After Joshua left, Nellie woke up and headed downstairs as well.
She was still in her pink cartoon pajamas. She sat awkwardly by the dining table.
“Why did Daddy leave so early in the morning?“ Luna furrowed her brows. “Nellie.”
Luna looked around. Once she made sure that no one else was in the house, she sighed deeply as she softly spoke, “If Mommy isn’t here in the future, you have to take good care of yourself. Do you hear me?“
Startled, Nellie put the hash browns down. “ Mommy, why won’t you be here? Are they chasing you away?“
Luna ignored her question. “I only want you to learn how to be independent.“
“I don’t want to be independent. If I’m independent, Mommy, Neil, and Nigel won’t take care of me anymore, muttered Nellie while she angrily munched on the hash browns. “I don’t want to be independent! I don’t want to be obedient. I don’t want to grow up!“
Luna, who sat in front of Nellie, looked at Nellie helplessly and sighed.
She took out her phone and looked at the tracking number which Malcolm couriered the jewelry materials to her.
Checking the tracking number showed that Malcolm had used express delivery to send the package from Europa to Banyan City.
The courier would take another day to reach, and Granny Lynch’s birthday banquet was two days later. Luna only hada day left.
Closing her eyes momentarily, she then opened them as she looked at Nellie. “We haven’t painted in a long time, have we now?”
At the mention of painting, Nellie’s eyes sparkled. Nellie was like Luna: passionate about art and design.
However, because her body was too weak, when they were overseas, Nellie would stay in the studio all day without sleeping.
Later on, for the sake of her health, Luna forbade Nellie from painting.
At the mention of painting once again, Nellie was so excited that she almost fell off her chair.
Her big, watery eyes shone with excitement. “You’ll let me paint?“
“Mmh.“ Luna smiled gently. “Quickly eat up. I’ll tell your Daddy to prepare an art studio for you later.
As for the design of Stargazing, she still needed to make some amendments.
“Okay! “ Nellie gobbled up the hash browns. “I’ll send Daddy a message after eating! “
“Don’t rush.” Luna patted Nellie on the head. “I ‘m going back to our rented house later. Do you want to tag along?“ The design drafts that Neil took the liberty of sending them back from overseas came in handy at that moment.
At the hospital.
Joshua just exited from the elevator when Aura, who had been sitting by the emergency room entrance, rushed forward.
“Joshua, why are you only here now?! “
She wiped her tears as she reached out to grab Joshua’s arm. “Granny had been in there the entire night, and I’ve been so worried. I can’t stop crying.”
Joshua looked at her condescendingly. He snickered and pulled away from her.
At the entrance of the emergency room, the butler was diligently standing guard. Upon seeing Joshua, the butler’s face turned serious. “Sir, you shouldn’t have come now.“
Joshua smiled slightly. He raised his voice, “Granny, I’m here. Come aut.” His words made the entire corridor of the hospital silent.
After a long while, the door of the emergency room opened.
The groggy doctor braced himself before he started explaining Granny Lynch’s condition seriously, “ Granny Lynch was too anxious…“
“I know.” Joshua pushed the doctor away and strode into the emergency room.
The pale Granny Lynch, who was in striped pajamas, was lying on the bed as she looked at him feebly. “Joshua, you’re here.”