Yay! Another new story! Just a quick summary: Dimitri took Tasha's offer after sleeping with Rose, leaving her pregnant. Three years later, he's coming back. So review and thanks so much for al your support over my past few stories. :D
"Mama!" Izobela yelled. "Auntie Lissa is looking for you."
I smiled warmly at her then took her into my arms. Izobela was my three year old daughter. She was sweet, but had skills in fighting like she was a pro. Where do you think she got it? Izobela had long, strait dark brown hair and big, twinkling eyes that reminded me so much of a special person. A special person who went by the name Dimitri Belikov. My former lover, who left me three years ago for a bitch, after sleeping with me. And that night in the cabin had more consequences then anything. Almost a week later, I found out I was pregnant. Of course, it was Dimitri's child. But I didn't want to tell him. Let him be happy in his new life. Dimitri would never be apart of Izobela's life; nor mine.
"Let's go meet her downstairs." I told her.
Once we got downstairs, I found Lissa sitting on the kitchen counter, munching on a bag of popcorn. Lissa knew about me and Dimitri. And so did Christian. They both, yes even Christian, thought Tasha was a dumbass for taking him away.
"Hey." I said, placing Izobela down on the floor. "What's up."
She swallowed her last piece then set the bag down on the counter. "You're not going to like this news."
I lifted my eyebrow. "Then do I have to know?"
"Yeah." she replied. "But I guarantee that you'll hate it."
"Just tell me already, Liss! I'm sure whatever it is you want to tell me, I could take it."
She sighed then looked up, not meeting my eyes.
"Tasha's coming for Christmas." she muttered.
My eyes widened. This scared the crap out of me. If Tasha was coming, then certainly her guardian was coming. And her guardian was Dimitri. This was going to be trouble.
"When are they coming?" I asked coldly.
She finally met my eyes. "In a few minutes."
"Why didn't you at least warn me?" I demanded, clenching my fists to my sides tightly.
She sensed my anger and held her hands up in front of her, a sign telling me to calm down. I didn't.
"I'm sorry." she apologized. "I just didn't know how to tell you. They asked if they could stay with us, and we couldn't just say no."
I let out a breath of frustration. "Well how about Izobela? I don't want him to know she's his daughter. Who knows? He might even have children with Tasha right now."
"Calm down." she said. "First of all, Christian and I will keep Izobela a secret from him. Secondly, no, they don't have children."
I groaned. "How long are they staying?"
She looked down again. Uh-oh.
"Uh, a couple of weeks."
I gripped the edge of table, as if I was about to rip it off at any moment. "I don't want anything to do with them."
She nodded. I knew she would understand.
"Okay." she agreed. Then, she jumped down from the counter and gave me a hug. "Everything will be fine."
I rolled my eyes. "I hope so."
Just then, the doorbell rang.
"I'll get it!" Christian called out from the living room.
I took a deep breath. This was it.
Lissa gave me a look of reassurance as I picked up Izobela and led me to the room.
That's when I saw him. Those chocolate brown eyes Izobela had. That hair that was tucked into a ponytail, a few strands of hair managing to escape. The muscular body that seemed so familiar to me. He looked amazing, I had to say. He'd been exactly as I had imagined him. Still very tall. Still very handsome and sexy.
Once our eyes met, it was like an explosion of memories. The cabin. Those tender kisses we shared. But he'd given those all up for Tasha.
"Hello, Roza." he said, his Russian accent lacing around his words. And the old nickname. It brought shivers to my spine just thinking of it.
I felt like melting at that very second, but I stood guard. Dimitri wouldn't get past me and back into my life. Not this time.
"Hello, Guardian Belikov." I replied smoothly.
Then, Tasha came over to me and gave me a hug. I felt tempted to punch her in the gut, but I restrained myself.
"Oh Rose! You look so beautiful! We missed you so much!" she ranted.
I forced a smile. This wasn't going to be easy.
Then, she noticed Izobela in my arms.
"Who's this little angel?" she asked.
Izobela cuddled closer to me, not wanting to look at Tasha. I loved this kid.
"This is Izobela. She's my daughter."
Dimitri froze at that second. He probably thinks its somebody else's daughter. Well let him think that. I didn't give a shit.
Tasha smiled down at her. "Well she's very cute."
I nodded then put Izobela down. She crawled all the way across the room, until she was at the foot of none other then, her biological father, Dimitri.
Dimitri smiled down at her lifelessly, like she was the most precious thing in the world. He picked her up gently then looked at her. "Hello."
She waved at him. "Hi. I'm Izobela Marie Hathaway. What's your name?"
My smile was small. How is it that she just met Dimitri less then two minutes ago, and she already feels like she's known him forever.
"I'm Dimitri Belikov." he introduced himself.
Izobela smiled at him then kissed his cheek. Such a sweet father and daughter moment. If only they knew.
"Come on Izobela." I said. "Time to go to sleep."
She pouted then snuggled closer to Dimitri. "Can Dimitri read me a story?"
I paused then looked up at him. His eyes were filled with emotion and sadness.
"Alright." I answered. "But only one."
She nodded then said her goodbyes and goodnights to everyone.
I headed upstairs, Dimitri with Izobela closely on my trail.
Izobela hopped out of Dimitri's arms once we reached her room and chose a book. A second later, she came back with nothing in her hand.
"I want you to make up a story." she told Dimitri.
Dimitri smiled then sat down on a stool as Izobela tucked herself in.
I turned to leave when Izobela's voice stopped me.
"Stay, Mama. Please? I want you to hear it too."
I shrugged then sat down on the other side of the bed, opposite of Dimitri.
"What kind of story do you want me to tell?" he asked Izobela.
She thought for a minute.
"One about how my Mama and Daddy met." Then she turned to me. "You never tell me stories about my daddy."
Dimitri wore the same expression of confusion.
I panicked. They both wanted to know who the Father was. Time to improvise.
"Well." I started. "You're I met your daddy before you were born. I met him when I was seventeen."
She nodded then sunk into her pillow more. I was begging that she would fall asleep soon.
"And I loved him a lot." It was true. Dimitri had given me my whole life. He had given me Izobela.
"And." I continued. "He was a really good fighter. But he left me with you. So now we only have each other."
Her eyes were getting droopy, so I decided this was a good place to stop.
I leaned down and kissed her soft forehead.
"Goodnight, angel. I love you."
It took me a minute to discover that Dimitri was still here. Carefully, we exited the room, shutting of the lights as I closed the door.
"Lots of things have changed, Roza." Dimitri spoke softly.
I raised my eyebrows. "Like what?"
"Well you have a daughter now. But I keep on wondering who would have done that and left. That's so irresponsible."
You're talking about yourself, I felt so tempted to say.
"Yah." I said bitterly. "I thought I actually loved this guy. But apparently not."
He paused. Then, he whispered. "Who is the father, Rose?"
I shook my head. "None of your concern, Guardian Belikov."
He winced at the way I called him.
"I'm sorry, Roza." he whispered again.
My eyes were getting watery, but I refused them taking the full advantage of me. I had to be strong.
"Sorry?" I demanded. "You leave and three years later, you think you could just come back and say you're sorry?"
He sighed. "I'm sorry I left you, Roza. Please."
I shook my head. "Don't ever call me that again. And don't ever think I'm going swoon and fall back into your arms, because I'm not. You've made your final decisions. And now, you get to live them."
"No, but Rose, I'm not asking for you to take-"
"Just shut up!" I shrieked. "There's no way in the world I would forgive you. Stay away from my family. Stay away from me, and mostly, stay away from Izobela. You left us for your own stupid mistakes."
Then, I realized what I had just said. Left us…oh crap.
Dimitri must have noticed it too.
"Wait. Roza. Are you telling me…?"
I shook my head in frustration. "You left her life even before she was born. You don't deserve her, Dimitri. Even if you are the father."
"But Roza! Am I the father?" he asked, his voice urging.
"Find out yourself. You could have known if you'd stayed." Tears started to trickle down my cheek.
He stepped forward and brought a hand up to my cheek, which I dodged.
"Don't touch me!" I growled. "And don't you ever go near my daughter."
"She's my daughter too, Rose." he said. "I have a part in her life, whether you like it or not."
I groaned. "But are you just going to leave again? Huh? I don't want to tell Izobela that you left her. How do you think she'll feel?"
When he didn't answer, I wiped away the tears from my face and turned away from him.
"How do you think I felt?" I whispered.
He shook his head slowly. "Roza…"
I closed my eyes and held my hand up to stop him.
"Please stop." I said in a little voice. "This is too much to take for one day, Dimitri. Please."
He hesitated, then nodded. "Goodnight, Rose."
I opened my eyes and passed behind him towards my room, not saying word, but tears still dripping down my cheeks.
So? What do you guys think? Oh and I really need your opinion on something. I have so much stories and I don't think I cud continue them and UD as fast. So its up to you guys to vote on three stories I should keep and continue. Here are my VA stories:
-My Heart Belongs To You
-Promises Left Behind
-Dimitri & Rose: A Modern Day Romeo & Juliet Story
-You Left My Life
So leave a review with your answers. Please pick the three that you think I should continue and I'll add them all up. The results will be posted with the next update of My Heart Belongs To You. :D