In the dark of night, Olivia stood alone in the bathroom. The hot water chased away her chills. She rubbed her swollen red eyes and walked to a room.

When she opened the door, a warmly furnished children’s room lay before her. She pressed a button lightly, and mellow music from a music box filled the room.

The room was lit with yellow lights. The atmosphere was undoubtedly homely, but Olivia wept unstoppably.

God must have decided to take her life because she had failed to save her baby’s.

She climbed onto the cot that was barely more than three feet long and curled up into a fetal position. Tears from her left eye flowed to her right eye, down to her cheek, then finally wet the children’s blanket she was lying on.

She hugged a plushy tightly while murmuring, “Sorry, my baby. It’s all my fault. I failed to protect you. Don’t be afraid. I’ll be with you soon.”

After losing her baby, her mental health had deteriorated. Olivia was like a pretty flower slowly wilting away. She gazed out into the night, thinking as long as she could leave her father that sum of money, then she could go and be with her baby.

Before dawn the next morning, Olivia was already fully dressed as she looked down at her own smiling face in the photo they’d taken outside the City Hall after they registered their marriage.

In the blink of an eye, three years had passed since then.

She prepared a breakfast that was good for the stomach. Although she didn’t have much time left to live, she wanted to live longer to take care of her father.

As Olivia was about to leave the house, she received a call from the hospital. “Ms. Fordham, Mr. Fordham had a heart attack. We’ve already sent him into the emergency ward.”

“I’ll be there right away!”

Olivia rushed to the hospital, but the surgery was still ongoing. She waited outside the operating theater with her hands clasped.

She had already lost everything. Her only hope was for her father to live on in good health.

A nurse handed her a receipt. “Ms. Fordham, this is the total bill for your father’s emergency treatment and surgery.”

Olivia scanned through the details and found that the total bill amounted to more than 100 thousand. Jeff’s daily treatment expenses already cost 50 thousand dollars per month, and she only barely managed to make ends meet by working three jobs.

had five thousand dollars left in her card. How was she

but to call Ethan. He answered in a cold voice, “Where are you? I’ve already been waiting

and I can’t

thinking why you would change your mind all of a sudden. Do you take me for a fool, making up lies like

actually thought

I was reluctant before this because I thought you must have had your reasons for

a marriage like this, so I’m getting this divorce willingly. I couldn’t make it because my father had

dead?” Ethan

weird to Olivia. Who

The doctors are treating him. Ethan, the surgery costs more than 100 thousand dollars. Can you give me that ten million? I promise

that I, of all people, wish your father dead. I can give you the

went

had treated Jeff with respect when they were still

he want her father

dots with the Fordham family going bankrupt

could there have been such

bankruptcy, but

had no time to dwell on it. The most urgent matter at hand was to gather 100 thousand dollars to pay

the operating theater opened, and Olivia quickly stepped forward.

Fordham made it, but he’s still

understand,” Olivia replied. “Thank you, Dr.

unconscious, Olivia asked the nurse, “My father was quite

nurse answered hastily, “Mr. Fordham has been in good spirits recently. He even said that he craved

was just 15 minutes away, so I went to buy him mushroom soup. When I came back, he had

you see anyone before you left

even said that you like the carrot cake from Al Palphino and asked me

felt that things weren’t that simple. After asking the nurse to take good care

Mr. Fordham this morning,” the

“Thank you.”

you cleared the

to hide her embarrassment as she replied, “I’ll

admission desk and took a taxi to the City Hall, but Ethan was nowhere to be

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