If Everly were the one saying those things, she would look like she was spouting nonsense. It would all sound like lies.
But when Olivia was the one saying it, it rang truer than solid cash.
She had the air of a noble and elegant young lady. She looked like she came from a respected family, which was a far cry from the talkative Everly.
Everly gave her good friend a thumbs up in her heart. She had to give it to Olivia, who had painted a good image of her in front of her boss right away.
“You’re too kind, Ms. Fordham. I heard Hilton mention about you as well. As expected, seeing is believing.
“Ms. Fordham, you’re such a noble character. It’s hard to imagine someone as brash as Hilton would be friends with you.”
Everly glared at him. She didn’t mind if he praised Olivia, but she would have none of his insults.
Walking up to Olivia, the man extended his hand.
“My name is Henry Synder. Nice to meet you.”
He had extended his right hand. Olivia glanced at him, feeling a little troubled.
“I’m sorry, Mr. Synder. Believe me, I want to, but I can’t.”
Henry’s gaze fell upon her lowered palm. A look of shock flashed across his eyes.
He probably didn’t expect a pretty and elegant woman to have problems with her right hand.
He quickly switched hands, then shook Olivia’s hand a little before letting go.
Olivia didn’t feel inferior at all. Staring at him with a clear gaze, she said, “Eve is a hardworking person who can endure hardship. She’s also a very orderly woman,
“If you value her greatly, Mr. Synder, you won’t be disappointed.”
Since Olivia had put it like that, it wouldn’t do for Henry to say the opposite.
Henry had no choice but to play along. “It’s true; Ms. Hilton is a patient and responsible assistant.”
“Great. Eve, I won’t bother you anymore. Maybe Mr. Synder has something to talk to you about. I’ll be leaving now.”
Everly looked at Olivia worriedly. “Be careful on your way home.”
“Okay. You don’t have to see me off.”
Nodding at Henry, Olivia said, “Goodbye.”
“Take care, Ms. Fordham.”
Everly was so shocked that her eyeballs threatened to fall out of the sockets. She had never seen Henry being so gentlemanly before.
“My best friend is pretty, right?”
“Yes. She’s prettier than you. And gentler, too.”
Everly widened her eyes. She was beginning to suspect that he wasn’t here to visit her; he was here to piss her off instead.
Seeing her furious expression, Henry chuckled. “Alright, to be honest, I knew her.”
Henry dropped a hint. “She is someone’s sweetheart.”
Everly instantly sensed some gossip waiting to be revealed. She nudged Henry with her elbow. “Who is it? Do I know him?”
From the corner of her eye, she spotted the folic acid Olivia forgot to take with her. Everly’s expression changed as she grabbed the two boxes of folic acid.
“Hold on, Mr. Synder. I’ll be right back.” With that, she dashed outside.
Rubbing his chin, Henry had an intrigued look in his eyes.
He dialed a number. Soon, a familiar male voice sounded from the other end of the line. It sounded exhausted.
“What’s the matter, you workaholic?”
“Can’t I contact you even if nothing is going on? Guess who I saw at the hospital today.”
Henry chuckled. “That’s right. But I’m curious. Why would the woman of your life have a broken hand? Who did it?”
The other end of the line was silent for a long while. “I did it.”
Henry stopped smiling. “Are you crazy?”
“It was an accident.”
“Makes sense. You can’t possibly hurt her on purpose. Still, aren’t we friends enough? You didn’t even tell us about the good news.”
Ethan widened his eyes. “What good news?”
“Are you still pretending that you don’t know? She’s pregnant again, right?”