The kids were still awake when Ella got home. She sat alone in front of the window, propping her chin on her palms, staring at the sky.
Ella was in a better mood for the past few days, but she had not returned to being the lively, chirpy girl she once was.
Everyone was happy to witness the change in Ella's behavior. But only Colin could bring the happy girl back to life.
"What are you doing, honey?" Anne asked, standing behind Ella.
"I miss my father," answered the little girl without thinking.
A wave of guilt consumed Anne. Ella would never forgive her if she got to know that she was the reason why her father had gone missing. How could Anne face the little girl if she blamed her for Colin's severed finger?
Would Ella forgive her if she found out the truth?
Or would she lose the little girl the moment Colin came back?
Ella turned around and saw Anne staring at her feet. She got off her chair and ran toward her. She studied Anne's face and realized that the woman was upset. "Mom, are you all right?"
Anne knelt down in front of the little girl and shook her head. Ella's angelic face made her smile. She took a deep breath and said, "Our detective called back to inform us that he has found more clues about your father's whereabouts. We will find him in a few days. You are going to meet your father soon."
However, deep down in her heart, Anne was afraid that Ella would hate her.
cheek. "Dad is going to come back to me. I miss him so much.
cheeks and soaked Anne's
lose him again. Ella was afraid that the same situation
it's okay." Anne continued to stroke Ella's back comfortingly. "Don't cry. Otherwise, your eyes will swell up.
wiped her tears and shook her head fiercely. "You are right, Mom. Dad
smiled, shaking her head. She couldn't help but feel sorry
lose his mind if they saved Colin. Who would be his next
a gangster, he lived in a society ruled by law. He would think twice before making his
pale as she looked
the darkness and illuminated the world at dawn, they could
She knew what to do now. The man was trying to frighten her. Therefore, she wouldn't accept Kim's offer. Anne decided to tell everything to Kevin. They could
Anne nodded and went
sitting on the chair, looking at the documents. But
and knocked on the door. Kevin came to his senses and smiled
spoke. "Kevin, I have hidden something from
I know you very well. I know that something has been
but laugh at her stupidity. She wanted to hide the truth from Kevin, but
the truth anymore. After all,