Frustrated by abusive father and domestic violence, 18 year old Veronica is on run to start a new life on her own. working several part time jobs to pay her bills and save for university. In the long run, she catches the eye of Italian Mafia boss who visits her university during a seminar. Her introvert personality and sad, pessimistic aura around her makes him suspicious and curious about her. and he is determined to find everything about her. is he going to love her, who had been lost in the long run while yearning for it? a journey of doom and downfall, miseries and anguish. will she ever accept him? while he is going to tame her. a dark romance which will be able to bloom or was doomed from the beginning?View More
"you must be tired, ask Lara to give you food!" He ignored her question as if she never asked in the first place. "I'm asking did you cry? Why your eyes...." She stepped forward and tried to touch him but he grabbed her hand midway. "Don't act as if you care for me Veronica....." His voice was utterly painful and she could see right through him, how miserable and exhausted he was. "I do care for you!" She declared in a loud voice as her own eyes teared up. "You don't.....you don't. You wouldn't have left me all alone if you cared even a little. You know how much I love you, yet you did" he struggled to control his tears but still they glistened on the brink of his eyes. "I do care for you! Please don't say that" She started crying as she hugged him, hid her face in the crook of his neck, pulling him close to herself. His warm tears dripped in her hair as he didn't know how to respond. He loved her, so much that it was hurting now. He pulled her tighter so she could feel it in h
A man was tied to the chair, dripping in blood from head to toe. His nails seemed to be plucked out, the man was dizzy and nauseous as Bernard had a knife in his hand. He immediately turned around as he was forced to look at who opened the door without his permission. As soon as he saw Veronica standing in the doorway, he closed his eyes momentarily to sweep away the frustration and that deadly look in his eyes. "What are you doing here?" He asked rather casually as he placed the knife on the table and started washing his hands in the nearest sink while not looking at her. "Who is he? Why are you doing this to him?" She shouted as she tried to get closer to the man but another bodyguard stood in her way. Blocking her from getting too close to him. She looked at Bernard in disappointment while she frowned. Bernard wiped his hands with the towel as he walked in her direction and grabbed her hand while he walked out of the room. He took her into another room and shut the door with a
After they came back from Aunt Clarissa's house, they had the weekday lined up. He had so much work to do and she had her pending assignments and exams. It was a regular Monday and she was busy in the library, working on the computer in a hurry. She had to submit the report before 06:00 pm. Her fingers aggressively moved on the keyboard as her eyes focused on the screen. She had to complete it early before going to her job as she didn't have much time left. It took her 30 minutes to complete it and as she soon clicked the button of submission, she sighed leaning back in her seat. She closed her eyes temporarily as it had been a tough struggle and she finally got over it. To her surprise someone passed her a cold coffee. As soon she looked up to see the owner, her eyes widened in horror. Sam smiled at her and pointed the drink at her again. She stood abruptly, tossing the drink away harshly. It fell on the floor and spilled few metres away. He was shocked by her reaction while she
She was leaning on to the washbasin counter, watching herself in the mirror. She knew why Bernard bought her here, to get the approval of his Aunt Clarissa so they could get married. But she was not ready yet!She didn't know why she felt so uneasy about marriage, facing failure all her life, she was scared to give birth to a child. She had this belief that she will never be a good mother and that's why bearing a child was a nightmare for her. She was jumbled up in her thoughts when she was interrupted by the sudden opening of the door. Bernard stepped in, with his hawk-like eyes on her. "You took a long time" he said with a low voice as he stepped towards her, while closing the door firmly on his back. "I was just coming" She replied but he covered the distance between them in two strides, as his hand travelled up to her face and fisted her hair. Her hands clenched the edge of the counter behind her as she was pressed against it. "I'm sorry if I made you uncomfortable down there,
The very next day was planned by Bernard as he wanted Veronica to meet that special woman he had been telling her about. She changed into a beautiful, light summer dress which was dark maroon in colour, reaching below her knees. Pairing them with sneakers and studs as jewellery, she looked minimal and yet elegant. She was waiting for him, taking rounds in the balcony as she walked impatiently. He told her that it was 10 minutes of work and he'll be back very soon but now almost an hour had passed and he was still not here. She fished out her phone out of her small shoulder bag and started dialling his number. He picked up on the second call. "Hello?" She said first. "Veronica?" He answered on the other side. "I'm waiting for an hour now, tell me if you're coming or not" she complained in a sarcastic manner and he sighed on the other side as he smiled. "I'm in the parking lot, can you come down?" He asked her and she was relieved to know that finally he was here. "Yeah, coming"
Her night was ruined and there was no deny in that. She couldn't keep up with the further orders any more. She just wanted to nestle back into her room and cry out her heart until she would feel light. The emotions overwhelmed her and she just hoped that she wouldn't have to face Bernard in such state or he would ask her million questions and wouldn't let go of it until that boy dies. Without telling anyone, she simply disappeared and went back to the penthouse. Lara welcomed her inside and she didn't even try to force a smile. Her lashes were wet and eyes were heavy, she knew smiling fake would be of no use. But luckily she didn't ask her anything. "Is Mr Bernard home yet?" She asked Lara in case. "Yes, he is in his study room" she pointed in the direction and Veronica got it. She couldn't go to her room anymore or he would come to her immediately. She would face him and try to hide her emotions until he would be satisfied that there is nothing wrong. She dropped her bag on the c
After the incredible last night, she couldn't help but shake off the feeling of last night. She was so embarrassed to even face Bernard. When she woke up first in his bed, she turned around to see his face. He looked so handsome and calm while sleeping. The devilish face was no more fuming. She wanted to stroke his jaw, lock her fingers in his soft hair but contained herself. He was shirtless with his perfect chest on display. She wanted to stay in his arms and feel his skin, the most irresistible urge she ever felt. But instead she slipped from his bed quietly, only embarrassed to leave his room in panties and a shirt. She found her discarded jeans in the kitchen and thanked God a million times that Lara hadn't seen it yet. After going to her room, she locked it and took deep breaths for a good whole minute before going to shower and clear up her head. She was so ashamed to even see him at the dinner table, that she told Lara that she don't want to eat. But Bernard was another ma
The very next morning she woke up all alone in that comfy bed, with the sight of calming sea through the large window. She rubbed her eyes as she looked over, but of course she was all alone in that large room. She got up and realised that she had been wearing a silk night suit which he gave her last night. Taking a bath and brushing her teeth, she took off the night suit and wore her usual last night's dress. She descended the stairs and found him busy in the kitchen, as he whipped the coffee and placed the cups in the tray. "Good morning!" She greeted him with a smile. "Good morning pretty lady! Did you sleep well?" He raised his head to see her and this was what he actually wanted to experience. The sight of her waking up with him all smiling for him. "I did" she replied as she leaned over the counter and watched the delicious breakfast on the platter. "You made all this?" She asked him in bewilderment. "Yess and it's 07:00 am now! So we should better eat it and go back if y
Waves crashing against the rocks and the moon seeping through the clouds. The sea roared against the calm sky and it was all a melody to hear for the ones who could understand. It was a beautiful hut alongside the beach, furnished with glass as main material. Almost dreamy, it looked like straight out of a fairytale to her. He opened the car door for her himself. She stepped down, taking his hand as their eyes touched each other momentarily and soon parted. She was in awe of the beauty in her sight. He took her hand in his, as he led her toward the main door. He could see the awestruck expressions on her face and satisfaction bloomed in his heart. That's what he wanted, to see her happy and surprised. "Did you rent it?" She asked as they stepped inside and he closed the door on their back. "I own it, Veronica!" He felt a little disappointed by her words. Why would he bring her to a rental house? But of course her imagination was limited in that regard, she didn't actually know ho
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