I got on the subway train and tried to look for any empty seats but unfortunately failed, but saving fuel and money was definitely an priority, so I had decided to not go by car or uber. I was heading to my first day of work and I felt exhausted. The lack of energy was very noticeable but I still tried to hide it. What if they would fire me when they found out about my pregnancy? That could not happen.
My belly did not look big and if anything I just seemed bloated, there were a few more weeks left before I would probably start showing so I would make use of those to save up as much money as I can, which started by taking the subway.
The last time I had been in one was when I still attended college which was already more than half a year ago. “Do you want to sit down?” A man
“Here you go, sir.” Mauro carefully spoke and placed the check on the desk while he lowered his head. Unfortunately, everyone had to experience Christian’s worsened temper these past few weeks and was wondering what it could've been.No one knew that all this time guilt had been eating him up. Christian was known to be a lot of things, but someone who couldn’t keep their promise wasn’t one of them. He wished he could go against his dad to help out Serena and the baby, but he knew that it would end up getting them in even more trouble.Only Lucio, Enzo, Marc, and Johnny were aware
“Goodmorning!” Olivia sang while I got into the car. Even yesterday after she had brought me home we had texted the entire night.In the beginning, I felt a bit threatened and thought she was cold, but she was just a cute person who was trying to be my friend. I couldn’t shake off the feeling of me eventually having to tell her about my pregnancy and that it was never my plan to stay there for too long. “You’re in good spirits.” I said, appreciating her bright smile.“Of course I am, tomorrow we have a day off!” Olivia cheered. Only now it had occurred to me that I started my fir
“W-what are you doing here?” I stammered and walked past him to unlock my door, but he being the person he was had no issue with inviting himself in.Time and time again I had thought of this scenario in my head where he apologized and we would move on with the first plan, but by the look on his face, I could see that those weren’t his intentions.“Why aren’t you accepting my checks?” He demanded an answer out of me.Of course, it was about those damn checks again.
It had been two weeks since Christian stopped by and crazy enough he never stopped sending checks, but like before, I had sent them right back.I was sixteen weeks pregnant and started showing and worked even harder than before because I couldn’t hide for much longer. There was no lie that I was stressing and unsure about whatever would follow after, but I tried my best so I could at least breathe when the baby got here.The only good thing about work at the moment would be Olivia. We had grown even closer and our friendship seemed sincere, whether Vincenzo had anything to do with it or not.I tried my hardest to avoid him and he clearly noticed— but respected my decision. The last thing I needed was for hi
“Serena, move in with me.” He pretty much demanded, surprising me by his choice of words. How could someone switch up like that so easily?“Are you drunk?” I asked him and felt anger taking over. This time I wasn’t going to fall for any of his stupid games or promises.“No, you don’t want to accept the check and I don’t want my baby to suffer so move in with me.” He spoke once again and all I could do was keep quiet. How could he say all of this when he was the one who told me to abort the baby?
ChristianChristian clenched his fist in anger and made his way to his dad’s office. He did not know whether he was angry because Serena had hung up the phone in his ear or because she had a pretty solid reason to fear him.No, he wouldn’t hurt her. He did not like hurting people at all and only did so when there was no other way or when Lucio encouraged him to do so, but the thought of hurting Serena or taking away the baby hadn’t even crossed his mind.
Christian looked at Vincenzo with a confused look on his face and was probably wondering what his friend was doing here— while Vincenzo was probably thinking the same.“What are you doing here?” The two asked each other at the same time.“I came to check up on my employee, what are you doing h- oh...never mind.” Vincenzo had finally realized and looked from my stomach to Christian.“Employee? This is your doing?” Christian asked him and steppe
“You should’ve told your mom first.” Lucio shrugged his shoulders and walked past Christian to avoid his wife.Just as expected everyone had heard about the rumor and all it took for the word to get spread was one visit to the hospital.Christian did not get the chance to tell anyone himself— but instead, they had to hear about the pregnancy from others. He knew that Francesca would be pissed, but he didn’t have the heart to apologize over the phone and wished to do so face to face.