I walked back home briskly because I couldn't wait to tell Nina and Jenna the whole truth. I've kept this from them for six years since I moved to Los Angeles, and I knew it won't be easy on them but I had to try. I kept secrets from Kade and that ruined my Life.
Though I wouldn't say I made the same mistake with Rick since I clearly told him that my past was something I couldn't talk about but he still didn't mind. Yet, now that we're getting married I had to tell him.
I jolted when I noticed something like a flashlight in my direction, like someone took a picture of me. I looked at the street, it was busy and honestly if anyone truly took a picture of me, I wouldn't be able to pinpoint the person. I was probably just paranoid, I'll go home get a good bath, eat and then tell my friends about my past or should I tell them first before I have a bath and relax?
" Who's there?!" I heard Nina's delicate voice say and I just rang the doorbell aggressively before she opened the door with a sigh and said, " sheesh, Jean you're really big on aggression these days..." She said and I smiled at her.
" Hello to you too." I said as I entered the house and took of my shoes. The place was in total disarray and Nina looked at me as if to say, " I didn't do it."
" Jenna!" I called out and she ran down the stairs and hugged me. She smelled of alcohol and that only made me more mad at her.
" Seriously Jen..., I didn't invite you to my house to get drunk all day." I scolded and she pouted and frowned at me while I scoffed. With a small figure and pretty face like hers one wouldn't believe she was thirty two years old - especially with her immature behavior lately. Was her breakup with Frank THAT BAD?
" I was in the kitchen making you dinner and you just spoiled my mood." She sulked and I raised a brow at her.
" How about you start by dealing with the mess you made in my sitting room if you don't want MY mood to get sour as well." I said dryly and she sighed.
" I guess you're on kitchen duty then Nina." Jenna said and Nina glared at her.
" Well how do you expect me to cook AND fix up the mess I made?!" She said before she hiccuped and stared at Nina who just rolled her eyes and said, " just go to the kitchen, you're only good for cooking."
" What does that mean?"
" It means that you'll only end up messing up the place more so go!" Nina said and Jenna made a face before she walked away.
" How was work today?" Nina asked as she started removing the clothes Jenna left lying on the floor.
" It was cool..." I said, realizing that I would have to tell Nina and Jenna my secret anytime now. And it didn't help that Jenna was drunk.
" Sure it was... You and Rick must've worked hard today" she teased and I sighed.
" Okay, you make it look like all I do is have sex with Rick at work." I said nervously and she stopped what she was doing and sat with me on the couch.
" What's wrong?" She asked and I sighed and covered my face.
" Just how the hell do you even know that something is wrong?" I asked and she chuckled.
" You're tense, you even found a problem with my Rick-office joke. You never do..." She said and I looked at the TV.
" First of all, I'm gonna change this channel." I said, taking the remote and tuning to another channel at random.
" Second, I have to tell you guys something." I finally said and Jenna came out of nowhere.
" Is this the day you finally tell us about your past?" She asked and I stared at her in surprise.
" Just how long have you been waiting for this?" I asked and she shrugged.
" What do you mean, tell us about your past?" Nina asked since I never mentioned my past to her.
" You know...things about me that you don't know but they... happened long ago." I explained and she face palmed herself.
" Thanks for the explanation, but I think I know what past means." she said dryly.
" It's just... I'm getting married to Rick and I have to come clean to him about certain things and before I do that, I thought that I'd tell you two first. To know if it's too big of a secret to tell Rick or if I should just keep it from him." i explained and they both looked at each other.
" Okay... So, what is this HUGE secret." Nina asked as she placed her hands on my shoulder to try to calm me down.
" Ooohhh.... Okay." I said and my voice started shaking.
" I should start with the fact that my name isn't Jean ..." I said and they both stared at me with blank expressions.
" Seriously? You're not kidding right now?" Jenna finally asked, breaking the silence and I nodded.
" And... I'm actually a m-"
" -Is that you on TV?" Jenna suddenly said and we all looked at the TV. There I was, in a red gown and black sneakers, with my Ebony hair reaching my butt - this was taken today! The flash I saw earlier wasn't a figment of my imagination!
What really caught my attention was the news headline; Mother of billionaire CEOs children identified as Viola Walden.
Both Nina and Jenna looked at the headline and then at me.
" It's a picture of you today Jean but it says your name is Viola... Is that true?" Nina asked but I was freaking out.
" This can't be happening!" I panicked as I stood up.
" How could it be that the day I decide to tell the truth, the media beats me to it?" I said to myself as I ran my hands through my hair and watched the news.
" You look hot though." Jenna said.
" Earlier this week, this video of three adorable triplets - two boys and a girl, who sang an early Easter song at St Mary's orphanage in Philadelphia gained so much attention and this led to one netizen commenting that they looked like British billionaire twin CEOs Klyde and Kade Harold..." The reporter was saying and my heart sank, it was them... My children!
They weren't supposed to be in the public eye, ever! We had a deal for goodness sake!
"... So many netizens found the comment on the children's photo true especially for the boys who look so much like the Harold twins. We all thought it was just a coincidence until a photo video of the Harold twins fighting over a girl during prom seven years ago surficed on the internet this morning and the girl was revealed to be Viola Walden, a former girlfriend to Kade Walden who cheated on him with his twin brother Klyde and ended up being pregnant..." The person was saying and I could feel my legs failing so I sat down and covered my face with my palm.
"...The said Viola Walden fled with some of the Harold's money and gave birth to triplets but left them in an orphanage in pursuit of greener pastures in Los Angeles.
After seven years, it seems she's made a very successful career as an artist and personal assistant at the Monroe theatres. She is even engaged to her boss and owner of the fast rising theatre - Rick Monroe but the minute this information was leaked, fans of the Harold twins took to social media to err their thoughts on Viola Walden.
Especially since the source of this information was unsure which of the men she had these triplets for.
Some people call her reckless and a disgrace to mothers for abandoning her children when she is clearly well to do to provide for them, others call her a heartless gold digger and want her to be arrested for her behavior.
You may be wondering why this is news but the internet was taken by surprise when on January 7th this year, Kane Harold - the father of the Harold twins willed all of his properties to his future grandchildren but both his sons who want nothing to do with him swore never to have children who would be burdened with his wealth. Now it seems they have no choice since one of them is allegedly the father of these adorable twins. Netizens are buzzing..."
" - This is wild Jean this is WILD!!" Jenna said and Nina scoffed.
" Her name isn't even Jean." Nina said and I looked at her, surely she wasn't planning on bailing on me, was she?
" Nina, it doesn't make any difference. I was gonna tell you guys everything any way. Please try to understand that the version of my story on the internet is not completely true" I explained desperately as I tried to convince Nina who was now standing with her hands folded.
" Nina... Please, you and Jenna are all I've got." I begged and she was about to say something when we noticed more flash around my house. Jenna peeked out the window and gasped before she turned around and looked at us.
" Paparazzi!! They're every fucking where!" She said in fright and my heart sank.
" Why is this such a big deal? Why won't you guys let this go?!" I yelled at the reporter on the TV who was still talking about the matter on ground.
"...All that people around the world wants to know is... Who is the father of this triplets. Kade or Klyde? But only Viola Walden can provide answers to this question." She said.
" I'm so screwed!" I said and burst into tears.
" What are you gonna tell Rick? Poor guy's probably watching this right now."
" Jenna! Not helping!" Nina scolded.
" And you-" she said to me, " this isn't time to cry, it's time to figure out how to get you out of here."
" Woah... Guys there's a expensive as fuck car in front of the house - hell it's a Klade inferno! Isn't this one of the Harold's 2017 cars?"
" What?" Nina said and ditched me to go see the car through the window.
" DAMN!!" They both said and I wiped my eyes and went to see who made them react that way. The man I saw was the last person on Earth that I'd expected to see.