A Week Later…

"I finished typing the manuscript," Alexandra told Gerhardt. She had stopped by to drop it off. Gerhardt studied her closely. It was the first time since they made love that they were seeing each other. The Monday after that night, he had to go away on business for a week. "Do you have any regrets, …

Adaeze’s Dinner with Aamin

"I have exciting news for you," Aamin said to Adaeze. They were having dinner at his favorite restaurant. "What's the news?" she asked. "I got a job in Dubai." Adaeze stared at him. "Dubai?" "Yes. It's at a radio station." He mentioned its name. "Marketing Experts is one of the highest paid opening jobs in …

Music Lessons, Reading & Swimming Naked

She had the book open but she wasn't really reading it. She was too busy sneaking glances at him as he took long, leisure laps in the pool. It felt strange being out there. Usually, they would be inside in the music room where she would be seated at the piano, playing. Her lessons were …

Rosalie Gives Maxime the Third Degree

"So, how was your weekend in London?" Rosalie asked Maxime. "It was extremely enjoyable." "Really?" Rosalie replied. "And what did you two do that made it so extremely enjoyable?" "As you know, we went to see Swan Lake matinee show." "Yes and what did you do afterwards?" "Why are you so interested in how I …

Fear & Future Happiness

Getty Image "Antonia pushed you?" "Yes." "I believe that she's capable of a lot of things but attempted murder?" "She pushed me down the stairs, Laird. Maybe she didn't intend to kill me but my injuries could have been fatal." "What exactly happened?" "When she came here, she accused me of ruining her chances with …

Layne Has Dinner at the Mansion

"Layne, I'm so happy that you decided to have dinner tonight with your father and me. We've missed you." "I didn't want to turn Dad down again." "I'm relieved that you came alone." "Olivia had to be in London, that's why she didn't come with me this evening." "Your father will be disappointed because he …

Dinner With Olivia

It was Saturday evening and Layne was waiting outside of the mansion for Olivia. He expected her to arrive at any minute. She had called earlier that day to remind him about their date. "I didn't forget, you know," he told her. "I didn't want to take any chances," was her reply. "By the way, …

Ruth Learns About Dushan’s Wedding

"Hello, Ruth? It's Mrs. Horton." "Hello, Mrs. Horton. How are you?" Ruth really wasn't in the mood to talk to anyone but she didn't want to be rude. "I'm fine, Dear. Fine. Just got back from visiting my sister, Ann in Glasgow. We haven't seen each other in a while so it was a nice …

Maxime Confronts Rosalie

Rosalie went over to the desk to put that day's mail into the in tray when her eyes fell on a piece of notepad paper with Maxime's handwriting on it. It had flight details from Newquay to London that Friday afternoon. She picked it up and read it again. Why was Maxime going to London? …

Cate’s News

After being in the hospital for just over ten days, Cate was more than anxious to leave. She longed to be back in her own flat, sleeping in her own bed and eating more edible food. The first thing she planned to do when she got home was to take a long, hot shower and …

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