I walked into the garage my body boiling with anger as I thought of Grace’s words.
They were harsh, and I didn’t know how to respond to her without getting MYSELF into shit that I wasn’t going to be able to handle. Therefore I was forced to stay quiet. I was forced to walk out and just let her insult me the way she did, and now I’m going to give them an excuse to mock me. Thinking that I was a child for walking out the way I did. Yes, I admit that it was a bit uncalled for from my own end. But judging by the circumstances that I was in, I had no other option.
However, I didn’t plan on giving her the satisfaction of thinking that I left because of her. I didn’t want them knowing that they were hurting me. It was something against my nature, and everything I’ve learned.
Clicking the key button to unlock the car which Nikolay gave me the keys for. I raised an eyebrow when a white Range Rover’s lights went on meaning that it was unlocked. Looking at the key which was in my hand. It was indeed a Range Rover’s key.
Hmm, sporty. I like…
“Sorry I’m late, I wanted strawberry juice and didn’t find any in the kitchen. So, I figured that I’d go to the store and get it myself” I said walking inside the dining room. Suddenly becoming the center of attention as everyone turned to face me. I walked toward the dining table, putting the juice bottle on top of it. Knowing that Nikolay’s eyes were on me as I walked. The man had clearly not been expecting me to be back.
I looked at Grace who rolled her eyes on me. But I paid her no attention as I walked past the men to Nikolay’s mum, Mia, where she had indicated that she wants me to sit by her side. Dimitri smiling at me, and I nodded at him, giving him a soft smile. He and Ivan both shared a proud look as they saw my calm reaction.
“How did you sleep, dear? How do you feel after the jetlag?” Mia asked me softly. Turning her gaze to me. Her green eyes meeting mine, and I couldn’t help but smile at her gentleness. Being different than her son and daughter who were making sure to glare at me whenever their eyes met mine. However, I knew not to care about what they were doing. I wasn’t a spoiled brat to care about such childish manners, and if they thought that I did. Then they were mostly looking at the wrong girl.
“I’m fine love, thank you for your concern” I said politely. The woman’s gentleness would’ve made a rock soften. She put her hand over mine and squeezed in assurance. Knowing that this was not the way any bride wanted to spend the first night married. Being away from her husband. Having given me my own room, I was aware that he had prepared everything as NOT to see me. The man didn’t even want to look at me and his own family proved that they all shared his same perspective. It hurt when you thought about it, but I wasn’t going to dwell about the subject. Whatever was destined to happen, had happened. I was a married girl, and Nikolay was my husband. It was either we both accepted and lived with it, or I would end up suffering a consequence that I didn’t want to think about.
“Why don’t you and Nikolay go out today? Try getting to know one another?” Mia asked looking at me. Removing her blonde hair from her eyes. I looked at Nikolay who glared at me, both of us not wanting this. It was obvious in our eyes.
“Maybe another day, love. I’m still drowsy from the long trip, and I still haven’t settled…”
“Oh, that is nonsense. Go out for the day, the maids can take care of it. You go and have fun” Mia said stopping me. I looked at Nikolay hoping that he would say anything to change his mother’s mind but he did not speak as he ate watching us in silence. I closed my eyes not knowing what to say. t annoyed me, but I nodded at Mia who was being genuine to me, wanting to help me out. Agreeing to go out with her son for the day, and since the man didn’t speak to object. Then he must have a reason for it.
“Where are you going Nikolay?” Mia asked her son who got up. Running his fingers through his black hair. I frowned in confusion at the man who didn’t even look at me as he walked toward his mum and kissed the crown of her head. She smiled at him and I couldn’t help but feel my heart skip a beat at the sight of them. Despite him being who he is, he loved and respected his mum deeply.
“I have work, mom. If I was going out in a bit, might as well get some work done” Nikolay said calmly. He nodded at me before going out through the door, Vladimir following shortly after him. The two other men who were sitting with us, leaving Grace, Dimitri, me, and I’m assuming Claudia and Adrian, the youngest of the Ivanov siblings.
“I’ll go check on the stuff and start with them before going out” I said excusing myself from the table. Wanting to give the family their privacy. It was better to know when to leave when it was not your place. That was something that I had learned from mum and dad a long time ago.
“I’ll just start with things dearie, I’ll need to choose what I’ll wear too. Most of my things are in my bags and I can’t go out wearing sweat pants and a shirt” I said smiling at Mia stopping her. Not wanting to be rude for getting up without even eating anything she looked at my clean plate before she nodded at me.
“Alright dear, let Maddie help you if you need anything, I’m sure you two could get things done a lot faster if you’re working with one another” Mia said softly. I nodded at her and leaned down to kiss her cheek. Nodding at Dimitri before walking out of the dining room and going up heading to my bedroom. I knew that Mia had told me to call Madeline to help me, but I was sure that she had other more important things to tend to.
“Nice save” Nikolay said meeting me in front of my bedroom door. I raised an eyebrow at him but he simply smirked at me “I’m talking about going to hell to get strawberry juice”
“Didn’t you have ‘work’ to finish?” I asked raising an eyebrow at him. He smirked at me knowing that he was ticking a button, though why he was I didn’t know. Especially since he said or did nothing wrong.
“You’re very stupid if you bought that excuse. I was waiting for you” Nikolay said. I glared at him, crossing my arms over my chest as I waited for him to finish what he had to say. Ignoring the fact that he just called me stupid as I didn’t feel like getting into an argument with him.
“What do you want Nikolay?” I asked raising an eyebrow at the don who was looking at me with a smirk on his face. I didn’t know where this conversation was going, but I didn’t like it.
“We will go out, we’ll do it for mom. Don’t think that I’m doing anything for you, and that doesn’t mean that I want anything to do with you” Nikolay said rudely. I rolled my eyes at him and nodded. The feeling was mutual in every possible way. The man was just too full of himself to realize that.
“I already know that we’re going out for your mum’s sake, and by the way, love. The feeling is mutual, don’t worry” I said giving him a sarcastic smile. One which he did not return as his smirk turned into a frown.
“Good, I don’t want you thinking that anything will change between us. Our marriage is still a contract marriage…”
“I do know that it is a contract marriage Nikolay. I married you to protect my family. For a stupid alliance to be formed. You don’t need to remind me of it on our second day being married” I snapped stopping the mafia don. He raised an eyebrow at my reaction and I glared at him. The one reason I was married to him was to protect mum. I knew that her life was the cost of this marriage. The family’s alliance was bullshit to me if I compared it with her. Especially since dad was sure to kick me out of anything that belonged to ‘family’, leaving me with nothing. Knowing that I wasn’t the one who would be taking care of the family ‘legacy’ if I didn’t get married anyway. Dad made sure to let me and everyone know that he would’ve never left it in my care, and now that I was married to Nikolay. I don’t think that dad or any of the other men who were part of our family would allow me to have the family’s dynasty. Especially since it would be in the hands of the Russian.
“Good, now that it is cleared. I’ll be waiting for you to get ready. The faster we get this day over with, the better” Nikolay said calmly. Not knowing why I was angered by what he said. But I knew that he didn’t really care. all that mattered for him was that he was doing his part of the contract. The rest was up to me to do.
“Alright, if you let me get inside my bedroom to get ready then I will. I don’t think you’re invisible nor are you walkthrough. Just a friendly reminder” I said glaring at him. Nikolay moved away from the door and walked toward his bedroom. Which was the door in front of mine. I raised an eyebrow at the fact that my room was right in front of his. However, that wouldn’t make a difference since I was sure that his mother had something to do with it. I was sure that if it were up to this man, he would’ve put my room up in an attic for all he cared. But that didn’t matter after today. I knew what I needed to do to keep myself out of trouble.
But first, I needed to get today over with.
Nikolay: “I swear if you and the girl don’t end up killing one another when the week is over, That would be an achievement itself” Viktor said smirking at me when I entered the office. Waiting for Kiara to finish ‘getting ready’. I knew that I was supposed to at least know where we were going. But I honestly couldn’t care less. If the two of us were going out it was for mom’s sake only. Had it been up to me, the two of us would be as far away from one another as possible. The idea of having to have to sit with her made my heart race as I got angrier thinking of the subject. “Believe me, I’m already seeing them holding guns against one another’s heads. Just give it a day or two” Vladimir commented. I rolled my eyes at the two, glaring at them as they decided to act childish. However, I couldn’t say that they were wrong. “Funny, not only am I stuck taking the girl out on a date. But my friends have decided to start acting like a bunch of teenagers, good for me”
Kiara: I was annoyed with Nikolay’s words and the way he had acted. I walked to the bathroom to avoid fighting the don. His words were harsh, but I couldn’t blame him. He was right, it was my mistake thinking that we could be friends. Especially when I knew that he didn’t want anything to do with me. Having stated it, acted upon it, and even showed it in his eyes. Everyone at his house took the hint. It was me who was being stupid to think to try otherwise. Washing my face, I took a deep breath as I looked at myself in the mirror. Putting on the best smile I could muster. A skill which I’ve mastered as I grew older. Having been forced to act a certain way, whether I was in front of my family or the other families. I grew up being strong, having to fight my own battles myself. Therefore, I wasn’t going to let this family, regardless of who they thought they were, get to me. I was just as strong if not stronger than that don. He was a man, he had his power, yet
Nikolay: I looked at Kiara wondering what game she was trying to play. The tough girl acts. Her acting like a bitch for a second then doing something extremely genuine when no one was looking at her. I couldn’t read her, and I didn’t like it. Both Kiara and I walked out of the car. Having reached the house in one piece, I was surprised that the two of us hadn’t killed one another today. But we somehow managed to be adults enough to spend time together without pulling a gun on one another. “You two came back in one piece” Vladimir commented once we entered the house. Everyone was sitting in the living room when we entered the house. Kiara laughed and I rolled my eyes at my right hand. I swear this man was going to be the death of himself, in my OWN hands. “Yes! Can you imagine how hard that was?” Kiara said in a childish sarcastic tone. Vladimir laughed and Kiara shook her head at him. Greeting Dimitri, mom, and Ivan before she headed to the st
Nikolay: “Fuck…” I hissed as I reached my climax, Jenna tightened around me as reached her own high with a whimper. Coming undone under me. I pulled out of her laying down beside her to catch my breath. She laid on her side looking at me and I looked down at her raising an eyebrow at her “I thought that I wouldn’t see you again” Her finger ran over my chest, down to my abs. I smirked and wrapped my arm around her, pulling her body to my chest. She smiled looking up at me “and why would you think that?” “You got married and…” “I believe that you know the rules Jenna, don’t try” I winked at her. Jenna nodded knowing her limit. Her brown eyes meeting my blue ones. Her silk blonde hair falling over her back. she leaned in to my lips, softly kissing me. Knowing that we would be going to have another round. I tightened my arms around her, pulling her close. Smiling into the kiss, she wrapping her arms around my neck, straddling my lap, slowly grinde
Kiara: I sat in my bedroom on my bed scrolling through my phone. Wearing a comfortable long sleeved grey shirt and matching sweat pants. The door was knocked twice and I raised an eyebrow looking at it for a second “come in” The door opened revealing Madeline who smiled entering the bedroom. Her hair made in a braid and she wore blue jeans and a white t-shirt. Carrying a tray of food in her hand, she walked inside closing the door before she walked toward me. I got up from bed and headed toward her taking the tray from her and setting it on the coffee table which was in front of the white couch inside the bedroom. “You didn’t have to do this Madeline” I told her gently. Her brown eyes met my green ones and she smiled giving me a gentle nod. “First, you can call me Maddie, and second, you haven’t eaten anything all day…” her smile turned from one that was cheerful to one that was somewhat sorry. It was like she pitied me “I heard what happened
Nikolay: “Nikolay!” The girl, Lidia, one of my maids moaned as she came undone underneath me. “Fuck!” I hissed reaching my high inside the condom. I laid my head in the crook of her neck breathing heavily as I pulled out of her. I laid down beside her, and she looked at me taking deep breaths pulling herself to lay on my chest. I knew that she wanted to be intimate, or to at least try to catch my attention. But that wasn’t going to happen. “You can leave” Lidia looked at me and nodded pulling herself away from my chest. She got up and wrapped the sheet around her as she sat down and began putting her black dress and white apron back on before she left the bedroom. It was already morning and I knew that I had to get up and head to down to the dining room. It was time for breakfast, and I was aware that the whole family would be down waiting for me. Getting up from bed, I went to the bathroom to take a shower, washing my hair and
Kiara: “Do you have everything you need?” Maddie asked me as I was checking my purse I nodded. Both of us walking toward the door, getting ready to go out. “YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO TELL ME WHAT TO AND WHAT NOT TO DO!” I heard Claudia yell, her voice booming in the house. “YOU WILL NOT YELL AT ME, DO YOU UNDERSTAND!” Nikolay yelled. His voice causing everyone in the house to freeze as chills ran down my spine. I looked at Vladimir who walked out of the living room at the sound of the two siblings. Both our eyes widened when we looked at one another. I put my bag down and both Vladimir and I ran upstairs following the two siblings’ voices. Both of them yelling as loud as they could, looking as if they were ready to kill one another. “YOU DO EVERYTHING YOU LIKE! YOU GO OUT WITH DIFFERENT GIRLS EVERYDAY! DO YOU THINK THAT I DON’T SEE THE GIRLS LEAVING YOUR BEDROOM? AT LEAST I’M NOT MARRIED, NOR DO I HAVE A BOYFRIEND TO CHEAT ON!” Claudia yelled as lo
Kiara: “He seriously hasn’t left his office since morning?” I asked Vladimir walking out of the living room. I went to the kitchen to get something to drink only for Maddie to tell me that Nikolay hasn’t eaten anything all day and everyone was somewhat afraid of approaching his office to give him anything to eat. “No, he won’t even let anyone in, I tried, got kicked out. You can imagine everyone else” Vladimir said looking me in the eye, his brown eyes meeting my green ones. I sighed and shook my head. I always knew that the man was going to be the end of himself, but I never expected that he’d end up starving himself to death. “Give me a few minutes” I told Vladimir who frowned in confusion as I walked toward the kitchen. He followed me there and I raised an eyebrow when I saw him walking inside after me. Rolling the sleeves of my blue black shirt, my white sweat pants being low waist were comfortable to maneuver around in. I took out bread, cheese, roast be