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His Purchased Wife novel Chapter 18

He held my face in his hands, his thumbs caressing my cheek lovingly. "I want you to be ready for everything, every kind of situation to be with me, love...I am not saying that I won't be able to give you this lavish lifestyle ever. I will, I promise but it won't happen anytime soon. I have plans, it's just that it will take time…"

And he always does that as well. I feel ashamed after he shows his soft side or I say the meaning behind his harsh words. I mean I know that my dad is a billionaire and I might not know what it takes to earn money but still I never took anything for granted. I mean last year I wanted to go to the Maldives for vacation but dad denied me his private plane because it went for servicing and I didn't get angry instead I hired a chartered plane. If I could understand Dad's problems then I could understand Gabe's as well.

"I understand Gabe…"

He patted my cheek as we started walking towards the main door. "Aurora, I know my words could hurt you but after we get married I want you to quit your designing and help me in my restaurant."

And I was stunned. "Huh!" My eyes broadened hearing him. "Gabe, what would I be doing in your restaurant?" I asked him, not able to believe his words.

"I don't know, you can't chop vegetables as I am sure you didn't know and I don't want you to chop your fingers."

I grimaced when he said chop your fingers, I was looking at him expectantly. "But you can wash dishes…"

My throat swelled up hearing him. He wants me to give up on my dream of jewellery designing and do dishes in his restaurant. I was bewildered by his thought process.

"Gabe, I have plans for a jewellery business…" I told him, gazing into his eyes.

He chuckled. "Oh, Aurora!" He held my face in his hands and placed a soft kiss on my forehead, stared into my eyes. "Darling, I love you but you need to know the harsh truth about yourself. You stand no chance in the business world and, you can do anything because of your dad's contacts and money but love, I can't afford all this and at the end of the day, you will be dependent on me. Think about it." Saying that he leaned to kiss me and I turned my head away a little.

"Mrs Dolan might come." I cleared my throat and forced a smile. He squeezed my hand affectionately, caressing my face with another hand while looking at my face warmly.

"I just want you to be with me, every second of the day." Again I maintained the smile but inwardly I was near to tears. He finally walked out of the house giving me the one last smile before sitting In his car and drove away. Finally, I left the sob I was holding. His words become the axis of my thoughts.

Was he saying the truth? do I not have an identity of my own? I glanced at my perfectly manicured hand and imagined them washing dishes in Gabe's restaurant. My eyes widened in horror.

When I turned around I gasped seeing dad standing there. "Aurora…"

I pinched my lips and tried to walk away but he stopped me. "Darling you look hurt, did he do something?" He asked me.

Tears pricked in my eyes, I wanted to hug him just like I used to do when I was a child and someone or something hurt me but remembering Gabe's words of me being Daddy's little girl stopped me from doing so.


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