Ten minutes into the drive and we still hadn't exchanged a word and I wouldn't have traded this silence for the world. I prefer him looking pretty and his mouth shut but as they say, happiness is short lived.
"So when you said you have been telling tales about our love story, this is what you have been narrating. I was after you like a love sick puppy." His tone told me that he was anything but impressed with the story. Well, I wasn't aiming to impress him either.
"What did you want me to say? You threatened me to sign a marriage contract with you?" I kept my eyes trained outside the window.
"And what was that proposal bullshit? That was so unlikely of me." I clicked my tongue in annoyance at why he was speaking so much.
"I guess sliding the ring across the office desk was a better sounding one then?" I was being extra snappy , very unlikely of me but that's the point of being with him. He just brings out the best of me!
Elena's POV"May I have this dance with you?" I gave him a tight lipped smile and put my hand in his. He pulled me to the dance floor before wrapping his hands around my waist while I put mine gently on his chest."Just a month left until our wedding." I said smiling as we kept swaying to the song."Excited, are we?" He twirled me before pulling me closer."So much! I can't wait to get away from you!" The grin was intact on my face. He tucked a loose hair behind my ear."I'm sure girls would beg to differ." I wanted to deliver him a hard pinch but that wasn't possible owing to the multiple layers of his clothing. Instead I threw my head back in forced laughter. Anyone looking from outside would mistake us for a couple so in love."You're funny." At my compliment he flashed me a bright charming smile that was bound to affect any straight woman. He dipped me as the song came to an end. Even after pulling me up, he didn't let go. The intensity
Elena's POV"You look so beautiful. I still remember the day when as a child you tried your mother's wedding dress." Dad said with glistening eyes."Dad…" My eyes were tearing up as well."Honestly, if I could I would have never given your hand to any boy on this planet." Everyone present chuckled at his words."Don't make her cry, you will ruin her makeup." Mom playfully scolded him while looking at me with adoration."It's time." As the music started playing, Liv, who was my maid of honour, went in first. I linked my arm with Dad's before he started walking me down the aisle.I had kept my eyes trained on the ground a little because I was nervous and mostly because I refused to look at Rylan. Just as I had stepped foot in the church, the reality that I was getting married and little did I have a say in it hit me in force. The fact that he had taken away this beautiful day from me was increasing my resentment towards him.I lo
Elena's POV"So, why haven't I seen you earlier like in our engagement party?" He spun me around before we synchronised our steps to the now slower music."Rylan didn't invite me." He shrugged. Well I was a little surprised but not much. Considering his manners, it was even strange that he had friends."What?" He chuckled at my question."Kidding. I was in Australia and closing a deal for my company. I apologize for not being able to attend it." He flashed an apologetic smile. I mentally groaned thinking why couldn't Rylan be more like him. Spending a year would have been so easy."No, it's okay." I smiled back at him."Do you like your honeymoon destination?" He asked all of a sudden.
Elena's POVI slightly turned my head around to look at the imprints, my foot had just left on the sand. I was strolling on the beach all by myself. Never had I imagined that I would be bored out of my mind while I would be in Fiji. Still this was better than sitting back at the hotel room seeing his stupid face all day."Hey, uhm.. I assume you're not busy?" I halted in my steps to look at a tall guy looking at me with his deep blue eyes."Doesn't seem like it." I shrugged."I'm Andrew Davis." He stuck his hand out."Elena Smith." I shook his hand."Would you mind if I join you?" It was the resort's private beach. So I assumed he was another guest at the same property.
Rylan's POVThis stupid honeymoon definitely cost me a lot. I missed out on so many days of work and working from home didn't compensate for it. Not that I could work each day even. Speaking of that I was reminded of that day with Elena.My eyes quickly found her face. She was seated in the opposite seat of mine in the jet. Her eyes were closed. Though she looked peaceful in her sleep with her mouth slightly open, I felt like those thick curly lashes would flutter open at any time.I leaned back in my seat, my mind travelling back to the memories of that day. I couldn't actually say that I regretted the day. I haven't had a chance to feel so carefree or peaceful in a long while.That moment on the deck, I didn't know what it was about when I couldn't pull my gaze away from her face. It was as if something in me was telling me to keep staring. There was something serene about the way she was smiling and being all giddy about those corals.<
Elena's POV"I have sent the resignation on your behalf and you must be knowing that I am well acquainted with your boss." He said these with a small smile that was anything but genuine."Threats! That's your speciality right?" I wanted to burn him into a piece of roasted meat. His shoulders moved up and down in a stupid shrug."You established your point and influence. Now leave before I kick you in the face." He raised his hands in mock surrender before leaving me in my room in utter frustration."Well, I don't care. Now come with me before we get late." He started walking out of the house."I am not coming with you." I stayed rooted to my initial position. He slowly turned around and stared at my face before his face lit up in realisation."Ah! I get it." To say the least, I was confused."What?" I raised a brow."You're stupid." I blinked twice, taken by surprise at his sudden declaration."What? I'm not!" I wanted t
Elena's POV"I missed you guys." I hugged both of them before allowing them in."Yeah, therefore you don't call every day." Liv turned her face away while Tyler just smiled."I am sorry?" I gave her the best puppy eyes I could manage."I can forgive you but on one condition." I cautiously stared at her face."We are going out to see a movie this weekend." She declared it and who was I to turn down a movie night!"Done." I said, leading them upstairs."And this is my room." I said, stepping into the room."Your room?" I turned back at the tone Tyler used and saw both him and Liv stare strangely at me and their faces looked scarily similar. I furrowed my brows for a second before realizing what just went wrong."I mean our room.""But this does look like your room." Liv said, roaming
Rylan's POVOn entering I saw Elena sitting on the sofa with folded legs and watching a movie. At the sight of her , memories of today clouded my mind which didn't help my headache."Zoe, get me a cup of coffee." I yelled. Zoe was our cook."Zoe left. She had some important work . I can make you your coffee though it's time for dinner." I scoffed at her offer."No please! Don't tire yourself on my account. Let me not hear complaints that I am mistreating you." She furrowed her eyebrows in pretend confusion."What do you mean?" I rolled my eyes at her fake innocence."Of course you don't know what I mean." I mocked her."You know you're so difficult. I simply offered you a cup of coffee. You don't need to be rude." She folded her arms and glared at me. I chuckled and nodded."Yeah, now go, run to your b