Butterfly and the CEO
Ellie's point of view
The rest of Sunday passes by as I nurse my almighty hangover. I did have a shower and put my Winnie the pooh pyjamas on, which did make me feel somewhat better. I currently lay on my bed watching Netflix when Erin knocks on the door before peeping her head around it. She's grinning when she says to me.
“Ellie, you have a visitor, hunni.”
I frown as she walks over to the bed. I don't have any friends. No one would visit me. She smiles as she sits on the end of my bed.
“Zac’s here to see you. I told you he's got it bad.”
She chuckles as I look down at my pyjamas and blush. I can't go out in these.
She takes my hand as she pulls me up from the bed, practically dragging me to the door as she says.
“Oh, Ellie, he's going to love them; besides, he's seen you in much worse.”
She's giggling when she pushes me through the door as we both walk into the living room, where Zac is now sitting on the sofa looking very much at home and insanely handsome in a pair of jeans and a pullover. He lifts his head to look at me as I croak.
“Hey, how are you feeling, Ellie?”
He looks at me with a smile, damn those dimples of his. I look at the floor as I say.
“Embarrassed, that's how I’m feeling.”
He chuckles as he says.
“Don't be. I told you I like taking care of you, Ellie.”
Oh, my God, this man is just so sweet. Erin clears her throat as she looks between the two of us. She stands up as she says.
“I’ll leave you two alone. I need to sort some clothes out. Bye, Zac, I’ll see you at work tomorrow.
Zac nods as he replies.
“I’ll see you tomorrow Erin.”
He stands up from the sofa as he walks over to me, taking hold of my hand before guiding me back to sit down with him. He doesn't let go of my hand as he says.”
“So, how's the head then?”
I sigh as I say, “Better than it was this morning. Thank you for taking care of me.”
The way he looks at me makes me melt. His thumb is now making circles on the back of my hand. The slightest touch makes me shiver as he whispers in my ear.
“I’m glad you're feeling better, and I meant what I said; I like taking care of you. Isn't that how every man should make a woman feel? It breaks my heart, baby, that someone would want to hurt you, and I never want that to happen to you again. I’m not asking for you to tell me anything, Ellie, but I want you to know that I'm here for you, and If or when you want to talk about it, I will still be here for you, baby.”
I nod my head, trying to stop the tears from falling as he squeezes my hand. I'm not ready yet, but I will be now that I have Zac by my side. He makes me feel brave, strong enough to one day share my past with him. He looks at me as he says.
“Can I take you out to dinner tomorrow, Ellie?”
I chuckle as I look at his dimples and those puppy dog eyes as I say.
“How can I say no when you look at me like that?”
He laughs as he pulls me into his arms.
“Yessss…….I knew you wouldn't be able to resist my boyish charms.”
He pulls me to my feet as we walk over to the door, still holding my hand. He stops as he looks at me with a glint in his eye before claiming my lips in a passionate kiss. A kiss that leaves me weak at the knees, leaving me speechless, he turns to look at me as he says.
“I feel it too, baby, Oh and I love the pyjamas, by the way.”
I ask, still reeling from the kiss, still not able to speak. Zac laughs before he kisses my nose and says.
“I'll see you at work tomorrow Ellie, and I'll pick you up from here at seven.”
He closes the door when he leaves; what the fuck just happened? I whisper
Ellie walks over to me as she says.
“What's that, Ellie?”
Oh, shit, did I just say that out loud.I shake my head, clearing my thoughts as I say.
Erin laughs, giving me a knowing grin. Later that night, I make myself a grilled cheese sandwich and a large glass of diet coke to chase the last of this damn hangover away.
Monday morning, and Erin and I make our way into my office. James joins us to discuss the progress made on the next generation build before heading into the conference room for the first of the weekly planning meetings.
I’m just about to push the door open when someone opens it from the inside, sending me flying into the room. Once again, I find myself being steadied by a pair of strong arms. Only this time, I don't flinch or pull away. I know it's Zac by the intense feelings he gives me. He laughs as I blush as usual, as he whispers in my ear.
“You have a habit of doing this, and I must admit that I like it, Miss Simms.”
He reluctantly let's go as I hurry to a seat, noticing Rachel, who is now glaring at me. Zac takes his place at the table as he says.
“Okay, team, I hope your all well and had a fun weekend. I know that I have. Let's hear your plans for this week, please.”
Rachel is the first to talk.....of course...
“Things are progressing well, and we're bringing in the contractors this week to make a start on the building work.”
He nods his head before he turns to look at James and me. I clear my throat.
“James and I have finished all the designs, and Erin has contacted the local schools, who are now running competitions for the artwork. I'm going to put an order in for the tiles so we can make a start on the mural in the community room, and I’m going to invite some of the kids over each day to work on the mural with me.”
James then takes over as he says.
“I’m working with the contractors to get the layout started. It's all coming together nicely, Mr Harris.”
Zac nods his head as he says.
“I’ve had a look through both of the plans, and I’m happy with the progress made so far. Ellie, I love the idea of the local kids being involved, which is also good for the publicity. Well, that's it for today. I’ll leave you all to get on with it.”
He never takes his eyes off me as he's talking, I don't look at Rachel, but I can feel the daggers she's throwing my way.
The rest of the day flies by. I spend most of my day talking with the local schools and drawing up a design for the community room. I want something full of colour to bring all the other colours together. I chose a tree, a tree of life with vibrant colours surrounded by a rainbow. Happy with my final design, I select the tiles from the manufacturer. I love the look and can't wait to see it all come together. I run everything by James, who has already brought the contractors in to start the building work.
Looking at my watch, It's now gone five. I quickly tidy up and make my way out. Erin is waiting at her station so we can walk back to the apartment together, as she turns to ask me.
“So what are you going to wear tonight.”
“Erm, a skirt and top. I need to go clothes shopping soon.”
I say with a frown. Erin chuckles as she says,
“Well, until then, you have fairy godmother Erin, not that you need much help. Damn, you'd look good in a bin bag, girl.”
Later that evening, Erin helps me pick out an elegant black button up skirt with a red off the shoulder top and matching red bag. It's not over the top, but it looks elegant, and I have no idea what Zac has planned for the night.”
Wow! This is really happening. I'm going on a date with my Hot CEO.
Butterfly and the CEOChapter 11Ellie’s Point of viewIt's seven pm, and is Zac’s knocking on the apartment door. I open the door feeling the butterflies in my stomach as he looks at me and smiles as he says,“You, look beautiful Ellie.”He takes my hand in his as my heart skips a beat. Wow! What is it with this man? He leads me downstairs through the cafe and outside to where his Alfa Romeo 4C waits. I smile as he opens the door for me. He's a perfect gentleman, and it's been a long time since someone held a door open for me. I slide inside, sinking down into the luxurious leather seat before I turn to look at him as I
Butterfly and the CEOChapter 12Ellie’s point of viewI push myself towards Zac as I kiss him sweetly on his lips. Fuck he tastes so good. It sends a shiver down my spine and straight to my core.He smiles down at me as he returns the kiss, kissing me with more passion than I ever thought possible. I moan as I wrap my arms around his neck, the electricity building between us. Zac runs his hands up and down my spine, caressing my skin as he whispers into my ear.“Your so fucking beautiful, Ellie.”I love the way he says my name in that deep sexy voice of his. He gives
Butterfly and the CEOButterfly and the CEO.Chapter 13Zac’s point of view.I’m lying awake with Ellie still sleeping in my arms as I think back to last night and Ellie' s break down. When I walked into the ladies bathroom and saw her curled up in a ball on the floor, It broke me. I can't stand to see Ellie suffer like this. I knew something wasn't right with her by her reactions to people and the scars I saw on her wrist. I must admit I thought she was self-harming at first, but last nights break down proved different, and the scars that she bares me want to protect her more. How can anyone hurt her?She groans as she asks me why we're s
Butterfly and the CEOChapter 14Zac’s point of viewMonday morning arrives, and I'm at work before everyone else. Acting like that schoolboy as I check the time waiting for Ellie to arrive. I'm in the meeting room first when I realise I've left the folder that I need on my desk, shit I need it.Pulling the door of the meeting room open before I head to my office and Ellie comes flying through the room straight into my arms……Fuck….. What a way to start the day
Butterfly and the CEOChapter 15Zac’s point of view.I picked Ellie up at 6 pm before helping her into my car as we make the drive to my house. The conversation flows between us, and after a couple of hours, I'm pulling into the drive.I smile when I see the look on Ellie's face when she sees the house, I had the same reaction the first time I saw the place and made an offer on it the same day. I love this house. It's built from old stone and sits within its own grounds. It's peaceful here, away from the city.She gasps as she says.“Wow, Zac, it's beaut
Butterfly and the CeoChapter 16Ellies’s point of view.I wake up in the morning wrapped in Zac’s arms. He stayed with me after the nightmare and held me in his arms all night, safe to say I never had another nightmare after that. I look at him as he sleeps. My god, this man is handsome. I smile as much more than him being insanely attractive with the looks and body of a Greek god. He makes me feel safe, and that's something I haven't felt in a long time.I drift off back to sleep with a smile on my face. I open my eyes again as I hear him gently calling my name.“Ellie? Are you awake, baby?”
Butterfly and the CEOChapter 17Ellie’s point of viewThe next few weeks fly by, and I find myself falling more in love with Zac Harris; he treats me like a princess, and I am finally beginning to let go of my past.The new generation project is now finished, and Harris Corps Designs has been given an award for their work in the community.It's Friday afternoon, and I’m waiting for Erin to finish up at work as we are heading into town to find dresses for the awards ceremony.As I wait, I run through my calendar, making sure that I'm up to date with everything; when Zac walk
Butterfly and the CEO Chapter 18 Ellie's point of view.The following day and it's the awards Gala; I put my dress on with one last look in the mirror; I feel sexy. I'm back at our apartment as Erin and I wanted to help each other get ready together; Erin has done my hair and makeup. I smile as I place my feet in my heels, grabbing my handbag before I walk out of the bedroom to meet Zac; he's sitting on the sofa in his d