Where The Heart Is

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Chapter 35

Three months later, Jennifer was sitting in her office at the company working on some paperwork. Eric and Becca came in.

“Dad found him,” Eric said.

“What,” Jennifer said.

“Dad found Ethan and confronted him about everything,” Becca said.

“He didn’t want to leave you,” Eric said.

“Then why did he?!” Jennifer said.

“I had no choice,” Ethan said.

“I guess we forgot to tell you that he came with us,” Eric said. Eric and Becca moved in and sat down. Ethan came in and closed the door. He came over and knelt down in front of her.

“I’m sorry for leaving, I’m so sorry for everything,” Ethan said.

“Tell me why you left, Ethan, why you filed for divorce, you better tell me everything,” Jennifer said.

“I will,” Ethan said. He told her everything that happened and why he left and why he filed for divorce.

“The papers were fake,” Jennifer said.

“I could never divorce you for real, I never want our marriage to end,” Ethan said.

“You said you got a letter,” Eric said.

“From who?” Becca asked.

“A mafia leader in LA, a rival of Matthew’s,” Ethan said.

“Why didn’t you tell him?” Eric asked.

“I couldn’t tell anyone, he threatened everyone in my life,” Ethan said.

“What did he want?” Jennifer asked.

“You,” Ethan said.

“What,” Jennifer said.

“He wanted you for himself,” Ethan said.

“A guy I’ve never met or seen wanted me for himself,” Jennifer said.

“He was buddies with Matthew’s twin brother, he had been sent a picture of you before Matthew’s twin brother died, he wanted you for himself and threatened everyone I love, I would do anything possible to protect you and everyone,” Ethan said.

“That meant leaving me with no note or anything letting me know why,” Jennifer said.

“I had to make it look real, he had people watching,” Ethan said.

“So how come it’s safe now,” Jennifer said.

“Because I went to LA and confronted him and took him out with the help of the other leaders out there, they wanted him gone and when I told them what he was doing, they had good reason to help take him out,” Ethan said.

“So no one will come get revenge for him?” Eric asked.

“No, his men went to work for the other leaders and we took out the ones loyal to him,” Ethan said.

“So it’s safe now,” Becca said.

“Completely safe,” Ethan said.

“I missed you bro,” Eric said.

“You have no idea how much I missed you all,” Ethan said. He and Eric hugged. Becca hugged him. Jennifer sat there looking at her desk.

“Jen?” Ethan asked.

“How do I know this won’t happen again,” Jennifer said.

“Jen,” Ethan said.

“What you did destroyed me, it made me feel like I did something wrong,” Jennifer said.

“You didn’t do anything wrong, baby, I had to do whatever it took to keep you safe, he said he would take out the family, our parents, brothers, sisters, and friends, he said we could have our guard up but he would destroy us all when we least expect it,” Ethan said. Jennifer sat there looking at him.

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