Authoress Berry Julie

Chapter 44

“Happy birthday” ” Wishes filled the whole house as Arin and Ethan stepped into the living room.

The whole workers stood there with different wrapped gifts in their hands.

Gabrielle already made cake and it was sitting prettily on the table..

Ethan carried her in his arms as they sang for her.
She was still in her pajamas,she only brushed before coming downstairs with Ethan who had been the first person to wish her happy birthday.

He had given her a tiny and expensive necklace as a gift though he still had more gifts for her.

Irish could see the beautiful necklace, laying cutely on Arin’s neck and she knew Ethan had given it to her.
She hoped Arin would like the dress she made for her.
She is so nervous.

They finished singing and wished her Happy birthday once more, Ethan dropped her gently on her feet to blow off the lit candles on her cake.
She did and everyone clapped happily.

“I’m seven now” She giggled, cutting her cake and eating it.
“Thanks everyone, i love you all” Arin said with a mouthful of strawberry cake.
Whipped cream was smeared on her cheeks and Ethan helped her wipe it off with a smile.

Everyone dropped their gifts for her and she thanked them one after the other.
They all left to go back to work after Ethan promised everyone they’re gonna have a nice treat today.
They were all happy, knowing how fun today’s gonna be.

Iriah and Gabrielle were the last people to drop their gifts.
“Arusha said i should give you this and Mum said i should give you this” Irish said, handing two wrapped gifts to Arin who smiled and told her to thank them.
“And this is mine” Irish said, stretching a large box to Arin, it wasn’t wrapped.
“Happy birthday once again” Irish pecked her cheeks and Arin smiled Happily.

Arin opened Gabrielle’s gift first and it was a stunning hair band that Arin wore on her hair immediately.
She squealed as she hugged Gabrielle
“Thanks Gab, i love it” Arin grinned.
“I’m glad you do”Gabrielle smiled.

“I’m gonna open yours next” Arin said as she said down, dragging Irish’s gift to her tiny leg.

Ethan could see how hopeful Irish looked.
She was obviously hoping Arin would like the gift and he couldn’t wait to see what was in there himself.

They watched Arin as she opened the box and there laid a stunning pink dress with crystals around the neckline, it’s a knee length gown, it was plain down to the waist and was gathered from the waist down to the knee, the bottom was covered with precious pearls.

It looked just like a little princess dress.
It was so elegant and eye catching that they all gasped.

Arin ran into Irish’s arm, deeply astonished by the gift.
She has beautiful dresses but this dress Irish had given her surpassed them all.
It’s so simple yet with a touch of royalty which made Arin feel so special.

“I’m glad you like it” Irish smiled, relieved.
Ethan and Gabrielle also commented on how beautiful the dress is.

“Happy birthday” Unfamiliar voices said and they all turned to the door.

Irish looked confused cause she has never seen them before.
A beautiful teenager and a stunning woman whose outfit screamed ‘wealth’ .

Arin jumped up with a scream and ran to them happily.
“That’s Jessica and my mother”Ethan said to Irish.
“!” She gasped.
How couldn’t she have known? Ethan had said it on the plane that they might appear today and they did.

Jessica looked more beautiful than Gabrielle always said.
She was in a jumpsuit,red heels and leopard coat,with huge diamond earrings and a silver necklace,her hair was dyed red and packed into a tight ponytail which accentuated her face.
Bright green eyes,pointed nose and thin lips which she had obviously applied red lip gloss on.
She looked like a model,a striking model who can appear in front of a magazine without question.

“A rules” Jessica teased Arin and laughed.
Irish noticed she has a nice voice too.
“I thought you both weren’t gonna come, I’ll be so pissed” Arin said in Mrs Harlow’s arm.
“, you’ve added so much weight,what has Gabrielle been feeding you with” Mrs Harlow asked as she gently placed Arin back to her feet.

Jessica was reuniting with her Mum, hugging her and kissing her all over the face, they both giggled, obviously happy to see each other.

“Grandma, Where’s Sarah?” Arin said.
“Oh baby, She couldn’t make it but I know she’ll surely say Hi”.
“Oh..okay” Arin said.

Irish could boldly say Ethan got his striking looks from his mum.
She looks far younger than her age and would easily pass for Ethan’s sister.

She didn’t look old enough to have a son his age,she still had a trim figure, Ethan once told her she plays golf and tennis with his father on weekends,she was athletic and in good shape.

She was wearing a black channel cocktail dress with small silver earrings. She has warm blue eyes,her straight blonde hair was pulled back and there was this gracefulness hovered around her, just with a look,one would know she’s immensely rich!

“You guys should chat outside with others” Mrs Harlow told the four bodyguards standing behind her ,they looked so huge and mean than Ethan’s bodyguards.
They bowed and left.

Mrs Harlow stretched out her arms and Ethan knew what that means.
He pulled his mum into a hug with a broad smile.
“Billionaire Ethan Harlow”She teased and they both laughed.
Jessica was still with her mum and Ethan was with his too,with Arin tagging along.

Irish stood alone nervously,she likes them and hope they’ll like her in return and she has been wanting to meet Jessica.
Ethan kissed his Mum on the cheeks and she did the same.

Jessica jumped on Ethan’s back after his embrace with his Mum was over.
They both fell on the couch, laughing as they teased eachother.

Gabrielle and Mrs Harlow hugged each other too and finally the greetings was over.

Mrs Harlow and Jessica stared at Irish.
They knew who she was after the scandal with Catherine at the Ice cream parlor.
Jessica was staring hard at her and Irish knew immediately that the girl doesn’t like her, Mrs Harlow’s face was expressionless.

“Meet Irish, she’s Arin’s nanny and..”
“Blah blah blah” Jessica rolled her eyes.
“That was rude” Ethan scolded sternly.
“I’m sorry brother” Jessica said, giving Irish a scornful look.
Mrs Harlow hadn’t cast her any bad looks but the looks she was giving her wasn’t warm either.
Irish felt like crying.

“Irish is a very good person,i like her so much” Arin said.
“Yes she is”Gabrielle agreed.
“She’s a great friend of mine” Ethan said.
“That’s what you say until she turns out to be another monster again” Jessica said.
She started hating on Arin nannies cause they are either here to seduce Ethan or end up treating Arin badly and this lady here didn’t look different, though she have to admit Irish’s very beautiful and she looks calm too but looks can be damn deceiving! The past nannies had looked calmer but they ended up doing something worst.

“I already have your rooms cleaned properly” Ethan said to his mum and Jessica.
“You knew we’ll be coming?” Mrs Harlow asked.
“Of course,you both can’t miss Arin’s birthday for anything” Ethan said,not happy with the way Irish was treated.
She had been looking forward to meeting them and they ended up doing this to her.

“Wow!” Jessica screamed, startling everyone.
She lifted the dress Irish had gifted Arin and Mrs Harlow was wowed too.

“This is beautiful” Mrs Harlow mouthed.
“Brother gave this to you?” Jessica asked, admiring the dress greatly.
“No” Arin giggled.
“Irish did” She added.
“Ohh…it must have cost a fortune,i bet she used all of her savings…” Jessica said. “Just to impress Harold” She added inwardly.
Women like doing things for Arin just to impress Ethan and she’s not surprised Irish is in that league.

“No” Arin laughed this time.
“Irish made the dress, she’s a fashion designer” Arin added surprising Mrs Harlow and Jessica further.
They both knew Irish is fashion designer but they never knew she was this good.

“Well…” Jessica dropped the dress like she hadn’t admired it in the first place.
“We will retreat to our rooms” Mrs Harlow said.
“Come for your gift later” Jessica winked at Arin who nodded and smiled.

They left for their rooms and Gabrielle returned to the kitchen to start cooking.
“I’m so sorry Irish” Ethan said.
“It’s fine” Irish said, trying to smile.
“I should go dress Arin up” She said as she took Arin’s hand.

Ethan sighed, seeing how unhappy Irish looked.



Arin stepped out after getting dressed in the pink gown Irisj gifted her which fitted her so perfectly.
She had asked if Irish took her measurements while she was asleep and Irish said she had used one of her dress for measurement.
Everyone admired the dress on Arin and they all commented.

On her neatly packed hair was the tiara Gabrielle had gifted her,she wore pretty white shoes and tiny silver earrings with the necklace Ethan had given her.
She looked so beautiful like a real princess.
Ethan was also dressed up nicely.
They both said goodbye to everyone.

Ethan had said they’ll be going to Paris first and Arin was so excited.
They left and the whole house was thrown into full celebration mood.
Everyone was happy, except Irish who slowly walked back to her workshop after bidding Ethan and Arin bye.



Ethan and Arin returned at night and Arin was so exhausted that Irish had to put her in bed immediately.

She walked out of Arin’s room and gently closed the door behind her.
She’s damn hungry, she needs to go join others in the dining room for dinner.
They are eating already.
She had had her lunch in her workshop,not feeling comfortable enough to eat with Jessica and Mrs Harlow without Ethan.
Her bodyguards stood by the door of the dining room while she walked in.
They’ve all started eating, except Ethan who was obviously waiting for her.
She was touched and she felt her heart reach out to him more.

She didn’t notice Jessy nd Mrs Harlow’s gaze on her.
They were wondering what she was doing in Ethan’s private dining room.

“Thanks for waiting” Irish said to Ethan before sitting beside him.
“What!” Mrs Harlow exclaimed startling everyone.
“What do you want?” Jessy asked Irish who looked confused.
“Irish dines with us”Gabrielle said.
“Who gave that rule?” Jessica asked, obviously annoyed.
“I did” Ethan said, urging Irish to start eating but she couldn’t.
She couldn’t even bring herself to dish out the meal.

“This isn’t happening! Ethan, you want me to dine with a nanny?” Mrs Harlow asked, looking insulted.
Ethan sighed…”And what’s wrong in being a nanny?”
“This isn’t happening!” Mrs Harlow dropped her spoon loudly.
“Brother, It’s highly disrespectful of her to eat on the same table with godmother” Jessica said.
“Why is it disrespectful? She didn’t bring herself here! I personally told her i want her to always dine with me and she always have and Arin is fine with it” Ethan said as gently as he could.
He doesn’t want to yell.

“She needs to get up and leave now, i can’t dine on the same table with her” Mrs Harlow said.
“Yeah” Jessica sighed.

Irish’s hands trembled as she slowly stood up.

“Sit!”Ethan said in a tone she has never heard him use before.
He seems pissed.
“Sit” He said in a calmer tone.
“Please” He added to the surprise of Jessica and Mrs Harlow.
“I can just go have dinner in the kitchen,I’ll be fine” Irish said.
“No, you’re having your dinner here. Sit” Ethan said and she finally did.

After all Ethan is her boss not Mrs Harlow or Jessica.

“Mum! This is my house,I’m sorry to say this but you’re not entitled to oppose to how i treat my staff, i employed her and i want her to always dine with me, even Arin hadn’t complained. I can invite whomever i want to my dining room. It’s my dining room” Ethan stated clearly.

Mrs Harlow sighed knowing she can’t get Ethan to change his mind,she only fumed as she continued eating.

“But she wasn’t here for lunch! Why did she suddenly wants to dine with us now. Because you’re here?” Jessica rolled her eyes.

“Because she wasn’t comfortable with you guys, you’ve not been nice to her since you arrived and to think she has been looking so forward to meeting you made it worst” Ethan said.
“I can’t believe you want us to be nice to her despite what Arin’s past nannies have done and why was she looking forward to meet us,is there any motive behind it?” Jessy asked, facing Irish who had her eyes glued to the table.

She never expected all these…it’s just so much to take in.

“She’s not Arin’s past nannies Jessica! She’s different” Ethan said.
“And she was looking so forward to meet you cause i told her a lot about you. Stop being rude! Eat! And go to bed!” Gabrielle chastised Jessy who frowned as she continued eating her food.

“Dish out your meal Irish and eat up” Ethan said.
“Ohh..okay” Irish said.
Ethan stroke her hair, hoping that’ll make her feel better and it did! she felt incredibly better.

“What!” Jessica mouthed while Mrs Harlow just stared.
Gabrielle was not surprised, knowing Irish and Ethan felt something for eachother.

“And how was your day with Arin,,she seemed tired but happy” Irish smiled, returning to her old self.
Ethan’s hands really does magic.
“It was totally great, we had a nice time, she said she can’t wait to show you the pictures tomorrow”Ethan smiled.
“I can’t wait too” Irish smiled.
“And you’re yet to show her her ballet room.. she’ll be so happy” Irish said.

“Yes, and she really likes the dress you made for her. I want you to make more of it for her and let me know the price” Ethan said.

Irish nodded, knowing she’ll never charge Ethan for anything.
He has done so much for her and she’ll feel ungrateful to charge him for just making dresses for Arin.
“I…” Irish was saying.

“You must be so tired” Jessica said to Ethan, cutting in.
“Not really” Ethan said.
“But i won’t mind some of your massages though” Ethan added and Jessica laughed.
She looked like a sweet soul when laughing and Irish wondered why she’s being treated this way.
Well…she’s starting to understand it’s probably because of the way Arin past nannies had been.
But she’s not them.

“Jessica, when i saw you, i thought you were a striking model who’d appear on the cover of a magazine without question,you’re so beautiful” Irish said before she could stop herself and Jessica looked surprised.
She never thought the lady would compliment her beauty despite how mean she has been to her.
She must admit she’s a bit touched but that won’t make her soften towards her.
it might be part of her strategy.
She’s not gonna get her like she got Ethan ,Arin and her Mum.

“Of course,I’m beautiful” Jessica shrugged.
“There you go again” Ethan said and Jessica smiled.
“I can’t wait to get to school on Monday” Jessy said.

She’s the Queen of Ivy Royals and she’s greatly admired.
She’s good at almost all the activities, she’s so intelligent that no one has been able to beat her result so far, she stands out among the female students with her unmatched beauty and the male students always cling to her like magnet. She’s always the center of attraction and everyone strives hard to be her friend.

Ethan decided not to mention Arusha to her.
He wants her to see for herself though she wouldn’t know who he is.
He’s having doubts about who’s more brilliant between the both of them.
He knows there’s gonna be some real competition between them.

They all finished dinner and everyone returned to their rooms after saying goodnight.



Arusha stepped out of the car and bid the driver bye.
He started walking to his class when someone almost knocked him over.

He turned and his eyes locked with a girl’s whose beauty was almost breathtaking..
“Wow” Arusha said inwardly.
Her green eyes was captivating and her red hair almost matched with her thin lips.
She’s looking so attractive and he couldn’t remember seeing her face during the time he’s being here.
Well..she might be in another class.
Her school uniform clung to her body like second skin and he must admit every part of her body was attractive.

She rolled her eyes as she walked past him with her head high.

“You should at least apologize” He shouted after her and she showed him a middle finger before walking away.
“Wow!”Arusha sighed.

Different characters in Ivy Royals!


“OMG!! Jessica is in school! ” A student announced to the whole class and everyone looked excited except Arusha and Oliviawho were confused.
They were waiting for their first class to start.
“Who’s Jessica?”Arusha asked Olivia.
“I don’t know either” She said and he smiled,glad she didn’t ignore him this time.

He liked staring at her and talking to her even though she doesn’t give him attention.
He really wants to be her friend, but she seems like a very shy and timid person.

So cool and reserved and well mannered, he really liked that about her.
She’s beautiful and pretty intelligent too.
There’s this thing about her that keeps drawing him to her.
There’s something in those blue eyes of hers,he really want to get to know her.
And she always remind him of Irish.
They do pack their hair the same way.

The class fell silent and he turned to the front of the class, thinking a teacher had entered but he was wrong.
It was the girl that had almost knocked him over.

“Jessica!” The students cheered.
“Ohh” Arusha sighed and faced his laptop.
Seems she owns the empty seat that has Jessica written on it.
Arusha wondered if he’s fated with bumping into people that’ll end up being his classmate.

“She’s beautiful” Olivia said and Arusha turned to her, surprised to hear her say that. She barely talks.
“Yes she is” Damien said.

And deep inside him, he knows he’ll choose Olivia’s cool beauty over Jessica’s anytime.

Jessica was beginning to hug her classmates one after the other and she rolled her eyes when she got to Arusha.
She sighted Olivia too and sighed.
“I guess we have new students” She said, excluding Olivia and Arusha from her ‘hug session’

“I’m prettier than her anyway” Jessica said to herself, deeply disturbed about Olivia’s beauty.

Everyone settled down immediately a teacher walked in and class started.


Arusha and Jessica raised up their hands when the teacher asked a difficult question.

Jessica who thought she was the only one raising her hand wondered why the teacher was taking long to ask her to answer the question,until she saw Arusha’s hand up too.

“What!” She screamed inwardly..



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