Jeff didn’t respond, it’s worth for Mr. Raymond to put up with all the slights and grievances as long as Maja can understand him.
Maja headed into Rosewood Manor alone, while Jeff began to arrange for the transportation of Coco and Rocky.
When Maria saw someone was about to take Coco away, she panicked.
Maja explained to her.
“Maria, I’m planning to move to Greenfield Gardens, to live with lan.”
Maria was speechless at this news.
She wanted to dissuade Maja, but this was their private matter.
She fondled Coco’s head repeatedly, feeling reluctant to let it go: Then, she thought of Maja’s three years of marriage to lan, three years of being neglected. Her eyes reddened instantly, and tears began to drop.
“Ms. Pennyfeather, I regard you as my own granddaughter. I really don’t want you to suffer in his presence. I know what kind of life you’ve been living these past three years. But, if you’re happy, that’s all that matters.”
Maja gently hugged her.
“Maria, I’m not the kind of woman who takes a lot of abuse in a relationship. If one day I am really disappointed in him, I will leave on my
Maria wiped her tears and patted Maja’s hand.
“As long as you keep your wits about you.”
Maja had packed up the documents she wanted. As she was about to leave the living room, Maria couldn’t help but remind her.
“If the food there doesn’t suit your taste, or if Mr. Raymond doesn’t treat you well, come back any time. Miss Penny feather, we will always be here at Rosewood Manor waiting for you.”
“Maria, I know, and I will often come back to see you.”
Maja felt somewhat sentimental.
As she carried her belongings towards the car, she saw lan getting out of the vehicle.
He was a bit unsteady on his feet, but he still tried to help her with the luggage.
“Maja, let me.”
Maja chuckled at his staggering movements.
“It’s okay. I can manage.”
“I’ll help you.
He insisted, even bending down to pick up the bag.
Maja handed it to him, worrying he might topple over. But surprisingly, he held it steady, even leaning in to plant a kiss on her cheek.
“Maja, let’s go home, to Greenfield Gardens.”
Maja nodded and allowed him to guide her to the car.
He opened the door for her, signaling her to get in first.
Once she was seated, he carefully placed her belongings in the passenger seat, then took his place beside her.
Jeff was still driving, while lan held Maja in the backseat, sometimes playing with her fingers, sometimes blowing in her ear.
It was only when they arrived that he finally stopped, and dutifully went to collect the luggage.
Maja let him be, while she went to check on Coco and Rocky.
Coco and Rocky had arrived earlier and were now exploring their new surroundings.
Coco, having been there before, was behaving quite familiarly.
Maja followed Jeff to pick out a room for them to stay in, and then she went upstairs.
lan was taking a shower. When he came out, he rubbed the water from his hair onto her neck.
She frowned and pushed him away, seeing him wet and about to climb into bed, she quickly pulled him to sit down. “Stay still, I’ll dry your hair”
As she began to comb through his wet hair, lan grabbed her hand and pressed it against his cheek, looking up at her. Maja tried to pull away but he held on, rubbing his face against her palm as if he were a pet.
She chuckled, flicking his forehead lightly
“Let go, I need to dry your hair
tan finally let go, leaning back quietly with his eyes closed.
Maja dried his hair for five minutes until it was dry.
She helped him onto the bed, covering him with
His dark eyes stared at her intently, his brow furrowed.
“Maja, you’ll come back, right?
Im just going to fake a shower.”
He tried to get out of bed, even pulling the covers back.
Left with no choice, Maja went to Jeff for a pair of handcuffs and cuffed lan to the bed to prevent him from wandering around the room.
He hadn’t been sober yet, and it was easy to get hurt somewhere.
When she took the handcuffs from Jeff, she could tell from his eyes that he was thinking something else.
He didn’t expect Ms. Pennyfeather and the boss to be into this kind of play.
Maja wanted to explain, but she felt that would only make things more