Chapter 490 How A Sister Is Treated
When Damian woke up the next morning, the Jackson family had already left. However, Clarissa was having breakfast with Matthew leisurely. “Damian, there’s no need to look. Henry has left with his family. Looks like your opportunities will be limited for the time being.”
Taking a seat, Damian was a lot calmer than before as he had grown used to his mom’s ridicule. Enjoying his breakfast, he was in no hurry to see Wrenna again. After all, one had to be patient when it came to matters of the heart. “Damian?”
When Clarissa saw that Damian remained expressionless and quiet, she wondered if he was all right. “Damian?”
The moment Damian lifted his gaze, Clarissa remembered that she had to be more supportive as his mother.
“You know, Damian, when Henry was young, he behaved the same way as you did. Obviously, you are worse off than him given that you ended up in a divorce. Tsk, terrible indeed.
Nevertheless, I’m not saying this to dishearten you. Instead, I’m giving you encouragement. Look at Henry, isn’t he happily married with a daughter now? Back then, he relied on his dogged persistence to successfully court Yaala again. Therefore, you too can do it. So, good luck!”
Damian didn’t find her attempt at encouragement effective at all. I’m actually worse off than Henry?
Just as his lips twitched, Clarissa added, “Damian, honestly, I feel that Henry will hate you more given his status as Wrenna’s dad and also because you are repeating his mistake. Tsk-tsk… just thinking about it makes me feel bad for you. What are you going to do?”
Dumbfounded, Damian felt that his mom was better off not saying anything. Despite declaring that she was encouraging him, her actions demonstrated otherwise.
Unfortunately, Clarissa was oblivious to the fact that she was mocking her own son. “However, don’t you worry. Your dad and I are rooting for you.” “Haha!” Damian chuckled before he got up. “I’m done. I gotta go.”
Watching Damian’s silhouette as he left, Clarissa puckered her lips. “Hubby, do you think our son has a shot?”
Matthew shook his head. “I don’t know.”
“I think he will succeed. But, do you still remember how long it took for Henry to court Yaala again? I remember it was three years. Tsk-tsk. Thus, I think Damian will need at least five years. Wrenna is twenty now. In five years’ time, she’ll be twenty-five which still makes her young. However, Damian will be in his thirties. Tsk-tsk. Will he still be as charming then? Perhaps, Henry will resent him even more. There’s also the possibility of Wrenna meeting another man. When that happens, it will be a real shame for Damian.”
Holding that thought, Clarissa empathized with her son’s predicament.
“Nevertheless, it’s up to him how he wants to struggle through it. After all, he paying the price for being a dimwit.”
Meanwhile, as Damian was driving away in his car, he let out a sneeze which jolted his hand on the steering wheel.
The first thing that came to his mind was that someone was cursing him behind his back, and he didn’t even need to guess who that person was.
He shook his head with a smile when he recalled how his mom had wished him luck in his endeavor.
Since Wrenna had declared to Damian that she was busy, he didn’t see her for a week.
However, Wrenna hardly felt it as she was busy studying for her exams. After all, she was truly worried that she would fail to graduate.
That aside, Wrenna felt relieved that Stella would no longer come to school. Her class was also taken over by another teacher. Word on the street was that she was working as a president of a large company. Given how successful she was, she no longer needed a teacher’s meager pay.
Consequently, Wrenna was comforted by the fact that Stella was out of her life.
One day, when she returned to her dorm after dinner, she found her dormmates whispering to each other. The moment they saw her approach, they quickly broke up their conversation.
Although Xandra behaved normally, Dora wasn’t able to hide her nosiness.
Without Wrenna even asking, Dora herself couldn’t suppress her curiosity.
Just as expected, Dora came to Wrenna’s side ten minutes later and asked, “Wren, it’s Saturday tomorrow. Do you have any plans?”
“No, I’m just going over to the library before heading home. Why? Are you gals planning something?”
Dora shook her head. With an anxious expression, she leaned closer to Wrenna.
“Did something happen between you and your beloved Damian? Didn’t he come to see you often previously? Why isn’t he here this week? Is it because you’ve argued?”
“What do you mean by my beloved Damian? You’re just letting your imagination run wild.”
Wrenna protested at Dora’s assumption.
“We’re just god siblings. Things are no longer the same, so stop speculating. He only came to see me last week because he had some free time on his hands. Since he was bored and doesn’t have a girlfriend, he had no choice but to look me up. As for this week, this is how it should normally be. Anyway, we’re not fighting, so stop with that nonsense.”
In truth, everyone was skeptical.
However, considering how adamant Wrenna was, no one had anything else to say about it.
Unlike her previous self, Wrenna barely batted an eyelid at the mention of her being Damian’s girlfriend. Hence, it was clear to everyone that she had already moved on.
“All right then. We’ll stop talking about Mr. Quigley. Since you have nothing on, come and join us this weekend.”
“Where are you going?”
“We are going cycling together with some boys from my hometown. It’s just an opportunity to bond with each other.”
Wrenna chuckled instead. “What do you mean bond? Are you referring to yourself and the boys?”
“Come on, help me out here will you? Do you know how awkward it is for me if I go alone? I have promised them that the girls from my dorm will join the boys from theirs. It will be fun given how wonderful the weather is. Will you please join us?”
Xandra and Linda had agreed to Dora’s pleas. Now it was up to Wrenna to decide.
Unable to resist Dora’s passion, Wrenna nodded with a smile.
“All right then. But, I’m bad at planning. So all of you should be responsible for preparing the itinerary and food.”
“That goes without saying. However, the boys will handle it. All we need to do is show up and enjoy ourselves.”
Social activities like that were common in the university after all.
At night, when Damian reached the limits of his patience, he contacted Wrenna. When he found out about their group outing, he began to lose his calm.
Trying desperately to suppress his jealousy and the anger welling up within him, he maintained a calm and gentle facade.
“Wren, it’s rare for me to have a break after such a busy week. Why don’t we go somewhere else together instead?”
“Erm… wouldn’t that be rude?”
“It’s no big deal. They’re just going to socialize and look for a potential boyfriend. Is that what you need?”
“Erm… no, but-”
“In fact, I think it might be inappropriate for you to join them.”
Wrenna was surprised. Looking around the dorm, she was worried that her dormmates might overhear her conversation. Hence, she left the dorm for a quiet corner by the stairwell to continue the call.
“I’m not belittling your dormmates. It’s just that you are a lot more eligible than them in terms of looks and family background. Based on that alone, all the boys will naturally be attracted to you. Just think about it, if all the attention falls upon you, would your dormmates be happy about it? After all, they fancy some of the boys.”
“Are you sure? We’re there just to make friends.”
“Nevertheless, you can’t deny something of this sort might happen. If it does, it would spell trouble down the road. Therefore, it’s better for you to reconsider your decision. In fact, my advice to you is to give it a miss.”
Convinced by Damian’s argument, Wrenna fell silent in thought.
It wasn’t that she was narcissistic, but something similar did happen when she first came to school. Back then, she had declared that she had a boyfriend and was engaged to Damian. Despite focusing all her attention on him, Linda and Dora still resented her. Although they were on good terms now, Wrenna had not forgotten what happened then.
Now that Damian had reminded her of it, she concluded that not joining the event was for the best.
“Damian, you’re right. I won’t join them tomorrow. I’ll head home instead.”
“It would be rude to reject them outright. Why don’t I pick you up tomorrow, and you can tell them that my mom wants to see you. That way, you’ll have a good excuse.”
“All right then. I appreciate it, Damian.”
A smile finally emerged on Damian’s face.
“There’s no need for such formality with me. Anyway, it’s time to go to bed.”
When Wrenna returned and opened the door to her dorm, she remarked, “Erm, about tomorrow-”
“You can’t make it, can you?”
It was just as Dora had expected. Snorting, her tone was filled with sarcasm.
“Do you have something on with Damian again? Don’t deny it, we heard everything. But, it’s not a bad thing that you can’t make it. Anyway, Wren, is there really nothing going on between both of you? You see each other more often now than when you were married.”
Wrenna wasn’t concerned at all. “What else can there be? How many times do I have to tell you that he’s just my godbrother? Isn’t it normal for us to be on good terms?”
When they were married, they had a distant relationship because Damian didn’t love her.
But now that they were divorced and were not involved with each other, the burden Damian felt was lifted. Also, there was no pressure for her to endear herself to him. Given how well he treated Leia, Wrenna assumed that this was how Damian treated all his sisters.
Therefore, Wrenna felt that she was better off being his godsister.