The More the Merrier Chapter 515
Do Not Be Shy
“No, it’s not the same. Tim has to learn how to take the elevator!” Gavin coolly reminded Shaun.
Shaun drew back in shock before gazing at the little boy in front of him.
“It’s okay, Mr. Bailey,” Tim muttered, feeling somewhat embarrassed.
The next second, Shaun broke into a smile and opened the elevator door. “Come here, Tim!” he said as he gently ruffled the boy’s hair.
Still red in the face, Tim lifted his hand and closed the elevator door. After recalling what Arissa had taught him, he pushed the button for the first floor.
When the elevator didn’t move, Tim grew nervous once again. Oh, no. Have I done something wrong?
Arissa, who noticed how flustered her son was, quickly explained, “That’s it, Sweetheart! It takes a while for the elevator to move!”
True enough, the elevator started descending at that moment, and Tim’s eyes lit up.
“You’ll get the hang of it with more practice, Tim!” Oliver reassured.
“Yes!” Tim replied, nodding excitedly as his lips curled into a smile.
“There’s nothing to be embarrassed about, Tim. I was the same when I tried it the first time. I was so afraid of making mistakes that I didn’t even dare to press the buttons!” Jasper piped up with a grin.
He went on to share his experiences, and it didn’t even matter if Tim commented or not.
Benjamin hadn’t taken his eyes off Tim, but he was visibly relieved after seeing how well the other children got along with the latter.
Shaun, Ethen, and Bradley merely smiled at the boy, not wanting to say anything lest it made him feel uncomfortable.
The elevator stopped on one of the other floors, except no one else got on when they saw it was already full.
“You can close the door,” Shaun urged as he patted Tim’s head.
Tim shot the doctor a glance before pressing the button to close the door. Once the elevator continued its descent, the joy he felt was beyond measure.
Yes! I’m getting better at this!
“You’re amazing, Tim!” Zachary exclaimed with a massive smile.
Upon hearing that, Tim instantly blushed.
Oliver, Jasper, and Jesse then chimed in with their compliments, causing him to turn even redder in the ears.
Gavin and the adults, too, beamed with delight but said nothing more.
Gazing tenderly at her children, Arissa ushered them out first as soon as the elevator stopped.
“Let’s go! It’s time for lunch!” Shaun said as he swiftly picked up Tim and Jesse.
Ethen carried Jasper and Oliver, while Bradley followed behind with Gavin and Zachary in his arms.
Just like that, the six children were all safely escorted away.
Feeling relaxed, Benjamin looped an arm around Arissa’s waist as they brought up the rear.
“What about the doctors from Dellmoor? Aren’t they going to eat with us?” the latter suddenly asked.
Benjamin furrowed his brows and replied, “It’s all right. They’ll be eating at the hospital.”
I didn’t even want to invite Shaun and the others. Why would I get the other doctors to come along?
Arissa immediately raised her brows. “Should we ask them anyway?”
“We’re having lunch on our own,” Benjamin insisted as he stared intently back.
Realizing he didn’t sound too happy, Arissa quickly stopped with her questions.
The group decided to go to the restaurant in three separate cars, and the children were only too happy to follow Shaun, Ethen, and Bradley.
Even though Benjamin and Arissa were in the same car, the latter couldn’t help but shoot a worried glance at the children.
“Come on, get in the car. What are you still looking at?” Benjamin asked while opening the front passenger door for her.
“The kids…” she mumbled.
The other five are familiar with Shaun and the guys, but Tim has only just known them. What if he feels out of place?
Sighing, Benjamin pushed her into the car. “The guys will take good care of them!”
Once Arissa had settled into her seat, Benjamin promptly leaned forward and fastened her seatbelt.
Alas, she was so shocked by the sudden closeness that she instinctively pushed herself back into her seat.
When Benjamin’s musky, masculine scent wafted into her nose, Arissa instantly felt a flush creeping up her face.
That, of course, did not escape Benjamin’s eyes. In fact, the sight of Arissa blushing was so mesmerizing that his gaze gradually darkened.
Unable to control himself any longer, he kissed her.
Arissa widened her eyes, completely taken aback.
Benjamin merely chuckled and pinched her cheek before closing the door behind him.
Naturally, Arissa’s heart was racing. She touched the area where she had just gotten kissed, only to feel her cheeks burning even more.
Her eyes followed the strapping man as he walked to the driver’s seat. Why has he suddenly become so gentle?
Benjamin got into the car and raised his brow in amusement when he saw Arissa staring at him.
“What’s wrong?” he asked, exuding his natural elegance and air of superiority.