Soon, the whole medical team arrived. “Mrs. Miller, we’ll proceed with the emergency treatment right now. Please leave for
Mona hastily took the stunned Olivia out of the room. Looking at Olivia, who had a terrible look on her face, Mona was
anxious as well.
“Mrs. Miller, don’t worry. Mr. Fordham will be fine. Please take care of the babies in your tummy.”
Olivia felt conflicted. She had to make sure that her children were safe, but she was also worried about Jeff.
The doctor had just told her to avoid strong emotions last night, but now, she couldn’t relax at all.
She stared anxiously at the room. A moment later, the doctor walked out, wiping his sweat as he did so.
Olivia asked worriedly, “How is he?”
“Don’t worry, Mrs. Miller. We saved Mr. Fordham.”
The nurse placed the pendants into Olivia’s hands. “Mrs. Miller, Mr. Fordham had survived thus far because of a single
fixation. You have to make sure that he maintains it.
“He’s like a taut string, so as soon as he relaxes, the string will break.”
Olivia replied, “Got it. I’ll be more careful in the future.”
After the others left, Olivia looked at the man on the bed, who was getting thinner by the day. She felt upset.
She thought that she was extremely selfish, but she also didn’t want to let Jeff go.
“Dad, please don’t go. The children will be born soon. If you leave, they won’t have a chance to get to know you.
“My tummy was hurting for a long time last night, but it turned out to be a false alarm. The children are fine. Dad, if now, I’ll be so sad.”
Staying by Jeff’s side, Olivia talked for a long time. After making sure that his heart rate was normal, she left the room.
She apologized to Jeff in her heart. She still didn’t want to let him go.
The days passed. They made it through the hot summer, and fall came in the blink of an eye.
In the yard, Olivia stared at the yellowing leaves on the chestnut tree. She was zoning out.
A year had passed by quickly. Too many things had happened between her and Ethan in that one year.
Taking a blanket, Mona covered Olivia with it. She asked in a gentle voice, “The wind is picking up. Would you like to go inside?”
Olivia shook her head. “It’s okay. I’ll sit here for a while longer.”
“It’s not a bad idea. The air is refreshing outside. The weather forecast says that it’ll rain these days.”
Olivia lay lazily on the reclining chair. It had been more than six months now, so her tummy had gotten much bigger.
Because she was having twins, she found it difficult to even walk these days.
Mona looked down at her belly. Her protruding tummy was quite obvious under her sweater. Sometimes, she could even spot two bulges.
“Is the boy kicking you again?”
Olivia smiled tenderly. “It’s the girl. She’s more active, and she keeps bullying her brother.”
“You were also very active when you were young, right, Olivia?”
“Yes. Even though I was born into a prestigious family, my dad was never strict toward me.
“He always allowed me to live freely. I had a decent childhood.”
While her mother was still around, she liked climbing up trees to pluck the plum blossoms. She would also sneak into the yard to pluck out Jeff’s beloved orchids.
Back then, she was like a mischievous monkey. But Jeff never reprimanded her. He pampered her to no end.
In reality, Olivia’s childhood was much happier than most of her peers.
“Mr. Fordham is so nice to you. If he can wake up soon…”
Mona realized that she had misspoken. Jeff’s body was getting thinner, and he was in a worse condition than before.
Olivia didn’t even dare to visit him these days. She feared that her extreme sorrow would affect the children.
Olivia touched her big tummy. “I feel like having some mushroom and chestnut soup.”
“Alright, I’ll tell the kitchen staff to prepare some. Rest well.”
Olivia looked at the chestnut tree. When she was young, Jeff would bring her along to gather chestnuts during fall. Then, when they went home, he would make mushroom and chestnut soup for her.
Ethan knew that she loved the soup. So, after getting married, he would also gather chestnuts during fall and make soup for
A leaf fell into Olivia’s hand. Olivia thought that she must be the happiest woman in the world back then.
Holding the leaf in her hand, she smiled in exasperation.
Before dinnertime, Mona brought a bowl of soup to Olivia.
Mona’s eyes glimmered. “Yes. Drink it while it’s hot, or it’ll get cold.”
Olivia only took a sip when she realized something. “He made it.”
“Mr. Ingram had delivered the soup himself. Mr. Miller had always cared about you, and he had already canceled his marriage with Marina a long time ago.”
“Is that so?” Olivia was a little surprised. After all, Ethan once told her firmly that he was obliged to marry Marina for a reason.
“Yes. He announced the news after Mr. Fordham was shocked. Mrs. Miller, are you still unable to forgive him?”
Olivia smiled bitterly. “Even if I agree, my heart won’t. Mona, don’t trust men so easily. No matter how much you love him, remember that you are the most important person to yourself.
“If not, you’ll end up like me.”
“I…” Mona was about to say something when her phone suddenly rang. She walked to the side to answer the call.
Even from a distance away, Olivia could hear her anxious shouts. “Are you okay? What happened?”