Chapter 985 Made Up Their Minds
Estella was still down in the dumps when she arrived at the kindergarten. In the past, she would always take the initiative to look for Archie and Benny during recess so they could play together.
That day, however, the two boys waited for a long time but did not see her approach them. Hence, they went up to her and said, “Let’s play a game, Essie!”
Her eyes reddened as she shook her head weakly. Seeing that, Archie and Benny exchanged concerned looks. “What’s the matter? Did someone bully you?”
Estella shook her head again. The image of Lucian looking ill floated in her mind. He’s sick…
Suddenly, an idea popped into her head, and her eyes lit up. She glanced at the two boys next to her. Archie and Benny were still looking at her worriedly. When they saw her gazing at them thoughtfully, they were confused.
The next moment, they heard Estella say in her adorable voice, “Daddy…” She sounded as though she was on the verge of tears. The boys’ expressions turned grave, and they gazed at her earnestly.
Looking at them miserably, she continued, “Daddy is sick, but he won’t let me stay home to look after him.” Archie’s and Benny’s chests tightened when they heard that Lucian was not feeling well. They hurriedly asked, “How is he? Why did he suddenly fall sick?”
“I think he has the flu. However, his body feels hot to the touch. I wanted to take care of him, but he said I’d catch it and wouldn’t let me in,” Estella replied.
Archie and Benny glanced at each other, realizing that Lucian was running a fever. And judging by how worried Essie looks, he must have a high fever.
Although they were also fraught with worry, they chose to comfort Estella. “Mr. Farwell is an adult, so he knows his condition. Children like us have weaker immune systems. That’s why he didn’t allow you to go in,” Archie said, stroking Estella’s hair reassuringly.
“If worse comes to worst, we can ask Mommy to go over and take a look at him,” Benny chimed in. No sooner had the words left his mouth than he felt a twinge of regret.
I still don’t know what Mommy’s thinking of doing. If she’s insistent about avoiding Daddy and Essie, then what I just said will only end in another disappointment for Essie.
As that thought crossed his mind, he bowed his head guiltily.
However, Estella’s eyes glimmered with hope as soon as she heard him say they could ask Roxanne to check on Lucian. “Really?”
Looking up and meeting her expectant gaze, Benny could not bear to break it to her. He could only turn to Archie for help.
Sensing Benny’s pleading gaze and taking in the eager look on Estella’s face, Archie nodded immediately.
“Our mommy is an excellent doctor. It’s only flu, so it won’t take long for him to get better.”
A faint smile finally spread across Estella’s lips.
It went without saying that she knew Roxanne was a good doctor who could cure her father in no time.
If Ms. Jarvis does go to treat Daddy, I’ll get to see her!
Her spirits lifted, and her heart was filled with anticipation.
As for Archie and Benny, they were caught in a dilemma.
Although they were concerned about Lucian, they did not know whether Roxanne would be willing to treat him after learning he was ill.
If she were unwilling, not only would they incur their mother’s suspicion again, but they would also have to face Estella’s look of disappointment.
We really don’t want to let Essie down…
Exchanging furtive glances, the two boys silently made up their minds that they would make sure Roxanne went to treat Lucian.