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The Silent Wife novel (Rachel and Justin) novel Chapter 2

One night later, Rachel woke up with her body aching all over. However, Justin was nowhere to be seen, and only the slightly cool smell of tobacco lingered in the air.

Rachel dragged her fatigued body to the bathroom and took a shower. She first saw a beautiful middle-aged woman sitting on the sofa after coming downstairs, but the latter simply stared at her coldly with her arms folded across her chest.

Rachel had seen this woman in the photo her father had shown her. She was Sue Praham, Justin’s maternal aunt. It was said that Justin lost his parents as a child and was brought up single-handedly by Sue until Arthur Burton, the Old Master of the Burton Family, brought them back to the Burton Residence. Justin built his own business empire with his own abilities, and he had always been filial to Sue as if she were his biological mother.

At this moment, Sue looked Rachel up and down before saying, “Jefferey Hudson, that old fox, didn’t keep his word. He knew that we wanted Amber to marry into the family, yet he sent you—a mute—instead. Does he think the Burton Family is a garbage recycling center? I always wonder why Justin keeps you around, but since things have turned out this way, you’d better behave yourself. Don’t think you will have a meteoric rise by marrying into our family. We, the Burtons, aren’t fools. All right, go and prepare lunch first. Since you’ve married into our family, you should be a virtuous wife!” The large Burton Residence was obviously not short of servants, but Sue ordered a newcomer who had just married into the family to prepare lunch.

Rachel dropped her eyes in the face of Sue’s sharp gaze. Even though the woman was making things difficult for her on purpose, she couldn’t fight back for the time being. A woman with neither power nor influence could never disobey these people, so she could only avoid trouble whenever possible. As such, she merely turned around and went to the kitchen. It’s just a meal, so it’s not a big deal, she thought to herself.

However, her concession didn’t earn her respect. Instead, Sue took it for granted by assuming that Rachel was weak and could be easily bullied. She let out a cold snort and curled her lips before saying, “As expected, you’re simply unpresentable!”

Rachel paused for a moment and then left as if nothing had happened.

Soon after that, Justin returned from his company. As Sue smiled and asked him to have lunch, he turned around and immediately saw Rachel bustling about in the kitchen with an apron on. He knitted his brows, but Sue lied with a smile when she noticed this. “She insisted on preparing lunch herself. Perhaps she wants us to taste her cooking,” she said.

Justin nodded his head without saying anything else.

Rachel had lived with her grandmother since she was a child, so she was pretty good at cooking and doing household chores. She soon made four dishes and one soup before serving them at the dining table. The servants saw how virtuous and capable she was, yet they had little respect for this newly married wife of the family. In the eyes of the public, only those of the lower classes would serve people; after all, the upper-class people were to be served.


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