December 5, 2023



💠 Chapter 50 💠

Brianna’s POV

I couldn’t concentrate at work throughout the entire day. The thought of not being able to date Ryan made me feel like the whole world was against me.

Why now? It could have been any other day but why did Mia choose the particular day that I wanted to confess my feelings to Ryan?

As soon as work ended, I left my office and hurried outside so I wouldn’t have to go with Ryan in his car but it looks like he was a step ahead of me. He was already waiting at the parking lot with the door opened for me.

I rolled my eyes inwardly and got into the car after which he turned around and got into the driver’s seat. There was absolute silence in the car as he drove us home and just when he was about starting a conversation, the ringing of his phone cut him off. I peeked at the caller ID and saw that it was Mia and I sighed tiredly. I wanted to forget about everything but I think Mia is here to constantly remind me. I should never get ahead of myself and have thoughts that things will work out between Ryan and I.

“Why aren’t you answering it?” I asked

“I can take her call later” he mumbled

“No, pick it now!” I insisted

He picked the call and placed it on speaker since he was driving. Couldn’t he have tried using an earphone or something? I really don’t want to listen to their conversation.

“Where are you?” Mia asked immediately

“I’m just going home from work” Ryan answered through gritted teeth

It’s obvious he was very angry with the way Mia spoke rudely to him without even greeting first but I guess he was trying to control himself because I was there.

“What about what I told you? Are you going to ignore the fact that I’m pregnant and continue living with your secretary?” she asked

“Don’t you dare talk about her” Ryan said

“Really? I guess she means a lot to you. Is it the way it happens in romance novels? A poor girl changes the playboy into a lover boy. You must be in love with her already” Mia said and anyone could tell she was smiling

“Why did you call?” Ryan asked instead

“Isn’t it obvious? I told you I’m carrying your child but you didn’t say anything about it and you are asking me why I called? If you think what I said to you the last time is an empty threat, then you must be dreaming. Think about what you are doing that the world doesn’t know about and like I said, I will expose you within two weeks so be prepared” she concluded and ended the call

Something Ryan is doing that the world isn’t aware of? The only thing is that he’s a mafia boss and it’s not easy to find that out about him. How did Mia come to know that Ryan is a mafia boss? If she really reveals it like she said, Ryan’s business will come crashing and he will loose everything.

“Just agree to her terms because right now you have no choice” I said

“I won’t agree to her terms no matter what. I can’t get married to someone I feel nothing for when there is someone I love, I will never do that” he said adamantly

“And who is this someone you love? I already told you that we can’t be together so wake up to reality and cling to Mia. She’s carrying your first child and he might turn out to be your only male child. Do what is right so you won’t regret it in the future” I said

“The only thing that seems right to me now is being with the one person I love. I told you that I’ve never been in love after that first time. I thought I would never fall in love again but you proved me wrong. How can I just let go of you then?” he asked with a sad look

“You will get over me in due time but if you let go of your child now, you might regret it later on. I might be in love with you but it doesn’t mean I will take this. If I was in Mia’s place, I know how I will be feeling right now. Just do the needful with her, I will be fine” I concluded

We already arrived at the mansion so I just got down from the car and went into my room. I dropped my bag and sat on my bed, staring at nothing in particular.

A few months ago, I never would have imagined myself in this kind of situation but here I am, stuck between following my heart and doing the right thing.

I’ve never been in love before which makes Ryan my first love but I’m letting go of him for Mia. I can’t really tell if I’m doing the right thing or not, everything just seem complicated to me and I guess this is when I need Helen.

I took a quick shower and got dressed after which I picked my bag and descended the stairs. Ryan was seated on one of the couches and was staring into space. I had to cough before he could notice my presence.

“Are you okay?” I asked worriedly

“I’m fine! Are you going somewhere?” he asked

“Yes. I want to see my friend, it’s been a while”

“I know it’s been a while but you never mentioned it before. It’s because of what is happening right?” he asked slowly

“No, I just want to go out and have fun a bit. I’ve been inside this mansion for a while, I need to get fresh air” I said

“Okay, it’s fine. I can’t stop you anyway, I just hope you are alright. If anything happens, you know you can always call me right?” he said

“I know, thank you” I said and hurriedly left

As soon as I got outside, I released the breath I didn’t know I had been holding. Why am I feeling uncomfortable around Ryan? I feel like things won’t be the way it was from now on.


© Tricia

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