Roman Billionaire Series; Falling Into You chapitre Chapitre 7

REIGN

After the elevator accident, I left Cora in the hospital, called my assistant, and said to him, "Someone just tried to kill me in the elevator of SUN INDUSTRIES. I stopped the media from reporting about it because I don't want unnecessary attention but I need you to look into it and get me all the information I need about the culprit."

After speaking to my assistant, I decided to go back home and get some rest. The doctor had given me an injection for the pain in my arm and its adverse effects soon kicked in.

I threw myself on my bed the second I entered my bedroom and fell into a deep sleep. I had a dream, at first it was beautiful; Cora and I were kissing inside the elevator but suddenly it changed. She was suspended in the air while I held onto her.

But her arm became moist and I lost my grip. I watched in horror and helplessness as she slipped off my hold and fell, plunging into the flames with her cries for help piercing my ears.

I opened my eyes and quickly got up. I was sweating profusely and despite knowing it was just a dream, I felt deeply worried for her.

I hit the showers and during this time, the things she said to me about her predicament kept ringing in my head. I came out and checked my phone but she hadn't called.

I answered calls from strange numbers which was something I didn't usually do, but had to because I didn't have Cora's number.

Even when I went to work the next day, I couldn't stop looking at my phone. I could barely focus on anything else as thoughts of her filled my mind. Her face, her voice, her smell, and even her eyes; I could not get them off my head.

The next day, I got a visitor, one that I did not expect. Even after the accident in the elevator of her office, which she must have learned about, she didn't call me.

This was why I was surprised when she came unexpectedly to my office to see me.

I smiled when she walked in, got up, and hugged her.

"Are you okay?" She asked, worry etched in her voice. "I'm so sorry about everything. My dad suffered a cardiac arrest. Turns out he's had a hole in his heart for so long but no one knew. He learned about it recently and I only found out when he was about to be operated on.

He called me because he was worried that he wouldn't make it, so, I had to take a flight to Berlin to be with him. I feel so terrible about what happened to you, Reign."

"It's okay, dear. Let's go out for lunch," I told her. We used my personal lift because I didn't want attention from my employees.

While we were eating, I asked, "So how's your dad's health now? Is he better?"

She nodded, "Yes, Reign. He is so much better."

"That's good to hear." I took hold of her hands and said, "Monalisa, you mean a lot to me and that will never change. However, after some evaluation, I've decided that it's best to call off our relationship."

She stared at me in surprise, "What?"

I continued, "It's not supposed to be hard, Lisa. And if only one person puts in the effort, it becomes exhausting. It shouldn't be that way. There's no passion in our relationship and I've tried to fight the truth for a while now but I don't think I can do it anymore. I have fallen out of love with you, Lisa. I hope that you can move on, be happy, and find someone you'd be crazy about."

She chuckled, "When did you start making jokes, Reign? We both know how much you love me. You can't even live without me and you're trying to play this game?

Are you upset because I went to my father when you needed me?"

I shook my head, "I'm not that petty, Lisa. What I have...."

"Then I get it. You want to change the dynamics of our relationship and you want me to do the chasing, isn't it? Challenge accepted then."

I stared at her in surprise as she got up and said, "Okay, Reign. Let's see how long you can keep this up. Take care."

She walked away with an arrogant smile on her face and I sighed. I had stopped loving her for a long time but didn't want to give up on our relationship because we had come a long way and it was a source of joy to both families.

However, after what I learned recently and after meeting Cora, I decided to do the right thing. Lisa deserved to be with someone who loved her and I deserved to be happy.

I felt relieved that I didn't have to force things between us anymore. I was still worried that I hadn't heard from Cora.

I left my office before the official closing time and went to the hospital in hopes that I would see Cora but the doctor informed me that she had been discharged and taken away by her husband.

I became sad. Because of my status, the doctor was willing to give me her husband's address but I couldn't take it. I didn't know how she was faring with him but I knew it would be wrong to show up in her husband's house. Even though their marriage wasn't real, it would still been wrong.

I lost the desire to work and went back home. I decided to be hopeful that she would call. I was going to give her a week at most but if she still did not reach out, then I wouldn't hold back anymore.

When she finally called, I could barely contain my excitement. We agreed on a time to meet. However, when it arrived, there was no sign of her.

I had given instructions to my staff at the reception, telling them that she was a very important guest. Under my instruction, they called and informed me that she was headed for my office.

However, despite waiting for a few minutes, I did not see her. My heart raced uncontrollably and I became impatient. Fearing that she may have gotten cold feet, I quickly opened my door and to my surprise, she was just about to knock.

We stared at each other in surprise and the way she looked at me; it made me wonder if she felt the same way I did. I had a strong urge to kiss her but I struggled to control my desires, reminding myself time and again that she was married and we had only just met.

"I feel weak in the knees," she told me after I took off her shoes, and I wondered if it was due to the discomfort she had suffered from her stilettos or my presence. I hoped it was the latter.

Gently placing my arm around her back, I said, "Come sit down, you must be exhausted."

After sitting, she nodded, "Yeah, I'm a bit exhausted because I took the stairs."

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