The Crawford family’s mansion had an area of 8,000 square feet, making it one of the most extensive manors in terms of size.
The Crawford family’s eight sons each had their own careers, but they all lived together under one roof. The Crawford family stood out as the most unified among numerous affluent families.
The Crawford family used to be very happy, but the entire manor had fallen into a strange atmosphere since Jean’s disappearance.
Anthony worked long hours and rarely came home.
The Crawford brothers were all preoccupied with their own affairs. Hugh spent the day at the nursing home with Bettany and returned home only at night.
Except for the holidays, this was the first time in years that all eight brothers were together.
Hugh intervened when several of Lilly’s uncles wanted to take her out.
“Lilly just got out of the hospital. How could she possibly be going out? She needs to rest.”
The uncles had no choice but to abandon that idea. They planned on taking Lilly to her room.
Hugh glared at them and said, “What are you all still doing here? Go get your mother and inform her that Lilly has returned…”
Bettany was devastated when her daughter went missing. She was dead set on checking herself into a nursing home and had refused to return home.
She had been bedridden for the past two years. She was in no mood to do anything and was becoming haggard with time…
Finally, Hugh took Lilly’s hand in his and said, “Let’s go, Lilly. Grandpa will walk you through your room.”
The Crawford brothers were rendered speechless.
Hugh led Lilly upstairs to her room. “This is your room, Lilly. Do you like it?”
The room was decorated in pink and white—the colors of every little girl’s fantasy.
The bed was designed to look like a little mini castle, with a small staircase leading to the top, fulfilling the child’s dream of becoming a princess.
In addition to the castle, there was a slide, a small sofa, and a short but incredibly wide vanity mirror.
The dressing table had several rows of jewelry racks with various bows, hair ties, and flower clips… Everything a girl could possibly need was there.
Lilly had never seen a princess room like this before. She raised her head and asked earnestly, “Grandpa, is this really my room?”
When she was at her father’s house, the house she lived in was only as big as the bed in front of her…
Grandma said she shouldn’t be allowed to live in a nice house with opulent settings because she said her negative energies might have an effect on the rest of the household.
Hugh’s mood improved slightly with each instance of Lilly calling him grandpa. “Of course,” he chuckled.
This princess room was not the largest, but also not the worst.
“Do you like it?” Gilbert inquired from the sidelines.
Lilly nodded furiously and said, “Thank you, Grandpa and Uncle Gilbert.”
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sighed inwardly as he
animal that has just ventured into a strange place and is trying to survive
let down her guard and start behaving like the adorable child
patted her head and said, “You’re welcome, Lilly. Do you want to hang
“Cousins?” Lilly wondered aloud.
responded, “You have three cousin brothers, and one cousin sister. They are the
Anthony, and the second eldest son, Liam, were married in the Crawford
third grade and the
son and a daughter. The boy was a second-grader at an elementary school, and the girl was in
assumed that they would get along swimmingly because they were all
were a parrot and a stuffed rabbit. She desperately needed to be around kids
and though she didn’t say
never let her play outside, and her grandparents on that side didn’t like taking her
back from school with their schoolbags on their backs through
and asked, “Uncle Gilbert, can you please
the blink of
dressed woman wearing an Elizabethan hat led a
dolls in her arms. Her head was adorned with a bow the same color as
remember to give her the doll,”
pouted and said
“Didn’t we just talk about this? You get one doll, and your younger cousin sister gets one
heard that. “No, I don’t want to! I want
mansion without looking back
She refused to give it
toys belonged to
helplessly. There was nothing she could do about it, so she turned around and said to the little boy dawdling behind her, “Zachary, hurry up.
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she wos holding.