Chapter 2

Second time is a charm

~ Cole’s POV~

I received a call that Charlotte was rushed to the hospital and I immediately rushed to see her. Jonathan was already there waiting for me. We may not meet eye to eye but we both love Charlotte. After Cassie and Jonathan broke up I hated his guts more. We tried to get along to please Charlotte but it was difficult so we just decided to mind our own business and stay out of each other’s life.

“What happened?” I asked Jonathan the moment I got to the hospital.

“I came to her room to check on her and I found her on the floor. She wasn’t feeling well before she went to bed last night. They said she was lucky that she was bought immediately here or else she would have died.” Jonathan stated crying. “I almost lost my mom. I can’t lose her Cole.”

“Where is she?” I asked worriedly.

“They took her to the operating room. They are saying something about clogging in her arteries. I don’t really understand.”

“Okay. She’s going to be okay, just calm down.” I stated.

“How can you be so sure?” Jonathan screamed at me. “Not everything can be bought with your money.”

“Not everything but it can surely afford the best doctors in the world.” I replied.

“This is all your fault.” Jonathan stated angrily.

“What the fuck are you saying? You can’t blame this on me.”

“She had a fight with Uncle Stan about cutting you some slack. You immature asshole is the reason why she is in there. She was so mad when she told him that she will not sign anything to freeze your accounts. He wanted you to take things seriously and stop acting like the king of the world.” He stated angrily.

“Shut the fuck up. You have this life because of my father’s money I let you spend.” I replied angrily.

I moved away from him before I said anything else. I don’t really want to say anything more since I was more worried than angry. I know that he is just worried about Charlotte and I know how it feels. I can’t imagine life without her even though she isn’t my real mom. So I understand why he is looking for someone to blame for what happened.

I can’t believe that Uncle Stan would do this to me though. He can’t fucking freeze my accounts. I tried calling him but he didn’t answer my calls. I think it’s about time that I show him that I’m the one in charge and not him. There were three other lawyers handling my financial accounts and I’m going to have them remove him from it. I try to do everything that he wants me to do and this is how he chooses to repay me. I’ll make sure that he suffers for what he did to Charlotte. I will make him pay.

Everything that I was planning to do vanished when I saw the hot doctor talking to someone. I can’t be mistaken. I would recognize her anywhere. She is the epitome of beauty. She seemed to be in a heated argument with a guy. And so I discreetly followed them when they walked out the hospital heading to the underground parking lot. She seemed to be in trouble and for some odd reasons I wanted to help her. I wanted to find out what the hell was going on.

~ Roxy’s POV ~

Life can be exhausting. One of my patients just passed away and another one was just diagnosed with brain cancer. And to top it up after a month of not seeing Mike Pearson, he is back. He has been trying to see me and I’m doing my best to avoid him. It’s easy to say that everything is over between us since I haven’t seen him but I’m a sucker and I have a feeling that I would easily crumble down to him when I see him. My heart can’t choose the person I fall in love with, it just falls. It’s stupid, I’m stupid.

The female staff of the hospital were ecstatic. I had no idea what was going on and I honestly didn't care because Mike just sent flowers to my office and it really pissed me off. He never did this when we were together since we were trying to hide our affair and now that it’s over he is planning to ruin my reputation. I would kill this asshole when I see him.

“Hey, Dr. Henson, you won’t believe who’s here?” Claire stated.

“Who?” I replied nervously.

“Colton Emmanuel Sinclair Jr. is here.” My best friend blurted out.

“Who cares?” I stated relieved as I threw the bouquet of flowers in the trash bin. “His presence here won’t cure cancer or raise people from the dead.

“I assume that’s from Mr. P.” She stated knowingly. “I thought you ended things with him. What the hell is up with that?”

“Relax, I honestly don’t know. I’ve been trying to avoid him.” I replied.

“Fine I can’t believe it. I’ll be seeing Colton Emmanuel Sinclair Jr. in the flesh. You know, he is like my ultimate crush.” She stated excitedly.

“Claire I swear you’re crazy. What the hell is wrong with him? What’s he doing here?” I asked, trying to avoid any more discussion about Mike.

“His step mother is in the operating room. She had a heart attack and was out there in the waiting area. Some of the nurses already saw him and took his picture. I’m heading that way to take his picture.”

“Whatever Claire, I have a patient waiting for me. I’m headed to the examination room.” I replied.

Colton Emmanuel Sinclair Jr. is way out of everyone’s league from here. This hospital was built by his father and most of the staff here were under Sinclair's scholarship. Everyone thinks that he is a hero but I know for sure that he is just the face of their family legacy. I got to the examination room and saw the last person on earth that I wanted to see. This guy really can't get a hint.

“Get out!” I stated when I saw him.

“Baby, I’m sorry. Please let me explain.” Mike pleaded.

“It’s over. You are a lying asshole.” I replied angrily.

“Baby, I love you. I’ll make it up to you. I’m filing my divorce. I want to spend the rest of my life with you.” He stated seriously.

“I’m not getting kicked out of this hospital because of you. Leave me alone, we are over.” I stated and walked out the room.

“We need to talk.” He stated following me.

“I don’t have anything else to say.” I stated as he kept on following me.

“You are going to listen to me or I’ll let everyone here know that we have been fucking each other the past few months.”

“You are crazy. Follow me. Let’s talk.” We walked to the underground parking lot. “It’s over. I don’t want to be your dirty little secret anymore. I’m fine with the fact that we are screwing around behind your wife but you cheating on me is beyond me. You are an asshole.”

“I know what my wife did but believe me I wasn’t sleeping with anyone else. It was only you. I’m filing my divorce give me a few months and I swear I’ll marry you. I love you.” He stated.

“I’ve been hearing that before, what difference would it make now? It’s over, Mike. File your divorce if you want but I’m not going to wait for you on the side lines.” I stated and started to head back inside the hospital.

“No, listen to me.” He grabbed my arm and pulled me close to him. “We are going to move in together while I process my divorce.”

“Are you crazy? Your wife wanted me to be kicked out from this hospital when she found out you were screwing me. If she finds out that we are living together she might as well just kill me.” I replied, totally annoyed.

“I love you baby.” He touched my cheeks and moved closer to me. “I don’t know if I’ll survive without you in my life. Give me a chance to prove how much I love you.” He stated sincerely.

“Mike please. I don’t know if I can be your dirty little secret anymore.”

“I love you and you love me. You can just leave this place then we can move to another place, a place where we can be together.” He stated.

“You know I can’t do that. I’ve worked so hard in this place and I can’t just leave it behind.” I replied honestly. “Why don’t you just process your divorce and see me when it’s filed or done?”

“I will file it next month, I promise. You know that stress is not good for Tommy while he is recovering.” He stated.

“And we both know that he might not be feeling great in the next few years, Mike. You would never file that divorce. I can’t be your mistress anymore. It’s over.” I stated crying. “You can’t ask me to give up something that I’ve been working on for so long. I can find someone who is better than you. I deserve someone better than a manipulating asshole like you.”

“Come on baby. You know that I would never lie to you. I love you. Why don’t we talk about this at my place tonight? I know this is too much to take right now but once we talk you’ll understand what I’m offering you.”

Before I could even talk back he captured my lips and kissed me hungrily. I kissed him back with the same passion. I can’t believe how much I missed him. I knew he could easily convince me with his words. But is this what I really want? I’ve told myself that I’m over him but with him next to me it seems harder. I love every second of having him next to me. And I don’t know what is wrong with me because a part of me actually believes what he said.

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