The voice sounded familiar to Sophia, so she turned around with slightly furrowed eyebrows, only to see Kayla stepping into the store in high heels.
“Well, look who it is. It’s Ms. Yarrow!” Kayla then turned to the employee blocking her path. “I know Ms. Yarrow.”
Sophia raised her eyebrow and avoided troubling the employee by saying, “It’s been a while, Ms. Fletcher.”
“Indeed,” Kayla replied. “Nice dress, but I don’t think it suits you.”
The employee who had just praised Sophia felt awkward. Sophia simply retorted, “Is that so? Looks like you need to improve your sense of fashion, Ms. Fletcher.”
When she said that, she had a plain smile on her face. She seemed serene, but her words were sharp.
Kayla’s expression stiffened. “You! I was simply giving you a piece of advice out of the kindness of my heart! If you don’t want to accept it, then forget about it.”
“Then I shall repay your kindness by also giving you a piece of advice. Your voice isn’t very pleasant to the ear. It sounds a bit like the cock-a-doodle-do of a rooster. I suggest you speak as little as possible.”
“Don’t you dare go overboard, Sophia!”
Staring at Kayla, Sophia repeated the former’s words, “I was simply giving you a piece of advice out of the kindness of my heart! If you don’t want to accept it, then forget about it.”
Kayla was so infuriated that she couldn’t say a word. Just as she was thinking about what to say, her friend pulled her arm. “Look over there, Kay!”
Upon turning her line of sight to where her friend was pointing, Kayla saw Alexander in the distance. Her furious expression was speedily replaced with a gleeful one as she approached him to greet him.
Instead of waiting for her to go over, Alexander walked up to Sophia. “What’s the matter?”
Sophia shook her head. “It’s nothing. Ms. Fletcher said this dress doesn’t suit me.”
Alexander glanced at Kayla. “I see Ms. Fletcher has pretty bad taste.”
His words were different from Sophia’s, but both meant the same thing.
While Kayla was shocked, the employees watching the scene from the side couldn’t help but lower their heads and giggle in secret.
Unable to stand by idly and watch, Kayla’s friend steeled herself and spouted nonsense under Alexander’s gaze. “I think it doesn’t suit her too. Ms. Yarrow is beautiful, and she looks good in anything, but the dress is a bit too loose. It doesn’t show her figure well enough.”
Alexander didn’t even spare a glance at her. “You said it yourself. She’s beautiful, and she looks good in anything. In that case, is there a dress that doesn’t suit her?”
Kayla and her friend were at a loss for words.
Since there was no way for her to resume shopping due to Alexander’s presence, Kayla gritted her teeth and left the store with her friend.
Sophia smirked as she watched them leave before glancing at Alexander. “I’m gonna go and change out of this dress.”
“Do you want to try out other dresses?”
Sophia stopped. “Just get the dresses of the same size will do.”
After all, as he said, she looked good in anything.
Kayla glowered and glanced back furiously almost immediately after she stepped out of the store.
It would’ve been better if she didn’t do that because she saw the way Alexander was gazing at Sophia, and it pissed her off even more.
Kayla’s friend noticed how upset she was. “Don’t be mad! Sophia’s only a little more good-looking! That’s how men are! If Alexander truly loves her, why did he divorce her after three years of their marriage?”
“Her good looks are all she needs! All men judge women by their looks after all.”
“That’s not necessarily true. I think there’s something more about Sophia. Have you forgotten she was with Mr. Swain and Lukas from the Dawson family at one point? Don’t you think she has a lot of tricks up her sleeve?”
“Now that you mention it, I suddenly have an idea!”
“No one in the Xenos family cares about Alexander, but things are different with the Dawson family. The Dawson family has a pretty spotless reputation, so if something tarnishes it, do you think Sophia will still be able to stay in the country, Kay?”
Kayla was excited to hear that. “You’re so smart!”
The two women exchanged a glance, and they were no longer in the mood to shop.
That night, Sophia returned home with her hands full. She had bought a couple hundred thousand worth of clothes using Alexander’s card. She thought it felt strangely fascinating because she had never used his card before.
After she married him, he had given her a bank card and would transfer three hundred thousand to that account every month.
However, she had never used the money and left the card on the dressing table in the master bedroom after divorcing him.
Alexander parked the car inside the garage. Seeing that Sophia was in a daze, he touched her and asked, “What are you thinking?”
Sophia pulled herself out of her thoughts and turned to him. “I was thinking about the card you gave me in the past.”
Then she alighted from the vehicle.
Alexander was stunned. When he returned to his senses, he went behind her and grabbed her bags. “Allow me.”
Sophia let go of the bags. After arriving on the second floor, she poured two cups of water and handed a cup to him when he arrived by her side.
After changing the cup, Alexander stopped coveting hers.
Alexander put down the cup. “Can I have a kiss before I leave?”
Sophia blushed faintly and nodded.
Even though Alexander said it was a kiss, in reality, it was more than just that.
Three or four minutes had passed by the time they were finished. They silently hugged each other after that.
Alexander closed his eyes and didn’t want to leave. “Can I stay?”
Sophia lifted her head and looked at him. “What do you think, Mr. Xenos?”
Of course not. Alexander didn’t want to, but he still left gentlemanly.
As she watched him leave in her car on the balcony, she flashed a faint smile and turned off the lights. Then she headed to the third floor to take a shower and sleep.
The first thing Alexander did after he returned to the Xenos residence was to locate the bank card he had given to Sophia. Although she didn’t say it, he knew she had left the card somewhere when the divorce was finalized.
However, the card wasn’t in the master bedroom.
Frowning, Alexander called Felix.
Felix had just finished his bath when he received Alexander’s call. Thinking that something terrible had happened, he quickly answered the call. “Mr. Xenos?”
“Do you still remember the bank card I asked you to give to Sophia back then?”
Only after two seconds did Felix realize what Alexander was talking about. “I do. What’s the matter, Mr. Xenos?”
“Help me get the transaction history of the card.” If the card’s gone, then it’s likely someone has taken it. I transferred three hundred thousand to her card every month as an allowance for three years. So, after three years, there should be ten million and eight hundred thousand inside. It’s not a small amount of money. Sophia is free to reject the money I gave her, but no one else is allowed to use it.
“Understood, Mr. Xenos.”
Upon hanging up the phone, Alexander stared at the double bed. For the first time, he thought the bedroom was too big. It made him feel lonely. Yes, the lady of the house is missing.
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