Where The Heart Is

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Chapter 48

Jennifer woke up and got up and went downstairs and heard voices in Ethan’s home office. She went to the door and listened.

“You are ashamed of our past, that’s why you never told anyone about me!” Brett said.

“It’s not easy to talk about!” Ethan said.

“How hard is it to say,” Brett said.

“I just thought it was best to not say anything,” Ethan said.

“You told everyone we were just friends when we were much more than that!” Brett said.

“Brett, I’m just not sure about what I would have said,” Ethan said.

“It’s not hard to say, Ethan!” Brett said.

“What, say what, Brett!” Ethan said.

“You know what, Ethan, you know what we were,” Brett said.

“I’m married now, Brett, I love my wife,” Ethan said.

“And you are lying to her!” Brett said.

“What happened was in the past, it can stay there,” Ethan said.

“I knew it, you are ashamed of me and what we did,” Brett said. Matthew and Callie came up to her and she looked at them. She motioned them to be quiet.

“Brett, it’s in the past, it can’t happen again, I love my wife and I’m going to be a dad,” Ethan said.

“Ethan, I’m not here to take you away from her,” Brett said.

“Then why bring up the past,” Ethan said.

“Because you aren’t being honest with her about your past with me, you never told her about me until I called about coming to visit,” Brett said.

“Because it’s the past and I want to focus on the present and future,” Ethan said.

“I can’t believe this,” Brett said.

“Brett, why should we bring up the past,” Ethan said.

“Ethan, it’s time to be honest with your wife about your past, you’re only hurting her by keeping it from her,” Brett said.

“I don’t know why I should bring up the past,” Ethan said.

“Because it’s the right thing to do,” Brett said.

“Brett, I can’t,” Ethan said.

“If you don’t, I will,” Brett said.

“No!” Ethan said.

“Be honest with her,” Brett said.

“I don’t know how I can do that,” Ethan said.

“Ethan, she is your wife,” Brett said.

“I can’t, I just want to leave it in the past,” Ethan said.

“Ethan, how hard is it to tell your wife that we used to be involved, that we used to be lovers,” Brett said. Jennifer covered her mouth with her hand. Matthew and Callie looked at each other and walked into the room and looked at them.

“What did you just say?” Matthew asked.

“You guys were involved,” Callie said.

“You hid that fact from your wife?!” Matthew said.

“I don’t know how to tell her,” Ethan said.

“You don’t have to, Ethan,” Callie said. They motioned to the door. He saw Jennifer standing there crying.

“She heard it all, man,” Matthew said.

“She was listening before we started to,” Callie said. Ethan looked at Jennifer.

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