The Surrogate Girlfriend

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Chapter 22

I woke up the next morning with an intense hunger that felt like I hadn't eaten in days. I quickly brushed my teeth, had my bath and came out only to meet Clara on my bed with my breakfast.

I love her.

"Good morning" she's said cheerily as usual

"Good morning Clara" I sat on my bed, "let me add that you are a life saver because I was starving"

"Its my job Eva" she smiled at me.

"How are you?" She asked

"I'm good, just hungry" I answered, eating my food.

"I mean, how are you really?" I paused for a second and looked at her.

"I don't know really, I feel empty, and I just want to forget everything because the pain I feel is only heightened by this pregnancy" I sighed.

"I'm here for you Eva, if you ever need anything" I nodded and continued eating.

"So Leonard is here" I plainly said

"I'm sorry Eva, but he insisted and I couldn't stop him, his still my boss" I nodded again. I do forget she had a boss sometimes.

"How was your midnight dinner" she asked with a knowing look.

I smiled "it was amazing, thank you Clara for being so thoughtful "

"Actually it was Mr Leonard's idea" She surprised me by saying. I just bowed my head down to hide the smile that spread across my lips.

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After one hour, I was hungry again. I didn't want to go down to the living room but I had to find something to eat. I couldnt help but think this was a revenge for not eating the previous day. I pouted while caressing my stomach, the baby responding with a kick.

when I got got downstairs, I saw the last person I wanted to run into for the day. I bit my lip and considered going back upstairs but I'd probably just pass out if I do. So I sucked on a deep breath and walked fast into the kitchen so he won't notice me or talk to me.

And he didn't.

I opened the refrigerator only to find nothing in it, just milk and cake from the previous night. I opened the drawers and cabinets, nothing. How is this even possible.

Where was Clara?

"Looking for food again" I jumped, my heart almost failing me.

"Can you not do that ever again" i told him

"I'm sorry, didn't mean to scare you"

"But you did" I walked around the counter, leaving the kitchen into the living room, yelling Clara's name but no response.

"Clara is not here, she went to get some groceries" I stopped in my tracks. Does that mean I'm alone with Leonard?

I turned around and shockingly almost collided into him. My breath hitched and I quickly walked around him into the kitchen again. What was I going to do now.

"You hungry?"

"No I'm fine" I replied without looking at him.

"Okay" he simply said and his footsteps faded as he left the kitchen.

Okay? I turned around.

"I am hungry" he halted at my words and turned around. I bit my lip and closed my eyes. God this was so hard. I was trying to avoid him, now I was stuck with him.

"What do you want, I'll go get it" he asked

"I don't know what I want"

"But you said you're hungry"

"Yes but I don't know what I want" he tilted his head, probably trying to understand me. Pregnancy sucked.

"How about you go get dressed, then we can go food hunting" he was standing in front of me now. I tried to hide my smile but I think I failed because he smiled back at me, his eyes twinkling.

I nodded and left.

Got dressed in simple flowered design flair gown and brushed my hair down from its nest. I got downstairs and met and already dressed Leonard. Not that he wasn't dressed before, but he put on his suit as usual.

He looked me up and down and had this intense look in his eyes.

"You look beautiful" he said and I smiled.

"Thank you" I said and we both walked to his car.

We drove a little before I spotted a bakery shop and literally yelled stop. He parked by the side and turned off the engine. Before he could get out of the car and turn around to open the door, I was already outside, staring through the transparent doors at the shelves of different pastries.

"I want burger" I turned to Leonard who had just arrived at my side. "A big one" I said shamelessly.

He smiled and led us inside, then we sat at a booth by the glass.

"Now you sit here, and I'll go get you your burger" I nodded.

He came back with and indeed big burger that was mouth watering.

I grabbed it and took a huge bite out of it, and I felt my taste buds scream with joy. While I struggle to chew my burger, Leonard just watched me which made me rather uncomfortable.

"You have something here" he touched the side of his lip and I stared at him confused.

"What?"

"Let me help, he grabbed a tissue and leaned over the table to clean the side of my lips. My body completely froze when his finger made contact with my skin. Our eyes were fixed on eachother for a minute before I looked away and he removed his hand.

"Thanks"

"Like it?" He asked

"I love it" I smiled, "what about you, you just gonna watch me eat?"

"I'm not hungry" he simply said.

"Okay, if you gonna watch me eat, you should probably tell me something"

"Like what?"

"Anything about yourself" I suggested. He suddenly looked uncomfortable on his seat, like I've asked him to do the hardest thing on earth.

"What do you want to know?"

"First, I need something to drink" he smiled and got up, then came back with a smoothie. I took a long sip and then focused back on him.

"Why don't you have any girlfriend?" I probably caught him off guard because he tilted his head to study my face.

"I mean, you are good looking and rich, that's what every girl wants"

"Is that what you want?" My eyes widened at him, my mouth opened then closed. My heart started beating fast and I didn't know why.

"Never mind" he waved it off, "Before, I pushed everyone away from me because I couldn't promise anyone a happy future with me" my heart ached at his words. He was saving any girl the heart break that the man they loved was going to die.

"But now, I believe I hadn't found the right one" he stared straight into my eyes and I felt his eyes pierce into my soul.

What did he mean by that? Was he referring to me?

A short awkward silence passed between us.

"You don't have to be speechless or pity me, I'm fine" he assured me but I knew deep down he wasn't fine. No one would be cool and fine when they knew their time was short.

"Would you want you watch a movie with me tonight?" He asked

"Why would I want to do that?"

"Because you don't believe I watch movies"

"Well its not my fault i believed that, you so intense and void of emotion all the time"

"Fair enough" he nodded "so would you?"

"No, I'll pass, I only want to be at home after this"

"Then we will be at home" he said

"We?"

"Yes, I'm not leaving that house until the nine months is up" my mouth opened at this revelation, "so its either you remain in your room bored or watch a movie with me, your choice" he smirked and just stared at him unable to form words.

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