Marty: I donít understand.
Paige: Phil has a twinÖ
Marty: WHAT DO YOU MEAN PHIL HAS A TWIN?!?
Paige: Exactly that! Calm down, Iíll explain it to you!
I took a couple of breaths.
Marty: Okay Iím calm.
Paige: Well after I delivered Phil at the hospital.
Marty: Yes, I know I was there.
Paige: Stop cutting me off Marty! Yes, you WERE there, but you left to go back home to Justine and Paul. An hour later I found myself going into pain again.
I looked confused
Paige: I was in labor again. My doctor was in shocked and so was I. He told me that my second baby was coming. I didnít know what to do! After four pushes, I had delivered Phillip.
Marty: Impossible!!! This sound like a fictional story!
Paige: Fictional! Why would I make this up Marty?!? I had given birth to twins and you are telling me that itís impossible!!!
Marty: It doesnít sound right!!! Why didnít you tell me about him?!?
Paige: I was scared!!! I was scared that you and your wife would try to kick me out faster than you did!
Marty: Scared?!? Thatís a bad excuse!!! I had the right to know that I had another son brought into the world!!!
Paige: I know that, donít you think I know that?!? I wanted to tell you but, I was scared! I was in a situation!!! I was living with you and your ďalready madeĒ family! I had already felt like an outsider just being pregnant by you. One baby was already a problem for us, but to have two. I was scared and nervous! (She began to tear up) Do you think I wanted to go through that?
I began to feel sorry for her. After what we all went through, I could understand where she was coming from.
Marty: Iím sorry Paige, itís just I donít know how to take this. How did you hide that
baby from me?
Paige took a deep breath and started her story.
Paige: After I delivered Phillip, I made a decision to let him be adopted.
Paige: Yes, hear me out Marty; itís not what you think. As I told the nurse about putting Phillip up for adoption, she felt sorry for me after I told her the story behind it. She told me that my decision was not the best thing to do.
Marty: Damn right!
Paige: She told me to get a relative to take care of him, until I get things together. It wasnít adoption; it was a solution for the time being. So I called my father; I told him the situation I was going through. He told me that it was a crazy scheme, but he would do anything to help me. The night before I was Okayed to be sent home with Phil, my father came to town and got Phillip. He took Phillip to Pleasantville with him and paid a nanny to take care of him. Meanwhile I was here working- trying to buy a house for me and my kids- and taking care of Phil. I was working three jobs! I had my regular job at the grocery store in the mornings, then I was working at the Beauty Saloon in the evenings, and then I was working at a bar at night. After I worked and got the money for a house, I found a house back in Pleasantville with my dad. I decided to move the day I moved out of your place; I staged that fight with you guys so I could move without any questions. I stood there trying to take in everything Paige just told me; I was having a hard time doing that.
Marty: I canít believe you would do that me!
Paige: Itís not what I wanted to do; itís what I had to do. Marty I was under stress; I was in between a rock and a hard place!
Marty: Now what?!?
Paige: If you are mad then be mad at me, but your son wants to know you. He wants to meet you. Marty: He wants to meet me?
Paige: Yes Marty, I know that this has come out the blue, but be a father to your son.
Marty: Paige, why did you wait until now?!? You left when Phil was 4, now you telling me that Phil and Phillip are 7. Paige: Again, your son wants to meet you. (She began to walk off and then stopped in her tracks) I told you the story now itís time to move forward. Donít blame and punish Phillip for what I did; he is your son and he want to catch up with you. Now the question is are willing to accept this and just move forward with it? (And she started back on her departure.)
Marty: My number is the same Paige (Yelled behind her)
Paige: I know (and she was completely gone)
I was left stand there debating on what will be my next move. The whole time I was doing my laundry, I was in thought. The story Paige had just given me was weighting heavy on my mind. Me? I had four kids; three boys and one daughter?!? It was so surreal to me. How was I going to explain this to Justine?
As soon as this question dawn on me, I began to think back to when I had to tell Justine about Paige being pregnant. I remembered the hurt on her face and how much she cried over the situation. Here I am again, about to hurt her and her feelings.
After I finish laundry, I headed over to Justineís.
Justine: Hey (She said letting me in)
Marty: Hey babe (Walking behind her) I have something to tell you.
Justine: What? Is there something wrong?
Marty: Nothing wrong, itís just I have some news; news you may not like.
Justine: Well go ahead and say it. Marty: I went to the Laundromat today. (I paused) and I ran in to Paige.
Justineís face began to frown.
Justine: Paige? Paige as in the Paige you got pregnant- who lived with us, had Phil, and then moved away from you; that Paige?
Marty: Yes, that Paige.
Justine: Oh, so what happen?
I took a deep breath and began the story Paige told me. As I was telling the story I could tell Justine was thinking the same thing as me, which is ďHERE WE GO AGAIN.Ē
Justine: I donít know what to say.
Marty: I understand how you feel; Iím still in shock myself.
Justine: How could she do this? The way that woman think is so unexplainable!
I just stood there quiet so Justine could talk it out, in reality she was trying to figure out what Paige was thinking. Marty: Itís nothing to stress over baby, it is what it is. The true question is: are you willing to stay by my side as I take on this difficult task?
Justine: Marty, you canít treat this as if it is a to-do list!
Marty: Well how am I supposed to treat it? I canít argue anymore with her. I have another son, okay. Iím going to treat him like I treat the others. Iím going to catch up with him just like Iím catching up Paul and Justice.
Justine began to shake her head.
Justine: I donít know about this Marty. I donít know if I can take going down this road again.
I grabbed her hand
Marty: I understand if you want to let me go. I wish we didnít have to go through this, but I am not going to neglect any of my kids.
Justine just stood there. I guess she was debating on what she was going to do. She dropped her head and then lifted it up again.
Justine: I guess we can arrange a meeting here, so we can all meet one another.
At that moment I knew Justine had my back no matter whatÖ
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A Broken Home-Can Never Be Fixed? pt4
Jan 29, 2012 by daphney1230
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