Standing before Love - Season 1 Episode 49
After a while, the woman finally lifted her head and spoke to Henry gently, “Both Mommy and Daddy still love you very much, and it’s just that we are not staying together anymore. If you miss Daddy, I’ll still bring you over to him, alright?”
Sure enough, he has family problems—looks like his parents are getting a divorce.
Myra merely stood aside quietly while Henry lowered his head sadly.
It was only at this moment that the woman noticed Myra.
“And you are?” she asked awkwardly yet curiously.
“This is Uncle Tony’s… friend, Myra,” Henry said in a low voice after the topic was changed.
He snuck out of the woman’s embrace and walked to Myra. “She lost her way just now so I brought her back.”
“Hello.” Feeling slightly nervous, Myra tucked her hair behind her ear and smiled at the woman.
If my guess is correct, this woman should be Tony’s eldest sister, Serena Hart, who happily married into the Reyer Family with a huge dowry. This is so unexpected…
Serena was not in a good mood recently, so she brought her son back to the Hart Residence. After she heard Henry introduce Myra, Serena looked at the latter blankly.
My youngest brother has a lady friend?
“I see. So you’re Tony’s friend? What about we go and take a seat inside? Grandpa asked Tony to come back today to discuss some matters, so I bet he’s unable to leave anytime soon.” Serena smiled at Myra gently.
“Myra, why don’t we go on in?” Henry also held Myra’s hands. He had no idea why he thought Myra seemed friendly even though they had just met.
Even Serena could not stop herself from casting a few more glances at Myra. It was unexpected for her to see Henry becoming close to a woman he had just met.
Feeling slightly embarrassed, Myra waved her hands and rejected their offer. “It’s fine; I’ll just wait here.”
“Then I’ll wait here with you,” Henry said quickly.
Serena did a double take and looked at her son in surprise.
Seeing that he had calmed down, she merely said, “Alright. I’ll bring some tea for the both of you.”
With that, she walked into the mansion without giving Myra the opportunity to refuse her offer politely.
Looking at Serena’s leaving figure, Myra suddenly thought of her own mother. When her mother was also divorcing her father, their family was breaking apart just like Henry’s family. Suddenly, she could not hold herself back anymore and spoke to Henry. “Your mom is still young. If she really divorced your dad, perhaps she can start a new life. Don’t you want your mom to be happy, Henry?”
Upon hearing that, Henry froze before he lowered his head. After a pause, he muttered, “I just want to live together with everyone…”
After all, he was still young so he did not understand the troubles of an adult. Just like Myra back then—she, too, did not want her parents to separate. She gently held Henry’s hands. Seeing that he wanted to get away from her, she held him even tighter. “Back then, I was too young to realize this, so I didn’t want my mom to divorce my dad. However, it became something that I regretted for the rest of my life. Henry, your mom loves you so much. Shouldn’t you care for her in return?”
There were many occasions where Myra regretted her actions. She regretted not stopping her mother from leaving the family back then. If that did not happen, is it possible that she might not walk to her own destruction?
At the thought of this, Myra’s body trembled slightly.
Henry was shocked to see this and grabbed her trembling hand firmly. “Are you cold, Myra?”
“No; I’m not.” Myra took a deep breath to calm herself down. Then, she caressed Henry’s head. “Your mom is so much more upset than you now. You have to put yourself in her shoes, Henry.”
Henry froze upon hearing that. Just as he was about to say something, he saw an old lady walking toward them. Immediately, he stood up straight and looked at her as he greeted respectfully, “Hello, Great-grandma.”
Myra was shocked to hear that, but her shock immediately turned into exasperation.
Even though she did not enter the mansion with Tony, she still met his elders nevertheless.
Hence, she quickly turned around and looked in the same direction as Henry. At this moment, an old lady was walking toward them, a scarf around her neck. Even though her hair had turned grey, she looked energetic and had a solemn expression on her face, looking wealthy and elegant with her hair tied behind her head tidily.
As though she had heard the conversation between Myra and Henry just now, she eyed Myra impassively before her eyes narrowed. Then, she shifted her gaze to look at Henry. “Why haven’t you gone in? It’s so late already.”
Henry seemed to treat her with great reverence. He hesitated beside Myra as he replied, “When I saw this young lady lose her way, I brought her back here. I’ll go in soon.”
Lisa Hart nodded indifferently before looking at Myra once again.
“Hello, Old Madam Hart.” Myra smiled at her.
Without any change in her expression, she asked, “This is…”
“She’s Uncle Tony’s friend!” Henry quickly replied before Lisa could finish her sentence.
Lisa’s eyelids seemed to tremble slightly. Upon hearing that, she looked at Myra again before she nodded and left.
After she had left them, Henry finally patted his chest. “Don’t worry, Myra. She’s my great-grandma. Though she looks solemn, she’s a nice person.”
In reality, Myra was not afraid of her. She merely felt awkward upon meeting her, but she was relieved that Lisa did not ask her any questions.
Soon, before Serena could come back to them, Tony walked out of the mansion without any expression on his face with Leo in tow.
He seemed to be quite furious. Even though his expression was indifferent, his thin lips were pressed into a grim line. When he reached Myra, he didn’t even seem to see Henry. Instead, he pulled Myra by the hand and walked toward the silver grey Bentley Mulsanne.
“Director Hart…” Myra protested but Tony obviously did not hear her, as he did not release his grip.
Myra merely turned around helplessly to look at Henry, who was shocked to see this.
“Bye!” she said.
Seeing the way Tony dragged Myra away, Henry had a furtive smile on his face as he waved to her. “Bye, Myra! Do visit soon!”
On the other hand, Lisa returned to the living room of the mansion calmly. There, she met Sebastian, who was running around furiously as he complained, “This rascal! During one of the rare times he returns, how dare he show me his defiant attitude? If I catch him this time, I’ll skin him alive—”
Before he finished his sentence, he saw his wife.
People of their age in Bradfort City knew that Sebastian Hart was very short-tempered. However, no matter how irate he was, he would immediately become gentle when he saw his wife.
Hence, as soon as he saw her, he immediately stopped complaining. Instead, he turned around to hold her hand with a smile on his face as she walked upstairs. “Lisa, I was just kidding. Tony is your blue-eyed boy—how could I do this to him? By the way, have you had the broth that I asked the maids to prepare? It’s your favourite chicken broth!”
Lisa merely shot him an indifferent glance. “Aren’t you going to skin my grandson alive?”
Sebastian’s solemn demeanor in front of Tony a moment ago had completely disintegrated as he pretended to be defensive about this. “Whoever dares to do anything to my grandson, I will never let them off the hook!”
Upon hearing his words, the old woman, who seldom smiled, finally twitched her lips slightly into a small smirk.
When Tony grabbed Myra’s hand as he walked outside, her soft and tender hand made him tighten his hand involuntarily.
“Director Hart… ” Seeing that they had reached the car, Myra struggled against his grip awkwardly and she wanted to take back her hand.