Chapter 348: United as One

Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio

“Franklin, what happened to the two of you? Did the two of you have a fight?”

Franklin did not say anything. He looked at Lauren, but she did not say anything either. She continued to look in another direction.

Quinn was ignored. However, when he saw their reaction, he knew the answer to the question.

“Oh my, the two of you actually fought? Franklin, you have to give way to your younger sister. Although Lauren is a little unruly, a little willful, and eats a little too much, she’s still very useful at critical moments.”

Lauren turned her head and glared at him. “Quinn! Are you praising me or belittling me now?!”

Quinn shrugged. “I’m helping you, of course!”

Franklin looked at Lauren’s stubborn face, there was nothing much he could do if she refused to look at him.

He had that attitude at the dining table that day was because he was angry. He had thought a lot during these two days out on business. After much reflection, he felt that his attitude was wrong on that day.

Though Lauren was a young girl, she was much more mature than most kids and she also had her own ideas. Therefore, he could not be like an overbearing parent and impose his own ideas on Lauren.

“Lauren, I don’t know why you don’t want to go to kindergarten, but from my experience, it’s best to go by the book. If you leave out certain procedures, there will always be some flaws that you can’t make up for.”

“What? Lauren, you want to skip a grade?”

Quinn finally understood what happened.

Lauren nodded.

“That’s right. I have already learned all the things in kindergarten. I think it’s a waste of time to stay there.”

Quinn rubbed his chin and said, “Franklin, I think what Lauren said makes sense. Why don’t you let her skip a grade?”

“Lauren is only four and a half years old. If she wants to skip a grade to elementary school or even middle school, the students around her will all be teenagers. How can Lauren talk to them? And after she skips a grade, there will also be other subjects to consider, such as the 800 meters and long jump in physical education. Lauren has such a small body. What should we do then?”

Quinn touched his chin again and looked at Lauren, “Lauren, I think what Franklin said also makes sense.”

Franklin and Lauren seemed to have a tacit agreement and they hit Quinn at the same time.

“Can you stop talking nonsense all the time?”

“That’s right! You only talk nonsense!”

Quinn covered his head and complained, “Both of you only join forces when you bully me.”

“Hmph! I just want to skip a grade anyway.”

Although Franklin’s attitude was better now, his view on this matter was still the same.

“I still don’t support you skipping a grade. Let’s take a look at it again.”

As a result, the discussion about skipping a grade ended on a sour note once again. At the very least, the two of them were no longer at each other’s throats.

At the dining table, Franklin once again helped Lauren pick up some food. However, the exchange between the two of them was limited to simple conversation, such as, “Do you still want some meat?”

“No.”

“What about the vegetables?”

“No.”

The next day, Lauren put on her backpack and prepared to go to kindergarten. However, she was surprised to find that the person who sent her to school today was actually Franklin.

She got into the car and asked, “Where’s Mr. Carson? Didn’t he already come back from his hometown?”

Franklin did not answer Lauren’s question. Instead, he asked Lauren, “Why? You’re not even willing to let me send you to kindergarten now?”

Lauren did not say anything. She fastened her seatbelt and looked out the window.

In the past, she was very happy when she went to kindergarten. However, she did not speak much now. Franklin noticed this as well.

The car stopped at the entrance of the kindergarten. Lauren opened the car door and got out.

Franklin watched as Lauren walked into the kindergarten. Unlike usual, he did not leave immediately. Instead, he sat in the car for a while and kept looking at the entrance of the kindergarten. No one knew what he was looking at.

After waiting for a while, he did not leave. He only got out of the car when kindergarten had already started.

“Mr. Torres, why are you here?”

Carina looked at the man who suddenly appeared in her office in surprise.

“Miss Bailey, I’m here to see what Lauren is like in class.”

“In class? Lauren has always been very serious in class. She is a very intelligent child and always understands things very quickly. Every teacher likes her, especially the math teacher. Come with me. They just happen to be having a math class right now.”

Franklin nodded and followed Carina to the classroom.