Their Decision

Calvin's tanned slender fingers glided swiftly across the keyboard as he typed 'Blair Andrews' into the G****e search bar. Many results popped up. His hazel eyes scanned the webpage to look for any article that could give him some type of information about her.

Finally he found a page, it was like wikipedia but only for business related people. It wasn't a challenge to find her since she had been a hot topic for a few days now.

He clicked on her profile and after taking a good look like at the picture provided, he began reading out a loud in hopes to learn something about her .

"Full name: Blair Astrid Andrews

  DOB: 4th October 1998

  Age: 23 years

  Profession: Lawyer

Blair Astrid Andrews is the one and only heiress of country's biggest construction company. Losing her parents at a ripe age of 7, Blair has been raised by her uncle Miguel Andrews and aunt Martha Andrews. Blair has expressed her disinterest in business and currently practices as a lawyer at the reputed KS Law Firm."

Calvin pressed hard on his temple. KS Law Firm was rising at a terrifying rate. Just 7 years in business and they were already competing with many big named law firms. It's founder, Raiden Kingston was known to be a very competent lawyer who never lost a single case in his entire 7 years long career.

"She's pretty." He looked up to see Nora's willowy frame standing there. "I am sorry for entering without permission, I knocked several times but you didn't notice, sir." She apologized.

He just waved his hand in response, indicating that it was alright.

"Have you thought about it sir?" He furrowed his brows and gave her a questioning look. She seemed to understand his gaze and answered "My husband has been working for the Andrews family since years now. That's how I know." He nodded his head and leaned back on his chair. 

"I am getting married, Nora." He laughed, not being able to believe the words that were coming out of his mouth.

"Congratulations, sir."


"Shouldn't you be at the Firm?" Miguel asked trying to sit straight on his king sized bed. Blair put some pillows behind him to support his weight. She stirred the bowl of hot abalone porridge and placed it on the small table in front of him.

"I took a day off. Now come on, eat this quickly before it gets cold." She pushed the white ceramic bowl towards him. He took a spoonful of porridge and placed it in his mouth after blowing on it for a few seconds.

"Hmmm... It's good, did you make it?"

"What do you think?"

"You can't make something this delicious." He teased with a smile.

She laughed at his response. Of course he knew her very well. She could fight Voldemort if needed but couldn't cook to save her life. They sat in comfortable silence for a while before a stern voice interrupted them.

"Sir, we have received the signed contract from Cartier Empire. The legal procedures will take some time but once this marriage commences, we will officially announce the alliance." Mr.  Park finished the sentence by giving her a hesitant look and handed the signed papers to Miguel.

She held a nonchalant expression, not wanting to show her disapproval. Miguel seemed to notice her thoughts so he gently squeezed her hand in comfort. "Dear, you don't have to do this if you don't want to. We can think of someway else."

She gave him a reassuring smile. Even in time like this, he was thinking about her. But she knew there was no 'someway else'. That marriage was the only way, the only one way to make things right after the trouble she had caused.

With going head to head against the Chases, they needed someone powerful by their side, someone who could compete with the Chases in terms of money and influence and that someone were the Cartiers.

Andrew constructions was the biggest name in the construction industry. Maybe that was the reason why the Cartiers had accepted their offer so easily since they wanted to expand in construction field.

She found it funny how few months ago she was the one who had rejected the same offer from Cartier Empire because she didn't want to get married to a stranger she didn't love. And now, she was bound to the same by a piece of paper. Life has some great ironies.


"He's like a handsome devil, ugh so annoying!" Blair chuckled at her bestfriend's words. Her and Jessica were looking up Calvin Cartier online. She had to admit, with his perfectly tanned skin, pinkish lips, strong jaw and straight nose, he was no less than a Greek God.

But what striked her the most were his eyes. They were unlike any other she had ever seen. A perfect mix of brown and green with some specks of gold. They looked somewhere between hazel and amber.

"Bree, are you sure about this? I mean, marriage is a big deal and marrying someone just like that? You haven't even met him once, not to forget all those rumours about him." Jessica sat in front of her, holding her hands. Her dark black boba like eyes were filled with concern.

"This is the best for everyone Jess." She answered holding on to her white porcelain like hand. Jessica rolled her eyes in annoyance.

"But what about you Bree? What about what you want?"

"What I want isn't an option. I did what I wanted by following Byron Chase's case and see what happened!"

"You are in love with Raiden, for God's sake!" Jessica exclaimed, standing up with a jerk. "Can you really give away your life just like that? Commit to a person you haven't even seen for real?"

"And you think it's easy for me?!" Blair raised her voice and stood up to face her. She took a deep breath and continued, "I am not in a position to choose, Jessica. This is something I have to do. I can't be selfish at a time like this." 

With every passing word, her voice became softer and softer. "I am in a tough place right now and I really need your support." She concluded with a whisper. Tears were forming in the corner of her eyes.

Jessica let out a long breath. "You are right," she said. "I should be more supportive." She took a step towards Blair and hugged her tight, placing her chin on Blair's shoulder and wrapping her long arms firmly around her slim frame.

They had been friends since they were in diapers. From growing up in the same neighborhood to going to the same school and sitting on the same bench, they did everything together.

Jessica felt guilty for not understanding her friend's desperation, for being a bad friend. She kept patting on Blair's head as they hugged.

"You don't have to apologise for anything."

Though Jessica could get overly emotional sometimes, Blair knew that the former only wanted the best for her. Besides, what she said wasn't wrong. Blair felt thankful for having such a caring and sweet friend. She returned the hug using more strength.

"Did I interrupt something?" A voice asked while looking at the two girls clinging onto each other. He put down the three pizza boxes he was holding and sat comfortably on the grey couch of Jessica's living room.

"Hey brother, I didn't hear you come in." Jessica said sitting next to him. She opened up a pizza box, got the biggest piece and placed it in front of Blair's mouth. 

"Here, you need this more than anyone here."

She gladly accepted the pizza. It was hard crust, double cheese with roasted chicken and extra spicy sauce. Her favourite. She smiled and thanked Raiden. He knew she was upset so he got her favourite pizza. 

Jessica excused herself and went to the kitchen to make drinks for everyone.

They sat in comfortable silence for a while before he moved closer to her and put an arm around her shoulders pulling her to his chest and tightly hugged her.

"You must be under so much pressure right now, just relax for a while." His gentle voice echoed like a beautiful ballad in her ears. She found herself melting in his embrace. She wanted to savor the moment as much as possible for that she knew she might not get a chance like that ever again.

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