Jayda Wright tried to hold back tears as the Board announced her Partner of the most reputable law firm in the United States; Saunders and Co.
It was indeed a well-deserved position for Jayda. She has been aiming for this position since the first time she interned as a paralegal in Saunders and Co. She worked her ass off, gave up everything relating to her social life and put her ALL in her job.
At age 29, she was the youngest and the first female to become a Partner in Saunders and Co.
No doubt being a partner comes with a lot of responsibilities but she was a hard worker so she knew she would survive.
Apart from the responsibilities that came with her promotion, She was now like one of the owners of the firm hence, there would be a great increment in her salary, doubled benefits and most importantly, her name would be engraved on the door of her new office. What a dream come true for Jayda!
“Thank you so much, Mr Tucker, I promise not to disappoint you.” She said to the president of the firm who was in his early fifties.
(tall, average weight, with dark hair.)
“You worked for it Jayda so you deserve the position. You hardly lose a case in court and no doubt your wins have contributed to the reputation of this law firm. I wish you all the best in this phase of your career and I hope you don’t disappoint us because we all look up to you now.” Mr Tucker said.
“You don’t have to worry about anything. I will work harder than I’ve ever worked in this law firm.” She promised.
Jayda was congratulated by other partners and senior associates in the conference room. They made a toast and made small conversations in between.
As soon as Jayda was able to escape from the conference room, she went to her office (Aka her old office because she would be moving into her new office on Monday), she reached for her iPhone in her bag and dialled her best friend, Lilian.
“Guess what Lily?” Jayda said excitedly as soon as Lilian picked up her call.
“You just got laid?” Lilian teased which made Jayda roll her eyes.
“What a mood spoiler! Anyways I got promoted.”
“OMG!!! As a Partner??????” Lilian asked.
“Yes, babe. Jayda Wright is now a Partner in Saunders and Co.”
“Congratulations my love. You work so hard, this is truly well deserved.”
“Thank you.” Jayda giggled.
“You should go out to celebrate. It’s a pity I’m busy tonight. I have to complete the designs for a few dresses. The fashion show is tomorrow.”
“Don’t worry, we can still hang out tomorrow after your fashion show. I will probably hang out with Zach tonight.”
“Please do, and make sure you get laid tonight. No one knows when next you will be free to hang out with us now that you’re a partner.”
Jayda chuckled, “You have a dirty mind, Lilian. Anyways, I will see you at my place tomorrow evening.”
“Alright babe, congratulations once again,” Lilian said before she ended the call.
Jayda decided to give her boyfriend, Zach a call to inform him about her promotion and that she will be pulling up at his place soon but he didn’t pick up after calling him twice.
She spent the next thirty minutes offloading her drawers and other things she would need in her new office on Monday. After that, she reached for her handbag and laptop bag and made her way out of the building into her car.
Before she started the engine, She called a restaurant to order food and dessert that will be enough for herself and Zach to celebrate.
As soon as Jayda got to her apartment, She called her parents to give them the good news, then took a shower and started preparing to leave for her boyfriend’s place.
Jayda was used to dressing professionally because of her line of career but she decided to go a little wild tonight by looking very sexy. She found the perfect dress and matched it with a pair of heels, she reached for her purse which had just her phone, keycard, credit card, and some cash in it. She made her way to the kitchen to grab a bottle of red wine; Zachery’s favourite.
After making a stop at the restaurant to pick up the orders she placed, Jayda made her way to Zachery’s apartment. It has been a while she came over to his place and suddenly, she started to feel guilty because she doesn’t make time for him as she should.
She heaved a sigh, pressed the doorbell and waited for Zach to open up.
“Hey.....” Jayda smiled as soon as she came face to face with Zach but the smile on her face slowly faded when she saw the stern look on his face. He looked like he was not happy to see her; like he was busy and needed her to say what she was here for and then leave.
“Why are you here? Don’t you have some work to do?” He mocked.
“Look, I’m sorr......” She was saying but he stopped her halfway.
“Why are you here?” He demanded.
“I got promoted as Partner at the firm so I thought we could celebrate. I came with something for us to eat.” She gestured to the food bag she was holding.
“I knew you would be partner one day because your job is the most important thing in your life, congratulations!”
“What do you mean?” Jayda sounded hurt.
“Do you know how many dinner dates I’ve planned which I had to cancel because you had something that came up with work? Or when you eventually showed up, all you did was talk about work, the cases you dealt with and some other random bullshit. You never even talked about us. For heaven’s sake, Jayda, you’re my girlfriend and it’s not even like you are.”
“Maybe we are not meant to be together so I think it’s time we go our separate ways.”
“Please Zach, Don’t break up with me. I promise I will change.” Jayda pleaded, trying to hold back tears.
“You were not even a partner and you didn’t have time for me. What do you think will happen now that you’re a partner?”
“We are both workaholics, I have a family business and chain of hotels that I run but I still create time for us to be together. I want to start a family Jayda and clearly, you are not ready for that, you’re not ready to settle down and I’m ready.”
“To you, your Job comes first, you come second, your best friend comes third and I have no place in your life.”
Jayda opened her mouth to say something but couldn’t come up with any reasonable excuse because all that he said was true.
“We never worked, Jayda and I can’t continue this way. Let us go our separate ways and I wish you all the best in this new phase of your career.”
Jayda was about to plead with him but stopped when a lady came to join Zach at the entrance.
“It’s because of her you’re breaking up with me?” Jayda asked Zach as she took in the lady’s appearance.
She was a little bit taller than Jayda and if possible, prettier. Jayda swallowed painfully in shame.
Zach wrapped his arms around the girl’s waist. “She has nothing to do with our relationship. I’ve been wanting to cut it off for a while but I never got the chance to see you to have a proper conversation with you because of how busy you are.”
“I respect you so much that cheating on you is the last thing I will ever think of doing. I met Adriana a month ago and we are getting to know each other. We have a lot in common and she’s ready to start a family with me.”
“I wish you all the best in your career, Jayda. I’ve moved on and I hope you do too.”
Zach shut the door on her and immediately, the hot tears she was holding rolled down her cheeks. She left the food and wine she brought by his entrance and made her way back to her car.
As soon as Jayda’s head hit the headrest of her car, she sobbed uncontrollably.
She liked Zach, he was handsome, rich, successful, caring and humble but now she lost him because she never created time for him.
She didn’t know chasing her dreams would cost her her relationship with Zach. Lilian, her best friend, had advised her on several occasions to create time for Zach but she turned deaf ears and now she lost him.
Truthfully, he has been there for her more than she has been there for him. She cancelled 96% of their dates because of work-related reasons. They hardly talked about themselves since they made their relationship official about a year and six months ago. They could even go for a month without talking to each other. That was the extent to which their relationship sucked.
After having a good cry in her car, Jayda started the engine and drove straight to the latest bar in town which was considered to be the most expensive. It was specifically made for high-class people.
Without caring if she had stains of dried tears on her face, she walked elegantly into the bar, her head high, her clutch in her hands and with the intention of getting drunk.
She made herself comfortable on a stool and told the bartender to mix her all the strong drinks they have. She had more than enough cash in her purse to pay for everything.
Jayda has never been a fan of alcohol. She could count the few times she had taken strong alcoholic drinks and neither had she been to a club before. No matter how her best friend, Lilian, threatens her to attend one with her, she always came up with the perfect excuse not to go.
But who cares tonight, she was here to have fun by herself, celebrate her promotion and also her breakup.
Jayda had the most horrible look on her face when she took the first shot but she got comfortable with the taste by the time she took her third shot.
After a very long day at work, having one meeting to the other and reviewing contracts with his lawyer, Sebastian Miller walked into Club 232. The most popular and expensive club in Miami.
Everyone who works in the club knew him as a regular VIP customer. He showed up on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays to have some drinks and find a girl to fuck.
Sebastian is cold, ruthless and heartless. He has absolutely no respect for anyone, especially the female figure. He doesn’t believe in love and neither does he believe in anything called passion or emotion. Let’s just say he lives a life of contract rather than affection.
The only people Sebastian Miller has respect for and cares about are his parents, twin sisters, his best friend, Caleb and other close members of his family.
Despite his annoying behaviour, Sebastian was handsome as hell and extremely rich which is why girls are always honoured to share his bed with him even if it was just for a night.
As usual, his spot was already prepared for him. As soon as he settled down, a waiter attended to him and served him his usual.
Normally, Sebastian comes to the club with Caleb to enjoy but unfortunately, his so-called best friend ditched him for a date so Seb planned on not staying long tonight. He would have a couple of drinks and look for a girl to take to the hotel to fuck.
As Sebastian gulped down his drink, his eyes met a lady. She was seated at the bar, on a stool. Even though her back was facing him, he could feel himself getting hard by just looking at her back view. He waited a while hoping she was going to turn around so he would signal for her to come over but she never did so he sent a waiter to tell her he wanted to see her.
Normally, as soon as Sebastian tells a waiter to call the attention of a girl, the girl would follow the waiter but he was surprised to see this male waiter come back alone.
“Sir, She refused to come with me.” The waiter answered and Sebastian started to get angry.
Being angry was not the best side of Sebastian Miller. He gets angry easily; especially when one refuses to follow his order. He can also say or do anything when angry.
“Didn’t you tell her my name?” Sebastian glared at the waiter.
“I did Sir, I even told her to look at you so she would see I’m not lying that Sebastian Miller actually wants to see her. And she said something else.” The waiter whispered the last part.
“What did she say?” Sebastian asked, anger evident in his voice and eyes.
“She said I should tell you to go to hell.” He whispered.
Sebastian Miller clenched his teeth, picked up his glass of alcohol and made his way towards the lady that was proving hard to get.
Didn’t she know any other girl in the club would do anything to be in her position right now?. He was trying to help her life by taking her to the most expensive hotel in town, giving her a good fuck and perhaps some dollars depending on how well she satisfies him.
Never had Seb approached a lady in this bar. They were always the one who walked up to him after he requested their presence.
“You are proving hard to get when I’m trying to help your life!” Sebastian spoke as he sat on an empty stool beside the woman that refused to come to him.Jayda was about taking another shot when she heard the voice, the voice sounded angry and irritated but for some unknown reasons, it sent shivers down her spine.She looked at the owner of the voice and for once she forgot how to breathe. Hot and sexy would be an understatement to describe him. He was even looking hotter in his suit. She would have mocked him about wearing a suit to the club but on her way in, she noticed a couple of others with suits too. Perhaps they all came straight from work.As soon as Sebastian looked into the lady’s eyes, he went still. He never expected the person who refused him to be this beautiful. He saw dried tears on her face and for some unknown reason, he felt the need to ask what made her cry, comfort her and let her know everything will be fine.Sebastian snapped back into reality when he realized
Jayda woke up slightly tired. She blushed and buried her face deeper into the pillow as soon as she remembered last night's event. She was also very sore but sore in a good way. Lilian, her best friend will be so proud of her when she tells her that she got a good lay.Jayda opened her eyes and saw that the space beside her was empty, she sat up with the duvet wrapped around her curvy body and came face to face with Sebastian who was dressing up. His back was turned to her so he couldn't see her. She could tell he just had a shower because of how his hair looked.Jayda ran her fingers through her messy hair before she spoke. "Good morning." She said but got no reply.Maybe he didn't hear her."Good morning, Sebastian." She said again. This time around Sebastian took a glance at her, said nothing, then turned his attention back to buttoning his shirt. He made no attempt to reply to her greetings. He also had a stern expressio"Aren't you the one I'm talking to?" Jayda said. She was star
Lilian was surprised. She could not believe it was her best friend that was pouring out her emotions before her. Jayda was someone that hardly showed her weak side. Even in tough situations, she always put up a strong face. She couldn't remember the last time she saw Jayda cry.Lily did her best to calm Jayda down. She wiped her face with some tissue."I'm here if you want to talk about it but it's okay if you don't want to," Lilian said carefully.Jayda sniffed "I was devastated after I left Zach's place so I made my way to club 232.""You went to a club?" Lilian asked, shocked. Jayda nodded. No matter how much Lily persuaded her to go to the club in the past, Jayda never gave in."I went with the intention to get drunk but I ended up taking only three shots before I was interrupted by someone. He was very handsome but has the worst personality on earth. I feel so stupid because he used me.""During the first few minutes we talked, I felt kind of connected to him. His voice sent shive
Sebastian Miller heaved a tired sigh as he slammed the document he was going through on the table. No matter how hard he tried, he couldn’t concentrate on anything. All he could think of was Jayda; the passionate night they had together, how he acted like a jerk to her the next morning, the tears in her eyes when he hurled hurtful words at her.The more he remembered her with tears in her eyes, knowing he was the reason for her sadness, the more he hated himself and regretted not going into the bathroom and apologizing to her.Since that night, no second has passed without Sebastian thinking about Jayda. She was all he could see in his dreams and it was making him crazy.He did his best to forget her by calling an ex-fling to meet him at a hotel but for some unknown reason, he couldn’t go through fucking her. He stopped halfway after a little bit of smooching because he realized he wanted something more. He didn't feel the heat, the passion, the burning desire that he had with Jayda.O
Four weeks later.These past days had been the busiest Jayda had ever been. There was a whole lot to do now that she was promoted. She had several court cases to handle, consultations to give and contracts to review.She was glad she had so much to do because it kept her mind off the person she gave her most precious thing, Sebastian.By the time she got home every night, she was usually exhausted so she went to bed straight and too tired to think about him.But there were times when she couldn't help but think about him, and whenever she does, she got mad at herself for going to bed with him.At least, once every three days, she replayed the passionate night they had together. It wasn't done intentionally but she couldn't help herself. Sometimes, she could still feel him in her and in as much as she would not want to admit, she missed the feel of his body against hers, how he wrapped his arms around her possessively the night after they made love.What surprised Jayda was that she nev
"How is my niece doing today?" Albert pulled Lilian in for a hug.She smiled, "I'm fine uncle, Happy Birthday to you. Long life and prosperity.""Thank you, dear. I'm glad you're here.""You remember your cousin, Sebastian?" Albert said, gesturing at Sebastian who was standing beside him, holding a glass of champagne.Lilian took a glance at the asshole who hurt her best friend. As usual, he was looking very handsome despite the fact that he had a stern look on his face.Lilian had never seen him smile, perhaps he would be more handsome when he smiled. Sebastian was the total opposite of his parents and twin sisters, it made Lilian wonder what planet he came from."I do remember him" Lilian mumbled, looking back at her uncle."Good. I was just asking him when he was going to give me my first grandchild." Albert said which made Sebastian groan."We've agreed not to talk about this Dad.""I'll keep on talking about it until you give me a grandchild. I want to have one now that I'm still
"I was going to stay mad at you forever if you didn't show up tonight." Grace, Jayda's mom smiled before pulling her daughter into a hug."Good evening Mom." Jayda chuckled."I missed you, Princess" Grace mumbled before she pulled away from the hug."Mom, I'm 29." Jayda groaned playfully."I'm aware. Even when you're 90 you will still be my little princess." Grace smiled."You look different." Her mom commended her."Mom, I'm still the same. I think what makes me look different is because the last time you saw me I was an associate and now I'm a partner.""No, not that. There's this spark in your eyes and I think you've lost a tiny bit of weight. But thank God you're here for the weekend. I will make sure I feed you well.""Where's Dad?" Jayda asked as she reached for her luggage."Your father is in with your brother and nieces," Grace replied as they made their way into the house."Aunt Jayda." Two voices screamed and hugged Jayda's legs tightly.She crouched towards her brother's dau
In as much as Jayda was going through something delicate that made her want to spend all day in bed and continue crying where she left off, she had a job to attend to so that alone made her reluctantly get up from her bed as soon as her alarm buzzed. She did her morning rituals, changed into professional wear and exited her apartment.Jayda was mute all day. She only opened her mouth to give one-word instructions or one-word answers. She was happy the work she had to do made her forget about the pregnancy, even though it was only for a while.She had her cousin order lunch for her. Fortunately, she had some appetite today and she shed a tear when she remembered the food she was eating would be split into two. Half would go to her and the other half would go to the little human growing in her. She could not believe a baby was growing inside her and most of all, she knew nothing about being a mother.After lunch, Jayda buried herself with work-related matters and eventually left the offi