Ethan had only uttered one word, but Mona’s knees went weak.
Dropping to the floor, Mona said, “Mr. Miller, I’ll tell! I’ll tell you everything!”
Ethan frowned, thinking that Mona gave in a little too soon. He hadn’t even pressured her.
“I felt that it was a pity to throw away the roses we trimmed from the garden, so I sold them at night
for a dollar each.
“I didn’t mean to be greedy. I just need money, and my grandmother has gotten sick, too. I’m sorry, Mr. Miller. I won’t do that again.
Ethan frowned even deeper. “That’s what you wanted to say?”
Mona wiped her tears. “There’s more. I’ll tell you everything.
“When I was trimming the trees, my hand slipped, and I accidentally trimmed the heart shape into an
“Mr. Miller, please don’t question my work etiquette. I-was just a little feverish that day.”
Holding his fingers against his forehead, Ethan had a look of annoyance on his face. “What nonsense are you talking about?
“I’m asking you to tell me about Liv. You’ve been taking care of her these days. Did you find something off about her?”
Mona wiped the sweat on her forehead. “Ms. Fordham? She has had a small appetite lately.”
“That’s all. Ms. Fordham has always been a cold person, so she rarely talks to us.”
Mona remembered what Olivia told her. She would never betray Olivia so easily.
But then, Ethan said, “Why didn’t you tell me earlier that she couldn’t eat because of her
“What if something happens to the child in her tummy?”
Mona widened her eyes. “Mr. Miller, did you already know that Ms. Fordham is pregnant? She even told me to keep it a secret.”
She had just graduated, so she hadn’t been weathered by society. So, Ethan managed to trick her right.
Ethan’s heart sank. As expected, Henry was right. Olivia had truly gotten pregnant.
Ethan didn’t let any emotions appear on his face. “Of course. She can’t hide anything from me.
“Since she doesn’t want me to know, then I’ll pretend I know nothing as well.
“Don’t tell her anything in case it affects her mood.”
Mona agreed. “That’s true. Pregnant women have unstable moods.
“I could feel that Ms. Fordham has had very obvious mood swings lately. She would smile one moment and then get anxious the next.”
“What is she anxious about?”
“I have no idea. Perhaps it was because of the strong nausea caused by her new pregnancy. Also…”
Mona glanced at Ethan. “She knows that you’re going to marry Ms. Carlton, so she’s probably feeling
“Back when my mom had her second pregnancy, she was very anxious, and she always felt insecure.
“Mr. Miller, your relationship with Ms. Fordham right now may cause extreme nervousness.”
Ethan frowned deeply. “Did you just say that she has severe nausea?”
“Yes. I heard from Ms. Fordham that it’s even worse than her last
“She couldn’t eat anything, but she forced herself to eat for the sake of her child.
“Sometimes, she would throw up right after eating, but she didn’t care.
“She would even throw up while eating. I can see that she cares a lot about this baby.”
Hearing those words, Ethan wondered what he was doing when Olivia had her first
Before she got pregnant, he once told her that he wanted her to have his child.
On the day when she showed him her pregnancy test report, she leaped into his arms like an overjoyed child.
But back then, he was still grieving Leia’s death.
He felt that Olivia’s smile was mocking him, and he didn’t like it at all.
He couldn’t face Olivia, so he stayed out and drowned himself in alcohol.
He had no idea that Olivia would throw up during pregnancy. “Other than throwing up, what symptoms does she have?”