Chapter 78 A Cozy Home
Matthew went into the small attached bathroom. It had a small sink and a shower with nary
a bathtub in sight.
His gaze landed on the pale green toothbrush and its matching cup. Elizabeth also kept at
face towel and some cosmetics in the bathroom. He did not see a single water stain in the clean
and tidy bathroom.
His observations so far led him to conclude that Elizabeth led a simple and meaningful
existence. Her house was old and lacking in lavish designs, yet it was a clean and comfortable
Under her management, the simplest decorations and furniture turned the old house into a
warm and cozy home.
It was nothing like the monochromatic scheme of his house, which made it seem cold and
Elizabeth returned amid his musings with a new toothbrush, a cup, and a fresh towel.
“You can take a shower if you like. We have hot water.”
I bet he’ll feel uncomfortable if he doesn’t take a bath every day.
Matthew took the blue toothbrush and its matching cup from Elizabeth.
She then said, “I’ll wait downstairs. You can come down and have breakfast after you’ve
After that, she turned to leave. Her hair fluttered behind her, leaving a faint, sweet scent in its
Matthew found the scent oddly familiar, yet he could not recall where he had smelled it
He took a deep breath and realized that her unique, alluring scent filled the bathroom.
Chapter 78 A Cozy Home
Meanwhile, Elizabeth had gone downstairs. Her triplets had not left the house yet. They
stood neatly in a line at the bottom of the stairs as though they were waiting for her.
All three wore navy school uniforms and carried their backpacks, ready to leave for school.
Abby smiled at her mother and asked, “Are you awake, Lizzy? Where’s Mr. Handsome?”
Elizabeth blushed but remained calm as she answered, “He’s up too. Arthur, Antony, can I
talk to the two of you for a moment?”
Abby eyed her brothers. After some thought, she uttered seriously, “You can’t bully Mr.
Handsome anymore, okay?”
Arthur ruffled her hair fondly and promised, “Okay!”
His agreement brought a smile to Abby’s face.
She announced, “I’ll wait for you two outside. Talk faster, or we’ll be late for school.”
Elizabeth held her boys’ hands and led them to the couch. She sat down and scrutinized her
two handsome sons.
They’re good-looking boys. Their features are impeccable, and they’re whip-smart. They
must’ve inherited these traits from their “sshole of a father; he can’t be that inept if he fathered
She opened their talk by saying, “Next time, you can’t behave like this toward our guests,
Matthew is playing your dear mother like a fiddle. I’d rather compromise in the future instead
of playing hardball, or all of you will end up with a worse fate.
Elizabeth kept these thoughts to herself.
Arthur and Antony nodded and replied, “Okay!”
The boys were always so obedient and sensible. They never went against her words, and
Elizabeth felt touched and blessed to have such well-behaved children.
“All right. You should head to school now.”
Elizabeth then called out, “Ms. Elliott, please send them to school today.”
Cody came out of the kitchen and sald, “Lizzy, the oatmeal ponidge is in the instant pot, and
the toppings are on the table.”
After the reminder, Cody accompanied the children to school.
Elizabeth poured herself a cup of warm water and drank it. She was thinking about her job
search and praying that she could find work soon.
Suddenly, her phone rang with a call from Jessica.
Elizabeth answered the call. “Jess.”
“Lizzy, the hospital said they found a suitable bone marrow donor. I heard that he’s still
serving in the army, so the hospital’s trying to get in touch with him.”
The news was music to her cars. Money really does make the world go round. We managed
to find a donor a day after giving them the money. The speed is unbelievable!