Where The Heart Is

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Chapter 47

A week later, Ethan left the house to go meet up with his old friend. Jennifer was resting on the couch reading a book.

“Jen?” Callie asked.

“Hmmm?” Jennifer asked.

“You okay?” Callie asked.

“Yeah I’m fine,” Jennifer said.

“You sure?” Callie asked.

“Yes,” Jennifer said.

“Jen, something is bothering you,” Matthew said.

“Talk to us, sis,” Callie said.

“I think Ethan is keeping something from me, like his friend, someone he never told me about,” Jennifer said.

“Maybe it never came up,” Matthew said.

“I’m sure it wasn’t on purpose,” Callie said.

“Yeah I know, but he had to leave the room to take the call,” Jennifer said.

“Maybe so he could hear better,” Callie said.

“Jen, he loves you, you guys are having triplets, he is totally devoted to you,” Matthew said. The front door opened and closed and Ethan came in with a guy behind him.

“There’s my gorgeous wife,” Ethan said. He leaned down and kissed her lips softly.

“Jennifer, hello, I’m Brett,” Brett said.

“Nice to meet you,” Jennifer said.

“Ethan and I have been friends for a long time but since I’m in the military and when I am deployed, contact is scarce,” Brett said.

“Oh I understand,” Jennifer said.

“He called me as soon as he got settled back in the base in San Diego,” Ethan said.

“So how long is your leave?” Jennifer asked.

“A couple weeks before I have to head back,” Brett said.

“You being deployed again?” Jennifer asked.

“In a couple months,” Brett said.

“I bet you have family missing you,” Jennifer said.

“My parents were killed in a car crash before I enlisted, I was their only child, all I have is my military family and Ethan and his family and now that includes you,” Brett said.

“I believe so, I can’t believe I’ve never heard about you before you called Ethan last week,” Jennifer said.

“Ethan, you never told her about me,” Brett said.

“It never came up,” Ethan said.

“Unless there is something you guys are hiding,” Matthew said.

“Or Ethan is hiding something,” Callie said.

“Ethan, what are you hiding?” Brett asked.

“Nothing, I’m not hiding anything, I just didn’t have a chance to sit down and say, by the way, I have a friend in the military who is out of touch at times,” Ethan said.

“Ethan, I’m not married but I know that one thing you do is be completely honest with your wife,” Brett said.

“I know and I am, you are here so I’m not hiding anything now,” Ethan said.

“I don’t know about you all but I’m going to go lay down and take a nap,” Jennifer said.

“You want me to come with you?” Ethan asked.

“No it’s fine, spend time with Brett, he won’t be around as long as I will be,” Jennifer said. He helped her up and kissed her forehead and she went upstairs and got on the bed and laid there.

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