Cayden was still feeling uneasy even after he had successfully picked Archie and Benny up from the kindergarten. For some reason, he felt as though he could see Lucian’s shadow in their eyes when they were staring at him earlier.
There’s no mistaking that suspicious look in their eyes. They definitely think I’m hiding something! Sure enough, Archie asked the moment he got into the car, “Mr. Lawson, is our mommy really with Mr. Farwell right now?”
Unsure of what to say, Cayden pretended to not hear the boy’s question and continued driving toward Roxanne’s house.
“Mr. Lawson, are you hiding something from us?” Benny started questioning him as well. Since they were unable to get any answers out of him, they began coming up with their own theories in the back seat.
Fearing that they would end up hitting the nail on the head, Cayden said, “Why would I lie to you two? Mr. Farwell gave Ms. Jarvis a batch of medicinal herbs for her research, so she’s working overtime to take inventory. I think Mr. Farwell has something to discuss with her. That’s probably why he sent me to pick you two up instead.”
Archie and Benny exchanged uncertain glances when they heard that. While they did find Cayden’s behavior somewhat strange, his explanation was rather believable.
At the very least, it was something they actually. wanted to see, so Archie and Benny decided to believe in Cayden for the time being.
Even so, they still couldn’t shake the feeling of uneasiness in their gut. “And here we thought something terrible had happened to Mommy!” Cayden’s heart skipped a beat as he let out a forced chuckle. “No way! Ms. Jarvis has been conducting research for so many years now!
You two should have more faith in her!” Archie and Benny simply pursed their lips and smiled at him in response. Neither of them asked any further questions on the way home.
Cayden was about to breathe a sigh of relief when Benny asked all of a sudden, “By the way. Mr. Lawson, when will Mommy be coming back?”
That question caught him completely off guard and caused him to break out in a cold sweat. “W-Well, I’m not too sure about that. We might need to wait until she and Mr. Farwell are done with their discussion.”
Fearing that they would bombard him with even more questions, Cayden added, “Now, go on inside and wait. I’m sure Ms. Jarvis will try to come back as soon as possible once she knows you two are home safe.”
With that statement, he was trying to convince the kids and at the same time encourage Roxanne, who was currently fighting for dear life. Cayden had no idea how Roxanne was doing at the hospital, but he believed that she would not abandon her lovely and adorable sons.
Archie and Benny nodded obediently and waved goodbye at him. Cayden’s face clouded over the moment he turned his back on them and returned to the car.
Archie and Benny waited until his car had disappeared from sight before entering the mansion. “Archie, do you think Mr. Lawson was telling the truth?” Benny asked curiously.
Archie shook his head and replied with a tense expression, “I don’t know.” Benny clutched his chest and said, “It feels. uncomfortable over here…”
There was a worried look in Archie’s eyes when he saw his brother clutching his chest. He, too, had felt his heart racing ever since school was over, but he didn’t know why. That was when he recalled a theory he had read about the bond between mothers and their children.
Oh, no… Did something bad happen to Mommy? If that’s the case, why would Mr. Lawson keep it from us? Hold on… If Mr. Lawson came to pick us up from school, then Daddy must be with Mommy! Yeah, I’m sure Daddy will take good care of Mommy!