Part 10

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"Hey, Jerry." I say.

"KC, where are you? We're all freaking out." Jerry tells me.

"You have to promise not to tell Jack where I am if I tell you." I reply.


"Chicago. Me, Sloane, and Koen are all back in Chicago." I say.

"What?! Kim, why?" he asks.

"Because I don't want my kids knowing their dad is a cheater." I answer.

"Kim! I didn't cheat! She kissed me!" I hear Jack say.

"I'm on speaker?! Jerry!" I yell.

"Lo siento!" Jerry apologizes.

"Wait, did you say kids? As in more than one?" Jack asks.

"Yes. That's what I was gonna tell you before I saw you kissing Claire. Have fun living with yourself, Jack." I say before hanging up. I walk back into the living room and sit on the couch.

"Let's go to bed." Sloane says. We both get off the couch and go up to our separate bedrooms.


The next day, I enrolled Koen in a new preschool and sent him with Sloane. I spent the morning unpacking our stuff and redoing the rooms. Then I called my mom.

"I'm so sorry, Kim. I thought things would work out better." my mom says.

"Me too. But, we'll still come and visit you on birthdays." I promise.

"Alright. Stay safe. Love you, bye." mom says.

"Bye." then I hang up. I hear the doorbell ring so I go to answer it. It's Kameron.

"Kam? I ask.

"Yep." he smiles. I give him and hug and invite him in. "I've gotta admit, you've grown up since I last saw you."

"I know. It's been 3 years." I remind him.

"Yeah, yeah, yeah, whatever. Where's Ko?" Kam asks.

"Preschool." I answer.

"Wow. He grew up fast." he says. "I thought mom said you were in Seaford."

"I was." I sigh. "But I caught Jack kissing another girl while we were dating so I came back here with Sloane and Koen."

"Oh. I'm sorry, Kim. I know you loved him." he tells me.

"I still do. Something tells me he wasn't kissing Claire but that Claire kissed him." I say.

"Wait, Claire from Swathmore?" he asks. I nod. "I thought she was into Milton."

"I don't know anymore. Next week Brody and Jerry are joining me and Sloane here. I just hope neither one brings Jack." I tell him.

"If they're good friends they won't." Kam replies. "I gotta go, baby sis. But I'll see you guys soon. Bye."

"Bye." I wave as he walks out of the house. Jerry had texted me last night saying he wasn't getting along with Jack and Milton after the whole Claire thing took place. So he was going to fly up here with Brody next week and live with me, Koen, and Sloane. And it's not like me and Jerry are ever gonna date. I don't see him that way and he doesn't see me like that. We're just brother and sister to each other. With me being the baby sister.

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