A month passed. It was like time skipped past us and I was unable to catch it.Everything was my kind of normal.After the day I came to Ace's house, he quit his job at the Castillo Corporation. A stupid move. But it turned out, he was offered another good job abroad and he had to leave in a month. He wanted to take me and Mom along with him.Ofcourse, Ace did not let me leave after that day. He was hellbound on keeping me here - away from Hayes and Damien.I agreed with him this time. Partially ofcourse.I met Hayes twice. Somehow, Hayes and me were friendly now, because there was no dispute left between us.And Damien...I met him too. Many times actually.Damien and Me were stuck in some weird kind of situation. There was a silent agreement between us, that stated.....We were never going to get too close. We stayed at arm's length, just letting the silence do it's work.
DAMIEN'S POV Alice left. Two months had passed since I left her at Lincoln Villa and after that, she left the city. Her brother and Mother had left the country and I was surprised she did not leave with them, but I was relieved that she did not go. It would have been hard to know her whereabouts once she had left the country. At first, I knew where she was. I kept an eye on her just to make sure that she was okay and once I knew she was fine, I let her go. It was a really cruel move if I still kept an eye on her. It was not fair to her and it was not fair to me either. She was free now. She did not owe me anything and that's why she had the right to live her life however she wanted to live. During this time, I had spent the most of my days in the penthouse. Alone. That's what I was doing even now. I was standing by the glass wall in her room to stare down at the city while ran poured
ALICE'S POV I groaned out when the phone did not stop ringing even after an hour. I had began to get angry now. Who the hell would call me so early in the morning?! I had just managed to fall asleep and now these calls. Finally deciding to curse the one who was calling me, I tapped the side table with my hand to find the phone in the dark while my eyes refused to open. My hand found the phone and I picked up the call. My mind was drifting back to sleep as the ringing had stopped. “ Are you still sleeping Alice?! ” It was Mom's voice shouting at me. My eyes flew open just like my body shot up. My hair were poking out in all directions and my eyes were red from lack of sleep. A smile still managed to break out on my lips when I saw that it was not a voice call but a video call. Her healthy face came into my view and my smile widened some more. Mom looked fine and happy.
ALICE'S POV “ Damien. ” I whispered, my voice sounding foreign to me. After I left him, I never said his name out aloud. It was traumatic. It made me miss him even more. My eyes welled up my with unshed tears, as I saw him in the dark. I was not even able to see his face but I knew it was him just by his voice and his scent that lingered everywhere around me. Then, he walked to me. Each step he took was like the death of me. He walked until he was standing right in front of me. The little light coming from the kitchen window lit up his face. Hesitantly, I dragged my eyes up to meet his gaze but when my eyes landed on those steely grey - dark and enchanting orbs, my heart dropped but landed on a soft cushion. Instead of going into a breakdown and crying my heart out, I felt total calmness and serenity engulfing me. I did not feel like this for a long-long time. I could fee
ALICE'S POV The usual morning after crying the whole night was never easy. My eyes were so puffy that it was hard to even see. My head was hurting like some horse had trampled all over it. It was painful before and it was unbearable now. I wonder if Damien even came. What if it was just my imagination? I was finally going mad. I needed to see a psychiatrist soon. All of this was not good for my health. Raising myself from the bed tiredly, I made my way to the washroom to take a shower and then I wore a pink sweater with blue jeans to go with the day. Today, I stood and stared at my reflection for a long time. I felt dead. Sighing to myself, I took my bag and made my way down the stairs. “ Good Morning Alice. ” Mrs Smith greeted me with the usual smile that I was unable to return today. I was not in the mood to even talk to anyone. “ Good Morning Mrs. Smi
ALICE'S POV “ She aborted the baby. ” Mrs Brown revealed to him and my shoulders slumped down. Fear made my heart tremble as Damien's eyes turned colder. He slowly detached his eyes from mine and turned to look at Mrs. Brown. “ Take your daughter and get out of here at once. ” He ordered Mrs Brown who was dumbfounded at the change in his tone. It was like everyone could now sense how grave the situation was. Damien looked ready to destroy everything and his anger was directed at me. My body was trembling. Shock was slowly seeping in my bones and fear in my heart. My mind was telling me to just run away from here. “ What are you saying Mr. Castillo? ” Mrs Brown smiled awkwardly not understanding what suddenly happened. “ Get. Out. Of. Here. ” He gritted his teeth and hissed at Mrs Brown whose body jolted up Surprisingly, Mrs. Bro
ALICE'S POV “ I. Will. Never. Come. Back. ” He spoke each word slowly, his glossy eyes coming back to rest on mine before he stormed out of there. No. No. He could not just leave after saying all of this to me. He just told me that he loved me and that he divorced Madison and he thought we could have a family and then he just... Left me alone. I wanted to run behind him but my ego held me back. I had never ran behind anyone. I had never asked anyone to stay in my whole life. Tears rolled down my cheeks in waves, as I stood there for the longest time, just staring at the wall in front of me. “ Did he do something Alice? ” Lisa rushed to my side but I was too engrossed in crying, that I could not reply to her.My ears were ringing and I could only hear three words echoing in my mind. I love you. “ Alice! Are you alright? &rdq
ALICE'S POV “ Damien. ” I whispered, all tears drying up in my eyes instantly while his steely grey orbs bore into my eyes. I would never get used to this intense feeling his stares made me feel. “ Alice. ” He whispered back causing my lips to curve up to form a smile. “ What are you doing here? ” He asked raising his eyebrows and I chuckled out. He knew what I was doing here. He just wanted me to say it but I was still the same stubborn type. “ I am enjoying the rain. ” I mocked, pointing behind him as I noticed him holding an umbrella over his head. “ Outside the airpot? ” A smirk came to rest on his lips and I almost threw something at him to wipe that smirk off his lips. “ Outside the airpot. ” I nodded defiantly, not ready to admit what I really came here to do. “ That's exactly what your little friend told me. She said Alice is going to enjoy rain outside the airpot. ” He teased and crouch
ALICE'S POV ~1 YEAR LATER Smooth lace wrapped around my upper body before puffy chiffon draped down from my torso and pooled around me, creating it's very own cushion. I could definitely tell it was one hell of an expensive gown considering the weight that grounded me as well as restrained me from moving around too much. I could not look around much to see how I looked except for looking in the mirror in front of me, but the awed expressions of the women standing all around me told me, that I looked promising. If that shitty man...Shit. I mean Damien refused to get close to me today, I was surely going to murder him with my bare hands. I still could not believe it. After putting the ring on my finger that day, he treated me like some virus infected patient who could not be touched and who was dying as well. He did not let me get near him or did not even touc