“Catalina!!” I hear my best friend Anna call out my name for God knows how long ,we are watching the news ,there was another shooting today downtown, the news is always depressing to watch nowadays, always one shooting or the other, I practically zoned off.
it’s my 4 year anniversary with Christian Montero tomorrow and judging from the call we had 2 hours ago , he said he is going to propose to me and he hopes I say yes, and then he ends the call, i am supposed to be going insane with so much happiness,
I mean, I am getting proposed to by one of the most eligible bachelors in manhattan or dare I say, one of the most eligible bachelors in the world ,he is the sole heir to “TECH M” the best tech company on the planet with a net worth of over trillion of dollars,
so why the hell am I not jumping up with excitement? I have known Christian for 4 years now, we met at a tech gala I was attending in place of my father, Sebastian Brooks, married to Natalia Brooks my mother,
My Dads company, “EMZA” deals with the production of drugs and medical gadgets. My father has his own fair of wealth but nothing compared to the Montero’s.
I and Christian hit it off immediately, we talked about the company, and how I just finished university with a bachelor’s degree in economics and majored in business, while he graduated a few years before me and he was 25 years of age when we first met,
Christian is absolutely divine, he is 6 Ft. tall, brown hair always neatly arranged, I don’t think I have ever seen Christian have a bad hair day actually, blue eyes, and a really nice fitted body,
, it was really alluring for like the first two months of the relationship, with the whole thrill of dating a multi billionaire and all, within that two months I realized he is a very proud, self-centered human, and really terrible at making love, I got seriously bored and lost any atom of feelings I ever had,
Why did I not leave the relationship you might ask? I felt like it would get better, I just needed to put in a little effort and with time I could change him, and besides my family is extremely happy about this relationship,
Wherever I go, I am treated with so much respect immediately they realize I’m the girlfriend to Christian MONTERO,
I guess I chose greed, fame and power over my personal happiness, call me stupid but I know most people would have made the exact same choice if in my shoes.
Anna looks at me with those sad eyes like she knew exactly what I was thinking, of course she knew everything, we both knew each other so damn well, we’ve been friends since high school.
I stand up heading towards the bathroom because somehow I felt dizzy all of a sudden and felt the need to throw up, as soon as I am done spilling my guts, I sit down and begin to cry,
“it’s going to be okay”, these are the words she keeps telling me ,but I know it’s the end for me,
“ how is any of this going to be okay Anna? I’m about to marry someone I don’t have feelings for, all because I ought to or because its comfortable, I know I got myself into this but getting out is somehow not an option, I kept telling myself things would change I should have patience, a year turned into two then into three now it’s been four years and I’m about to be engaged, I’m in too deep, feeling so damn pathetic,”
anyone listening to me right at this moment would think of me as an ungrateful bitch but call me all you want I still feel like I deserve better and Anna gets that and i am so thankful to her.
I am done being a cry baby, after lots of pep talk and alcohol I decide to accept it for what it is , I just need to accept that this is what my life is going to be like.
I begin to blast my favorite music, dancing and singing to my song, Anna has a really creepy taste when it comes to music, so as usual she goes upstairs to take a nap as she finds my taste of music weird, I continue to dance and scream till my body wears out,
I lay down, turn off the music as I quietly allow the alcohol do its thing my eyes beginning to feel heavy as I quietly drift off to sleep.
I wake up to the sound of Anna’s loud yelling, she is probably on the phone with one of her clients, I seriously don’t understand how this girl never seems to have a hangover I mean my head is spinning and there is this painful ache that won’t die down anytime soon, but there she is all dressed up and ready for the day like she didn’t down half a bottle of vodka last night.My, back hurts from sleeping all night on the floor, I decide to make myself a hot cup of coffee,I don’t need to head out until later in the evening for my date with Christian,Tomorrow, I have dinner plans with my dad and some Bulgarian investors, my dad is trying to partner with this new tech company in Bulgaria, so he can start launching a new level of medical application, I have to be there because STBC has decided to partner in this new project too.Anna drops her phone with a bang and goes all, “stupid fools, they never get their job right”.
What!! I can’t believe we are here already it felt like we barely moved, I check my wrist watch, I noticed it took twenty minutes, I looked up at Antonio and gave him a smile muttering a thank you, because I knew it was a fifteen minutes’ drive at max from Anna’s apartment, He obviously took extra time as he must have noticed my nervousness, just then my phone rings and it’s my mum calling.I slide to answer, “Catalina Brooks I am so proud of you I knew you would finally succeed and make him yours, good luck honey I love you” she says in excitement“Mum, how did you know he is going to ask me to marry him?” I asked, absolutely surprised“Oh, honey Christians mum called, she said Christian called her earlier today asking for her blessing, you have no idea how excited I am sweetheart, you’ve made us so proud, I have to go now honey, call me when it’s done, bye sweetie,” Mum! Mum! I sigh, realizing she ended the call already,looking up i see Christi
“We are leaving”, Christian grabs my arm as we get into his car, we seat at the back of the car, I am guessing its new, I have never seen this one before, Christian has a thing for cars, he has a thing for almost everything, once it’s a luxury brand and it just launched he is literally the first to cup it, shoes, wrist watches, suits and all that.Immediately I feel his hands slide through my gown, “Christian, we are in your car and besides your driver will see” I sayto him hoping he would stop,“hey you ,get out for a few minutes,” he half shouts at the driver, the driver hurriedly steps out of the car, Christian wastes no time as he starts to kiss me roughly, forcefully ripping off my dress inan attempt to gain unrestrictedaccess to my breasts, I gasp in horror but he mistook that as an opportunity to deepen the kiss, as he roughly grabs my breast, squeezing my breasts like they did something wrong, it was hurting so much, but I dare not complai
I wake up to see Anna lying next to me still asleep, I glance at the clock and it's 12 noon, I check my phone and see 2 missed calls from my mother , 2 missed calls from Ryan, 3 missed calls from Dadand 1 missed call from Christian.There are bottles of liquor scattered on the floor, I start to make a path, deciding to wash up first, I call Ryan first,“Hey kiddo, you missed my call I guess you were having too much fun last night, you are officially an engaged woman, you must be excited, how are you?” excitements clearly evident in his tone, making me feel like shit,“ I am doing wonderful ,yes I am now an engaged woman but he had to leave last night he had a business trip to attend, spent the night with Anna,”“alright kiddo, dad says you are coming over for dinner, something about the Bulgarian partnership business, so I guess I would see you tonight?”“yeah would be there, see you later, and
I walk out of the car, and I swear it felt like someone was watching, I look sideways to see if anyone was lurking around, as their are a few butlers at this part of the house,I shrug it off, I am about to open the huge door to the entrance of the main hall, but Sam our butler beats me to it,“Good evening miss Catalina,” “Good evening Sam,”“meeting room B3,” Sam says, I thank him and begin to ascend the stairs.My head faced down as I made my first step, when suddenly I felt that feeling of been watched once again, I look up and stop dead in my tracks, it felt like time had stopped, at that moment I felt like a bucket of ice was poured over my head, Ifelt really cold, I could not move, I just stood there for what felt like hours, as I stared into those green eyes, I swear they sparkled in the lighting, his dirty blonde hair tousled, he wore a ripped jeans, and a black cardigan, with the sleeves rolled up, it
My hands are shaking slightly, I have no idea why, it took every ounce of energy I had in me as of that moment to return the gesture, and when our hands touched each other, I swear a bolt of lightning has nothing on the kind of current that ignited my body,“Yes, you are right, this is she,” I inwardly cringed at my response, “This is she? Really!! ”I try to let go of his hand, but I catch his eyes linger on my engagement ring for a second and then he lets go of my hand,I begin to walk towards my father,“Catalina dear, congratulation, I am so proud of you, let us celebrate after this, but for now let’s talk business,”taking a seat beside Mr. Patrick, two seats away from Stiliyan,“You are all grown up, young lady, your father tells me you just got engaged to Christian Montero, congratulations,” shifting my gaze to Stiliyan, I seehis forehead is a little creased deep in thought, I swiftly return my gaze to Mr
“O my God!! Catalina Brooks is in love with a child”Anna says, while laughing hysterically, rolling on the floor being unnecessarily dramatic, laughing really hard, I just stare at her completely not amused, all I did was tell her everything I know and felt about Stiliyan, and what she got from that was love!!, I tell you this girl is nuts, I wait for her to dial it down with the laughter, it seems she is almost done, but begins to laugh again then stops getting all serious,“ Don’t tell me you are serious right now, you -felt what? , a jolt of electricity!, don’t be stupid Catalina, take a look at your finger, do you see that thing around it, it’s called a fucking engagement ring, you are engaged into one of the richest family on the planet, don’t think of anything stupid, you would be ruining your life and his life”“What is your problem? I never said I am getting married to the guy I have barely talked to him, I just told you how I
“Dinner at my place, you should be here before 7pm,”Says the text I got a few hours ago from Christian, Antonio is packed in front of Christians’ mansion, we arrived twenty minutes ago, I am bracing myself for what is to come, there is a normal routine whenever I come over;we have dinner, most times before dinner is over he starts touching me in a pathetic attempt to arouse me, but after a few seconds, he slides into me, oblivious to the dryness of my vagina, sometimes I never get wet, and would bleed when he is done, while sometimes my body betrays me and I get moist, or a little wet, irrespective of what my mind or heart might be feeling, they say the human body has a mind of its own, it drives me crazy at times like that but the good thing is, I don’t bleed when my body acts up, he never lasts over 5 minutes anyway, and when he is through with me he rolls over and drifts off to sleep,I’m seated in my car bracing myself for the ev