“Such a foolish master.” Zack Cassidy couldn’t resist cursing at Stanley Batton.
In the room upstairs, Stanley tossed his phone aside and cleared everything in his mind. By the time Xyla woke up again, it was already evening.
The sun was setting against the horizon. It seemed as if the world was covered in a tint of gold. The peach blossom forest also had a layer of gold over it, and it seemed as beautiful as what would appear in dreams.
After getting up, Xyla felt an even worse ache in her body. It was as if her bones were being crushed.
Stanley was hugging her. The warm light against his body melted away all the coldness around him. When Xyla moved a little, Stanley very quickly opened his eyes. He immediately held her even more tightly as he rubbed the crown of her head with his chin.
“Are you up?” He asked.
Xyla angrily punched him in the chest. “Hmm… Because of you, a lot of my work has been delayed. Give me back my time.”
“How do you want me to give it back to you? On the balcony, on the floor, or in bed?” Stanley asked as he continued to rub his chin against her head.
Xyla instantly rolled her eyes at him. Her heart was beating faster again. She punched him on the chest once more. “Stanley, are you sick or something?” She fumed.
“How disrespectful. Call me your husband,” Stanley said.
“I refuse,” Xyla retorted.
“Are you going to say it or not?” Stanley said before flipping his body around and pressing her against the bed.
“Husband,” Xyla pleaded.
Only then did Stanley roll over and caress her face. “That’s more like it.”
“Are you hungry?” Stanley asked.
“Shall we eat out?” Stanley asked.
Beep, beep, beep…
Just as Stanley finished his sentence, Xyla’s phone started to vibrate. She picked up her phone and glanced at it.
It was a call from her father. Xyla immediately picked it up.
“Xyla, are you busy? Why haven’t you answered your calls all day?” Jeremy Quest asked.
“Uhm… I’m not feeling too well. That’s why I’ve been asleep,” Xyla said. With that, she rolled her eyes at Stanley, who was next to her.
When they were having sex, her phone had rung several times. However, he wouldn’t even allow her to pick up her phone. After that, they had somehow ended up falling asleep. When Xyla woke up, she had completely forgotten about it. It seemed like those calls were all from her father.
When Stanley heard this, he immediately chuckled and hugged Xyla.
“Were you not feeling well? Are you feeling better now?” Jeremy asked nervously.
Xyla naturally leaned against Stanley’s chest. “Yeah, much better…”
To be honest, Xyla wasn’t exactly lying. Her body was aching all over.
“Oh, it’s your birthday today. At first, I was thinking of booking a private dining room in a hotel at noon for a family get-together. Since you didn’t pick up, I had to call it off. I’m calling you now to ask if you would like to come out for a gathering? I’ve already ordered a cake,” Jeremy added.
“Sure.” Apart from the years she spent in America, Xyla had always celebrated her birthday with her father. Naturally, this year shouldn’t be an exception.
“In that case, I’ll search for a hotel and book a private dining room. I’ll let you know once that’s done,” Jeremy said.
“Okay,” Xyla said.
After that, she hung up the phone.