Emilia Darcy found herself on the run, alone and vulnerable after suffering two years of an abusive relationship.With a new life and a new name,Zachary Evans walks into her life. Unexpectedly Emilia finds herself falling for the rich and handsome businessman but is constantly looking over her shoulder in fear of The Abusive Man finding her and taking back what he calls his.View More
ZACHARY I noticed Kate acting a little off at tonight's retirement party. Maybe it was a little much for her meeting so many new faces at once. I don't know!!She can be hard to read sometimes. It's a little hard to find out what's going on in her head.. Her life too.. The life she had before she came here."Is everything okay?"I asked, as I closed the front door behind us. "Sure, I'm fine."She replied. The only words that she had spoken to me since we left the bar. She wasn't chatty at all, it was clear that there was something."Really, Because you were a little off tonight and I thou
Introductions at the retirement party were going well, everyone was so nice and welcoming. Despite that, I still couldn't help the overwhelming feeling that came over me with being out in public. So many new faces and not many places to hide..If Liam was in this crowd I wouldn't even know it. So many men around me with similarities to him, weather it's hair colour, dark features or his loud obnoxious laugh.This is my life.. This is what I have to get used to. I got out, I'm away from him, and because of that I'm going to spend the rest of my life looking over my shoulder wondering IS TODAY THE DAY??Zach snaked his arm around my waist and I jumped at the sudden contact. "You're a little on edge, Kate. Is there something wrong?"
Michelle's pampering of me was making me feel like Cinderella getting ready for the ball. My make up was done to perfection and my hair was in loose curls that flowed effortlessly, looking at my reflection in the mirror I felt good about myself.When Zach invited me to a retirement party that he was throwing for a member of his staff, I was hesitant at first. I wasn't keen on the idea of being in a crowded room with people that I didn't know.But on the other hand, I wanted to spend time with him, even if it is in an outdoor setting. I didn't have a good excuse not to go, Zach knows my day to day pretty well."Did you shave?"Michelle asked, whilst looking at me in the mirror.I was sitting on the fabric chair in my bedroom, staring back at her."Yes, I shaved."
I woke, seeing his head on the pillow next to mine. Sound asleep and looking so handsome. I thought back on last night, how drunk I was, but I wasn't drunk enough that i didn't remember what happened.We talked after the kiss, we drank wine, a lot of it-Well I did! Things got a little heated between us and I remember the feeling of how much I wanted him. Zach said that it wasn't the right time and nothing happened after that. We fell asleep together and now I'm completely mortified.Maybe I should make a run for the bathroom and avoid the embarrassment before he wakes up. I moved the sheet off me and sat up quietly."Where do you think you're going?"He said, and wrapped his arm around me pulling me over to him."Were you trying to do a runner before I woke up?""Um, Maybe! I was go
EMILIAZach pulled his car up by the docks, the sun was shinning down on us and the water was calm. I didn't know why we were here of all places. We're supposed to be on our first date.I looked across at Zach, sitting in the drivers seat."What are we doing here?""Do you see that yacht?"He asked, and pointed towards a yacht on the water. I nodded my head in reply."That's mine. You and I are going to spend the weekend on it."The weekend alone with him on the water, the thought of being alone on a yacht didn't worry me. We live together, when we're at home we're always alone."That's some surprise. But you know I'm not going to sleep with you, Right?" I had to put it out there. Being alone on the water is pretty romantic, I don't want him thinking that he can get into my pants that easily.He chuckled."I wasn't expecting that. I just want to spend some time a
ZACHARYI Fucked up - I know I did!I should've told her the truth from the start, I should've told her about Blake. She deserved better than that.The truth is, I've known for months now that Blake and I weren't right for each other. I've known this even before Kate came along. Blake is that kind of woman that's used to getting what she wants, I was working my way up to breaking it to her gently.But now here we are...Blake glared at me, her hands were folded across her chest."What the hell do you mean we're over? We're not over. You're joking,Right? This is just a joke!"I sighed."I'm sorry. I've been trying to tell you for awhile.""Really? All those time we've spent in bed together you were trying to tell me. Were your moans of pleasure too distracting from what you really wanted to say?""I tried to make it work, but yo
EMILIAThat kiss... Ugh, It shouldn't have happened!!I like Zach,he's a really sweet guy when you get to know him. I can't deny the attraction I have towards him too.But it hasn't been that long since I left Liam,it would be a huge mistake getting involved with another man. Wouldn't it?Things are going to be awkward living with him from here on out. It's best that I do what I can and get the hell out of here. Maybe I can take Michelle up on her couch offer.I walked in the front door planning on going to my room straight away. I had even bought some snacks on my way home from work,just so I could avoid him...Well that was until I saw the candles lighting on the table and the red wine chilling in a bucket. Zach was in the kitchen with a cloud of smoke around him."Kate..Is it that time already? I didn't realise."He coughed, and swung the tea towel in
EMILIAI was walking home late evening after a shift at the bar. At the time I finished I had just missed my bus,but I would rather walk than wait around for the next one.I was holding the phone against my ear,talking to Michelle on the other end as I walked."You know I'm not much of a party girl. Nightclubs just aren't my scene.""I remember you enjoying yourself the last time. Come on,Kate. Come out with me."I found it funny that she was still calling me Kate,even though she knew my name was Emilia. I think it was Michelle's way of making sure she doesn't slip up.I chuckled."Alright,I'll think about it.""Don't think too long.I should go,Doll. I have some tint on my eyebrows that's starting to burn.""Good luck with that. Talk later."I hung up the phone and continued my walk home. It was dark out with pretty much no cars on the road whatsoever.
I was mid way through my first shift at my new job. Cove was a small bar,that had the usual regulars in day in day out but once it hits evening time it starts to get a little busier..or so I'm told.I liked that it was quite,it was exactly what I needed. Pouring pints wasn't something that I done before so a quite bar ment a little less pressure."How am I doing,Lynn?"I asked,while pouring maybe a little too much head on a pint. She was observing from beside me."That's a little too much head,Darling. But it's okay you're doing good,just tilt your glass slightly."She tilted the glass with me and the rest of the pint poured perfectly."It worked,Great!"Well it wasn't exactly great but I was getting the hang of it."You're doing well,Kate. How do you like it?"Lynn asked,while setting the undrinkable pint to the side."Well I thought pouring pints wo
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