In Love, Never Say Never Chapter 1765
I wondered if Ashton would continue his pretense if he found out that his beloved daughter was so discontented with him.
However, I could not explain the situation to the kids, so I could only educate them indirectly. Putting down the spoon, I looked at her seriously and said, “Audrey, did Uncle John tell you that there are many children in this world who don’t have enough food to eat? In order to support them, their parents have to leave their hometown and work at a place far away from home. For a year or maybe many years, those children won’t be able to see their parents.”
Holding her spoon, Audrey blinked and nodded. “Yes, Aunt Emma showed me their photos before. She also told me that those children’s parents are dead. If Uncle John donates money to them, they will have food to eat, and Mommy will also come back to me. Aunt Emma wasn’t lying.”
For a brief moment, I was stunned, not knowing that John had done all that to look for me.
Someone fearless like him had actually believed that life would reward him for his good deeds.
Not hearing any news from me must have left him in despair, but fortunately, fate had reunited us.
Taking a deep breath, I tried to get hold of my emotions before continuing, “Yes. Without money and a home, you’ll end up like those children. They might not be able to eat all the food that you’re eating now in their whole life. Because of Daddy’s hard work, you can live in a cozy house and eat delicious meals every day. Do you think it’s right for you to say he’s a bad guy?”
“No, but…” Audrey pursed her lips, and her voice trailed off.
“I know what you mean. Daddy has indeed neglected us during this time, but we’re the closest people to him. Shouldn’t we be more considerate of him?” I stretched out my hand and caressed her hair. “Do you know that he always says that you’re his beloved daughter?”
I did not know which sentence had moved her. In an instant, she was on the verge of tears again. “I’m sorry, Mommy. I was wrong.”
She felt like crying, but knowing that she was at fault, she was too embarrassed to cry out loud, so she pressed her lips together tightly and stared at me.
Looking at her forlorn expression, I quickly comforted her while fondling her hair, “It’s okay. Since you’ve admitted to your mistakes, I’m sure Daddy won’t blame you.”
Soon, Audrey lifted her hand to wipe away the tears and continued to eat her dinner obediently.
Seeing that, I breathed a sigh of relief and prayed for Ashton in my heart. This is all I can do for you. If you don’t come back and apologize to your precious daughter soon, you’d better be prepared to face her wrath.
Since Ashton was not around, Audrey kept clung to me and wanted to sleep with me.
She explained that it was too scary for her not to see Ashton or me the moment she woke up. Thus, she wanted to see me as soon as she opened her eyes. That way, she would not cry when she woke up and found that Ashton was not by her side.
After she fell asleep, I sent Ashton a text after much consideration: Are you abandoning your daughter as well? If you don’t come back anytime soon, the kids might disown you!
Worried that his phone had been tampered with, I did not dare to write anything ambiguous in my text, nor did I expect him to reply.
Nevertheless, it was the first time I had contacted him after such a long time, so I could not help but feel nervous.
Unexpectedly, I received his reply in a short time: No matter what, I’m still their biological father.
Even though he sounded domineering, it was reassuring. I stared at the phone screen for a while before replying to him: Don’t be so confident. I might divorce you and remarry another man. At that time, your children will take another man’s last name!