“Calm down Bella Stop the car this instant and pull over,” Ethan urged, his voice filled with concern, trying to soothe the turmoil on the other end of the line. He could hear her choking breaths and shivers of distress.
“Have you pulled over?” He asked.
With a trembling voice, Bella finally replied, “Yes, I’ve pulled over. Her words carried the weight of her emotional turmoil.
The child they had lost was a lingering regret that had cast a long shadow over their lives. Ethan couldn’t help but think. about that fateful night, the night they had fought bitterly. After their heated argument, he had angrily instructed her to leave him alone. In her upset state, she had stormed out without revealing her secret – she was pregnant with his pup. Tragically, she got into an accident, leading to the loss of their unborn child.
Ethan sighed, the weight of that memory a heavy burden on his shoulders. “I’m sorry,” he whispered softly, his voice laced with remorse. “Where are you, Bella?” he inquired, genuine concern evident in his words.
Bell, on the other end of the line, couldn’t help but feel a small surge of triumph. This was one aspect of their complex relationship that had always worked to her advantage Ethan had always carried the blame for the accident and the miscarriage, endlessly torturing himself with guilt. Bringing it up was her way of maintaining control, guilt-tripping him whenever she saw fit.
But lately. her position in their marriage had been threatened. Ethan’s long hours at the office, his late nights, and his increasing emotional distance had left her feeling neglected. She had grown accustomed to a life of luxury, indulging in shopping sprees and attending high-profile functions as the Luna and the wife of one of the city’s most influential men.. However, the previous night, Ethan had turned her away, leaving her feeling vulnerable and exposed.
She knew she needed to play her cards right, to ensure that Ethan never forgot the role he played in their tragedy. It was her trump card, the one thing she could always use to manipulate him to her advantage.
“Come to… that place,” Bella said, her voice softening as she made her request. Ethan immediately understood what place she meant the site of her accident.
“Stay there. I’ll be there right away. Ethan responded with urgency, his feelings for Bella, no matter how complex, overriding any resentment or frustration he might have felt. He couldn’t bear the thought of her getting hurt.
Ethan signaled to Axel, the ever-efficient assistant who had been accompanying him throughout the evening. “Something came up. I need to leave,” he explained to the group of business representatives and guests, not sparing them another glance. Without waiting for their reaction, he exited the VIP section, leaving the group to exchange puzzled looks and whispered.
“Well, that’s him – Ethan of Tesco Empire,” one of them remarked with a sigh, their surprise at his abrupt departure evident. While Ethan was known for his business focus, his influence, and his tendency to walk out on important meetings left them somewhat bewildered. Nevertheless, they recognized that they needed his input and his financial support for their endeavors.
Back in his car, Ethan wasted no time, speeding toward the location that held painful memories for both him and Bella. Axel, with his usual efficiency, took charge of the discussion that Ethan had left behind, ensuring that business meeting Continued smoothly, even in his absence.
As Ethan drove closer to the desolate location, he spotted Bella’s vehicle in the distance. The road stretched out in eerie Isolation and as he approached, his thoughts couldn’t help but drift back to that traumatic night the night when Bella. must have been left there, unconscious and fighting for her life for hours. His hands clenched tightly on the steering wheel. and guilt gruwed at his heart.
He knew it was his fault, no matter how he tried to rationalize it. One of the many individuals he had crossed paths with, one had likely wronged in his relentless climb to success, had chosen to exact revenge by targeting Bella. They had taken out jeir anger and quest for revenge on her. They had paid with their lives but the damage had already been done. Ethan knew that he could never fully make it up to Bella for the pain and suffering she had endured because of him.
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“You’re tired of me, right?” Bella’s voice trembled as she confronted the growing distance between her and Ethan. The phone conversations were the worst, filled with impatience as if he couldn’t wait to end the calls. She sensed his detachment, the subtle hints that their connection was slipping away. If he wouldn’t stay with her out of love, then she’d find another way, and guilt seemed like it would suffice
“Do you think it would have been a girl or a boy?” Bella’s question long in the air, heavy with sorrow. Ethan sighed, his heart aching at the unanswerable question. The loss they had suffered had left a void one they could never fill.
Suddenly, Bella switched into full acting mode, crumbling to the floor in a torrent of tears. Ethan reached out, pulling her close as she buried her face in his chest. He sighed, his fingers sofily stroking her face, providing comfort amidst the turmoil of emotions
“Bella, let’s go home, he whispered gently, leading her by the hand to his car and settling her inside. He then went over to the car she had driven, locking it securely. A text message was sent to Axel with the car’s location, instructing him to have someone pick it up
Returning to his own car. Ethan started the engine, and the two of them sat in silence as he navigated through the empty. silent streets. The streetlights cast intermittent shadows on his profile, his face etched in seriousness. Bella couldn’t help but steal glances at him. She had made him worry, and deep within herself, she found a peculiar satisfaction. Having Ethan’s attention and concern was all she truly wanted.
Ethan had become a more demure version of himself, succumbing to the guilt that had plagued him since the accident. Bella’s tactic of guilt-tripping him had worked wonders. He was now an attentive, caring husband who had even held her while she cried. Her eyes grew heavy with sleep as she watched hirm drive them home.
Pulling into the driveway of their stately home, Ethan glanced at his slumbering wife Gently, he exited the car and moved over to her side, carefully lifting her into his arms. Bella rested peacefully in his warm embrace, her face buried into his chest. It was late at night, and only the butler, James, remained awake to welcome his master
As they ascended the stairs, James led the way to their bedroom and opened the door, murmuring a quiet, “Good night.” before leaving them to their privacy.
Ethan tenderly placed Bella onto the bed, ensuring she was comfortably cocooned beneath the blankets. Just as he was about to withdraw, she seized his arm with a longing gleam in her eyes
“Ethan,” she whispered his name, desire evident in her voice. She sat up, pulling him closer, and their lips met in a fiery kiss. The room seemed to hum with electricity as Ethan, succumbing to the irresistible allure of his wife, took charge, their mouths melding with unbridled passion.
Despite the intensity of their longing, a subtle pang of guilt coursed through Ethan’s mind. He tried to shake off those thoughts as Bella skillfully undid the buttons of his shirt.
“Bella,” he groaned heavily, torn between desire and the weight of their complex history.
“I want you,” Bella confessed breathlessly.
“Tve missed you Erhan
With a groan Ethan shrugged off his shirt joining her on the bed.
The next morning. Hella moved gracefully around her opulent oflice, a contented hum escaping her lips. Her fingertips brushed over a delicate vase of fresh lilies, their fragrance permeating the room. She recalled the previous night with a Impering andle that radiated satisfaction
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