“T-That’s not true! Don’t you dare tattle!” Alyssa pursed her lips and elbowed Jasper.
Winston felt a surge of warmth when he witnessed the loving
exchange between the couple. Even Neil beamed gently at the scene.
“Jasper, Lyse is not in her best health. I know you keep her company, but you can’t be with her around the clock because of your busy schedule. I’m worried for my daughter and plan to take her home for recuperation,” Winston proposed.
After joking around and exchanging pleasantries, it was time to reveal his purpose for the visit.
“I’m not going home! You’re wrong to say I have no one to look after me. Mrs. Rosie is dependable and looks after me well. There’s no way, I’m going home!” Alyssa threw a tantrum before the two men who loved her the most.
Jasper stood beside her in silence and tightened his grip on her waist. In fact, he had considered sending her home to Belbanks, where she’d be taken care of and spend some quality time with her. family.
However, he was reluctant to part with her. He cherished every second he was around her and doted excessively on her.
Even a day apart was enough to kill him. He would miss her so much
that it hurt.
Since Alyssa was stubborn, Winston turned to convince Jasper with a stern look. “Jasper, my daughter had once married you, but you’re not a married couple now. Besides, you must consider your social standing and hers. It’s inappropriate for both of you to cohabitate
“Jasper, if you are serious about building a future with Lyse, you should take it one step at a time instead of speeding things up. Do you agree?”
Taking a deep breath, Jasper nudged the hesitant Alyssa toward Winston. “Lyse, go home with your dad and recover well.”
“Are you kicking me out?” She frowned at him, tearing up in a pitiful look.
“Silly goose, what are you talking about? I’m not kicking you out. This is for your own good,” Jasper said and choked on his tears, heartbroken at her expression.
“W-Will you visit me in Belbanks?” she asked in a trembling voice.
“Of course. I’ll visit you in the next few days.” Despite saying so, he could not bear to be away from her for that long. He had even thought of meeting her the next morning, even if all he could do was stand guard outside Heightsview Villa to be close to her.
Winston was gripped by guilt. However, he would rather deal with i than leave Alyssa in Solana City. After all, she had gotten on the bad side of the Becketts and the Harpers. The Harpers had even devised to harm her, and there was no guarantee what they’d do next to her.
He’d lose sleep every time he considered the risks.
Finally, Alyssa departed Solana City in Winston’s car. In the deep of the misty night, Jasper stood for a long while until the car vanished from sight. Then, he hung his head low as he clenched his fists and teared up.
Feeling very sorry for Jasper, Xavier comforted him, “Mr. Beckett, don’t worry about it. Madam is visiting her family and will come home to you soon. Distance makes the heart fonder.”
Jasper’s vision was blurred by his tears. He corked up, saying, “I know. I’m just feeling sorry for not taking better care of her
The Rolls-Royce headed toward Bebanks in the night. Alyssa leaned against Winston and sank into sillenge. He put an arm around her shoulder and coaved her Lyse do you blame me