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Season 3

Episode 82

(A start-off)

The timeline was very tight. Every one in the planning team was working overtime for the project. It took two days to complete something worth presenting. After that, someone suggested to go to a bar and celebrate it, but Autumn turned it down.

"We can celebrate it wherever you want but only after our presentation is carried out smoothly. Today...... I suggest we go home and have a rest since we have been working on it for a long time and didn't get a chance to have a breather.

Tomorrow, let's regroup to discuss the plan with fresh eyes and see if there's anything that needs modification." As Autumn said that, all of them became disappointed, which amused her.

When Autumn got on the elevator she asked Isla, "Isla, how are you going home tonight?" Isla smiled, "Someone is coming to pick me up."

"Who is he?" Autumn smiled curiously and tried to guess, "Is it Aron?"

"Autumn." As Isla heard his name, she couldn't help frowning. "I don't want to talk about that jerk. Please don't even say his name or it will worsen my already stressful day."

Autumn went black as she didn't expect Isla to be so sensitive to this name. Indeterminately, Autumn said, "Isla, do you have some spare time? I want to talk to you."

Autumn wanted to talk to Isla about Aron. If she happened to be free, now would be appropriate.

"If you want to talk about Aron, then I'm always busy." Isla grinned and said to Autumn, "I really have no time today. I had a blind date the other day. The guy I met is good in every aspect. So I want to see him again and see if I can get along with him. He is going to pick me up to watch a movie."

"You...... have already been with him?" Autumn asked Isla.

Isla nodded slightly, but then shook her head. She said to Autumn, "Not yet, but I'll try to get along with him. We both felt great the last time."

"It can't be......" Autumn wanted to say something more, but the door of the elevator opened. They walked out of the door, and there waiting outside was a plain looking man. The man seemed quite honest and reliable. He greeted Isla as soon as he saw her. The man said to Isla, "You look exhausted. How about dinner first?"

He naturally took isla's bag. "It's up to you, didn't you say we're going to the theater?" Isla replied.

"The movie is at 8 p.m. We have time for a quick bite." The man gave a smile.

All this time Autumn was watching them. Seeing Isla and the guy together and talking, Autumn didn't think they were a good match. They actually looked weird together despite the guy looking decent..

"Oh I'm so sorry, I forgot to introduce you two." Isla stood next to Autumn with a gleaming smile and said, "This is Autumn, my boss and my good friend."

"Hello." The man was quite shy. Isla then introduced the man to Autumn, "This is Stephen, my friend."

"Hello, Stephen." Autumn was poised. She draw Isla aside and muttered, "Do you really want to live your whole life with this man?"

"I just want to start off with him and see how it goes in the long term." Isla didn't care much about it. But Autumn knew that she was already taking it seriously.

Otherwise she wouldn't have introduced this man to her.

"We should leave now. See you tomorrow." Isla was about to leave, but someone called after her, "Hey, Isla."

Isla turned around with a full smile. But her smile disappeared into a frown when she saw who was coming.

"What's wrong?" It was an old woman who called Isla. Stephen looked at the old woman before he turned to Isla. He asked her, "Who is she?"

Isla said nothing. The old woman slowly approached Isla and said to her, "Can I have a word with you?"

"Grandma Joanna, I......" It was Aron's grandmother. It was the first time Isla saw Joanna after that horrible incident with Becky. As she remembered it, she suddenly fell into a stiff and gloomy mood. She spoke in a tough voice, "Why... What brought you here?"

"I'm here for you." Joanna grinned and said to Isla, "Have you got a minute? I want to talk to you."

"But......" Isla was in a dilemma. She could not help but frown. But the mere thought of such an old woman coming far away from home could not be brushed aside and snubbed. "There is a coffee shop nearby, let's talk there."

She turned around and said to Stephen, "We won't take long. She wants to have a word with me."

Stephen grimaced, "But we are going to see the movie, aren't we?"

His irritation made Isla feel very uncomfortable. At any rate it was an elder requiring her attention. Stephen didn't show any respect for that elder at all.

"It won't take too long. Besides, the movie is at 8 p.m. So we've got enough time. I'm sure we can catch it." Isla couldn't hide her displeasure.

"But we've already decided to have dinner before that, so let's go and eat." Stephen's impatience was starting to get annoying. "Why do you have to talk now? Can't it wait till tomorrow?"

Stephen said it loudly. Joanna heard it and she was embarrassed, unable to keep the smile on her face.

"It's OK. Please give me a second. I will handle it." Stephen showing his true colors was not sitting well with Isla. After consoling Joanna, Isla said to Stephen in a sharp tone, "Mr. Chen, I need to have a talk with her now. You can wait for me if you are willing to, or you can leave right now. This..." Isla said, pointing to the two of them, "is not a steady relationship yet.

If you don't want to do this with me, just let me know. We shouldn't be wasting each other's time."

"I......" Stephen was embarrassed. He dared not oppose Isla anymore because she had gotten angry. He said to Isla, "Fine. I'll wait here, come back as soon as you're done."

The matchmaker who introduced them, told him that, although Isla was a bit older than him, she had a good job and made good money. He just wanted to find a rich woman that could afford his lifestyle. So he didn't dare irritate Isla anymore. Otherwise he would need to start meeting another woman.

Isla ignored him and turned around to help Joanna walk into the coffee shop. She ordered a cup of coffee for herself and a cup of milk for Joanna. Then she asked Joanna, "Grandma Joanna, what did you want to come see me for? Is it something serious?"

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