Chapter 8

Seeing how restless their mother looked, Archie and Benny asked deliberately, “Who’s Lucian, Mommy? Why are we hiding from him?”

Roxanne slowly returned to her senses and stroked their heads, smiling as if everything was fine. “He’s no one important. I just have a bit of a personal grudge against him. I want you both to hide if you ever hear his name, okay?”

The two boys nodded. “Okay, Mommy.”

After Roxanne looked away, they glanced at each other curiously.

What could’ve happened between Mommy and Daddy? It all seems like a huge misunderstanding.

As Roxanne continued to ponder over what could be happening on Madilyn’s side, the boys spoke again.

“Mommy, we left in such a rush back there. If that guy becomes suspicious, he might check the surveillance cameras and find us easily,” Archie reminded.

The woman tensed up instantly. “Oh, God. I totally forgot! What do I do?”

I was so focused on running away that I forgot about the cameras! Lucian might already be here.

I can’t stay here. I have to take the kids home right now.

away to conceal their smiles, and they only consoled her after they had suppressed

worry, Mommy. I’ll handle

his laptop and began tapping away on the

to hack into the restaurant’s surveillance cameras

“I’m done!”

boy glanced up at his mother with twinkling eyes, eagerly waiting for her to

into an embrace. “Thank goodness I have you. You’ve just

she was still nervous, the boys let her

wait for Aunt Madilyn to come outside?” asked Archie after Roxanne

calmed down, the woman gazed at the entrance of the empty parking lot. “Let’s wait a little

nodded in

restaurant, failing to force a confession out of Madilyn,

for helping me find my daughter. Well, then, we’ll be off now. Enjoy your meal with

turned to the little girl.

reluctant pout, Estella waved at Madilyn politely before walking toward

arched his brow slightly but said nothing more, leaving with the little girl and his

carry Estella into the car, but

hurriedly stepped in and

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