Benedict instructed a servant to show Larry his room, and reminded her to care for his safety.
“You really spoil him.” Vivian watched the servant lead Larry up the stairs carefully, then turned and looked at Benedict helplessly.
“Don’t worry, I won’t go too far. I definitely won’t spoil your precious son,” Benedict said jokingly as he grabbed Vivian’s purse and hung it on a rack for her.
Vivian just shook her head. She sat down on the couch with Benedict across from her.
“Why didn’t you let me know that you’re coming back?” asked Benedict. “I could have picked you up from the airport. Didn’t you say that you were going to come back a few days later?”
“Yes, I did but Larry was very insistent about seeing his uncle again, so I have no choice but to return earlier,” she said, laughing. “I was afraid that you’d be busy, so I didn’t want to disturb you.”
“I would always make time for my sister and nephew, no matter how busy I get.” Benedict looked at her sternly. “Do you think of me as your brother?”
“Okay, okay,” Vivian said, waving a hand. After all these years, she still felt awful whenever he said something like that. “Ben, we’re a family. There’s no need to be so gracious all the time. Besides, Larry and I got here safely, don’t we? You’re not going to pull a long face with us as soon as we’re here, are you?”
Finally, Benedict’s expression softened and he smiled. Vivian was getting better and better at being coy with him. How could I remain angry after she said that?
With Vivian full of smiles before him, a hint of worry arose in his eyes. Is this the right decision to make?
“What’s wrong, Ben?” Vivian asked, as she noticed the change in his gaze.
Benedict became stern again. “How does it feel to be back? If you do not wish to remain here, I can arrange for both of you to be sent back.”
“It’s nothing,” Vivian replied casually. She looked at him seriously and said, “Ben, I didn’t do anything wrong back then. There’s nothing to run away from anyway. What’s more, I don’t want to have to escape like I did five years ago. This time, I want to face everything head-on.”
Benedict observed the determination and seriousness in his sister’s eyes. He knew in his heart that Vivian intended to get some closure on that chapter of her life.
Though she appeared to be happy living abroad all those years, Benedict couldn’t help but notice that she sometimes got lost in thought when she looked at Larry with grief in her eyes. Almost as though she looked through him and saw someone else. Benedict understood perfectly. That incident was like a knot in her heart. Otherwise, she wouldn’t have shut herself out of any relationship in the past five years.
The only person to resolve this would be the person who had caused it in the first place. It’s a good thing that she decided to come back after all. Only by getting closure will she be able to get a fresh start in life.
“Since you’ve decided, I will always be by your side to support you.”
“Thanks, Ben.” Vivian felt very touched. For the past five years, Benedict had always had her back in every decision she made. He was the source of all her strength and determination.
He patted Vivian’s shoulder lightly. “There’s an auction for antique tomorrow,” Benedict said. “We are the organizer, so I would like you to attend it.”
“Hmm, is it appropriate for me to do that?” Vivian looked doubtful.
“Of course,” Benedict replied matter-of-factly. “Everybody is curious to meet the infamous Ms. Morrison. It’s time for them to learn the truth about your identity.”
“Alright then.” Vivian nodded cautiously. She must present herself at her absolute best, so as to not embarrass Benedict and Morrison Group.
After five years, this was the first time that Morrison Group had organized an auction in Sunshine City. It was a highly anticipated event.
The auction was set to take place in one of the well-known hotels in Sunshine City. At this moment, there was cautious tape all around the hotel’s perimeter. Admission for the general public was not permitted, which meant that the only people allowed in were the elites of Sunshine City.