" Don't give me that shit , you were so busy that you couldn't call me for two days straight ? " She yelled.
"Yes I was and I still am". I was the CEO for fuck's sake.
Dad had handed me down the business when I was 28 and know he has retired but he is quite addicted to this place and thus has his own cabin. So he keeps coming atleast twice in a week and attends the important meetings .
" It has been so long we spent time together . Nick , you have to take me out on a date , yes baby ? " , She demanded.
I sighed .
" Uh okay I'll let you know "
"Bye baby , see you "
Huffing , I put down my phone.
I have taken Christina on one or two dates in the past few months and now She thinks of herself as my girlfriend although I have never really asked her. She was a blonde with blue eyes and a tall , slender figure. She is beautiful and everything but I am not into commitments.
I don't really trust women other than my mom and sister . My first girlfriend cheated on me . Then again after a few years I was serious with Clara . Things were good but then one day she got pregnant with Ethan. Thereafter she started behaving weirdly . She used to pickup meaningless fights , was excessively demanding and started avoiding me even. Blaming it on her pregnancy hormones , I let everything slide until oneday I came home to a drunk Clara. I was furious at her for being this careless when she was pregnant but then what she said, had my heart in a twist. She slurred that she was disgusted at the thought of a baby and she did not at all accept the thought of being a mother. She kept on speaking on how she wanted to live her life freely and how much of a hindrance that bastard child of mine was in that path. I took her to bed and the very next day , I made her sign a contract stating that she wasn't allowed to show any kind of casualty towards her health during her pregnancy. After giving birth she was allowed to leave the child with me and get back her life along with one million dollars.
Being the perfect example of gold digger she was, she accepted the offer without hesitation and here I was being a single father to my 5 year old boy , Ethan , my ray of sunshine. He was one of the best things that had ever happened to me. I could never imagine what my life would have been without him.
So back to where we were. From then onwards I don't do commitments because all of them turn out to be the same and I very well know that Christina is not too much of an exception but then, I don't love her. Just mere attraction...
Now I was so pissed . Firstly I had so much on my plate and on top of that Christina and her stupid date .
Tired , I sat down when I saw Ethan enter my cabin with Amy, his nanny.
"Dad!" He widely smiled at me.
" Ethan come here " , I took him from Amy .
"Mr. Carter , shall I go for my lunch ?" , Amy asked
"Yeah sure, I'll take care of him. "
Nodding , she walked off.
"Daddy " He sang, passing one wide grin, the one he uses when he is about to demand something.
" Yes darling " I gave him my complete attention.
" I want to go out for ice cream " I mentally rolled my eyes. How I saw this coming. His overly sweet tone was indicative.
"Not now , Ethan. "
"Please Dad " he gave me those puppy eyes but I had to be stern . Too much sugar was not good for him .
"I WANT ICE CREAM" , he started throwing a tantrum.
"I said no " I raised my voice and he flinched before he jumped off my lap and ran out of the door.
I ran after him but but when I came out of my cabin I lost him. I couldn't see him and started off to the most relevant place , Dad's office.
I was walking really fast. When it comes to Ethan, I really get worked up. But then I came to a halt when I saw Ethan holding on to some woman's hand , her back faced to me and she was speaking to Dad but I was just concentrated on Ethan.
"ETHAN" , I shouted.
Three of them turned to look at me while I kept my stare at him.
"Why did you run off? I have asked you to not go anywhere, haven't I ? " I sternly asked him while he kept looking at the floor and hid behind my Dad.
"Ethan , answer me " , I raised my voice at which he jumped and looked up at me , tears rolled down his eyes but he being the stubborn kid shook his in a no.
I tried again but he refused to answer. I was getting pissed of , when I was going to again open my mouth , the woman who earlier had held his hand , turned him around. Pulling him by his hands in hers , she bent down in front of him.
Only then I noticed her face for the first time . She had brown wavy hair that fell down her shoulders in beautiful waves . Her eyes were a deep and mesmerizing shade of grey. She had an almost negligible bit of makeup on her face and her lips with the nude lipstick made her look so simple yet elegant.
"Sweetheart, you shouldn't have run away like that and your Dad was worried about you. What if you had got hurt ? And you should reply when you're spoken to baby " , She spoke in such a soft voice with a faint smile yet seriousness that she even had my full attention.
Ethan stayed silent for a few seconds and then wrapped his arms around her neck , taking her in a hug. She looked taken aback but was quick to recover and brought her hands to hug him back. He cried on her shoulders.
" I-I am s-sorry .... Dad he ..he shouted at m-me ..a-and I was.. I was angry ...I ..I am sorry " He mumbled out the words and I was feeling a bit sorry for raising my voice at him. I can't let my stress come in the way. He is a child and is to be treated like one. I rubbed my temple in frustration.
"Sssh , don't cry , you won't do it again right? " She asked him while rubbing his back .
"Y-Yes, I won't. " he pulled away to look at her .
"Good " , she wiped his tears and stood up to look at us . Her eyes rested on me for a brief second before she looked at Dad.
I was quite shocked at what I saw for Ethan definitely wasn't the obedient kid to give in to someone easily but with her it was so smooth. I am sure Dad had the same expression before she spoke again.
"Uhm I guess I will take your leave now" she said in general.
I looked at her to take in her whole appearance and honestly she was beautiful.
"It was nice meeting you Sophia. " Dad said.
So her name was Sophia ..
"Same here Mr. Carter " , she replied and left without even acknowledging me.
Well I didn't introduce myself ..
"Dad I am sorry " , Ethan pulled at my hand with a cute pout.
"It's okay li'l man , just don't repeat this okay ? And Dad is sorry for shouting at you honey " , I cooed at him.
He smiled .
"Shall we go then ?" I asked, taking his hand . He nodded and we walked off while I kept thinking about certain grey eyed beauty.