Love You Enough to Leave You Chapter 379
Conflict Between Father And Son
Kurt opened the door for them. When both men locked eyes, an indescribable tension filled the air.
In the end, Kurt relented. Shifting his gaze to Amelia, who was in Oscar’s arms, he subconsciously wanted to take her from him. However, Oscar declined, “It’s all right. I’ll do it.”
Just when Kurt felt awkward, Amelia Hutton defused the situation.
“Kurt, Amy’s hurt. Let’s just go in first,” she proposed.
With a narrowing gaze, Kurt stepped aside.
At the same time, Tiffany came out with Tony. When she saw Amelia in Oscar’s arms, she hurried over and asked, “Amelia, what happened? Where are you hurt? Oscar, what have you done? Why didn’t you protect her? She lost her vision due to your sister. And now, you got her injured the moment you return. Are you a jinx or what?”
Tony ran up to Oscar and began to punch and kick him. “Big Meanie, let go of my mommy at once. She belongs to Daddy.”
Lowering his gaze to look at Tony who was taller than his peers, Oscar’s eyes were filled with mixed emotions. Although he was proud of how protective his son was, his expression darkened when he heard Tony yelling the word “Daddy.”
With Amelia in his arms, Oscar quickly sat down on the sofa and asked, “Is there a first aid kit? Amelia fell down and scraped her elbow.”
Tiffany quickly ran into the house and came out with one.
After receiving it, Oscar prepared to apply some iodine on Amelia. However, she pulled her hand back and remarked, “I’m fine.”
Ignoring her protest, Oscar forcefully pulled her hand back and applied the medication on her carefully.
“Are you hurt anywhere else?” Oscar asked affectionately.
Amelia retracted her hand at once and answered, “No, thank you.”
Upon hearing that, Oscar did not force the issue.
Meanwhile, Derrick walked out from behind while wiping his hands. Smiling, he commented, “What’s going on? Why is everyone so quiet?” Just as he spoke, he turned to Amelia Winters and added, “Mr. Clinton, must you arrive with such fanfare? The moment you do, you caused Amelia to be injured.”
Oscar simply gave him the side-eye.
When Amelia Hutton saw Derrick, she exclaimed, “Mr. Hisson, you’re here too! It’s been a while since I saw you.”
Derrick smiled at her. “You can just call me Derrick.”
Amelia Hutton nodded with a grin.
“Amy, who is this? Aren’t you going to introduce us?” Amelia Hutton asked innocently while seated on a nearby sofa.
The question made Amelia Winters feel awkward. Due to what Kurt did to the Hutton family’s company, Amelia Hutton hadn’t dropped by for some time. Instead, it was Eleanor who would occasionally visit despite how unwelcomed Tiffany made her feel. In fact, Eleanor came so often with food that even Tiffany felt bad for giving her the cold shoulder.
“He’s my ex—” Before she could explain, Oscar interjected, “Amelia is my wife. Before this, there was a misunderstanding between us that caused her to come to Beshya with Tony. Anyway, I’m Oscar Clinton. May I know who you are? How did you get to know my wife?”
Considering how Amelia Hutton resembled Amelia Winters, Oscar was cordial to her.
With a forced smile, Amelia Hutton feigned naivety and remarked, “You’re Amy’s husband? In that case, who is Kurt? All this while, I assumed Kurt and Amy were about to get married because they were living together. I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to say that. What I meant was that I thought both of them were together.”
Her words caused everyone’s expressions to drastically change.
With a grim look on his face, Oscar shot a discreet glance at Kurt before replying with a smile, “You have gotten the wrong idea. Kurt is a bodyguard I have assigned to protect Amelia and Tony. That’s the reason why they are staying under the same roof.”
Pretending to have suddenly realized the fact, Amelia Hutton nodded. “Oh, I see. I’m really sorry. It’s just that Amy has never mentioned that Kurt is her bodyguard. I assumed they were together because they made a good couple. My apologies, I don’t mean that you’re not compatible. I just got ahead of myself there. I hope you don’t mind.”
Pulling Amelia Winters closer to him in a domineering manner, Oscar demonstrated his dominion over her.
Suddenly, Tony scowled at Oscar and confronted him, “Big Meanie! Let go of Mommy. Mommy and Daddy are a couple. How dare you take advantage of Mommy!”
Oscar allowed Tony to hit him however he wanted. All he did was stare at Tony with mixed emotions and rue the two years he missed spending with his son.
Meanwhile, Amelia Winters picked Tony up and hugged him. She was worried that Tony would infuriate Oscar with his words and damage the relationship between father and son. After all, both of them had not seen each other before.
“Tony, what have I been telling you? Didn’t I teach you to be respectful to everyone? How can you go around hitting someone else?” Amelia admonished Tony while restraining him by the shoulders.
Feeling aggrieved, Tony retorted softly, “Mommy, Big Meanie is taking advantage of you. All I’m doing is chasing him away. So, I’m not being rude to anyone.”
Having heard her son call Oscar Big Meanie, Amelia couldn’t help but feel bitter about it. In fact, she even felt guilty that Oscar had to hear it. After all, she was the reason why Tony resented his father.
Despite sitting Tony on her lap, Amelia didn’t know how to introduce Oscar to him.
“Tony, the man you call Big Meanie is actually…” Amelia turned toward Oscar and gave him a helpless look even though all she could see was darkness.
Oscar then took Tony from Amelia’s arms. The moment he did, Tony struggled vehemently. “Let go of me, Big Meanie! Let go of me!” When he realized it was futile, Tony turned toward Kurt and yelled, “Daddy, save me. Big Meanie’s trying to kidnap me!”
Tony’s words intensified the awkwardness of everyone who knew their history.
Panicking in response, Amelia tightened the grip on her sleeve and pursed her lips.
Just when Kurt wanted to approach by reflex, Oscar’s glare prevented him from doing so. Given that he had been trained by Oscar, there was an inherent tendency within him to obey his mentor. Even though he was now together with Amelia, the respect Kurt had for Oscar would always be deeply ingrained within him.
Gulping, Kurt instructed, “Tony, you have to behave.” For his own selfish reasons, Kurt didn’t tell Tony that Oscar was his father.
After he calmed down, Tony whined, “Daddy, I’ll listen to you, but I still don’t like Big Meanie.”
When Tiffany saw the grumpy look on Tony’s face, she couldn’t help but be tickled.
Kneeling in front of him, she asked, “Tony, you’re all grown up now, aren’t you?”
After Tony nodded, he declared with pride, “I’m already a man and can protect Mommy and you from being kidnapped by bad guys and monsters.”
Warmed by his words, Tiffany’s eyes reddened.
“Tony, now that you’re a man, there’s something I want to tell you. So, please listen carefully. The man that you think is mean is actually your real daddy. As for Kurt, he’s your godfather. Do you understand? I know you’re a smart and obedient kid. Now that you have met your daddy, aren’t you going to greet him?”
Tony looked up at Oscar before shifting his attention to Amelia. He asked, “Is he my daddy?”
“Since he’s my daddy, why haven’t I seen him before? I thought married couples always stayed together on TV, isn’t that right? Just like what Daddy and Mommy are doing,” Tony asked.
Evidently, TV dramas were a bad influence on children.
Tiffany suddenly felt like giving up.
“Tony, your parents had a misunderstanding two years ago, causing your mommy to leave with you in a huff. Now that your daddy has found you and resolved the misunderstanding, you can be reunited with him. Aren’t you glad about it?” Tiffany persuaded.
“No, I don’t want to.” Tony slipped down from Oscar’s lap. Putting his hands on his hips, he proudly declared, “Big Meanie, in the name of the moon, I will destroy you! I don’t want a daddy like you.”
At that moment, Oscar’s face turned grim while Amelia felt completely perplexed. As for Tiffany, she desperately tried to hold back her laughter.
Tony, looks like you’re destined to make like difficult for Oscar. The Clinton family’s legacy is strong in you indeed. Oscar didn’t like his father too when he was young and only started to grow close when he was six. Your resentment of him is just Oscar getting a taste of his own medicine.
Given how domineering Oscar was in the business world, Tiffany was curious to see how he was going to deal with the rebellious Tony.
“Don’t you like me?” Oscar knelt in front of Tony and stared into his eyes.
Tilting his head, Tony pursed his lips and answered with a squeaky voice, “It’s not that I don’t like you, it’s just that our auras are incompatible. I prefer Daddy and Mommy to be together instead of you.”
His lips twitching, Oscar explained earnestly, “It’s normal for you to feel distant, as I have been missing from your life for two years. But don’t you worry, I will be spending a lot of time with you going forward. I’m sure you will come to like me then.”
Maintaining the tilt of his head, Tony asked like an adult, “Can I ask you a question?”
“Why did you abandon me and Mommy? And why did you only come looking for us after so long?”
Oscar was stumped by the questions.
Gulping to gather his thoughts, he clarified, “Tony, that’s not what happened. I didn’t abandon you or your mommy. As you’re still a child, there’s no way I can explain it to you in simple terms. By the time you’re older and have someone you love of your own, you will naturally understand it then.”
“Older? But I’m already a man now,” Tony protested in his squeaky voice.
“You’ll understand when you’re a fully grown man.”
“You’re no fun at all. My daddy doesn’t treat me like a child and brush me off like that. He speaks to me as if I’m an adult. Given how cursory your answer is, it’s hard for me to like you at all,” Tony complained, perplexing Oscar.
Springing to her feet from the sofa, Amelia put her foot down. “Tony, don’t talk to your daddy like that.”
She felt guilty for causing the discord between father and son. After all, Oscar was suffering from the reckless decision she had single-handedly made. If she had known she would be reunited with Oscar two years later, she wouldn’t have gone through all that trouble. Evidently, what she did was both impulsive and unreasonable.