My Mommy Became A Billionaire After her Breakup
by Ana Silva
Chapter – 2
By the time Gideon regained his composure, Athena had already left.
He stared at Byron in disbelief. “Did you see what I saw? Is that amazing girl your lovely secretary?”
Byron remained silent, his face gloomy.
Panic and confusion were evident in his eyes.
He remembered the agreement he had made with Athena long ago.
But he never thought she would actually leave just because he was getting married.
Throughout the years, she had always been obedient and never refused any of his demands.
He couldn’t believe she would defy him this time.
“How dare she!”
Byron stood up, ignoring Gideon’s chattering, and angrily stormed out.
After submitting her resignation, Amelia was ready to hand over her work immediately.
But as she returned to the secretary’s room, Byron followed her inside.
“Is there something else you want to say, Mr. Crawford?” Athena looked at him, devoid of her usual tenderness from before.
Her attitude only darkened Byron’s frown.
“Am I not good enough for you? Why would you make a scene
like that?” He approached Athena slowly.
Her face paled with each of his steps.
She tried to step back, but he grabbed her wrist and pulled her towards him.
“Mr. Crawford, I have to leave once you’re married. That’s
what we agreed on,” she said softly.
He sneered, “So, the villa and all that money aren’t enough for you, huh?”
She froze, recalling his words from earlier. He truly believed she would do anything for money.
she struggled to break free from this man who had humiliated her. “Let go of me!”
“Don’t test me, Athena. I don’t have time for games. Just tell me your price.” He tightened his grip on her wrist, so tight he might break it.
Even now, he still thought she wanted to end things because he hadn’t given her enough money. He couldn’t comprehend any other reason. He believed she wouldn’t truly leave him if he gave her more.
Athena frowned and stared silently at him. She always knew she was just a replacement for the past five years. All of Byron’s affection was meant for someone else. If she allowed herself to be ensnared by that affection, it would only lead to heartbreak.
“Byron, I can’t!” she declared. “My mother died because of a mistress. I refuse to become one too!”
The room fell silent.
Only their breathing could be heard.
Through all his confusion, it finally seemed to reach Byron: she truly wanted to end things with him.
“It’s been a while since you last visited your grandma, hasn’t it?” His tone has softened, his anger suppressed. “I’ll give you a month off. Take your time to think about things.”
With the mention of her grandmother, her whole body stiffened.
His words only made her more determined and resolute.
“I don’t need a month. I’ve made up my mind.”
He could no longer control his temper.
“I’ve kept you around for five years after Freya left. Do you
really expect me to just find a replacement anywhere?”
Athena refused to hear his reasons.
He could easily find other girls to take her place, but he simply didn’t want to waste time adjusting.
“Mr. Crawford, I know my place. I’m just a nobody,” she coldly replied.
Byron released his grip on her wrist, then scowled.
“You may not be the most like Freya, but you are the most obedient. That was the only thing you had going for you,” he looked at her, returning to his usual cold demeanor. “Now, you’ve lost your only advantage. Since you’ve already made up your mind, I’ll grant your wish.”
Athena suppressed the mixed emotions swelling inside her and calmly replied, “Thank you… I’ll hand over all my work and won’t cause you any trouble.”
“A new secretary will be coming. Just make sure to train her well before you leave.”
Then, Byron walked away without looking back.
Coming from a wealthy family, he was born with a natural sense of superiority and arrogance.
He chose Athena before because she looked almost identical to Freya and did everything he asked.
But now, she refused to listen to him. It looked like he had finally lost his patience, and wouldn’t bother her anymore.
Athena glanced at the bruise on her wrist and finally felt free for the first time in five years.
After leaving the building, she made her way to Byron’s house.
Whenever he wanted to have sex, they would either be at the residence he provided for her or in the lounge of the secretary’s office.
Since she occasionally stayed at his place, there wasn’t much for her to pack. Just one suitcase was enough.
She packed carefully, making sure she didn’t leave anything behind.
Once she finished, she returned to her own place and began sorting through her work notes and tasks that needed to be handed over to the next secretary.
It was pretty straightforward. She had two sets of work notes that contained all the necessary information.
The real challenge was dealing with the major infrastructure project she’d been managing since last year.
It was her first time being in charge of such a large project, and she put in a lot of hard work. If she were to quit now, she worried how much it would impact the project’s progress.
While pondering over this, her phone rang. It was a call from the hospital.
A few days ago, Athena’s best friend, Evie Cross, returned from studying abroad and took her for a health examination when she noticed Athena had become very thin. Athena answered the call.
“Miss Newton, this is Rosen Medical Center.”
“I know. Please send the physical examination report to my email. Thank you,” she quickly replied.
She was about to end the call, but the person on the other end said, “Miss Newton, wait! You’re pregnant!”
“Congratulations! You’re eight weeks pregnant!” The person sounded very cheerful.
But Athena was dumbfounded.
How was this possible…?
She and Byron had always used protection!
“Miss Newton, we have the top private obstetrics department in the country and a luxurious post-delivery center for your and your baby…” The person continued to promote their services over the phone.
But Athena was stuck in a daze and couldn’t hear them at all.
“I understand. I’ll contact you if I need anything.” Athena responded numbly and hastily ended the call.
She gazed at the drizzling rain outside the window, deep in thought.
After a while, she gradually regained her composure and quickly weighed the pros and cons in her mind.
Placing her hand on her flat stomach, she realized she couldn’t keep this child.
My Mommy Became A Billionaire After the Breakup by Ana Silva
Author: Ana Silva
Native Language: English