Neera slept soundly last night, not hearing any noise or disturbance.
Jean had worn her out so ruthlessly. She didn’t wake up until the sun was high in the sky. When she got up, she felt as if she was falling apart, as if she had been run over by a car.
Jean had already risen early, gone for a run and taken a shower, He had changed into a white T-shirt and khaki casual pants, looking refreshingly neat.
During this period, because he was accompanying Neera, his attire was casual and laid-back.
Neera did not really notice it before, but she thought he looked good and youthful in casual outfit.
But right now, she was not in the mood to appreciate it.
“You’re not allowed to touch me tonight!”
She glanced under the covers, noticing the ambiguous marks on her body, and was overwhelmed with embarrassment.
Jean chuckled. He sat by the bed and kissed her forehead. He apologized with his words, but his tone didn’t carry any hint of remorse.
“Sorry, but I just can’t help myself.”
They had been separated for such a long time, and the woman he loved was lying right next to him. It would be difficult for any normal man to restrain himself.
Neera blushed, giving him a glare.
She knew that once she indulged herself, all notions of restraint would be as fleeting as a passing cloud.
But if this recklessness continued, she wouldn’t be able to bear it, and neither would his body.
“No. You’re not fully recovered yet. You need to rest. You’re not allowed to touch me tonight, nor tomorrow night, or else I’ll make you sleep in the study!”
Jean fell silent for a moment. “Are you doubting my… abilities?”
“Would you just shut up?”
The two of them chatted as they descended the stairs. Chad was in the living room, playing games with the three little ones.
Neera found it fascinating. “Uncle Chad, you know how to play games too?”
Chad laughed helplessly. “Not really. Shane is not here, and there’s no one to entertain them. I’ll have to step in.”
“Yay! I won again!” Sammy exclaimed, his eyes glued to the screen.
The game ended, and the scoreboard appeared on the television screen.
Upon glancing over, Neera saw Chad’s disastrous performance and couldn’t help but laugh. She then lightly tapped on the little head of Sammy.
“Don’t you bully your granduncle.”
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With a pout, Sammy retorted, “I did not! It was just a game. It’s not my fault that Granduncle is not good at it.”
Penny also spoke up in support of Sammy.
“Granduncle really isn’t good at games. Even I can beat him. Playing games with Granduncle is the least fun. It feels like we’re bullying him.”
Chad cleared his throat lightly. “It’s not nice to expose others like this. Besides, if I remember correctly, it was you guys who begged me to join you. If you’re going to be so disdainful, then forget it.”
Having said that, he stood up, ready to leave.
Seeing this, the little ones couldn’t stand by. They quickly gathered around, trying to smooth things over with kind words.
“Granduncle, don’t leave. We were just joking around!”
“Exactly. We were just teasing you. You’re not bad at gaming at all!”
“If you don’t play with us, we’ll be so bored!”
Watching their sycophantic behavior, Neera could hardly keep herself from laughing out loud.
At this moment, Adriana came over, carrying a plate of fruit.
“Oh, Neera, you’re awake. Hurry up and have your breakfast. It’s still warm.”
Neera nodded slightly and entered the dining room.
Jean had some free time, so he leisurely accompanied her, peeling boiled eggs for her.
Neera counted the days and asked curiously, “Why has Uncle Chad returned? I thought he would come back to rest only after taking over District Twenty-Three. Has everything been settled over there? I haven’t heard anything about
The eggshell was discarded into a small dish. Jean handed her the egg, then wiped his hands.
“The issues in District Twenty-Three aren’t significant. Shane can handle them on his own.”
“Huh? I thought none of the families in District Twenty-Three were willing to back down.”
“That was because the Bartitsu Guild was pulling strings behind the scenes. But now, things are different. The guild can’t interfere for the time being. Uncle Chad has taken drastic measures, and two powerful families have already been brought under control. As for the remaining Goldberg family, they’re no longer a threat. Shane can take them down with a flick of his wrist. He’ll handle the remaining cleanup work. Uncle Chad wants to come back and spend some time with Aunt Adriana.”
Neera asked in confusion, “Why did the guild suddenly back off?”
Jean lifted his eyelids leisurely and said, “Last night, an explosion occurred at a research base under the Bartitsu Guild. Half of the base was destroyed, and all the research materials were lost. It has caused widespread public opinion and criticism. They are currently busy dealing with these matters and don’t have time to cause trouble for the Gordon family.”
Neera was taken aback, not expecting this to happen.
She immediately picked up her phone and checked the situation online. The more she read the news, the more surreal it seemed.
“The guild just released a statement. Take a look.” She handed him her phone.
Jean took it but didn’t look at it, casually placing it aside. He then picked up a mini croissant for her.
“There’s not much to see, really. It’s mostly about clarifying the cause and outcome of the explosion. It won’t cause any pollution to the surroundings. It’s just their way of expressing an apology.”
Neera blinked. “You really do know everything, huh?”