Once we got in the car, I couldn't help but cry. I was so angry and hurt that someone I knew and thought of as family wanted to take my husband and destroy my image. I was also embarrassed that my employees and friends saw me making love to my husband. I didn't think twice about having sex with him in the car. We've had sex several times in that parking garage and other places throughout the building.
Avery pulled into the driveway and then he parked in our garage. He turned off the car and I just sat there, staring off into space. I had a lot on my mind. He tried to get out of the car, but I stopped him again.
"Do you know who she is?" I asked.
"No, but I think it's Harlow. Alex is going to get it handled tomorrow. I don't want you to stress about it anymore. I'll run you a hot bath and I want you to relax."
"I'm not sure it's her. This female feels entitled to you like she can take you from me. I thought about how we slept together back then. Have you ever slept with anyone else at the company?" I said.
"You are the only person I've ever slept with that I worked with. I never messed with anyone from my company or with my old label. I know you are upset, but I never did anything for anyone at our company to think they had a chance to be with me," he explained.
"I'm not accusing you of anything. I was just wondering if I was the only one or not. I thought that would narrow it down more. Anyway, Alex better find out tomorrow and when he does we are firing her immediately and pressing charges."
Avery helped me out of the car and then guided me inside. The house was dark and quiet. I guess my in-laws were asleep or gone. We made our way to our bedroom. Avery undressed and went to the bathroom to run a bath for me. I took off my jewelry and dress, then pinned up my hair. I got in the bath and a few moments later, he got in with me. He kissed my neck and wrapped her arms around me. I decided it was time to tell Avery about how I've been feeling. I've felt so much bottled in over the last four and a half months.
"Losing the twins was and still is hard for me. I know you want to try again, but I'm scared I'll have another miscarriage. As of now, I don't want to try again, but I'm not saying I'll never change my mind. I went to the doctor that day and I just asked for the shot. I wasn't thinking about anything except not getting pregnant again. I didn't mean to keep it from you. When I tried to tell you I was afraid that you would leave again," I confessed.
"I would never leave you. I understand, but I wish you would have told me how you felt."
"I know... We have been through a lot. I'm also working on healing from our daughter's kidnapping, being raped, and killing someone. I fell apart and I'm constantly trying to put myself back together. It's hard... God, it's hard, but I'm not giving up no matter what. I hope you understand me and why I didn't always say or do the right thing," I cried.
"I understand and I'm here for you. I'm glad you told me what's going on," he said as he hugged me tighter.
It felt like a burden was off my chest to finally tell him how I felt. We relaxed in the tub for a while. Then we got dressed for bed. I was too tired to do anything else but sleep. I slept cuddled up next to my husband.
The next morning, I called Aria to get the mix-up handled. Then I headed downstairs to the kitchen. My kids and my in-laws were already eating breakfast. Sandy hugged me and passed me a plate. I started to eat and catch up with my children. Maddie told me how much fun she had with her uncle, aunt, and cousins. She was looking forward to going to my parents' house tomorrow. Stephanie came down next looking like she had a hangover. She barely said anything and Sandy and I just laughed at her. She's been partying every night and she's finally paying for it. She complained and put her head down on the table.
I was almost done eating when Avery came down looking like he wanted to kill someone.
"Bee, get dressed for work. We have a meeting. Mom, can you watch them for a few hours," he said.
"Umm, sure," she said.
Maddie went up to her father and kissed him on his cheek. He thanked her and kissed our son as well. I followed him upstairs and got dressed for work. He put on his suit and I helped him with his tie. We went to the garage and got in my car. I decided to drive because I could tell he was too angry. It was a quiet ride up to our office.
Since it was Saturday, it was pretty empty. It was only the cleaning staff tidying up from last night. We went to Avery's office first. He sat me down on his lap.
"Just so you know it was Harlow. In about 15 minutes, we will meet with her, HR, my lawyer, and Alex. I'm going to fire her and get a restraining order against her. I also want her to apologize to you," he said.
"I don't know. She always treated me with kindness and respect. It doesn't make sense. I don't understand why she would do that."
"There's no use in trying to understand it."
He was still upset. So, I kissed him on the lips and went to make him some coffee so he could calm down. After he drunk his coffee, we headed to the conference room. Misha, Gisselle, Avery's lawyer, Alex, Harlow, and Shane from HR were all seated. I sat down right across from Harlow. I wanted to look her in the eyes when she explained why she did all of this to us. Once Avery sat down Gisselle started the meeting.
"We are here because it has come to Mr. Rowland's attention that you have been sending harassing messages to him and Mrs. Rowland. In addition, you committed revenge porn by sending everyone in this company a video of my clients engaging in a sexual act. If you apologize, promise to leave the company, and refrain from contacting my clients we will not press charges," Gisselle explained.
Harlow looked scared and on the brink of tears.
"I didn't do any of that. I swear. I had to be set up. I need this job and I would never do anything like that. I felt terrible about what happened last night," she sobbed.
I wasn't sure if she was telling the truth or not. I never got a bad vibe from her.
"We have evidence that the messages and the video were sent from your computer. Each employee has their own computer with their own login information and it's against company policy to share that information," Alex said.
He showed her all the messages and she just looked over at them with a look of disbelief.
"I don't know how anyone could have got my login information. I know I messed up with the cell phone issue, but I didn't do this. Mr. Rowland, please believe me," she begged looking directly at Avery.
Avery refused to acknowledge her. He trusted her for three years as his assistant. He saw her as a little sister. She even watched our kids in the office sometimes. I still couldn't believe she was capable of being so manipulative, vindictive, and evil.
"I'm sorry, Ms. Gilmore but we have to let you go. Security will escort you to your desk to get you things and out of the building," Shane said.
"Before you go, I need to know why? What did I do to you?" I asked.
She cried even more. Then she stood up and wiped her face.
"I didn't and I would never do that to you because I admire and respect you. You are what I hoped to be like someday. You both are like my family. I hope you find the real person that did this. I'm truly sorry that happened to you last night," she sobbed.
Security came in and escorted her out of the conference room. The room was silent and I had a feeling that she might be telling the truth. Avery never said anything. As everyone was packing up to leave, I noticed the uncertainty on their faces too.
"I'm not sure if she's the one," I said, breaking the silence.
“Me either. She’s one of the sweetest persons here,” Misha said.
"There's no one else. Everything points to her. I'll keep looking into it if you want," Alex said.
"I want you to. And Shane, don't fire her yet. Just tell her she's suspended with partial pay for 30 days. She can't come on the property or access our system. If the messages continue then I know it's not her. Don't tell anyone what happened today. I have a gut feeling she was set up," I said.
Shane stood up and went to find Harlow. Misha, Gisselle, and Alex said goodbye. Avery was still sitting on his chair. He stared at me for a while.
"I hope your gut is right. If not you let that psycho get off easily," he said harshly.
He stood up and left. I decided to let him cool off before we got into it again. I know he was mad, but something was telling me that she couldn't be the one unless she had another personality or was being very manipulative and deceitful. While he was having his moment, I headed to my office. Last night I just stared at it too afraid to go inside. I wanted to be able to walk in my own office without fear or anxiety, so I pumped myself up before I walked in.
I noticed it was completely different. I guess Avery redecorated here too. It was nice and didn't feel like my office at all. I sat at my new desk and admired the view. Avery walked in and sat across from me.
"Do you like it?" he asked.
"I do... You know I wasn't trying to undermine you. I just think it's a very low chance that she would do that. What about Jael? It's known that she's been crushing on you and she doesn't really care for me.”
"I hope you are right. I'm not going to worry about it anymore. I'll let Shane, Alex, and Gisselle worry about it. The damage is done. It can't get any worse. Let's go home," he said.
I couldn't believe how easy he had let it go. I still had my suspicions. I thought about the employees that liked and lusted after Avery, like Jael, Bri, Angela, and my old assistant, Gabrielle. Gabrielle is Misha’s assistant and I planned to follow up on that. I dismissed my thoughts and grabbed his hand. We walked toward the elevator in a comfortable silence. Then we went to my car and headed home.
Avery went to play with his kids. I decided to finish up on the last touches to the house. Since everyone was coming over tomorrow for Christmas Eve and over to my parent's house for Christmas. Sandy had already prepped most of the food. After finished prepping the desserts, I got Aiden and Madison ready for bed. After bedtime, I read Aiden a story, and then I went to read a story for Maddie. We said our prayers and I tucked her in.
"I'm happy we're finally home, mommy. I'm happy that you and daddy are happy again," she said.
"I'm happy to be home too. I love you, baby.”
I kissed her cheek and turned off the light. I felt like my life was finally on the right track again. It wasn't perfect but being married to a celebrity, there was always going to be something. A breaking story or some hoe coming for my man. I had to have thick skin being in this life. I was ready to face it all because I love my husband and family and I’d do anything to keep us together.
I went to my room and took a shower and got in some comfortable pajamas. I was tired. I was knocked out in seconds. I woke to the best sensation ever. I realized that my husband was eating me out. His mouth and tongue were nibbling, licking, and sucking the soul out of me. I was moaning and screaming as he slid his fingers inside me, pumping in and out. With his mouth latched on to my sensitive bud, he released the floodgates, literally.
“Yes! Yes! Ugh! Avery!” I screamed as I came hard into his mouth.
I hoped that I didn't wake up the house with all that noise. He sat up and pulled me on top of him. He kissed me hard and I could taste myself and him.
"You haven't woke me up like that in a long time." I grinned.
"I know. Now turn over," he said roughly.
I quickly turned around. I wasn't ready for the pounding he gave me. I think I passed out twice from the intense lovemaking. After we're done I fell asleep. About two hours later, I woke up again. I hurried up and showered because I knew I had to finish cooking and I didn't want Sandy to do all the work. After I got out of the shower, Avery came in smiling. He pulled me close to him and kissed me on my neck and cheek.
"I finished up the food. Everything is on the stove and in the oven or getting ready to go in the oven. I'll finish everything else with my mom. So go relax with the kids until everyone shows up," he said.
"Alright baby, thanks. I can't wait to show you what I got for you." I smiled.
"I think I got a preview this morning," he teased.
"Whatever! Bye, Avery.”
We kissed and he left. I got dressed and headed to the playroom where my kids were playing with their grandpa, Anthony. I played with them for a while and then I got them dressed up for dinner. After I was done getting them ready, I got dressed in a nice sweater dress.
My family arrived including, Malachi's parents. We all had a nice dinner. It was nice to be with all of my family. I was happy Maddie got to be with her paternal grandparents. They were going to take her for the week.
We opened a few gifts. We planned on opening more at my parents' house the next day. After everyone was leaving, Avery pulled me away. He told me I didn't have to wait for my gift. He surprised me with a vacation to a private island in the Bahamas. We will leave right after Christmas and spend three days alone together. I was so excited. I hugged him and kissed him. We haven't gone anywhere out of the country by ourselves since our honeymoon in Portugal.
After everyone was gone and the kids were asleep, I decided to show him his gift. Avery won't admit but he's into the D of BDSM. I bought a kink kit with flogs, whips, anal plugs, and other fun stuff. I put on my leather lingerie and told him he could do whatever he wanted to do with me. He was happy that I was his little submissive. We had a lot of fun but I regretted it in the morning. I was exhausted and hated that I couldn't sleep in.
I got up and got the kids ready to go to my parents' house. My mom made a big breakfast for everyone and we exchanged gifts. Then we took our annual family picture. It came out really nice. I wanted to stay longer, but I was exhausted. I kissed and hugged all of my family. Then we left to drop off Maddie. She was happy to see her grandparents and I knew she was going to have a good time with them.
We headed home and rested for a while. I got ready for my trip the next morning. We really needed this time together with no distractions or drama. After a good night's rest, we headed to the airport early in the morning. My phone buzzed and I thought it was my mom complaining about us leaving without saying goodbye. It was Willam instead.
"Hello, Blaire. I hate to disturb you, but your office was vandalized last night," he said
"What?! Just my office? Is everything else okay?"
"Everything is fine but your office. Security is looking through the tapes to see if they can catch the person or persons that did this. Can you make it up here?"
"I don't know. I'll call you back."
I hung up and Avery looked over at me with a concerned gaze.
"What happened?" he asked.
"Someone vandalized my office. Maybe I was wrong about Harlow. I don't know how she could have got into the building again though.” I sighed.
"It's just material things, don't worry about it. We are not going to stop our lives because of that lunatic.”
He was right. I wasn't going to stress about it. I called William back and told him to take care of it. He said he would and apologized that it happened. I was not going to ruin my vacation with my husband thinking about something that could be fixed by other people. I hated that this was escalating and prayed it didn't get any worse.