Olivia remembered when she felt the baby’s movements during her first pregnancy. She was as happy as a child, and she eagerly shared her joy with Ethan.
That day, she sent many voice messages and videos to him, but she didn’t receive any reply.
When he finally returned at night, she happily went up to him and told him, “Ethan, the baby moved. It’s real. I felt the baby moving. Come on, try touching it.”
She was only three months pregnant back then, and her tummy wasn’t protruding too much. Ethan only glanced coldly at her before leaving.
She felt as if a bucket of cold water had been dumped onto her, and the coldness seeped into her heart.
At that moment, she finally realized that not everyone was as enthusiastic as her.
Later, the child grew bigger, and their movements became more obvious. But she never told Ethan about it again.
Back then, Ethan would either spend almost the entire day outside or be away for extended periods. He didn’t notice the changes in her body at all.
In the few months she was pregnant, Ethan never once touched her belly.
But today, he had carefully voiced his request. There was even a pleading look in his eyes.
Olivia opened her mouth to decline when a knock came from the door. Avery and Olivia immediately
looked at the entrance.
Bryce and Brent came in one after the other. Bryce was holding a paper bag in his hands. He said with a grave expression, “Mr. Avery. The forensic expert is still in the middle of the autopsy.
“The DNA test results were released early, and I was there throughout the whole test. There is nothing wrong with this report.
Avery slowly took the paper bag. His fingers were visibly shaking as he opened the bag.
In the silent room, Olivia even held her breath. She subconsciously gripped her skirt.
She had no idea why she was so nervous. She wasn’t part of their family, anyway.
A moment later, Avery’s uneasy-looking face turned pale. Before Olivia could ask about the results, his body collapsed right away.
Bryce scrambled to support Avery as the report scattered on the floor. Olivia lowered her head, noticing the results of the test.
As expected, the corpse was his sister.
She had nothing to do with them, but Olivia still felt a deep sorrow inside her.
She took a few steps backward. Ethan hastily supported her waist.
When he lowered his head to look, he saw that Olivia’s face was pale. She looked scary.
Ethan carried her in his arms. “I told you not to get involved in this. Look how terrible your facial expression is! It’s getting late, so you should rest.”
Like a doll, Olivia was carried in Ethan’s arms as they went home.
The sound of waves crashing on the reefs could be heard in the silent night. Olivia moved her gaze.
Holding down Ethan’s hand, she spoke with a trace of regret on her face. “Say, if I were kidnapped a little earlier, I might have been able to save her. She wouldn’t have died.”
“What nonsense are you saying? You couldn’t even protect yourself back then, much less save others. Liv, stop thinking about it. This has nothing to do with you in the first place. Everyone has their fate.”
Olivia gestured as she spoke. “But she wasn’t that much older than me. She was so young and pretty. She also came from a good family. Why couldn’t fate have mercy on her?
“Mr. Avery said that she was very particular about her looks. She would be so sad if she knew what happened after she died!
“Her body ended up bloated in the water, and fish even nibbled at her flesh.
“She must have felt so much regret before she died. When she thought of her family, whom she didn’t get to say goodbye to, she must have felt so much despair!”
As Olivia spoke, she couldn’t control her emotions, and tears rolled down her cheeks.
When Ethan noticed that she had lost control of her emotions, he held her tightly.