“Thomas, love, is everything alright? You’re late for work” mum said walking inside the house. Her eyes met mine before she scanned the house for any woman here or there, I playfully rolled my eyes at her behavior and wrapped an arm around her, hugging her tightly.
“I am fine, mum, and no, I am not late for work. If you’re checking for a woman here or there, there isn’t one. Don’t worry” I said glaring at her and Uncle Xavier. They have been at this since Kiara left London, and if I said that it didn’t start annoying me; then I would be lying.
“Thomas, when are you going to stop treating us as if we were your enemies? We are your family, and if we’re doing something; it is to keep you safe” mum said looking me in the eye.
“By safe you mean lying to me, and plotting a scam with dad, right? Well, good job doing so. Now, if you two don’t have anything else to tell me,
Kiara:My heart raced against my ribcage as I looked at Thomas as he spoke.The way he stood confidently as if he ruled the world broke me more than I could describe.Why?Because I felt like a lost kitten in front of him.Memories of what we went through played in my mind throughout the whole meeting, and I found it both harder to breath, or focus. However, I kept my eyes on him as he spoke, writing whatever he said, his voice making my heart race despite me not wanting to react to it.It was two hours later when he was finally done with the meeting and everyone in the room was dismissing themselves. I stood up to fix my things only for a hand on top of mine to stop me making me flinch “wait”I quickly removed my hand from under his. My blue eyes meeting his chocolate brown ones. The brown eyes which I’ve grown to force myself to forget. But it seemed like looking at them returned me back to memory lane. The urge to
Thomas:“Just why?” I asked Christopher. I couldn’t help but call the man after the meeting was over and I was sure that Kiara left the building. My eyes were fixed on the window as I watched her walk inside her company’s car.“Why what exactly?” Christopher asked, his tone menacing. The man knew exactly what I was talking about, and yet, he was questioning me about this. I had begged him to show me where she was, I tried to apologize to her, to see her for just one second. But no matter what I said, he and her sister denied me that; I couldn’t even blame them for it after what happened.“Of all people that you brought to face me. You sent the one woman you…”“You of all people aren’t one to discuss who I send to represent me. If I sent Kiara, it is because she is my representative, and she would always be from now on. Whether it is to face you, or to face my other business partners;
Kiara:“I did as you told me” I said walking inside the house to find Christopher, Grace, and mum setting the table.The pain I felt in my chest about the fact that I had hurt him the way I did, and intentionally did so, broke me. I didn’t even understand why it hurt me so much after what he and his family did, but seeing him as broken as he was broke my heart. The picture he sent me a long time ago, the picture was one that brought back memories to the time when we kissed. The time when he had hovered my body only to stop because he knew that I wasn’t ready yet.“Good, now he knows not to mess with you” Christopher said putting the plates on the table.“I just don’t want this to keep going, Christopher. I am here to work, not prove a point to a man who no longer means anything to me. With what I’m doing, it would seem like I care about his attention, and that is not something that I want to do”
Thomas:I laid on the couch with Kiara in my arms.“Thomas, you know that this isn’t going to be ending well” she said sadly. I knew what she was referring to. She was afraid of how her family and mine would react when they found out about us, but I couldn’t care less anymore. The two of us have struggled enough away from one another for me to care.“I cared about what they said before, and that only led me to making the biggest mistake of my life. I won’t be repeating that again, Kia” I said looking down at her. I kissed her temple and tightened my arms around her. She didn’t know how much I missed her, or how much it hurt me being away from her.“Yeah, but the things that are in stake this time are far worse than those that would be now. You have your company, I have my position, and I can’t deny how much Chris has done for me…”“Do you want this, Kiara?” I asked looking down at her. She frowned in confusion, looking up at me as to process my words “would you be willing to go all in
She smiled as he wrapped his arms around her from behind, hugging her tightly. Kissing her cheek from the back, his scruff scratching her cheek as she placed her palm on his cheek, gently pulling on his beard.It has been seven years since Kiara and Thomas got married, and both were expecting their second baby soon. Their first daughter was now five years old and was both jealous and excited to see her new baby sibling.“Heading to work?” Kiara asked her husband, turning around to face him. He pecked her lips, cupping her cheeks as he did.“Yes, mum is coming over later, she wants to see Elena” Thomas said looking his wife in the eye. Two years into their marriage, a while before Kiara gave birth to her daughter, Iris softened to the couple, and despite having her conflicts with Kiara; knowing that her and Thomas were happy only made her want them being together. As for Thomas’s uncle, the man loved Kiara and would come to spend hours with her, helping her when he knew that Iris would