Stanley Batton remained silent the entire time. The room was so quiet one could hear a pin drop.
After the pulse check, Ron Batton let out a deep sigh. “You’d better go find that guy once more…”
“I know.” Stanley Batton nodded. “I’m going tomorrow.”
“I’ll stay here with you until you get better,” Ron added.
“I’m sorry for making you worried, Grandpa.” Stanley frowned slightly.
Ron sighed and gently patted his shoulder, his eyes rimmed with red. “Silly kid, I’m your Grandpa. Of course, I’m worried about you. Unlike your siblings, you’ve gone through a lot since you were a kid. Sigh…”
“Are you sure you want to hide it from Xyla?” Ron continued, “She’ll find out about it anyway.”
“Let’s just hide it for now. At least she’s happy that way, right?” Stanley added, “You should get some rest, Grandpa. It’s getting late.”
Sighing once more, Ron got up from the couch and went upstairs.
Stanley did not follow him. He reached for the teapot on the coffee table and poured himself a c
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