FOREVER TOGETHER

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At the Oโ€™Brienโ€™s house. EVENING

In the evening, the Oโ€™Briens were sitting in the hall having coffee.

It was then someone rang the doorbell.

โ€œIโ€™ll go get it.โ€ Said Henzel

It was a gentleman and a lady outside.

Henzel stared at them confusingly.

โ€œHi, Isnโ€™t Jackson here?โ€, the gentleman asked.

โ€œYes, come in,โ€ Henzel said welcoming them in.

โ€œThomas! My manโ€, Jackson came and hugged him.

โ€œHello Oliviya,โ€ Jackson greeted the lady with a smile.

It was Thomas Ferreira, and his wife Oliviya Ferreira.

โ€œDidnโ€™t see you at the event yesterday. What happened?โ€ Jackson asked.

โ€œI had a business meeting yesterday. And it was too late when it was over.โ€ Thomas said.

โ€œWhat about the newlyweds. Where are they?โ€ Asked Oliviya

โ€œThey are in the room. Iโ€™ll call them.โ€ Said Elizabeth, and went upstairs.

After five minutes, Elizabeth, Ruth, and Leandro came down.

โ€œHi,โ€ Oliviya greeted the couple.

โ€œRuth, Leandro, meet Mr. Thomas Ferreira and his wife Oliviya Ferreira.โ€ Elizabeth said.

โ€œHappy married life,โ€ Thomas wished the couple.

Ruth and Leandro smiled.

โ€œJackson, youโ€™ve never introduced your family to me,โ€ Thomas said.

โ€œOh, yeah. Meet my beloved wife, Elizabeth,โ€ Jackson said.

โ€œAnd this is Lorenzo, my eldest son.โ€ Jackson pointed towards Lorenzo. โ€œAnd Henzel the youngest.โ€

โ€œHi,โ€ Henzel smiled at Thomas and Oliviya. They smiled back.

โ€œThe rest, they all are out, just some shopping and all.โ€

โ€œI will get to know them all in detail later. I have to leave right now. There is a business requirement.โ€ Thomas said.

And so they left.

Next-Day At Henzelโ€™s School

โ€œOkay students, I am going to declare your exam results now.โ€ Said the teacher.

The teacher declared everyoneโ€™s except Henzelโ€™s results.

โ€œMaโ€™am, I didnโ€™t get the marks,โ€ Henzel informed.

โ€œOh, Henzel! Please come forward.โ€ Said the teacher.

As he came, she continued. โ€Henzel, how much mark do you think youโ€™ll score?โ€

โ€œI donโ€™t know,โ€ Henzel replied.

โ€œBut, I do. You got 5 out of 50. A big applause for Henzel.โ€ The teacher said clapping for Henzel.

โ€œHenzel, I want to see your parents tomorrow itself.โ€

โ€œBut maโ€™am my father is not in town. And my mother is sick and they both cannot make it to the school.โ€ Henzel lied.

โ€œIt doesnโ€™t matter. You are Jackson Oโ€™Brienโ€™s son, right? Iโ€™ve heard your father is a renowned businessman. But tell him to focus on your studies along with his business.โ€, the teacher told him.

โ€œOkay Maโ€™am,โ€ Henzel went back to his seat.

He was absent-minded, the whole class, thinking of a way to get rid of the parent meeting ceremony tomorrow.

At last, he thought maybe Lorenzo could help him as he is his eldest brother.

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