I let the tears flow down my cheeks. I stepped into the living hall. It was enormous as I always told my mother I wanted it to be. I was still dealing with the pain of my parent's death. Though they forced me into this unwanted marriage. But I couldn't deny the fact that I had spent my life like a princess in my father's home.
I wanted them right here next to me when my parents gifted it to me. I want them to see me smiling. I also wanted to see their smile, but I could only wish for it. I was too sad and too happy. Dad remembered what kind of home I wanted. It was exactly like that.
"You alright?" Livia's voice was soft as it came from behind her. For a few seconds, I forgot the rest of the world. She put her hand on my shoulder, her gentle tou
I locked the door as Livia left my new house. I wasn't sure what to do. I had explored my house. It was so beautiful. It fitted in my imagination.I walked into the kitchen. I opened the double door refrigerator. There wasn't much. In the morning, I needed to visit the grocery store or I could order online.I was alone. My life had turned from west to east. I met him. I returned to Jasper's house. That night revealed the truth of our wedding. And here I was now, Alone.
I grabbed my stuff and my heels clicked on the floor. I was wondering, would he be thinking about me? He was extraordinary and I could foresee, no one could replace the place he had made in my heart overnight. I felt my face flaming. I needed to stop this. I was drowning in his thoughts. I tried very hard to keep myself from thinking about him the way he looked at me, ran his hand on my shoulder to down my arm.I bent down to grab my phone. I heard something chiming. I was confused at first. It chimed again."Oh, it's the doorbell." I
The days jumped to the weekend hurriedly. I had applied for whatever job I saw in the advertisement. I was still jobless. Jasper had asked me to work in his company. I didn't want it. Ivan had offered me a job in the publication world. But I refused him too. I didn't wanna work with my friend's fiance. Ivan had mailed me and asked me to reach the place for the interview at his friend's office. I didn't know anything about the job yet. I couldn't concentrate on anything until I met his parents and knew their reaction. I put on a red dress and grasped my clutch tightly in my hand. I was nervous like hell. I hadn't eaten anything since the morning. I was afraid to throw up any time. I was hoping they would invite us to their place as usual but Jasper invited them.
I could sense the passion when he kissed her. He was genuinely in love with her. I felt a soft touch on my lower back. There was only one person who would be concerned about me. It didn't matter that I was carrying a board written ' I'm perfectly fine.' "You alright, Esme?" Livia asked. Her face was a true picture of worry. I smirked. I was waiting for this. I glanced back at Jasper and Lorraine, "I wasn't sure. When she asked me to be her bridesmaid." I breathed, "It wasn't that bad," I smiled. "I'm not asking this?" Livia held my hand. "I have told you. I don't love him. It doesn't matter to me. I'm just... " I paused, "They should tell me," I muttered. 'Things would be diff
' Dean Pierce is my boss. He's Ivan's business partner. He didn't offer me this job with any intention like David had last night. Now I'm repeating. Why didn't I hit him? I accepted this job because he's married and had a little daughter. I don't know exactly her age. But he's married and in love with his wife. That's enough for me to accept this offer. It makes me feel sad that I haven't earned this employment but my friend's fiance helped me. There's no option other than taking it. Frankly, I don't give a shit. I'll prove myself with my work that he didn't make a mistake hiring me. 'I handed him the file. He was sitting on the head chair. He grabbed it and his smile was professional. His gaze intensely lowered on the presentation file.The door cracked open, "Are we l
I had no choice but to join the troop. David stood by my side but I wanted him to join the men and leave me alone. I didn't talk to him, I was mostly replying in yes or no. 'Can't he get the hint? That whatever he is thinking isn't going to happen. Moving on isn't my type. ' "Tell me something about you. Instead of yes, or no." He smirked looking at me. His eyes stayed on my body. It made my skin crawl in disgust. If he hadn't been Ivan's friend, I would have smacked him hard on his face. 'Well! That's not me.' I turned to him, "I don't know. What has Livia told you?" I paused to have his attention. He was already smirking at me, "But I don't feel like... um," I shrugged my shoulders, "I can't give you. What you're expecting. Please... I'm sorry." I said to him, I darted my eyes around. I wasn't interested in looking at him any lon
I smoothed my hand over my yellow dress. I was feeling uneasy from last night. I hated the smell of roasted food. At the dinner table, all the men's eyes were on me, waiting for me to tell them about Carlos King. 'Yes, I'm running away from the topic. I want him to find me. I don't wanna bang on his door and announce... Hi! I didn't forget you. Can I expect this from you too? ' Lorraine pushed the chair back and got on her feet, "You look pale," She added, looking at me. I smiled, "I'm fine, Lorry." I whirled on my feet and walked away from the mirror. We were wearing the same design's gown. Her pregnancy had made her more beautiful. I had heard it but I didn't imagine it to be true. A moment later, Jasper appeared. His navy blu
PART TWO : ' There's definitely a connection between us. ' I couldn't forget her. She was married and off limits. I would never forget her mesmerizing eyes. How her skin felt under my calloused fingers. I could feel it. Her skin was softer than it looked. Regret passed through my chest. I shouldn't let her go. I didn't give a f***, that she was married. Her marriage wasn't ever essential for her. I could only guess it from afar. But it was true. It was written all over her face. I had hardened my heart for other women after that. No one could touch me the way she had. A surge of lust for her hit me hard. But she wasn't around. I didn't know where she was until a week ago. I saw her in Askin's building.