If anyone else said those words, it would seem cruel or heartless.
But, for a woman who threw her three-year-old son down the stairs, it was pretty tame.
She didn’t even care about her child, much less another person’s.
In a way, Janice was the same as Kenneth. They only cared about themselves and the one they loved. Nothing else mattered.
Janice drew some hair back to her ear elegantly and said, “That kid, she started coming over every other day since two years ago. She would go on walks with me sometimes.
“Other times, she would massage my feet. I saw she had nothing better to do, so I kept her around.”
Ethan was speechless. “I think you’re the one who had nothing better to do.”
He knew his mother wasn’t the ladylike type. She was more like a villain.
For example, she did a lot of things to hurt the woman Kenneth loved in an attempt to win him back.
Naturally, all she accomplished was push him further away, to the point where they got a divorce.
She spent a long time thinking back to what she had done in the past. It was laughable. She made herself so pathetic for a man.
“Yeah, I was feeling a little bored. Who could refuse a toy that’s delivered right to their doorsteps?” Janice said with a smile that lit up her face.
Ethan was stunned. He hadn’t seen her smile in a long time.
It used to be his dearest wish to see his mother smile at him. When he was young, she used to be expressionless most of the time.
Other times, she would glare at him with hate-filled eyes.
“Seems like you’ve really made your peace.”
“Son, can you forgive me?” Janice said, sticking a hand out at him.
Ethan felt like she looked gentle and kind now that he longer feared her like when he was young. But he didn’t take her hand.
He can still remember vividly everything she did to him as a child.
Janice sighed and said, “Oh well. I knew you wouldn’t forgive me so easily. I’ll give you time to think about it.”
“Does this mean you’re not against my relationship with Olivia?” That was the one thing that Ethan cared about the most.
It was natural for a son to want their parents to approve of their partner.
“Why would I be against it? With the Miller Family and Procter Family’s current status, I don’t really have to care about my daughter-in-law’s status.
“It wouldn’t matter, even if she were homeless. All that matters is that you love each other.”
“Thanks for your blessing.”
Ethan felt like a weight had been lifted off his chest. Janice patted him on the shoulder and said, “Has he ever contacted you?”
She was talking about Kenneth.
Ethan shook his head and said, “Not at all. There were a few occasions when we could’ve met, but I avoided them.”
He would never forget when he was three years old. He went to see Kenneth joyfully.
When the other kids smeared cream all over him, Kenneth drove him away disdainfully.
Ethan would never forgive Kenneth. The greatest kindness he could offer Kenneth was not becoming his enemy.
“Don’t let someone like him bother you.”
“What about you? Have you truly let go of your feelings for him?” Ethan asked.
Janice placed a hand over her heart and said, “I think so. At least my heart no longer aches when he is brought up.”
“It’s for the best. You’ll feel better that way.”
Janice stared at Ethan and said, “I’ve let go, but what about you? Don’t think I didn’t notice.
“Something is wrong between you and her. Your wedding with that Carlton girl was all over the news.
“Olivia doesn’t look at you with love or hate. It’s illogical.”
“What do you know about it?”
Janice played with her nails and said calmly, “I heard that Toxic Hive’s bases had been raided not long ago. They lost a lot of drugs and data.
“One of those drugs was something Ms. Rosa had been researching for over a decade. It would cause whoever took it to lose their memories.”