The door was opened before the men could kick it open.
Olivia stood at the door. She saw that half of Cyril’s face was red and swollen, and another bodyguard was rushing forward.
Ethan’s men were like him. They were cold, silent, and kept a low profile. They would never start anything, nor would they bully anyone. Their duty was to protect Olivia. So, they tried to be more tolerant because they didn’t want to attract attention.
Still, the other party didn’t want to de-escalate. They actually slapped Cyril.
Olivia saw an unfamiliar face. She didn’t sound like she was a local. There were luxurious items hung all over her body. She looked like a walking product gallery.
Before Olivia could speak, the woman sized her up, and her gaze focused on Olivia’s stomach. “And here I thought some big shot was in there. So, it’s just a pregnant lady?”
The woman grabbed a stack of cash from her expensive handbag and offered it to Olivia. “I want this room. Clear out and let me have it.”
There was around 30 thousand or 40 thousand dollars in the stack. Olivia didn’t look at the money.
She said in a low tone, “Apologize to him.”
The woman laughed and asked, “Are my ears playing tricks on me? You want me to apologize to your lapdog? Do you know who I am? I… ”
The sound of a slap could be heard. It was a very solid hit.
The woman was shocked as she looked at Olivia in disbelief. She didn’t expect a seemingly harmless pregnant lady to hit her so abruptly.
“I’m not interested in knowing who you are. But since you’re unwilling to apologize, I have to teach you a lesson.”
Olivia knew that Cyril wouldn’t lay a hand on a woman, so she did it for him.
“How dare you hit me? you preggo bitch! Even my parents never hit me. I’ll kill you!”
The woman rushed at Olivia with her arms flailing. Cyril immediately stepped in..
The woman turned back to look at her bodyguards. “Are all of you playing dead? Beat her up! My cousin will handle it even if she miscarries.”
Olivia frowned as she wondered who the woman was. She was being too audacious in Aldenvine. She also wondered about the identity of the woman’s cousin.
The woman’s cousin didn’t show up, but Olivia’s reinforcements did. Bodyguards in black suits came running from the stairs and the elevator. They stood in a line before Olivia. The scene looked like it
was straight out of a movie. The on-lookers were shocked by it.
Cyril bowed slightly before Olivia and said, “Sorry to have frightened you, Mrs. Miller. Leave the rest to us.”
“Okay.” Olivia wasn’t worried. She knew that Ethan would be able to handle things in Aldenvine.
Just as she was about to close the door, she heard the woman yelling into her phone, “A pregnant lady at the Antique House is bullying me. Come help me!”
Olivia froze. She wanted to see who this arrogant woman’s cousin was.
The woman’s cousin said something to her over the phone, and she looked overjoyed. “You’re coming? Okay. I’ll wait for you here.”
The woman became more smug after she hung up the phone. She put a hand on the door so that Olivia
couldn’t shut it.
Then, she said arrogantly, “My cousin is almost here. You’ll be dead when he gets here.”
The crowd of on-lookers grew in size. Some of them recognized the woman.
“I know who she is. She’s the princess of the Olson family in Ordchester. Her name is Lydia Olson. She’s used to having her way in Ordchester. Does she think she’s in Ordchester now?”
“I know, right? How dare she be so high and mighty in another city? That other woman is Mr. Miller’s darling too.”
Olivia’s identity had become public knowledge at Marina’s wedding. All sorts of stories about Ethan’s relationship with Marina and Olivia began to spread around that time too.
Ethan had to exercise his authority to ban all nonsense from the internet. The general public might not recognize Olivia, but the people who were at the auction were also at Marina’s wedding. They couldn’t possibly forget Olivia.
Olivia didn’t expect to go unnoticed during her few years as Mrs. Miller and gain recognition after she became ex-Mrs. Miller.
The commotion was getting loud. The person in the room next to Olivia’s was roused by the noise and came out to see what was happening. He stuck half his body out of the room and coughed with his hand covering his mouth.
Olivia turned around to see a familiar face. It was Avery.