Chapter 13: Trouble in Paradise, Part 2
“So that bitch thinks she can seduce my husband well I’ll show her two can play at that game” I said growling.
I ran out of the kitchen and up the stairs.
“If I want to seduce someone I need to change my look” I said, grabbing some lingerie and make-up. I got changed and put on my trench coat to cover my body.
“Charice I’ve made up my mind nothing you can say will bring me back to Holly I’m sorry” Michael said.
“I know, I just wanted to make sure you’re ok. Why don’t you tell me where you are? I want to check on you. I promise I won’t tell Holly were you are.” I replied
There was a pause before Michael replied “Fine. I’m staying in the garage at Beachfront Apartments a work college of mine is letting me stay here.”
“Doors open” Michael called from the other side.
“Wow, this place is... cool” I said walking over to Michael who nervously stood up.
“Just what do you want here?” Michael asked.
“What? I I haven’t, you know, I” Michael stammered going red
“Don’t worry I know how to fix that” I said with a sly smile.
“No this is wrong, your married, I’m still married this is bad” Michael said getting worried
I grabbed Michael’s hand and pulled him close.
“Well then I’m a very bad girl. I guess I need a spanking” I said, purring the last bit.
“You’re a very bad girl, Mrs. Temple” Michael said, with a grin.
I laughed and started to mount him...
“Thanks for the fun night Michael, I know two people who are going to love my picture” I said with an evil grin. I left the garage chuckling to myself. I climbed into my car and drove home.
“Charice you’re ok. I was so worried about you; I haven’t been able to sleep.” Mick said. I was confused if he kissed Holly last night why was he all over me today. Then I saw the kids behind him in the front room, it had to be an act.
“What about Holly?” I asked, just saying her name was making me sick.
“She’s just sat there and not said a word, I think she’s really broken up about Michael leaving her” Mick replied.
“That’s not what I meant” I said bitterly under my breath.
“What? Did you say something?” Mick asked looking at me.
“No, but I’m going to go upstairs, I want to change” I replied.
I started to walk away but Mick put his hand on my shoulder.
“Do you want me to take your coat?” Mick asked.
“No!” I said pulling away. “I mean, No I’m fine with my coat I’ll just put it away upstairs”
Mick looked at me suspiciously so I tried to smile before running up the steps.
“Oh mum, what should I do? I feel terrible. What if Mick isn’t putting on a show? What if he really was worried about me? What if he doesn’t love Holly but loves me? If it’s true and he does still love me then what I did with Michael was... Oh mum I can’t even think about. Please tell me what to do” I almost cried as I said the last bit.
“Do you remember what day it is today?” I whispered tilting my head in the twins’ direction.
“Oh my gosh. I had forgotten all about their birthday what with everything going on. Do you think it’ll be a good thing to continue their beach party?” Mick asked.
“Of course. It’ll be the best for everyone, especially the kids, they need something good to happen now in their lives with all this negativity going on” I said.
“Come on kids we’re going to the beach” Mick said turning around to face the kids, he was trying to act excited but you could tell he wasn’t.
“Ok girls I have on last birthday surprise for you, I’ve moved your bedroom downstairs. I had builders in and put in the bedroom while we were out. It’s much bigger then what your room originally was. So go get ready for bed and I’ll come tuck you into your new beds.” I said, the girls excitedly looked at each other and ran down the steps.
I went into the kitchen and slipped my tracks and jumper back on over my bikini to hide my body from the cold air in the house. I went downstairs to the girls’ room.
“Now I know your room isn’t the greatest so while I take you two shopping I’ll have an interior designer come in and do your room. I don’t want what happened when I originally decorated your brother’s room to happen with you two.” I explained.
“What happened with Thomas?” Daisy asked,
“Who cares didn’t you hear mum we get to go shopping” Rosie interrupted.
“Your brother didn’t like it and he got very sad with mummy so mummy had to redecorate his room again.” I said, I handed out a piece of paper and pen to Daisy and Rosie, “before you go to bed I want you to write a list of what things and colours you want in this room, you can have whatever you want”
“Thank-you mummy” The girls said in unison. I wished them a good night and left the room.
“What should I do about Mick?” I thought to myself, “He definitely acted closer to me today but then again he is a really good actor, maybe it was just an act for the paparazzi.” I sat there and as the stars started to appear I decided to talk with Mick when I got back from the shopping trip with the girls’ the next day, I didn’t want to ruin the girls’ day.
“Are you girls ready for our girly trip to the shops?” I asked
“So excited, I’m going to look like a princess” Rosie said between mouthfuls.
“How come I don’t get to go shopping for new clothes?” Thomas complained
“Because you have school and the shopping trip is part of the twins’ birthday present” I said. The kids continued their breakfast and then got dressed and ready to go out.
“Look I’ll make a deal with you, on your birthday I’ll give you my credit card and you can go shopping with your friends, you can even choose your limit now if you like” I said.
“Ok then and my limit’s §2,000, I’m twelve not stupid” Thomas said as I pulled up in front of the school, he jumped out and ran inside. I watched him go in safely then drove to the salon.
“Hello Mrs. Temple, my names Tami, How can I help you today?” The receptionist said. I still felt a little bit of pride whenever people recognised me from papers or knew who I was.
“Hello Tami, my daughters had their birthday yesterday and I said they can get makeovers today” I said.
“Oh yeqah the newspapers said you spent a lot of money on the party you must be a really good mother, unfortunately there’s a queue so you have to wait” Tami said, she looked around before leaning forward. “I’ll see if I can get you ahead of the queue because of your status” She whispered.
I thanked the receptionist and sat with the girls in the waiting area.
“I want to look like a princess, and I want all my clothing in pink, I’m going to look super cute mummy” Rosie said sounding just as excited as I was.
She was shaking in her chair with anticipation. I looked over at Daisy but her head seemed to be else where, she wasn’t excited like Rosie was.
“What’s wrong Daisy are you not looking forward to a makeover?” I asked concerned.
“Oh no I’m looking forward to it. Mum do you think we can go over to the butterfly sanctuary after this? I want to see all the different colours the butterflies are” Daisy said.
Rosie stuck up her nose at the idea and stuck out her tongue at the thought of it, but I thought it sounded fun so agreed. Daisy was happy and went back to staring at the wall with a stupid grin on her face.
“Where am I?” I said panicking
“Don’t worry you are at Sacred Spleen Memorial Hospital, I am Dr. Naraz” the doctor said.
“What happened? Where are my children?” I said starting to get up.
Dr. Naraz put a hand on my shoulder and steadied me.
“Your husband Mick Temple has already picked them up they had quite a shock so I told him to take them home, whereas what happened you blacked out at the salon and fell on the floor, now if it is ok with you I’d just like to run some quick simple test to see what cause it, but first you need to tell me if anything hurts” Dr Naraz said checking my eyes for vitals.
“Just the side of my head, sure test are ok I suppose, and the kids are fine?” I said.
“Looks like a bump probably from your fall doesn’t look to serious but well do a scan make sure nothings broken, and yes your kids are fine just a little worried about you, well Rosie I think her name was, was more worried she’d have to go shopping with her dad in the future” Dr. Naraz replied. I chuckled at let Dr. Naraz check my head for anymore bumps. She handed me a hospital robe.
“Would you mind getting changed for me, sorry its hospital procedure, I’ll wait outside for you to change.
“I’m sorry but you can’t use your mobile phone next time you need to use a landline sometimes mobile phones interfer with the equipment” Dr Naraz said so I quickly switche it off and out it away. She did some more tests and took some of my blood for testing.
“I want to do a quick scan of your body, your not pregnant are you?” Dr. Naraz asked. I laughed.
“Well I’m a bit passed it for that” I said chuckling.
Dr. Naraz smiled with me and took me to the scanning room. Afterwards I went back in her room and got changed. She asked me to wait outside and said she’d come and get me when she gets my results.
“Everything seems to be fine from the fall no broken bones or fractures or tissues damage just the bump on your head and even that’s not serious it’ll go in a day or two, but the scan showed something else in your body and I think I may have found what caused you to black out” Dr. Naraz said. She gave me a minute before telling me the news. I was shocked when she told me what she had found, a tear even began to roll down my cheek.
“... and because of your age, we are worried about the outcome.” Dr. Naraz explained. I sat in silent my face had gone pale and I felt sick.
“Do you want me to book you another appointment in a few days, to give you time to let the news sink in and then we can speak about your options, you can even bring your husband along if you need to” Dr. Naraz offered. I nodded my head and she booked me an appoint for the next week. I stood up quietly shook Dr. Naraz’s hand and left.
“Well I think my husband’s having an affair with my best friends and I slept with her husband” I said, saying out loud made me more depressed, my life sounded horrible.
“There’s something else your not saying? In life when we tell people are troubles even a stranger or a nun we feel a little bit better, so what wrong?” the nun asked again. I sighed a told the nun what the doctor told me.
~To be Continued~