“so Mr Saltzman, tell me why you married
me when you don’t love me “she asked
I sighed and ran my hand through my hair.
This woman is really something.
“well… I… Uhm” I stuttered.
How do I tell her?
What if she leaves after finding out the
I would be doomed.
“speak up ” she ordered sternly.
“coz I need you and love you ” I lied and
she burst out laughing.
“I truly do love you, I know it sounds
awkward but I love you ” I lied, trying to
“don’t gimme that shit, tell me now ” she
OK she’s not buying it.
“I’ve already told you, it’s because I love
you ” I lied again.
I can’t fall in love with someone like this.
I mean she’s too cheesy and small.
She’s not tall and she’s got dark circles
around her eyes.
Doesn’t she sleep?
“Damon Harris Saltzman ” she yelled my full
I sighed and raised my hand up in a
“well as a successful business man, I can
do anything to maintain my reputation ” I
paused to look at her expression, It was
blank so I continued.
“I got a contract, a very big one but I can
only get it if I’m married ” I blurted out and
her face etched with hurt.
“so you married me, just so you can fool
people that you’re changed and
responsible ” she asked and I slowly
“but why me, why does it has to be me ”
she asked with a tear rolling down her
cheek then many more and she’s crying.
“cause you seem pretty interested in me, I
mean all women are but you seem
different, responsible, upholding and I
knew right away that you’re the good
choice ” I said truthfully.
She sniffed and stood up, coming closer to
“you married me for your own selfish
reasons, you married me to maintain and
uphold your reputation, just for some
contract ” she said, amidst tears.
” and you acted as though you truly loved
me the day you proposed to me, I’m such a
fool to have fallen into your traps, such a
fool ” she cried.
“how could I get the thought that Damon
Saltzman could change for the better, I’m
such a big fool ” she cried and ran out.
It wasn’t my intention to hurt her.
I thought she’d be glad that someone like
me married her, I mean I’ve got the looks,
power, wealth, everything so what more
does she want?
She’s so complicated.
I ran to my room and collapsed on the
floor in tears.
He’s a monster, a selfish monster.
He doesn’t care about anyone as long as
he gets what he wants.
He doesn’t care about anyone’s feelings,
he’d do anything for his own selfish
reasons, for his reputation, for power.
How did I even come to a conclusion that I
could change him?
How did I fall for such a man?
Katharine Eve Pearls, you’re such a gullible
Why am I so unlucky? Why’s my life so
First with my parents and now with my
Yes he’s got the money, fame, power and
all but the love and care I’ve been craving
for isn’t there, it’s still not with me.
I wiped my tears and got off the floor.
Since I’m not needed here, I’ll just leave.
I went to my wardrobe and packed all my
I can live it through all by myself, come
I wiped the tears that couldn’t stop rolling
down my cheeks.
I carried my luggage and went downstairs.
Almost at the door, I heard his selfish
“stop” he said, more like an order.
I froze on my spot and slowly turned to
look at him.
He wore just a singlet, exposing his
He wore a short that reaches just below
His hair was brushed backward and his
left hand on the stair hand rest.
OK why am I checking him out?
He stood there, his ocean blue eyes
peering deep into mine.
I was lost in his world that I forgot all my
No! I can’t be fooled by him again.
I shook my head and came back to reality.
He smirked and gently walked down the
stairs to me.
He stared awkwardly at me, not saying
“Stay here for some time please ” he
blurted out and my eyes almost popped
out of its sockets.
I mean, did I hear properly?
Damon Saltzman, begging? That’s a first
and I feel honoured.
Quit it, you don’t have to be honoured
cause he’s begging, he deserve to be on
his knees begging.
I was so angry, so hurt.
It hurts to know that you’re not needed,
that you’re being used and nothing more.
I wanted to slap him, hit him, yell at him
but I couldn’t.
I couldn’t bring myself to do it.
And why’s that?
Cause I love him, I f—–g love him.
I love this selfish monster, Damon Harris
“please ” he said again and I sniffed.
” and why should I stay” I managed to ask,
my voice barely a whisper.
He looked at me hesitantly for a while and
“cause the contract hasn’t been finalized
yet and if you leave, I’ll loose it ” he blurted
“we can change this to some kind of
contract between us too ” he said and I
arched an eyebrow.
“I mean I can pay you when we’re done
with it all ” he blurted out.
I’m really nothing more to him, he sees me
as nothing but a means to uphold his
Cut the crap, I’m leaving and won’t fall for
his traps again.
He can lose the contract for all I care.
I wiped my tears with anger and looked
up at him straight in the eyes.
The anger in me melted completely when
my amber eyes met with his ocean blue
I forgot all I wanted to say and didn’t
know when I nodded “yes”.
He smiled and went back upstairs.
What the f–k? Did I just agree to stay and
OK Katharine Eve Pearls.
Why am I not able to be hard on him? Why
am I so soft?
Now I have to live with him, not as a wife
but as a piece of trash to win a contract.
And when he’s done with me, he’ll throw
me out of his life for good.
The sooner I learn to forget my feelings for
him, the better for me.
Now is time to start a whole new life.
A life of pretence.
I would be able to do this much for my
At least he’ll be happy.
I just hope everything goes well.