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The Ruthless Heir

The Ruthless Heir


Chapter 1 Blood

Word Count: 1434    |    Released on: 01/01/2023



flesh, that I can't wash it away. I know because I've been trying for well over thirty minutes. My skin burns as the spr

ulnerable. Santiago can't witness me crumbling any more than he already has. The De La Rosa blood runs through my veins, and we are not weak. So I


roken glass beneath my blood-streaked heels. Every muscle in my body aches even though I made it out with little more than a gash on my cheek a

r intentional. I just needed to make things right. I was going to take that woman back to him so he could punish her for the things she'd done. But it didn't work out that way. My f

brought me here, to the IVI compound instead of the safety of the manor. He doesn't want me tainting the halls of our family home with

g to send

y family I've got left. He wouldn't hurt me. Not like this. Not when he knows the pain of losing everyone we've ever loved. O

. I can accept his disappointment in me. I can find a way to bear his shame, which can't be worse than my own. But I will show him ther

don't recognize the person staring back at me. The woman with long black hair and dark e

in. As long as I can stay like

ere. They are a far cry from my usual clothing, but I don't care. I'm exhausted, and I

els my presence, and he certainly heard me open the door, but it takes him a few moments to turn and face me. His expression is

voice forces his name

h to the gut. Even so, I can't accept it. I have to believe there's a pu

," he orders in tru

ng together in my lap. "I will. But I need you to promise you

you anything."

my eyes as I turn and try to wipe them away. So much for being numb. I swore I wasn't going to d

ch a display of emotion. If our father were here right now, he wou

don't tell me now, you will decide for bot

ting the words out before I can think about how p

urns back toward the window, reaching for the cur

even more terrified that he'll follow through on his th

I was just so irritated with you, Santi. To see the way you looked at that Moreno girl. You

able. He can see my jealousy for what it is, but I don't care. Wha

her. And in the end, instead of following through on our pla

's making his own little family with the bl

. So I hired that courtesan who used to work for IVI to lure you away at the gala and seduce you. Ivy was su

desperation for his understanding, I rush to get the rest out. I go on to

ost cost Santiago his life, and I was trying to make it right. That's why I went to t

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1 Chapter 1 Blood2 Chapter 2 You're Dangerous3 Chapter 3 Let Me Go4 Chapter 4 Suit Yourself5 Chapter 5 Look At Me6 Chapter 6 Get Up7 Chapter 7 Fuck You8 Chapter 8 Your Business Is My Business9 Chapter 9 The Date10 Chapter 10 Strange Things11 Chapter 11 Imagination12 Chapter 12 Surprise, Surprise 13 Chapter 13 Enough Is Enough 14 Chapter 14 Get In15 Chapter 15 Go Dry Yourself Off16 Chapter 16 Confrontation 17 Chapter 17 Watch Your Mouth18 Chapter 18 She Likes You19 Chapter 19 You’re Pathetic20 Chapter 20 Uncertainty21 Chapter 21 Pregnant 22 Chapter 22 My Discovery 23 Chapter 23 Ruthless24 Chapter 24 Ruthless II25 Chapter 25 Ruthless III26 Chapter 26 Ruthless IV27 Chapter 27 Ruthless V28 Chapter 28 Twenty Eight29 Chapter 29 Twenty Nine30 Chapter 30 Thirty31 Chapter 31 Thirty One32 Chapter 32 Thirty Two33 Chapter 33 Thirty Three34 Chapter 34 Thirty Four35 Chapter 35 Thirty Five36 Chapter 36 Thirty Six37 Chapter 37 Thirty Seven38 Chapter 38 Thirty Eight39 Chapter 39 Thirty Nine40 Chapter 40 Forty41 Chapter 41 Forty One42 Chapter 42 Forty Two43 Chapter 43 Forty Three44 Chapter 44 Forty Four45 Chapter 45 Forty Five46 Chapter 46 Forty Six47 Chapter 47 Forty Seven 48 Chapter 48 Forty Eight49 Chapter 49 Forty Nine50 Chapter 50 Fifty51 Chapter 51 Fifty One52 Chapter 52 Fifty Two53 Chapter 53 Fifty Three54 Chapter 54 Fifty Four55 Chapter 55 Fifty Five56 Chapter 56 Fifty Six57 Chapter 57 Fifty Seven58 Chapter 58 Fifty Eight59 Chapter 59 Fifty Nine60 Chapter 60 Sixty61 Chapter 61 Sixty One62 Chapter 62 Sixty Two63 Chapter 63 Sixty Three64 Chapter 64 Sixty Four65 Chapter 65 Sixty Five66 Chapter 66 Sixty Six67 Chapter 67 Sixty Seven68 Chapter 68 Sixty Eight69 Chapter 69 Sixty Nine70 Chapter 70 Seventy71 Chapter 71 Seventy One72 Chapter 72 Seventy Two73 Chapter 73 Seventy Three74 Chapter 74 Seventy Four75 Chapter 75 Seventy Five76 Chapter 76 Seventy Six77 Chapter 77 Seventy Seven78 Chapter 78 Seventy Eight79 Chapter 79 Seventy Nine80 Chapter 80 Eighty81 Chapter 81 Eighty One82 Chapter 82 Eighty Two83 Chapter 83 Eighty Three84 Chapter 84 Eighty Four85 Chapter 85 Eighty Five86 Chapter 86 Eighty Six87 Chapter 87 Eighty Seven88 Chapter 88 Eighty Eight89 Chapter 89 Eighty Nine90 Chapter 90 Ninety91 Chapter 91 Ninety One92 Chapter 92 Ninety Two93 Chapter 93 Ninety Three94 Chapter 94 Ninety Four95 Chapter 95 Ninety Five96 Chapter 96 Ninety Six97 Chapter 97 Ninety Seven98 Chapter 98 Ninety Eight99 Chapter 99 Ninety Nine100 Chapter 100 One Hundred