Where The Heart Is

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Chapter 34

Few months later, things began to change within the family. Ethan began pulling away from her and the rest of the family. He was never home when she was and hardly texted or called her or answered her calls. Eric didn’t know what was going on with him as he pulled away from him and their father. Seth and Alex kept the clubs going but had no clue as to what was going on with their boss. Jennifer sat curled up on the couch in her office looking out the window.

“Sis?” James asked.

“Hmm?” Jennifer said.

“How you holding up?” James asked.

“I feel like a single woman again, he’s pulled away from everyone, including Seth and Alex, he won’t answer anyone’s phone calls or text messages,” Jennifer said.

“Oh sis,” James said.

“Should I file for a divorce?” Jennifer asked.

“No, you didn’t do anything wrong, he’s the one pulling away from the family and from you,” James said.

“I found out that I’m pregnant again and he doesn’t know, it’s not the kind of thing to say in a text message,” Jennifer said.

“It’s his loss, let’s get out of here and head home, you can stay with me and Ash,” James said.

“Matthew has moved into the house so he and Callie are there with me,” Jennifer said.

“And he doesn’t show up while you are gone and they are there,” James said.

“No, I think he waits until everyone is gone from the house before going in for clothes,” Jennifer said.

“He’s never said anything or left a note as to why he’s doing this?” James asked.

“No, he just began pulling away from us,” Jennifer said.

“There hasn’t been any threats or anything, has there?” James asked.

“Not that I know of but he probably wouldn’t have told me,” Jennifer said. There was a knock at the door. They saw a guy standing there.

“Jennifer Ross?” he asked.

“Yes,” Jennifer said. He handed her a large envelope.

“These are for you,” he said.

“Thanks,” Jennifer said. He left and Jennifer opened the envelope and saw what was inside.

“Oh Jen,” James said.

“I guess it’s over if he’s sent divorce papers,” Jennifer said. James pulled her into his arms as she broke down crying. David and Amber came in with Ashley and they saw the papers and joined the hug.

“Oh baby girl,” Amber said.

“We are here for you,” David said. James took her home and she went to the bedroom and saw all his stuff gone. She sat on the bed. Callie and Matthew came in.

“Oh Jen,” Callie said.

“I don’t understand this,” Jennifer said.

“We should have stayed home and caught him to find out what was going on,” Matthew said.

“We were only gone for an hour,” Callie said.

“I called Michael, he doesn’t know what’s going on but he’s going to find out,” Matthew said.

“I also called Becca, she’s going to talk to Eric and see if he can get ahold of Daniel and Paul to find out if they know anything,” Callie said.

“They don’t know what is going on with Ethan,” Becca said coming in.

“They are as clueless as we are,” Eric said.

“Seth and Alex are going to let us know when he shows up at either club,” Becca said.

“Dad is working with the other leaders to find out what’s going on,” Eric said. His phone beeped and he looked at it and went out the door. He came back a few minutes later.

“Well?” Becca said.

“Ethan left Miami, all we know is that the plane took off but there’s no way of knowing where he’s going, the pilot said he was ordered by Ethan not to say where they were heading and all ways of tracking the plane or his phone are not on,” Eric said.

“So he’s gone,” Jennifer said.

“Dad is calling some guys that are old friends of his and asking them to keep a lookout for him,” Eric said.

“I can’t believe this is happening, it’s over, my marriage is over,” Jennifer said.

“Don’t sign the papers, rip them up, burn them, don’t give him what he wants,” Becca said.

“Baby, even if she does that, he could find a way to end the marriage,” Eric said.

“I don’t understand what I did wrong, what did I do to deserve this, what did I do to cause my husband to leave me!” Jennifer said. She broke down sobbing. Callie and Becca sat with her and held her as she sobbed.

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