The Bosses Billionaire Baby 2

By: Alicia Beckton

Stories in the Series


Tempted By My Billionaire Boss





Chapter One


The ride from the restaurant seemed much longer when she was going home than when they first started out. Selena shifted uncomfortably in her seat while Ethan stared dead ahead.

“Dinner was lovely,” she said in an attempt to spark conversation. He said nothing at first, and she began to wish she hadn’t been the one to break the ice.

“How could you tell? You didn’t eat much of anything,” he said to her as he ruffled the back of his hair.

The air between them had been tense ever since Selena mentioned her possible pregnancy. But what other reason could there be for her constant nausea? She could see that Ethan had not been prepared for the information, and she was now scared that the life that she had been living all this time was about to come to an end. Maybe she should resign from her job if it would make it easier for him.

“I hope you don’t think I planned this,” she said as he pulled up at her house. She turned to face him directly, but he didn’t look at her at all.

“I’m sure you didn’t,” he replied, but his tone was one of sarcasm. “I will see you at work.”

“Are you sure you don’t want me to quit?” She asked as she suddenly began to grow angry. Right now, she wasn’t even sure she wanted to be working with him anymore.

He turned to look at her for the first time in what seemed like an eternity. “Of course not. Nothing has to change.”

She wasn’t sure she should believe him, but what other choice did she have? She was already behind on her sales, and she needed the money. Ethan had been courting her in the most extravagant fashion, but it wasn’t as if he had opened a bank account for her. She was still on her own as far as her bills were concerned, and she wasn’t about to ask for his aid.

She slowly alighted from the vehicle and walked to her front door. At least he still had the decency to wait until she was inside before driving off. She tossed her coat on the sofa and went into the kitchen. She still felt queasy from her latest encounter with the fish at the restaurant, and she thought she might drink some peppermint tea to calm her stomach. A few hours ago, she had thought everything was perfect, and then she had almost emptied her stomach on his Armani suit. She had felt both embarrassed and surprised at once. Never once did she think she would get pregnant, and how would she pass it off at work? No one knew she was seeing Ethan, and they didn’t know of anyone else either. So what or who would be her excuse?

Maybe she could pretend she had just gotten a donor, but she still had to face Melanie and Krystal. She groaned at the thought of Melanie telling her how wrong she had been to be with him in the first place. But she had bigger issues; she was the pregnant one.

As if she had read her mind, her phone rang, and she could tell by the special tone that it was either Melanie or Krystal. “Hi Mel,” she drawled as she answered the phone. She would have preferred it to be Krystal; she had a way of saying things that didn’t come out sounding as awful as when Melanie said the exact thing. Melanie was always blunt and got right to the point, but that was what Selena needed sometimes.

“You don’t sound so hot for someone who just came from a hot date,” she said right away. Typical.

“You don’t see the sizzle coming through the phone?” She asked sarcastically. She balanced the phone between her ear and her collar bone as she made her way to the bathroom. She grabbed two elastic bands and used them to grab her hair into a low ponytail.

“So how is Mr. Perfect?” She asked, and Selena could see her eyes rolling to the back of her head.

“I saw that,” she said. “It was...a pretty...normal date...for Ethan,” she replied as she tried to choose her words carefully. She didn’t need Melanie breathing down her neck now, even before confirmation of her suspected pregnancy. For all she knew, it could have been the fish.

“There is nothing normal about that man. Where did you go?” She persisted.

“Okay, not that I don’t want to talk, but I need to shower and cool down. Do you mind if we talk later?”

Melanie didn’t answer at once. Then, “okay,” she said. “Call me if you need anything.” Then she hung up, and Selena breathed for the first time since she answered the phone. Had Melanie been there, she would have known something was off. She could very well know now too, and Selena didn’t want to keep her on the phone until she discovered it. Tonight, she needed the silence. She had to face Ethan in the morning, and she wasn’t sure how to do that as yet. Still, she hoped nothing had to change.

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