Making the second male lead fall in love with me, the villainess - Chapter 387
- Making the second male lead fall in love with me, the villainess
- Chapter 387 - 385: Family Visit III
After their topic on politics, Serena and her mother began talking about other interesting matters such as, how Geoffrey was treating her, how she's passing the days in the house, and the most pressing, if her monthly cycle has arrived or not.
Last time, when Geoffrey left after they told her mother that they were getting married, Celine asked her whether she was pregnant or not. Though embarrassed, she admitted that her cycle was 3 weeks delayed. It was embarrassing, but it was what it was. Anyhow, counting the days, she must be approximately 2 months and 1 week along.
"You have to be careful these days, the 1st trimester is the most sensitive. Again, stop thinking of politics and relax. Do not stress yourself." Celine said as an advice.
Serena nodded her head as she smiled wistfully. Since after the wedding, she tried not thinking of her pregnancy. Sometimes, she wishes that she was not pregnant for there were times that she fears that the baby she was carrying was not Geoffrey's.. No matter how much she thinks of it, she has started showing symptoms before she had sex with him, and thus, she feared that the child she's carrying was Charlton's. She did try telling Geoffrey the truth at the beginning, but when he stopped her, she no longer insisted.
Now that they were married, and everyday she was growing to love him more, she was becoming more and more afraid of the truth coming out. How can she let him know when she loved him so? Sometimes, she thinks that losing the baby would be a better option. For a clean slate. But how could she do that? She loves the baby inside her, and it was what brought her and Geoffrey together. Anyhow, she can only hope that the baby would look like her when it grows up.
Celine looked at her daughter who was staying silent. She surmised that she must be afraid of childbirth. She could not blame her for she too has an irrational fear. For a woman, giving birth was like having one foot in the grave, especially so with the high maternal mortality. Not knowing the words to comfort her, she just held her daughter's hand.
"Thank you for having us here today." Celine said appreciatively when it was time for them to leave.
Geoffrey smiled, "Please mother, do not be polite. You are always welcome here." Geoffrey answered as he and Serena walked her family to the main door.
Celine smiled. It was truly good that the couple were getting along so well to the point that Geoffrey treats them the way he does. She knew now that he was sincere about his words, not that she would take him up for it, but it was nice to know.
Exiting the main door, Serena wanted to send her family to their car, but her mother stopped her.
"No Serena, it's okay, it's not good to walk around when it's dark especially in your condition." Celine said.
Leonard furrowed his brows. Condition? "What's wrong with Serena?" he asked.
Celine grimaced. That was a Freudian slip. Anyhow, she just shook her head. "It's nothing." She said, not wanting to be the one to divulge the news.
Serena also did not want to let the rest of her family to know this early. So, she shook her head, "Nothing brother Leonard. I just have a slight cold the other day that's why mother was worried. Anyhow, since mother insisted, Geoffrey and I would only send you till here. Mother, father, brother Leonard, thank you for coming here today. I missed you all so much. I hope we can see each other again soon." She said as she kissed her mother's cheek and hugged her father and brother.
"Take care on your way back." Geoffrey said as he shook hands with the two men, while Celine to show favor, kissed his cheeks.
Geoffrey and Serena remained standing by the door until the family were inside their car. When they left the premises, Serena held Geoffrey's hand.
"Thank you for today." She told him.
Geoffrey smiled at her as he intertwined their fingers. "What for?"
Serena shook her head as her eyes turned to crescents. "Let's head back inside."
It was 10 in the evening. Geoffrey and Serena were lying in bed. Serena's head on top of Geoffrey's chest, while Geoffrey was lying on his back while his right hand was caressing Serena's hair.
"Your mother knows about your pregnancy?" Geoffrey asked. They both agreed to announce her pregnancy only after the first trimester. Also, they have not discussed the options on what to do after she gives birth.
"Yes, sorry about that. She asked about it right after you left that time when we told her about us getting married." Serena explained.
Geoffrey hummed. "I see…"
Serena bit her lip. "Geoffrey, I have been thinking… what should we tell everyone after I give birth? I mean… we only married 2 weeks ago and me giving birth so soon…"
"We can say that the baby is premature. Or perhaps we can delay the announcement of our baby's birth." Geoffrey answered.
Serena swallowed, hearing the word 'our'. Geoffrey was so confident that the child was his but… Serena took a deep breath. Babies all look similar. It doesn't matter who the real father was, what matters was in her heart, Geoffrey was the father, and their child will grow to know him as his/ her father too. "Ok… so what do you want to have? A girl or a boy?" she asked.
"Any, as long as you birthed it." he answered cheekily.
Serena smiled as snuggled closer to him. Sometimes, she wonders if he really does not know. Times like this, when he knows perfectly what to say to soothe her, she would hope that he knows but just not letting her say the words.
"Won't you like a prince like everyone else?" she asked.
"A prince would be good. It would be nice to know that someone would always protect you when I'm not around. A princess would also be excellent, seeing a miniature version of you I can dote on would make me happy. But I do fear that I would have a headache keeping her away from all the boys." Geoffrey explained as he chuckled. "How about you?"
"I would prefer our first child to be a daughter." She answered. In truth, she has no preference, either she would love. However, given the situation, she wanted the baby to be a girl because a baby boy would mean that he would be a prince. Not just a prince but the first-born prince, meaning once Geoffrey ascends the throne, he would become the rightful crown prince. But then, what if the child was not Geoffrey's?
Geoffrey could only imagine what Serena was thinking. Not wanting her to delve on that matter, he turned their position around so that he was on all fours above her. Then he started kissing her, moving down to lick her neck.
"Geoffrey!" Serena exclaimed as he suckled her nipple under her negligee.
Geoffrey raised his head to smirk at her. Then, he leaned forward to whisper on her ear, "I recall you agreeing to show me your appreciation tonight."
With that, their Saturday night of passion began.