Ellinor had no intention of dealing with the two of them, so she naturally avoided them.
Patricia’s soft voice stopped her.
Ellinor halted and turned around, “Ms. Howard, what can I do for you?”
Ellinor’s words were laced with sarcasm, encapsulating all the previous incidents and subtly hinting at a warning not to stir up more trouble.
Patricia approached Ellinor, smiling innocently and feigning ignorance, “Ellinor, why do you ignore me when you see me?”
After that set–up incident yesterday, what more was there to say between them?
Ellinor curled her lips, “Oh, it’s nothing. Just saw you and Mr. Howard’s secretary having a good chat and I didn’t want to interrupt.”
“I seel” Patricia’s ‘innocent‘ smile deepened, and she took another step forward, tiptoeing to whisper into the car of Ellinor, who was a head taller than her, “Ellinor, you won yesterday! But don’t get too cocky; the real challenge is yet to come! If you think you can create a wedge between me and my brother, you’re dead wrong!
My brother has always been very fond of me; no matter what I do wrong, he always forgives me, loves me, and tolerates me!
And a girl like you, who never got love from family, can never understand this happiness I have!”
Though her words were all spoken with a smile, they gave off an extremely eerie vibe.
However, Ellinor was not angry but smiled, “Yeah, I can see that; Mr. Howard really does love you”
Patricia landed back on her heels. Her eyebrows raised at Ellinor in a proud and sweet challenge, with her smile still radiant, “Glad you see it! So, save yourself the trouble of looking for faults in my brother, it’s useless!”
Ellinor kept smiling, “Ms. Howard, aren’t you tired?
Every day you put on a mask, use your family and friends to stir up trouble, and are always on guard against any woman who might threaten your
Honestly, are you really that happy? Do you really feel secure?
From what I see, a calm person wouldn’t act like you, guarding what you already have by any means necessary.
I guess you’re really anxious inside, right? Because you know everything you have now is fragile, and all the love and tolerance around you are earned through your lies and flattery.
You have no confidence that you could still have the same love and status if you showed your real self.
So, you’re actually more afraid of losing everything than anyone else, right?”
Patricia’s smile froze, and she was speechless for a moment.
Ellinor raised her hand again, patting her shoulder gently and earnestly, “Ms. Howard, instead of spending all this time on me, why not do something useful and accumulate some good luck for your kid?”
With that, she walked past Patricia and returned to her office.
Patricia’s face almost lost its composure. Each of Ellinor’s words hit her hard, completely exposing the fear deep in her heart.