It would be best if they could get information from Harold about Ms. Nat’s whereabouts. Then, Ethan wouldn’t need to go on a wild goose chase for her.
Harold glared at them and said, “Who is this Ms. Nat? Eugenia is the only woman I know. Don’t slander me.
“If Eugenia suspects I have another woman, she’ll come crawling out of her grave to beat me up.”
“Grandpa, I’m not kidding. You were clutching Liv’s arm and calling her Ms. Nat.”
Harold grunted and said, “Why are you still so naive? You believe the ramblings of a delusional old man? What if I told you I’ve seen an alien?”
Ethan didn’t have a response to that.
Harold’s personality was more lively than he used to be. He would often act or talk childishly. Ethan couldn’t handle that.
After a while, Harold started to ignore Ethan and went to hold Olivia’s hand.
“You should’ve come here long ago. Aldenvine is such a horrible place, unlike here. We have beautiful mountains and rivers.
“There’s also the beach, and our weather is way better. It’s a good place to live. You might even get pregnant easier here.”
Olivia smiled and replied, “That’s true. I’ll be staying here for the foreseeable future to further my studies.”
“Studying is good. Learning new knowledge is always useful, but don’t stress yourself out.
“Look at how malnourished you look. Has that brat not been feeding you well? If Eugenia ever finds out, she will crawl out of her grave.”
Olivia could tell that Harold treated her like his own granddaughter. The love he had for her was overflowing in his voice.
“If you have anything you need, just tell me. Stay away from your mother-in-law. She’s off the deep end,” Harold said as he pointed at his head.
Then, Harold added, “But I’m also out of it sometimes. Ethan is the only normal one in this household now.”
Olivia didn’t know what to say. Ethan wasn’t that normal, either.
“You’ve finally come to visit me after so long. Come, I’ll give you a tour around my place.”
Olivia and Ethan each took one of Harold’s hands and supported him as they walked.
Harold said emotionally, “Since your grandmother passed, I felt like spending my days in a daze isn’t that bad.
“At least I won’t have to spend time wallowing in sadness as I think of her. Cherish your time with your loved ones so you have no regrets when they are gone.”
Harold glared at Ethan and said, “Do you really understand?”
It was like Harold’s gaze pierced right through Ethan. It was as if he had sensed something wrong. Ethan felt his heart skip a beat.
Harold changed the subject and said, “Alright, I don’t have much longer to live. I just hope you two can stay with me more. I’ll be satisfied if you can bear me a grandchild.”
When babies were mentioned, Olivia quickly interjected, “You’re still in good health, Grandpa. We’re still focusing on our careers. So, we won’t be planning for a baby anytime soon.”
Olivia didn’t know why she would give birth to Ethan’s child at 21. She must have loved Ethan deeply.
In her opinion, she was still in her prime and didn’t need to become a mother yet.
At the very least, she didn’t feel like she wanted to do it at the moment.
Ethan’s nails dug into his palm, but he kept a straight face and said, “That’s true, Grandpa. Liv is still young. We’re not in a