I bitterly smiled as I put Rosalie down and shouted at them, “Which of you is in charge in Gordon’s absence?” Soon, a young lady immediately showed up, whereupon she rubbed the dirt off her hands, brushing the dust off her shoulders. Then, she said with a soft voice, “Nice to meet you, Mr. Yates. I’m in charge here, and my name is Lucia Linville.”
I curiously asked, “Why are you calling me Mr. Yates?”
“Gordon told us to show you respect, so he forbids us from addressing you with your first name.” It was then that I realized that it was Gordon’s idea, so I decided not to make things difficult for Lucia.
Rosalie snorted and questioned Lucia, “Who are you to boss everyone around here?”
Lucia said, “Well, I’ve always been interested in architectural planning as my father and brother are both architects. When I was studying in university, I chose to register for the School of Architecture. Since we’re building a village here, Gordon assigned me with the task to come up with a blueprint and oversee the construction process.”
I smiled and remarked, “A girl who’s interested in civil engineering?”