The Secret Wife

The Secret Wife Episode 17

The Secret Wife💝💥
(Let’s keep this marriage a secret)🤫😌

By: Authoress Popcorn❤️

Genre: Romance/ suspense😲

💋 Chapter Seventeen💋

Cora was still trying to call her brother but it wasn’t going.

“He must be busy” she murmured and hand her phone to Thelma. They got to the studio and started to the shoot. They shot the last scene for the commercial.

Xander was with the other models, then he walked towards Cora.

“Hey baby” he said. Cora raised her head and stared at him.

“Huh?” She called out.

He grabbed a chair and sat opposite her. He touched her hair to the back of her ear.

“You look pretty you know?” He said.

“Well, thanks. Don’t touch me again. You’ll ruin ny makeup” she said.

“I’m sorry about that. Why don’t we hang out after the commercial? Just you and I, no mutual touching” he said.

She sighed deeply. She wanted to object but that was when Asher walked towards them.
“Hey guys, what’s happening?”

Cora rolled her eyes, she hated when he always show up.
“Fine, I’ll love to hang with you. Pick me up at the hotel by 6” she said and left.

“Yes baby” he replied. Asher looked confused. He didn’t know what they were talking about.

“Where are you going with Cora?” Asher asked.

“It’s none of your business dude, she isn’t your girlfriend” he said and gently beat his chest. He stood up and left him.
Asher frowned.
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“Cut! Thank you for your time. Tomorrow is the photo shoot and it’s for miss Cora and Xander” the director said.

“Thanks” Cora said and left the set. She went back to the make up room and changed her dress. They all went to the van and went back to the hotel.

“Did Jack call back?” She asked Thelma. She shook her head.

“If he doesn’t call back, I’ll have to tell mom tomorrow” she said.

“Nice choice” she said.

“Where are you going with Xander?” That was what Asher was concerned about.

Cora shot him a hard glare.
“It’s none of your business Asher. Just shut up” she replied.

“Are you going somewhere?” Thelma asked. Cora rolled her eyes. She doesn’t want to make it an announcement.

“Yes, yes, yes! I’m going out with Xander” she said.

“After what he has done to you?” Thelma said.

“It’s okay, I’m not stupid you know. I have my pepper spray with me, wherever I go. Incase someone wants to kiss me” she said, glaring at Asher. Asher quickly diverted his gaze from her. He knew she was talking about him.

“Well, I’m coming with you and there’s no objection to that”

“Fine, you’re welcome. Be at my room by 5:30 sharp. You have to help me with my makeup” she said.

“It’s a deal then” Thelma replied and Cora smiled. Asher still doesn’t want Cora to go out with Xander.

“Why am I bothered? It’s really none of my business who she hangs out with” he thought to himself.
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Cora was on the bed sleeping. She heard some noise and woke up. She saw Asher by the makeup table.

“What are you doing there?” She asked.

“Nothing, just checking my head. I think I bumped it” he said.
She hissed and slept back.

“She doesn’t even care. How on earth would we cope if we get married?” He murmured. Then his phone started ringing. It was his father. He has done the deed already so he stepped out of the room to answer the call.

“Hey father” he said as he closed the door behind.

“Asher, it’s been a long time I heard from you”

“I’m fine dad, just doing my job” he said. He heard his father’s soft chuckle.

“I see you are working so hard to get the company. That’s very good but my word stands. You have to get married to Cora before I give you the company” he said.

“Dad, is it really necessary? I don’t have to get married to Cora. There are a lot of business partner daughters you could give me to marry. All except Cora. What would people say when they see Cora and I together?”

“Son, that’s my word. Cora is special. I don’t care of you want to keep your marriage a secret. I have to go, I have a business to attend” he said and disconnected the call. What his father said kept ringing in his head.

“Secret marriage? That’s great” he murmured.

“Why can’t you let me sleep?” He heard Cora’s voice behind and turned to face her.

“I’m sorry baby” he replied and winked at her. Cora groaned and stared at the time. It was five already. She went to the bathroom and took a long shower. She heard Thelma’s voice and stepped out of the bathroom.

“Hey Cora”

“Thanks for coming. I have no idea on what to wear. Help me with that” she said and walked to the door. She locked it behind so that no one would enter.

Thelma walked to her wardrobe and checked the outfits.
“Hmm, great thing I brought this gown” Thelma said and gave her a deep blue gown.

“Hmm, nice. I’ll wear it. I don’t really want to say no” she said.

After some minutes, she was ready. The car came and they left. She never forgets her pepper spray.

Thelma stared at Cora and how she kept the pepper spray in her purse.
“Do you have to bring that along?” She asked.

“Of course, I have to. It saved me the first time and it will the second time” she said.

“What if it doesn’t save you the third time?” She asked.

“Oh please, it always saves” she said and rolled her eyes. Thelma smirked.
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They got to the hotel and alight from the car. The manager led them to the fancy restaurant.

“Thank you sir” Xander said to him.

Cora sat down with him while Thelma sat on the empty table behind Xander.

“Do you have to bring her?” Xander whispered to Cora.

“She always follow me anywhere” she replied.

“Oh f*ck!” He murmured.

“Worried?” She asked. He shook his head and passed her the menu. She opened it and stared at it. It was difficult to choose a meal. She has eaten them all but she doesn’t enjoy it.

“I’ll just have coffee” she said and closed the book.

“Why? Don’t you love to eat here?” He asked.

“I just don’t like any of the meal” she said.

“Fine, waiter!” He called a waiter nearby.
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She walked towards them and bowed.
“Hello sir” she said.

“I’ll table menu for and get her a cup of coffee and yes, the lady behind me. Give her anything she wants” he said.

She nodded and walked away. After some minutes, she walked back with the meal. Xander ate slowly. Cora was still trying to call her brother.
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Jack was in the balcony, getting ready for the dinner he had to attend with Hazel.

“How do I look?” Hazel asked as she walked towards him.

“You look beautiful” he said.

“Thanks. I’m ready, shall we?” He asked.

“Oh yeah” he replied, staring at his phone.

“Come on, are you going to keep staring at your phone?” She asked like a child.

“I’m sorry. I’ve been trying to call my sister but it’s not connecting. Can I try with your phone?” He asked.

“Why don’t we discuss about this in the car?” She asked and pulled him out.
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The driver was driving to the restaurant. The car was silent. Hazel didn’t even want to talk to Jack. He’s going to remember calling his sister. If he finds out about her secret, her life is ruined.

“Um, why don’t we get married tomorrow?” She asked. Jack quickly stared at her, giving her a questioning.

“What do you mean by that?” He asked.

“I love you Jack and I don’t want to lose you. I’m scared that you may leave me one day” she said.

“Hazel, trust me. I won’t leave you. I just can’t get married to you. My sister have to be around” he said. When she heard that again, she swallowed hard.

“We don’t have to wait for your sister. Let’s just sign the marriage paper and, we’ll be legally married. She can join in the ceremony. I just want to do this, to be sure I’m not going to lose you” she said.

“Fine, I’ll talk to my mom about this”

“No, your mom doesn’t like me. You are a man. You don’t need anyone’s decision before you can do anything of your choice” he said.

“Fine, we’ll do it on Friday” he said.

“Why not tomorrow?”

“The papers aren’t just gonna make themselves”

“Oh yeah, just hurry up. I love you” she said.

“I love you too” he replied. She just hope that Cora doesn’t come back before then.
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Hazel is a monster 💀✖️💔

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