Olivia would have two days off, so Ethan took a day’s leave too.
The couple slept without setting the alarm. When Olivia opened her
eyes, he was still beside her watching her gently.
“Not busy today?”
“I know you’re off today, so I made early arrangements. Up already?”
“Yeah. Arrangements, you say?”
“It’s a surprise.”
She didn’t have a clue about his so-called arrangements. After
washing up, she followed him to the helicopter.
It was a two-hour journey to reach an island.
“Are you bringing me here for a trip?”
“No.” Ethan strode forward holding her hand, leading her to a
Gunshots could be heard from the woods while they were on their
Soon, she realized his intentions when a kid ran out of the woods.
It was Connor!
Waves of emotions pounded in her the moment she saw him. Tears
ran down her cheeks. “It’s Connor.”
“His training ends today. I brought you here so that you don’t have to ask me questions about him. He scored with flying colors. He took first place in jungle training. Remember to reward him later.”
Olivia could only make out his silhouette due to the far distance.
He had grown a lot in the past three and a half years. His height seemed to have reached 5’5 even though he hadn’t turned nine.
Olivia regularly dreamed of him. Every time she woke up from those dreams, she could picture him crying in the snow.
It took a while for everyone to emerge from the woods. Olivia recognized them.
They were the bullies who had picked on Connor in the past.
To her surprise, they stayed by Connor’s side out of will even though it
had been years.
Ethan put on a mask over Olivia’s face. “Go on. Reward him.”
Her hands held a badge and a bouquet of flowers.
Her son was just right before her, standing taller with tanner skin. He
was more built than before too, having lost all baby fat on his cheeks.
He was literally the young version of Ethan.
Olivia bet Connor would melt the girls’ hearts in the future.
And that kid was her son!
A proud smile appeared across her lips.
Her fingers pinned the badge around his chest before she gave him
He accepted it with a brisk voice. “Thank you.”
Her arms spread as she wanted to hug him.
Connor, who wasn’t used to a stranger’s physical touch, almost dodged her but Olivia managed to hug him with her fast moves.
According to Ethan, Connor was still thin and weak.
But Connor no longer gave off the air of a little kid because of his
Right when he tried to break free from the embrace, a familiar voice sounded. “Congratulations.”
His eyes widened. It was the voice he was hearing for the first time after more than three years.
He thought, “I must’ve heard it wrongly. Why does this woman sound
Olivia released Connor and noticed the blood trickling down his arm. ‘
Are you hurt?”
“It’s a minor injury. It’s fine.”
“Minor injuries can be infected and turn into something serious.
Come here. Let me treat it.” She dragged him to the infirmary without
his consent. “Take off your clothes. Let me see if you’re hurt
“I’m not hurt.” He gripped the hem of his shirt, embarrassed.
Olivia’s eyes scanned the area, and she was certain that they were
She smiled. “I’ve seen your naked butt lots of times. What are you
Connor’s body froze for a moment until he took off her mask.
Emotions overflowed when he finally saw the person he had been
missing all this time. “M-Mom…”