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   Chapter 9 Goodbye forever

The Billionaire's Regret By Shafira Sardar Characters: 11742

Updated: 2018-07-14 12:02


It had been two weeks since Zara made Michael doubt all the decisions he had made when he was in Amsterdam, enjoying his life without looking back once. Things were different back home though. He had a family he needed to take care of and he also even though he didn't like to admit it, care for Zara's family too. He needed to treat them respectfully and Zara made it impossible for him to leave her quietly. She also disrespected Evelyn a lot even though she had never met the girl. Evelyn didn't judge and she made everyone in the room forget about their concerns, even if it was only for a second, her presence was still very welcoming. He let Zara know to back off, she was in no position to disrespect anyone. She ruined his life only because she figured, on paper, they matched perfectly. He never thought the day would come he despised Zara. He had picked her out of a crowd, going straight for her because he thought she'd complete his life. Now he knew he had been wrong, blinded by the possibilities of what they could achieve together. He didn't think about love or his own happiness for that matter. Zara didn't make him happy, but he no longer had the right to choose a different path. He had ignored Evelyn for two weeks straight. He knew she was worrying, he read her concerned texts. She even called him once, but he also ignored her phone call. Maybe she wouldn't come to visit him after he treated her like that, he hoped she wouldn't because if she did come to visit him she'd get hurt and he'd be the one to blame for it.

"You going to the office?" Zara asked, popping her head into the bathroom.

He had to try really hard not to roll his eyes at her, "Yes."

"You coming home straight after?" She asked.

"Why?" He knew she wasn't asking just because she had a motive, he knew now to always keep his guard up around her, "Aren't you working today as well?"

"Only half a day." She informed him, "Thought we could have dinner together. We haven't done that in a while."

He looked at her, letting her see his annoyance, "We haven't done something like that ever since we became serious about us. I don't know if I have the time, Zara."

"Can you at least try?" She was really pushing it.

"Is there a special occasion?" He asked, not wanting to give in that easily, "Because you know I'm busy right now."

"No."

She sounded unsure and when he scanned her face he noticed the anxious look in her eyes.

"This about Evelyn?"

She knew her name because she 'accidentally' read his texts, but he knew better. She was trying to figure out who her competition was even though she knew she'd win.

"She is coming over today."

He wasn't so sure about that. He had been a real dick to her.

"Maybe she won't."

He flickered his eyes back to the mirror and ran his fingers through his hair a couple of times. Pleased with his hairdo, he washed his hands, put away his hair product and walked out of the bathroom. Zara was following after him, but he wasn't going to slow down.

"Just meet me here, please."

"You already got what you wanted." He slipped his shoes on, straightened his suit one last time and walked out of the bedroom, "I'm not meeting you here for dinner. I have better things to do."

"Michael!"

Sighing he turned around and faced her, "I'm not going to pretend, Zara. You cut me and I'm still not in the mood to forgive you."

"We're getting married in about four months."

"Yes, it's like a ticking time bomb. Pretty hard to ignore."

"Can't

tened up, looking so much more confident than a minute ago, her presence was actually intimidating, "Instead I'm making this really easy. Have a great life together with Zara and even though I hate to admit it, I had a great time with you. It's unfortunate you didn't have a spine, but you know, maybe the next one has. Goodbye."

She was heading to the door, taking confident strides, her hips swaying from side to side. Instead of checking her out he quickly followed after her. Grabbing her arm to stop her from walking away from him. He didn't want them to end like that. It wasn't messy, but he was selfish and he didn't like that she could walk away without looking back. He also had a great time with her. He couldn't be together with her, but he also didn't want to watch her leave forgetting about him completely.

"Please, don't leave like that. We should talk about this-"

She smiled at him, "Talk about what? You made your decision, Michael. You can't have us both."

Michael's eyes flickered to Adam who was pretending to type away at his computer. He knew better though.

"Zara and I have a history-"

"I know."

"I can't just walk away from that-"

"I know."

He sighed tiredly, running a hand through his hair out of frustration, "Don't be like that."

"Be like what?" She asked, "I'm not giving you a hard time. I told you goodbye and even wished you a great life with your fiancée. You're the one who is coming after me. You're the one trying to fix something which you can't fix because, at the end of the day, you're still marrying Zara."

"I don't want us to end on a hostile note. I had a great time in Amsterdam too."

"We're not ending on a bad note. It's me realizing I can do better than waiting around for a man who isn't going to make the decision I want him to. You're choosing familiar and safe and that's okay. I get that. Now you need to let me go and live with the decision you've made." Her lips curled up to a smile which made a shiver run down his spine, "Even though it's one you'll regret making for the rest of your life." She told him.

With that, she walked away and he let her because she was right. He had made his decision, he chose familiar and safe even though Zara annoyed the hell out of him. He chose her and he had to live with that decision for the rest of his life.

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