So here is the new short story that I promised! I got an overwhelming amount of people saying do it. I know I said I would wait a while but I wanted to write while it was still fresh in my head!
Rose and Dimitri got together in high school. A year after she graduates her and Dimitri are engaged and happy as ever until tragedy strikes. Dimitri can't take it and leaves. He comes back 5 years later and finds Rose has a 4 year old little boy. He makes a bet that he can make her fall in love with him again in one night. Can he really do it?
This is just a short 3-5 shot that I had a dream about so if you read my other stories I promise I won't fall behind (Insta Fame should be updated soon). Well as always please read & review….Reviews good or bad help me write faster :)
"Alexz! Come here so we can go see aunt Lissa and Viktoria!" I hollered at my 4 year old son.
"Is uncle Chrissy going to be there?" he asked.
"Well is he usually there?" I asked him. He nodded. "Well then he'll probably be there this time. I wasn't for sure why we were going over there, but Liss had calling telling me that Vika had some extremely important news to tell me and couldn't tell me over the phone. I quickly put Alexz's shoes on before carrying him out to the car and buckling him in. luckily Lissa didn't live too far so it wasn't a long drive. Regardless I spent the whole drive fidgeting and bouncing my left knee, anxious and wondering what she had to tell me. We quickly got there and as soon as I unbuckled Alexz he ran up to the house and burst through the door. I quickly followed. I found him asking Lissa where Christian and Ethan, Lissa and Christians 3 year old boy, were.
"They're in the man cave, wanna go join them?" she asked. He quickly pulled his shoes off and ran to the man cave, Christian had made out of one of the many guest rooms they had.
"Hey what's up?" I asked getting straight to the point.
"You might want to sit down," Vika said looking nervous. Uh-oh this can't be good. I sat down on the couch in between her and Lissa. I quickly tried to make a joke to ease the tension.
"I feel like this is an intervention…My name is Rose and yes I am addicted to donuts, they're just sooooo delicious!" I said with a laugh. They both gave a half smile but not much more. "Ok just spit it out."
"Dimitriiscomingbacktotown!" Lissa said in a rush.
"Huh?" I asked praying I heard her wrong.
"Dimitri is coming home, his tour is done and he is coming home while figuring out if he wants to re-enlist again," Viktoria said a lot slower and calmer. Just at the mention of his name my heart stopped.
"When?" I asked as soon as I regained the ability.
"Today…" Vika told me.
"WHAT?! Today! Why did nobody warn me?" I asked. Usually when he came to visit I took Alexz and we went on a trip somewhere. "I have to go get packed and figure out where we're going this time."
"Rose…Don't hate me for this but maybe it's time to quit running. Alexz is 4. Don't you think it's time he met his father? You can't run your whole life."
"Why not? He did. As soon as things got tough he ran. Why can't I?" I asked pissed. I remember that day as if it happened just yesterday.
Flashback 5 years ago:
Things with me and Dimitri had been rough the last few weeks. I know it was because of the miscarriage but I was tired of it.
"Dimitri can we talk?" I asked softly entering the kitchen.
"Yea I need to talk to you anyway," he told me without looking my way.
"We can't continue like this…" I told him.
"I agree. That's why I'm leaving" he said bluntly.
"What?" I asked confused.
"You heard me right. I'm leaving. I'm not sure where I'm going but I can't do this anymore," he said emotionless.
"What now you can't be with me anymore? Don't love me anymore?" I asked hurt.
"I can't do this anymore rose! We barely even talk! I can't live my life like this!" he half-yelled.
"Then we work it out!" I yelled back at him.
"There's nothing to work out Rose. Love fades mine has. I'm sorry." he said sounding anything but sorry.
"When you gave me this ring you told me you would love me forever, no matter how bad things get. I know it's just the engagement ring but I thought it still meant something. I guess that was all a lie!" I yelled pulling it off and throwing it at him hitting him in the chest. We were planning to get married after the baby and really hadn't discussed it since I lost the baby, but I guess we don't need to. Tears were pouring down my face but I didn't care. I ran up to one of the guest rooms and locked the door before burying my head in the pillows and bawling. If I had never miscarried he wouldn't be leaving me. It was all my fault too. The doctor told me I had some condition that causes miscarriages. Usually if you are aware of it before hand, you take a medicine that helps and reduce stress levels but unfortunately our pregnancy wasn't planned so we had no idea that I needed to get checked out. If I had reduced my stress my baby might still be with us, but no I didn't think about it so I kept up my usual schedules with work and school plus my workouts. Usually the workouts are ok for pregnant women, I did make sure of that but because of my unusual circumstances it just added to the stress put on my baby.
All of a sudden there was a knock on the door. I jerked up shocked. I hadn't even realized that nightime had come, I have no clue how long I had laid there.
"Rose, honey it's me Lissa. Dimitri called and told me. Can you open the door?" she called through the door. "You know I won't leave until you do."
I knew she wasn't lying, she'd literally stay there all night if I didn't open the door. I got up and unlocked the door.
"He's gone already isn't he?" I asked the tears welling up again. She just nodded and pulled me into a hug as I started bawling again.
What none of us knew is I'd been carrying twins. One I had miscarried but one, Alexz, had survived. He was my little miracle.
"Rose I know you still love him and are still hurt but he deserves to know about his son," Vika said softly.
"You're right. But I will have as little contact with him as possible!" I warned. "I can not forgive him for walking out. He didn't know about Alexz so I can't blame him for that but I can blame him for walking out on me when I needed him the most."
"That's all we're asking for," Lissa said.
"So when do I have to face him?" I asked.
"Well I kind of asked him over for dinner tonight," Lissa said. "I invited him and the rest of the Belikovs and I was hoping you'd stay."
"Can we pwease stay mommy?" Alexz said running into the room. "I want to see Grandma Olena and Yeva!"
"I guess," I sighed caving under his puppy dog face. It was so cute and didn't help that he looked just like his father when he does it.
"YAY!" he shouted.
"Liss what are we having for dinner again?" Called Christian from the kitchen.
"I'll be back," she told us before walking into the kitchen.
"Why don't you go play with Ethan while me and Aunt Vika talk some more ok?" I asked him. He ran off and I turned to her. "You have to let me tell him on my own time…you have to give me that much."
"Ok as long as it's before/if he leaves again," she warned. A while after Dimitri had left I found out he had travelled for a while then he decided to enlist in the Marines and had been in there for the last 4 and a half years. His enlistment should be ending soon and had to decide whether or not to re-enlist. Honestly part of me hoped he would re-enlist so I didn't have to see him all the time but I knew that was the selfish/angry/hurt part of me. the part that was still in love with him wished he would stay, if anything for Alexz seeing as he didn't love me anymore. Viktoria has even told me that every time he visits he won't even mention me. she say's probably because it hurts too much still but I know the truth, he told me himself. "Love fades mine has".
All too soon there was a knock on the door.
"I'll get it!" Alexz called running to the door.
"Alexzander! Do not touch that door!" I hollered before running up to him. "You know the rules, you don't open the door for strangers."
"What if it's Aunt Mia or Uncle Addie?" he asked referring to Mia and Adrian.
"Then you ask who it is," I told him. A hesitant knock came again.
"Who is it?" he hollered at the door.
"It's Addie!" Adrian hollered back. I nodded to Alexz so he ran to the door and pulled it open.
"Sorry I'm still working with him on stranger danger," I told Adrian. He walked in and Alexz jumped on Adrian trying to hug him. Adrian was probably the closest to Alexz because for the first two years or so Adrian moved in with me to help take care of him so I could finish school and work. I walked over to Adrian and gave him a hug.
"I'm only here for you. Lissa told me so I came to support you," he whispered in my ear.
"Thank you," I whispered before pulling back.
"Uh knock-knock?" came a hesitant voice from the doorway. I looked up in shock not expecting that voice just yet. My heart stopped beating when I saw him. He looked amazing. His body was as built as ever, my dreams hadn't done him justice. His eyes widened when he saw me but he quickly put on an emotionless mask.
"Dimitri," Adrian said stiffly letting me go and turning around to face him.
"Adrian," he responded.
"Ummm …Who are you?" Alexz piped up. I couldn't help but give a chuckle.
"I'm Dimitri. Who are you?" Dimitri asked bending down to Alexzs' height.
"I'm Alexzander Daniel Hathaway but call me Alexz!" He told Dimitri proudly.
"How old are you?" Dimitri asked glancing up at me then back at Alexz.
"I just turned 4 in…mommy when did I turn 4 again?" he asked looking up at me.
"In September," I told him smiling at how cute he is.
"Really?" Dimitri asked. He looked slightly betrayed. Either his math is really bad, he didn't calculate it, or thinks I cheated on him. He left in april, I was 4 months pregnant. We just didn't know it.
"I'm going to go see if Lissa needs help, can you keep an eye on Alexz?" I asked Adrian needing to leave the room. He nodded.
"Of course I will just don't burn down the kitchen," Adrian told me smiling.
"One time! I melt something in the Microwave one time and I never live it down!" I said laughing. When Alexz was only a couple of months old, I hadn't gotten much sleep and was stressed with work and school and stupidly put a paper plate in the microwave along with a metal fork, luckily Adrian was there and caught it before it destroyed the microwave…just destroyed the plate and fork…now they won't leave me alone about it.
"Vika, your brothers here," I hollered into the living room.
"Vika's here already?" Adrian asked. I just laughed. They are kind of secretly dating. A few people know but not everybody. Viktoria is too scared Dimitri would get pissed…Which he probably will.
"Hey Liss, need help?" I asked coming into the kitchen with her and Christian.
"From you? No thanks…" Christian snorted.
"Hey I can cook! I cook for Alexz all the time!" I defended.
"We know Rose Chris is just giving you a hard time," she said. She looked at me and could immediately tell why I was in there.
"He's here already?" she asked.
"Yep, just met Alexz too. What's funny is he looked at me like I had betrayed HIM," I told her getting pissed and hurt all over again.
"Oh honey I'm sorry," she said coming over to give me a hug.
"It's fine I knew this day would come eventually," I told her. At that I heard a knock and then "GRANDMA!" "Uh-oh, guess I should go make sure nothing crazy happens."
I walked into the entryway to see Olena, Yeva, Karolina, Paul, Zoya, and Sonya in the door way. Alexz was in Olena's arms chatting away. Dimitri hugged Karolina, then sonya but when he got to Yeva, she hugged him then slapped him. Dimitri was about to say something when Alexz made me known to everyone
"Momma! Grandma and everyone's here!" he said excitedly.
"I see that!" I told him smiling at him.
Dimitri gave me a questioning look, probably wondering why my son called his mom grandma. Oh well. Sonya glared at me…I'm not sure why but she has never liked me, while Karolina gave me a sympathetic look before turning to her kids and taking their shoes off. Paul was 8 while Zoya was 3 the same age as Ethan but only 2 months younger than Alexz.
"Rose honey how are you?" Olena asked.
"I'm good. You?" I replied as I went to give her a hug.
"We're fine, glad Dimka's back." She told me. she knew he was a sore subject but still would tell the truth.
"I bet," I told her before going to Yeva and hugging her.
"Tell him yes when he asks," she whispered in my ear, so no one else would hear.
I shrugged it off for now and went to hug Karolina before turning to Paula and Zoya.
"How are my two favorite people?" I asked with a smile.
"Momma what about me?" Alexz asked. I chuckled.
"Well of course you're my most favoritest person ever! But they're second and third!" I told him laughing.
"I'm hurt little momma," Adrian said with a laugh grabbing his chest.
"Me too!" Vika said.
"Oh good grief forget I ever said that!" I said with a fake sigh, then burst out laughing.
'Well this should be fun just a normal dinner with my ex, who's also my baby daddy, who I'm still in love with, his family who know he's my baby daddy…what's not normal about that?'