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The Enigmatic Return novel Chapter 5

Ian was confused. He did not know if he should ignore Harvey's warning and remove the needle or if he should wait.

"Sire, do you feel any discomfort?" he asked Jean worriedly.

Jean's face was still as pale as ever, though he seemed calm. "I'm fine for now."

As he said that, he glanced at the three children's faces.

They did not look like they were playing a prank on him at all!

Jean could not help but wonder…

The girl doesn't look older than five years old. Can she possibly be so skilled?

Eager to satisfy his curiosity, he did not let Ian remove the needle. Instead, he sat there and waited patiently.

Three minutes later, a miraculous thing happened.

His churning stomach gradually calmed down, and the pain slowly subsided. Ten minutes later, he did not feel any more discomfort!

Jean was truly surprised, and it showed on his face. "I feel totally fine now," he said.

Ian could not believe what he heard. "Could… Could it be a lucky coincidence?"

Sammy was unhappy when he heard that. "It's not a coincidence! You can treat various illnesses with acupuncture, and the spot my sister poked with a needle earlier is to treat illnesses related to the stomach. That's just basic medical knowledge. Don't you know that, sir?"

Ian was at a loss for words.

I… I really didn't know! But that girl can't be older than five years old. Other children of her age would still be playing in sandboxes. Why is she already treating illnesses?

Is she some sort of child prodigy?

Harvey could guess what he was thinking. He added, "My mother is a very skilled doctor specializing in acupuncture. My little sister learned many skills and techniques from her, and she knows how to treat simple illnesses. You shouldn't look down on her!"

"I wouldn't!" Ian blurted. In fact, he was thoroughly impressed with the three children!

He said seriously to Penny, "I'm sorry, my dear. I shouldn't have thought you were playing pretend and yelled at you. I admit I'm wrong."

Penny shook her head and said, "It's okay. My mommy always says that good kids learn from their mistakes. I forgive you!"

She turned to face Jean and said, "I'm going to remove the needle, sir. The pain might be gone for now, but you should take some gastric medication when you go home so it won't happen again."

"Yes, little doctor. You're amazing!" Jean said.

Penny could not help but grin smugly when Jean called her a little doctor.

Her dimples were so adorable. Jean resisted the urge to pinch her soft cheeks.

I wonder who their parents are. How did they raise three cute and intelligent children?

At the same time, Neera was woken up by a phone call.

She answered while still unconscious and heard her father's piercing voice.

"Neera, haven't you already landed? Why didn't you come home straight away? Are you expecting me to pick you up?"

He sounded very displeased.

Neera opened her eyes a little, though her tone of voice remained gruff. "I'm not in a hurry, so what's the rush? Are you so weighed down by your conscience after what you've done to me, and you can't wait to give me what rightfully belongs to me?"

She paused for a while before chuckling, "Oh, right, someone like you won't have a conscience at all! You would've given my shares to me six years ago if you had one!"

She was curious about what her father was planning. Even though she knew there most likely would be a trap, she still had to reclaim what her birth mother bequeathed her.

She did not really care what the rest of the Garcia family thought of her anyway.

Alfonso was enraged by Neera's words. "What's with your attitude? Did your aunt teach you to speak like that to your father? Where are your manners?"

Even though Neera was half asleep, she was as candid as ever. "You're my father? Heh. I've always been like this. I treat people the same way as they treat me. As for you, Mr. Garcia, you don't deserve the least bit of courtesy from me!"

She ended the call before Alfonso could say anything.

Meanwhile, at the Garcia family residence, Alfonso threw his phone to the wall angrily.

Susan quickly picked up the phone and asked, "What happened? Why are you angry all of a sudden? Where's Neera? Is she here yet?"

Alfonso was scowling. "I don't know where she is. How dare that girl talk back to me! She's so rude!"

Roxanne was worried when she heard that. "How can you not know where she is? When will she return? The Beauvort family is already urging for the marriage. I don't want to marry that guy! Father, you know that Zachary is the man I want to marry! We were about to get engaged, but the Beauvort family wants me to marry that sickly guy… Who knows when he will die? I don't want to be a widow!"

Seeing that his daughter was losing control over her emotions, Alfonso comforted her, "I know, and I don't want you to suffer. That's why I asked Neera to return. She said she's in Kingsview now, and that only proves that she wants those shares. She'll have to listen to me if she wants those shares, and it's not up to her to decide whether to marry Mr. Beauvort or not!"

Roxanne calmed down a bit and exchanged glances with Susan.

They saw the greed in each other's eyes.

The shares were worth a few million at most, but the gifts they would obtain from Neera's engagement to Jean Beauvort would be worth hundreds of millions.

They did not mind sacrificing Neera so their family would prosper!


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