The Substitute Wife My Poor Husband is a Billionaire Chapter 450: She Was Johanna’s Daughter
Johanna suddenly got overly emotional, which had a way of overwhelming Janet, who then said in a gentle voice
“Yes, it’s true. I was adopted by the Lind family.”
Tears started to well up in Johanna’s eyes. She patted Janet’s shoulder and went on to ask, “How did the Lind family adopt you?”
Janet shook her head. Her memory of it was long gone. Besides, she didn’t want to recall such sad memories from her childhood, so she had been deliberately avoiding thinking about what happened in the past.
At the same time, Johanna had nothing to do with her. Why was she asking so many questions? Janet was feeling a bit confused about what was going on.
“Mrs. White, if there’s nothing else you’d like to talk about, I have to go now.” Janet thought that there was no more need to say anymore to a stranger. More tears welled up in Johanna’s eyes. Her hope, which had been long lost, was now back again. She clutched onto Janet’s hand and smiled lovingly at her.
“I’m sorry, Janet. I must’ve scared you just now. I was being too overly emotional.”
Seeing this, Janet proceeded to sit down again and said in a resigned tone, “I can’t remember what happened that day in the past clearly. I’ll have to think it over.”
She tried her best to recall the past. She had no idea why this lady suddenly burst into tears, but she had a feeling she might feel better if she told her something.
“I don’t know exactly where it was they found me. But I’ve heard my adoptive father say that I was picked up by an acquaintance of his in Barnes. At that time, there had been an earthquake that turned the whole city into chaos. Many people were seriously hurt, leaving behind a lot of orphans and I happened to be one of them, I suppose. That friend of theirs heard that they wanted to adopt a child. That was why he sent me to them.”
After having said that,Janet was lost in thoughts.She had never even talked about this with Ethan before, but now she was telling it to a woman she had just met for a few minutes.
Hearing this, Johanna’s face turned extremely pale and her whole body shook. She covered her face and suddenly burst into tears, unable to hold in her excitement.
Janet had no clue what was going on. She patted her on the shoulder and tried to comfort her, “Mrs. White, what’s the matter?”
Johanna took out a handkerchief from her bag in her hand and proceeded to wipe her tears. She looked up at Janet again with a serious expression on her face and said while sobbing at the same time, “Twenty-three years ago, when my daughter was born in the hospital, there was an earthquake. It was such a chaos and I mistakenly took someone else’s daughter home. Over the years, my husband and I have always been looking for our real daughter but never managed to find her. Not long ago, I saw on the news of your marriage with Brandon Larson. I noticed that you look a lot like my husband and me, so I came here to see you.”
Janet was shocked and didn’t know how to feel. She looked at Johanna with a faint smile on her face and said, “Maybe this is just a coincidence. Things like this happen in the world.”
Johanna wiped away her tears. After that, she argued, “I didn’t make a mistake. I just knew it. I’ve been having a familiar feeling ever since I saw you. Families are linked by blood, you know? I believe that. I really think that we’re family.”
Janet also had the feeling that Johanna was familiar and kind. From what Johanna said, that might be true. After all, everything from her age, appearance, and her story all matched that of Johanna’s daughter.
Noticing the panic and hesitation in Janet’s eyes, Johanna held her quivering hand and asked cautiously. “Janet, would you like to undergo a paternity test with us?”