Naomi Browne sighed for the 99th time as she rested her head against the headrest of the passenger’s seat.
Her chauffeur, Daniel took a glance at her through the front mirror and she replied him with a sad smile, signalling everything was okay.
Have you ever been forced to do something out of your own will? That is exactly what Naomi is going through right now.
Since her breakup with Connor, her ex-boyfriend, Naomi has been nothing but a mess, Her whole life turned upside down. She didn’t leave her apartment for good two weeks and when she finally did, She only showed up at work then went straight back to her apartment.
Naomi declined all invitations to parties and outings from her friends and family, Her break up with Connor left her devastated. She thought he was the love of her life, the man She would spend the rest of her life with, the father of her future children but she was all wrong.
Connor broke up with her on their third anniversary. He told her he didn’t feel the chemistry between them again and that he was interested in someone else and finally he apologized for breaking up with her.
She liked the fact that he came clean to her as she wouldn’t like to end up with a man who feels nothing for her. But despite the fact that he came clean, the truth hurts like hell.
To recover from her break up, her parents thought it would be a good idea to send their daughter to represent them at a function in another state. Perhaps she will be able to mingle and meet someone else who will capture her heart.
Naomi was angry when her parents informed her that she will be representing them at a function in another state for that matter which will require a six hours flight. Even though Naomi’s parents are very rich, she never tagged along with them whenever they had functions to attend, It’s either they go themselves or they send her elder brother, Luis to represent them since he’s the one who runs the company.
Unfortunately, Luis had to travel for a meeting and she has no choice but to represent her parents for this so-called function.
“Ma’am we are here.” The chauffeur announced which brought her out of her thoughts. She didn’t even realize they’ve gotten to the venue. She just wanted the night to be over, get into her parents jet tomorrow morning and find her way back to her apartment.
“Thank you, Daniel,” She said to him after he opened the door and help her come down from the car.
“I’ll call you when I’m ready to go so you’ll come to pick me up.” She told him and he nodded.
“Have a wonderful evening ma’am.” He smiled at her before finding his way to the driver’s seat.
Naomi heaved a sigh as she walked towards the hall. The press was all over taking pictures of her and other people. Even though she was used to it, she never liked or appreciated being the centre of attention.
Thankfully, she chose to dress elegantly making it less obvious that she was just recovering from a heartbreak.
Linda, her best friend helped her pick her outfit which was a red sexy dress with matching heels, jewellery and clutch. Naomi was pretty good with makeup so she did her makeup herself.
As she walked into the hall, she did not fail to notice how big and beautifully decorated it was. Some people were seated on their tables making conversations while some were standing, trying to mingle. The waiters were also walking to and fro with trays of champagne. The function was full of the rich and elegant people yet nobody looked familiar for Naomi to start a conversation with so she walked towards an empty table, took a seat and occupied herself by typing away on her phone.
“Hello Dear.” A motherly voice interrupted her.
She looked up and saw a familiar face. “Mrs Smith?”
“Yes dear and I suppose you’re Naomi Browne.”
“Yes, I am.” Naomi stood up from her chair. She was about to give the woman a handshake but instead, Mrs Smith pulled her into a hug.
“The last time I saw you, you were just a little girl. Look at you now, you’ve grown into a beautiful woman.” She said which made Naomi blush.
“Thank you, Mrs Smith.” She replied shyly.
According to Naomi’s mom, Mrs Smith is a close friend of hers, even though they only see once a while, they still kept in touch.
“It’s okay dear. You can call me Sarah or mom.” She said and Naomi nodded with a smile.
Sarah Smith is in her late forties, an average height with brown hair. Despite her age, she still looks flawless.
“I’m sorry my parents couldn’t make it, they’ve been really busy with their new project.” Naomi apologized sincerely on her parents’ behalf even when she clearly knew her parents weren’t busy. They could have been here instead of forcing her to come to represent them.
“It’s okay my dear. I’m glad you’re here. I will introduce you to my husband and my son later on. I hope you enjoy the function.” Sarah smiled and pulled Naomi into a hug after which went to greet the other guests.
Naomi reached for a glass of champagne from a waiter that was passing before she took a seat and continued pressing her phone.
Shortly after, the event started in full swing, speeches were made, Donations were given, Food and drinks were served and after that Naomi decided to go hang out at the bar corner. She was tired of seating among three couples who shared a table with her. They were all so lovey dovey and she was getting sick of it.
When they saw she was leaving the table, She gave them a sad smile to their questioning look and headed to go seat at the bar area. Unfortunately, she couldn’t leave the function because she had to give the vote of thanks on behalf of her parents.
When Christopher realized he left his phone in his car, he went out of the hall to go pick it up. Coming back into the hall, He saw the most beautiful woman he had ever laid his eyes on. She was putting on a red dress which enhanced all her curves and a little bit of cleavage. Red was even his best colour so her appearance kind of turned him on more. He watched her as she looked confused before she stepped into the hall.
Throughout his interaction with other guests, his eyes never left her. What surprised him more was that he saw his mom hugging her in a friendly way and talking to her for a while. He couldn’t help but wonder why he had never met her since his Mom knew her.
Christopher thought she looked so cute when she acted uncomfortable around the couples who were slightly making out on her table.
“What’s up with you Chris? You’ve been staring at her all day. Heck, I’m sure you weren’t even listening to all I was saying.” Andre, Christopher’s best friend said.
“I don’t know Andre, Something about her just captures my attention. She’s so beautiful, the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen.”
Andre rolled his eyes at his best friend who was known to the most ruthless billionaire playboy.
“I’m sure that’s what you say when you meet a new girl and then after you get what you want you just leave her heartbroken,” Andre said, he was tired of Chris’s playboy ways
“You have to believe me, Andre, There’s really something about her that got me hooked, I’ve not been able to take my eyes off her since she walked in.”
Andre rolled his eyes, “You’ve just indirectly confessed that you weren’t listening to all what I’ve been saying.”
Chris gave him a sad smile and said, “I’m sorry.”
Before Andre could say anything further, Christopher excused himself. “She’s now alone at the bar. I think this is my opportunity to get to know her.” He said nervously and turned to face Andre. “Wish me luck.”
“Best of luck,” Andre mumbled and then Chris handed him his glass of wine and walked towards the bar area where the beautiful lady was seated on a high chair.