Love You Enough to Leave You Chapter 413
Using The Child
Before going to work the next day, Oscar kissed Amelia and said softly, “Don’t go to the Clinton residence yet. Let’s go over together at night.”
After Oscar took the lift downstairs, Amelia squatted in front of Tony. “Tony, why don’t you go to Grandma’s house with me?”
Staring at her, Tony frowned and protested, “Do we really have to go, Mommy? I don’t like Grandma. She’s so fierce to you!”
“Tony, you’ve misunderstood her. She dotes on you the most. For the past two years, she’s been missing you a lot. I was wrong to have hidden you from her. Because of that, you played hide-and-seek with her for two years. I thought that you’d be happy, but you ended up misunderstanding her. When we reach her place, can you apologize to her?” asked Amelia patiently as she gazed at Tony.
Tony tilted his head and asked doubtfully, “Really?”
“Have I ever lied to you?”
He shook his head.
“When we go to your grandma’s place, can you apologize to her like a good boy? As long as you win her favor, she won’t be angry at me anymore.”
“Okay! As long as she won’t be angry at you, I’ll get along with her.”
“I’ll help you change into a better outfit before we head over to her place,” said Amelia.
After changing Tony’s clothes, she held his hand and took the lift downstairs with him. They entered the car and she drove off.
When they reached the Clinton residence, Amelia parked the car at the car park. Upon getting out, she spotted Oscar’s car parked nearby.
A glint appeared in her eyes as she understood something.
Holding Tony’s hand, she said, “Tony, you dad’s playing hide-and-seek with us. He said that he’s going to work, but he ended up coming to your grandma’s house.”
Tony raised his head and looked at her.
Smiling, she said, “Let’s go!”
Oscar had done so many things for her, yet he was deliberately hiding it from her. To be honest, she was very touched.
When she returned, she could evidently notice that Oscar had changed a lot. He doted on her like she was a princess, not concealing any of his affection at all.
The more Oscar treated her nicely, the more she fell in love with him. She finally believed that their love was mutual.
Upon that thought, she felt satisfied.
When she entered the living room, she saw Oscar sitting on a sofa, while Olivia and the rest sat opposite him. It was evident that they were on opposing camps.
“Didn’t I tell you to come with me at night?” Oscar welcomed her and asked gently.
Meeting his gaze, Amelia replied with a hint of amusement in her eyes. “If I didn’t come, how would I know that you’ve come here behind my back?”
Oscar gave no reply.
Tony and the two of them walked toward Olivia and the rest. Amelia tugged on Tony’s hand and reminded with a smile, “Tony, greet your grandparents.”
He greeted cutely, “Nice to meet you, Grandma and Grandpa!”
When Olivia saw Tony, she felt her heart melting.
She spread her arms and urged gently, “Come to me, Tony.”
Tony raised his head and glanced at Amelia, who nodded at him. Only then did he shuffle over reluctantly.
Although he was still young, he was smarter and more sensitive than his peers. Olivia’s attitude toward Amelia had really scared him in the past. Hence, even if Olivia was so pleasant toward him now, he was determined to hate her.
Olivia hugged Tony and exclaimed affectionately, “My dear Tony. My baby! Have you eaten breakfast? Why don’t I cook something for you? What do you want to eat?”
Amelia interrupted, “Mom, we ate before coming here.”
Olivia shot her a look, which made her stop talking.
Tony was still very useful when the time arose.
“I’ve already eaten, Grandma.” Tony wriggled out of Olivia’s embrace and kissed her cheeks. “Grandma, if you’re nicer to Mommy, I’ll decide to like you.”
Olivia felt like her heart was melting. Looking at him, she asked, “Do you really want me to be nice to your mother?”
“I’m terrified whenever you are fierce to Mommy. I’m scared that you’ll fight! Mommy said that my grandparents are the most important to me. She said that you love me and won’t hurt me. Is that true?”
“Well, if you want me to be nicer to your mother, I won’t be fierce to her in front of you.” Olivia was tricking Tony with words. Even if she would not be fierce to Amelia in front of him, it did not mean that she could not do that behind his back.
As Tony was still young, he did not notice the hidden message in her words. Smiling cutely at her, he said, “On behalf of Mommy, thank you!”
Olivia flicked his nose and said, “You’re such a smart child, Tony. The other two-year-olds only know how to fool around, but you’ve learned how to trick your own grandmother. However, I like that.”
Carrying Tony and placing him on her lap, Olivia glanced at Amelia and said, “For Tony’s sake, I won’t compete with you for custody over him in court. However, he’ll have to be with me during the weekdays, and with you during the weekends. If you agree to that, I’m open to discussion.”
Evidently, Olivia made the request to put her in a tight spot.
After thinking about it, Amelia suggested, “Mom, Tony’s still young and refuses to sleep at night. Furthermore, he’ll kick up a fuss if he doesn’t see me in the morning. Since you and Dad are getting old, you won’t get a peaceful sleep if he throws a tantrum. Why don’t I send him over during the weekday mornings and fetch him home at night? If you don’t want to see me, you can send a chauffeur over. Tony will keep you company in the morning and return to the city at night. “
Probably because Tony was in her arms, Olivia did not make things difficult for her on purpose.
“Okay, I’ll send a chauffeur over,” agreed Olivia.
After a short pause, she continued, “Since you’ve already gotten a divorce with Oscar, there’s no need to live with him anymore, right? He’s going to be engaged to Isabella soon. If the Walker family sees this, it’ll be hard for us to explain. You aren’t planning to be so shameless, right?”
Amelia’s expression changed. Forcing a smile, she said, “Mom, Oscar and I are still in love. We plan to remarry after a while.”
Scoffing drily, Olivia demanded, “Remarry? Amelia, I know that you’re lusting over the Clintons’ wealth. You were the one who left, but you’ve now returned. I don’t know how you’re different from Cassie. Did you fool around with a lot of men outside before realizing that Oscar is the most faithful? Or is it because you know how generous he is to women, so you’re using his feelings to continue hurting him?”
Amelia’s cheeks turned pale as she clenched the edge of her dress.
Oscar hugged her shoulders and asserted, “Mom, I’m the one who brought her back. She doesn’t have any ulterior motives toward me. I simply can’t leave her side. If she’s not with me, I’ll miss her so dearly that I can only fall asleep with the help of sleeping pills. She’s not the one relying on me—I’m the one who’s completely dependent on her. I will never like another woman.”
The expression on Olivia’s face looked rather stiff.
She took a deep breath and instructed a maid to take Tony away to play. However, he kept staring at Amelia, reluctant to leave. Smiling, Amelia coaxed, “Tony, play with that lady for a while. I’ll bring you home later. You must be a good boy and listen to her, okay?”
Tony pouted. Gazing at Olivia, he reminded cutely, “Grandma, I’m going to play now. Be nice to Mommy and don’t scold her, okay? Otherwise, I’ll be sad.”
Olivia squeezed out a smile. “What a good boy you are, Tony! I’m just going to talk to your mother. Since we haven’t seen each other for two years, there’s a lot for us to talk about. Go and play for now! I’ll make something delicious for you later.”
After Tony left, Olivia’s expression turned grim again.
Crossing her arms in front of her chest, she mocked, “Amelia, you’ve really taught your son well. Since you know that I’ll blame you, you’re using your child to gain pity for yourself. Why are you so shameless? You left with Tony without any notice, and now you’ve taught him how to win sympathy. What else do you know other than using your child?”
Amelia felt really bad. She wanted to say that that was her intention, but she could not make herself say it.
As a matter of fact, it was true that she was using Tony to improve her tense relationship with the Clintons.