You’re My Dream (Book 1)

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I’m Back

True to her word, there was a fresh set of clothes waiting for me when I got out of the shower, and Al drove me home. I am standing outside of my front door. I don't know what to say about where I've been. She kept my phone, and I don't have my bag or keys, so I can't call Ric to let me in. I take a few deep breaths and knock on the door.

It takes a few moments, but then Ric swings the door open, and his eyes widen, but then he frowns. My breath hitches a bit. That's not the reaction I was expecting. I still don't know how long I was gone, but I know it has been at least four days.

He opens the door wider so I can walk in. He doesn't say a word to me. I walk in the door, and I notice that it is tranquil in the house. I walk further into the house to hear if the twins are here, but it's silent. Where are they?

I turn around, and I see that he is standing by the couch. He has a frown on his face, but he hasn't said a word to me.

"Where are the twins?" My voice is still scratchy.

He scoffs. "They are with Hannah."

"When are they coming back?" I cock my head to the side. Why is he acting like this?

"They will be back tomorrow." He states.

I open my mouth to talk, but he beats me to it. "Sit down, Arryn. We need to talk." He has no emotion in his voice, and his expression is blank. I don't like this. My heart is pounding in my chest.

I sit down without saying anything, and I turn towards him and wait for him to talk.

He sits on the couch but sits as far away from me as possible. He stares at me for what feels like forever.

"I'm moving out."

I stiffen. He's moving out? What the hell?

"Why?" I try to sound as calm as possible. I want to throw up.

"This just isn't working anymore."

"What," my voice cracks a bit, so I clear my throat. "What do you mean?" I want to beg him to explain what the hell is going on and why is he doing this. But I don't. I wait for him to speak. I think being kidnapped for however many days has dulled me.

He sighs, "You being gone made me realize that this relationship isn't something that I want anymore. I will give you however much money you want for child support for all the kids. You can keep the house and everything in it. I will see the twins as much as I can, and when the new twins are born, it'll be the same with them."

His tone is cold. I want to scream at him. How could he do this? He thinks he can give me some money for the kids and see them here and there, and everything will be ok? My heart is shattered.

I take a deep breath. "If you want to leave, then fine. But I don't need your money. You can talk to Hannah when you want to see the twins." My tone is firm. If he thinks this is going to break me, then he is out of his damn mind. I won't break in front of him.

I see his eyes soften. "Just tell me how much money you need, please."

"I don't need your money, Ric. I'm going to bed." I stand up so I can get away from him. He has some fuckin nerve.

He stands up quickly. "The money isn't for you. It's for our kids."

"I don't need your fuckin money. You want to leave, then leave. We did fine without you, and we will be fine again." I say as calmly as possible. I've already talked too much. I need to get away from him. I start to walk to my room. I want to sleep now.

Right before I turn the corner, I hear him call my name. I stop and turn my head to look at him, but I don't turn around.

"I have your account information, so I'll deposit ten thousand a month. If you need more, then just let me know." His voice is low, but I can hear him clearly. My anger rises. I turn around sharply.

"Fuck you, Ric!'' I grit out. I turn back around and go into my room and slam the door.

The first thing I am going to do in the morning is changing my account information.
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