It was raining heavily. It was as if the heavens felt my pain. Soaking wait, that’s what I am.
Looking at my watch it was one in the morning. No lights illuminated the streets, the stars hidden from eye sight and the moon was not at its brightest. Sometimes I wonder if in my previous life I had done something horrible for me to experience this pain I’m feeling.
Walking up the steps in my Armani suit, my leather shoes squeaking along the pavement, every part of me drench. Yup drench.
Once again I pounded on the door, “Ally, open up please!” I begged and begged.
Three whole days, she hasn’t been to work, her phone was out of reach and her apartment seemed deserted. Out of those three whole days I sat on her door step hoping she’d dry me off. Nothing. “Ally,” my head leaned on her door.
How could I let this happened. I know in the past I had countless woman warm my bed but I was always careful. Thinking back to that night, that’s right I don’t remember seeing a condom anywhere.
“Sir!” Suddenly a bright light flash in my eyes.
“That’s him” Another voice spoke. I slowly turned my head being blinded by that light when I notice an older woman come out of her house in curls, among other things. She was pointing at me. Squinting my eyes I gasped, “She looks like the swamp thing.”
“I beg your pardon.”
‘Shit did I say that out loud.’
“Sir? Sorry but I’m going to have to ask you to leave. The neighbors are starting to complain.”
The man lowered the flashlight and I took one good look at him, he was a police officer, in fact there were two of them.
“I’m not leaving.” I spoke. “Ally open the god damn door or else.” I threaten.
One of the officer lightly tap my shoulders to get me to calm down but instead I flip. Facing him I punch him.
The other officer tackled me, then I punch him too. I had kicked and punch him when he was down. The first officer who I punch first tried to restrain me, voices were all mumbled. And when that didn’t work he shock me with a stun gun.
‘Mother fucking hell that hurt.’ and I was out.
I sat in my jail cell, almost completely dry with my arms cross and away from those criminals for who knows what they are here for.
Just great, the media will eat this up for sure.
“Reid, you made bail.” An officer opened up the cell.
“Finally.” Walking out I grabbed my things and met Bobby.
“After weeks of not calling me, and when I finally get a phone call from your PA I had to bail your ass out of jail.”
Bobby was a good man but lately I hadn’t filled him in what’s happening. Hell he doesn’t even know I’m married.
I shrugged my shoulders, “If you don’t to tell me then fine at least let me take you to your home.”
“No, take me to my penthouse.”
Bobby sighed, “Come one let’s go to my house.”
Without further asking me any more questions we drove in silence towards his condo. He lived alone and refuses to settle down. He says he’s not a one woman kind of guy. What ever suit his life style is fine by me.
We both sat on his couch drinking beer, “You ready to talk or shall we be like girls and play twenty questions.”
I have only known Bobby for 6 years and his prove to be a trustworthy friend.
We are both different but we have two things in common. One is he hates my dad. He’d be the first person to throw a party on top of his grave. The second is he can’t stand Serena and Jacob said that they are like leaches who will suck your blood dry. He even warned me that having sex with Serena would be like a vacuum.
I guess I could trust him.
“It’s a long story.”
“Well I got time, here.” He passed me another bottle of beer.
An hour has pass I have told him my current situation. And no I haven’t told him I’m married or about Xan. Just that I’m seeing someone and now it’s ruin by a Serena who is supposedly carrying my child.
“That’s it? Man, that is why I wont settle, woman are full of dramas. It’s all me this and me that.”
“Allison is not like that.”
As if it click in his head, “Allison? Allison Campbell, the attorney?”
“The one I got for you to help Serena’s brother out of jail time.”
“That’s the one.” I took another chug.
“Woo hoo, man she’s hot.”
I growled at his comment. “Nah man she’s all yours but if it doesn’t work out between you and her could I give her a go.”
I glared at him, “She’s off limit, she’s mine.”
“Man you got in bad, your in love with her.”
“So what are you going to do? I mean is the baby even yours.”
“I...I don’t know.” I contemplated, “Maybe...Fuck I’m screwed.”
“Well I know you man. Remember a few years back we had that four some with the twins.?”
“Don’t remind me, worse night of my life.”
“Well you wouldn’t have sex without a condom.”
“That’s the thing I don’t remember a condom anywhere.”
“Well, only one way to find out, a paternity test.”
“I don’t want to wait nine months, by then I may have lost Allison for good.”
“I heard you don’t need to wait for 9 months. Ask a doctor, they’ll know.”
My head was full of questions, “I wish woman are easy to read like the contracts I sign. Just sign on the dotted line and its a done deal.” I wobbled stood on my own two feet.
“Whoa man where do you think your going?”
“Where else, to get my woman.”
“You’re drunk besides give her time and space.”
Looking at the table there were dozens of empty bottles of all kinds of drinks. Most of them from me. I hate to admit it but Bobby was right. Besides Xan’s birthday is next week, I can show up then. She wouldn’t dare keep me away from celebrating his 3rd birthday.
After finishing up our drinks Bobby then gave me his guest bedroom where I lazily slept thinking of Ally.
‘Yawn’ I had slept only for a few hours before the sun had woken me up.
‘Ding Dong’ I heard the door bell ring. Bobby must still be asleep.
Answering it which now I regret Serena let her self in. She was smiling from head to toe.
“What are you doing here?” I was in no mood for her antics. “How’d you find me?”
Ignoring my questions she smiled, “Well today I scheduled a doctors appointment and was wondering if you’d care to join me.”
I felt ill, how did she know I was here anyway. Seeing I had nothing else planned, “Sure.” Freshening up, I put on any shirt and off we went.
Sitting in the waiting room with Serena I felt these pregnant women’s eyes all over me. Even though they had their own man they looked at me like I was on display.
“Ms. Burt.” The nurse had called us. She led us to an empty room with machines. “The doctor will be with you shortly.”
Serena laid on the bed and giggled, “This is so exciting Alexander our first baby. If this goes well that inheritance will be ours.” ‘Ours?’ The inheritance is least of my worries. I kept quite for the most part. I don’t even know why I’m here.
Few minutes pass then the doctor came in, “Good evening Ms. Burt ah I see your husband is with you today.”
“Yes...” We both replied at the same time.
“I’m not her husband.” I corrected him.
Doctor paid no mind, “Today let’s here your baby’s heart beat.” He took out an instrument and starting moving around Serena’s belly after she lifted her shirt.
And there it was the soft sound of a beating heart. Is it odd that I felt nothing towards this growing fetus inside her belly. But I’m here trying to wrap my head around it. I do not know how I should be feeling. All I could think of was Xan and how I should’ve been there for his first heat beat, his first everything. Now it would be with this child...it’s not the child’s fault its mine however. As much as I want to get angry at it for being there I can’t.
Finally the doctor said see you next week.
Apparently Serena had scheduled another appointment doing who knows what.
She grabbed my hand and placed it on her belly which I pulled back, “Alexander. Are you still up set? This is your baby a baby that we both created.”
“No, I do not wish to be part of your baby’s life but I will support it. ” The only person I want to be the mother of my children is Allison.
“It? my...?its ours and no I want you to be there every step of the way.”
I sighed and pulled her aside away from prying ears, “Look Serena I should’ve told you this along time ago I’m in love with someone else. You’ll find someone who will love you....”
“No no no!” She screamed. “I want you. Is it that attorney? Because if it is...” She stop, “Our dads think its best to just elope. No big weddings just you and me and our dads, what do you think.”
“Have you been listening, I don’t love you, I will never love you.”
“I don’t believe that, maybe in time you will learn to love me.” She was starting to tear.
“Sorry Serena.” With that I walked away leaving her there.
“Alexander!” I could hear her call me name over and over again and not once have I looked back. “Don’t you dare turn your back on me or you will regret it.”
I should’ve listened to her.