Mission To Remarry
The sky had already turned dark when Roxanne left the operating room.
She saw the night sky and suddenly realized that she was late to pick her kids up, so she quickly changed her clothes and rushed to the kindergarten.
At the entrance of the kindergarten, she saw from a distance that a guy with a hand in his pocket was standing beside a bench. The kids were sitting together and eating their burgers with their heads down.
Roxanne couldn’t help stopping short when she saw that.
It seemed like Lucian could sense her gaze because he looked up and took a glance at her. After that, he shifted his attention to the kids and told them something
All three of them then simultaneously turned to her. Each of them had a half-eaten burger in their hands when they ran to her.
Feeling apologetic, Roxanne crouched down and stroked the kids’ heads. “I am so sorry for being late.”
Archie and Benny were used to her being late, so they didn’t mind and shook their heads when they heard what she said. They were actually worried about her. “Mommy, have you been working all this time? Are you tired?”
“Not at all,” replied Roxanne while grinning.
Despite her words, her body was actually exhausted.
If it weren’t for her kids, she wouldn’t even have the strength to lift her arm.
Years ago, a complication occurred when she gave birth to her kids, and she lost a lot of blood. As a result, she had been frail and weak.
It was also why she would be exhausted every time she operated for an extended period and would need to rest a lot to recuperate.
“Why is Essie…?” asked Roxanne as she stared at Estella in confusion.
Lucian is already here to pick her up, so why hasn’t she gone home yet? Or. did he stay out of the courtesy to take care of Archie and Benny?
Conflicting emotions welled up in Roxanne when she came to that conclusion
No one knew when Lucian had made his way to them, but when he heard that question, he answered in an even tone, “Essie refused to leave them behind.”
Roxanne couldn’t help being taken aback when she heard that. A self mocking thought ran past her mind immediately after.
“I tried calling you earlier, but you didn’t pick up,” said Lucian.
Right then, Roxanne came back around. She stood up to look right into his eyes and f0rced a smile. “I turned my phone off and didn’t see your calls until I was out of the operating room. Thank you for taking care of Archie and Benny.”
Lucian frowned a little when he realized that Roxanne was slightly pale. “It’s only right for me to do that. After all, you took care of Essie for such a long time.”
The two of them didn’t have much to say to each other, and Roxanne was truly exhausted, so she exchanged some pleasantries with him before putting some distance between them and nodding. “Okay, I’ll take Archie and Benny home now.”
The two boys then politely bid goodbye to Lucian.
Estella, however, kept staring at Roxanne with her big, round eyes. The little girl didn’t want to part with her just like that.
When she saw the look on Estella’s face, Roxanne’s heart melted, and she crouched down to stroke Estella’s head. “Be good, Essie, and go home with your daddy. Archie and Benny will play with you again tomorrow, okay?”
Only then did Estella nod obed*iently and reply in her baby voice, “Bye-bye, Ms. Jarvis.” “See you tomorrow,” replied Roxanne, whose heart softened even more
when she heard Estella’s adorable voice.
After saying that, Roxanne held her boys’ hands and left.
Lucian’s gaze was indecipherable when he watched all three of them leave.
That was the first time they interacted again after he took Estella home.
That woman is treating me the way she did when we first met. If I hadn’t helped take care of the two boys, she likely wouldn’t have bothered to talk to me at all.
Estella waited for a while, but her father just stood there without budging, so she swung his arm in confusion.
Only then did Lucian return to his senses. He picked his daughter up and walked toward the exit.