Lawrence hated the silence and asked, “Have I done something wrong?”
Daphne snapped out of her thoughts and replied, “No, it’s just I was thinking about the wedding and I don’t need a big wedding…” Lawrence interrupted her, “There will be no arguments as there will be a big wedding because we both deserve that.”
“We can’t get it together in less than a month.”
Lawrence stopped eating and said, “Do you have the dress?” Daphne looked happy, “Yes…”
“I have a suit and the rest is just a small detail…” Daphne shouted, “Small, a wedding…Lawrence you have no idea the preparation involved.”
“Really because things are already sorted.”
“What!” Lawrence smiled, “The family have pitched in to help so things are taken care of.”
“Do I get a say?”
Lawrence pulled her close, “Yes but remember what Dr Baines told you, no un-necessary stress if you want to fall pregnant.” Daphne was not happy about this and asked, “Who is helping then?”
“Dawn and Teddy with the help of Harmony and Katherine.”
Daphne still wasn’t pleased and asked, “Have you sorted things out with Katherine?” Lawrence sighed, “No but she is helping with the wedding plans so that counts right?”
Daphne looked angry now, “Lawrence Knight that does not count as she would be doing it for me and not you. You need to make amends and I suggest before the wedding or there might not be a wedding.” As she walked away, Lawrence cringed at her firm words so he picked up the phone and arranged to see Katherine.
When she arrived with Blair he offered her a seat. Katherine took it after looking at Blair and asked, “What do you want?” Lawrence could tell by her tone she wasn’t happy about being there.
“Katherine I want to say sorry for what I put you through.”
Katherine got up and said harshly, “Your sorry…that makes things fine then.”
“It doesn’t excuse what I did…”
Katherine’s temper was getting worse, “No it bloody doesn’t. You and that mother of mine using me as a pawn in your little game,” as she went on Blair listened as they went back and forth until Lawrence revealed something no-one knew and watched Katherine sit back down and listen.
“That’s right Katherine. When your…Elvira first brought you to the brothel I had every intention in using you and spitting you out because of the hatred I had for her. However by the time you came of legal age things had changed. I’d stopped sleeping around and resigned myself to the belief that I would be celibate for my remaining years. The madam of the house seeing my weakness took it upon herself to buy out the brothel and only use me as a figure head when necessary. When anyone came to the brothel everyone had to still think I was in charge. It was madam that wanted to make use of you not me. She threatened to harm Torri if I didn’t threaten you when Guy showed up. I never expected that Blair would show up and threaten me. It was then I knew I needed to leave and when Daphne showed up again, well I left the brothel to get her back.”
“So you never intended to have sex with me?” Lawrence shook his head, “No but if Blair and Guy hadn’t got to you, it wouldn’t have been me showing you the ropes, it would have been one of the men from the house. I understand if you don’t believe me but I hope in time you will forgive me.” Katherine studied Lawrence for a moment and replied, “I’m not going to say one way or another because it is a lot to take in so all I can say right now is we will see.”
Ty found Harmony on the floor, “Beauty what is wrong,” as he sat next to her. She wiped the tears away and replied, “I did another test today and it was negative.” He pulled her into his arms, “We will have our baby I promise.” Harmony was hurt and said, “Draco and Torri weren’t even trying and she fell pregnant…” Ty looked at her, “They lost the baby…”
“I know and it wasn’t what I meant…it was just they weren’t trying yet it came so easy to them. We want a baby and here we are with another negative. What are we doing wrong?” Ty smiled at her, “Beauty, we aren’t doing anything wrong but maybe it is time to see the doctor and see what they think.”
“Maybe you’re right.”
“You know I’m right and I’ll make the appointment for us. After all we have been trying since our wedding night.” Harmony smiled and replied, “Thank you.”
Harmony got up and asked, “What time is it?” As she checked herself in the mirror.
“Almost one, why?” Harmony looked shocked and said in a panic, “I’m late. I’m meeting Mum and the others to go over plans for Grans wedding.”
Ty pulled her in again, “You’d better get going then or you and I could go to bed…” Harmony bit her lip and replied, “I’ll be missed if I’m late.”
“I promise I won’t keep you too long,”
Harmony looked into his eyes swinging her arms around him, “I know your game. Last time you said that I was hours late.” Ty grinned, “Three hours if you keep track. I can cut it down to one hour but I enjoy being with you.” Harmony sighed, “As much as I love you, I do have to go but I won’t say no when I get back.” Ty kissed her softly and when their lips parted he answered, “Then I’ll be waiting.” Harmony smiled as she left.