Chapter 17

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Someone asked about Tessa's ex husband from the last chapter. He'd come back in the next chapter.

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I walked out of the courtroom, my eyes watery, I couldn't believe I was crying for what she had said. But, it did hurt me, a lot. I wiped my tears away. Stop it. My subconsciousness scolded.

"Wait up." Jake called. I wanted to stop and wait but my brain wasn't obeying my mind. I got out of the courthouse but he got to me before I could walk any further.

"Are you okay?" He asked. He is so patient, I expected him to be mad or something but as usual, he didn't show any sign of being mad. I smiled. "Yeah, I'm okay." I replied.

"You're sure? You don't look okay, is it because of her? She got what s-" I cut him off. It wasn't because she got imprisoned or something, just because of how she fooled me all this while. I was such a fool.

"Yeah. Can you take me home? I'm so tired..." I said. He nodded with a smile.

After the judge had gave both Yvonne and Cris three years in prison. A part of me was happy, a part of me was sad. Curse that part.

I got to the passenger's seat and Jake got to the driver's seat and drove off. The drive as usual, was silent. After a 20mins drive we got to my house.

"Thanks for the ride Jake, I'd... Call you later." I said. He smiled then waved. I got into the house and walked to the living room.

There, I saw Anne, she was on a chair, a bowl of ice cream placed on her legs as she dug from it, she looked at the screen before her which was playing Dora.

She looked at my direction, she probably heard me coming. She grinned showing her small set of teeth.

She amazes me.

"How did you get that?" I asked.

She pointed to the freezer. A little chair behind it, oh, she must have climbed on that to get it. I walked towards her and sat next to her.

When I left the house this morning, she was asleep. I walked towards where she sat. I took the bowl of ice cream from her. She's had too much already.

She whined. "Noooo."

"Baby, you've had enough of this already, I'd go make you cheese to eat." I said and she stopped whining and nodded her head.

Yep. She loves cheese as much as she loves ice cream. I got up and strolled to the kitchen. I prepared her cheese. Today was Thursday. If I go back to work on Monday, how am I going to have time for Anne? I groaned at the thought.

I've to tell Jake. He's done so much for me, I know... But..

I'd have to call him later. After what happened, I don't want to hire another nanny.

What was Zara even up to?

Just thinking about Anne hating me is eating me up. It's a good thing I found out on time, right?


I got done preparing the food and served for myself and Anne. I tried to clear any form of thoughts from my head.

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