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"Jia, all you need to do is to prepare my uniforms and a little house cleaning. If you can cook some food for us when I am home, I would appreciate it so much. Most of all, dad would not want me to be
Jim explained her task gently, afraid of scaring her with thoughts of tough and endless household chores.
"It's okay, sir. I would love to. " Jia answered softly, avoiding his eyes. "
She was extremely surprised at those very simple things he asked.
She was even absolutely capable of much more complicated household tasks.
" Sir, I have a very difficult thing to ask. But in return for this, I would serve you far beyond what you only require from me. " She looked into his eyes, hoping he would see the depth of her sincerity.
"What is it? If it's not something impossible to do, why not? " He answered with a big smile on his face, not a single bit threatened at all.
" Sir, I am a runaway fiancee and about a month pregnant. My reason
for running away is because he is soon to marry my bestfriend who bears his three - month- old baby in her womb."
Jim was astounded for a while. If she was also pregnant, why, in the earth , would she not fight for her own right? Why did she had to easily give him the freedom without claiming even a fraction of his responsibility?
" For a while. Why do you have to do this to yourself? "
" It's because no one knew about this except the two of us. I , simply, could hide from anyone, far from the contempt and derision of those accusing eyes. And that is why I am interested to work for you."
"Sir, could you imagine the trouble my fiancee and my bestfriend have to go through if I show up and claim my right? " She added.
Jim simply nodded. He could not quite understand her way of reasoning. However, her sincerity was something he could not argue about.
" Don't you love him? " He asked further, trying to fathom the depth of
" You just don't know how much. " Her voice suddenly betrayed her in her effort to conceal her sorrow.
" I see . Then how could you work for me if you are, indeed, pregnant? "
"Don't give me any salary. Just feed me and my baby. I mean, just please accomodate us. Then as a doctor, you can attend to my delivery here in the house without the need to spend much."
He nodded. "Jia, from now on, my name is Jim. "
Jim lifted her chin to plant a smack on her lips. " You make me feel jealous already. You're mind is somewhere else. " He said with a smile.
" I am sorry, Jim. But I am not thinking about someone else. I am thinking back on that first day you provided us a home." She suddenly became teary - eyed.
" I may have provided you a home but you have filled it with joy and warmth."