Roman Billionaire Series; Falling Into You chapitre Chapitre 9

CORA

I drove back home with a sad expression on my face because somewhere inside of me, I believed that Lisa was right.

In the eyes of the law and the world, I was a married woman. Despite knowing that Reign was engaged to her, I was harboring romantic feelings for him and daydreaming about him. She had every right to be upset with me.

When I got home, I thought deeply about it and decided to take Lisa's warning. It wasn't that I was scared of her. I knew how much Reign hated to be the subject of gossip or negative news, and if Lisa tried to bring me down, his name would be mentioned too. The fact that she pretended to like me in front of him, meant that she would never make good on her threat.

However, I did not want to come between a happy couple. Not that I had the ability to, but if my actions were enough to make her feel insecure, then I had to take a step back.

I thought about how best to do this and concluded that the best way was to avoid Reign as much as possible. For that to happen, I needed to ask him to transfer me to a different department. I hoped he wouldn't get upset with me because of this since it was the only solution I had.

In the morning, I made breakfast for myself and Reign and quickly got ready for work. When I came out of the kitchen, holding the food flask in my hand, Lucas who was sitting at the dining said, "Good morning, Cora."

"Good morning, Lucas," I replied and proceeded to the exit door.

However, he said, "Come on, Cora. Isn't it obvious that I'm waiting to also have a taste of your delicious breakfast? My day went so well yesterday, thanks to you. You are a great cook."

I sighed. I could not understand what was going on with Lucas. I believed keeping to ourselves was for the best, but he was deliberately trying to be friendly.

Without a word, I left my bag on the chair and went back to the kitchen while still holding the flask in my hand. I quickly dished out what was left in the pot for Lucas and went out of the kitchen.

He was still sitting in the dining, waiting for me. I walked over to him and placed the plate of food on the dining table.

"There you go, happy now?" I asked.

He looked up at me and smiled, "Yes I am. Thank you, Cora."

I rolled my eyes and was about to walk away when a familiar voice screamed, "How dare you, Cora?"

My eyes widened in shock when I turned and saw my sister, Avery. She looked elegant in her short baby pink dress, and she was seething with rage for reasons I could not understand.

Lucas seemed pleasantly surprised as he got up with his mouth agape.

"Princess!" He exclaimed.

Avery walked over to the dining and pushed the plate of food I had just served Lucas to the ground.

"How dare you make food for my husband?" She barked. "I made it absolutely clear that Lucas was off-limits to you. If I hadn't struggled to come here, I would not have known that you are shamelessly doing everything in your power to steal him from me."

"Calm down, Princess," Lucas replied. "You already know that no one can steal me from you no matter what they do."

I scoffed, unable to believe my ears.

"I do not have time for this nonsense," I replied and walked away from both of them. I went toward where I kept my bag to pick it up and leave for work. However, Avery followed me, deliberately wanting to pick up a fight.

"Where do you think you are going?" She yelled. "Let's trash this out, Cora. Tell me why you are so cheap and desperate. Why would you cook for my man when we have hired chefs for that purpose?"

Despite how angry her words made me, I refused to say a word in reply. I was relieved she was back, as it meant putting an end to the humiliating arrangement I had been tricked into.

I picked up my bag and wanted to leave but Avery snatched the food flask in my hand and threw it on the ground, causing the food inside to pour out and splash on my legs and my dress.

I became livid and slapped her so hard that she staggered backward but was caught by Lucas before she could fall.

He charged at me, eyes red with fury, and lifted his hand to hit me. My eyes darted around the living room for a weapon I could use in retaliating.

However, Lucas' hand paused midway and he took it back. "This should be the last time," he warned before going back to hold Avery who was now crying.

I glared at both of them as I tried to control my breathing. When he led her toward the couch and made her sit on his thigh, I went back into my room.

I sat on my bed and sighed. It was obvious that Avery had wanted a reaction from me and I wasn't surprised by her action, but Lucas could have done better.

I looked at my time quickly washed my legs and changed my clothes. I couldn't make breakfast for Reign again, because then, I would be late.

On my way out, I spotted them sitting intimately on the couch and kissing. I rolled my eyes and walked toward the door. Just as I opened it, I heard Avery say, "Make love to me, Lucas."

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