Josephine likewise turned her gaze to Lizbeth. After all, the latter was there to keep an eye on Jared so as to prevent him from absconding or going into hiding.
As Lizbeth sensed the scorching gaze directed her way, embarrassment showed on her face. With the cup of coffee Jared brewed in her hands, she bit her lip and declared, “I-I'm a heavy sleeper and won't awaken even if there are any movements at night!”
The meaning of her words was plain as day—she was telling them both that they could make a run for it while she was sleeping at night.
At that, Jared abruptly chuckled. “Are you telling me that I can make a run for it during the night, Ms. Grange?”
“I... I didn't say that!” Lizbeth shot him a glare, her eyes brimming with censure that he actually put it in such blunt terms.
“Don't spout nonsense, Jared! Lizbeth didn't say that!” Josephine snapped, glowering at Jared as she also knew that Lizbeth was helping them.