The room was deafeningly silent. I couldn't even hear my heartbeats. It feels like concrete drying in my chest.
I looked up and scanned the luxurious bedroom, adorned with flowers in every corner. Allen Group has a 60% share of Sea Queen 5-star hotel, so I should spend my first night here. Actually, I must. The hotel was as huge as a palace, rooms are so beautiful with Italian furnishings, black leather furniture, white shining marble on the floor, which reflected like a mirror,
But there I was burdened by the weight of my shattered heart, wrapped in an expensive creation of a designer, sitting on a bed decorated with rose petals. It suffocated me like hell. I hate roses. I hate flowers. Why? I don't know. I am just not interested.
When I was about to move and get up from the damn bed, I was interjected by the sound of the door opening swiftly by the man who is officially my husband for a few hours, he stepped in,
With every step bringing him closer to me, my heart clenched tighter with grief. Why? Why does it have to be him? And not Aaron? Why must fate play with me?
As my eyes welled up, I tried not to look up but assumed that he was already scanning every curve of my body, fantasizing about every part and feeling proud of his latest possession.
He strode towards the bed where I was sitting. But wait. Why is he coming to me? He won't do anything, right? He was very cool outside in front of the guests, but who knows what is he planning to do inside, behind the door!
I need to warn him again about having no rights on me. I should. He is just one step away from me. "Listen... In case you forget..." I looked at him and started reminding him but stopped in the mid-way as he grabbed a pillow from the bed. So he wasn't going to touch me. He was looking at the pillow. Shit.
Ryan averted his gaze at me, and raised his brows, definitely arising a stupid question in his mind. "What?"
I gulped. "Um..." I paused and tried to think of something before I spoke again. "What are you going to do with the pillow?" A sigh of relief escaped my lips.
His lips parted and he stared at me as if I have said something dumb. "According to rule 7 of the contract I signed, it says that I can't sleep with you in the bed. So. I am going to sleep on the couch." He explained.
"You signed the contract already?" I asked. Fast.
He nodded. "I did. You gave it to Alex and he gave it to me before leaving. So I signed it right then. But I forget about giving it back to you." With that, he took a folded paper out of his pocket and gave it to me. "Here is the contract. I am sorry about folding it."
"It's okay," I said and looked away immediately. I hate how he stares at me.
He also nodded and walked away to the couch. Then settling the pillow underneath his head, he laid down on it and started scrolling his phone. Very comfortably.
Does he have a girlfriend? Whatever. That's none of my concern.
Ryan...It was almost midnight now, after the long hours of standing and welcoming guests, maintaining a smile that made my cheeks hurt and posing for innumerable photo sessions.Alex, some of my friends and Laura's cousin Rhia escorted us here. Though I was chilling with them, all I wanted to do was to collapse on the bed.But my friends, they did not let go of me. They teased me endlessly and shamelessly pulled my leg. for my own first night. My friends are still bachelors, and they seemed more thrilled than me over the prospect of the first night. Of course, Alex didn't annoy me at all. Because he knows the deal well.Anyways, after the eternal torture, they finally pushed me towards the room. With no interest, I entered and the first thing that invaded my mind was the pillow on the bed.I went to take the pillow but she started saying something and that's when my attention took hold of her, making me realise that she is my bride and she is kinda pre
Laura..."Mrs Laura."I got no way but to face them. I looked back at them and plastered a tight smile on my face. It was the manager of the hotel who called me, now he was grinning as if he has done something very big. Damn you. I cursed underneath my breath before I ambled towards them.The manager greeted me with the flowers in his hand. "I am the manager of this hotel. Mr Cameron." He introduced himself as he extended his other hand to me. "Congratulations on your wedding."I accepted his flowers and shook my hand with his. "Thanks."Now please, let me go. Don't ask about him.Mr Cameron nodded and rolled his eyes around, searching for someone. Must be Ryan. "By the way, where is your husband, Mr Ryan? We are waiting for him. Is he coming?"Damn it. Should I say that I am going alone? And he will go back later? No.... that sounds weird. All the cameramen are here and if I say something like this, the news will be stir
Ryan...Ms Ruthless. That's what actually Laura is. How can she already treat me like this? How did her boyfriend tolerate her?"Drive fast." Ms ruthless, I mean Laura spoke and the sleek car cruised to the entrance gate of Allen Mansion, running over the black tarmac so fast that the passing greenery became a hazy blur.Laura is always so cold to others and... doesn't care about anyone on this earth. Even marrying me was only for her satisfaction.After arriving in front of the Allen Mansion, I realised that they are not only billionaires but also... something more than that.The servants ran off from their places, got busy just to open the door of the car. As we got off, an old lady around 45 years old, wearing a black suit strode towards me and bowed politely. "Hello, young master. Welcome home. I am Kellie Kevin. The Butler of this mansion.""Hello." I gave her an awkward yet gentle smile before rolled my eyes and the luxurious painted masonry
Ryan...I didn't expect to see Elita here. And to ask me about the money in her purse. Really! She thought I stole her money. God! I didn't even know she took a purse that day. She is assaulting me for no reason, without any proof. And Laura. What's wrong with her?I let out an exaggerated sigh and turned at her. "Why did you give her the money?" I queried. This time, she really irritated me. Who told her to interfere?Laura gazed at me with a calm gaze. "What was I supposed to do? Keep quiet and tolerate you two?" She sounded like we assaulted her. Strange."Don't you think it's kinda humiliating? I didn't even know...""That's none of my concern. I gave her the money and that's it. I don't want to know anything else." She cut me off and combed something out of the wardrobe before she stomped into the bathroom."Laura, listen. I am not finished yet..." I called, but she didn't look back, didn't even bother to retort.I ran my fingers into m
Ryan...I didn't expect to see Elita here. And to ask me about the money in her purse. Really! She thought I stole her money. God! I didn't even know she took a purse that day. She is assaulting me for no reason, without any proof. And Laura. What's wrong with her?I let out an exaggerated sigh and turned at her. "Why did you give her the money?" I queried. This time, she really irritated me. Who told her to interfere?Laura gazed at me with a calm gaze. "What was I supposed to do? Keep quiet and tolerate you two?" She sounded like we assaulted her. Strange."Don't you think it's kinda humiliating? I didn't even know...""That's none of my concern. I gave her the money and that's it. I don't want to know anything else." She cut me off and combed something out of the wardrobe before she stomped into the bathroom."Laura, listen. I am not finished yet..." I called, but she didn't look back, didn't even bother to retort.I ran my fingers
Laura...Why is this guy staring at me like this? It gives me goosebumps. I mean, I hate the way he looks at me."What?" I broke the awkward silence that was building inside the room. Ryan didn't respond, he was not even blinking his eyes. What's wrong with him?"Ryan?" I called again, he finally blinked his eyes, back to his right mind."Yeah?" He replied, blank.As I gaped at him without saying anything, he cleared his throat. "Ah! I forgot. Ms Kellie came... a while ago. She said your grandfather is calling us for the breakfast! We should go." He said while standing up from the bed.I inhaled a deep breath and nodded before I strode to the dining room with him. I can avoid everything in this world, but not my grandparents. I am just helpless in front of them.Ryan...We walked to the staircase that flows into a large, wide hallway. It possesses the paintings, the original wallpapers from 1882 with classic Anglo-Japanese asymm
Ryan... When the formal breakfast ended, Laura and I went back to our room. I sat in my place. Yeah, the couch and watched her searching for clothes in the wardrobe. After what felt like an eternity, she took a white blouse out of it. "It's foul weather outside. It will rain anytime soon. I think white will be a bad choice for today." I said, leaning my back on the couch. Laura didn't bother or didn't even care what I said. She fumbled into the washroom with the white blouse and came back wearing it with her black-coloured plain jeans She stared at me for a while before she stood before the mirror and started scratching her hair. By god, I thought she will ask me if I was going to college like this. But now I guess Laura Allen would never notice me. I inhaled a deep breath and extended my hand to my luggage that was kept beside the couch. I opened it, drew a blue t-shirt out of it and started unbuttoning the current t-shirt I was wearing.
Ryan...When Rhia and I got out of the car, we were welcomed by the stares from the females who had stopped their tracks all of a sudden.Rhia chuckled as she felt their gazes. "Congratulations, you are going to be popular among the girls."I scoffed at her and leaned my back on the car. "You are kidding. It was true in my previous college but in this college, it's quite impossible because there are dozens of rich hot guys here."Rhia shook her head. "All the girls are staring at you, not me." She voiced so confident as if she has degrees on this topic. "Anyways, Thank you so much, brother-in-law, for the drive.""My pleasure. But Rhia..." I paused and looked at her after locking the car. "You can call me Ryan as well. We are the same age, right? And in college 'brother-in-law' sounds quite awkward.""Do you think it'll be okay with you?" She asked, narrowing her eyes as she walked closer to me.I nodded and moved away with an awkward