Chapter 2088 Loyalty
Who are they? This brat must be hiding something from me. “If you still don’t tell me after I count to three, I’ll drop you into the water, and you’ll end up as fish food. Three…Two…”
“Ah! Daddy, can you count slower? I don’t want to be fish food. You only have one son, so If I’m eaten by the fishes, no one will take care of you when you’re old and wrinkly.”
Davin kept his laughter in check. “That’s fine. Your mom and I have decided to have another smarter and more obedient baby. We’re sure the baby will grow up to take care of us in our older days, so you don’t have to worry about that. I’m about to count to one now.”
“Ah! No! Joy! Luke! Help me!” Davin looked at the frightened Zayden with his arms flailing. Is he still not giving in?
Davin slowly lowered Zayden closer to the water. Zayden’s heart pounded as he watched the water almost touching the tips of his hair.
Will Daddy be so heartless and feed me to the fishes? What am I going to do? I’m sorry, Joy and Luke. I have to save my own life first. “One…”
When the word came out of Davin’s mouth, Joy blurted out, “I’ll tell you, Uncle Davin. Please don’t scare Zayden anymore. I’ll tell you everything you want to know.”
Davin looked over his shoulder at Joy. This girl has always been sly, so she might not tell me the truth. I have higher hopes of getting the truth out of my naive son. He’s terrible at lying.
“No, thanks. I want to hear it from Zayden. So are you telling me or not?”
Before Zayden could get the rest of his words out, a maid yelled, “Mr. Davin, Ms. Sheila is looking for you. Also, Ms. Maya and Ms. Nina are here.”
“Uncle Davin, I’m sure it’s something important for Maya and Nina to come looking for you. You better hurry.”
“That’s right. Otherwise, Aunt Sheila wouldn’t have sent a maid.”
Joy and Luke urged Davin to leave.
Davin had the same thought. Sheila had never sent a maid to call him whenever Maya and Nina came over. It was a first, so he shouldn’t delay if they have something urgent.
I didn’t notice anything unusual in the backyard. I guessed the kids were just being kids and made some mistakes. It shouldn’t be anything too severe. Maya’s and Nina’s matters are more important right now.
Davin set Zayden back on the ground. “I want you to tell me the truth about what happened earlier when I’m back later. Got it?”
Zayden looked up at Davin with widened eyes as he nodded his head fervently. When Davin’s back was finally gone from his sight, he patted his chest, letting out a relieved sigh.
“My goodness! That was scary. My hair almost touched the water.”
“Zayden, I didn’t know you had such a strong sense of loyalty. You still kept the secret despite being threatened.”
“Yeah, Zayden. We’ve changed our minds about you after this.”
Zayden let out an embarrassed chuckle. “Even though I’m not as smart as you guys, my greatest strength is loyalty.”
That was close! If Joy didn’t cut Daddy off earlier, I would’ve given in and blurted out the truth.
“We’re lucky that you’re loyal. Else, it’ll be troublesome if Uncle Davin finds out about the two hiding in the cabin. We almost become the betrayers who go back on our words,” Luke said.
“Yeah, they are our friends. Betraying a friend is bad, so we should never do that! Should we warn them to be careful about Uncle Davin?” Joy asked.
Zayden nodded his head. “Yeah, that’s right. We have to tell them to be careful and not leave their hiding place. Otherwise, my daddy might find out.”
The trio swept their gaze around their surrounding once more before pretending to play hide-and-seek and running toward the northern part of the backyard.
When they reached the abandoned wooden cabin, they hissed, “Hey, is anyone here?”