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   Chapter 60 An Illegitimate Child

Trapped In Lace By Six Characters: 11993

Updated: 2020-03-02 00:10


Jack recognized the little boy. He realized that he looked familiar because they had already met each other twice.

"Who is this little fella?" asked Jack. Even though he was confused, he still tried to sound kind and genuine.

"Why don't you introduce yourself to this uncle?" said Rachel.

Mendes was not usually this shy. He sat closer to Rachel in the back seat for comfort. Perhaps he was intimidated by Jack. "My name is Mendes Xu," he said.

Mendes' voice was so soft it was almost inaudible. Rachel couldn't even believe that the voice was from him. He was usually loud and outspoken. She never expected the child was hiding an effeminate side.

Seeing Mendes' reaction reminded Rachel how shy he was when he met Jack in the past. She couldn't help but wonder if Jack was the problem. 'Is he really that intimidating?' she thought.

"Nice to meet you again, Mendes. You can call me Uncle Jack," replied Jack as he tried to keep his eyes on the road.

"Uncle Jack!" Mendes said in a clear and loud voice.

Rachel noticed that Mendes might be trying to please Jack on purpose. Maybe Mendes was trying to get on his good side.

Jack never asked why she was bringing the child with her, nor did he ask where the child came from. He just focused solely on driving and the occasional small talk.

Rachel had planned to ask Jack about Wendy, but she realized that it was not the appropriate time to ask him. Mendes might not be able to completely understand that conversation, Rachel still decided to hold off on the question. It was not healthy for the boy to hear that kind of conversation.

Mendes was usually curious and full of energy, but right now he was behaving himself and wouldn't say a word.

Rachel had no idea why he was behaving this way. What could have made him so afraid of Jack?

She ruffled the child's hair but said nothing. There was an abject silence in the car. Jack found that it was especially quiet. He looked at them from the rearview mirror, and found that neither of them were interested in talking.

Jack saw that Mendes was resting his head on Rachel's shoulder. He stared at her with a pair of bright black eyes.

When the three of them arrived at the Fu family's house, Jonathan was waiting by the gate. He didn't expect that Rachel and Jack would arrive with a child in tow.

The old man glared at Jack. "Who is this boy?" he grunted. Mendes stared at Jonathan with his beady little eyes.

He wondered why the old man was angry and hid behind Rachel. She held Mendes close and stroked the boy's head to comfort him. "This is my friend's child. He's out of town for a couple of days so he asked me to take care of the kid while he's gone. I had no choice but to bring him here with me," she said.

The old man's scary expression became gentle. He gestured for the boy to come closer and smiled. "Come over here, little boy. Let me have a closer look at you," said Jonathan as he crouched down to Mendes' level.

Mendes took a glance at Jonathan and stepped closer towards him.

"Young man, I'm Jonathan," said Jonathan. He wore a gentle smile.

"Nice to meet you, Grandpa Jonathan," Mendes replied in a loud and clear voice. He seemed to like Jonathan. Whenever he had taken a liking to someone, he would always be this cheerful when talking to them.

Rachel was surprised at what she saw. No matter how she looked at the two of them, she couldn't quite think of anything to say.

Meanwhile, Jack was taking something out of the trunk. He glanced at Jonathan and Mendes when he heard them talking. Even Jack found it

he wanted to say something, but she decided to keep it in for the mean time.

Her husband had told her that the couple came back today to solve their divorce issue. She was stunned to see that their brought a child home.

She had thought one of them had an illegitimate child and the other wanted a divorce.

Although she had complaints about her son marrying Rachel, Rachel was far better than Celine. She was more comfortable to accept Rachel because she had seen her grow up to become a fine woman. However, if she was being completely honest, she didn't like either of them for her son.

But Rachel and Jack had been married for five years now, why would they want a divorce?

Unlike Tracy whose mind was preoccupied by their son's marriage, Jonathan focused on Mendes. "It's so much fun raising a child, don't you think?" he said as he watched Mendes eat the grapes one after another.

While her husband played with Mendes, Tracy was fuming. "Yes, how fun!" There was sarcasm in her tone. "You're about to lose your daughter-in-law. How do you think you'll get a grandson?"

Mendes took another grape and licked it. "Grandpa Jonathan, where is your grandson?" said the boy.

Tracy and Jonathan looked at each other and fell silent. "He hasn't arrived yet," said Jonathan, breaking the silence.

"What does that mean?" said Mendes after swallowing the grape.

Mendes couldn't figure out what Jonathan meant. Before the boy's head could explode from thinking, Jonathan handed him another peeled grape. "You are so cute, Mendes. Why don't you have another one?"

"Don't you think you're feeding him too much?" said Tracy.

"That's not true," Jack replied.

"You have been feeding him since he came in!"

Jonathan turned his attention to the boy. "Are you full?"

"Not yet," said Mendes. He swallowed the grape in his mouth and grabbed some more.

Meanwhile, Jack and Rachel went upstairs to their room. He closed the door behind him and wondered how to tell her what was on his mind.

Although the divorce had been brought up for a long time, it was still hard to say whether she would accept it or not.

Jack pondered about the first words he would say. He kept thinking about how Rachel would respond.

When Rachel saw how hard it was for Jack to tell her what was on his mind, she took the initiative to speak first. "Jack, I have something to ask of you."

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