Jeff put on a straight face as he was racking his brain for an explanation.
“I was trimming some bushes. I’m just throwing away some trash,” Jeff said as he threw a bunch of branches into the trash can, which covered up the pieces of the invitation.
“Mr. Fordham, you can leave the manual labor to us.”
“It’s okay. The exercise helps with my recovery. Is Olivia up yet?”
“No, Ms. Fordham has been sleeping more recently. Sometimes, she sleeps until 11:00 am.”
Jeff thought about something and then said, “Sleeping more is good. By the way, I suddenly remembered that an old friend of mine is celebrating his birthday today. Can you lend me your phone? I want to make a call.”
Mona was an innocent woman. She didn’t think about it too much and handed him her phone.
“Here, Mr. Fordham.”
Jeff dialed a number and walked to a corner. Mona saw that he wanted some privacy, so she also moved away. But she’d raise her head to look at Jeff occasionally. Ethan had given specific orders to keep Jeff away from all outside information.
Mona figured that it wasn’t a big deal to let him make a call to a friend. She didn’t notice Jeff’s expression gradually growing more upset. He handed her the phone back after two minutes.
“I’ll be heading back inside for breakfast.”
“Alright, Mr. Fordham.”
Jeff didn’t go back into the house. He went to the garage resolutely. He was aware that the driver would go to the market to restock supplies at this hour every day.
Jeff hid himself in the back seat while the driver wasn’t paying attention. He finally understood why Olivia and Ethan didn’t allow him to use a phone. They didn’t want him to find out about the wedding
No wonder his poor daughter had become depressed and smiled less. It wasn’t even a minor problem between them. Ethan had fallen for another woman. Jeff held back his anger. Only one thing was going through his head he needed to get justice for his daughter.
He didn’t want Ethan to find out where he was going. Or else, he wouldn’t even be able to leave the
Everything went smoothly. They arrived at the market, and the driver went off to purchase supplies. Jeff took this chance to get away.
There was already someone waiting for Jeff at the intersection. It was Wallace in his suit and tie. Wallace went to study abroad after the Fordham family went bankrupt. He had just returned to the
country and came as soon as possible when Jeff called him.
“Nice to see you again, Mr. Fordham.”
“It’s been a long time, Wallace.”
“I’m happy to see that you’ve been recovering well.”
Jeff wasn’t in the mood for pleasantries. He got into the car and asked Wallace to bring him to the
Wallace had a serious expression as he said, “Mr. Fordham, the marriage between Mr. Miller and Ms. Carlton was decided six months ago. You going there now might not change anything…”
“Wallace, you’ll understand when you have kids. Even if it’s an impossible task, you’ll want to get justice for your child at all costs if they were bullied.”
Jeff held his hands, which were shaking in anger. “As a parent, I’m my child’s last line of defense. If I were to compromise and allow her to be bullied, I’d be a failure of a father.”
Jeff felt bad for Olivia when he pictured what she had been through. He couldn’t even imagine how hard her life was.
Olivia was his little princess. He would never make her feel sad, and he would not let anyone else hurt her.
Ever since Jeff woke up, he felt that Olivia had become more reserved, and she had become more
Pain was the reason why people matured. Jeff started to wonder what had happened to Olivia while he was unconscious and how she got through it alone.
The thought of her suffering pained Jeff. He had to ask Ethan in person why he would treat Olivia like
Before he knew it, the car had arrived at the hotel. It was still early, but luxury cars were coming and going at the hotel. There was a huge poster that featured Ethan and Marina. The wedding was real, not just a prank.
The man who promised to care for Olivia for the rest of her life was marrying another woman while Olivia was pregnant!