They met at a business party and imprinted unforgettable memories in their soul. Konstantin Azzaro is the CEO of LK&A conglomerate who needs a wife when he falls into a scandal that could destroy his company and to end pressure from his family. Fate brings Ebony to his company who resigned from her old job for personal reasons and he offers for her to be his wife until the issue is resolved but Ebony declines his offer. Ebony is afraid to return back to her country when she is close to achieving her dreams and the only thing that can save her from failure and her father is marrying the man she works for.View More
15 “We have gathered today brothers and sisters to witness the union between two lovely couples, Miss Ebony and Mr. Azzaro who have promised to love and support each other for as long as they live.” The priest said as Konstantin and I stared at each other and I shrugged. “Bless the lord and his covenant in honouring this union. Not to waste much of your time but with the power invested in me by the church and law; I now pronounce you man and wife… You may kiss the bride.” The priest said as I chuckled nervously for the expected. It's just a simple kiss Ebony… There’s no meaning into it. I stared into Konstantin’s eyes as I breathed softly before I chuckled nervously. Konstantin pulled up the veil and brought his face a little closer. “Close your eyes.” He whispered and I obeyed before I felt his lips against mine. It was light brush, gentle and respectful before he pulled away and the crowd cheered. We both faced the
EbonyI sat down in the restaurant waiting for a friend when my phone notification rang. I picked it up and saw a quick text from Grace.Don’t forget our date tomorrow.I smiled at how ridiculous she was. We were going to look at the venue with my mother for a pre-traditional marriage before the white wedding and my mom had already started inviting a few of the relatives back home.It was apparently my responsibility as the bride and eldest daughter to welcome them. It didn’t help that I was the only daughter.“Sorry I’m late, I had certain things to do for my father.” Gerald apologized as he sat tiredly across the table.It was strange we were talking. He called and requested that I set a date to see him and a part of me wanted to do so; to talk so I agreed and here we are. Lunch at one of my best fast food in town.“I took the stress of ordering. It’ll be here soon.
13 Konstantin A lot of things have bothered my mind but nothing bothered me more than the thought of Ebony. A highly unpredictable woman that didn’t fall under the normal category of women I associate with. The photo-shoot only proved to me how accurate I was. The kiss was least to be expected but nothing was more puzzling than the feeling when Ebony kissed me. I recognised that feeling, warm and gentle yet unsettling and problematic but I chose not to acknowledge it because it brought nothing but pain. “Konstantin Azzaro!” I jolted out of my thoughts at the voice of someone very familiar. I sighed when I saw him in a winter coat with boots and dark sunglasses on his head. He had a frown on his face as he marched up to me with a suitcase in his hand before he smiled. “Konstantin it’s been long.” Sergio said without an adulterated Russian accent like my mother.
12“Ever since the divorce; Junior’s life has been a mess and we were always worried about him especially Katrina that she would leave important business to come visit and take care of him. I’m glad he met you because now we can say he is in safe hands. He may be strong, stubborn, cold with a lot of judgmental flaws, but he is far more sensitive and kinder than he likes to admit. Take care of his heart but guard yours as well while loving him.” Alphonso’s words sank deep in my mind as I sighed deeply. I honestly tried not to think about it but the way he locked at me and Konstantin the whole day explained he knew more than he let on.“Ebony? Are you okay?” Grace asked as I suddenly realized where and who I was with.“I’m sorry, just got occupied for a moment. You were saying?” I asked as Grace breathed out with a frown.“We were talking about what gown you liked better.&r
EbonyI was lost breathing evenly to relax my mind and calm my nerves. I was panicked; we were going to have lunch with each other’s family and it annoyed me there was no sense of fear or anxiety on Konstantin’s face like he was sure his charm and charisma would never fail him.“There’s no need to fret Miss Black, it’s just lunch.” Konstantin said as I glared at him.“In my culture, meeting your partner’s parents is a major deal. Marriages don’t work if they are not pleased with your preferences.” I replied.“So you’re a conservative? I can’t imagine what you’d do if you liked women.” Konstantin said as I glared at him.“Different people react to different situations under different circumstances Mr. Azzaro.” I replied as he chuckled before he slowly decelerated the car.“We’re here.” Konstantin said as I f
KonstantinI pressed my thumb and index finger on my nose as I leaned back against the chair close to the pool of my private house. It seemed like Ebony’s relationship with Grace was like my relationship with my siblings except closer.She knew the status of our relationship and held no expectations from the inevitable affair. She was perceptive and far witty than Ebony on a bad day but there was something complex about her.“Marriage is not a relationship one does not of sympathy or convenience but I just have one question.” Grace said.“What would that be?” I asked.“Do you love her?” She asked innocently as she leaned forward slightly, interested more in what I had to say than her adventures in her private life.It was always an expected question when I decided to marry Ebony however; it was always a question that left deep thoughts in my head.Did I love Ebony? The answer
Ebony“Sorry I’m late.” I apologized as Konstantin stretched his hand and looked at the gold wristwatch on his wrist as I leaned closer to look at the time.“You’re twenty two minutes late to be exact.” He said as he gave me a stance for explanation.“Oh come on; you’ve never been late in your life?” I asked as he folded his arms.“I have but it was never by choice.” He replied and I understood it was the days when paparazzi crowded the office.“We are not bringing that up plus I needed to look good for you. Also, this is where stereotype plays but I’m a woman.” I said as I placed my hand on my hip.“By wearing… a Jeans and a shirt? The women in my family put in more effort and remain punctual.” Konstantin sassed and I wrapped my hands around him.“For better or for worse Mr. Azzaro. So where are we going?&rdqu
Phones rang loud across every table in LK&A conglomerates. It was exhausting for the staff, attacked by clients, press and magazine lines that had been eager to be the first to release update on CEO Konstantin A. Azzaro and the mysterious woman he had proposed to the previous night.“I apologize but CEO Azzaro’s schedule is booked with no space for an interview. I’ll submit your request on his desk as soon as his schedules are free.” Ebony said before another phone on the desk rang. “Excuse me hold on.”Ebony pressed the call on hold, hoping that the caller would cut as she turned down another interview offer.“Hello, LK&A conglomerates; Ebony speaking. How may I help you?” I asked.“Mitchell Shell Blog representative, Sophie Carson. I would like to speak to Mr. Azzaro.”The endless calls went on for hours before Ebony in frustration pulled the line and cut the phones from the powe
EbonyThe whole day was exhausting. I have never met a man who shops more than my mother and careful describes what he wants like my elder brother but Konstantin was a first and he strayed more from the stereotypical men of his kind.It was refreshing how he paid attention to details even a fashion fanatic wouldn’t notice and surprising how he could read people like he’d known them for years but his company wouldn’t be number two if he was like everyone else. I finally understood why my former employer, Mr. R. Smith was sensitive around him.Konstantin’s families had a certain ‘reputation’ to their name that was more underground than legal but so far so good, his company was clean.The first date with a rich man was always the same. Sexy dress, perfect hair, high heels, pretty makeup that made your eyes pop and all that for a fancy hotel that didn’t care how you look but how much you were willing
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