Olivia’s heart skipped a beat. That was Ethan’s only soft spot. She didn’t forget how she managed to save the two kids back then. If Ethan ever lost control again, she didn’t know what she would do.
Ethan glared at Lydia and said, “Shut up.”
Lydia grunted, adding, “If you don’t take my advice, you’ll surely be fooled by this woman.”
Lydia wasn’t stupid. She didn’t dare to agitate Ethan again.
A new item was being auctioned. It was a rose diamond necklace. It was designed by a master jeweler named Niko and part of a rose series.
The large screen displayed the shine and design details of the necklace from every angle. Even Olivia, who had been dozing off, opened her eyes.
Ethan rarely saw Olivia interested in any sort of jewelry. He quickly asked, “Do you like it?”
Olivia quickly placed a hand on his mouth and said, “Shut up and listen to its introduction.”
Ethan was at a loss for words.
Lydia widened her eyes in shock. She couldn’t believe how much Ethan loved his ex-wife.
The auctioneer was talking about the necklace’s origins. Niko had spent a lot of time and effort designing it. It was made as a gift for his sister on her 18th birthday. It was part of a series that included a necklace, a bracelet, and earrings.
But the necklace was the only part of the series left. The bracelet and earrings were missing. They would be worth more if the set were complete.
Olivia looked at the necklace repeatedly. She knew she wasn’t mistaken. She had seen the earrings before. The design was unique, and the diamonds were huge. She wouldn’t forget ever seeing them.
She had seen them on the corpse in the boat she was hiding in when Leia kidnapped her. The earrings were on the corpse’s ears.
Even though it had been half a year since the incident and Olivia had almost forgotten about it, the image of the gruesome corpse flashed in her mind.
Olivia started to gag. Covering her mouth, she went to the toilet.
“Liv!” Ethan quickly followed her.
Olivia was only gagging. She didn’t throw anything up. But she couldn’t get the image of the corpse out of her mind. It was just a dead body that had nothing to do with her, but she felt uneasy.
“What’s wrong? Do you need a doctor?” Ethan asked with concern.
“Do you know who Niko is?” Olivia asked Ethan.
“That genius designer?”
“I don’t know him. Do you want to buy his designs?”
“No, I …”
Olivia didn’t know if she should tell Ethan, but the earrings on the corpse flashed in her mind again.
“Help me look into him. I might know something.”
If that corpse was really Niko’s sister, she felt like she needed to tell him. Maybe he was still searching high and low for his sister.
Ethan thought it was weird, but he had someone look into it as per Olivia’s demands.
Olivia went back to her seat and saw Lydia bidding for the necklace. Many people were after the necklace, making the competition intense.
Lydia looked toward Ethan helplessly. “Ethan, please help me out.”
Ethan ignored her completely. He patted Olivia on the back and poured hot water for her. Lydia was at a loss for words. She promptly went back to bidding for the necklace.
The price had been driven up to 20 million dollars. For a diamond necklace, that price was almost as high as it could get.
But suddenly, the person in the room next door put in a bid for 50 million dollars.
Lydia complained, “Is that person stupid? Why would he raise the price by so much? Why would he raise the price by 30 million for a necklace?”
Olivia knew that the man next door was Avery. She wondered if he had come back to Aldenvine to look for his sister. Would the necklace be related to his sister somehow?
Ethan took a call and turned to tell Olivia, “Liv, I have information on Niko. He’s Avery’s brother, Troy Fordham.”
Olivia was drinking some warm water. When she heard what Ethan said, the glass fell to the floor.
The next second, she had already gotten up and was running toward the door.