Chapter 1 - A Sensual Affair With A Billionaire


Thinking of my best friend taking my virginity right here in her clinic did not only gross me out but also more than that. I did have mixed feelings given my unknown state at the moment.

‘Doamne ferește!’ (God forbid!) I never thought I could get something troublesome like this. I never ever thought I’d be in this situation in the first place, although I did know that at one point in my life, I could catch or contract something and that I may be hospitalized or see a doctor. And never had I thought I’d need my best friend like this, either.

“And to let you know, this physical exam can cause you unusual pain or discomfort,” Antonia further explained to me. “It’s not conclusive and can’t be relied upon to truly establish the diagnosis of endometriosis. I can be wrong, Zen. But… we can instead use ultrasound to rule out other pelvic diseases, and perhaps, we may find out the presence of endometriosis in your vaginal and bladder areas. But then again, unfortunately, we need to be more accurate to diagnose it.”

‘So why are you telling me all this and not just go straight to the point?’

I took a deep breath, trying to normalize my heartbeat, and did not blurt out what I had on my mind. I knew she was just explaining to me things, but I was getting edgy. And actually, I was on the verge of panicking and breaking down right now.

“Okay. Okay. So, what then?” My thoughts were reeling at the same time. I was really afraid of what might happen to me in the future. Besides Antonia and my parents that I didn’t speak with much, I was all alone in life. I had no siblings to talk to or to vent my anger on either.

“For an accurate diagnosis, I have to directly inspect the inside of your pelvis and abdomen and thus need a tissue for biopsy of the implants, as it’s necessary. Meaning to say, I need you to be at the hospital since we need either laparotomy or laparoscopy.”

I took a deep breath once again and closed my eyes for a second or two, then I looked at my friend. “What are these… -tomy and -copy you’re saying?” I queried, didn’t get what those medical terms were. I guess that slipped from my mind when I was reading some articles or that I may not altogether have met these words before.

“Laparotomy involves opening the abdomen by using a huge incision.”

“What?” My eyes bulged, and I looked at my stomach. Of course, it wasn’t directly since I had my shirt and jeans on, as I was sitting on the visitor’s chair in front of my friend’s desk, while she sat behind it in her grey swivel chair. “You’re going to open me up?”

“Well, if we must, so that we’ll know for sure…”

“No, no, no, no! I don’t want to be sliced open!” I protested in panic. I wasn’t afraid of blood, but I was afraid of wounds. Did it make sense? Of course not! I was that weird!

“As for the laparoscopy, it is the most frequent surgical procedure that most usual employees used for the diagnosis of endometriosis. Laparoscopy is just a minor surgical procedure that is performed under general anesthesia—”

“Doamne ferește!” I cut her off and crossed myself. As a Catholic, it wasn’t really my habit compared to Antonia, who was an Orthodox and would cross herself thrice, but at this point… God! I thought this was just getting worse and worse. I wanted to get out of here, for the first time. Before, whenever I visited my friend at her clinic, I was always happy to just chat with her, especially when she isn’t busy. She had a specific time for her private clinic, and the rest was at a Iași hospital.

Iași is a university city in Romania and is somewhere northeast of Bucharest, more than a five-hour car drive.

most commonly performed as an outpatient procedure, so you don’t need to stay in the facility overnight. To tell you more, so that you

ile thinking about what she said. I thought this was really graphic, imag

t’s say, your blown up abdominal cavity. That way, I can inspect your abdomen and pelvis. Through this, endometri

lism but I knew she was telling me all this like a friend, filling me in with those little details

was in a riot right now. What if thi

once we’re done with the ultrasound today, if you want

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as indeed immediate. This was going all t

of my face when I zoned out again. “Hey, don’t worry, oka

is! You know what this entails, Antonia,” I told her bitterly.

n sure if it’s endo

you’re right? What’s going to happen


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bulging in the middle because of his chubbiness. The edge was tucked in, making him look ancient

tocky bartender in his thirties eyed us once in a while as he served other custo

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that I needed another glass of my cocktail. Then, my s

ney and everything, Rurik, but I can’t see and feel the joy in all of this. Now, tell me if I d

, if I could call it that. Fucking pathetic, really. I wasn’t easy to break down just like that, and I wasn’t the type to complain

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e the altar was located as well, my eyes suddenly caught a glimpse of the black-haired woman across the aisle. She