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Even After Death novel (Olivia and Ethan) novel Chapter 17

Olivia lifted her head with a sarcastic smile on her lips. “What a smart question. Did you forget that you were the one who wanted a divorce?”

He ignored her jibe and inched closer with a threatening air. “Were you with him for the past few days?”

At the close distance, she noticed the iciness in his bloodshot eyes, and his face contorted into an aggressive scowl.

She flatly denied, “No. He dropped me off because it was hard to get a cab on a snowy day.”

Ethan smirked. “Olivia, don’t you know that you always stare upward when you’re lying? You haven’t changed that habit at all. Did you suddenly agree to the divorce after one year of dragging your feet, all because of that man? Did you vanish and leave behind your dad because of him too?”

Olivia did not bother to cook up an excuse, knowing that it’d only be an insult to Ethan’s intelligence and make herself look guilty.

She swiftly steered the topic of conversation, “That’s not important. Let’s get the divorce over with.”

He grasped her wrist to stop her. Even though he didn’t use force, she felt the pain shooting through her arm, causing her to frown at him. There was a streak of madness in his face.

He hissed coldly, “I thought that a divorce was the best punishment for you, but I have changed my mind.”

Caught by surprise, she blurted out, “What did you say?”

He gave her a wicked look. “I don’t want a divorce now.” He brushed his slender fingers across her cheeks. “Mrs. Miller, does that make you happy?”

She would have been happy if he had brought her the news half a month ago. After learning the truth, she merely felt sick at his touch. “Let go of me! Ethan, I want a divorce right now!”

He lifted her without much difficulty. She was averse to his embrace, which was once her safe haven. “Let me go! Ethan Miller, are you crazy?”

Putting aside the gender difference in strength, she was too weak from chemo to fight against him. Olivia struggled while he placed her in the backseat of the car, and by the end of it, she looked like she just had an intense workout.

Panting, she confronted him, “Ethan, what exactly do you want?”

“What do I want?” Ethan loosened his tie, a mocking look in his eyes.

“Well, I want you to live in hell. Did you think I was stupid enough to set you free just for you to date another man? I underestimated you. You swore you’d never sign the divorce papers, but in no time, you started dating another man. Are you this thirsty?”

Already grappling with a headache, Olivia felt a heartache upon hearing the insult.

Biting her lips, she fired back, “Didn’t you want a divorce too? Why are you acting up when I want to make it happen? You were the one who had an affair first. Why would you care if I want to date someone else?”

Soon, she felt him lifting her chin, telling her with indifference, “Everyone in the world deserves happiness, just not you. Got it?”


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