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❤️❤️❤️BILLIONAIRE’S CRUSH❤️

LOVE ME WITHOUT LIES

🌺🌺🌺CHAPTER 24 🌺🌺🌺

 

 

 

🖤🖤🖤🖤RICHARD P.O.V🖤🖤🖤🖤

I hope Ariana didn’t come out of her room last night at any point to see what I was walking around doing.

 

As soon as I was done, I went and spoke to Ryan.

 

“Hey Bud!” I said brushing my have through his hair.

 

“Daddy?” He asked in a sleep filled voice opening his eyes.

 

“What’s wrong?”

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“Daddy has to go away for a while. I need you to be a big boy for me and take care of your sister, okay? ”

 

I’m trying really hard to build a relationship with Ryan. It’s like he can read me better than anyone else. He even seems to know when I’m not being honest with them.

 

Yesterday I told them that the tooth fairy is real and for Rose to put her teeth under her pillow. Ryan refused to talk to me until I told Rose that there is no tooth fairy.

 

“Where are you going? Are you coming back?” He asked.

 

I wouldn’t dare lie to him again. I just hope he doesn’t tell his mother.

 

“I’m going to Germany! But you have to pinky promise, you won’t tell your mummy. It’s our secret bud, okay?”

 

He stuck his pinky out and smiled. I just hope he keep his promise.

 

“Love you kiddo.” I kissed his head and tucked him back in.

 

I then went and kissed a sleeping andrea and Rose before I left.

 

As soon as I got to my truck, I called my assistant and had him put together a surprise I have been planning for Anna in the morning along with some flowers and a note.

 

I then called my pilot and told him to full on the plane up on fuel and have it ready. I arrived at the pent house and my mother was sleeping so I left her a note, saying:

 

📝📝i have to got out of the country to handle some business and to help Anna with the kids whenever she can.📝📝

 

I packed some clothes and put them in my suitcase.

 

My driver was outside waiting. I slid into the car.

 

“The Harrison Residence.” I told him.

 

This can either go one or two ways. I hope it would be the latter.

 

“Yes sir.”

 

I sat back sending out multiple text messages and emails to certain individuals who I would need to complete specific tasks while away, since I have no idea of how long this trip may last for.

 

I texted Daniel and Dennis last, letting them know I would be available for video conferences and would be working still from overseas. They should also help Anna out and to pick up my slacks where necessary.

 

“We are here sir!”

 

I looked to my right to see the Harrison home.

 

Am I doing the right thing?

 

I sat there thinking.

 

“Thank you Matty.” I finally said and exit the car and go to ring the doorbell. I look at my watch, it’s going on to twelve midnight.

 

There was no answer and my nerves were starting to eat away at me.

 

I walk back down two steps then I turn and walk back up two steps and ring the doorbell again.

 

This time the door flies open to reveal a burly angry looking man. He doesn’t say anything. He just stare at me, raising an eyebrow. Giving me the ‘what the hell do you want?’ Look.

 

“Uhmmmm, goodnight sir!” I said running my hand through my hair.

 

Well this is nerve wrecking. I have never felt this intimidated before.

 

“I don’t know which part of the night is good. You just woke me out of my sleep dreaming about Madonna on the back of my motor cycle. ” he mumbles.

 

“Ouch! What’s that for?” He asked looking behind him as he was smacked in the back of his head.

 

“Oh shut it, you don’t even have a motorcycle. How may we help you?” A woman said appearing in front of him.

 

She looked so much like her.

 

“Good night Mrs. Harrison, I know this is not the most convenient time but I felt this couldn’t wait. My name is Richard Anderson. I am the father of your grandchildren. Do you mind if I come in? I wanted to talk to you both. ” I asked.

 

“Oh, it’s about time. ” Ariana’s mother beamed.

 

“So you are the piece of fart that got my daughter pregnant and left her alone to raise three children ehh? Well I’ll be damned honey .it really is about time. I’ve waited for this all my life. ” he smirked.

 

“Don’t you……”

 

I had no idea what Mrs. Harrison said because I was too busy tumbling down the steps on top the sidewalk with a bleeding nose.

 

Damn! This is the meanest right hook I’ve ever felt. I didn’t even see it coming.

 

I sat up off my stomach and popped my jaw,holding my nose. It’s hurt but I won’t show him any weakness. It’s obvious he won’t approve if he thinks I’m weak.

 

“Oh honey, I am so sorry. Don’t mind him, he is really over protective of Ariana. She’s his one and only joy and pride. ” Mrs. Harrison says as she helps me stand, brushing me off.

 

I looked up at her husband to see him still standing in the doorway with his arms crossed with the same smirk plastered on his face.

 

This couldn’t be any worst.

 

He moves and walk inside as his wife invited me in. I take a seat on the couch opposite him as she brought me tissue and ice.

 

Bad idea!

 

He is now glaring at me. I need to get this over with before he decided to knock me down another flight of stairs. Call me a wuss, but I don’t think I can be able to survive another wound with him. He’s all muscle . I see why he does construction, looks like he can lift this up.

 

Mrs. Harrison took a seat beside him, I guess this is my cue.

 

“Mr and Mrs Harrison, I apologize for my absence in Ariana’s and the triplets life. Had I known that I was a father beforehand, I would have taken care of my responsibility. You have no idea how much I regret her having to go through that alone and not being able to watch my kids grow. It hurt more than I can explain. She could have tried harder to tell me but how can I blame her? I wasn’t the best person back then. There have been many misunderstanding and miscommunication along the way but I have put all that in the past. I have loved your daughter for many years and I never stopped. I just felt like I was never good enough for her and she deserved better. That was my one true mistake. Not having confidence and courage to tell her how I felt from the beginning. I have another child, her mother has never being in the picture. Your daughter being a kind hearted woman she is, has being taking care of her so well, as if she is her own. How can I be angry with someone like that? She’s an angel. My angel. I couldn’t imagine my life without her and my children. They are the reason for my existence. I want to love and protect them for eternity. So I came here today because when the time is right I want to ask your daughter to marry me. I found it already fitting to receive your blessing before doing so. ” I told them.

 

Mrs. Harrison just kept nodding with tears in her eyes, repeating yes while her husband sat glaring at her.

 

“No!”

 

I looked up at his angry face.

 

“What makes you think I will give my daughter away to you?” He asked.

 

Because I love her more than anyone else will.

 

I wanted to say Duhh!

 

Yeah I wasn’t that bold. So I just kept quiet. It was more rhetorical question anyways.

 

His wife got up and put her hand on her hip.

 

“If you dare deny your daughter her happiness, you will regret it. You saw her happy she was the last time she was here talking about him. Do you remember how my father was when you asked to marry me and he told you never in this lifetime. you weren’t perfect either mister. If I remember correctly, I caught you drunk and cheating behind old man Busher’s old barn. You were a drunk and a cheat. Everyone thought I was crazy but I loved you anyways. My father raised hell. After I got pregnant, you changed and became the best husband and father ever since. You blamed it on being young. Why won’t this man get the same chance? You have to give him your blessings. I told your stubborn daughter that she needed to find the father of her children but I couldn’t force her. Everyone in life have their perception of what they think is right and will lie and carry secrets to protect the ones they love and themselves even if everyone thinks its wrong.”

 

I couldn’t agree more with her. That hit so close to home.

 

“She thought she was right. I tried to make her understand but you have a stubborn daughter. You can’t blame him for his absence, he was never given a choice. Stop acting as if Ariana does no wrong, she’s not perfect. She has her own flaws too in this issue!” She plopped herself down on the couch.

 

I saw a glare directed at me.

 

“Fine, I give my blessings because my back hurts and I don’t want to sleep on the couch tonight. If she says yes when you propose, so be it. But if she says no, then you must leave her alone. You hear me boy?” He demanded.

 

I felt like I was in a movie and at any moment he would run outside an old pickup truck and pull out a shot gun.

 

“Yes sir, thank you. I am greatful. Thank you Mrs. Harrison. ”

 

Mr. Harrison got up and walked up the stair mumbling something about

 

“Not thanking him yet because he’s taking Hus blessing back in the morning. ”

 

I see where Anna got her habit of mumbling from.

 

“I know this day will come. I have been praying for this to happen. I will start planning the wedding. Oh , I can’t wait! ” she squealed.

 

“Just make sure you take care of m grandbabies and my daughter. Please don’t disappoint us. I won’t be responsible for my husband actions. ” she warned.

 

She kissed me on the cheek goodbye as I took my leave.

 

As soon as the door closed, I bend and rested my hands on my knees. I felt like I just ran a marathon. I took several breaths before walking over to the car and sliding back in.

 

“To the airport Matty.”

 

I guess I’ll be arriving in Atlanta with a crooked nose.

 

❤️ARIANA POV❤️❤️

 

Crap!

 

I didn’t work out the car situation.

 

How was I going to take all of them with me and my backseat only seats three. Maybe we will just all stay home today.

 

Ughh!

 

I guess I’ll go open up my truck and figure it out. Maybe an extra row of seat will appear out of nowhere.

 

I grab my keyring that has all my keys and head outside.

 

OK so I know I just said I wished I had an extra row of seats but I never wished for my truck to get stolen.

 

My truck is no where in my driveway.

 

I remember I have a panic alarm for my truck because I have such bad memory and couldn’t find it at the mall one day so I got it installed.

 

My fob and truck key are missing!

 

Ok so my truck missing and there are three brand new SUV’s in my driveway.

 

I automatically hit my speed dial calling Richard.

 

But it goes to voicemail.

 

I think that this is all his doing! But what if its not? Where did my truck go? And why are these here?

 

I slowly and cautiously take small steps towards the white truck. It looked so appealing.

 

I peeked through the glass and saw a dozen roses laying on a piece of paper.

 

I pulled on the door and it opened. I wanted to smell the roses but not having any idea what’s going on. I took the paper up first and read it.

 

📝📝📝My Love,

 

I know you are not happy with me right now because of how I went about this but I couldn’t bare the thought of your truck breaking down or something going wrong with it, leaving you and my children on the side of the road. Also, its not compatible for our family. . Please don’t be mad at me baby. you can pick any car you like. Just see the manuals, there are DVD players in the headrest for the kids. I wish I was there to show it all to you myself. Please just think about the safety that this SUV will provide and the convenience of it having seat rows for the kids instead of being mad. I Love you.

 

📝📝 Your Richard.

 

He knows me so well. The first thing I thought about was to be angry that he would go behind my back and do this without my permission. It is my truck after all.

 

But after reading this note I see that it was done out of the goodness of his heart.

 

Not that my father hasn’t tried to sell my truck before and buy me another one, but I refused.

 

I guess I really couldn’t be mad. It was bound to die soon just like the color on it did.

 

I picked up the second pieces of papers and realized it was the car registration. It had my name on it and the insurance paper state that the insurance was paid for a year.

 

I run my hand against the tan lather seats admiring the finesse of its quality. I stopped when my hand rubbed against some sort of embroidery in the headrest.

 

I looked up to see what it was.

 

I laughed and cried at the same time.

 

Is this some sort of proposal?

 

“Oh Richie!”

 

It reads ‘Mrs R!’

 

I go round checking all the features of the car trying to get acquainted with my new vehicle.

 

I look around in the other two SUVs. They were all equally nice, but I loved the first one the most.

 

It’s like it was made for me.

 

Before going back into the house,I collect all three keys and locked them securely.

 

I guess I don’t need to worry about how I would cart around four children in an old burnt green truck with no enough space.

 

But two cars won’t be necessary. He will need to take the Mercedes back, it look too expensive anyways.

 

I woke the kids and went through our morning routine. It didn’t feel the same without Richard, especially when everyone keeps asking about him.

 

Especially Ryan and Andrea.

 

Richard normally feeds Andrea in the morning since she require more time and patience while I did breakfast and hurried the others along with myself.

 

While feeding her this morning, she kept say “Dada” and would look at me questioningly each time as if asking where is her dad.

 

I would tell her “not here” holding out both my hands and shrugging as if I don’t know. She would mimic me holding out both of her hands saying, “not here”. She kept asking the same question each time, I finally realized that after a while it wasn’t because she wanted to know where her dad was, but it was because she enjoyed mimicking me!

 

She’s such a goof ball.

 

I kissed her hands and took her out of the high chair before going to clean her up and get them all ready.

 

“Guess, it’s just you and me today little angel.” I told her as I dropped the triplets in their school

🌺🌺🌺CHAPTER 25

 

 

🖤🖤🖤🖤RICHARD P.O.V🖤🖤🖤🖤

 

 

“I’m here to sign out Camila Taylor. ” I told the nurse sitting at the reception desk.

 

She looked up and smiled.

 

“Let me pull up her file sir.” She began tapping away on the computer.

 

“OK, you must be Mr. Richard, may I see your ID please.”

 

I pull out my wallet and hand her my driver’s license.

 

She looks it over, makes a copy and hands it back to me.

 

“Are you sure you want to sign her out already? She hasn’t been here for too long, are you sure about this? The doctor said she has been making improvement and have been meeting her counselor everyday, it might be beneficial for her to continue. ” she made me aware.

 

“Yes I know. I will be monitoring her, so it will be fine. ” I assured her.

 

She nod and led me back to Camilla’s room after entering a code to open the door.

 

Her room was dark but I could make out her silhouette laying under the sheets.

 

“I got it from here. ” I told the nurse.

 

“Okay. Just come back to the front and I will buzz you out once you’re ready to leave. ” she said right before she walked away leaving the door opened.

 

I went and sat on the bed next to her. She shuffled when the bed dipped.

 

I leaned over her pulling her hair away from her face.

 

“Hey, Cammy! Camilla” I called tapping her nose.

 

Her eyes flutter open and the next thing I know her face is buried in my neck and she hugged me like her life depends on it.

 

I hug her back.

 

She then pulls back and look at me like a lost puppy.

 

“I’m so happy to see you Richard. Its just as lonely here as it is outside there. ” she said letting me go and pointing to the window, referring to the world.

 

“Grab your stuff and let’s go. We are leaving. ” I told her.

 

She jumped off the bed in a flash and ran to the small closet stuffing all her clothes inside her bag. Then she went to the bathroom and changed.

 

“You don’t need to tell me twice, I’m ready !”

 

I smiled at how giddy she was.

 

I signed her out and we left. We got to my plane as soon as were seated she started to question me.

 

“Where are we going to?” She asked curiously.

 

“I’m taking you with me. ” I told her and leaned back in my seat as we prepared to take off.

 

“Ok! So I’m stupid now Richard? It’s clear that I’m going with you!”

 

“I have some business to go handle.” I responded

 

“Oh, so you are taking me to New York ? I have never been there before! Does that means I will see Andrea? ” she asked excitedly.

 

I sighed feeling bad that I have to kill her hopes.

 

“No. Not New York.”

 

“Oh!” She said.

 

She laid back in her seat and went quiet.

 

Just when I thought she would let it go, she asked “where?” Again.

 

“Germany.” I answered.

 

She never spoke again after that. She curled up in the seat and went to sleep.

 

After a while she looked uncomfortable.

 

I picked her up and brought her to the back and laid her in the bed. I pulled up the sheet around her was about to close the door when I heard her whisper my name.

 

I turned around and looked at her.

 

“What’s up?” I asked her.

 

“I need you.”

 

I dragged my hand down my face and stood there rubbing my chin feeling conflicted.

 

“Please.” She begged.

 

I sighed and closed the door. I walk back over to the bed. Took off my shoes and climbed into the bed with her, pulling her into my arms.

 

🤗🤗🤗 ARIANA POV 🤗🤗🤗

 

Today was a long day. I was finally able to get some work done because andrea was preoccupied making a mess of the office.

 

Dennis and Daniel came by and borrowed my car so they could take the kids out on their ‘uncle’s day’ to have pizza.

 

Of course Andrea didn’t want to go but others were happy to.

 

I walked into the living room to lay with her on the couch and watch her cartoons. I went to turn the light on since it was getting dark. I touched the light switch and felt a piece of paper on it.

 

I took the paper off and turn the light on. It was a note.

 

📝📝In all darkness, you are my light. Thank you.📝📝

 

I read the note aloud to myself.

 

I smiled as my cheeks heated up. Richard is so sweet.

 

Andrea ran to the toy bin in the corner plopping her self on the floor as she played with Rose’s dolls.

 

I searched around for the remote and finally found it on top of the TV. I took it and realized it had a paper glued to it.

 

Another one?

 

When did Richard do all these?

 

Ohhh! It must be before he left, when I heard him walking around before he left.

 

I read the note

 

📝You control my heart. 📝

 

I giggled like a school girl. He’s so cheesy but it’s so cute.

 

Who would take the time to do this if they honestly didn’t care about me. It shows me that he’s really making an effort.

 

I laid on the couch and turned the TV to Nickelodeon. Sponge Bob was on. Andrea clapped upon hearing ‘who lives under the sea in a pineapple tree?’. I was hoping to change the channel before she saw it.

 

She climbed on me and laid on my stomach bouncing every time she saw Mr Krab.

 

I would rather watch PJ mask or even Elena of A valor that she loves instead of Spongebob.

 

They have been shoeing that cartoon since I was a child! Doesn’t it have an ending?

 

I just laid there reading the two notes over and over again.

 

I tried calling Richard today but it just kept going to his voice mail.

 

An hour later Andrea was fast asleep laying on my chest. I held my pee for a while not wanting to wake her up but now that I am sure she won’t wake up. I eased her off of me onto the couch and quickly ran into the powder room since it was the closest.

 

I pulled my shorts down and dropped myself like dead whale on the seat releasing all the cramps in my stomach. I finished and stood up but I felt something stuck on my A*s.

 

I reached for whatever it was and looked at it.

 

It was another paper.

 

📝I love you with all my farts! Thank you for dealing with all my crap.📝

 

I bursted out laughing because of the smiley face poop that he drew in the corner.

 

Like seriously how many of these did he leave around the place?

 

I pull my pants up and walk over to the sink to wash my hands. There was a note on the mirror above it.

 

📝i see no flaws,only strength and beauty. Smile you are beautiful. 📝

 

I stood there reading the same notes over again for what felt like the hundredth time.

 

As corny as he is, this is the most romantic thing ever.

 

I love him but he’s making me fall beyond the point of no return. A person can tell you that they love you Every day and never mean it. it all about actions and right now his actions are speaking just as loud as his words.

 

I went to the door as I heard the door bell ring for the third time. I opened the door and the kids came barreling in past me running down the hall screaming

 

“Bye uncle Dan and Den.”

 

Behind them.

 

“Later guys.” They both responded.

 

I smiled at them.

 

“Did they behave?”

 

But neither one responded.

 

“Sis are you okay? Have you been crying?” Dennis asked.

 

“Huh? Why will you ask that?” I asked confused.

 

“Because there are tears running down your cheeks.” Daniel said wiping a tear away.

 

“Oh! I didn’t realize. Don’t worry about it, its nothing.”

 

“No! We are not leaving without you telling us why you are crying. What did my idiot little brother do this time again?” Daniel asked looking mad.

 

“No, seriously its nothing. They are just tears of Joy.” I giggled handing him the note in my hand.

 

“He left those all over the house. I know he told me he loves me but I didn’t really believe him then until now.” I blushed.

 

Daniel started laughing, dennis grabbed the paper out of his hand and read it then started smiling.

 

“I see the young lad finally has some game. Well thanks to me of course. ” dennis said brushing his shoulders off.

 

Like really?

 

Both daniel and I laughed at him.

 

“Alright sis, since you are good we will take our leave now. Got some urgent meetings to attend to. But ummmh do you mind if I keep this note? I wanna put it on Erica’s bathroom mirror. I’m sure she would fall over heels for me again.” Daniel smirked.

 

“Ewwwwhhh! No! Go make your own notes.” I said grabbing the paper from him.

 

Dennis started laughing. He kissed me on my cheek and walked to his car.

 

Daniel hugged me good night and was about to leave when I asked him if he spoke to Richard. He told me he hasn’t but assured me that he is probably busy and would call me so I don’t have to worry and he left.

 

I put the kids to bed after they told me about how their day went with their uncles.

 

I made andrea a bottle and tucked in bed with me while I fed her sleep induced self so she wouldn’t be gassy.

 

We both fell asleep but I was later awaken by the buzzing of my cell phone vibration on the night stand. I looked at my clock that read 1:05am, must be important if someone is calling now.

 

I answered without looking at the name.

 

📞”Hey beautiful! sorry that I woke you up. I just wanted to hear your voice. ” the voice on the other end said.

 

I smiled.

 

📞”no its okay. I’m glad you did. I have been worried about you since I didn’t hear from you all day.” I admitted.

 

📞”Baby I’m sorry. I have been so busy since I got here. I promise to call you anytime I am less busy. I miss you. How are you and the kids?”

 

📞”They are fine. Your brothers took them out for their uncles day. They had fun, andrea stayed with me.”

 

📞”she is such a mama’s girl.” He laughed.

 

I smiled. I love that little girl. I would love for her to have her real mom in her life but I really don’t think I can give her up. I am just attached to her as she is to me.

 

📞” I know, just like Rose is a daddy’s girl.”

 

📞”You are the best woman ever. I can’t wait to make you my wife. But I truly thank you for my amazing children and for your love. I love and need you guys more than you can imagine. But I have to go beautiful. Oh! Hope you love the car?”

 

📞”I do as well as the notes as you left me.”

 

I smiled thinking about how happy I am to be giving him a second chance.

 

📞”I’m glad you did. I love you and I miss your smile. Maybe we can do a video call next time. Kiss the kids for me. Now go back to sleep.”

 

📞”I love you too and I will.” I said hanging up.

 

My heart is racing. I can’t believe I just told Richard that I love him. I just hope I don’t regret letting my guard down this time.

 

After the kids were born, I did date a little but it was never for the right reason. It was all because I felt lonely. Erica suggested I needed some blind dates, I couldn’t love them because my heart was taken by someone I couldn’t even call my own.

 

But now, I think my heart is ready for love again

 

And for the right reason.

 

Before today I used to wonder if love was worth fighting for?

 

Then I think of him, see our children, and all the notes and I’m ready for war.

 

I started to hum ‘ELLA MAI’ song [Boo’up] while I watch Andrea sleep with Ryder snuggled up to her.

 

I smiled and continued humming.

 

🎶🎶Feelings, so deep in my feelings

No, this ain’t really like me

Can’t control my anxiety

Feeling, like I’m touching the ceiling

When I’m with you I can’t breathe

Boy you do something to me

 

Ooh, now I’ll never get over you until I find something new

That get me high like you do, yeah yeah

Ooh, now I’ll never get over you until I find something new

That get me high like you do

 

Listen to my heart go ba-dum, boo’d up

Biddy-da-dum, boo’d up

Hear my heart go ba-dum, boo’d up

Biddy-da-dum it just won’t stop, it go

Ba-dum, boo’d up

Biddy-da-dum, boo’d up

Hear my heart go ba-dum, boo’d up

Biddy-da-dum, it just won’t stop, it go

 

How many ways can I say that I need you, baby, it’s true

I think I might die withou you

Feeling all over my body

You know how I like it

Ain’t gotta tell you what to do, yeah yeah

 

Ooh, now I’ll never get over you until I find something new

That get me high like you do, yeah yeah

Ooh, now I’ll never get over you until I find something new

That get me high like you do

 

Listen to my heart go ba-dum, boo’d up

Biddy-da-dum, boo’d up

Hear my heart go ba-dum, boo’d up

Biddy-da-dum it just won’t stop, it go

Ba-dum, boo’d up

Biddy-da-dum, boo’d up

Hear my heart go ba-dum, boo’d up

Biddy-da-dum, it just won’t stop, it go

 

Head over heels in love

Right in front of you, ain’t gotta look no more baby (hah)

I wanna build this love

And everything you want, you ain’t gotta ask for

You got me boo’d up, boo’d up

Boo’d up, boo’d up

Told you from the jump I’m the one to choose

Ya got me boo’d up, boo’d up

Boo’d up, boo’d up

Grab me by the waist baby, pull me closer

 

Ooh, now I’ll never get over you until I find something new

That get me high like you do, yeah yeah

Ooh, now I’ll never get over you until I find something new

That get me high like you do

 

Listen to my heart go ba-dum, boo’d up

Biddy-da-dum, boo’d up

Hear my heart go ba-dum, boo’d up

Biddy-da-dum it just won’t stop, it go

Ba-dum, boo’d up

Biddy-da-dum, boo’d up

Hear my heart go ba-dum, boo’d up

Biddy-da-dum, it just won’t stop, it go

 

This is such a crazy feeling, like

I don’t want to get too attached, but

I feel like I already am

My mind’s telling me one thing, but

I guess I should listen to my heart

Right? 🎶🎶🎶

I turned over and went back to sleep.

 

 

TBC

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