Avery’s hands started to shake when Olivia mentioned a dead body. His complexion was already bad, but his face became deathly pale.
“Could you be mistaken?”
“I don’t think so. The earrings were huge and very pretty. She was wearing designer clothes. Oh, wore a really expensive-looking sapphire ring.”
Olivia saw that Avery’s expression was worsening. She comforted him, saying, “Mr. Avery, maybe someone took your sister’s jewelry. It might not be as bad as we think it is.”
Avery lowered his head to look at his phone. He didn’t hear what Olivia said.
Olivia saw that Avery’s fingers were shaking. He was scrolling frantically on his phone before stopping at a picture.
“Is this the ring you saw?”
The ring in the picture was clearer. The sapphire was clear and exquisite.
“This is the one. When I saw the body, it had already been in the water for some time. I couldn’t tell what she used to look like. I felt terrible for her and wanted to inform the authorities when I got out of danger, but things happened, and I wasn’t able to do that..
“I only remembered this after I saw the rose diamond necklace.”
“Where’s the address?” Avery’s voice was trembling. He wanted an answer desperately.
“The abandoned industrial areas.”
Ethan looked straight at Olivia. He knew it had happened when Leia kidnapped her. He didn’t realize she had gone through so much. He knew she must’ve been scared to be so close to a dead body.
Olivia looked at Ethan and said, “I’m indebted to Mr. Avery. This is your city. Help him out.”
Ethan saw that there was nothing between Olivia and Avery, so he didn’t act petty and jealous. He agreed, “Alright, leave it to me. I’ll get someone on it right away.’
The auction for the emerald pendants had just started. As soon as Olivia made a bid, everyone looked
toward her room.
The people present knew that Olivia was a powerful person due to the commotion that happened in front of her room just now. So, no one placed a bid after Olivia. She was able to get the pendants back relatively easily.
She had seen these pendants when she was a kid. But she had no idea what they were for. She only started to grow sentimental about these items after she grew up. The pendants were important not just because they were expensive but also because they held a lot of memories.
Olivia put the pendants away carefully. Ethan had also prepared the helicopter. He turned to look at Olivia and said, “You should go back and get some rest.”
Olivia wouldn’t have cared about the body of a stranger. For some reason, when she thought about the dead body on the boat, she felt a different emotion.
“I’ll go take a look. The helicopter is fast; it won’t take long.”
On the helicopter, Ethan asked, “Why didn’t you tell me that you saw a dead body?”
Olivia fell silent for a while before sneering, “Nothing would’ve changed even if I had told you. Would you have avenged me against your sister? Do you think this is all she has done to me?
“I didn’t even tell you that she’s the one who leaked my location to Mr. Carlton. She also tried to inject poison into me that night by impersonating a doctor. If she hadn’t gotten news of you finding Toxic Hive’s base, I would’ve been dead.””
Olivia said everything in a calm tone, but Ethan’s expression changed drastically.
“Liv, I’m sorry.”
Olivia looked at the hand she couldn’t even feel and smiled. “You don’t have to apologize. You made a choice. When you chose her, that was the end of us. Ethan, I have no choice but to live under your protection now. But I’m doing this for the babies. It’s not what I want to do.”
Raising her head, she looked Ethan in the eye. Her expression was stern. “I hate Leia, but I hate you more. If I ever get the chance, I’ll inflict the pain I felt back to you several times over.”