Chapter Forty Four: Spiteful meeting!
I haven't been relaxed these days at all, I kept over thinking, worrying, stressing over many things, all concerning my marriage with Kristen.
I had signed the papers, but only because I wanted to prove to Kristen's parents that I mean what I said, I wanted to show them I will take care of everything, my father's men had taken a copy of the signed paper and took it to Kristen's house.
They told me her mother was very happy with the paper, and that she didn't care whether it's a copy or the original, all she cared about was that the divorce petition was signed, and she was happy with it.
That's what I wanted too, I wanted time.
But I was extremely restless, too stressed of the consequences of that one signature on that piece of paper, firstly I was very worried about Kristen, what could she be thinking about me those papers? I kept wondering about her feelings towards me at this moment, is she mad at me? Does she have faith in me?
I hope she does, because that's what I want from her, I hope she's strong, because I will fight for her with all my heart. I will fight for what we have, I will fight for us, our marriage, and I won't give up on her so soon.
Hell, I will never give up on her, never in a million years.
My father was not acting as I expected at all, he seems like he knows what I'm thinking of, and he looks happy with it, almost proud of me.
I don't know what's wrong with him, or maybe there's something wrong with me and not him, but in any case his behavior towards me has changed, which is confusing me. He doesn't glare at me like before, and he has a small smile on his lips, whenever my mother tells him to help me, he smiles and says " Don't mind him, let him solve his problems by himself" which is totally weird and creepy, my father who always complained and said he isn't proud of me, now he doesn't care of what I'm doing at all.
I spent these days doing researches, talking with doctors and lawyers about how to find a solution to this wanted divorce, and how to find a solution to speed up the time of the parenting test, one of my high school friends is at law school, and he knows many people who can help me, so I called him since he was my best friend at high school and he's the only one who is trustable at the moment, he told me he's gonna talk with them and call me later on.
If you're wondering how I had the chance to call Tom, my father gave me back my phone, so I didn't waste a second and did what I had to do.
I stared at myself in the mirror, fixing my tie which my mother made me wear forcefully, we were invited for a family dinner at Sarah's parent's house, so I lazily wore my suit which my mother had chosen for me, and I was currently sitting at the back of my father's car, my father liked to drive his cars by himself, so we his men were driving another car and following us behind, my dad especially liked to drive his car when he wanted to be alone with the family, I have to admit it was something I liked about him.
Henry and Jess were invited too, as well as Sean. We arrived at Sarah's house and were welcomed by Sarah's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, my parents shook hands and warmly greeted each other, Sarah was standing by them, she was rubbing her hands together looking quiet nervous, and of course she had taken her time to dress up, her face was full of makeup and her dress a little bit longer and more formal than her normal ones, maybe because of our parents. Also she almost looked shy and pitiful. I greeted them casually and formally as I was told to do many times by my parents, but Sarah didn't waste anytime, she ran and put her arms around me.
"Hello, babe!" she said cheerfully, but her voice betrayed her, she sounded nervous and sad, I wanted to ask her what was wrong with her, but didn't. she doesn't deserve any attention.
"Hey" I mumbled and walked past her to their house, as her parents invited us in.
After our parents chatted for a while, and it was getting dark, Mrs. Jones invited us to the dining table, I took the furthest chair from both parents, but Mrs. Jones insisted on me sitting by her daughter, I avoided the urge to roll my eyes, and sigh in frustration, instead I took the chair Mrs. Jones told me to take, When Sarah was about sit down beside me, little Sean climbed on the chair she was holding, and sat comfortably beside me, making me smile at him, and thanking him in my head.
"Dear, why don't you sit by your parents?" Mrs. Jones said, trying her best not to sound agitated or mad, but her voice said otherwise.
"But I want uncle Richy" Sean exclaimed as he pouted, and remained seated beside me, Mrs. Jones let go of the matter and stared at the other chair beside me, but Henry was quick enough to sit by me, not letting Sarah sit anymore near me, I smiled to myself and stared at my brother, he only winked at me and bit his lips, then he stared at his wife adoringly while pulling out the chair for her to sit down, I smiled at them and shook my head.
I'm jealous at his small happy family, but also thankful that Henry always cares about me, and tries to help me in the toughest situations of my life.
The servants brought the dishes, I had to feed myself and little Sean too, but I was okay with it as long as I wasn't forced to sit with Sarah.
My parents talked with Sarah's parents for a while about business and all that, judging from my parent's appearance they didn't look that interested in them, I was talking with Henry and Jess while feeding Sean food, as for Sarah I had no idea what she was doing or she was talking to, because I didn't give a shit.
It was a fine dinner until Mrs. Jones decided to ruin it for me.
"Richard dear, me and George have been thinking a lot these days" she said " since Sarah is already pregnant with your baby, and you guys look so much in love, I can't help but want to urge you guys to get married"
I choked on the red wine I was sipping, and stared at her unbelievably, my jaws clenching, my hands formed into a fist on the table, but I managed to be calm and breathed in deeply.
"We think next week is the perfect time, right George?" she as continued, her husband grinned at me and winked, seriously?
"Of course, Mr. and Mrs. Anderson, we think it's the right time for Richard to divorcer her current wife and marry Sarah" the so called George said " Sarah is pregnant after all we don't want her to suffer, I think they're adults now and need to be more responsible"
What the hell is he saying? Is that directed towards me? It was a mistake damn it! And that baby isn't mine, my blood was boiling and I was super mad that I wanted to destroy anything coming my way, I couldn't take it anymore, and decided to talk for myself.
"Listen you-" I started, but was interrupted by my brother.
"Richard knows that sir, he is such a responsible person, he's my brother and I know him too well" Henry said "He won't just let your daughter suffer by herself, If you call being a mother suffering that is, so don't worry"
He glared at me and mouthed "Shut the fuck up and keep your shit together"
"We know that dear " Mr. Jones replied " But we want our daughter to be assured that her future as a bride of the Andersons will come soon, we want her to be in her own home soon"
"Don't worry she'll be my wife soon, I'm already in the process of divorcing my wife" I told them " But if she needs assurance, I need assurance too"
Mr. and Mrs. Jones looked at each other, then at Sarah who looked nervous, I stared at her with my brows furrowed, then at her plate, she hadn't touched her food at all, what the hell is wrong with her? Is it the pregnancy?
"What do you mean?" Mrs. Jones asked, I smirked at them, feeling totally confident now, and of course happy too, now I had a plan. A very good one.
"I need to be assured her baby is mine, that's why I need the pregnancy test to be done next week" I replied, Sarah's fork dropped to the ground with a loud noise, her hands shook but she put her hands under the table to hide her trembling.
"B-but doing the pregnancy test before birth can be harmful for the baby!" Mrs. Jones exclaimed, she looked a little angry, but I kept my temper under control and I enjoyed the situation Sarah was in now.
"Not really. I did a good research on the types of pregnancy tests, one of the types can be done right at this stage of her pregnancy, and it's totally safe" I declared, Sarah sighed and stared at me, she looked scared and even more nervous, but she also looked sad, which made me regret enjoying what I was seeing right now.
We kept staring at each other for a while, she bit her lips and I glared at her, that was when I noticed her dark circles, her bags under her eyes, her think face had become even thinner, and she looked extremely pale. I sighed and looked away from her, my hands landed on my father, he was looking at me with a smile on his lips, I smiled back at him , which made his smile even wider and warmer.
"I think Richard is right" My father surprised all of us by saying. He continued " we need assurance that we're bringing our real grandson into our family, that's why the test can be done next week"
Mr. and Mrs. Jones stared at each other for a while, Mr. Jones was nodding his head in understanding and they stared at their daughter with a smile.
" Of course! Sarah will do the test next week, she has never lied to us, she can't be lying to us now, we know our daughter very well" Mr. Jones said and smiled at Sarah, Sarah smiled back at them, but her smile was very weak and didn't reach her eyes, instead she was busying herself with her non-eaten food.
"Great then, I'll call you to pick you up, Sarah" I told her, all of the people surrounding us agreed to the date and time of the test, and my father said one of his friends has a laboratory and we'll do it there, because he didn't want reporters to find out, Mr. Jones and his wife were very pleased with the suggestion, the entire time Sarah was looking at me and begging me with her eyes not to do this, but I only smiled at her warmly and glared at her.
There was no turning back now, every secret will be revealed soon, and I will get Kristen back. Even if it kills me, I will get her back.
My phone was vibrating in my pocket and I stared at the screen, it was Tom, my heart skipped a beat and I excused myself and went out of the room to a corner, and answered as soon as I could.
"Yes, Tom?" I said.
"Richard, listen. I'm in a hurry so I'll speak shortly, I asked most of my professors and famous lawyers about your problem" he said.
"They all said one thing"
"What is it? Speak quickly idiot!"
"Calm down, dude. They said you need to not submit it"
"Which means tear the original papers or burn them as soon as you can, that way Kristen will remain your wife forever"
"Thank you, bro. I appreciate it."
"I can't believe the answer was this simple, I thought people tear those papers just in movies"
"Nope, take care of it. Now I have to go, take care, bye!"
"Bye!" I said smiling to myself, and hung up, I put the phone in my pocket ansd turned around to go back inside, but I was surprised to find Sarah there, behind me, with tears streaming down her eyes.
"What's the matter?" I asked her, feeling bored and tired of all this drama already.
"I'm sorry" she said, I snorted and glared at her.
"Nothing will every change even if you apologize a thousand times, you destroyed my life, and that pregnancy test will be done!" I hissed.
She shook her head as more tears wetted her cheeks.
"I'm not apologizing to not get the test done" she whispered.
I furrowed my brows in confusion and bit my lower lip, what the hell does she want now?
"What do you mean?" I asked.
"It's Kyle's" She spitted out the name with disgust.
"What?" I asked, unsure of what I heard right now was true or not.
"The baby is Kyle's, your high school friend " she answered " He purposely approached me when he knew we were dating and he impregnated me"
I felt like my world was crumbling down, I felt hurt for –god only knows- how mnay times, I asked her to repeat what she just said, and she did, she said Kyle has nearly raped her and her baby is his.
"He wanted to get revenge on you" She said, I ran my hands through my hair and shook my head, fuck this messed life, and fuck that fucking bastard, who does he think he is? We have never done anything bad to him, he was the one who raped my wife and now this is his doing too, I felt disgusted and angry, very angry, once again me and Kristen are sad and separated because of that bastard.
"Why are you telling me now?" I asked Sarah.
"I- I was scared " she whispered "And I was foolish enough to think everything will work out and you're gonna like me one day, and we'll be married, but that won't happen, every lie will be revealed one day, and I'm embarrassed for lying to my parents"
"Yes" I agreed.
"I'm... sorry" She said, and shook her head furiously " It was never my intention to hurt you, but Kyle threatened me, so I had no choice"
"I understand, but you too have to pay for what you've done, are you gonna help me fix it?" I asked her.
"Yes" She replied and smiled weakly at me, we both soon went back inside and told them the test will be done in it's exact date we all have agreed on, when the dinner was over I called Sarah outside and we started talking about ways to get Kyle in his own trap, No matter how much she apologizes, I will never forget her and she's still the same old whore according to me.
But I was happy, beyond happy to know there's a chance that I can get my wife back.ns 184.108.40.206da2