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Running From The Billionaire By coinikee Characters: 16111

Updated: 2018-01-26 20:59


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"Alright start talking, and don't you dare leave anything out, " I ordered Mandi while shoving a spoonful of strawberry yoghurt in my mouth.

Mandi took a deep shuddering breath but didn't say anything. I was starting to think I would have to resort to torture methods to make her talk. But thankfully it didn't come to that.

"I fücked up, " she muttered making my brows furrow.

"How?" I enquired wanting to get to the bottom of the problem that was troubling Amanda.

"I—I think I'm pre—pregnant, " Mandi stammered. I nearly spit out my yoghurt at the revelation. Pregnant? She couldn't be pregnant! She was so young!

"How? I mean, what happened?" I questioned, my yoghurt forgotten.

"I–I slept with the photographer, " she told me softly, her voice barely audible.

"Who? The one who was going to talk to that model whatever to get you a job as a model?" I was bouncing with curiosity.

"Yes, I don't how it happened, Lee, one minute we are talking and getting to know each other and the next I wake up naked beside him, " Mandi uttered looking down at her almost empty breakfast plate.

"Why didn't you tell me all this before?" I asked feeling left out.

"It was one night, Lee, nothing permanent, " she replied softly.

"Still, you should've told me. But anyways, what's done is done; by the way, what makes you think you're pregnant?" I wish I could do something to wipe the forlorn look off my best friend's face.

"I was suppose to get my period two days ago and I didn't, " she answered, her voice breaking at the end.

"That doesn't mean you're pregnant, periods don't always come on time, besides it could be the stress and all, " I tried to make her understand.

She shook her head. "No, I'm never late, never. My period is always on time, I mean always; it might be hard to believe but the arrival of my period is one constant in my life—was one constant in my life, " she mumbled the last part.

"Did you take a pregnancy test?" I enquired.

Amanda shook her head again. "I'm too scared, what if I am pregnant, I can't be a mom, I'm not ready yet. And I can't tell José that I'm pregnant with his baby, he'll go ballistic, " Mandi said then covered her face with her hands as sobs shook her body.

I felt a pang of sympathy at seeing my best friend breaking apart. I hoped I could do something for her.

I got up from the chair and wrapped my arms around her. She clutched me tightly to her, letting out all her worries and fears through tears and body wrecking sobs.

"Calm down, Mandi, we'll buy a pregnancy test and if you are pregnant then we'll figure something out, " I rubbed her back soothing her, "don't worry you're not alone, I'll be right there with you, " I assured her.

"You have a husband now, you should be with him, you can't always be with me anymore, " Amanda complained.

"Well right now my husband's not here, he's at work, so I'm all yours, now, go clean up your face, you look ugly when you cry, " I teased and instantly felt better when she laughed.

When Mandi went to the bathroom to clean up I told Dan to take us to the pharmacy. Then I went into my room to grab my purse and cell phone making sure to check there was money inside.

As soon as Amanda emerged from the bathroom we both left for the pharmacy. Throughout the ride my mind kept pondering over the possibility of Amanda being pregnant. Being a single mother would be difficult, if Amanda had no intention of telling José, the photographer. I kept sneaking glances at Amanda, making sure she was alright. She looked like a marble statue—sitting stiffly, her back ram rod straight. To someone who didn't know Amanda, they wouldn't see anything wrong, but for someone like me who had known Amanda all her life, I could tell she was in turmoil. The way she sat—unmoving, unflinching; the way her hands were balled in tight fists; the occasional licking of her lips, were all the signs that Amanda was in distress.

We soon arrived at the pharmacy. I wasted little time in browsing the shelves for pregnancy tests. I grabbed a few tests—all of different companies, paid for them then left the pharmacy. Amanda didn't accompany me to the pharmacy; she just sat in the car, frozen.

Dan drove us back home. Amanda didn't say a word through our journey back. Her silence was starting to gnaw at my insides. I hated silent Amanda.

"Alright, read the instructions on these tests before you use them. Then let me know when you're done, " I instructed Amanda while handing her the bag containing the pregnancy tests. She took them and went inside the bathroom without a word.

The ringing of the phone prevented me from cursing unwanted pregnancies. I checked the caller ID and my heart fluttered at seeing Theodore's name flashing.

"Hi, how are you? Miss me already?" I

ll three of us talked throughout the meal, the episode of Amanda's so-called pregnancy now a joke which made us laugh. Julie made scrumptious dishes which I didn't let go to waste. I ate majority of the food, which Theodore was pleased with, while Amanda was looking at me as if I had five stomachs.

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"What are you working on?" I asked Theodore.

Both of us were in the living room. Theodore was sitting on the sofa working, his fingers flying over the keyboard. I was curled up next to him, watching him work. His forehead creased in a small frown, telling me that whatever Theodore was working on was important.

Amanda had left a couple of hours ago. I was glad that she was smiling again, her silence could seriously terrify me.

"Just finalizing stuff for the approval of the contract, " Theodore answered, his gaze glued to the computer screen.

All of a sudden, yesterday's text message slammed to the forefront of my brain. Three days, then it's game over. If yesterday meant three days, then today meant two days. Two days until Ian would follow through with his threat. Two days until it was game over for Theodore.

No, I wasn't going to let that happen. I would get to the bottom of this, and no one—not even Theodore would stop me. I just need to find out what's going on. Theodore would tell me everything, he had to.

"When will you be done?" I questioned, wishing he would finish his work soon so I could ask him about Ian.

Theodore put his arm around my shoulders, while kissing my temple. "Miss me already?"

"What can I say, I don't like not having your undivided attention, " I told him feigning a pout.

"Well, give me ten minutes, then I'm all yours—you'll have my undivided attention, " Theodore told me then went back to working.

I let him work. Even though it was only ten minutes, it felt like ten hours. I wanted to ask Theodore about Ian, my mind was whirling with curiosity. But I had to wait. I had to wait in order to get to know about creepy Ian. I wondered if Theodore would give me a history lesson about him and Ian. If he did, then it was one history lesson I was eager to listen to.

After ten minutes, which felt like hours, Theodore shut his laptop. Placing it on the table, he turned to me with a smile.

"Okay, I'm all yours, sweetheart, " he said squeezing my hands, "what's on your mind?"

I was nervous now, although I didn't know why. But I knew that if I didn't ask about Ian now, then it would be too late. If I didn't ask now, then Theodore would have to fight this battle alone, and I couldn't let him do that. I wouldn't let Theodore fight his battles alone.

Taking a deep breath and vowing to slaughter Ian if the situations demands it, I uttered the four words that would be the beginning of a very long yet a very interesting history lesson.

"We need to talk."

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Author's Note, Hi guys, How are you all, I hope you all are fine. Anyways, here is another chapter for you all, hope you like it.

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