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Long Business Trip

By Isa Adam

Copyright@2018 by Isa Adam

Smashwords Edition

This book is a work of fiction and any resemblance to persons, living or dead, or places, events or locales is purely coincidental.

It is intended only for adults over the age of 18 and all characters are represented as 18 or over.

The day had been a successful one though from the look on the young woman's face, you couldn’t ever tell. She looked completely distraught as if she hadn't just closed the biggest deal in her life. The kind of deal that could mean great things for her in her career. She was easy to spot sulking among the overjoyed crowd being one of the only woman and a head taller than even most of the men. She dragged her feet along feeling upset at having to be part of this celebration when she clearly wasn't in the mood to celebrate. She looked odd in the crowd with her eyes glued to the ground as if it were the most interesting thing in the room.

"Miss Mathews," she heard her boss call to her and looked up instantly. Suppressing the urge to roll her eyes at her own reaction, she turned delicately to face him.

"Yes, sir," she replied forcing a smile on her face. It was a terrible attempt and instead of a smile, she ended up with a weird pained look on her face but either her boss didn't notice or didn't care at all. His expression remained the usual passive one that he always wore when he was addressing an employee.

"That was a good job out there today. You made some smart moves without which the deal would never have been possible. Congratulations Lilly," his manner was as usual cold and distant. He wasn't giving her that bored look of his so she could tell that he was in fact impressed by her work. The fact that he'd used her first name would have gotten her excited a few weeks ago but nothing seemed to be doing the trick since she left home.

"Thank you sir," she replied meekly. Without another word, her boss turned and left her standing there like a fool. That also was a good sign for any of his colleagues. Usually he would deliver some scathing remark that could turn your day into a particularly bad one. Something like this would have been enough to make her call her fiancé. It was a big deal when her boss did something like that. However, seeing as they weren't talking, she fought the urge.

If she were in one of her usual moods, Lilly would have been making a giant fool of herself by jumping up and down. Words like that form her boss were hard to come by and the fact that he had indeed given her meant there was a good future for her in his company. In all honesty, Lilly couldn't wait for the time when that came. It would probably be one of the best days in her life. Of course she didn't expect it to top her wedding.

The thought of the wedding plunged her into a deep depression. Why on earth did she think that Alex would still want to marry her after that argument they'd had only a few weeks before? They had not said anything to each other once she'd stepped into that plane so Lilly had no way of knowing if they were still together or broken up. So many times she was faced with the temptation of picking up her phone and calling him but fought against the desire. That would only be admitting that she had been wrong. Something that Lilly would never do as long as her pride was intact because this time Lilly was sure shed been right. It wasn't like she'd asked him for something so unreasonable that it would have messed up their whole dynamic.

Lilly found herself back in her room again. She threw herself on top of the mattress and broke into sobs. This was how she would spend her time when she was done with meetings and conferences. It was a shame when all her other colleagues had time to enjoy themselves for free. Who wouldn't when they'd gotten to come for a trip to a place as beautiful as Hawaii. She would have had the best time if she wasn't still shaken up by their argument. Now every time she tried to do something all she could think of was what it would feel like to do it with Alex. However, every second Lilly spend away from Alex felt like a burden. It was always a wonder that she could meet all those people without breaking down every five minutes. He'd turned her into a big mess. At the thought, she suddenly felt a deep hatred for Alex that soon disappeared and turned into love. Even when he had wronged her, her feelings for him didn't change.

Lilly turned on her back and gazed at the ceiling. Every day she would replay the same events in her head wondering where she went wrong. She had had said some pretty nasty things to him as he had also done to her but that had only been because they were both angry. Lilly had felt hurt that Alex wasn't ready to support her when she had come across a great opportunity to further her career. Every year, a few people were chosen for this particular trip by her boss. Usually the best of his employees were chosen to go prove themselves and what they could do. All those who Lilly had known to have gotten the opportunity had turned into an instant success after that. Lilly had never considered herself to be one of the best until he had personally given her the opportunity. If she played her cards right, she could go places after this trip. Places she had never thought herself capable of reaching before.

Alex, however, hadn't seen it the same way. He saw it instead as a threat to their relationship. It wasn't fair when she had supported him through every decision he made at work. She'd even let him push off their wedding dates as much as he wanted without a single complaint. To her, the wedding was only a day's affair after all and they had the rest of their lives to love each other. A single piece of paper wouldn't change a thing so it hadn't mattered to her that they were not yet married. As long as she could still be with Alex, everything was all right.

When Lilly had gotten chosen for this trip, she didn't think that Alex would mind putting off the wedding for her. He'd done to numerous times after all while Lilly herself had stood by him when he did. She had never asked him for anything so she didn't expect this to be too hard for him. However, she was more than surprised when he went into a mad rage. She just didn't get the double standards. When he did it, it was okay but when she decided to do it, it was a whole new ting altogether. Being as stubborn as she was, Lilly chose not to back out of the fight. Looking back on the incident, it would probably have been a better idea to let things cool off before pursuing the matter. However, Lily just wasn't one to let things go. Especially when it was something as important to her as this trip. They ended up having a terrible argument mostly about the direction their relationship was headed. Afterwards, Lilly packed up a few things and left for her trip determined not to let him hold her back. They had never said anything to each other after that. It pained her that he didn't even give her a call to apologize for all the things he'd said to her. Maybe this was really the end of the relationship. The thought hurt her deeply but what else could she have done.

Lilly must have fallen asleep after a few minutes of crying. She woke up abruptly when she heard the knock sounding on her door. If she had to guess, it was probably Michael on the other side. He'd picked up on her mood long ago and was trying to take advantage by using her vulnerability against her. He'd been asking her out for a while now but Lilly was smart enough to turn him down. She knew too many women who had succumbed to his charms and had paid dearly for it. She wasn't stupid enough to let herself be one of them.

Lilly would have chosen to ignore the knocking if it wasn't so loud. She dragged herself out of bed and headed toward he closed door. She wasn't in the mood to talk to anyone but one thing she knew was that Michael never gave up. If she ignored him now, he would keep coming back until she talked to him. She placed her hand on the door knob and closing her eyes twisted it open.

"Hi," her eyes were wide open at the sound of his voice. There was Alex standing in front of her and looking like he'd just gotten here. He had a small bag in his hand and looked exhausted if the tousled hair was anything to go by.

"Alex?" she asked. She had a feeling she was seeing things. That was until he pulled her close and kissed her and Lilly knew that it could be no one else but Alex. No one could have ever kissed her like that. Coming back to her senses, she found the strength to push him away.

"What are you doing here?" Her tone must have hurt him because he looked at her like he'd been stung. Lilly was left at a loss on what to do. She wanted so much to pull him to her and kiss her but she knew they had important things to talk about. He was going to have to apologize before she took him back.

"I came to talk to you," he replied. He looked nervous with his fingers running through his hair. Her eyes followed the movement and for a moment she wished they were her fingers in his hair. She made a fist to stop her herself from touching him.

"A call would have been enough," she replied coldly.

"I thought it would have been better if I said this to your face," he replied shyly. She had never seen him looking anything less than confident so it was a shock to see his hands shaking slightly.

"Then say it," she replied her hands folding over her chest. She leaned against the door. She could tell the position made him uncomfortable from the expression on his face. It must have been a whole five minutes before he finally started to talk. By then Lilly felt like she was going to break down and cry.

"I'm sorry," he said looking at her hopefully.

"Is that all you came here to say? After what you put me through?" she asked her voice heavy with emotion. She'd though he'd have much more after what had happened between them.

"That's not it," he said before she could presume with her yelling. “I want us to get married today."

"What?" nothing Alex said made sense to her. She was just about to protest when she saw a few of their friends appear next to him.

"I got the witnesses and the preacher," he explained," I know I wasn't fair to you and I regret it because you've always been there for me. You never complain and I should have at least acknowledged that. All I want is for us to get married because I want to spend the rest of my life with you."

Lilly found herself nodding her head. She bit her lips to stop the tears from falling down her face. Alex was excited and couldn't resist the chance to wrap his arms around her. Lilly and Alex got married right there in her room. It wasn't much but she was grateful even though it wasn't the what she had wanted. She was wearing a hotel robe and her hair was a tangled mess. A far cry from the wedding dress that she'd always dreamed of getting. She wasn't getting married in a church like she'd wanted to and there weren't as much guests. Alex on the other hand was tired and yawning. He didn't look any better than she did. However, Lilly had come to accept that it wasn't such small things that mattered. As long as she got to be with him, nothing else mattered. They shared a glass of wine with their friends after exchanging their vows. You could have never guessed from the look on anyone's faces that the bride was still in her robe and that the groom was tired from a flight.

Afterward, their friends left the newlyweds to enjoy their time together. They were happy for them moving on from what had just happened. Everyone one had always considered the two of them to be their favorite couple and it had scared them when they fought.

"I guess it's time to consummate the marriage," Lilly found herself joking when they were alone. None of them looked up to the task but the fire in their eyes was undeniable. He pushed her to the wall before bending over to take her lips in his. Her hands ran through his hair as they kissed. He hoisted her up and her legs wrapped around his waist instinctively. He carried her to the bed where he threw her. Her robe fell open to reveal her naked body.

Alex's tongue ran over her cheekbone down to her neck where he bit her soft skin. She moaned as he tongue burned into her skin. Lilly couldn't take the waiting anymore and begged him to stop with the torture. In response to her please, he positioned himself between her legs and slid in. Her back arched of the mattress. He trust into her gently. Her body wrapped around his like a vine driving him deeper into her tight walls.

He thrust into her a few more times before they came together with a loud scream. Alex rolled off her and lay next to her. For a moment, neither of them said a word. All that could be heard was the sound of their heavy breathing. Lilly lay her head on his chest and he started to play with her hair.

"I love you," she said feeling him going to sleep. This wasn't the idea wedding but while they were here, Lilly could think of a few things she would have loved to do with her husband. They were in one of the most beautiful places in the worlds after all.

The End

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