Perfectly Star-Crossed Chapter Twenty-Three- Not so star-crossed

I've learned to trust. I never thought that would happen. Isaiah was right when he said that some things just are that simple. I would not have believed it until it happened to me. And it did, indeed, happen to me. Things started going smoothly. George, among the fifty billion things he does, sells houses. And he took Isaiah and I to four different houses that were all equally as great. One surpassed the rest of them though because it had a Jacuzzi tub. Isaiah laughed at me when I told him we absolutely had to have that one. That wasn't the only good part though. It was a large house and beautiful to boot.

Isaiah took me to the doctor's frequently, and about four months into it they told me I could find out the sex of the baby. Not only did I find out that much, but I found out it wasn't baby, it was babies. Two of them, a boy and a girl. We stood speechless for awhile before simultaneously smiles broke out onto our faces. If I thought Isaiah was loving before, when he found out he had three people to take care of, he got one hundred times worse, or better, however you want to look at it. He hardly let me do anything which was annoying.

He was an angel though when I got over emotional when I looked at myself in the mirror. I tried to avoid it as much as I could because man I was fat. Stretch marks were showing up too, but I slathered them with anything I could find in the stores to reduce them. Bless Isaiah's heart, he didn't care about them. He even kissed them, which also made me cry. Everything anyone did made me cry during my pregnancy.

As I got closer to my due date, George gave Isaiah a vacation. He knew how worried I would get when Isaiah would go on missions and didn't want to cause any stress to me or his grand babies. Lucy was a doll through all of it. She would help me clean the house and just sit and talk with me. She would tell me stories of her many adoptive kids and make me laugh until I thought I would die. She was like the mother I never had.

Brian and Adrian were still in the picture. Adrian brought over all of her baby books and gave me helpful tips for certain things. When everyone would leave in the evening Isaiah and I would sit and read the books together. The look on his face when he read some of the things was priceless. And he was so cute trying to memorize everything.

Needless to say, my life was good, and for the first time I was content. I had a family and I had love and a place to live, and no more sleeping with sleazy guys. But let me tell you, when those babies came out I almost wished I could take it back for how much pain I was in. I got to the hospital too late and they couldn't drug me. Luckily the birth was a quick one, I was barely in labor for two hours. Little Brian came out first which I was thankful for. Somewhere deep down, I had longed for an older brother. And though he was only seven minutes older than Lillian, she still had an older brother.

Now, I may be biased, but honestly they were the prettiest babies I had ever seen. And all the pain with no drugs, was definitely worth it to hold them. Brian had pale skin like me, with his father's everything else. But Lillian was the opposite, dark skin like her dad, with my everything else. I can honestly say I was the happiest person in the world. Sure, there would still be hard times, no doubt about it. But we were tough and would get through it.

I was able to leave my past behind and welcome my future with open arms and a light heart. I had my family, my friends, and my pride was still there. I couldn't have asked for a better happy ending. Maybe, if Romeo and Juliet had thought things through a little better, and fought for what they loved, they could have had their's too. I once thought that they were better off than Isaiah and I, but now I realize how that isn't true at all.

Isaiah and I only had a few bumps in the road, a few lies tossed between us, and a few bloody encounters. It was Romeo and Juliet who truly were, perfectly star-crossed.

Oh wow, it's over. Really fast ending I know. But there will be a sequel so be on the look out for that. I'm not sure how soon it will come but I have a pretty good idea of what I want to happen. It's going to be told from a few different points of view so it could be confusing, but I'll try not to make it that way. I'm going to attempt to write more of To Lose is to Gain before I post any of the sequel up here so if you want there's that one that isn't as popular as this one was but I'm not giving up on it.

Thank you to all who reviewed and encouraged me. It keeps me going. I will see you all soon.