After he was done speaking, he said, “By the way, I haven’t asked you. Aren’t you supposed to be in Lancaster? How did you come to Aurous Hill so quickly?”
Caleb smiled before he said, “It is really very coincidental that my company has arranged for me to come over to Aurous Hill for a business trip. I only arrived here earlier in the afternoon today. As soon as I got off the bus, I saw all of you chatting in the group chat. That’s why I decided to come here as soon as possible!”
Charlie asked curiously, “Didn’t you start your own business? Why are you working for others again?”
Caleb smiled bitterly before he said, “Business is bad. How could anyone’s business be doing well now? The economic situation in the past two years has not been easy, and it is not easy to run a business at all.”
After he was done speaking, Caleb looked at Claire before he smiled and said, “Charlie, is this my younger sister-in-law?”
Charlie nodded before he said, “Yes. This is my wife, Claire.”
After he was done speaking, he introduced Caleb to Claire, “Claire, this is Caleb, my best friend in the orphanage.”
Caleb smiled again before he said, “Charlie, you are truly very blessed! Sister-in-law is so beautiful.”
Claire smiled before she said, “Thank you.”
Caleb nodded before he pretended to complain to Charlie, “Charlie, you are such a bad person! You did not take the initiative to contact any of us for so many years. After Mrs. Lewis suffered from uremia, I heard her saying that you would often visit her at the hospital, but it seems as though you were always intentionally avoiding all of our brothers and sisters! Why would you do that?”
Charlie chuckled before he replied seriously, “I had not been doing very well in the past few years, and I did not want anyone to see me when I was so destitute.”
Charlie also had his own self-esteem. Ever since he married Claire, he had often been ridiculed by the people around him. They would say that he was a piece of trash, a pathetic jerk, and a useless live-in son-in-law. Although he generally did not mind what other people thought of him, he did not want his childhood friends who had grown up together with him to know of his dilemma.
Caleb replied seriously, “My dear brother, the both of us have lived together in a shack at the construction site for a long time. We could even break a steamed bun into half to share it between us. Why would you still be embarrassed in front of me? Besides that, brother, I have not been living a very good life for the past few years, but just look at me. Aren’t I still living happily every day?”
Charlie nodded slightly.
At this time, Lisa also looked at Caleb with a smile on her face. After that, she said, “Brother Caleb, why aren’t you saying hello to me?”
When Caleb saw Lisa, he stared at her for a long time. After that, he had a surprised look on his face as he said, “You…are you Lisa?!”
Just like Charlie, Caleb had never returned to the orphanage after he left at the age of eighteen.
At that time, Lisa was just a thirteen or fourteen-year-old teenage girl. However, Lisa had already bloomed into a young and beautiful woman. There was obviously a very big change in her.
Lisa smiled before she said, “Yes, it’s me! Why are you so surprised?”
Caleb laughed as he said, “A young woman is really very different from the little girl that she used to be! In the past, you were so pale, thin, and short. You used to look like a tomboy. I really did not expect you to turn out to be such a beautiful young woman now!”
Lisa replied shyly, “Brother Caleb, stop praising me. How could I possibly be considered a pretty girl when my sister-in-law is here?”
After she spoke, Lisa could not stop herself from looking at Claire. She had a very envious expression on her face.
Caleb smiled as he said, “Don’t belittle yourself. You are also a very beautiful young woman.”
Lisa felt very embarrassed and did not know what else to say. At this time she suddenly received a phone call.
She answered the call and suddenly had a very anxious expression on her face after listening to the call. After that, she told everyone, “The owner of the restaurant just called me to tell me that the power in the restaurant tripped because of the aging wiring. It cannot be repaired today and they can only open and resume business tomorrow….”
“Ahh?” Caleb blurted out, “Then, we will have to look for another place to have dinner!”
Lisa said anxiously, “It’s already dinner time now. I am afraid that it will be difficult for us to book a room anywhere at such short notice….”
When Charlie heard this, he was about to call Don Albert to ask him if there were any available rooms left at Heaven Springs.
At this time, a black Mercedes-Benz suddenly stopped beside the group of people….