Lawrence was able to get so much work done while Madiana watched Luis and did her work at the same time. He admired her for being an expert in multitasking.
When lunchtime came, she still insisted on being with Luis. Saying the little boy was keeping her company. So Alice, Ethan’s secretary brought Lunch to Maddie in her office and they spent lunch together with the two ladies gushing over baby Luis.
Lawrence sighed as he plopped down on the couch in his living room. He had just put Luis to bed. Since Luis is now in the picture and he cares so much for his son, he had to vacate work early, unlike those days where he will stay in his office and work till almost midnight.
Being a single parent is really hard. Especially when he never saw it coming and had no time to prepare.
Lawrence remembered Ava today when he was getting Luis ready for bed. He wondered what it would have been like if Luis’s had his mom around.
Lawrence sighed as he continued to do some work on his laptop. He was interrupted when the doorbell rang.
He grumbled and hoped it was not Ethan. He reluctantly stood up and went to open the door. He came to face with who he never expected. His twin sister, Lenora.
He was shocked to see her. He had not spoken or seen any of his Siblings since the day he didn’t show up for his engagement party. He intentionally avoided them because he was scared of facing them. He still did not know what they think of him with everything that has happened.
“Hi.” She greeted with her charming smile. she was looking more beautiful than Lawrence remembered.
“Heyyy.” Lawrence whispered.
Lenora gave him a sad smile and hugged him. She had missed her brother a lot. Lawrence sighed as he hugged her back, he missed her too.
They released themselves from the hug and Lawrence ushered her into his home.
She got herself comfortable on the couch and called Lawrence attention
“Come and take a seat.” She encouraged, patting the space beside her. He did as she said and now they were both sitting close, facing each other.
“You refused to pick up our calls, we are so worried about you” Lenora said.
“I know I’m sorry.”
“Ethan told me everything. I’m sorry you had to go through that all alone.” She said and he nodded.
“I had wanted to come to visit you at home but Ethan told me to chill. He said you needed time. But I couldn’t take it anymore, I had to come to see you”
“So how have you been coping?” She asked, truly concerned.
“I’ve been trying my best,” he whispered.
Lenora shifted closer to her brother and took his hands in hers.
“You don’t need to be embarrassed about anything. Look, we are human and we all make mistakes. You’re my brother, and it’s my duty to not only protect you but also support you.” she said and Lawrence nodded giving her a sad smile.
Sometimes Lenora behaves like the elder one. Forgetting Lawrence came into the world before her.
“I know. I was just ashamed. I do not want you guys to think ill of me. And the way mom replied me........” He said as he scratched the back of his head.
“She acted in the heat of the moment. She misses you badly, even Dad misses you too. Lucas has been very worried about you also. We all miss you Lawrence. Even our family dinner has not been the same without you.” She said.
“I miss you guys too.” He whispered.
“So tell me, what happened?” She asked and he explained the whole story to her.
“You are so brave, I really admire you for that.” She said with a sad smile trying to hold back tears.
“I know. I just have to be strong for Luis. He has no one else but me.” He replied as he wiped a tear off his face. He never fails to cry when he remembers Ava. How sweet and nice she was.
“Luis is not alone. He has you, he has me and every member of the family and very soon I’m sure he will have a mother. You need not worry Lawrence, I’m sure you will find a girl that will not only love you but also love Luis and you guys will be a family, the family you have always wanted. Forget about Silvia, she’s no good for you.”
“You know the right words to say to me every time,” he said and they both chuckled.
“So can I see my Nephew now?” She asked hopefully.
“Sure. He’s asleep so we have to make it very quiet,” he said.
They both stood up and he led her to Luis room. They stayed there for a while as Lenora kept on admiring the little cutie who was asleep.
“He’s so beautiful.” She said as soon as they got back to the living room.
“Yeah, he got that from his mom.” he chuckled and Lenora gave him a sad smile.
“I love the decorations in his room also, I never knew you were this good.”
“Thanks to Ethan and Madiana.”
“As in Maddie, your Secretary?” she asked.
“You know her?” he asked shocked.
“Yeah, you know Ethan kept talking about her. He said Maddie promised to help him get the phone number of a girl he likes.”
“Ethan is always Ethan. I hope he’s serious about this girl,”
Lenora sighed. “I hope so too.”
“Anyways, how has Luis been? Hope he has not been falling sick.” She asked.
“No. Just yesterday. He had a fever and I called the family doctor over. He came to check up on him and gave me instructions on things I need to do. As at this morning, his fever had gone but I couldn’t help being far away from him. I had to take him to work with me today.”
“So I assume you don’t have a Nanny yet?”
“I do. Her name is Kelly. She’s in her early 30′s. She’s been working here for a week now. I just gave her today off because it felt weird for me being far away from Luis but she will be taking over tomorrow while I’m at work.” he said.
“I must commend you. You’re very good at multitasking. Working and babysitting at the same time.” she said.
“Not really. Madiana helped me out,” he replied and his sister nodded with a grin.
“Lenora....” Lawrence groaned.
“What?” she playfully glared at him.
“Stop making those assumptions in your head,” he said.
“Okay fine. But I can’t wait to meet her,” Lawrence rolled his eyes at her.
“So how have you been? How’s Harry and Sarah?” He asked.
“They are fine. Harry sent his regards and Sarah misses you a lot.”
“I miss her too,” he replied.
Harry is Lenora’s husband while Sarah is their three-year-old daughter.
“I’m pregnant Lawrence.” She whispered and he looked at her in surprise.
“Wow.” He said as he took a glance at her stomach. She saw him and gave him a playful slap on his shoulder.
“It’s still early. You can’t see anything yet,” she mumbled.
“Well, that’s good news. Congrats sis,” He pulled her into a hug.
“So I guess I’m the last person to know,” he said and she nodded.
“Our family is multiplying. That’s amazing,”
“Yeah, mom and dad are happy they are going to be grandparents again. And Sarah is going all crazy with the big sister thing,” she said.
Lawrence closed the gap between himself and Lenora and took her hands in his ” You deserve all the happiness in the world and I’m so happy for you.” Lenora smiled, then hugged him.
“So when will the whole family be meeting Luis?” She asked.
“Perhaps we will attend the next family dinner,” he said which earned a smile from Lenora.
“I promise,” he replied.
“But I’m going to see Dad tomorrow. There’s a board meeting and I have to be there. Madiana has always been attending meetings on my behalf but I will take over tomorrow.”
“I will also call mom tomorrow. I don’t know how my schedule is but I will try to check up on Lucas at school tomorrow and I’m sure Luciana and I will sort ourselves out” He said.
“I’m so happy my brother is back.” Lenora chuckled as she jumped on her brother and sat on his lap.