Olivia’s dreams were mostly about children.
There was a period when she would dream of a beautiful field of flowers every day.
In her dreams, a child was walking up to her with a pretty flower crown in his hands. Then, he smiled as he placed the flower crown on her head.
Olivia relaxed her eyebrows. “Thank you, Connor.”
“Mommy, pretty.” Connor was elated, and he smiled from ear to ear.
Olivia felt like Connor would become a gentleman when he grew up. After all, he was already so gentle
at a young age.
Cupping Connor’s face, she kissed him lightly on the cheek.
Once again, she wished that he was her child.
Olivia patted Connor’s knees, dusting away the grass and dirt that stuck to them.
Out of the corner of her eyes, she spotted Ethan standing on a hillside in the distance.
He was probably worried that he would ruin her mood if he went over to them.
So, he decided to just watch from a distance.
Connor sat down next to her, watching the water running in the creek.
If the weather was a little warmer, they could go into the water to play. But now, they could only play
with pebbles by the creek.
Connor usually played with premium toys at home, but he was also quite happy to pick up pebbles.
He would laugh when he saw the splashes caused by throwing pebbles into the water.
He would also occasionally spot schools of small fry swimming by. He was so happy that he started
“Fish, tiny fish.”
Olivia smiled. “When it gets warmer, let’s catch fish together, alright?”
Connor didn’t care about catching fish. He was happy as long as he could spend time with Olivia.
The two frolicked by the water for a long time. Then, Ethan finally made his way over to them, calling
them over for breakfast.
Olivia subconsciously wanted to pick Connor up. She only remembered her hand when she crouched
“Let me do it.” Ethan held Connor in one arm while his other hand took Olivia’s.
Olivia struggled against his hold, but it was no use. Ethan was very strong, and he had a death grip on her hand.
Olivia gave up after a quick try. She had no choice but to let him lead her away.
Connor was overjoyed when he saw the two together. He kept mumbling, “Daddy, Mommy.”
Ethan wasn’t the least bit upset about how Connor referred to them. Instead, he happily turned and planted a kiss on Connor’s cheek.
Olivia didn’t understand why his hand felt like it was burning.
It was just like their expired relationship. She wanted him to let go so that she could run away.
She didn’t know what Ethan was planning, but she could see that he liked seeing her getting close to
She wondered if he was thinking that this would make up for the hurt she had suffered so she could forget the pain.
The memories were like sharp blades that left wound after wound on her body. Even though she had recovered, the scars remained.
That was the symbol of her failure. She would never forget about it.
The warm smile on her face gradually disappeared.
When they neared the tent, she took the opportunity to escape from Ethan.
Quickening her pace, she walked away.
Ethan watched her leave. The smile on his lips faded away as well.
Connor keenly sensed something off about the two. He looked at Ethan, then at Olivia,
Then, he pleaded for Ethan to put him down. He ran after Olivia.
“Mommy, hold hands.”
Olivia remembered her identity. She should not be too involved with Marina’s son.
This time, she didn’t fulfill Connor’s request.
Seeing that she didn’t move, Connor got anxious. He kept calling out to her.
Then, Ethan’s voice rang out. “Just hug him. It’s been a long time since he last saw you.
“Liv, you don’t know how much this child loves you. You don’t know how much he missed you when
you were gone.