Sitting on the wooden fence at the ranch Charlotte was sipping her morning coffee. The aroma was intoxicating, she had come to the ranch for creating a master piece. A talented artist, with some pain inside her, she never could love anyone after her Mike.
Mike Sanders, had many fashion designers coming into his studio much earlier than the meeting. They not only had to find a new and fresh artist, who could give a newness to the blank wall that would be the show stopper for the Fashion Le Style, closing for the Autumn collection.
Mike Sanders , looked out of his window and he saw a bird flying away and remembered Charlotte. Mike had many women after him, some of whom he had some physical relationships. But, no one was as like his Charlotte. Mike knew, about the delivery and death of his son. But, one thing always confused him, why would WilliamFoster take the body with him. But, Mike knew it is not worth to indulge in past.
As, the artists started to enter his eyes caught Sophia. For a moment, he couldn’t move she was exactly like Charlotte. Is she her child? Mike told himself, to remain silent. Maybe after the meeting or perhaps after the show, presently, he couldn’t take his eyes off her. Sophia could feel his stare, but failed to understand the reason.
The fashion extra, had Autumn as theme, so the back drops of the stage would have computer generated scenes of landscape in Autumn. The models had all soft, breezy and cool look. The make-up team had device a glitter that, didn’t make it as particle with glow rather the entire skin would be glowing, a rather healthy look.
The musically team also arrived. They had softness and playfulness as the theme. Each cat walk, to get a perfect music for making the dress flow in coherence with the music flow.
Too many issues, but still Mike kept on looking at Sophia. Suddenly, he couldn’t take it anymore.
He asked Sophia to meet him for a private discussion.
Sophia, ” Yes. Mike?”
Mike,” Sophia…I want to ask you a personal question?”
Mike,” Who is your mother?”
Sophia,” I am the daughter of Fosters”
Mike,” I am sorry if I am getting too nosy. But is your mother’s name Charlotte?”
Sophia was thinking why does it matter to Mike , if she was the real daughter or not. And who is Charlotte?”
The meeting ended and Sophia just couldn’t wait any longer. Sitting at the lobby, she called up Patrick.
Sophia,” I am sorry to disturb you.Do you have some time?”
Patrick,”yes. What is it?”
Sophia,” I came to a meeting for Fashion parade. Mr. Sanders , ie Mike sanders is asking , if my mother’s name is Charlotte?”
Patrick,” yes it is. But.. Sophia are you with him or left?”
Sophia,” I am talking to you from the main office lobby.”
Patrick,” Keep on staying there. I am coming. And Sophia, don’t say anything to him.”
Sophia,” Okay. But you are also getting me a bit worried.”
Patrick then called up Helen and asked her to pick him from his apartment and bring the blue diamond with you, was the instruction. Helen, informed James, about her to be visit with Patrick as the car drove towards the apartment.
Helen,” Papa. Whats the matter?”
Patrick,” I think, we got your real father”
Helen,” What? Really!!”
Patrick,” I said, I think. I am not yet sure.”
The car took them to the office. They then went to the secretary for asking to meet Mike.
Secretary,”But. Sir has another meeting ”
Patrick,” Just for five minutes.”
Secretary,” Let me ask. Who should I say, wants to meet?”
Patrick,” Blue Diamond”
Mike,” Yes. ”
Secretary,” Sir, do you have five minutes to spare?”
Mike,” No. But who wants my time?”
Secretary,” Blue Diamond”
Mike,” Send him”
Patrick, Helen and Sophia they all entered Mike’s studio office. Mike, was amazed to see the twins. They were replicas of Charlotte. He kept on looking from one to another. Patrick took the blue diamond from Helen, and gave it to Mike.
Mike, took it and tears rolled down his cheeks.Patrick, gently pushed the two twins towards Mike.
Patrick,” Charlotte’s twins, and if I am not wrong , your’s too”
Mike,” Oh My God! ”
It was a tearful reunion. Mike hugged them so tight, as if he wanted to capture all that time.
Mike,” How? I am so happy. I am totally lost. How? How did I not know about you two?”
Patrick,” It is a long story. But let me make it short. Your twins, were swapped with the dead child of Fosters”
Mike,” Oh! that’s why he took the child’s body with him.”
Patrick,” Yes. Foster’s wife came to know about the truth, just when Sophia was getting married.”
Mike,” You are married?”
Helen” We both got married the same day”
Mike,” I am so happy. I miss Charlotte. I think, some of my pain would go by looking at you two. You look exactly like your mother. I was staring at Sophia, because I couldn’t believe that she looked so similar to my Charlotte.”
Helen.” Are you married?”
Mike,” No. I wanted to many times, came close to marrying too. But, I just couldn’t”
Patrick,” I know that Charlotte was married to Peter William. But, they have divorced.”
Mike,” Is Charlotte alive?”
Patrick,” I don’t know. But , we can always find out.”
Mike was too happy to attend any meeting. He cancelled his week’s program. It was too much for him to handle. He kept on hugging and kissing his twins. They all went to Helen’s Mansion, to meet her family.Sophia told her father about Allen Woods her husband. She was like a young girl, eager to tell her father everything that he missed. Mike was smiling, it was a real smile.