Novel Name : A Moment in Destiny

Chapter 588 I’ll Treat You Next Time!

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“What about Elijah?”

“Hmm! How about I let my daughter marry him? Lena, I would have a daughter and let her marry your
son, okay? Look at these eyes, they are as deep as the sea!”

“As deep as the sea?” Lena laughed, “Esther, you are hilarious, but to be honest, if my son really
marries your daughter, then I will be really happy. There are not many kind people like you in this world

“But Lena, Elijah says that Kattie is the kindest. It seems that you are right. Kattie really does like
Elijah!” Esther pouted, “I am truly worried!”

Lena sighed.

But Esther smiled, “Whatever, I don't want to think about it. If Elijah betrayed me, I surely will not want
him anymore!”

Although Esther said it as a joke, she still felt the pain in her heart when she said this.

She hoped that day would never come. She hoped she was just thinking too much.

It was already eight o'clock in the evening when Esther came back from Lena’s house.

Elijah didn’t come back. Esther called him, he said that he had to meet an expert who came from the
United States. The expert would examine Kattie. He told Esther not to wait for him. He would not come
back tonight.

Esther wanted to go to the hospital, but Elijah said that she had classes tomorrow and he was worried
that her studies would be affected if she came.

So, Esther did not go.

Tonight, Esther did not sleep!

The weather was quite gloomy on Monday, when she came out from home, she didn’t put on extra
clothes. She didn’t expect that it would be cold. But anyhow, she went to attend her class!

As soon as she entered the school, she realized that many people were looking at her, whispering
something and their hands were holding newspapers.

She was stunned and confused. Then, she went to buy a newspaper.

She realized that the headline for today’s entertainment section was about her relationship with the Ball
family, saying that she was Christ’s daughter, the marriage between the Perry family and the Ball
family, would dominate the whole business industry in G City.

Esther just didn't expect that the reporter would report about her identity so soon. Entertainment
reporters were really all pervasive. She was not sure whether Elijah had seen the news.

He didn’t come back all night and didn’t call her either. She wanted to call him, but she felt like she was
acting too petty. After all, she was the one who hit Kattie.

She didn’t pay too much attention to the news report. She was sleepy during her class because she
had insomnia last night.

Later, it suddenly began to rain outside the window. It was still raining heavily even after her class

She looked at those couples under the umbrellas in the rain, and then she saw men who came to pick
up their girlfriends. She was envious.

She didn’t know what happened, the driver didn’t come to pick her up. Later, the driver called her telling
her that he was involved in an accident and couldn’t pick her up today. The driver got her a taxi, and
the taxi would reach the school immediately.

Esther looked at the sky and stood outside the building waiting for the taxi.

However, even until everyone in the building was gone, there was still no taxi that came to pick her up.

Outside of the school building, inside a luxury car, Philip Howlden looked at the thin figure standing
outside the building. She looked so lonely in the rain. He tiredly pinched his eyebrows and asked the
driver sitting in front, “Is that her? Elijah’s woman? Christ’s daughter? Esther?”

Maybe because she also had the same surname ‘Price’, so Philip felt pitiful towards her and refused to
believe that she was Christ’s daughter.

“Yes, young master, the information we gathered had confirmed her identity, but we still couldn’t find out
who her mother is, we still need some time to investigate that!”

Philip was silent for a moment, he picked up his umbrella and got off the car.

“You looked pitiful being alone here. Let’s go. I’ll give you a ride!”

Esther who was looking down raised her head and saw Philip deep eyes, she frowned, “You? What are
you doing here?”

“Why can't I be here?” Philip raised his pretty eyebrow, “You dare not get in my car?”

“Why would I? I just disdain to get in your car!” Then she lowered her head again, the cold wind blew
and Esther who was only wearing a T-shirt, shivered.

Philip didn't speak. He kept his umbrella and took off his suit coat. Then, he put it on her.

In an instant, Esther felt the warmth, she raised her head again and wanted to take off his suit coat.

“If you are cold, don’t refuse it. No one would sympathize with you! Your body belongs to you. If you
catch a cold, you are the one who will suffer!” His tone was cold but what he said was true and it even
had some concerns towards her that even Philip didn’t realize. “Just think of me as a person who feels
happy helping others and likes to send lost child home!”

Esther no longer refused him, she just stopped with what she was doing and remained silence. She
thought about what happened all these years. Every time when it rained, Hudson would come, but this
time, Hudson wouldn’t come anymore!

Because Hudson had no reason to come anymore!

Elijah also did not come!

She suddenly realized that actually she was still alone! Why did she feel very lonely whenever it
rained? But when she thought about her hitting Kattie and that was why Elijah had to take care of her,
how could she feel bad about it?

When a stranger suddenly came and gave her warmth, she could not help but cry in tears, she lowered
her head and whispered, “Thank you!”

“Let's go! I’ll send you back!” Philip said, he had inexplicable feelings towards Esther who lowered her
head and acted indifferent towards him, “You look quite pitiful!”

“I'm not pitiful!” Esther retorted in a low voice.

“Alright! You are not pitiful!” Philip couldn’t help smiling.

Esther thought Philip didn’t seem like a bad guy after all, so she said, “Okay, if so, please send me to
the hospital!”

She stood up. Unexpectedly, because she had been squatting on the ground for a long time, so her
feet were numb, and her whole body couldn’t stand firm. She fell to another side. Philip stretched out
his hand and held her. Esther relied on Philip to stand firm, “Are you all right?”

But they didn't see a black Veyron passing by them outside the school building. Elijah coincidentally
saw Philip holding Esther. Both of them sharing an umbrella and got in a car.

“Don’t squat too long next time!” After getting in the car, Philip said in a deep voice.

“Yes, really couldn’t squat for too long!” Esther smiled, “My legs still feel weak now, thank you!”

Esther’s phone rang suddenly.


Esther’s heart trembled.

“Hello?” She felt that her voice was a little weak when she answered the phone, but why did she feel
guilty? It was strange.

“Where are you?” Elijah did not sound very happy.

Esther frowned, what was wrong with him? He didn’t come back all night, but his tone was still so bad,
“I’m on the way!”

Right at this time, the car engine had been started!

Elijah was silent for a few seconds, “Go home early!”

“So do I still have to go to the hospital?” She asked.

“No need!” His tone sounded indifferent, then he already hung up the phone!

Esther replied unknowingly that the phone call was already hung up. What was wrong with Elijah
today? Why did he hang up before they finished talking? Was Kattie’s body not recovering well?

Philip glanced at her right hand that was holding the mobile phone. The eye-catching diamond ring
shined in front of him. His eyes gradually squinted.

Esther put her mobile phone away and said to Philip, “I'm going to eat. Stop at the food street in front!
Thank you!”

Looking at the car in front leaving the school gate, Elijah stepped on the gas paddle forcefully and the
car rushed forward very fast.

She actually got in the car of a male stranger. She even wore the stranger’s shirt! He stayed up all
night waiting for Kattie’s operation, because the expert had to go back to the United States this
afternoon. So they could only perform the drainage operation earlier, but he didn’t expect that it was
raining when he came out from the operating room. So he immediately rushed to come and pick her
up. But he did not expect to see such a scene!

Elijah was really angry.

Esther and Philip had a special snack meal together in the snack bar. Philip looked like a noble man
but he actually sat with her in a shabby snack bar eating steamed buns and even pickles. Her
impression of him had changed.

Because Elijah would not eat snacks. He would only eat in the spacious, bright and elegant VIP dining
room. Even when he didn’t go to a suite for a meal, at least it would be a seat which was by the window
in a quiet environment.

Esther looked at Philip holding the chopsticks in the restaurant and using the broken bowl like herself.
She suddenly found it funny and looked at him, “Don’t you think it’s dirty?”

“Is it dirty?” Philip raised his pretty eyebrow.

Esther stunned for a second and laughed, “My name is Esther. What’s your name?”

“Philip, Philip Howlden!” Philip said directly then he continued, “Esther? I saw the news, which said that
you are Christ’s daughter!”

“Yea!” Esther just smiled and didn’t deny.

“Christ!” Philip repeated the name. Esther didn’t know why but she felt that when Philip mentioned the
name, his tone was extremely cold.

“Do you know him?”

“I don't know him!” Philip shook his head, “Hey, are we friends now?”

“Hehe, do you want to be friends with me?” Esther thought it was funny, “Is it because I am the
daughter of the Ball family?”

“Why do you ask like that?” Philip was confused.

“Then why do you ask me if I'm Christ’s daughter? Let me tell you, I have nothing to do with the Ball
family. I’m just Esther Price! My last name is Price!” Esther looked at him cautiously and said.

“Hmm! You don't want to have any relationship with the Ball family?”

“Do you think I would be happy when suddenly a man comes out of nowhere claiming that he’s my
father and I have other family members after being happy by myself for a long time?” She didn’t mind

having two more elder brothers, but she really felt uncomfortable with this father who suddenly

Philip’s gaze looked deep, he smiled and said, “Actually you are blessed to have family! If one has no
relatives or family members, that’s really sad!”

“You have no relatives or family members?”

“No!” Philip said while his hand that was holding the chopsticks stopped for a while, “Initially I thought I
have a family but, who knows, both of them died too!”

“Eh!” Esther was stunned, her heart hurt, and she comforted him, “Don’t be sad. We can’t predict and
control our lives and deaths, it all depends on us, just like our wealth too!”

“Oh! You are really chill with this!” Philip finished the last bun and wiped his mouth with a tissue, “Hmm,
the buns are delicious. I haven’t eaten them for many years!”

“I know right? I also think they are delicious. I ate them many years ago. Every time I eat steamed
buns, I feel extra warm!” Esther said with a smile, she was not depressed and unhappy anymore to the
fact that no one came to pick her up just now, “Let's go! I’ll treat you!”

Philip was stunned, extra warmth? Yes, he also had this feeling, that was because every time he ate
steamed buns, he would recall his mother’s cooking.

After a moment of being puzzled, Philip took out his wallet, “I’ll pay with card!”

“I’m sorry, sir. We don’t take credit card. Our shop is too small!” The boss looked embarrassed.

“Haha, I have money! I told you that I’m going to treat you!” Esther took out cash from her backpack,
“Your steamed buns are delicious. I’ll come again!”

“Thank you for coming!” The owner thanked Esther and Philip happily.

They walked out of the bun shop.

“Hey, Esther, I’ll treat you next time!” Philip took out an umbrella, held the umbrella for Esther and got in
his car together.

Elijah saw this scene. He was sitting in the car and waiting for them to come out of the shop. He
watched them getting in the car and saw them talking and laughing. That man’s identity seemed
unusual! Elijah angrily stepped on the gas pedal and followed them closely.

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