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Chapter 4

“Mommy, I don’t feel good.”

“What’s wrong?”

“My tummy hurts.” I turned around finding her looking pale. I walked over and felt her forehead, she was warm.

“Go change into your jammies.” As soon as I said that she threw up on me and started sobbing.

“Mom,” I yelled and took Sophia to the bathroom in case she threw up again.

“Sophia, it’s okay just breathe.” I took off the shirt she threw up on leaving me in a tank top. She threw up again and I rubbed her back holding her hair.

“It’s okay baby.” Once she was done I washed her mouth off and she brushed her teeth.

“Better?” She nodded and I wiped the tears out of her eyes.

“Come here honey, mommy needs to clean up.” Mom said to Sophia.

“Mommy.”

“I will be right there okay. Tell her if you’re going to get sick.” I kissed her forehead and sent her off with my mom.

“What are you going to do about tonight?” She was curled up with my mom, but crawled into my arms, resting her head against my chest.

“Cancel, she needs me.”

“I could.” I shook my head.

“Thank you, but she’s not feeling good. I wouldn’t feel right leaving when she’s not feeling good.”

“If you sure.” I kissed Sophia’s forehead before grabbing my phone

“Hey I’m so sorry, I have to cancel. I’m not feeling too great.” I texted Colin.

I hated it when she’s sick, she always looked so miserable. My mom came in handing me a cream soda for Sophia.

“Just sip it.”

“Did you give her anything?”

“Yea some Morten.”

“Thank you.”

“You feel better?”

“Little bit.” I brushed the hair out of her face and she grabbed my hand curling it up to her chest.

“You just want your mommy huh.” She nodded, while I kissed her cheek. I heard my dad come in and he frowned when he saw us.

“What’s wrong?”

“Baby girl isn’t feeling too good, so mommy is staying home to cuddle with her.”

“My poor little granddaughter. Is mommy making you feel better?” She nodded and my dad sighed before going to sit next to my mom. They had their problems in the past, but they worked them all out in the end.

“We’re going to watch a movie upstairs. If you need anything, you know where we are.”

“Okay.” They went upstairs while we watched Sophia’s movie. There was a knock on the door, so I tried to lay her down on her own, but she only held onto me tighter. I walked over to the door opening it finding Colin on the other side.

“Colin.” I gasped.

“You said you weren’t feeling good so I brought you some soup.” He looked at me then Sophia.

“Awe, you’re so sweet.” I smiled.

“Mommy, I’m going to be sick.” I brought her to the bathroom downstairs where she got sick again. She finished up and I cleaned her up again, bringing her back into the living room. I was a little surprised to find Colin still here after she called me mommy.

“Better?” He asked.

“Yea, want to try some soup. It might make you feel better.” She nodded. I sat back down moving her so I could give her the soup.

“Who are you?” She turned to him.

“Colin, what’s your name?”

“Sophia.”

“What a pretty name, for such a pretty little girl.”

“I look like mommy.” She smiled playing with the noddles.

“Sure do baby girl.” I smiled at her, kissing her cheek before helping her with the soup.

“You feeling better?” She nodded and finished up with the soup before curling back up to me.

“You don’t have to stay.”

“I want to.” He smiled.

“Do you like my mommy?”

“Sophia.” I groaned.

“No, it’s okay. I do like your mommy, and I think me and you could be friends.”

“Daddy too?”

“That’s enough Sophia.” She frowned and put her head back against my chest.

“Sorry, momma.”

“Its okay baby, watch your movie.” Colin came over and sat next to me. I moved closer to lean against him. We laid there for a little while then I heard her start to snore.

“I’m going to lay her down.” He nodded and I quickly took her up to my room getting her situated before going downstairs. I sat next to him but wasn’t touching him.

“You’re a mom?” I nodded, feeling nervous.

“Yea, if that’s a problem...”

“It’s not. I’m just a little surprised.”

“I was going to tell you, but I just wanted to make sure I was ready for this. I may be the mom, but she is the boss when it comes to dating. She is my everything. No one is going to change that.”

“I don’t want to change anything. She should come first. I’m guessing Rickey is her dad?”

“Unfortunately yes. I wasn’t thinking straight and it just happened. We were never together and we never will be. It was a onetime thing that I never want to happen again. I hate him so much.”

He pulled me into his arms and I just sighed against him.

“I got you. He’s not going to hurt either of you anymore.” He kissed my forehead and just held me.

“I need to go to her.”

“Okay.” He kissed my forehead and I leaned in pressing my lips to his. He pulled me onto his lap and I wrapped my arms around his neck. I pulled away and rested my forehead to his.

“I need to go upstairs.”

“Yea.” I pecked his lips again before pulling away from him. He took my hand and walked over to the door with me.

“Thank you for coming over and bringing the soup, she does seem to like you.”

“Well, I like her too. She’s a little cutie just like her mom.”

“Is it weird that I’m a mom?”

“A little bit, but I’ll get used to it.” I smiled leaning up to peck his lips.

“I’ll see you later.”

“Yea, hope she feels better.” I nodded and he left. I cleaned up the living room before going to curl up with Sophia. I kissed her forehead finding her fever has gone down. I wish she could have a guy like Colin to be her daddy, but for some reason, she loved her dad.

I woke up to her rubbing her eyes next to me.

“Morning baby, feeling better?”

“Yea, Colin come over?” I pulled her closer while she curled up to me.

“Do you like Colin?”

“He nice.”

“Yes, he is. You okay with him being around mommy?”

“Me too?”

“Yea you can hang out with us too.”

“What about daddy?”

“You will get to see daddy still.”

“How come daddy doesn’t live here?”

“Because he has his own house. Come on let's go get you some food.” I carried her downstairs and she stayed close to me.

“Feeling better Soph?” Mom asked.

“Yea Colin brings soup.” My mom looked at me surprised and I just smiled.

“He okay with it?”

“Yea, he says he is, so will see.”

“Did you tell d.a.d?”

“Yea, I texted him last night. I left my phone down here so I don’t know if he texted back or not. Will you go get my phone?” I said to Sophia and she ran off to get my phone.

“So she likes him?”

“Yea, he was good with her for the time being.” Sophia came back crawling on my lap handing me my phone.

“Nope, he didn’t text me back. Colin said if you’re feeling better we could go to the park.”

“I feel better.”

“Your fever is down, but we’ll see.” I kissed her cheek and we ate our breakfast.

“Can Sydney go?”

“I’ll have to see what they are doing.”

“Okay.”

We finished eating and went upstairs to get ready.

“Are you sure feeling okay?”

“Yea.”

“Okay.” I looked at her and she did look better. We finished getting ready and Colin came over to ride with us to the park.

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