Ten minutes later, Rayan came back to report.
“Mr. Yoder, Ms. Schneider was on the plane to Vertown.”
Maxim frowned, coldly asking, “What was she doing in Vertown?”
“I wasn’t sure either.”
“Understood, you go ahead first.”
Briana had just gotten off the plane when she received a call from Madeline.
“Briana, did you forget about going to have dinner with Brycen and me?”
Madeline attended an event yesterday. It got too late in the evening, so she directly checked into a hotel.
Now back at the villa, seeing the note Briana left for himself, he realized she had gone on a business trip.
Briana paused for a moment, only then remembering that Madeline had indeed mentioned this to her before.
“Madeline, I’m sorry, I’ve been too busy these past few days and I forgot about this. I’m currently on a business trip to Vertown. When I get back, can I make it up to you by taking you out for a meal?”
“No worries, I originally planned to have dinner with him tonight, but since you’re on a business trip, I’ll wait until you come back to arrange
- it. Take care of yourself out there, and feel free to call me anytime if anything comes up.”
After hanging up the phone, Briana left the airport with William and Charlotte.
Outside the airport, a middle–aged man was holding a sign with the name Briana written on it.
He wore a grey jacket that had been washed until it started to turn white, and a pair of army green canvas shoes on his feet. Although they were worn out, they were at least clean.
Briana saw the sign with her name on it and quickly walked towards it.
“Hello, may I ask if this is Mr. Stapleton?”
Kennedy Stapleton quickly nodded, putting down the sign he was holding.
“Is it Ms. Schneider?”
“Um, hello Mr. Stapleton.”
“Hello, your car is parked at the entrance, let’s go back first.”
While speaking, he reached out and took Briana’s luggage, “Let me carry it.”
“No need, I could do it myself.”
What came to pick them up was an old–fashioned van, which looked dilapidated and seemed like it would fall apart at any moment.
William and Charlotte exchanged a glance, both seeing shock in each other’s eyes.
Didn’t they come to see the fabric factory? Was the owner of this fabric factory so poor?
There was no change in Briana’s expression. After the two of them put down their luggage, she got in the car and started chatting with Kennedy.
On the way back, Briana had basically understood the situation of Rosecliff Village.
The car stopped as soon as it reached the entrance of the village. Kennedy looked at Briana somewhat embarrassedly and said, “Ms. Schneider, I’m sorry, but cars can’t go up in our village. We need to walk up.”
Briana nodded, “Okay.”
She took down her luggage and looked at Charlotte, asking, “Can you walk?”
Charlotte wore a pair of high heels today, which might not be very convenient for walking around the village.
“Sure, I brought flat shoes.”
She took out flat shoes from her suitcase to put on, and dragged her suitcase behind Briana.
Kennedy had wanted to help Briana with her suitcase, but she had -refused him, “Mr. Stapleton, you help her. I can manage on my own.”
Seeing Briana’s relaxed demeanor, not as if she was being polite to herself, Kennedy nodded and said, “Okay.”
He turned around and walked up to Charlotte, “I’ll carry your suitcase