Chapter 3 - A Baby For Billionaire Knox

THEME: Mother and son broken bond


Once again Knox moved to the intercom when he heard the doorbell. "What is she doing here?" He muttered on seeing his mother. He went back to the couch to grab his cellphone, her call came in almost immediately and he picked it.

"Hey Knox! I know you are in there! Open the door!" She screamed in annoyance.

Knox walked back to the intercom. "Old lady you can't tell me what to do, say whatever it is you here for on phone.. I am listening." He said in a calm voice.

"What?!.. Knox open up!" She hit the door.

"I won't let you into my house to complain and nag and yell at me. I am too tired for all that and -"

She cuts him off his sentence. "Knox, do you realize I am your mother and you clearly know what I am capable of doing. Don't be rude to me!" She shouted.

"Old lady, I know what you are capable of doing to me. Remember it was easy for you to send your husband to his early grave then it won't be a problem doing the same to me. But I won't allow it." He gritted.

Through the intercom. he saw the anger and pain in her expression and he knew that he had touched her with his words. But he couldn't keep her waiting outside or else she would go crazy at his entrance or explode like a time bomb. Seconds clicked by, Knox punched in his password and the door opened.

"How dare you treat me like this?!" Mrs Elaina slapped him across his face.

Knox gasped in surprised. "Irrespective of what has happened I am still your mother and you should respect me!" She grimaced in anger.

He shouldn't have let her into his house. Knox thought as he move back to the couch and settled on it. "Old lady say what you have to say and leave." He focused on his phone.

Mrs Elaina huffed trying to calm down. "Why did you say such horrible words to Betty It is not nice to body shame someone and you know that. So why did you do it?" She asked.

Mrs Elaina was used to Knox's unusual and rude attitude towards her since his father's death. She could hardly believe Knox, her lovely son could turn against her and disregard her like she had never done any good to him. She has tried all her best to renew the bond they once shared, the closeness and all. She has tried to make him see that her husband's death was not her intention, she craved for his attention, but Knox's mind was made up. He was finding it hard to forgive her and nothing she did for him was good in his eyes.

"Knox, why did you say such words to Betty? She came home crying like you raised your hands at her." Mrs Elaina repeated but she got no response to her question. "I believe I am talking to someone." She narrowed her eyes. And when he didn't respond, so she went to him and snatched his phone which he didn't expect it.

"Let me have my phone." He gestured sharply at her.

"I will give it back after our discussion." She sighed contentedly.

"What were you saying?" He spoke up after some minutes of silence.

"I was talking about Betty Lawson." she said.

And Knox yawned trying to tell her that he wasn't interested in the discussion. Mrs Elaina shot him a glare at her son before dropping his phone into her bag.

"Fine.. what's up with her?" Knox pretended to care.

"She told me everything you said to her." Mrs Elaina replied.

"And so?" Knox snorted and folded his arms.

Mrs Elaina shook her head in disappointment. "Why are you being so cold towards the innocent girl? For goodness sake she is your friend and you both grew up together. So why are you treating her like a stranger?" she demanded.

"I just don't want to have anything to do with her, is it hard? Why is it so hard for her to understand simple body language? Why do I need to spell things to her before she gets the picture?" He picked up the remote and turned on the television.

Mrs Elaina stood at akimbo wondering how rebellious her sweet son had become. "Listen to me boy, whether you like it or not you are getting married to Betty." She blurted out.

"What?!" His eyes widened and jaw dropped completely.

Mrs Elaina pointed at him. "Yes and it is either Betty or no one else!" She spat out angrily.

Over time Elaina has come to realize that the only way to make her son come to his senses is by pestering him to start a family because she knows that he doesn't like that idea. And Mrs Elaina doesn't care if it seemed like she was controlling him or trying to force him into marriage.

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you do what I want."

love Betty. Oh very good choice old lady, so you expect to

how you want to do it just start growing your fee

myself to love any woman."

nsider you if you are seeing

hend his mother's words. "Yes I have a girlfriend a

aughed. "So who i

of your business, Ol

se I won't accept her! And if I find out who she is, I will make

t it because I don't plan to introduce he

ve one." Mrs Elaina said in the

six and I have every right to make decision.. my own decisions. And wh

ou start making ones that are reasonable and also de

is is my

es, I want you to call Betty right now and apologize

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s Elaina copied Betty's number from h

but she changed it to my heart. And Betty picked o

you doing?" Kno

ok like I am doing?"

to talk to you." Elain

pushed the device into his hand

sigh of frustration

Betty repl

re you doing

fine." Sh

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what?" Be

thing I said to you this

t you for calling me such

that's the truth, you are indeed not that pretty to me, he wanted to tell her but he bit back the

t with a serious fac

rry." Knox apo

. what about the part you said.. I am not good enough

o.. you are good.. I mean Betty is a good woman. Let us

asked with excite

or whenever you are l

morrow but I will make out ti

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Mrs Elaina sa

u happy now?

e responded wit

" Knox lay back down on the

ot done talking."

rself old lady

n three days time." Mrs

please leave I need to rest. I will be very bu

ed. she didn't realize that he had only put up an act so th

please don't come around in three days time or even think of throwing a

it till then." Knox

again, I am capable of taking care of

choice. See you in three days time." Mrs Elaina picked her bag and walked out