Marina was indeed awake. It wasn’t because she was excited, but instead, it was because she was
Her people discovered that Ethan drove to a villa not long ago. It wasn’t Miller property, but it was heavily guarded. It was obvious that Olivia was there.
Her husband went to his ex-wife’s home the night before their wedding. Marina couldn’t hold back anger anymore. She decided that Olivia had crossed the line, so she was prepared to get back at
Ethan didn’t leave Olivia’s room. Even if Olivia hated his guts, he stubbornly sat by her bedside for the entire night.
The moonlight shone on him and made him glow. Olivia could see his bandaged hand in the dim light, but she didn’t ask about it. In the end, she could no longer fight the drowsiness and fell asleep.
Ethan lay down next to her, fully dressed. He thought about everything he had gone through with Olivia. He didn’t know what went wrong and caused them to drift apart.
Even if their relationship was on thin ice, Ethan still couldn’t bring himself to cut ties completely.
The sun rose. Ethan looked at Olivia, who was still sleeping. He kissed her gently on the forehead before leaving.
The rising sun brought about a new day. Everything was basked in the warm morning sun. Those in slumber slowly began to wake.
A person’s arrival broke the peace of the manor.
“You’ve got the wrong place. There’s no one with the last name Fordham here,” the security guard said sternly.
Ethan had specifically said that no outsiders were allowed into the house. Even though the man was dressed nicely, the security guards wouldn’t be able to bear the consequences if something happened
The man in the suit wore an easy-going smile. He said, “I’m friends with Ms. Fordham. I’m here to give her an invitation.”
“I don’t care who you’re friends with. Get lost. I said there’s no one here with that name.”
“I know Ms. Fordham is here. It’s a happy occasion for my employer today. She’d be sad if her old friend, Ms. Fordham, couldn’t attend. Can you please help me out and let me see Ms. Fordham? At least let me ask if she wants to go.”
“Get lost before I kick you out.”
As the security guard was yelling, Jeff, who was tending to the garden, walked over. “Who’s your
employer, and what’s the occasion?”
The man didn’t know who Jeff was, but he quickly took out the invitation when he saw a chance.
“This is the wedding invitation that my employer has prepared specifically for Ms. Fordham. She really wishes that Ms. Fordham could attend.”
“Alright, you can go now. I’ll hand it to her.”
Jeff took the invitation and went back to trimming the bushes. After some trimming, he reckoned that Olivia would be awake. So, he washed his hands and took the invitation out. He looked at it and thought that maybe attending a wedding might cheer Olivia up.
Jeff wondered which of Olivia’s friends were getting married. He succumbed to his curiosity and opened the invitation. His face paled, and he dropped the glass of milk he was holding when he saw
groom was Ethan Miller, and the bride was Marina Carlton.
Jeff was dumbstruck, and his mind blanked out. He couldn’t believe he saw Ethan’s name. He thought his eyes were playing tricks on him.
Ethan was Olivia’s husband. They had two children together. How could he be marrying another
Jeff’s hands were shaking, and the blood was rushing to his brain. He wondered if it could be a prank. Olivia was pregnant and couldn’t take such a blow. He memorized the hotel’s address, tore up the invitation, and threw the pieces away.
“What are you doing, Mr. Fordham?” Mona’s voice came from behind.