“Don’t you have school tomorrow, love?” I teased Alexandra who smiled. Her eyes meeting mine as a smile danced across her lips knowing that she was up late on a school night, something which she wasn’t allowed to do on regular days.
“I do! But Viktor’s screaming woke me up, mum!”
“Ah, my little princess” Alessio teased carrying Alexandra. Alex laughed and tried squirming from her father’s touch as he tried tickling her. Alessio kissed her cheek before putting her down. I could tell from his eyes that he was angry; however, knowing my husband, my love wouldn’t be showing his anger to our kids. He would be sure to show it to those he wanted to, but not our kids. Alessio nudged my cheek with his nose and I smiled as he kissed my cheek.
“You need to go back to bed, malyshka” Alessio whispered to me. His eyes softening as he looked at me despite the mental battle that I knew h
Alessio:I entered the bedroom feeling drained. My whole body was drained of energy after everything that we’ve done and the searches that we’ve been through, I was just thankful that our efforts didn’t go in vain.My eyes catching sight of my beauty who was sitting on the edge of the bed, looking out the window as she waited for me. I knew that she wouldn’t be able to sleep with me out of the house for more than two days, and the lack of sleep that I got since was evident in my eyes.I cleared my throat, breaking whatever train of thought my beauty was lost in, snapping her out of her trance. She turned to face me and her eyes lit up as her smile widened. She got up from bed, despite knowing that she shouldn’t much, and ran toward me, wrapping her arms around my neck as she hugged me tightly.“You got me worried sick” she whispered kissing my jawline. She cupped my cheeks to look me in the eye, frowning when she
Kiara:My heart raced with each step I took toward the basement. Chills ran down my spine with each step I took, and my heart ached as my husband opened the door.Alessio didn’t let me in to see dad when he brought him here, but now, it being the one place he could keep everyone without the kids seeing them; it was the one place where I could see them.My husband’s arm was wrapped around my waist as the two of us walked down the stairs, our steps slow as Alessio tried dragging time. He didn’t want me being in here, I knew that for face; but he knew that there was nothing that he could do about it now. I was already INSIDE the basement; I wasn’t going to go back now. Plus, I didn’t want Alessio telling me that he already told me not to go in there. I wanted to be here, and there was no longer any need for me to be hiding or running away from what I knew was right.The smells of blood, piss, and vomit filled my nostrils, and I
Alessio:I followed my beauty as she walked out of the basement.All the color in her face was drained her hands shook.“Kia…” Kiara didn’t seem to see or hear Grace whose eyes were wide as she took in her best friend’s state. I shook my head at her, the woman was yet to face her own pain when she saw her husband tied up on the chair “Alessio, what’s going on?”“I’ll explain later, but I think that you might want to go inside with Ivan later” I said following Kiara up the stairs. Her mother’s words were harsh on her daughter, and I knew that my beauty wanted to be alone; however, I wasn’t going to let that happen. She didn’t leave me when I was in pain, she couldn’t expect me to leave her to handle her own pain by herself.Flashback:“You know, I fought to keep you alive when Kyle first found out I was pregnant” Tatiana said lo
Kiara:I watched as Alessio walked out with mum, dad, Thomas, Natasha, and Arda.He brought them all to their feet, and had them stand in front of everyone in the yard.The kids were at school, meaning that none of them would be seeing this.Grace’s eyes watered as she looked at her husband. His eyes met hers, and despite knowing that he broke everything she had in her, he mouthed a silent “I’m sorry”I knew that it broke him that he took away the one thing he wanted most. The fact that doctors told her that she might not have another baby not only broke her, but his heart too. He didn’t say it out loud, but he didn’t need to, if I knew Thomas in any possible way; I read his pain through his eyes.Alessio looked at me, his eyes telling me what his mouth couldn’t; he didn’t want me to see this, and in all honesty, neither did I. I didn’t want to live with the image of everyone I ever loved
Alessio:I walked inside the bedroom and sighed at my wife’s state.She was sitting on the floor out in the veranda, hugging her knees, and looking into space. Her eyes blank and void of emotion as she processed the heavy events that happened today. I couldn’t blame her either, if I was standing now; it was because I knew that she needed someone to hold her.Years back, it was me in her shoes, and her in mine. I was shattered after being forced to kill my sister, and she had found out that her mother has plotted her death. She buried her pain inside for my sake during that period, being my strength.I opened the door, slowly walking out, and careful not to frighten her. I slowly wrapped my arms around her, hugging her tightly from the back, and it was seconds later when she gave into my touch.“Kia, you haven’t eaten anything since last night” I whispered to her. She has been standing strong for everyone, but I could s