Chapter 272

Chapter 272

Stephanie had been in a daze lately. Ever since Molly had brought Scout’s son to see her last week, she hadn’t interacted with anyone else.

The whole world seemed to be bustling with their own business, but she felt like she had suddenly lost her direction.

She called Molly, hoping to ask her out to go shopping.

“Scott’s been working on a big project with the Innovate Group lately. He’s always on business trips, so he leaves Andy

dy with me. That little pump is so annoying. He takes up all my time!” Molly complained on the other end of the phone.

“Do you want to go shopping with me?”“”“

Molly, always prioritizing her best friend, thought for a moment and said, “Scott came back last night. He’s in his study now. Let me go talk to him Hold on. Don’t hang up..”

Molly was about to rush to the study to ask her boss for time off when the doorbell rang

Who would come here at this hour!

As a

a diligent employee, Molly was keenly aware of her duty and wen

went to open the door for the guest first.

The moment the door opened, both women were taken aback, staring at each other in surprise.

“Why are you standing at the door! Go make some coffice” Scott’s voice came from behind, snapping the two women back to reality

Hearing this, Molly forced a polite smile and said to the woman at the door, “Come in. 111 go make some coffer for you.”

She quickly prepared a pot of coffee in the living room and then quietly retreated.

As she left, she couldn’t help but sneak a glance at Scott,

“Why is Hayley here” she thought


remained calm and casually replied, “She’s my

is your housekeeper! Molly? Hayley sounded incredulous. After all, Molly used to work for her, and she was well aware of Molly’s educational background. It was hard to believe she would become a nanny



Hayley was extra curious. She glanced toward the kitchen and teased, “So, Scott, are you dating Molly!”

kitchen with a serious expression, “Ms. Snuggleton, Andy’s school just called about a parent–teacher conference. Head

her ear pressed against the wall when she heard her boss give her

ordered people around as they wished. “Why me? It’s the weekend,

had no say in the matter and couldn’t

Hayley? The call hadn’t ended, and Stephanie could hear the faint

didn’t hide it “I heard she got another promotion at the Innovate Group. She’s probably

listened quietly, emotionless.

if she wanted to go to the kindergarten together to lift the mood. Stephanie declined. Seeing those children would only lead to

hanging up, Stephanie took another antidepressant. Staring at the empty house, she couldn’t muster any energy. So, she decided to

had called her yesterday, asking if she wanted to leave the city, go somewhere

was holding onto, but deep down, she knew she didn’t want to

not yet.

early December had already made her feel chilled to the core. Even wrapped in a long coat and

many shops had started decorating with Christmas trees, playing cheerful carols, and displaying

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Santa Claus figures.

out and about on this weekend, with parents and children

along the

but suddenly, she heard the sounds of a struggle.

The man, at least six feet tall with a burly build and tanned skin, held a thick metal

she saw. The woman’s tall figure made it seem like such a blow would definitely result in a head

incredible speed. Before Stephanie could even see clearly,

man’s attack.

went limp as if his bones had shattered. The

woman’s astonishing fighting skills, she recognized her side profile. It was the strange woman named Lucy she had met a

was over, Lucy extended her other hand and grabbed the man by the back of his neck. With shocking

Lucy brutally broke his left arm. The sound of bones snapping was terrifying, and the man roared in

Stephanie took a step back but accidentally kicked an empty

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