Jeff’s thoughts drifted back to a few years ago. He was satisfied with Ethan as a son-in-law, but he got angry when Ethan said he wasn’t planning to have a wedding.
Olivia was his only daughter. He didn’t want to hand her over without being promised a grand event. But Olivia begged Jeff repeatedly for his blessing. She told him that Ethan was the best man she had ever seen and that he would never make her sad.
She also said she didn’t need a ceremony as long as they loved each other.
Jeff knew he missed his chance at love, but he wanted Olivia to be happy, so he relented. He didn’t expect his daughter to end up without a rightful status. No one even knew that Olivia was Ethan’s
It was so absurd. And now that Ethan was marrying another woman, he was announcing it to the world. Jeff felt bad for Olivia. She gave Ethan everything she had, but she ended up with nothing. She even lost function in one of her hands.
Ethan claimed to have put them in the manor so they could recover, but he was just keeping them prisoner. The more Jeff thought about it, the angrier he got.
“Mr. Fordham, this wedding is a sealed deal. We should just go back,” Wallace said sincerely.
Jeff had already gotten out of the car. “Wallace, I’m grateful that you brought me here. You should go. I won’t do anything. I just want an explanation.”
Wallace felt anxious, but he had a new job. He looked at his watch and saw that it was getting late. He needed to go. He tried to call Olivia’s old phone number, but it didn’t go through. He had no choice. but to sigh and leave.
Jeff stood in the busy lobby, feeling like he was in a different world. Two years passed very quickly. Jeff came back to his senses and realized he hadn’t been to such a place in a long time.
Most of Ethan’s relatives were overseas, so not many showed up. Most of the guests at the wedding were related to the Carltons.
Jeff knew that Marina was Chris’ daughter. He could only lament at the wretched fate that connected
the Fordhams with the Carltons.
He hadn’t seen Chloe in a long time and wondered if she was doing fine. He figured she would show up at such an occasion.
Jeff looked down at his attire. He was wearing relatively casual clothes because he was trimming bushes in the yard earlier. The black shoes he was wearing were also caked in dirt.
His attire was out of place in a classy banquet like this. After all, he was bankrupt. Chloe would probably feel relieved that she left him before it was too late.
The most important thing was to find Ethan and ask him what was going on. He wanted to know how
Ethan truly felt about Olivia. So, he walked in.
Olivia woke up earlier than usual. The sun shone into her room, and she slowly woke up.
Ethan was long gone. She didn’t know when he left. She looked at the empty bed and the dust swirling in the air. The room was eerily silent.
Then, she remembered that it was Ethan’s wedding today. She ignored the disappointment she felt and got up to go to the bathroom.
She brushed her teeth and washed up. Looking in the mirror, she saw that her chin wasn’t as pointed as it used to be.
She told herself that her relationship with Ethan was in the past. Whether he got married or had a child, it had nothing to do with her.
Without him, the sky would still be clear and the flowers would still bloom. Her days would be happier
too. Olivia saw Mona carrying a bunch of flowers from the yard when she came out of the bathroom.
Mona smiled and said warmly, “Good morning, Olivia.”
Olivia subconsciously looked at the yard. Jeff would usually be tending to the plants at this hour. He moved slower, so he needed more time.
“Have you seen my dad?”
“Mr. Fordham came back in some time ago. Weirdly, he isn’t out yet. Wait here, Olivia. I’ll go
Mona put the flowers in a vase and went to Jeff’s room.
Olivia looked at the bright flowers and started to feel uneasy.
“Oh no, Olivia. Mr. Fordham has gone missing!”
Olivia felt her head throb. “Missing? What do you mean missing?”