He was feeling utterly useless that he couldn't help her, especially when she was fighting for her life and that of his twins. It was her first time giving birth, and she was having twins at that. He was so deep in thought that he did not notice the sound of footsteps approaching him those of his very close friend and business partner Alex Walters walking up to him.
Alex shared an uncanny resemblance with Jake and they were most often mistaken for brothers and that spurred their relationship more. Both of them were Black Americans, they were both dark skinned with brown eyes about 6'1 in height, lean and well muscled with hair shaved close to the scalp, the difference between them was that Alex wore black rimmed glasses but Jake didn't, and the fact that Alex was leaner than Jake giving him a nerdy look. Both of them also had a career in Real Estate.
Jake jolted out of his daze when Alex put a hand on his shoulder. "Jake relax everything will be fine," Alex said.
"How can I relax when my wife is in there fighting for her life," Jake replied visibly tense.
"I know Laura will make it she is a very strong woman," Alex said.
"But she's been in there for hours and she's not as strong as she may seem."
"She'll be fine Jake you don't need to stress too much," Anne said, she had come along with her husband to the hospital.
Anne Walters is a light skinned lady with black eyes, she's about 5'6 inches tall, slim. Her small and slim stature might be deceiving, but she was a major part of Alex and Jake's Company, she worked on many major projects in the company and she could be called the brains behind it.
"Giving birth is hard but I'm sure Laura can handle it," Anne continued.
They were busy giving Jake a pep talk that they didn't notice the doctor approaching them
The doctor cleared his throat and Jake, Alex and Anne turn to see where the sound came from, once Jake realised that it was from the doctor he tensed up.
"Good Evening to you please may I know who Mr Bentley is?" The doctor asked.
Realizing the doctor was referring to him Jake extended his hand to the doctor. "I am Mr Bentley," he said.
"Well congratulations Mr Bentley your wife has just delivered a healthy set of twin girls both mother and babies are fine," The doctor said.
Jake was overjoyed and didn't hesitate to engulf the doctor in a hug, "Thank you so much doctor," he said shaking the doctor's hand vigorously.
"Can I go and see them now?" Jake asked enthusiastically through a big smile.
"Of course you can," The doctor said,"I have got to get going now," He continued, leaving Jake to visit his new family.
Jake turned to Alex and Anne his big smile still intact but now his eyes were filled with tears that were about to fall.
Engulfing Alex in a bear hug he said, "Can you guys believe it, I am a father!"
"We told you not to stress too much both mother and babies are alright," Alex said hugging him back, Jake was not usually a hugger but he was obviously ecstatic.
"Congratulations new dad," Anne said hugging him too. "We should go see Laura and the babies now," She continued.
Now the tears that were threatening to fall had already covered Jake's face blocking his vision momentarily, "Right away Anne I can't wait to see my wife and meet my two daughters," Jake said.
Anne, Alex and Jake made their way to Laura's room, they opened the door and entered the room, the white walls of the room greeted them with the smell of antiseptic lingering in the air two ladies dressed in white presumably nurses one of them holding a baby then Laura looking very tired the caramel skinned lady with her big doe brown eyes and of average height with full breasts a slim waist and a round bottom in other words she had a hell of a figure.
Laura was lying in bed as tired as every woman who had just pushed two children out of them could be smiling lovingly at her baby while nursing her when she noticed that she had visitors her smile grew bigger when she recognized Jake.
"Jake come see the babies they are so beautiful," Laura said with tears in her eyes.
The nurse who was holding one baby handed her over to Jake who was now sobbing as he held the baby like the treasure that she was.
"Yes Laura they are truly beautiful and you gave them to me," Jake said.
Anne and Alex were already sobbing at the sight, it was quite beautiful.
Laura was the first to talk gesturing to the child at her breast she said, "This Aurora the first and you are holding Andrea."
"They look so much alike for fraternal twins," Jake said. The doctor had told them this during the scan when Laura was pregnant, they were expecting different looking children.
"Yes they do and even the both of them are light skinned with beautiful pink lips, brown eyes and a mass of curly hair. Aurora is lighter than Andrea but Andrea is hairier than Aurora and she has a birth mark on her neck," Laura said, she had already noticed the difference between them.
"Laura love congratulations," Anne said it was the first time she said anything.
"Thank you so much Anne and Alex for coming to see me I'm sorry I didn't notice you guys before," Laura said.
"Oh don't be Laura you've given birth we can't expect you to notice everything and we were also so engrossed in the moment we actually forgot to make ourselves known," Anne replied, shrugging off the apology.
"Oh but you guys didn't leave Nate and Ryan all alone to come and visit me," Laura said, she seemed worried about Anne and Alex's children.
"Oh stop it Laura you just had twins and you are still more concerned about the welfare of others than you are of your own," Alex said.
"The kids are fine Laura I left them with a babysitter," Anne said.
"Alright I won't worry anymore," Laura said raising her hands up in surrender.
Suddenly remembering something, Jake said, "Alex did you bring the contract along."
By that time the nurses had left the room.
Worry etched along Alex's brows as he asked Jake, "Are you sure about this?" It was obvious to Jake that Alex wasn't happy about the business plan, but that wasn't going to stop him.
"Yes I am sure I love my daughters and I don't see them with anyone else but your sons Let's seal this deal," Jake said. He could not see anything going wrong.
Alex nodded and brought out the contract that makes sure that the BW Hotels and Enterprises remains in the family for the next generation hence joining Aurora and Nate, Andrea and Ryan when they come of age.
"Laura love you want this too right," Jake asked Laura with pleading eyes, Laura didn't want the life of her children to be tied down but her husband was very stubborn and persuasive, he didn't take no for an answer.
"Sure Jake," Laura said to placate him, with hopes of turning it around later.
And there and then Jake, Alex Anne and Laura signed that document that sealed the fate of their children together.
"Arrgh would you close the damn blinds," Aurora groaned. Her head pounding as a result of a hangover.She was starting to really regret her decision to get drunk last night, although it was really needed."Would you sit up young lady, it's nearly eight o'clock and for goodness sake, it's your wedding day," Laura Bentley said.Hearing the dreaded W word she suddenly remembered why she and her two friends had to get drunk last night, she wanted to enjoy her last night as a single lady.Aurora Bentley was getting married, no not love, but the marriage was arranged. Not that any one except her father still arranged marriages in the bloody 21st century.And if that wasn't enough she was getting married to the most pompous ass Nate Walters, just thinking about him made her want to pull at her hair. He was arrogant, irritating and rude to her as she grew up, he would tug her p
The quiet in the car made the drive seem to last forever, and not knowing were they were going to made Aurora want to pull her hair out, she tried asking him aka her pigheaded husband where they were headed and how long it will take them to arrive but was blatantly ignored each time.After what seemed likeforever they entered into a gated estate with big beautiful houses, the size of the houses didn't faze her, since she grew up in wealth but when she saw beauty she appreciated it,he went ahead and drove into a garage where he parked his car, as soon as he stopped she jumped out of the car as well as any one in a wedding dress could, climbing the stairs asfast as she could in order to avoid him, on getting to thedoor she head smacked herself realizing she didn't have they keys, so she waited.To her greatest joy and annoyance he didn't as much as acknowledge her, opening the door and stepping in as if she wasn't there
Groaning, Aurora stretched and sat on her bed, an headache forming, she rubbed her temples and blinked her eyes trying to adjust to the light, looking around she was confused, then everything came to her like a bucket of ice water, increasing her already forming head ache, she remembered the wedding, remembered feeling jealous of her sister, remembered how Nate dragged her out of their reception, checking him out when they got to the house and him doing the same thing to her, remembered him seeing her almost naked, teasing her like they were kids again. "I am married," she said.And I need some aspirin, she thought to herself.Getting up from bed slowly testing her footing before standing, she put on the fuzzy slippers she found laying around last night, she walked out of the room half asleep in search of some aspirin and coffee.Walking into the kitchen she began familiarizing herself with th
"We're not on a honeymoon," she told the driver with a smile, not giving him a chance to say anything as she stepped out of the car.The first thing she noticed as she stepped out of the car was the heat, it was bad and it worsened because she just came out of an air conditioned car, she didn't even notice the heat when they were at the airport, but again it was June in Florence.Looking around the familiar surroundings they were parked in front her father's hotel Hotel BW Famiglia, their branch in Italy.She had been here several times for family vacations but couldn't seem to get over the beauty of the city, she couldn't wait to explore and revisit all the sites again."Shall we." she was brought out of her thoughts by her new husband, it felt odd calling him her husband even in her thoughts. He held out his hand for her and she eyed it suspiciously and even before she cou
On getting to the hotel Simon and Aurora were faced with a very angry Nate he looked so pissed that Aurora half expected steam to come out of his ears.Nate was standing outside the hotel obviously waiting for the duo and as soon as they exited the car, Nate started walking towards them, although to any bystander it seemed more like a march, Natestopped when he got to Simon.He looked like a raging bull before Aurora could even foresee what was going to happen, Nate raised his fist and swung and it abruptly landed on Simon's nose breaking bone, the contact making a scrunching sound and before she could say anything about the punch, Nate unceremoniously dragged her into the hotel, he looked very pissed.His fingers were digging into her hand but she chose not to comment because the last thing she wanted was for him to start screaming at her in the middle of the hotel lobby.The atmosphere in the elevator
Nate and Aurora were due at Simon's place for dinner at 8pm and she was honestly nervous as fuck, she really want Bernice to like her but she could only hope owning to the fact that a picture of her kissing Bernice's husband was plastered all over the internet and then there was Nate and Simon, Aurora could only imagine the tension that will be there especially because the last time Nate was with Simon he punched his fucking nose."Arrgh!" she groaned to her self frustrated."At least I look good," she thought to herself studying her reflection in the mirror, she was wearing an off shouldered chiffon dress with floral designs and she had put her hair in a simple French plait, making her appear a bit innocent, she put on a thin layer of make up and she was good to go.Nate as usual was looking effortlessly good and casual, with his army green T-shirt stretched over his frame accentuating his very masculine
Aurora woke up in a room, alone for the second time in a row and sleeping with someone felt so much better, she didn't even know what was wrong with her, she had slept alone all her life and then her egoistical pighead of a husband comes and spoils sleeping alone for her, the nerve of him insulting me, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, she thought to her self remembering the events that occurred last night.She dragged herself out of bed mentally thinking about the things she needed to do today while taking a bath, she put on a pink crop top and a pair of grey stretchy leggings she managed though with great effort to comb her hair and held it with a band.She came out of her room, she heard voices and it seemed to her that her husband was up. Walking into the kitchen she was met with the vision of a very slim and graceful looking brunette with big doe eyes and a run way body talking to and touching her husband, she suddenly felt a wave
The week has passed for Aurora in a blur and her marriage was almost two weeks old and she was clearly not happy about itAnd Nate as you probably guessed was still ignoring her, leaving in the morning and coming in very late at night and she was just imagining that was what he was doing and he actually still lives in their house and he has not moved half way across the continent or something.Throughout the week, she has been sending applications to various schools, and she has an interview on Monday, she was very excited for it and she wouldn't have been able to even dream about putting out the applications, not to talk of going for an interview if not for RM's new job and Nate encouraging her.In between sending out applications, she has been redecorating her room, well it is safe to say it looks nothing like it used to.It looks more... What's the word, alive yes that's the one.Not pl