Minutes ago, I had decided to get ice cream for Isa. I knew how much she loved ice cream, I don’t blame her though, I also loved it when I was just like her age.
Daxton had gotten ice cream for his own daughter so I decided to get one for mine too who is also his daughter but he doesn’t know.
“Miss Nancy good morning” I greeted. She smiled at me and greeted back. “Morning Miss Skylar” She replied peering her huge green eyes into the bag I was carrying. The woman is known for her covetousness and gluttony, am not insulting her or being judgmental, am just saying the truth. Isa had told me countless times how Miss Nancy eats half of her lunch and feeds the remaining to her but rather than quarrel with her I’d make Isa’s lunch more fuller in a bigger flask. “Where’s Isa” I asked looking around but no sign of my little baby. “She has a guest” She replies, I look at her confused.”A guest??” I ask
“Yes they are in the playroom” She stood up then continued. “I’ll go get her for you” She said and left but not without taking another look at the bag I was holding.
“Yayyy more ice cream” I heard isa scream. I smiled as she ran towards me. “Mummy see my daddy” She said pointing back. My smiling face turned to a confused one then to a shock one when the person she pointed to as her daddy was no other than her real father.
“Da daxton” I said and held Isa tighter dropping ice cream on the floor.
“You you have a daughter??” Daxton asked and for some time there was a minute of silent. Isa was the one who broke the silence. “Mummy do you know my fake daddy” Isa asked. I knelt down besides her and forced a smile. “Darling go meet Miss Nancy’s, okay” I said touching her cheek. “Yes mama” Isa said and nodded. “No Isa wait” Daxton called back and she waited. “Isa listen to your mummy” I said
“Who’s her father” Daxton asked, I was expecting the question but it came unaware. “Baby go now” I said to Isa and she ran off. Daxton watched as Isa ran off then he looked back at me, the coldness in his eyes was replaced with anger. “I asked you a question Rayna who’s her father” He asked a question.
“So he doesn’t know that Isa to is his daughter, but he said he got the ice cream for his daughter and Isa is calling him her daddy, fake daddy. I don’t understand what’s
going on. If he doesn’t know why was he calling her his daughter. God please help me” I thought to myself. Daxton snapped me out of my thoughts by snapping his fingers at my face. “Isa told me she has no father which means Brian isn’t her dad so tell me Rayna if your husband isn’t her father then who is” He asked. I swallowed and summoned courage to reply him. “What’s your business with my daughter, she’s mine and mine alone, like you said you don’t want to have anything to do with me, so please leave my daughter and I alone” I said and turned to leave but Daxton pulled me back and gripped me hard. “Daxton let go of me” I said trying to release myself from his strong grip. “Why did you give her my mother’s name” He asked still holding me tight. “Daxton please you are hurting me” I said as my eyes start to water but Daxton didn’t seem to care. “Tell me the truth Rayna, who is her father” Daxton asked again.
“Da daxt daxton I I you you you she isa I you” I stammered nervously. Daxton finally lets go of me and I hold the hand massaging it to relief the pain. ” Is Isa my daughter, the day you fainted 3 years ago, were you pregnant then” Daxton asked. I knew there was nothing I could do now but to deny the fact, If Daxton knew Isa was is his child with this coldness of his and hatred against me, he might take the case in court and I have nothing to fight with.
“She’s not your daughter” I lied to his face but Daxton wasn’t buying it. I had to leave before it becomes harder for me, I turned to leave but again Daxton pulls me back this time pinning me to the wall. “Daxton” I said surprised looking at the huge muscular body standing in front of me and hearing his uneven breathing. “Daxton please give me some space” I said pushing him away but he held my hands on his rocky chest. “Remember when you first lied to me that you didn’t love me” He asked suddenly, I was confused at the question but my mind wandered off to the day he was talking about I was 18 years old then, the day I lost my virginity to him FLASHBACK
“Daxton whatever happened last night was a mistake please I was drunk, I don’t love you and I can’t love you” I said folding my hands. I knew I was lieing, I loved this guy so much but I didn’t want to accept the fact that I was in love with a driver, my driver. I turned to leave but he pulled me back and pinned me to the wall. “Say the truth Rayna, say you love me I know you do, look into my eyes and tell me you do” He said and I found myself confessing my feelings.
END OF FLASHBACK
“So..” I asked and looked at Daxton’s hand which were caving my smaller body. “Say the truth Rayna, look into my eyes and tell me that those nights of immense
pleasures we had produced a child ” He said. I looked up and saw him smirking evilly, then into his eyes. The pressure became much and I couldn’t lie anymore. “Fine I lied, Isa’s our daughter, that day I lost consciousness was because I was carrying your child, I went through a lot giving birth and I had to leave home, a lot happened but am still alive because of her, please Daxton don’t take her away from me” I said already crying again. Daxton moved back, I couldn’t read his expression. “I have a daughter” He said and smiled. ” why didn’t you tell me all this days Rayna, you knew how much I loved children and how I wanted one especially from you” He said his smile fading away.
“Dax Daxton” I called.
“I want my daughter” He said, I looked up at him shocked. “What” I asked “You heard me Rayna, I want my daughter in my custody, I want to make upfor all the years I wasn’t with her, she needs me in her life” Hesaid.
“Am her mother” I said
“So, you can come visit her anytime you want, only when am not around ” He said. He hates me this much??
“Daxton I can’t let you take my daughter, she’s the only one I have please don’t do this” I pleaded.
“Isa is my daughter and I’ll make sure I do everything to have her” He said and left me devastated
………………………… LATER THATEVENING
“Rayna look there’s nothing to be worried about, that guy can’t take your child from you, he was wealth but you have the heart of a loving mother, everything’s not about money” Jennifer said to me. I had explained everything that happened earlier to her. Isa was sleeping on my lap,
I was scared of letting go of her after what Daxton said. “Jennifer am scared, he looked so serious” I said.
“It’s okay Isa, you are going to be okay, you are a fighter ” Jennifer said and smiled at me, I forced a smile back at her.
“Wow someone looks excited” Selene said immediately I walked in. “Selene??, aren’t you supposed to be back home to your father today” I asked.
“Well I decided to spend more days here so I could help the company” She said winking. “Firstly I don’t need your help and secondly it’s high time you lefthere cause my daughter is coming home” I said and left hershocked.
I walked inside my room and brought out my phone and dialled a number. “Hello, there’s something I need you to do for me….
I woke up annoyed, who the f**k was knocking so hard on my door at 2 f**king am. I stood up and walked to the door and opened it, my sleepiness faded away when I met three men standing at the door. “Mummy who’s that” I heard Isa say from behind. Good they woke her up.
“What do you want” I asked getting angry.
“Is she your child” They asked pointing at Isa. Stupid question, I thought to myself “Take her” The one with a scarred face said referring to Isa.
“Wait wait, what’s going on here, who the heck are you guys and whatdo you. “I
stopped when they showed me their guns.
“Please please don’t hurt my daughter, I have nothing at all” I pleaded but it seemed my pleads wasn’t moving them one bit.
I ran upstairs to my apartment crying my eyes out, my feet and arm was hurting but it was nothing compared to the pain i was feeling. They forcefully dragged my daughter from me and shot me in the arm when I tried resisting. I ran after them not considering the speed of the car, Isa screams and her calling out for me made me run faster. After running miles away from home, I became tired. I ran back home crying.
I didn’t even bother locking the door, I walked inside and met Daxton standing inside smiling.
“Hey Rayna” He said and his smile disappeared when he saw my bleeding hard. “Fuck Rayna what happened to you” He said and tried touching me but I pushed him away I should have known that he was the beast behind this, he had threatened to have my daughter had no matter what and he’s the only one after her. “You bastard WHERE’S MY DAUGHTER, YOU TOOK HER DIDN’T YOU AND YOU’VE COME TO RUB IT ON MY FACE, WHAT HAVE I DONE TO DESERVE THIS YOU..”
“Isa is not here??” He said feigning surprise
“DON’T PRETEND YOU DON’T KNOW MR DAXTON CAINE, YOU TOOK MY DAD’S COMPANY, MY AUNT’S RESTAURANT AND NOW MY CHILD
ALL IN THE NAME OF HATRED, OHHH IF YOU DON’T GIVE ME BACK MY CHILD THEN I’LL SHOW YOU THE REAL HATRED, JUST GIVE ME
BACK MY CHILD PLEASE DAXTON PLEASE” I yelled, surprisingly he hugs me avoiding my bleeding arm and says “I don’t have anything to do with the missing of our daughter but I’ll make sure I do everything I can to bring her back to us” He said. For a while I believed what he said because being so close to him made my heart beat faster than usual but I wasn’t ready to fall for his lies.
“If you don’t give me back my daughter daxton, I’ll never forgive you” I said and walked to the toilet to wash and treat my arm.
“The job is done when should we come forthemoney. don’t you have anaccount
that I can send themoneyto we don’t save our money, we spendit
lavishly. okay come tomorrow evening at our meeting spot, I’ll dropsomething
thereforyou. okay bye” I said and caught the phone. I looked back and sawthe
child, she was crying but we had her little mouth taped. She is a pretty girl, too bad she’s going to die soon.
TO BE CONTINUED