"Will you wait and let's talk about this?" Shawn yells after Neriah as she storms out of Cecil house.
She stops and turns to him, her eyes blazing and red all at the same time. Shawn has never since he started dating her seen this side of her, but more than anything, he wants to comfort her, wrap his arms around her and tell her everything is okay, but he knows her enough to know, that would be the last thing she'd want.
"What else is there to talk about? It's no coincidence that the buyer of the house I live in is Cainan Inferno. The same Inferno that bought and kicked me out of the previous house I was in and let's not forget that he's the same person I confronted 7 weeks ago and called an idiotic billionaire."
He signs deeply, "I get what you're getting at, but you need to give yourself a break and rethink of the right thing to do. You still have a week to get things together and I promise you I'll be here for you."
"If he's planning on getting back at me he's managed to kick me out of another house. And I can't fight back because I'm weak and not strong enough to take him on." Tears run down her face and she angrily brushes it off.
"Neriah...." Shawn begins to say but stops halfway through because he just cannot find the right thing to say to ease the tension present in the situation.
"I need to see him again Shawn, I need to talk to him, ask him why he's doing this to me."
Shawn shakes his head in disapproval, "Take it from someone who's worked for Cainan for three years, it's better you don't."
"Then what do I do? I can't sit and do nothing when I know that won't help either."
"If Cainan is out to frustrate you, believe me, nothing is going to stop him, he wasn't born Cainan Inferno, if you've done enough research on him, he was born Cainan Michael Day, he changed it to Inferno after the international success of his company. The Inferno stands to warn people that if they cross his path, they will be burnt and he's taken it upon himself the past years that I've known him to ruin anyone that has crossed his path."
"And that's what he's going to do to me." She whimpers and bites her lips.
Shawn's eyes drop and he nods, already knowing the answer to her question, "You were right we are going to go talk to him."
"We?" Neriah asks with her brow rising.
"Two is better than one. I told you about those who crossed his path, but there's something they all had in common."
She asks eagerly, "What was it?"
"They never crossed his path the second time and that's what we are going to do."
Neriah kisses Shawn and grins happily at him, "When are we going then?"
He makes a hand gesture of looking at his watch, "Today. Hugo and Clara are having their fifth wedding anniversary today."
She frowns at him a little, "I'm sorry, but how does that have anything to do with us going to see Cainan?"
"Well, Clara was the love of Cainan's life everyone knew it and then she broke things off for strange reasons and married Hugo. Their anniversary party invitation has always been sent to Cainan since the past five years, but he has declined to go to any of them and I know this because I was his secretary. Well from the rumours I'm hearing, it looks like he'll be going to the party this time around and we are going to be there as well."
"I guess we should go prepare then."
One hour and thirty minutes later, there comes a knock on Neriah's door and putting on her last piece of jewellery, she walks to the door and as she opens the door, she's greeted by one of the most sophisticated men she's ever seen and she smiles at him. He is wearing a blue suit, black tie and black shoe. His hair is combed and parted at the side giving his face an even rare touch of perfection.
"You look amazing Shawn, never thought you could look better, but you do look better than I expect. Hope I'm not a letdown, I sewed the lace gown a year back, but never got to wear it because there was no special event to go."
The dress is a slim, red lacy gown with a see-through long sleeve. It seems to hold Neriah just right where it needs to, she's also wearing three-inch heels bringing her 5'4 ft self to a 5'7 ft which is still not close to Shawn who is 6 ft tall. There were memories Shawn knows will not be taken away from him and the memory of her now happens to be one of them.
He doesn't say anything, just put his arms around her waist and pull her closer, greeting her lips with his. She pulls back with a shy smile, "What was that for?"
"You look astonishing, breathtakingly beautiful if I might also add. This gown hugs you in all the right places." He blurts out, unable to help himself.
She grins and twirls her hair between her fingers, "Thank you."
"Those rich bastards won't know what hit them and oh I got us our invitation card," he says as he put his hand in his suit pocket and shows it to her.
"I forgot we are going to crash a rich man's party, how did you get that?"
There's a cocky smile at the side of his mouth, "Not going to tell you all my secrets. All you need to know is I used to be Cainan's secretary so I kinda know things."
"You are a fraud Shawn Ola, but I won't have you any other way."
"I'm glad you won't darling, are we ready to go??"
She nods, and picks her purse, "Thanks for this, you didn't have to get involved, but you chose to."
He suppresses a grin, "Anything for my girlfriend." He takes her hand and leads her out of the house.
The twenty-three minutes drive completely exhausts Neriah, but as their car comes to a stop in front of the Sheraton hotels and towers, the exhaustion disappeared. She doesn't know how long she had stopped to stare until she feels an arm around her waist, and she feels herself being hauled towards the warm body she knows belongs to Shawn.
"Someday soon we will not have to strive so much to get what we want."
She places her head on Shawn's shoulder and sighs heavily. "Someday, we will rule the world."
They both walked to the entrance door where two men in black suits were standing and without uttering a word, Shawn hands the man the invitation card after glancing at it he returns it and steps away from the door for them to go in.
The party is a grand one and from the biggest to the smallest piece seems planned out, and Neriah realizes she's the only one overwhelmed by everything around her, not even Shawn seems fussed.
"Seems you're used to these crowd and event Shawn," she points out, leaning her head against his chest as they walk together.
"Yeah, been to a few. The nervousness and panic disappear after the first time."
"There are a lot of things I'm yet to do with my life, things I've never tried out. Tequila, driving, skiing, hiking up the mountain, sex." She blurts the last part out before she can help it.
Shawn's arm tightens around her as she says sex and she glances up at him to meet his eyes boring hole into hers. "You're seriously telling me that here?!"
"Telling you what? Things I'm yet to do?"
"Yes, and the sex!"
Neriah smiles and smacks his chest, "Dirty boy. I need to use the restroom since you've been here before, who do I ask?"
"The ushers." He says and signals a nearby usher to come over. When the user gets to them she flashes him a flirty smile to which both Shawn and Neriah notice.
"What can I do for you?" Her voice was undeniable flirty too and it annoys Neriah to the core because it was obvious Shawn was with someone and she just ignored that.
"Please kindly show my girlfriend to the restroom." He requests, making sure to put much emphasis on girlfriend and Neriah watch the flirty smile on her lips disappears and she returns to her formal self.
Neriah smile victoriously as Shawn let her out of his arm for the first time since they've been here. She follows the lady to the restroom and thank her.
Neriah takes her time in the restroom and when she finished she comes out to wash her hands when she hears noises coming from the other side of the bathroom stall. The voices are not familiar which is expected because this party probably consists of people she's never seen before and she's only here for one man and that is Cainan Inferno.
She decides to wait the noise out and so she waited but instead of the noise to reduce like it normally should, it doesn't. So she draws closer and she hears the voice clearly and hears there's a woman's voice and a man's voice. They seem to be engaged in a heated argument she realises and although she knows eavesdropping is wrong, she's already doing it.
"He's my husband, what do you want me to do?!" Exclaim the lady exasperatedly.
"So stop letting him shove his tongue down your throat whenever I'm around, you owe me that much."
"I don't owe you anything Cainan we are through!"
Neriah eyes widen and although she doesn't see anything, she knows someone is cheating on their husband with Cainan.