“Xavier! It’s enough will you go now?” I said for the umpteenth time.
Xavier has a project to deal with in Europe and he needs to go there for a month. It’s a big project and he will be away from home for a month. But he doesn’t want to go. Every time he leaves the house for a long period, memories of John flashes back in his mind and he cancels his meetings. But this time I won’t let that happen.
He needs to move on. That was a past. Must I say, a very bad past. But it doesn’t mean that it will happen Every time he leaves.
I packed his luggage while he is scowling and unpacking his luggage at same time behaving like a kid.
“Xavier!” I snapped making him to glare at me.
“Now don’t glare at me like that. You know it won’t work” I stated keeping my hands on my hip.
“I am not going anywhere” he stated and began to unbutton his suite.
“Xavier you are going and its final” I stated leaving no room for a no.
If he is stubborn, I’m adamant.
“Don’t you understand? It will take a month. I cannot stay away from home, from you this long” he stated and sat on the bed while I packed his luggage and kept the bag near the bed.
“Listen Xavier” I said as I went to him and knelt down before him holding his face in my hands.
“You need to move on. That was a past and it’s not going to happen again. Okay? So you need to move on. This project is very important for your company. For our company and even for us” I said and tried to reason as much as I could.
“And don’t worry about me. My family is here Xavier. Nothing will happen to me. Okay?” I asked and he closed his eyes.
“Fine!” He muttered and I beamed at him.
“But if anything happens I’m going to fly back here right at that instant leaving that project. So you get me?” He asked and I nodded.
I gave him an amused look when he began to mutter something under his breath but I could hear some parts like “Silly woman. Stubborn woman. Always doing whatever she wants”.
I laughed and sat on the floor and he began to pout.
“What’s so funny?” He asked irritated folding his hands over his chest.
“Nothing. You are so cute” I cooed and pinched his cheeks to which he slapped my hands away making me to laugh more.
“Oh I’m cute? Huh? Let me show you then how wild I can get” he said and began to unbutton his shirt.
My eyes widened and my laugh died in my throat.
“Xavier what are you doing?” I asked and began to get up.
“Nothing baby. Just proving how wild I can get” he threw his shirt somewhere in the room and approached me with a evil smirk on his face.
As soon as he was near me I turned and ran. I could hear his footsteps behind me but I ran too fast and opening the door of our room, I ran out of the room.
“Angela baby come to daddy” he sang when I hid myself behind a pillar like structure. I slapped my palm on my mouth to keep myself from laughing.
“Angel baby?” He sang and I peeked a little to see him going the other way.
I sighed and giggled leaning against the pillar.
Everything is so beautiful. My life, my home, my Xavier everything. And this all because of Xavier. I love him so much.
I was smiling to myself when a hand snaked around my waist and I was pulled to a chest. I instantly knew who he was and began to laugh pushing him on his chest.
“Bad girl. You need to be punished” Xavier sang and kissed my cheek.
I laughed and tried to push him “Xavier no. Wait” I began to laugh harder when he began to tickle me and soon I could find myself seeing the ground from a height.
Xavier threw me on his shoulder like I weight nothing and is advancing towards our bedroom.
“Xavier please put me down” I banged on his back and he spanked my butt making me gasp.
“Xavier!” I snapped and in no time I found myself on my bed and him hovering above me.
“Xavier you have to go. Flight to catch remember?” I said as I pushed his check to which he didn’t even care.
“There’s a lot of time for that. And before that I want to enjoy. Now stop pushing me otherwise I will be taking you in a rough way which you can’t handle” he responded as he kissed the valley of my breast.
“Oh really?” I said and he stopped kissing me and looked at me with a raised eyebrow.
“Why don’t you try me? If I could handle or not?” I spoke and he smirked pinning my hands over my head kissing my lips and biting them.
“Bad girl” he spoke in between the kisses and in no time I found myself naked and moaning against his chest, biting his neck, scratching his back.
“Oh God” I moaned when he slammed harder against me and began to slam faster.
“Xavier” I moaned his name and screamed when he began to pound harder.
The moment was a pure bliss for me. A perfect moment of happiness and pleasure which he gave to me.
He reached his climax at the same time with me and freed his seeds inside me. He fell next to me and wrapped his arms against me kissing my forehead softly he spoke “I will miss you. It will very hard for me. I love you”.
I smiled up at him and ran my hands on his hair making him to lean over my touch.
“I will miss you too and I will wait for you. I love you too” I whispered and he smiled kissing my lips passionately and slowly.
It’s been twenty two days, four hours and five minutes since he left for Europe.
He calls me everyday although our time lateral is different and out of his busy Schedule he still managed to call me and check whether everything is okay.
“Yes Xavier I’m fine. Stop worrying so much baby” I said holding my phone between my shoulder and head as I kneaded the dough using both of my hands.
“I don’t know baby, I terribly miss you. I just need a reason to come back and I will be there in no time” he sighed and heard some sounds like typing from the other line. May be he is typing on his laptop.
“Xavier it’s already twenty two days. More Eight days to go and you will be back. Now don’t behave like a child. I told you I’m fine” I said and began to roll the dough using my hands.
I don’t know why all of a sudden I wanted to eat Garlic bread.
The day Xavier left I’ve started to feel nauseous quite a time.
Sometimes I would wake up in the middle of the night searching for ice cream. I had to buy three to sour boxes of ice cream and I kept in my fridge in case I needed it in the middle of the night.
I kept this all from Xavier. I knew if I told him he would fight with me and he will definitely leave everything and come back here.
“My work is done here baby. I’m just staying here only for Dominic now. I can come back and he can the work by himself” he said nonchalantly and I scoffed.
“Xavier that’s rude. You cannot leave him alone there. And I don’t want to listen anything. You are staying there and it’s final” I said stubbornly and heard him chuckle from the other end.
“What’s so funny?” I asked and he replied a quiet “It’s nothing”.
We talked for some more minutes and finally hanged up saying “I love you” to each other.
He would make me say “I love you” Every time. He never stops that.
It’s already twenty five days now and I began to cry and sob watching Titanic.
I don’t know why but I wanted to watch this movie very badly. So I called Em and asked her to bring this movie and now I’m crying like a child while she is staring at me weirdly.
“Why are you crying when they are just kissing in the deck of the ship. He is not dead yet Angie” she said and I nodded replying “I know, but he is going to die at the end of the movie which is making me cry” I sobbed and wiped my face using the tissue.
“Okay?” She said unsure.
“You had been acting really weird lately Angie. Is everything fine?” She asked and I raised an eyebrow “what do you mean weirdly? Do you think I’m mad?” I snapped glaring at her.
She raised her hands in air in surrender and gestured me to calm down.
“See this? I was talking about this. You are having mood swings. Very bad mood swings. First you are laughing like a maniac when you should feel sad when the hero is fighting. Then you are crying when you should be awed when they are kissing. And now you are snapping” she reasoned and I nodded my head still not getting her point.
“You even warned me that if I don’t reach your house within an hour with the movie then you would strangle me to death, which is really new” she said running a hand on her hair.
“Are you feeling good lately?” She asked and I nodded unsure.
“But I have been feeling nauseous and cravings lately” I said and soon I watched as she began to grin like a wolf.
“What is it?” I asked when she got up.
“Stay here. I will be back soon” She said and clutching her handbag she went out of the house.
I furrowed my eyebrows in confusion but nevertheless watched the remaining parts of the movie.
“Take this” something was placed on my palm by Em who was panting like she ran a marathon.
I eyed the thing and found it as a pregnancy kit.
My eyes widened and I mentally slapped my forehead for not thinking about this.
“Do you think this might be the reason for my” I trailed off when I found Em nodding at me positively.
Closing my eyes I sighed and went inside the bathroom to check.
My heart hammered against my rib cage as I waited patiently for the results and when I got the result tears began to blind me and I opened the door of the bathroom running towards Em and hugging her, showing her the kit.
I am really frustrated. First I cannot go back to home when my work is already finished here. Secondly, I miss Angel terribly. I don’t know why this lately I have been craving to reach her.
I just want her in my arms anyhow. I don’t understand this. Every time I think about her I find my heart beat rising.
This is really strange.
The security back in my home is really tight. I made sure no one could hurt her when I’m away on my trip.
So what is this feeling?
“Awww Xavi boo just few more days and you can go back” Dominic cooed spinning the paper weight on the table as I worked on my laptop drinking coffee from my cup.
“Shut up and finish your work quickly. You jerk. You brought Lauren with you here and that’s why you don’t miss her. Think about me what I’m feeling right now” I glared at him as I furiously typed on my laptop.
“Aww think about me too Xavi boo. I can’t handle it alone. You are my friend. Can’t you do this much for me?” He wiggled his eyebrows.
“That’s absurd” I muttered and drank from my coffee.
“You can handle this of our own. You are just irritating me” I stated and he laughed finding this humorous.
My phone rang and I furrowed my eyebrows in confusion seeing the caller ID.
“Angel?” I muttered seeing the call at this time. I calculated the time mentally and found it should be late at night back there.
Oh God. Is everything alright?
I panicked and picked up the call “Hello? Angel? Baby? Is everything alright? Are you alright? What ha-” she cut me off saying “Xavier will you relax? Everything is fine”.
My heart beat slowed down a bit and I sighed running a hand in my hair.
She began to talk about random things and I hummed in response while typing in my laptop.
I drank my coffee and eyed Dominic who was continuously busy spinning the paper weight sitting across my table on the chair.
“Xavier?” She asked making sure if I was listening and I hummed in response sipping my coffee.
I heard her taking a deep breath and suddenly she blurted out “Xavier you need to come back home. I have a good news for you” she said putting stress on the last two words that immediately made me realize what it could be making me to spit the coffee out directly on Dominic’s Face.
He stayed still for some minute with stoic face and soon he changed his expression animating like a cartoon and scrunched his nose in disgust wiping the coffee out of his face.
“What the Fuck man?” He yelled glaring at me but I was in my different world.
Wiping my mouth I finally spoke “what did you just say?” I asked again and she replied again “Xavier come back home,“. As the words registered in my mind I got up from my seat and went towards Dominic who was still busy muttering colorful words under his breath wiping the coffee from his face.
I went next to his chair and when he looked up at me in confusion I smiled like a goof and holding his chair with my hands I swirled his chair in happiness while he shouted “What are you doing? I will die? Lauren will kill yo--” his voice was inaudible to my ears as I swirled his chair like a maniac, laughing loudly.
I was sure Angel heard me laughing and she began to question me. But me being me, I hanged up on her and continued to torture Dominic.
I felt so happy.
Now I understand why I wanted to go back to her. I felt really happy. Out of the world.
Suddenly I stopped spinning him and slammed my hands on his hand rest while he held his head.
“I’m going back. You are handling this alone” I said adamantly and to my surprise he said ” Go away. Go wherever you want. Just go away from me” he cursed loudly holding his throbbing head and I grinned punching his shoulder “Awww Dommy Dom, Thank you” I cooed while he gave me a look like he saw two heads on my body.
“Go away. What’s wrong with you?” He yelled and I took my laptop, bag and dancing like a fool I made my way out of the building while people stared at me weirdly.
Not even bothering to think about my luggage I reached the airport and soon using my private jet I flied back to home. On reaching home, I used the spare key I went inside the house and towards the bedroom.
It was early in the morning. I found my life sleeping soundlessly on the bed with a book on her chest.
I was surprised by myself when I found myself kneeling near her belly and kissing it instead of Angel’s face.
My eyes teared up because of the happiness and slowly I raised her top little up to expose her skin.
I kissed in her belly and placed my head on her belly lightly whispering “Dad is home baby. I’m not going to leave again”.
A hand was placed on my head and I heard a voice speak to me softly “Xavier?“.
I gazed up on her and finally tears began to roll down my cheeks.
“Is it true? Please tell me whatever I’m thinking right now is true” I whispered and she nodded smiling at me.
I marked the way her skin glowed. She has changed. She looked little chubbier than before but more beautiful.
“I’m pregnant. We are going to be Mom and Dad, soon” she whispered as she teared up and hugged me resting her head on my shoulder.
Finally my family is complete.
“Ace don’t go there. Come here!” my wife shouted as my five-year-old son ran toward the boundary of our house with Lily following him. Lily was the daughter of Em and Lucas and she was only four years old.
“Baby calm down. You should not be yelling in this state.” I said trying to calm her down as I patted her back and made her sit on the chair which was in our lawn.
Angel is nine months pregnant and the date is nearing. She keeps worrying about Ace’s well-being. Ace, my little devil is very hard to control.
Just like me.
He has inherited his mother’s eyes but his remaining features resemble mine.
A little version of me.
Angel and I decided to have a gap of 5 years before having another kid as she wanted to give her complete attention to her first child and I respected that.
When she first told me that she was pregnant I almost spat out the coffee onto Dominic’s face. I was in my office busy and away from home for a month. I took the first flight and reached home in order to be close to my life which was growing inside Angel’s womb.
When Ace was born I was the happiest man on earth. I would have happily died when he first called me “Dad”.
I swear to God Angel gave me every happiness that a man could desire for and now that she is pregnant again, I couldn’t wish for anything else.
“Here drink this. You will feel better.” I said giving her a cup of tea.
“Thank you” she whispered and took a sip from her cup.
Life couldn’t get any more beautiful as it is right now. I love this. My Wife, my son, my baby, my family everything.
Sure, we got into fights and arguments many times but every time we patched up and came back loving each other even more. Our love grew with time and I’m more than happy about it.
“Xavier do something. Ace never listens to me” she whined shaking her head.
“He is just playing. Let him be. Okay?” I asked and she sighed nodding.
We continued to sip our tea in silence and watched as the kids played with each other.
“Xavier! Dustin is coming to meet us tomorrow” she said and I turned around towards her in my chair placing my cup on the table.
“Really? It’s great” I said and smiled to myself.
After our honeymoon, I found out that Dustin was gay. It happened one day when I came back from office to find no one at home. I called Angel but she didn’t receive any of my calls.
Later that night when she returned, I was really angry and so I confronted her about where she was and when she told me that Dustin had come all the way to Chicago to meet her I was furious.
I was really pissed off with her because she did not tell about that Dusty boy and when I expressed how much I hated her being friends with him, she blurted out “He is Gay Xavier. What’s wrong with you?” making all my anger fly out of the window.
I never expected that. Then it took me a week to appease her. That week was hell.
Presently, Dustin and I are in good terms but I still prefer Dusty to Dustin, to his utter annoyance.
“Xavier?” She called and I replied “Yeah?“.
“There is this question that I always wanted to ask you,” she said and turned to look at me.
“Yeah what is it, Love?” I asked.
“Remember the night of our marriage when you confronted me that I married you even after getting your letter?” She asked and I furrowed my eyebrows trying to remember.
“Yeah I remember,” I said remembering everything.
“What letter were you talking about? I never received any letter” she said and after staring at her for two minutes I replied, more like shouted “What?“.
“Hey no need to shout” she winced blocking her ear with her palms.
“You mean you never received that letter?” I asked shocked. I did not know that she never received that letter. I remember giving it to a boy and asking him to give the letter to her and later the boy did say that he had done it. Then how is it possible that she never received that letter.
“So? What was in that letter?” She asked eagerly and I sighed shaking my head.
“Oh, it’s nothing. I was an Idiot back then. Thank God that you didn’t receive that letter” I muttered the last part to myself feeling relieved.
“What?” She asked her eyes questioning me.
“Oh, it’s nothing. Just a list of things for the bride. It’s not that important. Just forget it.” I lied smiling at her.
She smiled back and shrugged her shoulders saying “okay”.
But it did nag me and I kept thinking ”Where did that letter go?”
“Ace, Lily come here now” I heard Angel shouting at the kids and I looked towards them to see Angel placing a hand on her belly rubbing circles unmindfully. Ace and Lily came running to us and they both sat near the glass door playing with each other. I smiled seeing both of them along each other unlike me who always fought against my cousins when I was a kid.
“Xavier!” I heard Angel screaming and I looked towards her to find her holding her belly and her face contorted with a pained expression.
“Angel? What happened? Are you alright?” I panicked seeing her condition.
“Xavier! I think it’s the time” she screamed holding her belly and I ran to her kneeling in front of her.
“Xavier My water just broke” she screamed and tears began to roll down her cheeks.
“Oh shit!” I muttered and scooped her up in my arms running towards my car with the children following me and hurriedly drove off to the hospital.
“I am back darling,” I said removing the leaves from my wife’s grave.
“Miss me?” I said while placing the white lilies, that I bought for her, on her grave.
“I know it’s been very long time since I came here but what did I say?” I said smiling and sat near her grave.
“I told you I’ll be back only after I get the good news about Xavier,” I said remembering the day when I last visited her grave.
“I found the right girl who changed him and saved him for good. You won’t believe their love until you see her with your own eyes. I promise next time I would bring her and Xavier with me to visit you”.
“Her name is Angela. She gave birth to our grandson, Ace who is now five years old. She will be soon giving birth to our second grandchild and this time we all are hoping for a baby girl”.
“Your son has finally changed. He has become an obedient son and a loving husband. He is running our business really well. Actually better than me but I will never say this to him. This will only boost his ego” I chuckled at the last part.
“Oh and talking about ego I have something,” I said as I began to fish my pocket pulling out a piece of paper.
“Just see this. See what your silly son did” I scowled opening the folded letter and reading out loud
"I love someone else so you please refuse to this marriage. I know that Dad has chosen you to be my wife but I’m not worth it.” I read and shook my head in annoyance.
“Thank God I saw this letter in that kid’s hands and asked him about it”.
When I read it, I couldn’t believe my own son. He was really an ass but I am his father and I will be damned if I let him loose Angela, a Jewel, as his wife. So I asked the kid to tell him that he did his work and I kept that letter to myself. I knew that I was being selfish but I wanted to save my son and Angela was the perfect option for me.
I sighed and looked up at the sky tearing the letter and throwing it away.
“It’s not needed anymore” I muttered to myself.
Suddenly my phone began to ring and I saw the caller ID displaying Xavier’s name on it.
I took the call and received the second big happiness of my life.
“Amelia Grace Knights,” I muttered as I thought about the new born baby’s name.
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