“Dr. Morgan, I don’t want this baby.”
A look of surprise came over her face.
“Mrs. Taylor, I think you should go home, get
some rest and discuss this with your husband.” I gave
her a cold stare and repeated myself. “I don’t want
“I hear what you are saying, but before you
make any decision, sit down and talk it over with your
husband.” I nodded in agreement; there was no need to
continue this conversation; she wasn’t listening to me.
McKenzie can never find out about this baby.
“Destini, I’m really worried. I mean not only for
Chloe’s safety but ours,” she said with a concerned
look on her face.
“I know, but everything is going to be alright. We
have officers patrolling the area throughout the day,
and we have cameras inside and outside of the house.”
Jeff and Anna were both taken aback.
“Cameras!” They said in unison.
“Yes, cameras. They are everywhere except your
bedrooms and the bathrooms.”
Anna walked me out to my car.
“Uh, Destini, about those cameras.” “Nothing to
worry about. We only review them if necessary. Mainly
when we’ve heard that Chloe received a call.” I lied. I
knew all about Anna’s little shenanigans, but now was
not the time to address them.
I was standing face to face with my worst nightmare.
My past had come back to haunt me. Derek
Mason, aka “Smoke.” One whom I considered a
childhood friend until he expressed that he wanted
more, but I wasn’t about that thug life and wanted no
parts of it.
“Aren’t you happy to see me?” He asked, breaking
my train of thought.
“What are you doing here?”
“I came to see you,” he smiled, showing a top row
of gold teeth.
“How did you know where to find me?”
“A little birdy told me.” He opened his arms wide.
“Can a brother get some love?”
“You can’t be here,” I said, stepping outside of the
door and closing it behind me.
“Ah, come on now, don’t be like that.” He touched
my hair, and I stepped away from him.
“You have to go now!” I tried to push him towards
his car, but he wouldn’t budge.
“After all, I’ve done for you, Peaches, you owe me.”