Archie and Benny had barely finished reading the discussion online when Estella arrived at their door, leaving them no time to even shout for joy.
“Archie, Benny, Ms. Linda is here to give us a ride to school!” she yelled as she rapped firmly on the door to get their attention.
Estella might be staying with them, but Roxanne worked long hours recently, which meant that the little girl didn’t get to see her after waking up in the morning.
Thus, Estella was dependent on the boys for companionship, eagerly looking forward to seeing them every morning. This morning, however, the boys were still upstairs even after Linda arrived. Hence, Estella graciously offered to go up there and fetch them.
When Archie and Benny heard Estella’s voice, they quickly closed the laptop, but they were unable to restrain the grins that were spreading across their faces.
“Why are you grinning?” Estella was confused, but that didn’t stop her from grinning along with them. Benny patted her head like an adult and replied. secretively, “I won’t tell you! You’ll find out soon, anyway”
I can’t believe Daddy released a statement saying we’re his children! Does that mean we don’t have to keep our identities a secret from him soon?
With that thought in mind, Benny turned to look at Archie expectantly. Archie was well aware of what Benny was thinking. Despite the broad smile on his face, he wasn’t as naive as Benny and was certain about his guess.
It looks like we’re right to change our minds about Daddy. He loves Mommy dearly! I can’t believe he did that to protect Mommy. Linda drove the kids to the kindergarten.
During break time, Benny dragged Archie to the restroom to avoid Estella. The two boys whispered in the male restroom. “Archie, how did Daddy find out about our identities?” Benny asked innocently.
He assumed Lucian published that statement because the latter had discovered the truth about their identities. However, after asking that question, he realized that Archie didn’t seem happy as he was. Rather, Archie seemed annoyed. Benny was baffled. Looking at his brother’s foolishly innocent. demeanor, Archie responded, “Daddy doesn’t know that we’re his children yet.”
Benny furrowed his brows. “Seriously? But it must be Daddy who released that statement! If he doesn’t know, then why did he say that?” Archie told him solemnly, “Because of Mommy!”
Benny tilted his head in confusion. “If he doesn’t explain our identities, the netizens will assume Mommy had us with another man. They will then insult her.” Archie was indeed Lucian’s biological son, for
he understood his father’s intentions like the back of his hand. “By acknowledging us as his. own, Daddy is making sure that Mommy will not be subjected to the malicious words of the online community. He is doing so to protect us all from any possible hurtful remarks.”
Benny listened with his eyes wide open. It was not until he listened to the explanation given by Archie that he finally understood the situation.
He’s right. Only we, Mommy, and Aunt Madilyn. know that we’re Daddy’s sons. If none of us say anything, Daddy will never find out. Daddy only did that to protect Mommy.
Even so, the boys were satisfied. At least we can be sure that Daddy loves Mommy sincerely. They will end up together one day! I wonder if Mommy had seen the statement…
Estella, on the other hand, was confused to see the boys beaming all day.