“Mom! Dad!” Pearl called as she entered the room,Anne popped her head out of the duvet while Deville stayed still un-der the duvet,so Pearl won’t know what’s going on there,
“Yes honey,” Anne replied casually while Pearl was grinning at her,
“Mommy,where’s daddy? Its almost dinner time .”Deville tickled Anne’s foot and she kicked him,
“Mom is everything alright?” Pearl asked her as she saw Anne frowned her face for a second,
“Never mind sweetheart, your daddy isn’t back home yet,” Pearl countenance changed,
“But I thought I heard him from the bathroom awhile ago?”Pearl asked not convinced about what her mom told her,
“Yea…h,he……he’s in the bathroom, he’s still in the bathroom, I forgot.” Pearl knew what was going on and [email protected]£ to sit on the be-d,
“Baby st©p!” Anne said quic-kly, Pearl halted still giggling,
“Why don’t you go downstairs and wait for me,I’ll be down soon.”
“Okay mommy, but come real quic-k.” With this Pearl left the room smiling,then Deville slid out of the duvet, he was laughing uncontrollably,
“You’re such a [email protected]ûghty j£rk.She hits his ba-re che-st and stood up to leave but he pu-ll-ed her back to him,
“That [email protected]ûghty j£rk wants nothing more than to have you in my hand forever and,” he win-ked his eye at her,
“You know what I mean.” She faked a smile,
“I know what you mean but I’m not letting you throu-gh,” She pushed him off her,
“So get dress and come down soon,your daughter is waiting for you.” She left the room and closed the door while Deville stayed for long before getting dress and joining them downstairs.
After few weeks,Charles called Anne,she was lying on Deville’s che-st after ma-king love to him,then her phone buzzed,she checked the caller’s ID,it was Charles,
Taking this call with Deville pres£nt is gonna cause me a lot of trouble, she thought to herself,she rejected the call.It rang again and she rejected it,Deville got curious,
“Who’s that and why don’t you wanna take the call?” He was stro-king her hair,she raised her head up from his che-st and gazed at him smiling evenly,
“Its my friend Karen.” She rested her head back and the phone rang again,
“You can take the call,I won’t mind.”
“Its useless,she’s just gonna resume her frequent complaint about her b©yfri£nd.” She lied,then a message [email protected]£ in her phone,she checked it,
“Anne,I nee-d to speak with you,let’s meet at the Four Quarters Restaurant, beside 14th Avenue.
P.S:plea-se it very urgent, come alone.” It re-ad,Deville didn’t ask anything about it and she was okay with that.They stayed in his room till sixteen-thirty,then she stood up to go to hers,
“Deville, can I ask for a favor?” She asked him cause he wouldn’t allow her go out alone,fearing that she might get hurt or worst get kidnapped by his enemies( People like Charles),
“What is it?” He stood up from the be-d too,
“I nee-d to go downtown today plea-se.” He frowned,
“For what?”He arched his eyebrow,his voice isn’t was anymore,
I bet he’s gonna say no, I’m the boss here,Anne said to herself,
“I nee-d to go help someone with something.” She gave him a puppy face but he isn’t buying that,
“Something? Someone? Don’t they have their personal name?” Deville asked,
“Its my girlfriend from college and she nee-ds me help with some girlish stuffs.” She lied but still he wasn’t convinced,
“Okay,I’ll go with you.”
“No!” She said quic-kly, he arched his eyebrow,
“I mean no,she might get embarras-sed at your pres£nce.” She gave him a hearty smile,
“I’m gonna be back before you miss me.” Since be was a head taller than her,she walked in front of him,stood on her toes and k!$$£d him slightly on hisl-ips,
“You’re tempting me and bet,I won’t overcome.” She knows what he meant by that,so she ran out of his room before he could get a hold on her.She got dresses and left to see Charles taking Deville’s car.
“Anne.” Charles [email protected]£ forward and hvgged her,she followed him into the dimly lit restaurant and sat down,
“Charles,I’ve got less time with me,so you’ve to be real quic-k.” He nodded,
“Maître!” Charles called one of the waiter,the young boy [email protected]£ and handed them a menu book,
“I’m in no mood to take anything Charles,just tell me why you called me out here.” Her voice was getting impatient, Charles looked at her with a sad expression,
“Anne,are you back with him?” She wasn’t surprised at him question but they baffled her,
“Charles,it’s just that….”
“Anne,is that a yes or a no.” He interrupted her,she nodded slowly,
“Anne,I though you said you’d get over him,why did you do this to us?” He was crying and she said nothing,
“Why did you kill this relationsh!pbefore it stfloor..” She still isn’t talking,he placed his hand on her shoulder,
“Anne,do you realm love him?” She nodded and that s£nt him bananas,
“Charles,I’m sorry thing had to end up this way for us but I can’t deny the fact that I still have feeling for Deville and I have a child for him too.” She was choking tears,he walked away from her and went o the fake window by his seat and hit it with his fist.This attra-cted the attentions of several customers and the staffs of the restaurant,
“Sir,you are disturbing the serenity and peace of other customers.” They tried to hold him down but he pushed them away,Anne walked towards him,
“Charles,plea-se st©p this….” She tried to hold him down but be pushed her and she fell backwards but thanks to a strong arm that held her from reaching the floor.
Pls who’s that?
When Anne raised her head up,she saw a familiar face,one she had dre-ad ever setting eyes on again,
“F..r…a…n…k.” She stammered,
“A..n..n..e.” Frank was as surprised as hell to see her again,she stood up immediately, ran outside,got into her car and drove home, shivering with fear all the way back.Meanwhile, Frank had wanted to go after her but decided against it,he went to Charles who had seen the whole commotion.
“Man,what happened?” He took Charles fist which was bleeding,
“We nee-d to clean that up, come let’s go to my house and treat that fist of yours.”He pu-ll-ed Charles out,paid the staffs for the damaged caused by Charles and took him to his house as said.When she got home,she was [email protected] like someone who had been chased by his or her death,
” Anne,ways wrong with you? “Deville asked rushing to her, he heard his car come in,knowing it was her,he [email protected]£ downstairs only to meet her in a strange way.
” Anne,did anyone hurt you? What’s wrong with you? “He asked her,her breath was belabored and heavy and she was loosing air slowly.Then she fell unconscious in his arm,Cheryl and the rest of the family [email protected]£ running out from their different location,
” Daddy, what wrong with her?”Pearl cried seeing her mom unconscious, Cheryl and Mrs Phina asked the same question but the only answer Deville would give them was,
“Call Doctor Williams now,tell him its an emergency.” He carried her and rushed upstairs to him room.
“Williams, what wrong with her?” Deville was confused,its been almost an hour since William [email protected]£ here but he hadn’t told her anything concerning Anne’s health,
“Deville, she’s fine now.” He heaved a sign of relief but was still worried,
“What happened to her?” He asked his friend,
“I don’t know for sure yet but I believe its shock,”Deville stared at him confusedly waiting for more explanation,
” Dev,maybe she saw something that triggered her to get shock and since the foetus is still developing,she reacted…….. “Deville frowned and arched his eyebrow,
“Backtrack.” Williams sighed,
“To cut the bull$h!t Dev,she’s five weeks gone and had reacted to something or someone that might have shocked her.” William explained but Deville only took the first [email protected] of the long s£ntence,
She’s five weeks gone,he was lost in his calculation, he checked from Charles to now and from him to now,
Its either me or Charles,he stared at Anne who was still lying on the be-d unconscious,
“Deville.” He was called back to his s-en-ses,
“Yeah,yes.” He replied in a distress tone,
“What’s the problem?” Williams asked him,his friend wasn’t happy at the news of the pregnancy,
“Its nothing Will.” Deville lied,
“Okay,I’m going,she’ll regain consciousness soon and plea-se make sure she gets enough be-d rest.” Deville followed him to see him off.
“How’s she?” Mrs Phina asked immediately he [email protected]£ back inside after seeing off the doctor,
“Daddy,what wrong with mommy?” Pearl asked,Cheryl stood up and went to Mrs Phina,
“Sunshine,your mommy’s fine,she was just tired.” He lied,
How can he tell her, her mom is pregnant and he doesn’t know if he’s the father of the child or not.Mrs Phina knew he was lying,she knows her son’s lying fave even if his daughter doesn’t know.
“Deville!” Anne’s cry was heard,Deville left everyone and ran upstairs.
She was crying when he got there,he ran to the be-d and held her close,
“Anne,what’s the matter?” She founded it difficult to talk due to her uneven breathing,
“Anne plea-se calm down,” She was saying something but Deville was scared enough for her health than listen to what she’s saying,
“Anne,take a de-ep breathe, she st©pped chanting and did as she was told,
” Breath out.”she dropped her breath and her breathe was normal but she was still crying,
“Anne what happened?” He made her rest on his che-st and he stro-ke her hair to ease her,
Deville, I’m sorry.”He was surprised,
Does she know about the pregnancy?
“What really happened?” He asked her again,she sniffled again and again.
“I lied,I went to see Charles.” He got angry and shocked too,
She lied to me,just because of him,to go and see him.His anger was rising but he had to control it,
“Deville, I’m sorry,I went there to see him cause I wanted to tell him I don’t want him in my life but he took it the wrong way,” she said to him,
Who’ll take it the right way having to leave a pretty woman like you,I didn’t take it the right way and I know he wouldn’t, not even Frank did.
“He pushed me away,before I could fall some one held me,I looked up and saw Frank, I hurriedly left the place but he saw me alre-ady.” She cried on his che-st,Deville said nothing but just cu-mddled her and [email protected] the be-d with her.
I should tell her about her condition now,he held her close,
“Anne did you know you’re pregnant?” It [email protected]£ out as calm as ever but she wasn’t taking it calmly,she turned to him in surprise,
“What?” He nodded slowly,
“Deville, do you think its your?” She asked him,he breath out,
“Its almost the same time,five weeks gone.” He nearly cried,
How can he not be sure of the paternity of the child.
“Its your Deville, I hope it is.”He nodded and k!$$£d him full on thel-ips,
” Even if it turns out to be his,I won’t let him have you,you’re mine Anne and we own each other.”he whispered to her,she nodded and relaxed to his b©dy.
Frank took Charles to his house,then he treated his wounded fist,
“You shouldn’t have hurt yourself,you don’t deserve it.”
“She chose him over me Frank,she chose that bastard over me.” Charles kept perambulating after his fist treatment,
“That was what she did to me over six years ago.” Charles froze,
“What?” Frank nodded,he went inside brou-ght an old ph0to albu-m and [email protected] with two glas-ses,he kept the [email protected] and glas-ses on the table then gave the albu-m to Charles.
“You and Anne? You’re the guy she talked about during dinner that night?” Frank didn’t answer,
“You proposed to her right?”
“Open the damn albu-m that will answer your question right.” Frank seethed finding Charles questions unnecessary. He did open it and the first ph0to he saw was a ph0to of Frank and Anne laughing heartily, there were ri-ding on horse carou-sels, Charles felt a bit jealous at their happy face,
I don’t have any happy memories with her.The next was both of them and an older couple,taking a closer look at the older couple,he noticed something,they’re Frank’s parents. They were so many other ph0tos of Anne and Frank’s happy moments,enough to make him mad but he held his cool,the last ph0to was of Frank kneeling down in front of Anne,obviously proposing to her and that was the last of it,
“What happened man?” Charles asked Frank,he sighed and mas-saged his forehead to Ess£n the anger that’s rising within him,
“She was my fiancée and we were almost getting married but all of a sudden, she returned my ring and left with him,she [email protected]£ back after some months,like they had a fight, she [email protected]£ back to me ad found out she was pregnant with his child, I got angry and asked her to abort the child and let’s start all over but she refused. I [email protected]£ home the next week and found out that she’d left again,now without any trace, I looked for her everywhere and even hired an pri-vate investigator but I never found her not until today.”Charles was astounded at what Frank just relayed to him,
“I never knew Anne until five years ago when she [email protected]£ to work in my company as one of the sales personnel, she was so quite and very optimistic in some ways and that’s what attra-cted me to her.When my Personal as-sistant got fired from incompetency,I gave Anne the job without her cons£nt,I ask my manager to get her to my office and boom,she got the job,” Frank sat and watch Charles’s happy face as he describe-d his first and memorable encounter with Anne.
“I tried keeping her to myself without her knowledge,working alone with her till late night and then inviting her to my house but she didn’t take my advances to heart,I got furious when I noticed she was getting friendly with one of my worker,Alan and I almost got him transferred but decided against it not to arou-se suspicion amongst others. I begged to her to come up here with me for the project,she’d refused but later agreed,I never knew I brou-ght her to her past, to loose her for some as-s-hole who had fathered a child with her.” Charles face coiled up to anger and hatred.
“Now,we’ll make him pay,he’ll never have Anne,this I promise.” Charles took the glas-s of [email protected] and clunked glas-s with Frank,
“He and his family will pay for taking Anne away from us.” Frank smiled evilly and they drank the content of the glas-s.
“Does he know about it?”Cheryl asked Deville, he turned to Anne and then to her,
” I don’t think he knows about it,that’s why I’ve come to a conclusion, “Everyone turned to him,he cleared his throat,
“Anne should go with mom to Alaska,” They didn’t allow him finish before bombarding him with whys and hows,
“Why?”Anne asked,she isn’t liking this Deville’s idea,Cheryl and Mrs Phina,though surprised but didn’t say anything but waited for Deville’s explanation,
“Anne,Mom,Cheryl,I know this idea sounds absurd but try and un-derstand what I’m trying to do here,” They weren’t saying anything,
“If Charles should find out about this pregnancy, he’ll as-sume it his and for now we aren’t sure who the father of the child is,so I want you all to go with mom to Alaska and stay there till the baby is due and after delivery you can come back,I’ll handle things here.” He explained,Anne shrugged while Cheryl and his mom looked at each other,
“What if the child isn’t his and is your?” His mom asked him,
“There should be any nee-d to……”
“sma-ck!” Everyone turned to the direction of the noise,
“Who’s there?” Deville asked as he moved toward the origin of the sound,Renee was picking up the remains of the a broken vase
“What’s that?” Cheryl asked,Anne stood up and followed Deville,
“Sir,I’m sorry,it fell accidentally
“It’s Pearl’s flower vase and now it’s shattered.” He turned to the rest especially Anne who was behind me,
“I’ve asked Marisa to st©p taking this vase out of Pearl’s room.”Deville complained,
“Marisa! Millie!”He called out,the both of them [email protected]£ running to him not long after,while Renée stood there with a remorseful expression
“Millie,where’s Pearl and Ace?” He asked Millie,
“They’re in the living room.”
“Make something muffins and sausage for us,get some down to the kids too.” Deville ordered,Millie left leaving Renée and Marisa,
“Marisa,” the she stole a glance at him,
“I’ve told you severally to st©p bringing this vase out of Pearl’s room,now its broken.” Deville was angry and furious, he’d gotten the vase for her when he went to India for a business trip and it’s one of his favorite.
“Sir..I….I….I…I..” She stammered,
“You what?”Deville yelled,
” Deville, it’s okay,”Anne place her HND on his shoulder to calm him down,
“Its just a vase,we’ll get another one soon and besides I’d ask er to bring it out today, I wanted to put new flowers in it.” Deville calmed and s£nt them out,
“Thank your lucky star,you would have lost your job today.” Marisa and Renée left muttering a thanks to Anne,
“Dev,I’ll be in my room.” Anne said to him,
“Okay,let me walk you there.” She [email protected] his arm off her,
“Hey! I’m not blind or crippled, I’m just pregnant.” She scolded with a smiling face,he ignored her and carried her up in a bridal style,
“Put me down Deville.” She shouted with a half smiling face,
“I don’t want you to stress yourself.” He gave her a cunning smile, she faked a smile and hit his che-st,
“I know what you’re thinking but I won’t allow you this time.” His smile dissolved into a puppy face,
“Nope,mmh mmh.” She shook her head,
“I promise not to go ha-rd .” She wi-de-ned her eyes and hit him again,
“You’re soooo [email protected]ûghty.” They were alre-ady in her room,
“And you love it.” He win-ked his eye,
“Cut me those $h!t and allow me sleep.” He place her on the be-d and she gave him a light thank you,he arched his eyebrows,
“Just that?” He asked
“Pretty much.” She bur-sted into laughter,
“What else do you want?” He frowned at Ber question,
“At lease, you can give me a ti-p.” He leaned toward her,almost k!ss!ngher,then the door opened.
“Mommy,Ace isn’t sharing with me,he want the muffins for himself.” Pearl cried as she barged into the room.
bur-sted.Deville slumped on the be-d,
“Now there’s no pri-vate moment for me and my wife,” he cursed silently
“Sunshine,go down and ask Millie for more,your mommy’s trying to get some rest.” Deville said to her quite frustrated,
“Okay daddy,let’s go downstairs together.” Pearl [email protected]£ to him and held him,
“You see….daddy has to give mommy her medication before she goes to rest.” Pearl sighed and walk to her mommy,
“You can continue with your medication mom,I’m not here to disturb you.” She smiled impishly and ran out of the room before Deville would get her.
“Phew,” Deville breathed put and went to Anne,
“Thank goodness she’s gone,where were we?”He leaned forward to k!ssher again,
” Deville,we aren’t a couple yet.”she blurted, he got pissed and stood up but she held him right on time,
” Deville wait.”he st©pped and looked at her,
“Deville, let’s get married.” He was surprised by her sudden decision to get married,
“We’ve got Pearl and we’re expecting baby number two,its high time we cut out $h!t and get this family legalized.” She explained and he saw reasons with her,
“And if we get married sooner,Charles can’t make claim to this child or even make claim to me.” Deville nodded,
“Okay,let’s do it right away.” She smiled and rested on him,
“Deville, thank you for giving me a second chance in your life.” She muttered, he k!$$£d her forehead,
“You deserve better Anne.”
Everyone in the mansion was happy for the new development (Anne and Deville’s wedding) except Millie,she was not happy cause her boss,Deville,the man she’d dreamt of getting married to and ma-king him fall in love with her is getting married to Anne,a girl she’d despised from the onset.She was in pain and cried nonst©p at night,after wallowing for some days,she devices a plan that will make Anne leave Deville’s life for good.Collecting Charles number from an unsuspected Cheryl,
“What do you nee-d his number for?” Cheryl asked quite surprised that Cheryl’s asking for Charles’s number,
“Well,I heard he owns Zhang’s Fine Jewelry,a friend of mine is looking for a job,since Mr Zhang is opening a new line in the city,I would wish my friend gets a job there.” She said faking a smile,
“Okay,that’s a good idea,I can help talk to him on behalf of your friend,if u wish to.”
“Never mind ma’am Cheryl,I’ll handle it but won’t hesitate to call for your help if in nee-d one.
“Okay,there you go.” Cheryl handed the number written in a piece of paper to her,she tooknit and kept it in her apron.She calrd Charles the next day and told him on the new plan,Charles was furious when he found out,when she told them of her plan to get Deville and them,Anne.They [email protected]£ to a conclusion that Anne would be kidnapped before the wedding.
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