Everything stopped when there was a knock at the door. My eyes narrowed as I looked at the front door. I looked at Darren.
"Go answer it" he said
I got up. I walked to the door and put my ear against it.
"Who is it?" I asked
"It's Sammi, now open the door silly" Sammi's voice said
My heart stuttered. Darren came to the door. He hid in the corner behind the door, So when I open it, he will be hidden. He loaded his gun.
"Don't, don't hurt her, she has a baby" I said
"OPEN the door" he said
I did. Sammi was standing there smiling. She was holding Lily on her hip.
"Hey" she smiled
"Hey" I put on a fake smile
"I think I left Lily's thermometer in your bathroom" Sammi said looking over my shoulder
"Oh, I'll go get it" I said
Sammi halfway stepped into the doorway.
"NO!" I accidentally yelled, Sammi was startled "I mean, umm I just got my carpets cleaned" I said
"oh ok" she said
I went to my bathroom as fast as I could. I found the thermometer and brought it to her.
"You ok?" she asked
"Yeah, I'm just tired" I said lying
"Oh, well, I should go, Lily has a Doctors appointment" she said
"Good luck" I waved as Sammi walked to her car. I shut the door. My back was against it. I was crying now. The boys were taking a nap so they didn't see my little episode.
"You did good" Darren said patting my shoulder
It was a few hours until seven. That time flew by. I had now realized I hadn't eaten a thing all day. That's not good for the baby. I forgotten to take care of myself. So I made myself an egg sandwich and a glass of juice. It's better than nothing.
The boys had been up from their nap right after my meltdown. I let them play with their giant legos in the living room. I needed to make them dinner. So I just made them kid cuisine. I'm sure Darren was hungry but I didn't offer a thing to him.
I needed to come up with a plan. A way to signal Andy. A way to signal Andy without getting caught. When Darren wasn't looking, I wrote GUN on my fingertips on my right hand. I hope it works.
It was seven. The clock was still in my mind, unchanging. Darren opened my laptop and sat me at the head of the table. He set the boys to the sides of me. Out of site of the camera. They were coloring. I had bought them little kid walkmans full of childrens songs. They had big huge headphones on so they couldn't hear anything besides their music. My Skype started ringing. I answered. Andy's face was there smiling. I was trying so hard not to cry. I glanced to my left. Darren had his gun out, it was pointed towards the back of Blakes chair. I had to cooperate now.
"Hey hun!" Andy said cheerfully
"Hey" I tried to smile. I waved to, showing my hand quickly. Darren didn't notice.
"Where's the boys?" Andy asked
"Andy, I need to talk to you………alone" I said
"Is everything ok? Whats wrong? Is the baby ok?" Andy said worriedly
"Everything is fine" I breathed trying not to cry moving a strand of hair from my face trying to give Andy a signal with my fingertips showing them slightly.
"Then tell me" Andy said calming
"It's about the baby" I said my voice shaking
"What about the baby?" he replied
"She………well, the baby……" I started
"Meg just tell me" Andy said impatiently
"The baby isn't yours" I finally said. Tears were now rolling down my cheeks. I glanced at Darren, he was smiling.
Andy's face was indescribable. It was ridden with shock and pain.
"I---I uh, MEG, how could you?!" Andy said, tears were in his eyes
"I'm sorry" I cried
"What am I supposed to do with a sorry?" he said, he was crying now
I looked at Darren. He mouthed "Tell him" to me. He showed his gun pointing at my son through the back of the chair.
"Andy………I'm leaving you" I breathed
"NO you can't do that! We have children together! I love you!" Andy said yelling and crying at the same time
"I can't, I can't be with you anymore" I cried
"NO! please no!" he yelled through his tears
"I'm sorry" I said closing the program
I sat there for a moment. Soaking it all in. I felt sick. I ran to my sink and threw up. I was wiping my face when Darren came into the kitchen behind me.
"Very convincing, I applaud your performance" he laughed
I raised my hand to hit him but before my fist made impact he stopped it. As he held my fist his other hand bawled up and punched me square in the face. I fell on the floor. I held my nose, it was bleeding. I scrambled to protect myself, but Darren bent down to my level.
"Next time, I WILL hit you in your stomach" he warned threatening my baby inside my body
The boys didn't see him hit me, thank god. There was a wall blocking them from looking into the kitchen. Darren stood up and left me there. I had to help myself up by holding onto cabinets to hoist myself. When I went back into the dining area Darren was standing there waiting.
"Pack some bags" he said. He followed me into my room.
I grabbed a few duffel bags. I packed half of one with my stuff. Then I filled the rest of that bag with the boys clothing. I grabbed the other duffel bag and filled it with more of the boys clothing and the things they needed. I put a lot of medicine in there to. Darren grabbed the boys coloring books and got them down from the kitchen table. I watched warily. The boys ran off into their room. I looked at Darren.
"What? I can't help them down?" he smiled
I turned around and put some toys in a grocery bag.
"Put that stuff in your car" he said
"Come with me" I said
"What?" he said
"I'm not leaving this house for a second with by boys alone with you" I said
"Ok fine" he said
He followed me as I put the stuff in my car. I brought blankets to for the boys. I had no idea where he was taking us. I also packed a backpack full of snacks and drinks. I had to be precautious.
"Get them in the car" Darren said when I was done
I got the boys. I put their shoes on and their jackets. Darren watched with his hand in his jacket, his gun ready in case I tried anything. I grabbed my keys and he took them from my hand. He grabbed Alexanders hand and led him out the door down the sidewalk. I didn't like him holding my sons hand. He did it so I would cooperate. I got the boys in their car seats. I put the bag of toys in between them. I shut their doors.
Darren got in the drivers seat. I got in the passenger side. Once my door was closed Darren started the car. He adjusted my seat.
"Where are you taking us?" I asked
He looked at me "Colorado" he said buckling himself in.
Colorado? My family is there. I buckled myself. Then we drove off into the night.