It’s Monday, and I’m here with yet another steaming shot of short love stories. Hope you’ll like it.
Title: The Billionaire’s Wife
“I got to do this to save my business. There’s no other way.” Kate murmured under her breath as she stepped out of her antique shop and waited for the taxi.
Kate was a virgin and didn’t know that she was heading to an uncharted territory. A night full of passion and Kate ended up losing her V-card to Dave.
An unexpected pregnancy compelled Kate to think and rethink about her marriage of convenience with sexy billionaire Dave Hunt.
“Oh, so you’re back.”
“Yeah, I need funds to pay the bills.”
“Transferred.” Dave hit a button on his laptop and gazed at Kate with his mischievous eyes.
“What I have to do now?” She smacked her lips in anticipation.
“Nothing new. The same thing which you had been doing for the past three months. You have to pose as my wife in front of my parents. They’ll stay with us for a month and you have to behave like a well-obedient daughter-in-law.”
“Well-obedient?” Her eyes narrowed as anger boiled within her.
“Yeah, no more late nights at your old goods shop in the downtown. You would rather be finishing your work as early as five and be home at six to have a family dinner with us.”
“But, this was not in the contract.” She shot an angry stare at him.
“You know what, Kate, I never had any trouble with getting girls. Women throw themselves at me. I just have to stand and wait for them to come to me. You should feel lucky that I pick you. I still have options. If you…” His angular jaw clenched as he stood from his chair and swaggered around her.
“Okay, fine. I’ll be home at six and will have dinner with your parent. But after that can I get back to work?”
“Sure. You can use my car.”
Rain lashed the car top. The storm had set in.
“It’s six. She should be home.” He muttered as he drove through the overpass to reach the downtown.
His car halted in front of Kate’s Antique Store.
He pushed open the door and there she was. Kate stood on the other side of the customer’s counter showing some antique pieces of jewelry to an old couple.
Dave’s presence was commanding, his cologne even stronger.
Kate lifted her head and saw him shooting daggers at her from all the way across the shop. His gaze scalded her heart. So intense. She begged an excuse from the couple and gestured Dave to meet her in the guests’ lobby.
“You here? What’s wrong. You don’t look good. Is everything okay?” Her mouth twisted, eyes widening. She couldn’t believe that Dave could ever visit her small rustic shop.
“How can you be so irresponsible?”
“How could you say that?” She felt heat building inside her, flushing her cheeks.
“What are you doing here? Entertaining your customers? How could you do this? At least, you could have called me but no, you were so busy. And the best part is that you’re not picking up your phone.” His firm grasp on her shoulders tightened as his eyes emitted heat of anger, desperation, restlessness, all mixed.
“Why do you want me now, Mr. Dave? You renewed the contract for a month, till your parents are here. And, if I’m not wrong Mrs. and Mr. Hunt left the town last night. We both saw them off at the airport.”
Sky fell on him.
“Shit. How can I…” His hands slipped off her arms. Massaging his forehead, he glanced her way. “Anyways… by what time you’ll be free.”
“Just this couple and I’m closing the store.”
“Cool. I’ll be waiting for you.” He came close and held her hands, his eyes reading her thoughts.
“And, why do you wait for me, Mr. Hunt.”
“Because I don’t want my pregnant wife to return home all alone in the stormy night.”
“So, you still think I’m your wife even when the contract is over.”
“What proof do you want, Kate? Do you want me to show you my heart? Can’t you just understand?”
“That I want you back in my life. And this time, without a contract.”
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