I smiled walking out of the bathroom to find a white simple dress hung on the closet’s door and white converse shoes under them. Raising an eyebrow at Nikolay’s choice of outfit, I nodded and dried my hair with my towel deciding to leave it to dry giving its natural curls. Nikolay liked my hair better that way anyway.
I put on the underwear Nikolay left me on the bed. Yes, my beloved husband decided to choose my WHOLE outfit today and that also included lace white panties and a matching bra. It was a new set too. The man was really going all out today with whatever he was planning and in all honesty, I wasn’t complaining. I was always amazed by how he expressed his love to me and found it impossible to compete with, no matter who stood in front of me. Who the couple were or who the man was, no one on Earth could compete with what Nikolay does to me. The love he shows me, the love I have for him. He used to tell me that I had entered his heart and settled in there, he didn’t know that it was the other way around.
The man had opened my heart, entered it, settled in, and locked it. No one was going to take his place, I knew that for fact. He was also easily jealous, the man would freak out when another man, aside from the men of our family, was around me. He would glare at the man until he was frightened to even complete a sentence. That of course, didn’t include Timur Zakharov, the man was Vladimir’s uncle, and he was the only one who made sure to annoy Nikolay by keeping his arm wrapped around me whenever he saw him. His wife, Nikita Zakharov knew her husband’s intentions and said nothing about it. She knew that the man had eyes for her only. Therefore, whatever he did didn’t phase her.
“Ah, Nikolay, what am I to do with you?” I asked myself out loud. I had gotten him a Rolex watch and Mont Blanc pen for our anniversary. I just wanted a proper time to give them to him and I just couldn’t find it. Having woken up, I was technically scolded for working myself too hard for our children and I knew that my husband was right. The last time I did what I was doing now, I was hospitalized for a week. You can already know that I got a fit from Nikolay first, then the whole family who were worried sick about me.
“I see that my beauty is ready and has started talking to herself?” Nikolay teased walking inside the bedroom. He didn’t bother knocking the door, though I was well aware that it was because he knew that I was bound to be ready. He wrapped his arm around my waist from the back and looked at me through the mirror as he rested his chin on my shoulder. It seemed to be a habit he had. Whenever he saw me getting ready, he would wrap his arms around my waist, we’d talk. He’d watch me fix my makeup or choose my jewels, we’d have a conversation at times. I’d get his opinion, he’d help me with my necklace, or choose which one he wanted me to wear this time.
“Your beauty wants to give you something but you were too busy scolding her this morning that she nearly forgot” I teased and Nikolay laughed, though he raised an eyebrow at me when I opened one of the drawers of the dresser and took out two wrapped boxes. I put them on the dresser and moved out of his arms and turned to face him making him frown in confusion as he approached the boxes and slowly unwrapped them revealing the boxes of the presents.
The first was the Rolex box revealed, I had initially wanted to give it to him in the bag. But having brought the gifts three days ago with Maddie, walking inside the house with a Mont Blanc bag and Rolex bag would have caught everyone’s attention. Then he opened the Mont Blanc’s bag looking at me with a smile on his face. Our eyes met and he cupped my cheeks kissing my lips softly.
“You are an angel, do you know that?” Nikolay said softly. I had gotten them for him as I knew that they once caught his eye. He didn’t buy them as he was annoyed by Caruso who had killed three men having lost control to the Bloodlust effect. We had tried putting him through a treatment to help him recover, but the man was losing control over himself for quiet a while. No matter how hard we tried helping him, he wouldn’t stop. The man had lost control and ended up trying to kill Madeline. Nikolay shot him before he managed to hurt her.
“Your angel and devil” I whispered to my husband and he smiled laying his head on my shoulder, kissing my neck as he hugged me tightly. The two of us pulled away to look at one another, he smiled at me and took my hand in his, intertwining our fingers. The two of us looked at one another and I smiled at my love who kissed my forehead.
“Come on princess, we should get going if we want to be back before nightfall”
“Where are we going Nikolay?” I asked Nikolay who had my eyes covered with a scarf. I walked in front of him and he’s been guiding me for a while now, his hand on my waist as he made sure to stabilize my steps and as usual, he wouldn’t answer my question no matter how many times I asked where we were going.
“We’re almost there babe, you just need to be a little patient” Nikolay said kissing my cheek from the back as the two of us walked. It was a few minutes later when we suddenly stopped and Nikolay slowly removed the scarf from my eyes exposing the campsite we came to once almost five years back.
“What is this, Nik?” I whispered to my husband taking in the beautiful scene I saw in front of me. The campsite was decorated with romantic candles even though it was day time. Pillows were the campsite itself was the same as I once remembered it. I could tell that he renovated it, the building would have been ruined by the rain and lake. The humidity would have caused cracks on the building but everything was intact.
“It was where I first truly admitted to you that I was in love with you, remember?” Nikolay said wrapping his arm around my waist from the back, his chin on my shoulder and I looked at him side ways seeing him smile. Nikolay had given me a new wedding ring that day. He even made me get rid of the one I was wearing as he didn’t want us to remember how our marriage started. Nothing more than a contract marriage, we had hit one another with it for a while when we got engaged and when we first got married. Then one day we decided to be friends, that friendship brought back long buried feelings which the two of us had shared as children. Having been forced apart as children, we made the choice to let go of one another. Though the two of us never got over it, the love between us was too deep to simply forget, and seeing one another every now and then, though we didn’t admit it, didn’t help with anything.
The love was simply buried in our hearts only to sprout again like it was all meant to be, and in all honesty, despite not believing in fairytales, I believed that this was one fairytale that came true.
“How can I forget?” I whispered and Nikolay kissed my cheek, the two of us smiled as I turned around the face him. Wrapping my arms around his neck as I stood on my toes to reach his height, or at least as close as I could to it. Nikolay smiled and tightened his arms around my waist pulling me closer, he leaned in to my lips and softly connected our lips to one another’s. My eyes were closed as I embraced my love’s lips against my own. He smiled into the kiss and bit my bottom lip softly pulling it before pulling away from the kiss and resting his forehead against my own, looking me in the eye.
“I am in love with you Kiara, deeply, madly in love with you. I don’t even know how to describe it and I don’t want to know. My heart is in the palm of your hands, whether you choose to break it or cradle it. I’m giving it to you, willingly and completely” Nikolay whispered to me, he kissed my nose and I felt my heart race against my chest as I took in his words. It was as if he’d said them to me for the first time, as if he’d admitted his feelings to me for the first time. I remember feeling the same way the first time he’d told me that he loves me, I knew then that my heart belonged to one person and that was him.
“I love you too, Nikolay. So much it sometimes scares me how much I know that you could easily kill me if you leave, though I always trust that you wouldn’t do it. Deep down, I always know that you would never leave me” I whispered back to him. It was true, there was once a fear in my heart that he would leave me, though I know now that he would rather die than leave me. I have seen him around other woman and how he wouldn’t even spare them a second glace, though I was well aware that he had a different woman every night, sometimes two every day when we first got married. Things had changed so much since that time, naked girls could walk in front of him and he would simply roll his eyes and proceed with whatever he was doing. I have seen it live in front of me, no one had to tell me that to believe it, having been to one of the business galas, Nikolay rarely took part of them. But father had secretly held a slavery business even after Uncle Dimitri and Uncle Ivan had stopped that business department for them, being the most powerful family. The Ivanov family controlled the market, they made sure that this business wasn’t around anymore. But father managed to hide it well, as did the men who took part in it.
Nikolay had made sure to stop the business and set the girls free. All of them were either returned to their families if they had any and for those who didn’t, who had lost their families, or have been sold by their families for barbaric reasons were put under my and Nikolay’s care until they could get on their feet. The younger girls have been sent to schools and those who wanted to work were either trained to do the job they wanted or sent to a proper university after passing the exams that they needed. None of the girls were harmed since, and we knew that they were all safe. The girls considered us as family, at times some of them would come a visit us, they would send presents during seasons.
“And I’m thankful that you trust that I would die before thinking of hurting you” Nikolay whispered and I smiled at my love who wrapped his arms around my waist. Hugging me tightly, I laid my head on his chest and he smiled tightening his arms around me. He kissed the crown of my head and I smiled at him.
“Come on, how about we go inside, have a little fun before we go home?” Nikolay asked and I raised an eyebrow at his suggestion “you know, I picked your set for this day…”
“I see…” I teased my husband leaning closer to him, our breaths mixing “I would still need to walk, you know that right?”
“Don’t worry, our time begins at night when everyone’s left and I’m sure that I’ll be the one cradling and spoiling you all morning tomorrow” Nikolay teased and I laughed “now, the faster we go inside, the faster I can get this dress off”
“Nikolay!” I laughed and Nikolay smirked.
“What? The dress will come off!” Nikolay laughed and I shook my head at him, his eyes looked down at my lips then my eyes before his arm went under my knee carrying me in his arms “I love you, baby girl”
“I love you too”
Nikolay:“Love, I do think that we need to start heading home” Kiara said looking at me. She was laying on her stomach on top of my chest, her eyes staring into mine as a smile made its way to her lips. I smiled and ran my fingers through her somewhat messed up hair. Our earlier events having reflected on both her hair and body which was now filled with a few love bites which I left on her.“Indeed we do, but I’m currently more comfortable with you being here in my arms. The two of us just being together, nothing and no one to disturb us. You know, us going home would mean interacting with people, going back to responsibilities…”“Nikolay! The guests are literally coming for OUR anniversary!” Kiara scolded tapping my chest and I laughed.“Not an issue, the family can host them. They can come up with some excuse that I decided to surprise you, or that we travelled. You know…”&ldquo
Third Person Point Of View:“Is everything ready?” Lilian asked walking inside the office where Ian had been working. It being a while past midnight, she knew that she had a flight to catch in a few hours to go the States and she wanted everything to be ready. The games were coming very soon, they knew that time was ticking backwards, it was simply a matter of countdown.“Yes, the base is already open and ready with the games and simulators prepared. The system is here with me, and you should be in your room before anyone sees or notices that you are missing” Ian said looking at Lilian who smiled and stood behind him, wrapping her arms around him from the back. She kissed his cheek and looked at the screen on what he was working. The system that they have re-created, an image of Valerie. They had planned on using the system Louis had created before, but seeing as Kiara told both Nikolay and Sebastian about it. They knew that they couldn’t
Kiara:“Happy anniversary, princess” Timur smiled hugging me tightly. He cupped my cheeks and kissed my forehead. Nikolay had gotten so used to Timur spoiling me that he didn’t bother commenting anymore. Though he did sometimes get jealous, or more specifically, pretended to be as to get a kiss or for me to lay in his arms in front of everyone. Proving to everyone that I belonged to him, and him alone.“Thank you” I smiled at Timur who turned to face Nikolay who was smiling as he kissed Timur and Nikita’s son, Mikhail. The young boy was almost Lia’s age, a few months younger than she was. Yeah, when Nikolay teased at times claiming that the family was going to end up having a nursery, he wasn’t kidding. It was suddenly like we all decided to have children at the same time, though that wasn’t the case, anyone who heard of us giving birth or our ladies getting pregnant would think the same thing.“Whoever
Nikolay:“Are you okay?” I whispered to Kiara who has been sitting in my arms. She’s been quiet for a while now after the encounter with her mom and I knew that it was because the woman got into her head. I didn’t like it, but I knew that this wasn’t the place to do so. Especially after Dimitri’s words did more than just simply put her in place.“Yeah, but I wouldn’t mind leaving” Kiara said looking up at me and I smirked at her. She rolled her eyes and I chuckled before kissing the crown of her head.“Let’s give it another half an hour?” I said softly and Kiara sighed but nodded. She laid her head on my chest over my calm beating heart and I wrapped my arms around her. Taking her hand in mine, I intertwined our fingers and kissed her temple “she would eventually stop. She just needs to be put in place from time to time until she learns not to mess with you”“It&rsqu
Kiara:“Okay, now you can open your eyes” Nikolay whispered removing his hands from my eyes as we reached wherever he was taking me. According to him, it was a surprise and he didn’t want to ruin it by letting me see where we were entering, though I technically knew that we were in Florida. He didn’t want me to see the ‘surprise’ he has set for me.My eyes widened at the beautiful sight that was in front of me. We were currently standing in front of a window, inside what looked like a cottage in front of the sea. The room was soundproof hence why I couldn’t hear the beautiful sound of the waves. All you could see around us was sand and the beautiful ocean, the sunrise gave the ocean a beautiful reflection of orange, pink, and blue. The room was filled with candles and flower petals and on top of the bed, a single white rose laid in the middle of the bed. I turned to face my husband to find him smiling at me, clearly loving my r
Nikolay:“Fuck!” I hissed before collapsing over my wife who was completely drained by now. I had a hard time catching my own breath but after the sixth round this evening. Yeah, I couldn’t expect any less. Though we did stop to take a break, we even went to shower, but we somehow always managed getting back on this bed.I pulled out of Kiara knowing that there was no way the two of us would be able to go on for another round. My woman wouldn’t be able to walk out of bed if she tried to, not that I minded though. I loved cradling her in my arms, we both knew that she would eventually end up laying in my arms for long hours before she decided to want to try and walk only to fall after losing her balance. It was both cute and amusing and though Kiara would glare at me for it, I knew that she loved it.“Yeah, now I understand why you said that we wouldn’t be able to go to the beach today” Kiara teased and I laughed wrapping
Kiara:“Need I ask what my beauty is doing?” Nikolay asked wrapping his arms around me from the back. He laid his chin on my shoulder as I was washing the dishes after the two of us had eaten. I knew that there were maids coming to fix everything, but I couldn’t let the ladies do everything when I was just simply sitting in my husband’s arms.“Washing the dishes” I answered stating the obvious. I could practically see my husband rolling his eyes at me and I laughed turning my face to kiss his cheeks. He smiled, his beautiful dimple showing as I put the glass to dry before turning around in my husband’s arms, I was wearing shorts and his black shirt while he wore grey sweat pants and a white shirt.“And may I know why you’re not in my arms?” Nikolay teased and I laughed wrapping my arms around his neck as he tightened his around my waist. The two of us looking one another in the eye, our bodies relaxed a
Nikolay:“Good morning, beautiful” I smiled at my wife who was stirring in my arms as I ran my fingers over her bare back from under her shirt. Her body pressed against mine as she laid on top of me, the two of us were completely drained by the time we were done with the beach, having showered. She wore my shirt and I put on boxers and the two of us ended falling asleep.“Morning” Kiara said sleepily. She was still snuggled in my arms and didn’t feel like waking up, but I knew that we had to wake up if we were to catch the surprise I had prepared for her. I had made sure to fix everything for this trip, I wanted her to be happy, I wanted to show her how grateful I was for her being with me, for her loving me, for staying loyal to me despite everything that turned against us at times. Despite ME not being loyal to her when we first got married. I knew that I hurt her doing what I did, but she never left. Not even when she had the chance to