My Werewolf System - chapter-251-a-better-life
It was Sunday evening and the night sky was out. Inside Black Rock
orphanage, Kevin was helping Suzan tuck in the other kids since it was
bedtime and Innu was tucking in one of the little girls that was rubbing
“œIs”¦ Big Brother Innu still not coming today?â€ A small girl yawned,
as she was struggling to keep her eyes open. Usually she would have been
asleep by now, and Kevin knew she had stayed up just to see him.
â€œIâ€™m sorry, Innu seems to be busy this weekend, but Iâ€™m sure he
will visit us soon. Don’t worry, you have a lot of time to see him.â€
Kevin smiled and waited until she fell asleep.
It wasnâ€™t something he had to do, but since he was a bit older than
rest, he had volunteered to help out, just like every other night. They
all knew that Suzan had a lot on her plate, so the teenager wanted to
help her at least a little.
Kevin let out a little sigh.
â€œInnu asked me to apologise to you that he was unable to come yesterday
and today. He also wants us to tell the other kids that he promises to
make up for it next weekend.â€ Kevin informed the woman, as they had
just left one of the large rooms where the young kids were left sleeping
on just a mattress.
â€œInnu really has grown up, hasn’t he? I can tell heâ€™s working hard
and really cares for us.â€ Suzan sighed. â€œAs happy as that makes meâ€¦
sometimes I would prefer that he would concentrate on himself and his own
life rather than looking after us.â€
Just then, they heard a soft knock on the door. Kevin was a bit surprised
who it could be at such a late hour, but Suzan told him to go to his own
bed. As he watched the woman run off with her hair in a mess, he could
only wryly smile.
â€کInnu and us other kids want the same for you, Suzan, that’s why heâ€™s
trying so hardâ€¦â€™
Out of curiosity, the teenage boy decided to take a look at who it was.
The orphanage didnâ€™t get many visitors, and at this time of night it
couldnâ€™t have been someone looking to adopt a kid. Hidden behind the
corner, he peeked and recognised the men at the door. They had come over
a few times already, and he wasnâ€™t sure if that was a good or bad thing.
After they had been let in, Kevin waited by the side, and could see that
there were three of them, who followed the woman to the kitchen. Sneaking
his way through, he waited by the door, so he could listen in to what the
conversation was about.
â€œHave you considered our offer? You won’t be able to survive much
longer on your own.â€ He overheard a gruff manâ€™s voice.
â€œI haveâ€¦ I assure you, I have been thinking about it a lot. It’s just
this place is like a home for everyone If they were to move out of this
â€œForgive me for saying this, Ma’am.â€ Another voice interrupted.
â€œBut I think your refusal is quite selfish.â€
Hearing a strange man call Suzan, the most selfless person Kevin had ever
met, his fists tensed up, but if he tried anything then he knew he would
get the woman in trouble.
â€کWhat would Innu do?â€™ Kevin wondered, since his best friend was a
person he looked up to. However, he could only imagine Innu head into the
kitchen and tell those men to shove something up their backside and get
out of here. Shaking his head, the teenager knew that to be a very bad
â€œWith all due respect, but itâ€™s obvious that youâ€™re lacking the
proper funds. Just on the way here, I saw multiple areas where this place
is falling apart. The new location would be ten times better for them.
â€œIf itâ€™s a question of money then I can reassure you, you have
nothing to worry about. Our boss even allocated some extra funds today.
We told you, he is a generous man who was in the same situation as them.
Thatâ€™s also why he wants to help them out.
â€œUnfortunately, it just doesnâ€™t make any financial sense to give this
place a complete overhaul. It would be cheaper to demolish it and rebuild
it up from scratch. Please, think about the kids and their future.â€
It was then that Kevin relaxed the tension in his fists. What the man
said was true, the governmentâ€™s help hadnâ€™t increased in over a
decade and with inflation doing its thing, Suzan had been forced to spend
her own money to compensate, making next to nothing from the place.
The number of orphans was also steadily increasing, and each new mouth
just put additional strain on the funds. Simply put, they were lacking
money, yet now a private organisation was willing to take over.
â€œSuzan.â€ Kevin said, coming out from the hallway and into the
kitchen. When seeing the teenager, she was surprised and about to tell
him to go to his room.
â€œYou should accept the deal. You have already done so much for us. We
all know that, so donâ€™t worry. It’s not like they are going to put us
in the worst place, right? If youâ€™re worried, I bet you can come and
visit us. Nobody will blame you if you decide to rest, and it would stop
idiots like Innu from having to worry about you as well.â€
Suzan was in two minds with what to do. For some reason, it just felt
wrong for her to no longer be involved in these kids’ lives and just hand
them over to someone else, especially a stranger she had never met.
However, hearing these words from one of the oldest and smartest kids she
had looked after, she was finally willing to agree. Suzan picked up the
pen, and signed on the dotted line. The deal was done.
â€œThank you for being so cooperative. It will be a few days until we can
move them, but we will inform you about everything that needs to be done
in due time.â€ The man with the gruff voice said, and with that they
were on their way.
The moment they walked out the door, that man immediately picked up the
phone to make a call.
â€œBossâ€¦ it’s done.â€
On the other side, Brandon placed the phone down, and smiled at Raven.