I opened my eyes and felt myself lying on something big and comfy.It was a bed.
I turned and placed my hand on my forehead,trying to recall what had happened.
I gasped and opened my eyes fully,sitting up.Surprisingly,I found him sitting on a couch in front of me,just staring at me.
Did Alex really bring me here?Why?How?
“Alex?”I called,staring at him,gobsmacked.
He didn’t say anything immediately as he just kept staring at me and I left the bed and stood up.
“Did…Did you bring me here,Alex?”I asked,fear resounding in my voice.
Then,that was when he stood up,but he didn’t come close to me.
“We need to talk,Jeanne”he started in a serious tone and my ears started itching already.
“Are you pregnant?”:he asked bluntly and I swear,my hearts stopped beating.
I gasped and shrugged backwards,completely taken abacked.
What the hell is he saying?How can he ask me such a question?
Who…who gave him such idea?
“Talk to me,Jeanne’he said insistently and I stuttered for words.
“I…I…you…I don’t…”I floundered,but couldn’t think of the right sentence to construct.
Could it be possible he knows about it already?
“Is it true?Are you really pregnant?Or,is it a lie?”He persuaded and I bent my head,not knowing what to say anymore.
Oh,God!How did Alex get to know about it?I didn’t tell anyone.But…The doctor…I told him not to tell anyone about it.Could it be possible he betrayed me and told Alex?But,how did Alex get to meet with the doctor?
What really happened?
“Jeanne”he called calmly now and started coming towards me.
I bent my head and whimpered as he got to where I was and placed his both hands on my shoulders,facing me.
“is it true?”He asked again and this time around,I nodded.
Although I wasn’t looking at his face,I heard him sigh.His hands were still on me.
“Who’s responsible for it,Jeanne?”He asked and I was forced to look up at him.
How can he even ask such a question?He’s the first guy to cross my legs and he knows it.He made me bleed.
“It’s…its you,Alex”I replied nervously,looking into his eyes.
Then,he moved his hands from my shoulders to my cheeks.
“Really?”He asked with a scoff.
“Why didn’t you tell me about it?”
Tears came up to my eyes immediately as I thought of everything that was going to happen now.I know Alex wouldn’t want me to go back to Theo,but I really need to.
I can’t believe I ended up telling him the truth now.What’s going to happen?
He pulled me to himself and embraced me and I covered my face on his chest.
“Why didn’t you tell me about it?”He asked,still embracing me.
Oh,Alex;how I want this to last forever.But…
“Alex”I called and disentangled from the hug.
He looked me in the eyes.
“I…I need to go,Alex”I said ruefully and he scoffed.
“And what are you talking about?Where do you wanna go?”He asked,giving me a look like I was joking or something.
“I need to…”
“You wanna go back to Theo?To that monster?!”He half yelled and I bent my head and sobbed.
“Please Alex,”I said tearfully.
“if I don’t,he’ll…”
“Kill me?”He interpolated and chuckled.
“Are you kidding me,Jeanne?You really wanna go back to him because he threatened to kill me?That’s nonsense!I’m not letting you and my baby spend one more second with that monster;not while I’m still breathing”.
He spoke with so much anger and it brought more tears to my eyes.
Oh,God!This is what I’ve been afraid of.This is the reason I never wanted to tell him the truth.I knew it’d have repercussions.
I sniffed and held his hand.
“Alex,you don’t understand.If I don’t go back to him,he’s going to kill you.Alex please”I cried.
“it’s my life Jeanne and I’m telling you not to worry about it.He won’t do a thing,okay?
“I mean,come on;do you really expect me to just sit back and watch you go through pains in the hands of that devil?I’ve endured enough,but not any more.I’m already working on our visas and in few days time,we’ll be out of the country.For now,you’ll be staying here until everything’s worked out.Do you understand?”He said rather exasperated but it couldn’t give me enough comfort.
I know Theo;he’s capable of doing anything.He might hurt Alex.
“Alex please…”I whimpered and he huffed and withdrew his hands from mine.
Then,he started towards the door and I watched helplessly.
“I hope you’re aware I now have a responsibility to take care of.So,I’m not gonna sit back and watch you and my baby walk into hell”he said by the door and walked out.
I ambled to the door immediately and tried opening it,but it was locked.
Oh,God!Did he really lock me in?
I sat on the floor and wept.
I understand you’re only trying to protect me;but I’m scared.I’m scared of what Theo might do.I won’t be able to bear it if something were to happen to you under my watch.
What do I do now?
“What do you mean you couldn’t find her?”I said angrily to the bunch of foolish guards that stood in front of me.
“We’re sorry,sir;but we’ve searched the entire school premises and asked a lot of students if anyone of them had seen her around,but none of them did”one of the guards replied and I groaned and kicked the wall.
“Jeanne!!!”I yelled and pushed a table beside me,falling all it’s contents to the floor.
Where the hell was she?I can’t believe she had the nerves to rub away from me after all I’ve done to her.
I swear,I’m going to kill her if I set my eyes on her.
Yes!She had spilled drink on her and that was the reason she went to the restroom and didn’t return after that.
That b***h!She definitely has something to do with this.How dare she?She should’ve learnt to avoid other people’s businesses;especially the one that concerns me.
If really she knows something about this,I’m going to make her wish she never knew Jeanne.
I reached for my phone and made a call.
I left the house after locking Jeanne up in the room.
Well,I had to.I mean,I had a feeling she might want to run away at that moment.
I went for some shopping afterwards.
First,I bought a lot of clothes,shoes and jewelries for Jeanne since the previous ones were trapped with Theo.
After making sure I got more than enough clothes for her,I went ahead to get some foods,snacks,more drinks and fruits-yeah,lot of fruits.
I heard women in her condition needs things like that.
When I was done,I returned to the place where I had kept her,making sure my guards didn’t follow me.
The house where I brought her was more like a bungalow and it was the only place I could think of hiding her at that moment because nobody was aware I owned such house.
Theo knows of all the mansions I have in the country and I’m pretty sure he’d check it out to know if Jeanne was there.So,that was why I had to bring her somewhere far and quiet
This way,it was better.And very soon,we’ll be leaving the country together.
I entered into the house and went to the room where she was kept and when I got in,I found her fast asleep on the bed.
I smiled and sat on the bed and stared into her face as she slept so soundly and innocently.She was so beautiful and I could imagine what the baby would be like.
So,she really risked her life for mine by going through hell in the hands of Theo?
I still can’t believe she’s pregnant for me.So,that intercourse in Korea really did have a result?
I had thought she’d take some pills after it or something.
Well,it’s not like I’m having any regrets about it.I promise to take care of her and the baby and make sure they live the best life on earth.
I just hope I get rid of Theo soon enough.
After watching her for a long time,I left so I could get ready the food she was going to eat when she wakes up.
I woke up on the bed and after yawning and itching my eyes,I sat up and noticed two trays of assorted foods and fruits were kept on the bed.
Huh?Did Alex do this?
I looked at the food and confirmed they were really rich and delectable.
Oh,my!I can’t remember the last time I ate something good since I started eating with Theo.
And thinking of it,I was starving.
So,not waiting for whoever it was that kept the food there,I began eating like a hungry lion,eating randomly from one plate to another and one type of fruit to another.
Goodness!I’ve almost forgotten the taste of all these.
The door opened not long after with Alex coming in and my jaws dropped.
As if someone tapped me,I stopped eating.
“Hey”he called as he walked closer to me and sat on the bed,facing me.
Unexplainable,I suddenly felt shy around him.
“How’re you feeling?”He asked and all I could do was nod.
I continued eating but this time around,I ate slowly.
Alex didn’t say a word immediately and I could tell he was staring at me and it made me really nervous.
And why wasn’t he eating yet?
“Sorry for locking you up”he latter said.
“i promise not to do it again.But,I want you to promise you’re never going to leave,Jeanne”.
I lifted my eyes to stare at him.
“Please,Jeanne;promise me”he repeated with a soft look in his eyes and I was helpless.
“I promise”I replied and he sighed with a little smile.
So,I’ll really be staying all alone with him for sometime?
“Um…aren’t you eating?”I decided to ask and he smiled cutely.
“Watching you and the baby eat is enough for me”he said and I felt my cheeks turning red.
Gosh!I was forced to smile.
He took a strawberry from the fruits tray and dipped it into a plate of milk and fed it to me.
I blushed immediately.
Oh,Alex;please,don’t corrupt me.
“can I ask you a question,Jeanne?”He said and I looked at him and nodded.
What could he have in mind?
“During your stay with Theo”,he began,
“Did he ever have s*x with you?”