Olivia got a run-down of Jeff’s situation from a doctor. She didn’t know if she should be happy or sad. The good thing was that Jeff was fine. The bad thing was that he was back in a coma.
Olivia sighed deeply. She understood that she and her children were the anchor that held Jeff to the world. If she weren’t here, he’d probably already be dead.
Ethan approached Olivia with huge strides. His tall figure cast a shadow on Olivia. “Liv.”
Olivia’s expression went cold when she saw Ethan. The hatred in her voice was clear. She asked, “Why did you come? Are you here to see if I’m dead?”
Her eyes used to be filled with gentleness and love. But hate and disdain were the only emotions left.
Ethan was thinking about how Olivia used to love him so deeply. It was very endearing. He could never have imagined they would slowly drift apart until their relationship became irreparable.
Currently, Olivia couldn’t even stand the sight of him.
Ethan sighed and said, “Liv, I’ll find your birth parents for you.”
He knew Olivia too well. That was the only way he could get her to pay him any attention.
As expected, Olivia turned back around to look at him. “What did you say?”
“I just learned about how you and Marina were swapped.”
Olivia reluctantly spoke to him since it concerned her origin. “You don’t have to waste your effort. Mr. Carlton had tried to look into it when he was still alive. The postnatal care center was burned down. The owner is dead too. There are no leads to start an investigation.”
“Someone else knows the truth.”
Olivia’s eyes lit up. “You mean Helen Gibson?”
“Yes, she’s the one behind it all. She definitely knows who your birth parents are.”
“She might not even tell us. I had planned to question her after my dad recovered. But then something like this happened.”
Olivia looked very frail. She didn’t know what she did wrong. She couldn’t understand why life was so
hard on her.
Ethan wrapped his hand around her shoulder and said gently, “Liv, I told you that you still have me. I’ll never leave you. I’ve already canceled my engagement with Marina. I won’t marry her. You’ll be the only Mrs. Miller I ever have.”
If Marina hadn’t caused so much trouble, Ethan wouldn’t have gone back on the promise he made
But Olivia didn’t care. She looked at him with an icy gaze. Smiling mockingly, she said, “Do you think
I’d still care about what you do?”
“I know you don’t care about me. You might even hate me. But this is my answer to you. Liv, I’m not asking you to ignore what I’ve done. I admit that I’m fully responsible for what happened to Dad. But there’s another mastermind behind it all.”
Ethan’s expression was calm, but his voice was steady. “A lot of questions arose from Jodie’s death. I felt that something was wrong. But these seemingly unrelated things seem to be linked. I think maybe someone has been after you from the start.”
“Yes, Jodie’s death was just the start. The people behind it all might have something to do with your origins. This is just my speculation now, but I’ll try to uncover the truth as soon as possible.
“Liv, what happened today might just be a coincidence, but it might not be the case next time. Whether it’s related to you or not, I hope you won’t refuse my help. Let me protect you and the children, for their sake.”