Not Her Choice

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Chapter 24 [Part 1]

I woke up the next morning to feel warm lips on mine. Instantly I knew they belonged to Jack.

“Morning beautiful,” Jack said after the lingering kiss.

“Morning,” I replied before Jack joined our lips once more. When I remembered we both had morning breath, I pulled away.

“What’s wrong?” Jack asked in surprise. “Did I do something wrong?”

“No you didn’t do anything,” I assured my husband.

“Then why’d you pull away?”

“Morning breath,” I explained and Jack nodded his head in understanding before I rushed out of bed to go the bathroom to get ready for the day.

When I left the bathroom, Jack brushed past me and our eyes connected until he disappeared into the bathroom.

When Jack was done in the bathroom, he walked up to me confidently and grabbed my face in his hands before placing his lips on mine. It was a very passionate kiss, Jack is making it really difficult. He’s making me fall deeper for him which will make it impossible to leave him when the time comes.

After a final kiss. Jack pulled away and we made our way downstairs to have breakfast together.

***

After breakfast, Jack had to leave for work. He took me into an embrace and told me the three special words I had grown used to him saying every morning before leaving.

“I love you,” Jack told me with loving eyes. He then kissed me softly on the lips before he left. I was alone again with no idea how to spend the time. Maybe I should cook again, last night’s meal went down well with Jack. Yes that is a good idea I decided. I got off the couch and made my way to the kitchen but before I could step inside, the doorbell rang and I went to answer the door instead.

“Dad?” I asked in surprise when I saw Dad standing there with a big smile on his face. “What are you doing here? Is everything alright?”

“Everything is fine Sienna,” Dad assured me. “In fact, things couldn’t be better. I have some good news to tell you. Can I come inside?”

“Of course,” I shook my head. Silly me. How could I have not told my dying Dad to come inside instead of letting him stand out in the cold.

“So what’s the good news?” I asked once we were both seated on the couch.

“I went in to see the Doctor again and he told me, I don’t have cancer,”

“What?” I asked in surprise. What does he mean he hasn’t got cancer? It can’t go overnight.

“I never had it to begin with. There was a mix up with my file. It was another patient who got cancer not me,”

“That’s great news Dad,” I smiled when it had finally sunk in. My Dad doesn’t have cancer. He’s going to be ok, he’s not going anywhere. I no longer have to worry but if he’s not going to die then that means-

“I know, it means you don’t have to be married any longer. I’ve come to take you home, I won’t have you staying here a second longer with someone you don’t love because of me. Go get your stuff, we’re leaving,”

“But Dad-”

“Come on Sienna, it’s ok. I’m going to be fine, you can leave this marriage. You no longer need Jack. Just come with me. I’ll sort everything out, I’ll tell David it was mutual and you can’t be together anymore. Don’t worry,”

“I don’t want to leave,” I admitted.

“What?” Dad raised an eyebrow in surprise. “What do you mean you don’t want to leave? You only married him because we thought I was ill. Now we know I’m not and you don’t need to stay in this marriage,”

“I want to stay in this marriage,”

“What? Why? Please don’t tell me you’ve fallen for him?” Dad pleaded. I didn’t say anything. “No no no. How could this happen? You hated him, how could you have fallen for him already? No this can’t happen, you’re coming home with me,”

“No I told you, I don’t want to leave. I love Jack,” I admitted as I finally realised my true feeling for my husband. “I’m not going anywhere, I think this marriage is getting somewhere. I don’t want to throw it away,”

“You don’t know what you’re saying, you’re coming with me,” Dad disagreed to see what I was saying.

“I said I’m not going anywhere,” I firmly stated. It was then that something clicked in Dad, something changed and he turned into someone I didn’t even recognise.

“Oh but you are,” Dad smirked before he grabbed my wrist harshly and dragged me out of the house. No matter how hard I tried to kick and shove to get away, it was no use. I was being taken without my will by someone I thought wanted only what was best for me.

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