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Chapter 3

  • Karen's POV
  • We walked out of the restaurant as soon as we finished eating. "Thanks for everything." 
  • He grinned. "I can drive you home, I was actually less busy and it's already in the afternoon, we wasted time chatting and having fun ." He proposed.
  • I pushed a strand of my hair behind my ear. "Fine, you can drive me home." I said and entered his car.
  • He waited for a few seconds as if he was contemplating before he entered the car. 
  • Starting the car's engine, he drove off. My mind drifted to the contract, I wanted to sign it but I didn't want anything that would stress me. I was lost in thoughts as silence hung the air. He gave a cough that was supposed to sound scoffing but sounded sort of mockery instead. 
  • "You've been thinking for a while now, you didn't even notice that I already parked outside your gate." He said. It dawned on me that he had already parked in front of my compound. 
  • I managed to smile. " Thank you Bill."
  • "You don't look happy, what happened?"
  • "I'll think about the contract." I answered and opened the car's door. As I tried to go out, he pulled me back in and kissed me . My eyes widened and I pushed him quickly.
  • "I'm so sorry." He apologized immediately in a small panicky voice.
  • Of course, I wanted him more than anything but it was very wrong. I just couldn't kiss him because he was married. "You're a married man, you shouldn't do such things." I corrected and came down from his car.I noticed he was embarrassed as he drove off quickly.
  • Walking into the compound, I looked at Henry's apartment, he was already getting ready for his party. I walked into my apartment and was surprised to find Emily still sitting down on the sofa watching a film on the television. She didn't even notice me when I came in.
  • I cleared my throat and she screamed in fear. I chuckled as she turned back and discovered that I was the one. I forced a light laugh.
  • "First, I didn't know you were this fearful." I mocked and dropped my bag on the table. Sitting down on the sofa, I removed my shoe and kept it in front of me.
  • "I wasn't afraid, the horrific film I watched this morning probably made me scared a little." She defended herself and I laughed.
  • She fiddled with the remote control and later dropped it on the table. I took a deep breath and pushed my hair out of my eyes. "I can't bear to watch horror films, I'll be scared all day and that's the only thing I'll think about." I joked.
  • She yawned and covered her mouth with her hand. "I'm really hungry." She said, her voice thin with stress.
  • "Don't tell me you haven't eaten? "I reprimanded.
  • She shook her head and I frowned. "I haven't eaten."
  • "Go and eat the leftovers. You won't die or better still, get a job." 
  • "We don't have a job, remember?"
  • I chuckled. "I was expecting you to ask about my date with Bill." I said, giggling excitedly.
  • She looked up, confused."Huh?"
  • I sat up on the sofa. "So I went to his office first and he told me about a contract," I hiccuped and continued. "A billionaire needs someone who will act as his girlfriend when his family comes back from their trip." 
  • She also sat up and stared at me. An impish grin tugged at her lips. "So did you agree to the contract?" She asked.
  • I frowned. "I didn't."
  • She narrowed her eyes and looked at me confused. "You didn't see any pen to sign on the contract?" She asked and I chuckled.
  • "I didn't want to sign, I don't know what to expect." 
  • "Well, you said the man is a billionaire so expect a lot of good things."
  • "I'm actually not interested."
  • "That's great, I'm interested. I can pretend to be his girlfriend even till death." She said hilariously and I laughed.
  • "You should actually be his wife." I joked.
  • "Give me his address or name, I'm interested."
  • "I didn't say that I'm also not interested, I'm just thinking about it so I can decide on it fully so for the meantime, I'm still in the game." I replied standing up.
  • "You're just being selfish, nothing more." She insulted jokingly.
  • "I'm not selfish." I said and bent down to pick my shoes with my left hand and held my bag with the other hand.
  • "Where are you going?" She asked.
  • I took a steadying breath and stood up. "I'm going to my room. Once the party starts, please call me." I pleaded.
  • She frowned and hissed. "I love money also, I won't even come to your room to call you for the party so it's best if you don't sleep." She advised.
  • "Aren't you a wicked friend?" I asked and hit her gently with my bag. "I and Bill went to a restaurant and he paid for my meal. I picked an Indiana dish and it surprised him, he told me that I would cook that food for him one day."
  • "Why do I feel like this is from a recent film you watched?" She asked and I chuckled..
  • "You're insane. It actually happened today, he later kissed me but I slapped him." I lied.
  • Her eyes widened. "You don't possibly look like someone who would slap a man." She said in a causal tone as the door slowly opened and two men walked in.
  • I recognized the first man to be Henry but I didn't know who he brought along with him. "Hey ladies, I brought a friend along. He came quite early,can he stay at your place until the party?" Henry asked.
  • Looking at the tall, handsome and muscular man, I wondered if I could even refuse him. He smiled at me and I blushed. "Of course, he can stay." I answered, my voice soft with affection.
  • "Thank you." The man appreciated as he sat down comfortably on the sofa. Emily stood up and walked outside the house with Henry following her.
  • I looked at him and sat down on the sofa too.
  • "What's wrong with Emily, she doesn't seem to like me?" He asked, confused.
  • "She's always like that." 
  • "Really?"
  • I nodded. "So how long have you been Henry's friend?" 
  • He looked at me, contemplating whether to tell me. I smiled at him, giving him a flirtatious look.
  • "Well, I've been his friend for two years and he's really a nice person."
  • "Yeah, he seems like a nice guy." 
  • "You're beautiful." He commented and I blushed again.
  • Looking at his face, I wondered if I should tell him how handsome he was but I couldn't. I wanted to get to know him better. "So what's your name?" I asked.
  • "My name is Brody..... Brody Taylor."