lt;pgt;Lily had been busy with work recently as the red sandalwood plant, her baby, had arrived. It was just a
medium–sized one since the farmers had specially bred it, and Lily placed it in her lab,
lt;pgt;When they returned from Middle Valley, Jenny appealed to the higher–ups and requested a personal
lab for Lily. Although it was not a huge place, all the necessary equipment was at her disposal.
Everyone, from the higher–ups to the administrative employees, was shocked at Jenny‘s complete
change in attitude toward Lily.
lt;pgt;Gossips were unavoidable, and many felt that it was unfair for Lily to have a lab for herself. None of
them had gotten a personal lab after working for less than three months in the company. Moreover, the
company did not recruit Lily the usual way, as she joined it seemingly out of nowhere. Since there were
rumors surrounding her before this, it made everyone even more suspicious of her.
lt;pgt;Jenny did not bother to explain herself because she did not feel the need to do so. Instead, she left a
few words for them. “I gave Lily a test. Anyone willing to try it out, and managed to pass, would get the
same treatment as her. I would be fair and request a personal lab for you too.”
lt;pgt;These few words from Jenny made everyone stop gossiping and swallow their dissatisfaction. Although
none of them knew what the second task was, most of them had seen the first task. It was impossible
to cheat, and Lily managed to identify the problem in a short time while the others were utterly clueless
lt;pgt;As for the second task, they could feel themselves getting a headache from just hearing about it. None
of the employees were willing to take up the challenge as they did not think they could pass. Hence,
the employees decided to just focus on their task at hand.lt;/pgt;
lt;pgt;Everything outside the lab seemed to have nothing to do with Lily. Once she stepped into the lab, she
focused entirely on her work and ignored everything else.
lt;pgt;Back in Middle Valley, she had an inspiration, but it was a rough idea until she found the red
sandalwood at the nursery. At that moment, she felt she had found what she had been looking for.
lt;pgt;She was busy preparing the materials, from washing, drying, cutting, melting, and extracting. When
night fell, she finally stopped when she could no longer withstand the pain in her neck. Times like these
made her miss Olivia more.
lt;pgt;They were partners back then; Olivia would help Lily with the preparation of materials while Lily
focused on creating the formula of the perfumes. The duo had their respective roles, and Olivia easily
understood what Lily wanted. They had great chemistry, allowing their work to flow smoothly.
lt;pgt;However, Nathaniel still did not want to approve of Olivia‘s resignation. Lily‘s furrowed eyebrows
relaxed a little when she remembered the date today,
lt;pgt;She took out her phone and made a call. “Liv, are you free to grab a bite with me now?” Thirty minutes
later, the two sat at a food stall nearby Olivia‘s house. In front of them was a table full of food;
hamburgers, fries, tacos, but they were sitting in silence. After a moment, Olivia broke the silence.
“Let‘s dig in.”
lt;pgt;She picked up a hamburger and took a massive bite as if trying to vent a particular emotion. Looking at
her, Lily picked up a hamburger too, but she chewed slowly. In the past, the two would always hang out
to grab a bite like this. Thinking back, Olivia spent more time with Lily than Nathaniel did.
lt;pgt;The duo said nothing as they ate. When food wrappers were the only thing left on the table, Lily wiped
her mouth and removed a contract from her bag. She slid it to Olivia across the table. “Bring it home
and read it carefully. Wecan discuss anything that you’re not satisfied with. Lastly, welcome to thelt;/pgt;
lt;pgt;team!” Olivia glanced at the document. It was an employment contract, and Rebirth was the employer.
However, she just looked at it, shaking her head, and did not intend to pick it up.
lt;pgt;“What‘s wrong?” Lily suspected that Olivia had not yet resigned from MN Inc. “Don‘t you want to be my