James’ POV “Why the hell are you ordering just water?” I demanded with pursed lips.“Because that’s what I want, obviously.” She responded calmly.“That’s bullshit, I heard your stomach growl back in the car, you’re definitely hungry.” I pointed out and watched as a little color pinked up her cheeks. The freckles on her cheeks seems to come to life more here in the insides of the restaurant, giving her a radiant look, coupled with the way her green eyes gleamed brightly like two jewels.“You’re telling a lie,” She argued but the bite in her voice wasn’t as intense as usual this time and I knew that I had been right, she really was hungry, proving me right that I had been right to keep worrying about her.I ignored her and ordered for the waiter to bring different varieties of dishes, and when he had left, I had been greeted with her glare.“I’m not eating any of those.” She pointed out and I lifted an inquiring brow. “And why is that?”“Because I don’t have money
Luca’s POV It was finally a Monday morning, and as usual, it was hard to get out of the bed because of Sofia who was in it, but I ended up leaving it after kissing her head and tucking the bedsheets around her. I worked out a little that morning and was ready to leave the house in no time. Sofia had come awake at a certain point when I had been dressing up, and that was when I remembered what I had been about to tell her.When I lifted her in my arms because she always felt like it was where she belonged, with her hands around my shoulders and her legs around my waist. I was nuzzling into her throat and breathing in her sweet scent before starting to speak.“Bunny?” I mused and she let out a small sound to indicate that she was listening.“Remember when we talked about your brother?” I asked and she was pulling back to stare into my face almost immediately as she nodded her head.“Yeah, I do.” Her eyes were widened a little and it was obvious that she hadn’t expected the con
Sofia’s pov I had been brimming with excitement after Luca had informed me that Angelo was going to come see me today, and now that he was outside, it was as if I had been about to burst out of my skin from the amount of excitement that was rushing through my body.Ryan left to go get Angelo, and I stayed behind because I had started to feel a little bit emotional and wanted to get myself under control. I head towards the sitting room as the sound of the door closing shut echoed around a little, just as Ryan appeared in the entrance of the sitting room, and a fleeting moment later, Angelo arrived at his side.I had a feeling that because I had talked to Ryan about Angelo a few times which made him know just how much I loved him, was probably what made me turn on his heels and leabe, leaving Angelo and I to ourselves.My mouth parted and close a couple of times but nothing seem to be coming out, it was as if the ability to form words had now decided to desert me in this moment.
Sofia’s pov “It had been so hard for me as well, it hurt me so much thzt I couldn’t be with you anymore.” I said to him in a small voice almost immediately.“I know, Sofia… I know. If you could, you wouldn’t have left me behind.” He puffed out a harsh breath. “It was still pretty hard for me, after you left, I sank into a really depressed state, but father didn’t understand, and mother was literally of no use, as usual. I was lost in my head, and the only outlet was getting better at what I was already practicing at hand.” He shot me a glance after that, and I watched his face crumble.“Don’t cry, Sofia. It wasn’t your fault.” He urged and that was when I realized that I had been silently crying. I hastily wiped my face. “I’m sorry, I just can’t help but feel like it’s my fault.”“It isn’t so bad anymore, I spend a lot of times with my friends and they keep me sane, i get to leave the house whenever I want because you know, I’m not a girl and can take care of myself just fine,”
James’ pov After that dinner with Blair, it wasn’t a shock that I was unable to get her out big my head. After the little things we had been able to talk about, I had noted a few things about.One; there was definitely something about her that she wasn’t letting on.Two; she was definitely living a hard as hell life.Three; the way she had almost wanted to drawn in alcohol, and the response she had given, indicated that there was definitely more to her than she was letting on.And finally, I wasn’t even sure Blair was her real name.Of course, I had tried to make some researches, giving my men the assignment to look up anything they could about her. Her name brought no results that was related to her, which indicates that indeed, she had given me s fake name.I made some one on one research around where she reside at, and the people I had questioned said she never brings anyone home and had always kept to herself, but altogether she doesn’t return home every night. After that
James’ pov It was finally Saturday again, and I was already tired of trying to lie myself that I hadn’t been looking forward to today since the start of the week. When Luca had asked me to accompany him to a particular meeting, I had declined because there was no way I’d miss spending time with Blair today, and also because Luca could do well without me.As I got dressed up that evening, I briefly considered dressing casually this time, but then did I want her to stop her jabs at my suits? Absolutely not, and so I dressed in one of my numerous suits and a air of suits to match. It wasn’t long before I was leaving the house and driving towards her apartment. As I drove past a floral shop, her face came to mind and the thought of getting her a flower, but I was quick to discard the thought instantly because there was just no way I was going to do that without appearing like I was starting to be into her, and I had a feeling she was going to throw the flowers in my face without hes
Sofia’s pov Drawing was now something that comes really easy for me, it wasn’t something that I had to think about long before I finally figure out. When I had showed Angelo some of my paintings, I had felt such a huge feeling of pride sweep up inside of him at the blatant shock on his face. As expected, he was shocked that Luca had allowed me to paint, because of course, his image of Luca was a big, bad monster.After I had talked to Luca about expanding my paintings, he had went ahead to tell me that there was a lot of disadvantages to it, and after he had listed them, I realized that he had indeed been right after all.When I had mentioned making my own money as one of the reasons as to why I wanted to work, Luca had stared at me silently at first before he had began to speak.“What do you need to make money for?” He had asked and I had let out a splutter, because I wasn’t sure of what to say to that, I hadn’t even thought of that to begin with.“You don’t need to earn your
Sofia’s pov I blinked up at Ryan in confusion. His grip on my wrist was firm, and he was standing very close to me that he’d have done on a normal day, hence my confusion.My mouth parted and moved, but nothing came forth at first, and to my confusion, Ryan took a slow step towards me, making me feel almost closed in.His other hand came into my line of sight and I watched as he reached out, aiming for my face. Before I could do anything, his thumb was brushing against my hairline, and after a few fleeting seconds, it came off with paint stained on it.“You’ve got paint up here as well.” He said while waving the paint stained finger in my face. I blinked at it while my brain reeled, it took a few seconds for my brain to finally register what he had said.“Oh.” I mumbled as he nodded his hand once again.I glanced down at my wrist which was still engulfed by his hand, and in a fleeting moment, his grip loosened from my wrist as he took a step backwards, creating a little distance