Three Weeks Later.
Today, being a Friday, Abigail left work earlier than usual since Friday was only a half-day at Damon Inc. By 3 p.m., she was already out of the office.
She entered her apartment and was attacked by her bundles of joy.
“Mommy!” Both Lawrence and Lenora screamed as they ran to Abigail and hugged her leg.
Abigail chuckled as she tried to release herself from them, she crouched down to their height and kissed them on the forehead before pulling them into a hug. She missed them.
“How are my babies doing?” Abigail asked while pulling away from the joint hug.
“We are fine, Mommy”. The twins chorused.
“Guess who’s coming to pay us a visit tomorrow ?” Abigail said to her twins.
“Who?” They asked anxiously.
“Your aunt Bella is coming to see both of you. She said she misses you two.” Abigail said.
“Really?” Lenora asked.
“Yes, dear.” Abigail confirmed.
“Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy! Aunt Bella is coming tomorrow.” The twins got so happy and started jumping up and down.
They ran to the kitchen to give Gabby, their nanny the news that their aunt Bella will be coming to visit them the next day.
Lenora started telling Gabby how aunt Bella usually takes care of them in their hometown and how she buys them present whenever she visits. Lenora spreads her small arms describing the amount of present aunt Bella usually buys for her and Lawrence.
Abigail just smiled at her children telling Gabby about Bella. She greeted Gabby before proceeding to her room for a shower. After she got into the bath, her mind flashed back to her Afternoon’s encounter.
“Could it be true?” Abigail felt sad about how Liam had moved on with his life and had totally forgotten about her. She thought they had something special, even though they both failed to admit it. But he proved her wrong. He had moved on.
Abigail was just coming back from her lunch break. She went to a restaurant which was two buildings away from Damon Inc.
Upon entering the building, She heard a familiar voice call her name. She looked back and saw that it was Ernest, The Williams' most trusted driver.
“Abigail, is that you?” Ernest asked in order to be sure that he didn’t stop the wrong person.
Before he had the nerve to call her name, he was contemplating if she was the one or not because she looked so different, matured, unlike the Abigail he knew five years ago.
“Yes, it’s me,” Abigail said. Almost whispering. She was in shock.
“You look so different,” Ernest said as he walked towards her and gave her a hug, bringing her out from her shocked state.
"You too, Ernesto." She managed to say.
“Do you work here?” He asked surprised at what Abigail was doing in front of Damon Inc.
“No, no. I came to see a friend.” She lied.
“And you. What are you doing here?” Abigail asked curiously.
“I drove Anna here to see her fiance,” Ernest said.
“Fiance?” Abigail repeated.
“Yes, Abigail, she’s engaged to the CEO of this company,” Ernest said proudly.
Abigail then remembered Damon’s statement.
"My best friend’s fiancee is expecting a baby. I’m in love with my best friend’s sister so that automatically makes me a soon to be uncle”.
Abigail quickly put the whole puzzle together. If Ernest says that Anna is engaged to Damon, that means Liam is Damon’s Best friend and Liam already has a fiancee who is expecting his baby.
Abigail also remembered another statement Damon made.
"The whole family is going crazy already, most especially the father. We can’t wait for the baby to arrive”.
Abigail did not even realize she had tears on her face until Ernest placed his hands on her shoulder and ask her why she was crying.
Before she left, she made Ernest promise her not to tell anyone that he saw her. Ernest promised not to.
Instead of entering the building, She turned back to the restaurant she was coming from. She did not have the strength to face Anna. At least not now. She fished her phone out from her purse and called Angela to cover up for her as she had something to attend to.
The only thing Abigail could do when she entered the restaurant was to go straight into the restroom and cry. She cried and cried until there were no more tears. Liam had already forgotten her and deep down, but she still loved him. The thought of Lenora and Lawrence asking who their father is without knowing the right answer to give them made her heart break into a million pieces.
End of Flashback
Abigail really needed someone to talk to. She was glad her best friend will be at her place tomorrow.
Of course, she could not call her mother because her mother always tells her that when the truth is ready to reveal itself, it will and no one can prevent that.
Abigail just hopes everything goes well and she never comes across any of the Williams or anyone related to them.
She spent the rest of the evening playing with her kids and assisting them in doing their homework. When it was their bedtime, she put them to bed and read them their bedtime stories until they fell asleep. When she lay down on her bed, she tried not to think too much of Liam. No doubt he’s enjoying his life with his soon to be family.
The Williams Mansion ----- family dinner.
“Lucy dear, do you know the gender of the baby already?” Rubi, Liam’s mother asked.
Since the day Liam had given his mother the news that Lucy was pregnant, Rubi could not keep calm. She wanted to know if it’s a girl or a boy so she can start ordering stuff for the baby. Sometimes she even wished the baby was here already. She couldn’t wait to be a certified grandma.
Right now, they are having dinner at the Williams Mansion. Robert, being the head of the family was sitting at the center. Rubi sat beside him. Next to Rubi were Lucy and Liam and opposite them were Damon and Anna.
“Mom, did you know if I was a girl or a boy when you were still six weeks pregnant with me?” Anna mimicked her mom giving her an ugly stare.
Since when her brother told her mom about Lucy’s pregnancy, her mom had been ranting nonstop and she is starting to get irritated.
“Hey, don’t blame me. I’m just anxious,” Rubi defended herself.
“Not yet. But very soon.” Lucy said with a smile.
“So then, when is the wedding?” Rubi asked.
“Mom!” Liam and Anna groaned at the same time which made Damon, Lucy, and Robert burst into laughter.
“What?” Rubi shrugged as she eyed her two children.
“We are taking it slow mom. When we decide to get married, we will tell you.” Liam said to Rubi.
They continue to eat their dinner and made small conversations in between. After which they had a toast to the family’s happiness.
After dinner, Damon accompanied Anna to her room to pack some clothe as Damon successfully convinced her to spend the weekend with him.
After packing a few clothes, Anna decides to take a shower before they leave.
While in the shower, she remembered she did not pack her headset as she likes putting them on whenever she goes for a run every morning. So she called Damon to help her take it so she won’t forget.
“Sweetheart,” Anna shouted from the bathroom.
“Do you need anything?” Damon shouted back. He was on Anna’s bed, resting his body on one side, pressing his phone.
“Can you help me get my headset from my drawer, please? I’m going to need it tomorrow morning when I go for a run.”
“Alright!” Damon replied.
“Thanks, sweet!” Anna said back.
Damon stood up from the bed and went to search for the headset by the left drawer. It was not there so he presumed it should be in the right drawer.
Damon opened the first drawer on the right and he saw the headset. He took the headset and as he was about closing the drawer, something caught his attention. A picture. It was a picture of Anna and another girl who looks very familiar. He picked up the picture from the drawer to have a clearer view. Then that was when it hit him. It was her, Abigail. No wonder she looked familiar on the day of the interview.
He remembered the first time he saw Abigail’s picture. It was during their masters when Liam had confessed to him about what transpired between him and Abigail. That night, Liam had also shown him her picture.
Does Liam know that Abigail is presently in the city?
No, he really doubts it. He remembered how Liam was anxious to go back home to apologize to her only to find out she had left. He remembered how Liam searched for her. They both went to the address Abigail left as her home address when working for the Williams, only to discover that it was a fake address. He remembered how Liam found it very hard to move on which he eventually did after a very long time.
That was when he met Lucy, his secretary. They started off as close friends. Damon told Lucy about Liam’s past and Lucy promised Damon to help Liam be the happy guy he used to be and move on. Damon did not know how Lucy did it but it got to a stage that they started dating and now they are engaged and most importantly expecting a baby.
Damon knew Liam cares for Lucy, a lot. But he isn’t sure if he loves her deep down for he certainly knows that Liam had never forgotten about Abigail and even Lucy knows that, too.
The twins. Abigail’s twins.
“Could they be Liam’s children?” Damon asked himself. Because Abigail had never mentioned anything about their father.
“OH HEAVENS. Why does life have to be so complicated?” Damon asked himself again.
Abigail has a lot of questions to answer. Before he reveals anything, He needs to confront Abigail and it has to be as soon as possible.
Then he did what exactly came to his mind. He texted her to meet him at their usual restaurant, the following evening.