Chapter 18 Getting Better At Annoying People Keira was present the entire time and realized that many of the rumors online were false. They claimed that Simone was unwilling to let Leon go and that Leon was already annoyed with her. They said he wanted to shake Simone off, but from what Keira witnessed, it was actually Simone who wanted nothing to do with Leon. She was the one who suggested cutting off all ties with him first. If Keira hadn’t been there, Leon might have tried to prevent Simone from leaving by force. Reality was much different from the online rumors. They returned to their room, but Simone didn’t mention anything about Leon. Since it was her personal matter, Keira didn’t press for more information, even though she was curious. The next morning, Simone woke up and exercised in the courtyard. The production team arrived just in time to witness her final set. Jonah knew Simone because she had previously saved his wife. He chuckled and asked, “Practicing martial arts first thing in the morning? Why didn’t you wait until the livestream started?”
The set Simone performed had a perfect blend of power and grace, making it an impressive show. Those familiar with martial arts would recognize that the set Simone just performed was not something a beginner could do. If they had started the livestream and showcased that scene, they would have captured the attention of many martial arts enthusiasts. Simone smiled. “True talent shines no matter where it is.” It was only the second day of the livestream, and there were still many haters out there. There was no need for her to go solo just yet. It would be overwhelming. Jonah was surprised by Simone’s composure. “You’re quite composed.” Most people would only start practicing after the livestream had begun. “Can we start the livestream early in a couple of days? When you start practicing, of course.” He pondered for a moment. “Or we can record a video tomorrow and upload it.” This would leave a stronger impression on the audience and attract more viewers and popularity to the show. Naturally, Simone wouldn’t refuse this offer from the director. “Thank you, Mr. Chapman.” The production team overheard the conversation. They noticed that Jonah not only knew Simone but also treated her preferentially, so they became even more polite towards her. The other guests began to emerge from their rooms to freshen up. Without phones or other forms of entertainment, they had to sleep early, resulting in an early wake-up. The livestream began at seven- thirty. Zac looked at his teammates. “So, are we having breakfast today?” Simone checked the time. “Let’s go fruit-picking right now. Maybe we can find something for breakfast. We can exchange our labor for food and make breakfast ourselves.” After having dinner at the village head’s place, they returned with four dishes, so they couldn’t ask for anything else. Zac and the others agreed.
“That works for us.” They woke up early and would be hungry if they skipped breakfast. It would be even worse if they had to work in the afternoon. 1/3 Just as they were about to leave, the other team came out of their rooms. Aaron looked at Simone. “Are you going to work?” He added, “We asked several households yesterday. We can easily find work today.” In other words, he was suggesting that they should find work first since Simone’s team was just starting to inquire. Zac smugly replied, “We don’t need to search for work. We already made arrangements, so we’re going to work right away.” Aaron and his team were surprised. Aaron asked, “When did you guys find work?” Zac said, “Yesterday, obviously, and it was all thanks to Simone. She found work and led us to it.” Even more smugly, he added, “And not just for today. We have work lined up for the entire week, so we don’t need to worry about food.” In disbelief, Aaron questioned, “You found a week’s worth of work? Is that true?” Zac rolled his eyes. “Do you think I’m lying? I’m not that childish.” Aaron turned to Simone. Still skeptical, he asked, “How did you do it?” He didn’t expect Simone to carry her team to victory. Is she really that capable? Simone could sense his doubt. Calmly, she replied, “That’s none of your concern. Instead of asking so many questions, you should start finding work to do.” Back in Gray Residence, her biological parents and despicable brothers underestimated her abilities. They thought she was useless because she came from an insignificant place, and Jodie slandered her frequently. That was why Aaron didn’t believe Zac when he said that Simone had found a week’s worth of work for the team. Aaron choked on his words once again. “Don’t worry about us. We’ll find work too.” Simone clicked her tongue. “I couldn’t care less about you.” “Why, you…” Aaron suddenly realized how much Simone could annoy him after she left the family. He felt like he didn’t know her anymore.
Simone ignored Aaron and turned to her teammates. “Let’s go. We have work to do.” Zac smiled. “We have work to do. That’s a great motto.” Eric and Keira smiled as well, and the team left the courtyard, laughing happily. Each of them held a straw hat. Aaron and his team stared at each other. They believed they were already working hard enough, and they thought Simone had simply gotten lucky the previous night. They believed they would win this round, but then they learned that Simone had found a week’s worth of work. Leon knew Simone was a capable woman. She was like a resilient blade of grass, able to survive in any environment. That was one of the reasons he admired her. He looked at his teammates. “We should find work as well.” He joined the show to take care of Jodie and help her become famous, but it was still a competition, and he didn’t want to lose. His teammates snapped out of their thoughts. When Leyla noticed the sun rising higher, she remembered that Simone’s team had their own straw hats. She asked the director, “Mr. Chapman, 2/3 данноутут copie where can we get our hats?” Confused, Jonah asked, “What hats? We’re not providing any hats.” Perplexed, Keira asked, “Didn’t you see the hats the other team had?” Ah, that’s what she’s referring to. He laughed. “We didn’t give them any hats. Simone taught Keira how to make them, and they made four hats themselves. We didn’t provide anything.” Leyla paused for a moment. “I understand.”
Oh, I remember now. I saw her making things in the courtyard yesterday. So, those were straw hats, right? Jodie maintained a smile on the outside, but she felt annoyed internally. Simone, Simone, Simone. Why is she always around? She silently cursed Leyla for blabbing before adopting a determined attitude. “Let’s go. We’ll gather more food today.” I have to perform well today and outdo that woman. Aaron and Leon nodded. “Sure.” They approached Jodie and left the courtyard with her. Leyla felt a little upset about being left behind, but she quickly followed them. Simone and her team arrived at the household they had promised to help. The family was having breakfast, but they promptly stood up and greeted them. The lady of the house smiled. “Have you had breakfast?” Zac didn’t really care about his appearance and pouted. “Not yet. Could you give us some food? We promise we’ll work hard.” He was genuinely hungry.