Katelyn double-checked the back of Pattie’s neck, afraid she’d seen wrong. Sure enough, there it was, a red, round birthmark
“What a coincidence, Katelyn murmured under her breath. Herman had a similar birthmark, but his was located around his waist area.
“Ma’am, I’ve brought the blanket Irene came in carrying a blanket.
1 guess I’ll take Partie to bed Katelyn lifted Pattie, surprised by how light the little girl was.
Herman’s office had a rest area where he’d catch some sleep when he was beat. The rest area was well equipped, and Katelyn gingerly placed the girl on
the bed to sleep.
About half an hour later, when Herman and Kenny had finished their contract talks, he found out Katelyn was there.
“Son, whose kid does that little girl belong to Katelyn asked.
“We found her on the street, Anastasia and I. She’s from Harmony Meadows, Herman replied, “Where’s she?”
“She’s sleeping in there, Katelyn said Shes a real looker, that one Bit skinny, though Speaking of kids, whens your wife gonna pop out a baby? I’d really
like to stop being green with envy every time I hang out with my friends, all of them have grandkids but me. It really gets to me.”
“We should have some good news soon Herman teplied. He was pretty confident about his abilities. Maybe Anastasia was already pregnant.
Hearing this, Katelyn burst into laughter That’s my boy Cant wait to spoil some grandkids”
Herman just smiled and kept his mouth shut. His eyes softened when he talked about Anastasia
“Son, when are you planning on bringing Ana to Salstrom Manor? You know secrets have a way of coming out. We need to make your wife’s status official
“Anastasia’s birthday is coming up.” Herman said quietly. “I have a plan.”
“Son, you’re going to announce this at Anas birthday party?”
Katelyn laughed gleefully “Son, you’re su
Ana’s birthday was two months away
While they were talking abo
After a busy morning. Anasti
a romantic if you’d made up your mind earlier, I might’ve already had a bunch of grandkids”
Herman was secretly planning a surprise party for her
asia a message from her popped up on his phone. How’s Pattie?]
had some downtime and checked in on Pattie
Herman replied. Shes asleep Weiled her and taken her to the hospital. She’s severely anemic and malnourished]
Anastasta felt upset reading this and asked him. [Herman, what are you planning to do with Pattie?
Pattie was Leo and Penny’s daughter, and they couldn’t completely prevent the couple from hurting Pattie They could only help her for a while but couldn’t solve the problem fundamentally.
Her parents also refused mediation from the womens federation in the community, which made things even more difficult
Herman replied. I take her home later and see how things go
Anastasia felt helpless, but they had to deal with it this way for now If Pattie was away for too long and the couple reported her missing or accused them of kidnapping, things would get messy
At that moment, a colleague came to Anastasia looking miserable “Ms Jewell, I need to go to the restroom Could you please go get a guest’s bracelet for me?”
“Sure, no problem Anastasia readily agreed. She wouldn’t turn down such a small favor
“Thank you so much. The bracelet is at the front desk. It just arrived, and the guest will be here to pick it up soon.”
“Okay, leave it to me Anastasia looked at her colleague’s pained expression and said with concern. “You should go to the bathroom.”
“Thank you” The colleague hurried off to the bathroom.
Anastasia went downstairs to the front desk to get the bracelet just as the guest arrived.
The guest was the wife of a bank president, who had specially ordered a custom bracelet from Selena. She was passing by the company today and decided to pick it up in person.
Anastasia led the guest to the reception room and said, “Wendy, this is the bracelet you ordered Take a look.”
Wendy couldn’t wait to open the jewelry box and see the real thing. When she saw the finished product, she praised it again and again “It’s so beautiful This is exactly the bracelet. I’ve been dreaming of ”
Anastasia was also taken aback, not because of the bracelet’s beauty, but because she was the one who designed it. She had never been asked to design jewelry for any client, and the design of this bracelet was something she had drawn casually How on earth had it been made into a real piece of jewelry?
“Wendy you’re here” At that moment, Selena walked in enthusiastically
Then everything clicked for Anastasia.
Selena had stolen her design.