I stormed out of my building with rina running behind me carrying the documents. She’ll sit in the car until I need her. Prepping myself on how I will save my face I rear the engine when it was time.
I spotted him in one of table near the window wall.
“Hey. How are you?” I say pulling the chair opposite to him to sit, starting conversation with a light question would be better than jumping on the main bomb straight.
“Cool. Actually Take a seat here.” He Pats on the chair he pulled out beside him.
Confused I already was, without giving much thought I rounded the table to sit beside him. At this point it’s better I put my brain to sleep mode.
“So, from past week you kept thinking about me?” he questions out of nowhere after I place my order.
“As if.” I snort fixing my gaze on the street.
“You have a lot you don’t want to share. I thought we were friends already.” A hint of sadness he continues to flatter himself.
“We need to do more to be friends.”
I think before answering, not like I have friends. “Like hang out, share and do stuff together..you know.”
“Then let me be your one bestfriend for lifetime. Mila.” He leans over to my side and I go even more confused.
More customers flooded in and my eyes went wide when I saw my mom and dad together, coming this way.
I stood up on instinct.
My throat clogged up.
“Hello Mr and Mrs Davidson. Thank you for taking out time for us. I hope my silly request didn’t trouble you much.” He shakes hands with both of them and I remain frozen in place, my hands covering my mouth.
“Whats trouble for my own daughter.” My dad bellows a laugh, joking.
“We’re glad you thought of us before such an auspicious occasion.” My mom chuckles. 306Please respect copyright.ＰＥＮＡＮＡF3OvZIdYVM
I feel so blessed having another opportunity to see them together, side by side, old and with me…this time my future husband has joined the family tree. Something flared in me for him.
I look deep in his eyes and so does he when he catches me I don’t hide my admiration. In this moment I’m thanking him.
I never thought I’d be able to see them together and at peace.
He did all this. For me. How and why ..I don’t know anything more.
My dad coughs. I turn to him, flustered. 306Please respect copyright.ＰＥＮＡＮＡcxM4EbwT0P
We chat..About everything we missed on eachother.
I get to know more about Edgar, The hidden him, the him I still am not aware of, we will discover each other at much deeper level as we step together, in future.
It feels like family. It was so easy to mix up.. just flowing with feelings.
At last, when they leave after he asks for their permission for marriage and they agree wholeheartedly with a toast.
He asks, when we’re left all alone. “Im not perfect. I’m not a good person but I’ll try to be a better husband. Just spare me a little place in your heart..just, one-fourth Is enough. So, please just love me.” 306Please respect copyright.ＰＥＮＡＮＡcRrDX9W7mS
What sounded like a proposal had me dumbfounded.
This man keeps bringing me to tears. His heavy voice gives me Goosebumps. Maybe I took too long to reply he shuns.
“I’ll love you. But I want you to love me back, with interest.” I say after a moment when I digest his extra sweet words holding his face up to meet my eyes. There's no way my way of flirting doesn't involve business in it too. “Deal?” I raise my brows, A slow smile works its way across my face and into my eyes. His eyes shine, then smouldering dark.
“Deal.” Comes his horse whisper. He hugs me instantly, so tight he almost lifted me up and kisses me desperate.
Things went slow and smooth after that. But days after, he lifted the topic again when we we’re selecting the venue for holding our marriage ceremony. “If you’re not okay. And doing this just because of this contract. I’ll drop this. You don’t have to force yourself.”
He continues, “I just went along with the paperwork because the challenge keeps my spirit up. Boosts me to work harder. Builds pressure only success is way out. Putting you in jeopardy wasn’t my intention” For a moment I felt hurt but then I see the deeper side of it. “I love you. But not this piece of paper being the reason. Honestly, when you proposed the idea of marriage it had me worked up I entered bigger deals just to get you. But I want your true self your heart.” He must’ve ruminated about this for long to be voicing this now.
So I say what is right and not my emotions on impulse. “I’m beginning to fall for you now. Dismissing the contract won’t change my feelings.”
Nothing much matters.
Months after marriage, The other day I had to speak on the podium addressing the public for our new launch. He had been there.
I messes up, but was there, present. I shrank but he came up from the backstage only to whisper, “Relax, I have your back.” And all my confidence returned full force. The criticism from outsiders continues but my permanent kept me going, always saying,
“I want us to grow together. We are partners. We support each other, we stay strong.”
And to this day I keep falling for him more and more.ns18.104.22.168da2