Connected By Heart

By Omolade Ayisat All Rights Reserved ©

Romance / Drama

Chapter Ten

Its Thursday today and Terrence had been going from one meeting to another. He has not gotten the chance to see Gabby at all.

“Ian could we please take a break. I need to see Gabby.” Terrence said as stopped Ian who was going over the report of their new project.

“Sure bro. We still have about a 20 mins break before the Shangai investors arrive.” Ian replied.

“Oh, thank goodness. I will be right back.” Terrence said as he walked out of Ian’s office, Taking the lift to the third floor where the human resource department was.

“Hi Katherine. Is Gabby in?” Terrence asked.

“No sir. She stepped out about an hour ago.” Katherine replied.

“Did she by any chance tell you where she was going?” He asked.

“No. But she said she won’t be back to the office until tomorrow.” Katherine said.

“Alright. Thanks.” He said as he went back to Ian’s office. He took out his phone from his pocket and dialled Gabby’s number but she wasn’t picking.

“Is anything the matter?” Ian asked as soon as Terrence came back into his office as he noticed his moody face.

“Gabby isn’t in her office and Katherine said she had left the office and won’t be back until tomorrow. I even tried calling her but she’s not answering my calls. What if something bad had happened?” Terrence said feeling totally worried.

“Be positive Terrence. Everything will be fine. I’m sure Gabby is okay.” Ian assured.

“I hope so.” Terrence muttered.

“Gabby.” Sophie yelled in excitement as she ran to hug Gabriella.

“How are you sweetheart?” Gabby said as she picked Sophie up.

“I’m fine.” Sophie grinned.

“I thought you would not come again.” Sophie said with a pout.

“I promised you I would and I always keep my promise.” Gabby said.

She had promised Sophia to take her out to have a girls time with her. She had been so busy with work since Monday so she decided to spend half day at work and spend the rest with Sophia.

“You are wearing the bracelet I gave you.” Sophie grinned as she saw the bracelet on Gabby’s left hand.

“Yes dear. I like it so much so I wear it all the time.” She replied.

“Are you ready to go now?” Gabby asked.

“Yes. But I have to get my backpack.” Sophie said as she played with the button on Gabby’s shirt.

“Okay love. Go get it. I will be waiting for you.” Gabby said as she put Sophia on her feet.

The little girl ran to her class and came back with her back pack.

They walked hand in hand towards Gabby’s car. Gabby helped Sophie settle down on the back seat as she buckled her up. She then went over to the drivers seat and settled down also.

“Sophie. Do you want to play some game on my iPad till we get to the mall so you won’t be bored.” Gabby asked and Sophie replied instantly.

“Yes please.”

So, Gabby took out her I pad from her bag and handed it over to Sophie.

“Thank you Gabby. You’re the best.” Sophie grinned.

“You’re welcome my baby.” She replied.

Gabby checked her phone and saw that she already had 6 missed calls from Terrence so she called him back immediately.

“Gabby are you okay? Is the baby alright?” Terrence asked with a panicked voice.

“We are fine Terrence.” Gabby assured.

“I was so worried. Katherine said you had gone out when I came to check on you and she said you won’t be returning until tomorrow. Is anything the matter Gabby?” He asked.

“Everything is fine dear. I wanted to see you too before I left but I was told you were in a meeting. Sorry for making you worried.” Gabby said sincerely.

“No problem honey. I feel so much better now. So where are you? At home?” He asked.

“No I’m not. I’m with Sophie. We are having a girl’s time.” She replied.

“Wow. Thats good. How come I never knew about this?” He asked, happy and amused at the same time.

“I promised to take her out and spend some time with her the other day you guys came over to my place. So I had gone over to your place to see Mitchell. She described Sophie’s school and also gave me the pass she uses to pick up Sophie. I also told her to take the rest of the day off since Sophie is with me.” Gabby said.

“Thank you so much. I’m sure this means a lot to Sophia.” he said and asked again “So where do you guys plan on going to?”

“To the mall first. To get our hair and nails done and to do some shopping. Then we will head over to Nikki’s place. I did not tell her I would be coming over. I just want it to be a surprise. ” Gabby said.

“I would have handed you my card earlier had I known.” He said.

“Don’t worry Terrence. I got us covered.” Gabby assured.

“Alright my love. You guys should have fun and be safe.” He said.

“Sure take care. Love you.” Gabby said.

“Love you too.” He replied as he ended the call.

Gabby was about to keep her phone in her bag when she had a beep sound. indicating she had a message. And indeed it was an alert from Terrence. He had transferred a huge sum into her account. Gabby shook her head with a smile on her face as she sent him a message.

“You know you don’t have to right?” She sent and he replied almost immediately.

“I wanted to. You girls mean a lot to me. Have fun!” He replied and Gabby smiled at his reply. She was so blessed to have him.

She finally put her phone in her bag and took a glance at Sophie who seems to be so engrossed in the game she was playing and smiled at the adorable little girl before she buckled herself up and began driving.

When they first got to the mall, they went to the cafeteria to get some lunch before they proceeded to the Salon area to get their hair and nails done. Gabby did not plan on getting a spa treatment since she had one not quite long but she allowed Sophie get one. After giving Sophie a through massage, they proceeded to the shopping area where they bought clothes, shoes, toys, accessories and other stuffs. Gabby bought a few for herself. But most of what they bought was for Sophie. They also got new toys for Amber since they were going to visit her when they were done with the shopping. Gabby was so tempted to by some new born clothes but she didn’t as she did not want Sophie to start asking questions but she was able to buy a big sister shirt for her when she wasn’t looking. Gabby also bought two matching ties. one for Terrence and his best friend Ian. She also got a pair of shoe for Nikki.

When they were done with that, they were assisted with putting the stuffs at the back of the car. Then they got into the car and headed towards Nikki’s place.

It was around past 4 in the evening when Nikki’s door bell rang. That really took her by surprise because she wasn’t expecting anyone and her husband won’t be back until later on. But she reluctantly stood up and went to answer the door.

“Aunt Nikki.” Sophie screamed as she hugged Nikki’s leg tightly.

Nikki could not believe it. Sophie and Gabby had come to visit her.

“Hi my love.” Nikki squatted as she hugged Sophie properly.

“I love your hair Sophie.” Nikki said as she pulled away from the hug.

“Thank you aunt Nikki. I just made it today. Gabby took me.” Sophie replied proudly.

“Where’s Amber?” She asked as she pulled away from the hug.

“Over there, in her play pen.” Nikki said as she pointed somewhere and Sophie instantly ran that way.

“Heyy.” Gabby replied with a smile as Nikki pulled her into a hug.

“You never told me you were coming.” Nikki accused.

“Yeah, we just want to surprise you.” Gabby replied.

“Come on in.” Nikki said excitedly as she shut the door. They walked into the living room and saw Sophie showering Amber with a lot of kisses which cause her to giggle so loudly. Gabby’s heart melted at that. Sophie will be the best big sister ever.

“Amber is now big. She was so tiny the last time i saw her.” Sophie addressed Nikki.

“I know right. She’s just growing up so fast.” Nikki replied with a smile.

“I want to have a sister like Amber.“Sophie whispered as she caressed Amber’s cheek.

“You do?” Nikki asked and Sophie nodded. “Yes i do. I told my Daddy and he said he will think about it.” Sophie said.

“Sophie will you look after amber while Gabby and i make dinner?” Nikki asked.

“Okay.” She replied as she returned playing with Amber.

“So you guys haven’t still told her.” Nikki teased as she and Gabby walked into the kitchen.

“We will. On her birthday.” Gabby replied as she opened the fridge for a glass of water.

“So what do you guys want for dinner?” Nikki asked.

“Anything is okay.” Gabby replied.

Visiting Nikki was fun. She gave Gabby a tour around her house, They ate dinner together after which they watched a movie together. When it was time for Amber to take her milk, Sophie begged Nikki that she wants to feed her which she did so well. And Nikki could not help but awe at that while Gabby took as many pictures as possible. They also gave over the gift they bought for them which Nikki was grateful for.

Gabby and Sophie eventually left Nikki’s house at past 7. By then Sophie was already sleepy. She was worn out from the days enjoyment.

As soon as Gabby parked her car in front of Terrence house, so did Terrence arrive as he packed beside Gabby’s car. She unbuckled her seat belt and got out of the car while Terrence did the same also.

“If i did not know you better, i would have said you were stalking us Mr Tennon.” Gabby teased as Terrence approached her.

He pulled her into a warm hug and gave her a long passionate kiss.

“I missed you my love.” Terrence moaned in between kisses.

“I miss you too sweet.” Gabby replied.

“Hope you guys had fun?” He asked.

“Yeah, we did. Sophie had fallen asleep on our way home.” Gabby said.

“Okay. I will carry her in while i come back and get the shopping bag.” Terrence said as he opened the passenger’s seat and carried Sophie.

“Daddy.” Sophie whined.

“Yes cupcake. Its me.” Terrence replied as he kissed her forehead.

“Do you like my hair Daddy?” Sophie murmured as she opened her sleepy eyes.

“Yes i do my love. Its so pretty.” Terrence replied and Sophie showed him her painted nails. It was painted in a purple colour.

“Your nails are pretty also. So i assumed you had fun.” Terrence said.

“Yes daddy. i had so much fun.” Sophie replied with a sleepy voice.

Terrence took her to her room, gave her a bath, changed her clothes before putting her to bed.” He kissed her forehead and deemed the light in her room before stepping out.

He walked into the seating room and saw that Gabby had already brought all the bags in.

“You should have allowed me to that you know. I don’t want you carrying something heavy.” Terrence walked towards where she was sitting, sat down also and pulled her on his lap.

“I know.But they were not heavy so its fine.” She replied.

“I have to go now Terrence. Its getting late.” Gabby announced.

“Please stay. Spend the night here. I have not seen you all day. Besides i don’t want you driving at this time.” Terrence said, giving her his puppy dog face.

“You know i have to be at work very early in the morning. And i don’t have extra work clothes with me.” Gabby said.

“I promise, we will wake up on time and i don’t mind dropping you at your house to get ready then drive you to work after all. Sophie did not have school tomorrow so i can drop you off.” Terrence said.

“You won’t give up.will you?” Gabby groaned and Terrence shook his head negatively.

“Alright i will stay.” Gabby declared and Terrence immediately gave her a long passionate kiss.

She called her mom that she was going to be spending the night at Terrence place and after that they had their showers and Terrence gave her one of his shirt to change into.

“Thanks for taking Sophie out today, I’m sure it really means a lot to her.” Terrence said as he finished looking at all the pictures Gabby took on her phone today.

“I had fun too.” Gabby mumbled as she snuggled closer to Terrence.

“Alright my love, go to sleep.” Terrence said as he played with her hair.

“Goodnight.” Gabby mumbled as she feel asleep immediately she shut her eyes.

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