When Natalie lowered her head, she found the young siblings staring worriedly at her. “Franklin? Sophia?”
Immediately, she could feel a lump in her throat. If my children were still alive somewhere, they'd probably be as adorable as these two. But I know that it's very unlikely.
Franklin got even more concerned when he noticed the tears rolling down Natalie's cheeks. “Please don't cry. Did somebody bully you?”
“You can tell us. We'll protect you,” assured Sophia, who got emotional as well when she saw how sad Natalie was.
Because of the little ones' comforting words, Natalie's heart completely melted, so she wrapped her arms around the children and embraced them as tightly as she could. “I'm fine; nobody's bullying me. I just had a bad day, but now that I have you two, I feel so much better!”
“Sophia and I were so worried about you when we saw you crying,” voiced Franklin.