"-Hey Lucky, guess what? Kiara asked her brother
-You won the lottery? You jumped off a plane? You figured out how to save the world? He teased
-I wish! No, my father said it was OK for us to be friends. He says as long as my life isnít in danger, he wonít interfere, isnít that great?
-Yeah! He answered, but his heart wasnít into it.
-As our first celebration, what do you think of my birthday?
-September 15th. I decided to have a party, Iím sure my dad wonít mind. Iíll invite you, your mother, Lesley, grandma and grandpa, and the other people I will meet until then. Itís only in 3 weeks.
-No problem. Listen, can I call you back?"
After she agreed and hung up, Lucky laid on his bed. Something was bothering him about Kiaraís birthday and he couldnít put his finger on what. Something was wrong. Very wrong. He quickly worked, concentrated for at least 3 hours and then one sentence escaped his mouth;
"-Worthless son of a b*tch"
"-Now whatís that suppose to mean? Asked Robert
-Oh come on Lucky, youíve been "running" into her quite often. Did you ask your son to arrange this meeting?
-Nikolas-- said Elizabeth
-I have to leave Elizabeth. Iíll see you tomorrow morning
-Oh no your not. Nikolas answered with a little laugh
-Try and stop me. My men are installing the new security system and I am coming
-Then so am I
-Nikolas-- Elizabeth tried again
-Why? Are you jealous? Asked Lucky
-Jealous of you? I think not!
-Is that why you donít want us to run into each other or for me to supervise the work?
-No, I donít want that because you want her back. You screw her heart once, and I wonít let you play with her mind
-Play with her mind? Why would I be able to play with her mind if she doesnít have feelings for me anymore?
-Iím the one who shares her bed every night, why would I be jealous?
-Ok thatís enough. Elizabeth pleaded
-Oh and that doesnít make me a threat, now does it?
-In case you forgot, you left her pregnant, scared and heartbroken. She came to me Lucky, because you abandoned her
-Donít call me Lucky. My name is Robert. And you outta thank me for that. I gave you the chance to play the knight in the white armor helping the lady in distress. And all I get is a case of jealousy.
-Liz loves me. Now if you canít accept that there is no room for you in her life now, thatís not my problem
-You know what Elizabeth? Robert said, slowly turning his head to look at her, I wonít be coming tomorrow after all. Wouldnít want to put the trouble in my insecure big brotherís marriage"
As Robert walked out, he couldnít help but hear Elizabeth say;
"-Nikolas Cassadine, you are so gonna find out how the couch becomes a manís best friend"
He waited until he was outside before he bursted out laughing. Oh boy, Nikki was in trouble now. He drove to his house, still wondering what was under the sheet. The painting Elizabeth desperately didnít want him to see. He walked in and found the house silent as a tomb.
"-KIARA? YOU HERE?"
Robert ran upstairs and entered her room. Her drawers were open, some of her stuff was on the floor, most of her clothes were gone. He looked around, passing a nervous hand on his head.
"-What in the world happened here?"
Robert ran downstairs and entered the kitchen. Something was glued to the refrigerator. It was an envelop. He quickly tore it open and was stunned by the resemblance to his own handwriting.
"-Oh my God. He said, after reading the letter"
Robert quickly took his jacket and ran to his car. Tears were rolling down his face. He knew he shouldíve told her. He found himself at Windermere before he could think about it. The maid opened the door and told him Mrs. Cassadine was in the study. Robert found Elizabeth reading a book, her legs under her thighs on the couch.
"-Where is he? Whereís my son? He asked
-Lucky, what are you talking about?
-I need to know where Lucky is, now!
-I donít know where he is. He doesnít live here. Whatís wrong?"
Robert gave her the letter and she started to read out loud;
"Dear Lucky, Robert, Dad or whatever the hell your name is,
IF you read this, it means Kiara has agreed to come with me and Iím taking her as far away from you as humanly possible, where you wonít be able to hurt us anymore. Iím responsible for her from now on and we never want to see your face again. Iím been fine without you for the first 17 years of my life, Iíll continue to be. We donít need you, or your lies. The catís out of the bag, donít pass go, donít claim 200$. Donít worry, Iíll take better care of her than you ever did my mother.
Wanna know how I figured it out? I just put 2 and 2 together. She told me her birthday was September 15th, you died April 16th. In my book, thatís 5 months, so either you cheated on my mother or... Anyway, like for music, I inherited your love for computers, not that you ever bothered to find out, and I got into Merigoís hospital records, where Kiara was born. I found her motherís blood type, which is A+, as well as Kiaraís, B+. Too bad yours is A-, just as mine, isnít it dad?
So yes, we know she isnít your biological child. You donít even have legal custody of her until her 18th birthday, which is in 3 weeks. You just wrote your name as father, which would be honorable, if, first of all, you didnít neglect your own biological child to do so, and second of all, you actually told her the truth about it when you realized her heart was in pieces after she found out we couldnít be together anymore. Why you didnít say anything, weíll never know, now, will we dad?
Iíll contact my mother from time to time, to let her know we are OK, Iím not heartless to let her wonder for years like someone all my life I wanted to know, but now I wish I never laid eyes on. Mom told me you were terrified of becoming like your parents after you found out all the lies. She said you were afraid the shoes would fit. Well, how do they feel, dad?
Donít bother to try and find us. If you ever loved her, which I now doubt, and if you ever had any feelings for me at all, which I donít believe, let us live our lives far from you, where your lies and deceptions wonít hurt us.
"-Robert why the hell didnít you say anything?"
Robert was startled. This was the first time she called him Robert, all day. It made him feel awkward.
"-Listen, I donít have time for this. I have to find them. Is Lucky able to be on his own?
-You are talking about a boy raised under Luke Spencerís influence here.
-Do you know where he may have taken her?
-No I donít. We havenít been on the best of terms this past year
-Iím going after them"
Robert turned towards the door
"-So am I"
He slowly turned around and laughed a little.
"-No youíre not
-He is my son too and I will help you find him. Besides, you need someone to protect you when he decides to break your neck. Youíll explain your reasons on the way. Come on.
-Were you always a pushy broad? Or is this what you become after living with a Cassadine for the past 2 decades?
-Will you shut up and go?
-Iím serious. You arenít coming. They will be furious and probably physically violent
-You have two choices. Either you take me with you and I will serve as a peace keeper when we find them, or I go on my own and bring them back, making you look stupid. Now, we can either argue all night, or go and find them. Come on, weíll buy what we need as we go
-Just donít say I didnít warn you. Robert said as they passed the door"
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