I contemplated what to answer. Well, I clearly know the answer, I just don't want to explain it. "This is precious to me. There are many memories that happened here. Plus, I already had a plan. I want to cultivate this land and form it into my own farm and resting house.”
He raised his eyebrows at my response. "Just that?"
My eyebrows met, looking at him in the eye. "What? I'm sure you know my grandfather is the past owner of this land and now, I want it back."
At this moment, both of us were standing up now. His eyes were turning dark now. "Well, princess. It's unlikely to happen because as far as I know, I didn't put a 'For Sale sign outside this house. It's mine and I'll decide whether to sell it or not."
I gritted my teeth. Damn this man. Annoying! I thought he was reasonable enough!
I sighed. Calm down, you are an elegant young lady. You are Sereia Philomena Hudson Isolde. You can do everything. Face this.
I blinked and heaved deeply. When I was calmed enough, I asked again, "You're really not going to sell it to me?"
He shook his head. "No."
I met his gaze, not daring to back down. His hazel eyes clashed against my brown eyes. I almost drowned in his gaze, feeling a bit intimidated. He then blinked, and I hatched a plan.
"What should I do for you to sell it? You're a billionaire, right? You're wealthy and can afford any land you want. Can't you just give this up?" I asked.
I swear, I'll do anything, except selling my body or fake pretending to be his wife or something because I'll strongly reject that idea.
He paused, considering my request for a second before grinning. "Well, there is a way..."
My ears perked up at that. "What is it?"
He pointed at his lips, smirking as he looked at my lips. "A kiss...How about you kiss me?
I thought about it for a second before agreeing, "Okay."
His eyebrows raised at that, surprised at my answer. "Wow, you're really agreeing just like that? That easy?"
"I'm not easy. I'm just desperate." I interjected him.
He shook his head. "I see. So you're really that desperate to regain your land. You'll really do it right?"
"Yes," I answered and without thinking, I leaned into him and smashed my lips on his.
A gasp escapes from his lips, watching me do all of that. He really couldn't believe it.
The kiss lasted for only a few seconds and I pulled away from him quickly.
I smirked at him, then winked. "What about now?"
I already gave my first kiss away anyway. It's not like I'm losing anything. And I don't care anymore.
Phoenix blinked, pulled from a trance. He sighed dreamily, touching his lips.
How did we get into this position you ask? Believe me, I'm confused.
“I did not choose the rich life.” He said.
Spoiled but independent, Sereia Philomena Isolde does not just back down to anything, even if it means having to face the famous heir to the multibillionaire Soller Corporation, Phoenix Mason Hill, He’s a humble billionaire who didn’t choose the rich life. When she learns that her precious land back from her hometown was sold to Phoenix, she decided to regain it back no matter what. So, all there's left is to come and "negotiate" to Phoenix. She wants to change his mind. He wants to change her heart. Together, they are just two hearts tainted from pride. With bickerings, adventure, and endless fights, one of them ended up slowly catching feelings. But what happens if Phoenix has to return to the city, to his rich life? And to meet his parents?
It's up to Sereia to solve everything. Change his heart.
(Book 2 of His Winter Heart from Hearts Series but can be read as standalone)
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