Over the next few months, things seemed to be going well with Apollo and Holly. They began thinking about having another baby, and moved house to create room.
The house they moved to wasn’t really to Holly’s tastes, but Apollo had liked it, insisting it was “family-oriented”. Holly gave in and bought it, but had a feeling that Apollo’s insistance was more to do with their new neighbours than anything else.
Holly and Apollo’s relationship was at an all time high since they moved, but Apollo was still seeing Katelyn. Holly still had to go out to studio parties, leaving space for Apollo to invite Katelyn over.
As they relaxed in the hot tub, with Logan tucked up in his crib, things began to get heated.
Once the deed was done, they cuddled for a while before Katelyn said she had to go.
In the meantime, Holly had left the party early as she felt sick. When she arrived home to find the house empty, Holly headed out to the garden hoping she’d find Apollo there.
What she did find was a lot more than she’d bargained for…
Holly couldn’t believe her eyes. That was her husband, the man she’d been with for almost 6 years, lips locked with someone she’d considered a friend. Holly exploded on the spot.
“Apollo! What the hell is this?!”
Apollo didn’t say a word, he just stood there in shocked silence.
Katelyn was just gathering her clothes when Holly turned to her.
“And you, Katelyn. My friend! I guess I was wrong, you’re nothing but a whore. With my husband. On my property! You’re so lucky my son’s upstairs, Katelyn.”
With that, Katelyn left and Holly stormed upstairs to her baby boy. After checking on Logan, Holly cried herself to sleep, reliving the nights events over and over until she fell to sleep.
Apollo didn’t bother to check on Holly. He’d never seen her go off like that before. He decided it was wise to stay on the couch, instead.
The next morning when Holly came down, Apollo was already awake.
“Holly, can we at least talk?”
“Talk about what Apollo? Your infidelity? Or your inability to support me or your child? I’m game for either.”
“Holly, come on. Don’t do this.”
“Too late. I’ve already spoken to my lawyers. We’re getting a divorce, and I never want to see your face again.”
Holly worked for the rest of the morning, packing Apollo’s things into boxes. She placed them all on the front lawn, and waited for Apollo to join her.
“Right, well, that’s every last thing you own. Three boxes- that’s impressive.”
“Blah, blah, blah. Shut up Holly, I’m tired of it. You’ll come running back to me, you know it.”
Holly sneered at Apollo.
“Oh yeah? Well how about for now, you get the HELL OFF MY PROPERTY.”
Apollo didn’t need to be asked again. He span on his heel and left, sharpish.
Two months after the divorce, Holly and Logan were happier than ever, but Holly still felt something was wrong. Ever since she’d been sick at her last studio party, she’d been throwing up every day. At first, Holly assumed it was to do with Apollo, but it quickly became apparent she could be pregnant.
Holly decided a pregnancy test would be the best way forward, and headed to the supermarket.
The test confirmed her fears. Although she was happy, Holly wasn’t sure if she should tell Apollo. She didn’t even know his new address.
Holly didn’t have much time to track him down either, what with looking after a toddler and preparing for a new born.
Holly went into labour at 4am.
Holly opted for a home birth so she could avoid the paparazzi.
Belle Hartwell was born May 27th. She was darker than her brother, but had her fathers eyes and her mothers hair, much the same as Logan.
A few months later, and it was time for Logan’s 5th birthday. Holly chose to throw a party, only inviting her closest friends.
Holly was shocked when Apollo arrived. She approached him, and civilly asked him to leave, but he flat out refused. Holly resigned and let him stay, not wanting a scene. She still kept an eye on him at all times, making sure he didn’t go upstairs. She didn’t want Apollo to discover Belle- at least not yet.
Holly was fuming, however, when Apollo began to take over the party.
Holly bit her tongue and plastered a smile on her face as Logan blew out his candles, before kicking Apollo out once again.
Logan grew up into an adorable young boy, deciding to let his hair grow out.
Logan loved school as soon as he started. English was his best subject as he loved to write. He didn’t even mind doing homework.
But as happy as he was, Logan still couldn’t help but worry about his mum.
Logan hated seeing Holly suffer, so he decided the best way forward was to invite his dad over to talk to her.
Wondering what Logan was up to, Holly followed him out to the porch.
When she saw Apollo standing there, she was less than impressed.
“What are you doing here?!”
“You tell me Holly! Our son called me here, said he was worried about you, said you weren’t being yourself. He came to me, and I came over because it sounded as though you were neglecting your son…”
Holly couldn’t stand it much longer.
“Your son AND daughter are both perfectly healthy and happy without you, Apollo. I think you should go.”
“Daughter? I have a daughter?!”
Apollo looked at Holly with disgust.
“Well I guess I want nothing to do with you, or your bratty little family. Never contact me again.”
“Don’t worry Apollo, I won’t!” Holly screamed. She couldn’t help herself, and lent forward. Before she knew what she was doing, Holly found herself repeatedly slapping Apollo.
A flood of relief washed through Holly as she watched Apollo walk away from her and her family for the final time.