“Where are you going, Liv?” Ethan quickly chased after her.
Lydia rolled her eyes and exclaimed, “Is this woman crazy?”
Olivia ran to the room next door. “I want to see Mr. Fordham.”
Bryce knew who Olivia was, so he opened the door without resistance. Olivia quickly ran into the
Avery was sitting on the couch with a calm expression. He heard the door open and saw Olivia coming
“It’s been a long time, Olivia.”
Olivia jumped right into business. She asked, “Mr. Fordham, does that necklace belong to your sister?
“Yes, I came here because I heard that something that belonged to her was going to be auctioned. I wanted to see if it would help me find her. Even if it wouldn’t, I didn’t want her birthday gift to be in another person’s hands.”
Olivia’s suspicions had been confirmed. Her deduction was correct. The corpse was Avery’s long-lost
Olivia looked at Avery’s sickly face. She didn’t know how to break such cruel news to him.
“What’s wrong, Olivia? Do you have anything you want to tell me?”
“I’ve seen the owner of the rose diamond earrings before,” Olivia said slowly.
Avery’s expression changed immediately. “When? Where?”
“Liv, you’re pregnant. You shouldn’t be walking so fast.” Ethan’s cold voice interrupted their conversation.
He put his arm around Olivia possessively and stared daggers at Avery. He misunderstood Olivia once because of this man. Seeing him reminded Ethan of his mistake.
It was the first time Ethan came face-to-face with Avery. He reached out politely and said, “Nice to see you again, Mr. Miller.”
“Our last meeting was too rushed, and I didn’t get a chance to talk to you. What about we get dinner together, to thank you for helping my wife out? It’ll be my treat.”
“You’re too kind, Mr. Miller. I’m just in town for some personal matters.”
Avery could clearly feel Ethan’s hostility against him. He didn’t want to take it to heart.
He turned to look at Olivia and said, “I need to talk about something private with Olivia. Do you mind?
Ethan tightened his hand around Olivia’s waist, saying slowly, “I do mind.”
His refusal was direct. He didn’t even try to be polite.
“Liv is pregnant. I don’t think she’s going to be of much help. If you have any problems, I’ll be happy to help.”
Ethan pretended to be close to Olivia. He didn’t want to give anyone else a chance to get close to her.
Olivia didn’t want to put up with his games. She said, “Ethan, I have something important to talk to Mr. Avery about. You…”
Ethan’s expression fell. “I’m curious. What do you have to talk to him about that I can’t know of?”
Olivia could sense the animosity seeping from Ethan. She sighed, not wanting to get into another fight with Ethan.
“Okay, you can listen in, but don’t butt in. What I’m about to say is important.”
Ethan was at a loss for words.
Avery gestured for both of them to sit before ignoring Ethan’s presence completely.
“Olivia, please let me know where you saw my sister.”
Olivia took a deep breath and said, “Mr. Avery, what I’m about to say might not be good news. You need to brace yourself.”
“Okay, I’m ready.”
“Half a year ago, I found a washed up boat when I was escaping from my enemies. I dove into the water and found… a dead body in the water. That body had these earrings on.”