After losing Betty, Seraphina’s personality changed a lot
When you’ve got nothing to lose, life gets a whole lot simpler.
She had nothing, so she had nothing to fear.
It was like she had a clean slate, and there wasn’t a person she wouldn’t approach, or a case she wouldn’t dig into.
All her fears were history.
The only thing she couldn’t face was Betty herself, who was long gone.
That fear was buried deep inside her, and it didn’t come to light until Leandro brought it up again.
He was forcing her to face it, but also helping her to heal.
In a way, healing her was also a kind of self-healing for him,
So, Seraphina bravely took it on.
Even though she was filled with guilt and unease, she still made the trip.
But the moment she saw the smiling face of her daughter on the tombstone, she realized how badly she had messed up.
She was way off base-
Betty had always been so well-behaved and understanding, how could she ever blame her mom?
Even if she hadn’t taken good care of her, even if she hadn’t visited her in a long time, Betty would never hold it against her.
After crying in front of Betty’s tombstone, Seraphina soon started to smile.
With red eyes, she gently touched Betty’s photo, and smiled softly.
Leandro was standing a couple of steps behind her, silently watching her, not disturbing her.
Not until he heard someone approaching did he turn his head.
To his surprise, it was Sandra, followed by Bowen
Sandra was holding a bunch of sunflowers and looked surprised to see Seraphina at the tombstone
Bowen was standing behind Sandra, watching from a distance, he nodded at Leandro
Hearing the footsteps too. Seraphina didn’t turn around until they were close. Seeing Sandra, she quickly smiled. “I knew you’d come.”
Every year on this day, whether she came or not, Sandra always showed up, never absent.
Sandra and Seraphina locked eyes for a moment, but nothing was said. Sandra just walked up, placed the sunflowers down, and then hugged Seraphina.
“I didn’t expect to see you here, Sandra said, “But I’m glad you came”
With a soft laugh, Seraphina patted Sandra’s back.
Sandra was silent for a moment, her eyes reddening.
That evening, Leandro and Seraphina, along with Valerio, had dinner with Sandra and Bowen.
When she saw Valerio, Sandra greeted him with a calm smile, to which Valerio responded similarly.
Because it was a special day, even among friends, the atmosphere at the dinner table wasn’t exactly lively Everyone spoke in low voices, only when Seraphina told Valerio not to be picky with his food, did things lighten up a bit.
Bowen found the whole situation amusing, but to Leandro, it was business as usual,
Sandra was used to this kind of scene, only it was her first time having dinner with both Seraphina and Leandro. She couldn’t help but let her gaze wander between the two.
Leandro noticed her gaze, glanced at her, but didn’t say much.
It wasn’t until they went to the bathroom together that Sandra asked, “Are you two here for a vacation together?”
“You could say that,” Seraphina replied. “But it was his idea to come here.”
Hearing this Sandra paused for a moment, then slowly said, “He’s really putting his heart into it.”