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Chapter 13 ☀ ☀
~ Katharine ~
I still can’t believe it’s Monday and we’re going back to NY.
Olivia was in her room packing her things while I was in Allie’s room packing hers cause I was done with homework.
It was just 6:52 and we have to get to the airport by 7:30am.
After helping Allie pack her things, we loaded it in the car and drove to the airport.
Our house is quite far from the airport so I just hope we get there OK time.
For some reason, I pray we miss our flight.
Who am I losing? John would take the next available flight immediately.
We arrived at the airport at 7:23 sharp to meet Mr Prize already waiting.
The word “late” is not in his dictionary.
We exchanged pleasantries and boarded the flight.
I sat with Allie while Olivia sat with John.
Just dew hours and we’d be in NY.
~ Damon ~
I sat on my dinning, eating breakfast with a smiley face.
Katharine’s photo laid on the table beside my breakfast.
I don’t know why but I feel lively today.
For the first time in 6 years, I sat down to have a proper meal.
Mr Prize would be in New York by 7:30pm and we’ll start work tomorrow.
Till then, my schedules are clear.
My door bell rang and I frowned.
Who the hell came to visit this early morning?
I don’t even remember inviting anyone to my house.
I went to get the door and scowled at Piper’s presence.
“you should know me well that I don’t work at home “I remarked sternly but she walked in without a word.
She walked over to the dinning and picked up Katharine’s photo that laid on the table.
“you’re even eating breakfast with her “she said in a mockery tone.
“what do you want ” I asked, running out of patience.
“Damon what happened to us ” she asked and I rolled my eyes.
Here she goes again.
Women are so slow complicated.
You just have sex with them and they think you have something for them.
“why can’t you just get it in your head that I.don’t.love.you” I asked.
“but… “she was saying but stopped when I raised my hand as a signal for her to shut up.
“I’ll make this less embarrassing for you, submit your resignation letter tomorrow cause if I sack you, you know that’s a shame and for you to get a job would be hard cause my company is the bes” I said and she stared at in awe.
“you don’t mean it ” she whispered, her eyes welling up in tears.
“you’re just my secretary but you’re crossing your limits. However, I’ll let you stay chase your brain is what I need but “I paused and looked straight into her eyes.
“if you cross anymore limits, you’ll receive your termination letter in front of your doorstep” I said sternly.
Tears ran down her cheeks and I huffed. So dramatic.
“do I have to show you the way out” I asked in a polite voice and she stormed out.
I sat back down and glared at my food.
Just like that, I’ve lost my appetite.
The door bell rang again and I cursed.
I opened the door to see Josh and I heaved a sigh of relief.
“these the necessary formalities sir, it’s done “he said and handed me some files then left.
I slammed the door and walked over to a couch to sit.
There are the formalities needed for the partnership terms between my company and DD Ltd.
I didn’t feel like going to the office today so I went up to my room and laid down.
~ Katharine ~
Phew! Finally we arrived in NY.
A car arrived and we all got in.
The driver drove us to a suite which I presume to be John’s.
It’s big and beautiful.
We alighted and the driver helped us to pack out things in.
Allie and I share a cause she feels insecure of being alone in a strangers house as she puts it while Olivia had her own room.
“we’ll meet Mr Saltzman tomorrow at 7:30am” John said and I simply nodded.
We unpacked our things and freshened up afterward.
Mr Prize ordered Italian food and we are before going to bed.
I was in my room and from my waffle, I sighed Mr John driving out of the suite.
I wonder where he’s going by this time of the night.
~ Damon ~
I laid on my bed, smiling at Katharine’s photo as usual.
The door bell rang and I cursed.
Can this day get any better? Without getting out of bed, I took my laptop and connected to the CCTV cameras that was outside.
I sighed when I saw John, standing at my porch.
“what is it John ” I asked and I watched her from my laptop how he glanced around to know where I was.
“will you fucking open the door ” he asked.
“I’m already in my bed and in this is no time for a visit so, I feel too lazy to get up ” I stated clearly.
“Damon, I just arrived in NY and I wanted to pay you a visit cause we’re friends ” he blurted out.
“just because our fathers are friends doesn’t mean we are “I corrected and he rolled his eyes.
“Damon get your butt down here now “He commanded.
“and I suggest you take your butt back to wherever you brought it from “I said and he sighed.
I let out a sigh and went downstairs to get the door.
He came in and walked over to a couch to sit.
“don’t act so formal and get us a drink ” he said as I made to sit down.
“why don’t you stop acting formal and get us a drink since you know your way out here “I said and he went to get it.
He brought a wine and two glasses.
He poured into his glass and mine too.
Before I knew it, I found myself in a discussion of past stuffs with John.
It was late so John decided to leave.
He left and I went back to my room.
I laid down on my bed and didn’t waste any time falling asleep.
I woke up the next day, very early cause I don’t like being late.
Mr Prize will come with his secretary at 7:30 sharp and he knows me that if he is 1 minute late, the contract is over.
I got to office by 7:00 and went through some mails to keep my busy.
~ Katharine ~
“you aren’t ready yet ” John exclaimed when he saw me in my nightdress.
Oops! Seems I woke up late.
He glanced at his watch then at me.
“you can go sir, I’ll follow behind “I said.
“it’s already 7:15 so I have to go chase Damon don’t tolerate lateness. Make sure to come fast to present the formalities ” he said and our nodded.
I went to my room, freshened up and sat to get ready.
I sat in front of my dressing mirror to start my make over.
I’m seeing Damon after a long time so I have to look my best. Not for him.
I applied cream to my soft and flawless body then did my make up.
I slipped into my white suit pant and wore a white singlet.
I tucked in the singlet and wore my white suit jacket.
I was now dressed in an all white suit.
I packed my hair on ponytail and smiled at my reflection.
I look professional just like “da boss “.
“holy crap ” Olivia said from the door.
“everyone’s gonna loose their brain when they see you “she said as o neatly redo my ponytail.
I brought out my my milk coloured stiletto and Olivia almost choked on her own her breath.
“I don’t wanna look intimidated by him. I don’t wanna be the same Katharine he knew years ago ” I said as I put on my heels.
I took my milky bag and swirled around to face Olivia.
“done ” I blurted out and wore my dazzling eye glass.
Get ready for ME Winfield corporation.
~ John ~
I arrived at Damon’s consent at 7:26 and o couldn’t be more happy.
“have you become so greedy that you can’t afford an assistant if the old one already left you ” Damon said but I said nothing but took my seat opposite him.
“I’m sure my secretary is more in all than yours “I said with pride.
He huffed and looked away.
“7:30, the board members must be already there “he said and made to leave but I held him.
“please spare a little more time for my secretary to arrive ” I begged and he gave me a blunt look before taking back his seat.
It was now 7:35 and Wendy was still not here.
Damon couldn’t wait any longer so we went to the boardroom.
I begged Damon to present their formalities first and he obliged.
A girl which I knew to be Piper presented theirs and she did it perfectly well.
It was time for my company to present but Wendy wasn’t here yet.
Gosh! I think I’ll loose this contract.
“we’re waiting for your secretary, Mr Prize ” Damon smirked.
“I’m here ” we heard the most beautiful voice.
We all looked at the door and our mouth fell open.
I could barely even recognize Wendy.
She’s so beautiful and hot in white.
I recovered from my shock and went over to her.
I looked back at Damon to smirk at him but he was still lost, looking at Wendy.
Even his secretary, Piper was lost too.
“Katharine ” Damon called.
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~ Damon ~
“I’m here ” I heard the voice I’ve been dying to hear for years, Katharine’s voice.
My head snapped to the door and my world stopped spinning when I met with those amber eyes.
It was like time stopped and our heart beats was all I could hear.
I can’t believe after all these years, she’s right in front of me.
“Katharine ” I called when I finally found my tongue and John arched an eyebrow.
“Katharine it’s you “I said and went to her.
“I really can’t believe you came back ” I said and hugged her.
I buried my face in the crook of her neck and let out all the pains I’ve been holding. I cried.
She was still and didn’t hug me back.
I could hear her heart pounding loud in her chest.
We stayed in that position for a while until she pushed me away.
“I’m sorry but do I know you ” she asked and I raised an eyebrow.
“and I’m Wendy, Wendy Blake not Katharine” she corrected.
“what are you saying Katharine? It’s you “I said amidst tears.
“I’m sorry Mr Prize but is this Damon Saltzman that you wanna stroke a deal with? I think he’s insane ” she blurted out and the board members gasped.
“Damon, what are you saying? She’s Wendy Blake, my secretary “John said.
“no John, she’s Katharine and she’s my wife “I stated.
“that can’t be possible cause she’s a divorcee ” John blurted out.
“she’s Katharine and I know it “I said.
“Piper please tell them she’s my Katharine, tell them ” I begged but she looked away.
“OK I don’t know if you’re insane or not but I’m not Katharine, I’m Wendy Blake so let’s start work ” Katharine said and walked over to an empty seat.
“shall I start the presentation ” she asked.
“the meeting is over ” I yelled and the board members rushed out leaving Piper, John and Katharine in the room.
I turned to face Katharine and the anger in me melted.
She was shaken from the way I yelled.
“Katharine, I know you’re upset with me, I know I’ve made unforgivable mistakes but I’m sorry, I’m sorry please forgive me “I begged.
I didn’t know when my legs squatted and found myself on my knees, begging for forgiveness from Katharine.
“I’m sorry, I don’t know you “she made to leave but I pulled her back.
I held her tight and she struggled to free herself.
“Katharine, I know it’s you, you’re just upset with me but I’ve changed, I promised “I said.
“let me go “she struggled to get free from my grip but I was too strong for her.
“John ” she called for him to come to her rescue
I felt hurt when she called him. I’m the one to protect her cause she’s mine
“Damon, let her go “John yelled but I paid no attention to him.
“how can you say you don’t know me Huh ” I asked.
Before I could say another word, John punched me in the face.
I sprung forward to hit him but Katharine blocked my way.
She landed a slap on my cheek and I was taken aback.
“why don’t you understand? I’m Wendy Blake so stop causing a commotion here please “she yelled, took John’s hand and they left.
I was still recovering from the slap she gave me.
Was I wrong? Isn’t she Katharine? Of course she is.
No! I won’t let John take her away from me, I won’t let anyone take her from me.
I rushed out and saw their car leaving.
I boarded mine and followed them.
They entered a suite and before I could drive in, the gate automatically locked.
I got out of my car and walked to the gate.
“open the gate ” I yelled.
“open the damn hate ” I yelled, hitting the gate.
“Katharine, please let me in “I yelled but got no response.
~ Katharine ~
“how dare Damon “Mr Prize muttered under his breath.
I stormed into my room to meet Allie and Olivia.
I wiped my tears slowly they wouldn’t notice.
“mommy ” Allie called and ran to me.
I picked her up and kissed all over her face.
“we were just watching movies cause we were bored “she blurted out and I smiled.
I dropped her and she back to the bed.
I avoided Olivia’s gaze and went knot the bathroom.
The door to the bathroom opened and Olivia came in.
“Katharine, why are you crying “she asked and I hugged her.
I let out all the tears I’ve been suppressing.
“calm down and talk to me “she shakes dad I sniffed then wiped my tears.
“Olivia, I saw him. He was pleading me to forgive him and it really hurts to see him like that ” I blurted out.
“then go back to him” she said and I yanked her hands off me.
“no! I don’t wanna go back to him. Just because he pleaded for me to forgive him doesn’t mean I’ll throw myself at him like I did before. I don’t wanna make any mistakes again ” I stated and she sighed.
“just freshened up and calm down ” she said and I nodded.
She left and I took off my clothes to bathe.
~ Damon ~
I stood outside the suite, hitting the gate and screaming for Katharine to come to me.
It was getting dark and the weather seems like it was gonna rain.
I was right cause it started raining and I got drenched.
I brought out my phone and called John.
~ John ~
How dare Damon say Wendy is his wife? I know Wendy was married before but she said she divorced her husband.
And she’s not even Katharine.
We were all seated in the sitting room except Allie who was already asleep.
My phone rang and I brought it out.
It was Damon so I picked up.
“if you don’t open this gate know the next 30 secs, you’ll regret being born to this earth” I heard Damon’s husky voice over the phone and I shivered.
The line went dead and my heart skipped.
Damon doesn’t give threats.
He does what he says and I know what he’s capable of.
“what is it ” Wendy asked.
She must have noticed my facial expression.
Fear was clearly visible on my face.
“it was Damon, he said if I don’t open the gate in the next 30 sec, I’ll regret being on earth ” I blurted out.
“I’ll got talk to him ” I said and got up to leave.
“no wait, I’ll go ” Wendy said and I arched an eyebrow.
“why ” I asked.
Was Damon right? That Wendy is Katharine?
“he’s under the impression that I’m his wife so I have to clear up everything ” she said and I nodded.
“be careful ” I said and she left.
~ Katharine ~
I can’t believe Damon is still in the rain.
What if he gets sick? I need to make him leave.
I walked out and met him on the phone.
He saw me and ended the call.
I felt like hugging him, kissing him but I can’t.
I have to control myself.
“what do you want ” I asked, my voice was hoarse.
“you ” He blurted out.
“I want you back Katharine, please come back to me “he begged and I rolled my eyes.
“why can’t you get it that I’m not Katharine? I’m Wendy ” I blurted out.
“really ” he asked, coming closer to me.
The more step he took forward, the more I stepped backward.
I stopped when my band hit the wall.
Our faces were inches apart and his breath was all over my face.
He captured my lips in his and I shivered at his cold lips.
I reciprocated and wrapped my hands around his neck.
The kiss intensified and he snaked an arm round my waist and pulled me closer to him.
I shivered when my warm body came in contact with his cold body.
I wanted to pull away, to stop all these but my body was saying another thing.
I pulled away to catch my breath and he trailed kisses down my breast.
“Damon ” I moaned out.
My phone rang in my pocket and I got back to my senses.
“Damon stop it “I said but he continued.
“Damon stop it ” I half yelled and he stopped.
I liked at the caller ID and it was John.
I looked away from him cause I don’t wanna get lost in those eyes of his.
He pulled me roughly to him and I gasped.
He gripped my arms tight that it started to hurt.
“you say you’re not Katharine bit you’re affected by my touch ” he said between gritted teeth.
“let go of my arm, you’re hurting me “I blurted out.
“hurt? That’s exactly what I want you to feel. I want you to feel the pains I felt when you left me. The pains my heart carried. The ones I kept buried deep down inside me ” he said, still holding my arms.
He’s blaming me for leaving him? Hell!
I yanked my arm form his grips and stared boldly into his eyes.
“don’t dare turn the tables around, Mr Saltzman ” I said boldly.
“you were the one who always made me feel like I’m nothing. You only wanted me for selfish reasons. You married me just for a contract. You shattered my dreams and you’re telling me about pains? I’m the victim here Damon, so don’t you dare turn the table around ” I warned amidst tears.
“I’m sorry Katharine, I regret everything. Please forgive me ”
“never ” I stated.
“oh really “he asked.
“remember you’re still my wife so I have all rights on you ” he blurted out and I laughed.
“do you have evidence “I asked and he arched an eyebrow.
“you married Katharine Eve Pearls not Wendy Blake. To the world, I’m Wendy Blake and there’s no marriage records in that name ” I said and laughed to myself.
“Katharine, why are you doing this ” he asked softly.
“cause I want you out of my life. You’re my past so remain in the past “I blurted out bluntly.
“I love you, Katharine ” he blurted out and I scoffed.
“too bad I don’t “I stated.
“now Damon, go back home and don’t you dare involve John in this ” I said.
“it’s a warning not a plea “I remarked and walked into the suite.
I entered the sitting room to meet John and Olivia still waiting for me.
“everything’s fine ” I said before they could say anything and walked into my room.
I laid beside Allie and Damon’s words replayed in my head.
“I love you, Katharine “… He loved me?
No no no, I don’t have anything to do with him.
I already survived 6 years without him and I can still move on.
Now because of the contract we have, we have to stay in NY for a while so Olivia would enroll Allie in a school tomorrow while John and I would go to Damon’s company for the contract.
I got under the duvet and slept off.
I woke up the next day, tidied up Allie and myself then ate breakfast.
John already employed a cooker.
I dressed Allie up for Olivia to take her to school for enrollment and I dressed up for work.
I wore a black pencil skirt and a white button up shirt.
I packed my hair in ponytail and did a light make up.
John and I left for Damon’s company while Olivia took Allie to enroll her in school.
We arrived at his company and went to the board room.
Damon wouldn’t take his gaze off me as Piper did their presentation.
I tried my best in avoiding his gaze.
I pretended to be concentrating in the presentation but I was dying to look at his beautiful face.
It was now time for me to do ours and John winked at me.
I stood up and boldly walked to the front.
I did my presentation and they all clapped.
John gave me a thumbs up and Damon huffed at it.
As if I care?
I went back to my seat beside John and we waited for Damon’s decision.
“I need some more time to think about this” he blurted out and I rolled my eyes.
I know he’s purposely delaying the contract.
The door to the board meeting opened and Allie ran in.
“mommy ” she called and ran to me.
I glanced at Damon and he held shocked expression.
~ Damon ~
She has a daughter?
T. B. C