Maid To The Billionaire:Forever HisBy: Holly Rayner
Forever His (Part Three)
It was about one a.m. in Kentucky. I had been asleep for a few hours when I heard my phone beep. It was the sound of a voicemail. I was hesitant to get up and look at it. The day had been horrendous and all I wanted was to sleep for a few hours and forget about it all but I couldn’t ignore it, what if it was Vicki? I got out of bed and went over to the dresser where I left it. I picked it up and saw that I had two missed calls from her. I suddenly felt panic grasping at my throat. What if something happened to Michael? I listened to the first voicemail. It was a sweet message, telling me good night. My heartrate began to settle down and my breathing was just about to return to normal when I listened to the second one.
“Hi Alex, it’s me again. I’m really sorry to bother you… I had an issue tonight and I’m not exactly sure what to do about it. What I would like to do is change the locks on the doors and the alarm code. I think it needs to be done in order to keep our son safe but I’m not sure it’s a decision I should make without consulting you first. Cassandra was in the house tonight. She was in our son’s room. She seems unstable to me, Alex and I’m afraid to go to sleep now. I have the nursery door blocked with the dresser and I’m sleeping with Michael. But something needs to be done. Again, I’m sorry to disturb you when you have so much on your plate. All I need is your blessing and I will take care of the details. I hope you’re having a good night. I will talk to you in the morning.”
I felt the sting of rage as it hissed through my body like a deadly poison. I was glad that Cassandra was thousands of miles away. If she wasn’t, the fury that was sweeping over me like a tsunami would be too easily unleashed and I wasn’t sure where my wrath may have taken me once it was released. How dare she let herself into my home? How dare she let herself into my son’s nursery? Knowing Cassie the way I did, I was sure that there was a lot more to the encounter that Vicki hadn’t shared with me on the phone. She was going to be very sorry. I was willing to settle with her… I’d already told Noel to give her most of what she wanted just to get her out of our lives. She’d blown that completely now. She was going to be very sorry that she went there.
I called Vicki back, hoping that I didn’t wake her or the baby. I could tell when she answered that she was still awake. The poor thing was probably scared silly all alone in that damned big mausoleum of a house.
“Hi baby, are you okay?”
“I’m okay and Michael is okay. I was just furious.”
“As you should be. So am I. I’m so sorry.”
“Don’t be sorry, it’s not your fault. But I do think that she’s not right in the head I’m sorry to say.”
“No, don’t be sorry about that. You’re right, baby. No one in their right mind would sneak into a baby’s room in the middle of the night. It’s unconscionable. I’m going to call a security company and they will come and patrol the grounds tonight. If she’s spotted I’m going to tell them to have her arrested for trespassing. In the morning I’ll send out the locksmith and the alarm company.”
“I don’t mind doing it if you just tell me who to call. I know that you’re busy… overwhelmingly so.”
“My family will always come first. I don’t get the feeling you understand that, Vicki. You’re my family, you and Michael. I feel horrible for what happened to my employees and the loss their families have suffered, but even that doesn’t trump the safety and well-being of my own family.”
I laughed. “You’re welcome. I hope someday soon you will really believe how much I care about you.” I wanted to say “love” but I was so afraid that she wasn’t ready to hear that. I so badly don’t want to scare her away. “What did Cassandra have to say for herself when you caught her?”
“She said the same old things. She said you wouldn’t end up going through with the divorce. She said that you are too attached to your business and your money and that she would end up with half of everything and you would end up taking Michael away from me.”
I was so angry that I couldn’t speak. I think Victoria took my silence as me thinking about any of that nonsense my soon to be ex was spewing. I finally swallowed the rage that was blocking my throat and I said, “You’re right, she’s unstable. If she comes anywhere near you or Michael again, I want you to call the police.”