Mona gave Ethan a weird look. She could see that Ethan was being very considerate and nice toward Olivia recently.
He was about to marry Marina, but everyone in the Manor of Roses could see that he was sincere
Mona was surprised that Ethan didn’t even know about his wife’s pregnancy symptoms.
“I heard from Ms. Fordham that she didn’t have much experience back then.
“The nausea lasted for three months, and the baby didn’t seem to be developing well.
“In the early stages of pregnancy, women should get progesterone injections every day.
“My mom got those injections, too, and she said it’s very painful.
“But Ms. Fordham looked forward to that child very much. There wasn’t any
after more than 40 days.
“The doctor advised against keeping the child, asking her to get an abortion.
fetal heartbeat even
“But she begged the doctor to wait another week. She was terrified in those few days.
“It was a good thing that she persevered. The fetal heartbeat was detected after more than 50 days of her pregnancy.”
At that, Mona sighed. “But Ms. Fordham was quite unlucky. She suddenly bled when she was more than two months pregnant.
“She was startled. She had to be hospitalized for a week for the child to be saved.”
Mona’s words painted a picture in Ethan’s mind, filling in the blanks of the period he ignored on
He couldn’t imagine what Olivia felt when she went for injections every day. She was such a pampered woman.
He remembered her sobbing as she called him.
It was during her first pregnancy test, and the doctor said that the child was not developing well.
She had asked him what she should do.
He remembered his reply back then.
He was annoyed by just the sound of her voice.
At the mention of the child, he recalled the fetus in Jodie’s body.
He had turned the fetus into a specimen before it was even fully developed.
He had spoken in a cold and cruel voice, “If you can’t save the child, just let them go.”
He hung up right after that. He had ignored the despair Olivia felt on the other end of the line.
Back then, she was just an overgrown child pampered by Jeff and Ethan.
She hadn’t even matured enough, so she couldn’t possibly shoulder a mother’s responsibility.
She used to be a woman who would ask him to kiss the pain of vaccine injections away.
She was such a tender and dramatic woman.
But later on, she didn’t even tell him about the progesterone injections she took every day.
When she was more than two months pregnant, she looked for him in the bar. She asked him to go home with her.
Back then, he had ignored the fact that she was pregnant.
He told her to wait for him in the corridor on the wintry night. It was then that she almost lost the
When he saw her pale face, his mind was filled with torture instead of heartache.
She must have been so terrified when she was trying to get her child saved in the hospital.
He didn’t know how she managed to survive that snowy night.
Mona spoke briefly. But Ethan felt as if his heart was filled with pins and needles, which pierced him time and again.
His voice was hoarse. “What else?”
Mona thought that he was getting tired of her talkativeness.
When she saw the guilt in his eyes, she was convinced that he had done terrible things to Olivia.
But now, he was trying to make up for it.
It would explain why Olivia hated him so much now.
The flame of justice burned in Mona’s heart. She didn’t withhold anything.
She described to Ethan how Olivia behaved when Olivia told her about the pregnancy.
Ethan never expected that he would learn about Olivia’s pregnancy from someone else.
He didn’t realize how much suffering she had experienced in the one year he ignored her.
She was right. He deserved to die.
“Are you still listening, Mr. Miller?”
“Ms. Fordham seems to like the child very much. Her symptoms in the early stages are even worse than the last pregnancy.
“But she gritted her teeth and held on.
“My heart aches every time I see her throwing up so violently. Mr. Miller, why don’t you be nicer to her?
“I’m seriously heartbroken to see Ms. Fordham like that.”