Authoress Berry Julie

Chapter 26

He saw Catherine’s car parked right in front of his building.

What the he.ll does she want! It’s not time to visit Arin yet but he was surprised and almost shocked to see Javad step out of the car and not only Javad…

Gladys too,one of his maids too.

“What the he.ll!” He cursed.
He left Arin to continue to converse with Irish over the phone while he left the room in a rush.

He got to the living room and Javad and Gladys walked in at the same time.

“What was that?” Harold asked harshly and Javad was surprised.
Ethan had never spoken to him in that manner.
“ Mr Ethan?” Gladys asked hoping the cat hadn’t been let out of the bag.
They were just returning from Morgan’s building after hatching a new plan.
Catherine had promised her a lot if she could hurt Irish and she’s more than pleased to do the job.
First, from the look of things Ethan is starting to like Irish and she hated that.
She had loved Ethan right from time but he had been so blind to see that.

She wanted him for herself and she had tried severally to make him see that but no! He doesn’t always look her way.
And now she finally get to deal with the lady who has been getting his attention lately!

“Why the hell did Catherine drop you!?” Ethan seethe.

“What! He had seen that?” Javad panicked inwardly.
“ did you…see that Mr Javad?” Gladys asked.
“I was standing by my window! Now, answer my question” Ethan said.
“She gave me a lift”Javad said.
“Me too” Gladys said.

“How? Like… what are you saying.? A lift? When did you both go out? How could you go out without informing me and even if you wanted to go out, why didn’t you take one of the cars” Ethan said.

“I.. I was bored, i only took a walk and i didn’t even knew i had gone far until i heard the horn of a car. It was Catherine and she offered to drop me at home since she was going through the same route. I refused ofcourse but she insisted. On getting into the car, i saw Gladys” Gladys said, glad his lie had come out smoothly.
He hoped Ethan believes him…

“Ohh…so Gladys, what were you doing in Catherine’s car?” Ethan asked.
She cleared her throat and sighed.
What is she gonna tell him?
What would she say she was doing in Catherine’s car?
She should have just declined the offer of Catherine dropping them at home but they were pinpointing ways to execute their plans.
She was glad Ethan hadn’t seen his brother, Morgan who had been in the car too.

“Gladys!” Ethan half yelled.
“She offered me a ride too Mr Ethan”Gladys said.
“When did you left the house? You left without informing me?”
“I..i quickly went to say hi to my mum…and Catherine offered to give me a lift” Gladys lied.
“I’m not against you checking on your mother but you should inform me first and then why didn’t you take one of the cars?” Ethan asked.

“I.. didn’t want to disturb you, all i planned was just to say hi and return. I’m sorry Mr Ethan” Gladys said, licking her lips in the process.
“I’m sorry Mr Ethan” Javad said.
“It’s fine” Ethan said calmly.

“But you both should know Catherine isn’t welcomed here. Y’all know how she almost destroyed me. I want everyone working for me to stay away from her . She’s dangerous and evil!” Ethan said.
“Okay Mr Ethan” Javad and Gladys chorused, including the bodyguards in the living room.

“How come Catherine gave the both of you a ride together, the same day! almost the same time!” Gabrielle said, walking out of the kitchen.

She had heard everything and she knew something was off but she doubted it cause she trusted Hand,he wouldn’t lie. But Gladys….the lady is hellish! She’s one of the maids Gladys doesn’t trust.

Gladys knows almost all the maids have feelings for Ethan but she knew Gladys to be extreme.
She had once approached her to help convince Ethan to date her!

“Gabrielle, they just explained to me” Ethan said.
“I know! I heard it all” Gabrielle said .
“Catherine giving us lift the same day…i guess it’s coincidence” Gladys said with a fake smile.

She hated Gabrielle with passion!
Always behaving like the lady of the house.
Ethan listens to everything she says! And she had once told Gabrielle to help in making Ethan notice her feelings for him but the deranged woman had refused.

“Coincidence? So be it then” Gabrielle shrugged.
“Dad I’m done speaking to Irish” Arin grinned as she walked down the stairs with Ethan’s phone in hand.
“What’s going on?” She frowned, seeing the gathering.
“Nothing, princess. We’re just having a discussion” Ethan said bending to his daughter’s height.
“Ohh…is that why you left the room in a rush?” Arin asked.
“Yes” Ethan said.
“Aren’t you done with the conversation already?” Arin asked.
“We are” Ethan said.

“Dismiss them” she whispered into her dad’s ear and he laughed.
“You all can leave” Ethan ordered and they all obeyed, excluding Gabrielle though.

“His face sucks!” Arin rolled her eyes.
“Who?” Ethan and Gabrielle asked at the same time.
“J…avad” Arin said and Ethan sighed.
“Javad is a good guy Arin”Gabrielle said.
“Whatever, have your phone dad” She said and Ethan gently took his phone from her.

“Irish said her Mum made the sweater for me already” Arin said excitedly.
“Really?” Ethan asked.
“So fast” Gabrielle said.
“Yeah yeah, i can’t wait to put it on” Arin grinned.
“I miss her already” She added.
“She’ll be coming tomorrow morning” Gabrielle said, she so much missed Irish in the kitchen.

Though, she had been alone in the kitchen for years without feeling lonely but just few days Irish left,she was starting to miss her presence.

“What’s for lunch?” Ethan asked.

“Fried noodles, steamed dumplings,Millet gruel and red bean cake” Gabrielle said.
“Ohh okay” Ethan said.

“Dad, please tell someone to bring some ice cream to my room, my favorite animation is starting soon” Arin said.
“Okay” Ethan said.


Next morning

“Good morning Mr.. Ethan” Irish smiled delightedly.
She was so happy to have resumed and she was more happy to see the face she missed most.
She was just walking into the living room and she had seen Ethan ready to leave for work .

“Mr?” Ethan raised a brow.
“Ohh..good morning E..than” Irish said and the workers around glanced up in surprise.
“Good. How’re you Irish?”Ethan asked, trying not to show his excitement.
He’s so glad to see her again and damn! She looks more beautiful.
She’s putting on an aqua silk top and black tight fitting jeans, and her hair is packed in a ponytail with tendrils framing her smooth face.

No make up! Yet She looked stunning, that made his heart yearn for her more.

“How’s Arusha?” Ethan asked and Irish was surprised he remembered her brother’s name.
“He’s fine” She said.
“Your mum too?” He asked.
“She’s fine too and they both sent their greetings”
“Ohh..okay” Ethan said.

“Arin is in her room” He added.
“Okay, i will go see her now” Irish smiled.
“Bye” Ethan said.
“Bye and have a nice day” Irish said.

Ethan walked out of the door smiling with two bodyguards behind him.

He know he’s gonna have a good day.


Irish exchanged greetings with Gabrielle in the kitchen and they chatted for some minutes before she finally left for Arin’s room.
She dropped her bag in her room and then walked in through the adjoining door.

“Arin, I’m here!” She called happily.
Arin,who just finished bathing ran into her arms in excitement.



Irish sat with Gabrielle in the kitchen, she had just returned from dropping Arin in school and was having her breakfast, chatting with Gabrielle at the same time.

“How’s your brother and mum?” Gabrielle asked.
“They are both fine, they sent their greetings to everyone” Irish said.
“I guess Arin got her sweater already” Gabrielle said.
“Yes, i showed it to her already and she was so excited. She’s gonna put it on when she’s back from school ” Irish smiled.
“She talked about the sweater nonstop” Gabrielle said.
“Really?” Irish laughed.
“And do you know what made her love it more?” Irish asked.
“What?”Gabrielle asked.
“The color. It’s her favorite color” Irish said.
“Wow! She’d be completely in love with it” Gabrielle chuckled.
“Yeah, she wo..” Irish was saying but got interrupted by a maid who walked in.

“Hi” Irish said.
The maid nodded in response and Irish wondered what’s with the attitude.
This isn’t the first time this particular maid would give her such attitude.
Well…who cares?

“What do you want?” Gabrielle asked Gladys.
“Am i not allowed to take a bottle of water?” Gladys asked in a mean tone.
“I never said that, i only asked what you want” Gabrielle said,in a more mean tone.

Irish wondered why they both sounded mean to each other.

Gladys picked a bottle of water from the fridge and then walked out of the kitchen.

“What’s with her?” Irish asked.
“I just don’t trust her”Gabrielle said.
“Really?” Irish asked and that made her think of Javad.
She wondered why Gabrielle wasn’t seeing Javad the way she was.
Maybe he isn’t that bad but her mind keep suspecting him.

She’s still deliberating on warning Ethan about his cruel brother, Morgan.
He really needs to be more careful.



“I love it!!” Arin giggled happily after putting on the beautiful sweater.
Mrs Helen had applied some pretty pearl buttons on it.

Irish smiled, the sweater fitted Arin perfectly and the pink color made her caramel skin stand out.
She had made her wear white mini skirt and pink footwear to match.
A white hairband was holding her hair loosely and Irish really felt proud of herself to have made Arin this beautiful.

She felt like a mother.

The little girl stood in front of her large mirror, checking out herself.

“I need to take some pictures. My iPod please” Arin grinned.


They ended up taking so many beautiful pictures together and they were in smiles as they walked downstairs for lunch.
Arin showed off her new sweater to everyone while Irish smiled..

To Irish’s delight, Ethan was early enough to join them for lunch.
He so much loved the sweater on Arin and he thanked Irish severally.
Everyone admired the sweater and that made Arin showed it off proudly.
She took more pictures with it.


Ethansat in the library after dinner, waiting for Irish
He was so nervous, he didn’t know how he’s gonna tell her to accompany him to a dinner party which he was invited to by one of his business partners.

It’s a day after tomorrow.

Normally, he would have taken no one with him but the dinner party is strictly for couples and he doesn’t even have a wife.
Should he take one of the maids?
No. He wants Irish

What if she had not started working with him, won’t he have other choices?

Irish gently walked out of Arin’s room after putting her to sleep and headed to the library.
She was in her nightwear, not the one Arusha chose for her though, a more decent one.
Arusha had insisted on being the one to pick nightwear for her even after she told him that the maids bought some for her.

She hoped to meet Ethan in the library.
She really missed how they read together in front of the fireplace.

She was descending the stairs when she noticed how slippery the ground felt beneath her footwear.
The next step she took sent her feet off the ground and her body into the air.
She couldn’t scream,and her mind shook at the dreaded thought that any part of her body can get broken.

She resigned to fate waiting for the pain she’s gonna feel once her body hits the hard ground.


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