It's a month since I heard from Sydney. A month since I started despising that manipulative man. A month since I experienced something close to a heartbreak. I don't know if I should call it a heartbreak since I can't say I loved Sydney but my heart was broken. I felt betrayed. I felt used. Sometimes I miss him but I have to move on. I accepted my baby won't have the picture perfect family for him. Yeah, I'm having a boy. A boy I would call mine.
Harry's bedroom door opens and a sleepy Amelia comes out. She looks tired in the morning and I try as much not to think why. She's dressed in short pajama shorts and a matching top written on 'NIGHTY NIGHTY'. She looks cute. What makes me wonder is the chocker on her neck. Why would she sleep with it. It has red rubies on it and a word I can't read engraved on it. Okay! It looks so beautiful though.
"Morning. Coffee." She mumbles and heads towards the coffee maker.
Sydney said I would never get involved with this mafia shit. No one would know that we talked about it. Did he think I would tell anyone after abandoning me and the baby?"I don't understand whatever you're telling me Mr James. Sydney never told me anything." 'Just act dumb Isabella.' I tell myself. Maybe he will leave me alone."Well, I just told you about it. So you still have to sign." Luke smirks at this and I roll my eyes."What happens if I don't sign it?" There's no way I'll sign it. There's no way out. I can't raise my son in this life."As I said, you'll be treated as a threat against the family. All you're close ones will be tortured to death as you watch and the same will be done to you later on." Luke says this nonchalantly. You could think he's talking about the weather."Look. I don't want you to sign this under threats. Sydney feels li
"According to the tests we did two days ago, your mother is physically, emotionally and mentally stable to be able to be back home in two weeks. We have reduced her dosage to a minimal so we will have to observe how she reacts to them for a couple of weeks and if it's a positive change, she'll be going with you." Doctor Maxwell Norman has been on my mother's case and has updated me since I learnt about her.My uncle, Jason, let out a shaky breath. I glance at him and see he has a large smile on his face. It's been long since I last saw him and to say I missed my uncle JJ is an understatement."I've waited for this talk for years. My sister is getting better. Thanks to you Bella." I smile at him and take his hands into mine."She was never meant to be here." I say in a small voice as I tear up. Pregnancy hormones! Or maybe it's because I just realized I'm going to have my mom next to me with no limitatio
"Who is Amelia Russo?" I ask Sydney even though my mind is already expecting the worst. It can't be her. Amelia is Canadian and she's Amelia Martin. Harry trusts her. They knew each other even before I met Sydney. Why am I trying to convince myself when its not her?"Amelia Russo is Marko's second child. Bianca's sister." Sydney looks straight into my eyes. I let out a breath in relief."For a moment you almost got me there." Why would he ask me what I know about someone I've never met or even knew exists? "I never knew Bianca had a sister." Sydney raises from the stool and heads to the living room and picks a blue file from the table. He comes back and stands directly in front of me and opens the file then hands it over to me.I place it on the counter and curiously read the information.Name Amelia Rose Russo MartinAge 22 years oldSta
Spending some time alone in my room made me realize how I always meet up with Sydney and end up getting mad at him then storm out. It's always a circle with him. I start laughing at the scenarios. I love being pregnant. I mean, I never got any drama (apart from my kidnappers) in my life until now and I get to practice the pregnant hormones with Sydney. The cold billionaire who got me pregnant with a son I can't wait to meet. I rub my tummy and start humming for a minute until I hear a knock. Harry comes in and sits on my bed next to me."Hey." He starts."Hey."He scoots closer to me and engulfs me in a hug. "Amelia told me you seemed upset earlier." He kisses my forehead. "I'm always here for you, you know that?" I nod and relax in his arms. "Do you want to talk about it?"I think about his question. I can make it seem like it's about me."How do you know you love someone?" I ask Harry. I
Bianca looks different. Her hair is tied in a ponytail and she's in black leather pants and jacket. She has black boots. She looks badass. She looks like a cold assassin and that makes me wonder, was she prepared for this night? Did she know this would happen.She moves infront of Sydney and crouches then grips his chin. That action makes me angry for some reason."If it isn't my fiance with his pregnant slut." Bianca looks into Sydney's eyes with a mocking glare. Sydney maintains eye contact without any movement. "Where were you two running off to?" Neither one of us speaks.I hid one grenade in my dress pocket. Reaching it would be a big risk. Oh God, I feel so useless. I look around and see it's only the six men I saw earlier. I look at the 9mm guns Sydney placed down but Bianca's shrill voice interrupts me. "Whatever you're planning Isabella Styles will never succeed." She taunts me. I look at her a
SYDNEY'S POV"I'm sorry. I'm so sorry." I kiss the back of her hand. "I've put you into so much danger so many times and for that I'm sorry. I don't know how you'll take this but I have to leave. We might meet again in future and I really don't know what to think about that. I wish I could tell you you're the best thing that has happened to me so far and I'm sorry because I tried to get you involved with my life for selfish reasons." I kiss her forehead. I place my palm on her tummy and wish for the same feeling. I wait for a minute but nothing happens. I guess I wish for things too much. "I'll miss you. Goodbye Izzy." I kiss her forehead once again. I look at her face trying to memorize everything. Out of compulsion, I kiss the side of her lips.The memory has been engrained into my mind. Isabella is asking what I said to her but I'm not ready to confess to her. Today everything went well but what if Bianca hurt her or the baby? I wou
ISABELLA'S POVI sit in bed and think of the six months I've known Sydney. I only heard about Kings company but was never interested in its owners. Who knew my ex cheating on me was the best thing that ever happened to me? I went to that club and drunk then decided to get back at him by giving someone else what he wanted, my virginity. Guess I used Sydney in a way too.I think of what happened some hours ago. The guns, grenades and blood really gave me light of what is truly Sydney's life. I should be scared. I should run away from him. But I want to do this for him. For my baby. I think of all the arguments Sydney and I have had and smile. We always get back together. I know Sydney wants to protect the baby and I and I really appreciate that but in a way I want to help him protect the three of us.I'm I going crazy?Spending time with Sydney has awoken these unknown emotions from m
Hearing Sydney say those words is something I've never expected. Since we met I've always ended up getting angry at him. We also have a good share of good times together. The teases, him cooking for me, the kisses and time in the cottage. Sydney has shown me a playful side of him and even shown vulnerability -something I know he doesn't show to many people. I smile at this but my smile falters when I think of Bianca."We can't raise our son in the mafia Sydney." Sydney seems disappointed when I say this. I know he wants me to tell him I like him back but I have to be sure of what I'm getting myself into. When I say the words, there'll be no turning back."I have a plan. I don't know if it'll work and I don't want you to worry about it." This piques my curiosity."You'll tell me later. Right?" I ask him and he nods."You should get some sleep. We've had a very long day." Sydney