The bond between a mother and her children could never be replaced.
Faye stepped out of the hospital room, and, in an instant, her sympathetic gaze turned fierce. She shot a glance back at the room before strutting off in her high heels.
“Evelyn, even an outsider feels sorry for Thalassa. As her parents, we must help her.” Bruce seized the moment, gently tugging on Evelyn’s sleeve to bring her back to reality.
“And how do we do that? What can I possibly do?” Evelyn sighed heavily.
“I think Faye has a point. If Lysander’s grandparents agree, Thalassa has a better chance of marrying Lysander,” Bruce suggested.
“Then I will marry you, giving Thalassa a complete family. With me as her legitimate father, Lysander will think twice. He will marry Thalassa.”
Bruce was emphatic in his assurance.
Evelyn’s gaze dropped. She was half-believing and half-doubting him, flinging herself deep into thought.
“You rest. I’m heading back, or Thalassa will worry.” Evelyn told Bruce tiredly.
“Alright, head home. Don’t let the child worry.” Bruce spoke with the tone of a loving father.
When Evelyn got home, Thalassa had cooked up a couple of dishes.
“Mom, you haven’t eaten, have you? I just finished cooking. Eat while it’s hot.” Thalassa approached, guiding her to sit at the dining table.
Evelyn held her bowl, eating absentmindedly.
Noticing her mom’s distant state, Thalassa asked, “Mom, what’s wrong? Did Bruce give you a hard time again? I wish he wasn’t my dad.”
If Bruce wasn’t her father, Lysander wouldn’t hate her so much.
After hearing her daughter’s complaint, Evelyn’s hand, which was holding the bowl, trembled slightly. She scolded Thalassa. “Don’t talk nonsense!”
Thalassa froze after seeing Evelyn’s darkened expression and the seriousness of her tone. She sighed in resignation. “Okay, I’ll stop talking. Just
Evelyn took another spoonful of soup, but her appetite was absent. Finally, she asked, “Did you really return the billion dollars to Lysander?”
Thalassa nodded. “Yeah.”
Last night, Lysander returned the card to her, but she didn’t take it. When she woke up in the morning, the card was gone. She guessed that Lysander had probably taken it back.
“Oh, you silly girl!” Evelyn sighed in desperation.
“Mom, keep eating. I’ll go take a shower.” Thalassa didn’t want to discuss this any further.
She had already explained to Evelyn that it wasn’t her money, so she couldn’t take it. Besides, Lysander had said that the billion dollars were to end her and the kids’ relationship, which made her even more unwilling to accept it.
Thalassa headed to the bathroom.
After a few bites, Evelyn completely lost her appetite. She sat on the couch, lost in thought, and noticed Thalassa’s backpack on the couch.
A sudden idea flashed in her mind, and she began to search Thalassa’s backpack.
She found a bank card in the front pocket.
Evelyn pulled out the card, recognizing it as the one Thalassa always kept in her drawer.
She had seen Atticus with it before.
Could it be that the billion dollars were transferred to this card?