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 Rose” she thought to herself, “Mummy’s going to be strong just for you”.
Amazingly a little smile managed to grace her pale face and added some light to the room, Greg thought she was beginning to loosen up and stood up to give her a hug and said, “I knew you would come around baby”.
Marianne just sat there unmoved for a good ten seconds and waited for her daughter to wake up, of which she did finally.
“Mummy?” Rose’s first thought as she woke up.
She run to Marianne’s bed side and attempted to climb to reach up to her mother. Marianne freed herself from the clutches of Greg’s meaningless hug, extended her arms towards their daughter and lifted her up to receive the warm hug Rose was preparing for her.
Marianne held on so tight like her life depended on that cute genuine hug, Rose lifted her head to her mum’s face and finally asked,
“What happened mummy? Did you not like the nice food daddy bought for you?”, she asked with confusion and curiosity mixed in her face.
Nurse Lucy, who was still standing at the door in observance, looked at Marianne with more suspicion and almost dared to ask Greg what he put in her food. Marianne gave a quick shake of the head to signal the nurse not to do or say anything to cause drama or raise unnecessary fights, knowing Greg, he would disrespect every inch of her until they were kicked out.
“I don’t really like milkshake baby”, Marianne crinkled her nose, smiled and answered Rose who was still waiting for a response.
"I don't like it either, it makes you sick and I get very sad", Rose said to her mother.
"Oh my darling, I'm so sorry about that okay, no more scares I promise",
Marianne ran her hand through Rose's rich and healthy brunette hair which rested just perfectly on her shoulders and leaned back to rest her back after a long and painful day. She turned to the nurse and asked, "when can we leave?"
Lucy raised her eyebrows and raised a finger of her free hand to indicate that she'll only be a minute and left the room.
Marianne held Rose in her arms while they waited for the nurse to come back and give them feedback, she was hopping Greg wouldn't say a word until they got home but alas it was just impossible for a man who felt entitled to give his opinion at any given time.
He came up to her head, placed a soft kiss on her forehead and brushed his hand through her black long and shiny hair.
"What can I get you? You must be feeling weak after all that was removed", he asked her.
After what she went through with the possibility of him being the cause, Marianne was not going to receive anything edible from him again. She opened her eyes and gave him a suspicious look while Rose had her head facing the other side rested on her chest,
"I'm fine", she said calmly.
And the nurse walked in right when he was about to ask Rose the same question,
"alrighty you guys, you're good to go. You seem a bit weak so I took the liberty of ordering you something nice from our cafeteria and some fruits to bring back that energy we so desperately need back, it'll be waiting for you at the front desk", Lucy quickly explained as she gently took Marianne of the drip and helped her out of the hospital bed as Greg stood aside with Rose right by his side.
She helped gather her things and got organised and whispered to Marianne,"if you ever need help you know where to find me alright?".
"Mummy let's go." Rose requested impatiently.
Marianne looked at her, nodded her head and turned back to the nurse to thank her for everything,
"you've been so kind, I feel so much better. Thank you", she squeezed the nurse's hand as she picked her bag and headed for the door.
Marianne extended her hand towards Rose and Rose quickly walked to her mother to hold her hand and they left the room all together.
Indeed her package was waiting for her at the front desk and with sudden hunger she grabbed it and took a peak to see what she could nibble on immediately.
"Wow", Greg looked at her so shocked after she refused his proposal of getting her something,"anyway i'll settle the bill and get something for Rose, what would you like sweety?", he bent down to hear her response up close.
"A chocolate cake daddy", she said with so much excitement.
"Alright my darling", he winked and headed to do what he said.
Marianne and Rose sat in the waiting room as Greg was settling the bill then he headed to the cafeteria to get Rose's cake, seatee two chairs away from them was a man staring into the distance with his elbows resting on his knees and his hands in a fist pressed against his lips.
Even though he looked devastated, Marianne could not ignore the perfectly crafted structure of his face and body, she had never noticed a man like this since her first years with Greg.
The man had short brunette hair with light brown highlights, a strong jawline and a body one might describe as that of a god. Even in his work suit, you could see his huge muscles bulge through his coat.
"Enough of that Marianne", Marianne thought to herself, "he looks so sad".
Rose noticed that her mother had been staring at the sad man and got down from her seat to offer him a fruit that she removed from the bag Lucy had prepared for them, lifted it towards him and said,
"here you go, mummy has a lot, it's for energy", she gave him that sweet smile that always melted Marianne's heart.
He snapped out of whatever thought he had, looked at Rose with such surprise and put a hand out to receive the fruit offered to him, and a tear rolled down his cheek,
"such a beautiful soul, merci petit", he said to her with a faint smile.
"You're welcome", Rose replied as she headed back to her seat next to her mother.
"I'm sorry, she does this a lot", Marianne apologized to the man.
"No need madame, she has a beautiful heart. You cherish that", he answered.
Marianne received the message and nodded, she could not help but wonder why he was so sad so she dared ask,
"I'm so sorry for sticking my nose where it doesn't belong, but why are you here? You look really devastated".
The man looked at the floor first before gathering the courage to respond,
"I just lost my daughter in a terrible accident". He stood up to leave the room at once and left Marianne in suspense, not that it was any of her business.
"How tragic", Marianne said to herself.
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.
Raphael was escorted to another section of the hospital, where the mortuary was. As they got closer, his body ran cold and he couldn't believe it was actually reality. He was filled with too many emotions to contain, he promised his late wife that he'd protect and care for their daughter with his life. Unfortunately fate had other plans.10 months ago..."Will you promise me something?", Christina said on her death bed, feeling her life escape her body with every second that passed.Raphael held her hand and leaned in to hear her faint voice, tears filled Christina's eyes as she thought about leaving her still very young daughter in this world without a mother to comb her hair and give her boyfriend advice when she becomes of age, or take pictures of her at her graduation and hold her grandchildren.Her heart sank as she looked at Raphael who was trying his very best to be strong for her sake and the sake of their daughter, his slightly dark skin st
Raphael remembered that he left the car key in Christina's bag so he went back for it real quick, but as he was getting closer to the room, Raphael noticed that there was commotion a around his around his wife's room so he quickly ran up to see if Christina was okay.One of the nurses tried to tell him that he could not get in but the words happened to pass him like a flash, he managed to work his way through and into the room, Christina had been shaking uncontrollably and then shut down right before his eyes.She was gone, no more life in Christina Sorrell. Raphael wondered where Bellamy was during all of this only to see her coming with a bunch of toys, skipping and humming to a song.Still in shock and a little disoriented, Raphael had to pretend nothing happened and get Bellamy away from the scene.Present..."Mr Sorrell?", the nurse he was walking with called.Raphael snapped out of his flashback and looked at her with eyes red from cry