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A Glance into the Future
Austin beat up the punching bag as if it was his worst enemy. He had thought about it a year ago, but put it in the back of his mind when he found out Carrie was pregnant. He had a burning desire to back to the sport it was his passion. But he knew he couldn't go back to boxing. Not with a son he needed to be around for. Austin was so confused it was like to people tugging hard at both his arms he did not know which way to turn. If he didn't go back to boxing he was afraid he might explode. He felt he was put on this earth for boxing and only for boxing. He was a born fighter. And he knew it.
"Austin, you are kidding yourself" he said out loud turning heads. He came to an abrupt stop wiped the sweat of his forehead and pulls his gloves off. He was sweating hard and was eager to shower, when Sami pushed her way through the glass doors of the Titan Gym.
"Austin" she said as she pulled his arm around to face her.
"Sami get out of my face, this gym is for employees only." He yanked his arm from within her grip.
"Austin, you know I am sorry and that I am trying to change."
"You know what you little *itc* that is what you said to me the last time and the time before that. Why the hell should I believe you know?"
" I am being sincere with you Austin."
"Oh were you being sincere when you blackmailed my mom with material that was not even true, you embarrassed me and my entire family. Were you being sincere when you changed the blood type of my own son? For the third damn time, you nearly caused Carrie to have a miscarriage. You put her in the hospital for two months during here pregnancy. I will never ever, ever in hell forgive you for putting my wife and my son through that."
"I'm sorry Austin I can change, I know I can be the woman you can love. I know that you love Will and I know that we should be a family."
Austin put his face real close to Sami and whispered "Samantha Brady, It just occurred to me, you and me here today in this gym, you saying how sorry you are and how me you and will should be a family..."
Sami's eyes brightened "Yes, Austin?"
"It just dawned on me that you are the only person in my life, that I have ever seen with my own eyes that I actually hate more that Satan himself. Now you can get out of my face before I do something drastic.
Sami eyed Austinís clenched fists and backed away. She could feel the tears rolling down her cheeks as she ran out the doors and down the stairs.
Austin was getting stressed and he had a head ache. Just what he needed on a day where he needed to think. He went back to the change room and the thoughts zoomed in and out of his head. But the one thing he tried to focus on was getting home and seeing his family. He had pulled and all-nighter at work and was determined to tuck his son in before his bedtime. The most important thing in his life was his son and since his son was named after him he wanted to be the best father he could be. Austin couldn't imagine what he would do if he was called Curtis Jr. Austin would not be able to stand it.
Caught in his thoughts, he almost didn't hear the muffled ring of his cell phone from within his jeans pocket.
"Hello, Austin Reed here" He always said that when he answered his phone even though it was almost always Carrie.
"Austin...." said a whimpering voice on the other line.
"Carrie is that you? What's the matter? Is something wrong?"
"Yes" Carrie had broken out into a flat out cry.
"What is it? Tell me it isn't Junior?"
"No he's fine hhee's ssleeping?" Austin could hear Carrie bawling at the other end. He knew something was really wrong, Carrie hardly ever cried.
"Carrie calm down, Please tell me whatís wrong."
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