Bryce calmed down and started being doubtful; what was so huge that Iris decided to keep this secret from him ,if it wasn't a child then what was it? What could it be? Who could it be?
" what's the use you slept with Gina."
She Picked her phone up and got her car keys ,she felt like leaving running even disappearing for a while, until the fight she was having with Bryce fizzled out like bubbles in a glass of soda, but she had to bite the bullet,grab the bull by the horns, and tackle the problem at hand head on.
Bryce dismissed her comment and tried to dig and push harder he wasn't going to go down quietly, or without a fight.
" we'll deal with that, what were you doing for months at the hospital Iris,no contact no nothing ? What was I supposed to think"
Bryce wiped a tear off his eye and he looked remorseful he was filled with confusion and hurt,
" don't you think I deserve to know ?".
"Remember the first week when I told you I wasn't okay and I went to the hospital?"
"The week we hit the rocks and you were way too evasive ."
"The week you found me difficult "
she walked to the kitchen got a glass out of the cabinet drank some water and she took a deep breath. Bryce got even more impatient
" just tell me!"
What had led to the
first argument they had was what led to the second one. Could this spell the
end to their relationship, or was there. More
"How many times Logan?
Cause I know you so well "
She closed her eyes and took a deep breath .
She force the words
out she had seen the look in Bryce's eyes, the look that said it all the look
that said ;I have just gone and messed up what we had and It's killing me that I hurt you the way I did.
Bryce paused for what seemed to be three seconds his eyes were about well up but he held back and told himself he should be man enough and be honest because Iris deserved to know the truth, he also had something eating at him which led to his
"What; wasn't I
enough for you? What did I do? I just said we needed a breather and that we
should rediscover ourselves not jump into bed with the next person."
Her voice went all husky as she also tried to fight back the tears that were burning at
the back of her eyes, and she could feel a lump in her throat.
"I didn't want to cheat on you it just happened I was drunk, she was drunk we just
had the mother of all fights on the phone, and during the 5 months we were shooting
we comforted each other. Hell she was going through a similar situation, her
significant other was being an impossible man, she came to set crying, I cannot
watch someone suffer like that, and she gave me a shoulder to cry on too, when
we were on the verge of ending it all."
Bryce knew that it
was a weak explanation , he did not want to be explicit he couldn't bear the
thought of telling Iris what really
happened at the same time he was having
flashbacks about the five nights of passion with Gina.
Iris gained her
composure and tried regaining her self control as well as her emotional control.
"I know I haven't been the easiest person to
come home to but really Bryce how could you ,fine we didn't talk and we were
not broken up we just hit a hiccup, that doesn't mean that we are not engaged
or it's over.
Iris paused and that only made the suspense of what she wanted to say kill Bryce slowly.
"How could you do this to us, who else did you shag
during our little hiatus. "
Iris replied sarcastically.
Bryce flipped and
discovered a side of himself he never knew, something switched on in him and he
retaliated with a vengeance, this however was for seeable.
"Yeah right you were
not the easiest person to come home to, you were always moody, if not
irritable, and I put up with that. I was there for you okay I get that you work
but ,you came home late ,left early, hell it was a miracle if I ever saw you I
was hurting ."
Iris's phone went off again and it was work; she hang up as she
is no mood to deal with her nosy boss who probably wanted her to fill in for
someone during the weekend she put the phone on the table.
"Why the hell didn't
you call me ? Yes fine I get that I'm sometimes moody, it's just me deal with it,
you're not Mr. Perfect. I was there for you, there during the 5 months we took
a break ,where you couldn't even bother to pick up the phone and call or even
try and understand what I was going through. You just left without warning"
Bryce came to the
realization that Iris was keeping something serious from him something that
could break them ,or give their relationship more character whatever the reason was
he was going to push.
"You couldn't tell me
what was going on and yet you had frequent doctor's visits. I asked you
countless of times what was going on you just up and left ,what was I supposed
to do , I couldn't take it anymore, and every time I called the hospital I couldn't get through to you why was that ? .
A lot of assumptions
went through his mind and he started thinking a lot of things he got more fired
up and infuriated. His face registered anger. His body was burning with furry,
he wanted to throttle someone, kick or punch something that's how angry he was
like a volcano on the verge of eruption.
"I did not want to
put you through what I was going through please try and understand. It happened so fast, if I had told you then you were going to drop the movie role and stay, I couldn't do that to you "
Fear crept over Iris
like an unexpected ice cold breeze on a summers day, besides being confused she was afraid, afraid that she might have pushed Bryce too hard, afraid that she didn't know the man she was looking at...but even more afraid that she might have sparked something in Bryce; that might just set him off on a tirade
or worse make him go rouge.
The Phone rang again;
Bryce grabbed it and threw it against the wall with extreme force and fury he let out a roar out of frustration. The phone didn't break but it switched off.
He couldn't remember the last time he was so furious, and hurt at the same time.
"You're scaring me"
Iris said with tears in her eyes and a quivering voice because she knew what she had done
"I don't know whatthe hell to think! Wait, wait were you pregnant and had an abortion for the
sake of your career"
He was about to cry too at the fact that he was angry and shocked that he just lost it.
"What was it then Iris ,what cause if that's the case you're not the woman I fell in love with. "
In disbelief Iris answered
Bryce ;she rolled her eyes and threw her hands in the air.
"No I would never do
that to you"
She stood up and looked outside the window, was a beautiful view of the sunset kissing the city goodnight. There was a haunted house silence in the room
so silent that you could hear a pin drop and it would be so loud.
"How could you even
think that?" She took a deep breath and looked at Bryce with sad eyes and he looked back with hurt and anger.
"Iris tell me it
kills me that I hurt you and the way I did it was unfair to you ;we used to
speak without words communicate so well .I want to fix us. "
Bryce had calmed down and he started being doubtful, what was so huge that Iris decided to keep this secret from him, and if it wasn't a child then what was it?
What could it be? Who could it be? Who was the woman standing in front of him?
He even started questioning his own questions.
"What's the use you
slept with Gina. Not once but five times, five times"
She repeated lifting up her hand signing the number five. Iris Picked up her phone and got her car keys; she felt like
leaving running even well disappearing for a while until the fight she was
having with Bryce fizzled out like bubbles in a glass of coke light, but she
had to bite the bullet, grab the bull by the horns tackle the problem at hand
head on, she started the fire after all
Bryce dismissed her
comment and tried to dig and push harder he wasn't going to go down quietly or
without a fight, if their engagement meant anything to both of them they would
be able to work out the problem that they were facing; but that was wishful
thinking Bryce knew he messed up but he had to know, he wanted to know, he
deserved to know the truth.
"We will deal with that;
what were you doing for 3months at the hospital Iris; no contact no nothing
what was I supposed to think"
Bryce wiped a tear
off his eye and he looked remorseful he was filled with confusion and hurt "don't
you think I deserve to know?" his voice cracked at the last word.
"Remember the first
week when I told you I wasn't okay and I went to the hospital"
Iris gained back her
composure and decided she was going to jump in head first she had too there was
no other way, he deserved to know the truth even though he hurt her.
"The week we hit the
rocks and you were way too evasive and I got the call from work and decided to
go without telling you "Bryce responded quickly he really wanted to know what
really happened, so he could make sense of how they got to that point they were
"yeah the week you
found me difficult "she walked to the kitchen got a glass out of the cabinet
drank some water and she took a deep breath. Bryce got even more impatient.
"Just tell me already!
Or what do you want me to walk out again; I will walk out on us this engagemen if you don't come clean with me" Iris took another big gulp of her water and
relived, what she wouldn't wish even on her worst enemy.
"I was attacked on my way to work. I was stabbed someonewanted to send me a message and ,I got it loud and clear."She took a deepbreath although it hurt to breathe she knew how to handle the pain." I was afraid! Ididn't want to put you through a lot. Jonathan was there for me, he helped mecover everything up only because I asked him to I take full responsibility, Ididn't mean to hurt anyone least of all you okay.""You're lying! Idon't believe you Iris, is that's your, story? "Beyond disbelief he gave Iris a look that shehadn't seen in a while; she had seen it when they were dating back then andthat was when he was in a dispute on the pitch when he played full back for theuniversity rugby team. He managed to land himself a suspension but it was overturned.If he could only
Iris ran upstairs andstarted packing her overnight bag, while all this was happening Bryce wasbanging on the main bedroom door that she had locked. When he had finallymanaged to pry the door open without breaking it down, he went in thinking he'll find Iris sitting on the bed crying but she wasn't there, he then headed straight for the bathroom he still couldn't find her. Then it dawned on him that she must be in the closet. Bryce tried to open the doors but they werelocked too."Iris please openthese doors "He said so in a stern voice for a man of his stature he sure knewhow to get his point across. Without trying too much, Iris heard his vibratovoice vibrate through the closet doors and it stopped her in her tracks."I have nothing to say to you. I really haveevery right to end our engagement" She had already packed her bag and she was headedto the bathroom for her essentials, but not before
Morning came and Iriswoke up to a familiar view, and it was not that of Bryce sleeping beside herpeacefully in snooze land looking adorable.When she decided to move in with Bryce a year ago she didn't sell her penthouse , she wanted a place where she could go and recharge or take time off whenshe couldn't handle being around people.She took her phone out of her bag and put it in the charger and enjoyed her cup of coffee all she wanted to do was forget about last night. Her phone was off and that's all she needed to do. She also wanted to enjoy her eagle eye view of the city and some me time; watching chick flicks eating unhealthy food for that day only, cause she wasn't going to gain weight over her failed engagement.-When Bryce woke up middayeverything felt strange; See normally he would b
Back in BedfordBrycehad driven up hill to go see if Mark was home ,so he would have a serious wordwith him, and maybe give Sasha a piece of his mind . He drove up carefully asthe road was notorious for having traffic congestion now and then and the oddcar accidents. He however knew how to navigate the territory when he reachedthe gate he rang the bell and Jonathan opened the gate to the complex, and Brycepulled up in the drive way .He stepped out of the car and knocked on the door;he had been feeling terrible all day and had an uneasy feeling call it a gutfeeling if you will but he had to find Iris.Jonathan opened thedoor he looked devilishly gorgeous, besides having skin as soft as a babiesbottom, he had had brown eyes , short hair and unlike B
Withinfive minutes the paramedics and cops walked through the door, the policestation and hospital were just ten minutes away so it didn't take that long forthem to reply. Bryce was kneeling beside Iris trying to get her to wake up butshe wasn't moving, the paramedics took her away and he followed them to thehospital .The person who had attackedIris was cuffed and thrown into jail .Bryce had made it to the hospital and was sent to the waiting room , he hadfound a chair at the corner of the room that had a window overlooking a garden,he then sat down and took stock of whathe had just seen;how afraid ,alone, and worried he was feeling .Bryce seldom cried;the last time he cried was when he lost his father in an accident he bla
Jonathan was in the Safe Zone and was cleared to go home as soon as he woke up from much needed rest. There was still no word on Iris . When Jonathan finally came around , the first word that came out of his dry mouth was unexpected, although Maria didn't think it was... She knew all along ."Iris ... Got to save Iris from Martin."Maria thanked God that her brother has made it through and the minuet his eyes flew open and he saw his sister ,everything that had happened the night before came back to him."Need I remind you big brother , you are married to Sasha and Iris is with Bryce ."Maria spoke to him calmly and stroked his hand ." How are you feeling""Better now that you are home ."He mastered the strength he had given the medication he was given that made him all heavy headed and drowsy, he gave his sist
When Bryce came around... He was confused . Confused that he was seeing florescent lights , confused that he was in a bed with socks on but it wasn't his bed . He got up looked for his boots. Laced up his boots and put on his jacket and walked out his room ,down the hall to the lift and took the elevator down to where he was last. The waiting room .Maria and Luke were waiting for any news on Iris . Maria must have passed out on Luke's shoulder . Bryce must have not been so quiet cause as soon as he stepped into the room her eyes flew open . She gently lifted her head off Luke's shoulder . Luke was out cold from working a double ,if not third shift. She took the hospital blanket and covered Luke up . She proceeded to walk to the other end of the waiting room as calm as ever and talked to Bryce ."Taylor I heard what happened between you and Iris . How could you? How could you mess up the one good thing you have. Are you that st
"Jonathan could you please leave I need to talk to my fiance whether I deserve her or not I don't care please leave. "Bryce had already given Jonathan his infamous dagger look which he knew all too well , the last time he got the look was when he almost kissed Iris at a year end function Iris was knocked out cold from the festivities, mainly cause she organized and saw the event through from start to finish . Jonathan was a bit tipsy and thought he was going back to his room that Sasha and him were booked in , right next door Bryce and Iris . Bryce made it just in time, what happened next made Jonathan respect Bryce even more as Iris's significant other.---Bryce sat down on the chair beside the hospital bed . Iris wasn't hooked on many machines ,for a moment he thought she saw her flinch when he touched her arm. When he leaned over to give her a kiss that was so sweet and tender... Her eyes fluttered open Bryce had sat back down on t