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Drunk Love - Chapter 14

I know it's short, and it's been a long time, but nonetheless I hope my readers enjoy it and look forward to the next chapter.
Chapter 14 - Time To Face The Hangover

Rainie's POV

"Mark, why is love so stupid?"
"What do you mean?"
I cuddled closer to him and rested my head on his chest. His bed, or actually now our bed, was nice and warm. Our puppy, who still hadn't been named was curled up at the foot of the bed sleeping.
"I just think it's really hard to understand."
"It's impossible to understand." His lips covered mine before I could say anything.

"You know," Mark said pulling back, "it would be a real shame to waste such a beautiful night sleeping."
"Why husband have you forgotten that you haven't taken me on a date yet?"
Our love was strange. We married before we fell in love. And we fell in love before we'd gone on a date.
"Alright lover, we'll go on date."
"Good. Now do you want me to tell you a bedtime story?"
"I think I'd rather just enjoy what's really in front me right now."

A small beeping sound woke me up the next morning. Rainie was still asleep so I carefully slipped out of her embrace and followed the noise out into the hall.
It was the house phone.
"Mark Anderson." I answered out of habit.
"Hello, I'm Will, Rainie's father."
"What is it you want? Money? Or are you after publicity?" This bastard wasn't going to come and disrupt what I'd built with Rainie. She was happy and no one was going to take that away from her. Not if I could help it.
"I just want to have my daughter again." That was just bull.
"Look, I'll give you two grand if you go back into hiding and never bother Rainie again."
"Two grand? Is that all my daughter's worth to you? But fine, you give me the money and I'll leave her alone."
I hung up and rubbed my forehead in an attempt stop the migraine that was forming.

"That was my dad wasn't it? You bribed him to stay away." Her words ran loud and clear from behind me. She sounded hurt. And it was because of me.
Guilt eased its way into me. "I didn't want him to hurt you."
"So you thought you'd use your money to save the day? Without asking me how I felt about it?"
"I was trying to make things easier for you."

"That's why she rejected you."
"What?"
"That's why Anne said no, because it's so much easier to marry someone with normal status."
"Is that how you feel? Because to me it looks like people with normal status like you struggle way more. Isn't it hard creating the perfect home for people but never settling down and building your own home with children and a husband?"
"I have a husband. But I guess eloping one drunken night doesn't exactly ensure the greatest marriage. Certainly not one where you settle down and have children."

I was being a complete ass, and the worse part was, it hurt me to see her hurting. Yet I didn't apologize, I didn't say or do one thing to show her what she said was wrong.

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Rainie's POV

Every once in a while I think, what if... What if this, what if that. Right then, standing in front of Mark as we hurt each other I thought what if I'd fell for Mark the normal way? Where you meet, you go on a couple of dates, fall in love. Then boom, your married and happy.
But things hadn't worked out that way. It was time to face the hangover. So I left. I packed my bags and left. And no one stopped me, that's what hurt the most.
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Published: 7/27/2012
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