Roman Mr. CEO, I Came Back To Love You chapitre Chapitre 1

“Let us welcome our new CEO, Timothy Cash!”

The grand ballroom of Diamond Hotel Plus was filled with employees, executives, and investors. They all cheered for the future, with Timothy as their new leader.

At the front table, Charlotte mused, ‘This is it, Love. The moment we have been waiting for.’

That day was her husband’s official appointment as the CEO of Strauss Asset Investments, a mutual fund company founded by Charlotte’s grandfather. Only the heavens knew how hard they worked together for her husband to get the CEO position. Finally, it was here. Charlotte could not be more proud.

Timothy was Charlotte’s husband of five years. They met in college and dated for two years before making it official. She cherished Timothy for accepting her imperfections, including the fact that she was infertile and had gained weight over the years.

Not only that, Timothy was a capable man who came from a reputable family. The Cash family had run the political dynasty in Swaxon City over the years. With his blond hair, heart-shaped face, and gorgeous blue eyes, Timothy was undoubtedly one of the most handsome men in Swaxon City.

“Oh, Grandpa Pete. See what Tim had become. You would have seen him for his worth,” she reflected, recalling how her grandfather wanted her to be the CEO and not Timothy. Sadly, her grandfather could no longer witness her husband’s achievements, for he died a year ago.

“I’m happy for you and Tim, Charlotte. Timothy deserves this promotion, and with you by his side, nothing can go wrong,” Charlotte’s best friend, Victoria, remarked.

Charlotte hugged Victoria, saying, “Thank you, Victoria. I’m so glad you are here.”

“Always,” Victoria promised.

When Timothy returned to their table, he immediately kissed Charlotte. She blushed at his actions. Timothy was always affectionate towards her, even in the public eye.

‘So what?’ She thought. They were married.

Everything was going great when suddenly, the double doors to the grand ballroom swung open. A prominent businessman stepped in, making everyone’s jaw drop to the floor.

“Isn’t that the CEO of the Diamond Hotels?”

“Mister Liam Wright?”

Charlotte was stunned. She locked eyes with the famous hotel CEO, but he quickly averted her gaze and walked back out with his bodyguard.

“What was that all about?” Timothy wondered.

“I think they just entered the wrong ballroom,” Charlotte suggested. She did not bother telling her husband how she had known Liam Wright since childhood.

Shortly after settling down, Charlotte excused herself to the ladies’ room, only to find a long line of women waiting outside.

Charlotte decided it was an emergency. She went to the male’s restroom instead. She used the nearest cubicle and let it out. Just then, she heard the door open, and two men exchanged words.

“Mister Wright, Do we keep seeking her, hoping Miss Charlotte gets a divorce? Clearly, she is happily married. She is Misses Cash -”

“Enough! Get the plane ready.”

“Maybe it’s time to let go of this… childhood crush. She doesn’t even know about -”

“Keep your opinions to yourself if you don’t want to get fired.”

Charlotte’s eyes widened. It was Liam Wright! She held her breath, realizing that Liam had come to see her again.

‘Did he still like me all this time?’ Her heart ached for him. But what can she do? She was already married.

‘Should I talk to him? No, don’t lead him on, Charlotte,’ she told herself. Her eyes were cast down as she silently thought, ‘Liam, I hope you find a woman who will love you. You deserve that. I Love Timothy. Forget me.’

She waited there until the two men finally left. Only then did she return to the gathering.

Minutes turned to hours, and eventually, the event ended. The couple went home, and Victoria tagged along. Charlotte and Victoria continued with their girl talk on the patio of their home, like sisters who hadn’t seen each other for years.

Before eleven in the evening, the two ladies concluded their chat. Victoria said, pushing a glass of wine to Charlotte, “Here, you finish this up. I’m gonna take a leak.”

As Victoria rushed to the common restroom, Charlotte drank the wine but choked halfway down and spilled the rest of her drink. “Shit.”

After cleaning up, she realized she was already feeling dizzy. She merely went to see her husband and instructed him to get Victoria an Uber, and the rest was a blur to her.

***

In the wee hours, Charlotte groaned, feeling like her body weighed a ton. She turned to Timothy’s side of the bed, and seeing no one, Charlotte forced herself awake.

“Tim?” She faintly called.

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