This is an alternative scene of Intertwined that did not appear in the book. Bits and pieces of this scene appeared exclusively on Chapters Interactive Game: Tap Tales.
The next day, I went ahead of Travis. The limo awaits to take me to the airport.
Saying goodbye to him was really difficult. I was so happy, I wasn’t even sure if this was real!
I hope it doesn’t end too soon.
I remembered he was in love with another woman before we got married.
Is he over her? Is he in love with me now?
Shit, Brianne! He said you’re all he wants now. Just believe that! Stop the paranoia!
To take my mind off things, I decided to call Sarah to tell her that I’m coming to Connecticut.
“Rats! I think I left my phone in the apartment!”
Well, maybe I have a minute to spare to kiss my husband one last time before I go.
I instructed to driver to turn back.
When I got to the the apartment, I heard Travis talking on the phone.
Travis said, “I need an heir. A legal heir. Regardless of your bullshit ultimatum. Her brother was my family. He died. She, on the other hand, is a responsibility.”
I continued listening closely, afraid to make a sound, so he will not notice I was in the house.
“I’m only looking out for her because that’s her brother’s dying wish. Otherwise, she meant nothing to me.”
“Come on, old man. You know me. Do you really believe a woman can make me bend to her will? Do you not know me enough by now? A woman is temporary. I just needed one to warm my bed. Nothing more. And my wife… was no different.”
My breath caught in my throat and I thought I would pass out any minute.
“Leave her out of the equation. She’s useless to your game. You’ll only be wasting your time.”
There was no doubt Travis was talking about me. And the words he said cut me like a knife!
And I was so crazy in love with him!
When Travis hung up the phone, I quickly wiped the tears on my face and composed myself.
I acted like I just got to the door.
“Brianne?” he called.
“Oh, hi. I… left my phone here somewhere.”
I turned away from him and tried looking for my phone on the bookshelf beside me.
Suddenly, I felt his arms around my waist and his lips on my neck.
“Let’s not leave the house at all,” he breathed against my skin.
I bit my lips to keep from crying.
“Don’t… don’t be ridiculous, Travis. Your meeting is important. I know Cross Industries is the most important thing to you.”
He spun me around so I could face him. He stared at me deeply, shaking his head slightly. “You’re wrong, you know.”
“Wha-what do you mean I’m wrong?”
“To hell with Cross Industries! My wife is the most important thing in my life!”
Seriously? You just said I was nothing to you!
“I want you to believe that, okay? You, Mrs. Cross… are my life.”
And it took all my strength not to shout that at him.
You big fucking liar!
Um… Travis, I really need to find my phone. I’m gonna miss my flight.
He gave me another kiss on the lips. Then he raised his hand and waved my phone in front of me.
“You left it on the bar table,” he said.
I snatched my phone and untangled myself from him.
“Thanks. I gotta go.”
“I will miss you so much,” he whispered. He stared at me wistfully, and I couldn’t help wondering what a good fucking actor he was! He looked so sincere, I almost believed him!
I quickly got out the door and dashed to the elevator. Inside the elevator when I am all by myself, I allowed the tears to freely fall.