Chapter 341 Help You (Part Three)
This was the decision Joey had come up with after careful consideration for a few days. Since the night Lukas told him the story of the past, it had been lingering in his mind. Joey began to think that maybe he had misunderstood Victor. Most importantly, if Lukas was telling the truth, maybe there had been misunderstandings between Victor and Rachel Thinking of this, Joey raised his head and stared at Victor. In his opinion, Victor didn’t seem that bad. “Celebrate your birthday?” Raising his eyebrows, Victor asked. He didn’t believe that Joey could help him get Rachel back. Now, the little boy’s request made him more confused. “Why do you want me to celebrate your birthday with you?” The doubt in Victor’s eyes caused Joey to pull a long face. “I mean it. I can help you get her back.” “Okay.” Victor’s Adam’s apple bobbed up and down in his throat. However, there was still a hint of hesitation in his tone. “You don’t believe me?” Seeing the seriousness on Joey’s face, Victor was stunned. For a moment, he believed that this little guy could help him, but in the end, he smiled with self-mockery. How could he believe a child’s words? Rachel hated him to the core. That was why she didn’t hesitate to leave him before. How could she possibly get her back? “Answer my question first. Why do you want to celebrate your birthday with me?” Victor changed the topic. “Of course, it’s because…” Joey almost said that Victor was his father, but he stopped himself. Before, Joey never thought that celebrating birthdays was important. It never made him feel excited even though Rachel and Quintin held a grand party for him every year. However, when he heard Susan say that she wanted to celebrate her birthday with Victor, Joey’s heart complained. At such a young age, Joey already figured out that the reason why Rachel and Quintin always threw him a grand birthday party every year was that he didn’t have a father to celebrate it with him. Till now, Joey had never experienced having a father by his side on his birthday. How could he not be hurt when his biological father, who had no idea about his existence, would celebrate another woman’s birthday? The more Joey thought about it, the sadder he felt. “What?” Confused with his sudden pause, Victor frowned. “Well, that’s because I haven’t celebrated my birthday once. I want to have a birthday party this time.” Of course, it was a lie. Victor’s eyes darkened and he didn’t say anything. The look on his face made Joey nervous. After all, he was guilty of lying. “Okay, okay. I lied. I celebrated my birthday every year… But my daddy was never there.” Daddy?
Did he mean Odin?
If Joey hadn’t mentioned about his father, Victor would have forgotten that he was Odin’s child. • “When I was younger, I used to be jealous of other children who celebrate their birthdays with their parents, because my dad was never there for my birthday. I know now that my daddy is dead. I…I don’t have a father anymore…” Loneliness crossed Joey’s eyes as he spoke. 2 “I have never seen him and don’t even know what he looks like. Lukas told me that you looked like him. That’s why I want you to celebrate my birthday with me and be my daddy for a day.” Silence filled the room after that. Victor stared at Joey’s face as if he was checking if the child was lying or not. 1 “Okay.” In the end, Victor couldn’t say no to the child in front of him.