Originally, Sonya did not intend to cause trouble for Roxanne at such an hour. Yet she did not expect her son to release such a shocking announcement on the internet, and she only found out while she was having dinner.
Sonya was so incensed that she didn’t even finish dinner. After throwing her cutleries in at rage, she set off and drove to Roxanne’s house..
She was determined to make Lucian and Estella cut ties with Roxanne as soon as possible. Now that Sonya saw how dependent Estella was on Roxanne, her anger was further fueled.
“Roxanne Jarvis, give me back my granddaughter,” she uttered frostily as if Roxanne had snatched Estella away from her. Sensing Estella’s nervousness, Roxanne gripped the former’s hand to soothe her anxiety. Next, Roxanne lifted her head to face the woman opposite her.
If this had happened in the past, Roxanne might not know how to respond to a demand like this. However, things were different now. She was Estella’s mother, so she had the right to keep Estella by her side and the confidence to face the unreasonable Sonya.
“Essie is my daughter who was separated from me for years. It’s only right that she stays by my side. What are you trying to do, Mrs. Farwell?” Roxanne maintained eye contact with Sonya, showing no intention of backing down.
Her words caused Sonya’s expression to change. “So you’re aware that you’re Essie’s mother? Then where were you all these years? It was the Farwell family who put in so much effort to raise her. What did you do? You proclaimed that you’re her mother right after coming back and took her away from the Farwell family. Have you ever considered our feelings?”
Sonya spoke as if she was doing this solely for the sake of Estella. Feeling a pang of guilt, Roxanne looked down at Estella apologetically..
The girl sensed her gaze and raised her head to flash Roxanne a bright grin. She showed no signs of resentment toward Roxanne as her eyes shone with a look of reliance.
That made Roxanne regain her confidence. She met Sonya’s eyes firmly and uttered, “That’s why I need to spend more time with Essie to make up for all those years I missed out on.”
The air of hostility around Sonya grew at that. Roxanne continued calmly, “If, like what you said, you put in a lot of effort and raised Essie, then her bond with you won’t change no matter how long she stays by my side. You don’t have to worry about that.”
“If you really want me to stop worrying, then give Essie back! Just because you’re her mother doesn’t mean I’ll allow you to join the Farwell family!” snapped Sonya with a steely. look.
As she said that, she even stepped forward in an attempt to grab Estella. Roxanne stepped sideways and shielded Estella. With an icy expression, she voiced, “If that’s the case, we should listen to Essie and respect her decision.”
She turned around and looked at Estella. “Essie, do you want to go back with Grandma?” Estella shook her head without a second thought. She had gone through so much to finally be with her mother. It was only natural that she did not want to part with Roxanne.
When Sonya saw how Estella rejected her without hesitating at all, her face turned grimmer than ever. She accused, “Who knows? Maybe you told her something while she was with you all this time.”
After glowering at Archie and Benny once. again, Sonya added, “What if Essie spends too much time with you and becomes like these two b*stards under your care?”
Immediately, Roxanne’s countenance darkened instantly. “Please watch your attitude toward the kids. They can understand what you’re saying!” she warned, a forbidding aura surrounding her.