Connected By Heart

By Omolade Ayisat All Rights Reserved ©

Romance / Drama

Chapter Eleven

Sophia’s Birthday.

Finally. Sophia Adoria Tennon clocks 5 today and guess what? she will be having a home party. A princess themed party. It was hard for Sophia to fall asleep yesterday night as she was so excited for today.

So far, nothing new. Except for the fact that Gabby had finally moved in with Terrence and Sophie. They now live together as a loving family connected by heart. Sophie is now very fund of Gabby that Terrence sometimes get jealous of Gabby getting all the attention he used to. But nevertheless Terrence is over the moon. His girls are his life. Nothing could be more fulfilling than having those you love most staying with you.

“Morning my love.” Terrence said as he kissed Gabby on her forehead.

“Morning.” Gabby replied as she kissed him on the cheek.

“Shouldn’t we go wake up the birthday girl now?” She asked.

“Sure. Let’s do that.” Terrence encouraged as he helped her from the bed. They exited their room and entered Sophie’s room.

Little Sophie was still sleeping so soundly, cuddling with her pink teddy bear.

Gabby took a seat on her bed and started showering her face with kisses. “Wake up Sophie.” Gabby said in between kisses.

“No. I want to sleep.” Sophie replied as she snuggled closer with her teddy bear.

“But its your birthday.” Gabby said as Sophie opened her eyes immediately.

“Its my birthday.” Sophie repeated as she rubbed her eyes with her little hands.

“Yes, Happy Birthday my love.” Terrence said as he lifted her from the bed into his arms.

“Thank you Daddy.” Sophie replied.

“Happy Birthday Sophie.” Gabby said as she stood up and kissed her on her forehead.

“Thank you Gabby.” Sophie grinned.

“I’m 5 today.” Sophie suddenly remembered.

“Yes sweetheart. You are growing up so fast.” Gabby said as she playfully squeezed Sophie’s nose which caused her to giggle more.

“So how do you feel Sophie? Do you feel a year older or Do you feel taller?” Gabby asked.

“Hmmm I don’t know.” Sophie said as she shrugged her shoulders. “I just feel happy because i have You and my Daddy.” Sophie said with a charming smile as Gabby and Terrence both kissed her forehead at the same time.

“So what do you want for breakfast?“Gabby asked the little girl.

“Pancakes.” Sophie screamed as they all chuckled.

They walked out of Sophie’s room to have breakfast after which Gabby helped Sophie in taking a shower and also making her look pretty.

Sophie’s party is to take place in the garden at the back of their house and the people Terrence hired had arrived early this morning to start the decorations. Debbie volunteered to take care of the food and Nikki volunteered to take care of snacks and dessert. Leaving Gabby with the cake and making Sophie look beautiful for the party. They had done that on purpose to relieve Gabby from stress.

As soon as it was 12, Debbie arrived with the food alongside her husband and her twins Peyton and Finley who were already dressed for the party. Peyton as Princess Amber and Finley as prince james.

“Thanks so much Debbie.” Gabby said as she assisted Debbie in organising the serving area where the food is to be placed.

“You have nothing to thank me for honey.” Debbie assured and they were both interrupted by Sophie who was already in her Princess Sophia’s costume.

“Gabby. meet my best friend Olivia.” Sophie introduced as Gabby said hi to Olivia who was in her princess Elsie costume.

“Its so nice to meet you Gabby. Sophie talks about you a lot.” Olivia said.

“Same here sweetie. I love your dress its so pretty.” Gabby commended.

“Thank you.” Olivia grinned. “My mom made it.” She said pointing towards a woman holding a little girl in her arms which Gabby assumed was Olivia younger sister. one of the twin.

“Common Olivia. Peyton and Finley are waiting for us.” Sophie said as she dragged Olivia away.

Soon enough, all the guest arrived and the party was in full session. The kids enjoyed themselves as there was lot to eat and lots of games to play. The adult were not also left out. Despite the fact that it was a princess themed party, they also had their adult corner. The kids parent got to know each other and they also had a little bit of adult games. Gabby also got to know Olivia’s mom too and Olivia younger sisters. The Twins. June and Violet.

Gabby’s parent were invited and Sophie was very trilled. She couldn’t help but introduce them to her friends. Terrence also invited some people from the company, they were mostly people that have children who are of Sophie’s age.

The truth is that most people at Tennon inc knew something was going on between their boss and Gabriela Brown. They dare not oppose or behave rudely to Gabby because they knew the consequence that awaits them. Besides Most workers of Tennon Inc were kindhearted people and were really happy for Terrence and Gabby.

When it was time to cut the cake, Everyone was asked to gather together. There was actually five princess cakes on the table. Gabby ordered two, Debbie and Nikki brought one each and Terrence mom brought the final one. Making 5.

Sophie was asked to pick a favourite and candles were placed on top it. Terrence lit the candle and told Sophie to close her eyes and make a wish which she did before blowing off the light on the candle. Everyone cheered as they continued to sing Happy Birthday song to Sophie.

Sophie received gifts from almost everyone that came to the party. It was a fun filled day. Gabby was also opportune to meet Terrence mother and her husband and also Terrence friends from high school.

After everyone had left. Debbie and Nikki stayed back for a while to help Terrence and Gabby clear everywhere. When they were done with that, Gabby showed her appreciation and they took their leave.

“Thanks for helping us plan today my love. Sophie really had fun and so did everyone.” Terrence appreciated as he kissed Gabby’s forehead.

“Sure. it was all worth it.” Gabby grinned.

“Are you ready for this?” Terrence asked and Gabby nodded.

“I just hope she takes the news well.” She said nervously as Terrence squeezed her hand, giving it a little assurance.

They both entered Sophie’s room and saw her sitting on her bed in her PJ, watching a cartoon.

“Hey princess. We want to talk to you.” Terrence said, grabbing her attention.

Terrence grabbed as duffel bag, placed it opposite Sophie’s bed as he sat on it while Gabby sat on Sophie’s bed beside Sophie. The three of them facing each other. Then Terrence put the TV on mute.

“Sophie we have another birthday gift for you.” Terrence said with a smile.

“But the both of you have given me my present already.” Sophie grinned.

“So you don’t want any other present?” Terrence teased.

“Of course i want it.” Sophie giggled.

Then Gabby gave Sophie the present. It was wrapped with a colourful green paper. Sophie stared at it for a while before taking a glance at Gabby, then her dad.

“Common. open it.” Gabby encouraged even though there was a trace of nervousness in her voice. Terrence noticed it and gave her hand another little squeeze.

Sophie finally unwrapped the present and came in contact with a purple frame which had a picture in it. She tried to look at the picture but she couldn’t come to a conclusion what the picture actually meant.

“Remember when you told me you wanted a baby sister Sophie.” Terrence said and Sophie smiled really hard. Thanking God that her dad has finally brought up the topic.

“You are going to have a baby sister or brother in few months time. This is the baby’s picture. Its still tiny. The baby is still growing in Gabby’s belly but will be here with us in few months time. Definitely before you celebrate your next birthday.” Terrence said with a smile as Sophie’s eyes never left his. She finally broke the contact with her father and looked down at the Frame she was holding. The look was priceless as Sophie had tears in her eyes.

She immediately dropped the frame on her bed and hugged Gabby tightly as she cried into Gabby’s chest.

“Thank you Gabby. I have always wanted baby sister. Thank you for giving me one. I promise to play with her every time. I promise to share my toys and my room with her. I promise to be a good big sister to her and i promise not to make her cry.” Sophie said in tears as she cried harder in Gabby’s chest.

“Its alright sweetie.” Gabby said as she tried to calm the little girl. “I have no doubt you will be the best big sister ever.” Gabby said.

Sophie pulled away from the hug and Gabby wiped the little girls tears with her right thumb.

“Don’t i deserve a hug too?” Terrence teased and Sophie jumped into his lap and gave him a tight hug. “Thank you too Daddy.” She said with a teary voice.

“I got you a shirt Sophie.” Gabby said as she handed the shirt over to Sophie. It was a pink shirt with a world best big sister design in it.

“Terrence assisted Sophie in reading the words on the shirt and Sophie screamed excitedly.

“I want to wear the shirt to school tomorrow daddy. please.” Sophie pleaded with a pout.

“No problem princess. But you don’t have school tomorrow so you can wear it on Monday.” Terrence said and Sophie nodded.

She jumped down from her fathers lap and reached for the frame. She smiled at it before giving it a very long kiss. Then she placed it on her night stand where she could see it everyday.

Continue Reading Next Chapter

About Us:

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered book publisher, offering an online community for talented authors and book lovers. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books you love the most based on crowd wisdom.