11: Heard everything
Chapter 11: Heard everything
I looked at Misses M, “Italy. You’re sending Victoria to Italy?”
She looked at me and nodded, “It’ll be good for her to get away from this place and good for her to be with her father. She needs to be with her dad.”
I nodded knowing that she was right but I didn’t want to lose Victoria but I knew if she didn’t go with her dad then I would in the end either way. I sat there for hours even after Victoria’s mom left and after Ty and Tori left. The nurse walked into her bedroom and looked at me sitting there.
“Sweetie you should go home, if anything changes we’ll call you and the others.”
I shook my head not taking my eyes off Victoria, “I’m not leaving her side. I need to stay here with her. Just like I did before and just like I always will.” I saw at the corner of my eye the nurse nod walk over and check the machines Victoria was hooked up to. She wrote something down on her chart then left the room and closed the door after her. I was sitting there looking at Victoria when my phone started to vibrate. I sighed then took it out of my pocket and saw it was another text from my mom. I opened the text and read what it said.
Lily’s on her way to the hospital she said she had to see you. She had something to tell you I guess. Love you. Try and come home son. We love you. XoXo mom.
I sighed then put my phone back into my pocket and looked at Victoria; I took her hand in mine and held it under my chin in between my hands. I kissed her hand then heard a knock on the door. I lowered Victoria’s hand and got up from my seat and walked over to the door. I opened it and saw Lily standing there giving me a small smile.
I walked back over to my seat and sat down and looked at Victoria. Lily walked into the room and stood there and looked at her then looked at me, “How’s she doing?”
“She’s in a coma and they don’t know if she’ll put through.” I said not taking my eyes off her but feeling tears begin to form.
“What did you need to tell me?”
“I don’t think this is the best time Adam.” She said looking at me then looking at Victoria.
“It never is with you huh Lily. Just tell me. Nothing else can get worse.”
“Well you remember how I moved to Oklahoma and you said that you’d always love me and that you’d always be there for me regardless of whatever happened?”
“Yeah I remember saying that. Why does that have to do with what you’re going to tell me?”
“Adam maybe you should sit down?” She said since I stood up and was looking at her.
“No. Just tell me.”
“Adam you’re a father.”
My mouth dropped and I looked at her.
“How the hell am I a father I would have known?”
She shook her head and I saw tears beginning to form, “I didn’t know how to tell you since I was already so far away from you. But when I moved to Oklahoma I found out and my parents said that it would be too much of a hassle to move back and seeing how my grandmother had nothing we had to stay there and I had our baby and never had the courage to tell you because I didn’t know how to. So when I found out we were moving back I left a day before so I could tell you. But when you didn’t answer my text I thought I should come and see you in person to tell you. And your mom said you were at the hospital with Victoria. I’m so sorry I didn’t tell you Adam I just… I just didn’t know how to tell you. Please say something.”
I looked at her and then walked towards her and brought her into my arms. How could I be mad? Yeah I had every right but she was the mother of my child and I wouldn’t let that stand in the way of me being a father to my child even if she did hide it from me.
“So they’re getting here tomorrow?” I asked.
She nodded then I smiled and hugged her even tighter.
“So you’re not mad?” She asked.
“I’m a little hurt that you didn’t tell me but no I’m not mad. I can’t wait to meet the baby.”
“It’s a boy, his names Luke. I gave him your middle name and he has your last name. He’s 2 years old. He’s going to turn three soon. He looks just like you Adam. I can’t wait for you to meet him.” She said smiling.
I smiled and held her close as she showed me pictures of our son Luke on her phone.
The nurse walked in and looked at us then looked behind us and said, “You’re awake.”
I turned around and saw Victori sitting there looking at us with tears in her eyes. My eyes grew wide, she just heard everything.