After listening to Marcus’ take on things, Sophia reconsidered. “Uh… okay then. I’ll have my father arrange for you and Tristan to head back to M State. As soon as I wrap up everything here, I’ll rush back to you.”
If it weren’t for her fear of that wretched woman, Ellinor, snatching Marcus away, she would absolutely not let him leave with Tristan.
There was nothing better than having them under her watchful eye. But now, she might be under the scrutiny of tax auditors, leaving her no time to look after Marcus and Tristan. She couldn’t bear the thought of any misfortune befalling them.
After weighing the pros and cons, it seemed best to send them back to M State first.
She would have her father’s men look after them. Once they were in M State, nothing would go wrong.
Marcus nodded. “You get some sleep. I’ll wait for the room service to bring up our food.”
Sophia was somewhat taken aback to receive such care about Marcus.
“Thank you, Marcus. It’s nice to have you by my side. I’ll surely miss you once you return to M State.”
Marcus didn’t respond to her sentiment. Just then, there was a knock on the door. It was probably room service, so he maneuvered his wheelchair to answer it.
The fireworks show at the amusement park had begun. Ellinor, alone with her three children, watched from the VIP terrace.
Adrian and Layla were jumping around in excitement. They were having the time of their lives and were completely engrossed in the fun.
Little Baber cuddled up to Ellinor, sensing that his mother seemed to be preoccupied. He whispered into her ear, “Mommy, are you okay? You don’t seem very happy.”
Ellinor, lost in the grandeur of the fireworks, cracked a smile at Baber’s question. “Oh, darling, Mommy’s fine. Just a bit tired.”
Baber instantly hung his head low, like a child who had done something wrong. “It’s all my fault. I insisted on coming to the amusement park. I’ve made you tired.”
Ellinor frowned slightly as she ruffled Baber’s hair affectionately. “What are you talking about? Mommy enjoys spending time with you here. I never had the chance to visit places like this when I was a child.”
The guilt in Baber’s eyes faded as he stared wide-eyed at Ellinor. “Why not, Mommy? Didn’t anyone take you to amusement parks when you were little?”
“Hmm. For a long time, when I was a child, I was on my own.”
Baber, unaware of Ellinor’s childhood, felt sympathy wash over him after hearing this. He moved closer and heartily embraced his mother.
“Mommy, you’ll never be alone again. I’ll be with you, and so will my siblings… and Daddy… if he comes back.”
Ellinor tenderly stroked Baber’s head. “Same for you, sweetheart. You’re never alone. You have Mommy, your siblings, and your daddy.”
A glimmer of hope sparked in Baber’s uncertain gaze, mirroring the reflection of the fireworks above him.
By the time they returned to the Blanchet Villa, it was already deep into the night.
The fireworks show at the amusement park didn’t end late. However, due to the crowd and the darkness, Ellinor feared she might lose the children in the commotion. After all, she was the only adult, and she had no help. So, she waited until the very end before leaving the park with the children.