My One And Only
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Tinsley Rutherford's life turns upside down when her rich parents are killed in a tragic car accident. To make things worse, her fiance suddenly breaks off their billion-dollar contract marriage engagement. Sad and lost, Tinsley goes out one night to drown her sorrows in alcohol and meets the mysterious and handsome Kian Wilson at a bar. To her shock, she wakes up the following morning in this handsome stranger's arms. In her panic, she flees his house and leaves him to search for his mystery princess. What happens when these two fated strangers meet again? Will they get a second chance this time, or will Tinsley make a run for it again? Tinsley Rutherford's life turns upside down when her rich parents are killed in a tragic car accident. To make things worse, her fiance suddenly breaks off their billion-dollar contract marriage engagement. Sad and lost, Tinsley goes out one night to drown her sorrows in alcohol and meets the mysterious and handsome Kian Wilson at a bar. To her shock, she wakes up the following morning in this handsome stranger's arms. In her panic, she flees his house and leaves him to search for his mystery princess. What happens when these two fated strangers meet again? Will they get a second chance this time, or will Tinsley make a run for it again?
Chapter 1 Dear Diary
Today, I, Tinsley Rutherford turned twenty.
My day started with a pineapple bottom, red velvet cake on the bed, and lily petals showering from the ceiling.
It was magical. Mary did a very good job than before.
The moment I opened my bedroom door, I was greeted by mom and dad with their arms wide open. It was very unusual to see a smile on daddy's face.
I could not believe my eyes either at first. But then they pulled me in for the big teddy bear hug. It was something new that I think I'm going to cherish for the rest of my life.
I have so many things to update on but I really have no time for right now.
Daddy has thrown a big party downstairs with all the famous people invited. And there will be Josh too.
"Tinsley are you ready??"
I dropped my pen the moment I heard my mother's voice. And even before I could hide my diary, she burst through inside.
"Tinsley??? What are you doing??"
Her quacky voice made me drop my diary but it was my least concern to pick it up and hide it for she would see it.
"You are not even half ready...Tinsley?? Josh's family would be here any moment from now.."
She walked inside, and I finally decided to grace her with my front. Thanks to God, my makeup was done already.
"I'm almost ready mom."
"No, you are not. Your hair is still not done and..."
"..only because I decided to keep it open."
I interrupted her right away so that she would not panic anymore. She was always like this.
"Josh likes it when I keep it that way."
I gave her a reason so that she could believe it because I did not like to keep my hairs open.
Her face softened and strode forward where I stood, leaning on the dressing table.
"I'm so happy to see you two are finally getting along, Tinsley."
Mom said, brushing her palm lovingly on my cheeks. I gave her a quick nod, returning her smile.
"Oh and wear this."
She bought out a rectangular box and opened it to reveal a big heart-shaped diamond pendant necklace with beads of ruby.
"Mom this is so beautiful."
I uttered, could not be able to part my eyes away from the necklace, shining so brilliantly.
"Turn around. "
Mom beamed and I obliged. She slid my hair to the right side and then placed the necklace around my neck. It was really heavy. She tied the hook and then asked me to turn back.
"You look beautiful, my love. "
She mumbled, landing a sweet chaste kiss on my forehead. It was something unusual about everything...the way so sweetly they were treating me.
Do not take me wrong...my parents were the normal kind of parents. They were not the most loving and sweet type and rarely had time for me because daddy had the big Rutherford Corp to run all by himself having no siblings.
My mom to belonged from a rich shipping family. You can say I was blessed to be their daughter but daddy was not happy when they found out I would be the only child they could have as mom could no longer have any more children.
Daddy was very angry. He needed a son to run his empire. That drew my parents apart, their marriage never remained the same again. And I was the sole reason. I knew all of that.
They only stuck to each other because of their reputation in society. But soon enough everything changed when dad declared my hands in marriage to the Harrington. I was only six at that time.
Josh Harington, the heir to the Harrington Co. would marry me when I would turn twenty and one years of age.
So basically I was just a year away from being Mrs. Harrington. The contract that daddy signed with them stated that I would also have to carry an heir to the Harrington and Rutherford industries within the first year of our marriage.
That way my father would finally have the heir to his empire. I was raised to be the best wife and mother, with the most feminine traits since then.
I know that I should be angry at my daddy for using me as bait to get his long-awaited heir for the company but then when it all happened, I was too small to understand any of those and they raised me up shaping me in a way that I grew up to be the most obedient girl.
In exchange, daddy showered me with everything. What I asked, I had it before my eyes within seconds. He bought me a princess yacht for my tenth birthday. That was the most expensive gift I ever had.
After completing my high school in an all-girls boarding school, my education was over for they believed what I would do going to college anyway which made sense.
So here I was walking down the stairs as all the guests clapped happily for me. Confetti blew up in the air as I reached where daddy stood.
Josh was standing with his parents, he was looking in my way. I parted my eyes from him as a lot of people came forward to greet me. Daddy seemed very happy, unlike all my birthdays.
Maybe it was because it was only a year away before I would be married off to Josh and another year later, he would finally have his heir.
They had monitored my reproductive health since the moment I got my first periods and the doctor Marsha, my on gynecologist said I was alright.
Everything was planned, my entire life was sorted out. I had nothing to worry about or even think about. People envied my life.
Daddy went up on the stage and voiced out in the microphone to have everyone's attention.
"Ladies and gentlemen, today is a very big day as you know it's Tinsley's birthday and today is also their...my daughter and Josh Harrington's engagement."
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