Be it Graham or Aurora, one magical elixir from Charlie was what they could ask for. It was their biggest jackpot! With the magical elixir, they could revive their family members who were halfway through heaven’s gate and it would mean a lot for a wealthy and powerful family like theirs.
However, they had never expected Charlie to be so generous as to give them two!
Aurora starred in a daze as if Charlie’s word was a form of lightning that had struck her point-blank. She looked intensely at Charlie, her eyes covered with foggy mist, and tears as large as beans rolled down her puffy pinkish cheeks. She sobbed as she said, “Master Wade… you… are you serious?”
Charlie laughed. “Why? Do you think I’m just bluffing you?”
“Oh, no! No!” Aurora shook her head hurriedly, her tears flying, making the entire scene rather adorable and hilarious.
She wiped her tears and said in a sobbing but grateful voice, “I just can’t believe it… Thank you! Thank you so much!”
Then, she bowed respectfully. She believed that if her father was here, he would do the same.
Charlie chuckled at her reaction and said, “Miss Quinton, go back and tell your father that I, Charlie Wade, am the man of my words. After the magical medicine is refined, I’ll give him two of them, but he has to promise to assist me by all means whenever I need something from the Quinton family and he’d better not ever try to fool me, do you understand?”
Aurora nodded and squealed excitedly, “Okay, I understand, Master Wade! Thank you!”
Then, she said timidly, her face as red as an apple, “Master Wade… you can call me Aurora…”
Charlie nodded. “Okay, Aurora, come on and get up now.”
Aurora blurted out, “Okay, okay!” Then, she slowly and gingerly raised to her feet.
“We’re about the same age, you don’t have to be so polite and formal around me.”
“My father had taught me to be polite and respectful towards elders and masters. Master Wade, you have such extraordinary and remarkable powers and the formality is a sign of respect towards you.”
“Haha! In our previous few meetings, you looked so feisty and hot-tempered like a spoiled little rich girl. I’ve never imagined that you’d have such a cultivated and knowledgeable side. I’m amazed.”
Aurora squealed like a deer inside though she was also a little embarrassed.
No, she was neither cultivated nor knowledgeable.
Before today, she was still the unruly and feisty little hot pepper. She didn’t see eye to eye with anyone and verbal disputes were part of her usual self.
However, when it came to Charlie, she was utterly humble and reverent in addition to her father’s ardent expectation of her. Hence, subconsciously, she wanted to be a well-behaved and adorable kitten in front of him.
Looking at his watch, he said, “Aurora, thank you for the materials, but I have to go to the market now. Let’s go.”
Aurora realized that she was taking up Charlie’s time, so she nodded profusely and said, “I’m sorry for getting in your way, Master Wade…”
Charlie shook his head with a chuckle. “Don’t overthink it. Go home and tell your father that I’ll contact him once the medicine is ready.”
“Okay, Master Wade!”
Charlie held her arms and helped her to her feet. He kept the materials in the kitchen before heading out.
At the gate of the community, Aurora kept on bowing and thanking him before she got into her car and reluctantly left the place.
As for Charlie, he returned to his usual deadbeat loser look, dragging a small cart for grocery shopping—a free gift from a washing powder brand—and walked to the small wet market near his home.