She narrowed her eyes and clenched her fist. "Do not challenge me."
Sara was not looking forward to this day. While she knew it was important for her ex to see his son, she couldn't escape the memories of how he treated her during the pregnancy. Leaving her when she was 4 weeks pregnant, lying to her about everything, the man she thought she knew was nothing short of a heartless coward. Regardless of how he treated her, Sara could not keep her son from Alan.
As Alan pulled up in his pickup, Sara felt her anxiety increase from zero to 100. She watched the former 'love of her life' get out of his truck and walk toward her. Sara looked down at her sleeping baby in stroller and smiled.
Alan cleared his throat as he stopped behind the stroller. "Hey Sara. Glad you gave me some time to see my son."
Sara felt her blood boil. "Even though I can't stand the sight of you, I cannot deny my son his father. I meant what I said on the phone, these visits will be supervised until I can trust you alone with him. You know the reason." Alan wiped the sweat from his forehead. "And as I told you on the phone, I did not know my fiancée threatened your life last year. Besides, she denied it. In my eyes, it didn't happen."
Sara took a deep breath to control her anger. "Can we not do this in front of my son?! I don't want him picking up on this drama."
Alan shook his head. "You brought all this on yourself, Sara. You should have aborted this child. Now he's here and he doesn't have a complete family. I talked this over with Melinda. We are going to court for custody, and we will win. Judges side with two parent households, not one."
Sara narrowed her eyes and clenched her fist. "Do NOT challenge me! This is MY son, he has proper care, a roof over his head, and an army of family, friends, and a Church family who will go to bat for him. Not to mention, he has a mom who will take down anyone who tries to separate her from her baby. Don't challenge me, Alan. This a fight you will NOT win."
Alan scoffed. "No judge in their right mind will side with you."
Sara shook her head. "You forget that I saved every single threat you and your fiancée sent me. The only reason why I didn't go to the police last year was because I was hoping you would stay gone."
Alan paced back and forth, trying to control his anger. "You're lucky there's a baby here. Otherwise, we would throw down, physically. Don't forget, I have a military background and I'm stronger than you."
Sara took her phone out and replayed a recording. The recording was of what Alan just said to her. Sara looked into Alan's eyes and smiled. Suddenly, Alan heard sirens getting closer to their location.
A police cruiser pulled up to their location and two officers walked toward Alan and Sara. "Hands above your head, Alan! You're under arrest."
Alan placed his hands above his head in panic. "You went to the police? How could you?!"
Sara's friend Monica walked up to her from behind and took control of the stroller.
Sara smiled at Alan. "Like I said, I will take down anyone who tries to separate me from my baby. No one challenges me or threatens me and gets away with it. You can count on me getting a restraining order. I'm pressing full charges, and I hope you get the help you so desperately need."
Alan was escorted to a police cruiser and placed in back.
Sara turned to face Monica. "Thank you for being here for us, Monica."
Monica smiled. "Anytime. I'm glad you went to the police after he messaged you on Facebook. That was really smart."
Monica and Sara looked at Sara's son, who was happily babbling. Sara and Monica laughed.
Sara filed a restraining order against Alan and his fiancée later that day. The order lasted until Sara's son turned 18. Two years after Sara had Alan arrested, she met her now husband Daniel. Daniel was able to adopt Sara's son and they lived in perfect bliss. Alan and his fiancée broke up.