The More the Merrier Chapter 474
Sharing Apples With The Other Children
“Let’s stay here for now. I’ll call Daddy and ask him how Mommy’s doing,” said Gavin.
“Okay.” Zachary nodded.
“Hurry up!” urged Jasper.
“I wonder if he even knows how to look after Mommy,” Oliver pondered.
Still, they secretly commended Benjamin for rushing home just for Arissa.
With a nod, Gavin took out his phone, adjusting his tone a little.
“Are you still with Mommy?”
“Yeah,” answered Benjamin. “Why?”
“Why didn’t you tell me that she’s sick?” the boy questioned sternly.
Benjamin paused momentarily before responding, “And what if I did tell you? You’d just come and bother her while she’s asleep.”
“I wouldn’t do that,” Gavin replied dejectedly. “How is Mommy doing now?”
“She’s still sleeping. She’s fine now.”
The man glanced at Arissa, who was still in bed.
“You’d better take good care of her,” warned Gavin. “I’m coming after you if I get home and find out that you don’t treat her well.”
Benjamin scoffed. “Is there anything else?”
After hanging up, Gavin turned to his siblings. “Mommy’s fine. She’s asleep now.”
The other children nodded in response.
“Let’s head back to where Tim is,” said Zachary.
They made their way back under Gavin’s lead, only to freeze in surprise as they spotted Tim heading up the stairs.
Seeing the boy drenched in sweat and panting heavily, they rushed over to him.
“Tim! You walked all the way up using the stairs?”
Jasper stared at Tim, who turned red and nodded.
Gavin, Zachary, and Oliver were dumbfounded.
“But Tim,” said Jesse while pointing to the elevator. “You could’ve taken the elevator. You’d be so tired coming all the way up climbing the stairs!”
Tim found himself unable to speak. He had taken the stairs because he didn’t know how to use the elevator.
“It’s healthier to use the stairs,” Zachary chimed in as he noticed the boy’s embarrassment.
Then, he walked toward him. “I’ll help you carry that.”
Tim opened the bag and gave them each an apple. “I got you apples!”
The boy then headed back into the ward with the two remaining apples.
Holding the fruit in their hands, the five children exchanged glances before breaking out into a smile.
“He doesn’t seem to hate us! He even gave us apples.”
Oliver gave his apple a quick rub and began to eat it.
“You should wash that first.”
Being the clean freak he was, Zachary couldn’t stand seeing his brother behaving that way.
“It’ll be fine!”
With a grin, Jasper wiped his own apple with his shirt and took a bite. “Yum! It’s really sweet.”
Zachary shook his head. “Let’s go wash our apples,” he said to Zachary and Jesse.
“Okay,” Jesse replied delicately before following the boy.
Jack soon returned, and his eyes lit up at the sight of each child holding an apple.
“I’ll go in first,” he said to them while heading in the direction of the ward.
He still had to rush back to Dellmoor right after this.
The man entered the ward and saw Tim handing Ethen an apple.
“This is for you, Mr. Frank!”
Ethen was moved to see the little boy give the last apple away. “Thank you, Tim! But you can have it.”
“I don’t like apples. You eat it,” Tim insisted.
“Do I get one, too, Tim?” teased Jack as he walked over.
The boy was stunned as embarrassment washed over him.
But I only bought seven. There’s none left!
Seeing that, Jack chuckled and handed over the things he bought earlier.