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Even After Death novel (Olivia and Ethan) novel Chapter 11

Keith scheduled Olivia’s first round of chemo for the day after tomorrow to prevent her condition from deteriorating.

The chemo would come with a plethora of side effects. In the first two weeks, the patient would feel weak and experience hair loss.

That was why Olivia would have to get everything sorted out before the session.

Although Jeff was still in a coma, at least Olivia didn’t need to worry about paying off his medical bills. She made a payment at the hospital before heading back to the home that she used to share with Ethan.

She was worried that she might be too weak after chemo. Hence, she booked the services of a moving company before starting chemo. She was planning to move out of this place anyway.

Olivia’s best friend, Everly Hilton, showed up in office wear. She strutted around in heels while clutching a crossbody. At the same time, she happened to be carrying two bags of chips as well.

Olivia immediately heard her friend’s loud voice from afar. “Liv, you are finally free of suffering! I just received the commission from my property sale last month, so let me treat you to a fun night at the Dark Horse Clubhouse today! There are so many guys out there for you!”

Everly did not know about Olivia’s diagnosis because she went abroad to visit her boyfriend in the same week Olivia hid away. She simply thought that Olivia had given it a good thought and decided to go for a divorce.

Olivia chuckled in response. “No, that won’t work. I’m scared that your beau might show up and knock on my door right away when he hears about that.”

“Oh, drop it. I will never believe in long-distance relationships anymore. I wanted to show up and surprise him, but guess what? That fucker took my hard-earned commissions and spent it all on another bitch!”

Everly looked vicious, yet her eyes were filled with pain. Her seven-year relationship was over, all because they went long-distance.

Olivia wanted to offer words of comfort, but at the thought of her messy marriage, she felt that she didn’t have the right to reassure others.

Instead, she remarked, “Knowing you, you must have caused quite a scene.”

Everly led Olivia over to the bench by the flower garden and took a seat. She gave Olivia a bag of chips while she started eating out of the other.

“My temper has long mellowed after all these years of a long-distance relationship. I had a bad feeling about this whole thing anyway. You can fall in love for many reasons, but you only need one to fall out of it.”

She stared into the misty sky and went on. “At the beginning, he’d fly across the globe just to see me on Valentine’s Day, even if he only had a few days off. Now, he hasn’t come home once in three years.

“He’d wished me good morning before he went to bed, but he didn’t text me as much in the last few years. I thought he was busy with his Ph.D. studies, so I started working part-time as a property agent just to support him financially, all while studying full-time.”

Everly’s sadness intensified. “What haven’t I done for money? And with the money from my commissions, I even bought him a house abroad.”

“Liv, this storyline is right out of a soap opera.” She continued to lament. “At one point, I thought I’d go mad. It was quite ridiculous, catching him cheating in the boxers that I bought for him.”

Everly was grinning, but tears rolled off her cheeks onto the bag of chips in her hand.

“I had to think twice before buying coffee. I lived so frugally just to support him. But what did I get in the end? I’m a prestigious med school student who was rushing between apartment viewings just to support a traitor. He might have even bought the condoms with my card.”

Olivia reached out to hug her best friend. “Oh, please don’t cry. He isn’t worth your time.”

“That’s what I think too. Do you know how nice I was to him? I did not make a scene. I lit a cigarette and started calculating the money he had to pay me back. Thank God I put the house under my name. I evicted him and that bitch that same night.”

Olivia was rather taken aback by Everly’s decisiveness. “So, did he agree to everything?”

“Of course not. He immediately fell to his knees and wanted me to forgive him when I asked for the house and money back. When I saw him crying in front of me, I wondered what made me fall for him in the first place.


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