Not knowing what to do, Clayton and Xavian exchanged glances with each other.
“Please keep this secret on behalf of me and Sophia.” Franklin curled one arm around Clayton and the other around Xavian. “Both of us have had enough of that woman. We no longer want to have anything to do with her. More importantly, we don't want Mommy to be upset. For the two of us, we only have one mommy in the past, present, and future, and that person is Natalie,” Franklin declared as he thrust his chin into the air with tears welling up in his eyes.
Sophia too held Clayton and Xavian's hands. Lowering her gaze, she added, “Precisely. Franklin and I only acknowledge Natalie as our mommy and not that woman! Therefore, Clayton, Xavian, please help us keep this a secret. Don't tell Mommy about it.”
Given how sincere Franklin and Sophia's pleas were, it was hard for the brothers to refuse.
“Clayton, we might as well promise them,” Xavian suggested as he couldn't bear to say no.
“Mm-hmm.” Clayton nodded. “Xavian and I promise you that we won't bring the matter up in front of Mommy.”