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 use it anymore, the guards guarding that door were Sebastian and Nikolay’s most trusted men, both English and Russians. They were loyal, rich, and somewhat unbreakable, yet at least. Lilian was yet to know their weaknesses.
“The list of our contestants?” Lilian asked looking at the excel sheet which was in front of Ian. He nodded opening another file showing her each contestant’s name along with a vital sheet, Lilian was impressed as she stared at the well developed system her love had created, he may not love her back. But the woman was too deeply in love with the man and at times it wasn’t the best thing. Especially since she tended to want to ‘see’ him, which he knew could cost them trouble if anyone saw them.
“Contestants, their vitals, the ‘lifespans’ they had, their stamina. Everything would be seen here” Ian said and Lilian frowned as she tried processing what he said.
“Lifespan?” Ian smiled and nodded at Lilian looking at the screen which he had designed. He was proud of his accomplishment, it took him years to get everything ready, done, and perfect.
“Yes, they wouldn’t be dying out on their first try. We need to make the game different than the one created by Louis, and this is how it would be done” Lilian frowned at Ian’s words. The woman was on for revenge, she wanted them to suffer and die, not to pass the games with ‘lifespans’. She just wanted them to end, she didn’t want any delays, just a simple, one, two, three.
“Why would we give them chances? They’re supposed to die, Ian!” Lilian snapped and Ian smiled standing up. He wrapped his arms around her, the man had ideas of his own. He was patient for a long while for this, he waited for years, he cheated on his best friend, he prayed, and planned. He wasn’t going to act upon emotions, no, he refused to do so. He knew that Lilian was still a woman, she would be getting emotional in some points, no matter her patience, she wanted things to end as fast as it could. But Ian knew that this wasn’t how things were supposed to be.
“Lilian, love, we are going to get what we want and with results that would amaze the two of us. But these games are going to be the most famous out there, the whole world would be speaking of them. I would need you to be patient and to trust me, we’ve made it this far. We won’t be coming out with losses. However, if we let the people die on the first shot, we’ve already lost the audience” Ian said softly. His eyes meeting the woman’s, the two were so alike, yet so different. Lilian was one to want to get things done quickly. Ian wanted to enjoy them. He wanted to watch those who have hurt him suffer, he wanted to watch them cheat on one another like they forced him to cheat on his friend. He wanted to avenge his friend who lost his life in the hands of the Ivanov family, and he wanted to avenge Lilian for having lost her children to the Ivanov. Their allies, them, and everyone around them was going to suffer.
“You’re going to make this a public event?” Lilian asked, now intrigued by her lover’s suggestion. She didn’t know that he had his own plans. She was well aware that he had his own motives, she knew that he was in this for revenge, the two of them were. But she didn’t know that he had made plans.
“I already have everything ready, my beauty…” Ian said pulling away from Lilian to his laptop, opening a few tabs and showing her the posters he made. Some of them had a younger Kiara om them, the previous champion of the first Bloodlust Games. Lilian’s eyes softened for a second as she looked at her daughter. The woman watched her daughter struggle the first time she was in the games before, she watched the tears her daughter cried as she feared for her life every night. She was the one to comfort her daughter and now, she was putting her to be a candidate in the games.
The posters were also showing that the games were going to be take place in the States, most of their contestants were there and those who weren’t in New York would be going there to attend Nikolay and Kiara’s fifth anniversary gathering. Therefore, everything was so far going according to plan.
“Nice posters” Lilian said covering her sadness, she wasn’t going to back out now. She has made it this far, she wasn’t going to let a moment of emotion get to her now. Especially when she wasn’t alone in this, her decision would also harm Ian, the man had been working on this with her for years. They have put huge funds to make this work, withdrawing the money was hard enough as it was.
“Indeed they are, they’ll be everywhere when things are ready. Let us just take our contestants and we’ll start making everything public, for now I can’t do that as I don’t want anyone to catch sight of them. But you’ll see where they’ll be soon enough” Ian said turning to face Lilian who nodded with a heavy heart. He knew that the woman would be in pain if anything happened to her daughter. But what she didn’t know was that he had plans for that girl too, he just had to make sure that she passed every game. Only then would he be able to save her, that is of course, if she manages to pass the last task of the game.
“Love, you need to go to your room now. Sebastian would be waking up soon and you’d need to be ready for your flight” Ian whispered to Lilian who was snuggled in his arms. He didn’t want to admit it, but over the years, he’s gotten so used to her being beside him that he stopped seeing himself without her. Yes, he knew that he didn’t love her and at times he just wanted her away from him. But he also knew that he was deeply attached to her and that his feelings for her had sprouted once more even though he promised himself that he wouldn’t be falling for her again.
“When will I see you again?” Lilian asked looking up at her lover, the two of them were laying on his office’s couch. The two of them undressed as they had decided to be active. Ian kissed Lilian’s temple. She looked at Ian who smiled at her, he was going to the States to host the games with her. Therefore, he wasn’t going to be away from her for long.
“Don’t worry my love, we’re going to be together soon enough. And these secret gatherings would just be in the past, we’ll be together in public together and we’ll stand in the face of everyone who has ever hurt us” Ian said gently and Lilian smiled kissing his jawline “now get up, love. You need to go back before anyone sees you”
“Alright” Lilian said softly. She got up from Ian’s arms and put her outfit on, Ian called the guards who were waiting for Lilian by the door. The men were hiding around to keep the woman safe, they were all loyal to Ian and Lilian. Sebastian thought that the men were all loyal to him, but what he didn’t know was that these men were simply waiting for the right time to take their boss’s revenge.
“I’ll see you soon, beautiful” Ian said wrapping his arms around her. Hugging her tightly, she wrapped her arms around him before she walked out of the office leaving the place knowing that they’ve entered a battle that would not stop until it was over.
“Mrs. Lilian?” Cassandra asked Lilian waiting for further instructions.
“Get my things ready, we leave in two hours”
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
Kiara:“Mummy!” Lia smiled running toward me. I smiled and leaned down to hug my daughter who jumped in my arms with both happiness and excitement, I kissed her cheeks before pulling away for her to greet her father. Maddie who had Daniel in her arms walked toward me and I hugged her though I was careful not to hurt my son who instantly perked up upon seeing me letting out little giggles which made me smile. His hand went to my hair strand and I smiled as he pulled it making me laugh.I smiled when Nikolay who was carrying Lia in his arms leaned in to Daniel and kissed his forehead earning a giggle from our baby which made both me and Nikolay smile. My husband kissed my temple and the two of us stared at our kids with loving eyes before we heard slow clapping which broke the moment. Maddie tensed and Vladimir who was standing with his son, Xavier, in his arms glared at the woman who simply raised an eyebrow at us.“You know, a decent woman woul
Nikolay:“Where is she?” Sebastian asked before entering the house. Luckily, I opened the door for him and walked out of the house to tell him Kiara’s plan.“You will keep it down” I said pushing him outside on the front porch, Kiara wants him to stay as calm as he would be. All of us would, we wouldn’t react nor would we comment on this. However, a certain father would be taking matters into hand and I had a feeling that he wouldn’t be as lenient or understanding toward the woman.“Have you gone mad?” Sebastian asked angrily and I shook my head at him. Handing him my phone, I showed him Kiara’s plan, which she had texted me when she went to the room to get Xavier, Lia, and Daniel. The kids didn’t like their grandmother, for known reasons, but Lia played along being polite as Kiara encouraged her to do so. I knew that she must’ve promised buying her something or taking her to the park if she