Kennedy’s eyes lit up, and he seemed less constrained than before. He smiled and said, “Yes, they are all grown by the villagers themselves, without any pesticides. You can eat them without worry. If you like, Ms. Schneider, I can pick some for you when you leave.”
“Alright, thank you.”
“Then I won’t disturb you while you’re eating. Just leave the bowls on the table when you’re done. I’ll come over to clean up later, and I’ll also take you around the village.”
After Kennedy left, Briana looked at Charlotte and William who were on the side.
In the morning, without having time to eat, Charlotte and William sat next to Briana, and the few of them began to eat in silence.
Charlotte didn’t expect that the dish didn’t look appetizing, but it tasted quite good. Unknowingly, she ate two bowls of rice.
After dinner, Kennedy came over to take a few people around the village.
Rosecliff Village was a village with hundreds of households. The young people in the village had all gone out to work, leaving behind only some middle–aged and elderly people with low levels of education and left–behind children.
Kennedy was walking and introducing the village scenery to Briana. When they reached a fork in the road, a little girl suddenly ran from the other side and collided with Briana.
The bowl in the little girl’s hand was thrown out, and she also fell to the ground.
Briana steadied the little girl with one hand and caught the falling bowl with the other. Before the people nearby could react, she had already handed the bowl back to the little girl.
“Got scared, didn’t you?”
Her voice was gentle, her face adorned with a faint smile. The little girl was mesmerized, forgetting to reach out for the bowl.
Kennedy looked at the little girl and asked, “Jodie, where are you going? Why are you so restless?”
The little girl named Jodie snapped back to reality, took the bowl and said, “Uncle Village Chief, Hector has returned. I’ll go bring him some food.”
Kennedy couldn’t help but laugh, “You, Hector, have already had dinner.”
“That didn’t stop me from bringing him food.”
“Alright, you go ahead.”
After Jodie left, Kennedy took the initiative to explain, “The Hector she mentioned used to live in our village. He later went out to look for work and was discovered by a talent scout to become an actor. He seemed to have won a Best Actor Award or something recently…”
Surprise flashed in Briana’s eyes. She hadn’t felt anything when Jodie mentioned Hector earlier, but now that Kennedy said it, could that person be Hector?!
“Mr. Stapleton, was the actor you mentioned surnamed Shi?”
Kennedy quickly nodded, “Yes, he is very famous. So, Ms. Schneider knew about him too.”
Briana hadn’t expected this to be Hector’s hometown. She slowly said, “Hmm, I know him.”
Hearing this, Kennedy was taken aback for a moment, then quickly said, “Since Ms. Schneider knows them, I’ll take you to see the Baldwin family. We would probably run into them in the next few days anyway.”
On the way to Hector’s house, Kennedy was pondering whether the business deal would be easier to negotiate if Briana knew Hector?
Just as she arrived at the Baldwin family’s doorstep, she heard Hector teaching Jodie how to read. Kennedy knocked on the door.
Soon, the door was opened from the inside.
Hector saw Kennedy, smiled, “Kennedy, you came to find me…”
Seeing Briana standing next to Kennedy, a look of shock flashed in his eyes, “Briana, how could you be here?!”
Briana chuckled and said, “I’ve been looking for suppliers recently. I saw Rosecliff Village’s fabric factory online, so I came to inspect it in person.”
Hector nodded, “Oh, I heard from Kennedy a few days ago.”
“I didn’t expect this to be your hometown. Have you been here for your vacation all this time?”
A strange glint flashed in Hector’s eyes, followed by a smile as he spoke, “Yes, I come back here when I’m not working.”
Moreover, recently the Baldwin family had been constantly contacting him, urging him to return to Haseton to acknowledge his ancestry. He couldn’t be bothered to deal with it, so he simply came here to avoid it.
“Then we won’t bother you anymore.”
Hector looked at her, with a lot to say but not knowing where to start. He nodded and said, “Okay.”
Kennedy dropped them off at their home, and as he was leaving, he looked at Briana and said, “Ms. Schneider, I’ll come to pick you up at
eight tomorrow morning to visit the factory.”