Never Late, Never Away Chapter 2452
A week is too long! Larry will be back by then. If he knows about what Gabriella did to me, he won’t let the matter slide. Hmm, whatever. Everything will work itself out. I’ll brush him off with an excuse when he asks.
Looking at herself in the mirror, she touched her head and chuckled. Luckily, my IQ didn’t drop. After collecting herself, she stood up and left the hospital light-footed.
As soon as she entered the house, Delilah came rushing to her and pulled her to the sofa, exclaiming, “Oh my goodness! Joan, what have you done to yourself? What happened to your head? Tell me.”
“I’m okay. It’s just a minor wound. Not a big deal. See, I’m still hale and healthy.” Joan laughed, trying to ease her worry.
Having expected Delilah’s reaction, she was not surprised to see her making a fuss out of it.
“How is this not a big deal? Joan, are you out of your mind? It’s your brain that got hurt, not your limbs. It’s serious! So, how did you get this? Is it Gabriella? Did she hurt you?” Delilah raised her voice.
Seeing her getting agitated, Joan hesitated for a moment before she finally yielded and told her the truth. She no longer wanted to have any involvement with Gabriella, so naturally, she did not want Delilah to go and confront that madwoman.
After she finished explaining the happening, she held Delilah’s hands and said earnestly, “Ms. Young, no matter what happens, I hope that we wouldn’t have any contact with Gabriella anymore. It doesn’t matter who was the one who hurt me. Please don’t pursue the matter further. Let’s live peacefully like this, okay?”
The sincere look in her eyes, the horrible injury on her head, and her wounded soul touched Delilah’s heart.
She has always been a good girl. Since she has made up her mind, what else can I say? Delilah opened up her arms and gave her a big hug, wanting to give her some warmth and comfort.
“Mom!” Lucius shouted out of the blue, running over to Joan’s side.
When he saw the bandage on her head, he frowned and stood on tiptoe to touch her head. “What happened? Mom, why are you hurt? Who did this to you? I’m going to find that person!”
Amused, Joan and Delilah laughed heartily at his words.
He’s really grown up. How time flies. He even knows how to protect me now.
Joan stroked his hair lovingly and answered, “It’s okay, Lucius. I accidentally tripped and fell. Don’t worry about it.”
“Really? Mom, don’t lie to me, okay? If not, I won’t share with you the candies Dad buys for me next time.” He feigned sternness.
What an innocent, humorous boy!
Joan chuckled and changed the subject deliberately, “Okay. Lucius, what would you like to eat for dinner? I’ll cook it for you later.”
“Hmm, let me think. Okay, I want to eat baked ribs.”
Joan nodded with a smile and went to the kitchen to prepare the meal.
The next day, in the office, Caspian began pacing in the office before mustering up his courage to ask Jessica out for a date. He went into her office and asked with a glimmer of expectation in his eyes, “Jessica, do you want to grab lunch together?”
“No,” she refused without a moment of hesitation.
Huh, why did she reject me so curtly? Caspian inched closer to her and scrutinized every inch of her facial expression, trying to figure what was on her mind.
“What are you doing? Can’t you see that I’m busy?” Jessica grumbled, typing away on her keyboard.
Caspian furrowed his brows in displeasure. “I know you’re busy, but you have to eat.”
“I’m not free. You can go and eat first.”
Why is this woman so insensitive? For Pete’s sake, I just want to ask her out to give her a surprise!
Caspian took a deep breath and continued to ask patiently, “Then, when would you be done?”
However, she waved her hand at him, slightly annoyed. “It’s okay. Don’t mind me. I still have a lot to do. Be good and have your lunch.”
Is she finding me irritable? Dejected, Caspian said no more and left her office.
Upon seeing the crestfallen look on his face, out of concern, Joan asked, “What happened with both of you?”
“Joan, are you sure Jessica is a female? All women hope that their boyfriends would give them some romantic surprises once in a while, but she rejected me again and again.” Caspian crossed his arm, exasperated.