????????????The Baby Contract????????????
“Mom! Dad!” Pearl called as she entered the room,Anne popped her head out of the duvet while Deville stayed still under the duvet,so Pearl won’t know what’s going on there,
“Yes honey,” Anne replied casually while Pearl was grinning at her,
“Mommy,where’s daddy? Its almost dinner time .”Deville tickled Anne’s foot and she kicked him,
“Mom is everything alright?” Pearl asked her as she saw Anne frowned her face for a second,
“Never mind sweetheart, your daddy isn’t back home yet,” Pearl countenance changed,
“But I thought I heard him from the bathroom awhile ago?”Pearl asked not convinced about what her mom told her,
“Yea…h,he……he’s in the bathroom, he’s still in the bathroom, I forgot.” Pearl knew what was going on and came to sit on the bed,
“Baby stop!” Anne said quickly, Pearl halted still giggling,
“Why don’t you go downstairs and wait for me,I’ll be down soon.”
“Okay mommy, but come real quick.” With this Pearl left the room smiling,then Deville slid out of the duvet, he was laughing uncontrollably,
“You’re such a naughty jerk.She hits his bare chest and stood up to leave but he pulled her back to him,
“That naughty jerk wants nothing more than to have you in my hand forever and,” he winked his eye at her,
“You know what I mean.” She faked a smile,
“I know what you mean but I’m not letting you through,” She pushed him off her,
“So get dress and come down soon,your daughter is waiting for you.” She left the room and closed the door while Deville stayed for long before getting dress and joining them downstairs.
After few weeks,Charles called Anne,she was lying on Deville’s chest after making love to him,then her phone buzzed,she checked the caller’s ID,it was Charles,
Taking this call with Deville present is gonna cause me a lot of trouble, she thought to herself,she rejected the call.It rang again and she rejected it,Deville got curious,
“Who’s that and why don’t you wanna take the call?” He was stroking her hair,she raised her head up from his chest and gazed at him smiling evenly,
“Its my friend Karen.” She rested her head back and the phone rang again,
“You can take the call,I won’t mind.”
“Its useless,she’s just gonna resume her frequent complaint about her boyfriend.” She lied,then a message came in her phone,she checked it,
“Anne,I need to speak with you,let’s meet at the Four Quarters Restaurant, beside 14th Avenue.
P.S:Please it very urgent, come alone.” It read,Deville didn’t ask anything about it and she was okay with that.They stayed in his room till sixteen-thirty,then she stood up to go to hers,
“Deville, can I ask for a favor?” She asked him cause he wouldn’t allow her go out alone,fearing that she might get hurt or worst get kidnapped by his enemies( People like Charles),
“What is it?” He stood up from the bed too,
“I need to go downtown today please.” He frowned,
“For what?”He arched his eyebrow,his voice isn’t was anymore,
I bet he’s gonna say no, I’m the boss here,Anne said to herself,
“I need to go help someone with something.” She gave him a puppy face but he isn’t buying that,
“Something? Someone? Don’t they have their personal name?” Deville asked,
“Its my girlfriend from college and she needs me help with some girlish stuffs.” She lied but still he wasn’t convinced,
“Okay,I’ll go with you.”
“No!” She said quickly, he arched his eyebrow,
“I mean no,she might get embarrassed at your presence.” She gave him a hearty smile,
“I’m gonna be back before you miss me.” Since be was a head taller than her,she walked in front of him,stood on her toes and kissed him slightly on his lips,
“You’re tempting me and bet,I won’t overcome.” She knows what he meant by that,so she ran out of his room before he could get a hold on her.She got dresses and left to see Charles taking Deville’s car.
“Anne.” Charles came forward and hugged her,she followed him into the dimly lit restaurant and sat down,
“Charles,I’ve got less time with me,so you’ve to be real quick.” He nodded,
“Maître!” Charles called one of the waiter,the young boy came and handed them a menu book,
“I’m in no mood to take anything Charles,just tell me why you called me out here.” Her voice was getting impatient, Charles looked at her with a sad expression,
“Anne,are you back with him?” She wasn’t surprised at him question but they baffled her,
“Charles,it’s just that….”
“Anne,is that a yes or a no.” He interrupted her,she nodded slowly,
“Anne,I though you said you’d get over him,why did you do this to us?” He was crying and she said nothing,
“Why did you kill this relationship before it stfloor..” She still isn’t talking,he placed his hand on her shoulder,
“Anne,do you realm love him?” She nodded and that sent him bananas,
“Charles,I’m sorry thing had to end up this way for us but I can’t deny the fact that I still have feeling for Deville and I have a child for him too.” She was choking tears,he walked away from her and went o the fake window by his seat and hit it with his fist.This attracted the attentions of several customers and the staffs of the restaurant,
“Sir,you are disturbing the serenity and peace of other customers.” They tried to hold him down but he pushed them away,Anne walked towards him,
“Charles,please stop this….” She tried to hold him down but be pushed her and she fell backwards but thanks to a strong arm that held her from reaching the floor.
Pls who’s that?
When Anne raised her head up,she saw a familiar face,one she had dread ever setting eyes on again,
“F..r…a…n…k.” She stammered,
“A..n..n..e.” Frank was as surprised as hell to see her again,she stood up immediately, ran outside,got into her car and drove home, shivering with fear all the way back.Meanwhile, Frank had wanted to go after her but decided against it,he went to Charles who had seen the whole commotion.
“Man,what happened?” He took Charles fist which was bleeding,
“We need to clean that up, come let’s go to my house and treat that fist of yours.”He pulled Charles out,paid the staffs for the damaged caused by Charles and took him to his house as said.When she got home,she was panting like someone who had been chased by his or her death,
” Anne,ways wrong with you? “Deville asked rushing to her, he heard his car come in,knowing it was her,he came downstairs only to meet her in a strange way.
” Anne,did anyone hurt you? What’s wrong with you? “He asked her,her breath was belabored and heavy and she was loosing air slowly.Then she fell unconscious in his arm,Cheryl and the rest of the family came running out from their different location,
” Daddy, what wrong with her?”Pearl cried seeing her mom unconscious, Cheryl and Mrs Phina asked the same question but the only answer Deville would give them was,
“Call Doctor Williams now,tell him its an emergency.” He carried her and rushed upstairs to him room.
“Williams, what wrong with her?” Deville was confused,its been almost an hour since William came here but he hadn’t told her anything concerning Anne’s health,
“Deville, she’s fine now.” He heaved a sign of relief but was still worried,
“What happened to her?” He asked his friend,
“I don’t know for sure yet but I believe its shock,”Deville stared at him confusedly waiting for more explanation,
” Dev,maybe she saw something that triggered her to get shock and since the foetus is still developing,she reacted…….. “Deville frowned and arched his eyebrow,
“Backtrack.” Williams sighed,
“To cut the bullshit Dev,she’s five weeks gone and had reacted to something or someone that might have shocked her.” William explained but Deville only took the first part of the long sentence,
She’s five weeks gone,he was lost in his calculation, he checked from Charles to now and from him to now,
Its either me or Charles,he stared at Anne who was still lying on the bed unconscious,
“Deville.” He was called back to his senses,
“Yeah,yes.” He replied in a distress tone,
“What’s the problem?” Williams asked him,his friend wasn’t happy at the news of the pregnancy,
“Its nothing Will.” Deville lied,
“Okay,I’m going,she’ll regain consciousness soon and please make sure she gets enough bed rest.” Deville followed him to see him off.
“How’s she?” Mrs Phina asked immediately he came back inside after seeing off the doctor,
“Daddy,what wrong with mommy?” Pearl asked,Cheryl stood up and went to Mrs Phina,
“Sunshine,your mommy’s fine,she was just tired.” He lied,
How can he tell her, her mom is pregnant and he doesn’t know if he’s the father of the child or not.Mrs Phina knew he was lying,she knows her son’s lying fave even if his daughter doesn’t know.
“Deville!” Anne’s cry was heard,Deville left everyone and ran upstairs.
She was crying when he got there,he ran to the bed and held her close,
“Anne,what’s the matter?” She founded it difficult to talk due to her uneven breathing,
“Anne please calm down,” She was saying something but Deville was scared enough for her health than listen to what she’s saying,
“Anne,take a deep breathe, she stopped chanting and did as she was told,
” Breath out.”she dropped her breath and her breathe was normal but she was still crying,
“Anne what happened?” He made her rest on his chest and he stroke her hair to ease her,
Deville, I’m sorry.”He was surprised,
Does she know about the pregnancy?
“What really happened?” He asked her again,she sniffled again and again.
“I lied,I went to see Charles.” He got angry and shocked too,
She lied to me,just because of him,to go and see him.His anger was rising but he had to control it,
“Deville, I’m sorry,I went there to see him cause I wanted to tell him I don’t want him in my life but he took it the wrong way,” she said to him,
Who’ll take it the right way having to leave a pretty woman like you,I didn’t take it the right way and I know he wouldn’t, not even Frank did.
“He pushed me away,before I could fall some one held me,I looked up and saw Frank, I hurriedly left the place but he saw me already.” She cried on his chest,Deville said nothing but just cuddled her and lay on the bed with her.
I should tell her about her condition now,he held her close,
“Anne did you know you’re pregnant?” It came out as calm as ever but she wasn’t taking it calmly,she turned to him in surprise,
“What?” He nodded slowly,
“Deville, do you think its your?” She asked him,he breath out,
“Its almost the same time,five weeks gone.” He nearly cried,
How can he not be sure of the paternity of the child.
“Its your Deville, I hope it is.”He nodded and kissed him full on the lips,
” Even if it turns out to be his,I won’t let him have you,you’re mine Anne and we own each other.”he whispered to her,she nodded and relaxed to his body.