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 hadn't used something like fingerprint. That would have been rather difficult.
While she rushed to the elevator, she called her driver who immediately listened to her instructions and didn't ask for stories.
Davies was just like that, a man who minded his own business.
She got outside the building quickly, she was sure she looked, at least, alright. Although she was sure her hair still needed a touch and it wouldn't be hard for anyone to guess why she had rushed out of the building looking like that.
But, anyways she had tried to fix herself as much as she could while in the elevator.
And her pills?
Yes, she had also taken those!
She tapped on her phone again to see that her mother was calling, as she was about to pick it up, a black car screeched to an halt in front of her.
A tall bald man in black suit who was wearing black sunglasses, stepped out immediately and greeted her with a stern face. He eyed the building behind, before looking back at her again, obvious disdain etched into his face.
"Are you the bride?"
Ivy bite her lips, not too proud to be caught in this situation but she shrugged nonchalantly nevertheless. "Yes, my driver will be--"
"Get in." He opened the car, guiding her in, although she was stiffened with shock.
So Davies ratted out her location to her father? Interesting. She wasn't mad, just disappointed considering that she had been praising him in her head just a while ago.
The car door slammed shut as the man settled next to her. Since he was closer now, she noticed the scar on his cheek, it went all the way to his right ear.
Something suddenly felt dangerous and off-putting about the whole situation, even the driver was awfully quiet.
In fact, these men didn't look anything like the men that worked for her father!
"The groom hates waiting." The man beside her said in an almost snarl, the driver nodded then he hit the wheels.
So, it wasn't her father that sent the men, it was the groom!
Before she knew it, they were right in front of the Church.
She had thought they would first take her home to get her wedding gown. There was no way she was going to have her wedding in this state, even if the wedding wasn't something she fancied, she definitely had to rock it.
Rocking her wedding dress would help in the future while relating with the family, she believed.
Then there was her parents. They couldn't see her like this!
"I need my dress--"
The sound of the door opening cut her off. There was woman at the door, equally suited up like the men that had come to pick her. Her black hair was in small bun, from the looks of it, she must be in her early thirties.
"The Bride?" She eyed Ivy, directing her question to the grumpy man beside her. He nodded and she grimaced, a look of disdain on her face.
Ivy folded her arms across her. Was it that obvious about where she had been to the night before? What she had done?
"Follow me." The woman said, then turned away.
Not wanting to spend any more moments with this grumpy men, Ivy hopped out of the car and followed the woman, not like she looked like she would be of a better company.
Anyways, beggers - wait, no- brides caught in the type of situation she was caught in, couldn't be choosers.
There were flowers on either sides of the pathway, a water fountain made from a statue of a horse, on the right.
Goosebumps laced Ivy's skin as cool creeped over her.
Or was it?
They were starting to get closer and closer to the large church doors and Ivy was sure that if she had to step in and get married like this, she would definitely die of embarrassment.
They didn't go into the church though, they went around it into a room. There were varieties of wedding gowns to choose from and different ladies to help her get ready.
"The bathroom is that way." One of them pointed at a door at one corner of the room, with a straight face.
Ivy's phone started ringing again. Before she could pick it up, the woman who lead her here yanked it away from her.
"Get to the bathroom already, you are delaying the Master." She gritted and Ivy frowned.
What is wrong with all these people?!
"I need to speak to my parents, they don't know I am here yet, that is why they are still ringing me." She shot a challenging eyebrow at the woman who gave her a tight smile in return.
"Nevermind that," the woman started walking away. "I am sure Girald has informed your parents of your presence already."
"But they are the ones--"
The woman turned back to her abruptly.
"You have so much guts to arrive here looking like that, knowing how much this wedding means to both Houses. To all of us."
Then she step closer and her voice dropped to a threateningly low tone. "Woman to woman, I advise that you don't try to escape into the arms of whatever you spent the night with. If the Master finds out, things will not go well for both of you."
The woman stepped back, her face grim once again. With no further words said, she left the room, leaving Ivy stunned for a moment before she was quickly ushered to the bathroom.
When she had seen the ladies, she had thought that they were just there to ensure that she picked out a good dress within a really limited time, what she didn't know was that they were here to help her with everything,and by everything, she meant 'everything'.
This was ridiculous! She couldn't remember when last someone helped her in the bath without it being a part of foreplay.
This was just plain insanity!
This made her even more curious about who her groom was?
She had suspected that he would be rich and powerful but seeing that her suspicion was actually right made her even more curious.
He was different from all the types of grooms she had ever heard of.
What type of groom was this?
Or better still, who was he?
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
"You won't believe what happened on my way here. So many chocolates and flowers are still in the car but--" she paused, giving her a one over, "A receptionist?! Are you kidding m--Chris!"She flung her arms around him and he held her in a warm embrace."Hello, Amryelsa."Ivy's eyes widened at that.He calls her full name?! Wow! A lot of wows.These two must really be an item and if not, then they were probably really close to it by a few steps. Ivy felt like an absolute unneeded piece in this lovey-dovey moment.Could she just disappear?"What are you doing here? I thought you said you had a meeting." Elsa said, sounding the most caring and careful that Ivy had every heard her sound before. That meant that she cared about how he viewed her and Elsa had never really given a damn about that before. Once again, could she just disappear?"I just finished the meeting." He guestutered over to the table some distance away. "I was just standing here to make a reservation for tomorrow. Matt