Chapter 75 Is There Any Problem
At three o’clock in the afternoon, Claudia woke up from her nap. She sat in her room for a while before heading downstairs to get a glass of water.
At five o’clock, Claudia emerged from the piano room. Chana asked her what she would like to have for dinner.
“I’m not picky, anything would be perfect.”
“Okay, I’ll cook something light for you. The weather is hot recently and you don’t have a good appetite.”
Caught in her own world, Claudia responded, “Thank you, Chana.”
Her mind was on the following day’s moving to Bennett’s place. She was torn between packing her belongings or not.
In contemplation, a warm flush crept onto Claudia’s face.
It almost appeared as though she couldn’t contain her excitement to relocate there!
Jace had a business dinner that might last a while so he called and encouraged Claudia to sleep early. Initially, Claudia had intended to stay up and converse with Jace upon his return. However, learning he would only return close to midnight, Claudia decided to freshen up and rest.
No sooner had she stepped out of her shower than her phone, resting on her bed, started to ring.
At this hour, who could it be?
Claudia was taken aback when she recognized the caller ID.
It was Bennett.
With damp hair clinging to her, Claudia took the call, switched it to speaker, and continued to dry her hair. “Hello?”
“Have you begun packing yet?” At his question, Claudia paused mid hair-drying.
Bashfully, she admitted, “I really don’t have a lot to bring.”
Bennett had thoughtfully arranged all necessities in his villa.
During her last visit, she’d noticed brand new women’s clothing and shoes neatly laid out in the wardrobe.
Additionally, she wondered how long this union would endure. She could be back in mere days.
“I’ll be at your place by nine tomorrow.””Well… Isn’t that a bit early?”
Despite being a phone conversation, Claudia felt a heavy, unspoken pressure. She didn’t muster the courage to object and instead said, “Not at all. On work days, people usually leave at eight, right?”
“In that case, I’ll be there at eight.”
Claudia was speechless.
Noting her silence, Bennett probed, “Is there an issue?”
Claudia couldn’t help but feel intimidated. She forced a smile and responded, “No, not at all. See you tomorrow.”
“See you tomorrow, my dear.”
Help! Why was he addressing her so intimately?
Yet Claudia didn’t have the courage to correct him. A second later, she hastily ended the call.
Why did Bennett get up so early on weekend? Despite her grumbling, Claudia promptly dried her hair, set an alarm, and turned in for the night.
The last thing she wanted was to still be in bed when Bennett arrived the next morning.
Claudia had an intriguing dream that night, where she herself was a rabbit living in a dense forest. One day, while searching for food, she came across a wolf.
Terrified, she bolted. But no matter how fast she ran, the wolf always seemed to be just a step behind.
Out of strength, she gave up running and braced herself for the inevitable.
The wolf leapt towards her, jaws wide open, and she instinctively closed her eyes.
Just as she assumed she was about to be devoured, she felt a strange warmth on her face. She cautiously opened her eyes to find the wolf gently licking her.
Claudia woke up, realizing it was all a dream.
The warmth she had felt on her face was simply drool.
The incessant ringing of the alarm was quickly silenced by Claudia’s hand.
The room was peaceful once again.
Still thinking about the dream, she subconsciously touched her face.
What a bizarre dream!