Chapter 23

Noel checked the time, but it was only 3 PM. “In another couple hours.”

“Can’t you leave early?” Mandy Jessop was clearly upset. “I’d like you to go shopping with me.”

Noel appeared slightly hesitant.

In the past, she could just leave work without a word since her father would not say a thing.

But now, Cordy had taken control, and Noel was worried she would notice and use it as an excuse to

harass her.

Even so, she had even less reason to upset Mandy. If she wanted to marry Kyle without issue, she certainly needed his sister’s favor

After weighing her options, Noel agreed to it anyway. “I’ll be right there. Where are we going?”

“Radiant Global.”

“Be there in twenty minutes.”

Hanging up, Noel drove to the mall.

Meanwhile, Cordy was drafting a design in her office when her phone rang too.

glance but eventually put away the draft and answered it. “Mr.

will you call me something else?” That familiar voice was ever deep

Or do you have some nickname I don’t know

to be so agreeable. He spaced out for a moment before he chuckled. “The way you say all

“Except what?”


was calm

Cordy was speechless, he said, “It’s alright.

did not

pursing her lips–he was certainly thick–skinned.

“How can I

you free


is looking

“Look, Mr Levine…”

you forgotten about

the 15th,” Cordy said, even checking the calendar as she replied.

an important event, and everyone attending should dress grandly for the occasion. If

Dicky a tuxedo and try it out to see if it fits. I can’t make it because I

took a pause after saying all that, and added, “Walter would be driving Dicky over to you. They’ll be

Dicky over without giving her a chance to say no, he hung up after telling her

deep breath and

draft, turned off her computer, and

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