Chapter 21

It had been so long since he called her “darling.” Hearing that stunned Olivia, and she lay still in a daze.

She didn’t know how much he had drunk to get to this state. He was behaving as if they hadn’t argued. He pulled Olivia into his armis. Enclosed in the heat of his familiar embrace, Olivia almost could not control herself.

Struggling to remain rational, she reached out to push him away but Ethan stopped her, took her hand, and brought it to his lips. His warm lips gently brushed the back of her hand as he muttered, “Where did you go? I looked for you for so long.”

Olivia couldn’t hold back her tears. It seemed that she was set to spend all the tears she had that year. Fighting her tears, she asked, “Weren’t you the one who pushed me away?”

“Nonsense.” Ethan held her tighter, drunkenly kissing the back of her ear. “The person I love the most in my life is you. How could 1 bear to push you away?”

him away, she said, “Ethan, take a good

Under the faint illumination from the

up?” he asked. He lowered himself and gently kissed away her tears, murmuring, “Don’t cry, Liv. I will kill anyone who dares to come

even harder. She didn’t know how much he had drunk to end up like this. If he was even a little bit sober, he wouldn’t forget how much he hated her, let alone speak

trembling, she asked, “Ethan, what would you do if I were

are you talking

Everyone born into this world ages and eventually falls sick before dying. No one can escape

I will die with you. We will enter eternal slumber together and be laid to rest

held onto his shirt. “Nonsense. I’m sure you’ll celebrate with

his bare chest under his shirt, his skin flush against her palm. His heart

he began to speak seriously, “Do you hear it? It’s beating

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