thought i predict lots of tears

4

“This isn’t about you, Mum! You always make it about you. You always think that I do things to hurt you or embarrass you. Well, what about me?” she asked, throwing up her arms in exasperation. Her voice wobbled uncontrollably and she sucked in a quick breath as she felt tears forming in her eyes. “For once, can’t I just do something because it’s what I want?”

“You want this? A baby to take care of right when your career is taking off?” Her mother’s lip curled up into a sneer and she narrowed her eyes at Liam judgmentally. “And a relationship with someone like him?”

Georgie sucked in a loud gasp, clamping her hands over her mouth. “Mum!” she cried, her hands shifting to press against her temples as she shook her head. “Can you hear yourself right now? This is Liam!”

“Oh sure, he’s all charming and full of promises now, sticking it out because of some sort of misplaced obligation. But he’ll move onto better things and you’ll be stuck with his baby, trapped in a life you never wanted.” Her icy stare was piercing as she flicked it over to Liam, her lip pulling up into a wicked smirk. “He’s never been good enough for you.”

“No, he’s never been good enough for you,” Cecily snapped as she stormed forward, stabbing a finger at her mum. “But he’s been there for me through everything since we were in uni, and out of all the people in the world he’s the only person who I would ever want to do this with.”

RIL XIII – coming your way very soon