Authoress Berry Julie

Chapter 12

“It isn’t what you think” Irish said.

“Whatever! I don’t care” Ethan said,slammed the book closed, picked his wine and walked out of the library.

“Mr Ethan” Irish called, going after him.
“What?” Ethan half yelled. He doesn’t know why he’s so pissed that she went to a bar!

It’s her life, he shouldn’t be concerned with how she lives it but why did it hurt so much.
He just doesn’t want her to be a bad influence on Arin.
He wasn’t angry because she didn’t take his permission before leaving, or because she slept outside the house, reasons because she told the guards it was urgent. So probably she was in a hurry and couldn’t take permission.

He just didn’t know why he was angry at her.

“I know i was a…” Irish paused on the verge of tears.
“But, i only went there to meet a friend and it was urgent that I couldn’t take your permission” She added with a shaky voice and Ethan felt bad he had yelled and spoken harshly to her.
He found himself almost apologising.
No, he can’t do that.

“But you went to a bar yesterday night. To meet the friend, and even slept over ?” Ethan stated.

“I think we should just sit and discuss this, please” Irish said..
“Let’s go back to the library then” Ethan said and irish was surprised at how cool his voice had turned.

They both walked back into the library and Ethan sat.
“Sit” He told her but she shook her head.
“I don’t just want to, maybe i will,after i clear myself” She said and Ethan shrugged.

“So, you’re right. I went to a bar yesterday night, not a boyfriend but to meet Ella,who was a senior staff and my friend in the model Company I once worked it. It was very urgent that I didn’t get the time to take your permission, After the discussion,it was night and I thought it would be so disrespectful of me to come back so late. So I just spent the night at my house since my lent hadn’t expired. I swear I didn’t went there to meet a boyfriend or spend the night with him” Irish said.

Ethan sighed “Well.. I’m sorry to have had the wrong impression, but who wouldn’t have thought the same. ” Ethan said.

“I should be sorry for upsetting you” Irish said.
“It’s fine and you shouldn’t blame my driver for telling me everything. I asked him who he dropped off at that time of the night and he explained that to me. He owe me his loyalty” Ethan said.

“Of course, every worker should be loyal to their employee. But, you should have told me immediately you saw me in the morning,you made me worried, i kept wondering how i offended you in the space of yesternight and this morning” Irish said.

“I think you should have known a little bit of me by now. When I’m pissed at you, i tend to ignore you to avoid drama” Ethan said.
“Wow! I’m glad to know that, I’ll try not to upset you another time” Irish said, admiring the fireplace.
She wish she could go closer.

“Well…upsetting one another is bound to happen but what will really upset me is you going to that bar again, or planning to continue your work with the company. If you need anything,just tell me, I’m going to provide it for you”

Irish wondered why he said she shouldn’t go to bar again. Was it because of his brother Ethan? Or something else? She waved the thought away.

“Thank you but i won’t be needing anything. My pay is more than enough for me to want any other thing. Thanks so much Mr Ethan for offering me such pay,it’s gonna go a long way in my life” Irish said, appreciatively.

Ethan smiled.. finally she said thank you instead of questioning him.

“It’s fine Irish, I’m so glad Sarah find someone like you for my daughter” Ethan said.
Irish cheeks suddenly turned red as she looked at her boss.

“Geez! Irish” She scolded herself inwardly.

“What’s wrong?” Ethan asked and Irish realised she had that sad look on.
Her facial expressions is always sad whenever she remeber her father.
He really broke her, she played she doesn’t hate him with time. She had already suffered enough from the crime she didn’t commit.

“Nothing” Irish replied.
“You sure?” Ethan insisted.
“So, we’re cool now right?”Ethan asked.
“Of course” Irish smiled.
“Let’s go sit near the fireplace”Ethan said, getting on his feet.
Irish followed him excitedly.
She enjoys watching the fireplace.
That special glow and warmth always interest her.

They both sat in front of the fireplace with their legs folded.
Ethan noticed the smile on Irish’s face.

“You love sitting near the fireplace too?” He asked.
“Totally! Watching the firewoods crack and burn to smaller sizes amuses me. The glow of the fire and the warmth is just so beautiful. And this particular one looks more beautiful than the ones I’ve seen” Irish said admiringly.

Ethan smiled.
Irish is the first person to ever admire the fireplace in his library.
Most people have no interest in even seeing it.

” I love reading novels beside the fireplace too cause it always add a magical touch to it” Irish said, beaming and Ethan couldn’t help but admire her beauty in the glow of the fire.

“We have that in common, i love reading beside the fireplace too. Like, it’s one of my favorite thing”Ethan said.

“I know” Irish smiled.
“Really? How?” Ethan asked.
“I browsed your personal information and reading beside the fireplace is one of your hobbies”

“Really? You browsed my personal information?”

“Yeah, i had to cause i kept wondering how I got here. And how you even accepted me to become your daughter’s nanny even when it was my first time” Irish said.
“Like, why?” She asked.
“Cause Y has a tail and two branches” Ethan said and Irish laughed.

“I think this is the first time I’ll see you laugh so heartily,you look beautiful at it though” Ethan said.
“Thank you” Irish said, pressing her lips together.

She suddenly feel she shouldn’t be here with him. She’s only a nanny and the rate she’s starting to enjoy his company is too fast.

“Do you have anything against being complimented?” Ethan asked, noticing the faraway look in her eyes.
“Huh? No” Irish said.
“You suddenly looked withdrawn” Ethan said.
“Well, i think i should leave now” Irish said.
“Why?” Ethan asked, worriedly…

He can’t believe he cares that she wanna leave.
Is he enjoying her company that much?

“Mr Ethan,i shouldn’t be here with you. I mean… you’re my employee, I’m just your daughter’s nanny, i should not talk so comfortably with you. Like, it’s too soon. it doesn’t feel right, i don’t deserve to be here with you” Irish said, blinking hard.

“You’re my daughter’s nanny doesn’t mean i can’t sit or talk with you, I’m a billionaire does not mean you don’t deserve to be seated beside me. I’m not a god! I’m a human like you. I know you wouldn’t have said that if it was not me you’re seated with, i don’t want to start seeing you as someone who makes wealthy people feel bad” Ethan said, with a raised brow.

“No, but I’m sure you don’t sit with your workers like this, staring at the fireplace”

“That’s because we don’t have that in common, i don’t restrict my workers from coming into my library but they never come. I can sit here staring at the fireplace with any of my workers,it’s not because it’s you. I’m relating with you like i would to any of my workers and i also want you to put my wealthy state aside and relate with me like you would a poor person”Ethan said, breathing out.

He hates making the less privileged feel unworthy, it makes him feel so bad.

“I..i why are you…so different? You definitely don’t act like a billionaire. Most of them love leaving a wide gap between them and the less privileged, It’s just so… Thank you for being different” Irish said, deeply touched by Ethan’s personality…

“Promise me you won’t feel unworthy whenever you’re with me. It makes me feel bad” Ethan said.

“I promise” Irish smiled, admiring the way the glow of the fire made his hair glint.

“So…we were talking about?”Ethan asked.
“Huh? Yeah you were telling me a story about ‘Y’ Which has a tail and two branches” Irish said and they both laughed.

“I love your collection of books” Irish said glancing round the library.
One can spend years in reading all of the books here.

“Thank you! But most of the novels here are Spic-fic novels,you might not find them interesting” Ethan said.

“Yeah, i saw that when Gabrielle showed me the library” Irish said.
“But there are few romance novels though. I know you’ll like them” Ethan said.

“How do you know i like romance novels?” Irish asked.
“You look like someone who does” Ethan said.
“Really?” Irish laughed.
“No, i only guessed you would. Most ladies love romance novels isn’t it?”

“Hmm…i can’t speak for them but I’m definitely among the ladies who love romance novels”

“Especially the ones that end with “and they lived happily ever after” isn’t that so childish?” Ethan rolled his eyes.

“No, it’s not. There’s nothing more sweet than reading a novel with a beautiful ending” Irish smiled.

“But you have to admit it’s childish” Ethan said.
“No it’s not”
“It is”
“It’s not”
“It is!”
“I swear it’s not”
“I swear it is”

They both laughed and silence followed.
They stared at the fireplace with different thoughts running in their minds.

“I’m starting to feel sleepy” Irish said.
“Bedtime. We’ve spent enough time here” Ethan said.

They both got on their feet and Irish watched the fire once more while Ethan put the book on the table back in it’s place.
“Ready?” Ethan asked.
“Of course” Irish yawned as they both walked out of the library.

Ethan closed the door behind them and they headed to their rooms.

“Goodnight Mr Ethan” Irish said on getting to her door.
“Night” Ethan said and watched her walk into her room.

He checked on Arin before finally going to his room.



“Good morning” Arin heard from her sleep.
Irish had walked into her room through the adjoining door.

She frowned a little bit in her sleep, knowing the voice does not belong to her father.
He’s the one who wakes her up..

She finally opened her eyes after fighting the thought of going back to sleep.

She saw Irish bringing out her school wears.
She placed her polished shoes next to it and then opened the drawer and brought out her body cream with her hair comb.

“Irish” Arin called with a sleepy voice.
“Ohh…you’re finally awake” Irish said turning to her.
“Good morning to you” Irish greeted with a smile.
“Good morning” Arin said, sitting up on the bed.

The door opened and a maid walked in with a glass cup of water.
“Good morning” the maid greeted.
“Good morning” Irish and Arin chorused.

Arin took the glass cup of water and gulped it down her throat, she placed the empty glass cup back on the tray and the maid left.

“Did you ordered for water in your sleep?” Irish asked curiously.
“Or your dad did for you?” Irish asked.
“No, the Maids are aware i drink a glass cup of water every morning before even stepping down from my bed. It’s healthy, you should start doing so too” Arin said.

“Ohh..okay, so how did they knew you were awake. Our voices weren’t so loud” Irish wondered.
“My lights is on,you switched it on after you walked into my room” Arin said.
“Ohh..yes! I did” Irish smiled.

The door opened again..

“I already had wate..” Arin was saying but stopped when she saw it was her father.
“Daddy!” She smiled getting on her feet.
“Hey princess, good morning” Ethan said and bent to pull his daughter into a hug,he kissed her forehead.

He hadn’t noticed Irish’s presence in the room.
“Good morning Dad,how was your night?” Arin asked.

“Awesome, i slept like baby Arin” Ethan said making Arin chuckles.

“But you came into my room late, Irish beat you to it today” Arin pouted.
“Really? Where’s she?” Ethan asked.

He had enjoyed the time he spent with her last night and he thought about her till he went to sleep.
He just like the fact that her personality is different and they share things in common.
Chatting with her had felt like he was chatting with a friend.

“She’s right behind you” Arin giggled.
“Huh?” Ethan asked, turning.
“Oh…my” He said obviously startled when he saw Irish truly standing behind him.

Irish laughed.
“How didn’t i see you?” He asked.
“I guess you never thought you’ll find me here,that’s why your gaze was glued to Arin’s bed when you walked in” Irish said.
“That’s true, i was starting to wonder who brought out Arin’s school wears”Ethan said.

“Good morning Mr Ethan” Irish said.
“Good morning, i hope you enjoyed your night here” Ethan asked.
“Totally, thank you so much” Irish smiled.
“I’m glad you did. I should be on my way now” Ethan said glancing at his golden wristwatch.

Irish admired his simple yet classic dressing.
His golden eyes suited the golden buttons on his pure black shirt.
The sleeves were rolled to his elbows revealing his smooth caramel skin.
His styled hair really did a good job to his looks.

This man is incredibly good looking.

“Which of your companies are you going to?” Arin asked.
“RvC communications” Ethan said.

“Won’t you have your breakfast?” Arin asked.
“I will when i get to the office”
“Okay, have a nice day Dad” Arin said.

“You too. Bye” He waved walking to the door.
He held Irish’s gaze for some seconds before finally stepping out.


“Bye Gabrielle” Ethan called as he walked past the kitchen with two bodyguards behind him.
“Bye Ethan, have a nice day” Gabrielle said loudly from the kitchen.
“You too, madam cook” Ethan said and Gabrielle chuckled.

He walked outside and saw the car parked.

“I’m not going in this one, quickly make the black Lamborghini ready for me” He said and the driver nodded.



Irish led Arin to the dining room after she had finished dressing her up.
She handed her hair comb to Gabrielle while she quickly walked to her room to have a quick bath.

She dried her body after she was done and got into a white flowy skirt and yellow blouse.
She packed her hair into simple ponytail and then slide her feet into her footwear, she grabbed her phone and walked out of the room.

“I hope i didn’t took long?” She asked getting to the dinning area.
“No, i just finished eating also” Arin said.
Gabrielle was combing her hair and she packed it into pigtails.

“Ready!” Arin said, grabbing her backpack.

Arin was about moving out when the door flew opened and one of the guards walked in with Dolly.

Just like if Arin was her owner, Dolly rushed to her kissing and wriggling his tail. Irish smiled at the bond the two of them have created. Since she had Dolly, it has always been Dolly and Her, until Arin came to picture .

“Hey Dolly!” Arin said and touched her hair. She couldn’t carry her, she was already on her Scholl wears.

“Take her to my room, and please Gabrielle can you help me order for Dog’s bed? Please and thanks” Arin said.
“Sure,I’ll” Gabrielle said.

Irish just smiled.
“Bye Gabrielle” She waved.
“Bye girlie” Gabrielle said.
“I’ll be right back” Irish said and Gabrielle nodded.

They both walked out of the door.
Alex and Carlos were waiting already.

Irish almost exclaimed seeing a car different from yesterday’s. It’s in pink color too but totally another shade.

“You own this one too?” Irish asked.
“Yeah” Arin said.
“Wow!” Irish exclaimed aloud.

“Good morning Arin, Irish”Alex said opening the car door for the both of them.
“Good morning Alex” they chorused getting into the car.

“Good morning” Carl also greeted and they responded.

Carl got in and Alex started driving.



“You’re different from Arin’s past nannies”Carl said to Irish as they drove back home after dropping Arin in school.

“Really? How am i different?” Irish asked curiously.
Gabrielle had also mentioned it to her that she’s different from Arin’s past nannies .

“Firstly,most of them look like they have plans,like they have a mission “Carl said.

“How do you know they have plans, what if they just look that way without actually having anything in mind” Irish said.

“I don’t know but i think I’m gifted in knowing when someone has a mission. I warned Mr Ethan about Lucy, one of Arin’s nanny, severally before he finally out the devil she is.”Carl said.
“Really?” Irish asked.
“Yes” Carl confirmed.
“Wow” Irish said, thinking about Javad.

Should she ask Carl what he thinks of the creepy man?

No. She resumed here two days again and asking what a worker think of another doesn’t sound good to her ears.
She shouldn’t be bringing this up.
The man might be harmless, it may just be her mind misleading her but her mind never mislead her.

“So what do you think about me?” Irish asked.
“It’s obvious you’re not here on a mission. I wouldn’t have welcomed you if i thought bad of you”
“Wow, I’m relieved” Irish said dramatically and they laughed.

“I must say you’re naturally beautiful” Alex said, glancing at Irish in the rear view mirror.
“That got me blushing, thank you” Irish smiled and they all fell silent again.

She was sitting with Carl in the back seat.

“So Alex, for how long have you been with Mr Ethan? I know Carl has been with him for four years” Irish said.
“I’ve been with Mr Ethan for five years and I’ve been Arin’s driver for two years” Alex said.
“Woah,that’s quite long” Irish said.
“Yeah, working with Mr Ethan is so satisfying that i don’t wish to leave anytime soon, But occasionally he had always sack some workers that ain’t serious about their work within a month or so ” Alex said.

“That’s obvious, he’s one of the few billionaires who treats his workers as family and he doesn’t seem to tolerate lazy workers” Irish said.

“Everyone working under Mr Ethan now have more than enough money to set up their life but still, no one wants to leave” Carl said.
“Including me” He added.

“Even if i resumed officially two days ago, i can tell the type of person he is” Irish said and couldn’t hide her smile, remembering yesternight. It had felt like she was talking to a friend,not her employee.

“We’re home” Alex said, driving into the open gate.
Irish sighed and picked her phone which was laying on her skirt.

Alex parked and Carl opened the car door and stepped out, Irish alighted after him.
“Nice talking to you guys, till tomorrow i guess” Irish said.

“No, if you’re bored,you can come out and talk to us.”Carl said.
“okay. Bye” Irish said walking to the door.

“Hey! I’ve never seen you so chatty. What’s up?” Alex asked Carl and he smiled.
He can boldly say Irish is the only nanny he likes out of Arin’s nannies.

She acts so different from others,so cool and responsible and she doesn’t go about asking for how to seduce Mr Ethan.

“I feel good about her, that’s all”Carl shrugged.
“Really? You sure?” Alex teased.
“C’mon man! I have a fiancee”Carl said with pride.
“I know, i know. Just teasing” Alex said.

“I also feel good about her, i like the fact that she’s so different from Lucy”Carl said.
“Me too”
“I’ll be back” Alex said starting the car, he started driving towards the garage while Carl walked to their quarters.



Irish placed dishes in the dishwasher after she was done eating her breakfast.
“Once you’re done with that, I’ll show you the rest of the building” Gabrielle said.
“Okay” Irish said.

Irish missed speaking to her mother, when she was living alone for the past five years, she had always take to them at least twice in a day. But since she started work as a nanny she doesn’t have the time anymore. She hope her mom won’t fe offended.

When Arusha had called her last night, he had said their father was a little sick. She won’t deny the fact that she was worried,but when Arusha had said it wasn’t serious, she became calm and hoped it was just a minor illness a d he’ll be better soon.

“I’m done Gabrielle” Irish said wiping her hands off a napkin.
“Okay dear” Gabrielle adjusted her apron as she stood up.
“You so much love staying in the kitchen, don’t you?” Irish asked.

“I do.. i don’t know when the kitchen became my best friend” Gabrielle said and Irish laughed.

They both walked out of the kitchen to continue their tour of the building.



The last place Gabrielle showed her was the Garden and Irish had loved it. She had also been showed the pool, she tempted to swim but she didn’t even when Gabrielle told her that Ethan have no problem with his workers in his pool.

She had seen the pool once, on her first day with Mr Ethan,but it just seemed to her like she’s seeing it for the first time.

The water looked so pure and fine.

“So, that’s all” Gabrielle said.
“Really?” Irish asked, they just passed the door of a room and Iish expected Gabrielle to tell her whose room it was.
Though, It doesn’t look like anyone is living there and the door looks so different from the ones in the house.

“Yes” Gabrielle said.
“What of that door?” Irish asked.
” That door? Just think of it like it doesn’t exist” Gabrielle said.
“Why?” Irish asked curiously and Gabrielle sighed.
“All i know is it’s a sacred room and Ethan hates anyone going there, he’ll sack you immediately he finds you prying. ” Gabrielle said.
“Really?” Irish asked.
“Do not try to violate his order ” Gabrielle warned.

And as Irish trailed behind Gabrielle she couldn’t help but grow so curious.

What could be in that room?


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