If I had been told by anyone that being a CEO was so demanding, I'd have laughed so loud in the person's face.
Honestly, it's nothing like what I have seen in the movies or books that I've read.
This is a whole lot of work. It's like doing your job and at the same time doing that of the entire departments in the company.
I've been working relentlessly to put the company back on its feet.
It was once the highest event planning company in the country. That rank had lasted for so many years until the year my dad passed away.
"Good evening, Ava," Tracy said, walking into my office.
"Have a seat," I replied, smiling at her.
"I was wondering if I could talk to you about something," she said, after she was seated
"Sure, what is it about?" I asked, putti
RYANIt felt good taunting her, watching her try to act all tough and break down in front of me.It gave me some kind of satisfaction to watch how much my words got to her.When I left her office after she threatened to call in the security, I couldn't stop myself from going back to her office and causing her more pain.So I went back having nothing to say until the random idea about her planning my wedding with that Ciara girl and that blew up in my face.I was pretty annoyed by the way Ava turned the game around and I was bent on making her pay for that.I drove my car out of her company's premises and parked it in a corner where she wouldn't be able to spot it.Soon, I saw her drive out of the compound and followed her car. My plan was to know exactly where she lived until she stopped in front of a club
AVAMy bed was annoyingly hard and I tried to stretch my hand but it felt like I was cornered in an enclosed place.I stretched harder but I kept on hitting a wall. I even tried pushing it away but I felt my hand being held by the wrist by a stronger hand.I remembered being led out of the club last night by a stranger and panic surged through me from the thoughts of the possibilities of what could have happened and I tried to get out of the tight grip but got roughly pushed by rough hands.I tried to open my eyes but felt a squeezing ache in my head and instantly supported my head with my hands. My body was hurting and I felt a throbbing pain on my legs, they were products of the excess alcohol I consumed at the club.I stood up still holding my head and my head bumped into a roof making me fall on my knees.I heard someone chuckle and the
AVA"Then who would?"She stared at me before replying "I have no idea." she shrugged."I thought as much." I spat and lifted the wine glass and drank the content all at once."We both know that you still love Ryan." She said with a good amount of seriousness in her voice.My mind went back to what he did to me today and the marks on my body which I was able to cover the ones on my neck with a concealer after taking my bath today.I gritted my teeth remembering the amount of pain I felt between my legs earlier today "I curse the day... the day I fell in love with Ryan." I spat"If this were a few years back or even a week ago I would have gladly fought to be back in his arms. Ciara some wounds are hard to heal... some wounds are very hard to heal while some never heal at all." I told her with a cold voice.&
AVA"Who told you?, How did you get to know about the Howards?" I repeated the question I asked him, visibly shaken by the thoughts that were running through my mind.He sighed and looked away from me "Helena did, I asked her to give me a good reason why I should be part of this scheme to get you a date.""She didn't want to. Instead, she gave me flimsy excuses but I persisted and when we were alone, she told me everything I needed to know." he said.I gulped and bent my head to avoid his gaze."Ava when was the last time you went on a date after Ryan." He asked and I felt his hand on my shoulder."You've spent the past few years taking care of Melissa and you ended up neglec
AVAI was going to hit the person with the back of my leg when the person released his hold on me."Damn Ava, I never knew you were such a-""Scaredy Cat!" Melissa interjected while chuckling softly and I pouted at her which made her stop immediately as she thought I was being hurt."You scared me." I said and placed one of my hands over my chest, trying to get a hold of my ragged breath and heartbeat while slightly closing my eyes."What are you cooking?" I asked him when I saw that he was wearing an apron over his red polo shirt. I was going to say something else when I discovered that not only was Luke putting on an apron, Melissa was as well with her hair in a messy bun and a small spoon in her hand.They both looked adorable like daughter and father just that they weren't."Mama, I made pancakes for you." My d
AVA"Could you go to the church with Melissa?, I'd like to help Helena get ready." I asked Luke who was driving the car with Melissa and Noah in the backseat. I wanted to see if Helena needed anything and hopefully not run into him on my way there."Sure, I'll stop over at her place once we are close to it." He replied and did just as he said when we got there.I have never been inside Helena's house but I must say standing in front of her doorsteps are like standing at the doorsteps of a palace and I was really mesmerised by its beauty.I carefully pressed the doorbell and the door went open even before the bell was done ringing."Oh thank God you're here, I was getting worried. Come on inn, Ryan is not here and wouldn't also be at the wedding." Helena rambled and I just nodded my head, she is having the wedding fever and she's having it rea
AVAI blinked my eyes numerous times just to make sure I wasn't seeing clearly but I really was. How could she?."Isabelle!" I yelled and stepped out of the chair angrily."I told you she wasn't to be trusted, I told you she was the one I saw at the dress store." Luke yelled and at this point the entire church was in confusion by the presence of two brides as Helena was now standing few steps behind Isabelle.Isabelle wore a bright smile and shrugged when she heard Luke's voice. She even had the nerve to wink at Noah who was as shocked as we were with Melissa on his lap and she looked like she was about to cry from seeing me yell."Sorry I didn't invite you for my wedding but since you're here we may proceed." Isabelle told me smiling excitedly while sizing me up with her eyes. This is unbelievable."When...how... tell me when did all these start?, when
AVAONE MONTH LATERAfter the drama that arose at Helena's wedding, I've buried myself in work just to stop myself from thinking too much about it.Helena left the country with Nick before the end of that day. I even enrolled Melissa into playschool just so she won't feel my absence, I'm so glad Luke agreed to help me pick her after school.I still can't find it in me to believe that Isabelle would be capable of such a thing, she was always so calm and nice, how can someone with such qualities turn so cold and heartless?. I still shiver from the thought.They say you either learn from your experience or be taught by that of others, in this case I've learnt from both, I'll always remind myself to never get a cook, nanny, or whatever form of third party into my house again.I was pulled out of deep thoughts by a noise that was coming fro