OMGosh, it's been...almost 3 months since I posted a chapter. I AM SO SORRY. I've been working, been away alot and working on other stories and I completely forgot about this one. I have ideas though and they will be coming up. So hope you enjoy this chapter :)
Over the summer Max had finally finished up everything with his divorce. Now all he had to do was sign the papers. You have no idea how long I’ve waited for this day. I know it sounds selfish, but when you love someone, you want them all to yourself. He’s not tied to her anymore, he’s all mine.
I was getting bigger, and to be honest, I hated it. I know I’m carrying another life, and I can’t wait for the chance to raise a child, but feeling like this really sucks. I can’t wait to have this baby.
“Max, I have an ultrasound tomorrow, around the same time as your meeting with the lawyer”
“It’s okay” he said, “You know I’ll be fine”
“Okay good” I smiled.
“How are you feeling?” he asked.
“Like shit” I sighed, “I don’t feel attractive at all”
“Jules” he replied, “You’re beautiful, don’t forget that, and it will all be worth it when the baby comes”
“Which is what I wanted to talk to you about…do you want to know the gender? I’ve been debating it for a while”
He sighed, “I don’t know…I think I’d rather it be a surprise”
“Okay good, me too”
“Only if you’re sure though” he said, “because if you change your mind I’m all for it”
I just laughed, “Okay, I’ll see how I feel”
The next morning I headed down for my ultrasound. I thought about what Max had said last night. I just can’t decide if I want to go through with it or not. It would be a lot easier to pick a name if we did know.
“Everything looks really good” my doctor said as I sat up, “I know you’ve been debating it for a while, so I thought I should ask if you want to know the gender”
I sat there for a moment contemplating whether I wanted to know. I thought about Max, and the fact that he would support anything I decided to do, but I think he’d be devastated if I told him the gender.
I sighed, “I think I’ll leave it for now, I know he wants it to be a surprise”
He just smiled, “Alright, well I will be seeing you in a couple months”
I climbed into the drivers seat of my car when I heard my phone ringing. I reached across the passenger seat and saw Max’s number. I quickly answered, I hope everything went okay.
“Hey” I answered, “How’d it go?”
“Julie…there’s some bad news”
I tensed up, and my breath got caught in my throat, “what?”
“Jules…Liz is pregnant”
I was stunned, I couldn’t even speak.
I just shook my head, “please tell me she’s seeing someone else”
“She is…but she’s about as far along as you are, maybe a month longer”
“What are you saying Max?”
“Jules, she’s saying it’s mine….”
“Oh…” was all that managed to come out of my mouth. What else was I supposed to say?
“This makes things a lot more difficult now, doesn’t it?” he sighed.
“Sure does, custody battle, and the way your marriage ended…you know it could possibly go in her favor” but then it hit me.
“Wait, this just occurred to me…if she’s pregnant…this means that you were still sleeping with her when you were with me?”
“Julie…she was my wife”
I know I shouldn’t overreact about this, but just the thought of him sleeping with her when he was with me, even though they were married, still made me sick to my stomach.
“I’ll be at home…we can talk about this then”
I hung up before he could say another word. I thought this was over, no more fighting, I guess I was wrong. I didn’t want her in my life anymore, and I thought today would get her out of my life, today should have been the day. Now, she could be in my life a lot more than I want, and she will do everything in her power to make it miserable.