“I own you now.” He showed the agreement paper with her father’s signature. “Your father used you as collateral to pay his debt.” This statement left her stunned. *** David Cruz is a mafia lord, and he was searching for someone he could marry right away so he could have a son to inherit all his assets and follow in his footsteps. In the most unlikely places, he finds his perfect match. Mariane Ramos was working part-time in the bar when David Cruz noticed her. To force her hand, David approaches her father and offers to pay his debts in exchange for Mariane. Will she be able to get away from this situation? Or will she be forced to marry the mafia lord?View More
“Am I pregnant?!”David frowned at Mariane’s reaction.“Why do you look surprised? Didn’t you know?”David looked at her in the eye trying to figure out if Mariane was telling the truth about her not knowing their pregnant. But Mariane couldn’t stand to lie to him. She bit her lower lip and winced.“I was about to tell you after our wedding as my wedding gift, but it seems like you knew about it now.” Mariane pouted disappointedly.David sighed. “Love, you don’t have to be disappointed. Don’t worry. I will act like I never knew about your pregnancy.” David smiled while trying to comfort his wife.“By the way, who else knew about this matter?” she asked, alarmed.“I haven’t told anyone yet, except for Stacey.”“Oh,” Mariane suddenly felt sad and frightened upon mentioning the name of the person who cause her wounds in the cheek.David held her hand. “Don’t worry about her. She said sorry and will turn herself in at the police station. I also called some reporters to clear out your name
‘She’s pregnant,’ David kept on thinking about what the doctor had just said. And he couldn’t help but worry about Mariane’s condition as well.‘I should have known in the beginning. So, I could protect them.’ Suddenly, he remembered what Stacey did to Mariane.‘Stacey, you will pay for what you did.’ he thought.His grip on the steering wheel tightened as images of Stacey smirking at him appeared in his thoughts. David stepped on the gas to accelerate his speed. He was on his way to the abandoned building where they found Mariane. As soon as he arrived at the building, John immediately welcomed him.He remembered after knowing that Mariane was pregnant, he immediately called John to stop torturing Stacey. Because he wanted to do the punishment by himself.“Where is she?” David asked.“She’s on the top floor, Sir. Like what you said, we did what she does to Madam.” John informed him.“That’s good. You can have your rest. I can take it from here.”“But, Sir.-”“It’s alright. I’m okay.
If you wish to find your beloved lover alive, you better look for her now. Finder’s keepers, baby.“Who the hell send this message to you?!” Kim asked exasperatingly.After David received those cryptic messages from an unknown number, he immediately contacted Anastacia, Geneva, Kim, and John. But since Anastacia needs to take care of her husband, Diego, Anastacia needs to stay with him. So, to get her involved in the conversation, David called her and put the phone into a speaker phone.“I don’t know yet. But I have my investigator investigate the photo. Let’s wait for his call.”“Do you know where to find her now, son?” Geneva asked worriedly. “If you do so, don’t worry about Jacob. I will take good care of him,” she added.“I’m still waiting for the investigator’s report. Once we find out her location, we will immediately rescue her.”“I want to come!” Kim volunteered.“Are you nuts? What if something happened to you? Dr. Smith will kill me.” Mark butted in, which made Kim roll her
‘Where am I?’ She wondered.After a while, his stomach suddenly started to boil. Only then did he remember that he had not eaten lunch and had only eaten biscuits in the morning. His throat was also parched with thirst. In addition to that, Mariane is no longer comfortable in the gown she is wearing because apart from being heavy, she is also starting to itch and the fabric is sagging around her chest.Mariane tried to feel the surroundings while she tapped her foot to figure out if the floor was cement, wood, or on a road. Mariane tried to turn around the post but then she suddenly felt nervous as her heart stops from breathing when she tapped her foot and could feel nothing.‘Why is there no floor? Did they hang me up?” she wondered.Trembling Mariane, makes Stacey chuckle. Mariane becomes alert upon hearing the voice of a laughing woman. Just seeing her rival struggling makes Stacey happy.“Hmm!!! (Who are you?!)” Mariane hummed as she couldn’t speak properly.From giggling, Stacey
It was a traditional church with wooden pews on each side of the aisle but because of this special occasion. They covered the entrance and down the aisle with vines and festive candles lighting the way to their future. Their chosen flower arrangement group elegantly designed the inside of a church. They created an arc at the entrance with mixed chrysanthemums and pink and white roses. People and media groups who got invited to the wedding of the century gathered inside the church.The media groups were busy preparing their camera at the back, following the other guests invited to the wedding. The wedding coordinator talked to the entourage about their position as they walked down the aisle later. Jacob fell asleep in the chair while Geneva took care of him. Next to Geneva were Anastacia and David. David was constantly blowing his breath while rubbing his hands on his knees. The groom must have been feeling anxious because of his wedding.“Are you all right?” Anastasia asked.“I don’t
After David left her alone in the room, the make-up artists and the wedding planner came to check on her. She needs to get ready, as the ceremony at the church will start soon. The make-up artist and the hair stylist started doing their assigned job. And it was too late for her to cover up the lovebite David made on her neck.‘Dammit!’ Mariane cursed in her mind.“Good morning, Miss Mariane,” the crew greeted her. But they turned all their eyes on her neck that had a love bite, and they all went silent as they looked away.Kim entered the room and was about to greet her friend when she noticed the mark.“Good morning- oooh… Seem like someone just sneaked around.” Kim teased as she walked in Mariane’s direction.Mariane rolled her eyes as she tried to hide the embarrassment she felt. Her cheeks were now as red as tomatoes. Kim suddenly held Mariane’s chin and tilted it sideward, which made Mariane slap her friend’s hand.“Stop it, will you?”But the best friend of the year grinned. “Wh
Everyone is busy with the arrangements for the wedding to be held today. David is in their house and is preparing for his wedding, along with his mother Geneva, and his son, Jacob.Since Geneva apologized to them, she has recovered from her grandson Jacob. he always borrows the child from them. At first, Mariane was hesitant to lend Geneva to their son. But when he saw a grandmother's love for her grandson and a sign of sincerity in asking for forgiveness, he allowed her to borrow his son. And now they can't stop the grandmother from spoiling the child to buy toys and food.“Mom, you can go now. But can you bring Jacob with you to the venue? I have something to do here first.”Geneva frowned as she noticed David was taking deep breaths as if he was confused and restless. He was even pacing back and forth as he was feeling nervous.“Oh-okay. Are you sure you’re okay, son?” she asked worriedly.“Y-yeah, Mom.”Geneva raised her brow while scrutinizing her son in disbelief. “I thought you
After David announced his marriage to Mariane in a press conference, the media did not stop Mariane. Everywhere Mariane goes, there are paparazzi who are following her and she even beat a famous actress because she is always in the news. Even their son Jacob can no longer attend school properly, because of the reporters and the inquisitive parents of his classmates.One day, Mariane and Kim went out to the Salon to pamper themselves. Because it will be three days before the wedding of the century happens. Mariane and David’s wedding. But as soon as they come out of the said Salon, the reporters suddenly popped out and started asking them questions.“Ma’am, can I request your interview about your upcoming wedding with a well-known businessman, David Cruz?” “Excuse me. We don’t want to get interviewed.” Kim interrupted them, but the stubborn reporters didn’t listen and continued asking Mariane some questions.“How does it feel to be married to a David Cruz?”Kim tried to cover up Maria
One year later,Mariane’s wounds healed, and she could walk properly without anyone’s help. They went back to their everyday life. Their son, Jacob, is now a grade-one student at a prestigious school. Mariane started to build her new accounting firm with the help of David. And David is back to being a workaholic aside from special occasions and holidays. He often went home late and went on business trips now and then.After a year of living together, Mariane and David’s relationship is fine. David asked Mariane to marry her for the second time. At first, Mariane refused when she let David stand up. The people around them turned silent as they thought Mariane would reject his proposal.“Why do we have to get married… again?” Mariane asked when David proposed to her while they were having a family dinner.“Because you deserve to have a proper wedding,” David explained.“But we’re already married. Plus, preparing for the wedding is just,” Mariane sighed. “Stressful and expensive.” Marian
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