Fri. Feb 9th, 2024

Episode 17


Jill Malik P.O.V


“I can’t believe you hija.. You brought that cheater here! You will get hurt again, you never listen!” Aunt Lydia paced back and forth in the living room. She was angry, her eyes were basically spitting fire. I was glad that Flynn took Amari for dinner, because that gave me some time to talk with Aunt Lydia alone.


“He changed Tia. He’s not like any other man that cheated.” I massaged my temples, because I am so tired of convincing her that Flynn changed. “You should give him one more chance, please Tia. For me and for Amari.”


Aunt Lydia let out a deep sigh and sat down next to me. “The things I do for you hija. I will do what makes you happy, because I know that’s what your parents want. You to be happy. If you’re happy with Flynn, then I cannot keep you away from him.”


“Thank you TΓ­a. Gracias!” I hugged her tightly and hot tears rolled down my cheeks. The happiness I felt deep inside me was indescribable. “I’m so happy that you forgive him. You have no idea how relieved and happy I am now.”


“He’s a good father for Amari.”


I let go of Aunt Lydia and nodded my head. “He’s an amazing father for her. I should have known by the way he treated Milan. He loves kids.”


A small smile appeared on Aunt lydia’s face. “That’s the one thing I like about him. The way he treated Milan. He was too good.” She paused and continued, “But, if he’s going to hurt you again I will not hesitate to chop his balls off. I swear Jill, this time I will do it!”


I calmed Aunt Lydia down and chuckled. “It’s okay, don’t worry. It will not happen again.”


“He better not let it happen again.” She treated and stood up from the couch. “I’m going to prepare dinner. Is he coming over to eat.”


“No, he and Amari went out for dinner.”


She nodded and walked to the kitchen. I stayed behind in the living room to call Flynn up.


“Hey…it’s mommy, Amari.” I heard him say. “Hey, whats up?”


“Everything is settled. You can come bring Amari now.”


There was a short pause when I heard his voice ask, “Is she still mad at me?”


“No,” I answered. “She forgave you, actually.”


“Really?!” I heard the relief and excitement in his voice. “Damn, I’m so glad! I think I should buy her a trip to an exotic island. What do you think of Bora Bora or Maldives… Or no, no Santorini is beautiful—,”


“Flynn!” I cut him off. “Jesus, why do you want to buy a trip for her? Are you out of your mind?”


“Am I out of my mind?” he repeated, “Of course not! Your aunt forgive me. Do you know how happy I am right now? I don’t know what I would do if she would not forgive me. I know how important she is to you. So yeah, what do you think pudding? Santorini, Bora Bora, or wait..wait..- Bali, that’s a pretty pla—,”


“Miguelitos.” I interrupted him.


There was a short silence and then Flynn spoke again,”Is that a new Island, because I have never heard of it before.”


I bursted out laughing. “No, it’s a pastry. Aunt Lydia loves it a lot. If you want to buy her something buy her a box full of Miguelitos and not a ticket to an expensive Island.”


“But, I want to spoil her.” Flynn whined on the other side of the line.


“You’ll have your entire life to spoil her.”


There was a long silence and I thought he ended the call. “Hello?”


“Did you hear what you said?” Flynn asked, “Jesus, Do you mean it?”


“I know what I said and yes I mean it. If I was not serious of getting us back together, do you think I would let Tia forgive you?”


“Right, of course. What does she like again? Mamamitos?”




“Oh okay, got it.”


“Where’s Amari?” I asked, I haven’t heard her voice. “What did you guys had for dinner?”


“She’s playing in the game arcade. We had burger and chicken wings.”


“So unhealthy.”


“Come on, mommy.” Flynn mimicked Amari’s voice. “This time only…” And then he went back to his normal voice and whispered. “The woman next to me looks at me like I’m crazy.”


I chuckled and said, “Anyways, I will see you two later.”


“Bye, pudding. I miss you so much.”


I rolled my eyes and shook my head. “Bye.”




“I made paella enough for a whole soccer team. I hope you’re hungry.” Aunt Lydia said as I walked in the kitchen.


“Wow.” My eyes widened at the amount of Paella on the dinner table. “If you had told me that you would make so much food, I could have told Flynn not to buy dinner.”


“Well, at that time I was not sure If I would forgive him,” Aunt Lydia said as she placed two plates on the table. “C’mon dig in, I’m hungry. I have been in the hospital the whole day.”


Milan was currently still in the hospital. His favorite nurse came in the room and told us that we could go home and have a good night’s sleep. After all it was his job to watch over Milan. But Flynn protested and said that he wants to spend the night with Milan.


The nurse then told him to come back at nine pm, because that’s the time parents can come back to spend the night with their kid.

After we ate the delicious paella, Aunt Lydia cleaned up the table and I put the leftovers in plastic containers. “I’ll put paella for Milan, in case he gets hungry tonight.” I said as I was about to scoop some paella for Milan.


Aunt Lydia shook her head. “He’s not allowed to have food from outside. For now, he can only eat hospital food.”


“Oh.” I said.


When we were almost done cleaning the kitchen, there was a soft knock on the front door. “Must be Flynn.” I wiped my hands on the kitchen towel and walked to the front door. When I opened the door an exciting Amari jumped on me.


“Mommy!!” She squealed. I lifted her up and kissed her cheek. “Mommy, mommy, I went on a slide and then..and then we ate burgers…and then we had tiramisu..and then—-,”


Flynn chuckled from behind her. “I think mommy heard enough, princess. Hey pudding.” Flynn walked towards me and placed a kiss on my forehead. “I have missed you.”


“You saw me three hours ago, Vasilios.” I chuckled as I closed the door behind him.


“That was enough to miss you.” He stated. “Where’s your aunt? I brought her the Mamacitas.”


“It’s Miguelitos.” I laughed and showed him the way to the kitchen. Aunt Lydia stood there with a wide smile on her face. “Amari, mi preciosa.”


I put Amari down and she ran towards Aunt Lydia. Her laugh echoed through the whole house. My little baby angel.


Aunt Lydia then looked at Flynn. She cleared her throat and gave him a small smile. “Welcome back, Flynn.”


He walked towards her and took her into a big hug. “I’m so sorry I hurt Jill, It will never happen again.”


“The past is the past. Let’s not go back there.” Aunt Lydia soothing voice said. “Be happy that I forgive you and not want to strangle you anymore.”


Flynn’s eyes widened in fear. “Well, I think I’m happy that you don’t want to strangle me anymore.” He chuckled. “Anyways, I brought you your favorite pastries. Margaritas!”




“Miguelitos, Vasilios! Miguelitos!” I corrected him as I laughed out loud.

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