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Running From The Billionaire By coinikee Characters: 15197

Updated: 2018-01-26 20:49


Four days. It had been four days since Theodore left, and it was safe to say that these past four days had been nothing short of emotional torture. I've cried nearly everyday, my heart craving the presence of its owner like a vampire craved blood. My mind kept coming up with one horrible scenario after another. Images of Theodore with another woman kept flashing in my mind; his heart being owned by another was something that nearly shattered me whenever I thought about it.

My phone which I checked every half hour stayed painfully silent. No demanding text messages or calls cemented that belief that I was just a plaything to Theodore all this time.

The door to my room was thrown open and Amanda entered wearing a determined expression on her beautiful face. Oh no. Determined Amanda was not a safe Amanda. With a black top and black jeans she looked badass. Oh no, Theodore's favorite color was black. Seeing Amanda wearing black brought unwanted tears in my eyes.

"Get up, Hailey." She ordered, and the use of my full name meant she was dead serious.

"No! Why?!" I whined, making sure not to let my tears fall.

"Get up now, we're going shopping." She stated and threw my blanket off me.

"No, we went shopping two days ago, I'm not going again." I told her, crossing my arms like a five year old.

"Hailey Jane Pritchett, get your scrawny butt off this bed and go clean yourself up, we're going to go shopping. Now, I'm going to go and wait for you in my car and you have five minutes to get your filthy self clean and in my car within 15 minutes, and if you're not there then I'm going to come and drag you out by your hair and I don't care if the whole of New York city watches you." She said all that without taking a breath, then stormed out of my room, leaving me to do exactly as she had said, because I was sure Amanda would follow through with her threat if I wasn't in the car in 15 minutes.

I dragged myself in the bathroom and took a cold shower. I would've gone for a warm one but that would definitely take me more than 15 minutes, and I did not want New York city to see me naked.

After taking the quickest shower of my life in five minutes, I emerged from the bathroom and hurriedly put on a peach flowy top and white jeans. I hurriedly slipped on my white sandles, grabbed my bag and rushed out of the apartment and into the car where Mandi was already in with the engine running.

The car ride was silent which I was not at all grateful for, because the silence resulted in my mind slipping back into the time when Theodore kissed me into submission. When he wrapped his arms around me and made me believe that I was the only girl that would have those arms around her. That smile that made me give into his ridiculous demands; those eyes that sparkled with a myraid of emotions whenever I was around; that intoxicating scent that had my mouth watering for just a small taste of him, were all those things that drove me to the brink of insanity.

Even though the car ride was excruciatingly silent, thankfully it was short. In just under 20 minutes we arrived at a mall that was famous for its expensive couture dresses. I had no idea why Amanda brought us here, when she knew that the prices of the stunningly beautiful couture dresses were way out of my range, but I shrugged internally, as long as walking in this glamorous mall got Theodore out of my mind I was willing to spend the whole day here. He could be out of your mind temporarily, but he would never be out of your heart, my inner voice stated smugly, making me want to smack Theodore for taking over my heart.

"Why did you bring me here, Amanda?" I inquired, irritated that she brought us shopping for the fourth time in four days.

"Because you need a distraction from boss man until he comes back, and what perfect way to do it than shopping for awesome couture dresses?" Amanda asked rhetorically, making me want to slap her.

"Woman, I'm out of money, thanks to you making me spend it all on dresses that I would probably never wear." I snapped at her causing her to grin like a lunatic.

"Ugh, quit whining and let's go inside, I can't wait to drool over all those couture dresses." Amanda grabbed my bicep and dragged me inside the mall.


After half an hour of going from shop to shop, trying on dress after dress, I wanted to just go home and throw myself in bed and sleep for the rest of my life. But no, my darling little best friend had the worst agenda on her evil little mind today: to visit ever

a finger was now a full hand cupping my cheek.

A sudden spark of anger lit up deep within me at Ian touching me, taking liberties he had no right to take. And in that small moment of anger, I slapped his hand away, causing his eyes to widen in surprise.

"Don't ever touch me again." I stated firmly and stormed out of the couture shop with the bag in hand. Damn it Hailey, why couldn't you do that 15 minutes ago?!

I found Amanda trying on shoes in one of the shops. It looked like she forgot she came with me, because she was surrounded by at least 50 pairs of shoes, each one more gorgeous than the other.

"Hey, Lee, which one looks better?" Amanda asked showing me her feet which had a different styled red shoe in each foot. I rolled my eyes and pointed at the right peep-toe stilletto that had diamontès on it. Amanda squealed and immediately told the sales-man to pack the peep-toes and hurriedly paid for them.

"Where do you want to go next?" Amanda asked.

"Can we please just go home, now!"

"Okay okay." And with that Amanda and I left the mall and headed home.


That night as I lay in bed, I couldn't get the meeting with Ian out of my mind. The guy was bad news and I knew that with every cell in my body. But the question that had my mind spinning like a tornado was how in Mount Olympus did Ian know Theodore? Were they friends? Were they enemies? Did they go to school together? Were they related?

These questions along with the dangerous aura that Ian emitted had me wide awake. Theodore was the most dangerous man I knew, but Ian seemed evil, like he could destroy anyone who he considered to be useless, even if it was a mere flower.

Just as soon as my mind mentioned flower, my thoughts drifted to Theodore and just like the past four days, I began to think about what he was doing? Who he was with? Did he miss me? Would he come back early? Did he feel the same way about me? All this had my mind in a jumbled mess.

I turned on my side and grabbed my phone from where it lay on the side table and turned it on. My heart sank in disappointment when I saw no missed calls or texts from Theodore, which didn't help at making me feel better. It didn't help at all.

Not wanting my mind to come up with more crazy and heartbreaking scenarios about Theodore, I closed my eyes and let sleep take me off to dream land. My last thought before I drifted away was one thing that I desperately wanted the answer to.

Theodore, where are you? When will you come back?


Author's Note.

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