“Yeah! Old Mr. Nacht even bought the kids a lot of presents—almost enough to fill up an entire car!” Ms. Cheney enthusiastically chimed in. “When we were at the hospital, he also said that he’d make compensations.”
Not saying anything, Charlotte fell into deep thought.
Even though old Mr. Nacht had accidentally knocked over Jamie, he sent him to the hospital for treatment and took care of Robbie and Ellie well. Not only that, but he also settled everything afterward.
In that case, she could not possibly pin the blame on him.
However, if that’s true, why did Zachary threaten me with the children?
Why are the recordings of the surveillance cameras at that particular stretch of road missing too?
Did old Mr. Nacht order the traffic police to wipe them away, or was it Zachary?
What actually happened?
“Ms. Windt…” said Ms. Longman softly. “Since you’re already back, we don’t have to stay anymore, right?”
“Yes, thank you for your hard work.”
Only then did Charlotte jolt back to her senses. She quickly stood up, thanked them, and sent them off.
Meanwhile, the two policemen and medical staff were still waiting for Charlotte outside.
The policemen said that they received instructions from their superiors that they could leave after the children’s parents returned. However, they would increase the police patrols around Happy Avenue to ensure the residents’ safety.
Charlotte thanked them profusely and politely sent them off.
After they left, she asked the pediatrician the specifics about Jamie’s injury.
The pediatrician passed the comprehensive check-up report and hospital bill to Charlotte for her to review. Lastly, he reassured, “As Jamie’s right ankle is fractured, he might need to rest for a while. Other than that, he’s fine and will recover quickly. You don’t have to worry too much.”
“Phew, that’s great.” Charlotte heaved a sigh of relief. “Thank you for your hard work over the past few days. Let me send you off…”
“Actually, Ms. Windt,” interrupted the pediatrician, suddenly adopting a serious tone. “Our superiors have instructed us to stay behind and take care of the three kids until everyone has recovered!”
“Yeah, the three of us will take care of a child each. Dr. Howard will be responsible for Jamie’s treatment.”
The nurses pledged with a smile, “Not only are we equipped with nursing skills, but we’re also trained in childcare education. We know how to prepare meals for toddlers too, so we won’t face any problems taking care of the children. Don’t worry.”
“Um…” Charlotte felt a little flustered. “My house is a little small, so where will you stay?”
“Mr. Ben has already bought the house opposite. According to him, it is already equipped with the daily necessities we would require. We’ll be staying there temporarily,” said the pediatrician as he pointed at the house opposite. “Our medical equipment and kits are all there.”
“Wow…” exclaimed Charlotte in surprise. “Are you talking about Ben Nacht?”
“Yeah!” The nurses nodded profusely.
“Okay, I get it.” Charlotte glanced at the clock and urged, “It’s already 3.30 a.m. so you should go back and rest soon. See you tomorrow morning!”
“Sure, you should rest early too! We’ll visit you at 7 in the morning tomorrow and make breakfast for the children.”
“Oh, thank you for your efforts!”
After sending the medical staff off, Charlotte took a deep breath and closed the door. She headed to the balcony to check if Michael’s car had left yet.
As she was so focused on looking for her children, she forgot all about the signal.
When she was walking towards the window, she suddenly heard someone knock on the door.
This caused her to jump in fright. Quickly grabbing a baseball bat for self-defense, she crept to the door and peered through the peephole. It was Michael!
She quickly opened the door. “Michael?”
“You forgot Fifi!” Michael passed the golden cage to her.
Fifi was nestled in the cage and sleeping soundly, completely oblivious to the fact that it had been forgotten by Charlotte.
“Thank you.” She quickly took the cage from his hands and explained, “I was so eager to see my kids just now that I forgot to signal to you. Everything’s fine here and we’re safe. Don’t worry!”