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    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><table border="0" width="80%" bgcolor="#dcdcdc" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1"><tr><td width="100%"><table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="10" bgcolor="#DCDCDC"><tr><td width="100%" bgcolor="#eeeeee"><font size="1">Originally posted by Yak:
    <STRONG>jeh, I can't really tell you if she die or not, just have to read to the very end, hehehe.
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    I knew you were going to say that. I will read to the very end. Frankie is so funny <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> and so is Kenix. It would be sad if the baby die, though. Everybody is looking foward to the baby. Update soon.

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    It's so sweet how Louis is so overprotective of Annie! Kenix and Frankie are funny! Update soon!

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    i love louis; he's so cute and caring. <IMG SRC="smilies/luv.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/luv.gif" border="0">

    I also love kenix and frankie as a couple, they're so funny together. <IMG SRC="smilies/laugh2.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/laugh2.gif" border="0">

    I feel sad for Steven, still having feelings for Annie. I hope he comes to appreciate Ada.

    what? Annie might die?? or her baby might die? <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0">

    Please update, I'm can't wait to see what you have planned.

    thanks
    where art thou prince? i want to wake up!

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    Thanks for comments! Love reading them, hehehe <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> Me a very greedy writer right? I know, I'm guilty as charge <IMG SRC="smilies/angrystick.gif" border="0">

    jeh= haha, I knew you know I won't tell you, lol. But you really have to read till I tell you it ended <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0"> Yeah I like the fact that Kenix and Frankie dated in real life, that's why I casted them as a couple. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

    ccsakura= thanks for your comment and glad to hear from you once again! <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">

    zzzbeauty= yup, Louis is sweet, haha. I love writing about Frankie and Kenix too. I really needed them to balance out the gloomy part, so this fanfic is not too horribly sad, hahaha. Like what I told jeh, can't spoil the plot, so you must read till I annouce that the story ended. <IMG SRC="smilies/tongue.gif" border="0">

    Okay the next chapter is a bit scray so read at your own risk.

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    Chapter 35: Secret of the Wood

    WARNING: This chapter is quite disturbing and unpleasant. Stop reading if you don't feels comfortable.
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    After lunch, Ada decided to walk out of the mansion to stretch herself and take a little walk to give her and the baby some exercise. Nicola insisted on coming along with her and keeps her company, but Ada didn't want to bother her. She convinced Nicola that she would be just fine by herself.

    Ada took a big deep breath of fresh air once she stepped out of the mansion. She could smell the fresh rain that just ended half hour ago, giving the surrounding a damp atmosphere that is refreshing. Even though it has stopped raining, the thin layer of mist still hung in the atmosphere creating a dreamy haze surrounding. Walking back and forth in front of the yard while her eyes are kept toward the driveway waiting for her husband to return, she is starting to get a bit bore.

    'They should be back soon,' Ada thought since it is getting closer to the late afternoon. Rubbing her belly while studying the surrounding, her eyes caught the little tombstone in the front yard toward the right side of the house. With her curious round eyes glued to the gray marble, she slowly walked herself over with one hand supporting her back. Her ankle felt the little ticklish sensation when the tips of the wet grass poked her sock gently as she walks in her fabric shoes.

    Ada stands in front of the marble slab with her eyes trying to focus on the engraved letter that is on the short one-foot tall marble with droplets of rain rolled slowly downward. It is kind of hard for her to see the engraving since she couldn't really squat down to get a clearer look at it. Instead, she curiously stepped back a bit to have a better angle view of it.

    "B?" she curiously reads the single letter. She is curious to why there is just a letter instead of a name. A chilly air passed by her giving her a shiver and a sudden kick from her baby asking for attention. She soothingly rubbed over the area where her baby has kicked. Smiling at her enlarged belly, "You want a walk huh?" she chuckled at herself and turned toward the left side of the tombstone, where she could see the backyard of the mansion that lead up to the woodland of the mountain.

    Ada turned to the right side of the tombstone and looked out the road to see if her husband is coming back yet, but the road is empty and hollow. Until suddenly a car slowly drive by passed Louis mansion and heading toward the other mansion that is about a block away. A little disappointment sprinkled on her face when she notices that it isn't her husband returning with the group.

    With a soft sigh, Ada return to chat with her baby again, "What could take your daddy so long, huh baby? Wonder if your daddy finds us a place to move in yet." Motherly, she smiled cheerfully with her hand soothingly rubbing her belly feeling her baby response with it little foot kicked against her palm. She chuckled at the feeling of it soft pressure, "You are a bit naughty today child." She sighed softly, "Wouldn't it be nice if your daddy is home now? We can go walk around the neighbor." She scanned the empty and quiet area.

    From the corner of her right eyes she thought she saw a shadow passed by. With her attention looked toward the woodland seeing it filled with amazingly tall trees that reaches up to the sky, it kind of lured her to go explore a while since her husband is still not back yet and she does need her daily walk. With a cheerful smile filled with curiosity, she walked pass the house and it backyard and stopped in front of the entrance to the deep woodland filled with tall forest trees in all shade of green. With one last look behind her toward the road seeing it still empty she turned around and followed the little trail that is heading into the wood.

    The scenery around her is fascinating and incredible to her. Since the farmland that she grow up in doesn't have much trees, especially tall one like these, which have tree trunk with a diameter about the size of a well and branches that spread evenly with thick leaves blocking out the sun. Droplets of rain rolled smoothly off of the oil coated leaves and gaining momentum as it fall all the way down to the forest ground which is covered with decomposing yellow leaves. The droplets make little dripping sound that echo through out the hollow forest. The atmosphere of the woodland is actually quite humid and cool especially since it just rained not long ago and the sun is block by the mist and luscious fresh green leaves.

    This woodland is deep with no limit to where it's end. Fascinated, Ada walked along the trail with her arms bended back supporting her spine and her eyes totally amazed by the surrounding. The thin layer of mist causes the forest to look enchanted and dreamy with it hazy flow. To many people being in this forest, they would feel the creepiness of this eerie surrounding, but to Ada this is heavenly and soothing. She continues to follow the trail with her eyes wide open looking at everything around her with interest.

    The entire area of the wood is quiet and empty with only soft sound of creatures trying to scurry away after hearing the disturbance of the peaceful forest. Ada footstep slowly approach into the deep forest floor with her eyes scanning everything curiously, she is never afraid of being alone or at anything before. The crisp crackling of dry leaves and twigs are clearly audible and filled the silent forest with life. The mist thickened as she walks deeper in with her braves heart that only thinking of the magnificent world and the idea of giving her baby an exercise. Danger has never occurs in her mind, what could be so dangerous in an empty forest? Why should she be afraid of nature?

    Sparkled, Ada eyes brightened with her pace slowed down when her eyes caught a little creature that is standing by the stomp of a tree staring at her curiously with it head turned side to side. It white fluffy fur coat puff up protectively to the new stranger that is approaching. With beady little red eyes it beamed at Ada sensing her stare. Suddenly it long ears immediately alerted to the noise from a distant away and it swiftly sprinted fearfully searching for a safe little hole to hide.

    Ada turned her head to the throbbing sound that is echoing throughout the forest causing birds that were resting on the treetop to quickly flee. The loud noise of wing flapping violently causes Ada to lift her head up beaming at the small opening of the thick forest revealing the foggy sky along with shadow of birds dashing for their life. An eerie feeling started to creep up her spine warning her that something is not right, something is extremely wrong. Especially with a black crow hopping on the forest ground toward her with it sharp squeaky cries of danger. Ada turned around to study her surrounding carefully; she is not nervous or feeling fear, just a sense of curiosity to where the throbbing sound is from. Gently she press her right hand on her belly while her left is still supporting her back, she steadily followed the sound and determine to fine out the source.

    Followed all the way to the center of the forest, Ada carefully listens with her curious mind. Suddenly the throbbing sound died out and the entire forest is empty and hollow, it is so quiet that she could hear her soft shallow breathing. Ada eyes rounded with thought and wonder while it scanned the area of the wood she is in. It's strange to her that she couldn't even hear any creature at all. The forest seems so hollow within minutes. She swallowed with a small sense of fear lightly touches her like the layer of mist damping her skin.

    Without warning, one loud throbbing sound echo from behind her, the startling sound pounded into her heart causing it to drop drastically. Ada swiftly turned her head over with her eyes fully alert darted ahead. Her heart started to race at an unsteady rhythm after she heard that sound. It felt so odd for Ada to feel this unsettled feeling of fear, she never felt this creped up before! Her eyes beamed surpass all the tree trunks that are in her way and finally she focused on the background of it all, and saw a shovel lying on the forest ground by the loose soil building up like a burial mount. Her eyes quickly scanned the area for the person who is trying to burry something, but the entire area that she is scanning is empty. All she saw is the shovel on the ground and not a living being around.

    Ada felt a strange sensation of tingling over her body that luring her to approach that area of the forest to find out more. Pressing her lip together with her heart summoning all the courage she slowly approach, passing the trees that is in her way and finally stepped to the open area of the forest ground. The baby kicked her, so she stopped about ten feet away from the mount of soil. Rubbing her abdominal soothingly to release the pressure that the baby just applied, while she analysis the area.

    Slowly with nervousness she stepped closer to take a closer look. The small area of the forest ground soil under the shovel is loosens and damp, showing evident that it's freshly dig up by someone. Ada turned to look at the surrounding to make sure that she is the only one around, it is calm and silent, which ease her unsteady heart rate a bit and give her more courage to continue studying the area.

    Her round caution eyes moved a couple feet from the shovel, where she saw strange red writing on the dirt ground, over two uneven lumps. From the two bumps it looked large enough to be body that is buried underneath, the thought of it being dead body send goose bump of terror into Ada skin. She breathe slowly to calm herself and brush off her fear so that she can focus and not scare herself half to death. Her eyes narrowed on the writing and trying to figure out what the symbol meant. It looked like some kind of scribble that she saw in temple before; those use to keep the spirits away. Curiously to the drippy red ink, she slowly squatted herself down to touch the red writing. With her pregnant body it is very hard for her to bend all the way down, but the tip of her fingers were able to felt a bit of the damp liquid.

    Ada stare at her fingers with her eyes widen filling with fear while her finger rubbing against each other spreading the slimy red substance on her fingers. Curiously, Ada took in a little sniff; she suddenly felt the nauseated rush after the smell. Being pregnant, Ada has always been sensitive to the smell of blood, so she is certain that it is blood! Her heart pounded uncontrollably panicking causing her to feel a bit weak and unsteady. Millions of things drowned her mind thinking why there is blood poured around and above this pile of soil that looked like two burial mount. Was the person that was digging trying to bury some dead body? Was it dead animal or human?

    With sharp vivid eyes gazed at the two lumps, Ada has an urge to dig it up in order to ease her mind. She is hoping to find out that it's nothing but an animal burial mount. Cautiously, she turned her head around to check and make sure that no one else is around. Seeing that it looked save, Ada quickly headed toward the mud pile trying to find clue to what this is about. She studies the blood writing carefully pondering about the story behind this, these writing are very similar to those that she see on yellow paper that is given out by temple to kept the ghost or evil away. It doesn't make sense to her that someone will write these spiritual scripts over an animal burial mount. These scripts are most likely use to keep the dead from haunting, which only mean one thing. Ada has concluded in her mind that these two mounts must bury human bodies. The environment of the burial mount, being in the middle of a deep empty forest, also created suspicion to Ada. Seeing it being so secretive, suggest to her that whoever lying dead underneath those soil, is probably murdered instead of a normal death.

    Ada would want to dig up the soil and confirm her hypothesis, but she know that she must get herself out of here as soon as possible before whoever it was earlier return and caught her intrusion. She frantically turned herself around wanting to run back out of the forest. Because of her messy mind and panicking heart, she didn't pay attention to where she is running to, so she kicked over a bucket that is right in front of her, just about ten feet away from the mount. The bucket full of the red substance spilled all over the soil quickly feeding the soil with a dark shade of crimson that looked almost like black ink. Ada eyes dropped to her black fabric shoes and white sock, seeing her white sock turned bright red made her heart dropped and weakened nervously wondering where all these blood came from.

    Feeling really weak and sickening wanting to nauseate cause of the smell of blood, Ada is numbed with fear while her face drained from blood. Crimson image filled her eyes, making her feel trapped in her daunted expression. Ada swiftly snapped out of her daunted fright, knowing that the wisest thing for her to do now, is safely get out of here! Holding to her belly she swiftly ran in the direction she came from, with her mind jogging with fearful thought of the bloody writing and the two mount that she is suspecting to be burial mount of dead body. And the bucket of blood sends creeps up her spine and shivered her entire body.

    She trying to understand why there is a burial mounts in the middle of a forest? Did someone try to dispose body into this empty forest? Who gotten kill? And why is there blood writing on top of it? Ada can figure out the writing must be some kind of a symbol to keep the dead away, it seem like those that are use by Taoist. Who is the person who was shoveling earlier? He must have murdered someone and trying to hide it! Ada heart pounded bewilderedly as she ponders about the sight that she just witness. The image of the bloody symbol and the writing kept popping in her mind. With her mind elsewhere and her legs quickly trying to find a way out of here safely for herself and the baby, she stumbled over a tree root and fall hard on the floor right on her belly.

    "OW!!" she screamed in pain. Her painful face quickly reddens with her eyes shuts tight trying to control the pain she felt on her abdominal. Her scream alerted the man that has just returned to the nearby area, in his hand he was holding onto a notebook. After noticing that someone else has step foot near his secret, he quickly runs toward the burial mount. His footstep stopped when he reach the area, it was empty. But he could see small muddy footprint of someone else trailing all the way to the lumps of soil. He could tell that it was a female that has discover what he has been hiding for years. His eyes deepen coldly as he gazed out toward where the scream was earlier. He also discovers that the bucket of blood he has brings in early has been spilled. This person must know his deep secret, the man thought. Angrily and determine to make sure she don't get a chance to tell other, he quickly rushed toward the wood area where he hear the scream.

    Meanwhile, painful and fearful tears streamed out of Ada eyes when she felt her inner thigh wetting with some sticky substance. Slowly with fearful thought, her sight lowered toward her legs, her eye immediately widen in shock when she saw a stream of blood flowing out slowly dripping down her legs along with some clear fluid. She knows immediately that her water has broke! Her lip and face quickly paled at the sight with shock, worrying that the fall has harmed her baby.

    Beads of sweat quickly covered her forehead, while her mind trying to control her fear. She wrapped her hand over her abdominal with frighten wide eyes and quickly tries to drag herself back up to get help! She fallen back down unable to move cause it hurts really horribly. A sharp pain shoots up her spine sending the pain of a first contraction. Her head shaking in disbelief along with her fear hoping that the baby will be alright, she is definitely not ready to give birth now! Weakly with her eyes scanning her surrounding wishing that her husband is by her side now. Her pale lip tremblingly called out his name, "Steve...Steve..." She only dare to whisper to herself not wanting to let the person that digs those burial mount know that she is around.

    Ada eyes are strained with tears when she felt the pain spreading across her abdominal to her entire body. She bit her lip tightly with her teeth mark imprinted on her lower lip, she dragged herself up again, knowing that no one can help her if she can't get out of the forest. She is finally able to drag herself up to lean against a tree for support. Her eyes beam down seeing herself loosing blood quickly, she knows that she needed to hurry cause the baby will come very soon. She forced herself to walk as fast as possible pulling herself along tree after tree. A trail of her blood dripped onto the forest ground feeding into the hungry soil that is seeking life.

    Panting, Ada force herself to ignore her pain and move on. Her ears alertly turned toward her back when she heard a second sound of twigs being crack apart, she is certain that it is not her that stepped on that twigs. Fear shook her body knowing that someone else is right behind her, she didn't dare to turn back, she kept heading toward the exits with her pace speeded up as much as she could and her breathing became harsh and short of breath. A sharp contraction hit her again sending her pain she fallen down to her knees, grabbing hold of the abdominal with painful tears streaming down her face. Her eyes beamed toward the light showing the close exit just ahead, only a couple more trees away.

    Ada pleaded in heart begging heaven to have mercy for her baby life. With her teary eyes squinted shuts tightly, Ada let out a cries of pain, "Ahh!" After ward she is panting with her puffing harsh breathing she try to ignore the pain, but she couldn't! Her hands grab onto the front of her dress that is on top of her belly tightly that it winkled up the shirt with her nail deeply digs into her palm. She shouted angrily with frustration at her impatient baby, "NOT YET!! Oww!!" tears flushed out uncontrollably and she know that the baby is coming very soon. "Please make it stop! Please make it stop!! Ah!" she hopelessly begged for the pain to go away.

    Hearing the footstep behind her gaining speed and it's very close behind, Ada tries to pull her body up again but she couldn't cause the pain is persisting with her body weakened. Ada quickly shifted her head around looking for some area that she could hide. There is nothing but trees around and a couple of bushes. Urgently she dragged herself across the muddy ground toward a large tree that has a bush by it. She lean hopelessly behind the tree trunk away from the trail, hopefully whoever it is that coming, doesn't see her! Pain from her contraction became more regular and sending her sharper pain and she feeling the baby moving inside her getting ready to be delivered. She bit onto her bottom lip tightly not daring to make a sound at all fearing that the person can hear her. Ada heart is pounding fearfully for the baby safety, she is only eight months pregnant and she is definitely not ready to give birth by herself!

    A crackling sound alerted her ears and stopped her breathing, her entire body tensed up stiffly with her eyes shut tightly cause another pain is passing through her body. She could tell the person pace slowed down and walking around searching for her! She let out a groan cause of the pain and quickly pressed both of her hand against her mouth trying to hold it in. Her heart pounded against her ribcage hoping that the guy didn't hear her at all. But she sense he turned toward her direction and approaching, Ada eyes widened fearfully and stilly not daring to move a single muscle of her body. Both of her hands are still tightly covering her mouth not trusting herself enough to let go. The pain hit her sharply again and she felt an urge to push but she try her best to hold it in, while tears flooded in her pair of round eyes streaming down her cheeks.

    Ada shuts her eyes trying to control herself not to scream, while her body is trying to deliver the baby. Her heart kept praying to gods to protect her and the baby. The footstep slowly stepped away from her and she heard it walking away returning the forest to it quiet and calmness. Ada fluttered her eye open with a bit more relief thinking that the person has left cause gods has answer her pray. Her head slowly rotated toward the back and leaned herself a bit toward her right to peek behind the tree trunk checking to make sure the person has left. The woodland is empty, she let go her stressed breath.

    Tiredly, Ada face wrinkled up in pain with her voice trembling, "Ow...ow.ow..." her hand pressed against her tummy tightly wishing so much that the contraction could stop. At least let her safely get out first. She knows she couldn't have the baby here; it will definitely not survive. Ada turned toward the trail again wanted to make her way back to the mansion for help. Her eyes alertly looked both way and it is empty, she is so tempted to run for it. Ada took in a deep breath and gulped her fear down, she quickly pushed herself off the ground forcing a couple more step ahead. With her fearful eyes dilated and her lip pale white, she turned around looking into the deep forest as she dragged her body toward the mansion. She suddenly bumped to something in front of her and about to fall back but she is firmly jerked back up instead. Ada heart pound wildly and she screamed in fright at the man in front of her, "HELP!!!" She could tell that he wanted her dead by the way he jerked her so forcefully.

    The guy firm hand covered her mouth; his eyes are fierce and empty with icy burning flame. Ada eyes enlarged fearfully knowing that he will not let her go this easily, cause his eyes told her what he wanted already. His eyes pierce into her with rage that she has try to reveal his dark secret, with one forceful swing of his strong arm, he throws her body to crush against a tree trunk, her head hit right on it making a deep impact while her back bumped to the solid trunk too and pain shoot to her abdominal. Ada dizzily blanked a couple time trying to focus on the approaching man, she knows there is no way she could run away in this condition. Her eyes widened in surprise that it was him! Her abdominal pain cascaded with closer contraction.

    "OW!!" she screamed in pain and slowly slides her body down leaning against the trunk, "ow...Ow..." she hopelessly wailed in suffering. Ada body urge her to push and deliver the baby, but she stubbornly hold it in no matter what, she know that it will be worst if the baby is born at this moment. Even if the baby could survive in this environment, he will definitely get kill like an ant by this cruel and cold hearten servant.

    The guy stopped in front of her, she beamed her fearful eyes up at him with tears glaring in her eyes pleadingly, "Please don't!" her arms wrapped on her belly protectively while the man show no sign of mercy or sympathy for her and her child. "Just leave us alone...I promise I won't tell anyone...Please!!" she cried hopelessly, "please Stephen...I never harm you before. I promise I'll keep silent about everything..." Ada leaned to her side when another pain contraction hit, "Ahhh....ow.."

    He grinned at her coldly and pulled her up by her neck. Ada two hands are pushing against his chest trying to make him let go. She know that he is too strong for her, her eyes beamed down on his shirt buttons, her hand reaches toward one of the buttons and grabbing it tightly trying to remove it. She sniffing hard trying to get oxygen, but she could get no air at all, her other hand grabbed onto his firm tight hand with her finger trying to loosen his grip, she gagged for air and her legs begin to kick since she is being lifted off the ground.

    The butler, Stephen speak up in a cold hollow voice like a cat playing with its' dinner, "I only trust dead people." Ada eyes beamed on him with tears rolling out and her mouth opening and closing a bit trying to gets some air. Stephen grinned with his eyes darted at her without guilt or mercy; in fact he is enjoying this game. "Don't blame me, you are the one that has crossed the line. No one is suppose to know about Saam Sui Jie and that bastard graves. I can't let you ruin Yee Seeu or my life now, could I?" Ada eyes finally rolled up with her face turning a bit purple. She is starting to loose consciousness. The sound of a car driving by is audible, Stephen grinned wickedly, "Your husband has return a bit too late huh?" He forcefully clammed his hand tighter around her neck bone with force.

    "ah..." Ada squeaked with pain feeling her throat being crushed slowly. Stephen forcefully throws Ada body against the large solid tree. With his forceful throwing Ada across the forest, and because Ada tight hand still on his shirt button, the button is forcefully ripped off of his shirt without him noticing. "AHH!!" Ada screamed in pain when she felt the deep impact on her head and her eyes rolled up and shut with her body limply dropped to the floor laying on her side, but her right hand is forming a tight fist holding the button inside, no matter what. Blood is bleeding from the back of her head and her inner thighs. Lifelessly she lies on the forest ground feeding the soil with her blood. She is still conscious but very weak and she know she won't make it at all, a drop of tears rolled out when she think of her husband Steve and her unborn child. She sense Stephen approaching her so she hold her breath with her body lies stiffly still.

    Stephen squatted down to her and places his finger under her nose. A wicked grin glowed on his face when he felt no air on his finger. He heard the sound of his master return so he stands up and looked at the lifeless body in front of him. "Yee Seeu has return," his cold voice informed to Ada, thinking that she is dead. "I need to go now," he bended down again and picked up a rock to place behind Ada head letting her blood soak the rock. He grinned at her, "Let's just say you slip on the muddy ground and hit your head on that rock, okay?" His grin widen evilly with his eyes darted at her, he stand back up and stepped away heading out of the forest.

    Ada eyes fluttered open and her very blur eyesight saw the figure of Stephen walking away. Slowly she lifted her right hand ahead of her and opened her palm seeing the blue button in the center of her palm, her weak fingers curved to form a fist again, to safely hold the evident so her husband can find out who done this to her and her unborn child. Her breathing is really shallow and weak with her eyes fluttering tiredly. Ada left hand slowly lifted to place on top of her belly with a drop of dreadful sad tears rolling off, at least she is happy that she will be with her baby forever.

    Weakly, Ada beamed her tired eyes toward the exit of the wood, hearing the muffled voice at a distance, one of them sounded like her husband. Another drop of cold tears rolled out sadly. Her voice is weak and horsed, it hurt for her to even whisper cause Stephen has applied so much pressure on her neck crushing her vocal core. Weakly and softly that only she know what she is talking about, "Steve...sorry...sor.." her heavy eyelids fluttered couple more time and finally it stopped, she peacefully closed her eyes with her left arm rolled off her belly and onto the cold forest ground. Her body is lifelessly lying there getting colder and colder with her breathing so weak and shallow that it barely hanging her life.
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    I know this is a very sad and cruel chapter =o( Hope none of my readers get scared away.
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    No!!! Ada's dead!!! That chapter was so sad <IMG SRC="smilies/bawling.gif" border="0">How could Stephen done that? I knew there was something suspicious about him. He never seem like a nice guy. So he kill Helen and Julian? I hope the otheres know the meaning behind the button in Ada's hand. <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0"> Upfdate soon.

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    Chapter 36: Thin Thread

    Stephen rushed back into the mansion from the back of the house and changed into another servant uniform of his. He mannerly walked out toward the living room to wait for his master and mistress to step in the house with the other three guests. Nicola hear the doorbell being ring so she cheerfully rushed to open the door for them. "Yee Seeu, Yee Seeu Lie," she politely greeted with a slight bow. She smiled warmly at the other three guests.

    The extremely calm butler slightly bowed too and holds his stiff disciplined manner to greet them, "Yee Seeu, Yee Seeu Lie."

    They nodded in response. Louis walked in with his left arm around Annie waist and his right hand holding a couple shopping bags that Annie couldn't help herself from buying some baby girl dresses. Louis hand them toward Nicola but Annie pulled her husband hand back reaching for the shopping bags. "I want to see them!" she excitedly told her husband. Annie grabs hold of the bags happily opening them to take a peek at her selection of baby clothes. Frankie and Kenix chuckled at the overly excited mother to be. They are joyful for her too and also for themselves to have two new god-children very soon. Steven scanned around the house looking for his wife; he thought that she must be still taking her nap since she is no where in sight.

    Rolled his eyes with his soft chuckle, Louis guide his wife to sit down on the couch, he settled himself on the left arm of the couch by his wife side. Sighed softly at her, while she pulled out a pink dress examining the detail. "Why do I have a feeling you are not going to keep the deal?" he asked him with a bit of concern.

    Annie pouted childishly with her hand rubbing her flat abdominal. She grabs his hand and swinging it pleadingly with her pouted lip, "Louis, you wanted to be a father too. Can we just decide to keep her now?"

    "Yee Seeu Lie, you are pregnant?!" excitedly asked the maid with joyfulness glowing on her face.

    The young nineteen year olds mistress nodded proudly, "Yup!" Annie is showing the pink baby dress to Nicola, "Isn't this cute?" Nicola nodded with her joyful giggle at her mistress.

    Annie slumped her shoulders when she caught her husband serious stern face showing his concern along with those sharp handsome dark eyes beaming at her disapprovingly. She pulled his arm down toward her more and leans on the side of his arm while nudging it a bit childishly, cause it has worked for the pass several month. "Come on honey cheer up, I'll be careful and keep an eye on myself. Please Louis? Even Nikki is excited for us. Could you just let everything be happy and exciting? Please honey?" she smiled sweetly at him with her puppy dog eyes beamed at him with a glare of wishfully.

    Sighed, Louis lean in to pecks her lip softly, giving in to those pair of drowning eyes. She grinned and hugged his arm in joy, knowing that he will listen to her and won't break her heart.

    Steven heart felt a bit sour at the sight of Annie being so sweet to her husband in front of him, it really stunned his heart and made it unease. Quietly he shuffled dejectedly away from the chattering group; he is heading toward the stairs. He wanted to show Ada the stuff he bought for her and their baby.

    While Steven sneaked upstairs, Frankie walked toward the sofa with his interlocked hand guiding Kenix along. Sited down on the sofa with Kenix, his eyes beamed on Annie and Louis confusedly to what they mean by letting Annie keep the baby? In a serious concern voice, worrying about his only cousin, he asked, "Annie is something wrong? What are you two talking about?"

    "Yeah, what do you mean letting you keep the baby?" Kenix curiously asked too.

    Louis sighed with his arm wrapped around Annie shoulder, "The doctor recommended that she abort the baby."

    " WHAT?!!" cries the shocked Frankie.

    "Why?" Kenix concernedly asked with her worry eyes rounded on Annie for clarification.

    Frowned with her eyes softened sadly, Annie explained, "He said my body is not ready to bear a baby."

    "Why not?" Kenix ask as she felt a swept of worry passing her body.

    The caring and protective Louis squeezed Annie shoulder to comfort her, he sense her facial glum when she think of her condition. "Dr. Lau say that Annie body is too weak now to have a baby cause she doesn't have enough nutrients for herself. If she decides to keep the baby it can be really risky and might be fatal for both her and the baby," Louis explained for his wife, so she doesn't have to do so.

    Urgently with his worry tone that is a bit harsh, just cause he care, Frankie ordered, "Then abort it Annie!"

    Annie pouted at him with her eyes disbelievingly darted at him, "No!"

    Kenix shakes her head at her husband, he is always impatient and rash, but she understands that he is just worries about Annie health. She pulled Frankie to sit back down and calmed him, "Honey calm down." She looked at Annie seriously, "Annie if even the doctor thinks you should abort the baby, I think it will be wise to listen." Kenix reaches for Annie hand and squeeze it warmly, a glister of tears is evident in Annie eyes with her head dropped depressingly; she don't want to hear the truth. But Kenix goes on anyway, "Annie, you can always have baby later right? Your health is more important."

    A soft sigh came from Annie, "I know, but I'm very positive that everything will be fine, all I need is to be aware and careful. Now that I know about my condition, I'm aware. I'll stay home more and stay put more, then nothing will happen." She lifted her head up to look at her husband with gentle soft eyes hoping to get his approval, "Right Louis?"

    Louis rubbed his hands caringly up and down her arm, "I'll decide during next month okay?" Annie frowned but she nod agreeing, since he is her husband and she is suppose to listen to his decision like all wife suppose to do.

    Steven rushed back down after not being able to locate his wife. Louis saw his rush, so he asked curiously, "What's wrong?"

    "I thought Ada is in her room, but she isn't in there," Steven answered, he looked at Nicola, "Nikki have you seen my wife?"

    Smiled warmly to Steven she nodded, but she is a bit confuse why they didn't see her outside, "Mrs. Ma is outside earlier, didn't you see her, Mr. Ma? She said she wanted to take a walk to get some exercise."

    "Oh. She probably still outside then, I'll go find her. Thanks Nikki," Steven said with a bit of relief. He walked out to search both the front and back yard but there is no sign of Ada anywhere. His heart throbbed eerily feeling a bit unease; Ada never wanders too far off without him. He walked around the outside of the mansion one more time to make sure he didn't miss her, how could he? She is pregnant where could she hide? His heart pounded worryingly, so he dashed back into the mansion impatiently wanting more help.

    Everyone stare at his urgent face with theirs faces serious a bit knowing that he couldn't find Ada. "Ada is not outside?" Annie concernedly asked. Steven shook his head with worry filled his mind.

    Louis stand up, "Nikki are you sure Ada headed out?"

    Nicola nodded, "Yeah. Mrs. Ma was walking back and forth in the front yard when I last saw her, then I went to wash the clothes and haven't see her since then. But she should still be out there."

    Looked over at Stephen, who show no evident of nervousness, Louis asked, "Stephen have you seen her?"

    Stephen shook his head steadily and answered, "No Yee Seeu, I was working in the house all day long."

    Both Frankie and Kenix stood up with concerned expression. "Lets all go out and look around," Frankie suggested. Steven nodded vigorously. Annie stands up nodding too. Steven, Frankie, and Kenix hurried out to search for Ada.

    While Louis stop Annie from going with them. He holds her back down, signaling her to sit back down, "Honey you stay here, it a bit wet outside, I don't want you to slip."

    Annie rolled her eyes at him, "Louis, I'll be careful! I'm worry about Ada."

    The stubborn husband shakes his head firmly with his stern stare at her making her pout, "You are staying here. Don't worry we have enough people looking. Nikki keep an eye on her and take care of her for me."

    Obediently, Nicola nodded, "I will Yee Seeu."

    Louis pecked Annie on the top of her head, "Just listen to me and stay put okay? I'll be back soon." Hesitated, Annie nodded with a small frown watching her husband dashed outside leaving her behind. Her heart is unsettles about Ada disappearance. She stands up, Nicola hold her still.

    "Yee Seeu Lie, where you want to go? I'm supposes to take care of you," the sweet maid said.

    Annie chuckled at her with her head shaking a bit, "You're getting to be like Louis, I just wanted to go up to my bedroom balcony to look out, I could see more there, since I'm not allow to walk out now."

    "I'll go with you, since I haven't change the bed sheet yet," said the giggling twenty years old. They walked up to Annie room. Annie stepped to the balcony looking out toward the front yard and the empty driveway, she saw her husband looking around the area and heading toward her in-law house to ask. Nicola went out to get bed sheets and return with them changing Annie and Louis bed. Annie remembered something and quickly stopped her. Nicola stares at Annie confusedly, "What's wrong Yee Seeu Lie?"

    The mistress just shakes her head while taking her own pillow, "I'll change my own pillow." She smiled at Nicola reassuring her that everything is fine. "Come on give me the pillowcase." Nicola shrugged at her strange behavior and hand her the pillowcase. Annie has always changes her pillowcase, cause she is still hiding Helen's dairy in her pillow. She still tries to figure out the little detail in the dairy trying to find out why Helen left.

    Walking back out to the balcony Annie beamed her eyes out the yard again noticing her husband returning from the in-law with a long face. Ada must not have walked over than, Annie thought while she stick her hand into her pillowcase trying to grab the dairy, but she couldn't feel the thin book anywhere. Her face shows a confused look and she quickly pulled her pillowcase off and shaking it, there is nothing! Annie started to panic, did her husband found out about her hiding his former wife dairy? She quickly rushed back into the room.

    "Nikki have you seen a thin book in my pillow?!" she urgently asked.

    "A book?" Nicola asked back while she shakes her head confusedly.

    The busy minded Annie nodded while she rush over to look around the bed seeing if it slipped out. "Where could it be?!" her frustrated voice asked more to herself.

    "Is it very important?" Nicola asked, she is trying to help her mistress look for the object. Annie nodded and continues searching but there is no sign of it anywhere. "What is it about? Could Yee Seeu take it?" the curious maid suggests.

    Stopped searching, Annie plopped down sitting on the edge of her bed feeling a bit anxious at the idea. But it doesn't seem like her husband know that she been snooping around trying to figure out his past. If he does he would show some kind of reaction, but he seem very normal. Annie sat still trying to put logic to why the dairy is missing if it weren't Louis who took it? Who else could it be? It got to be her husband since no one else is allow to enter their room other then Nicola. She is certain that Nicola didn't have it.
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    Meanwhile Steven, Kenix, and Frankie are in the backyard looking for Ada. But with one glance they could tell that Ada is not around cause the entire backyard is empty and quiet. Not being able to locate his wife, Steven starting to panic with his heart sensing the eerie creep. "Where could she be? Where could she be..." he mumbled over and over to himself, while he walked around the backyard searching for clue of his wife. He stopped at the little path that leads into the woodland. His eyes squinted at the muddy footprints that are heading into the wood. His eyes quickly alert with fear and running toward the wood. "ADA!!!" he shouted loudly hoping to get a response.

    Frankie and Kenix hear his shout and saw him heading into the wood so they quickly followed behind. Steven heart pounding wildly as he run as fast as he could heading in with his eyes anxiously searching for his wife. "Ada, honey where are you?! Ada?!! ADA!!" he frantically yelled causing birds to flee. Out of breath he stopped shouting, instead he turned around and around looking at his surrounding hoping to spot his wife. The spinning of trees and different shade of green made him a bit frustrated cause of his impatient worry heart.

    Both Frankie and Kenix caught up to their close friend. Frankie looking around studying the huge surrounding of trees, "You think she ran into the forest? It's so foggy in here."

    Nodded absentmindedly Steven eyes just cautiously scanning the woodland floor. He is too worry about his wife, she is pregnant, what the heck is she doing walking into the wood by herself?! With his heart a bit angry at Ada along with worry drowning him, his voice became frustrated as he speak his mind, "The footprints got to be hers!"

    Kenix carefully looked down on the muddy trail, "There are so many footprints here though."

    Continue to analysis the woodland, Frankie turned to look at the deep luscious forest of trees. "Lets not waste time, we need to split to cover more ground! Kenix you come with me, I don't want you to get lost," he demanded with his hand grabbing onto his wife hand. Kenix nodded, Steven nodded too turning to the other direction. Louis just got there hearing their voice in the wood. His face paled with the sight of the wood and he paused in position lifting his head up beaming at the tall trees, with his eyes harden. Frankie saw him placidly stood there, so he nudged him, "Are you okay?"

    Snapped out of some old lingering memory that he can't really tell it being dream or reality. "Yeah..." his empty soft tone answered.

    Steven has a feeling that something really bad has happened to his wife, he urgently said, "I'll take this trail!" Without wasting another second he ran in quickly before anyone could response to him. His foot quickly brakes with his eyes widen open at the lifeless body of his wife laying on the wet and cold forest ground turning really pale. And blood is around her soaking into the soil making the soil moist and dark crimson. He shakes his head in disbelieved and quickly dropped to his knees pulling her body into his arm. He releases an agonizing cry of shock, "ADA!!!!" His scream is so loud that it shook the entire forest causing the bird to flee and couple of leaves are sprinkling down on him and Ada cause of the disturbance.

    The other three quickly rushed to his direction after hearing his shout. Steven head kept shaking back and forth rubbing against his wife cold icy cheek. "Ada please don't scare me like this! Please!! Wake up honey! What happen to you? What happen!!" he asked with panicking lost voice.

    Kenix eyes quickly dilated with fear and stilly stared at the lifeless Ada with pale lips, "Oh my god..." She rushed over with her husband followed close behind. She squatted down next to Steven. "Ada!! Ada!" she shouted too while her hand reach to feel Ada face. "What happen to you?!" she confusedly asked. She realizes that her hand is soaked with fluid, when she withdraws her hand; she gulped cause her hand is covered in fresh blood. Steven is crying uncontrollably with his body shaking to the fearful sight, he is overly shocked to think straightly on what he needed to do.

    Frankie and Louis surrounded Steven and Ada shockingly to what happen to her. Frankie is trying to remove Steven from Ada in order to help. "Steven is she still alive..." his voice trailed off sadly with his eyes stare at his best friend and his wife.

    Slowly released his hug, Steven felt his wife cheek with his shaking hand. His nervous finger held close to Ada nose but he couldn't feel anything. He is shaking his head vigorously, along with his anguish shout, "Don't do this to me!! Wake up now!! Why did you walked into the forest?!!" Steven shakes Ada limp body, "Honey wake up!! Honey!!" he begged. Steven eyes clogged up with tears and the vision of the wavy blood streamed from his wife legs just break his heart into million of pieces.

    He cradled her limping body against his chest with his eyes stare on her belly. "Please Ada wake up..." Steven fearfully pleaded, "You still need to be a mother, remember? We still need to start our family and open our own store, remember? You promise to be by my side... YOU PROMISE!!" He is nudging her vigorously, "Wakes up! I need you! The baby needs you!! Don't do this to me, honey!!"

    Kenix begin to sob uncontrollably on Frankie chest, he wrapped his arms around his wife comfortingly. Louis stare at them with his face stern with sadness, he is just so glad that it wasn't Annie. Steven tightly hugged Ada pecking her forehead with his cold pale lips, "Please honey...please wake up...I need you...I really need you..." he sniffed his tears, "I brought you something from the city store, you will like it...will you please open your eyes to see it?" He embraced her with his eyes shuts tightly feeling the pain piercing into his heart sharply, "I bought some baby clothes and toys too, honey...you will like it Ada...we have decided on the flat already...you have to see it Ada. You will like it...It's have a small room that you could decorate for the baby. Please Ada don't leave me... Frustrated to see no response, he shouted at her demandingly, "Wake up!!"

    Louis sighed heavily with his eyes beamed deeper into the forest. His eyes caught the rock that is near them with blood all over, he turned toward Ada head and felt the back of it, his hand is quickly soaked with mild warm blood. "Her head is injured. She probably cracked her skull," Louis softly concluded.

    Frankie release Kenix a bit to study the area, he saw the muddy trail around them, "Could she slip and fallen?" he suggested.

    Calmly, Kenix tries reaching her finger toward Ada while Steven is bringing Ada to his arms again. "Wait Steven! I think she is still breathing!" her anxious voice shouted with hope. All three pair of anxious eyes darted at Ada. Kenix slapped Ada face gently trying to arouse her, "Ada can you hear us?! Ada!!"

    Lying Ada down on the floor, Steven leaned his right ear down to his wife mouth and nose. A bit of hope lit his face when he felt a gentle breath, "She is breathing!" He is shaking her body a bit trying to wake her, "Honey answers me! Ada!!"

    Ada eyes moved under her eyelids with the voice of her husband calling her and her lip slightly moved trying to tell him something. Steven eyes glistered with tears but a bit of hope lighten up seeing that she is responding.

    "She is not dead!" Frankie shouted with relief and gladness.

    Quickly, Louis stood up, "Let's take her to the hospital now!!" He pulled Steven to signal him, "Hurry!"

    Nodded repeatedly, Steven lifted his wife up into his arms and carried her out of the forest with him. "Honey hold on, we'll take you to the hospital right now! Please hold on!! Okay honey? Please? You'll be fine! I know you will be fine!!" his eyes darted on the blurry road ahead; it was blurry cause his eyes is drowned with tears. Look back and forth from the road to Ada, Steven heart can't stop pounding with fear of losing his wife and child! "Honey don't sleep okay? Don't sleep! Please don't sleep!!" he begged Ada, fearing that if she sleeps she will slip away forever. Ada eyes slowly and heavily fluttered open and close. "You'll be fine! I won't let anything happen to you!" Steven reassured with loving voice. He never felt this much fear before. His hand tightened on Ada back and knees with his knuckle whiten tensely, he is fearful and he knows it.

    Ada trying to talk but her voice was really weak that no one could heard what she trying to said, "Stephen...Stephen...forest..." Her soft eyes stare at her husband tiredly with her breathing shallow and her right hand trying to reach up toward her husband to show him the button. But she is too weak to move. She could only see the foggy jogging image of her husband from the chin up. "Steve...Steve...I'm cold... the baby...save the baby..steve...steve.... be careful... of Stephen...he is...in...forest...Stephen...killed...killed.. Stephen..." Ada murmured with no distinct word being formed.

    Her husband just nodded repeatedly with his tears dripping off his chin and onto Ada opening and closing eyelids as he run. He couldn't hear what she is trying to tell him at all. "I'm here honey, don't worry, everything will be fine! Just hold on! I won't let you die!!" Steven reassured.

    Weakly, Ada shook her head and her right arm trying so hard to reach toward him for attention. Her eyes closed wearily with drained strength, "No..Steve...it's Stephen...is Stephen..." She shivered with her body shuddering to the coldness, Steven eyes anxiously darted at her with fear growing strongly seeing her slowly slipping away.

    Frankie following behind seeing the trail of blood dripping from Ada, "We need to hurry; she is bleeding a lot! Ada holds on!!"

    Trying to calm down, Kenix still couldn't stop her tears from streaming out of her worry eyes, "Ada don't worry, Steven is by your side. Everything will be fine!"

    Ada right hand only reached toward her husband chest and dropped on her belly, she has no strength to reach him. Her pale face lowered with her eyes seeing her large belly, her dry cold purplish lip trembled with sadness. "baby...bab... I..." her breathing became harsh, "save...baby.. steve...save...baby..."

    Steven just kept running with her heart aching horribly in terror. Ada scooted her hand toward Steven shirt and clenched her hand tightly on him wanting his attention, but Steven is trying to rush her to the car as fast as possible! Her mouth open and closed painfully trying to communicate with her throat starting to bleed with blood coming out of the corner of her mouth she murmured weakly with her hand clinging to his shirt, "Steve...I...I'm...sor...sorry..." Her eyes traveled over and darted at Louis with her pale lip moving, "Steve...don't...stay here...don't stay here..." No one could hear what she is mumbling at all. "move...out...move...out ...steve..." she warned. Steven nodded without really hearing what she said; he just wanted to ease her worry.

    Lifted her higher, Steven forced himself to run faster toward the driveway. "Shh...Ada you will be fine...the baby will be fine. Just hold on a bit longer honey...we will get you some help..." he tries to not scare his wife. Steven saw the blood coming out of her mouth and it scared him so much, his eyes soften with worry and lost. "Don't talk honey! You are hurting yourself! Just rest for a while, I'll get you some help very soon!" he stressfully demanded that Ada stop trying to talk, cause the more she tries the more blood is oozing out of her mouth.

    Slightly shake her head, Ada know that she won't make it no matter what. Her hand trying to reach him again, "Steve...listen to me...you need to move...out...stay away from...Stephen...stay away...." Seeing that he couldn't hear her warning at all made her heart crushed with worry for her husband safety. She forces all of her energy to shout out, "Stephen!"

    The scared half to death Steven eyes dropped on Ada and cuddled her close nodding with his chin hitting her forehead, "I'm here honey! I'm here!" he thought his wife is calling for him. Drops of tears rolled out of the corner of Ada eyes hopelessly, she know her husband don't understand what she is talking about. "Ada please don't talk you are bleeding! Save your energy honey! Please just hold on a little longer! The doctor can help you!!" Steven kept reassuring himself and his wife that things will get better.

    "Joe starts the car!" Louis shouted his order urgently. Joe saw them and urgently opened the car door. Annie saw them heading out with Ada bleeding body, she rushed out to join them. Louis saw her and wrapped her in his arms to calm her down and shelter her from the sight, he didn't want Annie to see Ada in this condition.

    Annie kept turning her head trying to see Ada condition, her eyes bulged out seeing Ada horribly injured, "WHAT HAPPEN?!!"

    Louis hands cupped his wife head and turned her away from the sight, he gave her a tight hug to shelter her while she begin to cry silently. He doesn't want to stress Annie out, so he hugged her tightly while she is panicking. "We found her laying on the forest floor, she must have slip on the wet muddy trail and hit her head on the rock," he calmly explained.

    Concerned, Annie is trying to get a better look, "Will she be okay?" She terrifyingly asked again, "Louis will she be okay?..." she repeated with her fearful paled face. Her husband just nodded.

    Meanwhile Steven got himself in the car with Ada, "Just hold on a bit more Ada, we are going to get help now!"

    Louis didn't know how to answer Annie question, cause seeing Ada condition he have a feeling that she won't make it. "I'll go with them to the hospital, you stay put okay?" he hurried to the car, but Annie followed along.

    "Let me come along, Louis!" Annie urgently requested. Tears streamed down her cheek in shock, Louis nodded seeing her worry state. They entered the car and Joe took them to the hospital, leaving Frankie and Kenix behind cause the car can't take everyone.
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    Second time reading the story. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
    Love it so much! <IMG SRC="smilies/clap.gif" border="0">
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    Ada, why?! <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/crying.gif" border="0">This is just so sad. Update soon. I'm dying to know what will happen next. <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">

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    Chapter 37: Mournful Cries

    The car is speeding it way toward the town hospital while Steven sited in the back with his wife on his lap hugging her cold shivering body tightly not wanting to let her slip away. Annie is sited right next to him, with her husband by her side. Ada continue to murmur hoping that her husband can get her last word and be caution about Stephen and Louis.

    Leaning on her husband right chest, her eyes fluted open and close feeling her eyelids getting more and more drowsy. Her voice is just a soft whisper that cause her tremendous amount of pain to force a word out, "Steve...please..." she panted with her eye turned toward her husband teary red eyes that is softly beam at her fearfully, his grip became more strong holding her right side and knees.

    Steven shakes his head at her not wanting her to die or suffer pain, "Ada don't talk honey, save your energy, we are going to get to the hospital very soon." He pressed his lip tightly together with his heart aching with pain and droplets of his tears rolled right out and onto Ada body. Ada breathing became harder, she know that she don't have much time left, only if she could just tell her husband who did this to her. Only if Steven can reads her mind.

    Ada lifted her right hand up rested on her belly cause she has no strength to hold it any higher. Her eyes bathing her husband with sadness, she know she is slipping away and never get to finish her dream of having his heart turn back to her. With a soft dry sigh, her head rolled closer toward his chest snuggling on him for her last couple of minutes.

    Annie eyes are staring straight at her with tears cascading down uncontrollably. Louis wrapped his warm arms around his wife trying to ease her sorrow. Ada eyes beamed at Annie softly and turned toward her husband. With her pale white face and lips she attempt to speak again but only her lip moved making small vibration of sound that is too minimal to be audible. She looked at Annie, "Annie..." she whispered so softly. Annie could tell that she has something to tell her by the look of Ada eyes, she quickly grab Ada chilling cold hand and nodded to her.

    Sniffing back tears, Annie leaned closer toward Ada, "I'm here Ada. Don't worry you will be fine!" Ada gave her a warm smile with a drop of her dry tears rolled off the corner of her right eyes. Annie is holding to her right hand, Ada let out a relief little weak smile that finally she gets a chance to finish her last wish. Her hand slowly manipulate her stiffen muscle trying to slip the button over to Annie. Annie felt the round disk in her hand and is about to ask but Ada shook her head signaling her not to question, her eyes beamed over Annie shoulder toward Louis with a bit of hate and fear. Ada strange stare causes Annie to turn over and looked at her husband with an eerie feeling that this somehow got to do with him!

    Puzzled, Annie slightly nodded understandingly to Ada, to reassure her that she knows what to do. Ada eyes blinked gladly after she saw Annie promising eyes. Annie hand tightened into a fist sheltering the button and slipped it safely away. Annie mind is conjuring up with reason why Ada would look at Louis accusingly like that.

    Steven grip on Ada just get tighter and tighter with his constant mumbling, "Ada you will be fine, just hold on a bit longer, just a bit longer. Both you and the baby will be fine." Ada eyes saddened lowering it toward her abdominal, she don't feel any pain anymore, she don't fell any movement from the baby, it just numb. A drop of tears fled sadly, she hardly ever cries in her entire life, but today is the day that weakens her.

    Ada could hear her husband concernedly mumbling with sorrow and it made her felt warm from his care. Ada smile weakly at her husband cause deep down in her heart she felt happy to know that her husband is sad and crying not wanting her to die, it show that he does love her to a certain extend, and that is enough to satisfy and rest her soul. Ada eyes moved toward Annie wishfully while her eyes shut and reopen slowly. Her mouth moved slowly trying to speak, Annie quickly bended toward her with her ear toward Ada mouth, with Steven muffling cries in the background it is very hard to heard what Ada trying to say.

    Listening carefully, Annie frowned cause she can't heard a single sound at all. "Ada I can't hear you..." she told Ada, her voice trailed off with her own sniffling sound. Louis tries to pull Annie back into his arms to protectively comfort her, but Annie stubbornly wanted to know what this button is about and what Ada wanted to tell her, so she didn't allow her husband to shelter her.

    Knowing that she won't last long and that she is incapable to take care of Steven, Ada murmured with all of her energy wanting to accomplish her last wish, "Steve...love you Annie..." her eyes beam at her husband and back to Annie hoping that Annie can help her take care of her husband. Ada wetted her dry cold numb lip and moving Annie hand toward Steven chest, cause she know that they couldn't hear what she just say. Louis stare at her action with a bit of anger growing, but he try to remind himself that she is dying and just wanted to said her last word. Calmly his hard eyes watch Annie, Steven, and Ada with anxiousness feeling like he is the third party and being casts out.

    With tear, Steven looked at his wife who is pushing Annie hand toward him, he turned to look at Annie teary eyes with his. His attention shifted back to Ada knowing what she mean and quickly shake his head vigorously pulling her body closer toward him warmly cradling her. "NO! I don't want Annie!! I want you Ada!! Don't do this to me, please honey just hold on! You will be fine! I promise, you will be fine! Just be a bit stronger! You promise to take care of me! You can't break your promise!"

    Agreeing with Steven, Annie nodded with tears dripping off her chin, her hand grab onto Ada tightly. "Steven is right Ada! You are the only one that can take care of him. Just be a bit stronger, we are almost at the hospital. Steven really needs you!" Annie reminded Ada, who eyes gazed at her husband with pain.

    Chocked on her blood, Ada coughing with her eyes squinted shut painfully, she forced out a couple more words, "Annie..." Annie could actually hear her this time, she quickly nodded with her full attention given to her while holding her hand warmly and reassuringly. Ada breathing is heavy and hard as she continue to force words after words out, "...help me....take...care...of ..of...of....Steve....please Annie..." her round weak eyes beamed at Annie wishfully, "please ...I know...I know he...only...love you..."

    Her husband kept shaking his head at her. Steven felt regret that he didn't provide enough love to Ada to make her feel loved by him. Ada is feeling chest pain as her blood from her throat slowly drowning her lungs. Strongly, she tries to hold on as long as she could. She forced herself to talk, "please Annie...please promise me...this...this last request?" Seeing Ada in this condition, Annie couldn't bear to reject Ada request. She quickly nodded repeatedly anything to ease Ada heart. Ada finally felt relief and smiled weakly with her eyes softly closed and her hand slipped off of Annie hand with her head tilted back loosely and lifelessly.

    Annie eyes widen in shock, "ADA!!!"

    Steven shaking his wife body as he shouted, "Ada!! No! no, no!!" The car just stopped in front of the hospital he quickly got out holding his wife in his arm he rushed toward the hospital with Annie and Louis close behind. "Ada we are here!! WE ARE HERE!! Wake up! Don't sleep honey, don't sleep, pleases don't sleep! I'm not letting you sleep!!" he shouted frustratingly with demand as he blindingly head toward the hospital with his vision blurred. "I want you to take care of me, Ada! You going to be a good wife and mother remember?! Wake up!" he rushed up to the open clinic with his horrified eyes darting back and forth trying to get help.

    Louis tries to calm him down. He is helped pull a doctor to give Ada attention. "Steven put Ada down," he told the lost and panicking Steven.

    Steven nodded with his mind fearfully not functioning clearly, he hesitatingly release his tight grip on Ada body and lays her on the bed. The nurse pushes all of them out and drawn the white curtain close. Steven pacing back and forth with his heart unsettles and panicking with fear of losing his family, "She got to be okay...she got to be okay...Ada got to be okay..." he mumbled to himself as he paced. His anxious fearful eyes beamed up at the curtain every other second, "this is not happening...she is alright...she got to be alright...she is at the hospital now...they will make her better."

    Annie swallowed her tears seeing Steven like this and Ada is in there. She walked up to Steven and gently place her hand on his shoulder trying to calm him down, Louis felt a bit of discomfort but he kept reminding himself that Annie just trying to comfort Steven and nothing more. Annie in her soft teary voice, "Steven..."

    Stopped his pace, Steven turned toward Annie staring into her eyes with his watery red one that is widen with fear and anxiousness, he is searching for reassurance from Annie eyes. "Annie, Ada going to be okay right?" he nodded to answer his own question, not letting Annie have a chance to tell him the truth. "Yes, she will be okay. She got to be okay!" He turned toward the wall and hammered violently on it, kicking it frustratingly. "SHE HAS TO BE OKAY!! ADA!" he cried painfully as he continues to release his pressure on the wall.

    Deep down Steven know that his wife is going to slip away. He knows that she is seriously injured. And her entire body felt so lifeless when he was carrying her in. Angrily pounded the wall, Steven starting to blame, "Why do you have to walk out by yourself?! Why do you have to go to the forest?!! Why can't you be a bit more careful?! Why do I have to leave you home alone?!! I'm sorry, it's my fault...I should be there for you..." he exhaustedly slides down to the floor leaning on the wall hopelessly with his head hide behind his two arms. "It's all my faults! It's all my faults! I should of stay with you!"

    Louis felt sympathy for the poor guy. He walked over to grab Steven shoulders and lift Steven up on his feet again. In his deep dreaded voice, "Steven calm down, she will be fine. The doctor is with her now."

    Annie pressed her lip together trying to control her emotion while she nodded agreeing with her husband, hopefully it will ease Steven. She stepped toward him trying to calm him down, Louis tries to pull her back, he don't trust Steven with his stage of frustration, fearing Steven might accidentally hurt Annie, but Annie persisted cause she care about him and wanted to comfort him. In her soft voice Annie comforted, "Steven it's not your fault. It's an accident."

    Steven round fearful eyes beamed straight into Annie with tears glistering in them, "She is all I got Annie... Ada and the baby is my only family...nothing can happen to them. They can't just leave me here alone..."

    With a sad frown, Annie nod understanding to his suffering. She place her hand warmly on his shoulder comfortingly, "I'm still here Steven." Annie stares at him sincerely hoping that it will eases him a bit. Louis darted his eye on his wife disbelievingly to what he just heard. What is she saying?! What does she mean by that?! Annie continues trying to give Steven some support, "I promise Ada that I'll take care of you. You still have me. You still have Frankie and Kenix. And Ada will be fine."

    Steven turned to her with his eyes levelly on her. She smiles reassuring to him. Seeing the care form Annie, Steven swiftly leaned toward her hugging her tightly crying painfully releasing his fear. Louis fist tightened at the sight of his wife being hug by another man! How could she?! His face quickly darken with anger boiling up, has she totally forgotten about him?! Annie embraced Steven with her head rested on his shoulder and her hand rubbing his back trying to sooth his pain down, she thought her husband would understand. Louis fist tightened with his knuckle turning white and his eyes are burning with icy flame of jealousy. Louis stepped toward them wanting to pull his wife back when suddenly a loud cry filled the entire room shattering every thought to give itself attention.

    Released Annie, Steven immediately turned toward the curtain with a surprised look, "Baby?" Louis calmed down a bit after seeing them separated and also cause of the baby crying sharply. Both Annie and Louis are staring at the curtain too a bit puzzled. A glow of hopes slowly shown on Steven and Annie eyes. Louis steadily turned his stern face toward his wife and saw her happiness for her former boyfriend, it burned jealousy down his heart. His eyes harden on her, but Annie is too overly joy to notice her husband feeling.

    Steven turned around with hope glowing on his face while he grabs Annie arms firmly, "Annie did you heard that!" Annie nodded with joy as she wiped her tears away. Louis eyes fiercely inflamed at his wife, he sense her giving Steven more than just the simple care and support of a normal friend! Steven turned toward the curtain anxiously. "Ada got to be fine to have the baby right?" he smiled hopefully, "Ada and the baby are fine."

    Nodded excitedly, Annie turned toward her husband with her relieved joy, "Louis, the baby is fine!" She is totally oblivious to Louis stern stare; she is just to overly joy for Steven and Ada. She leaned on Louis and hugged him happily, "Ada will be fine!" Her husband just slightly nods and tries to calm himself down. Annie notice his odd silent, she lifted her head up with a warm smile, "Honey are you okay?" Louis is about to speak up when Annie suddenly turned away and slipped out of his hand rushing toward the nurse right behind Steven. Louis stand there watching his wife expression, he can't help himself from feeling angry and jealous that she is treating Steven like this. It looked more than just pure friendship to him.

    "How is my wife?!" Steven urgently asked the nurse. His eyes beamed down at the baby that is cradled in the nurse arms and a warm smile glow on his face. The baby keep crying mournfully echoing through out the hospital, making Steven felt a bit unease and his smile faded. He pushed the curtain away with his eyes daunted at the motionless body of his wife under a white sheet covering her entire body including her head. His voice is soft and weak with confusion, "Ada? Honey?" His head shaking confusedly denying what he is witnessing. "ADA!" he rushed to her bedside pulling the white sheet that is covering her head away. His shaky hands cupped her cold face with tears welled up his eyes again, "Ada! Why? You have the baby...why? Wake up honey!" he nudged her body, "Don't play around Ada; you never like to joke. WAKE UP!"

    Steven vigorously shakes the dead body with the nurse and doctor shaking their head sadly at him with sympathy. Annie is shocked at the sight, she thought Ada was fine too, since she did have the baby, right? Annie turned to her husband and snuggled herself on his chest for comfort. Louis sighed softly with his hard face softened a bit after seeing his wife mournful pain. He wrapped his arms around her comfortably letting her sob on his chest, while he patted her soothingly.

    After a couple minutes, the doctor stepped forward trying to pull Steven away. "Sorry, we try our best to save her. But she is dead when you bring her in," he sadly informed with calm voice.

    In denial, Steven stubbornly shake his head, he can't accept the fact that Ada is dead before she get help. Steven is in disbelieves and angry toward the doctor, it got to be them! They got to do something wrong! Or else she wouldn't die! Steven mind kept blaming on the doctor to help himself cope with the fact. "She wasn't dead! She just has the baby! How could she be dead?!" he demanded for an explanation.

    The understanding doctor patted his shoulder, "I'm sorry son. I checked her right away, she weren't breathing, her lung is not working, and her heart has failed. I did try to start her heart pumping again, but it was too late. I checked the baby and it heart is still beating, so I did an incision on your wife abdominal to take the baby out quickly. Lucky she reaches the hospital in time before the baby suffocates and dies too."

    With sorrow eyes, Steven stare at Ada body and saw the white sheet that covering her body is soaked with blood on her abdominal section, his heart ach depressingly seeing how she suffer before her death and to have her body open up after she die, is so hard for him to bare. Steven is feeling guilty that he couldn't do anything to help her. He grabs his wife hand and held it to his cheek, "I'm sorry Ada. It's my fault."

    The nurse stepped up to Steven silently with the baby in her hand that is still crying mournfully for his mother. In a soft gently voice, she informed Steven, "She has a baby boy."

    Steven wiped his tears away and looked toward the nurse arms at his son. He is small but he has a very strong will by the way he cried with his face turning crimson with stress kicking and swinging his arms and legs. Steven hands slowly reach toward the baby. The nurse gave it to him. Steven gazed into his son closes eyes with his teary one, "Kevin." His face is mournful and paled with agony, Steven held baby Kevin next to his wife, "Ada here is our son..." he swallowed and sniffed, "He is beautiful just like you..." he stroked Ada face and saw her eyes peacefully closed. He leans down and pecks her forehead, "Thanks Ada, don't worry I'll take good care of him." He pressed his lip softly on her shut eyes and whispered, "I love you..."
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    Sorry for not leaving a comment in a LONG time! I was busy because in my geometry class we had to make an example of "Tessellations" and that Escher guy was confusing!
    <IMG SRC="smilies/shocked.gif" border="0"> Wow! What a emotional chappie! Ada nearly dies, and Steven finally realizes he loves Ada more than Annie...(I think...) <IMG SRC="smilies/sigh.gif" border="0"> Too bad Louis, misunderstood Annie, now there is going to more misunderstandings...
    Good job though! You managed to put so much emotions in one chappie! <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> I hope you update soon!

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    Uh oh, Annie will think Louis is the one who told Stephen to kill the two people! <IMG SRC="smilies/shocked.gif" border="0">. Oh no, misunderstandings! <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0"> Hope you update soon because I'm dying to know the ending. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

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    <IMG SRC="smilies/crying.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/crying.gif" border="0"> I feel so sorry for Ada, she was such a caring wife. <IMG SRC="smilies/crying.gif" border="0">

    I agree with Danielle, I think that Steve actually did love Ada, but he failed to realise that. <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0">

    I knew it!!! Stephen had something to do with Helen's disappearance and now the death of Ada. I can't wait until he suffers at the end.

    I felt like I was on a rollercoaster ride reading your last few chapters...you are a very talented writer. <IMG SRC="smilies/hatoff.gif" border="0">

    Please update soon, and as always thanks for the update.
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    Oh my gosh Stpehen is such a creep I can't believe he killed Ada. Atlest they saved the baby! Hopefully Steven isn't going to be an issue in Annie and Louis relationship!

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    Thanks for all of your comment! You are all wonderful people, <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">. Ah, yeah Stephen is creepy, no objection there. Anyway here is the next edited chapter!

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    Chapter 38: The Trust Between Us

    The rest of the night is mournful and silent filled the entire mansion making it sound so empty and depressing. Everyone is gloomy and has no mood for anything at all. They didn't eat much or talk much, they just wanted to silently mourn for their lost friend or wife or mother. No one are excited about the baby arrival, he has came in the wrong time, but they are glad that he is able to survive.

    Steven is in his room with his son sleeping on his left, where Ada uses to sleep. He just dully stares at his son while memories of his and Ada short marriage vividly flashes into his mind. He felt guilty that he hasn't been the husband she has always wanted him to be. He knows that he hasn't done his best to love her and care for her. His hand gently strokes his son soft cheek with a dreadful sigh seeing his son is motherless. While he silently mourn and remember his wife, Frankie and Kenix are in their room with their depressed mood too. They just stands on the balcony staring at the wood where they found Ada, Frankie comfortingly wrapped his arms around Kenix to help her cope with the death. Silently Kenix sobbed on her husband shoulder with her eyes gazed out into the dark velvet sky.

    The master and mistress of the house also silently stayed in their room. Annie just finished her long bath to relax and unwound the hard day trying to release her sadness. She walked out of the bathroom with her wet hair wrapped with a towel and her robe snuggly wrapped around her slim body. She saw Louis sited out in the balcony staring out into the dark with silent filled the air. Annie notices that he is extra quiet today and kind of angry at something. His face is stern and cold with emptiness like how he used to be. Could he be sad cause of Ada too? Annie wondered puzzlingly to her husband darkens face, that seem more like he is angry at her. But why would he be?

    Quietly, Annie walked out toward the balcony and sited herself right next to her husband on the marble bench. She gently lean her head on his arm warmly. She rolled her eyes up to look at him with her concern eyes and her heart sensing something is not right about him once she saw his expressionless dark tone face that is turned away ignoring her. Annie sadly pouted with her puzzled look, wondering why her husband acted so cold and empty to her tonight. Her arms slowly sneaked to wrap on her husband arm and snuggly lean her head on his shoulder, hoping he will return her warmth and love. Louis shrugged her off and headed back in the room totally excluding his wife. Annie followed him with her confused heart and softens eyes at him that is filled with a bit of anger for him to treat her like this.

    "Louis," she softly called after her. Ignored her, Louis continues to head toward the door angrily; he is frustrated with her and himself. Annie sighed and followed close behind him. Using her soft voice hoping that it will soften her husband a bit, "What's wrong? Where are you going?" she gently pulled on his elbow to hold him back. Annie stare straight into his eyes and he is staring straight into hers too searching for something. In her soft gentle voice with concern, Annie asked caringly, "Louis what is bothering you? You haven't spokes a word ever since we return from the hospital." She paused and notices his cold hard face still on her, in her weak voice she asked, "Are you mad at me?"

    Her husband pushed her hand away gently and continues walking toward their bedroom door to exit. Annie grabs hold of his arm firmly, "Where are you going? Is really late already." She gnawed on her lip and stare at him with her small confused pout and her round eyes that is softened with a bit of jealous worry, "You are not going there again are you?" Annie deflated her lung loudly in stress, it been a long enough and stressful enough day for her already. "Why are you mad at me?" she asked with her stressed tone.

    Louis swings her arm away. He stares at her seriously with his cold face blocking his wife away. "I'm not," he bluntly reassured her, then turned sharply and stormed toward the door again, Annie pulled him back and grab his right hand with hers, interlocking it tightly. He doesn't know how to express his feeling to her. He try to stay as calm as possible, he spoke up in his flat tone, "I'll be fine, just let me go. I don't want an argument, I just need sometime to sort things out and cool down. Let go Annie."

    Annie stepped in front of him and shook her head stubbornly. "No," her firm tone seriously told him, she know he is mad at her, so she wanted to solve their problem instead of avoiding. They gazed at each other for a long silent moment, both wondering what each other are thinking. Annie finally decides to break the silent tension. With a soft sigh, she tries to reason with him, "Louis, I'm your wife, can't you just tell me what's bothering you? I don't want you to keep things away from me. I'm your wife, I'm supposes to share your burden, your feeling, your stress..."

    Loosened their interlock hand, Louis slipped his hand away. He hastily walked to their bed and sited down on the edge with his angry face flashing like neon sign, Annie walked in front of him. He gazed up at her with his dark pupil angled sharply at her, "I thought you didn't know that you are my wife!" he finally released his frustration and anger on her.

    His wife looked at him confusedly. Annie questioned him in her voice that is a bit angered feeling a bit offended by what her husband just said, she try to calm her voice as much as she could manage, "What do you mean by that?"

    Gulped down his anger, Louis darted at her steadily with his burning cold eyes, "You know what I mean!" he bitterly stated.

    "I don't!" Annie frustratingly replied back. Stressfully, she shuts her eyes for awhile to calm herself down, she actually felt her eyes is burning cause of the stress she been putting on it. When she open them again she darted at him angrily with her face harden too, for her husband to think her wrong. "What gotten into you?! What make you think that I don't know I'm your wife?! Do you know what you are implying?!" she asked him.

    Hissed her frustration out with her body turned away, Annie folded her arms angrily to have to deal with her husband unreasonable behavior after this stressful enough day. Her hard eyes blankly darted ahead with her head feeling a bit overworked. Louis hastily stares at her back with jealous boiling up. "How do you think it make me feel to see you hugging him and telling him that you will be there for him?! I was there too Annie!" Louis yelled at her with a loud hiss too. He grumpily mumbled, "If you haven't forgot!"

    Turned to stare at him in disbelief, Annie stare stilly into her husband dark eyes, "This is about Steven?!" Louis looked away hissing quietly, with his neck showing his rage. Annie shakes her head at him disappointedly, "You are jealous of him?! I couldn't believe you! His wife just passed away for crying out loud!! What wrong is there for me to comfort him?!"

    Louis angrily glared his fierce eyes at her, "I saw those eyes of yours on him! There is more than just comforting him! You certainly do not need to hug him and lean your head on him so intimately to comfort him!! I don't see Kenix doing the same thing with him! And to do it in front of me?! Don't you have any shame?!"

    Annie face is inflamed with her eyes harden on her husband, her anger is boiling up quickly, "Louis do you know what you are talking about?! I'm just trying to comfort a friend! You just don't trust me! How could you have second thought about my love for you?!"

    Her husband furiously fired back at her, "I saw how he looks at you too! Even his wife thinks that you two should be together! And you promise her! If you don't love him you don't have to keep your past relationship with him as a secret and try to hide it from me! If it weren't for Frankie who blurt it out this afternoon, I probably won't know about it, even if I'm six feet under!" (six feet under is a phase mean dead.)

    Pouting at him with frustration, Annie tries to explain, "I didn't tell you cause I just don't want you to act up like this! Look at you! Your face is darker than the bottom of a wok cause of your silly jealousy! So what if Ada thinks that Steven and me should be together? So what if Steven still love me?!" Fiercely with her eyes darted at him and her face redden, she yelled, "All you need to know is that I DON'T LOVE HIM ANYMORE!!" She hissed and turned around storming away, "I'm not going to argue with you! You are acting like a fool!! Say whatever you like!"

    Annie try to calm herself down and not get stressed too much, it is the doctor order. Louis eyes stare at Annie back feeling a bit trapped with his frustrated jealous feeling not knowing how to express it other than anger. He stormed after Annie and grab her right wrist forcefully jerked her around to face him. Annie is boiled up with her flaming eyes dart at him. She coldly warned, "You are hurting me Mr. Koo, let go now."

    Her husband hand loosens after seeing her anger with his heart weaken a bit hearing her tone. Annie slipped out and turns to frustratingly storm ahead trying to get herself anywhere else but to stay and listen. Louis followed close behind with his frustrated shout at her back trying to express his feeling, "How am I suppose to act when I see my wife throw herself at another man and telling him that he still have her?! Am I suppose to act like there is nothing going on, until I see her in bed with him and give me another illegitimate child?!"

    Brakes sharply, Annie turned to dart at him with disbelief to what she just heard. Fiercely her hand swings over and slapped him on the cheek forcefully that she felt her own hand numbed with pain, cold tears glistering in her eyes while she stare at him hurtfully. Louis didn't budge a bit or give any kind of reaction, he just silently stare at her with his own frustration at her. He knows he has goes too far. Annie could see his left cheek reddened a bit and she couldn't believe what she just did. But he asks for it!

    In a bitter and blunt tone that is flooded with rage and anger for her husband to label her as a ****, Annie hurtfully scolded him, "Louis Koo you have NO right to insult me!" She looked away with tears running down her cheek and started to sniffle with her broken heart. "How could you say those things to me?! How could you put me down?!! How could you put our child down?!" she questioned him. She can't believe he would say such a thing to her, don't he know the consequent of his words? Softly with disbelief and a bit dishearten, she asked him, "How could you not trust me?"

    Annie beamed her teary eyes on him, which made him silenced with a bit of guilt, but his face is still stern and cold that hide his state of lost. Annie swallowed her tears with her watery eyes beamed at him steadily, "I thought you would understand me. I thought you would know how I feel about you. I thought you would know how much I love you. I thought we have trust between us!" She swallowed her tears and sniffed hard trying to control her emotion and be strong in front of her husband. "I guess I'm wrong about you," Annie softly whispered to the empty silent room.

    Sniffed on her tears, Annie pressed her lip together storming toward the bathroom. After she got into the bathroom, she slammed the door shuts loudly to protest and show him her disappointment. Louis sighed loudly with his hand rubbing his face frustratingly trying to alert himself and focus more. He is starting to feel guilty for not trusting his wife but he is just fearful that it will happen again. Shutting his eyes tightly he shouted out loudly to release his stress, "AAHHHHHH!" Annie heard it from the bathroom where she is sited on the tile floor leaning against the door sobbing louder with her broken heart seeing how her husband view her. She draws her legs up and hugging it tightly, rubbing her tears on her knees.

    The room silenced after Louis shout, and Annie sob is beginning to fill the room up. Louis heard her and his heart ached for making her cry and suffering. He darted at the door with his remorseful eyes, wishing that he could take back his stupid argument with her. He is regretting what he said to her. He sighed softly to himself and stare at the door guiltily, feeling a bit silly to suspect his wife and to act so foolishly jealous. He pushed himself off the bed and headed toward the bathroom door, he stand there silently not knowing how to make Annie forgive him.

    Annie sense that he is just at the other side of the door, she couldn't stop her sobbing and her anger toward him. Louis held his hand up about to knock but he don't know if he could get Annie to forgive so he is pondering about if he should bother her. Maybe letting her cry a bit and release her anger will be better, he thought with his confused soft eyes at the wooden door of the bathroom. Meanwhile Annie head turned to her right leaning against the door trying to listen to her husband action, she couldn't heard anything but she felt his present. She could sense his guilt and sorry state. Her mind is angrily scolding him over and over with sobbing sound, 'Stupid, stupid, stupid stubborn idiots! You stupid super eagle jerk! Saying a sorry wouldn't kill you!' She hissed and puffed with her cheek getting red and puffy with anger, while she wait for his apologize, there is no way she is going to let this go easily!

    With a soft heavy sighs hearing his wife sadness cause of him, Louis softly knocks the door, hoping for forgiveness. Annie ignored him on purpose, how could she just forgive him this easily? He just thinks of her as a ****! Louis knows that she is really mad since she wouldn't open the door. "Annie," he called for her in his soft sorry voice.

    "Go away!" Annie grumpily shouted back.

    Released his stressful breath, Louis slide down to sit on the carpet with his back leaning against the bathroom door too. His head turned to lean his right ear on the door and in a gentle voice begging for forgiveness, "I'm sorry honey."

    Still mad at him with her heart still steaming up with flame, Annie pouting stated, "I'm not your honey! You don't trust me anyway! I don't need you! According to you, I still have Steven! So go away!! And our daughter certainly doesn't need you either!" She pouted angrily, not even sure what she just shouted, but it made her felt better to release her anger.

    Tears are in Louis eyes as he remembered his past with Helen. Annie sounded so much like her just now. In his soft voice he tries to explain why he behaved that way, "Annie, I'm just really worried that you will be like her. I don't want it to happen again."

    In a softer tone, sensitive to her husband feeling but she is still a bit mad, Annie reminded him, "Well, I'm not her."

    Louis nodded, "I know. I just love you too much, that I don't want to ever lose you. Do you understand?" Annie forehead frowned as she heard his sorrow voice, she know he must be thinking about Helen again. She listened silently to her husband deep sincere voice that is filled with sorrow that he long to forget. But the more he want to forget the more he remember and trap himself fearing that it will occur again.

    Her husband hides his head under his folded arms that is on his knees. His voice is soft and filled with heavy painful memories, "I use to trust her a lot and never believe any rumor and warning of mother. I thought that mom must just misunderstand her like usual in-law problem. Helen is the sweetest and the dearest wife, why would she have an affair like what my mother has been saying?" Louis sighed, "But it turns out to be true. She has used my trust Annie, do you know how that felt like?"

    He runs his fingers into his hair frustratingly combing it, Annie nodded silently from the other side with her heart slowly weakened and tear lingering in her eyes cause she felt her husband sincere love for his former wife. Louis voice is gentle and loving as he continues, "I loved her so much and she loved me too. We grow up together and share everything, our friend, homework, secret, punishment, and love. Why do she have to change? Why do she have to hurt me? Why do she have to be with him behind my back?"

    Louis hissed with his eyes harden, "I'm a man Annie, do you know how it felt like to have your wife confess that she been having an affair with your best friend for a year?" Annie eyes softened with understanding to her husband pain. Her head lean closer to the door listening with her heart rate calmed down by his explanation and voice. Louis sighed with an angry frown, "But that is not enough, she have to tell me that Benny is not mine too. How could she give me a chance to love him and cherish him then snatch him away telling me that he was never mine?"

    Shutting his eyes, a tear rolled down Louis dry face, he bit his lower lip and his fist tightened with his eyes show the burning hatred flame, "I love her, how could she do that to me?" He gulped with his eyes darted ahead stilly, he softly murmured, "I didn't mean it."

    It was so soft that Annie didn't hear him. Annie slowly scooted away from the door and squeakily opened the door to look at her husband. She scooted herself back to her position and hugged him from behind and rested her head on his back shoulder blade snuggling closely to show him her love. In her soft loving voice, she comforted, "Let it go Louis, I'm here. I love you, and only you."

    Pressed his lip together touchingly to hear the soft gentle voice of love from Annie. He nodded with his last tears trickled off his face. "I'm sorry honey. I don't mean what I say. I don't know what gotten over me," he apologized. Louis turned around to face Annie and hugged her tightly feeling the towel like texture of his wife robe, "I love you too much Annie. Please promise not to be like her. I really can't take it."

    Annie nodded with touching tears soaking his shoulder, "I won't. I know I only love you. Louis please trusts me. I'm very clear about what is in my past and what is in my present and future. I admit that I loved Steven really much before I married you. But everything has changed after I married you." She moved back to gaze into her husband drowning dark eyes and smile warmly, he always look so charming and stunning to her. "I know you are my true love after that night, you will always be the one that is in my heart and no one else," she assured him. Lovingly, Annie hugged her husband again with her head leaned cozily against his neck, "Steven is just my past, you are my present and future. Louis, please believe in me."

    Smiled warmly from his heart feeling reassured, Louis nodded, "I'm sorry." He tilted back in order to see her. He smiled genuinely with his loving eyes gaze on her and leans in to kiss her soft lip tenderly. "I love you. Please forgive me," he whispered to her.

    The touched wife nodded and sniffed her tears back. She snuggled her head on her husband chest and a small pout hung on her face as she rubbed her cheek on Louis for comfort. "Louis can you promise me, you won't say those things to me again?" she rolled her head up to look at him with her soft round eyes and pouted lip with a bit of anger still waving, "Do you know how much those words could hurt?" Annie turned her head back to lean on his chest, her hand clench on his shirt gently tugging it and playing with it buttons absentmindedly with her heart still feeling a bit discomfort and sadness. "How could you be so heartless to say those things to me?" she asked in a whisper.

    Wrapped his arms cozily around Annie, Louis cuddled her, "It's my fault, I'm sorry. I'm just...just..." he sigh, unable to put down his manly pride to confess his foolish jealousy and insecure to his wife. "I just won't do it again okay?" he stated seriously.

    Nodded, Annie smile with a soft chuckle, she could heard his discomfort. She tilted her head up to beam at him with playfulness, he lean toward her and share a soft kiss. "Don't worry I'll always be yours." She grabs one of Louis hand and moved it to her flat abdominal, in a sincere voice, "She will always be yours too."

    With gladness, Louis smile warmly with his eyes beamed at their hand that is on her flat tummy. His eyes turned toward her and looked into her eyes seriously, "Annie, I love you." Annie lifted her chin up to look at her husband expression, and saw a warm smile along with his sparkling drowning dark eyes that caused her smile to glow immediately. He softly whispered with his eyes still stare at her silently with sincerity, "I'm wrong back then, you are my real love, not her." He pecked her forehead, "Thanks for everything."

    Softly giggled with joy shining in her eyes, Annie wrapped her arms around him and gives him a warm embrace. She softly told him with her head hidden on his chest shyly, "I love you too." She beamed her eyes up at him steadily with sweetness. Louis face glowed to the soft cue of his wife asking for his love. He grinned at her with a soft chuckle seeing her cute eyes on him.

    Slowly his hand reaches toward Annie chin and tenderly lifted it up to have her facing him. His eyes are immediately captivated by hers beautiful sparks, he gazed at her in silent with his stunning one. Annie silently stare at him with her heart speeded up and her head lifted closer toward him for a passionate kiss. Louis grinned at her with a tempted spark in his eyes. He softly pecked her forehead, Annie wrapped her arms around his neck and he lifted her up and carried her toward their bed. His strong arms gave her a sense of secure and warmth that causes her eyes to dazzled with spark as she glued them on him.

    Annie is gently place on the soft bed with her eyes glued to her husband stunning dark eyes. She felt her body tingled with soft loving sensation from the way he is looking at her and the way he is gently touching her with his soft tender lip. Louis pulled her body closer to him and kissed her passionately with his hunger for her love and attention. Annie kissed him back tenderly with more love grow between them and everything else has faded away. All the sad and dreadful stress has slipped away when they are in each other arms.

    "I love you..." Louis whispered tenderly to her ear, "forever." Annie eyes sparkled dreamily gazing at him and pulling him closer to show him her love with a soft tender kiss returned to him. Their warm passionate kiss grows momentum and carving for each other love. Louis heart pound wildly with desire, with his eyes glued to his wife, he kissed her from the lip to the neck to the shoulder. His hand slowly pulls on the strap belt of her robe unfastening it, revealing her to him.
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    IF SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN FAITHFUL

    I was thinking about her
    Visiting the past
    Reconstructing details with old photographs
    (I was) Studying the faces
    With an objective point of view
    Suddenly remembering doesn't haunt me

    At the time you couldn't tell me
    That one day I'd be glad
    That something that I thought was love
    Was misinterpreted

    She had another lover - she emphatically denied
    But they were doin' me a favor
    A blessing in disguise

    If she would have been faithful
    If she could have been true
    Then I would've been cheated
    I would never know real love
    I would have missed out on you

    I watch you sleeping - your body touchin' me
    There's no doubt about it
    This is where I want to be
    You know it's so ironic - I had to lose to win
    I want to thank her (thank her again)

    If she would have been faithful
    If she could have been true
    Then I would've been cheated
    I would never know real love
    I would have missed out on you

    It's a paradox - full of contradiction
    How I got from there to here
    It defies a
    Logical explanation

    If she would have been faithful
    If she could have been true
    Then I would've been cheated
    I would never know real love
    I would have missed out on you
    (Missed out on you)

    If she would have been faithful
    If she could have been true
    (If she were true)
    Then I would've been cheated
    I would never know real love
    I would have missed out on you
    (Missed out on you)
    ---by Chicago
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    Great chapter. Glad that Louis and Annie solve their argument <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> I wonder did Frankie, Kenix, and Steven heard the argument? They must have, Louis and Annie was being so loud <IMG SRC="smilies/tongue.gif" border="0"> Hope you update soon. By the way, where did you get all of these poems?

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    Nice chapter! It was nice when louis said that he loved Annie to much that was sweet, but I hope that Steven won't become a problem between them again!

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    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><table border="0" width="80%" bgcolor="#dcdcdc" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1"><tr><td width="100%"><table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="10" bgcolor="#DCDCDC"><tr><td width="100%" bgcolor="#eeeeee"><font size="1"> Great chapter. Glad that Louis and Annie solve their argument I wonder did Frankie, Kenix, and Steven heard the argument? They must have, Louis and Annie was being so loud Hope you update soon. By the way, where did you get all of these poems? </font></td></tr></table></td></tr></table></BLOCKQUOTE>

    lol <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">, I didn't think about them hearing Annie and Louis argument. hahaha...good point though. Lets said they hear them and didn't want to interfere <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0"> hihihi

    Ah those are not poems, they are song lyrics. I love most of the one I post up, especially "How I'm Suppose to Live Without You", that's the song I use when Annie have to leave Steven, if you remember. Anyway, I found these song lyrics from the internet. Best way to search for them is type in their title or part of a lyric in Google. Hope I answer your question <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> Ah have you heard "Hero" before? I love that song <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> I have it saved for my ending chapter <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">

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    Hi Yak

    Thanks for the update.

    Wow, now we know that Helen admitted having an affair and the child was not Louis. Awww...poor Louis. <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0">

    Iím definitely looking forward to your next chapters; wondering when someone else would discover whatís in the woods.

    Iím kinda of worried; any more deaths Yak?

    Anyways, Iím going to read the next couple of chapters with a box of tissue by my side, just in case. <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">

    Thanks
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