Several days passed so quickly. Jen's life had begun to take another turn, to improve into a complicated path.

She really liked Genoa City. Her boyfriend back in Paris had sent some of her belongings to Genoa City for her, and she already had found an apartment and was all settled now. Working very hard at the boutique, Jen was very popular at work. She was liked by the staff and Lauren was very pleased with her.

Due to Jill's busy schedule, she hadn't had the chance to officially meet the other Fenmore sister yet. But as a matter of fact, Jen was really interested in her and she tried to gather every information about Jill Fenmore. She even tried and listened in her conversations with customers or the other employees and even the conversations with Lauren without getting seen by anyone. Jeneil was literally obsessed with Jill. She knew sooner or later she had to talk to her face to face.

Finally it occured in a really strange way. It was an early hour of friday morning, Jen was rearranging the displayers when Jill Fenmore rushed inside the boutique with a manila envelope in her hand. She seemed furious but Jen could tell that she was also a little scared and sad. Jill didn't notice Jen, and simply walked and sat alone on the couch. Dropping her head into her hands, she allowed herself a good long cry before finally hearing a weak voice coming from behind her. It was Jen, standing behind the couch with a worried expression on her face, not knowing what to do.

"Who the hell are you?" Jill looked at her, shocked.

"I… uh… I'm…" Jen was struggling to find the right words.

"Oh, yeah! You are the new girl Lauren hired. Sorry I didn't know you're here. Jenny right?" she was embarrassed.

"Jen... My name is Jen" she spoke softly, "but Miss Fenmore, are you alright?"

"Yes, yes I'm fine. It's just a little someting that bothers me" Jill smiled shyly as she turn back and stared at the manila envelope again.

Jen slowly walked to the couch and sat next to her, looking at her face but very careful not to touch her, "Miss Fenmore, I'm sorry but, it didn't seem so little to me" she smiled, demanding.

"You know what, Jen," Jill sighed as she lowered her head and started to play with her fingers lightheadedly, "It's not. It's something, something about my son, Billy".

"You have a son?" Jen asked.

"I have three" Jill smiled, "Billy is the youngest."

"So what about him?" Jen asked again, risking to go too far. She needed to know. Besides, seeing Jill like this, kind of broke her heart.

"You know, this is a long story" Jill told, looking at her in the eye. She felt some kind of strange relation. It was like seeing herself through a looking glass.

Jen smiled warmly, "I understand if you don't want to share it with me. I'm just a stranger. But if you need someone to listen, just know that I am here".

"How much do you love your mother?" suddenly Jill asked, adjusting herself on the couch to turn to face Jen.

"I… I don't have a mother" Jen stated matter of factly.

Jill groaned regretfully, "Oh lord, I'm so sorry!"

"It's alright. I never knew her. She died while giving birth to me. But it's a mother, you know, I would love to have one. Why did you ask?"

"I try to understand young people. Billy doesn't love me as a mother" she smiled harshly.

"Oh, come on! People do love their mothers, Miss Fenmore. I'm sure he loves you. I would!... I… I mean, I would love mine… if… I had one!" Jen spoke, her cheeks turning red, "He does love you, trust me!"

"You really think so?" Jill asked.

"Yeah!" Jen replied without thinking.

"You know, I think I believe you. Thank you, Jan" Jill smiled, "and you call me Jill!"


"Okay, so we have tons of work to do!" Jill said quickly, grabbing Jen by her hand and stood up, "Let's get started!"

They made their ways to the counters and displayers with huge grins on their faces. In a strange way, they both enjoyed their conversation very much.

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