Calista’s words were the straw that broke the camel’s back. Jeff was trembling, feeling like someone
had pushed him from behind.
He felt the blood rushing to his head, and a wave of dizziness overtook him as he staggered to remain
on his feet.
Calista was frightened. “Hey, what’s wrong with you? Stop pretending to be sick. It still won’t change anything. Where’s security? Get this man out of here.”
Marina glared at Calista. Before she could say anything, Ethan had rushed over. He supported Jeff and said, “Dad, how are you feeling? Brent, bring Dad to the hospital now.”
Jeff turned to look at Ethan. His eyes turned red from anger when he saw Ethan in his wedding suit.
In his anger, Jeff couldn’t even utter a complete sentence. “Y-You caused the F-Fordham family to go bankrupt?”
He never imagined that the son-in-law he approved of would be the one who ruined his family. Even though what happened back then was fishy, he never suspected Ethan. He just thought it was a business partner that he had crossed.
Frowning, Ethan said, “I’ll explain everything later, Dad. I’ll have someone send you home first.”
“Home?” Jeff smirked and said while pointing at Connor. “And that’s your son?”
Calista didn’t know the gravity of the situation. She tried to please Ethan by saying, “Of course, that’s Mr. Miller’s son. He looks exactly like Mr. Miller. It should be apparent that they’re related.”
Jeff slapped Ethan with a shaky hand. Although there wasn’t much force behind the slap, it attracted. a lot of attention.
“My daughter loved you so much. How could you do this to her? Do you even remember what you promised me? You heartless scum! I should’ve known better than to allow my daughter to marry a man like you. Has our family ever wronged you?”
The people around them had their eyes fixed on Ethan. The chattering began.
“What scum he is. We didn’t even know he was married before. And he’s holding such a grand. wedding for his second marriage.”
“And they were saying he waited for Marina for ten years. He’s trash.”
“That’s right. He even has a son. Maybe he cheated during his first marriage. I feel so bad for Ms.
Ethan didn’t care about what the other people were saying. He was only focused on Jeff.
“Dad, this is not a good place to talk. Let’s go to the hospital.”
Jeff swung his hand away angrily. “You bastard, you have no right to call me Dad.”
Jeff used all his strength to break away from Ethan. However, he fell onto the floor as he lost his
“Dad!” Olivia’s scream came from a distance away. She tried her best to catch up to Jeff but was too
But Ethan reacted quickly and managed to grab Jeff before he hit the floor.
“Slow down, Olivia.”
Being careful was the last thing on Olivia’s mind. She saw Jeff falling over and felt like she couldn’t breathe. She ran toward Jeff as fast as she could.
When she reached Jeff’s side, Olivia asked nervously, “Dad, how are you feeling? Are you hurt?”
Jeff held her hand. He had so much he wanted to say.
But, in the end, he just asked, “Tell me, Liv. Is your mother dead?”
Olivia was taken aback. Then, she lied, “That’s not true. She’s still alive. Why would she be dead?”
“Silly girl, you always make that face when you lie. You haven’t changed one bit.”
Reaching out, Jeff touched Olivia’s face with his other hand.
“I’m sorry, Liv. I wasn’t able to protect you.”
were already filled with tears. Looking at her with guilt, he said, “I’m such a useless father.
I can’t even protect you
“Don’t talk anymore, Dad. I’ll bring you to the hospital now. Don’t worry about anything. You’ll recover. Everything will be better.”
“Liv, I’ll always love you.”
Jeff’s hand went limp after he said that.