Olivia instinctively put her hand on her tummy. But then, she feared that Ethan would notice it, so she hastily retracted her hand.
But her movements only attracted even more attention. Ethan saw all that.
As he slowly walked toward her, Olivia’s heartbeat quickened.
When Ethan’s hand touched her back, she felt as if everything just exploded.
She had goosebumps all over her. Fear spread from the spot he touched to her entire body.
She suppressed her panic, trying her best to look calm.
“What are you doing?”
“You seem to be scared of me, Liv.”
Olivia gulped. Then, she said in a cold voice, “It’s disgust, not fear. Ethan, has anyone ever told you that you’re annoying?
“Since you’re going to marry Marina soon, stop messing around with me!”
Ethan slowly bent over, his authoritative air looming over Olivia.
He whispered in Olivia’s ear, “Liv, you’re very nervous.
It wasn’t a question; it was a statement.
A bead of sweat rolled down Olivia’s forehead. Even she wasn’t sure why she would be so scared.
Perhaps because the previous child had shocked her too much, she subconsciously felt that Ethan had ill intentions.
The best way for her to protect this child was to avoid unnecessary trouble.
The less people knew about it, the safer the child would be.
Reaching out, Olivia shoved him away. “Ethan, I don’t have time to fool around with you. It’s getting late, so I want to rest now.”
With that, she pulled away the blanket, turning her back to Ethan as usual.
She placed her hand on her chest, feeling her obvious heartbeat.
She was truly scared, so much so that she didn’t even realize she was trembling.
Fortunately, Ethan didn’t say much more. As always, he pulled the blanket over her body. He even ‘patted her gently on the back.
“Then I won’t disturb your rest anymore.
With that, he stood up. His gaze fell upon the vitamin bottle, which stood out on the bedside table.
He looked away after a splitting second.
Hearing the soft click of the door closing, Olivia finally let out a sigh of relief.
She wiped the sweat on her forehead. She was even more convinced now that she wasn’t suited to be the bad guy.
Ethan didn’t do anything at all, but she almost exposed herself.
Unbeknownst to Olivia, Ethan frowned deeply as soon as he closed the door.
The light in his eyes instantly went out, and he became extremely cold.
Henry wasn’t lying. It was very likely that something was off about Olivia.
The person at the end of the corridor saw him, but they didn’t stop walking. Instead, they walked even faster.
“Stop right there.”
Mona Synder was caught in the act. With a pale face, she stood where she was and greeted, “Mr. Miller.”
“Raise your head.”
Mona had no choice but to do as she was told.
Ethan’s voice was cold. “I remember that you’re in charge of the flowerbed.”
There were quite a lot of workers in the Manor of Roses.
Ethan had personally selected every single worker’s documents. So, he vaguely remembered each of them.
Mona was dumbfounded. She didn’t expect Ethan to remember a minor character like her.
“Yes. Ms. Fordham can’t move her hand well. So, she asked me to take care of her after she noticed how attentive I am.”
A cold gleam flashed across Ethan’s eyes. “Come with me.”
Mona was scared to death. She didn’t know what Ethan was planning, so she had no choice but to follow him.
Ethan would come over every day, but she was still scared of this man who never looked them in the eye.
She followed Ethan into the study. Ethan took a seat while she remained standing.
Mona recalled the only time she got caught skipping school.
She now had the same expression as when she was brought to the office back then.
She didn’t dare make a sound, and she didn’t even dare to look up.
She was a working adult now, but she had never spoken to Ethan in person. While she was still thinking, Ethan said, “Talk.”