As the lady left, Ashton walked over to the chair next to them and sat down, his eyes looking blank. “Why hasn’t the food arrived?”

Devon needs some time to prepare,” answered Jared before turning to me. “Are you hungry?”

After a quick pause, I shook my head.

Joe wasn’t impressed by how Jared treated me. “Why are you acting so fragile? It’s just an abortion, for God’s sake. Why did we have to go out of our way to get a world-renowned chef like Devon to cook for you? What a waste of his time.”

Before Jared could stop him, I merely smiled. “The view here isn’t bad. I’ll go take a walk.”

My words were meant for Ashton and Jared.

Ashton gave me a cool glance and said nothing. “The courtyard looks stunning. Go take a look,” Jared suggested. “There’s also a bonsai garden with a lake full of fish in the middle.”

With a smile and word of thanks, I headed outside.

“Are you insane, Jared? Why are you caring so much about that woman? Have you lost your mind? If she hadn’t married Ashton through underhanded means, Rebecca and Ashton would’ve long been happily married by now.”

Those words clearly came from Joe. I couldn’t help but hear them even if I didn’t want to. From how loudly he spoke, pretty much everyone in the building could hear him.

Not wanting to hear them anymore, I picked up my pace. It was indeed a different sight as I arrived in the courtyard.

located in the heart of a glamorous place like J City and even had an enormous plot of land for planting an array of greenery,

path, I spotted a man in his mid-thirties plucking some branches

noticed me too. “Hello,” he

returned a smile.

child, who seemed to have just learned how to walk, began trotting over

boy stared at me wide-eyed

him up, only to be stopped by the man. “Be careful! He’s a playful

man in disbelief. “How…”

never

the man responded, “Don’t be surprised. I know a little about medicine and could guess that you’re pregnant from the way you subconsciously

nodded, feeling amazed by

really unique,” I

couldn’t help but chuckle. “Well, to be exact, this is a medicinal herb garden. There are over two thousand different

I glanced at my surroundings carefully. Indeed, there weren’t many vegetables here, but

area in the whole country to cultivate these plants, and that’s how Herb Garden became the center of our country’s medicinal herbs. There aren’t many, but every species is being preserved.” After sorting out the branches he had plucked, the man began to leave with his

newfound liking for this place as I watched him and the little boy walk

around too long, Mrs. Fuller!

after they had walked far away.

and saw me kneeling by a stream looking

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