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Even After Death novel (Olivia and Ethan) novel Chapter 7

Olivia sounded unnaturally calm when she said this. It was as though she had thoroughly let go of Ethan.

However, Keith knew that letting go of someone you once loved was not as simple as this. She was like an injured animal that would hide her wounds in front of others but tended to them when no one was around.

Still, Keith did not probe further about it. He tried changing the subject. “I know you haven’t paid for your father’s surgery. Since we’re friends, I’ll lend you some money for now. You can pay me back in the future.”

It was not a simple matter for Olivia to obtain such a large sum of money. He had offered help multiple times before this, but she always refused.

Today was no different as Olivia shook her head and said, “No, thanks.”

“Olivia, your father’s condition is serious. Would you rather be humiliated by that scumbag than accept my help? I have no conditions. I just want to help you. My family might not be as wealthy as the Millers, but this sum isn’t much to me. So, don’t worry about it.”

Olivia was holding a glass of water with both hands. He thought she looked pale to the extreme when she glanced over at him. It made him rather upset to see her in such a state.

“Keith, I know you’re a good person, but … there’s no future for me anymore.” Whether it was money or his kindness, she couldn’t repay any of it.

Noticing the fluid in the IV bag was almost finished, Olivia forcefully pulled the needle free from the back of her hand. Blood gushed out from the wound since there was no gauze to stop the bleeding. However, she did not seem like she cared.

Picking up her jacket, she told him, “You don’t need to worry about the money. He’ll give me ten million dollars when I divorce him. My father just had surgery yesterday. I’m going to visit him at the hospital.”

She was as stubborn as a mule, just as had been when she suddenly decided to give up her studies to marry despite being dubbed the college genius. Even her mentors would sigh in grief while talking about her when Keith joined them for meals.

Olivia seemed to expect that Keith would suggest driving her to the hospital. Before he could say something, she was already gesturing to her phone and cutting off any chance of letting him speak.

“The cab is here.” Olivia then put on her jacket.

As she placed a hand on the doorknob, she heard him ask, “Olivia, did you ever regret letting go of everything to marry him?”

Did she regret it?

Ethan was the cause of her family’s misery. Her father was hospitalized after suffering from a huge shock right after a car accident, while Olivia herself lost her darling child.

Logically speaking, she should be regretting her decision, but when she closed her eyes, she would remember the shipwreck and the man who had rescued and dragged her back from the storm.

He was the youngster she once met at school.

She forced her tears at bay and said to Keith, “I don’t.”

Keith watched her leave with mixed feelings, and the door closed with a click.

When Olivia arrived at the hospital, Jeff was still in the ICU. She could only watch him from afar. The questions she had for him were lodged in her throat.

In her memories, her father was a person who was both kind and humble. Before her parents’ divorce, they never raised their voices at each other.

He never remarried after Chloe left. All the spare time he had, he would spend it accompanying Olivia. Ethan kept mentioning her father, which meant the person he hated was not her.

When they were still together, he had mentioned having a little sister that went missing. Her disappearance took a toll on his mother’s mental health, which was why she stayed overseas all the time.

What was the connection between his lost sister and her father then?

Olivia decided it was best to start investigating those who worked for her father. She rushed off to find Harvey, her father’s chauffeur, and Victor, their butler, at their respective homes.

The two of them had worked for her father for many years. Strangely, one had gotten into an accident and the other had gone overseas, and she was unable to contact them.


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