Two red lines appeared on the white rectangle. One was dark, and the other was lighter.
Olivia forgot how to breathe when she saw it. Her mind blanked out.
It was real. She was pregnant.
The first emotion she felt was joy. She looked in the mirror and realized she was already in tears.
She had spent one and a half years trying to overcome the despair of losing her baby. But she was
pregnant once again.
Olivia was overjoyed but quickly realized it wasn’t the best time to be pregnant.
Even though she survived for half a year, the cancer cells were still in her.
Those were a time bomb. Once triggered, she would be dead along with her child.
But the glow of motherly love appeared on her face when she thought about the baby in her womb.
She couldn’t help but place her left hand on her stomach.
Even though the baby hadn’t formed yet and was just a tiny seed, she couldn’t help but smile.
Her tears fell onto the sink as she muttered, “Baby, is that you? Have you come back to mommy?”
She had been consumed by nightmares for over a year. There would always be a baby calling out for her in the nightmares.
And now, the baby is back. Olivia felt indescribable joy. She had yet another reason to be alive.
Olivia swore to herself that she would protect her baby with her life. She went through an emotional roller coaster in the span of ten minutes.
She readjusted her emotions and walked out of the toilet. There was a hint of determination on her face. Being a mother gave her newfound strength. She had someone she needed to protect again.
She was met with Ethan’s prying gaze as she left the toilet. She reflexively jumped back in fright. She looked at him with discontent.
“What are you doing here?”
Ethan would usually be doing rehabilitation exercises with Jeff at that hour.
“Liv, you haven’t been looking good lately. I also heard you haven’t been eating much. So I got a doctor to come check on you.”
Olivia said coldly, “I lose my appetite whenever I see you.”
Ethan said sadly, “You used to say you wanted to eat with me.’
“I didn’t know you had a lunatic for a sister then.”
Ethan was at a loss for words. The things Leia did to Olivia were unforgivable, and they caused a
chasm to form between the two of them.
“Liv, I told you Leia will never trouble you again. I don’t expect you to forgive her. I just wish you could be happier.”
Olivia smiled coldly and said, “You want me to be happy? Sure, just kill your sister or yourself.”
“Fuck off. Get out of my sight. I’m okay. I am in better health than anyone.”
Olivia drove Ethan away. He could see that something was wrong. Olivia was more bad-tempered than before.
He thought that Olivia was upset because of his upcoming wedding.
Ethan sighed and went to look for Jeff.
Jeff knew what happened when he saw the defeated look on Ethan’s face. “Did she shut you out again?
“Tell me, what did
do to make her angry? It’s been so long, but her attitude toward you hasn’t
“There’s … a misunderstanding between us.
“If it’s a misunderstanding, then explain it to her. A married couple shouldn’t keep fighting for so long.”
Ethan smiled sheepishly and said, “But she doesn’t allow me to explain myself.”
He tried to explain his relationship with Marina to Olivia several times. She never gave him the chance.
“Ethan, you’re an adult. I know both of you were sad about the baby that died.
“Have you ever thought of having another baby with her? If there’s a baby, she’ll not stay angry at you, for the baby’s sake.”
Ethan muttered to himself. “Have another baby?”