“Arda?” I asked frowning in confusion when he walked inside the house.
We didn’t even know that he left the house to begin with. Seeing as he was coming in confused both Natasha and I.
“Arda, when did you go out?” Natasha asked.
“It concerns neither one of you” Arda answered before walking toward the door. I frowned and shook my head at Natasha not to question him anymore. We all knew the state that he was in and didn’t want to stir things as to worsen them with him.
Him losing his sister the way he has drove him off his proper mindset, it was something that we all knew, and the fact that he blamed me for it wasn’t something that I missed either.
“Aren’t you going to comment?” Arda asked me. Ah, yes, I forgot to mention that part. Despite the fact that the two of us had a nice friendship when Alexandra was alive. The man was constantly trying to start random arguments with me, whether it was him calling me trash words, or trying to stir my anger; I usually managed to stay quiet and just ignore him. Underline the world, usually.
“Is there any need to? You are an adult and know what’s right and wrong”
“Coming from the woman who has zero honor as to know what’s right or wrong…”
“Is there anything important that you’re going to tell me, Arda? If not, I need to go get my son from his nursery” I said stopping him.
“Oh, the bastard Aslanov” Arda said making my eyes widen. I stopped my tracks as I was heading to the door and turned to face him. His eyes meeting mine as he waited for me to react knowing that he had ticked a nerve.
“What did you just call my son?” I asked.
“A bastard” he repeated again “a woman like you is never going to be an Aslanov, and regardless of the fact that Artur adopted you as his own out of sympathy, it is only a matter of time that Alessio realized the mistake he did with marrying you”
“Kiara, you’re going to be late…”
“I will excuse every word you say to me, Arda. But should I hear you insulting my children, or breaking their hearts and prides; I’ll be sure to rip your heart out and feed it to you” I said glaring at him. I didn’t wait for him to respond before walking toward the door knowing that Viktor’s tutor was done with him by now. For some reason Damien believed that our kids having a tutor at an early age would help them future wise when speaking of discipline, and despite me being initially against it. I came to learn that every child in the Aslanov family went through that; therefore, I wasn’t going to come changing their habits.
I smiled at the sight of my son who ran toward me when he caught sight of me, I had to admit that he was more attached to me than his sister ever was. But that may have been because I spoiled him too much. The classes he took were still in the house due to him being too young to go to a nursery on his own, at least in my opinion, and for that I was thankful.
“Mummy” he smiled as I kissed his cheek. His tutor, Nikita, smiled at me as she took slow steps toward me.
“Nikita, how are you?” I asked smiling.
“I am fine, thank you”
“How was he today?”
“Gave a little fuss today, there’s something that worried me about him actually” she said and I frowned in confusion. She nodded at the child who was in my arms and I nodded putting him down.
“Love, how about you go and draw something for me? I’ll speak to your teacher here” I said and he nodded excitedly. I smiled as I watched him head to his desk before looking at his teacher who avoided my eyes.
“He said something about his uncle. I know how the family works, but I don’t think the kids are exposed to what their father does”
“I don’t understand”
“He said that he and his cousin, Tatiana, saw their cousin doing something bad. At least that’s what his cousin described it to him, she closed his eyes before he got to ‘see’ what was actually happening” Nikita said and I nodded.
“The kids are not usually exposed to anything of the family businesses, not until a certain age and if they’re trained enough to be able to hold that responsibility. Else they would be living in their family’s wealth, working with the businesses” I said a Nikita nodded. She has been working with the Aslanov family for years now, therefore, if anyone knew how they worked; it was her.
“I know, that’s why I came and spoke to you. I feared speaking to Alessio, you know how he has been with Arda lately. Therefore…”
“I understand, I’ll see if I can speak to him and find out. Otherwise, I’ll be speaking to Tatiana, maybe she would tell me something” I said and she nodded. I smiled at the sight of Viktor who ran toward me showing me a drawing that he made.
“This is you, me, daddy, uncle Ivan, Aunti Natasha, Alexandra, Grandpa Artur, and Grandpa Damien” Viktor said happily and I smiled. I raised an eyebrow that he chose not to draw his uncle before he pointed at a window in the house revealing an angry man “and this is Uncle Arda”
“And why is your uncle in the house rather than with us in the drawing”
“Because he’s always staring at us through the window” he said and I frowned. However, the child wasn’t wrong, Arda was constantly in his bedroom lately. He wouldn’t bother coming down to eat either. Well, that is unless I wasn’t on the table. His conflict with me went from us being good friends, to us being enemies. Not only did he blame me for his sister’s death, but he blamed me for his brother no longer fighting to search for his mum’s killer. There were times when I remembered us being friends, but for the past ten years, he proved to me that he wanted nothing more than to see me dead.
I sighed and nodded at Nikita before walking out of the nursery as I held my son’s hand in mine. The two of us walked up the stairs and to his room where he smiled when he saw his new toys, of course, my beloved Alessio had to buy him new toys every now and then.
“Arda, love, can I ask you something?” I said getting down on my knees in front of him. He smiled and walked toward me, cupping my cheeks before he planted a sloppy kiss on my nose making me laugh “you told Ms. Nikita that you saw Uncle Arda doing something bad?”
“I wasn’t supposed to tell anyone. I promised Tatia to keep it a secret” he said shyly.
“Do you want to tell me what it is? I won’t tell anyone about it” I said pretending to zip my mouth and lock it. Viktor’s eyes widened and he pretended to unlock my mouth.
“I will tell you, but you can’t tell anyone, not even daddy”
“I will keep it a secret” I said gently. He looked around the room as if some villain would be entering the room, or would be listening in.
“We saw him hurting someone, he was hitting him behind the house. She didn’t let me see it, but she told me that it was something bad, and that we shouldn’t go hurting people” my heart raced against my ribcage and I found it harder to breathe for a second. However, I forced myself to remain in control as I kept a smile on my face.
“He might have been playing, love. You know, like when I tell you not to play rough with Alex” I lied to my son. His eyes brightened and he nodded “but it doesn’t mean that it is right”
“I don’t play bad, mummy” he said and I smiled cupping his cheek.
“Where did you see him play?”
“In the back garden, mummy”
“Alright, love, come on, I’ll call Vivian to help you shower before lunch, yeah?” I said smiling. He nodded and I clapped my hand twice for his maid to walk inside which she did quickly “help him shower then change into fresh clothes before lunch”
She nodded not saying a word, watching as I walked out before she approached Viktor. My hands shook and my heart raced as I fought to remain calm. I pulled out my phone and messaged Alessio knowing that he would be the only one to help me with this.
“Love, call me when you have the time. It’s urgent”
Alessio: “Kiara, is everything okay?” I asked through the phone after leaving the meeting. Kiara was NEVER, and I mean NEVER one to call or message me about situations when I was at work. Therefore, seeing as she has right now, I knew that something terribly wrong had happened. “Alessio, you need to come home” Kiara said making me frown in confusion “we can’t find Arda, and something bad has happened” “What?” “Arda killed someone in the house” Kiara said making my heart drop to my stomach “I don’t know who he is, but Tatiana and Viktor saw him. Whoever it was, the man was beaten to death. Natasha and I just spoke to Tatiana, they saw him killing the man in the backyard. There’s blood on the walls, but the man is nowhere to be seen or found” “Where’s Arda?” I asked. “I don’t know, I did go to his room to try and see him, I wanted to lock him inside. But he wasn’t there when I reached the room. The window was open, he could have escaped
Third Person Point of View:“Arda!” She snapped glaring at him.“You couldn’t have expected me to stay back there after their kids saw me killing the man” Arda snapped back at her “Tatiana, your daughter rushed to tell Alessio, she would have made sure that I was dead before I could think twice”“You shouldn’t have killed the man in the first place, and especially not in the house!” Tatiana snapped at him. Her eyes glared daggers at the man whose eyes widened in both fear and rage. Fear, because he knew what the woman was capable of, he saw it firsthand how she made one of the strongest men submit to her with just one word. The man was her ultimate soldier, and her biggest pride “nevertheless, we can’t change what already happened. You’ll be staying here for now, and do try staying out of trouble”“What am I going to be doing here?” Arda asked.“Tr
Kiara:“What do you mean we have to go elsewhere, Alessio?” I asked wide eyed. My heart racing against my chest as I processed his words.“Kiara, you and the kids have to go to the safe house, you and I both know that it’s not safe for you here” Alessio said making me glare at him. The fact that he even suggested such a thing annoyed me more than he could think. The fact that he believed that it was okay to go on ahead wanting to send his wife and kids away from their home when he knew my opinion on it angered me.“The kids have school, Alessio, and I belong by your side. If there’s a fight to take, then I don’t think that I would come now, ten years into our marriage, and run away from it” I said glaring at my husband. He smiled and wrapped his arms around me, hugging me as he kissed the crown of my head “stop being romantic when I’m angry with you”“When was the last time I to
Alessio: I wrapped my arm around my wife’s waist as the two of us walked through the airport. We were both heading to the VIP lounge wanting to see a friend of mine before heading to the plane. To say that she was happy that we were heading to the Maldives would be an understatement. I knew that she’s always wanted to come here. She had told me once about it, but Viktor was a few months old, and I knew that she wouldn’t want to leave him alone. Her hotel has been running for years now, and it was as she always wished it to be. She has opened a café with Natasha as well. The café would turn into a bar at night, but we rarely allowed the girls to go there, not that they asked to anyway, at night as not to risk them getting drunk in front of their costumers. “Excited?” I asked Kiara who smiled. Her smile reached her eyes and I couldn’t help but feel my heart skip a beat as my beauty showed me every sense of gratefulness a person could. The way she acted,
Kiara:My eyes widened when I took sight of my mother who was standing in front of me with a menacing smile. Her eyes met mine and she winked at me before the men who were with her blindly attacked us.“I trust that you said your goodbyes to your children before leaving the house? You know, as parents would to their kids before traveling” mum mocked “though I believe that your trip would be taking a little longer than they would be expecting”“Kiara, run” Alessio said but I shook my head. If he was going to fight this, I would be by his side until the end of it.I kicked a man that approached me in the face breaking his nose before punching him in the face. However, I was surprised when the man didn’t flinch for a second. No, the man threw punches at me as if the blood which was now smudging his face was nothing. I frowned in confusion, trying to understand what was going on. But now wasn’t the time to proce
Alessio:I ran my fingers through my hair as I watched my wife’s chest rise and fall in her sleep.The oxygen mask on her face helped her breathe, and I hated the fact that she had all the machines plugged around her for her to be able to at least breathe normally.“Alessio, she’s going to be fine” dad assured and I shook my head. She’s been sleeping for the past two weeks. Thankfully, the men reported to Ivan that there was an ambush at the airport. They had come with everything to help us, but when they arrived, the bombing started nearly killing them too.The room that we were in kept us safe for a few hours while they removed the ruins around us to get us out. Yasmina broke her arm and bad a few cuts, but thankfully, her and Paolo’s injuries were quickly treated and they were waiting for Kiara to wake up before they left.“She’s a strong woman, Alessio” Paolo said catching my attention &ldqu
Kiara:I stayed quiet for a while as I processed what Doctor Anastasia had told me a while ago.My hand rested on my stomach, where my child once was, and I sighed.The fact that I didn’t know of this pregnancy was something, but the fact that I lost the baby was another. But judging by the circumstances that I was in, I wouldn’t have been able to protect the baby if I knew of it anyway.“How are you feeling, baby?” Alessio asked and I sighed.“I’m fine, I guess. It would take a while to digest what I heard but anyway, we’ve gotten out of worse, right?” I said smiling at my husband. He took my hand in his and kissed my knuckle softly.“It was my fault for what happened, I shouldn’t have…”“Now, now, you blaming yourself would do nothing, love. I don’t think you planned for an attack at the airport, nor did you plan for mum to come out with brain-contr
Alessio:I wrapped my arms around my wife hugging her tightly.“You take it easy today, malyshka. If anything happens, just call me and I’ll be back in a few minutes” I said cupping my wife’s cheeks. She smiled and nodded, she stood on her toes and connected our lips making me smile. I rested my forehead against her own.“Don’t worry, love, I’ll be fine. I have Natasha by my side if anything happens, and I’ll be sure to be easy on myself until you’ve arrived” Kiara said smiling. I nodded and wrapped my arms around her shoulder as the two of us walked out of the room and down the stairs. I was thankful for her being safe and happy. I knew that she still felt pain for our lost child, though she made sure not to show it to anyone, she was my wife, I could read her like an open book.“Boss”“Ivan” I nodded and he smiled. Kiara helped me wear my jacket as she usually did