I can do this.


Anya looked ready to bolt at any minute, and he couldn’t blame her. Xavier waved away the waiter, the maître d’, and everyone that fawned all over him.

“This is where you bring your women, right?” she asked. “Wine them, dine them, bed them.”

He sighed. “Yes.”

“At least you’re not blunt about it.” She took a sip of her water, and he watched her throat work, wondering what it would be like to have his dick passing between those sweet fucking lips. His cock thickened at the thought.

“I don’t believe in holding back. Nothing gets sorted in life if you’re constantly waiting around.”

“Then I suggest you tell me exactly what you want instead of lingering.”

“Fine. I have everything in life. A successful company, cars, money, houses, plenty of time for vacations if I wish. I can have any woman that money can buy.”

“You buy women?”

“What I’ve come to see is that in my world, my personal company comes with certain requirements. They fuck me, I have to give them nice things in return.”


She sat back, eyes wide. “What happened to just the pleasure of company?”

“Get a lot of money, and it extends to a piece of jewelry, or even a few nights’ stay in a luxury spa.” He shrugged. “It’s all just money.”

“And it’s cold.”

“Even still. The one thing I don’t have is an heir. Someone to hand my legacy down to. I worked my way from the gutter up, and I’m not going to do that to have it torn apart and sold. I want my own flesh and blood to take over.”

“A baby.”

“A baby, a son or a daughter, both even. Someone that I can nurture, and in time, I can give him or her the chances that I never got. They would be more than ready to take the lead of my company.” He took a sip of his water. “None of the women I’ve been with are what I’m looking for in a mother. They are only there to serve their own goals. I want you. I think you’ll be a perfect fit.”

“Xavier, if I was to get pregnant with your child, I wouldn’t leave it. I would want to be with him or her. It’s not like a house that you can walk away from, and sell.”

“You wouldn’t have to worry. I’d hoped that you would be interested in staying around. I know you’re a wonderful woman, kind, nurturing. I’ve seen the way you’ve been with the new starters in the office, and when others have no one to look after them, you make sure you’re available to take care of their kids. I’ve seen you with children, and you’re a natural. Your file states that you’ve never been in a serious relationship. There’s no one now. You’re free, available, and I know I like you.”

“Right now I’m not sure that I like you.”

He chuckled. “I’m used to that. Don’t worry, you’ll grow to like me. I’m the same guy.”

She bit her lip, taking another sip of her water. He was pleased he hadn’t allowed her to have wine. At this rate she would be having way too much to drink.

“Where do I fit into all this?”

“You don’t have a partner. No lover. We get along well. You put up with me, and I think we’d make a good team for my child.”

“Wow.” She sat back, and stared at him, her green eyes open and wild.

Figuring it was a good time to grab the waiter’s attention, he ordered for them both, keeping their beverages to water. He didn’t want her drinking. This was a serious discussion for him.

The waiter left them.

“I know you’re thinking I’m crazy.”

“That’s the nicest thing that I’m thinking right now.”

He smirked. “I’m serious.”

She suddenly sat up, leaning a little closer to him. “So say I agreed. What would I have to do? Sign a contract? Will we separate? I don’t want to be away from my child. No matter what, I will love him or her. Also, my parents will be a little shocked by this arrangement. I always imagined that my life would take a different path.”

“I would expect you to be with me. You’ll live with me, be part of my life, and the mother to my child.”