Izaiah watched Callie walk around the apartment. They had been arguing and he was more than done with it. She had fully supported his search for Zaiden until she found out that she was pregnant. Now she expected him to drop everything and marry her. He had never once led her to believe that marriage was in their future. An accidental pregnancy was not going to change that.
He looked at the clock and saw that it was later than he realized. He got up from the table and put his plate in the sink.
“Are you going out again?”
“No, Callie. I told you the guys are coming over. They have some new information about Zaiden.”
She sighed and followed him to the bedroom.
“I thought we agreed to stop looking for him.”
He turned and looked at her. “No. You decided that we should stop. I told you that I would never stop until I have found him.”
“If you find him, where is he going to sleep? We turned the extra room into the nursery.”
He looked her in the eye so she could see how serious he was about what he was about to say.
“Listen up because this is the last time I am going to say this. Zaiden is going to be found. Zaiden is going to come home where he belongs. Zaiden will sleep in whatever damn room I want him to sleep in. One more word about this from you, and you will be finding yourself right where you were when I met you. On the street with nowhere to go.”
He wouldn’t do that to her. Especially while she was knocked up with his kid. He just wanted her to realize how serious he was about finding Zaiden.
He went out into the hall to wait for the guys by the elevator. He needed away from Callie for a bit.
He smiled when he saw four of the guys show up. They really were great friends.
“Tony would be here but he got stuck at work.”
Izaiah was just happy the rest of the guys were there. He understood about work.
“Let’s go inside where we can talk.
The guys went to the office that Izaiah had set up off the bedroom. It had been a spare room with work out equipment at one time. When they remodeled the nursery, they also did the bathroom, their bedroom, and the office. It let Callie feel a bit more like she belonged there. Like it was also her home and that she was not just a guest.
“We found some interesting things about the boy.”
Izaiah sat at the desk. He looked at the two journals of Colleen’s that he had found in one of the boxes he finally unpacked. He had hoped there would be clues in one of them to where the boy was, but there wasn’t.
“Tony was able to use his contacts to find out who had the boy.”
“You said had?”
Pace, who had been silent up to this point, looked at his friend. “Your father gave the boy to the judge and her husband as payment for a guilty verdict for your wife and for her sentence.”
Izaiah got up from the desk and walked over to the window. Finding out that his father paid for Colleen to be killed made him angry. The fact that it was Colleen’s baby that was used as payment just made it even worse.
“Where is he now?”
“We don’t know. We are still looking for him.”
He looked out the window and over the sleeping city.
“I’ll find you, Zaiden. I won’t stop until I have you back home where you belong.”