As Joan spoke, she hurriedly stood up and got Nancy to sit.
Hearing what Joan said, Caspian was not displeased at all. Instead, he nodded approvingly as though she was right.
Meanwhile, Larry also smiled in relief and wished Caspian the best inwardly.
Joan and Nancy hit it off right away and soon became good friends.
From then on, Nancy often visited Norton Residence with Caspian. As Joan had a companion, she no longer felt bored at home.
“Joan,” Nancy called her sweetly upon reaching Norton Residence that day.
Hearing Nancy’s voice, Joan flashed her a smile. “You’re here, Nancy. Come on in and have a seat.”
By then, Joan was already eight months into her pregnancy. Despite having a large bump, she still looked stunningly beautiful and exuded motherly vibes.
“Joan, it’ll be the engagement day of me and Caspian tomorrow.”
Nancy looked a little excited and thrilled.
“I know. You’ve said it more than ten times,” Joan replied with a helpless smile as Nancy had repeated it multiple times.
“It’s cause I’m nervous,” Nancy explained with an embarrassed smile.
Joan could relate to her as she was also no less nervous than Nancy back then when she got engaged.
She advised, “I understand how you feel, but you have to relax; otherwise, you’ll be even more keyed up during the engagement ceremony.”
Nancy gave her a firm nod.
“Joan, you’re already eight months pregnant, right? Does your baby move?”
Looking at Joan’s bump, Nancy was full of curiosity.
“Of course, he does. He often kicks me as well. He is a naughty kid.”
As soon as Nancy mentioned the baby, Joan got all motherly and happily shared about her pregnancy.
“Really? Let me listen to him.”
Nancy placed her ear close to Joan’s belly.
“Whoa, it’s really moving,” Nancy exclaimed with a surprised look on her face.
While Joan and Nancy were chatting in the bedroom, Larry and Caspian were in the study having tea.
Larry was not very busy with work recently and often stayed home to keep Joan company, so Caspian was free as well.
“Boss, nothing much happens in Marsingfill recently. Norton Corporation is thriving, whereas Ward Group’s development is also very stable. However, I think Carl may target Norton Corporation again as he’s been acting sneakily these days.”
As usual, Caspian reported some of the latest developments in Marsingfill to Larry.
“This kind of small fry can’t do anything.”
The look in Larry’s eyes were full of contempt as he had never seen Carl as a threat from the beginning.
“Just keep an eye on him. Once he does anything that harms Norton Corporation or Joan, get rid of him for good.”
“Yes, Boss,” replied Caspian.
After they were done talking about the important matters, Larry lightened up and urged Caspian, who was standing by the side, “Enough standing. Are you still not going to sit down after we’re done with the matters at hand?”
Larry had been telling Caspian not to be so formal when they worked as the latter was his close friend, but Caspian liked to draw a clear line in their superior-subordinate relationship when he worked.
Larry was satisfied yet angry at him for this.
After being urged by Larry to sit down, Caspian obeyed. He had always been a man who knew when to be serious and relaxed.
“So are you nervous? You’re getting engaged tomorrow,” Larry asked with a smile.