Yanna's POVI almost staggered when Noah took a step forward. My mind went completely blank when he mentioned that incident.Get a hold of yourself, Yanna. It has been years and you've made him a complete fool of himself, what are you afraid of. There's no way he would believe that b*tch of a sister of yours. Noah is blindly in love with you. It's okay, it's gonna be fine.Just tell him otherwise. Just prove him that Averill is once again uttering nonsense.Come one, this is not even an inch of all the things you could do. I smiled bitterly remembering a night I did something I would never tell to anyone. Not even my mother."What are you talking about, Noah?" I shivered. Trembling in every inch of my body. I noticed his eyes softened as he sees my reaction. Noah immediately pulled me inside his arms, slowly patting my back like he always does."I'm sorry," Noah hugged me tightly. "It must have been hard... remembering all those nightmares. Sorry, Yanna. I'm sorry," he apologizes ov
"What time is it?" Noah asked, groaning. He haven't slept much last night."It's 2 in the morning, sir," Karl replied yawning his way to the door. He had been doing paperworks and it's just now that he's leaving for home."And where the hell are you going?""Ahm, home, sir?""Home? Why?""Because I even did an over time?""Stay. We need to finish all these up,""Sir, I have been working when you were asleep." But Noah did not by his excuses and dragged him back to his table. Karl could not do anything but put his hands over his shoulders.'Darn salary!'Karl was about to open his laptop again when a text message caught his attention. It was from the private investigator that Noah hired to keep an eye on Yanna.He does not know the whole detail and though he pestered Noah to explain why he's tailing Yanna, he could not get an answer.Noah is the type who values privacy above all else. That is why even though Karl has been telling him not to trust anyone even Yanna, Noah never listened.
Yanna is humming her way to the studio. She recently dealt a year contract with YBS and she's gonna be their model, it's a company for swimsuits and other attires."In a good mood?" Paulo approached him from behind, hugging her from the waist. It made Yanna's smirk fade instantly."Paulo!" Yanna shouts in surprise! Paulo felt something inside his stomach but his smirk remained. He get past Yanna and greeted the director."I think we'll also pass as casts for your next film," he kidded while the director laughed it off. It was indeed a great chain of reaction. The director has no idea that Yanna was not acting, she was utterly surprised with how Paulo acted.'What the hell is wrong with him?' she looked at her phone when it vibrated and smiled to her ears when John asked her to meet.Paulo simply stared at her, trying to focus with the project he signed with.***"What do you mean you'll follow me?""I decided to follow my wife, is there a problem with that?""First, you're a busy man.
"If you're feeling this uneasy because she's out of sight, why don't you call it a day and follow her?" Karl asked, staring at his boss who's head is in the clouds made him more distracted for work. Karl has been thinking about the photo of Yanna and the CEO of the rival company."Who said I'm concerned about Averill?" Noah said, turning pages in the document he's reading. 'What the hell is this crap? I can't understand a single thing,' "I didn't say you're concerned about Ms. Averill," Noah's ears flushed in red as he turn his swivel chair around and stood up to get some air."By the way, Sir Noah. Regarding the investigation last time about Ms. Yanna,""I told you to stop following her around," Noah's face turned cold as he looks at Karl. The latter shrinked in instant and nodded his head.They are currently talking about business when an employee rushed inside.Noah's brows furrowed when the employee opened the dorr recklessly without even knocking. What if they were talking about
Averill's POV"What do you want?" Paulo looked at me with cold eyes. I really cannot understand men, why do they love women who cheat on them? Is it not enough that Yanna is having a relationship with him and Noah? And now that he knows that she's resorting to another man, he's still gonna take her side?I wonder how Noah would react. Last time, he's obviously jealous of Paulo and was planning to use me but he never did. Guess he still got some conscience running in his veins."I want you to break up with Yanna," I frankly replied. Paulo had never been a good friend to me, not that we're friends in the first place."And what will you or I gain from that?" he smirked.You will gain freedom, idiot. "I will recommend you to famous agencies in France," I actually had connections there back when I was still doing modelling. Sam's network of connections gave me a broad field.I'm sure YBS would not do this for someone like Paulo. He got the looks and family background but they are not that
Noah puts Averill gently inside his car. "Should we go to the hospital?" He asked with soft tone. Averill nodded, "He was brought to your uncle's hospital," She replied with a weak voice and leaned on her seat.Noah smiled at her and went to the driver's seat. He does not want anything with Paulo and he's having a lot of wuestions about why the two are together at that time but he kept his mouth shut."Noah, I met him about Yanna," Averill broke the silence of the ride. Noah glanced at her while focusing his gaze on the road.It is a rare occasion that Averill is mentioning Yanna and talk it with Paulo? 'Why?'Noah stayed silent though, he's just waiting on what Averill will tell him."I saw her with John Hulson going inside a hotel," Averill carefully tell him the details. "Why are you telling him that?" He asked though he's not that stupid not to know. He's having his doubts but he likes Yanna too much that he's putting blind eyes."Yanna was in a relationship with him when she met
"Heartless? She's not even my real wife,""You married her,""Because she was carrying my child!" Noah stood up, feeling agitated with how his uncle is cornering him. "Did you... did you even saw her grieving for Damien?"Noah froze in his place, he sits up again. He did. He remembered seeing her. Noah looked at his wrist and rubbed his hand against it. 'But she moved on,' Noah looked at Luis and smiled. "I am a grown up, uncle. I am no longer the Noah that you used to carry around,""You sure did get bigger; not that you matured though," he chuckled. "Help Averill,""Why do you like her? Even Mom and her brother. I think Dad likes her too,""What is there not to like? Let me ask you, why don't you like her?""Because of what she did to Yanna thirteen years ago,""What are you talking about?""Uncle, she was the reason why Yanna was kidnapped along with me," Noah never told this to anyone. It was something Yanna asked him not to tell because she wanted to protect her younger sister.
"Break up?! Are you hearing yourself, Paulo?! What the hell did Averill tell you? Are you seriously believing her instead of me?!" Yanna hysterically asked, pulling herself away from him.Paulo looked away. It was a decision he thought through while on his way to the hospital. He's scared. He's afraid that she would easily agree to break up with him because she does not love him anymore.'You still love me, right? But why are you lying, Yanna?'"Paulo," Yanna went near him and caress his cheek. "I love you," Paulo did not reply. Yanna sighed and hugged his head. "I love you, okay? I don't know what Averill told you but she's lying. You know her... she's a lying b*tch who will do everything to get on my way,"Yanna released Paulo from the hug and kissed him on the lips. "I love you, baby,""I love you too," Paulo kissed her back and caressed her cheek gently, claiming every side of her lips.***"What are you doing here?""What happened?""I asked you first,""Tsk," Kieffer stood up an