Marriage Contract [ON HOLD]

"You may not kiss the bride"

Keira Bright is a talented girl. She's a fashion designer and a supermodel. Not only talented, professionalism also courses through her veins. However, one day, she had to face financial problems caused by her father, who is addicted to gambling and eventually fled - leaving her behind to pay back his depths. That's when she met Harry Styles, the head owner of the most well-known resort throughout the whole world, World Resort Hotel. Harry instantly fell in love with her from the moment he saw her but problem is, she doesn't feel the same way. "Here, I'll help you out with your financial problems, only if you become my bride." Out of desperation, she had no other option. In the end, all she needed to say was, "I do."


1. Beloved Dad, Beloved Career

[ Attention* Keira Bright will be launching her new collection, "Fun In The Sun" this summer. New outfit designs are coming up including accessories such as necklaces/ headbands/ bracelets/ belt & etc. Previous designs are still purchasable, order now, direct payments can be made after receiving your delivery (approximately between 2-3 weeks.) ]

      I was the most happiest girl in the world. I've wasted 2 months of my time to finish this collection and I'm quite satisfied with the outcome. Everything was according to plan; nothing went wrong.

     "Great job, Keira"

     "You're amazing, Keira. Can't wait for the new collection."

I enjoyed my work. I've always been passionate about fashion designing.. and modelling. Besides being a fashion designer, I'm also a model; yeah.. it can be pretty tiring sometimes. Who says handling two jobs was easy? But, since I love these careers so much, I didn't mind the pressure. Plus, I needed more money since my dad kept wasting them for gambling. Me and my dad, we hardly had our father-daughter bonding time because he was never home; he was never a responsible father, "I borrowed your car and it's busted. I don't know how that happened." Arguing with him won't do much help either, he never listened to anyone ever since mom died - she passed away when I was 12. She was also a successful fashion designer along with her accomplice, Madam Siliciana. After my mom died, Madam Siliciana took me in as her apprentice, "This career was the only thing Sophia left behind; her most valuable treasure yet. Live it for her." I'll do whatever was best for myself and my family. I love working and I love my dad; even if he only thought of me as his personal piggy bank, I've made a promise to mom that I would look after him.

     Beep.. beep.. (phone ringing*) 

"Keira speaking."

"Hello? Keira..!"

"Dad? Dad! Is that you?.. What's wrong?"

"Keira, where are you?"

"I'm still here in my office. I'm about to lea -"

"Good, then just head straight homeI need to tell you something - something urgent. Please hurry!" he sounded serious.

"Dad, hold up. What's going o -" he hung up.

      I sighed. What kind of trouble has he gotten himself into this time? I had no option but to head back home. I grabbed my coat and quickly walked downstairs to the parking lot and into my blue chevy camaro. Beep.. beep.. I reached into my pocket and pulled out my cellphone.

      "Keira speaking."

      "Keira, it's me. Siliciana."

      Madam Siliciana; she's my mentor but she treats me like I was her own daughter. Even though she's turning 40 soon, she's still fashionably gorgeous. You can barely tell she's that old - I began to wonder if she literally has eternal beauty. 

"Madam Siliciana! How've you been?"

"Oh I'm alright. I saw your ad on TV. Congratulations, darling. I'm so proud of you," she said excitedly. 

"Thank you. I wouldn't have been able to achieve this much if it weren't for you, Madam Siliciana," my lips bloomed into a smile.

"If I could hug you right now, I would. Too bad I'm stuck here in Paris for another 2 days," she groaned. 

"Paris is not bad. You were pretty lucky to host your own fashion show there."

"You're right. Hey, we should celebrate once I'm back," she said, with a giddy tone. 

"I'll be looking forward to it."


      Hmmm.. that's weird. The front gate was open. I stepped out from the car and walked towards the front door. Dad might probably be inside, so I tried knocking. Knock.. knock.. knock.. "Dad, it's me, Keira!"

No answer. "Daaaaad, I'm back!" I tried knocking again. Where was he? Was he asleep? I reached for the doorknob and slowly twisted it.. what a surprise, the door was unlocked. I walked inside and closed the door behind me. Why were all the lights out? I couldn't see a thing. I groped around in the darkness for a switch and with a flick, I turned the lights on. Now, that's better, I thought to myself.

      "Welcome back, princess" I heard a hoarse voice. I spun around to see two figures standing behind me. The guy on the left was wearing a business suit while the other one was wearing a casual blue top and a pair of jeans. The guy in the blue top has a fierce face expression and a large, muscular body; personally, I think he might be a wrestler and that scared me. I'd rather tussle with a thief than a wrestler. 

      "Who are you? What do you want?" I inquired, unconsciously taking small steps backwards.

      The guy in the suit silently studied my face and daringly took a step forward. "Don't you dare come any closer," I warned. A delighted smile etched across his lips, "Ooh how ferocious. Don't worry, I won't but.. he will," he motioned to the guy next to him.

      "Stay away!" 

      I tried to run but he grabbed a fistful of my hair before I could reach for the door and mercilessly pulled me back. I landed on my back with a loud thud and I could've sworn I heard a bone snapped. Boldly, I pulled myself off the ground and punched the guy in the face, which startled him. Enraged, he pounced on top of me. "That's enough, Raph," the guy stood casually beside him and gave a light pat on Raph's shoulder. "That's not the reason why we're here." 

      "Why are you here?" I said through clenched teeth. 

      "It's about your father."

I stared wide-eyed at him. My dad?.. What happened to him? Oh God.. please no. "WHAT DID YOU DO TO HIM?" I almost shouted, anger began to boil inside of me. "If you lay a finger on him, I swear. I will kill you."

"Don't worry, dear. We haven't done anything to him.. yet. You see, your precious daddy owed us 200 million dollars. We were nice enough to give him a chance but unfortunately, I've received news that he ran away." I clasped my hand over my mouth.. no way, he's lying. Ran away.. ? I pulled out my cellphone and dialed his number. Tell me this wasn't true.. Dad, pick up!! Why won't you pick up? I wasn't sure if I was angry, surprised or sad.

Beep... beep.. Sorry, the number you have dialed is not in service. Please try again later. My fingers felt numb from relentlessly redialing the same number over and over again but still he doesn't pick up.


      "What do you want from me then?" 

He had a malicious smile on his face. "We weren't able to track him down or made any contact with your dad. Since you're related to him, you'll be in charge of paying us back 'til the very last penny." His eyes grazed me from head to toe, "Or would you rather pay with your body?" Disgusted, I slapped him across his face.  

      "Ooh.. you're a feisty one. I like that," he chuckled with a hand rubbing his reddened cheek. 

      "And what if I refuse?" 

      He leaned dangerously close and whispered coldly into my ear, "Then, we'll kill your loved ones; every single one of them, your beloved dad once we find him... and eventually you." 

Why would you do this to me, dad? Why would you leave me? Why would you leave me tangled with all these problems? I kept my head down, biting the corner of my lip in hesitation. I personally disliked the idea of people dying because of me. So, I only had one answer.

"Fine..," I sighed in defeat. "I'll do it." 

      "Splendid. Then, I'll be back for another 2 days." He seemed pleased. "2 days? Are you serious?" I stared at him dumb-founded. 200 million dollars..where was I supposed to get that much money in just 2 days? Rob a bank, perhaps?

      "I'm sure there'll be no problem for a woman such as yourself," he said mockingly before smiling a devious smile.

After that, they left. This was probably the worst situation I've ever gotten myself into. Few hours ago, I was the happiest girl alive but right now, I've turned myself into a damsel in distress. If I couldn't get the money on time, everyone's deaths will be on me

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