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Amari Camden rescues a poor family from eviction but the deal is that the beautiful Caitlin Forde leaves her husband. She turns him down cold but her vindictive and greedy husband literally throws her to Amari - for a large sum of money. Their children are not part of the bargain. Going against everything she knows, loves and believes in - she accepts. She knows he will expect sex and she is afraid of what people might think of her.
Caitlin quickly realises Amari is a wonderful person despite the way he took her from her home and her fear of being intimate was replace by a new one. She now fears that her husband will use the children as leverage to get more money from Amari who she is now falling in love with. Will he feel the same way about her? What secrets does the great doctor have that can destroy everything he holds dear? Will Caitlin stay with him when everything is out in the open about how they met and how much money he paid for her?
Amari Camden is an accomplished Barbadian doctor. He grew up not entirely poor but his mother often struggled to make ends meet. She got so frustrated at one point she would bring men home when she thought Amari was asleep and they would pay her to have sex. The bills were always paid now and food was always in the house and he got extra allowance.
Amari got up one night to go to the bathroom and the noises he heard coming from his mother's bedroom excited him. A budding teenager with a new found activity, he was destined for trouble. When Amari's mother wasn't at home, he would drill a small hole into the wooden wall of her bedroom from his. He made sure he collected all the dust and washed it down the sink. His mother's bed was on the far side of her bedroom away from the wall so no matter where he put the hole he would have a great view of what was going on. Sure enough, late at night he would turn the light off in his room and he would hear voices bypassing his bedroom. Minutes later he would move the picture and take a look. What Amari saw the first night more than excited him. He got so aroused he felt like crying because he didn't know how to make his erection go down.
Every night for the next four years it would be the same thing. Late at night his mother would bring home the men. Amari never had to go anywhere to learn about what to do in bed, he learned it right at home.
One day his mother was rearranging her room and she found the hole. She went into Amari's room and tried to figure out where it would be. She moved every photo and when she saw it, her heart broke. She always thought she was careful but only now she knew the ramifications of her actions. Amari was now 17 and he wanted to be a doctor and she would let nothing stop him from achieving this. When he got home from school that day, his mother sat him down.
"What's up mom?"
"How long have you been watching me Amari?
Amari could not find a crater anywhere to fall into.
"I never wanted you to see me like that. It's not how things are supposed to be and I don't want you to treat women that way either. Be the best at everything you do but treat women with respect do you hear me?"
"Yes mum." Amari held onto his mother for what seemed like an hour. He didn't even realise she had stopped breathing because he had fallen asleep.
He ran to the neighbour's house and soon everyone was frantic, the police came, the ambulance and the coroner. Amari stayed in his bedroom. What would he do now? How was he going to stay in school? He knew of no family he could stay with.
One of his neighbours knocked on the bedroom door.
"Amari, have you eaten since you came home?"
"Come, my wife cooked, let's get you fed and we can talk about your next steps.
Amari got up, took the keys from the wall and locked the door behind him.
He was sitting at the table eating and a young girl he had been sweet on came into the room.
"Hi Amari, sorry to hear about your mother, she was so nice to me."
She sat down next to him and took his hand.
"It will be okay Dad will find out what you are going to do and the rest of us will pitch in where we can."
"Okay thank you." He continued eating trying to ignore the annoyance between his legs. He scooted further under the chair to avoid being seen.
Over the next few days, everyone helped Amari out. They brought him food and helped out with the bills. He got a job working so he could help himself as well. The girl next door would sneak into his room and they would spend the time they had kissing and fondling each other. They were both too scared to go any further and as time went by they were content to play with each other's bodies.
One day he had just come home and a man was sitting on the front porch.
"Can I help you sir?"
"I'm here representing your mother as her attorney. Can we go inside this is a private matter."
Amari took his keys out, opened the door and let the man in.
"Have a seat would you like something to drink?"
"Something with bubbles would be nice."
Amari took a Sprite from the refrigerator and took it to the gentleman. He opened it took a sip and closed his eyes.
"That was what I needed, thank you. Now down to business. My name is Fredrique Bynoe and I am here to deliver letters from your mother's estate. These are yours for starters and you can sign here that you have received them sealed and intact." He handed Amari four envelopes and a form to sign.
"Now, I have bank account information and college documents as well, you need to sign for those as well." He handed him an envelope from a bank and one from the college his mother had picked out for him. He signed and handed back that form.
"Now the good part. You mother told me what she had been doing for the last 5 years or so. I know you may think badly of her but she was a good woman and she did everything she had to because she wanted you to succeed in life. She asked me to make some investments for her and they paid off, I just wish she were here to see it. These my son are yours."
Mr. Bynoe handed Amari four documents. There were statements from 4 companies he had invested money for his mother. Over $350,000 in all. The statement from the bank said $8000 and the Credit union also had about $8000, which one was for savings only.
"How did my mother do all of this?"
"I can only tell you that she never intended to do this for the rest of her life, she was saving enough money to send you to college and then you would do the rest. She decided she would not cheapen herself further and only chose successful business men, at least that way she knew she could get proper cash. Son, you don't need the details, she did the best she could. Now your college fees are paid in full. The mortgage on the house is paid in full as well and it's in your name. Sign here and here."
Mr. Bynoe marked the areas with his pen.
Amari was stunned, all the time he was watching his mother degrade herself, she was making a way for him.
The papers stated he was to start school in a few months and it wasn't too far. He could ride his bike there and back.
"Now last but not least. Everything your mother left is yours, some of it you will get now and the rest you can only access when you finish your studies. The bank account is yours to use as you see fit, like a bonus. Your credit union account is to be used for deposits only. You mother suggested that you use it for emergencies only. The dividends from the investments will accumulate and when you get your title they become yours. I won't invest anymore unless you say so and no I don't have any actual access to the money, so no fear of it disappearing. Do you understand everything so far?"
"Yes sir. I'm still in shock. I will do my mother proud."
"I'm sure you will son. Now this is my card, if you need any help call me day or night. I have to go now, my office is about 15 minutes from here so you can pop in and let me know how you are doing."
"Thank you sir bye now."
Amari, sat down and cried his eyes out.