Authoress Berry Julie

Chapter 38

“I can’t…sleep, let’s go into the library”
“Come in” Ethan said.
“Huh?..i mean the lib..” She was saying before Harold shut her up with a sizzling kss.

Her eyes widened in surprise and her heart was already beating fast against her chest, almost knocking it off.
She could feel her face heat up and she tried so much not to return the kiss but she couldn’t hold herself anymore.

She melted in his arms as she kssed him back and at that moment, all that existed to them was pure love.
Irish gave herself in completely loosing control over her mind.

A kss has never made her feel this way.

The kss went on and on until they both had to stop to catch their breath.
Irish sighed,not able to look up, she felt so shy that she wished she had magic,she would have just disappeared to her room cause she can’t even look Ethan in the face right now and she’s so sure her cheeks must have lost it’s colour.

They both didn’t say anything to each other for a while.

Ethan smiled and licked his lips, noticing how shy Irish was.
“Isn’t your neck hurting” He said, raising her head with his palms.
He made her look into his eyes and then smiled.
“You look beautiful and I’d do anything to kss you over and over again” He said.
Irish’s stomach curled as he brought his lips closer again.

And she couldn’t even stop him!
She didn’t see herself stopping him.
She wanted it to!

“Come in” He whispered to her ear.


She walked into his room and smiled.
This is not the first time she’ll be here but everytime she comes here,she’s always impressed with how nice the place looks…
“Your room always looks so neat and beautiful everyday” Irish said.
Ethan closed the door behind them.
“Thank you” he said.

“You look so cute when blushing, i almost kissed you again”Ethan said.
“Can we not talk about the ‘kiss’ ” Irish said, her cheeks starting to heat up again.
She sat on the bed, inwardly scolding herself over the kss.
“Fine” Ethan said beside her.
“So, you weren’t able to sleep?” He asked.
“Yeah, i just kept tossing in bed. Maybe because I’m overjoyed about my mum’s health” Irish smiled.
“Ohh,so you wanted us to go into the library”
“Yeah and…” She paused.
“What?”Ethan asked.

“I know it must have taken a lot of courage for you to…profess your love to me and I’m sorry for delaying an answer cause i know you deserve one,i just want to put things in place first, I’m so glad you find me attractive or rather im surprised you do…”

“Surprised? Why?”
“I never thought you’d find someone like me attractive”
“Someone like you?”
“I mean…a nanny” Irish said.

“And being a nanny means you’re not attractive? Do not think that way Irish,you’re actually the most beautiful nanny I’ve ever met, you’re the only lady..I’ve ever had feelings for since Catherine left, love is not based on one’s occupation,it’s based on oneself”Ethan Said.
“You’re right” Irish smiled.
“Do you want a drink?” Ethan asked walking to the freezer.”
“I don’t mind” Irish said.

“Here” Ethan handed a glass cup of chilled orange juice to her.
“Thank you”
“Come” He took her hand and led her to the verandah.

“Wow, what a view” Irish said.
“Yeah,it’s a beautiful night”Ethan smiled.
“I’ve never been here, you’re so lucky with this great view” Irish sipped her juice.
“And why did you poured juice for me but poured wine for yourself” She pouted.
“I don’t want you getting tipsy it might influence whatever you wanna say and you know you get tipsy easily”

“Ohh,how did you got to know so much about me?”
“By studying you of course, and you’re so easy to read”
“Really?” Irish frowned.
“Yeah but i guess I’m the only one that find you so easy to read “Ethan said.
“I guess so too, you’re so different,far different from the people I’ve met, being with you always make me feel like I’m in a different world” Irish said.
“Wow… really?” Ethan chuckled.

They both rested their hands on the rails and stared at the sky with different thoughts running through their minds .

“Do you want to see Carrle’s room?” Ethan suddenly asked.



“Wow!” Irish exclaimed as she walked into Carrel’s room with Ethan.
They had to brush off cobwebs as they stepped in further.
“For how long have you avoided this room?” Irish asked.
“For…years now” Ethan said, feeling so bad.
That guilty feeling is back.

“You shouldn’t have come in here without her necklace” Ethan’s mind hunt him.

“You should have at least make the cleaners clean the room everyday” Irish said.
The room looks so dusty.. dust covered every furniture and cobwebs hanging at every corner of the room, there was a a stale smell in the air.

“You know what? We need to clean up this room first” Irish said.


They both set to work after getting cleaning tools.
“I think you should clear the cobwebs while i tend to the dust” Irish said to Ethan
“Ohh…okay” He said.
After so much efforts,they finally made the room look better,the dusts and cobwebs gone, everything looking so okay now and Irish could see how beautiful the room is.

“I’ll make the maids tend to the bathroom tomorrow” Ethan said.

“Ohh…okay. Carrle ad a great taste,her room looks so cool and beautiful” Irish commented,her eyes darting all over the place.
She sighted a picture frame on the wall and moved closer to it.

She wiped it clean with the napkin and stared at the woman in the picture.
She looks pretty in curly golden hair and sharp blue eyes,fine nose and modest lips which held a beautiful smile.

“Is this Carrle?” Irish asked Ethan and he nodded without looking at the picture.
“And that’s…the necklace on her neck” Ethan said.
Irish’s eyes moved to her neck immediately and she stared at the tiny necklace with held s crystal pendant…

Why does it look so familiar?
Like she has seen it… somewhere?

“Ethan are you okay?” She asked, noticing how uneasy he felt.
“I need to go outside” he said.
“Okay” Irish said and watched him leave, she can understand how he feel right now,she so much wish she can help him get the necklace from Catherine.

Irish sighed and sat on the chair,the picture frame still in her hand.
She was still staring at it when she heard a sound, she raised up her head slowly and saw the bathroom door creaking open.

She sat still in fear, her heart almost jumping out of her chest.
She couldn’t explain how she screamed and flew to the door, tossing the picture frame away

She opened the door and rushed outside, startling Ethan who was in deep thought.
“What?” He asked.

“T.. the the bathroom door suddenly opened itself and it made a scary sound” Irish said, breathing heavily.
“Chill…were you seated when the door started opening?” Ethan asked.
“Yeah, I was”
“Ohh…on the dressing chair right?”

“Well..i don’t know how that happens but whenever Carrle sits on her dressing chair,her bathroom door automatically opens.
“Wow! That’s…that’s creepy” Irish said.
“Yeah it is” Ethan said.
“Let’s leave here” Irish said,still scared.

What got into her?
How could she go into a dead person room in the middle of the night and even sit on the chair!
She know herself to be scared at every slightest thing but the courage she had when entering Carrle’s room still amazes her.

Ethan took her hand and they both walked back into the house.
As they passed the living room, Irish saw a dark image..someone’s shadow.
She stopped walking.
“What?” Ethan asked.
“There’s someone in the living room” She said slowly.
“By this time of the night?” Ethan raised his brow, turning and walking back towards the living room.

Irish didn’t move, she was still so scared about the Carrle thing..
“Javad,what are you doing here?” She heard Ethan ask and she turned and walked to join Ethan.
Javad’s face reeled of shock when he saw Irish with Ethan and he just stared at them,not knowing what to say.

“What are you doing here by this time of the night?” Ethan repeated.
“ just watching out for the whole house” Javad said and Irish could tell he was telling lies.
“By this time of the night?” Ethan asked.
“Yeah,by this time of the night?” Irish asked too.
“My job is to protect the house and that’s what I’m doing” Javad said.
“Since when have you started doing this?” Ethan asked, touched by Javad’s diligence.
“For so long Mr Ethan” Javad said, intentionally looking pitiful.

“Dmn!” Irish cursed inwardly….
“Javad, i must commend your efforts,you’ve been such a good bodyguard to this house, you’re the most hardworking of all. Good job Jav” Ethan said.

“Sht! Is Ethan going to believe this brat?!” Irish fumed.
“Thank you Mr Ethan” Javad smiled, mocking Irish in the process.
“Motherfker!” Irish cursed under her breath.

“In as much as you want to protect the house, i don’t want you to keep missing your sleep, sleeping goes a long way in one’s health okay?”
“Okay Mr Ethan” Javad said.
“Go to bed now”Ethan said and Javad nodded.

“Such a diligent man” Ethan said after Javad left.
“Why do you trust him so much?” Irish asked.
“He proved himself worthy of my trust”
“I personally don’t think he should be trusted” Irish said.
“Really? Why?” Ethan asked as they climbed the stairs.
“He seems creepy and i do have a bad feeling about him every time!”

“Ohh wow! I guess that’s because you haven’t gotten to know him so well.. Javad is a great person”Ethan said and Irish shrugged.

She wish she had evidence to back up her intuitions.

“Good night Ethan” Irish said, stopping in the middle of the stairs.
“You aren’t going to your room?” He asked.

“Yeah, I’m not feeling a bit sleepy yet so i thought it’d be great if i go continue with my sewing”
“Ohh…I’m not also feeling a bit sleepy yet” Ethan smiled.
“So… you’ll be coming with me?” Irish asked.
“Yeah!” Ethan said.
“Great! Let’s go” Irish grinned.


“This is so much fun” Ethan said as he helped Irish cut out cloth pieces while she sew.
She’s amazed he could cut so well,she just taught him once and he grabbed it.
“Yeah, sewing is so much fun”

“I’ll like to do this more often” Ethan grinned.
“Well…new orders will be coming in tomorrow” Irisj said.
“Yeah, I’m almost done with this, i don’t accept orders when I’m not done with a set. I’m glad Arusha is here to help me”

“Arusha is gonna help you in the day while i help you in the night” Ethan winked and Irish felt her world spin.
“Does that mean I’ll start coming here in the night too” Irish said .
“Thats if you have so much to do.. just call on me whenever you’re coming here in the night” Ethan said.
“Ohh.. okay” Irish said.

Spending time with Ethan gives her great joy and makes her forget her worries.
She so much like seeing his handsome face every time,she really count herself lucky to be around Ethan.
So many people are dieing for this opportunity.

“These dresses are so beautiful” Ethan said admiring the dresses Irish placed on the table.
“Thank you, I’m just gonna pack them and deliver them tomorrow,then I’ll go get materials for the new orders”

“I think i should get you a car of your own” Ethan said.
“What! No, I’m okay with Arin’s car”
“You sure?” Ethan asked.
“Of course”

” You can take a different car in the garage though, any car of your choice and don’t you think you’ll be needing a driver? I’ll assign Javad to be your driver”

“What! Not in this world” Irish scoffed.
Ethan laughed “I was only joking, did you dislike him that much?”

“I don’t, i just…there’s this bad aura surrounding him, i just don’t know” Irish said and Ethan sighed.

“I think I’m gonna have to keep a close watch on him then cause you’ve never said this to me about any worker” Ethan said thoughtfully.
“You should, please” Irish said, getting up to pick her tape measure.
“You should have told me to pick it for you” Ethan said.
“I can’t order my boss around” Irish said.
“Ohh…but i don’t mind” Ethan said.
“I don’t know why you treat me differently from other workers” Irish said.
“Cause i like you…so much” Ethan said and she felt her face heating up.

Dmn you face!
You keep embarrassing me every time.

“There’s this dress I’ll be releasing soon…”
“Really?”Ethan’s eyes lit up,he’s so glad Irish is serious and focused about the whole thing, she’s a real business woman.

“Yes but I’m not done with the drawing yet,I’m gonna make sure it’s eye catching and irresistible, im glad people are getting to know Levine’s fashions and i think it’s time to prove that skills are not based on the size of one’s workshop ” Irish said confidently.

.”Wow! You’ve proved that to me already and now it’s time for the world to see your unbeatable skills,you sew so well and I’m afraid you’re gonna steal so many customers from the top fashion stores in California” Ethan laughed.
“Well…” Irish said and her mind trailed back to Ana.
The woman had threatened her even before she started getting orders.

“How much do you know about Ana’s fashion store?” Irish asked Ethan.
“Anna? Well..i know her wears to be so costly,even at that,her fashion store is the top in California,if i should judge, you’re far better than her in terms of sewing. And also,she’s Catherines best friend”
“Carrle’s best friend?” Irish asked.
“Yeah, is anything wrong?” Ethan asked.

“Well..” Irish swallowed hard.
She should tell Ethan about it.

“Ana threatened me the dinner party i accompanied you to.”
“What! Why didn’t you tell me sooner?” Ethan asked.
“I think it’s just a threat cause she came to me after seeing people get my contact, she’s just scared i might overtake her in the business and that’s completely normal”

“Yeah it is but i think she went extra mile with the threat. I’ll go to her store tomorrow and just give her a warning”
“No! Please don’t, i feel we should let her be..she hasn’t come to me the second time,it was just once so it’s better to overlook it”

“If she comes to you the second time, promise me you’re gonna tell me”
“I promise” Irish smiled.

“You’re still gonna receive more threat from others too” Ethan said.
“Really?” Irish raised a brow.
“Yeah but we’ll put them in their place one after the other” Ethan smiled.
“So many people are starting to follow my page and I’m starting to receive lots of messages,orders and enquiries. I think i need a manager” Irish said dramatically and they both laughed.

“Shuu…the whole house is asleep” Ethan said and they lowered their voices.



“Ouch!” Irish said from her sleep, she was asleep but she felt a sharp pain in her arm.
She was forced to open her eyes and her eyes went straight to her arm.
She blinked and saw it was a needle.

She pushed the needle away and rubbed her arm.
She wonder how needles got into her room.
“Huh!” She gasped when realisation dawned on her.

“What!” She exclaimed loudly, glancing around.
They had slept off in her workshop and worst of all…

It’s 10am.

“OMG! Ethan” Irish shook him..
He was deeply asleep,sprawled on the chair.
“Ethan” Irish called again as she got to her feet.
She shook him and he finally moved, opening his eyes little by little.
“Please wake up. It’s 10am!” Iridh said.
“Huh?” His eyes sprung open.
“What!” He exclaimed glancing at the wall clock.
“Arin!” Irish said before running out of the workshop.

Ethan got up and ran after her…


“She left for school already?” Irish asked Gabrielle.
“Really?” Ethan asked behind her and Gabrielle nodded.
“Of course, she left for school long ago with Arusha. Can’t you both see it’s 10am already” Gabrielle said.
“Who got her ready for school?” Irish asked.
“Arusha did when he found out both of you were asleep in the workshop, he got Arin ready for school and they ate breakfast and left” Gabrielle said and Irish sighed.

“I’m glad he did. Did Arin got to see me before she left?” Ethan asked.
“Yeah, she came to peck you” Gabrielle smiled.
“Ohh…i know she wouldn’t leave without seeing me” Ethan smiled.
“How could we sleep off in the workshop” Irish laughed and Ethan joined her.

“You should go get dressed for work” Irish told Ethan.


“Madam Anna. Ethan Harlow is here” Anna’s secretary told her.
“What!” Anna smiled knowing it’s a honour for Ethan to be in her store.
He has never shopped in her store and she has been looking forward to the day he will and now he’s here!

“I hope everything is perfectly arranged? I hope the store is well kept. Order everyone shopping to leave till Ethan Harlow is done” Ana said.
“Okay ma’am” Diane left to carry out Anna’s order.



I pity Ana


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