Nineteen.

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🖤CHAPTER NINETEEN🖤.

"If we're gonna sell it to the public, we have to sell it real good. Relax. Smile a little." Caleb whispered close to Penelope's ear. All eyes were on them. The media going ballistic over seeing the CEO walking hand in hand with a leggy blonde.

"scusa, questo è solo un po 'troppo."
"I'm sorry. This is just a bit too much." Penelope forced herself to smile.

"Just follow my lead. Gilbert is around the corner, he'll be here soon."

They made their way out of one of New York's exquisite restaurants. Lunch was divine, but alas, they had to do what they came to do. To flaunt their fake romance. Mislead the public, make them believe that some lucky lady had snagged the rich and powerful billionaire Caleb Michealson. 

"Give us a name. A name Mr. Michealson.  Who is this beautiful young lady." One of the many reporters shouted.

"Is this the one? Has someone finally tamed your heart? If so, when's the wedding." Another journalist questioned.

Caleb didn't bother to reply, he instead guided Penelope towards the slick black Mercedes Benz that had pulled up. Gilbert jumped out of the car and opened the back doors, waiting for his boss and the lady of the moment to get in.
When they did, he swiftly shut the back doors and went to the drivers seat, getting in and driving away from the crowd.

"Where to sir?"

"I'm heading back to the office. Take Penelope back home." Caleb responded.

"grazie a Dio, per favore dimmelo, uhh,  nothing planned for the evening." Penelope loosened her hair. Freeing it from the insanely tight bun she'd made this morning.

"We have to head out again. For dinner." Caleb scrolled through his phone. Going through some emails.

"questo accordo significa molto per te?"
"This deal means that much to you?"

"I can do without it. However, Non sono uno per evadere da una sfida." Caleb continued to poke his phone.

"What does Julieta have to say about all of this?"Genuine curiosity could be detected from her tone of voice.

"Should she have a say in the matter? Penny dear, Julieta is my daughters therapist. She's familiar with the family, but I don't think she's part of anything else." Caleb turned off his screen. Finally giving penny his full attention.

"oh per favore. The chemistry between you two is undeniable. Don't try to hide it." Penny tilted her head back in laughter. Her dimples popped out as she showcased her never ending smile.

"What a ludicrous assumption. I have no idea what you're probing for." Caleb raised his left eyebrow. Surprised by the words that were coming out of penny's mouth.

"Give it up already. I mean really, chi è che stai prendendo in giro?"Penny wiped the smile on her face. Putting up a more serious look.
Caleb stayed silent.

"Dai, don't go silent on me. Give me something." Penny moved closer to Caleb. Her strong scent of passion fruit overwhelmed him.

"We had a fling once. She wants a serious relationship. I don't. End of story." Caleb stared blankly at Penny.

He spared a glance at Gilbert. Wondering why they hadn't arrived already.

"End of story huh? I don't believe it." Penny disagreed.

Caleb thought back to how just a few weeks ago, he was trying to rekindle the flame that had been burnt out a while back. He'd made the decision to forget about all of that.

After all, Julieta wouldn't be returning. She obviously gave up on him as well. He'd stood her up. It wasn't intentional, but the fact of the matter was that he didn't show. He couldn't waste time fighting for something he'd already killed. Heavier loads rested on her shoulders, he'd just be another headache for her.

"You're the owner of your own thoughts." Caleb concluded.

"So you seriously don't have anything going on with her?" As she spoke her voice sounded different. Softer. Alluring maybe.

Caleb stared into penny's eyes. Finding something he'd never seen there before. Longing and lust. They gazed into each other's eyes. Caleb trying to decipher whether or not what he had noticed in her eyes. Perhaps he was wrong. A trick of light?

Unforeseen. No one could say what happened next was predictable.

Penelope smacked her lips against Calebs. She tangled her hands around his neck. Shifting closer to him, she lifted her right hand to run her hands through his dark hair. Caleb didn't react. He pulled back, staring at a flustered penny.

"I'm sorry. It's just—" she blushed harshly. Caleb liked that he made her so hot and bothered.

"Sir, pardon my interruption. But we're here."
Gilbert interrupted the scene that was unfolding.

Penny showcased a small smile and pushed her hair behind her ears.

Caleb stared outside his tinted window, to see the company tower. He then stared back at Penelope. The burgundy colored dress she wore, hugged all her curves perfectly. Her never ending legs. He grinned wolfishly at her.

"Come here." He beckoned her over.
Smiling that dimple smile of hers, Penny gladly leaped into Caleb's embrace. Their kisses, filled with lust more than anything else.

However Caleb pulled away once again. Leaving Penny wanting more.

"We can finish this later." He ran a hand through his hair.

"Uhh yeah. sì, sì. " She settled back into her seat.

Caleb fastened his tie and stepped out of the car. Striding into his billion dollar cooperation.

Gilbert started up the car once more. Penelope awkwardly smiled at him. He had witnessed all that had happened. How embarrassing. But funny enough she didn't feel much shame.

Smirking to herself she pouted her lips. How great that luck was working on her side. Caleb had called her and flown her into the country a few hours ago. She'd arrived by 11am.

Her job was to be his fake girlfriend, later she would be his fake fiancée. Who could say no to that? Eight years back she'd made a promise; a promise to Rachael. It was time for that promise to be fulfilled. Julieta out of the picture, obviously the plan shan't take much time.

The games had began. The past intertwining with the present. Who could guess how things would end.

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NOTICE.

If there are any chapters that have a different description for Penelope or Cassandra. Please comment where. I've come across most of them. I'm just worried that there are more in other chapters.

Correct description
Penelope: blonde hair.
Cassandra: dark curly hair.

Your help would mean a lot.

Ohhhh. Penelope is back. Did you miss her?

What a change in her personality.

Caleb unaware of all that happened with Julieta.

Another update coming soon.

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