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Ex-Husband’s Regret Novel Chapter 99

Chapter 99
Figuring it out My head was going to blow up and leave pieces of meat scattered all over my living room. I haven’t

had a moment of peace at all.

Thoughts keep running through my head. Never stopping. Never ceasing. It was driving me

insane, for heaven’s sake.

“Okay, now I want you to focus on the key and the insects we are studying,” I tell Mary, one of the students I tutor. “If you want to master the dichotomous key, you have to focus on those two.”

I’d hoped that this would distract me from my thoughts, but I was damn wrong. My head kept

straying every single damn time.

Mary nods her head, giving me the signal that she has understood.

“The first character has large wings and has small or no wings… What do you think the answer is?”

She studies the insects in the book before turning to me. At first, she seems unsure, but finally

she opens her mouth and speaks.

“Only one insect has large wings in this list, so the butterfly will go under that category”

I smile at her, glad that she got it. “Good. So since it’s the only one with large wings, the rest will

fall under the small or no wings. Given that this is like a game of elimination and they’re a lot, we

will subdivide them into categories. So what do you think the next two categories will be

according to the insects we have?”

Her eyes go back to the book. She doesn’t say anything for a while, but she keeps throwing me

glances as if she’s nervous.

“Don’t worry, Mary, just take your time,” I tell her softly.

I believe the key to being a good teacher is having patience. Understanding that not all students

will get it on the first try. There are just some that are a bit slower than others, and that is

absolutely okay.

“I don’t know if I am right,” she begins.

“And that’s okay. If you’re not we’ll find out where you went wrong”

She nods her head. “Long rear legs or short rear legs”

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“Good, that is excellent. So which will go to which?”

I see the moment her confidence comes back, and I smile.

“With very long legs, the category will end with mosquitoes, while for short rear legs, I’ll divide

the category into another two parts. Small eyes and large eyes”

I clap my hand in glee, just to make her feel appreciate. After all, everyone deserves praise when

they have accomplished something.

“Very good”

“Thank you,” she says, her smile shining as bright as the sun.

After that, the rest is easy for her. I give her exercises, and she excels in all of them. After our

session, I give her an assignment to do at home.

“Thank you, Ava” she says at the door. “You make Biology easy to understand.”

“Anytime dear”

After she leaves, I head to the living room and drop down on the couch like a sack of potatoes. My

mind was still wired and I wanted a distraction, I just couldn’t think of anything.

Noah was at Gunner’s house so I was alone for now.

Rubbing my belly, I try to come up with something to do. The issue about Gunner’s mother still

bothered me. That, along with what Calvin told Rowan. There was just something about

everything that niggled in my mind.

I stand up and go to my room to change. I put on some old clothes then head out to the backyard.

Maybe gardening will tak nind of the thoughts in my head.

I get down on my knees after getting some seeds from the shed. Today I plan to plant some carrots

and tomatoes.

“You seem lost.” His voice pulls me away from my task.

I look up to see Calvin standing right in front of me. I don’t know for how long I was gardening, but

I had been so lost that I hadn’t heard him when he arrived.

“Yeah…I just have a lot on my mind. I’d hoped this would help,” I tell him while wiping some of the

dirt from my clothes.

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“Anything I can help you figure out?”

“I don’t think so

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He was always tight–lipped about the mother of his son. I didn’t know anything Were they

married, then divorced? Were they just in a relationship? How long have they known each other?

I doubt he will ever willingly give me the information I need to piece things together. Besides, I

didn’t want to cause him hurt. It looks like every time I mention her, either he gets really pissed or

really angry.

“That’s okay… I get it. A lot of the time, I prefer processing things on my own,” he pauses. “But that

doesn’t mean that I can’t help you with this,” he points at the small garden.

“Thank you,” I smile while he gets down on his knees.

I hand him a pair of gloves, and he follows my lead.

“What are the boys doing?” I ask.

“Playing video games… It honestly surprises me how close they’ve become. They’re basically

inseparable. I never even imagined this scenario in my wildest dreams, given how much I hate

Noah’s father”

I frown at that. He can’t even bring himself to say his name. Why?

“Why do you hate him so much? Whatever happened between you two was years ago. Shouldn’t

you have been able to get over it by now?” I ask him, referring to how he had a crush on Emma

back in high school.

He had been obsessed, just

me. While my obsession had been for Rowan, his had been for Emma. Just like Rowan sal, he had followed Emma around like a lost puppy. He would write her

love letters. Buy her flowers and leave them in her locker. He would also buy her gifts. He really

went above and beyond and that used to piss Rowan off to no end.

“It’s nothing,” he answers, but I know that he’s lying to me. There was something he wasn’t telling

me. I choose to leave it at that instead of pushing it.

“Regardless, you have to set your differences aside. Our sons are best friends, so you’ll have to see

him once in a while and you can’t go picking a fight with him every time.”

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I make a mental note to have the same talk with Rowan They both need to start acting like adults

Think about what Gunner needs. This isn’t about you or what went down between you and Rowan. This is about Gunner and Noah,” I add when he doesn’t say anything.

Thinking about Gunner brings a mental picture to mind. I try to push it, but to no avail. It stays there as my mind sifts through smile after smile from my memories. It finally pauses on a smile, A smile very similar to Gunner’s.

I freeze. My bones locked tight. My heart beating wildly. It can’t be. It just can’t be. She would have said something. She would have told her family. I try to deny it, but the proof is there.

“Ava?” he calls my name, but it’s like I am in a trance.

It was no wonder his smile was so familiar. No wonder it bothered me so much. His smile was

similar to hers when she was a little girl. They were identical.

“Emma,” her name slips from my lips, as if it was forced out.

I feel it as Calvin stills next to me. If my memory didn’t convince me, then the way his body locked, did.

“I need to go.” I mumble, struggling to stand up.

Finally, I manage to get up. His hand on my arm stops me. I face him. He must have seen something in my eyes. I’m not sure, and right now, I don’t care.

“You know,” he whispers. “You’ve figured out the truth.”

I nod my head as tears

my hands from his. I w.

oud my eyes. Without a word, knowing he will take care of Noah, I pull

back into my house and get my car keys before leaving.

I can’t believe this. Not her.

I needed answers because the Emma I knew would never abandon her child. She would never be so cruel to her own flesh and blood.

Ex-Husband’s Regret by Evelyn M.M.

Ex-Husband’s Regret by Evelyn M.M.

Status: Ongoing Author: Artist:
Ex-Husband's Regret ava and rowan story by Evelyn M.M. Ava: Nine years ago I did something terrible. it wasn't one of my best moments but I saw an opportunity to have the guy I've loved since I was a young girl and I took it. Fast forward to years later and I'm tired of living in a loveless marriage. I want to free both of us from a marriage that should never have taken place. They say if you love something.... It was time to let him go. I know he'll never love me and that I'll never be his choice. His heart will always belong to Her and despite my sins, I deserve to be loved. Rowan: Nine years ago, I was so in love I could barely see right. I ruined it when I made the worst mistake of my life and in the process I lost the love of my life. I knew I had to step up in my responsibility and so I did, with an unwanted wife. With the wrong woman. Now she has once again flipped my life by divorcing me. To make matters even more complicated, the love of my life is back in town. Now the only question is, who is the right woman? Is it the girl I fell head over heels in love with years ago? or is it my ex wife, the woman I never wanted but had to marry?

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