Severin’s birthday was coming up and we decided to throw him a party. Everything was going swell until an unexpected visitor showed up.
“What are you doing here Norman!” I yelled at him.
“I just wanted to see Severin, that’s all”
“Why should I let you see him? You’ve never cared before” I felt terrible for saying it, but it was the truth he never cared.
“I care Belinda…” his expression saddened.
I threw up my hands. “You never cared when I was pregnant with him. You were too worried about your reputation!”
“……I was stupid.” He said “I realize that. Hell I realized that after you told me you were pregnant.”
“Then why weren’t you there for me!” tears started to swell up in my eyes. I was trying not to draw attention but the guests were staring at us anyway.
“I panicked Belinda.” he looked to the ground and sighed. “Before you told me I had just found out that Jamie was pregnant. I didn’t want to loose her or my family.”
“Then why now? Why do you want to come and be a father to Severin now. Wouldn’t that mean telling Jamie and loosing your family?”
“Do you realize what you put me through?” I said. “If it weren’t for Audii I don’t know how I would have managed it.”
“No. You don’t know.” I cut him off. “I don’t see why your wasting my time with this….we should just keep things as they are, where Severin knows nothing about you and Jamie and your family know nothing about him.” I started to walk away but he grabbed my shoulder.
“Belinda…Jamie has know about Severin since he was born…”