Chapter 2736 I Cannot Sleep
Meanwhile, Delilah sighed when she saw how happy Nancy and Lucius were playing together. Joan and Larry had just reconciled and are now having another fight. It really does seem endless.
“Grandma, what’s wrong?” Lucius asked as he gave Delilah a puzzled look.
“It’s nothing, I’m going to prepare dinner. Nancy, do stay and join us…”
“Sure, no problem!” Nancy readily agreed before Delilah even finished her sentence.
“Ms. Barrymore, you really are easygoing!” Lucius gave her a thumbs-up to show his admiration.
After glancing at Lucius and then at Joan’s room, Nancy began to feel uneasy.
Suddenly, Lucius raised his head and asked, “Ms. Barrymore, is Mom in a bad mood recently?”
Nancy was briefly stunned before regaining her composure.
“She’s just tired recently.” She patted Lucius on the back with a smile.
Lucius has grown up and knows how to show concern now.
In her room, Joan was lying on her bed while staring at the ceiling, feeling depressed. She didn’t know if Larry was coming home tonight and wasn’t sure what his impression of her was.
“Mommy, time for dinner,” Lucius called out from outside.
“Lucius, you guys go on without me. I’m too tired to eat…” she replied softly.
Lucius’ expression darkened when he heard Joan’s words.
“Mommy, what’s wrong? Did Dad bully you?” Lucius carefully probed.
At that moment, Joan cleared her throat and got up.
“Lucius.” She quickly opened the door and hugged him affectionately.
“Dad didn’t bully Mom. It’s just that I have a lot on my plate at the moment.”
Alright! When he saw how haggard Joan looked, Lucius hung his head as if he was in deep thought.
“Time for dinner!” Delilah called out from the dining room.
After that, mother and son headed to the dining room.
Thump! Suddenly, the door opened.
Is it Larry?”
The few of them tilted their heads, trying to discern the noise outside.
“Larry, is that you?” Delilah asked.
“It’s me,” Larry replied plainly.
“Have you had dinner? I just cooked…”
“I’ve eaten.” After taking off his shoes, Larry entered his room, looking forlorn.
“It’s nothing. He may just have been too tired,” Delilah explained as she served Lucius some meat.
However, Joan looked nervous as she didn’t know how she would face Larry going forward.
After dinner, Nancy played with Lucius for a while before leaving.
By that time, only Joan was left in the hall, watching television on the sofa. She looked as if she was engrossed in it.
However, all she could think of was Larry’s forlorn silhouette.
“Why aren’t you sleeping?” Delilah walked out as she yawned.
“I can’t sleep. So, I’m going to watch for a while longer,” Joan answered awkwardly as she pointed to the LCD television.
Is that so? Is it really because you can’t sleep? Delilah was puzzled as she looked at Joan skeptically.
“It’s late. Go to bed soon.”
“Alright, Ms. Young. Good night.”
There were three rooms in Delilah’s house. One for herself, another for Lucius, and the last one were shared by Joan and Larry. Now that Larry was in the room, Joan didn’t feel like going in.
“Go and get some sleep. I’m going out.” Larry emerged from the bedroom with a bag in hand.
Where is he going? Joan gave him a puzzled look.
“I’m going on a business trip. Also, just stay at home obediently and don’t cause any more trouble.” Larry’s tone was full of suspicion.