Lydia was shocked. She didn’t know that Ethan had married a woman like that. Her flight was late on the day of Ethan’s wedding. She saw on the news that Ethan had eloped with another woman, but Olivia’s picture wasn’t provided.
She thought it was too much of a coincidence. Her expression was one of fascination. She was still hung up on Olivia being her cousin-in-law.
Ethan looked at the crowd and said, “There’s nothing to see here.”
The crowd quickly dispersed after he said that. They didn’t even dare to take another peek.
The door was closed. Ethan wanted to settle this family dispute in private.
Lydia had been slapped twice, causing them to be red and swollen now. She still felt upset. “Ethan, are you really married to this woman? What about Nikki? She has been waiting for you all along. She was already devastated when she heard you were marrying Marina. If…”
Nikki? That was another woman that Olivia hadn’t heard of. But she was no longer interested in Ethan’s colorful past.
Ethan cut Lydia off coldly and said, “I told you to apologize to Liv.”
Lydia had always been afraid of Ethan. But Ethan had always been good to his cousins, even though he was cold by nature. However, he had slapped her for this woman’s sake.
She was upset, but she didn’t dare to anger Ethan anymore. She said, “I’m sorry, Olivia. I didn’t know who you were just now. I apologize.”
“I accept your apology, and you don’t have to think of me as your cousin-in-law. Tyler and I have been divorced for a long time.”
Olivia proceeded to ignore Lydia. She went to the side of the window. The auction was starting.
Lydia’s eyes lit up. “Ethan, you two are divorced? It’s no wonder you never announced her to the public. I knew a woman like her wasn’t good enough for you. Nikki is the best woman for you…”
“Shut up. One more word and I’ll have you sent home.”
“Don’t do that, Ethan. I’m here to auction for something. I’ll shut up. Please don’t be angry.”
Ethan glared at her and said, “Stay put.”
The woman was so arrogant before, but now, she was like a docile little kitten before Ethan.
Ethan went to sit next to Olivia. She turned her body to the side so that she wouldn’t see him. Ethan was the one who began to feel uneasy. His relationship with Olivia was weird now. They used to be so close, but they had become something like frenemies. They had drifted apart like strangers.
The opening ceremony started, breaking the awkward tension between them. The items were being auctioned off one by one. Every single item made the crowd go wild.
Olivia wasn’t interested in antiques, but she kept hearing Lydia’s exclamations of surprise.
Olivia started to feel drowsy as the auction went on.
Ethan saw that she was tired, so he suggested, “You should lie down for a while. I’ll help you bid for the items you want.”
“No need,” Olivia said coldly.
Lydia slammed her hand on the table and stood up. “Why are you being so difficult? Ethan is talking to you so humbly. You should watch your attitude.”,
“Ethan, this woman is too domineering. She’s nothing compared to Nikki. You’re already divorced. You don’t need to stand up for her. We don’t even know whose baby she’s carrying.
“Before you came, I saw her flirting with the man from the next room. If she could do that in broad daylight, who knows what she’d do when no one’s watching?”