“I just hope that she will have a place to stay before she finishes her studies. She‘s a poor girl, so I have to be responsible while she grows up. I hope that you can help. After she grows up and is able to live ‘by herself, she won‘t ask for anything from your family anymore.”
Edward was surprised when he heard that.
Women who remarried would usually want the man to accept their children, but she was thinking about this from his perspective. He didn‘t like the idea of Jenna bringing her daughter along. He was a businessman, so he would be worried that a woman who married him with a child would have bad intentions, and on top of that, he already had a daughter.
After Jenna said all that, he asked if she was alright if he didn‘t announce their relationship with the Xaviers, and she agreed.
Edward snapped out of that and looked at her, “It‘s time to address me.”
Lucy was surprised. Seeing that she was just standing there, Elaine nudged her.” Why are you just standing there? Call him Dad.”
The ‘Mr. Xavier‘ that she was calling him, turned into ‘Dad‘.
Edward nodded. “Come back anytime you want. Our home is your home too! Our home is your home too‘ made Lucy tear up.
Even though Lucy was a part of the Xaviers, she had always reminded herself that that wasn‘t her home but just a temporary place.
Elaine hugged her by her shoulders.” You‘re my sister from now on.”
Lucy lowered her head and wiped away her tears while smiling.
Maisie was happy for Lucy.
After the event, Lucy and the Xaviers walked to the door.
Edward stopped and turned to look at her.” Lucy, your mother cares about you a lot. When she first married me, she was worried that I wouldn‘t accept you, so she begged me and agreed not to announce to the world our relationship. She did all that for you.”
Lucy was stunned.
Edward patted her shoulder. “Go home and talk to her when you have time. She‘s a good mother and wishes you will understand one day.”
Edward got into the car.
Elaine turned back to look at her and whispered, “We‘re going the opposite way, so we can‘t drive you. You have a ride anyway.” She then looked behind Lucy.
Lucy stood there until the car drove away.
She turned around, saw Hector walking down the stairs, and paused. “Y–You‘re not back yet?”
“No, I was talking to Maisie and Nolan.” Hector stopped in front of her and looked at his watch. “Want to take a walk?”
Lucy paused. “You want to take a walk?” “Yes, I‘ve had a bit too much to drink. I need to sober up.”
“I‘ll go with you then.”
The neon lights at the pier looked beautiful. Cars drove on the wide streets, and the headlights shone. The two of them walked along the bridge as a dim yellow light shone on them.
Hector looked sideways at her, “Are you happy that your stepfather finally accepted you into the family?”
Lucy smiled, “Yes.” She then looked down because it was unbelievable, “I never dared think that he would one day accept me, and I didn‘t know that my mother begged him for me to stay with them.”
She had been under the impression that her mother never wanted to admit who she was and was afraid she would mess up her