Jeff’s mind went blank when he heard that Chloe was dead. He felt like he couldn’t breathe, and the blood in his veins froze.
Face pale, his body was trembling uncontrollably. He grabbed Marina’s hand emotionally and asked, How did your mother die?”
Marina hated it when people brought up Chloe’s death before her. She was the one that caused Chloe’s death, and she didn’t want to face that fact.
“What does it have to do with you? Which hole did you crawl out of, you peasant? Get away before I call for security.”
Marina looked at Jeff’s expression that was mixed with shock, pain, and disbelief. She wondered if he was an old friend of Chloe’s.
When she thought of that, her disdain for him eased a little.
“Never mind. It’s my wedding today. Since you’re already here, you should stay for a drink.”
Calista glanced at Jeff and said, “Now, scram. I can tell you don’t belong here from your attire. Don’t dirty Marina’s dress.”
Jeff was still wallowing in the pain of Chloe’s passing. He didn’t care what anyone else was thinking.
For some reason, Mariną felt terrible when she saw Jeff trembling like he had experienced a great
Mina came over with two kids in tow. Erina called out sweetly, “Mommy!”
Marina’s heart warmed at the sight of her children, who she hadn’t seen for some time. She looked at Connor. She thought he would at least call out to her since they had not seen each other for so long. But Connor looked at her emotionlessly without saying anything.
Jeff noticed Connor and asked, “Is he your son?”
Calista said impatiently, “Why are you still here? Don’t you understand a word I said?”
A sudden realization struck Jeff. “He’s your and Ethan’s son, right?”
“Why are you acting all crazy? Everyone knows that Marina is Mr. Miller’s first love. He waited for her for ten whole years. It’s only natural that they have children.”
“Only natural? What about my daughter, then?” Jeff asked with a crazed expression. It was like he was swept up by a vortex of emotions, and he had lost his mind.
“Your daughter? You’re…”
Marina didn’t recognize Jeff. She only learned of her origins shortly before Chloe’s death. She heard that Jeff was in a coma and that he would probably never regain consciousness. She didn’t even know
where he was.
She felt emotional as she looked at the face, which looked a little like hers. She had one more family
member who was alive.
Before she could express her excitement, Calista also remembered who Jeff was. But she didn’t know his relationship with Marina and thought he was here to fight for Olivia.
Calista said, “Mr. Fordham, if you’re here to get justice for Olivia, there’s no point in doing so. You can’t change anything. Mr. Miller no longer has any feelings for Olivia.”
Jeff remained civilized. Looking at her coldly, he said, “This is none of your business. Stay out of it.”
Calista was triggered. “Mr. Fordham, do you think you’re still the head of the Fordham family? Don’t you know how your family became bankrupt?
“Mr. Miller was the one who did it. He intended to destroy the Fordham family. Do you think he’d still go back to Olivia?”