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Evan sat in his office until nine in the morning watching the bids on his laptop, after he had put one million on Lacey no one bid after that. He lit a cigarette, sat back in his chair and sighed with relief, the bidding was over now. His thoughts turned to Lacey, he knew that she had told Charlotte that she wanted to leave but there was no way he was going to let that happen. He was going to do everything in his power to make her want to stay, she had told him that she loved him, so wasn’t going to give up on her now. Yawning, he switched his laptop off and decided to go upstairs to see if Lacey was awake, he knew today was going to be a long hard one with her.

When Evan entered the bedroom, Lacey was sleeping on top of the bed with her pants and t-shirt on. He undressed, leaving his boxer shorts on and climbed onto the bed. He lay on his side next to her, watching her sleep. All he wanted was to hold her in his arms and make love to her. He wrapped his arm around her and pulled her closer to him. Lacey stirred a little and stretched, she moved her arm over his arm and slid her fingers between his. Evan’s heart began to race, he wanted it to be like that every morning with her, he nuzzled into the back of her and soon fell asleep, he was exhausted.

When Lacey woke up it was nearly midday, she could feel the heat off Evan’s body next to her, she relaxed against him and closed her eyes, it felt so good. Once again she felt confused what to do and was scared how he would react to her possibly being pregnant. Evan was so much older than her surely he wouldn’t want a baby now. Slowly turning around so not to disturb him, Lacey gazed at the man she loved and smiled, he looked so peaceful while he was sleeping. Still not knowing what to do about the situation she climbed out of bed to go and sort some clothes out.

Lacey wished she could leave Evans house freely but there was no way out unless he let her go. She walked back into the bedroom with her old clothes in her arms and Evan was sitting on the edge of the bed. His heart thumped in his chest when he recognised the clothes she had with her. “What have you got these old things for?” He jumped off the bed and snatched them off her.

Lacey went to grab them back but he moved away too quick for her. “Because I’m gonna wear them.”

Evan walked to the bedroom window and opened it. “No you’re not!” He threw them out.

“What the fuck are you doing?” Lacey screamed.

Evan spun around to face her. “If you think you are leaving here today, then think again.”

Lacey glared at him. “Why, do I owe something again?”

Evan pushed her on the bed. “Yes.” he climbed over her and sat on her. Lacey tried to push him off, he grabbed her arms and held them above her head. “You owe me twenty-four hours, actually, for one million I guess I should make it forty-eight.”

Lacey gasped. “You wouldn’t dare do that to me again.”

“Try me.” He leaned over her, hovering his face over hers and looked at her with amusement. “Get showered and dressed, you’ve got half an hour to meet me on the patio for breakfast.”

Lacey slyly smiled. “If that’s what you want, I’ll see you half an hour.” She pushed him off her and went to have a shower.

Evan rolled onto his back and smiled to himself, he knew she was going to make the next forty-eight hours hard for him but at least he had extra time convince her to stay.


While Evan sat outside at the patio table with Ralph and Charlotte, the housekeeper came out with coffee for them, he noticed she had put four cups on the tray. The housekeeper placed the tray on the table. “We heard Lacey was back.” She smiled and walked away.

Charlotte giggled. “I think the whole house heard she was back, don’t you two ever let up?”

“That’s got nothing to do with you.” Ralph growled.

Charlotte frowned at her husband. “I’m only trying to help.” She shook her head turned to Evan. “You know how much it hurt Lacey being here to pay that stupid debt off and now you tell her she has to stay for another forty-eight hours because of the bid. I don’t understand, why would you do that?”

Evan sighed. “How else can I keep her here, she wants to leave.”

“Oh Evan.” Charlotte slumped back in her chair. “Wake up, she doesn’t want to leave, she just wants to give you a hard time.” She giggled and held Ralph’s hand. “Believe me if Ralph had treated me the way you did Lacey when we first met, I’d have hit him where it hurts.”

“Yeah.” Ralph chuckled. “She would have given my bank balance a bashing.”

Charlotte pouted and side glanced Ralph. “Evan do you want me talk to her before I leave today.”

“Ok thank you.” Evan’s shoulders dropped. “She’s going to make my life hell for the next couple of day’s, isn’t she?”

Charlotte smirked. “She most certainly will and you’ve only got yourself to blame for it?”

Evan noticed Lacey walking onto the patio wearing a peach summer dress and sandals, her long dark hair fell loosely over her shoulders. Even though she was simply dressed, it didn’t matter to Evan what she was wearing, in his eyes she always looked stunning.

Lacey awkwardly smiled at everyone as she sat at the table.

“Wow.” Charlotte looked at Evan. “That colour really suits her, doesn’t it?” She flared her eyes and nodded towards Lacey, signalling him to respond.

Evan’s mobile began to rung, he walked towards the house while answering it and shouted Ralph to go with him.

Charlotte could see by the hurt expression on Lacey’s face as she watched Evan walk into the house, that she was upset. “Are you alright?” She asked passing her a cigarette

Lacey nodded and sighed. “I really don’t see the point of being here for another two days. I’ve done what he asked me to and as soon as I sit down, he goes in his office.” She passed the cigarette back. “I don’t want this, I’m giving up.”

Charlotte began to pour a coffee for them. “Lacey you know he’s a busy man.”

“Is it the same with Ralph?” Lacey curiously asked.

“Yes, it is.” Charlotte smiled. “But you get used to it.”

“But I don’t want to get used to this, it’s lonely. I’m used to having all my friends around me.” Lacey leaned back in her chair and sighed. “I always hoped one day I would meet someone that would love me for who I am and he would make me so happy I would eventually forget the shit life’s thrown at me.” Tears welled in her eyes. “I used to think that me and Jack would somehow get off the streets, find a small apartment to live in and have a family. Then I could be a perfect mother and give my children the life I never had.”

Charlotte was stunned with the way Lacey was talking, she had never opened up to her like that before. But she was suspicious now, while Lacey was talking she didn’t look at her, she was looking down stroking her stomach.

Lacey looked at Charlotte with tears slowly rolling down her cheeks. “You know what, I did love Jack even though he always made it clear that nothing would happen between us then Evan comes along and blows my cosy little street life to pieces.” She dropped her head into her hands and began to sob. “Oh my god Charlotte, my life’s a mess and I don’t know what to do anymore!”

“Lacey, are you pregnant?” Charlotte asked.

“I think I am.” She mumbled.

Charlotte sat in silence, she couldn’t imagine Evan ever wanting children. “You really need to tell Evan.”

Lacey’s body shook all over. “I can’t, I need to take a test first, could you get me one?”

Charlotte checked the time on her mobile. “I’ve got two hours before I leave, so I’ll go and get you one now.” She picked her bag up and hugged Lacey. “I won’t be long.”

When Charlotte left, Lacey decided to go upstairs to wait for her. As she entered the house, Ralph walked out of the office with Evan behind him. Evan could see that she had been crying. “Come here.” He said, taking hold of her hand and led her into his office. He cupped the side her face with one hand, gently stroking her cheek with his thumb. “What’s up sweetheart, talk to me?”

Lacey’s heart warmed, she wanted to tell him that she may be pregnant but was afraid to. “I’m just tired.”

Evan sighed and sat on the sofa, he held her by the hips and moved her to sit on his knee. He gazed into her eyes and smiled. “We can sort things out. We just need to spend some time together and talk.”

Lacey could feel herself melting as she gazed back into Evans icy blue eyes. She ran her fingers over his stubble, he hadn’t shaved since she went missing and she liked it. “I’m scared.” She whispered.

Evan wrapped his arms around her waist and pulled her closer to him. “I hope you’re not scared of me because I’ll never hurt you.” He kissed her softly on the lips and moved back to look at her.

Lacey turned to straddle over him and pushed him against the sofa, she kissed him and smiled. Evan hooked his hand behind her neck and gently eased his tongue inside her mouth and they began to passionately kiss. Lacey’s gently rocked her body against his, inside she ached for him, his warm hands caressed her body. Evan groaned as she lightly bit and kissed around his neck.

Evan took a deep breath and moved her away from him. “No Lacey, we can’t do anything until you decide what you want to do.”

Lacey grinned at his flushed face. “Since when did you suddenly become a gentleman?”

Evan grabbed her hips to stop her moving on him. “Oh believe me.” He laughed. “Being a gentleman is only going to last for the forty-eight hours, after that you won’t know what’s hit you.”

For the next half hour, Lacey forgot all about her troubles, she and Evan lay on the sofa wrapped in each other’s arms, talking and laughing, like they did the night in the restaurant. Evans mobile constantly rung and he ignored it. When Charlotte returned, Lacey was brought back to reality.  When she left the office, Evan playfully smacked her on the backside and told her he loved her, then went to check his voicemails.

Lacey anxiously took the pregnancy test into the bathroom and peed on the stick while Charlotte waited outside. Lacey was too scared to look at the result and called Charlotte in to look at it for her. Lacey felt sick as she sat on the edge of the bath, chewing her fingernails watching Charlottes face for a reaction.

Charlotte’s eyes widened and stared at Lacey. “Your five weeks pregnant!”

Lacey thought her heart was going to explode through her chest, she dived across the bathroom towards the toilet and was sick. Charlotte held Lacey’s hair back and patted her friend’s back as she heaved and gasped for breath over the toilet.

Evan knocked on the bathroom door. “Is everything ok in there?” He called, trying to open the door.

Charlotte grabbed the test stick and packaging and stuffed them into her bag. “Lacey’s not feeling too good.” She unlocked the door.

Evan walked in the bathroom. “Charlotte I your car’s ready to take you to the airport, I’ll stay with her now.” He said rinsing a sponge under the cold-water tap.

“Thank you Evan.” Charlotte smiled at Lacey. “I’ll see you when I get back, ok.”

Lacey nodded and managed to smile at her friend. Evan sat her on the side of the bath and patted her face with the cold wet sponge. “What’s brought this on?”

“I don’t know.” Lacey coughed to clear her throat. “Maybe I should have something to eat to settle my stomach, I’ve only had a coffee today.”

“Right.” Evan passed her the sponge. “I’ll go and ring the kitchen and ask the cook to make you something light to eat. I can’t have you being ill today.”

“Why.” Lacey curiously asked.

“Because we are leaving here in the next couple of hours, I’m taking you away for the night. We need time away together from here, no work, no mobile, no people coming in and out disturbing us, it’s just going be you and me time.” Evan moved Lacey off the edge of the bath and wrapped his arms around her waist. “Tonight I’m going to prove how much I love you.”


Submitted: April 29, 2016

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please lacey give him a chance I am sure he is going to be overjoyed when he finds out he is going to be adaddy

Fri, April 29th, 2016 10:08pm


He's never thought about having children before so if she is this will be a test of his love for her :)

Sun, May 1st, 2016 4:23am


awww she needs to give him a chance especially since she is pregnant. But I have a feeling she is not going to tell him shes pregnant until the 48 hours up.

Sat, April 30th, 2016 2:39am


a lot can happen in 48 hours, maybe she will tell him sooner :)

Sun, May 1st, 2016 4:24am


Yay Evan! Finally he's being clear bout what he wants and how he feels about her, maybe Lacey can look beyond his work

Sat, April 30th, 2016 7:23am


he's being totally honest about his feelings for her now, she knows what he is and what he is capable of, he still scares her in some ways but she is in love with him so maybe can look beyond his work :)

Sun, May 1st, 2016 4:26am


how sweet, he's going to lose it when he finds out he's gonna be a dad.

Thu, June 16th, 2016 2:33am


He'l be shocked but then there's a few more things that's said between them, he finds out more about Lacey's life :)

Thu, June 16th, 2016 4:29am


Evan's got a lot of work to do where lacey comes. It looks like he's up for the task. Can't wait till she tells him that she's pregnant. As you know I love this story. Lacey is lucky to have another female around to help her, or did.

Ok I'm gonna get back to writing my next chapter, but I had to read one of yours first. I've got a lot written in the last few days, hopefully I can post soon. If my kids will stop trying to get my laptop. I can't get there's fix till Tuesday.

Sun, June 19th, 2016 2:11pm


He has got a lot of work with her, and is definitely up for the task, she tells him next chapter and Charlotte wont be away too long.
Looking forward to your update, at least you cant just blame me now for the delay lol :)

Sun, June 19th, 2016 9:02am

Amy F. Turner

Awww how sweet that is! Let him prove away. She needs to see it feel it taste it because she doesn't feel safe in this whacky relationship without solid footing.

Tue, February 21st, 2017 12:06am


She doesn't feel safe in the relationship, she still knows nothing about him, only hearsay. Evan's going to try, it's not going to go the way he expects it to though, :)

Mon, February 20th, 2017 4:21pm

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