Chapter Forty One: Messed up plans!
On our way home, I saw a candy shop and suddenly felt like having sweets and candies, I smiled to myself imagining my baby wanting candies already, and decided to do what he or she wants. Besides I liked candies myself, so why not have them?
"Bob, can you pull over in front of that candy shop for a minute?" I told Bob, as always he pulled over with a nod of his head without asking why, this was something I really liked about Bob, he never questioned.
I got out of the car, and told Bob to wait for me, of course he didn't and he followed me to the candy shop, I rolled my eyes and just let him come in, what else can I do right?
Just as I got in the smell of sweets and cakes filled my nostrils, and I couldn't help but feel like wanting all the candies in the shop, but I told myself to be patient and instead roamed around the-surprisingly- big shop.
Bob was silently following me, he was a few meters behind me, he too was staring at the colorful types of candies, and many kinds of the birthday and anniversary cakes. I think I was just hallucinating, but he smiled at my reaction whenever I saw something I liked, I don't blame the poor guy, my reaction was funny even for myself.
I was still staring at the delicious candies, and cakes when suddenly Bob was clutching his abdomen and he said he needed to go the bathroom immediately, I laughed out loud at his condition and told him to go, god knows what he has eaten, I told him to be careful next time he eats food.
"Stay where you are, Miss." Bob kept telling me, I just rolled my eyes at his stupidity and shook my head.
"Where the hell would I go to? Go and do your thing Bob, relax" I said, his face was red from pain and maybe from embarrassment too, but his expression softened and he nodded his head in approval and walked away from me.
Bob was gone, I kept staring at the candies and thinking of which one to buy, then I smiled at the memory of Bob clutching his stomach, but then suddenly my smile disappeared, and an idea came to me.
I had to go tell Richard I'm pregnant.
With that thought in mind, I slowly and carefully walked back to the door of the shop, I was nearly running in excitement and nervousness when I suddenly bumped into some hard body.
"Sorry" I said without looking at the person, I was about to keep running when my eyes landed on the person in front of me and I felt fear and worry fill my heart immediately.
I'm in trouble. I thought.
There was a blank expression on his face, I was suddenly trembling, I didn't know where, but all I knew was that I was trembling, shaking from fear. Then my senses suddenly came back to me, and I realized my hands and were trembling which were still holding his shirt for support, I immediately withdrew my hands, He chuckled when he noticed my nervousness around him and I could feel a hint of a smirk on his lips. So I looked away from him.
I sighed and looked for Bob to help me, but he was nowhere to be found.
The irony! I wanted him so much at this moment, when all I wanted before was to get rid of him.
Kyle was still staring at me, even when I wanted to go past him and just not be in the same area as him, but just as I was about to walk by him he grabbed my arm forcefully and pulled me to himself, making me gasp.
"Where do you think you're going?" he asked, his smirk gone his amused expression replaced by anger and hatred, making it difficult for me to breathe.
I wanted to scream, I wanted to shout for help, to tell him to let me go. But I couldn't do anything, I had even forgotten about Bob.
"I heard your husband cheated on you, your precious lover was not so innocent after all" Kyle said, he snorted and grabbed my arm, taking me to god only knows where, I fought him but it was no use he was stronger than me.
"Let me go please!" I found my voice, I kept begging him to let me go but it was no use, he was pulling me outside of the shop, towards some car. His car maybe.
"Do you know what Richard did to me? He beat me up to a pulp you bitch" Kyle hissed, making me flinch.
"Please.. let me go.. " I kept saying over and over again, this can't happen, I'm pregnant for god's sake, I need to protect my baby.
"Do you think it's easy? I will beat you up just like how he beat me" Kyle replied, he was holding my arm so tight in his hand that I was sure it will leave bruises.
And that's when Bob came to my rescue.
"Leave her alone!" Bob's strong voice sounded scary enough for Kyle's hold to loosen, I took the opportunity and escaped his hold, ran and hid behind Bob's big back.
"Don't interfere you old douchbag" Kyle said and was about to throw a punch at Bob, but Bob was quicker and stronger he threw a punch at Kyle making him groan in pain and fall to the hard ground, I heard some bones breaking, maybe it was his nose. As much as I don't like violence, serves him right.
"Get the hell out of here" Bob told Kyle, I still hid behind Bob's back the entire time, even when I heard the sound of Kyle's footsteps running and fading away.
"It's safe now, Miss" Bob said gently, and I got out from my hiding place.
"Thank you, Bob" I said after sighing in relief, that was close.
Just when I thought the trouble is gone, I noticed Bob glaring at me, and I gulped. It's not like I'm afraid of him it's just that I knew I'm in huge trouble because I guess he already knows I was about to be sneaky and run away from him.
"I told you to wait right there, Miss" Bob said, looking pissed and –honestly- scary.
"I'm sorry" I said and looked at everywhere but him.
"You were lucky I came quickly, otherwise god knows what he might have done to you if he had the chance" Bob muttered, making a shiver go down my spine, Bob is right thankfully he came and rescued me from that devil.
"Be careful please, it's not just Kyle who wants to hurt you ,now everybody in our country knows about you and Mr. Anderson's situation and they will try to take advantage of it" Bob said, I just nodded my head and bit my lower lip from embarrassment.
"Okay, I'll be careful from now on" I mumbled and walked towards my car, I got in the back seat and we were soon on our way home.
On our way home, my mind was occupied with Kyle's thought, I remembered that time. I remembered how I felt so disgusted with myself, I felt worthless and cheap. I also remembered how Richard helped me get over all those negative feelings and thoughts and he helped me see myself as a beautiful and good girl. He made me recognize my true self.
I sighed and shook my head, there's no need to think of those bad times now. My baby needs to remain healthy and happy, and for that I need to remain healthy and happy too, without any stress.
We were home, I gave aunt Judy my jacket and climbed the stairs slowly to my room. I opened the door of my bedroom, a yawn escaped my mouth as I lay on my bed and thought of all the incidents happening in my life. Especially the thoughts of my baby consumed my mind mostly.
I was still feeling very tired and scared after all the incidents happening today, I took out some candies Bob had bought for me when I was waiting for him in my car patiently, I ate them all.
While eating my candies, I remembered how I hallucinated about Richard calling my name today. But I shrugged it off and closed my eyes to let go of all the negative thoughts again, I was about to fall asleep when I heard the door of my bed room open. I was barely able to open my eyes, but managed to open them anyway, then I saw my mother crossing her arms over her chest and she was staring at me strangely.
Since I was laying on my bed, I was seeing my mom upside down, so I wasn't exactly sure of her expression, I didn't even know what she was doing in my room in the first place.
I sighed and sat down on my bed, my brows furrowed at my mother's reaction.
What's the matter now? I thought. Can't they just live me alone? I saw Kyle today for lord's sake. I'm already pregnant and tired. Oh great! I'm already complaining like a pregnant woman.
"How was your shopping with Natalie?" she asked, her lips pressed to a thin line.
"I only bought chocolate and candies" I mumbled, and closed my eyes, feeling uncomfortable by the sunlight hitting my eyes.
"You just bought candies?" My mom asked, her face still as emotionless as before, making me frown at her.
"Yes, I'm tired mom can we please talk later?" I said my eyes still closed.
"So, you're pregnant.." Mom said, making me stare at her with wide eyes, how did she know?
"I'm your mother, Kristen. Of course I know" she said, I put my hand over my mouth abruptly when I realized I had thought out loud.
"And you had left your pregnancy test in your room's trashcan" my mother added with a cold voice.
I was still staring at her with wide eyes, when she slowly walked towards me and sat down on my bed.
"I'm not planning on abortion so take that idea out of your head, alright?" I said, my voice strong not like how I actually was feeling inside, which was something I'm grateful for.
"Who do you think I am?!" my mother exclaimed, feeling offended and sad at what I said, I was taken aback by her reaction, not expecting this reaction from her at all.
"I want to keep my baby" I mumbled, touching my abdomen where my baby was.
"I didn't say you can't keep it Kristen" my mom said " I can't let you get abortion even if you wanted to, understood?"
"Uh.. what?" I asked, feeling dumbfounded. Who the hell is this woman what has she done to my mother?
"You heard me right, you have no idea how it feels Kristen." My mom said, and I could swear I saw her eyes wet from tears and her tears were about to fall down on her cheeks when she suddenly looked away from me, when she turned back and looked at me, her tears were gone, but her sad expression was still present.
"What do you mean?" I asked.
"When I was pregnant with you, our financial condition was not very good" my mother said "Me and your father weren't ready for another trouble in our lives, and we wanted to give our baby full attention so I wanted to get abortion, I wanted to kill you"
"Oh! What happened then?" I asked, despite feeling disappointed that my parents had wanted to kill me when they had me, I couldn't help but wonder what made them change their minds. Now that I was on my way of becoming a mother myself, I couldn't help but feel curious about all the mothers and parents of the world.
"I went to the hospital, but when I saw all those crying women going out of the room, and how they were sad of losing their babies, I changed my mind and decided to keep you" my mother said, then she stared at me and the sides of her lips turned into an almost invisible smile " And I don't regret it"
I smiled at her despite being very mad at her, I was glad at least I wouldn't have a problem with my parents for deciding to keep my baby.
"But you'll have to keep it a secret from Richard and his parents" she said, and just liked that all my positive thoughts and nice fantasies about me and my baby's future crumbled down.
"Why?" I asked her angrily, I couldn't help it. Richard had the right to know, I thought she'll tell me that my baby needs his or her father, but I was so wrong.
"Don't use that tone with me, young lady!" my mother exclaimed " If his parents know, do you think they're gonna leave you and your baby alone? Even your lover will take away your child from you, without giving you a second thought, and you my silly girl will be left to suffer alone, after having that child in you for nine months, Richard and his parents will take full custody of your baby, he's the son of the multi-billionaire after all, there's nothing he won't be able to do"
"Didn't you get me married off to him because he's the son of a multi-billionaire?" I asked sarcastically.
"Don't talk like that to me, Kristen! I'm not Natalie or any or of your friends, I'm your mother"
"Exactly mother! You should have been able to understand me because you're my mother, but you don't!"
"You won't tell Richard or anyone else that you're pregnant, end of discussion"
With that said, my mother walked out of my room and slammed the door shut. Leaving me to my own thoughts, and leaving me to cry alone in my own bed, which was very cold since the very first day I came back to live with my parents.ns 126.96.36.199da2