Her mother sat on the chair. She passed her assuring smile that she was well but blotches on her left cheek, forehead, arms, and collarbones said another story. Though, she covered it with foundation. Her beautiful smile was doing a miracle but she knew her mother was in pain.
She blinked the tears and bit hard in her tongue to stop the tears. Her father wouldn't like it. She was taught to endure pain, tolerate unfairness. The silence was making her nervous. She swallowed heavily.
She snapped her head as her elder brother squeezed her hand. His gaze was on his wristwatch. He was waiting for his father to arrive at the dining table. He was a made man, a future heir to replace his father's position in the outfit.
' I wanted to hold time if I could. But a week passed quickly. Marcella and the other staff got busy after hearing about the upcoming wedding. It was usual to spot them hurrying here and there, following her mother's orders. ' ' It isn't a big occasion. Our families and our Capo's family, underbosses are going to be part of this occasion. ' Salvatore peered in her room from behind the door after giving a soft knock, "Are you ready, Ria?" He asked her. Whirling, she glanced at his brother with sad eyes. She had spent these past days smiling in the daytime and crying at night. She was wearing a backless tight blue dress, reaching her knees. Her blond hair was curled and spread over her shoulders. She wanted to hide herself.
She was skittish after she felt his grey gaze on her. But the butterflies in her stomach were something new. He was handsome but dangerous too. Was she ready to go into his hell? She let out a long and slow breath as they walked out of the dining room. She was feeling more free getting away from his dark gaze. The kids had slept. Danny and Travis were holding them. Olivia gestured to them to follow her to their room. 'I'm curious. I've heard a lot of things about her and NY' Capo. Did he really kidnap her and then force her into marriage? I don't want my curiosity to put me in any danger. And I'm going to avoid the ring.' "How did you meet Liam?" She asked. Hesitantly and
Marcella brought the wedding gown that they purchased from the most expensive designer during the given time of last week. Everyone was excited, apart from her. After all, it was she who was going to stay with enemies. Her father had ordered to decorate the backyard's vast garden for the wedding. Kairo wanted a simple wedding. But he also wanted to show their money power. After the bridal shower, she returned to her room. Heat crept into her face, all she was worried about was her wedding night, him taking her against her will. Tears stung in her eyes. She wanted to spare the tradition but her mother insisted on it. This was the part where she ruled.
KAIRO He got behind the wheels. He was about to ignite his car. When the passenger side of the door opened. Danil got in the car and buckled himself. He creased his dark brows, "Where's your car, Danil?" He asked in a bored tone. "Your night wasn't pleasant. I guess," Danil smirked. He ignited the car and drove out of the garage, ignoring the topic. "What do you expect from an arranged marriage?" His shoulders deflated. He gripped the steering wheel with both hands, "I don't love her," He said. "But you like her," Danil retorted. He thi
ARIANA The ground dropped from her feet when Olivia told her, Vincent would be here at dinner tonight. 'Why is he here? Is my mother alright? My brother, Sal!' Tension encircled her. She grabbed her phone and immediately hit the call button on her brother's number. "Ariana! Are you alright? What took you so long to make a call to me? You're not even replying to my messages?" Her brother's worried voice reached her ears. She never thought her brother would be so helpless. "I'm sorry. I was cooking for my new family." She said, sitting on the couch. She heard him snorting, "Don't they have staff?" "They have. Indeed, my
He offered his hand. She cringed. She squinted at Rose, Isha and Olivia. They were already heading out of the store with their husbands. Olivia was walking ahead of them. Her bodyguard, Todd was walking one step behind her drifting his gaze around and a few guards were already guarding out. Her heart flipped when he took a step closer and gripped my hand. Her skin tingled and heat snaked her body. She fidgeted. He was faster. He pulled her with him out of the store. Holding her breath, she waited for him to leave her hand. They walked over to his car. She did not want to sit alone with him. She was thinking. He would scold her once they would be alone. Unexpectedly, he opened the door for her. He was looking calm. She had seen her parents. Her dad always looked calm but after her father went out for business, She knocked on th
KAIRO It seemed to sour his mood. He wasn't sure he should be happy hearing her denial or was sad. 'I want her fear. She already does. And pleasure! She will soon agree to it.' He halted his strides as he saw Rose waiting for Liam. Her stomach was round. She was rubbing her hand on it absentmindedly. He shook his head. He didn't want Ariana to wait for him in this condition. His thoughts shocked him. He pushed them away and drifted his steps toward the couch. "Shouldn't you rest?" He asked her, towering over her. She glanced at him with sad eyes. He frowned, "Are you alri
ARIANA She was still staring at the door when Cody and Selena burst through the door. Their laughter echoed in the room. She opened her mouth but stopped when Rose walked in, "Rose, you should send someone..." Rose shook her head with a smile. Her hand was on her round stomach. "We're going out. NGO. Will you like to join us?" She asked. "We're going to meet our friends, Aunt," Selena squealed happily. Cody held her hand, "Will you come to meet our friends, aunt?" He asked, looking up at him with innocent eyes. "Of course," She nodded immediately and caressed his cheek. "If you don't wanna go. You can deny me." Rose said. "No, I will come. Thank you for