I felt eyes digging into my back, making me squirm as I silently moved in the kitchen for preparing coffee.

I didn't dare to turn around, knowing it was my mother.

"Is it true then?"

"What is?" I questioned, tilting my head towards her, pretending that I had absolutely no idea what she was going on about.

"You and Reid?" I heard venom in her voice as she spat out the three words.

Swallowing my saliva, I let out a dry laugh, "What is that supposed to mean mom?"

"Just...a friend of mine forwarded me a link claiming that you both...that you guys are...dating." I knew she was going to question me. The news was all over the city's media, stirring questions among people, she was bound to read something about it sooner or later.

"What? Why would anyone think that? That's disgusting." I turned around, completely facing her as I frowned at her statement.

"I honestly don't know and that's why I am asking you, is there something going on...that you want to share?"

"No mom, nothing at all." I casually said in a sing song voice while my hands fidgeted on the counter and out of her sight uncontrollably.

I should tell her. Now is the time. My inner voice begged me to spill the beans but I just pursed my lips and spoke no other word.

Letting out a sigh, she put her head in her hands, "Thank God. I was so worried that you guys...god. I knew you couldn't have done such a thing Elizabeth, I trust you enough to know that but... I thought asking you straight away would probably be for the best."

I nodded my head, letting out a small smile at her, silently begging her to leave as I felt my throat close up ever so slightly.

I couldn't lie anymore.

-

I stood naked and wet from the quick shower in front of the wide mirror, my hands resting against the sink as my eyes quickly flickered to see my mirror image.

The dark circles under my eyes were now more prominent than in the week before my SATs. My hair, now wet, clung against my neck, cascading down my lower back. I pushed a few strands out of my face and tucked them behind my ears. My eyes continued to lower down my body, tracing all the blemishes till I hesitantly placed a hand against my stomach and gulped audibly.

Could I actually...? I shifted the thought out of my head and shook my head. No, it couldn't be. I refused to believe it.

But... What if, it was true?

I sighed and quickly turned back around to see the water almost fill the tub half full. Adding a bath salt, bubbles and a couple of other essences I had bought earlier for Reid despite his discomfort, I stepped into the huge circular ceramic bathtub.

Leaning back, I closed eyes, enjoying the feeling of being submerged in the warm water.

Unknowingly, I fell asleep in the arms of scented water which was soon replaced by another set of arms.

Sleepily tilting my head up, I smiled at the sight of Reid kissing the top of my forehead.

"Hey..." I mumbled, my voice barely reaching my own ears. I turned back around, leaning into his chest as I lay on top of him and buried my face in the crook of his neck.

The Billionaire's Stepsister (18+)Read this story for FREE!