Where The Heart Is

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Chapter 31

The next day, Jennifer and Callie arrived at the office and they stopped at her dad’s office and knocked.

“Hey Dad, Mom, guess who just moved to Miami,” Jennifer said.

“Who?” Amber asked.

“Who?” David asked.

“Hi Mom, Dad,” Callie said.

“Callie!” David said.

“Callie, oh sweetie!” Amber said. They got up and hugged her. She hugged them tight.

“So glad you are living here now,” David said.

“Where you staying?” Amber asked.

“With me and Ethan for now,” Jennifer said.

“What about your old apartment, Jen?” David asked.

“I leased it out to a young mother with two kids,” Jennifer said.

“I forgot about that,” Amber said.

“How are you holding up, honey?” David asked.

“I’m doing okay, I’m glad to be back here with you guys, I went on a date yesterday after I got here,” Callie said.

“Really? With who?” Amber asked.

“Matthew, and they are official,” Jennifer said.

“Well I would have to say that you have a good guy, Callie,” David said.

“How about dinner tonight?” Amber asked.

“He and Ethan are out of town right now,” Jennifer said.

“Where did they go?” David asked.

“Seattle to take care of my ex,” Callie said.

“What did he do?” David asked.

“I was with him for three years and he cheated on me for three years,” Callie said.

“So they are going to take them out?” Amber asked.

“Nope, just going to make sure he’s in a wheelchair for the rest of his life,” Jennifer said.

“He deserves it for what he did to Callie,” David said.

“I want to thank you both for taking me into the family and just being the parents I’ve never had, you guys are much better than the parents I was born to, my mom tried at the end but it was too late,” Callie said.

“No matter what, you are our daughter,” Amber said. Callie hugged David and Amber.

“We love you just as much as we love James and Jen,” David said. They all went to work. David, James, and Jennifer went to the meeting while Callie hung out with Ashley and Amber. Then it was time to meet Becca in the lobby and they went to the coffee shop and ordered their drinks and sat down and just chatted about things. Jennifer’s phone beeped and she looked and smiled.

“What’s up?” Becca asked.

“Ethan and Matthew are on the way back,” Jennifer said.

“Did they take care of Callie’s ex?” Ashley asked.

“Yep, he’s in the hospital with multiple broken bones shattered beyond repair and he’s not saying anything about it,” Jennifer said.

“Good,” Callie said. Jennifer sat there sipping her tea and felt pains in her stomach.

“Jen?” Callie asked.

“Jen?” Ashley asked.

“What is it?” Becca asked.

“I think something’s wrong, I got pains in my stomach,” Jennifer said.

“Let’s go!” Ashley said. They paid and helped Jennifer out the door and took her to the hospital and got her settled into an examination room. Callie was with her while Ashley and Becca waiting in the waiting room calling the family. Michael and Eric arrived. David, Amber, and James arrived.

“I called Ethan on the way here, they are still in the air,” Eric said.

“I hope she’s okay and the baby,” James said.

“We all do,” Ashley said. They doctor came out and looked at them.

“You all here for Jennifer Ross?” the doctor asked.

“Yes I’m her father,” David said.

“Her mother,” Amber said.

“Twin brother,” James said.

“Brother-in-law,” Eric said.

“Sister-in-law,” Becca said.

“Sister-in-law,” Ashley said.

“Father-in-law,” Michael said.

“I’m afraid she’s miscarried,” the doctor said.

“Oh god no,” Ashley said.

“And we’ve called the police as well,” the doctor said.

“What?” Amber asked.

“What happened,” Michael said.

“We found a drug in her system and it was the cause of the miscarriage,” the doctor said.

“How did this happen?!” David said.

“She started feeling the pains at the coffee shop,” Becca said.

“Eric let’s go,” Michael said. He and Eric left the hospital. David hugged Amber to him.

“My baby girl!” Amber said.

“Can we go be with her?” James asked.

“We are in the process of removing what was left of the pregnancy to prevent infection, a nurse will let you know soon,” the doctor said. Callie came out and James and Ashley hugged her.

“She was so devastated,” Callie said.

“We all are,” Ashley said.

“I can’t believe this is happening,” Becca said. Callie and Becca hugged. They all sat and waited to be able to go be with Jennifer.

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