Attitude meets Arrogance - Episode 63

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Jaxon's POV
"The queen has...." Ciara stormed in but went mute the moment she saw me sitting beside  Ethan...

"I guess it's wrong timing....." She whispered ready to turn around and go but Jane got to her in time...

"Ciara, it's been two weeks and you two should talk. Avoiding him is not the solution..." Jane stated and before Ciara could say something she dragged her to where we were seated...

I know for the past two weeks, I acted cowardly and that's why I had to seek advice from my two buddies . Even though I loved Ciara it was cruel of me to make Ariana ab*rt a baby that had no fault in this...

Two hours ago...
For the past two weeks all I had been doing is drinking and feeling sorry about myself..Ciara was also not doing so good and it was my fault..

"Let me text Max..."Ethan suggested,"I know he will agree with me that what you doing is absurd...."

"What do you want me to do???I am not okay, my baby doll is not okay..." I yelled at him and covered my head with a pillow..

"Grow up Jaxon, would you please???You are going to become a father soon. It's time you and Ciara understand that it's not about you..." Ethan reprimanded as he pulled the duvet from my body..
"Wake up, we have to go to Max's place

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. He is home..." He grabbed the pillow from my head and threw it on the floor...

I opened my eyes to the dimly lit room and lazily tried to get off Ethan's bed...
"Dude, I won't put my life at a pause because of you. Right now I am supposed to be in a meeting but am here nursing a big boy..." He hit my arm with a pillow.
"Stop it dude, I can't even feel my head..." I warned but he didn't listen..

"Go and take a shower bro, you stink..." He dragged me from the bed and pushed me inside the bathroom....

One look at the mirror and my head was just as bad......I felt like I was carry a heavy stone on top of my head...I couldn't recognise the guy on the mirror, he looked like a hopeless mess....

I splashed cold water on my face just to feel refreshing before having an iced shower to free me from toxins....

When I was done getting ready, I switched on my phone and found 30 missed calls and 15 messages. Some from mother and Mason and the rest from Ariana. None from Ciara...

"Aren't you going to call Ariana back???She might be having trouble with the pregnancy..." Ethan furrowed his eyebrows at me..

"I can't imagine there is no missed call or message from Ciara. She is so heartless..." I shoved my phone in the pocket and walked out of the apartment...
"Are you seriously calling her heartless???" I heard Ethan shout behind me...

"Can we pass through Debris, I need a black coffee..." I threw the car keys at him and slid into the passenger's seat...

During the drive, I noticed he wanted to tell me something but chose to keep quiet...

When we got into Max's apartment, my brain was clouded with moments we shared in there, the day I had to force my siblings to come apologise to her. She is really a crazy girl...

"Make yourself comfortable guys, I will be back with the beer..." Max beamed and went to the kitchen..

"Are you here to teach my man how to impregnate girls????"Jane yelled behind me...
Just what I needed, Ciara's bestfriend on my neck...

I stood up from the sofa and turned around to face her,"I am here to seek advice from Max, trust me.." I said calmly..

"You say it's advice you want, so here is some..Just marry that Ariana of a girl and leave my Ciara alone. How cruel can you be that you tell her to ab*rt???" She threw her flip-flop at me but I missed at it ended up hitting Max...

"Ouch babe, what the heck????" He groaned...
"I want this Casanova out of my house right now..." She ordered...

Max placed the beer cans on the table and walked to where she was..
"Babe, calm down and help us get a solution that will suit both Jaxon and Ciara..."He explained to her the situation and the next thing I see is her standing infront of me outstretching her hand for a handshake,"I am sorry but whoever messes with Ciara is my enemy..."

"I understand..." I smiled and greeted her..She later greeted Ethan and sat beside him. Finally it stopped feeling awkward...

"Jaxon what I would say is marry Ariana, this child is a sign bro..." Max gave out his opinion..

"But....."
"But you love Ciara, who is married to your brother..." Ethan butted in...

"She also loves me, I can see it in my eyes. Ariana could always be my baby mama...." I replied dryly.

I tried picturing myself married to Ariana but the only image on my brain was Ciara's. She was the only girl my heart beat for....

"Imagine......" Max tried to say something only for Jane to start flirting with Ethan,"Nice arms. Do you work out alot???"She begun pressing them...

"Yeah, I love working out...." Ethan stammered and from the look on his face anyone would have guessed he felt awkward..

"I also love working out, you could be my trainer..." She bit her lip seductively...

Before Ethan could respond, Max pulled her from the sofa and sat her on his laps,"Baby, I am here. Flirt with me..."

"You don't work out, you almost growing man boobs..." Jane begun grabbing his breasts,"Look. I can even hold them.."

"Go to the kitchen and make us some food, I am very hungry...." Max ordered in almost a loud voice...
" You feel hungry, you order food. This girl ain't moving from here..." She slid from his laps and sat beside him, intertwining their hands...

One moment she was teasing him and the other she was looking at him all lovingly...What a weird couple. If only I had the same fate with Ciara...

A smile faded from my face the moment I remembered how hurt she was that night  when I broke the news at her..

"Jaxon are you okay???"Ethan waved his hand infront of my face, snapping me back to the harsh reality....

"Will Ciara ever forgive me???"I thought out loud..
"I am sorry guys, I just got lost in there...."I faked a smile....

"Bro, are you for real??" Ethan shook his head..

"Ethan don't be hard on him...Jaxon imagine your baby growing without a father. Having to be teased in school, Ariana having to deal with his sickness late at night, going for school meetings, having to lie that you coming home..Do you want that life for your kid???"Max spoke with emphasis..

"But she can always call me and I will be there..."

"It's never the same. I grew without a father and trust me it's never easy. Each night I would pray that my dad would show up on our door..I would never wish such a life on any kid especially the one the father is scared to man up..." He spoke in a sad tone forcing me to look down in embarrassment...

"So what do I do???" I whispered...
"Ciara is married to that arrogant brother of yours. It's a high time you move on and get a family of your own. If you aren't marrying her for the love atleast do this for the kid..." Max advised   and kissed Jane's hand,"I would never trade you for anything baby..."

Just when I was about to say something, Ciara stormed in...I could feel my heart pounding fast. I wanted to ran to her, lift her off the floor and hug her so tight.

Forgive me my beloved, I am not worth your tears...

"You two should talk in Brian's room..."Jane suggested...
I could see Ciara shake her head in disapproval but Jane ignored her...

"Jane, if she doesn't want us to talk, it's fine by me..." I raised my hands up in surrender..

"Why shouldn't we talk???I don't have anything to lose. If they want us to talk then fine..."She rolled her eyes, stood from the sofa and walked to Brian's room...

I stood up, took a deep breath and followed her...
When I walked into the room, I found her standing by the window..

"Do you remember the memories we have shared in this house????" How could I be stupid to ask her that???

"What do you want Jaxon???" She turned to face me and her face yelled anger...

"How have you been???Mason told me you rarely speak or eat nowadays. Is it because of the pregnancy???" Why couldn't I stop talking rubbish???Was it because I was worried sick??

"For the last time Jaxon, do you have something to tell me????" She thundered and took few steps towards me...

"Max, Jane and Ethan think it's appropriate I marry Ariana since she is expecting my baby..." I blurted out and the look on her face changed from angry  to surprised....

I noticed tears at the corner of her eyes which made me feel like crying as well...
"I think that is the best idea too. I am married to Jordan and I will never divorce him. So it's time you move on too..."She talked like she was choking...

"But...."
"This is goodbye Jaxon...I wish you all the best in your new life. I am in love with Jordan so as learn to love Ariana too..." She kissed me on the cheek and left..

I was about to go after her when my phone pinged with a message. It was from Ariana...

>>Goodbye Jaxon, I wouldn't force myself in your life anymore..You will never see me or your baby again. All the best as you fight for your lost love..

When I read the message, it finally dawned at me that I was about to lose the most important thing in my life.

Read " Binded by friendship " by the same author ( Fideh Mwangi )

. My child...
I can't lose Ciara and my baby too...

"What happened???"Ethan asked when I ran out of the room like a mad person.
"I will explain later but now I have to go..."

When I got home, I didn't even lock my car. I ran directly to Ariana's room and slammed it open..
There she was busy packing....

"Ariana, please don't leave me..." Those were the only words that came out of my mouth...

She turned around surprised, wiping the tears from her eyes...

"I have to Jaxon...Since I told you, I was pregnant. All you do is drink. You don't pick my calls or reply my texts. I don't wanna burden you.."She said in a hoarse voice...

What was her fault in this???I am the one who came to her room that night not the other way round. I was unfair to her...

"Ariana,"I walked towards her and placed my hands on her shoulders,"Come with me. I am going to make things right.. "

I took her hand and dragged her to the living room.
"Caro, call everyone here..." I ordered her...

In ten minutes everyone was there apart from Ciara,Mason and Jordan...
"Whats up son??And why is Ariana crying???"My mom questioned...

"Dear family, I am marrying Ariana in a month's time. Start the wedding preparations..." I said boldly and she just froze, her eyes wide open..

"She is pregnant with my baby..." I added only for granny and mom to scream excitedly...

"Congratulations son..."Mom hugged me,"I am going to be a grandma again..."

"But why did you two have a baby before getting married???"Granny grabbed both of our ears..

"We are sorry granny..." We said in unison.

"Come here.." She hugged us, whispering words of blessing to us.

Chloe and Sophie also hugged us and gave us their congratulations...Even thou, I wasn't happy I felt like that's the best decision I have ever made...

I turned to Ariana only to find her crying,"Shhhh!!!It's over now. We are going to get married in a month's time..." I wiped her tears with my thumbs before hugging her,"I am sorry for telling you to ab*rt our baby. I am glad you didn't...."

A/N

@Shirley Demi I dedicate this chapter to you...Lots of kisses and hugs my dears

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