A new life
Chapter nine; Talking about the mother
It was cold and rainy when the brown-haired Melissa Taylor walked through the hallways of U.Z.Z. She had been back at U.Z.Z. for a month now and it felt wonderful. She loved being a mother, but she loved her job too.
"Good morning, Melissa!" sounded once Melissa entered her room. Melissa smiled. Behind the desk was her dark haired secretary, Roxy. Roxy was Melissa's assistant and secretary, she made all the appointments and she took care of Melissa's schedule. Even though she was just a student from the secretary school, she was a hard worker and a great assistant to Melissa.
"Good morning, Roxy. Any clients today?"
Roxy shook her head. "Well, not before this afternoon. But there is someone waiting for you."
"Alright, I'll see you later, Roxy." This wasn't the first time Roxy let anyone into the office, but it would be someone who was close to her.
Melissa walked into her office and was pretty surprised to see Anita sitting there. "Why, Anita, what are you doing here?"
Anita gave Melissa a smile. "I figured I should pay you a visit."
"Please, you don't have to stand up." said Melissa once she saw that Anita wanted to stand up. "And why should you pay me a visit?"
"There is something I want to ask."
Melissa could hear some doubt in Anita's voice. It had to be something really serious. "Well, go ahead and ask." she said when she sat down onto the chair next to Anita.
"Does Victor really love me?"
Melissa blinked a few times. This was one question she didn't expect. "Are you
? Of course he loves you! He adores you and your child!" She had never thought that Anita was so unsecure about their relationship.
Anita just sighed. Everyone she asked that question, they said the same thing. That Victor truly loves her. But she wasn't so sure about it. "Thanks, Melissa."
"Why are you asking something like that?" asked Melissa when Anita wanted to stand up.
"I think I still need to get used to the fact that Victor and I are an 'item' now."
"And living apart doesn't help either." said Anita. She knew that she could tell Anita about Victor's visits and how enthusiastic he was to start to live together with Anita. But Anita should hear those words from Victor himself.
Anita looked to the clock. "I should be going now. It's time for me to do some of my work now." she stood up and said goodbye to Melissa.
Melissa sighed. There wasn't much she could do, except to hope that Anita would see that Victor truly loves her.
The building where Anita worked now wasn't far away from the U.Z.Z. H.Q.
So it didn't take Victor long to get from the base to the building.
Because it was so different to have lunch without Anita, he went to her a few times per week so he could have lunch with her.
"Good morning, agent Volt!" sounded as Victor walked into one of the many offices.
"You know you can call me Victor when I'm here, Sonya." said Victor with a smile and he looked around him. "Where's Anita?"
The blond Sonya smiled. "She's with a new recruit now, but she'll be back soon."
Victor nodded and he walked to Anita's desk. Her desk looked like she was still settling in there, even though it had been some weeks that she was there already. He sat down onto a chair. "How are you, Sonya?"
"Could have been better. I'm still waiting for the prosthesis, but I think I really need to get used to the fact that my left leg will itch for some time and I can't scratch it." Sonya was an agent once too, until she lost her left leg during a fight. "But I think I'm not the only one who needs to get used to some changes."
"Well, we didn't have a relationship when she got pregnant, so I can understand it." said Victor.
"Did you already tell her that you love her?"
Victor shook his head. "I'm waiting for the perfect moment. Don't worry, I won't wait too long." he added when he saw Sonya's glare.
"Hi Victor!" Victor looked up and smiled when he saw Anita walking towards him.
"Hi Anita, how are you?" Victor asked as he stood up.
"Very busy." said Anita and she sat down onto her chair. "I'm really sorry, Victor, but I can't lunch with you today."
Victor gave her a comforting smile. "It's alright. Can I do something for you?"
Anita gave him an apologizing smile. "You could pick up my lunch from home. I forgot to take it with me this morning." Before Victor could say something, Anita showed him her communicator. "The battery is dead and I don't know my father's number by heart."
Victor chuckled. "Alright, is your father home?" Anita nodded and Victor gave her a kiss on her cheek. "I'll get your lunch."
Ever since Anita told the news to her father, Victor hadn't really talked to Arthur. He was still afraid that Arthur was pretty mad at him.
And today, he had to talk to Arthur.
Victor went to his sky-bike and flew to Anita's home. "Ah, Victor, what brings you here?" sounded as the front door of Anita's house opened.
Victor looked to Arthur, who had welcomed him with these words. "Anita forgot to take her lunch with her." he said.
"Come on in." said Arthur and he let Victor inside. They walked to the kitchen and Arthur gave Victor Anita's lunch. "There is just one question which keeps bothering me." said Arthur when Victor wanted to go away again. "When are you going to propose to Anita?"
A long moment of silence fell. "All I know is that I want to get married after the baby is born." said Victor and he looked to Arthur. "I think Anita wants to wait too, but I want to ask her when I know it's the right time to ask her. I'd better be going now. Goodbye, Arthur." And with that, Victor walked away.
To be honest, he had been thinking about that for some time now. He had so many plans to ask Anita, but they all seemed wrong now. Now, he wanted to ask Anita to marry him while it had something to do with the baby. But he had no idea how or what or when. And then there was the question how he could figure out Anita's ring size, without Anita figuring out that he was going to buy her a engagement ring.
"Thank you very much, Victor." sounded as Victor walked into Anita's workspace. Anita was behind her desk, filling in something in her computer. Victor placed her lunch in front of her, without saying a thing. "What's wrong, Victor?"
Victor shook his head. "Nothing, Anita. I brought the charger for your communicator." he gave her the charger and looked at her. "Maybe I should go back
"Please Victor, what's going on? You know you can tell me." said Anita as she grabbed Victor's arm. "Please?"
Victor took a deep breath. "Your father wonders when we are going to get married."
Anita blinked with her eyes. "Excuse me? Did he really
?" Victor nodded. "I told him that we could take care of that and
"I'll talk to him tonight, Victor. Or in a few moments. Just, thank you for bringing my lunch, Victor." Anita stood up and she gave him a kiss on his cheek. "Shall we lunch together tomorrow?"
Victor gave her a little smile. "That sounds great. Good luck, Anita." and Victor walked away.
Sonya looked to Anita. "So, what are you going to do now?" she asked when Anita was recharging her communicator.
"I am going to call my father now." said Anita and she looked for her father's number. "Hello, dad."
"Anita, why are you calling me now?" sounded from the other side.
"Just to say that you should stop bothering me and Victor with the question when we are going to get married. We want to wait until the baby is born and then we will see what will happen next. You should trust us."
"Promise me that you will stop asking that question, dad."
"Alright, I promise. Can I now step into my car? Otherwise I will be too late for my lecture."
"I'll see you tonight, dad." said Anita and she hung up.
"If I were you, I would eat your lunch now, Anita." said Sonya and Anita looked up. "The next solicitor will be here in five minutes."
"It's another wonderful day at work, once again." sighed Anita.