The Baby Contract????????????
Charles was heart broken when he left the Salvador’s Mansion,
She has been marked to Deville and even had a child for him but she kept me in the dark,she lied to me.He hits the steering of his car several time,scenes of what happened earlier kept flashing in his head,blurring in vision.
I loved her and was planning on making her mine,why did she do this to me,she lied to me,she used me..she fucking used me,she looks so innocent but far from it,I had been a fool to have given my love to her,loving someone else’s wife and someone’s mother.He pulled into a bar,got out of his car and went inside,
“Get me a bottle of vodka please.” He sat down by the counter,the barman gave him a bottle of vodka and a glass, he opened the vodka and drank from the bottle cursing Anne and Deville as he took every gulp,
“Get me another one.” He yelled at the barman who was surprised at he uncivilized attitude, he turned and got him another bottle,
“Here you go Sir,” Charles yanked the bottle from him,opened him and devoured the content,
“Such as uncivilized barbarian.” The barman muttered in disgust.In a space of some minutes,Charles finished the contents of the bottle, he demanded for the third one which the barman gave him,but after drinking the third bottle,the barman refused to give him more,
“Take this you son of a bitch and give me more vodka,” he dipped his hand into his pants and dug out some hundred dollar notes,he gave it to the already infuriated barman,
“Sir,this is past midnight and I need to go home.” He tried explaining to the drunken Charles but he was going to buy that,
“I demand for more vodka,you pit ass bastard.” Charles cursed in his drunken state but the barman wasn’t going to give him even a drop of it,
“What’s going on here?” A young man,who had come just right in to get a bottle of Bud for himself asked the barman,
“Sir,this man wants more vodka after taking three bottles already and its past midnight, I need to close down for tonight.” The barman explained to the customer.The man felt pity for Charles,
“Do you know where he came from?” He asked the barman and the latter shook his head,
“Just saw him tonight and I don’t think he’s from nearby,I mean his accent is strong.”
“Okay,I’ll taken him home,he should be sober by tomorrow.” He took back the money Charles had given to the barman,
“How much is his bill?” The strange man asked,the barman checked his bill register,
“Four fifty dollars,sir.” The strange man dipped his hand into his pocket and gave the barman five hundred dollar,
“Keep the change.” He helped Charles up,
“Where’s my vodka,you poor pat..sh..fuck.” He was obviously blabbing trash,the man took him outside,got into his car and drove him to his house leaving Charles’s car there.
When Charles woke up the next morning,he eyelids were heavy,he fought and opened them, he found himself in an unfamiliar room,
“Where am I?” He tried recalling what happened and how he got here but his brain seem like it has stopped functioning.A young man walked inside holding a tray of food,
“Uh,you’re awake.” He said smiling,Charles was still looking at him oddly, he kept the tray of food on the bed side drawer and sat on the bed,
“Sorry for not introducing myself first,” He gave Charles a generous smile,
“I’m Frank Bowman,I met you at the bar last night and you were drunk,so I’d bring you to my house till you sober up.” He explained, Charles kinda relaxed and forced as mile,
“Well,I’m Charles Zhang.” The man gasped,
“You mean Charles Zhang of Zhang’s Fine Jewelry in Delaware.” Charles nodded,
Why can’t you be addressed without bringing in business formalities, he said to himself.They shook hands,
“Did you manage to get my wallet and car…” Frank handed it to him before he could finish his question, Charles crosschecked it,everything in his wallet was complete like the day before,his credit cards, the money and other items were intact,he smiled at Frank,
“Thank again man,” Frank smiled and Brougham’s the tray of food,
“Eat this,it will help the hangover.” Frank stood up and left him alone to eat.
Charles nursed his hangover at Franks place and left late noon,
“Frank,I know you have more than enough but take this cash and this is my card,call me whenever you need my help.” He gave some cash to Frank who rejected it plainly,
“Cut those shit man,I won’t take those.” Charles insisted,so Frank took his card but rejected the money,
“I might need the card but not the money.”
“Your car is at the bar,left it there last night.” They shook hands and Charles left.
The Salvador’s mansion turned into a mad house for the next few days.Pearl,Cheryl and Mrs Phina made series of plans to make Deville and Anne cross and get them together but each of their plans end bad creating more problem between the both of them.
“Pearl! Stop that this minute.” Anne yelled at her daughter, she’s angry at Pearl who has refused to go to school cause she doesn’t like the clothes Anne and Marisa had chose for her,
“I’m not going to school today,I won’t go.” The little girl cried,throwing her clothed all over the room,Anne got pissed off and left her with Marisa.
“What’s wrong with Sunshine this morning?” Mrs Phina asked Anne when she came downstairs,
“Is that how she’s been raised,being snippy?” Anne asked the older woman,who was having her morning tea.Pearl’s cries could be heard from upstairs,
She must be venting her anger on poor Marisa, Anne thought to herself.Deville came in from outside while Cheryl carried Ace out of their room,
“Mom,what’s wrong with Sunshine?” Deville asked his mom,Anne sighed,
“Like always, she didn’t like the clothes chosen for her.” The older woman replied,
“Call Marisa,she should be given what she wants then.” Deville retorted,he doesn’t fancy the idea of his daughter crying this morning,he turned to leave,
“Is that what you’ve been teaching her? Well sorry,I won’t let my daughter be a rebellious freak.” Anne spoke up,this was the first time she had spoken directly to Deville since she came back to his house.Cheryl sent Ace back to the room,
Things are about to get messy,she said to herself.
“She’s just six and she’s been rude and bossy,wonder what she’ll turn to when she gets to her teen age.” Anne folded her arms,
“Well she’s my daughter and I’ll train her how I dim fit.” Deville said back to her,Cheryl and Mrs Phina stood aside and watched,though happy they finally talked to each other but upset it had to be a fight.
Anne smiled coldly at him,
“And you want her to be a pompous and conceited dickhead like you.” Deville was angry but she didn’t stop,
“Sorry Mr Deville Salvador, she’s my daughter too and I’m not you turn her into a monster like you,I won’t let it happen.” She asserted, Deville couldn’t hold it anymore,
“If you hadn’t left her out of selfishness and self pity, she wouldn’t have turned this way.” He blurted out of anger,she slapped him hard and left,he turned to his mom,
“You shouldn’t have said that.” The older woman left too,only Cheryl,he turned to her but she shook her head and left him too.
Anne called Charles,apologized to him and asked him whether they could go out for lunch today,he said yes and was coming to pick her up later,so she hung up,
“You shouldn’t have done that?” She turned and saw Cheryl by the door,she came inside,
“Shouldn’t have done what?” Anne asked,
“You shouldn’t have called Charles since you know you don’t love him and things won’t work between the both of you.” Anne sighed and sat on the bed,
“Who told you I don’t love him?” She asked Cheryl who had sat beside her,
“You’re my best friend and I know when you love someone and when you don’t, your heart belongs to Dev…”
“Don’t ever mention the name of that pompous dickhead and mg heart doesn’t belong to him,the only thing we’ve in common is Pearl,that’s all.” She said in anger
“And as for Charles, even though I don’t love him now,I’ll learn to do that,I’ll surely do that.” She was now crying,
“Anne what happens to Deville and Pearl?” Cheryl asked,
“I’ll leave Deville, I don’t need him,as for Pearl an occasional visit will do.” Cheryl held her,
“I don’t care about him and Pearl can stay with him while I visit her but I won’t stay with him.” She cried while Cheryl consoled her.
“Mommy.” Anne and Cheryl raised their head up and saw Pearl standing by the door,she ran to Anne,
“Mommy please don’t leave me,I’m sorry.” Anne didn’t say anything but held her daughter while Cheryl left them,
“I promise to be obedient and do whatever you ask me to,I will wear what you and Marisa choose for me but please don’t leave me again.” The little girl cried,
“Okay my darling,I won’t leave you.” She hugged her daughter,
“But mommy,why don’t you like my daddy?He’s a good man.” The little girl asked,surprised at the never ending war going on between her parents,Anne stood up,
“Baby,its not that I hate your daddy but it just that……” She doesn’t know what to tell the girl,
“Its just what? My friends at school always tell me that their mommy and their daddy stays in the same room,they always kiss each other and have their adult time but you and daddy always fight each other,why?” She said in her childish tone,
“Honey,every couple have their differences but…..”
“But my friends mommies and daddies don’t have differen……tes,dif…fer,whatever.” She was getting impatient at Anne’s lack of reasonable answer,
“Honey,you won’t understand but I don’t hate your daddy,just that we don’t get along fine.” Anne said,
“But grandma said,if you don’t get along with someone, it means you don’t like the person.” Anne you’re in for it today,she said to herself.
“Not really in that way.”
“But mommy,if you don’t like daddy,why did you marry him?”
“Because I had to.”
How will I tell her that I’m not married to her dad, she was born out of a stupid contract I accepted out of anger,she sighed.
“Will you and daddy get a divorce if you still can’t like him?”
“Yes.” Pearl face fell,she can’t bear being away from either of them,
“So who will I stay with?”
“With anyone you want to stay with,either me or your daddy.”
“Mommy,my schoolmates who their mommy and daddy are separated are not happy and they say that their step parents are bad and cruel,” Anne smiled at the thought of Pearl and Charles bickering at each other,
“But my friends said so,one said her step dad always spank her and the other said her step mom doesn’t allow her eat with her kid,step parents are bad and so mean.” She complained,Anne sat close to her,
“Why not talk to your dad about getting you one soon and you’ll see they aren’t that bad,I grew up without my parents and I’m not dead yet.” Pearl frowned,
“Don’t worry,I won’t leave you,I rather go with you than leave you with him.”
“Mommy,you said you’ll stay…”
“Anne please come with me,now.” Cheryl said as she opened the door, her expression shows that she’s worried,so Anne stood up and followed her,
“Honey,I’ll be right back,so we can continue.” She left with Cheryl.
“What are you doing here?” Deville’s voice could be heard downstairs, Anne hurried out and surprisingly, saw Charles standing in the living room and Deville himself was facing him,
“I came to see Anne.” Charles said with no trace of fear for the human form monster standing in front of him,
“what business do you have with Anne?” Deville asked,his face was filled with fury,Anne answered him instead,
“How does it concerns you?” She walked past him and went to Charles,
“Let’s go to my room please.” She said to him, held his hands and led him away,
“How dare you bring another man into my house.” He yelled behind them,Anne froze but shook out the fear,
I’m not scared of you,I’m not scared of him,she turned,
“I’m not your wife or fiancé,I’m only here for my daughter’s sake so who I go out with shouldn’t be your concern.” With this she took Charles upstairs to her room,Cheryl scurried to her room,Deville to his mother’s room while Pearl watched the drama from upstairs and cried to her room.
“Anne,who’s Deville to you?” Charles asked as they came into her room,
“He’s nobody to me,just the father of my child.” She replied nonchalantly,he came toward her and held her,
“How? What happened?” He was confused,she smiled at him,
“That’s one long story I don’t wish to tell.” He didn’t ask her anything again.When went into the bathroom and freshened up,when she came out,he was sitting on the bed,
“Charles can you excuse me for awhile, I need to get dressed?” He nodded and left her room,she pulled put a simple gown and wore it,
“A little makeover would do.” She said to herself while she sat on her vanity,did her makeup and let her hair loose,she took her purse and got into her V cross Versace sandal.
“You look perfect Anne.” Charles commented when she came out,
“Thanks a lot.” She blushed,he held her hand and they went downstairs. Downstairs, they met Deville who was throwing lethal glances at them,Anne shrugged away her fears and went on with Charles.
“Why don’t we go somewhere else.” She said to Charles as they drove away,
“We can go to the museum or…”
“To the water park,I know you love waters.” She smiled,
Now this is the guy that’s cares not that heartless monster that shadows himself as my daughter’s father.
“Yes,that should be a good idea.” They made a U-turn and drove to the water park not far from the hotel Charles is staying at.They stayed at the water park till six pm after having all the fun one could get there,Charles drove back to the hotel,since Anne insisted on them trying the hotel’s restaurant, though Charles refused but she was set on trying their food,so he agreed but one a condition that hell go upstairs and change his clothes.
She went with him to his room and waited for him to change his clothes while she sat on the couch.When he came out,she wasn’t on the couch anymore,he searched for her and found her staring into the city from the balcony,he came from behind and held her waist,she flinched and turned to him,
“Charles.” He kissed her neck,
“Charles.” She called softly and closed her eyes,he kissed her throat and all over,keeping her eyes to watch him kiss Ber was so impossible.
She wrapped her hands around his neck and touched his face with the other hand while he kissed her,at fist his kiss was gentle and warming but it became urgent,he ran his mouth up to her jaw and kissed her lips,she opened up to him and their lips ran in a beautiful sync.She lost track of everything happening between them,her brain stopped functioning, the next thing she recall was Charles carrying her to the room and placing her on the bed,how they got out of their clothes and got enterwined with each other she can’t recall.
“Anne.” She felt like someone was calling out to her,she turned but saw no one except Charles who was thrusting deeply into her genitalia,
“Anne.” She heard it again,it was more of an urgent whisper,she turned and saw herself,
“Yes,you.” Her subconscious self told her,
“Do you think Deville will forgive you for this?” She turned her head to the other side of the bed,
“Think about your daughter, how will she feel if she finds out about what happened?”
“Think about yourself,do you love Charles as much as he loves you?”
“Do you really wanna leave Deville for him?”She couldn’t answer any of the questions cause shed realized something,she can never bring herself to love any man after being with Deville. When Charles was done,he slumped on her and she cried.Cried holding unto him with both hands,crying into his neck and into his weight on her,
Anne,are you okay?” He asked her,she looked at him with her eyes teary red,Charles knew from her expression,
“Don’t worry,everything is gonna be alright.” He rolled beside her and cuddled her while she cried,
“Charles,I can’t help it but be scared of what he might do.” He held her so close,
“I’m not going to let him harm you in any way.He spooned her till she fell asleep,
Anne,I’m going to protect you from him,I’ll do anything to protect you.” He said to himself till he fell asleep close to her.
When Anne came home the next morning, Deville was the only one in the living room,he stared at her accusingly as she closed the door behind her,she walked past him,
“Where are you coming from?” She froze,the fear was back and this time Charles isn’t here to hold hands with her,she turned and he walked closer to her,
“Where are you coming from Anne?” This time his voice was sterner and angrier, he came closer and noticed the hickeys on her neck and that sent him mad and furious,
“You slept with him?” It was more of a statement than a question, she fidgeted and it got him angry when she didn’t answer him,so be dragged her with him and she cried,
“Deville, please listen to me,it isn’t what you’re thinking.” He didn’t pay attention to her pleas,she tried freeing Ber hands but his vril was tight and stern.She knew what was in for Ber and this time she’s guilty,he opened his room and pushed her inside then he closed the door behind them.Anne pleas woke the rest of the family up from their sleep,Mrs Phina and Cheryl were downstairs while Pearl was upstairs crying,she rushed to Deville’s door and knocked hard,
“Daddy!please open the door,don’t beat my mommy.” She knocked harder and harder but the door didn’t open,so she ran downstairs to meet her Grandma,
“Grandma,mommy is crying,she and daddy are fighting again.” Mrs Phina hugged the crying child while Cheryl came forward and held the child,
“Pearl,don’t worry nothing will happen to your mom and your dad loves her a lot to hurt her.” She carried the girl to her room,
“Why don’t you stay with Ace while your Granny and I handles everything.” She lay the girl on the bed,close to Ace who was sleeping and she closed the door on them.
“What happened?” Cheryl asked the older woman as she came out, Anne voice could still be heard but now it wasn’t as loud as it was earlier,
“I don’t know what going on with those two,” she sighed and shook her head,
“I overhead him asking her when she went to,but she didn’t reply then the next thing was him asking her whether she slept with him,still no reply and then this.” She spread her arms to indicate the this,Cheryl was shocked,
“I don’t think Anne would do something like that,she isn’t that loosed,Cheryl defended her best friend,
“I don’t know what to believe anymore.” Mrs Phina said,she was lost looking upstairs,
“What do you think he’ll do to her?” Cheryl asked,Anne’s voice has subsided,
“I don’t know,maybe he won’t hurt her,he as done that mistake once and won’t want to try it again.”
“I hope so.” Cheryl said.
Back in Deville’s room,he didn’t hit Anne or worst rape her like before,rather he asked her to undress in front of him,when she refused, he charged towards her and pulled her room the bed roughly,
“Deville please,don’t do this.” She cried,he dragged her to the bathroom and forcefully took off her clothes,leaving her stark naked,
“Deville it isn’t what you’re thinking,please don’t do this.” She pleaded,be stopped right in front of the bathtub,
“Then what is it if it isn’t what I’m thinking, tell me Anne!” She said nothing,only tears streaming down her eyes,he shook her vigorously,
“Tell me Anne!” She was still crying,
“Deville, I’m sorry.” He pushed her into the tub and put on the water,she was still crying but it fell on deaf ears.He got out of his clothes and got into the tub,it was a jacuzzi, so it took the both of them.
“Shush Anne,shush.” He wiped the tears from her cheek,he cupped her face with his big hands,
“I’ve made a vow to myself that I will never Burt you or do anything that will hurt you,” He said to her,
“I just want the truth alone,only the truth.Did you sleep with him?” He asked calmly, she nodded with a remorseful face,he gritted his teeth,clenched his feet and unclenched them,
“Why Anne? Why did you do it?”
“Deville, I’m sorry.” That was the only word she managed to say.He stretched his hand to the soap tray and brought one,he gave it to her,she took it from him looking at him confusedly,
“I want to watch him off your body.” He began,
“Anne,I love you a lot,even though you can’t see that side of me,you might see me as a monster but I’m really in love with you,you’ve made me realize what love really is.All those years you left me,I’ve done nothing more than to keep hoping that you’ll come back to me and I relived every moment by holding on to Pearl,she was what kept me going.I don’t want to lose you again,not to him and not to anyone else,please give me this one chance to prove how much I do love you,let me watch him off your body.” She nodded with a teary eyes and gave him the soap,he massaged her stark naked body with the soap,he came to her breast and touched,as soft as it ever was,he brought his head between them and she closed her eyes and inhaled deeply,
“Deville, please stop.” She said in a whisper,he raised his head up and stared at her,
“Did he hurt you?” She shook her head,he got up and went to the other side of the tub,
“Why did you let him do it? Why did you allow him touch you?”
“Deville, I’m sorry.” She whispered to him.They stayed in the tub for awhile not talking,Anne’s continuous sniffling was the only sound that was heard, Deville stood up and came out of the bathtub,
“Let’s go.” He helped her out and carried her to his room,both of them stark naked.He lay her on the bed,got on it and covered themselves with the duvet,they were both naked but he didn’t touch her even though he was aching inside him,he didn’t want to force himself on her,he wants her to give herself to him readily. She slept off amidst the spooning and her constant sniffling but Deville didn’t sleep,he was awake thinking,
He’s going to pay for touching and and I’ll make sure to that,he’ll pay that I vow.
When he was sure that she was fast asleep,he went to his closet and got dressed,he left the room without making much noise.
“Deville.” His mom turned and he walked to her,she and Cheryl were the only ones in the living room,
“Son,what’s happening?” She asked him,quite confused at what going on between him and Anne,
“I need to finish up some issues at the office,I’ll tell you everything when I get home.” He hurried out leaving them confused,
“Mom,Anne is sleeping upstairs, no one should disturb her and tell Millie to serve her her food in bed.” He came back ,gave the instructions and left again.
“Should we go and see her?” Mrs Phina asked Cheryl,
“I don’t think that’s a good idea,let’s wait till she comes down.”
Deville drove to the hotel in great anger,he didn’t bother to stop at the reception, he went straight to Charles room and knocked,
“Who’s there?” Charles booming voice could be heard inside,he opened the door and Deville greeted him with a punch that sent him staggering back,
“Deville stop.” He shut him up with another punch which was followed by a slap,Charles’s nose and his lips bled,
“How dare you touch my Anne,how dare you.” He gave Charles another punch,pushed him to the floor and fed him with blows and slaps.Charles pushed Deville off him and sat up,Deville kicked him on his chest and pulled him up,
“Don’t you ever lay your hands on Anne again.” Charles pushed him,
“All this is because of Anne uh? Well sorry,I won’t leave even a piece of her for you,I would never leave Anne for a monster like you Deville, never!” Deville coiled and gave him one last slap which sent him on the floor,
“That would be at the expense of you damn life you bastard.” He walked out of the room.Charles stood up immediately Deville left,he sat on the chair and dialled hotel service,
“This is room 105,I need a first aid box now.” He kept the phone and clean his bleeding nose and lip with a tissue before the first aid box gets here.
Deville came out of the elevator, he didn’t even pay attention to the receptionist who was greeting him,he walked to his car and drove off to his office.When he got there,he wasn’t at ease,so be called his secretary Dianne,
“Dianne,to my office now.” Not long,she came running to him,
“Reschedule all my meeting to tomorrow, I’m going home now. He ordered,
“Sir,the manager from Howells are to meet with you today for the NBA project by two pm,should I reschedule that one too?” She asked him,he shook his head,he had almost forgotten about that one.
“And the distributors from Suppliers from West Indies are coming today,should I?”
“Set up a meeting with them tomorrow by….”
“Tomorrow is Saturday, sir.” She reminded him slightly amused at his recent forgetfulness,
“Yeah,” he rested on his seat but that didn’t give him comfort,
“Set them up at the Là Grande Hotel,we’ll meet there tomorrow by twelve noon.”
“How long will the meeting with Howells last?” He asked her,
“It will last for maybe three hours or thereabout sir.” He nodded,
“Okay,you can go.” She turned and left the office while Deville as irritated as he was already, he went into the mini room in his office and lay on the bed there.
After the meeting,Deville didn’t wait for another minute in his office,be got into his car and drove home straight. When be came home,Ace was in the living room, Cheryl and Mrs Phina were in the kitchen with Millie preparing dinner.Ace rushed to him,as tired as he was,he carried the little boy,
“How are you doing,liftle man?” He was laughing,always love it when Deville calls him that,
“Mommie and grannie are in the kitchen with Minnie and Aunty Anne isn’t at home.” Devi gasped,
Where had she gone to?
He kept the little boy on the seat and rushed upstairs to her room,she wasn’t there and there was no one in Pearl’s room,so be went to his room,there she was.She was lying down on the bed and Pearls was sleeping beside her,he heaved a sigh of relief,
“How are you?” He asked her,she sat up,stared at him for awhile before nodding,
“What’s the problem?” He asked her sitting beside her and cupping her face,
“Why did you hurt Charles?” She said to him not loud enough so Pearl won’t wake up.He went behind her and sat down,spreading his leg so she’ll be between him,
“I hurt him because he touched you.” She turned to him,bring her face an inch from his,
“But….” He closed the gap between them and brought his face to her neckline,
“Don’t say anything Anne.” He whispered and kissed her sleek collar bone,his kiss was electrifying,
“Anne give me this one chance to prove to you how much I love you.” He brought his head to her upper breast and kissed her,
“I promise I won’t hurt you.” He slid the hand of her lingerie and kissed her bare breast,she moaned slowly then Pearl stirred and he stopped,
“Deville,Pearl is going to wake up soon.” She warned in a whisper,he smiled mischievously,
“Shhhhhh.” He carried her up from the bed and entered the bathroom,
“Let’s shower together.” Her face dissolved into a smile,they stepped into the tub with him and they had efficient sex in the tub.
When Pearl woke up,she couldn’t find her mom,she searched the room but Anne wasn’t there and was about going outside when she heard low giggles from the bathroom, she went to the bathroom door and knocked,
“Mommy,are you in there?” She asked,
“Deville,Pearl’s awake now,I’ve to go to her or else she’ll get worried.” Anne said to him,he had in arms around her and his legs enterwined with hers,
“Sunshine,stay there,mommy will be out soon.” He said,so Pearl would hear,Anne hits him playfully on his broad chest,
“Stop talking.” She frowned while Deville couldn’t help but play with her cheeks as she frowned,
“Why? You don’t want her to know you’re in here with me uh?” She struggled free and stood up to get dressed,Deville kissed her butt as she walk past him,
“Naughty dad.” She said to him,wore her lingerie and left him,wrapping his towel around her wet hair.Pearl wasn’t in the room when she came out,so she lay on the bed but wasn’t sleeping.Awhile later,she felt a tickle on her left feet,then the right one,she sat up and saw Deville smiling impishly, he was putting on anything,
“Deville, why are you still naked?” She asked him almost laughing at his silliness, he jumped on the bed and got under the duvet with her,
“If you hadn’t carried my towel,I would have had something to wrap myself with.” He took the towel from her hair but didn’t wrap himself up,he threw on the floor and cuddled her,just then the door opened and someone walked in.