Then, he aimed an accusatory glance at Finnick.
It’s bad enough that they didn’t tell me they reconciled. They didn’t even tell me they have a son who’s already this old!
Samuel’s stern gaze made Finnick slightly uneasy.
Clearing his throat, he explained, “Grandpa, I was going to tell you, but I wanted to wait until things were more stable.”
Finnick gauged his grandfather’s reaction, hoping that this reason would appease him.
But Samuel never planned to hold him accountable for this in the first place. Seeing as Finnick rarely came home, he didn’t want to kick up a fuss.
In spite of that, he still harrumphed loudly in displeasure.
“Don’t be mad, Great-grandpa. Daddy didn’t mean it.” Larry went up to Samuel and tugged on the hem of his shirt, hoping to ease his anger.
“Haha. Alright, alright.” Samuel happily obliged, his beard quivering slightly as he chuckled.
Everyone sighed inaudibly when they saw Samuel in good spirits, especially the two adults.
Nothing was more important than making sure Samuel was happy.
No longer angry, Samuel asked them to head to the dining room for lunch.
It had been a long time since the whole family had a meal together, so Samuel ordered the housemaid to prepare an especially big feast.
The housemaid knew that Finnick and Vivian rarely came home, so she made sure to give it her best.
Samuel didn’t know about Vivian’s preferences, so to play it safe, he instructed the housemaid to prepare a little bit of everything.
As a result, the table was filled with a wide variety of food, and Vivian was humbled at the sight of it.
“Grandpa, you didn’t have to prepare so much food. I’m not a picky eater.” Vivian was worried that she would receive the same grand reception the next time they visited because it would put a lot of pressure on her.
“Alright. Let’s enjoy a scrumptious meal just this once. I’ll make it simple the next time.” Samuel, of course, understood Vivian’s concerns.
He didn’t see the need to place unnecessary pressure on the younger generation, so he agreed to Vivian’s request.
Vivian nodded gratefully at Samuel and realized that he wasn’t very difficult to get along with. She could tell that he was more understanding and open-minded than most people his age.
This revelation made her relax considerably and the tension from before instantly left her body.
“Mommy, I want to eat that one.” Because there were too many dishes and the table was exceptionally large, Larry couldn’t reach many of the dishes with his short hands and could only turn to his mother for help.
Vivian glanced at the dish Larry was pointing at and noticed that it was a bit far from her as well.
She would need to stand up to reach it, which would seem rather impolite.
While she was caught in a dilemma, a hand reached out to place some of the dishes onto Larry’s plate.
Vivian shot a grateful look at Finnick and the latter gave her a wink, indicating that he was more than happy to help.
Upon realizing that Samuel had probably witnessed their entire interaction, she blushed slightly.
“Hahaha. Finnick, you cheeky brat. Since you’re both back together now, you’ll have to make the most of it.” Samuel had always favored Vivian, so he was thrilled that they were back together.
Otherwise, he wouldn’t have called them over for lunch.
“Don’t worry, Grandpa. We will,” replied Finnick as he gazed intently at Vivian.
His words seemed like they were for his grandfather when in fact, they were also meant for Vivian.
“Vivian, if Finnick does anything wrong by you, you come straight to me and I’ll teach him a lesson for you.”
Samuel didn’t look like he was joking at all.
“Yes, Grandpa,” Vivian responded with a smile, but didn’t say anything else.
The Nortons paid great attention to table manners, so everyone bowed their heads and ate in silence, finishing their meal very quickly.
Samuel talked to Finnick and Vivian, while Larry sat idly on the sofa, only occasionally joining in the conversation.
“Vivian, your son is already five years old. Are you planning to give him a little sister any time soon?”