The Fordham Family was internationally renowned. But it was still harder for Avery to get things
done outside his country.
Ethan still had more accessible resources in Aldenvine.
Ethan quickly mobilized some people to perform tests on the body. Avery didn’t move at all as his
drifted into the distance.
Olivia brought him a glass of lemonade and said gently, “The results will be out soon, Mr. Avery. You don’t have to worry.
“It might not be what we thought it was. Have some water.”
Avery came back to his senses. He hoarsely said, “Can you tell me how you saw her?”
Olivia recounted the story of how she escaped to the boat. She talked about hiding in the same pool of dirty water as the body.
She even mentioned seeing the fish swimming from the body’s eye socket.
The expressions of both Ethan and Avery turned serious.
Ethan had known about her escape, but he didn’t know how hard it was.
Avery’s eyes became bloodshot. He clutched his knees with his hands. The fabric of the pants was scrunched up.
“Don’t be sad, Mr. Avery. The results are not out yet. You’re ill, and you shouldn’t be overly emotional.
Avery shook his head and said, “Olivia, I have a bad feeling about this. The body might be Quinn’s.”
Olivia had just gone through the whole incident with Jeff. She understood the pain of losing a family member. She tried her best to comfort Avery.
Before she could speak, Avery interrupted her, “Six months ago, me and my brothers would have this dream pretty frequently. In the dream, Quinn was crying for help in the water.
“She wanted us to help her. We thought it was a coincidence. But we were also afraid that something might have happened to her. So we started to look for her.
“We searched for Quinn for six months, but we couldn’t find her. The bastard also went missing. But the dream about Quinn never stopped.
“She was always clutching her chest with dirty water all over her body. You mentioned that a gunshot wound killed the body, right?”
A chill went down Olivia’s spine when she heard that. She nodded with a blank expression.
“I’m not sure if the gunshot wound was the killing blow, but when I saw her, she seemed to have died
for a week to half a month.
“The gunshot wound was very apparent on her chest. I can be sure she was shot when she was alive.”
Avery clenched his fists. He knew in his heart what the results were.
Although Quinn lived a lavish life, she was still a good kid. If she just ran away from home, it would be unfeasible that she never called home for so long and let her family know she was safe.”
Recently, everyone in the family was worried out of their minds about Quinn. They asked everywhere for Quinn’s whereabouts.
There were some elderly in the family. Quinn wouldn’t want them to worry.
Since she didn’t call home, something probably happened to her.
Ethan wasn’t interested in the affairs of another family. He pulled Olivia to a seat and said, “It’s getting late. I’ll bring you home.”
“No need. The results will be out soon.”
Olivia was praying for Avery inwardly. She didn’t want the body to be Quinn’s corpse.
Olivia inhaled sharply, suddenly frowned, and expressed mild surprise.
“Nothing. I just felt some pain in my stomach.”
“See, even the kids are asking you to sleep.”
Olivia knew that a pregnant woman shouldn’t always be nervous. She was almost five months
Fetal movements would be more frequent. But it was like Olivia’s babies didn’t want to hurt her.
They never made huge movements.
That kick just now was pretty rough. Olivia sat down and sipped on the water Ethan handed to her.
She turned and saw Ethan staring at her stomach.
“What are you looking at?”
A flash of uneasiness appeared on Ethan’s face. He said in a softer voice, “Can… I touch them?”