Chapter 868 Fretted
“Ms. Jarvis.” Jack stood at the door with his assistant in tow. His brows twitched when he saw the expression on Roxanne’s face. “Did I come at the wrong time?”
Roxanne swallowed her disappointment and plastered a smile on her face. “No, no, I’ve just got home.”
Jack nodded lightly at her reply. His eyes swept past her and landed on the two boys. “Hello, Mr. Damaris,” the boys greeted him politely as he surveyed them.
Jack nodded at them in acknowledgment before turning back to Roxanne. “The children are looking much better.”
Roxanne was surprised and confused by Jack’s remark. After a while, she recalled that the two boys had pretended to be sick earlier that morning.
She was so preoccupied with her worries about Estella that she had momentarily forgotten about that.
Now that Jack had reminded her of it, Roxanne glanced at her sons.
“Thank you for your concern, Mr. Damaris. We’ve taken some medicine and are feeling much better,” the boys said dutifully.
“Why are you here, Mr. Damaris?” Roxanne asked, guiltily changing the subject.
Jack smiled indifferently, then turned and angled his head toward his car parked in the distance. “The medicine that you requested is ready. Why don’t you have a look at it?”
Roxanne nodded and followed him to his car.
“Lucky for us, we got there just in time,” Jack said as Roxanne was inspecting the medicine. “As soon as you left, Herbscape Group was immediately seized and taken over. If we had been one step too late, we wouldn’t be able to secure anything.”
Roxanne gave a faint smile. Her thoughts drifted to Estella again.
It was because of this medicine that she did not manage to reach Estella in time.
Guilt clouded over Roxanne’s eyes. She slowed down her inspection of the medicine as her focus drifted to Estella.
Jack noticed her unusual behavior and raised his eyebrows questioningly.
He had personally brought the medicine to Roxanne because he was curious as to why she had left in such a hurry.
Before he had arrived at her house, he had thought that it was because of her two sons.
However, now that he had seen her, he did not think that the boys were the true cause.
“It looks good. Thanks for the trouble, Mr. Damaris.” Roxanne nodded at Jack gratefully.
“Don’t worry about it. I’m just worried that it’ll affect your research,” Jack replied calmly, pulling his gaze away from her.
His eyes slid over to the two boys standing behind Roxanne.
He was not sure if it was just in his head, but it seemed that the two boys had been wary of him from their very first time meeting him.
They acted as if he was trying to steal something away from them.
When they caught sight of him, the boys immediately crowded around Roxanne possessively as if they were afraid that she would follow Jack away again.
Roxanne looked down at her sons, a bewildered expression on her face. They had each grabbed a handful of her skirt tightly in their little fists.
“What’s wrong?” she asked.
The boys opened their mouths but quickly shut them again. They shook their heads, embarrassed. “It’s nothing.”
They had wanted to make up an excuse to persuade Roxanne not to leave with Jack, but they could not think of anything to say.
They had pretended to be sick earlier that morning, and Jack had seen right through their little act.
Even if we want Mommy to take us out to play right now, Mommy surely isn’t in the mood…
The boys fretted at the thought.