A Billionaire's Secret
By Bethel-Gold
Date: October 22, 2022
Ch. 3Unveiling

Cade didn’t feel settled, what he got to know of the previous day was quite a disturbance to his night's rest. He was restless all through the night and no matter how much he told himself that he would just ask his parents the next day so that he could stop thinking about it, he just couldn’t relax and wait for the day to dawn.

His graduation was a little over a week and a half and was to start his training in his dad’s company so that he could take over it when the time is near but he is thinking of skipping his training to think over what was revealed to him.

They possibly couldn’t have hidden something that huge from him, something he should be hearing from them first and not from someone he least expected from.

He parked his car close to one of his dad’s cars in the garage, came out of his car, locked it, and made his way to the front of the house with the hope that they were home and not having one of their many dates.

Normally, when he or his brother were to come and visit, they make sure to call before coming no matter how seriously they want to meet with their parents, they call to avoid all sorts of inconveniences.

For instance, when Dimitri wanted so badly to ask his dad for something and when he arrived at their residence, what he saw made him take a forever oath to always call before coming in. He was glad that they weren’t fully undressed when he walked in on them about getting to their business.

Cade so wish that wasn’t the case and that they both were home else he might just have to pretend not knowing what he knows which would be impossible seeing that he was desperate to know more of it.

He knocked on the door severally when no one answered after he rang the bell numerous times.

“Please be home, please” he pleaded and was going to bang the door again when it opened to his dad who had his shirt rumpled, smeared pink lipstick on the side of his cheek and lips, and his slightly gray hair looked like fingers ran through them numerous times.

Donald just stood there looking at his son who was interrupting his alone time with his wife and wondered why he didn’t just call to know if he could come at this time now.

“Hi dad” he greets with a wave and Donald nods then looked behind him and back to Cade before coming closer to whisper something to him”

“Do you maybe mind coming some other time? I and your mum are kind of busy and we need serious focus on our business” Cade raised a brow at him with a look on his face.

“Aren't you guys like too old for whatever you’re doing?” Cade asked seeming uncomfortable but didn’t have any intention of returning back home.“You are never old for anything when you are with the right person” was Donald’s reply “You’ll understand when the right time comes”

“I can't come back some other time, I need you guys to answer something to me,” he said with a serious face.

“It can't wa-”

“Babe, who is at th- oh, Cade” Patricia interrupted him and stopped herself when she saw Cade standing by the door “You’re here,” she said in a small voice.

“Yeah, I was telling him that he can come some other time” Donald put his arm around his wife’s shoulder.

“No way, he hardly ever comes here to ask something from us, this might be so urgent,” she said then made way for him to enter the house.

The house was still the same vintage theme as it was when he moved into his apartment during his college years. There was just a new framed picture of his parents when they went for their just concluded vacation.

“Yeah, whatever” Donald muttered and went to bring them something to eat or drink as they delve into the important matter that Cade wanted to urgently discuss.

“How are you, Cade? Hope all is well?” Patricia asked when they settle on the couch that was in the middle of the large living room.

He nods “Yeah, I am good. I just need you both to answer something to me,” he told her and she seem tensed and at the same time confused and worried about what he was talking about.

“Is it serious?” she touched his hand and he didn’t reply but just shrugged.

Soon Donald came with the snack, placed them on the stool in front of them, sat beside his wife, and put his arm around her shoulder as he waits for what his son wanted to say to them.

Cade noticed that he had wiped the smeared lipstick from the side of his lips and adjusted his shirt properly but his hair remained the way it was when he came in.

“Does it have to do with your training that are coming up? If it does, I am not changing my mind on letting you leave for that vacation” he spoke then took a can of coconut drink, opened it, and handed it to his wife then threw one to Cade which he caught.

“You can go anywhere you want so far it doesn’t mean that you will be leaving New York anytime soon, you have a lot of work pending for you to take over so there is no running away this time,” he told him and took a can himself.

“Thanks” he gestured to the can of juice and then state his real reason for coming. “I am trying to set a good example to Dimitri so running from what I am not excited about doing will not be a good thing to teach my little brother,” he says “If I wanted to leave, I would have done that a long time ago” he muttered the last part and earned a glare from his dad and a scolding look from his mum.

“I came here because I heard something and a little part of me is hoping that it's false,” he said then took out a small envelope from inside his jacket and handed it over to them.

Donald, confused about what he was saying, took the envelope and opened it then unfolded the paper inside before reading the content of the paper. The look on his face gradually turned sad, and sorry from confusion.

Patricia who saw how his countenance changed when he read it, took the paper and read what was inside and her eyes widened then looked at Cade who looked rather worried and sad.

“Cade darling, we can explain” she began and he shook his head.

“Why didn’t you just tell me from start? You could have just told me instead of letting me hear it from an outside source” he accused.

“Son, let me tell you this. We never saw you as some kid we adopted, you are our son and that’s how we have been with you when we took you in, we never wanted you to feel like you are left out so that even when you come to know of it, you wouldn’t feel like you don’t belong” Donald explained.

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