Chapter 3

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Robyn

Today was the day I was meeting Sven and his father for the first time and I was a nervous wreck.

No matter how much I tried to get my point across to my father that I wasn't ready for this, he completely ignored everything I said and stuck to his word. I even tried speaking to my mom but she's like a zombie when it comes to him. It broke me down even more seeing Renny sad all the time. But of course our feelings, especially hers didn't matter at this point. I haven't even told Yasmin what was going on, simply because I still couldn't believe that it was happening myself. Yasmin and even my teachers could tell that something was wrong but there was no way I could let them know. Hopefully I'll find the courage to tell her before the wedding which is in exactly 3 weeks. I know it'll hurt her if I don't say anything at all.

"Are you ready?," my father asked as we rode to Sven's fathers home. I continued looking out of the window as I fought the tears that were itching to fall down.

"What do you think?"

"Robyn!," my mother gasped.

"Robyn Sarina Elizabeth Santino I suggest you cut the attitude now before we get to this mans house. You will not embarrass me or your family with your bratty and childish ways, do you understand?"

I stayed silent as I turned to look at him. I wanted to see if he had any remorse or sympathy for me but all I saw was emptiness.

"I said, do you understand?," he grabbed my face tightly to the point where I could feel his nails digging in my skin.

"Yes!"

He snatched his hand away, scratching me in the process. I screamed in pain and held my face.

"Robert! What did you do? Look at her face!," my mother rushed to my side.

"It was an accident," he said nonchalantly, "Fix that quick, we're almost there."

Without another word, my mother took her makeup bag out her purse and quickly applied it on my face. She put a mirror in my face and I could honestly say she did a good job covering it up but nothing could cover up how I felt right now. Everything was going from bad to worse fast. I didn't know if I could take this any longer.

The limo we were in stopped in front of these big gates. I could see this humongous mansion in the distance and that's how I knew we reached our destination. I had to admit that it looked so amazing from the outside, I could only imagine what the inside looked like. Parking in the driveway, Rich helped me and my mom out the car. Making our way to the front door, my nervousness immediately soared through the roof. I didn't know what to expect from this meeting but I did know that I was scared. I did not want to be here and I would make sure to let it be known one way or another.

We were escorted in the house by the butler named Sym and brought into the dining room where we would be having dinner at. Any food you could think of was placed all over the table. It looked like an all you can eat buffet. Maybe I would like this Parisi family after all.

"Mr. Parisi would like to see you in his office," Sym told my father.

"Of course. I'll be back ladies." My father followed Sym out the room, leaving me and my mother standing there by ourselves.

"Well this is some welcome," I mumbled.

"It'll be fine Robyn. I'm sure they'll be out in no time. Just try to relax and enjoy yourself."

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