My cell began to ring while we were in the elevator. I looked down at my cell to see who sent me a text. It was Leah! I hadn't seen her since graduation. (Text convo:)
Leah: hey!! wanna hang out sometime?
Me: sure! when?
Leah: this afternoon good?
Me: yeah, where do u wanna meet?
Leah: sappy tree caffe?
Me: meet you there at 1ish?
Leah: sure! see u then! 😘😘
I put my phone back in my purse and walked out the elevator. Harry took control of the stroller and walked out of the building.
"What time is it?" I asked Harry. He looked at his watch.
"12:15. Why?" He asked.
"I was wondering if we could walk to the caffe up the street so I could meet up with Leah," I said letting Belle grasp my finger.
"Did you tell her about Belle?" He asked.
"I'll tell her at the caffe," I said looking at my feet. My cell went off again. It was Leah.
Leah: can u meet me now. I see you out the window right now.
I turned my head and saw Leah waving out the window of the place where we use to shop for shoes. I waved back and motioned Harry to come in the store with me.
"Ella, I need to tell you something important!" Leah said eyeballing Harry.
"Tell me," I said taking Belle out of her stroller.
"Can we talk, just you and me?" She looked at me concerned.
"Sure," I smiled weekly. "Harry, can you watch her while I go to the caffe with Leah?" He nodded and took Belle. We walked to the caffe in silence.
"Is that Harry's baby?" She asked.
"Yeah-" Leah cut me off before I could tell her Belle was also my baby.
"Oh my god! It's true!" She said worried.
"What is?" I asked.
"You know he's cheating on the mother of that baby?" She said in a whisper yell. I figured I would wait to see what she had to say. I knew that if I told her I was with Harry she wouldn't spill the beans.
"Who?" I asked. "I mean...not that it's any of my business..." I lied.
"Val started dating him a month ago. See..." She said showing me Valerie's twitter pics. There was a picture taken the day before I gave birth of them making out. Harry's hand was squeezing her bum while her legs were wrapped around his torso. There was another one taken the night the boys when out of her shirt unbuttoned (exposing her bra) and her boney little fingers in his stupid curls while his tongue went down her throat. I began to cry.
"What's wrong?" Leah asked sympathetically.
"That child of Harry's is also mine! I'm still with Harry!" I sobbed.
"Oh god!" Leah said with rage. "That pig!"
"Can I see your phone?" I asked. She nodded and we ran to Harry.
"I'm taking my baby!" I yelled at him.
"What?" He said shocked.
"You know the damn reason why!" I cried. "Your stuff will be outside the building in the morning!" I was sobbing at this point. I took the stroller not caring that everyone was watching.
"Ella!" He called. "ELLA!" He called a second time. This time I turned around and showed him the pictures.
"How could you? You were cheating on me this whole time! You promised! You promised everything would be okay! But it's not! You're..." I gave Leah her phone back and ran home crying.