Vaughn quickly scanned the location he was instructed to come to on this very Sunday night. Although the note had confused him, somehow, he felt knew the identity of the person on the other side of the pen. To his surprise, he just so happened to be right.
"Well, well if it isn't Nikola Uhla. I thought I would never see the day..."
"Almost like seeing a ghost huh?" He walked over to the two seated table positioned off to the side of the café. He pulled out the chair and carefully sat down and threw his amr.
"I did you the liberty of getting you your favorite. Heineken. Draft?"
"Still got it after all these years."
Almost simultaneously, the waitress came a placed the beer on the table and walked back towards the front. He grabbed the beer and examined it before taking a sip. The entire time, he never removed his eyes from the dangerous black haired woman sitting across from him.
"Now what is it that you want Ms. Nikola?"
"Oh, this isn't about what I want Vaughn."
"It's not?" His face formed into confusion, causing him to sit up.
"Oh heaven's no! This, this is about you want." She took one last sip of her drink and placed it on the table. Once her drink was stable, she placed her arms and leaned towards the man she once loved.
"And what exactly is that Ms. Nikola?"
"I believe it starts with 'ma' and ends with 'kenzie'."
His smirk was gone. "Talk."
"You always were pushy." She smiled and rubber her manicured finger across her eyebrow. "First let's get this elephant out of the room. This is strictly business. The hatred between us is mutal—"
"Hatred? I've never hated you Nicky." Vaughn quickly interjected.
"What?" Both his statement and her former nickname had caught her off guard.
"I've always thought you were bitter, but there was a point in time when I actually cared for you. Until things got complicated—"
"Ok, enough! This isn't even relevant to the topic at hand." She waved her hands in the air as if that would stop the memories from flowing into her mind. "Like I said, this isn't about 'us'. This is about how I can help you help me." Viviane slowly slid back into her chair once her body finally calmed from their off topic discussion just seconds ago. "Now, you want her back and I want her gone. I have a solution to get us both what we want. Simultaneously, of course."
"And you know where she is?"
"Let's just say, I've known for a very long time."
"And what do you want out of this? How is this going to benefit you?"
Viviane let out a laugh. "I've already told you. By you getting what you want, I do the same. Now, I must warn you, some things may get dirty and someone might actually get hurt, but last I checked you didn't give a damn what stood in your way as long as you got the prize. Am I right?" The woman revealed her white teeth for the millionth time. She finished the last of her wine and pulled out a five dollar bill from her purse and threw it on the table. "Here's my card if you're interested. The offer won't stand long." She pushed the chair back and stood up revealing her attire for the evening. After brushing the invisible particles off of her clothing she strutted pass and towards the front entrance.
"Oh, by the way." She said just before she passed him.
"For what?" Vaughn grew more and more bemused.
"You didn't hear? You're going to be a daddy!"
I'm VERY sorry to the many people that tried to read this chapter Tuesday (1/31/12) and was unable to read it. Somehow, while checking for comments and whatnot, my mobile device deleted the whole chapter while I was at school leaving my frustrated and worried that I had disappointed my fans :/
Once again, I'm very sorry for this. I'm positive that this is the official/updates chapter, as of right this second (1/31/12 at 7:45pm) and again sorry :/