Chapter 866 Why Does It Matter
“Mommy, why did you come back by yourself? Where’s Mr. Damaris?” Although they did not like Jack, they brought him up to distract Roxanne.
Roxanne shook her head. “Something cropped up, so I returned first.” Hearing that, Archie and Benny heaved sighs of relief. However, they could not help but worry when they looked at Roxanne’s expression.
Roxanne was worried about Estella, so she was not in the mood to chat. She said to Archie and Benny, “I’m sorry. I feel slightly unwell. I won’t be able to bring you guys out to play.”
Before she left in the morning, she had promised to bring them out after she returned. If I had reached the Farwell residence earlier, I might have been able to bring the three of them out together…
Roxanne was filled with remorse. Archie and Benny could feel the sadness in Roxanne’s tone. They smiled and said, “It’s okay. We only said that because we didn’t want you to leave with Mr. Damaris in the morning. Mommy, if you’re feeling unwell, you should come in and rest.”
As soon as they said that, they wanted to support her to the couch so she could sit down. However, Roxanne stood still. She had only returned home to check if Lucian had brought Estella to her place.
Since there was no sight of Estella, she did not know if she should stay or head back to the Farwell residence and wait.
Archie and Benny noticed Roxanne’s hesitation and shared a look. They moved forward and grabbed one of Roxanne’s arms each.
Roxanne let them lead her to the couch since she didn’t want to turn down their good intentions.
Archie poured a glass of water and handed it to her. “Mommy, have some water.”
Roxanne looked at the glass of water and smiled absent-mindedly. “Thank you, Darling.”
She took the glass and lowered her gaze. All she could think about was Estella.
Essie was wailing so miserably just now…
Archie and Benny had thought Roxanne would explain the situation to them after she had some rest.
However, she remained silent for a considerable amount of time, and her expression even turned grimmer.
They could no longer hide their worry as they asked, “Mommy, did something happen? You can tell us if anything happens. Although we’re still young, we can still help you!”
Roxanne’s heart melted, and she glanced at them. “If…”
She trailed off and could not help frowning.
She did not know what to say either.
Archie and Benny asked anxiously, “Mommy, what is it?”
Roxanne lowered her gaze as mixed feelings surged within her heart.
Estella had been so upset because she could not make it in time. Now, for some reason, she wanted to ask her boys for advice.
Unbeknownst to her, she had viewed Estella as her child.
When that realization dawned on her, she only felt worse.
When Essie raised that sudden question yesterday morning, she must have thought of me as her mother. Yet, I hurt her. Why does it matter if I act as her mother before her birth mother returns? At least she won’t be this upset, and I won’t feel so bad now.