Chapter 182: In Love
Date- 26 Mar 2321
Location- Sky Blossom City, Prestige Cafe
“Ladies this way, this is Andrew Carson he will be your butler today. Andrew, lead the ladies to their table.” Upon reaching the Prestige cafe Corey and Susan were received by the receptionist who introduced them to their personal butler for the breakfast.
Leading Corey and Susan to their table Andrew handed them the menu and waited patiently for their order.
“Corey, this is too fancy, You can treat me somewhere else. Are you sure this is okay?” Susan knew that Corey was limited to a budget as Corey did not make use of her family money.
“Do not worry mama it’s okay as I have decided to use my family money again. It would be a waste to not use the resource at my disposal.” Corey has been addressing Susan as mama for a while now. This made Susan uncomfortable but she did not know how to bring up this issue with Corey because she thought this was how teenagers these days address their friends. But still, “Corey, why do you keep calling me Mama?”
“Because I want to call you mama, that’s it. Is it making you uncomfortable? Do you prefer sisters instead?” Corey wants to share the secret of her origin card with Susan and come clean about their past but she could not do so as knowing about her origin card would do no good to Susan.
“Yes, I would prefer you addressing me as your sister instead.” Being offered an alternative Susan jumped on that boat.
“Sure, Big Sis.” Corey’s current mother and aunts also asked her to call the sister in social gatherings and public places. Corey did not understand why but she knew calling them auntie in social gatherings and public places made them uncomfortable so she called them Sister as they demanded. Therefore upon Susan’s enquiry, Corey also provides her with the same choice.
“Good, I have never been to such a fancy place before, could you order things for me too.” Setting things straight with Corey Susan checked the menu to order but she did not recognise the name of a single dish so she moved to the price column which almost gave her a heart attack. Therefore Susan decided it would be better if Corey ordered for her.
“Okay! Andrew, we will have a special French breakfast with English tea.” Corey did not have to look up the menu to order as she has been here so many times that she had basically memorised the menu.
“Yes, my lady.” Taking the order Andrew sent one of the two maids attending Corey’s table to arrange for their order.
“Corey, I thought you wanted to stand on your own feet. So what gives?” Susan was puzzled as the present Corey miles apart from the meek girl who came to her looking for a job to stand on her two feet without the support of her family.
“Yesterday night after I broke through to card soldier realm I had sudden enlightenment and I realised it was foolish of me to run from the fortune and wealth I was given since birth out of guilt. My Wealth did not make me do all those things I am not proud of. It was me who chose to do those things. Therefore I decided to not run from my wealth but make use of it to do something I can be proud of.” Corey explained why she suddenly decided to make use of her family’s wealth.
“Okay, it seems you know what you are doing and what you want. You have grown, hope you achieve what you want.” Susan genuinely hoped Corey finds what she is looking for in life.
“Thank you. On a further serious note, this may be sudden but I am starting a startup. So, I would like to offer my letter of resignation and also invite you to join my start-up as my partner.” Done with the small talks Corey finally came to the main point the real reason why she invited Susan to Prestige Cafe for breakfast. Corey knew Susan did not care for such luxury but she had to try.
“I knew you were meant for a bigger platform since the day we met so I am not surprised with your decision but I can not join you on your endeavour as I already have my commitments.” As expected by Corey, Susan was not swayed by the Bright family name or the luxury of the Prestige Cafe. Susan did not hesitate to reject Corey’s offer.
“Big Sis, I am not trying to undermine you or what you do but seriously, what commitment? Isn’t it just a job? I will offer you better conditions and shares to my startup to help me as my partner.” Corey took Susan’s rejection positively as she already knew it would be hard to convince Susan to leave that bastard Wyatt and join her so she was not surprised that Susan rejected her offer.
“Corey it is not about the Job but… people are depending on me. I cannot just go back on the commitment I have with them.” Susan did not know how to explain to Corey why she would not leave her current job for a better one.
“What people? It’s just that bastard Wyatt! All he does is order you around. You’re the manager of his card boutique but he treats you like his personal maid. You cook all three meals of the day for him for god sake, give it some time and soon he will ask you to do his laundry.” Said Corey who washed the sheets of Wyatt’s bed some time ago. Of course, using the occupational cards that she had. Right, even she was bewitched by Wyatt that is why she wanted to get Susan as far from that bastard as possible.
“I do not cook for him! I cook food for myself anyway so cooking for one more extra person does not hurt.” Susan’s cheeks were red out of embarrassment. Because what Corey said was right, previously she would have her breakfast and dinner at home but ever since she built a kitchen in the warehouse she comes one hour early just to have breakfast with Wyatt and stays behind after work just to have dinner with Wyatt. Her job at Wyatt’s card boutique was not just a commitment but she enjoyed it there so much that she spent her whole day at the warehouse.
“The success I have today is all because of Wyatt. And with him, I feel like I can explore and achieve more in life. It is just a feeling but there is something about him that makes me bet on him no matter the odds. You won’t understand you are too young for this stuff.” Susan explained feeling she had to explain herself clearly to Corey so that she does not feel bad for rejecting her offer.
“Big Sis, Correct me if I am wrong. By any chance see you in love with Wyatt?”