Ethan received a call from Mona. Even though he hadn’t visited Olivia in a while, he was aware of Olivia’s every move.
Mona didn’t know what he was thinking. She simply thought that he was watching Olivia silently.
He was protecting Olivia as if he were the best ex-husband in the world.
“Mr. Miller, Ms. Fordham wants to get a pregnancy checkup.”
A pair of wedding rings lay on Ethan’s desk. He caressed the large diamond with his fingers, his expression unfathomable.
“Alright, I’ll have it arranged.”
Mona sighed in relief. “I knew you care about Ms. Fordham the most, Mr. Miller. I have no idea why she’s wary of you even when it comes to her pregnancy.”
With a dark smile on his face, Ethan ended the call. He placed the ring back into its box.
Getting up, he walked up to the huge floor-to-ceiling windows.
The sky was gray, and it looked like it was about to rain.
It was just after work hours. People flooded the streets, and cars formed a continuous stream on the
The tall buildings in the distance lit up one after the other. Ethan’s shadow extended far behind him.
Raindrops pelted on the glass. Then, they rolled downward, leaving trails behind them.
Ethan’s figure looked extra lonely against the rain.
Olivia had once told him that it was cold at the top, so she would stay with him.
After a long while, Ethan took out his phone and dialed a number.
His voice was low as he said, “Yes, it’s me.”
When Olivia received the reply, she should be happy about it, but she felt troubled for some reason.
She felt like things were going a little too smoothly.
Mona couldn’t understand why Olivia was pacing around the room. “Olivia, Mr. Miller agreed to it. Why are you so upset?”
Olivia placed her fingers on her chest. She couldn’t quite describe the feeling.
She felt like things weren’t supposed to turn out like this. Things went so smoothly that it felt
“Didn’t he say anything else?”
Blinking with her clear eyes, Mona shook her head. “Nope. Olivia, Mr. Miller loves you and cares about you more than you imagined.
“I believe that he’s marrying Ms. Carlton out of obligation. He had given you all his love.”
After all, she would tell Ethan what kinds of food Olivia liked and disliked.
After that, for every meal, the things Olivia didn’t like to eat would never appear again. Instead, the flavors she preferred would be served in another form.
Ethan would pay high prices to buy ingredients from their local sources. He would have them flown in so that Olivia could eat the freshest food.
He was a man of few words, but he had spoken every word for her.
If this wasn’t love, then Mona didn’t know what else was.
He was even worried that his love would be a burden to Olivia, so he didn’t want Mona to reveal even a tiny bit of it.
Olivia didn’t want to argue with Mona about whether Ethan loved her or not. She was fine with it as long as Ethan didn’t suspect anything.
Olivia thought that being pregnant had made her sensitive and suspicious of everything.
She shook her head. “Alright, then. We’ll move according to plan.”
“I’m going to check on Dad.”
Opening the door, Olivia left. The wind was strong in the corridor. It had come from the patio.
The white sheer curtains on the patio were flapping wildly in the wind. The wisteria tree in the yard. outside had pretty flowers hanging from its branches.
But now, the flowers were scattered by the wind, and they lay wet on the ground.
It was another rainy day.
Frowning, Olivia knocked on the door to Jeff’s room.
When the door opened, she saw Jeff dressed in white. He seemed lively, and his body looked like other person’s.
His shrunken calf had also gradually returned to normal as he recuperated.
He seemed to be in high spirits.
of course, this was only on the surface. He could walk around for now, but he walked with a slow
He couldn’t move freely like others, but it was much better than when he was bedridden.
He would need a year or two to heal completely.
“Dad, you’re still awake?” Olivia supported him out of habit.
Smiling, Jeff said, “I was bored, so I decided to play some chess. What about you? Why haven’t you gone to bed?”
“I napped too much in the afternoon, so I can’t sleep at night.”
Jeff’s gaze fell upon her hand. “Do you still feel nothing in your hand after all that treatment?”
Olivia smiled bitterly. “I felt nothing at all. It’s probably ruined.”
“Don’t give up. Even someone like me was cured, after all. You’re still so young, so you’ll recover quickly.”
Olivia chatted with Jeff for a long while.
Jeff voiced his request again. “Olivia, I’ve been in good shape recently, so I think I can use phones now.
“Dad, phones are bad for your eyes. I think you should wait a little longer…”
Jeff’s expression remained gentle.
“Olivia, are you worried that when I use a phone, I might see something I shouldn’t? If so, then I won’t look at it.”