What are you doing?
Let me go!
Who are you?
Jace.... Help me!
Somebody, please help me...
Zachary Udolf Sullivan.
Why did you save me today?
Zachary get me out of here, please! I can’t breathe
I will never trust you. You killed my Emmett. You are a murderer.
Z-Zachary he betrayed me.
I hate you Em- oh sorry Nicholas.
I can’t keep this necklace, Zachary. It belongs to your family and I do not belong to your family.
Zachary! You douche!
What? You all knew about Emmett being Nicholas from the beginning?
Dad, how could you?
I am stuck in a marriage deal.
Zachary is not the villain. Nicholas is...
Zachary you monkey! I’ll kill you.
How do I look?
Loana and Zachary?
Zachary is my husband.
Zachary loves you? Loana Ularu...
But Zachary she started it all...
He doesn’t believe me.
Oh my god! I am going to die today...
I think I’m in love with him.
But he doesn’t love me.
Dad let’s get back home.
Kiara! I can’t forget him.
I am sorry Kiara. I’ve caused you a lot of pain. I’ll try to move on.
You left me.
I have fallen for you.
I am here to take you back whether you like it or not.
Everything replayed in my mind. From the day I met him to the very present moment everything replayed in my mind. I felt my body heating up as I felt his wet lips on mine. Placing my hand on his chest, I knew I have two options and it was I could stop him and push him away else I could let him do whatever he wants.
But that’s not correct.
He should know what I felt for him.
Sure, he told me that he doesn’t care what I feel for him but still he should know.
But then, I need to know about him and Loana.
Am I the person who came in the middle of their relationship?
I felt him touch the side of my face as he got on top of me properly and moved his lips softly. I stayed still.
Not because I didn’t want to kiss him but my body wasn’t listening to me. I felt his finger on the side of my neck as he kissed me passionately. Slowly and steadily.
His lips molding against mine as he fastens his pace and soon enough my body arched up to his touch as I felt the shiver and tingles running all over my body. No wonder, my face heat up and I could literally feel the blood rush to my cheeks. Mustering up courage, I let myself to be kissed by the man whom I loved and slowly I tried to follow him. I opened my mouth for a bit but then he left me.
As I looked into his eyes, he looked into mine as if he was trying to search for something. His eyes roamed over my face and then end on my swollen lips as I opened my mouth to exhale and inhale. His breath fanned on my face and soon enough I felt his cold finger on my eyebrow, as he trailed his finger on the scar that I had got because of a guy who accidentally threw his baseball bat in my direction.
“Juliette,” he whispered. My name rolling out from his tongue made me want him more. I was hot to my core and damn the man didn’t have any idea how I felt.
“What about Loana?” I heard myself.
“What?” he asked with furrowed eyebrows but then I realised what I just did.
“Miss Ularu?” he questioned as he lifted his body up and sat next to mine on the bed looking down at me with a confused state.
Should I ask him?
Well, the words have already left my mouth.
“Yes, Loana Ularu,” I said as I used my elbows to lift myself up and I sat next to him pushing the loose strands of my hair behind my ear.
“What about her?” he asked slowly.
“Aren’t you both...um together?” I asked and fidgeted with my fingers.
I waited for him to reply but after two to three seconds when he didn’t open his mouth I turned to looked at him to find him already looking at me.
“What?“I asked slowly confused by his state.
“Pardon?” he said and I inhaled deeply before asking once again “Aren’t you both toget-”
“Who do you think I am?” he snarled all of a sudden making me gasp. He glared at me and hastily got down of the bed rubbing his face.
“But I...” he turned around swiftly and bent down putting both of his hands on my either side looking straight into my eyes. His action made me bent backward a little but then his behavior confused me even further.
“Why have been so stuck up with her?”
“What is your problem with her?”
“You even fought with her the last time-” I cut him in the middle ” I? You are saying that I fought with her? How judgemental of you Zachary! Do you even know what she told me that day? She was the one who provoked me” I argued glaring back at him emphasizing my words letting him know that I was telling the truth.
“And you! You even raised your hand on me that day!” I felt the sides of my eyes stinging as I remembered the day.
“Juliette I-” he withdrew his hands from my side as he took few steps backward.
“Forgive me for that!” he said apologetically as I hugged myself and turned my head to the side.
“But you were so wild. You weren’t behaving like a normal person and you were out of control,” he said raising his tone and I snapped my head towards him.
“What? ME? Wild?” I questioned pointing a finger towards myself.
“Oh really? what exactly do you know that you think I was the one who behaved wildly?” I sneered and took an intimidating step towards him in anger which caused him to take a step backward.
“Whatever it was but I’m sure that it wasn’t that big enough for you to use ur claws at her,” he remarked and that hiked my anger even more.
“Oh yes! Of course! I am so stupid!” I laughed hysterically rubbing my forehead.
“Of course you will take her side. You will trust her blindly without even knowing what happened that day,” I said and he gasped out air. His mouth forming an ‘O’ to speak but no words came out.
“What are you saying? Juliette...” he touched my arm and said as calmly as he could.
“Where are you taking all this to?” he asked and I jerked his hands away as I snapped at him.
“You think I am exaggerating all this without any reason? She said you slept with her and you love her!” I pushed on his chest as I felt my eyes getting watery.
“What?” he said almost astonished with what I just blurted out.
“Yes! She said I was in the middle of you two. You love her and she loves you. She even showed me the love bites on her chest which enraged me that day. But still, I expected you to hear me out but what did you do? You raised your hand on me. Before her. You proved her correct and you made a fool of me before everyone,” tears spill down my eyes as I covered my face using my palm.
“What?” was all he said.
“What?” I repeated after him and wiped my tears away as I looked back at him.
“I am a fool. I should’ve known that I was the one wh-” he cut me off in the middle “So, this was the reason why you decided to leave?” he asked and I looked up at him.
“You thought I love her?” he asked once again as I pursed my lips and rubbed my palms on my pants.
“Do you even remember what I told you today in the morning?” he questioned taking a step closer to me.
“I fell for you,” he repeated his words and I felt my heart beat fastening.
“I said I fell for you” he repeated once again.
“You!” he snapped all of a sudden pointing his finger towards me which made me yelp in my place in shock.
“If I were to be in love with her then I wouldn’t have fallen for you dammit!” he growled and punched his left hand on the wall in anger.
“Zachary!” I leaned forward to take his hand that he punched but he stopped me showing me his hand to stop.
“You let another woman come in between us? You decided to leave just like that! Do you have any idea how I have been after you left?” he complained and his marred with sadness.
“But Zachary I had to leave anyhow because of the dea-”
“Don’t tell me about those stupid things. You and I both know that we weren’t bounded by that stupid deal. It was just for your protection nothing else. And Miss Ularu, I took her side only because I respect her father who is my former business partner. I thought you two just had a misunderstanding and I tried to stop you two but you were lunging at her as if you were ready to kill her. I thought if you harmed her then I would have a bad impression on her father who was once my teacher but never really thought that it could have been this serious. Fine! I agree what I did was not correct, a mistake. I shouldn’t have raised my hand on you, hell I still curse myself for that but you. You shattered my heart into pieces” he said and all of a sudden the anger that I felt subsided with a feeling of worries.
“You could have asked me hell you could have confronted me. You were married to me and even though we didn’t share the same feeling still I couldn’t cheat on you. I expected you to ask me if it was related to our life. Every time I asked you that you can ask me anything you thought I was always asking you about that Nicholas. All you ever think is Nicholas! Nicholas! and Nicholas!” he sneered and his face contorted with anger scared me.
“How many times did I ask you not leave?” he took a menacing step towards me.
“Hu? Tell me! How many times did I ask you not leave?” he asked and I remembered the day when I was packing my stuff to come back home with my father. He did try to stop me. Not directly but indirectly.
“Answer me!” he snapped catching me off guard.
“Zachary I...” no words formed on my mouth as the burden of guilt felt on my shoulders.
“Did it ever fell before you that maybe Ularu was lying to you? You idiot.. You fight with me for every single little thing but you couldn’t confront me about her. Hell, you could have asked me directly if I liked her. Did you really never notice how I felt for you? I have been in love since the time I had met you and every time you ignored my feelings. Have you ever felt or even realised why I cared for you?” he asked and the air in my lungs exhaled out as the words sink in.
“Once again! You showed me that you feel nothing for me. I am the only stupid one who has always longed for you. And I believe that I will always remain the only one,” he said the last part slowly but I heard it. Before I could say anything he turned around and walked out of the room.
“Zachary! Wait!” I ran after him out of the room.
“Zachary please listen to me!” I begged running after him but as I was about to touch his arm he turned around and snarled on my face showing me a warning finger “Don’t touch me” his voice laced with poison which hurt me.
“Za-” he didn’t even let me finish because he opened the door and walked out slamming the door shut after him.
“Zachary,” tears fell down my eyes as I stood there feeling hurt because I was the reason of pain for the person whom I loved.
“I told you!”
“I fucking told you that don’t believe her. She is a cheap woman and I knew that type of woman would go to any extent to break healthy relationships,” Kiara yelled at the top of her lungs pointing an accusing finger at me while I sobbed wiping the tear away using a tissue.
“I have hurt him badly Kiara,” I sobbed and hiccupped.
“All this while I thought he was the one who hurt me but every time ... every freaking time he proved me wrong. He has always saved me and he has always loved me damn it. I am so stupid. All this while I have been the one who had hurt him and now he is so much in pain...oh my god! What am I going to do now Kiara? Tell me! Please tell me!” holding her arm I pulled her towards me but she jerked her arm away from me.
“Sit and cry and watch as that bitch takes your prince away from you!” Kiara said sarcastically but that made me cry even harder.
“Oh Kiara,” I sobbed.
“Please stop now,” she threw her hands in the air as she took the seat before me on the sofa.
“Why are you so heartless? You are being mean to me!” I wept as she rolled her eyes at me.
“You deserve this actually!” she remarked and I hide my face using the tissue sobbing hard.
“Okay fine! I am sorry” she exhaled out air and inhaled deeply before speaking “So what now? Did you tell him that you love him too?” she asked and all I did was nod my head no.
“Of course!” she groaned and threw her head back as she rubbed her head using her long slender finger.
“What will I do now? He is not even picking my calls. I am gonna lose him once aga-”
“Oh shut up!” she snapped at me which made me lift my legs up as I sat hugging and burying my head on my hand.
“He is not picking your calls. Did you try to send him a text message?” she asked and I hummed in response.
“So he didn’t reply. Okay!” I watched as she got up from her seat and she walked towards the glass sliding door.
“When I opened the door for him yesterday night, he looked so happy. You ruined everything dammit!” I heard her mutter which made me sob even more.
“Okay! Okay! Now stop! I didn’t mean that!” she made up an excuse and stood there thinking something.
“That guy!” all of a sudden her face lit up and her eyes widened up as if she realised something.
“What is his name again?” she questioned.
“Who?” I questioned with my throaty voice.
“That guy! That guy who came with him that night in that club, your bodyguard!” she said and I realised what she meant.
“Willi?” I asked and she nodded clapping her hand.
“Yes! Yes! Willi... Call him and please don’t tell me that you don’t have his number,” she said and I reached for my phone.
“No, I don’t have his number,” I said as I opened my contact list and heard her groaning “but I have Max’s number,” I said as I showed her Max’s number and watched as her saddened face lit up once again.
We called Max who was still back in Romania and asked him for Willi’s number. He even argued and yelled at me asking me to return back. I’m sure Zachary would have killed him for his behavior but I didn’t really care because I felt how much he worried about Zachary. I asked him to forgive me and finally got Willi’s number after listening to his half an hour of lecture. Then it was Willi’s turn of lecturing me. Every sentence he said had the word ‘Heartless’ which was only directed towards me.
He even said that if it wasn’t for Zachary he would have gifted me a piece of hearing that night when he came to take Zachary back with him. I had to apologize to him too and then after another half an hour of a lecture he told me the address of Zachary’s penthouse and told me that he would be attending a business party in two hours.
“Everyone is just making me feel as if I am the villain here,” I told Kiara after Willi the lecturer hung up on me after warning me not to break Zachary’s heart once again.
“Huh!” Kiara scoffed at me before walking away.
“Wow,” I muttered.
“Are you out of your mind?” Kiara snapped at me as she pulled my dress.
“Take this dress of right now I am telling you!” she pulled me by my arms.
“No! What’s wrong with this dress?” I asked as I looked at my green colored sheath dress. The dress had a plunging neckline and the dress had waist cut-outs which revealed my skin on the side my waist.
“Wear something red! You need to look hot and sexy and my dear RED is the definition of sexiness. Red means sexiness” she argued but I argued back “I want to wear this green one,”
“Zachary is correct! You are an idiot!” she exhaled and inhaled deeply.
“At least wear something black. You look good in black!” she said but I shook my head no and turned towards the mirror to look at myself.
Okay! The neckline is damn too plunging.
My hair was made into wavy curls and my makeup was minimum with eyeliner, mascara and light red lipstick.
“Why are you so obsessed with green today? You look like a tree!” she remarked as she sat on the bed.
Because it’s his favorite color...
“I just fell like wearing this today,” I said smiling at my reflection.
“Whatever your wish!” I heard her whisper which made me chuckle at her. As I looked at her through the mirror she huffed out air and gave up. She smiled back at me and whispered “All the best,”
As we walked towards the door I reminded her to thank Tess who had given me her car keys.
“Juliette!” I turned around when I heard Kiara calling me from my back.
“Make sure...” she yelled but stopped in the middle.
“Make sure?” I questioned furrowing my eyebrows at her.
“Make sure you don’t use a protection!” she yelled shamelessly. The passer-by looked at her and then at me giving us ‘that’ look.
“Kiara!” I snapped at her.
“What? Think about it! If you-” I put my hand on my ear feeling the blood rush on my cheek as I turned to leave but as soon as I freed my ear in order to open the car door she yelled “If you become pregnant then he will have to remain with you. You know! You got the power. Pull his leash-”
“My god Kiara!” I snapped at her showed her the middle finger which made her laugh in fits.
“Hysterical hyena!” I muttered but smiled at her childishness as I put the car in gear and sped up on the drive away.
“I am coming, Zachary. Wait for me. I’ll make it up to you” I smiled as I drove towards his direction.