“Congratulations Mrs. North,” the doctor says and Harley was confused.
“You are pregnant. You are 9 weeks in,” she says and Harley was shocked. She didn’t know she was pregnant and she couldn’t believe it. She just placed her hand on her belly and hugged herself.
“Is the baby alright?” she asks and the doctor nods.
“Yes. Congratulations!” she says once again, giving Harley a hug. She walked out of the hospital and then into her car. She was still a bit dazed. It didn’t fully sink in that she was pregnant because she couldn’t believe it.
“Babe? Did you go to the doctor? What did she say?” Serena asks face timing Harley as Harley went back to her house. Charlotte was not at home since she was at a camp.
“Yes Rena,” Harley says and Serena waited for more.
“She said that I’m pregnant,” she says and Serena freaked out. She started screaming and jumping around and Harley laughed.
“Wait? Really? Are you serious?” Serena asks and Harley nods.
“Yes. I am 9 weeks pregnant,” she says and Serena starts celebrating.
“Oh, I’m going to be an aunt again. This is wonderful Harley,” she says but Harley was upset.
“What happened babe? Why are you sad?” she asks and Harley sighs.
“I don’t know Rena. I just feel like- Alex and I aren’t on good terms and we don’t even speak anymore. It’s just- I don’t know how to tell him and I don’t know how he’ll react. I don’t think he cares,” she says and Serena felt bad for her.
“Listen babe. This child is yours and no matter what he says, it’s yours so you can keep it and take care of it without his help,” she says and Harley nods. They speak for a while and she ends the call after asking Serena to keep this a secret from everyone.
“I’m home!” Alex says walking in with a huge smile on his face.
“Hey,” Harley says and he sits down on the couch. He looked tired from today’s work and for some reason he looked very happy.
“Alex?” she says softly and Alex just looks at his phone.
“Alex?” Harley says once more and he took a glance at her.
“I need to tell you something,” she says but he doesn’t pay attention and keeps looking at his phone and keeps on smiling.
“Alex! I need to tell you something!” Harleys says loudly, snatching his phone out of his hand and he looked mad.
“What?” he snaps and that brought tears to Harley’s face.
“Not now H, give me my phone,” he demands but she stares at him and then looks at the screen to find him texting a woman saved as, ‘Adeline’. Adeline was the host of the TV show he worked as a judge.
“So this is what you have been doing Alex?” she asks heartbroken after looking at the sexually explicit messages he had sent Adeline.
“Alex? Why?” Harley asks her voice breaking.
“What do you mean why H? There is nothing going on between us,” he lies straight to her face and she couldn’t believe it.
“Stop it Alex. I know that you are cheating on me with several women,” she says and his expression doesn’t change. There is no regret or shame or guilt. He just had a straight face.
“You are being ridiculous H,” he says and that got her mad.
“I’m being ridiculous? I see my husband fucking some other women while being married to me and he lies about it to my face while the whole world knows what’s going on and I’m being ridiculous,” she says raising her voice.
“Stop it H,” he says annoyed.
“You know that I love you H. I write songs about you, fucking albums for god’s sake. Don’t question my love for you,” he says and she scoffs.
“You used to write songs about me Alex. Now it’s about someone else and I’m not questioning your love for me. I’m questioning your loyalty to me,” she snaps back.
“You know Lottie always asks me why you don’t ever love me the way you used to treat me like you did before. She’s not stupid Alex. She sees the news and magazines and all of your cheating scandals too,” Harley says and he just shakes his head.
“She’s just a child H. What would she know?” he asks.
“Of course. She’s just a child. You aren’t. You know how my life and hers would be destroyed if you keep on cheating on me and sleeping with those woman. You don’t think about our reputation,” she says fed up with him.
“I’m not asking you to stop talking to women nor have female friends. All I’m asking is for you to stay loyal to me and don’t sleep with them. Don’t do the things you did to me and with me with them. Don’t replace me with one of them while we are still together,” she says tears falling down her face.
“H, you know I would never do that to you,” he says blatantly lying to her face and he cups her face in his hand which she pushed it away aggressively.
“I can’t believe you Alex. At least man up and own up to your wrong doings. I never thought you were such a wuss, not after seeing you score with so many woman while being married to me,” she says angrily and he was surprised.
“I had something important for you Alex. It was the most important thing in my life. I- you ruined it all. Go back to texting Adeline or whoever’s on your phone,” she says throwing his phone on the couch and walks away from him.
“H? Come back here! You know I didn’t mean it. I love you, come back and tell me what it was!” he calls out for her, obviously hating the fact that Harley hated him right now.
“Fuck off!” she screams as she walks into their room and just breaks down. She couldn’t believe what her marriage turned into. It was so sweet and loving but now it turned out bitter and toxic.
She still didn’t know why she didn’t move out or why she didn’t give him a divorce but maybe she still thought that he would change or somehow she would be wrong about him but she kept getting hurt in the process.
“Ley? How are you?” Harvey asks face timing Harley and seeing her cry, it broke his heart.
“Harley? Are you alright? What happened?” he asks concerned.
“It’s just- my marriage is falling apart Harvey. Alex keeps on cheating on me with so many different women and he lies about it to my face,” she says crying her eyes out and Harvey felt so bad for her.
“I had news for him today. I was going to tell him that I was pregnant but he was texting Adeline and we got into this huge fight,” she says going on and Harvey was shocked.
“Wait. Hold on. What?” he asks and Harley looks at him confused.
“You’re pregnant?” he asks and she nods.
“I’m 9 weeks in. I found out today,” she says and he was already freaking out.
“Oh my god Ley! You are pregnant!” he screams.
“Shhh, no one else knows. Not even Alex. Only Serena and you do,” she says and he stops screaming but freaks out silently.
“I’m so sorry but that’s wonderful news,” he says and she sighs.
“I know but he-. I don’t know Harvey,” she says and he just looks at her.
“Harley, I hope you know what your worth is because I do. I know how you should be treated and that is like a queen, not like a princess. You will find happiness in your life because you deserve. I know that it’ll get better,” he says and she smiles.
“Vey, that’s so sweet. Thank you,” she says and she smiles.
“Oh I can’t wait to see the little person,” he says and she laughs, wiping her tears.
“How’s Daisy?” she asks.
“She’s with Samantha today and she’s doing so well. You should come and visit her sometime. I know that she misses you,” he says and she smiles.
“I’ll be there soon and Charlotte called us and she says that she misses you,” she says and he smiles widely.
“Tell her I miss her too and that I love her. How long does she stay in that camp?” he asks.
“Another week,” she says and they have a normal conversation. For the first time for a long time, she felt relieved because she talked to someone but she wished that someone was Alex.
“H?” Alex says entering the room and Harley stared at him.
“That means I will not be sleeping here tonight,” he says walking away as she fights the urge to laugh and kiss him. That made her cry because she just loved him so much, right now too. She just wished that he wouldn’t cheat on her or lie to her because he was perfect in every other way.