After dealing with Koda, Waltz hugged Alex’s arm and said, “Alex, there’s something big spreading through the internet! There was this battle between powerful cultivators above the cities of Michigan! They even crushed a building with one mere step! That’s way too insane, isn’t it? How could such powerful humans exist?”
“It came up online?” replied Alex.
“Yeah, everyone’s talking about it now. I was just telling Maya about this too… Huh? You know about it already? Could you have been a part of that battle? You just came back from Michigan, right?”
“That person was there to kill me!”
Just as Alex said this, the women started panicking. “What even happened?”
“Yeah, how did you manage to provoke such a powerful person?”
Alex said, “Let’s head inside first; it’s pretty cold out here… Oh, and it’s almost new year’s eve, right? But I don’t think I can spend time at home with you all that day.”
“Why?” asked Maya.
“Because I have to go to school!” Alex replied.
With that, everyone entered Alex’s room. Waltz and Maya sat on the bed next to each other whereas Brittany sat on a chair nearby and Holly sat on the floor. They listened attentively to him as he talked ab out the Stone Age realm, the meteor, the dungeon, the Five-star Warlord, the Flying Eagles Academy…
Alex then realized that among the women, Holly was the only one who didn’t seem shocked by his stories, as if she knew all of this long ago.
His eyes lit up, and he asked, “Holly, you’re not unfamiliar to all those things, are you?”
Holly shook her head, and upon noticing Alex’s gaze on her, she bowed. “I’m sorry, brother. I didn’t tell you the truth. I’m not an orphan!”
She then noticed that everyone was smiling at her.
“You guys made that assumption already?”
“We were just waiting for you to tell us yourself!” said Waltz.
Holly pouted. “Alright, I’ll be honest My dad is the president of the Mountain Warriors, and l secretly ran away from home… Brother, Godmother, I didn’t mean to lie. I was just worried that you guys would kick me out once you found out! My mom died when I was still really young, and I miss her so much. That’s why seeing you, Godmother, felt like I was seeing my mom again…”
Holly then wiped her tears.
Brittany approached her immediately and gave her a big hug. “Oh, don’t cry. I already see you as my own!”
Maya and Waltz came over to hug her as well.
On the other hand, everyone rolled their eyes at Alex.
“Hey, I didn’t do anything. Why is everyone blaming me for this?”
Suddenly, the door was pushed open. A little girl walked in, barefooted. “Papa, Nana, Auntie, why are all of you here? I’m afraid of sleeping alone.”
It was Winniefred, and she was currently only in a set of small pajamas.
Now that her mother, Zella, was still training with Dorothy on the Untitled Island, she couldn’t spend any more time with Winniefred. Moreover, Alex, her so-called father, wasn’t home most of the time. Brittany had to take care of her.
Hence, even during the night, Brittany would sleep next to her… It was great that Lush Cosmetics was on a roll, thus, Maya could handle everything on her own.
With this, Brittany could go on semi-retirement. Apart from making the more critical decisions for the business, she basically didn’t have to manage anything else.
Alex picked Winniefred up, feeling slightly guilty towards her.
As soon as she was picked up from Alaska, she was forced to leave her mother. However, he wasn’t able to take good care of her either. It was fortunate that Brittany was very fond of her, and she was able to take great care of the little girl.
“Winnie! Did you miss Papa?”
“Mhm!” she nodded and continued, “I miss Mommy too.”
Alex smiled. “Then why don’ t I bring you to see Mommy tomorrow?”
Winniefred’s eyes widened. “Really?”