Charlotte frantically explained, “I will be able to get the ruby necklace back soon. Can you give me a few more days?”
“No.” Zachary was firm. “I have already given you three extra days and that is the limit. Don’t push your luck.”
“The main reason is that Luna has taken the necklace overseas and will only be back after ten days.”
“I’m not interested in the affairs of someone else’s wife.” Zachary was visibly frustrated. “There’s only one and a half day left. You should think of something else.”
Before she could think of anything, the elevator door opened and Zachary stepped out.
Bruce nodded at Charlotte before leaving with the other bodyguards.
Charlotte was on the brink of tears when she exited the elevator. Feeling desperate, she wondered what she should do. This scumbag has me trapped!
“Has Ben been sent to Raina?” Zachary asked when he got in the car.
“Yes, she is treating him now.”
Compared to Ben, Bruce was equally as cold as his employer.
“Ben is really weak, just fighting that few intruders alone took everything out of him,” Zachary mocked. “He lost a lot of blood, so just tell him to rest.”
“Yes.” Bruce nodded. “I’ll let him know.”
Inside the car, Zachary was checking his phone casually. Just when he looked out the window, he saw Charlotte leave the office building.
“Mr. Nacht,” Bruce softly asked when he saw Charlotte, “don’t you think Ms. Windt resembles someone?”
“Mmm?” Zachary wasn’t paying attention and didn’t hear Bruce’s question. “What did you say?”
“No, it’s nothing.” Bruce changed the topic. “Straight to the airport?”
“Yes.” Zachary looked away with a gloomy expression. “Let’s go and meet that crazy woman.”
After taking the subway home, her three children ran to the door to welcome her back.
Ellie scrambled to be the first to throw herself in Charlotte’s embrace. Holding Charlotte’s neck with one hand, she pointed at the balcony with the other and said, “Mommy, Fifi is angry. She doesn’t want to come out from the cage and is plucking her own feathers.”
“It’s obvious she was in the wrong. Yet, she’s doing this to punish us.” Robbie suggested sternly, “Mommy, this time we cannot tolerate her behavior.”
“That’s right. This morning, she pooped in our breakfast and destroyed Mrs. Berry’s crystal, causing us not to have anything to eat. This is unacceptable.”
Jamie was feeling indignant about what happened in the morning.
“However, plucking her own feathers isn’t a good sign. Is she depressed?” Charlotte was worried. “Why don’t we take her to the vet?”
“That’s right. I think we should.” Ellie frowned as tears welled up in her doll-like eyes. “Although I’m also angry at her, I’m worried to see her this way.”
“Don’t worry Ellie. We will take her to the vet after dinner.”
Charlotte kissed Ellie’s cheeks while gently reassuring her.
“Both of you pamper her too much.” Robbie sighed like an adult. “Sigh, women are just too soft.”
“That’s right, women are so troublesome.” Jamie frown with discontent. “Fifi is also female, that’s why she causes so much trouble.”
“Both of you can’t behave this way,” Charlotte lectured them patiently, “Fifi is also part of our family.”
Knock! Knock! Knock!
Just when Charlotte was speaking, she heard someone knocking and quickly put down Ellie. She opened the door. “Is it Mrs. Berry who has returned from shopping?”
When she opened the door, she saw a delivery man standing outside. He handed her an exquisite-looking box. “Charlotte Windt? Someone has sent you a gift. Please sign to confirm receipt.”
“Who sent it?”
When she received the card and took a look, she saw Zachary’s name. Shocked, she wondered how he got her home address.