Ruby stared at him as he finished what was left in his mug. Everything about him was so perfect, the way his lips parted when he lifted the mug. “I’ve had recurring nightmares since I was a kid” he began solemnlyRuby pulled the sheets to her chest as she watched him with keen eyes. It was one of those days she knew they were about to have a heart to heart discussion.The top question on her mind was why he continually teased her. Why did he want to kiss her but then would change his mind or be distracted by a phone call? “When I was in college, I would have to travel home a month before because only my mom had the patience. One time, I had a nightmare and woke everyone up in my dorm. They had been considerate and would comfort me but I didn’t want to be a burden to them” Ruby could feel the tears in her eyes. She had always seen Nate as the perfect person who never had to struggle for anything. He made things look too easy and carried himself with so much grace that
“And what do you think we are doing?” Ruby criedShe rubbed her arms, regretting why she had exposed them. “Just trust me okay” Cassie assured her as she led the way forward Ruby groaned as she tailed behind her grumpily. It was enough punishment that she had to be dragged out of bed quite early and of course, typical Cassie had an issue with the cab driver and he asked them to alight his vehicle immediately. Ruby sighed, this was one of the moments she missed her car and missed having her old life back. She had sold the car when she thought she was going to travel. The car was a blue Audi car but she loved it regardless, she had saved all year during college for it and eventually had to kiss it goodbye.Cassie did have a car but was a reckless driver, she valued her life more so she didn’t bother driving. “I’m quite sure he’s here, a hundred percent” Ruby didn’t argue any further. Cassie said she had paid someone to trace where Ethan was and whoever she paid had give
Ruby could feel the air around her get thick. Ethan was unbelievable, she was only trying to get him to speak to her and let her know the truth but in true Ethan fashion, he turned the tables around, making himself look like the victim. “Do you care for a shot?” He asked, his voice hoarseHe held the bottle to his chest as he looked for a borrelglas. “We do not care for anything, Ethan” Cassie seethed. “All we ask for is that you be man enough to say the truth and clear the air. Why pretend like everything is fine?” “You guys don’t get it, do you?”He poured himself a shot and finished it in one gulp. “When I came to work for Nate, I had nothing. I was ambitious and I fell into the wrong hands. As you may know, Anderson doesn’t like Nate, not one bit. He asked me to work for him and offered me a huge amount of money. I greedily and quickly agreed to it. Along the line, things got rocky and I couldn’t continue working for him” “Aren’t you such a greedy and stin
Nate typed away at this computer as the scenario began to loop in his head. If there is anything that he had earned from Ruby, it would be that it was okay to not be okay. It was fine to show emotion and not curl up into his shell when things went wrong. It was almost impossible for him, especially for someone who was dealing with his childhood trauma and was trying not to be a burden to anyone. He loosened up his tie and continued typing. He wished he could douse his head in a cold bucket of water. The air conditioning was faulty and the maintenance guy was trying to get around the problem. Nate had noticed he couldn’t function properly when there was discomfort. He tried to work but his mind kept going back to Ruby and his forced marriage with Taylor.Marrying Taylor was the greatest torture Wyatt had brought on him. He would have preferred if he demanded for money or tried to spill death on his name, anything but marry his spoiled daughter. The wave of humidity struck his f
Nate eyed his visitor. She was more of a ridiculous clown, she had come to his office uninvited and Thad expected him to go easy with her after disrespecting his staff.Even though the air conditioning wasn’t back on and the fan was on the highest, her presence made everything worse. The office got hotter and her perfume filled the air, making him wrinkle his nose. “I’ve made a list of things I want for our wedding and I hope you will comply. First, I need to address why you are still at your condo, you’ve been there for months” Nate rolled his eyes and got back to typing. One way to infuriate Taylor was to act like she didn’t exist. She loved the attention and social media, it almost felt like she fed off it, once it was taken from her, she would be miserable. “I was going to stop by the condo and talk to Maria” “What did you just say?” He slowly raised his eyes from his computer and they narrowed into slits. “I’m going to stop by at the condo later” “If you e
Ruby kicked off her shoes and climbed into her bed. It was indeed a long and dreadful day, one she won’t be forgetting for a long time.It was another kind of hurt watching someone who she called a friend turn into a monster, a monster with no control.Ethan looked pathetic, the way his brain functioned was even worse. She groaned as she tossed in bed, leaving Oregon made so much sense to her now. She was going to be away from the never ending drama and would be surrounded by a breath of fresh air.Cassie had been nice enough to comfort her, surprisingly, she wasn’t judgemental about it and knew to be quiet and not bug her with questions. She snapped her fingers, now it made sense why she was staring at the scrubs and stethoscope in Ethan’s house. She had remembered that Esme’s boyfriend was also a doctor. She rolled her eyes as her mind drifted to her best friend, or ex best friend.Most times she wanted to call, to ask her how she was holding up, how the baby was doin
“What is wrong with you?” Esme demanded Pregnancy hormones weren’t doing her any good. She found herself getting emotional over the slightest things and would have a breakdown over nothing. “What exactly do you want from me?” Ethan asked, his hands on his hisIt had now become a normal thing for them to argue every morning. Esme was beginning to question her choices although she didn’t have the boldness to admit that she had made a wrong decision and Ruby was right. Ethan had now developed a nasty attitude and was barely at home. He claimed he had so many things to do at the hospitals. Most of which were preventing him from spending time with his girlfriend. “I had to drive myself to the hospital this morning for heaven’s sake!” Esme snapped She was beyond hurt by the way Ethan treated her. The doctor had warned her to avoid stress but it seemed like the universe wanted the opposite for her. There was always something to complain about. Her dysfunctional boyfriend a
“Do you feel any better?” The doctor asked with a wide grin as he checked his patient’s temperature “I’d feel better if I was able to smoke a cigarette right now” Jake joked Nate and Katie laughed lightheartedly. Nate had got him the finest tobacco and had promised to let him have it when he was discharged from the hospital. “Your ribs are healing nicely. You’re one strong man” the doctor smiled proudly Jake sat up in bed and thanked the doctor before watching him leave. He had gotten used to the irritating smell of antiseptic and other disinfectants. The nurses were nice and came to have a chat with him every now and then.As a plus, he had made some friends with some of the patients. “It’s nice to meet you” Katie commented So far, she was proud of how far she had come with Wyatt’s close. She was close to finding out everything that Wyatt did and those that he had implicated. What excites her the most was that he didn’t see what was going to befall him soon.