“Hey Em.” Layla greeted. “You said you have good news for me?”.
“Uh yeah.” He nodded. “You remember I told you about Meira?”.
“Ah yes. The African beauty who without lifting a finger managed to capture the heart of the most wanted bachelor; Emeliano Giovanni Brillantes.” Layla said. “Who unfortunately goes by the name; Raine Emerson Cruz now.”
“And Meira wonders why I’m being dramatic.” Raine thought. “As you so eloquently put it, yes, that Meira.”
“You are smiling an awful lot. This must be something huge.” Layla mused. “Talk to mama.”
“You said you only wanted one thing from me as your birthday present right?”. Raine asked her. “For you to see me happy.”
“Yes.” She nodded slowly then she suddenly g
Raine was careful as he drove but he still drove past the limit weaving through traffic like it was nothing and Gabe was cheering him on.“Don’t say a word about this to Mom.” Raine told the twins.“Yes dad.” They nodded.He got home thirty minutes later and the car screeched to a halt in front of the house when the front door opened and someone was thrown out.“What or who gave you the right to come into my fiance’s house to tell me this rubbish?!”. Raine could hear Meira’s raised voice from inside the car before he alighted and the twins did the same.“What’s going on here?”. He asked
Two days later “You smoke?”. Raine’s surprised voice pulled Tamara from her reverie. Tamara jumped and the cigarette dropped from her between her fingers to the floor as she stared at Raine in surprise. “Well?”. He probed and closed the door behind him. “Where is Natasha?”. She breathed as she quickly opened the top drawer and took out a mint gum. She tore open the wrapper and threw it in her mouth. “I told her not to announce my presence.” He said. “I smoke when I’m stressed.” She said. “Have you come to boot me out of here?”. “No.” He shook his head. “My lovely fiancee who you referred to as a piece of trash told me to let it go.” He shot her a sardonic smile. “I’m really sorry for what I did. I thought you wanted me in that way.” Tamara said. “You’re lucky tho
By the time Meira finished making dinner for Raine and went to his room, she found him already asleep on the bed dressed only in black pajama pants and she sighed.He was truly tired if he couldn’t wait for her to come and give him a massage. She looked down at the tray containing his toast and coffee then at him before she turned and walked to the door but she was surprised when he called out her name.“Where do you think you’re going to?”. He asked.“Uh… I thought you were asleep already.” She walked back to his bed and dropped the tray on his bedside table.“I’m used to waking up at the slightest sound.” He sat up then looked over at the food. “Thanks.” He reached over for one toast and bit into it.“Good?”. She made a face.“Delizioso.” He gave her a thumbs up
Richard kept to his word and exposed Raine. It was on the front page of every newspaper and it went viral on the internet as well but it didn’t affect Raine one bit as he thought that Richard didn’t know what he’d gotten himself and his family into.“Daddy is this true?”. Gabi pointed to the TV. “You’re not Raine Emerson Cruz?”.“I am Raine Cruz.”“But they’re saying… they’re calling you an imposter.” Gabe frowned. “A fraud.”Raine sighed and sat down beside them. He should have told them this almost immediately after he told Meira but he hadn’t known then that they’d become his adopted family and now he hoped he hadn’t broken the twins trust in him.“I should’ve told you both about this before now but I didn’t want you to see me differently.&
Raine was on his way to his room when he heard sounds coming from Meira’s room. She sounded as if she was trying to fight someone off and then she let out a ear piercing scream that spurred him to run to her room and barge in but he didn’t see anyone. He realized then that she was having a nightmare and hurried to her bed.“Meira.” He gently shook her. “Baby, wake up.”“Let go of me!”. She cried.“Meira!”. He bellowed.Meira jerked up from her sleep sweating and crying with her teeth chattering as if she was very cold.“Sweetheart.” Raine said. “It’s me.” He didn’t want to touch her so he wouldn’t aggravate her again.Meira looked at Raine with tear filled eyes and flung herself at him.“It’s okay. Nothing can touch you now.&r
Two weeks later Meira walked around the supermarket with Gabi picking out items when she looked up ahead the isle and froze. She hoped she wasn’t dreaming as she stared at Angela who was checking out a carton of cereal with a frown on her face. “Mommy, are you okay?”. Gabi asked. “Yes I’m fine.” Meira said. “Let’s go forward.” Gabi pushed the cart ahead of her mother and stopped short when she saw Angela. “Mommy, isn’t that aunt Angela?”. “It’s her.” Meira muttered. “When did she return?”. Gabi frowned. "That means...that man is here too." Meira chuckled. "Which man?". "Our father." She drawled. “Raine would know.” Meira replied. Angela turned at that moment and saw the two of them heading towards her. She looked like a deer trapped in headlights but some
Raine and Meira got married on the first of August a few days after the twins school vacated for the holidays. It was a very small quiet wedding as Meira wanted but a few reporters were invited to cover the wedding. Meira’s beige colored gown was the talk of the town for weeks and most people wondered why she’d not worn white even at her first wedding but they couldn’t deny that she was the most beautiful bride they’d ever seen. The reception was held in the ballroom of Vital Comforts Hotel and there the world witnessed again how much the billionaire loved his new wife from the song he sang to her in Italian; “Amo soltanto te” which was translated in English. The applause was deafening after he finished singing and the crowd asked for an encore but he shook his head laughing and apologized, telling them that the only person he’d be singing to again will be his wife in private and the crowd roared with laughter.
Two days later “No, no no!”. Meira cried out as she stared at her phone calendar. “Raine!”. Raine came rushing upstairs and met her in the lounge area staring at her phone as if it was a foreign object to her. “Amor, what is it?”. He sat beside her. “It can’t be.” She muttered. “It can’t be.” “Meira, you’re scaring me. What are you on about?”. He took her phone from her and frowned when he saw that it was her monthly calendar for her cycle and he sighed in relief. “That’s your monthly cycle calendar.” “Do you know what this means?”. Her eyes widened like saucers. “I’m late and I’m never late!”. “Er…” He didn’t know what to say. “I was so caught up in us that I didn’t even think about it. I was supposed to have my period… Two weeks ago but it never came then I thought that maybe the stress of the wedding and all that