Welcome to part 3 :) Make sure to read part 1 + 2 before this one or you will be very confused. Enjoy :3
"What happens next mummy?" Asked Erin looking up at me innocently.
"They stay together forever happily" I stood smiling at her. My eyes flicked over to my laptop, I shook my head mentally hitting myself. I needed to stop thinking about that stupid email Nick was out of my life and that's where he needed to stay. "Bed time honey." I said snapping out of my daze I crouched down scooping her up into my arms. "Night honey." I lent in and kissed her on the fore head. She looked up at me through her big green eyes and then a saw it I saw Nick. I sulked in front of the TV I had tried so hard to erase Nick from my life we had no photos and no home movies of him. I had ignored it for years Erin was him she was her fathers daughter. I watched feeling numb as Chef Claude mixed together a bowl of something I could never pronounce. I hoped things would look better in the morning. I pulled my sheets up to my chin resting my head in the pillow. I hoped that Nick would understand why I didn't reply to his email and stay away from me and Erin. The next morning began to prepare some crab puffs hoping to distract myself. Erin sat in her high chair playing with her building blocks every 5 seconds asking me what I was doing. After putting them in the oven I started making a bowl of rice pudding. My all time comfort food. The door bell broke the silence. I placed the bowl on the unit trying to see who was at the door but the sun made it impossible to see through the glass. I stood by the door hoping that Nick had not turned up at my door. I swallowed hard grasping the cool metal door knob in my hand. I twisted it slowly my heart hammering in my chest. The door opened wide Kai stood there smiling, I let out a sigh of relief and resisted the urge to throw my arms around his neck. He stepped in I closed the door slowly behind him.
"Why are you here?" I asked touching his arm softly he looked at me his grey eyes boring into mine.
"I wanted to see you." He lent in slowly our lips were about to meet when the oven began to beep. I rushed over pulling the tray out of the oven.
"Do you want to stay for lunch?" I asked sliding the cooked pasties onto a plate.
"Sure lets eat in the garden he smiled lifting Erins highchair up and carrying it out to the garden. We ate in silence Kai glanced at me through the corner of his eye every few minutes. I tried to focus on my food but I couldn't I was afraid that I had done something wrong something to upset him. I placed my knife and fork down on the plate gently.
"Have I done something wrong?" I asked his body went rigid.
"No." He cleared the rest of the food of his plate standing up "Ill clean up the plates." He stacked the dirty dishes disappearing off inside with them. I picked up Erin out of her seat taking her inside to put her down for her nap. I stepped into the kitchen Kai was busy stacking the dishes into the dish washer.
"Kai please talk to me." I whispered as he closed the dishwasher up. He stood turning to look at me.
"Oh Luci." He smiled sadly. He pulled me to him his face inches away from mine. I swallowed hard I wanted so badly to lean in and kiss him.
"I'm sorry." He said as his lips touched mine. My heart pounded in my chest I melted into his arms I never wanted it too end I felt so safe so relaxed. He hands splayed against my back turned into fists. He pushed me away from him. "Listen Luci I have to go away for a little while, Ill call you when I get back." He said kissing me softly on the cheek. I stood there dumbfounded. I didn't know what had just happened. Tears began to spill down my cheeks I had forgotten how much rejection hurt. ~2 months later~
I sat in my back garden Erin was at playschool. I took in my silent surroundings I had tried to get in contact with Kai many times over the last months but I hadn't managed to get through to him. I stretched out it was a nice day maybe a walk on the beach would take my mind off of Kai. I walked down the cold stone steps to the beach my date with Kai flashing through my head. I shook my head forcing it to the back of my head. I stood the warm waves rushing up to my feet lapping gently before being pulled back out. I took a deep breath the view was spectacular from here I had not felt this relaxed in so long. I smiled to my self I needed to bring Erin out here some time to play she would like it.
I turned starting up the beach, Something caught my eye as I looked up, Kai was sat on the beach with some girl. I walked up to him pushing my anger down inside of me I wouldn't get angry at him not right now.
"Kai what are you doing here I tried to call you." I smiled he looked at me in shock swallowing hard trying to find the words to say to me.
"He is here with me." The blond smiled flicking her hair over her shoulder. I smiled back at her.
"Oh really?" She nodded a malicious smile forming on her lips. "Yes Kai is my fiancé." She smiled placing her hand on his. I plastered a fake smile on my face to mask the hurt.
"Oh well I hope you have a good life together." I said walking towards the steps I needed to get of the beach right now I couldn't let him see me cry. I ran across the garden silently congratulating myself on not wearing heels today. Tears rolled down my cheeks people watched as I ran past them sobs escaping my lips. I pushed open my door ready to let the flood of tears fall.
"Nick?!" I cried in horror my heart thudding loudly in my chest. "Hey Luci." He whisperd looking me over, I wiped my eyes with my sleeve looking away from him. This was the worst possible time for him to turn up. I stormed towards the kitchen he jumped up stopping me in my tracks. "Luci whats wrong?" He asked his eyes full of concern I frowned at him angry at him being here.
"Why are you even here Nick!" I screamed pushing his hand away from my body.
"Calm down Luci." He said reaching out touching my arm softly. "Oh Nick." I croaked my eyes filling with tears again.
"Luci who's hurt you?" He asked rubbing my arm slowly I looked at him my heart tight in my chest. He pulled me to him I breathed in he still smelled the same like coffee. I felt my body relax the tears dripped onto his shirt.
"A guy I was seeing he was with another woman." I sighed my stomach twisting into knots. He lead me to the sofa. "Oh Luci I should never have left you, You wouldn't be hurting right now if I had stayed." He said stroking my hair softly, I looked down at my hands.
"Why did you go Nick?" I asked quietly he sat there in silence for a few moments.
"Luci." He whispered putting his hand under my chin pulling my face to his. Our lips touched softly every memory of Nick came flooding back, The way he laughed how he kissed me. How he would hold me in the night. How he had left me while I slept. I pulled away from him.
"You need to go Nick." I whispered moving away from him. He looked at me in confusion, I looked away he stood and left closing the front door being him. I sat still on the sofa trying to take in the events of today. Kai and that woman on the beach and Nick being in my house. I rubbed my temples taking a deep breath. I didn't know what to do everything was falling apart. Well that's it until next time :) I hope you enjoyed it.
Another Life - Chapter 3
Jun 6, 2012 by may-chow
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