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Contract with the billionaire

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Topaz Salvador is a girl in her early twenties, who dreams of becoming a florist. Saved by the love of her life from her abusive uncle, Topaz thinks she's finally free and could finally achieve her dreams of someday running her flower shop, which by the way, she was working hard towards achieving. Her days were long and hectic as she had to take up two jobs to make her dreams come true and with the help of her boyfriend who always encouraged her. Things seemed to work out just fine for Topaz but her life starts to take a turn for the worst with her boyfriend's sudden change in behaviour. He gradually started to become what she ran away from. Her fairy tale seemed to be ripped away from her, and her world crumbled even harder. There are days when she was even scared of returning from work due to the nightmare that awaited her every day at home. The final straw for Topaz was the day she was almost beaten to death. She realised that no matter how hard she tried, she will never be able to save him from who he was.  Adams Anderson a thirty-year-old was the rightful heir of the A&A group of Companies, a wine company he inherited from his father. He had everything he wanted. A girlfriend, a successful company and a lovely family. To him, life was great. His life starts getting complicated when his mother requests a grandchild from him. His then girlfriend who was a model didn't want her to break damaged or cut because she gave birth and had to begin working on her postpartum body. That was the greatest shock of his life as he tried convincing her in many ways but she wouldn't budge making him frustrated with her decisions his mother's constant want of children made him seek solace in alcohol but he later left that kind of life because it was detrimental and he could think properly. Not knowing what to do about making his mother's wish come true, Adams leaves town for a while to clear his mind where he rescues Topaz from being beaten to death by her then-boyfriend who had recently become a tyrant and a sadist. He rushes her to the hospital and he was reported to the cops as the Doctor mistook him to be Topaz's abusive boyfriend. Once everything cleared, the nurses informed Adams that the girl he had brought to the hospital was pregnant and that due to her condition, if not properly taken care of, she'll lose the baby.  There, Adams finally finds the solution to his problem. When Topaz finally came out of the emergency room, Adams laid his proposal to her, which was to be his hired baby mama until when she gave body and then the baby would be his and she could be his contracts wife until when their contract got terminated, during which they had to act in love in front of his family and after that, she gets to walk away with one hundred million dollars and her child's education will be guaranteed until whatever stage he wanted to get to. To Topaz, there was no thinking. No doubts. This was finally the breakthrough she longed for and she wasn't about to let it pass her by. She was going to escape her past and her child would get the life and education she could never have.  This contract seemed to be the perfect solution for both of their problem. The more they seem to act in love in front of Adams's family, the more unsure they feel about the contract. The chemistry between them was magical and unlike something they'd ever experienced. What they thought to be the perfect plan, goes down the drain when Adams's girlfriend comes back into the picture, resurfacing some feelings he still had for her, Topaz's ex-boyfriend tries to win her back, and Adams’s family finds out about their contract. Topaz's ex-boyfriend and Adams's girlfriend decide to team up and cook up a malicious plan on how to separate them. All Topaz ever wanted, was security and a stable future for her child, especially after everything she's been through. She never intended to fall in love with Adams, and she most certainly, never expected to feel hurt from loving him. On his part, Adams is stuck at a dead end and doesn't know what to do. He never intended to care so much about Topaz, and now, breaking her heart seemed to be inevitable.  He was caught in between two women there is one whom he loves deeply no doubt and another whom he was unsure if it was simply just lust or not. He had to figure this out. Watch out!!!! _______

Chapter 1

The wind was whipping through the trees, creaking and groaning like an old rocking chair, causing the body to tremble and teeth to chatter from the twenty-two-year-old Topaz Salvador, a beautiful short hair blonde who currently stood outside a cabin-like house.

The lights from inside, as well as the banter and faint laughter, gave off the fact that there were people inside, and they were most certainly drinking.

And if they were drinking, then he was drunk.

And if he is drunk, then tonight will be another hell for her. She had barely recovered from the beating she received a few days ago. Her body still ached and she was forced to cover her bruising with make-up in order not to alert her work colleagues. 

Topaz let out a deep breath. The cold was starting to get to her. This morning, she had sprinted out of the house, escaping yet another beating, but she feared she might not be able to escape this time. 

Standing on the porch, she braced herself and pushed open the door, immediately being met with five pairs of eyes. They were all friends Derek, her boyfriend, who by the way, was nowhere in plain sight. Not bothering to look for him, she ignored the stares and sprinted into the room, making sure to key the door behind her. 

Derek and Topaz met when she was still in high school and were sweethearts. Topaz had just lost her parents in a ghastly car accident and was forced to move in with her uncle. Things with her uncle were great at first, he made her feel comfortable and at ease. He was the first person who succeeded in making her smile after her parent's burial. 

Then something in him clicked. 

He became violent. It started with teasing and when she didn't reciprocate, it escalated to degrading insults and soon after, it became physical. 

Derek bumped into Topaz on the first day of high school. He had just moved into town and it wasn't long until both teens opened up to each other. Derek was in the Foster care system and the couple who were still in the process of adopting him said they wanted a teenager. Derek had managed to restore a smile on Topaz's face after she'd opened up to him about her troubles at home. 

Derek hated school. He hated everything about the town of Crestview, and the only reason why he even bothered to go to school was to see Topaz. Christmas holiday soon came and Derek had the brilliant idea for them to escape Crestview. Topaz had no second thoughts about it, Derek made a promise to her that he was going to take care of her, and she trusted him.

Why wouldn't she? She was in love with him. 

Their plan was supposed to take effect in February. Derek's Foster parents were supposed to be out of town for three days. When the time for them to escape came, Topaz left home normally like she was going to school and met Derek at the bus stop. She finally left Crestview and she had no regrets. 

The first thing the teens did when they got to Aden town was rent a small cabin-like house not far from town. They lived the perfect life, Topaz got a job in a library and another part-time job in a flower shop whilst Derek, well, he hustled.

Her fairy tale of a happy life was ripped away from her two years after when Derek started acting up. Of course, it didn't just start all in one day. Just like her uncle, it began with insults until it escalated. Topaz didn't know what had caused such an attitude out of Derek. He was physical with her, always drunk and will force himself on her when she didn't feel like it. 

She couldn’t leave him. She felt like she was indebted to him for saving her. But it's not saving her if he turned out to be the same thing she escaped from. 

And now, the only reason why Topaz isn't leaving him is because of her safety. After one attempt at escaping, he'd made it visibly clear that the only way she will be free from him is after death. 

The blonde hadn't realised she'd fallen asleep, so when the door to the room flew open, she gasped, holding on tight to her duffle bag. 

"Come here you b*tch!" Derek yelled as he made his way towards the bed.

"No, no, no. Please Derek don't" Topaz begged as she shifted back into the bed. 

Derek reeked of alcohol. His movements towards the blonde were sluggish. He grabbed a fistful of her hair and pushed her off the bed. Topaz gripped firmly to the bed poster, resisting as Derek struggled to take her to the kitchen.

"Derek, no" she begged again this time as Derek lifted her by the hair, and before she couldn't even process what was going on, she felt a smack across her cheeks, making her stumble back to the floor. 

Derek proceeded to pull her into the kitchen and once in the kitchen, he hovered over her, repeatedly smacking her and when he'd decided he's had enough, he throttled her. Topaz struggle to breathe as she wiggled underneath Derek.

"Please" her breathing was faint and slowly, everything above her became blurry until she passed out.

When Topaz came through, there was an eerie silence. Her body and her head hurt. Ignoring the pounding headache she felt, she carefully stood up and made her way to the room whilst limping. 

She rummaged through the drawers, looking for whatever cash she could find. Then, she picked up her duffle bag and rushed out of the house. Despite the stinging pain Topaz felt, she knew she had to lead before being returned. It was dark outside and she had no idea where she was going, but she didn't care. 

Right now, anywhere felt safe for her. 

The blonde's strides were lanky due to the pain she felt, but she forced herself to keep walking. She hadn't realised the car that was coming ahead of her and the next thing she knew, headlights flashed into her eyes but that didn't last long as everything suddenly went dark, right before she fell to the ground.

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Chapter 2

“It is my greatest wish to see children running around the mansion and making a mess everywhere before I pass on” the voice of fifty-six-year-old Marlow Anderson kept ringing in Adams’s ear as he drove. Today, fifteen of November was his mother’s birthday and they had all gathered to celebrate at the Anderson Mansion. Adams was the eldest of the Anderson children. He has a younger sister, in her early twenties who was his everything. Their father, Michelson Anderson passed on a few years back, leaving him in charge of the ‘AA’ group company. 

Of course, Adams was very much content with that. He was successful in managing his father’s legacy as he could pride himself on the fact since taking over, the company hasn’t had a profit margin below sixty-seven per cent in the last four years. Then, he had his girlfriend, Mia, with whom he was head over heels in love. 

After the dinner at the Anderson Mansion, Adams opened up to his girlfriend about his mother’s wishes and was sh

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