The Billionaire(9)

By: Jordan Silver



I think maybe I'll pick her up from school, give her the good news. Maybe I'll start taking her to my office after school starting today. Why wait? I looked back at the little house she shared with that ogre and was suddenly struck by a thought. Since meeting my Blossom I've been acting totally out of the ordinary, what was one more thing?

I picked up my car phone as soon as I was seated. "Agnes please, it's Gideon Thorpe."

"Gideon so nice to hear from you, what can I do for you?"

"I need to look at mansions sometime today."





Chapter 5



Gideon



I spent the better part of the morning looking at homes with Ashley in mind. That meeting with her father had done more than left a bad taste in my mouth, it had left me feeling unsettled like there was something I was missing. It was one thing to get reports and guess at what they meant behind the scenes and quite another to see the reality first hand. I didn’t know exactly what the fuck I had walked into here but my gut was telling me to get my shit together. I’m a very possessive beast by nature and in all my dealings, all my acquisitions to date, none had ever come close to her. In one moment I had seen her and been ensnared now she consumes my every fucking thought. She’s little more than a baby and she had that kind of power over one of the most powerful men in the city. Life truly is stranger than fiction.

This was a delicate situation no doubt. I will have to tread carefully but some way some how I was getting her away from him. It was by the third house viewing that I had the idea that maybe I should bring my Blossom along with me on this house hunt. It was for her after all and she should have some say, in fact she should have all the say. I’d gotten the feeling from her cold fish of a dad that she didn’t have much of a say in anything in her life so far. All of that was about to change.

“Listen Agnes I think I might’ve jumped the gun on this one.” Ever the professional she didn’t bat a lash at the thought of losing a sale. Though I’m sure as a businessman who understands that time is money the prospect of losing such a lucrative deal after spending hours going from place to place couldn’t be too palatable. “There’s someone else who needs to be here, I’ve seen some places that I really like but I think we’ll reschedule for a time when she can be here to make the final choice.”

“Of course Mr. Thorpe I understand; and will you be needing me to reschedule or will you choose a time and place?” We headed back to our cars while I looked back over my shoulder at this last place, not bad, not bad at all. I could see her in a place like this. “Why don’t I give you a call when it’s convenient?” She nodded her assent and I split off and headed for the limo to head back to the office. I had a lot of work on my desk to take care of, some of it I’d left unattended because I’d been too preoccupied. Now that I’d start the ball rolling I could relax and breathe a little easier. Soon I will start my courtship, fuck I’ve never courted anyone in my life. Too fucking jaded even at a young age. I’m sure I’d figure it out. With her it seems all I have to do is go with the gut. And my gut was telling me to spoil the fuck out of her.





At lunchtime I made my excuses and headed for her tree, today I will be bringing her lunch.

I didn't even want to think about why she hadn’t been eating anything the last time I saw her. If I found out his neglect went farther than just being careless with her feelings, like he was abusing her in any way, I will put a fucking hurting on him the likes of which this town has never seen. I clenched my fists at the thought of her being hurt. Put it away Gideon don’t go borrowing trouble.

I watched her for a few seconds before exiting the car, so beautiful, so innocent. It was amazing that she could be this, after dealing with what she must've been dealing with behind closed doors her whole life.

She looked around as if sensing my eyes on her and it made me smile. Yes, I wanted her as attuned to me as I was becoming to her.

I climbed out of the car after telling my driver to stay seated. In my hands were her lunch and a bunch of flowers. They were a chaotic blend of beauty in shapes and color that reminded me of her. No boring roses for my girl, they weren't exotic enough, her lips alone called for more.

"Gideon..."

She jumped off the table where she’d been sitting reading one of her classics and ran to me. She did this as if she had been doing it for a long time, so natural. On her face was the widest, brightest smile and it went right through me. Damn she packed a punch.

I caught her to me and kissed her brow while running my hand softly through her hair.

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