Olivia trembled as she looked at Ethan with a confused expression.
“What do you mean?”
Ethan sighed. “The incident last night wasn’t an accident. Someone targeted Connor and pushed him from the top of a tall staircase.”
Olivia’s expression changed. “Who did it?”
“We have too few clues at the moment, so we can’t be sure for now.
“From his build, we can gather that he’s not a common folk. He might be a professional assassin.
“So, I’m taking Connor and Erina to a safe place.”
Oliva asked tentatively, “Are they related to the Toxic Hive?”
“I don’t think so. Toxic Hive is an organization skilled in medicine. They mostly kill with drugs, just like with… Ms. Parker.
“But the people who attacked Connor are different. They were after his life. They pushed a young child from the top of a spiral staircase.
“It was a good thing that Connor grabbed the edge and stopped rolling. If not, the consequences
would be unthinkable.”
Olivia was frightened when she heard that. She subconsciously gripped Connor.
It was a miracle that the child was still standing and smiling in front of her.
She crouched down. She could no longer take her anger for Ethan out on Connor.
Touching Connor’s face, she asked, “Connor, did it hurt?”
Connor didn’t understand what she was saying. He was simply happy because Olivia touched him.
He called out to Olivia.
Olivia gently took his hand. They had planned to return to the city after breakfast, but Olivia played with Connor for the whole day.
She would pick flowers and catch butterflies for him.
Ethan took off his socks and rolled up the legs of his pants. Then, he waded into the creek to catch fish
For Connor’s sake, Olivia didn’t defy Ethan.
They set aside their past and their grudges. They were like a couple helping their child experience the
purest form of happiness.
At sundown, they finally left in the car.
Connor was so tired that he fell asleep as soon as he got into the car.
Olivia sat in the back seat, gazing tenderly at the child.
It was quite odd. She wasn’t related to him by blood, and he was the child of the woman she hated the
Still, she couldn’t help but love Connor with all her heart.
After they parted this time, she had no idea when they would meet again.
At that thought, she felt even more reluctant to part ways with him.
Ethan sent Olivia back to the Manor of Roses. Before Olivia got out of the car, she noticed that there were more bodyguards in the area.
Just before getting out of the car, Olivia touched Connor’s face. “Where are you taking him?”
“For the sake of his safety, it’s best that as few people know about it as possible.”
“You have a point. Take good care of him. His mother probably can’t take care of him anymore.”
Ethan parted his lips, about to explain something. But when he thought of this incident, he suppressed the truth again.
He replied in a low voice, “I know. You and Mr. Fordham will be moved away within the next few days as well. This place isn’t safe anymore.”
Olivia was stunned. “Us?”
“I don’t know who those people are targeting. But you have a special identity, so I fear that they might come after you next.”
Ethan sighed. “I’m sorry, Liv. I never wanted this to happen.
“but now that things have turned out like this, I have no choice. I can only do my best to protect you.”
Olivia didn’t say more. She caressed Connor’s cheek again before leaving.
Before she got out, she turned around and asked, “Can I take someone with me?”
“It’s best if you don’t. I know I’ve carefully selected the staff here,
“But to be safe, we shouldn’t bring them along. I’ll get Madam Burgess to take care of you.”
“I’m not taking anyone else, just Mona. She knows my habits.”
“Alright. You should make preparations tonight.”
Olivia didn’t try to be stubborn this time.
Jeff needed a safe place to recuperate, and she also needed a place to focus on her pregnancy. It wasn’t the time to be throwing a tantrum.