"Eloise, if you don't put your coat on you're going to freeze your butt off."
She giggled, "Okay." I was successfully able to zip her coat up after that, and now that everyone was dressed, we could finally go to see about this place called Helping Hands. It was apparently a really good daycare center that had nothing but rave reviews online, and after Harry was able to finally reach their office to see if we could stop in to take a look around, we were going finally going to see the real thing. I was a little nervous I must admit, but I just knew that everything was going to work out for the best.
Meanwhile, while all of this was happening, I was still thinking about what Harry said to me a few nights ago on the couch.
"I think we were meant to be together."
I couldn't believe those words came out of his mouth, but as much as I wanted to enjoy it, I couldn't help but feel slightly skeptical about what that meant. Was there such a thing as being meant to be? I never really believed in the idea of having a soul mate before, which was essentially what he was talking about, but the idea of Harry possibly being mine was making me reconsider my disbelief.
Was it possible that the universe, under some unknown force, could have somehow planned for Harry and I to meet? Were all of these unfortunate circumstances that led both of us to come together in a time where we both were arguably at our lowest, supposed to happen just so Harry and I could find each other? It sounded crazy to me, and not like something that I wanted to believe in at all, but it was just too tempting to imagine the possibility that we were truly meant to be. The thought of it made me tear up, but today I had to put on a brave face so that I could walk around a daycare center while he made a decision.
We were all in the car now and driving along the road, towards the north part of town where all the historic looking buildings were. It was a lovely city that had charm, entertainment, scenery, and just about everything else that there was to offer, but sometimes I found myself growing tired of being in the same place all of the time. I liked change for the most part, but settling down wasn't something that I thought about before, until now anyway.
"Olsen?" I suddenly snapped out of my trance as I stared out the window, and looked over to Harry who had spoken to me. He looked a little confused, "Are you alright? I said your name a few times."
I blushed a little because I was off in another world thinking about the possibility of us being soul mates, and I just nodded, "I'm fine, sorry."
Eloise giggled from the back, "Ollie silly."
I craned my neck just a little to see Eloise out of the corner of my eye, and as I reached one hand back to tickle her legs, I replied, "No you're the silly one." She laughed loudly as the tips my fingers playfully tickled her, and when she started saying the word stop in between her fits of laughter, I retracted my hand and turned my attention back towards the front.
"Well, we're here." Harry said while parking the car in front of a small-ish building that looked more like a house than it did a daycare center. I suppose that was what they were going for when they designed the building, for it to look like a home so that the kids and parents don't feel so nervous going there, and it seemed to work.
Harry carried Eloise when we all got out of the car again, and as we walked towards the building I asked him, "What do you think so far?"
"Seems okay." He mumbled while opening the door, and kept it open until I walked inside behind them. Now that we were in fhe building, Harry let Eloise down while he walked up towards a door that had the word office written on it, and he knocked. I turned around to see what Eloise was doing, and that was when I noticed the sounds of laughing children coming from down the hall, as well as music. She was intrigued by it too, and thankfully I was able to stop her before she could go running down the hall.
YOU ARE READING
A desirable single father hires a plain looking nursemaid to help take care of his young daughter, but it quickly escalates into something much more complicated when feelings come to the surface.