“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
Eliana:I woke up to a hand running over my lower back.Opening my eyes, my eyes widened when I found myself sleeping on top of Vladimir’s bare chest on the couch.The TV played in the background and it seemed like we had fallen asleep while watching the movie. I raised myself to look at Vladimir who smiled and looped his finger through my curls “good morning”“Morning” I said raising myself on top of his lap. Vladimir ran his finger over my bare leg, smirking as he watched my reaction in silence. The blush on my cheeks could be seen a mile away, and Vladimir was clearly enjoying it.“What happened?”“You dozed off in the middle of the movie, and I didn’t have it in me to wake you. Therefore, the two of us ended up sleeping on the couch” Vladimir said putting his hand under his head as he looked me in the eye. I rolled my eyes before getting up from on top of him, his eyes studying
Vladimir:“Everything is going according to plan, boss” Alexis said walking inside the office. He and Daniro went to check up on the documents of progresses when it came to the businesses that happened here at the hotel.The galas and events that have happened here were all a success as far as I heard, and received in the monthly documented reports we got. My men and I had to make sure to check up on everything as to make sure that nothing has gone missing or out of plan. I needed to also ensure that everyone was doing his duty properly, otherwise, he or she would lose the job regardless of whatever it was. Mindy was just one of them.Having annoyed Aurora more than necessary, I didn’t want a woman to be around if she didn’t respect my other costumers or was disturbing them in any possible way. That is something that I couldn’t agree upon, and would never accept. If the waitress couldn’t see that, then she was to learn the har
Eliana:“Where are you two taking us again?” Aurora asked raising an eyebrow.“It’s a surprise, and since when are you this suspicious?” Luka asked Aurora. I looked at Vladimir who was driving, the couple was sitting in the backseat while Vladimir and I were in the front seats.I was wearing a tight red dress and black heels. My hair was curled neatly and my makeup was its normal light shade, well, the one difference was that I put red lipstick instead of my normal nude one.“You look beautiful” Vladimir whispered when he stopped the car at a traffic light.“Coming from a person who didn’t want me going out wearing what I am?” I asked raising an eyebrow. Vladimir chuckled and took my hand in his, softly kissing my knuckle. I couldn’t help but blush at his gesture, the man really was making it harder for me to be angry with him.“I still think you look beautiful, and that
Vladimir:I frowned at the sight of Eliana’s tensed body.I had seen her when the two of us had our arguments, I have also seen her when her and mom got into heated conversations. But never did I picture seeing her frightened. Her body freezing in its spot as she refused to turn to face the man who stood behind her.“Cosa c’è di sbagliato, principessa? Hai preso la lingua?” Alberto D’Angelo asked. What’s wrong, princess? Cat got your tongue?“Cosa vuoi, Alberto?” Eliana asked. I frowned in confusion when she turned around to face the man. He raised an eyebrow in amusement and leaned down to her, his eyes glaring daggers at her. What do you want, Alberto?“Non posso congratularmi con un… amico? Ma poi di nuovo, ti ha portato via a me” Alberto’s words made me tense before I slammed my glass on the table. Can’t I congratulate a… friend? B
Eliana:My hands shook as I watched Vladimir walk out of the suite.He had gotten a call from Luka, and whatever it was, he left the room without saying a word to me. His angered expression which was both filled with rage and disappointed was stuck in my head. It played over and over again, and no matter how much I tried, the image just seemed to appear whenever I blinked.The fact that he found out the way he did killed me, I didn’t want it to be this way; but then again, I never thought of a way of telling him to begin with. Maybe because we were never actually a couple, but the betrayal on his expression broke my heart, and the thing was, I couldn’t blame him. He had been mostly honest with me, he didn’t lie about who he was or where he came from. Where I, I hid the fact that I wasn’t the person he believed me to be.Sure, I was raised and grew as a Morris, but I was never their biological daughter. But here I was, lying to him
Vladimir:I sat on the couch with a drink in my hand as I fought to process what Eliana told me.I had to admit, I wasn’t upset with the fact of who she was. Her being born of a different father wasn’t her fault; but the fact that she knew of it and didn’t tell me hurt me more than I could express. I put my glass down as I waited for her to walk out of her bedroom, the woman was inside fearing my reaction since I had kicked her to her bedroom last night.It was about eleven when she opened the door to her bedroom and walked out to the living room. Her eyes avoided mine as she waited for me to either speak to her or ask her to leave “what are you doing here, Eliana?”“Are you going to keep kicking me out whenever you see me approach?” She asked.“You are in no position to answer a question with a question, Eliana. But to assure you, I didn’t mean it in that sense” I said looking her in the
Eliana:I paced around my room as I feared the worst of what Vladimir could plan to be my fate.The worst being him sending me back home to my family where they would sell me in a heartbeat after beating the hell out of me, and that was something that I couldn’t afford; I hadn’t left that hellhole to return back to it this easily. The anger that my husband showed wouldn’t escape my mind no matter how hard I tried to ignore it, not to mention the fact that I have been locked in this room for a week now.I had tried talking to him, even tried joining him on the same table. But nothing, not a word left his mouth to me, and when it did, he was either scolding or snapping at me about the same thing. But I couldn’t blame him, in his mind, I betrayed his trust by hiding what I did; he couldn’t see the consequence that I would have faced if I told him about it, or maybe he did, he just didn’t want to deal with facing them.Forc