Chapter 50. The House
He drove into the driveway of a big white house that took my breath away.
I got out the car and stared at the beauty in front of me. I walked up, opened the door and I gave out an even bigger wow, It was so airy. The realtor was having a conversation with Alando so I decided to take the tour by myself.
The house was built on two levels, the main living area was on the ground level, with a spacious living-dining-kitchen area, office, covered porch, spacious deck with open and covered spaces, separate grilling deck, master bedroom with en-suite bath, another full bath, laundry/mudroom and a double garage.
The house had an open concept. The living-dining-kitchen area is one spacious area with unbelievable long range mountain views from every spot. Vaulted wood ceilings, beautiful walnut floors, comfortable and quality furnishings that gave me a homey feel just by being there. The living room had a wood burning fireplace, beverage center with undercounter refrigerator, sound system with speakers throughout the house, and comfortable seating for seven or more although I would definitely be changing a few things to add my own style.
The kitchen was my favorite place, it had an open galley style with a huge deep granite island. Top notch appliances, lots of fabulous utensils and a view that promised I will enjoy preparing my favorite meals here.
The master suite was a whole other story. Outfitted with a king size poster bed, the room opened onto the covered portion of the deck. The bedroom has a sitting area, large HDTV, vaulted wood ceilings and plenty of storage. The ensuite bathroom contained a deep soaking tub, separate walk in shower, long vanity with double sinks, lots of light,a large wall hung TV, and heated floors. The other bedroom which was located across the hall had everything the main bedroom had but in smaller versions would definitely be the baby's room.
The lower level consisted of a two other bedrooms, a game room, three bathrooms and a gym. This house was it! I felt it in my bones, this was the one I wanted. I sat down on the floor in my yoga position, closed my eyes and tried to relax then suddenly I heard a baby giggling and saw tiny feet running towards me. I gasped, opened my eyes and looked around.
"Whoa, what was that?" I wondered outloud
"What was what?" Alando asked as he came downstairs with the realtor.
"Oh nothing" I said..." I thought I saw a bird or something "
They both looked at me suspiciously.
"I've been looking everywhere for you, do you like the house?" He asked
"I really love this house" I replied as I admired the floors.
He looked at me again.
Are you saying this is the house you want?" He asked
I closed my eyes again seeking confirmation and in a flash I saw myself holding a baby and standing on the deck of the main bedroom and I knew I had gotten my answer.
I opened my eyes and smiled at him.
"Yes!... this is it, this is the house"
"Okay, I guess that's it then" he said turning to the realtor "let's do some business"
When the realtor heard that he beamed from ear to ear and they both went back upstairs leaving me in the room.
That was one of the things I loved about Alando, he didn't hover at times and I truly appreciated that. I sat there thinking back on my latest discovery and wondered what it meant, was it that I could now see the future or flashes of it? I closed my eyes again and tried to get another foresight but nothing came. Maybe I was overdoing it I wondered to myself but still decided to try again and poof just like the last time nothing came so I gave up!
I went back upstairs and started planning where I was going to put what and made a note of all the things I would be changing. I then headed straight into the main bedroom and coincidentally stood on the deck at the exact spot where I saw myself in the vision and suddenly I was lost in another foresight.
"Mrs King are you ready?" A female voice that I didn't recognize asked, I spun around quickly to see who it was but strangely I couldn't see clearly, the person's face was hidden from me.
"Who are you?" I asked
"You don't know who I am Mrs. King?" The voice asked again
"No I don't, if I did I wouldn't be asking" I replied
"Are you ready to hold your baby?" The voice asked
"My baby?" I instantly touched my tummy, "what baby, I just found out that I'm pregnant, how could I have the baby already?
"Yes your baby" she said and held her hand out to me. I looked and saw she was holding a baby but just like her, it's face was hidden from me.
"Why can't I see your faces" I asked as I started to panic
"Fear not, everything will be revealed to you in due time" she said and she along with the baby began to fade and I couldn't see either of them anymore, I wanted to follow them but my legs refused to move. I was now back to reality and Alando was staring at me with a worried look on his face. I blinked for a few seconds just to be sure I was in real time.
"What in the world was that?" He asked
"Honestly, I don't know, what did you see?"
"You don't remember what you were doing just now" He asked again
"Well, I can't explain it at the moment " I told him.
"Okay, forget it, you ready to go?" He asked
"Umm, yeah I am"
And we left
"Is there anything about the house that you would like to change?" He asked as he begun driving.
"About the house itself? ...no, some of the furnitures... yes" I told him
"Okay, next question, are we going to my house or back at the hotel?"
I hesitated for a minute, I wasn't sure if I was ready to go back to the place where I was held hostage and saw another human being lost her life. That place held so many memories for me, both good and bad for the short time that I've been there.
"We could stay in the pool house if you're uncomfortable with the main house" he said cutting into my thoughts.
"Okay, let's do that" I told him with a smile
"Okay" he replied and smiled back.
We drove in silence for the rest of the journey to the great house as I like to call it. He seemed to have a lot on his mind and so did I. I was busy thinking about the visions I saw today and what it was that they meant, I also tried to decipher the things I saw. There was the house and the baby but no Alando, did that mean he died?
"God I hope not" I whispered
Glancing over at him I saw that he watching me from the corner of his eye.
"What?" I asked
"There's something different about you" he said and knotted his eyebrows.
"Huh?... good or bad different?" I asked
"I don't know, it's kinda hard to explain" he said.
"Hmm, I know the feeling"
He drove up to the huge gate and a young security guard approached.
"Is everything okay?" Alando asked him
"Yes Sir, all is well" he confirmed and we drove in.
We got out and walked to the back of the house, I saw the pool and I remembered the night we made love in it to an audience of one, Mrs Ramirez. I wondered how she was doing and if she was still in jail, I really hoped she had gotten bail, it made me sad to even think of her being in a place like that regardless of what she had done.
"We can always have a part two" he said as he noticed me staring at the pool, he then took my hand and led me to the small house that was beside a huge oak tree. It's funny how I didn't notice it being there before.
"Part two sounds nice" I said as I waited for him to find the door key, he finally opened it and I stepped in. This wasn't your average pool house, it had the amenities of a studio flat and I liked it.
"I'm going to the main house to gather some of our stuff, I'll be right back" he said and kissed me gently on my lips."
Okay, don't be long"
"I won't" he replied and then he left.
I sat on the bed and waited for him to return. Just like the great house, it was spacious and lovely.
There was a knock on the door and I froze, who in the world could be knocking on the door now, did anyone even knew that we were here I wondered and I hesitated with the thought of opening the door.
Then a familiar scent hit my nose and I knew exactly who it was
"Mrs. King,...hi" I said as I greeted her with kisses on both cheek.
"Hello my love, how are you doing?" She asked
"I'm fine" I told her as she stepped into the room. She was elegant as usual dressed in a lady's business suit. Her dark skin was radiant, it glistened as the light shone on her and her long natural hair was cornrowed to the back exposing her beautiful face, she wore no make up only lip gloss.
"I come bearing gifts" she said and I looked and saw a square box in her hand.
"You shouldn't have, what is it though?" I asked
"Open it and find out" she said.
I took the box and carefully opened it. It had three bottles with the word "Lyoness" written on them.
I stopped and stared at the package in my hand and then back at her.
"Is this what I think it is?" I asked in shock
"I don't know what you think it is but I'll be sure to tell you." she said as she took the package from my hands and removed one of the bottles.
It was a body butter, she opened it and placed a small amount on my fingers and I rubbed my hands together. It was a blend of my favorite scents.
"Oh my goodness" I said as I inhaled the lusciousness.
She smiled again,
"This my dear is 'Lyoness' a line of body products dedicated to you".