Maid To The Billionaire:Forever His(4)By: Holly Rayner
“Good then, we’ll set up a coffee date.”
The next few days passed uneventfully. I began looking online at classes and thinking about returning to school in the fall. I hope things work out for Alex; I pray for it as a matter of fact. I love him with my whole heart. But I had to look at the future differently now that I was a mother. First, if things didn’t work out, I didn’t intend to live off of my son’s child support because his father happens to be rich, and second, if we did work out, I didn’t intend to be another Cassie who completely depended on my husband for support. I had dreams before I met Alex and before I had Michael… I still have dreams and I still intended to pursue them.
I found a program for Physician’s Assistants in Santa Barbara. That wasn’t too far away; it was a drivable distance for two days a week, which would be the only times I’d have to go. I printed out the application for it and I was filling it out when Alex surprised me and walked into the room. I had no idea he was coming back today.
“Alex!” I jumped up from the desk and threw my arms around him. He caught me around the waist and hugged me into him. “I didn’t know you’d be home today.”
He pulled back and grinned at me. “I wanted to surprise you. I’m so happy to be home. I missed you.”
I hugged him again. “I missed you like crazy!”
He brought his lips to mine and kissed me. I felt that tickle deep in my core that was reserved just for him. When he pulled back he said, “I missed the little man like crazy too.”
“He missed you too,” I said.
He laughed. “How do you know? Did he tell you?”
“Of course he did. He talks to me with his eyes.”
He laughed again. “Where is he, in his crib?”
“No, you will actually be proud of me, I hope. I asked Karen to take him out for a walk. She’s taking him for a walk in his stroller through the gardens while I do some research on the Physician’s Assistant programs around here.”
“Good for you, you’re taking time for yourself. You’re thinking of going back to school?” Alex and I sat down on the couch and I poured him a cup of tea from the pot the housekeeper had just brought in.
“I am,” I said. “It was always my plan. I just had to take care of the more important things first.” Meaning Michael of course.
“So did you find a program that you’d like to apply to?”
“I did, UC Santa Barbara has a great one.”
He made a face. “Santa Barbara is quite a drive if you’re planning on doing it every day. I think that would be too much, don’t you?”
“I do, if it was every day. This program is designed for people with busy lives. It’s only two days a week… it just takes a bit longer to complete than the other one.”
“Oh… okay…” He didn’t look happy.
“Is this a problem, Alex?”
“No, of course not. I think I told you that first day we were together that I didn’t expect you to be a maid your whole life, I also don’t expect you to be my paid mistress. You are too smart for either of those roles, Vicki. I want you to have a life that’s fulfilling and I intend to do whatever I can to make sure of that. It will just be tough on you with the baby. We definitely need to get busy hiring that nanny. Did Karen mention if she had any interviews set up yet?”
I nodded, I’d given in to the idea but I still only wanted one part time. “She has three coming in this afternoon. It’s another reason I’m so glad you’re home. I think this is something we should both definitely be a part of.”
“Good, okay… one more thing?”
“Would you think me too controlling if I hired a second driver to take you to and from Santa Barbara when school begins?”
I laughed and said, “I would think you terribly controlling.” He made a face and I leaned up and kissed him and said, “But I always have and I’ve come to accept it as one of your charms.”