It was nice waking up next to her naked. It was nice laughing with her, teasing her, playing with her. I missed this.
When we were kids we’d play all sorts of games. My favorite game that we played is charades, picture charades. But our way was different. Using our fingers we’d draw on the person’s back and guess what the other drew. I loved it because every time I felt her touch, my skin would tingle. I wonder if she felt the same way, the way I felt for her back then.
Dressed and ready to pick up Xan from Charlie I waited for her.
Charlie had Xan for a whole night. As much as I couldn’t stand Charlie, I’m glad Ally and Xan had him even though he is gay for the most part.
“Ready to go?” I asked Ally who looked at me annoyed, “What?”
“Your stupid marker that’s what, it wont come off no matter how many times I scrubbed.”
I couldn’t help but laugh, “It’s not funny.”
“Sorry baby but it’s there for a purpose.”
“Oh, come on like whose going to see it but you?”
“Are you saying I can see it anytime I want to?”
She didn’t say anything, but grab my hand and we were out the door.
We drove back to the city where Charlie lives.
It was family’s day out. I plan to spend it with them.
Upon our arrival, Charlie greeted us at the door with a big smile. “Mommy, daddy.” Xan ran to us.
“Hey bud.” I picked him up, while Ally gave him a kiss on the cheek.
“Thanks Char, thank you for everything.”
“Any time girl.”
Later that morning the three of us went to the zoo. Xan was hyped to see the elephants but was disappointed when he didn’t see any lions.
“Mommy where’d the lions go.”
Ally bent down to his height, “They are sleeping. So let’s go before we wake them up.”
“Okay mommy.” Xan looked up at me. I could tell he wanted up, so I picked him up and place him on my shoulders.
We saw all sort of animals, we ate, and we took pictures like a family. It was nice.
Couple hours pass and Xan was sleeping in my arms. As I was holding Ally’s hand, my fingers intertwined with hers, I asked, “Where’s your wedding ring.”
“Oh, I pawned it.” She said nonchalantly.
She pawned it! “You did what! I can’t believe you, I still have mine.” I held up my finger, “And I still wear mine.”
“Let me remind you I was hurt and angry...” She paused.
“I’m sorry, I shouldn’t have yelled. It’s okay I’ll get you a new one.”
“You don’t have to.”
“Your right, I don’t have to, I want to. These men here must know you are taken.” I looked deep in her eyes.
She gave me a small smile.
Words can’t express how I feel for these pass few days. I’d go to work, I had fire my temp secretary (didn’t like the way she looked at me) Ally came to work for me as my lawyer, and secretary.
Charlie would babysit Xan, my PA still investigating and I do my work as usually. As for the media it was same as always. I guess my semi porn magazines hasn’t died down yet. Can’t everyone just mind their fucking business.
Then me and Ally would go pick up Xan, go home play games and eat. It’s been like this.
I never felt like this before. Back at my home with my dad, then tension was strong. Though my mom tried to lighten the mood my dad burned it. It was always business with him. Never spending a day as a family together. That’s why I had promised my self should I have my own family I’d spend as much time with them. I do not want Xan growing up thinking his dad put work first before him.
Every once in a while my dick bag of a cousin would visit and suck up to my dad. Though two years younger than me, instead of knowing the business, he’d rather wastes his time and money on other vices. That’s why I refuse for him to take ownership. I worked my ass off to get where I am at.
As the days turned into weeks then months, I haven’t been to my own home for sometime now, the home I share with Serena. The funny thing is I haven’t heard from her since, which got me worried. Putting that aside I focus on today’s current meeting with the board members. Currently they are talking about adding more shops...blah blah blah...deals...blah blah blah....I couldn’t care less.
Boring as hell. I rather play duck duck goose with Xan. He’s more fun than these up tight dick’s in suits.
Saturday rolled around the corner, one month has passed since we started acting like a family.
Ally, Xan, and I were out at the mall eating lunch. Ally thought Xan need new clothes. He is after all a growing boy. His birthday is coming soon in a few weeks. My first birthday with him, a very important day after all he is turning 3.
I carried the bags while Ally carried a sleeping Xan.
We were walking when Serena was walking from the opposite direction.
I grabbed Ally’s hand wanting to go the other way but it was too late, Serena spotted us and walked towards us. Shit. Why am I nervous?
“Hi baby boo...” Serena caught me off guard by placing a kiss on my cheeks. I let go of Ally’s hand.
“Oh and attorney Campbell it’s nice to see you.” She smiled with a grin.
“Serena what are you doing here?”
“Shopping of course.” I see four full bags in her arms.
“What are you two doing together?” I hesitated before answering her. What should I say?
Finally I spoke up, “I ran into Ms. Campbell here.” I looked back at Ally who showed no expression whatsoever. Damn her.
“Oh cute son you have there, where’s the father?”
“Charlie his dad’s at work.” I blurted without thinking. Fuck what did I just say, I panic and that’s the first thing that came out of my mouth.
“Um...yes...Ms. Burt, I ran into Mr. Reid here and he kindly helped me with my bags, now if you’ll excuse me...” with Xan in one arm, she used the other arm to grab the bags and walked off.
I was about to chase her when Serena grabbed onto my arms, “Now that your free, could you help me with my bags.”
“I told you never to show yourself to me.” I shook her off running off to find Ally.
Damn she’s fast.
I looked below, how the hell did she get down there so fast, “Ally!” I called.
She stopped before she walked off again. I know she heard me, so I did what I did best, I ran after her.
Finally catching up to her in the car parking lot I pulled her aside after she had buckled Xan in, “I’m sorry?”
“To say sorry would imply you made a mistake?”
“I’m really sorry.” I repeated.
“For what happened back there.”
“There’s nothing you have to apologize for. All you did was claim your son to be someone else’s. Now if you’ll excuse me I’ll take Xan to see his DAD.”
“You know damn well I’m his dad.”
“Watch your mouth.”
“It’s just let me explain.”
“Go on, I’m listening.” She crossed her arms.
“Honestly I’m protecting you, protecting Xan.” When she didn’t say anything I took her silence to continue, “The Burt family are a conniving thieves. They would do about anything to anyone regardless of the consequences and I do not want you and Xan to be caught in the cross fire. I don’t want to loose you. I’d kill them first if I know they pose a threat to you and Xan.”
She let out a breath, “Is that all.” Placing her palm on my cheeks, “Xander I told you I can take care of myself and Xan. You have no idea what I have been through.”
What the hell did she mean by that. Soon I felt her lips on mine when I heard a voice “Ehem.”
Turning around it was Serena, her eyes where twitching, “What the hell is this. Is this why you haven’t been home. You been playing house with her.” She shrieked, “You homewrecker. Alexander is mine, not yours.”
“I told you Serena I will never be yours.”
“You wanna bet.” She took out something from her purse and handed it to me.
My face went pale as Ally and I stared at two ultra sound pictures in my hands, “Congratulations baby boo, you’re going to be a daddy.”
And that was the day my life went to hell, ‘Oh Fuck.’