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, how patient she was, her beautiful smile. Everything about her made me love her more with each passing moment.
Sure, we had our fights and arguments, but I would never deny the efforts she put in to keep the family safe, happy, and comfortable; whether or not we were arguing. Dad and Artur were also happy being around her. Despite the fact that Artur saw Tatiana after years of him being broken about her being dead, the man has managed to heal with Kiara being around him. He had adopted her as his daughter years ago, respecting the love he had for a woman who didn’t respect or love him back; but he didn’t care, he loved, cared, and protected Kiara as if she was his own daughter.
“Very, we both need this break. Plus, seeing as you’ve planned the whole thing, I always know that I’d be both surprised and satisfied” Kiara laughed and I chuckled. It was true, the two of us needed this trip. We have been too conducted in both work and the kids that we’ve neglected the fact that we sometimes needed to spend our time alone together without risking one of our children walking in on us while we were naked, not that they did, but Kiara still had that fear that it might happen. I kissed my wife’s temple before we entered the VIP lounge not bothering to stop in front of the security man who didn’t even look at us.
“Oh, surprised, of course. Satisfied, I wouldn’t be Alessio Aslanov if not so” I winked at my beauty who laughed. I leaned down to kiss her lips, softly biting her bottom lip making her smile.
“Someone’s tempting me” Kiara teased and I smirked.
“We have a long flight ahead of us, don’t worry, I’ll be sure to please you afterwards. But you know, a little foreplay is always in order” I squeezed her ass making her giggle and try avoiding my grip making me chuckle “we’ll see what we’re in for here, then we’ll leave”
“Your friend might just want to see you, love” Kiara tried defending and I raised an eyebrow at my wife who laughed.
“You and I both know that he NEVER calls to just see me. The man would be trying to bargain his new position, and I could even place my bet on it” I teased my wife. Kiara laughed and shook her head at me before kissing my jawline.
“Alessio Aslanov” Paolo, the new Italian don, smiled when he saw the two of us “M’lady”
The man has taken his father’s position after the man passed away, and rumors had it that the man has been poisoned. Though nothing was confirmed, I chose to keep my hands and ears away from such nonsense. I rarely ever saw the man anyway, nor did I need to be around him. But this was an exception since he was already here and I couldn’t just tell him to get out of my sight. We still needed to keep a good relationship with people.
He took Kiara’s hand in his and kissed her knuckle making her laugh before she kissed my jawline “charming as always, Paolo”
“Aren’t I always, Mi amore?” He asked his wife, Elena who smiled. She walked toward us and Kiara smiled before hugging her. Yasmina and Alberto have been married for a year or so, and though they haven’t started on their best terms. I’m guessing the pair were now happy with one another. But then again, one can never be sure of how a relationship can be between two people. Judging by the man’s reputation, I would either believe that his wife was just as devious as he was, or she was frightened of him.
“How are you?” I asked Paolo who smiled.
“I’m good, and you? How are the kids?” He asked. I couldb tell that he didn’t care about the kids and was just making small conversation before getting to his point. Kiara’s fingers were intertwined with my own, and I ran my thumb over her fingers under the table.
“We’re all good, I’m assuming you and Yasmina are celebrating?” I asked making Paolo laugh. We all sat on the chairs waiting for a waiter to come with the menus which happened ten seconds later before the man walked away to give us our privacy.
“With the new position? No, not yet. There’s a lot to fix up and do, but that’s why I wanted to talk to you” he said looking me in the eye. I nodded in understanding; however, I was confused about what he was talking about.
“Tell me” I asked though I already knew what he was going to go on about. Kiara looked at me and I winked mockingly at her, knowing that I was right. She rolled her eyes and looked at the man, waiting for him to continue what he was about to say.
“I know that you and my dad weren’t on your best terms, but I am not stupid as not to want to have you as a business partner…”
I had to fight back rolling my eyes at him, having already known what he was about to say. The man was just playing with a fire that dad and I turned off years ago, except he didn’t want to learn. He just simply wanted to stir that fire again. But I wasn’t going to allow it; I wasn’t stupid enough to do so.
“Paolo, you know that I don’t partner with anyone who isn’t part of our families. You and I are good friends, but after what happened with your father, I cannot risk an issue like that one again” I said looking the man in the eye. I could tell that my reaction shocked him, however, I wasn’t as stupid as to fall for the same mistake again. The man could be as devious as his father, and this friends act could be a scam, I could be wrong, but I would rather be safe than sorry.
“I understand, but we can always make exceptions, Alessio” Paolo said looking me in the eye. His calm expression changing to one that was angry. My eyes met his and I raised an eyebrow at his change of demeanor before he forced himself to calm down. Kiara looked at Yasmina, the two women fearing the worst to happen in the middle of the airport. I took Kiara’s hand in mine, gently squeezing it to assure her and she smiled.
“I don’t make exceptions in my decisions, Paolo. The only people I make business deals with are related with family, whether blood, or marriages which would link us with blood future wise. Therefore, I suggest that you put that in your head and not ask such questions again” I said glaring at the man who shied back. His eyes met mine and I could already tell that he was fighting back saying anything that would risk him getting punched.
“Malyshka, come on, we need to get going” I told Kiara who nodded and got up from her chair. Paolo and Yasmina got up to shake our hands, I smiled and wrapped my arm around my wife who smiled before an explosion made us freeze. My eyes widened and I wrapped my arms around Kiara, protecting her from the impact.
We looked at each other as our ears processed the loud sound that shocked it. We stood straight, looking at one another, trying to figure out what happened when ten men entered the lounge. Their expressions blank as they walked toward us, and the voice of an all too familiar person spoke. Her eyes glaring daggers at us despite her disappearing for ten years.
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
Kiara:“What happened with Sienna?” I asked. My curiousity got the best of me, and I couldn’t help but find out.“She came here to ask dad for help over a promise that he gave her when he was Pakhan believing that I would take part of it. At first, I kicked her out…”“Alessio, why on Earth would you kick out a woman that came asking for your help?” I asked stopping my husband. He sighed and ran his finger over my own.“She’s been walking around believing that she’s queen…”“Alessio…”“At least let me finish what happened since you asked” Alessio teased and I shook my head at his behavior.“Go on”“Then she warned me about Allessio coming to the family. It only took me hearing his name to go against what I initially planned, as this war was now mine too” Alessio said and I nodded intertwining our
Alessio: “Boss, we’ve literally searched everywhere we could think of, Arda is either hiding somewhere, with someone, or he has left New York” Ivan said looking me in the eye. I banged the table, knocking down a few pens that were on it, before pinching the bridge of my nose. “The man couldn’t have gone to the airport without us finding out. Our men have been searching for him since he left the house” I said looking Ivan in the eye “and it’s not like they don’t know how he looks like. The man lived under the same roof with them” “How did it reach to here, Alessio?” Ivan asked pinching the bridge of his nose “why the hell would he suddenly turn against the whole family, there’s literally no excuse that I could think of that would explain why he’s done so” “Believe me, Ivan, if I had the answer to that question; I would have given it to you. But the two of us are just as oblivious to what the man had planned, or why he had done so. Especially considerin
Kiara:“I was thinking that we could go do our nails tomorrow” Natasha said looking at her nails as we watched a movie.“And how are you going to convince Alessio to let the two of us out of the house? In case you haven’t noticed that I was on bedrest lockdown” I teased and Natasha laughed. I laid my head on her shoulder as she ran her fingers through my hair in a comforting manner.“How are you really feeling, Kia? I know that you and Alessio talk about it. But how are you feeling? I’m asking you as a sister” Natasha asked and I sighed.“Honestly, I don’t know. I’m tired I guess, everything seems to be tightening on me; but I know that I should be strong for Alessio. The man is going through a lot, and with everything that he should be dealing with I can’t worry him about me too” I said and Natasha nodded “as for my baby, as I told Alessio, I feel guilty about losing my c
Alessio:“That’s my beauty” I said encouraging Alexandra who smiled. She clapped her hands in satisfaction and Kiara kissed her temple proudly.“That’s our big girl” Kiara said smiling. Alexandra jumped off the couch excitedly. She fixed up her things and kissed my cheek then her mom’s “go shower, princess, then head down to dinner”“Would you be joining us, mum?” Alexandra asked. Kiara looked at me and I smiled nodding at her. The respect she had for me to at least ask for something like this made me smile, it was a silent agreement between the two of us. The respect for one another was mutual, but the fact that she taught our kids not to cross their father by showing them that she herself trusted him before even they did was something that I appreciated a lot.“Yes, printsessa, mom will be joining us at dinner tonight. But you won’t be tiring her; she’s still very weak&r