“There was another choice, you could have told me.”
She almost busted out laughing, but the look on his face was a serious one and her face straightened and she took a sit on the couch, “There was no way I was going to do that.”
She ran a quick hand through her hair, “First off, I didn’t know who you were or what you would have done if I told you. Also, you knew I was a thief, called me that and everyone knows CEOs don’t roll with thieves.”
“You could have told me you were pregnant and stole that diamond necklace because you didn’t have a choice but you were prideful and you chose to seduce me and steal my Rolex instead.”
“That sounded like the best choice then, but having it said out loud makes me understand that it wasn’t,” she groaned and buried her face in her palms.
This was one of the reasons she never thought about the past, they always made her feel like absolute shit, “Maybe I should have trusted you, but you were just another stranger I had no intention of running into again and I made my choice, I have not been one to make the best decision in desperate times.” her eyes lowered to her stomach.
Cainan had been almost unpredictable since she met him, everything about him was complex and hard to tell. Those two words he just uttered added to the unpredictability of the man called Cainan Inferno and she couldn’t wrap her brain around what exactly those words meant or what he was understanding.
“So what are you going to do about our agreement? I will understand if your choice now is to terminate and respect it.” It would suck but she would have no other choice but to respect it.
The only thing he did in the next few minutes that went by was pull his hands out of his pocket as he remained silent and merely watched her.
He strolled towards the couch, only stopping when he got over to her and silently sat beside her, “We had a year’s agreement and this pregnancy changes everything and though now thinking about it, I should have known you were pregnant with your weird combination of food and your bizarre cravings.”
She pressed her lips and silence the protest she wanted to give.
He continued, “You are going to soon start showing and the world will want to know who the father is and we need to figure out what to do.”
Hearing him still use “we” in a sentence made her heart grow in her chest and skyrocketed her mood to a much positive state, still she remained silent and let him speak.
“Your pregnancy would open door to a lot of speculations and once the world finds out that I’m not the father, they will dig out Dennis as well as the past you desperately wanted to leave behind. It will not be a pretty sight and neither would I want to have my name ruined or tarnished by being the CEO who mingled with thieves.”
He was right there were a lot was at stake and his points were reasonable, and for once she wanted to think about what was best for him.
She wanted him back this past week but now she realised she had been selfish for ever wanting that.
She nodded briefly and her eyes blurred up behind her glasses, but she blinked them back. “I understand, it’s best you walk away from the disaster that will unfold, that’s the most logical thing to do Cainan.”
He nodded and then chuckled, “I agree, but I stopped following “logic” the day you ran into my office. If I did, I would have handed you over to the police instead of helping you hide from them.”
She raised a brow, “What do you suggest we do then?” She asked before quickly adding, “I am not getting rid of this baby.”
“I’m not going to ask you to, however, if this is ever going to work, then you are going to acknowledge me as his father.” he firmly stated.
“You heard me.”
“But you’re not.”
“Then why would you ask that?”
He laced his hand in hers and her body jolted in response and she knew he felt it too, but he didn’t let go as he spoke, “Because just like you many weeks ago, I have no other choice.”
She couldn’t let him do this because it was crazy.
She rose to her feet and moved away from him, trying to keep a sane distance between them because his words coupled with the way he was treating her felt strange to her.
She rubbed her forehead profusely, “You do, you could walk away and save yourself now and I will be fine and I will understand.”
He glanced at her and their gaze locked and there was a level of sincerity in them, “If I save myself, who’s going to save you?”
A tear almost fell but she held it back and forced herself to look away, this was going to end badly. Any reasonable person would choose to run but Cainan was choosing the opposite, risking his reputation and name and she didn’t know why.
Playing the role of a parent wasn’t a game and acknowledging him as the father meant he would be in her life as long as the baby lived even after the agreement ended. That was what Cainan was proposing and she had to ask herself if that was what she really wanted.
The only other option on the table was to end the agreement here and now choosing that felt wrong and all her being rebelled against it even when it was a selfless choice.
She was not a selfless person, she was selfish.
She had never been a good person, so why start now?
She pressed her lips into a thin line before nodding, “Fine, I accept.”
He rose to his feet and walked to her, he softly stroked her hair and softly kissing her there. “I made dinner,” he said and moved away to the kitchen.