|Trouble In Paradise
Author: xDangerousLovex PM
She is living the perfect life or so it seems. Nobody really knows what her life is like besides her mom who choses to have a blind eye and her sister Danielle. With her demanding boyfriend and his quick temper, Aubrey doesn't know how much more she can take. Things take a turn for the worse when a co-worker steps in . . or maybe a turn for the better? Interracial, Violence, & SexRated: Fiction M - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 7 - Words: 24,959 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 12-20-12 - Published: 07-09-12 - id: 3040100
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I placed the key in my front door, turned it, and when I heard a click I pushed it open. As I walked through the threshold I kicked off my Louboutins and sat my purse and keys down at the table in the foyer.
"Honey I'm Home." I called and waited for a reply but none came.
I entered the living room and saw his dark shadow waiting for me. He was sitting on the couch, his back facing me. I stepped farther into the room and I automatically could smell cognac liquor. He was probably drinking Remy Martin. I sighed knowing I was going to face a fight. He quickly whipped his head around, and came to stand in front of me.
Before I could even blink. A loud ringing sounded in my ear, as a sharp pain hit me, that left a throbbing sensation on my cheek. As the tingling sensation built up inside of me, I felt one silent tear trickle down my cheek. I quickly wiped it away.
I looked up to see that his hand was falling from the air, as his piercing light brown eyes were fixed on me. His brows were furrowed together into a line across his forehead. There is no doubt about it that he is scowling at me. The anger he seems to be feeling is radiating off of him in waves. I automatically shied away from him.
"I remember telling you to be home earlier than this." He barked at me. "What is your excuse?"
I nervously wrung my hands together. I was not ready to deal with a full on fight tonight. If I wanted to walk out of this room with my face and body in one piece, I definitely couldn't tell him, that I had got caught up with Kayla and Mia, my best friends. Vincent did not like me hanging out with my friends or even family for that matter.
"Work ran a little late today. I'm sorry I should have called. It will not happen again. I promise" My voice came out more shakier than what I would have liked.
"Damn right it won't if you would like to continue your search for somewhere to do your Residency." He sneered, while stepping closer to me. I had not noticed that I had been backing away from him, until my back hit the wall. Preventing me from moving.
I nodded my head and pressed my lips tightly together, not trusting what might come out if I decide to open my mouth. He turned around and walked out of the room. I sighed with relief once I heard him stomping his feet loudly on his way down to the basement, the 'Man Cave' as he likes to call it. When he goes down there he usually doesn't surface up until the next morning. So I will be able to have some peace and quiet for a little while.
I walked into the bathroom and reached down to turn the bathtubs faucet knobs. I raised, turned around, and gasped at what I saw. I walked closer to the mirror's above our sinks, my cheek was light red but I had a dark red bruise under my eye. I lightly ran my hand over my cheekbone and winced it was sore. One good thing about being mixed with African American and Caucasian is that bruises don't really show up on me. Because of the red/orange tint to my skin red marks and light bruises are hard to spot unless you know what you're looking for. Don't get me wrong I have had plenty of them that look horrible but not ones from just one hit. I sighed and shook my head. My clothes fell to the floor as I walked over to the tub and got in. The water was warm and soothing against my skin.
I sank down, sighed, and closed my eyes as my mind started drifting off to Vincent and I's relationship.
Of course we do not have the best relationship but it works for us. We've been together for 3 years. My mom absolutely adores him but my sister, brother, and best friends hate his guts. As for my Dad I don't think he truly knows the extent of our relationship. I can understand why they do dislike him so much, with the way he gets out of control sometimes. I try not to make excuses for him but it's hard loving someone. We are really good most of the time. It's just that sometimes I do or say things to make him mad, and then he feels like I should be put in my place as a female, his wife, and future mother of his kids.
My body involuntarily shuddered at the thought of carrying his children.
I was young when we first met. My mother was the person that introduced us. I was 18 and he was 22. We have known each other for a little over 6 years now. I love him but I'm still waiting to get butterflies when I see him, for my heart skip a beat when he comes close to me, and for it to become hard to breathe when he touches me.
Everything just comes easy for us now. He will be an awesome provider for his family if that day ever comes. I think kids is just what he needs to help him sober up and change some of his ways.
I opened my eyes when I noticed the water that surrounds me is cold. I stepped out and dried off with a towel. I grabbed my robe and walked into the bedroom. I made sure to steer clear of the mirrors. I didn't really want to look at myself right now. You would think that since I have known him for so long, I would know what not to do in order to keep him from getting angry with me, but I never fail I always seem to make him mad.
I dressed in some shorts and a tank. I set my alarm clock a little early so I can have time to try and cover up my face. I have to look my best it's a necessity. I sighed as I crawled under the cool feeling of our silk sheets. I sank into the overly fluffy bed and soon was taking over by a deep slumber.
My eyes fluttered open, I groaned when my eyes landed on the alarm clock and I saw that I still had 30 minutes. I pulled myself up and wiped my eyes. There is no way I could fall back asleep. I was never one for naps. I knew that Vincent wasn't in the bed I had felt him leave early this morning. I didn't bother to get up and ask him where he was going. If he wanted me to know anything he would tell me. As I stretched and threw the covers back my hand hit something beside me. In the place that Vincent always sleeps. I looked over to see 5 boxes of different sizes wrapped and a note on the biggest. I couldn't help the smile that broke out across my face. Which at that moment I realized was sore. I walked over to his side of the bed and gasped when I saw 5 even bigger wrapped boxes on the ground. I picked up the note.
In Vincent's beautiful penmanship was :
I'M SORRY BABY
I'm sorry of being so unemotional
I'm sorry of being so possessive
I'm sorry because I can't live without you.
I'm sorry for the tears you shed
I'm sorry for the damage I make
I'm sorry I've made you sick
Sorry I hurt you so deep
I'm sorry for giving you sleepless nights
I'm sorry for each and every fight
I'm sorry for your pain and agony
I'm sorry for the missing harmony
I'm sorry for my selfish love
I'm sorry for not caring enough
I'm sorry for your restlessness
I'm sorry for the losing grace
I'm sorry my friend I made you mad
I'm sorry Darling you are so sad
Sorry for giving you unhappiness
Sorry because it's my disgrace
I'm sorry for being so mad about you
I'm sorry for being so immature
I'm sorry for what can't be cured
I'm sorry for being myself
I'm sorry that I have failed
I'm sorry for being insane
I'm sorry and sorry again
But believe me that I LOVE YOU
Should I say sorry for that too.?
When I was finished reading the letter I was crying. I sighed and sat down on the edge of the bed with the letter still in my hand. It has been a long time since he has hit me. I think last night he was just upset and worried since I didn't call him to let him know where I was at. I smiled at the thought of Vincent leaving early in the morning and going shopping for me. He might have a lot of money but he still likes to do some things for me without help. Shopping is one of them. It doesn't bother me because he has impeccable taste.
I smiled and laughed as I looked down on the bed at all the new things I just received. I had Outfits, Bags and Shoes from my favorite designers. Gucci, Chanel, Burberry, Dolce & Gabbana, YSL, LV, Jimmy Choo, and of course Christian Louboutin. To say that Vincent spoils me would be putting it very lightly. He always goes overboard when buying things even for himself. I sighed and looked over at the clock it was a little past 8 I have a meeting to attend at 10 so far i'm making good time.
I showered, did my make-up which wasn't as hard as I thought it would be the light bruise had actually already started to disappear, and dressed in one of new skirt-suits Vincent bought me. I made my way down the stairs while putting on some basic diamond stud earrings. I smiled when the smell of pancakes and bacon reached my nose.
"Good Morning Aubrey." Paula our housekeeper said and slightly bent her head down when she heard me approach.
I nodded my head and sat down at the bar. "I see you made breakfast. You didn't have to do that."
I saw her shake her head as she made my plate. " especially asked me to make your favorite."
I sighed as she sat my plate down in front of me. "Thank You ."
I quickly ate since I only have 30 minutes to make it to the meeting on time. Just as I pushed my chair back and was walking to the door to grab my things the butler Henry appeared. I greeted him. "Good Morning Henry."
He nodded. "I will get your car ready Miss."
I walked into the living room where I had sat the matching Gucci shoes to my outfit. I slipped the heels on and said goodbye to Paula. I walked back to the door and did a mental checklist making sure I had everything.
Henry opened the door for me. "The keys are in the car Ma'am."
I smiled at him. "Have a nice day Henry."
"You too Ma'am." he said as he bowed while I walked through the door.
I stopped mid step. "What have I told you? You do not need to call me Ma'am or bow down to me" I paused "For christ sakes you're older than me."
I saw the laughter in Henry eyes that he wouldn't let escape out of his mouth. "You look very beautiful today Aubrey. Try not to get into too much trouble."
I was walking thru the door and when I heard this. I turned around to give him my brightest smile. Just before he closed the door all the way, I saw a small smile stretched across his lips. As I walked down the steps I saw that Henry had chosen for me to drive my Aston Martin One-77. He always has had a knack for bringing me the car I really want to drive. I got in and threw my bag in the passenger seat. I took off out of our driveway.
Today I was going to one of our local hospitals to meet with a Physician to see if I could do my Residency with him. We have talked on the phone a few times and he seems really cool. He is one of the best Physicians in the state of New York.
I looked down at my rolex as I walked through the parking lot of the hospital. Trying to make it to my car as quickly as possible. The sun was already making me start to sweat, and It was 1:10 pm and I have a lunch meeting with my sister and mom at 1:30.
I made it to Atelier in a fashionable late manor. I couldn't help the smile that broke out across my face when the host took me to the table that Danielle and mom were sitting at.
I rushed over to hug and kiss them on the cheek. "I'm so sorry I'm late." I gushed as I sat down in a chair "It's very hard getting to Central park at 1 in the afternoon." I shook my head at the thought.
"Well.." My mom started but then stopped.
"Do you have good news or not." Danielle burst out. She was never one to hold something in.
I nodded my head. " Dr. Bernhardt agreed to let me complete my Residency with him."
"That's great honey." Mom stated.
"When do you start." Dani asked.
"Monday." I stated matter of factly.
Mom handed me a small jewelry box.
I sent Dani a questionably look.
She just shrugged her shoulders.
"Just open it." Mom urged.
I took in a sharp breath."It's absolutely gorgeous mom." I breathed out. I ran my fingers around the heart shaped Emerald and traced the Diamonds. It wasn't big but it didn't have to be. They say its the thought that counts and it truly is.
Mom leaned forward and wiped a stray tear away from my cheek. "Come here so I can put it on you."
I squatted down in front of her pushed out chair and turned around so she could put it on. When I felt the chain fall against my skin I got up and sat back down in my place. "Thanks mom." I ran my fingers around where it rested on my skin. "It's perfect."
"Your father will be ecstatic to hear this news." Mom said as she pulled out her phone and quickly composed a text or email.
"Mom come on I think he's known all along that Bre would be able to attend her Residency with Dr. Bernhardt." Dani said as she took a sip of her wine.
I nodded my head in agreement. If you ask me he might have even had some part in persuading .
"Dad is throwing a congratulations party/dinner for you next Saturday night. We expect you both to attend and bring your significant others." Mom sent me a pointed look but before anyone had time to comment a waiter arrived with our food.
I decided to stop by Gucci on my way home.
As soon as I walked in the door the owner of the store came up to me. "Ah I see you are wearing some of the gifts you're Boyfriend bought."
I smiled and nodded my head. "What can I say he knows the way to my heart."
"What can I help you with today?" he asked while leading me over to the couch.
"Well I need a suite for Vincent." I sat down
"Okay what's the occasion?" He asked as he waved one of his stylist over.
"My parents are throwing me a Dinner in honor of accepting me to complete my Residency with him."
Alberto nodded his head. "Congratulations." He gave me a pat on the back "Yes that sounds like George he loves any occasion to host a get together."
I smiled at hearing him call my dad by his first name. Over the years of dad shopping in here for mom and himself they have built a very strong friendship.
"Yes so as you know I'm sure there will be Class A guest attending." I took a sip of my water.
"Alright I have the perfect suit in mind." He walked over to a stylist and she handed him a book. I watched as he filled through the pages and then stopped. "Now this is not set to be released until next month but you and your family have spent a fortune in this store, So" He handed it to me and pointed to a bright maroon colored suit "What do you think?"
"I love it." I almost shouted.
"Good. I thought you would. I can have one available in 's custom size a week from now. You would like the matching shoes correct"
I nodded my head.
He turned to the stylist "Go put that order in. You will find 's measurements in our files."
"Thank You so much Alberto." I jumped up and gave him a hug. I looked down at my watch. "I have to go now." I started walking towards the door.
"See you next Thursday Aubrey." Alberto said as he held the door open for me.
"Hey baby how was your day?" Vincent asked.
I whipped my head around and saw him standing in the doorway of our bedroom watching me.
I smiled. "It was really good. I have some news. ."
He walked over to the bed and set down then he pulled me in between his legs. "Oh yeah. What is it?"
I sighed as he started massaging my back " agreed to let me complete my Residency with him."
"Thats awesome." He replied and then pulled my head down so he could give me a kiss.
I pulled away. "Yea it is and My dad is throwing a dinner for me next Saturday."
"Good thing I'm free." He continued to massage my back.
I nodded my head. "Yes because Mom said that you are attending. No excuses."
He chuckled. "I wouldn't want to make Sarah mad."
"Im pretty sure she would be mad at me before you." I pointed out.
"I think your right." Was his reply as he chuckled.
"Don't sound so smug." I pushed him down on the bed and crawled on top of him.
He opened his mouth to reply but his phone decided to go off. I sighed, crawled over him, grabbed the phone off of the bedside table,and handed it to him. He doesn't like it when I answer his phone. He says it own personal property and that I should trust him. I have never once picked up his phone to go through it.
I watched as he got up and walked through the door and into his office. Being the C.E.O of a marketing company keeps him busy practically 24/7.
By the time I ate dinner and took a shower Vincent was still in his office.
I layed down on the couch and decided to catch up on some of my t.v shows. I was fast forwarding a commercial when Vincent came up behind the couch and leaned down to kiss me.
"What are you still doing up? I thought you would be in bed by now it is. . ." He picked his arm up and looked at his watch. "12:15."
I shrugged my shoulders. "I'm just not tired right now."
"Alright Im going to take a shower then going to bed." He started backing away.
I lifted my head and nodded.
"Join me soon." He said as he left the room.
I was walking towards our room about 30 minutes later when I heard Vincent.
"No I haven't asked yet . . Why?"
"Um huh sure. Yes I'm going to very soon."
Another pause. He must be talking on the phone.
"Yes you will be the first to know. I have to go now."
He was hanging up as I walked through the door. He had on his glasses and some papers in his hand. As I approached the bed he sat them down on his bedside table.
"Its about time. I've been waiting." He said as he took his glasses off and sat them on the papers.
I crawled into bed. "Sorry PLL was really good this week."
He rolled his eyes. "We are going somewhere Tomorrow night."
"How should I dress." I asked wondering what we would be doing.
"I will have something waiting for you." He said as he clapped his hands and turned out the lights.
"Okay. Goodnight." I tried to snuggle closer to him but he turned his back to me.
I woke up to a text from Dani. 'We need to meet asap! I have something very important to tell you'
I replied. 'Ok. When and Where?'
'Today Lunch at I made it myself'
I smiled that is my favorite Mom and Pop restaurant.
"Hey Dani." I said as I sat down in the booth. "What's so important that you couldn't tell me on the phone."
"I ordered your favorite." She said as I looked at the menu then sat it down.
"Thanks. So. . ." I said as I took a sip of my wine and gestured around with my hand.
"Well we have picked a date." She said.
"Thats fantastic." I exclaimed "When?"
"This Spring. In april not too hot not too cold."
"Wow Dani thats only 3 months away." I stated like she didn't know how far away that was.
"I know." She shrugged her shoulders. "But since we have a planner and everything is practically done it will be ok."
I nodded that was true. Dani has had her wedding planned since she was like 18. I don't even know why she hired a planner.
"True. What all is left?" I asked.
"We need the cake which you are coming cake tasting with me Wednesday."
I nodded my head. Like I would miss out on cake.
"Lets see the Bridesmaid dresses should be here early next month. . ." She paused. "Umm I have my dress fitting tomorrow. You're coming right?"
"Ofcourse. I know that I've already seen it but still."
She nodded her head. The waiter came up with the food.
"Wow I can't believe you are going to be a married women in 2 months."
"Me either but I have some more news and this is even more important than the other."
I sat up straight "Okay. Shoot."
"I'm. . ." She paused and I could tell she was thinking about not telling me.
"Come on Dani you've known me my whole life. Just spit it out." I said nudging her arm.
"I'm also going to be a mother in 8 months."
I dropped my fork on my plate. It made a sound louder than I thought was possible.
"Your kidding right?"
She shook her head.
"OMG. When did you find out? What are you having? Who else knows?" I gushed as I practically jumped across the booth and started feeling her stomach.
"Woah." Dani said while pushing my hand away "Slow down Bre. I found out 2 weeks ago."
"And you're just now telling me." I practically yelled.
"Obviously. And I can't find out what I'm having for a few more weeks."
"Awww." I pouted and reached for her stomach again.
"You are the only person that knows and I plan on it staying that way until I tell everyone" Dani made sure to emphasize the 'Until I tell' part.
I rolled my eyes "Fine with me. I can't believe I'm going to be a Aunt." I got up and went back to my side of the booth.
"Anyways enough about me."
Oh Gosh. This can't be good.
"Don't think I didn't notice that bruise on your cheek a couple of days ago."
I sighed. This is so not the conversation I want to be having.
"I know you don't want to be in a relationship with him." she said.
"Your wrong I do." I replied.
"Bre I know you sometimes better than you know yourself and I know that you are not happy with him."
"I am." I crossed my arms over my chest.
"No you are not. You never have been, but I'm not going to argue. I don't want a fight I'm just here to talk."
"Whatever." I replied getting angry but trying to keep it in check.
"Alright can I ask you a question? If you answer it truthfully I will never bring this topic up again." she said.
I nodded my head.
"Can you promise that you will forget about Mom, your anger, and trying to protect Vincent."
I nodded my head again. "Promise."
"Okay I want you to answer this 100 % truthfully. Forget about everything but how you feel. And you know I can tell when you're lying it's in your eyes. So you have to keep eye contact with me until you have answered."
"Bre do you truly with everything in you Love Vincent?"
Ahh Cliffhanger :) Don't hate me