Alexandra took time off work and has been trying to stay indoors as much as possible, but her belly is impossible to miss anymore. If she doesn’t tell Harris first he’s bound to find out through someone else.
So she calls, invites him over for possibly the last time. Trying to keep her voice steady and strong while he promises to be on his way shortly.
Yep. Impossible to miss.
“Why didn’t you tell me?” He asks, trying to keep from staring at her very obvious belly. She looks ready to pop any minute. How the hell did he not notice?
“I was scared you’d be mad.” She answers, biting down on her lip to keep from saying anything else. What happens next relies on his reaction. A part of her almost hopes he will be mad, she doesn’t want to do this to him.
But instead he reacts like she knew he would. Like her sister knew Briar would when she found herself pregnant all those years ago.
“I could never be mad, Alex. I love you, and I want to be here for you and our baby. Come on, I’ll move you into the most beautiful house I can find, as close to mine as possible and you’ll never want for anything, I promise.”
It would be so easy to say yes, to break his family apart with one word, but she won’t do that. She won’t turn into her sister.
“The baby isn’t yours.”
He steps back as if she’d slapped him. “What?”
“The baby isn’t yours.” She repeats, trying to keep her voice steady so he won’t catch her lie. “I’m sorry, Harris. I was only using you for your popularity, it was never supposed to go for this long and I’m so sorry you had to find out this way.”
For a moment she thinks she’s been found out, but one look at his eyes shows her that he doesn’t even believe his words. That tears at her heart as if he just stabbed her. Is she really that kind of girl? That he’d believe she cheated without question?
“Please Harris, just go. I don’t ever want to see you again.”
He moves towards the door but then stops and turns back towards her. “Whose the father?”
Her blood runs cold. “Its none of your business.”
“I think you’ll find it is.” He growls, grabbing her wrists painfully and pulling her towards him. “Was it that fucking thief? Naveen?”
Its all Alex can do to shake her head, eyes wide in fear a she slinks down to her knees. “Harris, don’t-”
“Then who was it? Tell me and I’ll leave!”
She can hardly hold back her tears. Even in her worst fears she never thought he’d react like this. “It was a one-time thing, I swear. I don’t even know his name!”
His eyes narrow and then he looks away from her in disgust, no doubt calling her a list of choice words in his mind, but thankfully he says nothing further to her and leaves the way he came.
Despite her best attempts to wash her face clean of tears, Melody found out what happened. “You did the right thing.” She promises. “I met Gwen again down by the bookstore today and she’s pregnant too. A man like that doesn’t deserve you, and you’re better off without him, so is your baby.”
“I know we’re better off without him.” Alex mutters, wanting desperately to believe her own words. “I’m just scared.”
“Don’t be. I’m here for my little godchild.” Melody smiles, clapping her hands. “If it’s a girl I’ll teach her how to sing, and buy her pretty things, and enroll her in ballet, and if it’s a boy Naveen can teach him to fish and do sports and maybe one day he’ll be a professional athlete for the Morikipo Piranahs!”
“Hey its MY baby!” Alexandra laughs. “Get your own.”
Melody thinks about that for a moment before smiling softly. “I dunno. Maybe. When we have enough money to move to a bigger place. I want our children to grow up together.”
Alexandra was scared Melody would leave her after starting a family with Naveen. Knowing that her best friend wants to stay close is what really brings a smile to Alex’s face and a warmth to her heart. Things might end up alright after all.
She goes into labour that same night.
And gives birth to baby Liam Weaver in the early morning hours. There’s a blank on his birth certificate where his father’s name should be.
Well thats 1/4 kids down. Omg I should have re-rolled the number of kids for this generation. I have no idea where I'm going to fit them all! And the friggin singer career pays NOTHING. I'm dyyyying.
I stopped playing here yesterday so I haven't actually seen what baby Liam looks like yet as a toddler. And believe me, that is torture. I MUST SEE IF HE TAKES AFTER TEDDY OR HARRIS. Quite honestly Alexandra only have her mother's nose, everything else is pure Teddy. So I'm super excited for this kid. If he turns out ugly I might just cry.