Not long after, the little girl’s mom emerged from the restroom.
She warmly said “goodbye” to both of them, insisting on shoving the lollipop into Marguerite’s hand, then happily took off.
Marguerite stared at the lollipop in her hand, a bit in a daze. Then, she heard Steven’s gentle voice, “Marguerite, why don’t you want this baby? What happened? Tell me, maybe I can understand you.”
Marguerite gave a bitter smile. “Steven, no one can truly understand another person’s feelings. You can’t understand me.”
Just then, Laverne had finished all her check–ups and was coming their way with Janie.
As soon as the old lady saw Marguerite, she yelled from a distance, “Where have you two been? Let’s go home! I’m feeling great!”
Steven smiled and replied. “I can tell you’ve recovered well.”
Marguerite quickly turned to Steven, urgently saying, “Steven, don’t let my grandma know about my pregnancy.”
Steven kept a straight face, but his slightly furrowed eyebrows betrayed his surprise.
Marguerite didn’t explain, and he didn’t ask further, just nodded, “I understand.”
Considering her relationship with her grandma, she hadn’t figured out how to break the news. Besides, her grandma might not consider it from her perspective.
But in reality, Frederick was the more difficult one to deal with.
When she was dropped off home by Steven, his reaction was pretty intense.
What if he found out she was carrying another man’s child?
She could even imagine Frederick’s angry face.
However, Marguerite had no intention of telling Frederick.
In two months, her relationship with Frederick would be over.
By then, her two–month pregnancy wouldn’t be obvious.
So, there was no need for Marguerite to tell him and stir up unnecessary trouble.
Then, Marguerite quickly said goodbye to Steven and left the hospital with Laverine.
Marguerite and Laverine walked under the sun.
Laverine was healthy and seemed worry–free.
Marguerite’s figure seemed lonely, projecting an aura of solitude and desolation.
Steven watched her, feeling a surge of indescribable emotions.
Janie laughed, “Steven, you’re feeling sorry for her.”
The man pulled his gaze back, glanced at Janie, then headed for his office, “She’s not someone I should feel sorry for.”
Janie shrugged, not saying anything more.
But as soon as they got back to the office, they spotted Marguerite’s canvas bag left on the table.
“This is Marguerite’s, right? They probably haven’t gone far, I’ll go give her the bag.”
Janie, sharp as she was, picked up Marguerite’s bag and headed out, Steven’s voice followed immediately, “Give her these reports as well.” Marguerite had left in a hurry and didn’t take her medical reports.
Janie, with the reports in hand, rushed out of the hospital but couldn’t find Marguerite anywhere.
– She thought, oh well, I’ll give them to her next week when they come back.
As Janie walked back into the lobby, she spotted a mother–daughter duo who looked familiar registering at the front desk.
They were Laverne’s daughter–in–law and granddaughter!
The day Laverne woke up, the ward was noisy. There seemed to be a dispute about who the real granddaughter was.
Janie wasn’t interested about who came out on top,. But she was sure, these two must know Marguerite. So why not give them the stuff?
With this thought, Janie quickly approached them, “Miss, I have your grandma and your friend’s stuff. Could you pass it to them?”
Yuna’s face was swollen badly. When she turned to look at Janie, Janie gasped.
“My grandma and my friend? Who?”
“The lady taking care of your grandma. Not the best looking, a bit taller than you. Oh, her name’s Marguerite!”
Upon hearing this, Yuna immediately responded in a displeased tone, “How could she be taller than me!”
She thought, “what is that bitch Marguerite doing here? And that old hag! If that old hag hadn’t slapped mosquitoes on my face yesterday, I wouldn’t be here at the hospital losing face today. On the way here, who knows how many people were gossiping about me.”
The more Yuna thought, the angrier she became. She pushed Janie aside and was about to leave.
But strangely, she inadvertently saw a pregnancy test report at the top of the stack of files in Janie’s hand!
And on the top left corner of the report, was a name clearly written: Marguerite.