Brooke stormed back into her and Ridge's home and flung her purse down on the sofa.
The shock of Stephanie's news was still with her. How could he do this? How could her own father have an affair with Stephanie? With STEPHANIE! It was all just too much for her to comprehend. Her head was spinning.
And now she had to tell her sisters. Donna and Katie. And her brother. He had to know.
"Logan." said Ridge walking into the living room. "I've just tried calling you...when did you get home?"
"Just now." replied Brooke sinking down into the sofa.
"Everything okay?" asked Ridge sitting next to her."
"No Ridge. Everything is not okay. I just found out your mother had an affair with my father."
Ridge looked at Brooke in disbelief. "What?"
"Your mother and my father had an affair. It was years ago after Michael had been born."
"Are you sure?"
"Yes I'm sure. She told me herself." explained Brooke. "She said that Sharon, Michael's mother, came to see her and told her that she wanted her help in getting Michael his share of Forrester. If Stephanie didn't help her she would expose the secret of the affair. So Stephanie decided to tell me about it herself."
"I can't believe this." said Ridge in shock. "All these years...mother has been keeping this secret...did Dad know?"
"I don't know. I didn't get into that. My mother knew that my father had an affair but Stephanie doesn't know if she knows it was with her."
Ridge shook his head. "When I think of all those years mother putting you down. Acting so self-righteous. Looking down her nose at you...going on about integrity when she knew that she wasn't so perfect either. How could she do this? And of course she would tell you this now. If she wasn't backed into a corner by Sharon she would have kept this until the day she died. "
"I suppose so but I don't care about that now." sighed Brooke. "What I care about is how I'm going to tell my sisters about this. And my brother. And what if Sharon does expose this to the world? How are we doing to handle this?"
"I don't want you to worry about that Logan." said Ridge kissing the top of her head. "I'll handle it. I'm not going to let anyone drag you and your family into some scandal that is no one's business. As for your brother and your two sisters, try not to get too worked up. Just tell them what you know. I don't want you to get too distraught okay? You're pregnant and I don't want anything happening to you or our baby."
Brooke smiled. She loved that Ridge thought of the child as theirs. "I promise I won't. I better call them.." She went to pick up the phone when Ridge stopped her. "Now hold on a minute. I had something else in mind."
Brooke grinned. "Oh really? What would that be?"
"Come with me." Ridge said taking her hand. He lead her upstairs to their bedroom and shut the door behind them. Brooke smiled noticing the beautiful red rose petals on the bed. "What are you up to?"
"Just want to spend some time with my beautiful sexy soon to be wife." replied Ridge.
"I knew there was a reason I wanted to marry you." giggled Brooke.
Ridge slowly removed Brooke's crystal blue maternity dress. He pulled her close and pressed his lips against hers in a deep passionate kiss. A few seconds later, his clothes joined hers on the floor and they were on the bed underneath the new satin sheets that Brooke had just purchased recently. The two were wrapped in eachother's arms engaged in a deep kiss. Ridge's lips then moved to her soft neck and Brooke's hands explored his back.
"Ridge...Ridge.." She moaned softly. His lips traveled down to her breasts and took hold of her hard nipples as she writhed and groaned enjoying what he was doing.
"I love you Logan." He said softly. "I love you.."
Groaning he moved against her willing body and held her tight.
"Oh God Ridge."Brooke groaned as they moved together as one on the bed. "Ridge...Oh God..."
"Come for me Logan..." He said hoarsely.
Brooke clung to him tightly. "Ridge. Oh yes! God Ridge! Yes!"
He pumped harder and harder into her. "Let go Logan...Let go...for me..."
"Ridge...yes!" Brooke's orgasm came on and she cried out. Ridge soon followed. "
I love you." Brooke sighed cuddling close to him.
"I love you Logan." He said putting his arm around her. "I meant what I said before. I don't want you to worry about any of this. I will handle it all. You just concentrate on our wedding and our beautiful new baby."
"I will." said Brooke with a smile. "Speaking of which, I was thinking...how about for our honeymoon we go to Puerta Vista."
"Yes. For some reason I have pretty good memories there. I would like to have more..."
"Whatever my Logan wants...she gets." replied Ridge.
"You know what I could use right now?" Brooke asked with her eyes sparkling.
"Would that be that Rocky Road that is in the freezer?"
Brooke giggled. "You are so smart."
"Coming right up." said Ridge as he got out of the bed and tied on his robe. He headed downstairs and Brooke watched him leave. She placed her hand on her stomach. She could hardly wait to find out if she was having a boy or a girl. She and Ridge discussed names but a part of her thought that Michael should have a say.
She really did want the child to know Michael but the way he was being. Insisting that he take sole custody. Conner was doing the best he could but Michael was just not budging one inch. Even the lawyer that Ridge had hired, Edward, was not having any luck. She just could not lose this baby. She already lost Hope, she would be damned if she lost this one. There had to be something she could do. Brooke had thought about trying to talk to Anna about it but she really didn't want to drag her into the middle as she was a friend of Michael's however she had expressed to Brooke her disapproval of Michael's behavior. Jill and Corey were wonderful. They told would help her anyway they could. If there was anything they could say to the judge if called upon, they would be glad to do it. Speaking of Jill, Brooke had heard from her that her daughter Sandy had a date with Jake, Deacon's brother. Brooke was surprised but happy for Sandy. She had a run of bad luck with men. Especially with that older rich gentleman. Sandy was heartbroken. It was hard for her to trust anyone. Brooke hoped that Jake would be the answer. Deacon made her daughter so happy, Brooke was sure that Jake could make Sandy equally as happy. Sandy was a wonderful girl. Brooke remembered when Bridget and Sandy were 13 and they had wanted to host a co-ed Halloween party. Bridget had a crush on a boy named Austin and Sandy had a thing for another boy named Brad. Bridget wanted to dress like Elvira and Sandy wanted to dress as Cher. Brooke was hesitant about the Elvira costume but they managed to come up with something age appropriate and Bridget loved it and Sandy made a terrific Cher. They both danced with Austin and Brad and had a great time. They had dated them for about two weeks before they both declared the two boys were "boring". Brooke had wanted to have that same experience with Hope but it was not to be. She hoped that if this little one turned out to be a girl she could have that same chance. Although she wouldn't mind having another son. Rick was such a treasure to her. His little leagues games where he was the star shortstop. She was so proud of him. And when he was voted class president. He took the title seriously and did such a good job organizing events for the school. She remembered his first crush. Sarah. She was a sweet girl but like Bridget's thing with Austin, it had passed. Now he had Amber. Brooke had her doubts about Amber but she saw that they were misplaced. Amber was a terrific wife to Rick and she was wonderful mother to Melanie and Brooke. She couldn't wait for little Natalie to come to into the world. She could hardly believe she was a grandmother. And she was about to become a mother again. She was still serious about one more child after this one. She truly wanted a child that she shared with Ridge. Finding out too late that Hope was Ridge's was heartbreaking. Yes that child wouldn't take Hope's place but it could help heal that hole in her heart. She couldn't describe the pain she felt when the paternity test showed Eric as Bridget's father. It's not that she didn't love Eric and didn't think he would be a good father because he was a good father and she did love Eric it's just that she wanted Ridge's child. Well she was going to have his child. No matter what anyone else thought. She didn't care if anyone thought she was "too old" and should just settle for grandchildren. She wanted one more and she was going to make it happen. That child was going to have both it's parents. Grow up in a loving stable home. Ridge returned with a tray carrying Brooke's Rocky Road ice cream. "Here you are my darling." He said setting the tray down. Brooke laughed when she saw a single red rose in a crystal vase. "How fancy." She said.
"Only the best for you my love." He said placing a kiss on her lips.
"Thank you." She said as she dug in. "Ridge." She said after taking a spoonful of ice cream. "I was thinking...I really do want to have another child after this one. I am still serious about that."
"I know you are Logan. I want that too."
"I loved Eric a great deal. He was a terrific father to Rick and Bridget. I just...I wanted to have your child. It meant a lot to me to give you a child..."
"Brooke you don't have to tell me that. I've wanted to give you a child for so long. I want something that is a part of us both. I don't care what anyone thinks. I want to make it happen. Not just because it's important to you. It's important to me as well. I would love nothing more than to have a miniature Logan running around this house."
Brooke laughed as she took another spoonful of Rocky Road. "Or a mini Ridge." She said. "I could just see him with his box of crayons drawing up these little designs..."
"That would be a sight." grinned Ridge. "We'll make it happen Logan."
"I hope we can." said Brooke finishing her ice cream and setting it aside. "But now..." She said eyeing Ridge. "I think we should um...practice..."
"Practice?" Ridge said raising his eyebrow.
"Yes...practice...you know practice makes perfect." She said as she pressed her lips against his.
They fell back on the bed holding eachother tight.
Sandy stood in front of the mirror frowning. "No not this one." She said flinging off the burgundy dress and tossing into the pile of other discarded dresses sitting on her bed. "I give up. Nothing looks right." She pouted. Jill picked up the dresses and hung them back up. "Honey everything looked gorgeous on you."
Sandy tied her robe back on and sat down on the chair of her vanity and sighed.
"I just want this date to go well you know. I just...after what happened with Charles...I can't bear it. I'm sick of always being wrong."
"Sandy honey. " said Jill. "I know how much Charles hurt you. But you made it through. You are a strong woman. You know that."
"I should have known better. What a fool I was. You and Dad tried to warn me but I wouldn't listen."
"You were in love. And you were doing what you thought was the right thing. There is nothing wrong with that. I wish it turned out differently I really do. But maybe this time with Jake it will."
"I hope so. I do like him. I guess I did overreact a bit at Bridget's wedding..."
Jill laughed. "Throwing the champagne in his face? Maybe a tad."
"I know he didn't mean anything. He is a nice guy and I should give him a chance..Okay...now to figure out what to wear. I really don't like what I have in my closet. I want something special."
Jill thought a minute. "Well maybe I can help." She left the bedroom and returned in a few minutes holding a garment bag. "I was going to return this because I changed my mind. I didn't think it was my style but it may be perfect for you." She unzipped it to reveal an elegant black cocktail dress with a plunging back.
Sandy smile. "It's beautiful. I love it."
"It's yours." said Jill. "I bought it at Lady Anna's. I had it in my car all set to return it. I'm glad I didn't get around to it."
"So am I." said Sandy as she pulled it on. She admired her reflection in the mirror. "It's perfect. I love it. Thanks Mom."
"You're welcome. Now I want you to have a great time with Jake. That's an order."
"I will." smiled Sandy.
"Okay. I have to get going. I'll see you tomorrow." She kissed her daughter on the cheek and then left.
Jill got into her car and prayed that Sandy's date would go well. That fiasco with Charles really left her scarred. That bastard. She fumed. Everytime she thought about it, it made her angry. Well this time was going to be different. She wasn't going to let anyone hurt her little girl again.