Withdrawing his hand from on the doorbell, Liam waited patiently for a couple of seconds.
Then he reached for the bell again, but the door suddenly opened, and Carmen stood in the doorway, staring at him.
"I hope I'm not too early," Liam mumbled, drawing his hand to his side.
"No. You are on time." Carmen said as she stepped aside for him to enter.
After walking into the hallway, Liam gazed back and asked, "Where's Ethan?"
"He's having his breakfast," Carmen said, shutting the door.
Afterward, she and Liam headed into the dining room together.
When they arrived, and Liam sight rested on his son, his face lit up, and he excitedly uttered, "Hey bud. Ready for your first day of school?"
Pouting, Ethan looked away from his cereal, stared at Carmen, and mumbled, "Mommy, why can't you be the one to take me to school."
"We talked about this, honey. Your dad doesn't have much to do today, so he's
The office was silent as Carmen stared coldly at Ali, wondering what she would say to her.At last, she lowered her brows and said, "We are not that close, so let's save the chit chat, and you can excuse yourself and leave.""Oh come on, Carm. Don't tell me you are still holding onto past grudges." Ali cunningly said, sluggishly relaxing back on the seat.Although Carmen didn't know where the conversation was heading, the last thing she wanted was to continue it.So she looked straight into Ali's eyes and said, "We are not doing this.""Doing what?" Ali asked with an innocent expression."I k
Keeping his eyes fixed on Carmen and Ethan as they stood by the car door, waiting on him, Liam walked over to them.When he was a step away from them, he stopped. Then Carmen met his eyes and said, "Ethan wanted us to wait out here for you.""Thank you, bud," Liam uttered, looking down at his son.Then he focused his gaze back at Carmen, and her face still bore no expression, making it hard for him to guess what she was thinking or how she felt.A few minutes later, as Freddie drove them out of the parking lot, the car was silent and continued to be even after he got on the main road.That bothered Ethan a lot, and he looked up at Liam on his left for a few seconds, and then looked to his right at Carmen before mumbling "I made a friend at school today.""Really! Bud, that's amazing!" Liam said with a look of pride in his eyes."Yeah, baby. What's your friend's name?" Carmen asked, unable to stop smiling.With an excited
The sound of her ringtone caused Carmen to set the pancake box on the kitchen counter. Then she picked up the phone, answered the call, and said, "Hey, mom." "Are you okay?" Mrs. Smith worriedly asked from the other end of the line. Confused by her mother's question, Carmen calmly uttered, "Why wouldn't I be?" "Well, Ummm… We were told that Ali was at the company yesterday?" "Seriously, you guys are still keeping tabs on me!" "No! Of course, not… Well, okay, yes we are. But not in the way that you think. Your dad and I were just checking in with Tracy this morning to find out how your first day went." At that moment, Carmen heard Mr. Smith say, "I told her not to call you!" Giggling faintly, the slight anger she felt slowly faded, and she said, "It's fine. We handle the situation pretty well, I think." "We?" Mrs. Smith asked, sounding curious. "Liam and I." "You guys are a
When Freddie brought the car to a stop, he stared back, saw that Liam was sleeping, and faintly smiled as he thought, 'Sir just arrived in the country from a business trip, and yet he didn't hesitate when Miss Smith asked him to pick up Ethan. He really cares about young sir.'Realizing that the car wasn't moving, Liam raised his eyelids and asked, "We are here?""Yes, sir," Freddie said.Without uttering another word, Liam got down from the car and headed into the school building.When he got to Ethan's class and his teacher saw him, she smiled and said, "Ethan, your father is here."Keeping silent, Ethan walked over to Liam and mumbled, "Hello,"With a smile on his face, Liam sighed and thought, 'I have been in your life for one year now, and you won't call me 'father.' How long will it take to make you open up to me and believe that I'm not going to leave you.'Afterward, he extended his hand to Ethan, and not hesitating, he
To all my readers, I like to inform you all that this will be the end of " He was never mine." I hope that I met your demands and gave you guys the closure you needed from the story. Writing this novel was a lot for me because I had to put myself in various emotional states to capture the character's feelings that I have never experienced before, (It was tough." But I'm glad you guys stuck with this novel because knowing you all were waiting on updates and stuff truly inspired me to keep pushing through and continue writing. I appreciate all my readers for your patience with me, the coins, gems, and reviews. You are all incredible people, and I'm glad I have readers like you. Well, this is goodbye from Author Rever. Stay safe out there and have a good life. P.s. I know it needs a lot of proofreading, and I'm going to get that done, hopefully. Thank you all and Byeee!!!