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Chapter 6

  • **Annabelle**
  • Seconds passed, neither of us said a word. Finally after what seemed like hours, he scoffed. Raked his hands through his hair and paced around my room.
  • "Anna..." He called making me frown.
  • "Don't call me that." I clenched my teeth and he sighed.
  • "Anna, it is you." 
  • "Apparently, my name is Isabelle." I retorted with a sly smile.
  • "How could I be so stupid and not recognize you at first?"
  • "Well, you're right about the first part." I rolled my eyes in distaste.
  • "And just out of curiosity, how did you figure it out." I asked, dropping my bag on my bed.
  • "I hired someone to look into you. Come on, you're pretending to be my girlfriend, I needed to make sure of your personality. I just got a call from my P.I. I didn't believe him, I told him that he should recheck, and then I found one of your old pictures on the couch." He explained, I sighed.
  • "Now I'm the stupid one." I muttered to myself.
  • "Annabelle, tell me you're doing this because it's me and this isn't your occupation or something?" I clicked my tongue.
  • "It's cute that you think I'm still going to do anything for you." I responded clearly annoyed.
  • "So why?"
  • "Because my parents aren't as well-to-do as yours, a girl's gotta make money somehow." He furrowed his brows.
  • "So you became a prostitute?"
  • "Wow, a few minutes ago you were ready to go out with "this" prostitute." I pointed at myself in rage.
  • "Fallon, this doesn't change anything. Don't change your way of thinking simply because you know it's me because I won't do the same. To me you're still the jerk I had the worst luck in dating, and now you're a guy I have to put up with because I need the money." I said in one breath.
  • "Annabelle." He called out softly.
  • "Fallon, act like "this" little blast in the past never happened, so we can go back to meeting your parents." I picked up my bag.
  • "I'll save you the time of having to  reexplain to your parents how it ended with me and how I'm back, they won't recognize me with this wig." I placed it back on, adjusting it properly.
  • "Were you ever going to tell me?" His voice sounded like he was hurt.
  • "Fallon! You have no freaking right to demand anything from me. You obviously lost that right after what you did, and you have no idea what I had to go through after." I tried to keep my voice steady, but it ended up getting cracked at the end.
  • "Like I said, I'm a girl in need of money, you're a guy in need of a girl so let's get this fucking past behind us and move on!" I raised my voice at him, and he looked alarmed.
  • "Let's go." I lead the way and he trailed behind me.
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  • We arrived at his parent's house, and it brought back so many memories. I would switch between mine and his through the holiday, and we would spend some here cuddling and watching movies, it was amazing, they were amazing until he went ahead and ruined it.
  • He pulled over and I stepped down immediately.
  • "My parents might sound hostile, they didn't approve of me dating anyone after you." He cleared his throat and I scoffed.
  • "Did you tell them why we broke up, or you made up some lame ass excuse." I was sure it was the latter, Fallon wouldn't be man enough to tell them what he did.
  • "I told them the truth, that's why they said they would never let anyone be with me even if it wasn't you." I was taken aback for a second. I most definitely wasn't expecting that answer. Not only that, but I felt his gaze on me for a second as walked inside the house.
  • "Nanny Rhoda." He greeted, I tried to stop the smile from creeping to my face, I just couldn't.
  • "I missed her." I thought fighting the urge to hug this middle-aged woman who was like my mother.
  • "This is Isabelle, my girlfriend." She trailed her eyes on me and I expected some nasty comment like Fallon told me. Surprisingly, she threw a wide smile.
  • "Nice to meet you ma'am." I said with a smile.
  • "Your parents are inside." She stated. Fallon abruptly placed his hands at the back of my waist. I jumped a little glaring at him.
  • "My parents aren't going to be convinced if I can't even touch you."
  • "Your parents aren't here are they?" I retorted with a scoff. He led the way, I trailed behind him into the house. I knew my way around, but I had to stick with Fallon to keep up the act.
  • Finally, they emerged from inside. Their face held disapproving looks.
  • Suddenly, his mom's face softened as she took a closer look at me and so did his dad.
  • "Hi ma'am, Good Evening Sir." I greeted but received no response.
  • "Mom, dad. This is Isabelle, my girlfriend."  They still didn't answer.
  • "I'm sorry...." They trailed off sighing.
  • "You just remind us of someone." I cleared my throat and Fallon smiled.
  • "Well, it's nice to meet you Isabelle." I wanted to hug them so badly, but I knew I couldn't.
  • "The dinner table's ready, we should go." He beckoned, I walked ahead but stopped.
  • "Shit." I shut my eyes.
  • "Umm, it's that way right?" I asked, his mom nodded staring at me suspiciously. I covered my nervousness with a smile as we all walked to the dinner table.
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  • I ate my pasta slowly taking one or two glances at them at intervals. I couldn't help but admit the fact that I actually missed this, the calm and quiet dinners we had.
  • "So Fallon, how's the business?" His dad asked, I glanced at him. I knew how much he respected his dad, wanted to make him proud and all. When it came to his dad, he was ready to do anything, so he wouldn't be disappointed. That leaves me to wonder how the hell he told his father what happened between us.
  • "Well, we're expanding to another site soon, the one close to us." My fork dropped in shock. Fallon wanted the same place I did.
  • "Are you okay?" He asked tenderly, I returned the look with a fake smile.
  • "I'm fine." I cleared my throat.
  • "He can't buy that land." I thought getting agitated.
  • "Okay, enough of business..." His mom started.
  • "Tell me Isabelle, how did you and Fallon meet?" She asked, I smirked before staring at him.
  • "Oh, this should be fun." I thought licking my lips.
  • "Well ma'am, it's funny actually. Fallon here was getting his ass, mind my manners kicked by some guy, and he was getting beating up pretty badly, I was passing by, so I had to save him." Their faces were priceless.
  • "But that's not the best part. He was actually getting beaten up because he walked in on two people having sex, by mistake of course." I clicked my tongue as they began to laugh.
  • "Isn't that right Fallon." I pinched his cheeks lightly, and he forced a smile. His cheeks reddened in embarrassment making me delighted.
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