**”Bismillahir rahmaanir raheem”
-in the name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful-**
“Its plain and simple…..” Mike said..
“What is?” Sam asked grudgingly.
“The solution to this problem… You have 2 options. Option One…” Mike paused for emphasis on what he was about to say pointing to his baby finger counting one… “you legally hand sabreen over to us for adoption and go free to live your lives how ever you wish to…..”
“Pft” sam laughed sarcastically and rolled his eyes… “Like that’s going to happen so easily.”
“It is easy. I’ll have my lawyer draw up the papers by the end of this week and the process can continue… Unless you choose not to and rather got with option 2?” Mike asked wearily.
“And what’s option 2?” Beth asked angrily.
“Option 2 my dears is if you refuse and don’t want to give her up for adoption to us, we will sue you guys and take this matter up further. I will personally see to it that you never walk freely again and you pay dearly for the damage you’ve caused to this childs life thus far. You both will be locked up since we have enough evidence against both of you.” mike stated bitterly.
Well he didn’t have so much of evidence. All he had was a disturbed child who has never been educated and tonys word about what he’d seen sam doing that night. He also had hilda as a witness to the threat she’d made to sabreen last night. But it was enough for now.
This caused another few moments of tension in the room. All the while sabreen sat silently hoping that this wouldn’t turn out ugly.
She hoped and prayed that sam wouldn’t lose his cool and start throwing one of his tantrums.
But she was stunned by mikes sudden courage to speak out and say things like it is.
Hilda finally had a smile etched on her face. Even though she was slightly annoyed at tom for not discussing all this with her before time, she was just proud of her husbands maturity to take hold of the situation like this.
“You can’t have us locked up…. ” Beth tried defending after much silence.
Mike leaned forward and crossed his hands over…” And why not?”
“Because we’re her parents and….” Beth started.
“And what?” Mike interrupted looking at her from the side of his eye.
“And just… You cannot take her away from us. You cannot give us such ultimatums.” Beth complained defeated.
mike laughed. “I don’t seem to understand you beth. Why is it that you want sabreen back so badly?”
“Because she’s my child and we love her” beth replied.
“Is that so? Or is it because you can’t wait to take out your frustration on her for finally getting away from you 2 drunken dogs?” Hilda picked up her courage from tom.
“How dare you talk to me like that? You’re my sister for goodness sake. And here you are conspiring with your husband against me?” Beth tried the guilt card.
“Well elizabeth… If I hadn’t heard you for myself last night, threaten this petrified little being, I would have been stupid enough to hand her over to you guys. But I thank God that I walked in on your threats..” Hilda confessed.
“You… !??! Err..” Beth was speechless and couldn’t defend herself any more. She knew her sister was serious when she addressed her by her full name. No-one ever calls her elizabeth anymore.
Sam was unusually quiet.
mike faced sam again and asked… “So? Which of the 2 options are you going for?”
Sam tapped his fingers on the dining table for a few seconds contemplating and then threw his hands up in surrender….. “Keep the rubbish… What do I care? More peace for me!”
Beth looked at him in disbelief as if to say ‘are you serious? Just like that? Without a fuss or fight? This is not how we planned things out. The little tramp needs to pay dearly first for all this chaos she’s caused.’
Sam caught her gaze and shrugged.. “What? Its better that way.. One less mouth to feed.. You got somewhere to go too? Go then!”
Sam pushed his chair back and walked out straight to the room to gather his things. Beth continued staring behind him. Sabreen had butterflies flying wild in her tummy from all the excitement and mike and hilda had satisfied and content smiles on their faces.
This was the beginning of a new chapter for all of them. Especially sabreen…
And here you go… Another post.. Keep the comments coming… Really appreciate them and the likes too if you have no time to comment, just hit the like button…
Jx to all… B.A
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