4.18. I’ll Concede…

Roisin –

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“Do I really have to?” I questioned myself as I stood below the apartment block.

After our confrontation, Lance packed his stuff and vacated my apartment, without a second word. And according to my P.I (what do you think?) he had been staying in mama’s apartment. With that b*tch Fiona no less.

Ever since that conversation with mama, I had been thinking a lot. Do I really want to be estranged from my other son? All along, Lincoln was close to Dan. He listened to his father and mostly stayed with him. He seemed more of a distant relative that I got to see on special occasions, than a son. And Gia and I barely got along either. But then I didn’t have to worry about their marriages. Both found very eligible partners. Lincoln married a heiress of the influential Villareal family, with vineyards stretching from Champ Le Sims to Monte Vista. I couldn’t have made a better match myself. Even Gia married a very influential and independently wealthy critic, despite her rebellious ways.

It was only Lance.

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I scowled, as I stepped out of the lift. I could never comprehend what he sees in that basic b*tch, that made him so besotted. He had a very compatible partner in Lucielle. What more he could ask for? There was no way I would accept that Fiona girl, let alone inviting her to move in. But it seemed it was better to keep her under my watchful eye. And I knew that was the only way to get Lance to move back.

I’ll concede, for now.

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And it was her whom answered the door. Really. Talk about awkward. Putting on the most plastic smile I could, I said to her, “Can I speak to my son, please?” I really wanted to put her in place, but control Roisin, I couldn’t ruin my plan could I?

“Sure…” She stammered, pointing to Lance who was sitting on the sofa.

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“Hello Lance.”

But the instant I sat down on the sofa, he bolted up, muttering something about cleaning glasses. Holy plumbob! How dare he snub his mama like that? I swallowed, and followed him to the kitchen.

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“Lance! I don’t look that repulsive right?” I said a little self-depreciatingly. “I’m not here to start an argument today. I want to make peace, really.”

He raised an eyebrow, looking at me albeit skeptically.

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“Look, I’m sorry. I would like you to move in with me.” I turned to look at Fiona for a second, “And with Fiona too.”

“Mom?”

“Yes, please move in with me. With your…” I paused for a second, “wife.” I don’t know why I stumbled on that part, perhaps because of my reluctance to accept Fiona as my daughter-in-law. But as I’d been told, the papers have been signed and the marriage registered. It was not as if I had other options.

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“Thanks mama!” He beemed. “I really appreciate that.”

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With their backs turned, I couldn’t help but frown. I was far from pleased with the arrangement. I really don’t like Fiona. Imagine putting up with that b*tch under my roof! However, I knew it was the best way going forward. At least I have her under my nose, watching her every move instead of letting her run wild and turn my son against me.

“Yea, just bear with it.” I told myself. “Soon, she will realise and give up.”

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