Not Just the Greek's Wife(60)

By: Lucy Monroe


“I left two years ago because I thought you would never love me.”

“Because of the divorce papers.”

“That and the fact you never said the words.”

“Pappous always told me they weren’t necessary.”

“I adore your grandfather, but he’s not always right.”

“Don’t let him hear you say so.”

“I won’t.”

“I love you,” Ariston said again, pulling her even closer, as if trying to meld their bodies.

“I love you so much, Ariston. I have from the very beginning.”

“That’s what you hoped for,” he realized with wonder.

“My love.”

“Yes.”

“You have it. Forever.”

“And always.” Sappy tears burned her eyes, but she wasn’t embarrassed.

Her mom would have approved.

Chloe would never regret having the courage to take a chance on love, even love that seemed hopeless.

“Our children will know love,” Ariston said with great satisfaction.

“Oh, yes … both our love for them, but they will also witness our love for each other and feel safe because of it.”

“It is good for a child to feel safe.”

“And loved.”

“And loved.”

“You are mine, yesterday, today and always.”

“And you are mine, Mr. Tycoon.”

“Even tycoons need love.”

“I always knew that.”

“I didn’t.”

“But you were smart enough to learn.”

“You taught me.” Ariston’s eyes grew suspiciously bright before he lowered his head and kissed her.

When the kiss ended, she was in his arms, cradled against his chest, their breathing labored with passion.

Their gazes locked. “Thank you,” he said with so much emotion, Chloe’s heart squeezed.

She tilted her head up until their lips met again just briefly. “Thank you, for overcoming your fear and loving me.”

“I didn’t have a choice.”

She smiled and repeated something he had said to her weeks ago. “We all have choices.”

“Some really are easier to make than others. Like loving you.”

“Like loving you.”

And then he took her to their room and proved once again just how easy and wonderful that particular choice was.

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