One Wild Night - Chapter 146
Women! He could never really understand them, Bryan sighed as he returned to his room. What did he say wrong now? He had just been trying to make peace with her and to find out and resolve whatever had gotten her upset, so why was she mad at him. She hadn't even responded to his question before slamming the door in his face. How rude! He thought with a scowl.
Maybe it was best he just remained single and saved himself from the stress of getting involved with women. He was sure that single men often outlived men who were married or were involved in serious romantic relationships with women.
He glanced at his phone on the bed when it started ringing, and he moved to where it was by the bed to pick it up. He smiled when he noticed that it was his mother, "Hey, mom!" He greeted excitedly.
"Don't sound like you're so happy to speak with me when I'm the one calling you," his mother responded dryly.
"Come on, mom. You know I've just been really busy, but that doesn't mean I'm not happy to hear from you whenever you call," Bryan said apologetically.
"Same old story. I'm not calling to talk to you. Where is Sonia? Hand the phone over to her," His mother said, making Bryan frown.
"You haven't heard from me in almost a week, and it's Sonia you called to speak with?"
"If you cared so much about not hearing from me, then you should have called. Now don't waste my time and hand the phone to my soon-to-be daughter-in-law," his mother ordered.
"Well, I can't give her the phone. She isn't talking to me and has locked herself up in one of the bedrooms," Bryan explained with a sigh.
"What did you do?" His mother asked with a concerned frown.
"What do you mean what did I do? Don't you think it is possible she is the one at fault?" Bryan asked with a frown of his own.
"If she was, you would be the one not talking to her, not the other way round. So what did you do?" His mother repeated, making Bryan's brows furrow as he tried to think about what he could possibly have done wrong.
"I didn't do anything wrong. She was acting up earlier and I tried to find out why she was in a bad mood, so I assumed she was probably having a mood swing because..."
"You didn't happen to ask her if she was on her period or something, did you?" His mother cut in before he could finish.
"Well, I did. She slammed the door in my face rudely, can you believe that?" Bryan asked angrily, making his mother sigh.
"She must be a very calm person. You are lucky all she did was slam the door in your face," his mother said with a shake of her head.
"But it was just a harmless question," Bryan insisted.
"You don't ask a lady such questions. Ask your father what I did to him the last time he asked me such a question. You should just apologize to her," his mother advised him.
"Apologize for what, mom? I didn't even do or say anything to her! One minute we were kissing and the next she's angry!" Bryan closed his eyes when he realized he had just given his mother too much information.
"You were kissing and then she became angry? Did nothing happen in between? You didn't say anything?" His mother asked, acting like they were having the most natural discussion in the world between mother and son.
"Well, Jeff interrupted us, and then..." Bryan let his words trail off, and his brows creased with a frown when he remembered his conversation with Jeff. Sonia couldn't have overheard their conversation, could she? And even if she had overheard their conversation, why would she be upset over what he had said? It wasn't like they were in a relationship, or that she had feelings for him or anything.
"You just realized what you did wrong, didn't you?" His mother asked when Bryan abruptly stopped talking.
"I still don't know what I did wrong. Maybe she is just having a mood swing and wants to take it out on me for no reason," Bryan said, even though the seed of doubt was growing in his mind now.
"Well, I'm sure you will figure it out on your own. Now it's either you go give her the phone or you text me her number so that I can call her myself," his mother insisted.
"What do you want to talk to her about?" Bryan asked with a scowl.
"I don't think you should concern yourself with my discussion with my soon-to-be daughter-in-law. Now hurry, I don't have all night," his mother urged him on.
Bryan contemplated texting his mother Sonia's number but decided against it since he still needed an excuse to see her and talk to her. He was going to be upset for the rest of the evening if he didn't resolve whatever was going on between them now.
Bryan sighed, "Hold on," he told his mother as he moved his wheelchair out of the room and returned once again to Sonia's bedroom.
Sonia fumed in anger as she lay on the bed, glaring at the door. Of all stupidly idiotic and annoying things to say, he had actually asked her that? If she was on her period or ovulating? The nerve of the baboon! Sonia thought angrily as she sat up on her bed once again.
"Babe?" Bryan called out for the benefit of his mother as he knocked on her bedroom door, "My mom is on the phone, she wants to speak with you."
"..." Sonia who had opened her mouth to yell at him, snapped her mouth shut when she heard what he said. His mom? Was he trying to trick her?
"I told you she's upset, she isn't going to open the do...." Bryan stopped speaking when the door was pulled open, and an angry Sonia stood there glaring down at him.
"I'm not here to talk to you. My mom asked me to bring you the phone," Bryan said with a scowl of his own as he handed her the phone.
Sonia snatched the phone from him, and returned inside the bedroom without closing the door, leaving Bryan to decide whether he wanted to leave or wait for her to finish with the phone call so that he could take his phone.
"Good evening ma'am," Sonia greeted politely.
"Just call me Evelyn, my darling. How have you been? I hope Bryan taking good care of you, and he isn't too annoying?"
Sonia sighed, "Well, I guess he is trying," Sonia said as she glanced at Bryan who was still by the doorway watching her curiously as he tried to figure her out, "How are you? And Mr. Hank?" Sonia asked curiously as she turned away from Bryan.
"We are both very fine, although we are going to the hospital for our monthly check-up tomorrow. What about you? Are you okay? Bryan is very worried that you are upset with him. Did he do something to upset you? You can talk to me," Bryan's mother said, making Sonia sigh.
What could she tell the lady? That she was upset because Bryan didn't feel anything for her? "No, he didn't. I was just busy with work and he assumed I was upset. I'm fine," Sonia assured the lady.
Although she could tell it was more than that, she decided not to push Sonia, "So, I was wondering, what plans have you both put in place concerning your wedding? Have you picked a date yet?" She asked, switching to the reason for her call, and Sonia's gaze darted to Bryan immediately.
"A date?" She asked, making Bryan raise a questioning brow as he moved into the room.
"Yes. I don't suppose you both plan to just be engaged and live together without getting married, do you?" She asked again, making Sonia glance at Bryan.
"What is she saying?" He mouthed to her.
"Uhm... Well, we have both been too busy to talk about it. Maybe we can all plan for the wedding when we visit you," Sonia said still looking at Bryan.
Bryan's heart skipped a beat when he realized what Sonia was talking about. Wedding? What wedding? His mother was asking about their wedding? Bryan thought in alarm.
"Bryan wants to speak with you," Sonia informed her when Bryan stretched out his hand for her to give the phone back to him.
"Okay, my darling. Make sure to take my number from him, and give me a call, alright?"
"I will do that. Have a lovely evening," Sonia said before handing the phone to Bryan.
"Mom, I will call you some other time. I love you," Bryan said and hung up before his mother could say anything else.
Once he was done, he looked at Sonia who returned to where she lay on the bed and picked up her laptop like she was busy.
"Were you eavesdropping on my conversation with Jeff?" Bryan asked, making Sonia snap her head up from the laptop to look at him guiltily.
"Is that why you are being cold?" Bryan asked, looking at her with interest when she looked away guiltily like a little girl who had just been caught with her hand in the cookie jar.
She didn't have feelings for him, did she?
"I don't know what you are talking about," Sonia said in a small voice without meeting his gaze.
Bryan sighed as he moved closer to the bed and took her hands, "What exactly do you want from me?"