Her hands were working, but her mind was thinking about what she would do if she were pregnant.
Olivia had lost a child before, so she craved a child of her own more than anyone.
But the baby in her was from Ethan, who was about to get married to someone else.
She hated Ethan with every fiber of her being. She couldn’t possibly bear his child.
Olivia inhaled sharply. She was deep in thought and didn’t notice that she was close to a rose bush.
She came back to her senses after a thorn had pricked her finger.
She stared blankly at the tip of her finger that was bleeding.
Someone quickly dashed over and put her finger in his mouth to suck the blood out.
Ethan’s disapproving voice rang from above, “Why are you so careless? You only have one good arm.
“You should rest and recover. Let the servants handle the manual labor.”
Olivia withdrew her hand from Ethan’s grasp and said with annoyance, “Don’t you have anything better to do?”
She noticed that Jeff was looking at her and said in a softer tone, “Didn’t I say I’ll take care of my father? Go to work. You don’t have to worry about us.”
“Nothing much to do at the office today. I said I would cook for you,” Ethan played along.
Olivia couldn’t bring herself to say any more sweet words to Ethan. She found an excuse and left. “I’ll go wash my hands.”
She discreetly pulled her hand out of Ethan’s grasp and hurried to the bathroom.
The servant quickly turned the tap on and squeezed some soap for Olivia.
Olivia instructed coldly, “Squeeze out more and scrub vigorously for me.”
The servant slightly hesitantly acknowledged the order and scrubbed her hand until it was red. Olivia didn’t ask the servant to stop, so she said, “Ms. Fordham, your hand is red.”
“Okay, you can stop.”
The air was filled with the smell of hand soap. Olivia frowned and began to gag.
The servant followed her anxiously and said, “Ms. Fordham, you’ve been looking pale for the past couple of days and vomiting a lot. Are you … pregnant?”
Olivia abruptly turned to look at the servant, who explained, “My mother displayed the same symptoms during the early stages of her second pregnancy.
“She had no appetite, and any fragrance would cause her to vomit. I think your symptoms match.”