Audrey cleared her mind and focused on chewing her food. The memory of last night when she received a phone call from Shane almost made her cry with joy. However, she could tell by the way he spoke to her that things weren’t going any better. Perhaps they might have to go on their own, move on, and forget what’s in the past for good. She scolded herself many times, putting her defenses up against him until she fell asleep. At last, even in her dreams… Shane wouldn’t leave her alone. And it annoyed her how she couldn’t consider it a nightmare, despite claiming she hated him.
‘I hate him’, was what she wanted to think.
As Shane’s wife, Audrey also considered staying by his side to support him, especially when he’s having a hard time. But she wasn’t born to be a saint, forgiving the man who hurt her many times just because she still had feelings for him, nor she was someone who couldn’t forgive and forget but she endured too much pain alrea
Another week passed and Audrey tried to manage the morning sickness she had every day. She knew the change of mood was beyond her control, but she couldn’t help feeling sorry for her Nanny Esther who’s taking care of her, especially her cravings for non-seasonal fruits and foods she usually did not like in the past.She decided to tell her husband, but Shane was occupied with work as the show he’s in was almost done. Audrey thought it would be fine, she could tell him next time until her mother-in-law paid a visit and suggested something that could help her.“Hija. I am truly ashamed of my son,” Mrs. Vargas said with her head down. “I’ve already talked to his father about this. The thing he did on your wedding day five years ago made his old man furious. He was lucky to be forgiven after what he did and even got to marry you but he just ruined his last chance.” She smiled sadly and held her hands.“So we’ve decided, we’ll disown our son from now on.”Audrey was surprised but later laug
Several months later, Audrey’s life was better than she expected. She lived in peace, away from the stressful situation she had to go through during her pregnancy. Despite Shane’s absence, she was able to survive the hard days. Well, not completely though. She had yet to give birth and it would be the most challenging part. With her mother-in-law’s constant support, each day passed quickly with Audrey sighing in relief. Her priorities were clear. Aside from herself, her baby’s life was the most important.“Have a safe trip, Mom.” Audrey waved her right hand as she bid goodbye to her mother-in-law who was leaving for another country to attend a very important business meeting. “Don’t forget to eat your meals on time,” she added as she rubbed her baby bump.“Oh, Hija. Stop worrying about me and just think of yourself and the baby. Don’t hesitate to tell the butler if you need anything, alright? I’ll be back in no time,” the elderly woman said and gave the pregnant woman a peck on the che
The pain increased by the second while Audrey bit her lower lip to suppress her cries. She was breathless and unable to talk as she adapted to tunnel vision, giving her best to focus on the labor and get the baby out. She was lucky to survive the impact when she suddenly stopped the car but a bigger problem was coming her way. Her lower body felt like it was going to rip off. It was the thought in her head that the baby’s safety depended on her that made Audrey’s will stronger. She was aware that nobody was there to help other than herself, or so she thought. Amid the excruciating pain, Audrey heard a familiar voice calling out to her. She wanted to see who it was but got no time to spare. She kicked her legs and held tightly onto the wheel with her left hand while the other was waiting in between her legs in case the baby’s head came out. It wasn’t how Audrey imagined she would give birth. Of all places, she had to deliver while squatting on the driver’s seat in her car. Blood flowed
Audrey opened her eyes when she heard loud sirens and people muttering around her. Her vision was blurry thus she couldn’t guess where she was. Audrey hoped she was in the hospital though, laying on the stretcher while the people around were either doctors or nurses who could help her. She felt exhausted and drowsy, making her want to go back to sleep. Her eyes widened all of a sudden at the realization that she wasn’t holding anything. ‘Where’s the baby?’ She asked in her head. Her expression worsened when the noise around her got louder. Audrey knew she had to ask someone about her baby but groans were the only ones coming out of her mouth. Before she could even speak a word to inquire, Audrey subconsciously closed her eyes again. “Excuse me, she’s awake,” a deep voice said amid the noises. “The patient is awake. She’s still alive! Do something, quick!” “Sir, I know you’re worried but don’t be upset. We’re going to do our best to save her. Now, if you’ll excuse us. You’re not allo
Audrey woke up to the voices talking around her. She unfolded her eyes and slowly let her vision adjust to the brightness. Her body felt heavy as well as her head. But a certain part of her body was definitely aching more than the rest. A groan escaped her mouth when she tried to move a little. “You’re awake,” a familiar voice resounded through the room. “Give me a sec. I’ll call the doctor.” Before Audrey could say something, Tristan turned his back on her. She held her head while making a painful expression. “What’s going on… That was Tristan Reid…” She was collecting her thoughts together when something struck her mind. “My baby!” Audrey abruptly sat down while rubbing her tummy. “No, I’m sure he came out before I passed out… I need to find him,” Audrey muttered to herself and forcibly removed the tubes from her body. She felt a throbbing pain between her legs and head but it didn’t stop her from leaving the bed. She was already at the door and was about to open it when someone el
The doctor was surprised by Audrey’s question. His expression changed when he realized he might have said something wrong. He decided to ask upfront to confirm what he had in mind and avoid any further misunderstanding. “Isn’t the man who came with you here your husband” The doctor smiled slightly while waiting for Audrey’s reply. Sighing, Audrey faked a smile and shook her head. “Not him,” she mumbled. “We’re just acquaintances so I hope you don’t misunderstand anything. I’d feel bad if he’s burdened about it too,” Audrey added. “Yes,” the doctor responded. “I got it. I apologize for my mistake,” he said and started checking his chart. “I shouldn’t have assumed things,” he added after raising his head to look at Audrey’s eyes. “That’s okay. The misunderstanding has been cleared now,” Audrey said and smiled. “So, can you please tell me more about my current condition?” She changed the subject, going back to their previous topic about the baby. “I’d love to see my son as soon as poss
Tears swelled in Audrey’s eyes as she watched the nurse walking toward her bed with the baby in her arms. Her baby! The pain and worries she had in mind seemed to disappear while looking at the little angel whom she birthed to.“I’m glad you’re feeling better now. Here’s your baby,” the nurse said with a wide smile on her face, sharing the joy with Audrey for having the chance to look at the precious life she was born just recently. “He’s so cute. Albeit he’ll grow up to be a charismatic man,” the nurse complimented as she successfully handed the infant into Audrey’s arms.“Yes,” Audrey agreed, letting the baby’s tiny hands hold her finger. “Yes. He’s my baby, can you believe it? I’m a mother now,” she mumbled in tears. Despite the warm tears streaming down her face, Audrey’s mind was clear. For a moment, she didn’t want to think about anything else in the world but her baby.“Congratulations,” the nurse said. Her smile never faded. “Did you think of a name?”Nodding her head, Audrey
“Abububu~ Wah!”Audrey’s eyebrows formed a fine straight line while watching Nathan make faces in front of her son. She wasn’t saying anything because the baby seemed to enjoy it, chuckling at Nathan’s comical expressions. However, a part of Audrey wanted to smack her friend for taking all her baby’s attention.“If eyes could kill, he’d be dead anytime soon.”“Huh?” Audrey turned to her side to find Tristan, shrugging at her. “You’re still here,” she said, wondering why he didn’t leave yet when her friends were already there. She also let the butler know so a maid or two would be sent to bring her things to the hospital. “Should I leave?” Tristan checked his watch and frowned.“What’s wrong?” Audrey asked when he saw how the guy’s expression changed.Tristan raised his eyebrows and shook his head. “I can’t,” he mumbled, looking a bit pitiful. “It’s late. I could use the couch over here if you don’t mind.”“No, you should leave. Go home,” Audrey said firmly. She couldn’t tell what Tr