"Hey, babe," Abel greets her when she calls him the next morning.
"Hey….I miss you so much," Chelsy says to him in a raspy voice.
"You don't sound good. Are you sick?" he asks her.
"I'm in the hospital…." She tells him slowly.
"What? What's wrong?" he says and she closes her eyes against the worry in his voice.
"I'm okay, and the baby's fine. I started feeling contractions, but they weren't true contractions, and my blood pressure spiked. The baby's heart rate was a little irregular so Dr. Kelly wants to keep us here for a few days as a precaution. I couldn't get word to you sooner," she tells him.
"I should be there. I'm sorry I'm not there for you," he tells her.
"We're okay, really," she tells him wondering if now would be a good time to tell him about Wendy breaking into their house. She decides against it. "How are you doing?"
"It's fine, it's just jail," he tells her not giving her more details.
"I'm gonna come see you when I get out," she promises him.
"I'll be waiting, but you two are really okay?" he asks her.
"Yeah, we really are. My mom's coming down to stay with me for a few days, and between both of our mothers, I'm pretty sure me and the baby are gonna be fine," she tells him.
"Yeah, that much can be guaranteed coming from our mothers," he tells her. "You miss me?"
"Hmm…I miss you all the time, babe. I miss you when I wake up, when I move around and feel my clothes brush up against my skin. You have a lot to make up for. By the way, you still owe me for the pool game. I want you to come home, Abel, and come home alive and well," she says to him.
"Ahh, believe me, sweetheart. There's nothing in here that's making me want to stay longer. I gotta go, I love you," he tells her.
"I love you too," she says and hangs up the phone.
As Chelsy starts flipping through the channels, she hears a knock and Wendy comes in.
"Hey," she says softly.
"Wendy, you need to leave, now," Chelsy says trying to remain calm and not yell.
"I think we need to talk," Wendy said coming in and closing the door. She shuts the blinds on the door window as well.
"I don't think we have anything to talk about anymore. Get the hell out!" Chelsy tells her.
"I'm desperate to know my son and his family, Chelsy. And I figured leaving the painting would be a good surprise for you. I'm sorry it scared you, but I just wanted to give the baby a gift," Wendy explains sitting in the chair by the bed.
"Breaking into my house is not a happy surprise, Wendy. I don't want you anywhere near my child," Chelsy tells her hitting the call button by her bed.
"One of these days, sweetheart, when you get sick of Tara and the club eating away at you, you're gonna need me, and I'll be there. You just wait. The baby's gonna come into this world, and all of a sudden, everyone's telling you who can and can't be around your baby, where you should and shouldn't go, how to raise you little girl. They'll try to cage you, honey. I wanted to get Abel away from this, but given my record, I couldn't help him, but I can help you. It's my granddaughter you're carrying, and I will know her," Wendy tells her threatening her.
"You will be the last person I go to for help, Wendy. Stay away from me and my family," Chelsy tells her and the machines start beeping. Chelsy feels her heart begin to pound.
"What's going on in here?" the nurse says coming in. "Ms. Corbin, are you okay?"
"I just got a little upset," Chelsy says watching Wendy carefully begin to back away.
"Just breathe, in and out. I'm sorry, ma'am, but you're going to have to leave," the nurse tells Wendy.
"Okay. I'll be in touch, Chelsy," Wendy says walking out.
"Chelsy?" Vivian says coming in.
"Mom?" Chelsy says feeling tears come to her eyes.
"Hi, baby. Are you okay?" Vivian says going to hug her but watching the nurse looking at the baby's heart rate monitor.
"She just needs to relax. Stress isn't good for her right now," the nurse says.
"I'll make sure she does," Vivian says.
The nurse leaves and Vivian brings her attention back to Chelsy.
"I'm sorry I couldn't get here faster," Vivian tells her.
"You're here now," Chelsy says. "Wendy stopped by."
"Yeah, I saw her in the hall. She was in here?" Vivian asked.
"She broke into the house. It just scared me, that's all. And then she stopped by telling me she's not going anywhere and she said she will know her "granddaughter." What if she tries something else?" Chelsy says wondering how far Wendy will go to get what she wants.
"You let me handle her. Right now, I want to focus on you and this little one," Vivian says rubbing her belly. "How much shopping were you able to do?" Vivian asks.
"We painted the room a beautiful lily color. I can't wait till the furniture comes. We ordered the crib and a rocking chair, not much else though. I miss Abel, mom," Chelsy tells her.
"I know, sweetie, but he'll be out before you know it. You just gotta stay strong, and make sure to give him hell when he gets out," Vivian tells her.
They spend some time catching up with each other before Chelsy says she's gonna sleep.
"That's okay, you rest. I brought a prospect with me from the clubhouse, and I'll have him stay outside the door to make sure Wendy doesn't come back," she responds kissing her daughter on the forehead as she closes her eyes.
"Vivian?" Tara says as Vivian comes out of Chelsy's door.
"Tara, hey, she's sleeping," Vivian says giving Tara a hug. "How are you?"
"I'm better now that Chelsy and the baby have both stabilized," Tara says.
"Yeah, I know. I spend some time talking to her, and I have some concerns," Vivian says. "The main one is Wendy."
"I know. She's trying to stir up trouble," Tara says.
"She was in there with Chelsy before I got here. Chelsy got upset and the nurse had to come in. What are you doing to make sure she's staying away?" Vivian asks not beating around the bush.
"She's trying to get a job as a Lamaze coach here at the hospital. Given her record, I strongly objected, but I knew I was gonna need more than just past events to stop that from happening so I had Juice dig a little more into her contacts. Wendy has a contact in this hospital. I got a nurse keeping track of his whereabouts and she saw he made a copy of Chelsy's file. The nurse got pictures of him handing it to Wendy. She and I both wrote up our reports and for now, that'll keep her out of the hospital and have criminal charges filed against her," Tara tells her. "She'll get out eventually though. I'm trying to find a more permanent arrangement."
"Chelsy's close to her third trimester. I don't want her to worry about this bitch any longer. I'm here with whatever you need. You got any ideas on this more permanent arrangement?" Vivian says offering her support.
"Fastest way I can think of is with a needle," Tara says completely willing to break the law to get rid of this woman. Given Wendy's history with drugs, it won't be hard to believe she fell back into old habits.
"I like that idea. Wanna go down that route?" Vivian asks knowing they, both, were not above breaking the law to reach their end goals.
"We need to plan it right. No mistakes, but it can definitely be done, and I prefer we keep it between us," Tara says thinking of both of their husbands. "Jax won't be all that happy with me if he finds out before it's done."
"Both him and Dane, but it's like you just said. Once it's done, it's done," Vivian said determined to get Wendy out of the picture.
"That damn bitch!" Wendy says hanging up the phone. She paces around her bedroom, thinking of what Jimmy just told her. Wendy was careless with Jimmy, she knows, but she was worried about Chelsy and the baby. Nobody would tell her anything so she asked for the file, and apparently Jimmy wasn't all that careful and he was caught giving her the file. And of course, Tara capitalized on it and now there's gonna be an investigation.
"What am I gonna do?" Wendy says starting to cry, knowing she probably lost any good points she had with Chelsy.
"I just want my family! Why can't you let me have it?" Wendy screams to the ceiling in the hopes that God is listening to her.
"It's okay. Pull yourself together. If I can't have Chelsy, I can still have my granddaughter," Wendy says getting dressed and heading to Sami's strip club on the edge of town. She figures she can hide there to figure out her next move.
"Tara? Hey, I'm tracking Wendy's cell and she's at Sami's," Juice checks in with Tara.
"Okay, thanks," Tara tells him hanging up. "If we're gonna do it, we need to do it now."
"Okay, Eddie is all ready," Vivian tells her of the nomad. They both agreed they first need to get Wendy somewhere alone, and then get the bitch sky-high, and that's where Eddie came into play. Eddie was a member of the nomads that most charters never saw. Jax, himself, never laid eyes on the man. He's discrete and comfortable with doing anything for the club.
"Okay, let's go," Tara says grabbing the paper bag that contains enough cocaine to be of a lethal dose.
A/N: Hi, everyone! I am so sorry I did not update last Friday. Life got a little hectic, but we are back on schedule and I will see you guys next Friday as well. I wanna thank you all for the feedback. I really appreciate it, and want to give a special shout out to the guest who inquired about my , guys!