Ellinor chuckled. “Alright! We’re going to the amusement park, and today, Mommy will be there with you until the evening. We can even watch the fireworks show; how about that?”
The three little ones unanimously agreed.
The other two, who were initially grumpy, suddenly forgot their grievances at the thought of going to the amusement park.
Baber rubbed his belly, trying to mask the grumbling sound from his stomach. He didn’t want to spoil the mood.
But Ellinor, with her sharp ears, picked up on it. “Are you hungry, Baber? Should we go grab something to eat first?”
Baber blushed and gave a shy yet delighted smile.
Adrian and Layla also chimed in, “Mommy, Mommy, we’re hungry too. I want pizza!”
“I want a beef burger!”
Ignoring the two, Ellinor asked Baber, “What would you like to eat, Baber? You’ve been so good today, so Mommy wants to reward you. Whatever you say goes!”
Only then did Baber’s unease and insecurity fade away completely. He smiled and said, “I also want a burger and pizza, Mommy. Let’s just go with what my little brother and sister want!”
Saddened by Baber’s understanding nature, Ellinor agreed. “Alright! Let’s get going!”.
On the other side of town.
Sophia, with Marcus and Tristan, had just finished touring the iconic landmarks of Greenhaven and were about to return.
Throughout the journey, she had been distracted. Ever since she met Ellinor, she felt uneasy. She couldn’t shake the feeling that something was off.
Marcus and Tristan were very cooperative. They strolled around when asked, and they returned to the car when it was time to go back. They didn’t even say much.
Originally, Sophia planned to take them out for a meal before heading back to the hotel. But after meeting Ellinor, she worried about potential problems and thought it better to return to the hotel directly.
They arrived back at the hotel around two in the afternoon. As they passed Thaddeus’ suite, they saw his two trusted henchmen standing by the door. This meant that Thaddeus had returned from his morning errands.
With a glint in her eyes, Sophia stopped and said to Marcus, who was in his wheelchair, “Marcus, you and Tristan go to our suite first. I’m going to greet my dad and let him know we’re back.”
Marcus simply nodded and continued forward with Tristan.
After watching Marcus and Tristan enter their suite, Sophia knocked on her father’s door and stepped inside.
As soon as she entered, she stumbled over something hard on the floor. She almost fell over.