Where The Heart Is

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Chapter 50

Two weeks later, Jennifer was still staying with James and Ashley. She bonded with her niece. James sat next to her on the couch.

“Sis, it’s time,” James said.

“Time for what,” Jennifer said.

“To go talk with your husband, Callie told me that he’s not doing so well,” James said.

“James,” Jennifer said.

“Sis, it’s been two weeks, you guys need to work this out and get settled back into a routine before the babies come,” James said.

“All right,” Jennifer said. She got her stuff and went home and walked into the house and saw Matthew and Callie. They hugged her.

“He’s in the office,” Matthew said. She went to the office and heard him talking.

“Yeah Dad, thanks for covering for me at the meeting, I know most of the guys miss you, the clubs are fine, Alex and Seth bring me the paperwork and payroll to do, yeah, I know, Dad, yeah, talk to you later, bye,” Ethan said. He hung up and rubbed his face with his hands.

“Hey,” Jennifer said. He looked up and saw her and got up and came over to her and took her in his arms and hugged her to him.

“You’re home, thank god,” Ethan said.

“We should talk though,” Jennifer said.

“I know, I just had to have you in my arms,” Ethan said.

“Oh Ethan,” Jennifer said. She rested her head on his chest as he held her.

“Jen, I’m so sorry, god, baby, I know I should have told you but I just didn’t know how to explain it and I didn’t see the point because it was in the past and it was never going to happen again, you are my everything, you have my heart,” Ethan said.

“When was the last time you were with him like that?” Jennifer asked.

“Three years,” Ethan said.

“Oh,” Jennifer said.

“Jen, please tell me you forgive me, that you are home for good,” Ethan said.

“Promise me that you never hide anything from me again, that you are an open book with me like I am with you,” Jennifer said.

“I promise, I’m an open book, I have no more secrets, I can’t lose you again, these last two weeks have been horrible and unbearable without you,” Ethan said.

“Okay,” Jennifer said.

“Oh baby,” Ethan said. He hugged her and buried his face in her neck.

“I love you,” Jennifer said.

“I love you baby so much,” Ethan said. They walked out of the office and walked into the living room.

“All is well?” Matthew asked.

“Yes,” Jennifer said.

“Good, we have some news,” Callie said.

“I asked Callie to marry me,” Matthew said.

“I said yes,” Callie said.

“Congratulations,” Jennifer said.

“Congratulations,” Ethan said. Jennifer hugged Callie while Ethan and Matthew shook hands. Jennifer hugged Matthew while Ethan hugged Callie.

“Jennifer, we are going to wait until after you have the babies to have the wedding, I want you and Becca to be my matrons of honor,” Callie said.

“I’m honored,” Jennifer said.

“Ethan, best man?” Matthew asked.

“I’m honored,” Ethan said.

“Okay let’s get started planning,” Jennifer said. She and Callie sat down and started going over the details while texting Becca the news. Soon everyone was at the house. Becca, Amber, and Ashley sat down with them to plan while the guys hung out in the living room and watched a football game on TV.

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