After approximately half an hour, Stanley Batton finished cooking a hot bowl of seafood noodles. Carefully, he brought it into the bedroom.
As soon as he did so, the entire room was filled with a fragrant scent.
By now, Stanley had already fully recovered. He looked like his usual self.
Xyla, who was occupied with scrolling through her social media, felt hungry when she smelled the scent of food. She immediately put her phone down and shifted to the side of the bed.
Very quickly, Stanley placed the bowl of noodles on the nightstand.
“Eat…” He said.
As usual, the noodles he cooked had the perfect look, smell, and taste. It was as if the hot steam from the bowl of noodles was able to make Xyla’s chest feel warm instantly.
“Aren’t you going to eat?” Xyla asked when she saw that there was only one pair of chopsticks.
“Nah… I’m tired,” Stanley said before lifting the duvet away and lying down. He closed his eyes right away.
“Take the bowl out once you finish eating. I’ll clean it tomorrow,” he said.
“Alright.” Xyla nodded before picking up the chopsticks and spoon, and she started to eat.
Stanley very quickly fell asleep.
Once Xyla was done eating the bowl of noodles, she brought the bowl and utensils downstairs for cleaning. After that, she returned to bed.
Just as Xyla lay down, Stanley leaned over and subconsciously pulled her into his arms. She let him hold her while she wrapped her arms around his body.
At some point, Xyla began to feel sleepy and nodded off too.
The next morning, Xyla reached her hands forward right after waking up. However, she couldn’t feel anything apart from the cold bedsheet.
After stretching a little, she sat herself up and looked around. Stanley was neither in the room nor on the balcony. His phone was missing too.
There was a Post-It note on the nightstand. “I have to leave for some work. Sort breakfast out on your own.”
Xyla stretched once more before dragging herself out of bed.
Beep, beep, beep…
She was just about to enter the bathroom when her phone started ringing. When Xyla saw that it was from an unknown caller, she picked it up anyway.
“May I speak to Miss Xyla Quest?” A girl with a sweet voice asked.
“That’s me. May I know who’s calling?” Xyla asked.
“Miss Quest, how are you? I’m the director of a reality show named ‘Daily Life of a Married Couple’. My name is Tina Schumer,” she said.
Xyla knew about this show. It was the most popular reality show about married couples, and the show had celebrity couples participating in it every Monday. They filmed the ins and outs of a married couple’s daily life through a reality series format.
“Director Schumer, how are you? May I know why you are calling me?” Xyla asked.
“Here’s the thing. We would like to invite you and Mr. Batton to be part of our show because you have been very popular lately. Many people have been tagging us online and asking us to invite you onto the show. Money won’t be an issue. Please make any offer you’d like,” Tina said straightforwardly.
“That won’t be necessary. My husband and I prefer to keep our lives private.” Xyla refused without even thinking about it.
“Miss Quest, won’t you give it a thought?” Tina asked.
“No, thank you,” Xyla said.
She knew Stanley’s personality very well. He definitely wouldn’t like something like this.
After saying a few more things to dissuade the woman, Xyla quickly hung up the phone and walked into the bathroom to freshen up. After that, she began putting on makeup in front of the dressing table.
Beep, beep, beep…
Just as she finished putting on some liquid foundation, her phone started ringing again.