Chapter 4

Norah gritted her teeth quietly as her resentment of Nicole grew even more. 

Sean was really busy. He headed back to his office right afterward. 

Gloria dragged Nicole into a room that faced east on the second floor. The corner of Nicole’s mouth twitched when she saw everything inside the room was rose pink, very girly. 

“We don’t know what you like, but thinking that you are also a girl, we asked Norah for advice, and she chose many things here for you.” Gloria’s eyes were filled with tenderness when talking about Norah. 

“Ahem.” Daniel was afraid that Nicole would think too much and quickly signaled to Gloria. 

Gloria came to her senses and became cautious when she spoke. “Do you like it?” 

Nicole had never been picky about these things. Just that things were a little over the top for her, but she still accepted their kindness. “Thank you.” 

Gloria was relieved that her daughter still liked it, so she followed up and continued. “Those gifts on the table are from your other brothers. They have all gone to work and school today, usually not coming back often. So, they have left the gifts here in advance.” 

It was so heartwarming to know that her brothers still had her at heart, Nicole thought. 

Gloria was afraid that Nicole did not know how to use the facilities in the room, so she showed her how to. After that, she sat Nicole down on the bed with an avuncular look on her face. “This is your home, so please feel at ease. If you need anything, just tell me, okay?” 

With her mother holding her hand, Nicole once again felt the closeness of this mother-daughter relationship. It felt a little uncomfortable, but it was also heartwarming. She could not help but nod her head awkwardly. “Thank you, Mom. Thank you, Dad.” 

immediately broke out in a smile

a while, and then they left

felt extra relaxed lying in

grandmother would be worried, thinking that her money came from an unknown source. So, she really had not gotten the chance

not take care of her grandmother anymore after coming to San Joto, but at least, she did not have to

a bath, it was not yet dinner time. Nicole planned to take a stroll outside to familiarize herself with the environment and make her work easier in

approached and invited

she saw an old

saw Nicole and immediately beckoned her over to sit down. “Nicole,

small town, but she had come into contact with many people, especially those from the

but was still in good health. He had that authoritative persona typical

greeted Mr. Riddle Sr. with respect. “Hello, Grandpa.”

Sr. responded, then studied Nicole carefully

do a DNA test previously, but you didn’t listen.” Mr. Riddle Sr. did not mention who, but there was no difference from saying Norah’s name aloud. Yet he did not care but continued, “Since the real one is back now, when are you going


hurt Norah dearly.” Gloria could not bear to

her. “If it were not for her, my granddaughter would not have lived out there for so many years. Our family has raised her for so many years, and we

Sr. knew what he was talking

Norah’s awkward expression and said, “Norah, why don’t

to stay

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