18. Mr. Stanford
Tess came out of the house and I saw how she ran as fast as she could up to the car. When I opened the door she threw herself into my arms and she just screamed in happiness. I couldn't understand that she still recognized me, but at the same time I was happy that she did so. On the stairs stood her new nanny. A blonde girl with a goofy smile. She was a little older than me and she was a bit heavier. I saw before me how she was put on a diet and how she had to struggle to fit in, but it was no longer my problem.
"I'll show you everything!" said Tess quickly and she pulled me toward the house. When we came in everything was the same and I recognized the walls that had once been my home. She pulled me up to her room and she showed up all the things she had received. I smiled and I listened to her, as I had always done. Her new nanny stood in the doorway and she looked almost superfluous.
"You can get off if you want." I told her. "I can be with Tess this afternoon."
She seemed to relax.
"Thank you!" she said quickly, and then she vanished away. Tess didn't seemed to care and she looked at me.
"Well, I read in a school and educate myself, it's called so, educate myself!"
She smiled and she sat on the floor in front of me. She looked at me with big eyes and I knew she had many questions.
"When are you coming back?"
"We'll see," I whispered tenderly. "I have to read in many years before I can leave my school."
She understood, but she didn't seem like the truth.
Tess pointed towards the door and I realized it was the new nanny.
"But she's nice to you, huh?"
Tess sighed, and she looked down at her hands.
"Yes, a little!"
I laughed a little bit.
"Of course she's kind to you. Nobody can be mean to Tess?"
She giggled and looked at me again.
"No, everyone has to be nice?"
I nodded and I felt my whole stomach was filled with happiness. It felt wonderful to see her again and I saw at her that she had missed me.
"Kath doesn't want me to go through the secret passage."
"Everybody's not like we were?"
"She uses it occasionally and then only to keep me calm."
Kath met up with me before I left the house. She almost seemed to look down on me, but I didn't care.
"So things are going well for you?"
I saw that she was jealous. I nodded a little bit.
"What did you do to get it?"
"How do you mean?"
She laughed a little bit annoyed.
"Come and tell me the secret."
I didn't want to talk about Niall and I chose to stick to the facts.
"The family chose to help me. I was here for four years and they were happy with me."
She didn't believe me and I saw at her that she already had her own conclusions.
"You sucked him of or did you let him masturbate on you?"
I was about to back down.
"What are you talking about?"
Kath laughed and she seemed to think that everything she did was the right thing.
"Yes, Mr Stanford loves it when I let him do whatever he wants to do on me and I love the fact that I got power over him. You must have fucked him, because they pay things for you?"
I was again on the point of fainting. I just stared at her. She was Mr. Stanford's mistress? I didn't believe her words, she lied?
"Are you serious?" I whispered uncertainly. "I either had sex or anything else with him. I just took care of Tess and it was the only thing that I did."
For once, she seemed to trust me.
"So he didn't fuck you?"
I quickly shook my head and I blushed at her choice of words.
"Why should I? He's married and he has a daughter?"
She wasn't sure.
"But he likes it and I get more money."
I backed off.
"I don't want to know more!"
I chose to seek up Mr. Stanford and I pulled him into his office.
"YOU are fucking insane!" I whispered almost cold. I saw at him that he didn't understand. I closed the door and I chose to whisper, so no one else would hear us.
"You have sex with Tess nanny?"
Mr. Stanford became quiet and he didn't say much. He didn't seem to like that I knew the truth, but he knew for sure who had blabbed.
"I,, she ..."
"You was against me, because I was with Niall, but you do the same thing but much worse?"
He blushed and he walked over to the desk. He sat down and he almost seemed really ashamed.
"It just happened to happen." he whispered. "I didn't mean to do it, but she set up and that don't my wife do."
"But loose all the problems with your wife and stop being an idiot. You can't do this to Tess and to your wife."
He looked up at me.
"You have two choices and you know who they are?"
He nodded and he sighed. He looked down at his hands and he remained silent. I was just angry and I just wanted to yell at him.
"So you and Niall?" Stanford got out. I realized that he wanted to change the subject.
"It's none of your business!"
He smiled and he looked at me quickly.
"So you have a relationship?"
"It's not the same thing as this. If you so much as talk about Niall and me, I will tell your wife that you are cheating and I know that it's you who will suffer."
Mr Stanford nodded and he swallowed.
"And try to be faithful to your wife!"