A Billionaire's Secret
By Bethel-Gold
Date: October 22, 2022
Ch. 4Unveiling (cont'd)

“You all are very much aware of how much I like to stay away from all these socialite parties and billionaire hangouts, now I understand why,” he said to them.

“Cade, I am so sorry, we are so sorry that we didn’t let you know of this” Patricia stood up to come to sit beside him with her hand resting on his. “We have wanted to tell you in the past but there was no chance given to and we just thought it might not really matter for you to know it yet”

“So, it was best if someone else told me?” he asked and stood up from the sofa he sat on. “Mum, dad, I really appreciate all that you have done for me, everything, I really appreciate all your kindness and how you made me feel like am a part of this family but don’t you think that I needed to know my real root and where I came from? Who my real parents were and why they decided to give me to you?” he asked.

She bowed her head as she felt sad about how he felt. He sat back on the sofa and side hug her so that her head rested on his shoulder.

“I am so sorry Cade, please forgive us. We didn’t want or mean to hurt you this way, please forgive us” she cried and he kissed her hair and rubbed her arm.

“It’s fine mum, I would have just appreciated it if I learned of this information from you both, that’s all I am saying”

“We are sorry about that, no keeping secrets anymore,” Donald said.

“It’s okay, I just need to ask some other things too. Who are my parents why did they leave me? Didn’t they want me? Are they still alive? How can I locate them?” he asked too many questions and his parents looked at each other.

“You are the son of my best friend Lexi, she gave you to us some months after our wedding. I didn’t know that she was pregnant or had even given birth not until the night she brought you to us” Patricia said and he frowned.

“Did she state her reasons?” he asked.

“She didn’t tell us anything, she just said ‘He is your child and you didn’t see me’ and she left after saying such. It was strange, the manner that she came, it looked like she was running away from something or someone but we didn’t know who due to how surprised we were by your arrival” Donald explained further and Cade paused in thought.

“So, she just left me with you both without giving any form of explanation and she looked scared when she dropped me?” he asked for clarity.

“Correct, we haven't seen her since then,” Donald said.

“She didn’t try to reach out to at least check on me?” he looked at both parents and they both stared at each other before looking back at him.

“There were very rare times where she would call to know how you are faring and when I asked to put you on the call, she’ll feign bad network and would hang up the phone,” Patricia said.

He felt a bit of a tinge in his chest that his real mother didn’t want to see him or have any contact with him.

“When last did you speak with her and how can I contact her? You should have her contact, right?” he asked and Donald shook his head.

“The last time she did call was when you were twelve and since then we heard nothing of her and she would call using private numbers so we never actually got the chance to get a number to call,” Donald said and he nods his head.

Although along with the information about his real mother, he didn’t get anything solid aside from the location of her place of work and a really young photo of her riding a horse he guessed that he could at least be something he could use to locate her.

“You aren’t sure if she’s dead or not?” he asked for confirmation.

“No, we aren’t sure about that but we do hope that she is still alive. She cares so much about you Cade, she just told me every time she called that she had her reasons for letting go of you, she would say that it’s for your own good and thing would seem clear when it’s the right time and that she loves you a lot” Patricia said to him and he scoffed.

“Loved me enough to give me up and cut off any form of connection with me? She wouldn’t even talk or see me and she talks about loving me” he said with a shake of his head.

“Cade, I don’t want you to take all these in the wrong way. I know Lexi to be a really good and sweet lady and for her to have made such a decision, I do believe she has her reasons and if she said that it would get clearer with time then let time make things clearer for us. Just please don’t harbor any hateful feelings for your mum, please” she said.

“You are very much aware that I am not capable of hating anyone, I am just hurt by this information and trying to process it all but I will be good,” he tells them and Patricia hugged him which he returned.

Donald felt bad for what Cade was going through, he loves Cade as much as he loves his own son Dimitri that was why he wanted to leave most of their properties in his care but he and Dimitri seem not to have any care for the wealth, just so far, they are okay, they don’t need all the flashy things.

Dimitri sometimes would like to be spoilt but it's in rare cases. Cade on the other side wanted something simple, a life simple and free of all these attention his family gets but he didn’t want Cade to feel left out at the same time that was why he involved him in most things and released some major deep family things to him. His sons are his pride.

He just watched his wife and son hug each other and after a moment, they leaned away so he stood up to bring his wife back to where they were sitting down.

“I know that I don’t do this much often but I would like to ask for something” he looked at his dad and then at his mum.

“What could that be?” Donald inquired.

“I need to leave the country in search of my mum,” he said and Donald was about to say something but he beats him to it. “I want to see her and hear from her why she left me and who my real dad was, I want to know of my root and just everything about me and that thing she said time would reveal, I want it to be revealed now,” he told them.

“What if it's something dangerous?” she asked and he shook his head.

“I doubt there is something sketchy about her reasons for leaving me, I just want to know, I need to know about this” he looked at both of them and Patricia rested her head on her husband’s shoulder.

“It's fine, we understand. You deserve to know about this and you can leave but for how long will you be gone?” Donald asked.

“I am not sure, I can’t say but I will try to keep in touch with you guys so that you don’t get worried about me,” he told them and they nod.

“Where exactly are you going to live and what’s the name of the country or state you are going to meet your mum from how you are speaking, I can tell that you know where to find her so where exactly are you going to?” Donald asked when he stood up to leave.

“You don’t have to worry about that, I will keep you guys updated on how I am faring so you will have nothing to worry about, and please don’t try to send someone to locate where I am, I will be fine out there” he directed his last few sentences to his dad who just rolled his eyes.

“Yeah, whatever just keep us updated or I will send some agent to come after you” Donald warned.

“Yes sir,” he salutes then walked to the door, opened it, and stepped out “Thank you guys for everything and I am sorry if I caused you any heartache” he apologized.

“It's okay, but just one question,” Patricia said and Cade knew what she was going to ask. “I think I have an idea of who let this out to you but can you at least let me know who told you this?”

“That shouldn’t be important now mum, I will call you guys later” he hugged her and shook hands with his dad then walked to his car so that he could prepare to leave.

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