Laying on the bed, drops of clear liquid flowed into Nicole's blood vessels through the tube. There was a burst of irritation in her heart as Susan's words replayed in her mind. Confusion and suspicion swirled within her.
This can't be real, right? If I hadn't seen it with my own eyes, I wouldn't have believed it, even if she would tell me that he had rehearsed a scene with her, going as far as to hug her. Nonetheless, it happened right before my two eyes, all while I was unable to stop it. What if he actually prepared a gift for her?
She froze for a bit with such thoughts crossing her mind. Nevertheless, she convinced herself not to overthink things. After the treatment, she would head to his office to see it for herself.
At noon, the quadruplets returned for their lunch. Hence, Nicole took the opportunity to ask Juan to fill her in about the lock picking basics; he was a professional in that area. Hence, she had a plan to check out the drawer in Evan's office in the afternoon. Seeing as such, Juan's knowledge would be put to good use if it were truly locked.
Juan threw her a curious look. "Mommy, why are you asking me about this so suddenly?"
Nicole contemplated on his words for a while before she lied. "I'm afraid that I may lose my keys one day, getting myself trapped outside. That's why I'm asking you to teach me now. Will you teach Mommy how to do it?"