Chapter 979 Suspects
After comforting Estella, Lucian left the room. As he walked to his study, he contemplated the reaction of Sonya and Estella. Lucian furrowed his brows at that thought and pulled out his phone.
Essie was crying so badly when my mother brought her back. Something must have happened. What did my mother say to Roxanne? It’s not a good idea for me to ask Essie about it, as it might trigger her emotions again. I don’t want to see her cry.
After much pondering, Lucian decided to give Roxanne a call. What if my mother said something mean to Roxanne? If that’s the case, I should give her a call to apologize…
Because of Sonya’s abrupt appearance, Roxanne kept having dreams during her nap. In her dreams, Estella was crying and wanted a hug from her. However, she could not reach her at all.
Roxanne woke up feeling uneasy after encountering those awful dreams. Before she could return to her senses, the phone on the table suddenly rang.
She grabbed her phone to take a glance, only to see the phone call from Lucian. It’s him. There are only two possibilities for him to call me at this odd hour. It’s either he has found my stalker or he’s calling me to talk about Essie.
No matter what, Roxanne had no other option but to answer his call. “I’m sorry.”
The moment the call got connected, Lucian’s deep voice rang out. Roxanne was still half awake. She was slightly stunned when she heard his words. Why is he apologizing to me?
“It’s not my intention to bring Essie back,” Lucian went on.
Only then did Roxanne snap out of her daze and recall Sonya’s callous remarks. Realizing that Lucian had called because of Sonya’s behavior, she sensed a peculiar sensation swelling within her.
She could guess that it was not Lucian’s intention to bring Estella back. Otherwise, Lucian would have appeared at her house instead of Sonya.
Nevertheless, Roxanne had never expected an apology from Lucian.
“It’s fine. It’s just that Essie was crying very badly just now.”
She skipped the awkward conversation by switching the topic to Estella.
“She was bawling when she got home. It took some time for me to comfort her. She stopped crying after I assured her that she could still hang out and have fun with the kids another time,” Lucian said.
Roxanne heaved a silent sigh of relief. She knew how difficult it was to calm down a crying Estella. “That’s good.”
“About my mom…”
Lucian was trying to dive deep by asking her the question. However, Roxanne was reluctant to bring up the matter. She merely replied casually, “No worries. I understand that Mrs. Farwell did that for the sake of Essie.”
There was a note of finality in her tone. Lucian stopped probing further.
“Is there anything else, Mr. Farwell? If there’s none, I’ll hang up now.”
Somehow, Lucian could sense a hint of resistance and avoidance in Roxanne’s voice.
The look in Lucian’s eyes turned increasingly gloomy as he realized that.
Hearing no reply from him, Roxanne was about to hang up.
Sonya’s harsh words had been as sharp as a blade, hurting Roxanne’s feelings. Naturally, she refused to recall that incident by talking about it.
As she moved her phone away from her ear, she heard Lucian speaking again on the other end of the line.
“By the way, do you have any suspects in mind regarding the person who followed you?”
Hearing that, Roxanne paused and placed the phone to her ear again.
She hesitated for a few seconds before answering, “No.”
As a matter of fact, Roxanne had a suspect in mind all this while, and that was Aubree.
Whether it’s Aubree or Sonya, their only motive is to keep me away from Lucian.