As she sat in her familiar surroundings with her ex-lover expressing his concern about her, Vivian started to feel like she had returned to her college days when Fabian used to be her confidant.
The memories seemed to affect Vivian more than she thought as she suddenly felt the unfamiliar urge of wanting to rely on someone.
“I got pregnant five years ago but Finnick suspected that the child didn’t belong to him. He forced me to get an abortion, but I didn’t want to. He sent people after me.”
Vivian told Fabian about how Finnick had sent people after her and forced her to get an abortion. Relieving old memories brought on the same pain she had felt all those years ago, causing her to tear up.
Fabian couldn’t help but frown at the sound of Vivian’s sorrow. He knew he was at risk of making Vivian feel worse, but he couldn’t help but ask, “Why did Finnick think the baby wasn’t his?”
Vivian remembered that Mark was involved in her kidnapping as well, so Vivian cut things short. “Evelyn kidnapped me and even tried to get someone to rape me, but Benedict arrived just in time and saved me from that. I don’t know what she said to Finnick, but he ended up believing that the child wasn’t his and refused to let me keep it.”
“That doesn’t mean he should force you to get an abortion. He went too far!” Fabian said angrily. Why did Vivian have to face something like that? She didn’t even do anything wrong!
Vivian felt even more detached from Finnick at the sound of Fabian’s rage on her behalf. Even Fabian could understand how she felt, how could Finnick, of all people have done that to her? She still couldn’t forgive him.
“W-what happened to the kid?” Fabian asked carefully, afraid of adding salt to Vivian’s wounds.
“Well…” Vivian hesitated. She decided not to tell Fabian the truth. The less people who knew about Larry, the better.
“Benedict rushed me to the hospital in time so I didn’t suffer too much, but there was no way we could keep the baby after something like that.”
Vivian choked up slightly. She may have been lying about what happened, but her sorrow was in no way a farce.
“I’m sorry, Vivian, I didn’t mean to make you cry,” Fabian said tenderly at the sight of Vivian’s tears.
He wanted to help her dry her tears, but he was afraid that Vivian would think he was crossing his boundaries so he remained unmoving.
“It’s alright. It had nothing to do with you.” Vivian dried her tears with the back of her hand and tried her best to give him a smile.
At the sight of Vivian’s pained smile, Fabian started wishing she would just cry it out instead.
All he felt in the moment was his heart aching for Vivian. He had no idea what he could say to take her pain away. He settled on patting her on the shoulder softly, hoping it could give her some comfort.
The more he thought about what Vivian had told him, the weirder Fabian felt about everything.
He looked at Vivian who seemed to have calmed herself down. “Vivian, do you really think things are that simple?”
Fabian had never been on good terms with Finnick, but he knew his own nephew well enough. While Finnick could be quite an arrogant elitist, he wasn’t a bad person. Forcing someone to get an abortion didn’t sound like the kind of thing that he would do.
At the same time, he was a man after all. He more-or-less knew how forgiving another man could be for the woman he loved.
When Vivian got kidnapped by Ashley, Finnick had been willing to put his life on the line to save her. That clearly showed how important Vivian was to Finnick.
Why would Finnick force Vivian to get an abortion if that was the case? Besides, even if he didn’t look that closely at everything, he still felt like there was something off about what had happened.