Cassia: Well, we’re going to really miss you. Its been so nice having you here, you’ve been such a help with the girls!
Amber: Actually, I think I’m going to be staying around for a bit longer. I’ll find a my own place of course.
Amber: Well, I’ve really missed this town, and I may have met someone worth staying for..
Cassia: You met someone?? I’m so happy for you!
Amber: Aww, your so sweet. His name is Evan. I actually invited him over for dinner tomorrow night so you guys could meet him- I hope that’s okay?
Cassia: Of course!
Amber: Good. I know you will really like him, I do.
Cassia secretly wasn’t too big on the idea of Amber moving into town. I mean it was nice having her in town for a few weeks but, but permanently? she wasn’t sure how she was going to handle that. And this guy..It seems like she would have said something about him before now.
Cassia awakened in the middle of the night to Aspyn crying. She got up and rushed into the girls’ dark room a door down from theirs. She picked up Aspyn and cradled her in her arms “Shhhh its okay. Go back to sleep”. She turned around to find Lena sitting on her bed with her knees tucked under her chin and a started expression on her face.
Cassia: Is everything alright, Lena?
Lena: Uhh, yeahh..
Cassia had noticed that Lena had seemed kind of on-the-edge today and wondered what was up.
Cassia laid Aspyn back in her crib who was already half-back to sleep.
Cassia: Come out her for a minute
Lena followed Cassia into the living room and Cassia turned on a light.
Cassia: What’s really going on?
Lena: Damian got this creepy call earlier and it scared me..
Cassia: Why was it creepy?
Lena: They said something like “watch out” and then daddy seemed scared. Can I sleep with you tonight?
Cassia: Of course sweetie.
Cassia woke up Damian and he went and slept in Lena’s bed so Lena could sleep with her.
Cassia wondered what that call had been about..Could it have been the same person who made threats a couple months before? And maybe even drugged Cassia?
Damian’s phone started to ring as him and Lena were talking about going rock-climbing together.
Damian: One moment sweetie, let me take this. Helllo?
At first there was nothing at the other end and he was about to hang up. Then a muffled voice said “Keep your eyes open…I am” and hung up. Damian’s eyes grew wide and he gasped.
Lena: Daddy, what’s wrong? What did they say?
Damian: It-it was nothing. Just don’t worry about it.
Cassia is happy to see that Damian and Lena, his step-daughter have such a close relationship. Damian loves Lena like his own child.
Today was Lena’s birthday and she aged up into a child! Gosh, do the years go by fast. She’s gorgeous!
Cassia and Amber were watching the series premeire of “The Bachelor”. Damian had gone to the pool hall with some friends and Lena and Aspyn were asleep.
Amanda: If she just got out of a relationship and doesn’t want to take things too fast, why the hell did she sign up for the bachelor? She obviously just wants attention.
Cassia: Really. So speaking of relationships, what’s been going on in your love life?
Cassia could have sworn she saw Amanda go pale, but she returned to her usual composed self in a blink of an eye.
Amanda: I met a guy named Aaron in Brazil recently, we had kind of a thing. His family was weird though. Haven’t talked to him since I left.
Amanda: Speaking of relationships, aren’t Ingrid and Ezra just the cutest couple? Ezra seems so sweet and faithful.. Hey, if he wasn’t taken I might even go for him, but it wouldn’t be right since he’s married, obviously. But I guess that doesn’t get in the way of some people..Ingrid better be careful..
-she said with a hintful smile.
The hair stood up on the back of Cassia’s neck. does she know?…
Amber put her hands down onto the couch and said-
Amber: Well, I’m exhausted and should get to bed! Do you wanna do something tomorrow? Maybe go to the mall? I haven’t been to the mall here in years and I heard the Jimmy Choo that just opened is amazing.
Cassia: Umm, yeah that sounds like fun. Damian’s home tomorrow so he can watch the girls.
She called “Goodnight!” as she closed the back door on her way to the guest house.
Cassia tried to shake off the feeling that Amber knew things..that she shouldn’t..
Meet Cassia’s cousin, Amber McCaullen!
Amber is staying with them for a few weeks to help out with the new baby and everything. Amber and Cassia are bestfriends but haven’t seen eachother since they were 16. Cassia noticed that she’s gotten a nose job and obvious boob implants but is still the stick-thin, gorgeous, likeable, rich cousin with the face that says ‘I’m the shit’ that she’s known since 3rd grade. Amber was always the popular girl in school and Cassia was part of her not-as-gorgeous-but-still-pretty entourage.
Its been 3 weeks since Cassia was drugged and thankfully, nothing more has happened. They had new locks put in and a new security system installed with cameras and everything. Its kind of freaky having cameras throughout the house but it gives Cassia a better sense of safety. Damian has even started going into his office again. Today Cassia was home alone and she went into labor! She called Damian telling him to meet her at the hospital and drove herself there to have the baby! She had a healthy baby girl and named her Aspyn!
Cassia was about to go to bed when she found this note laying on her pillow..
"May not-May not" was a line from a song by her favorite band that she was constantly listening too…’Who is this person?…and how do they know so much?…..’
After being at the hospital half the night, Cassia and Damian were releived to find out that she and the baby were going to be alright.
Dr. Phillips: Have you taken any medication I don’t know about?
Cassia: Uh, nothing but my prenatal pills, why?
Dr. Phillips: There was a large amount of something in your system…We are still trying to figure out what drug it is and where it came from.
Cassia’s face went pale.
Dr. Phillips: What was the last thing you ate?
Cassia: Just some Macaroni & Cheese I made
Dr. Phillips: do you have anymore left?
Cassia: Yes, why?
Dr. Phillips: We’re going to need to take samples…
Two days later Cassia was released from the hospital. Apparently the mac and cheese she had eaten was full of some kind of drug that Cassia couldn’t pronounce, that was very dangerous for a pregnancy..
Cassia: I-I just don’t get it. How the hell did it get in there? What if something happened to the baby…
Damian takes Cassia’s hands
Damian: Its okay, all that matters is that you and the baby are alright. The police will figure out how it happened. Now you just need to take good care of yourself, okay? I’m taking time off until this is all over. I love you Cassia, more than anything.I won’t let anything happen to you.
He takes her in his arms
Cassia: I love you too