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   Chapter 1508 A Blessed Life

The Substitute Bride By Mi Lu Characters: 9725

Updated: 2019-09-09 00:25


Choked by his sister, Clark was searching hard in his mind to find words to retort. The uneasiness on his face reminded Sheryl of Charles at certain moments.

She beamed feeling all warm inside. That was the life she was longing for.

Her life completely changed after she gave birth to the twins. She used to devote all her time to her work in the past, but that changed in the last few years since she spent most of her time with the kids instead. Shirley and Clark were gifts from heaven, and living with them made her life happier and more colorful.

"Mommy, why are you home at this time?" Shirley asked out of nowhere a moment later, resting in her mother's arms.

Sheryl definitely didn't want to tell them about her breathtaking day, not wanting to scare them off. She poked on her daughter's little nose and replied with a smile, "Well, I don't feel like working today, so I took a day off."

"Hmm, I didn't know there's a time when Mommy doesn't feel like working!" Shirley exclaimed with an unbelievable expression.

Sheryl burst into laughter, and then rubbed Shirley's little head.

"You little goose! Mommy must have something more important to do other than work. That's why she took a day off," Clark butted in.

Sheryl shook her head and cast Clark a knowing glance. Her son was too smart to be deceived. Nothing got past him. Clark stared back at her with the same eyes he inherited from his father.

She then reached out another arm and grabbed Clark closer. Just as Melissa was coming downstairs, the scene of a mother and her kids talking and laughing stung her eyes. She felt jealous and decided to interrupt them.

"I see you're home! Shirley and Clark, would you like join me for desserts? They're freshly made and taste fabulous!" she said loudly with an affable smile as if she had been a kind grandma.

Clark just ignored her while Shirley's eyes lit up when she heard the word "desserts."

But she didn't answer, her gaze moving back and forth between her mother and grandma.

Sheryl noticed her little girl's dilemma so she patted her shoulders. "Do you want to grab some desserts, Shirley?"

Shirley nodded a few times, fixating her eyes on the plate on the table.

Seeing Shirley's reaction, Melissa clapped her hands and urged, "Come on! What are you waiting for?"

"Go ahead, sweetie. Don't forget to show your gratitude to your grandma." Sheryl kissed her daughter on the forehead before she let her go.

Witnessing this, Melissa was surprised that Sheryl didn't stop her kids from getting along with her. Melissa found it weird that she even told Shirley to express her gratitude.

In Melissa's perspective, Sheryl was a woman of narrow mind, so she suspected her of scheming. However, since she was unable to figure out what Sheryl was planning as of yet, Melissa decided to put it aside and braced up to cotton up with little Shirley.

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n how to deal with his mother. Actually, she was hoping that Melissa could stay away from their life. But to Sheryl's surprise, he helped her out without any hesitation and did lots of things for her without letting her known. Mixed emotions welled up in her heart as she rested her head on his shoulder.

At the same time, Charles had felt her uneasiness at first and was glad to feel her relaxed later on. He understood that Sheryl had not completely gotten over what happened these past two days.

Charles turned to his kids and asked, "Clark, why don't you take your sister upstairs to your room? I think the teacher will be glad if she sees Shirley do well at her homework tomorrow. Daddy and Mommy want some time alone."

Actually, Clark had sensed the tension between their parents a while ago. It seemed that their mother had something on her mind, although she never mentioned it. He was glad that their father would take care of it eventually, and secretly hoped that one day he would be able to share their responsibility.

He nodded at his father and took his sister's hand. "Let's go upstairs, Shirley. We need to finish our homework before dinner," he explained and led her to the staircase.

Shirley, however, was reluctant to leave. She wanted to stay with their parents a little longer. Noticing the stern expression on both her brother's and father's faces, she felt the need to follow Clark. She might be spoiled, but she knew what she was supposed to do, if necessary.

Sheryl remained silent. She felt more unease and nervous as soon as the kids left the two of them alone.

She hesitated for a long moment before getting enough courage to face Charles. Then raising her head, she looked into his eyes.

"Charles, I…"

"Sher, look…"

They both opened their mouth at the same time and stopped abruptly when they realized the other one had something to say. They couldn't help but laugh at each other.

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