Screams filled the hospital’s hall, all of us men standing outside the door, waiting for news from inside that room. However, all we’ve been hearing for hours were loud screams.
Kiara’s dad, Louis, was tense as he paced around the hall making me dizzy, and as much as I wanted him to stop. I couldn’t blame him for how worried he was, we had been here for over twelve hours.
“Louis, you need to sit down” Dimitri said looking at Dimitri from beside me. We had somehow managed to build a bond with one another, they visited us here in the States and we were currently in England. Being invited by them to stay for a few weeks.
“They’ve been there for hours, what if something bad happens?” Louis asked looking at Dimitri who chuckled and put a hand on his shoulder, giving it a light squeeze.
“She’s a strong woman Louis, it takes time, you should know that” Mart said looking at Louis who smiled, though a pained expression shifted on his face as screams filled the hall once again before a sudden silence made us all frown and stand.
The door opened and Kiara walked out the door with a smile on her face, exhaustion was drawn over her expression, Louis looked at Kiara and she smiled and nodded at him as he walked toward her and cupped her cheeks, kissing her forehead “congratulations dad”
“How is your mum? The baby?” Louis asked quickly, Kiara smiled and nodded.
“They’re both fine and the baby is healthy” Kiara answered her dad, she took a step to the side, nodding at me with a smile on her face. She had been by her mother’s side inside that room since she reached labor, mom, Grace, Maddie, Daphne, and Diana too.
Kiara walked toward me and I wrapped my arms around her body, pulling her into a hug and kissing the crown of her head. She laid her head on my chest and sighed in contentment, I could feel how tired she was as I hugged her, her body loosening in my touch “congratulations baby girl”
“Thank you” she whispered to me, I could tell that her eyes are closed. We were going to bed last night when the little baby decided that he wanted to come out into the world, we drove her here and we have been by her side since. Louis staying out here with us, Kiara and the other women’s orders, it made me want to laugh when I saw the girls kicking the man out of the operation room to wait outside while they were inside. The man had been wanting to lose his mind since. I couldn’t blame him for how he was feeling, I could only imagine how I would be feeling if Kiara was giving birth and I wasn’t by her side, simply hearing her screams from behind the door.
“Do you want us to go home and get some rest? I’ll be staying with mum for bit longer” Kiara said pulling away from the hug, she rubbed her eyes from sleep. Mom, Grace, Maddie, and Diana walked out and Kiara smiled at them as they congratulated her. I knew that Kiara’s mom, was very happy about having her baby. She had been waiting for the baby since Kiara was a kid. Having him now, I’m sure her heart was about to burst from her chest. Louis too, the man had an heir for his dynasty, which was something that he needed to have, being a mafia don, his son had to take over. Otherwise, another man would have taken over, and being a mafia don of my own family, I couldn’t leave my family to take over his own. Especially since he was English and I was Russian, too many unwanted complications would be happening.
“How about we stay a bit longer, then the two of us go home together, it’s not like you got any sleep either” I said softly, it was funny how soft I was when I was by her side. She knew that my love for her was infinite and what made my heart swell, was the fact that I knew that she loved me just as much. Her respect for me was known by everyone who breathed, and I saw it in her eyes, and I respected her just as much, allowing her to express herself, to be my queen in front of everyone and anyone.
“Vladimir, you guys go home, Kiara and I will be staying here for a while longer” I said not waiting for Kiara to reply. I knew that she would tell me to go and rest, the girl was brought down from heaven, she would worry about the smallest of details when it concerned my comfort. She smiled at me and I kissed her forehead before nodding at Dimitri to take mom home, they too needed to get some rest. I couldn’t put her though more exhaustion than she was already in, she was already exhausting herself by overthinking too many things at once, and I knew that she was in pain. Even though she didn’t open her mouth to express it. I saw it in her eyes.
Wrapping my arm around Kiara’s shoulder, we both headed to the operation room, the nurses were preparing the bed for her to leave the operation room to her room. But technically the whole hospital was theirs, Louis bought the hospital for Lilian when she was almost due. Lilian was feeding the little baby, a blanket covering the baby’s head and her breast and Louis sitting beside her, holding her close, kissing her temple when we entered the room.
Lilian’s eyes lit up when she saw us and we smiled at her. Her body was relaxed as she held her baby. Her and Louis’s relationship had gotten better over the year which Kiara and I were married. Kiara’s relationship had gotten better with her father’s as well. I had spoken to him not to hurt her anymore. That she was my wife to care for and I wanted her to be happy, she was already struggling enough with me regarding Claudia’s case. I didn’t talk about it, but my wife wasn’t blind and she knew that I was hurting because of my sister, and though she didn’t rub it in my face, and didn’t open the subject with me, she did her best to support my every decision, guiding me to a correct one when she felt like I was being heartless.
“Kiara, Nikolay, why didn’t you two go home to rest?” Lilian asked us softly, her eyes staying on us, I smiled and pulled Kiara closer to me, kissing her temple.
“Kiara wanted to see her little brother, and I wouldn’t have left her alone” I said softly. We both sat down on a couch, Kiara laid her head on my chest as I wrapped my arm around her, pulling her closer and kissing her temple. Kiara sighed in contentment and I knew that with the state that she was in, she was bound to end up falling asleep.
I leaned back on the couch getting comfortable. Kiara curling up on me, her legs curled up on my legs as she began to doze off “baby girl?”
Kiara hummed in response looking up at me with sleepy eyes making me chuckle. I cupped her cheek and pulled her up to me, kissing her lips softly, not caring that her parents were looking at the two of us. I smiled into the kiss and we pulled away. Resting our foreheads against one another’s.
“How about we go home baby? You’ll end up sleeping here” I said softly, Kiara hummed in response and got up rubbing her eyes from sleep. I chuckled and nodded at her mom and dad as she went to say her goodbyes to the two of them, her mom smiled and put her palm on her cheek as Kiara leaned in to her touch before her dad hugged her before we both walked out of the operation room as a few nurses walked inside.
“Mrs. Kiara” the head of the nurses greeting Kiara, both Kiara and I stopped to look at the woman. Kiara nodded at her in greeting but didn’t answer her “we will be taking Mrs. Lilian to her room right now, as we will need to keep her under surveillance for a while”
“Is everything alright?” Kiara asked frowning in confusion. Her body tensing beside me as she worried about her mom.
“Yes Mrs. Kiara, don’t worry, it is because your mum gave birth to a child after a long while and due to her being in her forties, her body would be a bit weaker than a young girl’s would be, she must be supervised for the night, just to be sure that she’s okay, then she should be able to leave in two days” the nurse said and Kiara nodded, allowing her body to relax.
“Alright, you have my number, should anything rise, don’t leave father to deal with it alone. Just give me a call and I’ll come over wherever I am” Kiara said and the nurse nodded, she nodded at me, but I didn’t respond to her before she walked toward Lilian’s room to help the nurses with whatever they were doing.
“Do you want us to stay at a nearby hotel?” I asked Kiara as we walked toward the door, I knew that she would be worried all day until she saw her mom. She might not even sleep, her worry would be getting the best of her “I know you wouldn’t want to worry your dad about us staying here, and I’m assuming since the nurse spoke to you, Louis would have no idea about this”
“The house is a fifteen-minute drive from the hospital love, if anything rises, I’m sure we can reach here in half the time” Kiara said smiling, I looked at her with a raised eyebrow before nodding. She was right, any hotel would be a ten-minute drive from the hospital anyway.
“Alright, just let me call Daniel to bring the car and we’ll be off home”
Kiara:“Good morning” I said opening my eyes to Nikolay’s lips kissing my forehead. He smiled and ran his fingers over mine, his bare chest against my bare back. Having had an exciting morning after getting back from the hospital, neither one of us bothered to get dressed, my body not allowing me to get out of Nikolay’s arms after he had drained me.“Good morning baby girl” Nikolay smiled leaning to my lips, kissing me softly moving his lips against mine. He knew that there was no way that I would be able to go for another round after the active morning we had, but a few innocent kisses were never a harm between the two of us “how’d you sleep?”“Like a baby” I said laughing making Nikolay chuckle and lay down beside me, wrapping his arms around my body and pulling me closer to him. I turned around and laid on my stomach, raising myself to look him in the eye as I laid on his chest “hi”
Nikolay:I watched as Kiara supervised as the maids walked around the room, serving the guests who had arrived to see the newborn child. Lilian’s family had been coming in numbers for hours now, we had to refill the fridge twice already, and Louis had it packed when we first arrived.Gifts were given out everywhere, of all kinds. The women gave clothes, while the men brought gold coins. It was traditional that when a child was born, gold coins were handed for him or her for the parent to keep when the child grew up. Usually, a parent would sell them if needed for the child’s education or training, or they would just keep the coins for the kid when he grew up. I personally still had the coins which were gifted to me, mom and Dimitri never sold them, not that they needed to, Dimitri took care of everything when it came to finances, whether it was my tuition or training.Kiara looked at me and I smiled at her, encouraging her to keep going despite her e
Nikolay:“What the hell happened?” Mom asked wide eyed, Kiara was sitting on the hospital bed in our infirmary, getting her shoulder stitched, the nurse took the bullet out of her shoulder before stitching, the bullet sadly hit her shoulder bone.Flashback:The black jeep has been following us for almost an hour now, and I was getting angry.“Nikolay? What the bloody hell are you doing?” Kiara asked me when she saw that I was no longer driving forward, having shifted the gear to reverse, I was now heading back toward the bastard.“Keep your belt on, and when I get out of the car, you’re not coming with me” I said looking at Kiara before hitting the jeep, the man’s eyes widened in surprise and I smirked.“You can only dream Nikolay, you don’t know how many men are around with him” Kiara said after recovering from the shock of the impact,
Kiara: I woke up to the pain of my shoulder. “Blood hell!” I hissed sitting up, the effect of the painkiller which I took before going to bed was wearing off, forcing me to wake up. “Easy baby” Nikolay said rushing toward my side, he just arrived from wherever he was, his eyes were wide as he wrapped his arm around me, sitting beside me. He got a glass of water and two pills from the beside table, helping me drink the medicine to ease the pain “the doctor said you’d be feeling pain the next morning, I should have been here sooner, but my job took longer than I expected” “I’m fine Nikolay” I said trying to calm my breathing as to ease the pain I was in. Nikolay shook his head at my stubbornness, he knew how much I hid the pain I was in. He knew that I didn’t like showing it, it was something that I was against. Having learned to hide my pain as I grew, no matter how much father would hit me, no matter how much he tried breaking something in me, I would
Nikolay:“What the hell do you think you’re doing?” I asked Kiara stopping as we both walked out of the basement. What she did inside the basement had us all shocked and quiet. The man could be tricking us to go wherever he had said and Kiara chose to actually trust him when he just tried to kill us yesterday. Yeah, my wife was diffidently crazy. No, she has literally lost every spec of brain cell she had left, I was certain of it.“We are going to get the man’s family” Kiara said casually. Her eyebrow raised at me as if she was stating the most casual thing as I glared at her. She really was serious…“The man tried killing us yesterday, your shoulder proves it, and here you are trying to ‘save’ his family? No, and you’re actually expecting me to allow you to go where he said with that shoulder of yours?” I asked wide eyed. My wife shrugged and I shook my head at her recklessness “you
Kiara:“Just as promised” I said entering the basement to see the man wearing fresh clothes, his hair tidied and his mess cleaned. Maddie was sitting on the floor with him as she helped him eat, three of his fingers were broken, which explained why he couldn’t eat himself. His eyes widened when he saw me, and he stood up looking at me with hopeful eyes “they are safe in the living room”“You found them?” He asked wide eyed, his eyes welled up with tears and I nodded smiling, not controlling himself, the man wrapped his arms around my neck, hugging me tightly, and despite the pain of my shoulder, I wrapped my arms around him, hugging him back, knowing that saving his family was truly all the man wanted, I knew what it was like to have to do something because you were afraid of losing someone you loved if you didn’t do it, it was hard, and painful. I had lived the same fear when I first married Nikolay. His hate for me was
Nikolay:“Are you sure that we can trust him Kiara?” I asked Kiara looking her dead in the eye, her trust toward the man worried me, especially since we knew nothing about him or his background. She seemed too relaxed about it, she didn’t even hesitate for a second as she looked at the man who was hugging his wife and son.“After this Nikolay, none of them will do anything that would betray your trust” Kiara said smiling, her eyes softening as the child kissed his father’s cheeks, the man smiled at his son and kissed his wife’s temple “you need to have men that were on the inside of the dirty work, you taught me that”“I did, however, I didn’t teach you to trust these men, or to do them a favor” I said looking at my wife, her and I were sitting on the couch in the living room, Vladimir had Maddie in his arms as we relaxed for a bit before getting on to business. We still had a lot of work to
Kiara:I sat on the couch cuddled in my white blanket, Maddie sat on the other side of the couch resting her back against the armrest, covering herself with the other end of the blanket. Both of us watching a movie as we waited for Vladimir and Nikolay to finish talking to the man.“I see that you two are watching a movie” Nikolay said entering the room without knocking, well, he technically didn’t need to, the bedroom’s door was already open. We didn’t really see a need to close the door since we knew that no one came to my and Nikolay’s floor if Nikolay wasn’t here. Well, unless it was a maid or we asked for something, and if for any reason anyone did come up, they would knock the door.He and Vladimir smiled as they looked at the two of us, though there was an expression that I couldn’t read in their eyes, despite their smiles, Nikolay’s smile didn’t reach his eyes. That itself troubled me, even Vlad