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The Best Friend's Contract By athrhteera Characters: 20586

Updated: 2019-01-28 12:04


Aidan

All eyes are on?me.

Without sparing a single glance towards their direction, I stop near the information counter; realising that the receptionist has already eyed me from afar as she fixes her hair, quickly asking her colleagues about her makeup and her hair.

''Hi, '' She smiles, her lips widening. ''How may I help you?'' She asks, tucking a strand of hair behind her ear as she stares?deeply into my eyes, causing me to smile back after clearing my throat; wanting to ease the discomfort.

''I'm actually here to see my fiancée, '' I reply and the smile on her face fades away immediately before turning to look at?something?behind me, causing me to follow her gaze. My eyes landed on Kenna who has both of her hands shoved into her coat's pocket as she walks with her other two colleagues, talking about a certain topic.

Within seconds, our eyes meet as she stops walking. Her two colleagues turn to look at me, their eyes widening in surprise before whispering to one another. They pat onto Kenna's shoulder, gesturing for her to head towards me as she stands there and smile—leaving me chuckling.

''You've found her, '' The receptionist says, making me make my way towards Kenna. With every step I take, it is causing the other female doctors and nurses to turn their heads, paying attention to us which is slightly surprising. Yet, I pay no attention to look away from Kenna, only letting them mutter whispers as they silently yelp.

As soon as I'm close enough to her, her two colleagues are already trying to make themselves look presentable as they look at me with wide smiles plastered onto their faces.

''We'll be going, Kenna. See you later, '' One of them says as she waves at me before quickly grabbing her friend's hand, leaving both Kenna and I, together. My lips curve up into a smile as I chuckle, not expecting a reaction like that coming from the?experienced?doctors here.

Then again, there are a lot of young, educated and experienced doctors here.

''I don't mean to ruin the surprise but people really are staring at you, '' Kenna says as she leans closer towards me, whispering the words. As she pulls herself back, I am already looking around at the people who has stopped to stare before quickly walking away, causing me to chuckle. ''I'm sure you'll enjoy coming here more often, '' She adds.

''Mm, I wonder why? People don't stare at me too often, '' I reply sarcastically, smiling down at a laughing Kenna, trying her best to control herself from bursting more into laughters to attract further attention.

''I'm not surprised, '' She replies. ''What are you doing here, Aidan? Don't you have work to do other than stalking me here at the hospital?'' She asks, her blue eyes are already piercing deeply into mine—making me clear my throat.

Her gaze has never affected me much in the past. To be honest, her gaze has never affected me at all except for now or recently which is quite surprising. For an unknown reason, the way her blue eyes just stares deeply into mine, sends shiver down my spin to an uncertain level. Maybe, I'm overthinking about it or being too observant due to the amount of stress from work but. . . I can't tell.

''You're up for lunch? I need you to sign the contract, '' I answer, holding my car keys and phone on my left hand as I gesture for her to walk out of the hospital and straight towards my car which is parked at the front.

She glances down at her wrist watch, ''Let's go. I'm free until three, '' She says and we both walk side to side, towards my car. Once we're getting closer, I press the car keys to unlock the car before opening the door for her; leaving her chuckling as she gives me a flying-kiss.

''Thanks, baby.'' She winks.

My lips curve up into a smirk at her sudden role-play before closing the door and heading straight towards the driver's side, entering the car. After starting the engine, I am already gripping onto the steering wheel and press down onto the gas pedal, causing my matte black?Bugatti Chiron?moving forward in a fast pace.

''Where to?'' She asks, as she turns the volume up after choosing a song on my?Spotify. My body eases at the sound of the music from?Tove Lo. She has always been one of my favourites because her voice causes my body to react in a way I can never comprehend.

There are a lot of other singers that I pay more attention to other than?Tove Lo. My favourite singers are basically the same as Kenna's favourite singers because we grew up together, we hear the same music, we jam to the same music during our car rides and we even karaoke to the same music when we were teenagers.

''Choose a place because your wish is my command, '' I reply, faking a slight accent which causes both of us to chuckle as she says the name of her favourite café which is no doubt. . . Café Lalo. Of course, she will start requesting for me to buy her lunch for a week because she has stated that as one of her conditions but let's just hope she forgets about it, for now.

The car ride is filled with silence as she sings to the songs being played, enjoying herself. Kenna is always like this when she's riding in a car with me—either she'll be the one driving or sitting in the passenger's seat, she will just sing to her heart's content. At times, I would join her.

''We're here, '' I mutter as I park the car, finding a good spot near the café.

We both step out of the car as we walk towards the café after pressing onto the lock button. Precautions are very needed here; there will never be too much when it comes to safety.

As soon as we step inside, we are greeted by Samuel. The same Samuel who greeted us when I decided to tell Kenna about the whole marriage contract. He smiles at us before pointing at an empty table, letting us take our seats as he walks away, tending to other customers.

''I couldn't sleep last night, '' She says, breaking the silence which causes me to look up at her face. Her brows are furrowed as she leans back on her seat, ''Maybe because I was overthinking with the wedding or maybe I'm just not ready to lie to my parents, '' She continues to speak.

''But, they kn

location in order for her to find me, easily.

All of a sudden, Kenna looks down at her ringing phone before picking it up, ''How severe? Am I needed at the hospital?'' She asks through the phone as she looks up at me, ''I'll be there as soon as possible, '' Then, she hangs up the phone; leaving me figuring it out to myself, she has found her way out of this.

''What happened?'' I ask.

She sighs, ''I'm sorry but there's an emergency at the hospital and they're calling the doctors as much as they can. Since it's lunch hours, a few are answering. There was an accident a few blocks away. . . a couple are dead and a few are severely injured. I have to get back to the hospital, '' She says.

''You're going to leave me alone? With her?'' My eyes widen as she stands up, calling for the bill. Her hands are already looking for money in her jeans' pocket but before she can reach out, I've already placed a fifty dollar bill in Samuel's hand, causing her to look back at me.

''Keep the change, '' I say as I grab Kenna out of the café, straight towards my car.

There's nothing wrong with Kenna paying for lunch but I've been raised to always be a gentleman. Be the one to pay for food or for any other things, depending on the situation. I could just let her pay but I would be feeling somehow guilty or?something?in me, for not being the one to pay. Maybe, because I was raised and taught this way, I'm not really sure but I've always been the one to offer.

''You two are free, right? We can go ahead and check in with the caterers, '' Julia says, making me turn towards Kenna who seems to be anxiously checking her wrist watch over and over again, seemingly her mother seemed to have caught her anxiousness, ''Kenna, what's wrong?'' She asks.

''There's an emergency at the hospital and I really need to go, '' She replies, ''Aidan can be the one to help and choose the caterer, '' She adds which leaves me mentally slapping myself for her respond yet I stay still, smiling.

''What?'' I turn towards Kenna.

''I heard there was an accident that happened. You need to get back because of that?'' Diana, my mother asks, and Kenna nods her head, apologetically pulling her in for a hug before gesturing for me to send her back to work.

''Can we discuss this matter some other time?'' I ask, but due to the looks Julia and my mother are giving me, I'm left sighing. ''Just give me the address and I'll be there after dropping Kenna, '' I add, they both smile before nodding.

Without further ado, I step inside my car as I start the engine to drive down the road in a hurry. Kenna, on the other hand, is receiving a lot or calls from the hospital which is causing her to remain anxious about the current situation as she sits, quietly tapping onto her phone.

As she continues to tap onto her phone, I am starting to feel slightly anxious about it, too. My foot is pressing hard onto the gas pedal—trying my best to pass through cars and the heavy traffic which is impossible especially in broad daylight during lunch hours where people are filling the street.

I pull over at the entrance of the hospital, ''Thank you and I'm sorry for leaving you in a situation like this—just, tell me everything when it's all over.'' She says, smiling as she steps out of the car in a hurry before making her way inside, pushing through the amount of people.

My eyes wander around as I let out a deep sigh, noticing a few ambulances stopping near the emergency entrance. Doctors and nurses are quickly transferring the patients inside, cries of pain are heard; quickly, making me press onto the gas pedal to leave the area.

Then, my phone begins to ring which causes me to connect the call straight to my car, showing Flynn's name. ''Mr. Ashton, you have a meeting to attend in five minutes! Where are you?'' He asks, panically as voices are heard at the back, ''Please, tell me you're near.'' He adds and within seconds, I find myself smiling down the road as I have earned the?perfect?excuse.

''I'm on my way, '' I reply, making a U-turn towards my office instead of a right turn.

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