Hey Everybody! Well, this is chapter 13! I'm pretty pleased with all the reviews I've gotten for chapter 12! Thank you!
Now this chapter is a little different from the others. For one thing, it doesn't feature Therox at all.. hence the chapter title Ethan's Thoughts. Yes, that's right, this chapter is about Ethan. lol we're beginning to get into the dramatic stuff of the story.. so stay tuned! And of course.. don't forget to review!
Disclaimer: I don't own Passions! If I did, I'd bring Fox and Theresa back together a long time ago....
Oh and by the way.. I've decided to bring Martin Fitzgerald and Katherine Crane into the story.. but you'll have to stay tuned to see what I have in store for them!
Dreams of You
Chapter 13: Ethan's Thoughts
Ethan sat in his big office the day after Christmas. He had been up ever since he had heard Fox’s phone ring earlier that morning. He was ticked off. No. He was more than ticked off, he was downright pissed off. Theresa had moved out of the mansion more than three weeks ago and he missed seeing her beautiful face everyday. He looked longingly out the window at the snowy day, wondering what she was doing at the moment. Was she thinking of him? He sure hoped so. He had noticed lately that Theresa wasn’t around as much. Was she avoiding him? Didn’t she want to see him?
Ethan sighed as he rubbed his forehead. If only Gwen wasn’t pregnant. If it weren’t for her, he would’ve been happily married to Theresa by now. He hated how Fox had become so close to his former love. His hands clenched. Fox didn’t deserve Theresa. He was going to use her and then leave her like the playboy he was. You can’t trust players. Ethan had tried to warn her countless of times, but Theresa was stubborn and wouldn’t listen. She even insisted that Fox had changed and that she trusted him with her life. Ethan shook his head; no one could change that quickly. Theresa was a great girl and he didn’t want to see her get hurt.
Glancing at his watch, he was surprised to see that it was already lunchtime. Getting up from his desk, he headed out into the hallway towards the kitchen, passing Fox’s room on the way. Out of the corner of his eye, he saw something that caught his attention and he stopped. Pushing the door of his half-brother’s room open a little further, he spotted a gold-framed photograph. Crossing the room, he picked up the picture and observed it carefully. What he saw made his blood boil. Fox was on top of Theresa, both were lying on what looked like ice, smiling, gazing into each other’s eyes like they were….
Giving the picture another glance, Ethan fought the urge to throw the photograph across the room.
“Honey, what are you looking at?”
Gwen’s voice rang out of nowhere, startling him. He turned to see his wife standing behind him with a curious expression on her face.
“What are you looking at?” she repeated.
Forcing himself to smile, he held out the frame to her. The blonde woman looked at it questioningly and took it. Pretty soon a smile formed on her face. “Oh honey, they look adorable!” she gushed.
Ethan forced himself to nod. “Yeah they do.” ‘NOT!’
“I’m so glad Theresa finally moved on,” Gwen said, while smiling at the picture. “Fox is more her type anyway. Who knows? Maybe we could even become friends now.”
Not wanting to hear anymore about Fox, Ethan quickly changed the subject. “Let’s go have some lunch okay?” And with that he kissed Gwen’s forehead and headed out the door.
Gwen looked at the picture once more, noting the loving gaze between Fox and Theresa, before placing the frame back on the nightstand.
‘Thank god Fox came back to Harmony.’
Her life was finally perfect.
It was late into the evening when Fox finally came home. Ethan was sitting at his desk in the living room, working on some files, while Gwen was curled up on the couch reading a book.
“Well, where have you been?” Gwen called as Fox tried to sneak his way upstairs.
Pausing on the stairs, fox contemplated whether or not to just ignore his sister in law or to go in and make conversation. Finally he decided to head into the living room.
“I went out.”
Gwen smiled. It almost looked like she knew something. “Out huh? To where?”
Fox looked a little suspicious. “Why do you want to know?”
The blonde shrugged. “I just do. We haven’t seen you for the last two days, that’ all.”
Fox stared at her for a moment before shrugging as well. “Well, if you must know, I spent the last two days with Theresa and her family.”
The pencil Ethan was writing with snapped. “What?!”
Both his wife and his brother looked at him. ‘Think fast,’ his brain hissed. “The Lopez-Fitzgeralds invited you to dinner?” ‘Good save.’
Immediately, Gwen’s suspicions faded and she relaxed, while Fox looked at him thoughtfully.
“Well actually, Theresa invited me to dinner.”
Ethan felt his blood boil but did his best to keep his temper. “You’re lucky. Pilar’s a great cook.”
“So you just went to dinner?” Gwen asked.
“And we exchanged presents,” Fox confirmed. He lifted the scarf that was wrapped around his neck. “Look what Theresa made me!”
Ethan looked on enviously as Gwen inspected the scarf Theresa had knitted. Damn Fox. Damn him to hell. Theresa was his.
He had to do something fast before he lost her for good.