If only Tanner could have a do–over, but unfortunately, he couldn‘t.
Meanwhile, ar Morwich... Pearl sat in her hospital room while the doctor removed the gauze wrapped around her face, and the nurse placed a mirror in front of her
She looked at the unfamiliar face that had undergone two surgeries and was badly swollen:
The doctor told her, “Ms. Santiago, avoid rubbing your face within the next half a year for optimum recovery.”
Pearl smiled. “Thank you.”
After the doctor walked out, Pearl looked at herself in the mirror and smiled. She
would be able to leave her past behind from now on.
Three years later...
The media congratulated Soul for getting into the top six listed companies of the country. They were only second to the big Taylor Jewelry, becoming the second–biggest international jewelry brand.
The jewelry industry was closely related to the fashion industry. Soul had started off by creating custom–made jewelry and had moved onto high–end custom–made, a great improvement. Maisie took her first interview with reporters, and someone asked, “Madam, when you first started Soul, why didn‘t you use your already famous identity of Zora to get more success?”
Maisie was quiet for a while before smiling and answering, “To me, Zora was my past.
“I might be able to create more demand as Zora, but in my mind, Zora and I are two separate entities. Zora.would limit me because people would have high expectations already, so if I failed, the glory that Zora had would be tainted!
“I don‘t see starting as a beginner as a problem because I want to create a new brand. If an amateur failed, I would at least not be bound by glory and could just bounce back. If I succeeded as Zora, people would only know that name, not Maisie Vanderbilt.”
After the interview, Saydie helped Maisie walk down the stage when the latter suddenly stopped, bent down, and removed her heels.
Saydie immediately took out a box of flats. When Maisie put them on, she quietly said, “If I knew that the interview would go on for so long, I wouldn‘t have worn heels.”
They both walked out of the elevator and saw Nolan‘s car parked not too far away.
Nolan walked out of the car, and she ran to him, jumping into his arms.
He took two steps back because of the sudden momentum, put his hand to the back of her head so that her face was buried in his chest, and smiled. “What‘s wrong?”
“I missed you,” Maisie looked up at him, Her face still beautiful as ever. She didn‘t look like she was in her 30s.
Nolan chuckled as he carried her into the car and tapped her nose. “You‘re a 30–year–old acting like a child.”
Maisie hugged his neck. “Only when I‘m with you.” Other than taking good care of their skin, women in their 30s needed to have a good state of mind. She could be a child when her husband loved her so much.
As the car slowly drove toward the Goldmann mansion, Maisie saw the billboards and advertising boards with Soul plastered all over, and she was content.