Victoria was a little taken aback when Lauta had mentioned that Addison had been her boyfriend. It made her really question how much she knew about that man who she would soon be raising a child with. She fell silent after that, lost in her own thoughts. When the noon sun started falling behind the horizon Victoria mentioned that it might be a good time to start heading back and Lauta didn't argue.
They rode back to Lauta's house in silence but this time it was less awkward. More of a comfortable silence that two friends shared, or at least she thought so. The driver pulled up to Lauta's house and helped Lauta out of the car. Victoria said her good bye and told her to give Teddy her well wishes."Would you like to go home Miss. Rynolds."
Her driver asked as they pulled away from the house.
Victoria thought about it for a minute. "No take me to The Grande Hotel. There's someone I need to talk to."
Once at the hotel she went straight up to Addison's room, after all he had told her to stop by whenever she needed to. She had her fist raised and was about to knock when she heard voices on the other side. Naturally she pressed her ear to the door to listen."Addison we can't sneak around anymore. I'm tired of lying to my family and you have a child on the way. This isn't right!""What are we supposed to do Izzy?"
Izzy? As in Teddy's sister Izzy? "We both agreed Teddy wouldn't take the idea of us well and you know Victoria was a drunken mistake but I can't just let her do this alone. It's my child too.""I know that Addison but I'm not going to sit on the sidelines and help you raise someone else's child. It's over Addison. I'm done.""Izzy you can't do this to me.""I can and I am."
There was shuffling on the side of the door and foot steps. Victoria barely had time to duck around the corner before Izzy was throwing the door open. Addison followed her out of the room."Izzy come back!"
This was when Victoria had decided to come out from behind the corner. "Addison,"
she said softly. Since his back was turned Victoria couldn't see his face but she watched as the muscles of his back tensed up. Slowly he turned around to face her and he looked horrified."Victoria. What are you doing here?""I came to see you. But its apparent that was as big of a mistake as I was to you.""Victoria."
He said taking a stepping towards her.
Victoria took a step back for each step he took towards her. "Don't you dare come near me. I want absolutely nothing to do with you.""Just let me explain.""No. You have nothing to explain to me. I'm done with you."
Victoria turned to leave but she hadn't realized how far back she had gotten and when she turned she found she was a lot closer to the stairs then she had thought and the step she took was going over the edge and before she could catch her balance she falling down the stairs.
Parliament had been boring. There was a time or two where the Duke of Westminster had to shake him awake because he had found himself dozing off. He could not wait for this day to be over so he could go home, get out of his suit and relax.
About six o'clock they were finally released for the day. Teddy rode home with his father and grandfather who tried talking politics with him the whole way. But his mind was in his bedroom with his wife. When the car came to a stop in front of his house he all but jumped from the car.
Sitting in the driveway was a new sporty SUV that his mother must have gotten but he didn't pay no mind to it. He was already starting to take off his suit as he made his way to the house. He laid his jacket and tie on the table next to the door along with his briefcase. Then he kicked his shoes off and started searching for his wife.
He found her in the kitchen cooking something that smelled divine. He walked up behind her and wrapped his arms around her waist, resting his chin on her shoulder. "That smells wonderful. I'm going to go change while you finish this up."
Teddy gave her a kiss on the cheek then released her and went up stairs. He took off the rest of his suit and put it in the hamper. He decided to take a quick shower and when he got out he pulled on jean and t-shirt and went back down to the kitchen. he was just sitting down at the table when his phone started ringing. He pulled it out of his pocket and answered it.
A frantic Addison was on the other line talking about a mile a minute. Teddy couldn't even understand what he was saying."Addison slow down mate. I can't understand you."
Teddy heard Addison catching his breath on the other end before he began to speak again. Teddy listened intently as he told him about how he was at the hospital right now because Victoria had stumbled down the stairs. Teddy was shocked and started asking a million questions. Which hospital was she at, was she okay, was the baby okay? Addison had to cut him off, and asked him to come down to the hospital."Yes we'll be there soon."
They said their goodbyes and Teddy hung up the phone and went to grab his shoes. He slipped them on before coming back to Lauta who was staring at him. "Victoria fell down the stairs at Addison's hotel. He's pretty shaken up and wants us to go down there."