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The Enigmatic Return novel Chapter 3

The triplets were staring intently at him…

Ian thought something fishy was going on. He immediately rejected the request. "Sire doesn't like any interruptions when he's eating, especially from strangers!"

The waiter was at a loss for what to do.

When Harvey saw that, he shot a glance at Sammy.

Sammy instantly knew what to do. He went to the table, lifted his head, and looked at Jean with puppy eyes. "Dear handsome sir, won't you please let us sit with you at your table? We just landed from a 14-hour flight, and we haven't had any food to eat! We're almost starving to death!"

Harvey soon came to the table holding his little sister's hand. "Sir, we promise we won't make any noise or disturb you. Please!"

"You're so handsome, sir. You're definitely not a bad guy. You couldn't bear to see us starve, right?" Penny said while tugging Jean's shirt sleeve.

Jean instinctively wanted to say no. He never dined with strangers, and he hated people touching him.

However, when he gazed into the girl's pure and innocent eyes, he could not bring himself to refuse her.

"Sit down," he said.

"Thank you, sir!"

The triplets grinned brilliantly and sat down around the table.

The waiter brought them the menu. Harvey was responsible for ordering food for his siblings. He understood what everyone liked to eat.

The other two children stared straight at Jean.

The more they looked at him, the more they were sure that the man was their father!

He was so handsome, and he was willing to share a table with them!

We've definitely found the right person! But… Why does Daddy look at us like strangers?

Jean noticed that the two children were staring at him.

He glanced at them and asked, "Why do you keep staring at me?"

The two children came to their senses. Penny grinned and said, "Eh? No! I just think that you're very handsome! I've never seen a man as handsome as you are."

"Me too!" Sammy said in agreement. "You're so handsome, sir. Do you have a girlfriend? Or are you already married with children?"

Jean thought that it was very amusing. However, he did not show his amusement on his face. "Why are you asking so many questions? I'm not going to divulge my private life to strangers."

"Now that we're sharing a table for a meal, we're no longer strangers!" Harvey said. He had finished ordering the food.

His tone of voice was mature and confident, unlike any other child of his age.

Huh, that's so uncanny! Why does that boy remind me so much of Mr. Beauvort when he was younger? Ian thought.

Jean stared at Harvey for some time. He had never seen such a mature child before.

However, he did not answer the question.

Penny sighed and said, "Can't you tell us? I was thinking of asking you to marry me when I grow up… I don't think I can find another husband as handsome as you are!"

Jean was at a loss for a reply.

Ian chuckled and said, "You're still so young, little girl! You can be my employer's daughter. Why are you thinking of marriage at such a young age anyway?"

"Because he's so handsome!" Penny replied matter-of-factly. She continued, "So are you married?"

Jean felt slightly amused seeing how insistent the little girl was. He said, "I'm not married, and I don't have any children. My father has arranged a marriage for me though…"

He did not tell Penny that it was a farce of a marriage.


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