“Mommy, I want to watch you cook!” Gavin said softly, looking at her in eager anticipation.
Arissa smiled at him in return and said with a gentle voice, “Sure. Sit down aside and don't stick close to me. Watch out for any oil splatters.”
“Okay!” Gavin was over the moon. He pulled a chair over and sat down obediently.
“Why did you suddenly want to watch me cook?” Arissa asked.
“I want to accompany Mommy!” Gavin replied while his eyes were glued onto her.
Arissa was moved by his reply and smiled brightly.
Gavin did not get to watch for long before Oliver called him, “Jasper, are you trying to slack off? You said that you would sweep the floor! Come out here and start sweeping!”
Gavin was startled. Oops, I forgot about that.
“Mommy, I'm leaving for a moment!” Gavin uttered. Arissa turned around and acknowledged him with a smile.
Gavin ran out and hurriedly started to sweep the floor. On the other hand, Oliver washed the mop and mopped the floor. Meanwhile, Zachary tidied the rooms along with Jesse.
The four children worked together and busied themselves with chores. Arissa was pleased to see them so obedient at such a young age. Without their help to do some of the chores, she would have been overwhelmed.
Half an hour later, the four children lounged on the sofa watching animations. Oliver was browsing through the many channels available.
Suddenly, a news title caught Jesse's attention. The child tugged Oliver's shirt with excitement upon seeing someone that had a similar appearance to them. “Go back to the previous channel!”
Oliver changed back the channel, but it was too late. Jesse was upset. “Why is it gone?”
“What's the matter, Jesse?” Zachary turned his head and asked.
“I think I saw Daddy just now!” Jesse looked at him in eagerness. That person looks exactly like my brothers.
Zachary was dumbstruck.
Gavin also looked at Jesse. It is common for Daddy to appear on television programs, but he usually hates to do so. Why did I not notice him even though I was watching the television too?
Jesse tried to convince them. “The person was tall and looked handsome. Just like Oliver! It must be our daddy!”
Oliver scratched the back of his head and frowned. “Why did I not see it?”
“Daddy was standing at the back!” Jesse described.
There was no doubt that the person Jesse saw was Benjamin. It was an opening ceremony. The camera happened to catch him in their footage for a second. It was a mere second, and the media did not talk about him directly.
“You don't even know who it is, and you're already claiming him as your daddy!” Oliver poked Jesse's head.
Jesse dodged him belatedly. “Don't you want to know?”
“I do, but there are billions of people out there. Besides, the news didn't mention the event's location!” Oliver pursed his lips. They didn't even know if their father was dead or alive.
Zachary and Gavin stared at each other, debating if they should tell the others the truth.
“That's enough. Change the channel already. Don't you want to watch television?” Zachary chimed in. Oliver immediately changed the channel, and Jesse hugged a cushion happily. The latter's favorite animation was on television. “It's starting! It's starting!”
Arissa heard Jesse's joy from the kitchen and peeked at them. She saw the four siblings watching television together and continued checking if the soup was ready.
Zachary fished out his phone and found Benjamin's phone number through Gavin's phone. He then sent Benjamin a message.
Gavin's eyes widened. He asked softly, “What are you doing?”
“Keep quiet!” Zachary shot Gavin a look and glanced toward Oliver and Jesse.
Gavin silently looked at him in return and noticed that Zachary was sending a message as Arissa to request working with Benjamin.
Gavin pulled Zachary's sleeve and whispered into Zachary's ear, “You could have just asked me to recommend Mommy!”
Zachary was doubtful. “Can Mommy join the company without his approval?”
Gavin frowned and decided to discuss it with Ethen.
Benjamin soon received a message through his private number. He was confused as he opened the message.
The message read: My name is Arissa York. I regrettably had to leave earlier according to the wishes of your fiancée. Mr. Graham, if you have yet to find a suitable candidate, please consider giving me a chance. I am confident that I can handle the company's job well!
He narrowed his eyes as he read the message. How did this woman get my private number? Hmph, does she have other motives? Is she coming back to Graham Group because she hit a snag elsewhere? If she really wanted to join Graham Group, she shouldn't have left without leaving any explanation. He texted back: No way!
Zachary read Benjamin's reply and became furious. How dare he reject Mommy without giving it any thought.
He typed another message and sent it in a blink of an eye: You will regret this!
Benjamin's expression turned dark after seeing the reply. I've never regretted anything in my whole life.
Gavin also saw Benjamin's text and sighed. Why doesn't Daddy want to give Mommy a chance? She's extremely talented!
Zachary rushed to his room, and Gavin followed him.
Oliver did not understand why they were in such a hurry.
He followed them into the room and saw Zachary turning on his laptop. “What are you doing?”
“Shh. I'm going to teach someone a lesson!” Zachary pressed his lips together.
Gavin could guess what his plans were. Zachary could hack someone within seconds just by obtaining their address. His superb hacking skills still amazed Gavin.
Oliver settled down behind Zachary and asked Gavin, “Who is Zachary dealing with?”
Gavin replied, “I'll answer that later!”
Zachary cut off the electric supply at Benjamin's mansion. It was evening, and the mansion needed electricity to light up the area.
It turned dark at the mansion, so Edwin swiftly headed downstairs to check the electric switches just to find out that they were fine. Therefore, he called a repairman to fix the issue.
Benjamin frowned as he exited his study. “What's going on?”
“The electrical circuit might be broken. We'll repair it as soon as possible!” Edwin had no clue what the problem was.
Benjamin was worried that Jasper would be afraid of the dark, so he rushed upstairs to Jasper's room. It was at this moment that the computer in his study was hacked.
Benjamin saw that Jasper was fast asleep and headed back downstairs.
Then, he noticed that someone had messed with his computer. The keys were not working at all. With this, he realized that the blackout was not due to pure coincidence.
“Hehe!” Suddenly, there was a burst of creepy laughter from the computer. “You can never catch me!”
On the screen, a few chicks were running around, mocking him.
It made Benjamin think of Arissa. Haha. She has a few tricks up her sleeve. Is she doing this out of spite because I rejected her?
Anger surged within him as his face turned icy cold. Now, he wanted to get to know Arissa better.
He took out his phone and dialed her number, but no one picked up.