Chapter 16 The Warehouse
Valerie suppressed the surging feelings in her heart and maintained her expressionless face as she returned to her room.
She closed the room door and stood there still. She stood there in a
She gasped for air and tried to calm herself down.
When she totally calmed down, she walked to the desk, took an adhesive tape from her school, and pieced the papers little by little.
Occasionally, she would stop and stare at her homework in a daze.
Then she came back to her senses and continued what she was doing.
Her calm appearance made Jayvion, who was peeking at the door, feel a little shocked.
He thought for a while and went to check the fridge in the kitchen. He wanted to see whether there were any desserts to cheer her up.
He wasn’t there when Reyna scolded Valerie, but he heard about it from other servants. Valerie was really pitiful.
Jayvion quickened his steps and went to see whether there were still any delicious desserts left.
Those desserts were bought for Zoe by Reyna and Reese. Reyna and Reese said that when Zoe behaved herself, she could eat the desserts.
So, there were really a lot of desserts in the fridge.
Jayvion searched in his memory for Zoe’s favorite desserts.
Chapter 16 The Warehouse
Reyna suddenly called Jayvion and shocked him.
“Mrs. Horton, do you need any help?”
“Um… Nothing. Who’s angry? You are going to cook something again?”
Jayvion stopped searching for desserts and felt a little nervous.
When seeing Reyna’s sincere eyes, Jayvion still chose to tell the truth.
“Mrs. Horton, I want to get Ms. Valerie some desserts. She has never eaten the desserts in the fridge. She looks upset tonight. I want to get some desserts to cheer her up.”
Jayvion was serious when seeing this.
He was observing Reyna’s expression.
Indeed, after he said this, Reyna seemed to be shocked.
“She has never eaten the desserts?”
The desserts were bought for Zoe. That was true. But there were a lot
of desserts in the fridge. Whoever wanted to eat the desserts could take
“She can take some if she wants. Nobody forbade her to do that.”
“Mrs. Horton, you once told Ms. Valerie that these are all for Ms. Zoe. Ms. Valerie follows your order and never eats the desserts.”
Reyna opened her mouth but didn’t say anything.
Sometimes, she would bring Zoe here to the fridge and say these words to make Zoe happy.
Valerie might have heard this.
Reyna took a deep breath.
“Jayvion, I came to ask you where Valerie’s room is. Tell me. And I will send her some desserts.”
“Yes. Mrs. Horton.”
Jayvion smiled. He felt relieved in his heart.
He thought that Reyna would stop him from bringing Valerie desserts.
Reyna took away the plate in Jayvion’s hands and chose a strawberry cake. It was the children’s favorite.
There were the most strawberry cakes in the fridge.
Because Zoe liked it…
Jayvion led Reyna to Valerie’s room.
Jayvion led Valerie toward a remote room in the house. Reyna’s expression turned from calm to angry.
“Jayvion, I’m asking you to take me to Valerie’s room, not to the warehouse.”
Jayvion, who walked in the front, turned around to look at Reyna and had a curious expression on his face,
“Mrs. Horton, Ms. Valerie does live here in the warehouse. Mr. Horton asked me to make the arrangement. There’s no extra room for Ms.
Valerie to live in. Only the warehouse here is empty.”
Reyna almost couldn’t hold the plate.
“Who made the arrangement?”
Her soft voice was filled with disbelief and anxiety.
But her limbs had already turned cold.
“Mr. Horton. Mrs. Horton, Ms. Zoe isn’t in good health. Mr. Horton asked Ms. Valerie to give her room to Ms. Zoe and let me find Ms. Valerie a temporary room.”
Reyna felt dizzy. She staggered.
Zoe had two rooms. One was her bedroom and the other was her
She began to sleep alone when she was three. And she already had two rooms at that time.
So, Valerie lived in a warehouse alone for two years?
And that bastard Reese never remembered that?
“Mrs. Horton, let me do it. You can go to rest.”
Jayvion found that Reyna looked a little dizzy. He came forward to support her arms with worry.
“No! I won’t! I want to see where Valerie lives.‘
Reyna squeezed these words out of her teeth.
She followed Jayvion forward.
The corridor got more and more narrow. Finally, Reyna arrived at the
door to Valerie’s room.
She silently opened the door with one hand.
The light in the room was dim. The desk lamp on the desk was once used by Kieran. She began to use it after Kieran threw it away.
Valerie took it out of the warehouse herself.
This was the first time over the years for Reyna to take a close look at Valerie.
In her memory, her daughter should be cute and chubby. However, Valerie became really thin, so thin that her joints could be seen clearly.
The clothes Valerie wore were abandoned by Zoe. Zoe didn’t want the clothes and Reyna thought that they were ugly.
So, the clothes were not thrown away. Valerie took the clothes and began to wear them.
Valerie was two years older than Zoe, but she was so thin that she wore the same size as Zoe,
She slightly bent her back and pieced her homework together with the adhesive tape seriously and clumsily under the lamp.
The yellow dim light fell on her, making her look quite warm.
It was like a scene kept in the depth of memory.
It looked remote and unreachable.
Reyna felt her nose sore. She hurriedly retracted her hands and wiped her red swollen eyes.
Her hands began to tremble.
Her hands even turned cold.
She knocked on Valerie’s room nervously.
After getting the response, Reyna hurriedly opened the door and faced Valerie with a smile.
But she stopped saying what she was going to say when she saw what was in Valerie’s room.
There was no fancy furniture. There was only an old bed, a cloak, a desk, and a table…
There was nothing else.
The color of the walls and ground was ordinary.
The light in the room was warm yellow.
This was the room Valerie lived in?
This was the room the young miss of the Horton family lived in?
Reese was such a bastard!
Valerie, who was piecing her homework together, suddenly heard Reyna’s voice. She felt that…
Did she have an illusion?
She raised her head to look at the door.
Then she saw Reyna observe her room with a strange expression.
It was hard to tell whether Reyna was going to cry or get angry.
Reyna carried a plate of dessert. Valerie was confused to see that.
Valerie raised her brows strangely. She wasn’t in the mood to talk to Valerie at all. She just looked at Reyna.
“Va… Valerie, this is a strawberry cake.”
“Ah. Got it. Do you need me to send this to Zoe? As compensation to her since I refused to give her my homework?”
Reyna’s heart sank.