“Emily, I’ve got an idea,” May Conner said as a sly look appeared in her eyes. She looked around at the living room to check if anyone was near.
“What is it?” Emily Quest moved her head a little closer to May.
Still full of anger, Jeremy Quest walked all the way to Xyla Quest’s house and stopped in front of the door. Since it felt suffocating to stay in his own house, Jeremy did not want to go back for now. Therefore, he thought of spending the night in his elder daughter’s home.
Now, Xyla’s home was the only safe and warm place for him.
Jeremy pressed the doorbell.
Xyla and Stanley Batton were still eating in the dining room. When they heard the doorbell, Stanley was the first to stand up.
“I’ll get the door,” he said.
“Let me do it. You can continue eating,” Xyla stood up directly before walking over to the entrance area. She looked at the monitor to see who it was.
When Xyla saw her father’s face, she was a little taken aback. She had not expected him to show up without informing her ahead of time.
Xyla immediately pressed the button to open the door. After that, both the doors on the outside and the inside were opened. Xyla quickly grabbed a white cashmere coat off the hook on the wall before putting it on. She then waited for Jeremy by the door.
Soon after that, Jeremy came over. As usual, Jeremy seemed upset. Even from a great distance, Xyla could sense his annoyance.
Xyla quickly approached him and gently held his arm.
“Dad, why do you look so upset? Has Aunty made you angry again?” Xyla asked.
When Jeremy saw the caring and gentle look in Xyla’s eyes, he immediately felt much better.
“She’s not the only one. That useless younger sister of yours too,” Jeremy said as he let out a long, helpless sigh.
“Has Emily Quest returned?” Xyla asked.
Xyla believed Emily had returned to apologize. Clearly, her apologies were ineffective against their father.
Although Xyla felt secretly happy, she did not show it on her face. Instead, she continued to look at Jeremy’s face gently.
“Yeah. She came back to apologize. The more I see her, the angrier I become. That’s why I came over. Can I stay over at your place for the night?” Jeremy asked.
Xyla was momentarily stunned.
She had never expected that Jeremy would want to stay over. If that were the case, would the fact that she and Five Batton were sleeping in separate rooms be found out?
“What’s the matter, Xyla?” Jeremy asked confusedly.
“Nothing, ” Xyla said.
When a cold breeze blew against her face, Xyla shivered while she shrunk back a little. She then stood closer to Jeremy and began leading him into the house.
“Do you think Dad is disturbing you and your husband’s space? If that’s the case, I’ll just sit here for a while and leave later,” Jeremy said.