Jaedyn rocked back and forth with the little boy in her arms, tears rolling down her cheeks knowing it was only a matter of time before someone told Gabriel the truth. She wasn’t sure who but Ailana had heard, as had Persia who could easily tell Abel. One of them was bound to get back to Gabriel and then what would happen??!
Suddenly the door opened “Hand him to me” the voice demanded.
Looking up Jaedyn found herself both scared and relived to find Christopher in the doorway. “Oh Christopher!” she exclaimed.
“Maegan told me” Christopher replied sternly, holding out his arms “Hand him too me”
“What are we to do?”
Christopher sighed “I have no idea what your going to do” he replied “All I know is that i’m taking Finian”
“Taking him?! Taking him where?” she replied panicked holding the child closer “You can’t”
“Yes I can, he’s my son and i’m claiming him. Now hand him over”
“Chris think reasonably… what would you do with him, do you really expect Maegan to raise him?”
“I don’t expect any such thing” Christopher replied “But we both know what will happen if I leave him here with you”
“Then take me with you” she sobbed “Take me.. back to your estate we can raise him together”
“Don’t be absurd” he snapped. “If you want him to live give him here, I’m only doing this because I can’t in good conscious leave a child to be killed for my actions, he never asked to be born”
“Please Chris take me with you” she begged “Just give me a small house i’ll stay out of the way I promise”
Christopher sighed “We both know Gabriel will never rest as long as you are alive, I’m sorry Jaedyn I don’t mean to seem heartless. I can save the boy but nothing can save you”
“I didn’t mean for this to happen” she sobbed “Everything was such a mess, I thought it was the only way to be happy”
“I know” Christopher nodded, “Now hand him to me”
Jaedyn nodded, passing over the little boy who cooed happily oblivious to his mothers distress. “Promise me you’ll take care of him” she urged.
“I promise he’ll have all he needs” Christopher agreed.
“It’s absurd really” she sniffed “He’s going to kill me, just when I’m really carrying his child”
Christopher nodded unsure what to say. “I need to go” he insisted.
“Make sure he knows I loved him” Jaedyn begged.
“I will” he promised again, dashing from the room he darted though the corridor’s being cautious not to be seen. Arriving in the courtyard where his father stood waiting.
“It’s a fine mess you’ve made” Orrick growled.
“I know” Christopher replied, practically throwing Finian into his arms “Get to know your grandson” he smiled nervously.
Orrick looked unamused at the child in his arms, shaking his head he climbed in the coach sitting beside Christopher and Maegan “And what do you intend to do with him” he asked.
“Keep him alive”