AN: Oh yeah, you must be thinking. Why is she doing a new story when she hasn't done any update on Tainted Heart?

Answer: This isn't really a new story, its been on my laptop for quite some time now. I just can't work out what title to use. I still don't think the title is right, but it can work for now. Maybe I'll change it in the future, maybe not.

Also, I can't update on that story 'cos someone is taking all of my free time. She even takes up my dreaming time. So yeah, blame her haha.


I cannot believe that I am doing this. After begging and pleading for her not to go through this, I end up signing it. Ashley thought as she took the papers she placed in the drawer near her bed.

"Kyla, can you come by my suite tonight? We need to talk." Ashley said as soon as she heard her sister pick up the phone.

"Okay." Kyla said agreeing. She figured her sister must have screwed up again with Spencer and was asking her for advice again on how to fix it.


After ending the call to her sister, she made another phone call.

"Hey, Carlo?"

"Ashley Davies, to what do I owe this pleasure?" Carlo joked.

"I need a favour." Ashley said.

"Okay, what kind of trouble have you gotten yourself into?"

"I'm hurt. Why do you always assume that I'm in trouble when I'm calling you? Can't a girl call and say hi? And here I thought you actually missed talking to me." Ashley said in a voice of fake hurt.

"Okay...Okay...You got me. So, what is it? Is everything okay?" Carlo asked.

"No. Not actually. I need you to do something for me. Can you come see me today?" Ashley asked her sadness starting to creep into her voice.

"Of course. What's wrong Ash?" Carlo asked worried. He always looked at her as her little sister.

"I think it's better if we talk in person." Ashley said.

"Okay I could go there now, if you want." Carlo said already clearing his schedule for Ashley.

"Really? That would be great! I'm staying at the penthouse right now." Ashley said.

"Okay. See you in a bit."

"Carlo, wait!" Ashley said in a hurry before Carlo could hang up.

"What is it?" Carlo said.

"Don't forget to bring your lawyery thingys." Ashley said.

"Yeah okay" Carlo said chuckling at how Ashley talked.


"Hello?" Kyla answered not bothering to look at who is the person on the other line.

"Kyla, is everything alright with Ashley?" Carlo immediately asked without bothering to greet the younger Davies.

"Wait...Carlo?" Kyla asked not answering the question Carlo posed.


"The lawyer Carlo? Carlo Arlington?" Kyla asked clarifying and also looking at her phone to see who it was. Indeed it is the friend of Ashley who is a lawyer.

"Yeah the one and only Carlo Arlington." Carlo said quite amused at Ashley's sister momentarily forgetting why he called in the first place.

"Okay, so what were you asking about Ashley again?" Kyla asked.

"Is everything alright with her?" Carlo asked getting serious.

"Why? What did she tell you?" Kyla asked slightly worried. She wondered what Carlo could possibly know that she didn't.

"Nothing. She just needed to talk that's all. It's probably nothing." Carlo said thinking that Ashley may not have told Kyla whatever it was that they were about to talk about.

"Okay. Call me it it's anything that is nothing." Kyla said. She mentally noted to ask Ashley later about whatever it was that Carlo was talking about.

"Okay, bye."



"Hey, about time you came." Ashley said as she opened the door and gave Carlo a hug.

"Well, there was a bit of traffic." Carlo explained.

Ashley just nodded and led Carlo to the couch.

"So, what is it that you need me to fix? Traffic violations? Fight in a bar?" Carlo asked to break the silence.

"Well no..." Ashley said looking at the window.

"Okay, what is it then?" Carlo asked curious and a bit worried at how Ashley is asking.

"I've really screwed up." Ashley said looking at Carlo with tears threatening to fall her eyes.

"Hey, whatever it is. I can fix it. Have I let you down before?" Carlo said as he enveloped Ashley with his arms trying to soothe the brunette's worries.

"You can't... I've really screwed up and there's nothing to do to fix it. I've finally screwed up my life for good." Ashley said as she let herself cry in Carlo's arms.

"You haven't Ash. Believe me, you haven't." Carlo said as she rubbed the brunette's back.

Ashley cried for a few more minutes and then pulled off the hug. She wiped her tears and tried to recompose herself and do what she needs to do.

"I'm gonna go get you a glass of water." Carlo said as he stood up to get one.

"Here." Carlo said as he came back with the glass of water.

"Thanks." Ashley said.

"Spencer's asking for a divorce." Ashley said finally talking about why she wanted Carlo there.

"Okay. You want us to think of a plan to change her mind?" Carlo asked. He knew how much Ashley loved Spencer. Ashley may have done some screw ups before. Okay not some. But ALOT but it never changed the way she felt about the blue eyed blonde.

"No. I want to give her that." Ashley said. Her tone unreadable. It was so monotone that you couldn't tell if she was for it or against it. You woudn't feel or hear a trace of emotion in it.

"Okay, but?" Carlo asked knowing there is a but somewhere in the sentence.

"We never had pre- nups. I thought I was going to spend the rest of my life with her." Ashley said.

"Okay, you want your assets protected?" Carlo asked still unsure of what the brunette really wanted.

"No. Spencer can get everything that she wants. All I want is that it will be protected." Ashley said.

"Protected? From who?" Carlo asked confused.

"We are getting divorce. I'm famous. Everyone knows I'm married to her. After the divorce is final, I'm sure Spencer would want to move on. I want whatever she gets protected from them. I don't want Spencer to get used by some bimbo who is just in it for her money. I don't want her and Josh ending up with nothing in the end." Ashley explained.

"Okay. So I need to make a paperwork stating that whatever she gets in this marriage goes only to her and Josh?"

"Yeah... I don't want any loopholes. I don't want that slut to get anything when she leaves Spencer."

"Okay, but don't you think you're getting way over your head? You're not divorced yet. You could still fix it. Why are you thinking of her getting married when the divorce papers haven't even reached the court yet." Carlo asked trying to make sense of what his friend's logic is.

"Look, just let me get this out first. Then I'll tell you why, okay?" Ashley said.

Carlo just nodded.

"In no way can Spencer transfer the properties she gets from me to whomever it is that she meets. Properties can only go to her and Josh. Do you get what I'm saying?"

"Yes. I understand what you want me to do. That is a lot of work."

"But it can be done?" Ashley asked.

"Yeah, it'll take me time. But, I can definitely do it. Have I ever said no to any of your requests?" Carlo asked raising his eyebrows.

"Good then." Ashley said satisfied.

"Why?" Carlo asked the question that has been bothering him ever since they started talking about the divorce.

"She wants it."


"I can't promise her forever." Ashley said her voice showing traces of sadness.

"What do you mean? What's wrong Ash?"