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Chapter 36. Go home

“When are you leaving?” I ask Ethan. He’s been at my case since I’ve woken up this morning.

“Not until you’re better,” he says as he walks towards me.

“I’m much better thank you, don’t you have like some work to do?”

“I have people doing it for me,” he says looking at me and I groan.

“You have a doctor’s appointment the day after tomorrow,” he informs and I look at him questioningly.

“What? Don’t look at me like that, you know you have to get yourself checked, your. I don’t want to risk you getting an infection or something,” he explains.

“Fine, so how is the redhead??”

“Who?”

“Bianca your redhead friend?”

“Oh, Bianca well she’s fine I guess,”

“I guess? Haven’t you spoken to her recently?”

“No, with all this happening with you and I, I just haven’t gotten the chance.”

“Oh, okay, so she likes to dye her hair red?”

“Yes since college, people actually think that’s her natural hair,”

“What really?”

“Yeah, she’s always just let it be red, never the natural brown hair,”

“Wow,”

“Yeah enough about her now, do you need anything else?” Are you comfortable?”

“I’m fine, just help me brush my hair I’m too tired to.”

“Okay, where’s your brush?”

“It’s in the draw, there,” I say pointing towards the draw.”

*knock* *knock*

“Are you expecting someone?”

“Uh no.”

“Who could it be?”

*knock* *knock*

“I’ll get it, it could be my neighbour, your granny? Just stay here I don’t want her reacting when she sees you.”

“And I can walk! So dint worry about me, you’ve kept me in bed for too long.

*knock* *knock*

I groan and get up,

“Are you sure?”

“Of course”

Moving the blanket I walk towards the door.

Opening the door I come face to face with Mary.

“You look terrible.” Is the first thing she says.

“Hello to you too Mary,” I say sarcastically.

“Sorry dear, what happened?”

“It was just a little accident, I’m okay why don’t you come in?” I say as I open the door wider

“Okay, but just for a little bit, you need to rest dear,” she says and walks in.

I follow her and sit opposite her.

“Are you alone dear?” She asks concerned.”

“No uh Norah comes and helps me out,” I say not mentioning Ethan’s name.

“How’s the cat?”

“Oh she’s good,” she answered seeming slightly distant. What’s on her kind?

“Anyways I have to get back,” she says as she slaps her hands on her laps and gets up.

“Why you just got here stay longer,” I say half-heartedly. I didn’t want Ethan to stay alone for too long. It’s so sad that he can’t face his grandmother. What kind of accident did she actually go through?

“No, I have to go, my daughters coming to see me. I’ll try to come by some time later. Do you want me to bring you anything?” she asks.

“Oh. Oh, you don’t need to get me anything I’m doing fine thank you for coming. It means a lot.” I answer kindly.

So that means that Ethan’s mum is coming. Dies she know about Ethan being here?

“Yeah, you should meet her sometime.”

“Sure, I’d love to as soon as I get better, I don’t want our first meeting to be with me looking like this.”

“You’re right,” she answers as she walks towards the door. I limp behind her. She opens the door and walks out.

I close the door and get back to my room.

“Is she gone?” Ethan quickly question.

“No I told her you’re here, she’s asking for you so I came here to call you,” I say dead serious. Ethan’s eyes widen in horror and his mouth hangs open.

I end up laughing and he just stares at me.

“I’m just kidding she’s gone,” I say as I sit back on the bed and lean on the headboard.

He lets out a huge sigh of relief.

“Don’t scare me like that.”

“I Can’t help it your expressions are hilarious.”

“Why’d she leave so early though,” he questions and sits on the bed.

“Oh, she said her daughters coming to see her, basically your mum.”

“My mum?”

“Yup.”

“Oh.” He says looking thoughtful.

“Does she know you’re here?” I question.

Not getting a response I tap him

“Ethan?”

“Huh? No, she doesn’t.” He answers.

“Hey, Ethan?”

“Yeah?”

“Does your mum know about me?”

I watch as he bites his lips.

“No, but I’ll tell her about us.”

“Okay,” for a man who’s been obsessed with me it’s odd that he hasn’t told his mother yet.

“So when can I meet your mum?” I finally ask and he just stares at me with wide eyes.

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