Hannah trailed behind him, with a small suitcase in hand. As soon as they entered, the chatter of two maids reached their ears.
Maid A. “That woman, Hannah, I can’t stand her.”
Maid B. “Me neither. Mr. Steven has been trying so hard to win her over, but she just keeps playing hard to get.”
Maid A. “Exactly, let her keep playing her games. When Mr. Steven finally loses his patience, she’ll have nowhere to hide her tears.”
Maid B. “She’s so pretentious. After all that Mr. Steven has done, she still acts all high and mighty.”
Maid A, “I bet she’s just playing hard to get. She comes from show business, full of liars and cheats. Who knows how many men she’s been with. I don’t know what spell she’s cast on Mr. Steven.”
The maids were assigned by the Dixon family to maintain their old mansion. Little did they know Steven was back in Harbor City and would overhear their petty conversation.e2
Anger flared up within him, “Who do you think you are? To gossip like this!”
The maids were terrified, dropping to their knees, “We apologize, sir. We should have held our tongues.”
“Where did you go wrong?” Steven looked at them coldly.
He had done Hannah wrong, and if she chose not to forgive him, that was her right. Yet these old, unattractive women dared to slander her.
When the maids failed to see their faults, Steven cut them off. “Have you lost your humanity because you’re so used to being a maid? She’s the victim here, and you dare to slander her? No wonder you can’t win your husbands’ love.”
Listening to Steven, Hannah felt a sense of satisfaction. Just as Steven pointed out, these women were quick to demonize another woman while idolizing any man who showed them the slightest bit of kindness.
Rick hurried in, “Yes, President Dixon.”
“Fire these two. And check if they’ve stolen anything. If so, hand them over to the police.”
The maids paled further. Based on the value of their theft, they could be facing years in prison.
“We apologize, madam. We shouldn’t have gossiped about you,” the maids pleaded, crawling towards Hannah.
She looked down at them coldly. Their previous bravado was nowhere to be seen.
Steven commanded, “Take them away.”
Rick and a few others dragged the maids away, leaving behind a puddle on the floor. So they had been scared to the point of wetting themselves.