Xavian hung up the phone and relayed Natalie's instruction to Franklin and Clayton.
“We have to remain calm in this situation.” Xavian cast Franklin and Clayton a sober glance. “Let's head back to the assembly point and join the teacher and the other students. We have to ensure our safety and not give Mommy and Daddy any more trouble.”
Despite Franklin's and Clayton's concern for Sophia, they followed Natalie's instructions, knowing they couldn't contribute any help in the search.
The boys dragged their feet as they returned to the assembly point. They had a crestfallen look on their faces.
Natalie's expression turned grim after she hung up the phone.