♠ RIA ♠
TWO YEARS LATER
Author POV ????????
Ian lifted Phoenix up on his shoulder and whirled him in a fast motion.
“Wow! I’m on top of the world!” He laughed happily
And Ian dropped him on the couch gently when he heard Ria approaching. He knew that she was going to scold them for noise making.
“Sorry Hun -” he apologized when he saw the deep frown on her face as soon as she walked in to the living room.
She ignored him
Phoebe went to her
“Mom..look I made another design” she said
“Let’s do this some other time Phoebe” Ria said coldly
Ian forehead creased at her sudden change in attitude.
She stared at Phoenix and then back to Phoebe. Then she made her way back to the bedroom.
Something was wrong!
Ian followed her
She was pacing the room when Ian walked in.
“Is everything okay?”
She stopped pacing
“Yes” she replied without turning to him
She wasn’t happy!
Two years since she got married to Ian but she was yet to conceive.
She was yet to carry Ian’s child in her womb.
And she fear that she won’t be able to have a child. She thought of her days in Lucas den when she had miscarriage. She wondered if it had affected her in some ways.
No child and now the mother of the children she adopted suddenly showed up?
Everything was giving her concern?
A woman came to RRC two weeks ago and claimed to be Phoebe’s mom. Mrs Lawson. And truly Phoebe admitted that the woman was her mom.
Now she’s desperate to have her kids back.. but they don’t want to be with their mom.
And she is sad that she would be left with nothing if she let the kids go back to their mom.
Ian whirled her to face him. Then he saw the tears. She had been crying.
she moved away from him
“Ian I’m fine”
She swallowed hard and wiped her tears
Why was she the different one?!
Drake is happy with Bay and his son Nathan. He named his child after Ria’s father.
Ethan is happily Married to Ava and they are doing fine.
Loretta is also getting married to Chad in two weeks time.
Elise is also happily married to Derrick and they are expecting a baby soon.
Lorna and Mason are doing good too.
“No something is wrong and I want you to tell me about it”
“Everything is fine” she said shakily
He ran his hand over his face
“Is this about us? You are like this because you’re not pregnant.. Right?”
Then the tears flowed again she couldn’t control it.
He leaned in
“I’m sorry..so sorry” she said unsteadily
“Sorry? Ria you are not the maker of children”
“I know but it hurts me Ian. No child and now Mrs Lawson wants her children. And it will be so selfish of me to keep them away from her. She is their mother.. Not me”
He hugged her
“Don’t think about it. We will have a child -”
“When? I’m so sick and tired of waiting”
“Soon Hun..pleased don’t give up”
“And about the kids..let’s go by Ava’s suggestion”
He released her and tilted her chin to look at him.
“Mrs Lawson doesn’t have any right over her kids cause you already adopted them legally”
She nodded in agreement
“They regard you as their mother..and you clearly know that they want to be with you and not her. So you call Mrs Lawson and tell her that you can’t let them go but you can only give her the privilege to see them during weekends that’s if they wanna see her” he stopped
“Or what do you think?”
He wiped her tears with his fingertips
“I will talk to the kids first” she replied
“Can we do that now and get over it?”
He bent over her and kissed her before leading her to the living room
Phoebe ad Phoenix sat quietly on the couch with sad looks on their faces.
Ria felt bad immediately
“Phoebe I’m sorry for -”
“It okay mom” she cuts in calmly
“Can we talk?” She asked and they nodded in unison
“It about your mom”
“We are not going back to her”
Phoebe said sharply
“Yes mom..we don’t..Want to leave you” Phoenix said
Ria noticed the tears in his eyes
“Don’t you like us anymore?” He sobbed
“I like you -” Ria went to him
“Please don’t get me wrong..I Love you.. Both of you”
“Really?” He asked
“I’m just concerned about your mom. She loves you more”
“But she left us” He said
“It wasn’t her intention to leave you in the first place”
Mr Lawson was a violent man! Always beating his wife at every chance he gets.
When he lost his job,his wife saw it as a chance to leave him for good before he ends up killing her. He didn’t let her take the kids when she was leaving.
She looked for them for years but then she found them in an articles relating to Ria Robert.. Their pictures at RRC Launching.
“You won’t be moving in with her permanently..just give her the chance to see you during weekends or -”
“Three times a month” Phoebe said
“Thrice?” Ian repeated
“Yes she lost us so there’s no need for her trying to make up. You are our mother,you took care of us,you did things she was supposed to do. She left so she shouldn’t expect too much” she said
“Okay..but I suggest we take things slowly then” Ian said
“Please forgive your mom” Ria said
“We have nothing against her. She left us but you found us and raised us as your own..and we are not leaving until you tell us you don’t want us and you push us out ” Phoenix said
She became teary at their words
She hugged them
“I can’t.. I don’t think I have the guts”
“So tell her we agreed to see her three times in a month”
Ria knew with time they would forget their mother completely and change their minds.
ONE MONTH LATER
Ria eyes shot open and she headed straight to the bathroom when she felt bile rose up from the back of her throat. She poured the content from last night into the toilet.
“Are you okay?”
Ian popped his head into the bathroom.
She didn’t respond
He stepped in and held her hair up for her
Tears sting her eyes
He switched on the tap to keep it running and he splashed it over her face.
He passed her some papers from the toilet roll.
She staggered a little but Ian held her quickly.
“Careful..how are you feeling?”
“Dizzy and weak”
He carried her up in his arms to the bedroom
“You need to see the doctor but before that let’s do a home test” he dropped her gently on the bed.
He opened the drawer nearby and brought a pregnancy test strip pack.
“Pregnancy test strip”
“Where did you get it..and why do we have to run a test?”
“Don’t question me..let’s just run the test” he carried her back to the bathroom.
It could be that she’s pregnant..!
Elise had the same symptoms at early stage of pregnancy!
What if was just a fever symptoms in her own case?
Her heart beats rapidly
“Ian I don’t think we should do this -”
Ian balanced her feet gently on the ground.
She studied his expression
A half smile played on his lips
“Pee on the tube”
She did as he instructed
She was scared of what Ian would do,how he would feel if the test turns out negative.
Ria tries to imagine his expression.. He would be so disappointed!
They waited for three minutes..and those minutes were the longest minutes of her life.
She prayed silently for good result
“Time up” he announced and pocked up the strip.
He frowned deeply and Ria closed her eyes.
It was negative
“We are having a Baby”
He said and she reopened her eyes
He snakes his arms around her waist.
A tear slid down her cheekbone
“Yes Hun..it’s positive”
“Oh my God -” she hugged him
He slowly brought his lips on hers. A fine tremor ran through her body at the contact she met him back eagerly,gasping for air in between kisses. He slowed his motion and pulled back.
“Now I’m happy! Ian Bryant Jr is growing inside of me!” She said excitedly
“Ian Bryant Jr?” He repeated
“How do you know it gonna be a boy?”t
“So what about Ria Robert Jr?..or better still let’s make even..Ian and Ria Jr at the same time”
“Like having two babies at once?”
“Sweet” she replied
“Now don’t be naughty babies,don’t make your mom sick in the morning.. Okay?”
He talks to her belly.
Then She captured his lips possessively.
“I love you” she said
“I love you too”
“Yes Forever” He repeated.
Life is a mixture of sorrow and happiness. We can’t plan life all we can do is be available for it. Life must be lived as a play. The purpose of life is a life of Purpose, and life is worth living we can say it is what we make it. And life is never easy for those who dream.
So many of our dreams at first seems impossible,then they seems improbable and then when we summon the will,they soon become inevitable. The Future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to Pursue them.
He who have no faith in himself can never have in God.
Doubt sees the obstacle
Faith sees the way
Doubt dreads to take a step
Faith soars on high
Doubt questions “who believe?”
Faith answers “I”
If you can imagine it,you can achieve it,if you can dream it, you can become it. There is no mistake as great as the mistake of not going on.
Forgiveness is a funny thing,it warms the hearts and cools the sting. Life is an adventure in forgiveness. No revenge is so complete as Forgiveness. Forgiveness began when you recall those who hurt you and you feel the power to wish them well cause To err is Human,to Forgive is Divine.
We make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give. Reach all the way and God will will reach down to you.
Love is a symbol of Eternity. It wiped out all sense of time destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.
Love is a battle
Love is a war
Love is always bestowed as a gift freely,willingly and without expectations. We don’t love to be loved – we love to love.
And the moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called Love and feel the depth,the delight,the ecstasy of it,you will discover that for you the world is transformed.
Some days are just bad days,that’s all. But remember that you have to experience Sadness to know Happiness. And there is only one Happiness in this life, TO LOVE AND BE LOVED!
♠ RIA ♠