Justin sighed as he turned again for the umpteenth time that night. He had only left Selena ninety minutes ago but it felt like hours, and he felt horrible.
Sighing he stood up and swallowed his pride before heading towards the stairs and making the short trip to their bedroom. He peaked in to see her tossing and turning as her cheeks were still tear stained.
Guilt ridden, he climbed into the bed and pulled her into her arms and she stirred a little. ‘Jay?’ She asked, he smiled knowing somewhere in her head she would think she’s imagining it.
‘I’m here baby, I’m so sorry’ he whispered as she turned to face him in his arms and wrapped her arms around him.
‘No I’m sorry, I realise you’ve just been listening to me ranting and I don’t mean it, I’m just frustrated. You’re my prince and out fairy tale is exactly that but I’m just being reminded that not everyone is as lucky as we were.’ She said and he leaned down to kiss her lips.
‘We’ll figure out how to deal with everything in the morning, we need to work together not against each other’ he said and she nodded and kissed him softly.
‘Get some sleep baby, I love you’ he whispered as she snuggled into his arms and let out a peaceful sigh.
‘I love you too baby’
‘So I don’t know what to do’ Justin explained later that night as they were sat in the kitchen. She had told Justin the story about Abbie’s Facebook and he was just as shocked as she had been.
‘What can we do? Do we confront her about it?’ He asked as Selena sighed and shook her head.
‘No, Abbie is a closed book, she’ll just push us away if she thinks we know’ Selena said and Justin frowned.
‘I don’t like the idea of her sleeping around, that’s not how she was raised’ he said as Selena rolled her eyes.
‘Jay remember we haven’t been through what she has and the only reason we are each other’s one and only is because we met so young and fell in love straight away, anyway, I know she won’t open up to me but I think she might open up to Jazzy’ she continued cautiously as Justin frowned.
‘Why would she open up to her?’ He asked as Selena took his hand, Justin didn’t exactly know about Jazzy getting a little wild when she was younger.
‘Well honey Jazzy was a little wild through high school and college’ she said gently as his face hardened.
‘No, she only slept with one guy’ he said as she shook her head gently. ‘How did I not know this?’
‘Because she’s always been a little princess to you and she didn’t want you thinking any different of her, she got her heart broken and she started sleeping around to try and find out what love was. She had a dysfunctional idea of love and sex and what it was all about, much like Abbie will right now.’ Selena finished placing a hand on her husbands shoulder.
He swallowed hard and sat down, ‘yeah let Jaz talk to her’ he squeaked.
‘Jay she didn’t meant to lie to you, she just didn’t want you thinking bad of her. You had this perfect relationship in her eyes and she wanted that but couldn’t find it’ Selena explained as Justin just nodded.
‘No I know, I just didn’t understand any of that was happening’ he said quietly before turning and heading out to the back porch and sitting by the pool.
Selena sighed as she watched him from the kitchen window, she knew to leave him and let him come to terms with it but she hated seeing him upset over anything.
‘I’ll take Ella to set this morning baby if you want?’ Justin said climbing back into bed with Selena who had just woken up.
She nodded and cuddled into her husband who had just brought them breakfast in bed with a cup of tea. Selena was going back to work today after ten weeks off, she was a little nervous but excited to be back in the swing of it.
Ella now had to be on set for two weeks as they were filming a Christmas special and she had been picked to be in it. There were three groups of ten kids and three kids from each group were chosen for the special. It was convenient because after the two weeks the kids finished up for Christmas and hopefully they would find another school for Ella.
‘Okay, I’ll pick Em up from soccer straight after work then if you get the other three?’ Justin nodded and kissed her softly, eating some of the fruit and pancakes he had made for them.
They finished the food and put it on the bedside table as Selena curled into Justins arms and he kissed her softly. They heard a giggle from their bedroom door and smiled and pulled away.
‘Good morning babies’ Selena said seeing Ella and Mason standing at the door. Mason didn’t have school today due to his school being used for an urgent council meeting so he was going to be spending the day with Justin.
They giggled and ran towards their parents, Mason jumped on the bed but Ella was too little so Justin had to reach down and help her up. She was in her Dalmatian onesie and he was wearing his superman pyjamas.
Both kids climbed under the covers and giggled as their parents engulfed them in a cuddle.
‘We have to get you dressed baby’ Justin said talking to Ella who squealed happily.
Chapter 18 (Chapter 17)
“You wanna stay here?” my mother asked surprised.
“If you let me,” I answered, a small smile grazing my lips as I thought about living with my mother again. I didn’t know if it was okay to live with Selena already so I had decided I should stay with my mom for now. Besides, I really wanted to spend as much time with her as possible. After all, I owned it to her.
“Of course, baby. Your room is still the same. Come on, we’re gonna fresh it up a bit,” she said excitedly as she dragged me upstairs. I let out a light laugh at how happy she was acting but then frowned after thinking about how much I’d hurt her. She turned to look at me and frowned at my face. “Hey, what’s wrong?” she asked as she stroked my cheek soothingly.
“I just feel so bad about leaving you…” I mumbled as I leaned into her touch.
“Hun, I’m just happy you’re here again, okay?” she said looking into my eyes. I just nodded and wrapped my arms around her for the tenth time that day.