Men and women have different perspectives on relationships. Peterson couldn’t quite grasp Eleanor’s point of view.
He said, “Well, I’m not entirely sure what Madam Pauline was thinking at the time. If you want to know the specifics, you should come back home with me and ask Grandpa.”
Eleanor handed the report back to Peterson. “Mr. Peterson, I appreciate you coming to me and letting me know about my mother’s lineage. Now, her grave can bear our family’s name.”
Peterson’s face stiffened. “Eleanor, I didn’t come here just to tell you about your mother’s origins. I came to take you back to the Sharp family. To be Miss Sharp.”
Eleanor gave a small laugh. “Thank you for your kindness, but I have my own family now.”
Peterson, following her gaze, noticed her slightly rounded belly. “Just because you’re married, it doesn’t mean you can’t acknowledge your connection to the Sharp family.”
Eleanor said, “It’s enough that you know who I am and I know who you are. There’s no need for anything else.”
Had her mother been around, maybe it would have been different. But she didn’t feel the need to acknowledge the relationship now. Besides, everyone was living their lives happily without disturbing each other.
Peterson tried to argue, but Eleanor cut him off. “Didn’t you say that once the results were out, everything would be my decision? I choose not to return to the Sharp family.”
Peterson hesitated, then said, “Yes, I did say that. But my grandpa wants you to come back to the Sharp family, and he sent me to persuade you. Won’t you reconsider?”
Eleanor was decisive. She shook her head. “No, I’m living quite well as it is.”
Peterson asked, “Are you refusing because my grandfather didn’t marry Madam Pauline? Do you think he was unfaithful and that’s why you’re rejecting me?”
Eleanor neither nodded nor shook her head. “What happened between your grandfather and your grandmother is none of my business, and I won’t comment on it. But his actions were indeed inappropriate.”
Peterson agreed. “I also think he was wrong. If it were me, I’d defy death itself. Would my family dare to watch me die?”
Eleanor gave a small smile and asked, “Why didn’t you marry the person you wanted to?”
She had heard from Sigrid that the person Peterson loved had already married. There must be a story there.
Peterson shrugged helplessly. “She didn’t love me. I can’t threaten to die to force her to marry me, can I?”
His humor was unexpected, and Eleanor’s eyes curved into a smile. “You’re quite respectful of others.”
Peterson admitted, “I had no choice. My parents always taught me not to bully others just because I have some power.”
Hearing this, Eleanor thought that the younger generation of the Sharp family wasn’t bad. But even with a good impression, she still wouldn’t acknowledge them as her family.
Seeing that she had made up her mind, Peterson didn’t force her. He told her to rest well, then left to make a phone call.
Eleanor thought Peterson respected her decision. But the next day, she saw Peterson, along with Bevis and Antoine, standing outside her door.
Bevis Sharp, the eldest son, was dressed in a suit and tie. He had a sharp face and fierce eyes, radiating an aura of authority. You could tell he was a
CEO at first glance.
As for Antoine Sharp, the second son…
Eleanor was stunned.
She didn’t have much of an idea about celebrities before, but seeing Antoine, she was dazzled. His handsome features, perfect face shape, thick eyebrows and clear blue eyes were all exuding a sense of freshness and happiness. Antoine was a man of stunning beauty. If he were to dress up as a woman, he would be breathtaking…
Seeing Eleanor staring at him, Antoine waved his slender fingers at her. “Hey, little cousin, I’m your second cousin, Antoine Sharp.”
Eleanor came out of her daze and managed a smile. “Hello.”
Compared to Bevis, Antoine was much more relaxed. He naturally sat down in front of Eleanor’s bed and extended his hand for a handshake. Eleanor, out of politeness, shook his hand but didn’t say anything.
Seeing her slightly dazed expression, Antoine found her rather adorable. “Our adopted sisters don’t look as good as you.”
As he spoke, his voice was full of charm.
No wonder Antoine was an international superstar. Every move he made exuded a charm that attracted the opposite sex.
Fortunately, Eleanor had seen Bernard’s appearance, so she wasn’t completely dazzled. “Antoine, you’re quite handsome too.”