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Running From The Billionaire By coinikee Characters: 16612

Updated: 2018-01-26 20:56


"Ian, what are you doing here?" I asked, making sure not to be rude to him or anything.

"I was just walking by, I was actually out having lunch with a friend. I was just heading back to work when I saw you exiting the shop, so I thought I'd say hi, " Ian responded smoothly. But then, why did I get the feeling that he was lying; then again, I was never a good judge of character.

"Oh okay, well hello, but I better get going, bye, Ian, " I muttered. Hopefully forever.

"Wait, how about we grab a cup of coffee?" Ian suggested making me cringe.

"Maybe next time, I just texted the driver, he would be coming to pick me up soon, " I lied, desperately wanting to get away from him.

"Oh well, how about day after tomorrow, we'll have coffee then?" Ian asked making me wish I left with Amanda instead of choosing to go wandering through the shops of New York.

"Actually, I have plans with my husband that day, maybe some other time, " I excused.

"Oh right, I forgot you were married now, congratulations, Mrs. Benson, " Ian replied coldly, making me wonder what was the reason behind the change of tone.

"Thank you, " I said with a smile. Just then a familiar black BMW stopped next to us. The door of the driver's opened and Dan got out and silently opened the back door for me.

To say I was grateful for Dan showing up would be an understatement. I turned to Ian only to see him shooting daggers at an oblivous Dan. I actually had a smile on my face at seeing the driver show up.

"Well, my driver is here, I should get going, bye, Ian, " I chirped.

"Yes, you take care now, Hailey, I'll see you soon, " Ian said it like a promise that sent shivers of dread up my spine. Ian then turned and walked away, but not before shooting Dan another pointed glare.

I narrowed my eyes and his retreating figure, then turned and slipped inside the back passenger seat. Dan closed the door softly and went back to sit in his own seat. He drove out on to the busy roads of New York, meanwhile my mind kept replaying the meeting with Ian. Why couldn't he just leave me alone? Why was I getting creepy vibes off of him? Was Ian dangerous?

When I reached the estate, my home, I immediately skipped inside, my shopping bags in hand. I set the shopping bags on the table and flopped on the sofa sighing in relief. I glanced at the clock to see it was 4:00 pm, four more hours until Theodore came back. Not knowing what to do, I kicked off my shoes and splayed them on top of the table next to my bags. I grabbed the remote and turned on the TV.

"Oh, Mrs. Benson, you're back, how was your trip?" Julie asked while wiping her hands on a handkerchief.

"Julie, I told you, call me Hailey, and I had a great time with Mandi, " I replied with a small smile.

Julie along with a bunch of other staff had moved in with us, that was why I had nothing to do in the house. They had come in the morning, and Julie was the main housekeeper; she was also incharge of all the maids and supervised them. I could've cooked lunch or something but I was missing Amanda a lot so decided to have lunch with her instead.

"Shall I take these bags to your room, Hailey?" Julie asked softly.

"No it's alright, I'll take them myself, " I told her to which she immediately started shaking her head.

"No no, it's alright, I'll take them to your room, you just sit back and relax, would you like anything, tea? Snacks?" Julie inquired in a motherly tone.

"No thank you, Julie, I'm good, " I replied and closed my eyes. Gosh, it felt good to be home, I really didn't like staying on my feet at all! Julie nodded, grabbed the bags and walked out of the living room, leaving me watching season 3 of Revenge.

I was so engrossed in the seventh episode of Revenge that my heart jumped in my throat at hearing my cell phone ring. I took a breath while clutching my heart, willing it to slow down, then grabbed my phone from the table and accepted the call without bothering to check the caller ID.


"Flower, how are you?" Theodore's deep, husky voice asked from the other side.

"I'm fine, how are you?" I asked him with a smile. I couldn't believe how much I was missing him. This was the first time—since we got the married—that Theodore and I had been apart.

"I'm good, how was your lunch with Amanda?" Theodore inquired. My heart swelled at hearing him ask about my day.

"Lunch was wonderful, by the way when are you coming home?" I queried even though I already knew the answer.

"In a couple of hours, what did you do after you had your lunch?" Theodore questioned. I frowned in confusion. Was it just me, or did Theodore knew something?

"I thought about window shopping but ended up buying quite a few things, " I chuckled but Theodore did not reciprocate.

"I'll see you when I'll get back, love you, " Theodore said curtly and hung up without even hearing my reply.

I removed the phone from my ear and stared at it like it held al

e go sleep in the other room or I'll go and sleep in the other room, " I stated and went to side step Theodore but he blocked my way.

"Baby, don't do this, I can't sleep without you in my arms, " Theodore argued trying to thaw out the walls—that I just built around my heart—with his words. But I wouldn't budge. He needed to learn that he couldn't just treat me like I was inferior to him; he needed to treat and respect me as an equal.

"No, Theodore, I'm sorry, you need to realize that you can't talk to me like I'm an object or inferior to you, I am your wife, and you have to treat me with equality, because I'm not going to settle for anything less, " I told him firmly making sure to maintain eye contact.

"And you won't have to settle for anything less, sweetheart, but don't do this, don't deprive me of you, please, " Theodore pleaded.

I just shook my head. As much as I wanted to give into Theodore I couldn't. I couldn't be weak at this moment, because who knew that if I did give in now, Theodore would take advantage of my weakness in the future, and I couldn't have that.

"I'm sorry, Theodore, " I went and got under the duvet, "close the door when you leave, good night, " I said and closed my eyes.

An arm suddenly circled my waist making me yelp in surprise. My eyes flew open while my back met with a warm, hard chest.

"I refuse to sleep without you, " Theodore mumbled.

I wiggled under the duvet, trying to break out of his hold but my efforts were futile. The man was pure strength and muscles. "And I refuse to be treated like an object. I deserve respect, " I countered, not giving up my struggles.

"Stop struggling or else I'll be force to take you right here, " Theodore warned causing me to stop immediately.

"You wouldn't, " I said, wanting to make sure he wouldn't take me against my will.

Theodore chuckled. "No, but it worked didn't it, you stopped struggling, good girl, " Theodore said and kissed me shoulder.

I sighed. "You're not leaving, are you?" I meant it as more of a statement rather than a question.

"Nope, go to sleep, flower, it's getting late, " Theodore told me pinning my legs under his, effectively removing all sort of escape for me.

I closed my eyes. Even though I was still mad at him, I had to admit I was glad that he was there sleeping next to me. I had gotten used to sleeping with Theodore's arms around me, making me feel protected and loved.

"Good night, princess, I love you, " Theodore whispered kissing my temple.

I didn't reply, instead let sleep overtake me. However, I replied to him in my mind.

Good night, Theodore, I love you.


Author's Note.

Hi guys, Here is another chapter for you amazing people. Hope you all like it.

Please let me know what you guys think. Don't forget to vote and comment, it would mean a lot to me. Also do recommend this story to friends as well.

Also, I wanted to let you guys know that Fearing The Mafia has been posted. You guys can read it on my profile. Make sure to vote and comment.

Now, I was thinking that I'll update two chapters of Running From The Billionaire and then one chapter of Fearing The Mafia, is that okay for you guys? Do let me know.

Thank you for reading.

Until next time.

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