The long awaited chapter.
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"Excuse me?" Dimitri looked at me like I was crazy.
"The cabin. I got pregnant. And I never wanted to tell you, I didn't really want you to know. It took like a month for me to find out. It's because I'm shadow kissed," I was practically shaking, waiting for the outburst.
"Why didn't you tell me?" his voice was gentle on the surface, but sharp underneath. "Don't you think I had the right to know?"
"Dimitri, I'm sorry. I'm really, really sorry. But you didn't love me, and I didn't want you to come back unless you wanted to. I didn't want you to be forced to come back, because then… then you'd hate me. Then I'd have to see you every day, and I thought neither of us wanted that. So I kept my mouth shut. I didn't say a single word. Everyone knows… but you and Tasha. My mother, my father…"
"You should have told me."
"You shouldn't have left."
"I left for you."
"Don't you think I had the right to know that? You could have told me you were leaving for me, but instead, you just left, made me think you hated me," I said. "I was broken. Hurt. Everyone around me had to pick up what was left. My kids helped me the most out of anyone. I was broken. Beyond just broken."
He shut his eyes and pinched the bridge of his nose. "I'm sorry for that. I am, but this is a bit bigger than you being heartbroken." He opened his eyes again, to stare me in the eyes.
"It wasn't just that. I considered suicide until I discovered I was pregnant. The first year, they looked so much like you that it hurt. They still do, but now, now, I can deal with it," I told him.
He looked pained now. "They're mine? You're certain?"
I nodded. "Can you forgive me?"
He gave me a small nod. "Roza… I love you. I never stopped. Can you forgive me?"
I frowned. "I don't know…" I trailed off, playfully.
He looked worried, not realizing that I was joking. We had been apart a little too long, for my liking, anyway.
"I'm joking, Comrade."
"Stop calling me that."
"Never. Am I forgiven? For real?"
"Yes. I can't stay mad at you," he gave me a genuine smile, that turned into a small frown. "Have you really forgiven me?"
I smiled. "Of course. Did you think I was lying before? What does this mean… for the two of us? Are we…?"
There was an unspoken question that flowed between us.
He raised an eyebrow, then he smiled. "Rose, will you go out to dinner with me?"
I gave him a smile back. "Of course. Thank you for asking."
I went to leave to go find Lissa, but Dimitri caught me, and wrapped an arm around my waist.
"Where are you going?" he asked.
"Lissa. Adrian. Christian. I need to tell them."
He nodded. "I'll come with you."
I resisted the urge to smile, and exited the room. I walked into Lissa's house.
"Yo, Guys!" I shouted, detangling myself from Dimitri, and shoving him into the corner, out of view.
Adrian, Christian, Lissa, Tasha, and the kids showed up on the stairs. Along with Eddie, who was Lissa's other Guardian. He was also dating Mia. She was on vacation for a few weeks, with one of her other friends.
"I told him," was all I said.
"And?" Lissa's voice was shrill, hopeful.
"And what?" I stalled.
"What happened?" Adrian butted in.
Tasha looked confused.
Dimitri came up behind me, wrapping his arms around my waist.
"Oh my god!" Lissa flew down the stairs, and pulled me into a hug. Christian smiled, and Adrian congratulated us.
Tasha looked happy and hugged me, but was still confused.
"What did you tell him, Rose?" Tasha asked.
"The kids aren't Adrian's. They're Dimitri's," I grinned.
"How is that possible?" Tasha demanded.
"I'm shadow kissed."
This was all turning out okay. I had been nervous about telling Dimitri, but it had been the best decision of my life.
I smiled at Dimitri, and then to Lissa, Adrian, Christian, Tasha, and my—our kids.
Dimitri went up to the kids.
"Hey, Ange, Mase, Mike, Kassi, this is your father," I pointed to Dimitri.
They nodded enthusiastically.
"I thought it was Adrian," Mase said.
"Mason." I reprimanded.
Kassi and Ange ran up to hug Dimitri. Mike followed, and then Mase did too.
Dimitri's smile was blinding. He already loved the kids. Even though he had just met them, and just found out about them.
This was going to be great. My life was taking a turn for the better.
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