Nate looked younger in cargo shorts and an olive shirt. The Florida sun had perfected his skin. He held on to the stem of his glass as he took a sip to clear his head of the madness surrounding him.He frowned as the after taste of the wine hit the back of his throat. Who knew his heart could go through so much pain? Ignoring Ruby everyday was something he had to force himself to do. In two weeks, he’d be married to Taylor. Even though he had a plan, it wasn’t going to be easy convincing her that he didn’t want the marriage and that marriage was going to fail eventually.He was never one to feet or be confused but that was his case. His heart was confused, Adam reminded him he didn’t exactly owe Ruby an explanation because they weren’t together technically. He rolled his eyes as he gobbled what was left of the wine and smacked his lips.Even though Jake’s children were now safe, it wasn’t easy moving them to another city, out of Wyatt’s reach because they had to adjust to t
Ruby smiled, quite satisfied with the outfit she wore. It felt good to be dressed in a pants suit and patent pumps. She decided to meet up with Mark, the man she had met in Florida. Mark had slipped his complimentary card into her purse and asked that she texted him if she was still interested in working with him. She had started considering her options, moving to California meant she’d have to resume work to keep up with her bills. Mark was quite impressive, she loved that he was focused and was one of the fast rising businessmen in Oregon. She decided to have a meeting with him and talk about expanding his business to California. She smiled as the receptionist ushered her into his office. She loved how cozy his office looked, with throw pillows on the chairs and pictures of his family on his desk. “It’s a pleasure to finally meet you miss Sonja” he smiled warmly and he pressed a kiss lightly on her dainty fingers. He also looked smart in his suit, more executive than h
Ruby sipped her coffee as she stared at him. He was well spoken and had a bunch of awards to him but none compared to Nate’s.She felt her heart drop as she thought of him, the past few months had been back and forth and she found it really draining, emotionally and physically. “I'd be traveling to California and I propose that we start up a branch of your company there” “Actually, I’d be relocating there permanently” she corrected herself She felt a pang of guilt, it was almost like she was betraying Nate by choosing to work for someone else but she was convinced it was for the best. She was distracted easily whenever she worked for him and she could tell she had lost the zeal and passion she had for work in the beginning.Mark raised a brow, surprised by the news. “Relocating?” He asked. “I didn’t see that coming” “Well, I’ve been planning towards it for a while and in a couple of weeks, I should have fully moved”Mark sighed and folded his arms, trying to study her.
“It’s a pleasure to meet you Mr Jacobin” the reporter started with a wide grin on his faceHe was quite young, compared to the image Nate had formed in his head. He looked like and intern and was obviously a novice. “I’m from the Statesman journal” the reporter continued. “My name is Tony and I’m excited to interview you” Nate nodded and pressed his lips into a forced smile. It was difficult to focus when he had a lot of things on his mind, Ruby being top of the list. “The photographer would be here very soon but we can begin the interview while we wait for him” Nate nodded again and sipped his wine as he watched the reporter clumsy drop his bag on the floor and some papers went flying. “Sorry” Tony apologized jittery and bent on his knees to scoop the papers.Nate watched him closely, he felt irritation but tried to conceal it. Ever since he had issues with Ruby, he had developed a short temper and was always on the edge. He sighed and rubbed at his temples, trying to
The night was still young even though the sun was quick to set. It was one of those nights Ruby would have spent at a diner with Esme but pregnancy had been restricting her movement a lot and she was still healing from the heartbreak.Esme smiled as she watched Cassie walk into the burger palace. One thing she liked about Cassie was her ability to pull off any dress, no matter how basic it was. “You really took your time, didn’t you?” Ruby asked as she watched her take the seat opposite her. “My apologies,” Cassie sighed. “My sister just got engaged and my mom is making a fuss about it. She is upset that I have refused to get married yet and to make matters worse, she has decided to throw a party, inviting all the eligible bachelors she knows. To make things worse, she won’t let me breathe” Ruby laughed a little as she watched Cassie rant dramatically. Cassie’s taste in men was rather quite interesting and she was a very picky person so there was no surprise on her refu
“The venue of the wedding is set” the event planner announced happily Every worker employed was in high spirits. Following the cancellation of the first wedding, most of the workers were skeptical about the second one coming true. When they started seeing Nate around more, they were certain the marriage was going to take place. Nate took his seat beside his terrified looking mother. The whole plan was terrifying and unreasonable to her. At this point, she didn’t care if Wyatt released fake documents about her husband, she was ready to do anything to save her son from the mess he was about to go into.Wyatt himself had been receiving so much heat from the press. An unknown person kept feeding a particular reporter with some of his secrets. She was pleased by that but there wasn’t enough evidence to take him out finally. “It’s a pleasure to see you my dear in-law” Mrs Wyatt said in a singsong voice as she joined them in the living room.“It’s a blessing that we watch our ch
After a slow day at the office, Nate finally returned home. For some sort of unforeseen reason, there was a traffic jam which irritated him pretty much. He had a couple of meetings that he had ignored, renovating the park had drawn so much attention to his company and so many contractors were trying to get on his good side but he was in no hurry to proceed with the renovation. He was still a little bit shaken by the picture he had found on the reporter. It made him question if that was the only copy that the reporter had even though he swore on his life that that was all he had.He wrinkled nose as he pulled up at the driveway of the penthouse.Maria had spoken to Katie about the man on the scooter and they were really close to finding out who it was.One thing he had learnt about goons was that there was always going to be a slip up. Katie was keen on revealing whoever it was and had sworn to torture whoever it was. He stretched a little as he climbed out of his Ferrari, ba
Doris smiled, quite satisfied by all she had done so far. She had Wyatt on the edge and he went about holding interviews and doing charity work to cover up all that she had revealed about him.Her niece on the other hand was doing alright, her career was flourishing and the newspaper provided her with adequate security just in case Wyatt decided to try anything funny. She exhaled as she ensured her scarf was secured tightly around her chin. She couldn’t risk anyone seeing her in public. Someone had told her that Wyatt was offering a huge amount of money to whoever was able to find her, dead or alive.Living most of her life in Oregon had given her an advantage. She could easily find her way around places without being seen.She sighed as she squinted around, her eyes skirting the vicinity to ensure she wasn’t followed.She wasn’t scared of anything and was very rigid but she instantly became a gooey mess when things about her family were brought up. She clutched the documents in