Chapter one

”Im pregnant ”

He looked up from the files scattered on the dark brown oak table, staring at her for a second it dawned on him what she said.

An overwhelming feeling engulfed him, he could only walk up to her.

Pulling her into his arms, he buried his face into her neck as the soothing scent of vanilla filled his nose

Laughing she hugged him back.

e having a mini us ” from what he said she could hear the quavering sound in his voice, was he crying? She thought to herself

Withdrawing she lifted his face, the edge of his eyes and nose were red, making her heart skip a beat.

”If you
e very happy better treat me extra nice got that? He responded with a nod while pulling her back into his arms.

A ring interrupted the warm moment, looking towards the phone, he picked her up and walked to the only couch in the study, sitting he placed her on his laps, and stretched to the left side where a round glass table was.

Picking the phone he didn speak. He knew his voice would sound cracky.

”Good morning sir… ” his Secretary voice came from the other end. ”… sorry sir I called your phone twice. ”

”Ohh ” he recalled hearing the vibration from the table earlier.

”What is the matter? ”

”Sir, the people from the public office for the simple project came earlier, you said to inform you when they have signed it ”

Simple project is the companys newest project, two years of planning had been put into it before this.

The project target audience were the low class, to make housing accessible as best as possible.

Hearing this a smiled spread across his face, today can be marked as one of the best days for Him.

”Alright, when you come tomorrow bring the contract along ” after receiving an affirmation, the call ended

”James? ” He could see the curiosity in her eyes.

”Mm… He said holding her hands…we got the approval for simple project ”

”That is awesome ” her face lit up ”lets celebrate this Tes ” she got up nearly falling down.

”Anything you want ” he said holding her firmly.

Lara and Tesfaye have been lovers for three years and knew each other since their late days in high school when Lara and her family moved into the neighborhood. She was that next door neighbor filled with sunshine.

Looking into his brown orbs, she could see her white teeth.

”Where should we go? ” Lara asked

”Anywhere you want to go ”

”Then… ”looking at him with anticipation …how about we both cook? ”

Frowning his face ” no you
e not allowed to cook, just rest ”

Frowning she pushed his hands away and got up

”I said take care of me, not cage me ”

”Don be mad okay, I just don want you to stress ” she wasn that angry, but she just didn want him to develop a bad habit of treating her like an egg.

so she decided to walk out of the office and marched down the stairs towards the kitchen which almost runs right into the living room, but the large brown organic dining table was placed in the middle.

Sighing he walked after her.

”I would cook you assist ” she couldn suppress the smile on her face.

Entering the kitchen, the large white marble counter spotted in the middle came into view, which had the cooking gas mounted on top.

Lara moved over to the counter and sat down while Tesfaye began to roll his sleeves up

”What do you want to eat? ”

Settling on the high chair, she supported her chin with her hands as she thought about it


While she was thinking he moved to the double door fridge at the right side eight feet away from the sink and removed some grapes, washing them, he placed it in front of her

”I want something spicy ”

”Okay ” moving to the left side of the sink where the dark brown cabinets with two double doors, he pressed his finger on one of the down cabinet which opened on its own, bending he took his time to decide on what pot he needed, taking out two small sized black pots and a wok.

Returning to the fridge, he took out the veggies, washing them he placed it on the cutting board.

Lara watched as he washed and cut. The muscles of his hands flexed as he chopped away, the size of the veggies were all the same,

”What kind of pasta ”he asked while cutting the carrots into small strips

” spaghetti ” she answered without hesitation.

”Alright ”

After an hour the food was ready.

As they were setting the table, it dawned on Lara that she didn do anything, all she did was munch on grapes and answered all his questions and admire him.

Her eyes widened and her mouth opened, she looked at him as he came out with the last side dish.

”You tricked me ”

He dropped the food on the table. Pulled her chair out for her, ensuring she was okay, he pecked her on the cheek, before turning to the other side of the table and sat facing her.

”I didn . You assisted me, I didn know what you wanted to eat, and you accompanied me ”he said

With a deadpan face, she couldn believe his meaning of assist.

”Todays a happy day I shall not pick a fight ”

”Mm ”

Dinner was nice and quiet as they both weren talkers.

Ensuring she was full, as she wasn one to eat much. He then went ahead to eat the rest.

After dinner they went up to the open roof top to watch the stars as they sipped on their drinks, Lara was bummed that she could only drink fruit juice.


Early before the sun rose Tesfaye turned to his side and watched the woman beside him who had her head close to the bed edge, one hand holding the pillow while the other on her belly, a leg crossed over him, her short black hair like seaweed on the white bed cover.

If she was awake she would notice the rare full smile, one his straight face.

Pulling her to the middle of the bed, he placed one pillow behind her, he adjusted the blanket all the way up to her shoulder before walking to the bathroom.

Putting on his tie a low voice came from behind him ”Don forget we have… ” not hearing the rest he turned and watched her yawn.

” the dinner tonight and to pick the gifts ” he said as he picked up his suit jacket.

Her view was hazy, feeling the cool pressure on her head, along with a soothing voice

”I would see you later, rest more ”

”Mm ” rolling on the bed she found a comfortable position.

Walking downstairs, he saw James waiting at the end of the stairs

”Good morning sir ”

”Morning ” with that they walked out of the house and headed over to the black Roll-Royce phantom parked at the front door, on spotting his boss the chauffeur opened the back door.

”Good morning sir ”

”Morning ” he replied as he sat down, closing the door he got into the drivers seat

James hurried over to the front passenger sit, and they set off to the office.

”Sir, this is the contract ” James said as he passed a file over to the back sit.

Looking through through it, he flipped the pages over and over

e the transfer documents ? ” He asked as he flipped to the last page

”Sir they said that since they signed the contract they would send the transfer documents tomorrow ” Rising his head creases formed on his forehead

Seeing this James couldn help but gulp down.

”I would go over to their office immediately sir ”

”no need, I would ask Andrew to go get it ” Setting the document on the leather sit he allowed his tensed muscles to relax.

With that, the rest of the journey was in silence.

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