Ann was discharged from the hospital after two days. Mike was already back from his work assignment so he was able to take care of her before she recovered.
This past weekend was hectic. I had to go back to work on Saturday since I had work pending and the deadline was Monday. My mind was so focused on work that I didn’t notice that time had flew by until when a text came through.
“I think you ought to come home now.”
It was from Fred. I looked at my wrist watch. It was 2pm. Six hours had already gone by and yet I had not even managed to finish what I had to do.
“I have tonnes of work to do. I may be here for a while. Hope everything is okay.”
I replied the text and got back to work. Another text came in. Fred insisted that I go home and it was urgent. My heart skipped a beat! What could be wrong? Is Chloe okay? I wrapped everything, picked the laptop and drove home.
The front door was unlocked so I pushed in hurriedly looking for any sign of trouble but there was none. I walked over to the other side of the house and found Fred on the bed with Chloe. The baby was asleep while Fred was lying next to her.
I signaled him to come out of the room and waited for him along the kitchen. He was smiling as he was approaching me.
“What was so urgent? Is everything okay?” I asked as I put down the laptop bag.
“Everything is okay.” He replied still smiling.
I felt like I could smack him across the face. Why was he smiling?
“Fred, this is no time to joke.” I said. “And where is the nanny?”
“I released her.”
“What?” I asked looking around the kitchen. “Why?”
“Because you work so damn hard and I wanted you.” He said as he moved closer to me.
He held my waist and kissed me.
“Really?” I asked amid the kiss.
He didn’t reply but rather kissed me again this time so passionately. Although I was protesting a bit, I relaxed and gave in. His left hand touched my neck, slowly moving along my breasts. I shivered.
“Kate, the baby is asleep. Lets take this to the living room.”
“Was this what was so urgent?”
I laughed, held his hands and led him to the living room. I closed the front door which was still wide open when I came in and joined him in the sofa where he was eagerly waiting for me like a kid who wants candy.
“Come here cutie!”