“Congratulations. She is going to be a mother,”
The doctor’s words kept on echoing in my mind and I could feel a pit of happiness evolving inside my chest as I thought about it again and again. Juliette made me the most happiest man in the whole world. From the day, she came into my life, she has brought only happiness for me which I really feel grateful off but then this news is just above all the happiness.
I am soon going to be a father. A father.
Whenever I utter the word ‘father’ it makes me feel something new. Earlier, it was just a word for me but now it’s going to be a title for me. I am a father now.
I watched as she slept soundly holding her belly and her other hand resting over mine. She was ecstatic when she heard the news but then she was tired and felt nauseous and I thought it would be better for her if she rested for a while before I had to leave her back to that apartment. Thinking of that, makes me feel restless. I can’t send her back to him. Not when she is pregnant and seeing the stunt that she pulled yesterday, that makes me feel even more worried.
What if she does that again when I’m not around?
Just the thought of it gave me chills. I couldn’t take any risk now. Not when she is in this state. I just can’t let anything happen to both of them.
Taking a deep breath I closed my eyes for a minute and then decided it for the betterment of Juliette. This should end. And then called the person who has been working his ass off remaining in the shadows.
“Yes, before you say something I have a news,” he said and that got my attention.
“Found ya’ stabber,” he laughed venomously and that cracked a smile on my face in triumphant.
“You sure?” I asked wanting to make sure if he actually found the traitor but I knew that he must have found him or her because he never fails in his work.
He chuckled in response and cleared his throat before replying “I’m sure you have had your plans ready to torture the traitor but let me warn you something you wouldn’t like who it is,” he said and I just scoffed in return.
“I am sure its Ga-”
“Ah! Ah! No! He is not the one .... he said and that had me all confused.
“Then who is it that is has become the enemy of Juliette and had tried to kill her and get me? I was thinking Gale is the only one who has always wanted to hurt me but then wh-” I said but stopped mid sentence realising something.
“Don’t tell me....”
“I think you have got it...” he chuckled and I had my hand over my head in frustration.
“Just no! Just no!” I groaned balling my fist angrily.
“Unfortunately....Yes. And the person is....”
Sitting next to Juliette I watched her sleep soundly unaware of the world that is after her. I have promised her that I would protect her from every pain and sufferings but here I am, sitting next to her cursing our fate for giving us so much of trouble to endure. The people whom we had doubts has no hand in anything that has been happening to us.
But the question is why and what made that person to fall this cheap?
Now, what am I going to tell Juliette when she asks me about the traitor?
I don’t have any intention of lying to her but then I don’t want to give her any more stress than she really is.
“Damn it!” a curse escaped my mouth when I kept thinking about it repeatedly.
“Is everything alright?” I heard her soft voice from my side as I kept on glancing outside the window trying as hard as I could to avoid her gaze and helping my own self from getting caught.
“What do you mean?” I asked still not looking at her as I fished the phone out of my jacket and scrolled through the screen acting busy even though I had nothing to do with it at the moment.
It was best if I try to avoid it till the very end and wait for the right time and place. Currently, we were in a situation where we were just surrounded by a vast sea of problems and I had no intention of exploring anything new when I had so much in my pocket. We had to deal with Alex, I have to keep Juliette safe from Alex, I have to find Alex’s motives for doing all this, Juliette has to face and act as Ivona, Juliette is pregnant and someone from our family had tried to stab me in my back and attempted to kill Juliette.
With all these things in my mind, it was beginning to make me fill up with anxiety because not only this but I was also not concentrating any more on my work.
Even though I had managed to export all the arms the last time, but since the day I had met Alex and had started playing this acting game there is no movement in my business and no new deals have been made since then. It’s a loss. A huge loss.
Max has been handling my business in my absence but he is not Zachary Udolf Sullivan and I knew he couldn’t handle and make new deals during my absence. And talking about the construction company, Kristian has been supporting as well but he has changed. He has grown bitter since the day I had left all the works on him and judging from the fact that he was with Kiara, Juliette’s friend last time it is not a doubt that he is interested upon that woman and because of me he is unable to spend time with her which is why he has grown so bitter towards me.
A sigh escaped my mouth as I thought about my life.
“Zac?” I heard her soft voice from beside me and it was when I turned to look at her.
She looked refreshed after having a long nap but had a radiant skin. I noticed, she looked happy and healthy and that made me wonder if it was all the work of pregnancy hormones. It made me smile.
“Are you alright?” she asked as she took a seat before me on the couch and faced me.
“Yes,” I smiled at her and pulled her close hugging her as she buried her head in my chest and I looked out of the window towards the road.
“You know I have a detector on my head that tells me that you are lying and you know it as well. So,...” she sat back as she moved away from me and smiled at me “Why do you even bother to lie?” she smiled and that made me huff at her.
“Really? A detector? I would have been impressed if you had said that your heart knows it when I lie or something more corny or cheesy like that,” I told her and watched as she squinted her eyes at me and the moved forward towards me.
“Do you think really think that you can divert me from any topic with your witty words?” she challenged and for a moment I was dumbstruck.′
What is this?
What happened to her?
“W-Who are you?” the words escaped my mouth and she raised her eyebrows questionably before speaking “What?”
“Who are you? Where is my Juliette?” I asked and she had a known expression on her face as she rolled her eyes and crossed her arms over her chest pushing her boobs up in the process.
“Whatever you mean Mr. Sullivan!”
“Really! Where is my Juliette? What happened to my Juliette? What did you do to her?” I asked as I poked her playfully and her lips turned up into a smile.
“Come here and give me a kiss,” I exclaimed as I pulled her face close to me and pecked her lips multiple times which made her giggle and soon enough the peck turned to a passionate deep kiss with her sitting on my laps as I roamed my hand all over back feeling her body.
“You have just come to us and you have already made your mom so smart,” I joked as I roamed my hand over Juliette’s belly talking to my unborn child but my action were slapped off by Juliette as she snorted at me and crossed her arms over my neck placing her forehead against mine.
“Even though you try your best to hide away your feelings, I can still sense it. So, stop it now,” she whispered which made me chuckle.
“Just give me one reason why should I not go?” she gritted out as she glared at me from the other side of the car.
“One? I can give you thousands! Are you really again at it Juliette? C’mon now! Just how many times did I tell you that now you can not be so free willed and do whatever you wish to do? You have a life inside you now. Do you not understand? How can you just think about yourself?” my nostrils were flaring as I yelled at her but it looked it didn’t bother her even once.
“T-Thinking about myself? Oh am I? Why do you think am I doing this?” she retorted back and I had my fist formed into a ball out of anger and also for the fact that I had to continuously remind myself that she was pregnant and I needed to calm down and calm her down as well. But she had something else in her mind.
“No arguments!” putting up a finger towards her direction I made sure that my words were clear enough for her to be heard and wished her to stop arguing.
A few hours ago she received a call from that mutt Alex who told her that he wanted to take her to his father and discuss about the wedding.
Wedding my ass!
I had changed my mind on letting her be with him and have finally decided that I should finally put an end to this but Juliette being Juliette, the stubborn woman she is still adamant on finding the traitor for me and it why she wishes to be Alex even though she knew he was a threat to her and also to our baby. And even though I knew who the traitor was I couldn’t even unveil the traitor out before Juliette worrying about her health.
What if she suffers a Trauma?
I couldn’t see her break down and in no means I would let her crumble down. If it means I had to fight with her then so be it. I am ready to suffer her wrath.
“Look Zachary! I-” she began but was cut off abruptly by me as I held a hand out to show her that I wasn’t listening. But then what seemed like it triggered her because as soon as I held my hand out her expression changed to a vile one and she marched off to me stomping her feet angrily as she held the collar of my shirt and pulled me to her angrily as she gritted out “Don’t you dare behave this way with your wife!”
And before I could speak up, I felt a presence and as if Juliette felt it too she looked towards our side still holding my collar and I watched as her expression changed to a shocked one and she let go of my collar. I looked towards the direction where she was looking and it was where I saw a flustered Kristian and an angry looking upset Kiara looking our way.
Sorry my exams were going on for which I was unable to update.