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"And where the hell did you get the money to buy half a company that is worth billions?"

He shook his head. "I didn't. He still owns it. I had someone I know hack into the mainframe and just change the numbers to freak him out."

She shook her head. "You're a dick."

"C'mon Olivia."

"No." She shook her head. "We're done. I can't be with someone who would rather pay attention to screwing up our relationship rather than fixing it." She pulled off her engagement ring and placed it on the table. She grabbed her keys for her car and left the apartment.


Olivia parked her car in front of the hotel and went out. She looked around and spotted Teddy in the bar drinking. She attempted to go over but one of Teddy's bodyguards stopped her.

"You mind moving?" Olivia looked up at the buff man. "So annoying sometimes."


"Teddy knows who I am. Now move."

Teddy looked up finally. "What do you want?" He asked as he took a sip of his Jack Daniels.

"I want to talk to you."

"I don't feel like talking."

"Scott didn't buy your company out. He had someone hack the mainframe and change your numbers. You still own it Teddy."

"I know. I had it rechecked."

"Then why are you sitting at a bar 11 in the morning? C'mon this isn't you." She pleaded.

"I sold my company."

"What?" She asked and pushed past the bodyguard. "You're kidding right?"

"No. People have been bugging me to sell it for years. So I finally did. I'm still staying as a consultant. I have more than enough money."

"For how long?"

"Olivia." He turned to look at her. "I don't think you're hearing me, I have more than enough money to support me, my child and my grandchild. I'm a multi-billionaire. I can send 3 generations of my family to Harvard in cold hearted cash."

"I know. But is this what you really want?"

"It is."

She nodded. "I hope your happy now."

"I will be. I'm going back to California tonight."

"What?" She asked. "No. Don't."


"I need you." She whispered. "I can't do this alone."

"You have Scott."

"I broke it off with him."

"Look…you have been living your life independently since college. You're strong and brave. You don't need me."

"You're right." She nodded. "I don't need you. I want you."

He shook his head. "I can't stay Olivia. Come to California with me."

"I can't." She answered.

"Then we're back where we were after high school huh?"

"Yeah." Olivia answered sadly. "Can we talk alone? Considering it's you're last night?"

He nodded and got up. He took her hand and led her to the elevators and then his room. There were people in his room packing stuff up. "Leave." He ordered them. They stopped what they were doing and left the room.

"I don't want you to leave." She whispered. "I think this is your child." She answered and softly touched her stomach.

"Think? Olivia I can't stay because you think it's my child."

"I know it is. I haven't had sex with Scott in like two months."

He shook his head. "I can't do this now. Not now."

"You're not the type to walk out on your child. I know you. You don't have it in you."

"Why are you pushing this?" He asked her. "Do you want me to stay for the kid or for you?"

"That's not the point."

"Yes it is!" He finally snapped. "I loved you for as long as I have known you. Now you expect me to put my life on hold for you? To throw away my happiness for you? You have never done that for me. You have rejected me any chance you got."

"That's not fair."

"Why? Because I was broke when I asked you to be my girlfriend multiple times? Is that what it is?"

"It's not the money Teddy. You know that."

"No I don't." He answered honestly. "You didn't care about me romantically until you heard I was a billionaire. The second I was by you, you even cheated on your fiancé."

She slapped him across the face. "Don't you dare talk to me like that Theodore." She hissed.

He stood there quietly and didn't say a word.

She shook her head. "I can't believe I want your egomaniac ass to help me raise this child. What the hell was I thinking?" She walked past him.

"I won't be a good father." He spoke up.

She stopped also and slowly turned around. "What are you talking about? You'd make a great father."

"No." He turned around. "I know I won't. I'm not a good father." He whispered. She raised an eyebrow. "I have a daughter."

"You what?"

"With my past relationship. I was engaged to her. Got engaged because I got her pregnant."

"How do I not know about this?"

"The media didn't really care for it because it was before I got famous."

"Why aren't you a good father?"

"Her mother won't let me see her. She thinks I will spoil her. Make her a brat with all the money I have." He shrugged. "She's about 15 now. I send money and I get a picture of her every year on her birthday."

"Why don't you fight for custody?"

"Because I agree. I don't want her to be spoiled by my money or live in my world. I want her to have a normal life."

"Does she know about you?"

"No. And she won't…until I die and she get's the inheritance." He answered. "See Olivia, you don't want this baby by me."

"You don't know that." She took a step closer. "You love kids. You'd love your kid, I know that."

He nodded. "I know. I just don't want to ruin this kids life if I am the father."

"I know you're the father. I can feel it."

He nodded slightly and sat down. "Ok."

"Don't go to California." She pleaded and sat down by him.

He kept staring at the ground. "I have to. I want to meet my daughter."

She slowly nodded. "Ok."

"I'll be back though." He promised. "I just need to come to terms with reality."

Olivia nodded and got up. "Ok. Have a safe trip."

"Thank you." He whispered.

Olivia said nothing else and went out of the room.