Authoress Berry Julie

Chapter 63

Ethan stayed at the office until nearly eight o’clock in the night,poring over files, answering emails,and filling things.
He realised he was avoiding going home.
He had deeply engrossed himself in his work just to forget Irish.

But could she really do that to him?
He’s still finding it hard to believe even though it seems real.
Irish had left him…for Morgan.
Because of some stupid revenge?
He never knew her to be someone like that, could it be that she changed overnight.

He really missed her and his heart ache for her every seconds, he’s trying to hate her for what she did to him but he just couldn’t.
She kept coming to his head even while he was working.
How could she hurt him this much.
What he’s feeling now is beyond heartbreak.

The two women he loved in his life had been robbed off him by the same man! His adopted brother!
And he couldn’t do anything than just sit and nurse his heartbreak.
Well…what could he have done?
Nothing, because the ladies chose to be with him.
They chose Morgan over him.

Do women like deceptive,tricky,evil, unfavorable and unpleasant men??
Cause he just doesn’t seem to understand why Morgan keeps getting chosen.

She had said she doesn’t even care if the baby was his.
That simply means, even if she’s not pregnant, she’s still going for Morgan. And had she said she will adopt the baby because she wanted to stay with Morgan?

Why does he keep hoping she’ll be back to him.
He had hoped Catherine will be back to him but she remained with Morgan for years.

He shut his laptop,grabbed his jacket and strode out of the door.
Javad and Robbins followed him immediately.

There were just few staff left in the company.
Robbins and Javad hadn’t disturbed Ethan cause they knew how troubled and heartbroken he is.

His driver got his car ready when he saw him approaching and the car door was opened for him, he got in and picked the laptop that’s meant for the car alone.
He opened it and switched it on.
He needed something to divert his thoughts to, he can’t just keep thinking of Irish when she’s in a man’s house.

The same man that had taken his first wife from him.
Though he hadn’t been this hurt during Cartherine’s own.
But he had put so much trust into Irish.
“Mr Ethan,your phone is ringing” Robbins tapped Ethan who seems to have dwelled in his own thought.
“Ohh..fuck!” Ethan swore, he hadn’t even heard his phone ring.
Robbins passed it to him.

It was his Mum.

“Where are you?” Her tiny stern voice filled his ear.
“I’m not seventeen any longer Mum.
“I know,i only want to be sure you’re not somewhere drinking or thinking of committing suicide.
“C’mon, i wouldn’t do that.
“I just want you to know that we your family would never leave you, any other person can but we’ll always be here for you. I love you my baby boy” Mrs Harlow said and Ethan was close to tears by the time she was done.

He couldn’t speak,he only tried not to cry.
“You know what? Just get married to me,I’m never gonna leave you,you don’t have to propose,i said yes! already” Mrs Harlow said and Ethan bursted out laughing.
Drops of tears fell from his eyes and he quickly wiped them off.
“Thanks Mum. I love you so much.
“I love you more son.
“I’ll be home soon.
“Alright, Bye.

He dropped his phone and sighed softly.
His mum just lifted his spirit,he felt good.

He closed his laptop and passed it to Robbins.



“Mum” Ethan hugged Mrs Harlow tightly as he walked into the living room.
She was waiting for him after putting Arin to bed.
She kssed him on both cheeks and led him to the dining room.

This is one of the few times him Mum dishes out meal for him.
Almost all the workers were asleep.
Ethan ate hungrily and he was almost done with the portion Mrs Harlow dished for him,she dished more for him.
She know he probably sat in his office working and ate nothing all day.

“Please my bodyguards and driver needs to eat too” Ethan said and Mrs Harlow nodded…
She called on a maid to take their meal to them and watched Ethan eat.

“How’s Arin?” He asked.
“She’s asleep already and she waited to see you home but i guess she couldn’t wait any longer” Mrs Harlow said and Ethan nodded.
“How’s Jessica too?” He asked.
He doesn’t see much of her these days.
“She said she’s going to see you tomorrow morning”

“Do you want more?” Mrs Harlow asked and he shook his head.
“I’m fine” He said, lifting the glass cup of his favorite wine to his lips.
“How was work?” Mrs Helen asked.
“Great. I was able to cover the things I’ve missed, though my employees weren’t expecting me that soon, you know i told Javad to inform my companies that i won’t be around for a while”
“Ohh…yeah” Mrs Harlow nodded.

Ethan moved on to desert and she watched him interestingly.
She has always been proud to have such a good-looking and goal driven son.
She wonder which lady in her right sense would actually leave him for Morgan.
Ethan’s looks alone could make one drool,he’s a top notch business man, hardworking,incredibly wealthy! Companies could kill to partner with Ethan.
She couldn’t even count the amount of classy women that had made friends with her because they wanted Ethan for their daughters.

“Hmm…are you really serious about making me your husband?” Ethan teased, seeing the admiration in his mother’s eyes as she gazed at him.
“Of course, i already said yes on the phone” Mrs Harlow winked, waving her wedding ring in his face.
“My husband is going to kill you” She added with a smile and he laughed.
“I know right”

“You should go to bed Mum” Ethan said.
“Once you’re done” Mrs Harlow said.
“I bet Dad is waiting for you already” Ethan said.
“He is, I’m glad some movies kept him busy or he would have come get me”
“Ohh…i was wondering why he hasn’t come to get you”

“Arrrgh,I’m so full” Ethan sighed.
“You tend to eat more when i serve you” Mrs Harlow noted proudly.
“Ohh…your husband wants you already” Ethan said, seeing Mr Harlow’s personal bodyguard approach the dining room.

“Hello Mr Ethan” He greeted.
“Hi James” Ethan said.
“Ma’am, Mr Harlow wa..”
“I’ll be right there” Mrs Harlow cut him short.
“Alright ma’am” he turned and walked away.

“I’m also done eating” Ethan stood up and stretched.
He hadn’t even freshened up before having dinner.


They both walked up the stairs and he kssed his Mum goodnight when they got to the door of her room.
He walked into Arin’s room after that and gently stroke her hair, he covered her properly with her blanket and kssed her on her cheek.
He smiled as she stirred.

“Sleeping beauty,sweet dreams” He said before walking out of her room,he had tried not to glance at the adjoining door connecting Arin’s room to Irish’s.
He doesn’t want to think about her anymore, he wants to have a good night sleep and go to work tomorrow morning like nothing has happened.

He dropped his jacket on the couch in his room, pulled his shoes, loosened the buttons of his shirt before walking into the bathroom.
He fell straight into bed after freshening up and changing into his pajamas.



“She won’t even pick our calls” Mrs Helen said to Arusha as he ate his breakfast.
“She doesn’t want to be distracted..i guess”Arusha said,even though he longed to hear from his sister.
“Irish is just so stubborn, i hope she doesn’t get hurt” Mrs Helen said worriedly.
Arusha was worried also but he didn’t voice it out.
He knew how dangerous Morgan is.

“She’ll be fine, Mum” He assured her.
He downed a glass cup of water after eating and kissed her goodbye.
“Have a nice day” Mrs Helen said after him.
“You too Mum” Arusha said before walking out of the door.

He met Ryan waiting outside the gate.
“Hey buddy” they greeted eachother with smiles.
They both waited for the car that conveyed Arusha to school with Arin and Jessica. Ryan wanted to see Jessica before going to school, he does that every morning.

“You should come to our school instead of waiting to see Jessica every morning” Arusha teased and Ryan punched him playfully.
“How’s Irish?” Ryan asked.
“She’s fine, though not around for now,she’s dealing with some shitty stuff”Arusha said.
“Does it involve Mr Ethan?” Ryan asked.
“Of course”
Ryan smiled “silly couple fights”
“I hope that’s what it is this time but it looks pretty serious”Arusha said.
“Uh..” Ryan sighed.
“They would solve it out”Arusha said.

“Their car is approaching” Ryan smiled.



Mrs Helen heard a knock on the door while cooking lunch, she quickly went to get it and she wasn’t surprised to find Ethan standing there.
“I know she’s not home but is she home?” Ethan asked and Mrs Helen sighed.
She invited him in.

“Irish left with Morgan, Ethan” She said, sitting beside him on the couch.
“She told me,i know but did she really left me for him?” Ethan smiled, shaking his head.
“I was shocked also” Mrs Helen said,she wanted to tell him that Irish might be planning something but what if she’s not, she doesn’t want to give the poor man false hope.

“Is Irish really revengeful?” He asked.

“Yes but she dropped the act long ago” Mrs Helen said.
“She picked it up again! I know i hurt her but..she shouldn’t have hurt me this much and i can’t even get her out of my head” He breathed out.

“I’m so sorry about that Ethan, i have a feeling Irish’s coming back to you,she will” Mrs Helen said.

“I still do not want to believe she can do that to me” Ethan said.
“Me neither,but I’ll advise you wait and see what happens” Mrs Helen said and Ethan shrugged.
“Do you want some pizza rolls?” She asked.
“Perhaps they’ll..” Mrs Helen was saying when her phone started ringing.
She picked it from the table.

“It’s Irish, she’s the one calling” She said to Ethan and he knew she wouldn’t even speak to him.
But his heart ached to hear her soothing voice.

Mrs Helen placed the call on loudspeaker.

“Hey Mum” She said and Ethan’s body system reacted shamelessly to her voice.

“Irish, Ethan’s here” Mrs Helen said and silence followed from the other end before they both heard a disconnecting sound.

“Uh” Mrs Helen sighed.
“She made up her mind already” Ethan said sadly.
She clearly told him she hates him, why’s he so hurt she disconnected the call.
He hadn’t expected her to speak to him but he felt more hurt she didn’t actually tried to.
He had wanted to think of everything as a joke but she just made him see the damn reality.

She’s really gone.
And won’t even talk to him.

“I’m so sorry Ethan” Mrs Helen said with a sigh.
“I’m okay, i once faced rejection,this shouldn’t be too hard to deal with” He said.
“Ethan, you trust Irish not to do such a thing right?” Mrs Helen asked.
“Of course i do,but she did it anyway” Ethan said.
“I just want you to have it in mind that she’s coming back. No one knows what she’s up to. Irish can’t just behave that way,you should know her” Mrs Helen said and Ethan nodded.

“She’s gone,I’m going to accept that. I don’t want to give myself false hope or I’ll end up getting more hurt” Ethan said.
“I’ll keep saying you should be patient” Mrs Helen said.
“Mrs Helen,i know you’re trying to comfort me but isn’t it better to accept the reality than hoping for some sort of miracle. She hates me,there’s no way she’s coming back to me” Ethan said curtly,he felt so hurt.
“She doesn’t hate you Ethan,trust me,she doesn’t” Mrs Helen said.


“I’m sorry i made you sick Mrs Helen”Ethan apologized..
“Gosh! You didn’t, i caught the flu because of cold” Mrs Helen cleared.
“Really?” Ethan sat up.
“Does Irish know that?” He asked, he knew the main reason she was so pissed at him was because he made her Mum sick.
Perhaps if she knows Mrs Helen caught the flu because of cold,then she’s going to come back to him.

“She does, i told her but it seemed her mind was made up” Mrs Helen said much to Ethan’s chagrin.
He sighed and brushed back his hair with his fingers.
She left with Morgan even after Mrs Helen told her that?

“I’m beginning to think there’s a reason behind her actions” Ethan said.
“And i think i know the reason” He said.
“What reason?” Mrs Helen asked eagerly.
“She hates me” Ethan said and Mrs Helen groaned.
“I told you she doesn’t” She said.
“She does, she told me that. She has every right to hate me though,she thinks dropping her off in the rain was very unkind of me but i..i was only trying to save her” Ethan said.

Even if they had to go back to that day, he’d still choose dropping her off cause he wouldn’t want her hurt alongside with him.
“She knows that too, she told me you were only trying to save her.”
“Then why did she do that to me!” Ethan half yelled.
“I can’t even believe she had pretended to forgive me all this while, she made me happy, only to make me sad again”

Mrs Helen patted his back comfortingly .
“Right now, I’m also short of words but I’ll keep holding on to my intuition that she’s going to come back to you and she’s only there for a reason” Mrs Helen said.
“Don’t be so devastated Ethan” Mrs Helen.
Mrs Helen wondered why Irish would choose a monster over a man who truly loves her.
She knows that man is a monster but still left with him! Surely, there’s a reason.

“Will you have some pizza rolls to warm you up?” She asked.
“I’m not going to take no for an answer” She quickly added, getting to her feet.
“Here” She passed the remote control to him.
“Switch through channels while i go get your pizza rolls ready” She said with a smile before walking away.
“Thank you, Mrs Helen” Ethan said after her.



“I think tomorrow will be the best day! to go” Catherine said to Morgan.
“Yeah, that guy really pulls up surprises, who would think he’ll resume work that quickly, he doesn’t even love Irish enough. I’m glad the sweet lady left him” Morgan said.

They just got a call from Javad, telling them Ethan resumed work already.

“Geez! Is he even going to allow me in? With the scene i caused the last time” Catherine sighed loudly, sitting on the bed.
She faced Morgan who was balanced on the couch
“Why don’t you text him before going?”
“He’s never going to allow me come and he might skip going to work if he knows I’ll be coming” Catherine said.
“Arrgh..does he hate you that much?” Morgan furrowed his brows.

“I guess he still can’t get over me, maybe he fears falling in love with me all over again if he keeps seeing me” Catherine smiled.
“Indeed…so you’re just going to arrive at the company before giving him a call”
“What if he doesn’t allow you in?”
“I’m going to make up something that involves Arin”
“I bet he’s going to usher you in immediately” Morgan laughed.
“Of course” Catherine joined in the laughter.

“Make sure you wear your red lipstick when going,it makes you look so hot” Morgan winked.
“Really?” Catherine blushed.
“Yeah” Morgan said.
“Okay then, red lipstick,red purse,red earrings,silver necklace and white dress Gosh..i can’t just imagine how hot I’ll look tomorrow!” Catherine said excitedly.

A knock sounded on the door.
“Miss Irish is coming in” One of Morgan’s bodyguards said before the door opened.
Morgan sat up and quickly wiped his brows, he plastered a smile on his face as Irish walked in.

“, I’m sorry to have left you all alone in the living room,i was about coming to you, you must have missed me. Gosh, I’m so sorry” Morgan said.
“Uh…well, i came to..see Catherine” Irish smiled.
“Ohh..right” Morgan nodded, using a smile to hide his disappointment.
“You came to see me?” Catherine asked.
“What do you want?” Catherine asked.
“Ohh..well, I’ve always admired the jewelries you put on,i check your pictures constantly and every piece of jewelry you put on looks so adorable,your jeweler is just so good” Irish said.
“” Catherine grinned widely.

She loves being complimented..
And this is coming from Irish which shows sure she has been greatly admiring her,even while in Ethan’s house.
This is great.

“Thank you” Catherine beamed.
“I would really like to take a look at more of your jewelries,i love feeding my eyes with beautiful things. That’s if you don’t mind though” Irish said.
“Of course i do not mind, come with me to my room” Catherine said excitedly, grabbed her hand and they both walked out of Morgan’s room.


“Wow…this is beautiful” Irish complimented the jewelries, checking it out one after the other.
It was so much, and she was starting to get tired.
Her mouth and cheeks ached from the fake laughter she share with Catherine every now and then.
Catherine looked so enthusiastic about someone checking out her jewelries.
She kept telling her about how good her jeweler is and the prices she mentioned for each of them shocked Irish.
Catherine really spends a lot on fashion!

There was so much necklace that looked like Carrle’s but Irish had seen Carrle’s necklace clearly when she visited her room with Ethan. The necklace in Carrle’s portrait has an oval diamond as pendant and it really looked cool but the diamonds Irish had been seeing looked nowhere near cool.
Her back ached and she was glad she was almost done with it.

“I never knew there was someone who admired every piece of jewelry i own. That means there are tons of people out there who admires everything about me. Wow” Catherine blushed feeling heavenly..

“Of course” Irush smiled.
“Ahh” She let out a disappointing groan after picking up the last necklace which didn’t turn out to be Carrle’s.

“Is anything wrong? Do you want some jewelries too? I can refer you to my jeweler” Catherine offered with a smile.
“No, yeah. I mean I’m going to tell you when I’m ready” Irush smiled and made to start putting the jewelries back in place.
“No..don’t do that,it’s meant for the maids” Catherine said, calling in her maids.
“I should arrange it back myself.” Irish said.
“Why? Because you brought them out?” Catherine asked and Irish nodded.
“Well..things are not done like that here,most especially my room” Catherine said, picked the jewelry box from Irish and passed it to the maids.
“Arrange them back and if any piece gets missing,one of you is getting missing with it” Catherine said.
They bowed and set to work.

“So, do you want to check out my closet also?” Catherine asked.
“, i’ll do that another time” Irish got to her feet.
She stretched and sighed tiredly.
“Ohh..i guess the baby makes you tired easily, it must be a girl. I felt so tired during Arin’s too” Catherine said.
“Ohh” Irish said,she had almost forgotten this was Arin’s Mum.
“Thanks for letting me see your jewelries” Irish said on getting to the door.
“My pleasure” Catherine smiled.
“Perhaps you do have more jewelries somewhere that you might want to show me?” Irish asked.

“No, i store every piece of them in my jewelry box. Your love for jewelries is amusing and to think you don’t wear more than those tiny earrings and bracelet” Catherine said.
“Well.. yeah, i..just love seeing people wear them,i admire it on people a lot”

“Then..why don’t you put them on, you should thrash those earrings,they look so cheap but your bracelet..look beautiful and expensive though” Catherine noted.
Ethan had bought the bracelet for her when he was out with Arin on her birthday.
“Thank you” Irish smiled.

Irish walked out of Catherine’s room, looking so thwarted.
“Is something wrong miss?” Maria asked and she shook her head.
“I’m fine, Mar” She said, wondering where the necklace could be.
What if it’s not even anywhere in this house?!
Dmn! That’s the main reason she had come here.

She walked into her room and headed for the bathroom.
She splashed some water on her face and sighed.

“What to do?” She asked herself, staring at her reflection in the mirror.
Her cheeks looked chubby.
“Hey, please don’t make me fat!” She said, rubbing her baby bump gently.
She smiled to herself,the thought that she’s carrying Ethan’s baby made her so happy.

He had visited her Mum and she really hoped her Mum had comforted him.
He must have been sad to see her disconnect the call.
She had badly wanted to speak to him but Ethan is going to ruin her plans.

She can’t wait to be done with this and get back to him.
“I’ll be back soon Ethan” She said to herself.
She grabbed a towel and wiped her face dry before walking back to her room.
Morgan’s room is the next to search for the necklace but she can’t possibly do that now or Catherine would get suspicious.

Irish stepped into her room and saw Maria holding a glass cup of chilled strawberry juice.
“Uh..thank you but i don’t remember asking for..that” she said.
“I thought this might help, you looked pretty upset” Maria said.
“Ohh…thank you ” Irish smiled, she gulped the juice and sighed, dropping the remaining on her bedside table.

“I’ll be going to seeing to see Lucas tomorrow ma’am”
“Ohh..really?” Irish smiled and Maria nodded.
“Say hi to her for me and Gemma also”
“Okay ma’am” Maria smiled.
“Anna will be making some cakes for me today,you should take some for them tomorrow” Irish said, gulping the remaining juice.
“Thank you so much ma’am, i.. can’t place a finger on why you’re so nice to me, gave me an expensive body lotion and even made me earn more by making me your personal maid… I’m so thankful ma’am”Maria said, sniffing back tears.

“Com’on, and I’m not comfortable with the ‘ma’am” Irish sighed.
“There’s no other way i can address you ma’am, you’re boss’s wife”
“I’m not his wife!” Irish said sharply.
“Uh… you’re fiancee then” Maria said.
“None of that! Im not even his girlfriend” Irish said.
“Really? What are you to him then?”Maria asked, astonished.
“It’s a bit complicated…so, I’d like you to call me Irish whenever we’re alone”
“Ahh…” Maria sighed.
“It shouldn’t be so difficult to do, it seriously makes me feel uncomfortable. Don’t worry about Catherine,she won’t know anything about it, you’ll only get to call me that when we’re alone” Irish assured.
“Okay ma’ Irish….” Maria smiled.

She returned the glass cup while Irish walked into the bathroom to call Carl.

He had insisted they communicate in the bathroom even after the camera was removed.



“Morgan, you’re going to get drunk” Catherine said to Morgan over dinner.
“Yeah,i want to. I’m excited” Morgan said tipsily.
“I’ll be attending a dinner party soon, i won’t get to watch over your drunk-self, it’s better you stop drinking” Catherine said.
“Irish’s here”Morgan smiled.
“Huh?” Irish asked.
“You’re going to stay with him when he gets drunk”

“Why?” Irish asked.
“He tend to hurt himself,like smacking the bedside lamp on his h.ead or cutting his body with a sharp object” Catherine said.
“What!” Irish exclaimed.
“Yeah” Catherine nodded.
“His bodyguards can watch over him right?” Irish asked.
” They have no ‘feminine touch’ to keep him calm” Catherine smiled.

“Ohh..i think you should stop drinking Morgan” Irish said and he didn’t say anything.
He only threw back his head.
“He’s drunk already,the wine is pretty strong” Catherine said..
“Ahhh” Irish groaned.



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