Adina was cleaning up the broken pieces on the floor of the kitchen. When she heard George’s voice, she immediately turned around and looked over.
That cold and indifferent small face slowly overlapped with the small, bruised infant face from four years ago.
He was her eldest son, the son who was supposedly stillborn.
Adina’s tears fell.
“Mom, what happened?” Alden immediately rushed into the kitchen. He quickly wiped the tears off Adina. “No… I’m okay!” Adina lowered her head and wiped her tears away. “I rubbed my eyes with my hands after I cut the chilies…”
“Auntie Adina, I’ll help blow your eyes.” Harold also walked inside. He leaned close to Adina, pouted, and gently blew. After Melody walked into the kitchen, she held Adina’s arm and also blew. Adina’s heart melted. She held the three kids who surrounded her with her arms, and she softly said, “Mommy is fine. I’m okay…” The scene in the kitchen made George feel gloomy.
He also wanted to walk over and lean into Adina’s arms.
But how could he do that?
He had attacked Adina’s company, and he also set up a trap for her. He had been so hostile toward her.
George stood still, and he dared not walk forward. Adina suddenly glanced at him.
He felt surprised. He pretended to stand calmly, but his hands on his sides slowly clenched into fists.
“So you are Harold’s highly intelligent brother.” Adina flashed a gentle smile. “This is our first official meeting. What should I call you?” Her voice was as soft as the rain that pattered on his heart on an autumn day. George’s tension loosened. He pursed his lips and said, “You can just call me by my name.”
Adina fell into contemplative silence.
When Duke called the kids, he always called them by their names, and it sounded very indifferent.
George was already an indifferent person. A four-year-old boy should possess more
innocence and childishness. She chuckled and said, “I’ll call you Georgie, then.” “Haha!” Harold laughed. “Auntie Adina, when you call George by that name, it sounds like he is a kid…” “He is a kid. He is just a minute older than you. You’re Hal, and he is Georgie.” Adina looked at George and softly said, “Do you mind if I call you that?” George’s eyes displayed his disbelief. He had treated her in that way, yet she could still be so gentle to him. He slowly moved his lips. “I don’t mind.”
“Okay, I’ll call you Georgie!” Adina smiled. “You kids go and play in the living room. Dinner will be ready in a minute.” Harold held Melody’s hand and walked to the living room. “Mel, I bought you some nice building blocks today again.” Alden and George stared each other in the eyes. They did not talk, but the tension between them melted away.
Duke made his move and walked into the kitchen.
As soon as he entered, Mr. Brown sensibly led the chefs to leave. He left the space to the two of them.
“Why are you suddenly willing to come to our house again?”
Duke stood behind Adina while he slowly asked. Adina’s hands paused as she cut the vegetables. She indifferently said, “I was too busy in the past few days, so I didn’t come over. Now that my work is done, I naturally have to fulfill my