Chapter 1: Away from the City
Arianna was now certain that she was completely drunk. She saw an object in double and her eyes were dizzy. She belched and took the last drop of the alcohol, gulping it down.
The club house was noisy and the dancers were having fun. But what mattered to Arianna was completely different. She hadn't come for fun seeking but to forget her misery and heartbreak.
She was supposed to be a bride the next morning, walking down the aisle with her heartthrob and best friend for five years. They had anticipated that day to come but in less than twenty four hours, the hope of seeing that day come true was trashed.
The memory of what she saw played itself again in her head "...oh my days!...fuck me harder Ethan baby...oh...good...faster...oh...yeah...I love you Ethan…"
Arianna shook her head as if by doing so, the memory of it would disappear. She cleaned the tears off her face. Why can't she just forget, she's been in the club house for a few hours now, trying to forget that ugly scene she stumbled upon.
But the more she tried to forget, the harder it became. She tried standing up but ended up sinking back into her seat. She summoned up her strength and stood up.
She needed to visit the washroom and after that, find a way of helping herself out of the club house. Her legs were heavy and as she walked, her knees wobbled.
Just before turning, she sighted a tall figure walking into one of the rooms and she followed. She went in just before he shut the door and rested her back on the door.
"Hey handsome. Why don't you make me happy?" She smirked and threw herself into his arms. She started kissing him, an act that the man was reluctant to get down with.
Few hours later, Arianna opened her eyes with a panting headache. She glanced around the dark room and wondered how she got in there.
A vague memory of how the evening went popped up in her head and she gasped. She turned to look at her side and saw a man sleeping peacefully.
What the hell had she done? She stood up with great difficulty. She doesn't need to be told that she has lost her most cherished possession: her virginity.
The pain she felt between her thighs was proof enough that she had been violated. She endured the pain and put on her jeans and blouse and pulled out a $100 note, stuck it in the man's hand.
The room is dark, thank goodness she didn't get to see how the man looks. He's a good gigolo but she couldn't pay him well for his services.
She sneaked out of the room and went away. She went straight to her mini apartment to get a few things and leave Z- city but was dazed when the lock to her apartment had been changed.
It was barely dawn and she couldn't ask her neighbours what or who changed her lock. But then,she decided to fetch her phone and called the agent handling her apartment.
When she got her phone, she saw there had been a text message. It was from Ethan. She glanced and read the content "don't bother why the lock was changed, I did it"
Arianna simply turned and left her apartment and everything she's got in it and went to another city.
Two months later, Arianna woke up and felt lazy to get out of bed. She wondered why she caught a fever so soon, just arriving at a new city.
She decided to visit the hospital and met a young doctor, he was the one on call and after examining Arianna, he sent her to the laboratory for a test.
When the result was brought, the doctor handed it over to her and she glanced over it. Her hands shook when she saw the test result.
Pregnancy Test -positive!
Four years later
Arianna came back from work and her son ran to hug her. She lifted him off his feet and kissed his cute temple.
"Welcome Mummy" the little boy chimed, excited at the sight of his mother. "Missed you Eli" Arianna chimed, holding him firm and sitting on the sofa.
"Thank you, Mrs Brook for always looking after him" Arianna said, appreciating Eli's nanny.
Mrs Brook had looked after Eli since he was a baby. She's best referred to as his second mother. Arianna was his birth mother but Mrs Brook raised him.
"You're welcome," Mrs Brook replied. She soon said goodbye to Arianna and went home. She's done with the day's job the moment Arianna comes back.
Arianna got a job with a company and she's been employed to work as a junior jewellery designer. She's been working there after Eli was born but then, it seemed her time in the company had ended.
The company has been sold out to a new owner and all the employees have been paid off. She was paid three times her salary and her appointment terminated.
"How was school today,Eli?" Arianna asked. The little boy got off her thighs and ran off to bring his books. Arianna saw how smartly he ran off and smiled.
He's her consolation and the reason why she didn't get hurt again after what happened a few years ago. Each time she looks at her son, she's glad and happy that she was blessed with such an amazing son.
"Mummy, I got all the marks in the class exercise. My teacher said I'm the best" Eli chimed, emptying his bag and bringing out his workbook.
"Wow, you are the best Eli" Arianna praised him. The little boy was happy that his mother was as excited as him in his class work.
"Eli, we are leaving for Z- city tomorrow" Arianna broke the news to him. The boy paused and next jumped up in excitement.
"That means, I'm getting to meet my daddy. '' He asked rhetorically.