Thanks to the medicine from the doctor to calm her morning sickness, Shelby was finally able to function again. She decided to get out of the house for a bit so took the boys to her dad’s house. She sat with her grandpa while the boys played with their uncle. Her dad was at work. Philip had an appointment with his therapist.
“How are you feeling?”
Shelby looked over at her grandfather and smiled. “Better. I think after this one, I’m done with having kids. I can’t handle going through the morning sickness a third time. Why did Nakusa get off so easy and I’ve had to suffer both times? It’s not exactly fair.”
“You take after your grandmother. Dakota was pretty sick when she was pregnant for your father. Not so much for the others.”
Andy came into the house and looked at Shelby. “I need to talk to you, Shelby. Is Philip here?”
She shook her head. “He had an appointment with the therapist. The boys are with Kyle.”
Andy looked over at Patrick. “Can you stay for a few minutes?”
Patrick nodded wondering what was going on.
Andy sat down and reached for Shelby’s hand. “Princess, I just had a call from the prison and came straight home. Your mother has passed away.”
Shelby knew that she should be upset, but she actually wasn’t. She had severed ties with the woman years earlier.
She thought about all of the things that woman had done. “I hope she rots in hell for what she did to all of us.”
Andy was a little surprised to hear that from Shelby.
“She’s your mother, Shelby.”
Shelby shook her head. “She stopped being my mother when she let that guy hurt us.”
Andy hugged her daughter. He could understand her being angry and upset. “She can’t hurt any of us anymore, Princess.”