They had been screaming at each other for over an hour. It got to the point where Ian just couldn’t take it anymore. He wanted the hell out of this house and he was ready to make it clear that that was what was going to happen. Elena had already thrown every glass object in the living room at him so there was no reason to hold back now.
“Elena are you not listening to me!? I’m done. I’m leaving. I’ve proposed to Amory. It’s over!” he shouted as loud as he could. That seemed to stop her. She didn’t pick up another object, instead she just stood there staring at him.
He hadn’t told her that last part. He had said he was ready to leave, he had said it was over but a proposal? Elena had never thought it would come to this. She and Ian had never even bothered to get married and now he was proposing to another woman. That was it. She couldn’t look at him anymore. “Get out. Get the hell out now!” Ian didn’t need the shouting; he already had his bag at the door and was ready to go.
Christian heard the door slam and he waited a moment before he left his room. “Just stay put,” he said with a small smile to Parker. She had seemed a little terrified of his parents going at it but this was nothing new. Of course Christian knew this time was different. He had heard what his father had said. He walked out slowly to find his mother on the couch sitting there shaking. But she wasn’t crying. Elena had always been so strong but Christian wondered what had made her so cold to not cry at this moment. He knew that she still loved his dad but she was too damn stubborn to fix it. “Mom…are you okay?” Christian asked carefully.
Elena’s shoulders stiffened even more as she heard Christian’s voice. This was it. She was going to lose both of them today and she was going to end up alone. She hated that thought more than anything else. “Your father’s leaving…I suppose you want to go with him,” she said, not looking up at her son.
Christian sat down beside her and put his hand on her shoulder. She was breaking and he could see that. After all these years that his parents had made his life a living hell Christian still cared about both of them. “No mom, if it’s alright by you Parker and I would like to stay here.” He said, knowing it would be for the best. He didn’t want to live with his father and the other woman anyway. It would only make things harder.
Elena gave into tears after that and hugged Christian as tightly as possible. He had never seen his mother cry so hard. “It’s okay mom, it’ll be okay.” Once again he was going to have to be the strong one in this household.