“Do you trust she’s telling the truth?” Luka asked and I sighed putting my hands under my chin as I tried to think straight.
I thought of every option, and every reason to find one lie in what she said. But the woman could have been killed, she wouldn’t have lied in such a state, her racing heart against my body. Her frightened eyes, I wasn’t blind not to see them.
“Yes, why she had told me the complete truth? I don’t know, she could have found a lie to give, but she didn’t…”
“Well, if that’s the case, then that means we have a problem” Luka said. I sighed getting up from my leather chair, I walked to the bar and poured both Luka and I a drink. Handing the man his glass, I sat on the chair in front of his and shook my head, questions swarmed my mind at this state, those who I had no answers to.
“We have more than just a little problem, but for now, I really don’t want to think about it” I said putting the glass down to look at the papers we had set on my desk. In between all the work that we had, not even mentioning Viktor, we now had Ian to worry about “for now, we’re going to have Eliana under surveillance. Her causally saying that her dad didn’t trust her, the fact that she seems to be complying with anything and everything. Something is not normal about her”
I had nothing to hold against the woman as actual proof, but I wasn’t going to wait until someone was harmed for me to react “we need to get to the club later tonight, the women need to be assigned to new men, and we also need to see the progress of the new girls”
“You know that Nina never fails to impress you”
“True, but that doesn’t mean that we should leave her to do whatever it is she wants. The last time we did that, we found her sitting on a throne” I said shaking my head. It was a funny night, I must admit, one hell of a hot one too. But that didn’t make what I found normal, Luka and I went to the club one night to find the club empty of costumers and Nina sitting on a throne which she had built. Funny part was, the bar was filled with men, all these men seemed to be at her feet, just waiting for her attention.
“But you have to admit, she did you good that night. Plus, it wasn’t like we lost any costumers, hell, they had doubled through that week too”
“Don’t defend her, Luka, that woman is a psycho, no questions asked there” I said making Luka laugh and shake his head. The office’s door was knocked breaking our conversation “come in”
Lilian opened the door and both Luka and I got up for her to come and sit down where she pleased. However, she shook her head and nodded to the door “I believe that you two had promised joining us on the dining table this evening”
I smiled and nodded, Luka walked to his mom and wrapped his arm around her as the two of them walked out the door with me following close behind. I entered the dining room to notice everyone on their seats, well, everyone aside from Eliana…
“She’s not joining us for dinner” mom said noticing my expression. I nodded and walked out of the room “Vladimir?”
“Give me a few minutes, mom, you go on ahead and start”
I walked up to my and Eliana’s floor, I could hear the television in her room as I stood outside of it. Knocking the door, I waited until she called ‘come in’ before walking inside the room to find her curled up on the couch as she watched a movie.
“Audrey, weren’t you here like five minutes ago…” Eliana stopped talking once her eyes met mine. She stood up and raised an eyebrow at me “need I ask what is it that I did this time?”
“Why aren’t you joining us for dinner?”
“Of all the things that you could be busy or concerned with, this is what popped up to your mind?”
“I’m not hungry, Vladimir, thank you for the offer”
“You do realize that you could get sick”
“Why would you care?”
“You are my wife”
“On bloody paper, you made sure that I got drilled in my mind. Today in the living room was another example” she said calmly. I frowned at her cold attitude and she handed me her phone making me frown “I don’t need it, and it would assure you that I’m not off ‘planning something’ behind your back…”
“I never asked for it…”
“True, but if you’re going to keep doubting me whenever you blink; then I would rather stay alone and in my room, and away from you” she said casually “feel free to leave when you wish, I will finish my show before going to bed”
I raised an eyebrow at her before putting her phone back on the coffee table and tackling her, lifting her over my shoulder before she could object. Her body tensed and a squeal left her mouth as her hands slapped my back in attempt to get me to put her down. But I wasn’t going to.
“Vladimir Romanov, put me down!” She ordered as I walked down the stairs.
“And if I don’t want to?”
I reached the bottom of the stairs with Eliana still slapping my back need I add, before putting her down to stand in front of me. She playfully slapped my chest and I smirked raising an eyebrow at her before my expression went back to being somewhat serious.
“As far as I understood, you were pretty much kicked out of your family…” I said looking her in the eye “might as well not isolate yourself from your new one”
She frowned in confusion and I nodded at her “you are carrying the Romanov name, regardless of our relationship, you are still carrying my family’s last name. Therefore, you will be acting and would be treated as a Romanov”
“That includes joining us on the dining table, in the living room, and around the house” I said making her eyes widen “you doing so now, and you will join us on the table as a family member”
“Thank you” she said smiling. I nodded at her and extended my hand to the door’s direction, motioning for her to go. I had to fight back rolling my eyes at her naïve attitude. However, I’ll find out who she is and what she is.
One or the other, I’ll be sure that this woman doesn’t ruin my family.
But first, I have to get her to trust me…
Eliana:“Vladimir!” I heard the woman he brought over tonight shriek as she reached her orgasm.I sighed and walked down the stairs heading down to the dining room. This has been going on for two weeks now; the man would come home every night with a different woman, and she would leave in the morning before breakfast.I smiled when I saw Audrey, her eyes met mine and she nodded at me to sit by her side on the couch. Her eyes studying my expression only to frown in confusion at the fact that I wasn’t my cheerful self this morning. I couldn’t be, no matter how much I did try, it became harder to smile nowadays.“Has he always been like this?” I asked Audrey. The question has been bothering me for days now, maybe he was always sleeping around and now he was just doing what he was used to. I didn’t like admitting it, but it was starting to annoy me that he was.“Who?”“Your brother&rdqu
Vladimir:“Need I ask where you two have been?” I asked Luka who walked inside followed by Eliana.“Tvoya zhena decided to go and get something from the store, but she didn’t seem to find it” your wife, Luka answered nodding at Eliana who wouldn’t look at me. Her eyes glared daggers at Nina who raised an eyebrow at her. However, neither one of them bothered to approach the other as Eliana walked past us and up the stairs.I nodded at Nina dismissing her and watched as she walked out the door before raising an eyebrow at Luka “what really happened?”“Just forget about it, she just needed to understand who she was married to. I believe she got her lesson” Luka answered making me frown in confusion.“And that means?”“You’re not going to let it slide until you find out, are you?” Luka asked and I smirked. He shook his head at me and sighed.
Eliana:Vladimir’s fingers softly removed the glass shards from my foot before sanitizing the cut.I couldn’t help but hiss and grip on the sink’s edge as I sat on the counter beside it.Despite me fighting the man to leave, he wouldn’t. His arm wrapped around me as he lifted me bridal style and took me to the bathroom. I had slapped his chest a few times before giving up when I realized that he wouldn’t take no for an answer.He opened the bathroom’s cabinet and took out a first aid kit, slowly bandaging the cut “let me know if I tighten it too much, we just need to stop the bleeding”He wrapped bandage twice before I flinched when he squeezed it a little too tightly. He nodded and loosened it before he put the rest of it away. He sighed and washed his hands before taking my hand in his and cleaning the cut that has formed earlier when I broke the things down to begin with. I couldn’t help but
Vladimir:I watched as Eliana walked, well more like limped, down the stairs before I walked toward her wanting to help.“You do realize that you could have called me to help” I stated raising an eyebrow.“And you do realize that I am fine, it is just a small cut”“Tell that to the amount of blood that has left your system last night”“Thank you for the kind reminder” she said rolling her eyes making me smirk.“You’re welcome, malyshka”“And where are you two going?” Dad asked raising an eyebrow. Mom stood by his side as he wrapped his arm around her shoulder pulling her to him. She smiled at our sight though I could tell that she was trying to keep herself as calm as she could until she understood what we were up to.“YA bero zhenu nenadolgo” I’m taking my wife out for a while.My words seemed to light up mom’s
Eliana:“Good morning” Vladimir smiled when he saw me walking inside the living room before breakfast.“Morning”I smiled when he got up and wrapped an arm around my waist, kissing my cheek. The two of us sat on the love seat by one another’s side as we waited for the rest of the family to wake up, him reading through something on his laptop while I scrolled through my phone.Things have somewhat changed since the day we went out a month ago, and I had to say that they were getting better as days went by. The two of us had made it a habit of going out for coffee for at least an hour everyday, whether it was a café, or us just walking around with our drinks in our hands. Then he had surprised me when he decided to kiss my cheek goodnight a week ago, and since then, he’s been greeting me with kisses on my cheek every morning if no one was around.“I’ve got work to finish this afternoon, malyshka
Vladimir: I wrapped my arm around Eliana who was quiet as the two of us walked around the hotel before entering the lounge. She hasn’t said a word since we left the house to begin with, and I was beginning to worry about her doing something stupid at the invitation. Her eyes remained fixed on the door, and I had to fight back turning around and leaving. “Eliana, we don’t want problems…” “I don’t take my issues outside the house, Vladimir; not that there are any to begin with” she said making me frown “if you think that you bringing your mistress over phased me, do think again, love” “Let’s just go inside” We walked inside the lounge and Eliana smiled when we were greeted by Daniello, his blue eyes met my brown ones. He extended his hand and I smiled shaking his hand, he took Eliana’s hand and kissed her knuckle. My wife pulled her hand back and ran her finger over my chest as I tightened my arm around her. “I must congratulate you for
Eliana: “Eliana, have you heard from Vladimir?” Luka asked the second he saw me walking down the stairs. It was about nine thirty in the morning, therefore, seeing Luka and Aurora up was alarming. Especially since it was usually only Vladimir and I who would be awake at this time. “If anyone has seen or heard of Vladimir; it would be you, Luka, why? What’s going on?” I asked the worried man who ran his fingers through his hair making me frown in confusion. Aurora who was sitting on the couch pinched the bridge of her nose. “He went out last night, that’s what the security men said. But no one’s heard of him since, and whenever any of us calls him, it immediately goes to voice mail” Aurora explained. “The man is an adult, he can go out if he wishes” I said trying to understand why they were worried “plus, you two do realize that everyone knows who he is, I would be surprised if anyone tried approaching him in fear that he had security hidden around him
Vladimir:Eliana wouldn’t speak to me throughout most of the evening after our previous conversation. Though I couldn’t blame her, I screwed up doing what I did last night.Though I could tell that she was somewhat relieved that I haven’t slept with another woman, I knew that she still had her doubts about me telling the truth in this situation. Plus, the fact that I kissed Nina, yeah, that didn’t make things any better in having her believe a word that I told her.I took her hand in mine and intertwined our fingers making her raise an eyebrow, I simply winked as a response before walking out of the restaurant. I knew that it was most likely for her to remove her hand from mine, but I was thankful that she hasn’t until now.“The two of us would be a little late, you two do whatever you want”My announcement made Luka smirk before he nodded. I watched as he wrapped his arm around Aurora’s shoulder, pul