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Shards Of The Past

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In this spellbinding story, immerse yourself in the world of two relentless billionaires who refuse to take 'no' for an answer, and the unexpected twists that lead their son down a treacherous path. ※※※※※※※※ “I’m here for my studies… Not to make boyfriends,” Irhaa retorted. “Not boyfriends… Boyfriend… Only me!” Jayden exclaimed huskily. “I’m done eating. I’ve to rush for my lecture… Hopefully, I don’t see you again,” Irhaa wished. “That’s one wish of yours, that can’t be fulfilled,” Jayden giggled. Just as Irhaa was getting up from her seat, Jayden held her hand, forcing her to sit down. Needless to say, everyone at the canteen was watching in astonishment. However, nobody would have the guts to stand against Jayden, for they all knew that he was a powerful CEO and the son of a billionaire. Moreover, his gang was a bully and it scared the whole campus to death already. “Leave my hand!” Irhaa snapped. ※※※※※※※※ Willow Taylor, seeking liberation from an abusive marriage, stumbles upon an extraordinary opportunity that leads her into the enigmatic world of billionaire Aiden Graham. Within the walls of his opulent mansion, an unexpected bond forms between Willow and Aiden's baby son, Jayden. As their connection deepens, Willow discovers that Aiden desires more than just her presence—he craves her entire being. ※※※※※※※※ Fast forward two decades and the Graham empire teeters on the edge of ruin as Jayden, now a notorious drug lord, leads a life of danger and darkness. In a race against time, Aiden and Willow must summon every ounce of love and determination to save their son or rescue the innocent girl he has kidnapped. Will their unwavering commitment be enough to mend their shattered family and bring light back into their lives? Prepare to be captivated by this tale of ambition, sacrifice, and redemption, woven with seductive dialogue that sparks with intensity. Join Willow, Aiden, Jayden and Irhaa as they navigate a world where passion clashes with power, and discover the high stakes they are willing to risk in the name of love. This irresistible story will leave you breathless, yearning for more, and questioning the boundaries of desire and the limits of the heart.

Chapter 1

PROLOGUE

In a trice, his lips sealed mine and the sweet mint taste intoxicated me, melting away my sorrow and emptiness. He was all that I needed tonight, yet, I found myself unable to accept him. My mind was not in harmony with my heart and senses.

My heart and body wanted to belong to him, but my mind categorically refused. Over the years, I had learnt to shut my mind, but now it was beyond my control.

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Chapter 1

It hurt so much that it won’t hurt anymore...

The tears wouldn’t stop running down my cheeks, the saltiness adding fuel to my wounds — the blows that I had received minutes back. If only I could stop the tears from flowing. Alas! The heart bleed was too harsh this time. Things had gone too far this time. Why?

I had been burnt by the iron in his hand, right under my jawline. At first, I could not feel it coming, nor could I feel the pain. But seconds after, I felt the heat under my right cheek and for a moment, I thought I was in an oven. The reason for lashing out? I had not given him what he wanted. I had not ironed his shirt.

After he burnt me with the iron, just because I shouted, he punched my left eye, caught me by the neck and hit me against the wall. My small face could not take the blow and his punch ended up injuring my eye, eyebrow and upper cheek. Not only that, he traumatised my two-and-a-half-year-old boy who was sitting near him at the time he was ironing.

“Don’t hurt my Mama! Why did you beat my Mama!” My boy, Flynn, snapped and tears fell from his beautiful eyes.

“Stay quiet!” he warned him and I got so scared that I asked my boy to rush to me immediately.

I was afraid that he might punish my boy for trying to protect me. My elder daughter who was outside putting the clothes for drying heard the commotion and her eyes bulged out seeing me in a mess.

“What happened, Mama?” she asked me, “Why is your eye sore and red?”

Tears flowed continuously and it confirmed her doubts in one shot. She looked at her dad furiously and he melted.

“She shouldn’t have started nagging,” Nate shrugged.

“I know that for a long time, you have been unfair to our mother and treating her harshly!” Ruby, my daughter snapped.

“I’m out of here!” Nate left right away.

It was a relief to see him exit, for I would not want him to hurt the kids. This man was a Devil of a man and he had crossed the limits.

I needed to be stronger than I was and find a solution to our problem. As of now, I was without a job in Perth, the beautiful city of Australia, and all I wanted was to be independent. I had been far too long in this abusive relationship and our life was controlled by this monster.

Chapter 2

It had been weeks ever since I started working at Mr. Aiden Graham’s place and all I had to do was to take care of his one-month-old baby, Jayden Graham and nurse him. I could have never imagined that my breast milk would land me a job.

Yes! Who would have thought? Everything happened so fast that I did not have time to think of the consequences and the trap I might have set for myself.

I could not complain about the great life my kids started having. Flynn had already weaned and was not cranky or clingy as he used to be, thus enabling me to give my full attention to baby Jayden. It was not pity that I felt for this little sweetheart, but just pure maternal love.

He was so adorable and I was happy that I could help him overcome his health issues. The paediatrician had mentioned that since Jayden was a premature baby, born at thirty-five weeks, breastfeeding was vital for his growth. Moreover, after the loss of his mother, all he craved was a mother’s warmth to help

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