Night fell and Marianne had been feeling so good about herself all day since Greg's sudden change of heart towards the surprise pregnancy she thought would end up bad,
"maybe he remembered how blessed we were to have Rose", she thought to herself.
She had been cleaning all day while Rose was playing at her friend's house next door, she had so much energy a ten mile marathon would be a breeze.
She Vacuumed and mopped all the rooms, washed every dish in site, put clothes in the washer and dried them outside cause her mother use to say,
"what better way to kill germs than with the scotching sun?", she always had the strangest theories.
Marianne spread the dry clothes on her and Greg's bed and headed back into the kitchen to continue preparing a special meal for supper, her mood leaned towards spaghetti and meatballs and she was probably the best at preparing this dish because there would always be second servings. Rose finally came back at four and Marianne ran a bath for her while she undressed in her room.
"Your bath's ready baby girl!", Marianne called out to Rose.
Rose immediately emerged from her room holding her body towel in place just above her chest like a grown up. It was so adorable,"thank you Mommy".
Marianne started putting the food away in warmers, washed the dishes she used to cook and already started setting the table so Greg would find it done when he arrived and he mentioned he would be back earlier that day so it had to be quick.
She took his offer of asking for whatever she wanted on his way back so she did and asked for a vanilla milkshake and a burger with extra cheese and mayo.
As soon as she was done washing the dishes, Rose called out to her,"Mommy, I'm done".
"Alright baby I'm coming", she rinsed her hands, dried them and headed to the bathroom to retrieve her and took her to her room and set her next to the night wear she had already placed when Rose went to take her bath. A cute suit with Olaf from Frozen printed on the front of her top and all over the bottom,
"how's your friend?", Marianne asked Rose as she dressed her up.
"Her name's Suzy Mum", Rose corrected her knowing she always forgot her friends name.
"I knew that silly", she pinched her nose and chuckled.
Rose had the cutest laugh it always made Marianne's heart skip a beat, Marianne thought of taking advantage of the moment to tell her little princess that she was gonna be a big sister but was interrupted with a call from the front door.
"Honey I'm home", hearing that gave her more joy she felt like she was walking in mid air.
She couldn't even remember the last time she was called a sweet nickname, well it didn't matter now that everything seemed to be picking up from where they left off five years ago.
Marianne hurried to the door to help him carry whatever he came back with as usual and noticed a huge paper bag from burger king and immediately let out a small smile of appreciation,
"is that mine?", she asked already knowing.
"Of course dear, I'll put everything down myself this time. You just go and sit in the living room, put your feet up and I'll serve you with what I got you alright. I'll just do a quick change and be right back", He insisted and hurried to the bedroom as she did what he told her to do.
"Someone pinch me, how did he just change over night? Could it be true that babies bring people together?", she thought to herself as she held her still flat tummy.
"Is your stomach hurting Mommy?", Rose asked with concern and curiosity.
Forgetting that her daughter was right next her, she immediately took her hand off her tummy and smiled at her,
"I'm awesome my love, are you hungry?"
Rose hesitated with a nod because she didn't want to leave her favorite show,
"Can I eat here Mummy? Please", She put both hands together like she were begging.
"I'll allow it only for today okay baby",
Marianne accepted. With her really bright mood she could even ask if she can throw plates around and she would gladly accept.
Greg came out of the room wearing more comfortable clothes and wore his house shoes that were placed right at entrance of the living room and briefly sat next to their daughter and wrapped her in his arms,
"hey princess, how was your day?",
Eyes glued to her program, Rose answered as though she were bothered,"it was fine Daddy, I'm busy".
Luckily he understood that it was just the show she was trying to follow, Greg chuckled and turned to Marianne and asked her if Rose had already eaten.
"I was just about serve her, she wants to eat here while watching TV".
"Alright", Greg helped her up as though she were fragile cargo, which she obviously was now and they both walked to other side of the room where the kitchen and dinning were combined,
"you can give her food and i'll set your things here, I hope you like them", Greg told Marianne.
"I'm sure I will", Marianne said as she served their little princess, day dreaming but still a little shocked at how he was behaving. But how long would it last?
Marianne gave Rose her food and handed over to her her favorite fork, pink in color with purple flowers printed all over it.
She headed back to the table anxious to try out her burger and milkshake, sat right next to Greg and helped him to serve himself while he got her milkshake that was put in the fridge to stay cool.
Marianne finally got comfortable and opened the packaging in which the burger came, it was still hot and dripping of it's glorious juices, the smell so inviting she couldn't wait any longer.
She took a huge bite out of it and closed her eyes for a few seconds to feel every flavor that danced on her taste buds, she opened her eyes and saw Greg staring at her so amused at her reaction and she giggled with embarrassment with her hand over mouth holding a serviette.
"This is probably the best burger I've had the privilege of eating, we should get these more often", Marianne then said.
"Anything for you dear. Try the milkshake, they said it's the most ordered milkshake in town", Greg handed it to her and lifted it towards her mouth.
Marianne took a big sip and fell in love with it immediately,
"oh my goodness, I see why it's the most ordered milkshake. Thank you so much for getting me this meal honey, you're the best".
She continued with her burger as he enjoyed the Spaghetti and meatballs with a little hum in his tone to show how much he loved the meal.
Marianne suddenly felt cramps and held her tummy tight,
"I don't think the baby agrees with this meal as much as I do", she whispered and ran straight to the hallway rest room to remove everything she just ate and more.
Greg followed her a little later to see how she was doing but she was still vomiting until suddenly her biggest fear came to light, blood.
Greg got down on his knees and asked her what they should do with so much fear in his eyes.
"We need to go to a clinic now....!",
She yelled and got up quickly to start preparing, she was so scared her entire body was shaking and she was losing it. As she reached for one of her hand bags everything turned pitch black, all she heard was a faint voice calling out to her until she was completely unconscious.
Marianne came to and found herself laying on a hospital bed, in a hospital gown and connected to a drip. Greg was seated right next to her dozing off at the edge of the bed while Rose was fast asleep on the sofa right across from her bed, her head was pounding like someone were drumming on it and she felt sick to her stomach.She lay her hand on her tummy and woke Greg from his snooze, "my baby? Is the baby okay?", she asked with tears in her eyes."You're awake! Nurse!", He called out to a nurse immediately.Marianne held his hand tight before he could step away, "Greg, my baby. Please tell me"He put his other hand over hers and finally gave a response,"I'm so sorry my love, we lost it",Marianne put her hand over her mouth as tears started to flow down her cheeks, she gasped and let out a loud sob."Why? How? I was just fine and...." she looked up to him and anger immediately filled her heart."What did you do?", She asked him hitt
The nurse finally let Greg in though not so willingly after she noticed the uncomfortable situation Marianne was having, she stood by the door for a good minute while he walked in and approached the bed Marianne was on. Greg sat back on the stool he had been sitting on before he left and held Marianne’s hand.“It’s going to be okay, I’m here for you”, he assured her.Nothing anyone would say could change Marianne’s mood at that point, the only thing she wanted was to have her baby back, but that was not possible. For the last two days of knowing she was pregnant she had been planning out his or her future, where she would give birth, what kind of clothes the baby would be wearing, what school or food to consider etc.Now what? Does she just continue like nothing ever happened? Must she forget what could have been a second child again? She turned to look over at the sofa where Rose had been sleeping,“my little Ros
Marianne was staring in the direction in which the sad man left and stopped to think about how he could be feeling, he didn’t look that old so his daughter could not have been in her teens yet unless otherwise.Just the thought of losing a child you already have memories with sent chills down her spine and made her feel even worse for the sad man. Greg mysteriously appeared out of nowhere and asked her what she had been thinking of cause it pretty much looked like she had zoned out for a moment.“Nothing, did you get the get the cake?”,Marianne asked him as she started to pick up her belongings and held Rose’s hand to get up.“All out can you believe that honey?”, he looked at Rose trying to show disappointment in his face.When what actually happened was...While Greg was on his way to the counter where he had spotted very attractive and delicious looking chocolate cakes through the glass counter, walking towards the counter he bumped into one o
The garage door closed behind them and Greg turned off the engine and told Rose to head in while he and Marianne took a minute to talk,“Hey sweetie go in and watch some TV, Mummy and I will only be a minute okay?”,He maneuvered his way to the back while still in his seat, helped her out of her seat belt and opened the door for her and she quickly ran to the entrance through the garage into the house and disappeared.Greg got comfortable and turned to Marianne,“I really did not find any cake, they must have-“,“you think I’m worried about that?”, Marianne cut him off with a question.“What was in that milkshake Greg?”, she went straight to the point.“What are you trying to say Marianne, I put nothing in it. How could you think of me like that?”, he answered so offended by her accusation then turned to the wind shield and placed his hands on the wheel to lay his head on them.Unmoved, Marianne’s feelings started changing by the minut
Greg hurriedly picked up his phone and sat back on his seat, Marianne came closer to see what was up with him and he pretended to reach for something in his pocket so he could hide the card.“What was that all about?”, she asked him about burst in laughter because it looked like he was about to sweat his hair off.“Nothing, you just startled me, a whistle would help you know”, he said so agitated yet trying to keep his cool.Marianne couldn’t help but laugh at the scene, he looked like a child trying to hide a piece of meat in his mouth while being interrogated by his mother. It was really amusing for her.“Anyway, sorry”, Marianne apologised as she exited the kitchen still chuckling.Greg let out a breath of relief thinking he had handled that well, most women would be on their man’s neck trying to get the truth out of him.“But she didn’t seem to care”, he thought to himself with eyes squinted and fingers pressed to his chin. He also wondered ho
Marianne still couldn’t believe what just happened, as she drove away she glanced into the side window to see if Greg was waiting for her to leave or running to the car to stop them.He just stood there, motionless, straight faced and blunt. She couldn’t make out what emotions he was showing from that distance but deep down she knew he was waiting for this day, but if she was frank with herself, so was she. 10 years of a lifeless meaningless relationship? What was she doing?Now all she had to think of was how to survive on her own with her little Rose, the first step was to find Nurse Lucy and see what happened from there. Only God knew what lay ahead.“You okay sweetie?”, she checked her mirror to see what Rose had been doing in the back so quiet.Marianne was shocked to see that she was flat asleep holding her favorite stuffed doll, the one she called princess Mickayla. Such a sweet site she could shed a tear, but that was not necessary especially since sh
"We really need to stop meeting like this sweetie", a faint voice echoed as Marianne was coming to.Disoriented, Marianne held her aching head and started to look around the room with squinted eyes for her daughter. But she wasn't in the room with her, she put her head back down and asked, "where's my baby?"Marianne asked with a horse voice and swallowed to wet her desert throat hoping they didn't give her bad news."She's okay, you're lucky those people called for paramedics fast. Any later and you both would've been dead by now", nurse Lucy replied.She checked Marianne's stability and did the usual mental test of 'what's your name?' and 'torch in the eyes'.Marianne could not just lay back not knowing where her daughter was and how she was doing. She attempted to get up with one hand but Lucy would not let her and she started to resist, after all all mothers would do the same until they knew their child was safe and sound."I'll take you
Marianne came face to face with the most beautiful man she had ever seen, he probably in his mid thirties, at least six foot two, chiseled features and a well built body structure. So fine you could eat off of him, such eye candy.It felt wrong that she was drooling over a fine man while her daughter lay lifeless right in front of her, as she quickly sat back in the wheelchair Lucy addressed the man,"Mr Sorrell, is everything alright", she asked him as she walked to the door where he just froze as he watched poor Rose laying in the hospital bed with so many bandages.Raphael turned his head with eyes still fixed on Rose to respond to nurse Lucy,"Oui?... Oh", he shook his head, making his midnight black hair shift sides and fall just a little above his forehead and faced Lucy."I'm so sorry, I am just concerned about the little girl laying there", his French accent sent chills down Marianne's spine as she sat hiding her face away from Raphael.