EPISODE THIRTY ONE
Stefan’s eyes were on me for a few seconds probably thinking of what next to do. The lie to tell or something of that sort.
“You seem to be busy. Show me the way to Ethan’s office, he’ll keep me busy and I’ll come back when you’re done.”
I offered, his lips curved a little and for a second I thought he would disagree of something.
“Show her Mr Bryan’s office. I’ll attend to your woman inside. ”
He instructed his secretary. She bowed her head leading the way for me to follow.
“If you don’t mind me asking, are you and Mr Pierce like dating?”
“I do mind you asking.”
I responded and she kept shut. We walked for a short while before she stopped.
“It’s here. Have fun.”
She hissed slightly and walked away. I shook my head but said nothing.
I carefully opened the door to meet with Ethan. I just hope everything goes as planned. Obviously Stefan would be too busy with whoever that woman was to care about it.
He says standing up from his chair.
“What a pleasant surprise. Does Stefan know you’re here?”
“Yeah, he does. He’s really busy at the moment.”
I rolled my eyes clearing my throat.
“Come on, have a seat.”
He offers and I accept taking a seat across him.
“So what did you say Stefan’s doing again?”
“He’s meeting with a woman. Daniella I think. She waited for him in his office.”
His eyes twinkled a little but most definately not in surprise. My instincts tells me that Ethan knows who this woman was.
Suddenly, all thought of the woman in the picture were erased. I needed to find out who that one in Stefan’s office was.
“You know who she is.”
I stated, he looked away getting me even more suspicious.
“Are they dating or something?”
“They’re not dating.”
He responds and for some strange reason, I feel slightly relieved.
“Is she an investor? A business partner of what?”
“Just let it go Lina.”
“Okay, I will. But then you’ll have to answer this question. I saw another woman and Stefan on a beach. They looked really happy, the pictures proved it. Who is she?”
I demanded and his eye balls nearly fell out.
“Don’t tell me you can’t say that one either. I’m giving you a fair choice to make. Tell me who one of the women is to Stefan. That’s all.”
“I can’t Lina. If Stefan finds out you know, we’ll both be in trouble.”
“Well I won’t tell him then. I promise.”
“You can’t promise that. The minute you know something other questions are bound to come up. The curiosity would eat you up from the insides and you’ll have to ask.
“Well, I won’t. The curiosity is already eating me up. Just tell me Ethan. You two are close so I know you found out the truth. Why won’t you tell me?”
“Do you have feelings for Stefan?”
He dropped out of the blue.
“Why are you asking?”
“Because your answer tells me if I can tell you the truth.”
“About the woman in his office or….”
“The two of them. So I’ll ask again, are you in love with him?”
He asks and for a moment, the question replays in my brain
EPISODE THIRTY TWO
I didn’t just blurt out an answer straight away. I thought hard about it before opening my mouth to speak.
What if I say no and I need to have feelings for him to understand what’s going.
What if I say yes and I needs to be emotionless to get his situation.
I racked my brain for a few seconds and Ethan just sat there staring.
“So are you?”
He repeated when I didn’t answer the first time.
I drifted off earlier but my mind is suddenly taken back to the question of the day.
Enough thinking, I’ll just say the first thing that comes to mind.
“He’s keep me captive. I’m trying to think hard on how you can still think I get to be in love.”
My response was straight forward. It’s partially the truth. How can I ever fall in love with someone like that. It just isn’t possible.
“Yeah, you’re right. I’m sorry I asked that kind of question in the first place.”
“It’s okay. But it’ll be the best if you can answer my questions ”
He sighed, staring at me with no response.
“Are you sure you want to go here Lina. No going back. This is literally the last chance you have to turn back.”
“Tell me who they are.”
I demand and he nodded.
“Make your choice.”
Once again, I’m in deep thoughts unsure of what to do. My original plan seemed good but I just can’t get my mind off that woman.
Maybe I could ask Stefan who she was. Meanwhile, Ethan can explain who the other woman is. A win-win.
“The one in the pictures. He keeps a little photo of her in his room.”
Ethan sighed and nodded his head in recognition.
“So… Who is she?”
“She was everything to Stefan. They met in highschool, attended the same college and after two years, that woman in that picture became Mrs Pierce.”
He dropped a bombshell making me freeze. My gaze was locked on his. His words ringing in my ears and my brain automatically deriving meaning.
“Stefan was married before?”
I groan out and he nodded.
“Well what happened? Where is she now? Is she here or did she leave? Why aren’t they together anymore.”
I shot at him. He opened his mouth to answer about he same time the door opened.
He closed up immediately like someone who’s been caught.
“Let’s go Lina.”
Stefan was back to being commanding.
“We’re not done.”
I mouthed to Ethan and stood up to follow Stefan.
I gave him a look as I passed the door. Couldn’t decide if I should ask him or just let it go.
Some much mystery already surrounded him as it were. I thought I knew him a little but if someone took me Stefan Pierce was married, I would blankly dent that accusation and now this.
I’m not sure about anything but the only sure thing is that I’m not done here.
I’m tired of frying my brain with thinking about what could’ve been, what was and what still in.
I think it’s time I did some research of my own, find out the truth once and for all.
There’s no need asking Stefan about anything, he wouldn’t tell me the truth anyways.