Ian’s voice retains its usual tone. “Nothing too bad. It’s just that I got to know something I’ve never known before, so I’m lamenting.”
Then, he turned around and embraced Cindy. “You probably think that my family is especially troublesome, right? Everything’s a mess.”
Cindy leaned against him. “It’s all right. Every family has its own troubles, so it’s normal.”
Ian sighed, not knowing what else to say. The two waited for a while before Logan’s call came in. Of course, Logan knew what happened with Bryce, so he made the call to ask what exactly happened.
Ian didn’t know much, either, so he told Logan about Bryce’s two rescues. When Logan was told Bryce might not hold on any longer, he couldn’t seem to believe it. “That’s not possible, is it? The old man committed so many crimes in his youth, and he hasn’t fully paid for them yet. He should be able to live much longer to compensate.”
Ian didn’t know if he was allowed to laugh. “His health was never too good, so it’s reasonable that he won’t be able to hold on.”