"My wedding is tomorrow. What the hell am I doing here?!"
Ivy swung her head from one side to another, allowing her long tinted purple hair to sway at her back, as her body moved to the fast rhythm of the almost deafening music.
She took a sip from the glass of wine in her hand, then winked at the bartender, who in response, immediately flashed her a flirtatious smile. A light chuckle escaped her lips, before she drank the last of the wine and staggered to the busy dance floor.
This was a bad idea!
She knew it but she was too far gone to stop now.
Tomorrow, she would be getting married to a man she had never met before in her life, just to pay off her father's huge business debt.
Goodness, she didn't even know this man's name!
Alright, to be honest, that was because she had been too stunned and angry with the news to ask.
Her father had told her of this sudden wedding only three days ago and upon hearing the news, she had stormed out angrily without asking any questions.
How much debt could a company as big as her father's be owing, that would need selling her off to pay it?!
Anyways, who cared!
Tonight was her last night of freedom and she definitely wouldn't spend this time mopping around about how unfortunate her life was.
The wedding, technically, sounded like her father was selling her off. Which, indeed, he was. There wasn't any other way to look at the pathetic arrangement!
She wouldn't spend the night grieving the lose of her freedom either.
That would take up her time, destroy her flawless make-up and mess her her expensive mascara.
Nah. Not doing that.
Instead, she would spend her time enjoying this last freedom night.
She would enjoy it to the fullest- do something wild, something she had never done before.
Immediately she got to the dance floor, men came flocking around her, offering to be her dance partner. They looked nothing like what she would be willing to go to an hotel room with, not like she had ever done that before.
She finally settled for one.
Despite how drunk she was, she was able to get to a quick conclusion that her dance partner was terrible at dancing.
His moves were sloppy, and he seemed too stunned by her beauty to move any closer.
While she thought of how to politely excuse herself from this pathetic waste of time, her friend, Elsa, stumbled to her.
Elsa was in a short shinning red dress and she had a rather buffy partner by her side.
"I'm leaving!" Elsa yelled barely above the music. "Leaving with Nathan!"
Ivy nodded her head.
At least one of them was having it good.
"Alright then, see you at the wedding, Princess!" She blew Ivy kisses as she went out of the club with her partner.
Ivy checked her phone.
This patner of hers was no fun, he was just an absolute waste of time!
"I'm sorry, I have to leave now and look for another patner that is quite my speed. You are not just doing it for me."
"Whaaaat?!" The man half yelled. All he had heard was "sorry."
Ivy shook her hand, she wasn't too keen on wasting anymore of her precious time on this sorry excuse of a man.
"Nevermind." With that, she skillfully molded into the crowd in search of a better patner to spend her last night of rebellion with.
A one night stand was that thing she had never done before.
Nightclubs, wine nights and all other fun things, were Ivy's world.
After tonight, she knew it wouldn't be anymore.
She moved deeper into the club, looking at some men as she passed by them. They threw her suggestive glances, even though some had dancing partners already.
She laughed in her head.
She often had that effect on men, she knew she was a beauty to behold.
Soon, she stumbled to a side. By now, she knew she had wandered a little too deep.
There was a group of five men, dressed in black jackets and jeans at a round table. They all sat there, discussing something in low tones.
Immediately they sensed her presence, they stopped and they all looked at her.
There wasn't one that wasn't handsome, in fact, they checked all the boxes.
Why weren't these handsome beings on the dancefloor? How dare they deprive the club of their spell binding nature?! They should be sued!
Anyways, it was a good thing she found them.
She pointed her finger at one and she smiled at him.
Everyone at the table stilled. For a moment, it was like no one was going to say anything.
The guy she pointed at smirked. He sat back in his seat, a leg crossed over the other, while he spread his hands across the head of the chairs so she could see his clothed chest.
A way of expressing... dominance?
"Is that so?" His voice was deep and soothing.
She folded her hands in front of her and smiled.
"If you don't want to be mine for the night then what about your friend over there?" She turned to the man next to him who quickly flashed her a suggestive smile.
She heard a light growl come from the man that she had been talking to before and she chuckled, her eyes back on him.
He took a swung from the glass and set it on the table before standing up.
Ivy almost gasped in shock.
He was taller than she had calculated him to be and as he moved she realized that he was slightly broad. His eyes were brown, his jaw sharp, his lips were thin and red. His brown hair was also in a messy bun.
A large hand slip to her back, guiding her along with him.
She was flustered. He knew.
He often had that effect on people. She was a beauty herself, definitely the most beautiful woman he had today. The black knee-length dress she wore was definitely set to wreak havoc and what a great job it was doing. Her purple hair slid to her back effortlessly and her heels clicked against the floor.
Handsome Man, as she called him in her mind, knew his way around the club, even more than she did. He showed the people by the door a card and soon they were in an elevator, moving to the VIP floor.
Ivy was starting to get a little scared.
Her card could do that too though, it could take her to the VIP floor but not without some questions.
Handsome Man's card was taking him places without questions!
In fact, it looked like people intentionally stood out of his way like they scared of him or something.
When they finally got to room, he swiped his card across the door and the door slide open. He hurriedly pulled her into the room.
The door shut tight after that, the light flickered on and her eyes feasted on the beautiful room.
She could see the colorfully breathtaking city from up here, through the large windows.
How high up were they?
She didn't get enough time to marvel at the wonder through, because soon Handsome Man was right behind her, his hot hands slipping quickly underneath her dress making her feel way too many things, at the same time.
She turned, grabbing his jacket, yanking it away before her clumsy fingers proceeded to the buttons of his shirt. His skin was taut against her and he was a little... cold?
Or maybe it was just the sequence she had on her dress.
Wait, her dress?!
Why did she still have that on?!
He turned her towards him, took her mouth in a fierce kiss while he hoisted her up against him. She circled her legs tightly around him quickly, straddling him.
Everything was happening so fast, so rough, she almost couldn't keep up.
They stumbled to the bed, the only thing that stood between them were their clothes they still hadn't gotten the chance to yank off yet, but soon, those were gone too, finally allowing the full rough tango of pleasure to begin.
She couldn't remember how many times he took her or how many times she had grabbed the sheets in toe curling ecstasy, but finally it was all over.
She could still feel the aftermath of the pleasure lingering in her veins.
Oh, what tingling beautiful feeling.
She felt him slide a finger underneath her chin, so that she was looking up at him, as he was still laying naked beside her.
Something about that word and the way he said it sent tingles across her body and she gulped.
He pressed wet lingering kisses down the crock of her neck, but she was too sleepy, tired and spent, that despite the renewed pleasure that was slowly surging through her veins, she found herself falling asleep.
Hearing that word again, as it faded away.
Morning, already?!Ivy almost flew right out of bed but then she discovered that she was naked.It took her a moment to remember what had happened last night and her heart skipped a beat.Wait, why was she alone? Handsome Man must have gone for some important meetings. That must have been how he got all his money and power- running companies.Something shot into her mind at the thought of 'company'.Today was her wedding day!She skillfully wrapped the blanket around her and reached for her phone, that was right next to her dress on the floor. 33 missed calls!All from her parents, Elsa and some random unknown numbers. Not just that but a lot of messages too!They must have discovered that she wasn't in her room- where she should be!She checked through some messages, all were asking her where she was. "6:43 am? Oh my goodness." She rushed up to her feet, pulling on her gown as quickly as she could. In no time, she was out of the room. She had found the card quite easily, glad he h
Chris returned to his room, a displeased look on his face.There were always matters arising of the House that he had to attend to. Being a leader was tiring.He swiped his card across the door and it opened with a ding.As he had suspected, his one night stand was gone. He checked his drawers only to see that his gold wristwatch was still there. He frowned.She didn't take it?But why didn't she? Most of the woman he had brought up to his apartment had always stolen something from him.It was his way to trap them. He would always leave something of value at different places, and when they take it, he would track them down and have them do whatever bidding he planned. He shut the drawers.Then someone stepped in and he looked up to see that it was his best friend. "She is gone?" Jett asked, unlike Chris, he was already dressed in his black suit."What do you think?" Jett smiled. "I was hoping to catch her, considering the fact that she had also boldy shown interest in me yesterd
No one objected against this method of marriage, not even the crowd or the bald priest who was too focus on getting this wedding moving.She heard no murmurings of any sort. Was this normal? She really should have spoken to her father about the type of groom she was about to get married to instead of walking out on him, going to a club and having a one night stand.A One Night Stand!She smirked slightly underneath her veil. The one night stand was not that bad though, so she didn't regret it too much. "I do." She heard a deep and authoritative voice from the laptop, snapping her back to reality and her smirk disappeared.The Priest said out loud the vows to her, they sounded a little different but the state her mind was in, didn't let her fully process the words. Instead she replied, "I do."Instead of the ring exchange, Ivy was headed a goblet. Seriously?She eyed it suspiciously before giving the priest a weary look. He looked at her, almost annoyed at the oblivion she was t
At that moment, Girald busted in, looking a little tense for the first time."Hellooo?" She threw her free hand in the air dramatically, gesturing to her half naked state. "Knock kno--" "You are not Viky Laridga." He stated flatly, his eyes brewing with anger."Obvio--.""Cease her."Bodyguards immediately rushed in, snatching the phone away from her while trapping her hand painfully behind her back."What is the meaning of this?! Do you know who I am?! My lawyers will be seeing your lawyers in court because of this!""Exactly." Girald took a step forward. "Who are you?""Ivy Romina Rominnez." She answered threateningly, a bit of sassiness in her tone. "Search it up.""Wrong answer." "W-what?!"Girald titled his blad head to a side, signalling to the bodyguards who still had her confined in their painful grips. Next thing she knew, a mask was thrown over her head, they dragged her out of the room, down the stairs, into another room. By the time they pulled the mask off, she was sta
"Master, I---"The voice of another person rambling for her life, then a bang of a gun interrupted him."I'm too busy for any situation going on over there right now." There was a ding from the laptop, signifying the arrival of a mail."Fix it."The line went dead and immediately Girald turned to her, walking intently with the laptop in his hand.Ivy started scurrying away, almost falling from the chair."I won't press charges, I already said I wouldn't. There will be a peaceful annulment, I won't ask for anything, I swear. Please don't kill me."Unlike before, she wasn't worried about her face. The cut on her neck still hurt terribly, and she didn't want to imagine how badly it would hurt, if he decided to carve a larger cut."I will not kill you." He sat down on a chair in front of her. "Yet." He added and she gulped."Whatever you want me to do, I'll do it. Just let me go.""Desperate? Good." He turned the laptop towards her so that she was staring at the screen. "The Master has s
Just like that, they were in front of her masion. She hadn't given Colin her address or anything, but he had dropped her off right in front of her mansion, and now she was walking into the large gates. Honestly, after seeing the Villa, she really didn't think big and the house she lived in, could be rightly used in the same sentence anymore. Why? Well, she had seen bigger. "Romito--" she heard her mother call out to her, well she half ran half walked. Her mother welcomed her home with open arms and just as Girald had said, she was right in time for lunch and hopefully, her father would be able to take get his usual 6pm nap. She didn't spend too much time with her parents though, she quickly excused herself and went up to her room. Giving an excuse that the meetings had been tedious and she needed all the rest in the world. Her mother had not suspected anything and if her father had, his mouth stuffed with food didn't let him say anything about it. Once the door was closed
A large warm hand slidding down her thigh, lower and lower, pushing her baby blue silky nightgown slowly off her.Her fists tightened around the sheets as she threw her head back in pleasure, her eyes shut tight, toes curling, sweat glittering across her forehead despite the open window and the heavy rainy and the wind that threw her red curtains up.She could feel the warm breath of someone across her bare neck, the warm hard on her inner thigh, now griping a little tighter. She arched her back, wanting desperately to shove herself into whoseover that was.She could feel the cold lips, plant lingering kisses along the crook of her neck.A low moan slide out of her mouth as she felt pointed teeth graze her ear lobe, her breathing became rasp,desire lit through her veins.Then she saw the farmiliar face, the same face she had seen yesterday night - Handsome man?He looked just as breathtaking as she remembered.She let go of the sheets, reaching out to his bare chest, only to be stopp
Duck!This mustn't be happening right now. She saw them approaching quickly but she knew she was not ready to face Handso--Chris or even the situation that her and her best friend might just have fancied the same man!"Hi, umh, where is the exit?"The waiter immediately eyed her table, seeing the wine and wondering if she was trying to run from 'a bill gone wrong' situation. "I don't know if this is right but I have to get out of here fast." Ivy flipped opened her purse and handed her some bills. "For the wine. So now, where is the exit?"The waiter eyes lit up immediately. "Ex situation." He mumbled underneath her breath. "Quickly, it's around here."He said, leading her outside in no time. She played along, telling him how her non existent ex had some stalker tendencies and temper issues. Non existent because Ivy wasn't one to believe that there was anything such as an ex. A man could either be yours or not, it didn't matter if he was in the past.So no one was her ex and she w