In all his years of being alive, this was the first time that a woman rejected him. When he was still a sought out bachelor, all women desired to marry him. Any one of them would kill to be her right this instant. But he was flat out rejected.
Dane was wrong about her.
She wasn't the damsel in distress he thought she was. Prisana was a wild cat with claws.
And he wanted the wild cat in his bed. Why? He couldn't sleep with another woman ever since. When he tried to, at the most crucial moment, his erection would falter as he always thought about her. He kept thinking that after fucking her one time then perhaps he could satiate this bothersome lust. That had to be it.
The door swung open and for a moment, his heart leaped a little as he thought his little kitten returned.
"Oh Leo, are you sure we should be doing this here?" a woman's voice asked.
"Relax. There's no one—Oh. Elias, you're here."
Dane saw the devil and what looked to be a different woman compared to the waitress from earlier. Something must have went south with that waitress. The cut at his cheek indicated as much since there wasn't a blemish there earlier. But of course the devil worked fast and he never grew short of seducing other women.
"I was just going to leave."
"What were you doing here? Ah haha perhaps, a rendezvous with a secret lover? Where is she? She left already?"
"None of your business."
"I hold all your secrets so it's somewhat my business."
"It seems like the more your mouth moves, the more the lady beside you is growing tired of waiting."
It was true. The patchy dark blond haired woman frowned as her brows furrowed. She clicked her tongue and narrowed her eyes at Leo.
"Excuse me? Did you completely forget I was here?"
"Yes, but it was only for a moment my sweet. Why don't we give him a private show—Ah."
The blond haired woman pushed him away and stormed out the room.
"Why the long face?" Leo asked, not the least bit dejected that the woman ran away from his clutches.
Dane walked past Leo and into the hallway. The devil didn't stop there. He followed Dane and even fell into step beside him. Eventually he sighed and gave in as the devil wouldn't leave his side until he got answers. At the moment Dane didn't have any friends to confide in so he felt anyone would do to ease his mind's worries.
"Let's say a friend I know proposed marriage to a married woman and he was rejected."
"Hmm okay so...Wait. You did what?"
"It's my friend, not me," Dane growled and Leo nodded.
"Well, what is your silly friend thinking? It's only natural. She's a married woman. Of course he would be rejected."
That silly friend was Dane. Of course he knew she was married. He knew and that was why he felt he couldn't touch her anymore until she was finally his. They both wanted each other. But she was too smart. Prisana knew there were only so many things he could give her. Dane couldn't ever love her but if he could give the world to her just to be his one and only wife, then he would.
He could give her the world. Just not his heart. He was afraid she would end up like everyone he's ever loved.
"But what if she were unhappy and clearly devising crazy plans to escape by herself?"
"Then that's a different story. All women dream of being saved by their dashing knight in shining armor, do they not?"
Dane recalled how independent she was when she vowed she didn't need his help.
"How did your friend go about proposing to her?"
"He told her he wanted to fuck her at every chance they could get..."
"That's why! How crude and unromantic of him to do so. He might as well propose for her to become his mistress!"
"That doesn't sound like a bad idea either."
"The point is, if he has any deep romantic feelings for her then—"
"He doesn't," Dane interrupted him, refusing to tread that territory.
"Then hell, tell your friend to go into a ditch and rot or propose for her to become his mistress."
"A mistress wouldn't be good enough. It would be degrading. She deserves more than that."
To this, Leonardo Duval, neither friend nor enemy, stared at Dane as if he were the hardest puzzle to ever figure out. Regardless he tossed up his hands in the air and even dared to brush past Dane's shoulders as Prisana did so earlier.
"I think I understand why your friend was rejected. He's too goddamn stupid to realize he may actually be in love with her."
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