She had hoped to see Evelyn get married, bear children, and live a happy life. However, all this was obviously out of her reach now.
“Mom, where did you go today? I couldn’t find you anywhere,” Vivian asked Rachel in a probing manner. However, she didn’t look worried at all.
When she heard Vivian’s voice, Rachel quickly turned away as she tried to wipe her tears away discreetly. After that, she turned back with a smile. “I didn’t go anywhere. I was just bored so I have decided to take a walk.”
Not exposing her lie, Vivian looked at Rachel’s eyes and asked, “Mom, why were you crying just now?”
“Huh? No, I wasn’t.” Rachel quickly lowered her head to rub her eyes. “I just had some sand in my eye. I wasn’t crying for goodness’ sake. Why would I cry all of a sudden?” Rachel forced a smile. However, in Vivian’s eyes, the smile was as fake as it could possibly be.
Enduring the turmoil in her heart, Vivian held Rachel’s hand. “Mom, can you tell me where your biological daughter is? You cannot delay treatment any further. Or else, you will be putting your life at risk.”
Rachel couldn’t help but feel infuriated when Vivian insisted on finding out. She retracted her hand and raised her voice, “I told you to stop asking me about it as I won’t tell you. I’ve decided not to treat my illness and my decision is final. It’s my body and it’s none of your business.”
Staring at Rachel, Vivian couldn’t help but feel aggrieved. Despite how much she cared about Rachel and the fact that she treated her as her own mother, Rachel was angry at her instead.
While at the Morrison residence, Rachel was gentle and all smiling toward Evelyn despite her contemptuous attitude. It looks like there is a big difference in her attitude just because I’m not her biological daughter?
Unable to bear the jealousy in her heart, Vivian confronted Rachel as she choked in tears, “Mom, you went to the Morrison residence today, didn’t you? Evelyn is your biological daughter, am I right?”
“What are you babbling about?” Rachel panicked at Vivian’s words and yelled, “I didn’t go to the Morrison residence and how can Evelyn be my daughter? Stop talking nonsense!”
When she saw Rachel screaming at her but not daring to look her in the eye, Vivian got her answer. Evelyn was indeed Rachel’s biological daughter.
“Mom, don’t hide it from me anymore. I saw both of you there earlier.”
“Were you following me?” Rachel finally looked in her direction. However, her gaze was filled with rage.
Vivian was hurt to realize that was how Rachel thought of her. “I didn’t. I was just so worried about you when I couldn’t find you that I check the GPS location of your phone. When I arrived at the Morrison residence, I saw both of you speaking.”
When she heard Vivian’s explanation, Rachel’s expression eased a little. “I wasn’t there for any particular reason. Given that I don’t have much time left, I just wanted to talk to Evelyn…” after pausing briefly, she added, “and Benedict to tell them goodbye. I didn’t tell you because I didn’t want you to worry. So, don’t let your imagination run wild.”
Despite having her lie exposed, Rachel still refused to tell the truth. Devastated and in tears, Vivian sobbed, “Mom, I asked Benedict in the afternoon about Evelyn’s kidnapping and he has told me everything. How did you save Evelyn then? And why did you join the Morrison family as a nanny?”
“Benedict told you all these?” Rachel asked as tears welled up in her eyes. Can it be that I can longer hide what happened back then?
“Mmm-hmm.” Vivian nodded with conviction as she grabbed onto Rachel. “Mom, stop lying to me. What really happened then? Evelyn is your biological daughter, isn’t she?”
When she saw Vivian’s tears flowing non-stop, Rachel felt heartbroken. Although Evelyn was her biological daughter, she had raised Vivian herself. Therefore, she was emotionally affected when she saw Vivian asking her about the past in tears.