Meanwhile, there were tears in Larry’s eyes. My daddy is holding me. Not Uncle Benedict. It’s my daddy.
Larry blinked back his tears as he did not want to cry in front of his own father.
While walking to his office with Larry in his arms, Finnick teased the boy from time to time, causing him to laugh while also leaving others stunned.
Seeing Finnick go into the elevator with a kid, the employees downstairs started gossiping among themselves.
“I’m not seeing things, am I? Is the man, who was holding a kid, Mr. Norton? That poker-faced man?”
“Whose kid is that? Could it be Mr. Norton’s?”
“What nonsense are you spouting? It’s possible if Mr. Norton hasn’t divorced. But he has, so how can he have a kid that old? Unless…”
“Are you saying that this kid is his illegitimate son?”
“I think so. Otherwise, why would Mr. Norton, who has always been known for his indifference, be so kind to a strange kid? It’s the first time I saw him smile!”
As Finnick was now at his office with Larry, he did not know what those employees were talking about.
“Little pumpkin, can you wait for me here? I’m having a meeting. If you need anything, just go to the lady—my secretary—whom I’ve just shown you,” Finnick reminded Larry as he was a little worried to leave him alone in his office.
He also didn’t expect that he would have so much concern for a kid whom he had just known.
“Okay, I got it. Don’t you worry, Mr. Norton. I’ll be good,” promised Larry as he squared his shoulders.
Looking at the serious expression on Larry’s cute face, Finnick could not help but chuckle. “Alright, then I’ll go for my meeting. Be good.”
After speaking, Finnick pinched Larry’s face, then stood up and walked out of the office. He reminded the secretary outside his office again before he headed to the meeting room.
As there was now only Larry in the office, he walked away and explored the office. Is this where Daddy works? It’s so huge and grand! He must be very capable, seeing that he has such a huge office.
That thought made Larry proud as he had such a capable man as his father. However, sadness crept up on him.
Why doesn’t Daddy want me and Mommy? Why does Mommy say that Daddy is dead? Did they have a fight? But it’s okay!
Larry clenched his fists to cheer himself up as he made up his mind to find a way to get his parents back together. Then, he would be able to have a mother and a father like other kids did.
While he was thinking of a way to reconcile his parents, he saw an elderly man walk into the office. It was none other than Samuel Norton.
He was here to discuss something with Finnick, only to see an adorable kid inside his office.
He was stunned for a moment, then he began to imagine Finnick’s relationship with this kid. Could he be a son Finnick had behind my back? But it’s impossible that I’m in the dark about it.
The soft voice snapped Samuel out of his thoughts. He began to scrutinize the kid and asked, “Who are you? Why are you here?”
“My name’s little pumpkin. Mr. Norton brought me here,” Larry replied obediently as Vivian taught him to be polite toward the elderly.
“I got separated from my mommy, so Mr. Norton promised to help me find her and brought me here.”
So that’s what happened. I’ve overthought things. Samuel nodded in realization. But this kid seems to be very polite and well-mannered. His parents must have taught him well.
“Little pumpkin is such a nice name. How old are you?” This was probably the first time Samuel was so patient toward a kid.