Olivia quickly gestured for the servant to be silent. The servant promptly stopped talking.
“What’s your name?”
“Mona Synder. You can call me Mona,” she replied obediently.
“What do you do?”
Mona replied, “I graduated from college and am a horticulture major, so I came here to tend to the rose garden.”
Mona’s eyes were clear and innocent. Olivia had mostly figured out the personality of the servants working in the garden.
Mona never took part in the gossiping that the others did. She would only focus on her job.
“Can you help me with something?”
“You’re too polite, Ms. Fordham. You’re the owner of the garden.
“You’re free to order me to do anything. I’ll do my best to help.”
Olivia whispered something in her ear and then added, “Don’t tell anyone about it. Can you do that?”
“Yes. But… Can I know why? I see that Mr. Miller treats you well. If you really are pregnant, isn’t it a good thing?”
Olivia said, “You know he’s getting married, right? Do you want the child to be ridiculed like me?”
Mona felt terrible for Olivia. She said, “Understood, Ms. Fordham. I’ll be back soon. I’ll go buy what
Olivia knew she asked the right person. The most important thing for her now was to confirm if she
She spaced out during dinner and didn’t have the appetite to eat. But she had to try and hide it so Ethan wouldn’t get suspicious.
Luckily for her, Ethan was ignoring her the last time she was pregnant. He didn’t see how she suffered from morning sickness.
When she hurled last night, Ethan thought she was just pretending. The possibility of a pregnancy
didn’t cross his mind.
Ethan looked at Olivia’s bowl full of uneaten food. He frowned. “Liv, you have to eat something and take care of your health.
“Is there something you want to eat? Let me know.”
“I’m just not hungry. Don’t overthink it. I ate too many snacks in the afternoon. I’m done eating.”
Olivia had already noticed Mona among the servants.
Her mind was already somewhere else, so she came up with an excuse and left.
Mona handed Olivia the pregnancy tests in the corridor and said, “Ms. Fordham, I was afraid one wouldn’t be accurate enough. So I bought several from different brands.”
“Thanks. I’ll transfer you the money later.”
“No need for that. This is nothing.”
Olivia didn’t keep the banter going. She rushed to the toilet and locked the door.
The last time she used a pregnancy test, she was excited. She had wanted to bear a child for Ethan.
Back then, she would do a test whenever her period was late.
At this moment, Olivia had a heavy heart and conflicting emotions. She cared about having a baby more than anyone else.
Doctors told her it was almost impossible for her to bear a child. She had already given up hope.
But the pregnancy occurred at a most unsuitable time. Olivia felt afraid and uneasy. She wanted the baby, but she also didn’t want it.
Olivia closed her eyes as she waited for the results. She felt tormented.
One moment, she was thinking about what to do if she was pregnant.
The next moment, she told herself it was impossible for her. It was hard for her to get pregnant.
It was unlikely that she got pregnant after once.
The questions keep circling her mind. And she kept doubting herself.
The alarm she set rang. She quickly turned it off and slowly gazed toward the pregnancy test.