Jeff walked around the venue a few times but didn’t see Ethan. Not only that, he didn’t see Chris or Chloe either. He knew that Marina was Chris’ only child. He wondered why the parents weren’t present for her wedding. He did see Otto, who looked older and depressed.
Jeff felt tired after walking around the venue a few times. He wanted to find a spot to rest when he heard a woman taking near him.
“Marina, do you think Olivia will come?”
The mention of Olivia’s name attracted Jeff’s attention. He looked toward the people who were talking and saw Marina sitting in her wheelchair in a wedding dress. She looked exactly like the woman on the poster outside the hotel.
Jeff realized that she was the woman Ethan was going to marry. He was surprised to see her in a wheelchair.
Jeff had thought of plenty of names to call the woman who stole his daughter’s husband. But his anger subsided a little when he saw that Marina was crippled. He began to think that there might be more to the story. Maybe there was a misunderstanding.
Jeff didn’t plan to confront a young lady. He wanted to wait for Ethan to give him an explanation.
Marina’s complexion worsened visibly. She gritted her teeth at the mention of Olivia’s name. ” Nothing will change with or without her here. I’ll be the rightful Mrs. Miller from today onward.”
“That’s true. Olivia as Mrs. Miller is ancient history now.” Calista had learned her lesson. She no longer dared to speak ill of Olivia around Marina.
Marina’s temperament changed drastically after the death of her parents. She gripped the armrests of her wheelchair and said with a contorted expression, “That bitch is still trying to seduce Ethan after their divorce. I won’t let her off easy.”
“Marina, no matter what she tries to pull, you’re the one Mr. Miller is marrying. You’ve won. All you need to do now is to rest and get well soon. Your parents will be able to rest in peace knowing you’re in good health.”
Jeff wanted to speak up and reprimand Marina, but then he heard Calista talking about her resting in peace. It instantly grabbed his attention.
“What did you say?”
Calista and Marina turned to see the person standing behind them. Jeff wore plain clothes, looking like a normal middle-aged man.
Marina had never seen Jeff before. She didn’t know who he was. He also looked way slimmer than he used to be. Even Calista, who had seen him before, didn’t recognize him even though she thought he
Calista saw his dirty shoes and thought he was an attendant whom they had met before.
“Who are you?”
Jeff was very emotional, and even his voice trembled slightly. “What did you say happened to her parents?”
“Who do you work for? How can you say something so rude?” Calista glared at Jeff as she spoke.
It was public knowledge that Chloe died from leukemia and that Chris committed suicide to follow her in death. Asking about that before Marina was like pouring salt on her wound.
Jeff quickly approached Marina. She looked at this slim, middle-aged man. His stride was weird. It was different from how people usually walked.
For some reason, Marina felt an inexplicable sense of affection for this man.
Jeff walked up to her and asked with a serious expression, “What happened… to your mom.”
Tears welled up in Marina at the mention of Chloe. “What does that have to do with you? How did you sneak in? Where’s security? Why did they let someone like this in? Get away from me!”
Jeff didn’t let up. He looked at Calista and asked, “What did you mean they could rest in peace?”
“What do you think I meant? Are you playing dumb, or are you trying to start something? Mrs. Carlton passed away two months ago. Why are you asking these questions now?”