Chapter-37: Beginning of an end

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"It's too short." Antonio said and shook his head, a look of pure disdain on his face. Then like a light bulb lit up in his mind, his expression changed instantly. A sinister smile crawled its way on his mouth.

I groaned.

"But you can wear it for me though." He said and winked at me. My jaw dropped open at those words. Deep red blush creeped on my cheeks and I shook my head as I looked away from him.

"We are going to a club, for heaven's sake!!" I said and stormed into the trial room.

I was looking around the store for another dress when one dress caught my attention. I held that dress in front of me then thought about trying it. My lips curved into a devilish smile.

We were in Greece and Antonio said he wanted to meet his 'friend' and his 'friend' was the owner of some club and apparently I had no dress which was suitable for the club. So we were shopping for my dress.

"Are you done?" Antonio's irritated voice snapped me to present.

"Yeah, just a minute." I said and looked at the mirror and smirked.

Not bad. Tonight would be fun.

I quickly took off the dress and put on my old clothes. I walked out of the room, towards the cashier and could feel him following me and muttering something under his breath. I just rolled my eyes.

"I'll take this one." I said, handing my dress to the cashier. I turned around facing Antonio who had this adorable scowl on his face.

I smiled inwardly.

He gave his credit card before I could protest and glared at me with the knowing look in his eyes. I raised my hands in 'I surrender' manner.

"Here ya' go." The cashier said handing me the bag which had my dress. I smiled at her. I and Antonio walked out of the store, hand in hand.

"So tell me again; why are we going to that club?" I asked him.

"The person who owns that club owes me big and he might help us. Moreover he is a good friend of mine." He said and opened the passenger door for me. I got in and waited for him to get in.

"What about Valentino and Tristan?" I queried.

"They are doing well. Jax and Natalie are still in Paris; you don't have to worry about them." He said and started the car.

"I didn't know you had invested in the hotel business also." I said.

"Well there are so many things you don't know about me." Antonio said and glanced at me.

Ouch.

I looked at him and opened my mouth to say something but before I could say anything he said.

"But we'll know each other gradually."

He stopped the car in front of the hotel. I quickly got out of the car while Antonio was taking out the shopping bags from the trunk. Then he gave the keys of the car to the valet and we walked into the hotel. Our suitcases were already in the penthouse.

I just entered into the hotel when I froze; mesmerized by the beauty of it. The ambience was peaceful and soothing, no buzzing of people, melodious jazz music could be heard from every corner, the whole lounging area and reception was bathed in whitish yellow light, heavily carpeted floors.

"Wow." I whispered.

"Huh. I know." Antonio said with a smirk.

I rolled my eyes.

Way to ruin a moment.

"Oh hello, Mr.Favero." said a petite lady in her late forties. She had red hair neatly tucked into a tight bun and formal skirt and blouse was making her look like some school's principal.

She came forward and smiled at me.

"Your penthouse is ready." She said, giving him the key cards.

Antonio thanked her and we started walking towards the elevator.

"This hotel is a real beauty." I said as we were boarding the elevator.

He nodded and wrapped his arms around my waist pulling me to him. I smiled at his gesture.

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"It's time to go Maria." Antonio yelled.

"Coming!!" I replied as I applied the last stroke of mascara. I looked at the full length mirror in the bathroom and smiled.

My dress was simple yet sexy. It was a black short dress, it reached my mid thighs; it had a 'V' neckline. The dress was made of a shimmery material. It looked hot with my black strappy heels and long rope like earrings. Kohl and winged eyeliner with smokey eyes were making my eyes pop. I smiled like a Cheshire cat and walked out of the bathroom.

I was looking hot.

I winked at myself and walked out of the bathroom.

I saw Antonio who was standing with his back towards my front, typing something in his phone. I cleared my throat.

"Let's go." I said and he turned around.

His expression was priceless.

He was literally gaping at me, it was like his eyes were about to pop out of his sockets and his jaw was hanging open.

"You look... You look amazing." He stuttered.

Antonio Favero stuttered!!! Go figure.

"You look handsome too."I said, staring at him, he was wearing black T-shirt with a brown leather jacket with jeans and biker boots.

Woah!

"Come on let's go now" he said and I nodded and started walking towards the door.

I turned my head to look at him but he was staring at my backside. I smirked and cleared my throat; he looked at me. I raised my eyebrows and he just shook his head.

The car was already there at the entrance of the hotel. Valet opened the passenger door for me, I thanked him and got into the car. Antonio started the car and we accelerated our way towards the club.

I hope we can find some clue there, I thought.

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Thanks for reading. And u might wanna know that you'll be shell shocked in next chap. :D.

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-Tani

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