(A.N. – sorry that this is a short chapter I've been busy studying. The chapters should come more often and REVIEW, REVIEW, REVIEW!)
Chapter 3; Part 2 – Congratulations, It's Another Girl.
* 18°25′N 64°35′W. Tortola, the British Virgin Islands, Caribbean.*
Toni and Dom were standing at opposite ends with their fists clenched. They looked so alike it was funny. I heard a car pull up outside and two doors open and close. Two pairs of footsteps walking up the stairs echoed into the kitchen.
"Everyone stay here." I said standing up.
I heard the front door open and someone wearing heels walk through the hall way and into the living room; they stopped a foot away from the kitchen door. I couldn't see who it was as the living room was in darkness. They took a step forward and into the light of the kitchen.
It was Letty.
She had on charcoal grey skinny jeans and a white flowing top; a cropped leather jacket and what looked like plain black Christian Louboutin. She stood there hand on hip, smiled at us. "Long time, no see..."
I waddled around the table as fast as I could and wrapped my arms around her and squeezed her tight. I heard her give a cry of pain. I stepped back and she clutched at her left side ribs. "Oh god Letty whats wrong?
She let out a shaky breath, "Three broken ribs, punctured lung and severe bruising to my back and shoulders."
Toni let out a laugh from behind me and stepped next to me. "That's nothing mum and you know it! Stop being such a wimp and suck it up."
Letty let out a small chuckle, "And it's good to see you to baby."
Toni stepped forwards and gentle wrapped her arms around her mum. She stepped back glared at me and walked to the back door and onto the beach.
We all turned and watched her through the window. Letty sighed, "Give her a little while; she's got a lot on her plate right now."
Brian turned in his chair and smiled at Letty, "Hey Letty."
Letty gave him a lopsided grin, "Buster. Oh Jamie's outside and he's got something for you."
"Okay." Brian shrugged. He got out of his chair and headed to the front door.
Letty turned to the end of the table where Dom was stood with a look of disbelief in his eyes. Elena had a reassuring hand on his shoulder.
"Dom." Letty said in a strained tone.
She smiled at Elena, "and you must be Elena. It's nice to finally meet you."
"Umm... yes you too." Elena said.
"Now if you excuse me I have to go sort out MY daughter." She walked past Elena and right past me. Not even giving me one look. I turned at stared after her in disbelief.
I heard mia chuckle from behind me, I turned to face her. "What's so funny?" I asked.
"You..." she laughed harder, "You got burnt!" her laughter turned into full blown hysterics. I heard the front door open & close and two pairs of footsteps walk towards the kitchen. Brian stepped out holding a curled up toddler in his arms and a huge muscled man in a black suit and tie following him.
Mia stopped laughing and wiped her eyes. She smiled at Brian, "is that her?" mia asked.
"Yep. Little Lucia." Brian smiled.
I stood up and walked towards Brian. And looked down at the little bundle in Brian's arms. She looked so small; she had curly chocolate brown hair that brushed her little delicate ears. I brushed back a stray strand of hair. She stirred in Brian's arms and looked up at me with big, brown, doe eyes. Eyes like mine and Mia's.
"She looks so much like her Da..." Mia said.
"She's gonna be a little heartbreaker." Brian cooed at the infant.
I heard the back door swing open, I turned and saw Letty stepping in with Toni hid behind her.
"Mia, I think we need to get some things sorted out." Letty said brushing non-existent creases in her skirt.
"Yes we do." I said, I folded, "when we're you going to tell me I had a daughter?"
Letty smiled her lop-sided smile at me, "You mean Daughters...?"