Chapter 23

Sitting down on her living room couch, Lisa turned on the T.V. as she fed her recently born twins. She was now married to her music producer and guitarist, Michael Lockwood. They had been together for about a year and a half.


As she fed the twins, she mindlessly flipped through the T.V. channels. She immediately paused when she saw a photo of Michael and August on the screen.


[This evening on 'Entertainment Tonight,' we take you into the King of Pop's 49th Birthday Bash, where he had plenty to celebrate. Michael is getting married and has a new baby on the way!]


Looking at the T.V. in disbelief, Lisa started fuming on the inside. She knew that Michael was getting married, but she didn't know he had a baby on the way.


"What in the hell does he see in her?" She seethed with jealously.


After she and Michael divorced, she often regretted not having children with him. She knew he wanted children, but yet she still refused to get pregnant. Her mom wasn't too fond of Michael, so she often urged her not to have a child with him. Ultimately this devastated Michael, and their marriage took a drastic turn for the worse.


"Shh! Don't cry... Don't cry," she sang to one of the crying babies. After she finished feeding the twins, she put them to bed for the evening. Since no one was home besides her and the twins, she decided to give Tai a call.


*Ring... Ring*


"Hey! This is Lisa... Lisa Marie Presley. How are you doing?"


"I'm alright," Tai answered smoothly.


"So have you heard the news? August is pregnant with Michael's baby," She said sharply.


"Let me guess. You watched Entertainment Tonight. I hope she knows what she's getting into," he implied with fake concern.

"It's not gonna be easy being married to that guy."


"I don't think she loves him. She's probably just after his money," Lisa interjected. "Were you crushed when you broke up with August?"


"Yes, I wanted to marry her and have a family, but she dumped me one day out of the blue," he lied, pretending to sound hurt.


"Oh, I'm sorry to hear that, Tai! Well, if it's any consolation, Michael broke my heart too. Maybe they are made for each other. I know this is going to sound crazy, but umm... How would you like to make them pay for what they did to us?" Lisa asked nervously.


"Oh, I don't know about that, but then again... Michael did threaten me over the phone, and I feel he is keeping August away from me. I just want to talk to her."


"Tai, I'll pay handsomely for your help. I truly want to save Michael from that woman even though he hurt me. But the only way to do that is to break them apart," Lisa said without holding any cut-cards.


"I don't want to hurt August, but I also don't want her to get hurt by Michael, seeing her hurt would destroy me. Count me in!"


"Ok, Tai. I'll be in contact with you shortly. We'll have to be very discreet about this, so tell no one."


"Got it, Lisa. Thank you for confiding in me about Michael. Talk to you soon."


"Take care, Tai. I'll be in touch."


Lisa let out a massive breath after she ended the call with Tai. She knew the task at hand was going to be hard, but with her being jealous of Michael's new-found happiness, she wouldn't let go of him peacefully.


August was giving Michael everything she didn't, and even though he had gotten married after their divorce and had kids, this wasn't the same.


Things were different with August, for she was his first love. She was the woman who's qualities he tried to find in other women, but they never quite measured up.


***


September 2007


"I'm nervous about the appointment Michael! What if something is wrong with the baby, and we didn't know about it?"


"Everything will be alright, the first ultra-sound was fine, and the doctor hasn't warned us of anything, sweetie," he spoke soothingly.


August sat on the couch while Michael stretched out with his head in her lap. It was one of their favorite positions to relax in.


"What time is the doctor's appointment?" He inquired.


"In 3 hours... At 11:15 am."


"Then you should go get ready now," He teased.


August punched him lightly in the arm and replied, "Oh, it's not like you don't make us late either, Mr. Jackson. How many times have we arrived late to things because you just wanted a kiss only," she chuckled.


"Ok! We're even," he blurted in defeat, knowing she was right.


Later that morning, Michael and August made it to their doctor's appointment on time. "Wow! We got here early. It's 11 am," Michael stated proudly.


"Yeah, only because I got morning sickness before you could try to ravish me," she quipped.


Just as August was replying to Michael, Dr. Evans stepped into the room. August and Michael stopped their conversation immediately and greeted the doctor.


"Hello, Dr. Evans," they both greeted him simultaneously, causing them to giggle at each other.


Dr. Evans was the same doctor that helped care for August when she fainted in the street a month ago. They found out later that he was also an obstetrician and pediatrician. They asked if he could oversee August's pregnancy since he did an excellent job caring for her after her accident.


"Are you two ready? Since you're ten weeks pregnant, we will be able to see the baby on the ultrasound", he smiled kindly.


Michael and August held hands as the doctor prepared her for the exam. After Dr. Evans placed the transducer on her stomach, an image appeared.


"Ah! There's the baby!" Dr. Evans exclaimed. He then started pointing out the baby's arms, feet, and hands. "The baby looks to be very healthy and has a strong heartbeat. Your pregnancy should go smoothly, just as I anticipated."


August and Michael looked at each other and smiled as they saw their baby growing, causing August's deep concern to lessen just a little.


"So beautiful, sweetheart. See, I told you everything would be fine," Michael spoke with tenderness.


August simply smiled at Michael and returned her gaze to the monitor.


"Ok. After I turn this off, I'll print up some pictures for you two and answer any questions you might have," Dr. Evans informed them.


"When will we know if it's a boy or a girl"? August asked excitedly.


"At your next ultrasound in about 10-12 more weeks, we will know," Dr. Evans answered.


"I'm a little embarrassed to ask this question, but is it safe for August and I to continue having sex? I know this is usually fine, but some cases might be different," Michael asked curiously.


"Of course, it's ok, Mr. Jackson. I encourage couples to keep up with their normal sex-life as long as it's safe to do so. And for you two, it's safe to continue."


August looked at Michael incredulously and shook her head sideways as they both began to laugh.


"Well! It was an honest question. One that I desperately needed an answer to," Michael retorted. 

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