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"Mind you, all the Money you pay in exchange for Miss Sienna, will be saved in a private Safe for her future, incase something bad happens in her marriage...for example, if her significant other happens to die, it should be enough to help her back on her feet...Now, Place your bids"

This was not good, Mr Woods was a very Rich Man, he could win this easily and no one would be able to top his price.

"10,000" the old Man said

"10,000 dollars from Mr Woods, anyone willing to bet higher"

"20,000" A random voice from the crowd called out.

"Anyone able to bet higher than Mr Steelo?"

"50,000"

"Yes, Now we're talking, Emerson Anders with 50,000, anyone who can top that?"

I look towards Emerson and he sends me a soft smile, reassuring me that he will try his best.

I really appreciate him for it, but I can't help but feel like I am being a bother.

There is a long silence, the only sound being my Father's Constant tapping on his desk.

"Going once 50,000, Going twice-"

"1 million dollars" Mr Woods calls out, a satisfied look on his face as he hears the amount of whispering going on in the crowd.

What is he thinking betting such a high price?

Now no one would be able to top that
My life is officially ruined.
I can't help but cry thinking about Mr Woods coming anywhere near me.

Even I knew I deserved so much better than him.
Anyone but him, I could not- Physically and Mentally I cannot .

"2 million" Emerson's voice, which sounds angelic at this moment calls out.

Mr Woods frowns at him before taking a huge puff from his cigarette.

"3 million" he calls out.

"3 Million dollars from Mr Woods, is anyone willing to go higher!!?"
At this point Colonel was so hyper.

Emerson was starting to look worried.
3 million dollars was alot of money, no matter how rich he was.

"3 million Going once, going twice...and SOL-"

"Wait!!" Emerson called out.

"I Say 3 million... and 1...dollar" he trailed off as Everyone looked at him quite puzzled.

"You're kidding" Woods Scoffed

"hmm...still works" Colonel shrugged as he began recieving stares, questioning what he was going to do about this.

"5 million dollars" Mr Woods Called out before he started choking on his Cigarette.

"God please let him choke to death, please let him die" I shamelessly began praying to the heavens.

But unfortunately one of his maids rushed over to him with a glass of water helping him recover.

"Alright, anyone else?, Who of you can top this high amount of 5 Million Dollars!!!" Colonel shouts to the crowd.

At this point Emerson was sticking his hands in his hair.
Looking like he's about to lose it.

"Em,"

He turns around to see me.

"It's alright love, thank you for all of your help, I'm glad you're my friend" I say to him, sending him a small smile, as I try my best to reassure him.

He on the other hand, is not having it, he doesn't want to give up.

"5 million and 1 dollar" Emerson shouts.

"That's enough boy, try top this" Mr Woods smirks.
"I say 20 million dollars"

That's it...

This is really it.
I was going to be wedded off to him.

"OH my Goodness, We've got 20 Million Dollars, Anyone think they can top this?, Come on, be a Man, Look at this lovely lady, Small waist, Curvy in the right places don't you think she deserves a bit mo-" Colonel trails off as father grabs him by the collar.

"Sexualize my daughter again, and you'll fucking pay for it" he said through gritted teeth, staring down at Colonel who was now struggling to get out of his grip.

"Alright I'm sorry Boss" he chocked out before being dropped to the floor.

"Anyways Anyone who can top this?"he continues to yell.

"50 Million" a rather good looking middle aged man in the middle of the crowd calls out.

At this point I'll take anyone rather than Woods.

"100 million dollars" Mr Woods calls out as the crowd erupts in shock.
"What is he thinking?"
"Is he crazy, is she really worth so much?"

The louder their whispering grew, the wider the smirk on his face spread.

Everyone got quiet from then on.
The longer it got the more I was breaking down.

"I think this is it then, 100 Million dollars going once...going twice...anyone?..."

"I guess this is it Boss" Colonel shrugged before turning back to the Crowd.

"I guess Miss Sienna Will be Wedded to Mr Woods, And...its a deal for 100 Million dolla-"

"hmm...1 Billion" A deep Voice, which sent shivers down my spine called out from the back of the room.

All heads turned to see who was willing to bet such a high price.

"I'd like to take the honour of having Miss Sienna as my Wife, if it's not enough I can surely top it up" The Man walked to the front, with two Very big men by his side.

It was him, The Man I saw almost a year ago.

His gray eyes pierced into mine as he took me in.
A smirk slowly spreading across his face.

"WE HAVE 1 BILLION DOLLARS!!, ANYONE WHO HAS THE NERVE TO TOP THAT?" Colonel was shouting clawing at his hair.

"If you don't mind, May I?" I look up just to see this Man inches away from me, his eyes looking at me in what seemed like amusement.

"um...sure"

He reaches his hand out slowly lifting my chin so he could get a better look at my eyes.

"You have very mesmerising eyes... I can't help but be drawn to them" he whispers almost to himself.

"I say 2 billion" Mr Woods calls out, looking quite infuriated.

"5 Billion"
He doesn't move an inch, continuing to stare into my eyes.

"Mr Woods are you able to top this?!" Colonel shouts.

"Uh...7...billion" he's starting to get nervous.

"Then I Say 10" This man States turning to look at Mr Woods who looks close to exploding.

"10 BILLION DOLLARS!!!, This is so exciting, now Mr Woods, think you can go any higher or this is the end of your journey?!"

"As a matter of fact Mr Woods, don't you have any sense of decency in you?, This woman is young enough to be your great granddaughter...Disgusting" he scoffs, before turning his attention back to me.

"I...uh, I don't-," Mr Woods stutters.

"10 Billion going once...going twice...and SOLD"

Sold?, They were treating me like an object.

This Man who just now happens to be my future husband stares at me.
A frown taking over his expression.

"You seem upset, Is there something bothering you?" He holds his hand out taking mine in his as he walks us to a corner away from all the commotion.

Telling the two men with him to stay back.

"Has somebody upset you?, If so, give me their name, I'll kill them for you" he says so casually.

"No no, no killing anyone, nobody has upset me, I'm just feeling a bit overwhelmed"

"Oh?"

"I'm Jovanni, Eros Jovanni, by the way..."

"Woah like the god?" I gaped at him.

"I guess" he chuckled, smiling a bright smile that made his dimples stand out.

"That's cool..." "but wait Jovanni?, that name sounds familiar..."

"mm...Lazoro Jovanni." He almost sounded displeased.

"That's your late father?"

"Something like that... Anyways miss Sienna, this might be quite unusual but, Do I have your permission...to court you?" He asks, softly placing a kiss on my hand.

"Y-You want to court me?"

"I'd rather have your approval in becoming my Wife, rather than it looking like I bought you off, which I'm quite sure you could agree with"

"Y-yes" I say before turning away from him.
My cheeks were burning and I couldn't face him.

He chuckled, seeming to know very well the effect he was having on me.

"I'll be going now, but I hope to see you very soon" he holds my hands turning me around to look at him.

"I am very fond of you and I'm going to be honest with you, I desire you" he states, no sign of hesitation or Shame in his tone.

"I found interest in you
Ever since that day, almost a year ago, how you stood up for your dreams, it's quite beautiful honestly, So...just so you know...
if you do become my Wife...I am not going to stand in front of your dreams" he reaches his hand up to gently lift my chin.

A blush takes over my features as I look away from him.
His face merely inches away from mine.

"You can be anything you want to be, Sienna, I'm glad you know your value, and just how special you are," he smiles, placing a red rose into my hands

"Oh, and happy birthday, I hope you accept the gifts I have left in your room,
Adio, My love" he places a soft kiss beside my mouth.

As I take in his Intoxicating Scent, my breath catching in my throat.

I press my eyes close turning away as my face burns.
And just like that he's gone.
His intimidating presence, The Sexual aura he has around him.

It's all gone as he pulls away from me, heading back towards the room.

I regain control over my heavy breathing
Pushing away all of the inappropriate thoughts seeping into my brain, before heading back towards my chair.

Trying my best to Avoid eye contact with Eros again.
I would explode if I so happened to look at him.

"Sienna is to be Wedded to Eros Jovanni, and the decision is final" Colonel calls out.

I look up catching sight of Mr Woods, who is looking very infuriated, cursing everybody as he waddles out, with the two maids following shortly behind him.

I connect eyes with Eros and he Winks at me, sending me his dimply smile before walking out the door.

I stay sat in place watching as the room cleared out.
Till it was only My family, Emerson and his father, and Adonis and Colonel.

Adonis, Fucking Adonis.

I walked up to him and Aisha tightens her grip around his arm, leaning into him.

"You-" I walk up to him grabbing his collar.

"this is all your fault, if it wasn't for that man I would be married off to Fucking Woods, what do you not have sense?, After All this time we've known each other, you decide you wanna be different.

you fucking son of a bitch, you threw me out there, you let them decide my future, you could have played along and we would solve it later but no, you want me gone, Admit it Adonis, you don't like me, You're intimidated by me" I grabbed him, yelling into his face as he took all my accusations like a guilty man.

"Sienna!" I felt a sting across my cheek.

"You should know your place" my mother yanked me by my hair pulling me off of him.

"And you-" I push her off of me as she stumbled back falling into Aisha's arms.

"You dare call yourself a mother, you don't deserve the title of being a Mother, you heartless Hag, you Wanted me to Marry Mr Woods, that Sickening Bigot, you want me gone because you're jealous of me, I know you are" I curse at her watching her look at me with wide eyes.

"you're jealous that I got to live the life you couldn't, that my father is way better than both your parents and you combined, I have no more respect for you Natalia, I'm sick of taking your humiliation, you're toxicity in silence, never...ever, speak to me again." I am unable to control my anger.

I turn around and come face to face with my father, who is simply staring down at me, silently observing me as I walk past him, Emerson following shortly behind me.

"Hey Clover, are you mad?" He asks, keeping a distance in fear that I would pounce onto him and rip him apart.

"Yes Em, I'm fucking pissed off, I think it's quite clear."

"Why are you angry?, You should be happy, Did you see that man, Sheesh, he's hot, If you don't want him, I'll take him, don't mind if I do" he sighs "don't mind if I do"

"Hey stop that" I turn to look at him as he bursts out laughing.

"Well someone's getting worked up"

"Em, just because you're my best friend, I am warning you to stop testing me or I will unconsciously take out all my Anger on you" I smile.

Watching him nervously take a step back, just to be safe.

"But honestly, he seems like a nice guy, you shouldn't be too worried" he says.

He was right though, Eros...was a good man, I couldn't help but love his personality.
A very big charmer, kind hearted at that.
Not to mention that aura around him...

And he said I could be whatever I wanted to be, I adored him and respected him for that.

"You know...maybe you're right Em..." I trailed off, as a small smile spread across my face.




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