Jenny sat in her car, a worried look on her face as she rubbed her forehead tiredly. She scrolled through her phone, clicking on Ashley's number, dialing it and placing the phone close to her ear. She willed Ashley to pick up. After three rings, Ashley answered the call. "Jenny!" she said. "How are you?""Hey Ash. I've been trying to reach you since yesterday night.""Oh. What's up?""I have a problem," she said. "I went to Jayden's house last night to tell him I was pregnant.""Did he believe it?" Ashley asked. "I don't even understand. At first, he was so bothered. He even suggested that if I didn't want the baby, I can do anything I want with it," Jenny said. "He said that?!" Ashley exclaimed. "Oh wow. That's a......""Blow in my face?" Jenny completed. "Yes, it certainly was. I was so offended. I'm sure if it was Diane, he would not hesitate to accept her. Ugh.""So, what did you do?""I tried to convince him that it was true. He said he wasn't ready to marry or be a father.""
Drawing in a deep breath, Jenny pushed the door to her car open and climbed out. She adjusted her skirt, dragging the hems down as she looked up at the hospital. She drew in a shaky breath. She couldn't believe that it would come to this. She thought Jayden would just accept her word for it. But he didn't do that. No. Instead, he insisted that she come to the hospital for a check up. Her heart was thumping loudly in her chest. If Jayden ever found out that she lied to him, he would hate her forever and she couldn't bear for that to happen. She loved him, maybe a little too much. Why was he so hard for him to love her back? She asked herself as she walked into the hospital. With her heart beating loudly in her chest, she looked around and her eyes landed on Jayden. He looked like he was on a phone call. He sighted her and frowned a bit. She started walking towards him. "Hey," she said in a surprisingly subdued tone. He snapped his phone shut and slipped it into his pocket. "You are
Saturday evening and Diane was nearly fainting from exhaustion. She was walking around the living room, barking orders at the servants and trying to make the decorations perfect. Two of the men servants had climbed a table, hanging a banner that boldly read, "CONGRATULATIONS, IT'S A BOY." Some of the servants were busy dusting chairs and tables. Yeah, you guessed right. It was the baby shower today and Diane was literally obsessing over it. Every thing had to be perfect. Every thing had to be spick and span. She couldn't leave any stone unturned. It didn't matter that only the family was going to attend. She still wanted it to be perfect. She turned around. "Varla!" she called one of the servants, who immediately came running to her. "Where is the cake?" she demanded. "Oh, it's..... it's will soon be done," Varla stammered, taking a step backwards. Diane was usually a nice person but sometimes she was under stress or pressure , she usually snapped. Diane frowned, taking note of
By six o'clock in the evening, everyone – Diane, Natasha, Nicholas, Jenny, Paul, Alyssa, Mark, Grace and Olivia, Haley, Sharon and Malvika were gathered around. Malvika was seated on the couch, in between Diane and Nicholas who both had inviting smiles on their faces. Everyone was presenting their gift and it was so heartwarming. Mark and Grace and bought her a baby cot. Haley and Sharon had both contributed money to get her a baby monitor. Other gifts included some baby boys clothes, feeders, pram and so on. Of course, these people didn't yet know that Malvika was planning to pass the baby on to Diane. All through the event, Jenny kept staring at Malvika, a confused look on her face. Why were they throwing a baby shower? Was Diane aware that Nicholas's was the father of the baby? She was beginning to suspect that Malvika didn't tell the truth of the story to Diane. She glanced at Malvika, hoping to catch her gaze but it seemed like Malvika was purposely ignoring her. So, she decided
With a frown on her face, Diane read the message repeatedly as though she couldn’t believe her eyes. Ashley was in trouble and she thought to text her, Diane? That made absolutely no sense at all. She and Ashley were not friends. They weren’t even acquaintances. They were more like sworn enemies. Kind of like her and Jenny. And even if Ashley wasn’t such a bitch, Diane wasn’t sure they would be friends. Ashley was her husband’s ex-boyfriend for God’s sake. How weird would it be to be friends with your husband’s ex? Freaking weird, I tell you.“Hey,” Grace whispered, nudging her. “Are you okay?”Diane jerked her head up. “Yeah. Why do you ask?”“You’ve been staring at your phone for a while.”“Oh, I’m fine. I just…” she glanced at her phone screen and quickly looked back to Grace. “I just need to make a quick phone call,” she said, rising to her feet. Nicholas was already engrossed in a conversation with his brother, Mark and he didn’t notice when she got on her feet and began to walk
A groan slipped out of Diane’s mouth. Her left leg moved a bit as she struggled to straighten her shoulders. She subconsciously tugged her hands, sensing that they were in some sort of bondage. She let out another groan, this time fluttering her eyes open slowly. Her hazy sight was, however, met with darkness. She blinked twice, glancing around but her gaze met nothing but darkness.What happened? She wondered, squeezing her eyes shut as she tried to remember what happened the night before. With her eyes still shut, an image of her standing in the living room reading Ashley’s text message. She remembered leaving the house and going to a restaurant that looked deserted and out of business. She remembered thinking she would find Ashley there. And she remembered someone hitting her head. The last thing she remembered was blacking out.Oh God.Was she kidnapped? She was kidnapped! They freaking kidnapped her!Did that happen to Ashley too? Maybe that was why she was texting her. Did the s
“Any news?” Natasha asked as she descended the stairs with Alyssa behind her. Her eyes were red from tears and she rubbed her cheeks to clean them off. Malvika and Grace were seated on the couch in the living room. Olivia was spread across Grace’s leg, sleeping peacefully. They had all stayed in the living room, waiting to here from Diane but heard nothing.Malvika shook her head. “No. Mark and Nick went to the station this morning,” she said.Natasha sighed, slumping on the chair. Alyssa sat down quietly beside her. “But where did she go?”“No one knows.”“She told me she wanted to receive a phone call,” Grace informed them, rubbing her hands slowly round her daughter, Olivia’s back. “That was all. I didn’t see her again.”“Her car isn’t in the garage,” Malvika said. “So, she went with her car.”“But someone must have seen her leave.”Malvika sighed. “We didn’t and we don’t even know who to ask. Hopefully, Mark and Nicholas will come back with good news.”The four of them sat in the