Noting that Anthony and Chris had a few
grocery bags with them, Charmine had n
o choice but to go to the control room and
pressed on two red buttons. The grids
outside the main entrance were retracmd.
Anthony entered the villa holding Chris’
hand with his free hand, and he placed
the groceries on the table. Once she came
down, Charmine saw her table filled with
bags, including a few bags filled with
A grin made its way to her face
unconsciously. “Why so many?”
There were at many pads that it could
last fora year.
“I didn’t know which one you use, so I
took one of every brand,” came
Anthony’s blunt reply with a passive
expression on his face.
“Hoy’ much are these? CH pay tailback.”
“Mommy, they’re for you. Daddy bought
them for you! But, if you insist, you can
hug me and Idss me,” beamed Chris said a
x he walked in front of her and reached
out with his adorable flabby hands.
Charmine waMed to turn him down but
once she saw that adorable face with a
cute pout, she could not help but bend
down and carry him. “Momo, you can’t b
e so wasMfur These are hard-eamed
money, and it needs to be returned.”
“But you’re Mommy, and we’re a family,
so It’s okay,” Chris chirped.
Charmine caressed his face and
sympathetically muttered, “Momo, I
knowyou like me, but I’m not your
Mommy. Do you understand?”
“Yes, Mommy,” Chris answered
She let It go, thinking they would not be
meeting much anyway. Charmine then
turned to Anthony and said, “It’s getting
late. Bring Momo home to rest. He’s
growing, and he needs sleep.”
Anthony frowned. He came here to care
for her, and she asked him to leave so
His eyes gleamed as a lightbulb went off
n his head. “Momo, come here.” Anthony
reached out to Chris. “We’re going
“No! I only want my Mommy’s hug!
Momo wants to stay with Mommy
tonight!” Chris clung onto Charmine’s
Anthony frowned. “Pont be naughty.”
“But I only want to be with Mommy!”
Chris clung to Charmine much tighter
Anthony’s elegant face darkened
instantly. “Come here.” He grabbed Chris
‘ hand with his own. “What did you
promise me before we left home today?
Have you forgotten?” Anthony snapped,
and he smacked the boy’s rear rather
Aloud smack was heard followed by Chris
sobbing out of pain.
“Sniff…sniff… It hurts… Don’t hit me…!”
Anthony’s handsome face fumed colder. ”
Bonk you data cry. Grown men don’t
cry.” As he scowled, he gestured to smack
“Was… Mommy! Help! Help me!” Chris
cried out with a hoarse voice, hk face
smashed with tears as he blinked.
Charmine could not stand it anymore.
She reached out and carried Chris away
from Anthony, glaring at Anthony with
anger. “ht. Bailey, I don’t mean to
itrude, but this isn’t howyou mach your
son! He’s just a kid, and thk will
“He was the one who disobeyed mein the
first place,” Anthony reasoned
“Was… Momo didn’t do anything wrong
…!” Chris whimpered again. “Momo only
wants to be with Mammy. Momo miss
Mommy! Momo never had the chance to
sleep with Mammy… Momo doesn’t want
to sleep alone in the Mildren’s had
Momo wants hug f tom Mommy! Momo
wants to he with Mommy…”
He cried as his tears rolled doum his
cheeks like waterfalls.
Charmine’s heart melted with sympathy.
“Momo, don’t cry, don’t cry.” she coaxed
him gently. “Stay over here tonight, I’ll
“nay!” Chris stopped crying instantly,
and a big smile appeared on his face.
“Sorry for the trouble, and thank you for
agreeing, Miss Jordan.” With that said,
Anthony walked over to the door and
closed it behind him.
What just happened?