Ethan listened to Olivia’s demands. He went to prepare some food for her in a hurry. Olivia’s stomach pain subsided after she drank warm water and ate some food.
Ethan saw that she felt better and asked, “Is your stomach troubling you? We should arrange for a check-up. You’re not even three months pregnant yet. Don’t take it out on the babies even if you hate
Olivia ignored him, but Marina, who had just arrived, heard what he said.
“What did you two do behind my back?” Marina shrieked, her voice echoing in the corridor.
Olivia was already tired. She frowned in annoyance at Marina’s voice.
“This is a hospital. Be quiet.”
“Bitch, how dare you seduce my husband? I’ll kill you.”
Marina was livid. She wanted to visit Jeff but didn’t expect to hear such mind-blowing news as soon as she arrived. She hastily tried to get up but stumbled back down.
Ethan saw her losing her balance and helped her steady herself so that she wouldn’t fall. Marina took the chance to fall into Ethan’s embrace with tears streaming down her cheeks.
“Ethan, you said you’ll marry me. Why would you do this to me?”
Olivia was already in a bad mood, but their act made her feel worse. She didn’t want to waste more time around them, so she left.
“Don’t you dare run away. You seduced my man! The least you can do is own it up before me.”
Olivia didn’t even spare Marina a glance as she walked away faster.
Ethan said in a low voice, “Enough. Stop making a fuss.”
Marina was taken aback by his indifferent tone. She sniffed and stopped wailing. She immediately started to feel wronged.
“It’s my wedding today. But you carried Olivia away in your arms with everyone watching. What does that leave me? Where does that leave the Carlton family?”
“It was an emergency.”
Ethan helped her to a chair. “You and Calista caused this incident. If you two hadn’t agitated him, things wouldn’t have ended up like this. You’re just reaping what you sowed. Nothing would’ve happened if you hadn’t sent that invitation.”
Marina regretted her actions. “I didn’t know Mr. Fordham was there too. If I had known he regained consciousness, I never would’ve…”
Marina became anxious at the mention of Jeff. “How is he doine now?”
Ethan replied, “He just got out of critical condition and is still under observation in the ICU. His brain has been damaged. He did cranial surgery not long ago, so he can’t be operated on in the short term. He might go into a vegetative state once again.”
Marina leaned back on her wheelchair dejectedly. She said with an upset expression, “How could this be?”
Marina started crying as she asked, “Why would fate be so cruel to me?”
She raised her hand to slap herself hard on the cheek.
Ethan looked at her in confusion. “What are you doing?”
Marina sobbed. “My mom’s dead because of me. And now, my father is in a coma because of me. Ethan, I didn’t ask for this. I didn’t know my father had regained consciousness.”
Chris didn’t tell Ethan about Marina’s situation when he was alive, so he was confused by what
Marina was saying.
“What are you saying? What do you mean by that?”
Marina sniffed and asked, “Didn’t Olivia tell you about our origins? I’m actually the daughter of the Fordham family. I’m not a Carlton.”