“Not sure yet!” Luciano firmly answered back, “Cassie needs to do a test soon.”
“How about you do one now?” Nicolas continued, “I’d like to know!”
Laughing Gabriella shook her head and held tighter onto her husband’s hand, “Nicolas, this is between Cassidy and Luciano. They’ll tell us when they’re ready, don’t push them.” She glanced down at her husband with a warm smile, “I’d like some privacy with my husband now.”
Smirking Michaelangelo pulled her down by her hand and pressed a kiss to her temple, “Yes boys, get out of here.” He averted his eyes to Cassidy who was still blushing darkly, “I’m glad my son has met you, Cassie.”
That alone made her heart skip a beat. Michaelangelo accepted her as well! She heard Luciano snicker next to her but she ignored it. He might think it’s not a big deal but it was to her. If Michaelangelo accepted her it meant she was really part of their family. A warm, loving family – something she always wanted to have.
“Thanks.” She whispered flashing him a small smile.
Luciano placed his hand on her lower back and carefully leaded her out of the room. Nicolas slung his arm over Daniele’s shoulder and turned to look at both Luciano and Cassidy.
“So what happens now?” He asked confusing them both, “Will Cassidy still work as your secretary even when she is pregnant?”
Daniele seemed interested in that as well because his eyes suddenly lit up. He narrowed his eyes on Cassidy who suddenly seemed highly uncomfortable with the subject. A few hours ago she got angry with Luciano for bringing this subject up now everyone was talking about it on and on. It was not a subject she could overlook anymore.
“First we need to make sure if she even is pregnant, we’ll go from there.” Luciano looked down at his girlfriend, “If you excuse us, we also need some privacy.”
“See you at the office tomorrow!” Nicolas called after them and walked out together with Daniele, “So I guess it’s just you and me, brother. We’re losing Luciano to a curvy brunette.”
Chuckling Daniele shook his head while his eyes shone with amusement, “What do you mean you and me?” He asked not even hiding the sarcasm in his tone, “You always have a busy schedule with your women as well. There is just me, brother.”
Shrugging his shoulders Nicolas pretended not to hear Daniele. He indeed dated a lot of women and was always engaged in matters but unlike Luciano he didn’t love them. Luciano would start building a life with Cassidy, he would probably move out of the mansion. He and Daniele both were not even close to having such an intense relationship. He was struggling to have one woman at the time, while Daniele was trying to get his self-respect back by sleeping around. They were both not even close to what Luciano had.
Cassidy got off her chair and stalked through the spacious office, going straight to the printers to get the memo she typed out a minute ago. Smiling she read through the quick memo, double checking it. Luciano was a perfectionist and as his girlfriend/secretary she wanted to perform at her best, even though there was nothing wrong with her self-confidence on that area. She knew she was a very capable secretary. Her smile widened at hearing the door open and close, thinking it was Luciano who got back from his lunch.
“Back already Mr. Gavino? I missed-“
Her mouth dropped to the floor when she met green mocking eyes. Clutching the paper in her hand she tried to get her nerves under control. It had been a while since she trembled like a leaf. Inhaling sharply she unconsciously stepped back, bumping onto the printer which made the air leave her lungs. The man across her was enjoying the scene with whole his heart, which only caused her to blush darker.
“Good afternoon, sweetheart.”
Pressing her lips tightly together she tried to walk past him, and quickly stood behind her desk as if to shield herself from him. She needed the distance, and a desk between them was good enough. Her hand was lingering around the telephone, as if it would protect her life against the man across her.
“Cassie! You never guess what just happened.” Luciano strolled casually into the office and wrapped his arms around his girlfriend not even noticing the other person in the room because he claimed his girlfriend’s lips for a hot kiss, “I found out where Adrianna is staying. We’re getting the trust fund back without Daniele making a scene.” He cupped her face and then noticed the scared look in her eyes, “What’s going on?”
|Katie Cassidy||as Cassidy|
|Joshua Bowman||as Luciano|