Jeremy reckoned Corinne was asleep, and she would surely wake if he entered, which was
He pinched his glabella and went back to rest in the study with a gloomy face.
The next morning
Corinne woke up early and freshened up. Groggily, she put on her clothes and went downstairs with Jeremy as they left the house.
In the car, she tilted her head to the side and started sleeping again, especially when she thought there was nothing she and Jeremy could talk about.
It took them more than two hours to reach Castle Horse Ranch.
As soon as she got out of the car, someone came running and leaping at her,
Corinne’s drowsiness vanished when Annie glomped on her tightly.
*Corinne! I haven’t seen you for a long time. I missed you so much!”
Corinne smiled helplessly. “Yeah… It has been a long time!”
Annie wrapped her arms around Corinne’s neck as though wanting to glue herself to her.
Jeremy looked at Annie with a displeased expression and said sternly, “Go away. Don’t crush her.” Annie was always scared of her uncle, so she quickly let go. She pursed her lips unhappily and complained, ‘Uncle Jeremy, are you saying I’m fat?”
Jeremy glanced at her faintly and ignored her question. He asked her back in return, “Why are you here? Who did you come with?”
Annie answered, “I saw Zeke posting on his social media that he’s going to have a vacation here. I remember my pony is here too, so I decided to join you guys!”
Jeremy furrowed his eyebrows. ‘Does your mother know about this?”
Annie guiltily looked away from him. Instead, she looked at Corinne and asked, “Corinne, why do you look so tired? Did you sleep well?”
Corinne nodded. “I woke up too early and didn’t get enough sleep.”
Annie pursed her lips and said, “What’s wrong with my uncle? He should’ve let you sleep knowing you’ll have to get up early to come here!”
Jeremy and Corinne were dumbstruck.
Did Annie just imagine something by herself?
“Let’s go and ride the horse. It’s going to wake you up!” beamed Annie and pulled Corinne’s hand
to run into the horse ranch.
Jeremy pinched his glabella and slowly behind them.
In the horse ranch…
Rosie, Sunny, Zeke, Gerald, and Jason were sitting in the outdoor resting area, drinking and chatting under the parasol. Rosie had put on her equestrian clothing.
Annie was running toward them as she waved excitedly. “Hey, they’re here! Uncle Jeremy and
Corinne are here!”
Hearing that, Zeke and the others looked over and saw Annie walking toward them with Corinne. Jeremy was not too far behind them as he walked slowly and steadily,
Jason smiled at Corinne.
Rosie was wearing an expensive set of equestrian clothing. Her wavy hair was tied into a ponytail to avoid the wind blowing and ruining her hairstyle, and her eyelids were dusted with light makeup.
She looked at Corinne from top to bottom. When she realized Corinne was wearing a regular t- shirt and a pair of jeans, she felt superior and sympathized with Corinne. From her perspective, she did not see how well Jeremy cared about Corinne; he would not have allowed her to wear such a simple attire otherwise.
When Sunny saw Corinne, his clear and handsome eyes enlarged brightly. At the same time, his eyebrows furrowed as something crossed his mind:
Zeke stood up and smiled. “Jeremy, too bad you two weren’t here last night. Sunny treated us to a nice BBQ meal.”
Naturally, Jeremy walked toward Corinne and stood beside her. “We’re not too late. He can treat us again today.”