“Let go off me“ I tried to push him away which made him press me harder against his chest.
“I won’t get a fresh piece like you anymore, so keep your mouth shut,” he said and pushed me to a wall. A memory of the past triggered in my mind and suddenly it felt like something heavy is weighing down on my chest. I tried to slap his face but he caught my wrist and held them above my head. I breathed heavily as he started to trail kisses all over my face. Why does every bad thing happen to me? I need to do something! Then with all my pressure, I lifted up my leg and kicked him as hard as I possibly could into his crouch. He roared in pain and fury and I pushed him off.
“How dare you?” I shouted at him and kicked him again. He rolled over the ground in pain. I gave him one last disgusting glare before running towards the exit of the cafe.
Logan’s car was waiting outside and as soon as he saw me dashing out of the door, he hurried out of the car
“Lia?” Logan’s worried eyes met mine. As soon as I saw him, I broke down into tears. I ran towards him and threw myself at him and buried my head into his neck and cried. Startled, his hands clamped my back in an attempt to keep me in place as he staggered backward.
“What happened?” He asked me.
“That man tried to-” I couldn’t complete my sentence as a sob escaped my lips. I could feel his body shaking in anger and held onto him tightly.
“Wait here. I’ll come now” he commanded furiously. He tried to put me back on the ground, but I shook my head and clutched his shirt in my hands.
“P-Please No, Logan. Let’s go” I begged him. I gave him what he deserved, now I don’t want Logan to involve into this. The result won’t be good.
“Fine,” he said finally and then lifted me up in his arms and walked to the car. He put me down on the passenger seat and walked around the car and started the engine. The tires squealed as he spun around, accelerating too quickly, not even bothering to see the speed limit.
“Put your seat belt” he commanded and I realized I was clutching the seat with both hands. I quickly obeyed him. It was amazing how instantaneously the choking fear vanished, amazing how suddenly the feeling of security washed over me as soon as I saw him. I looked at his face and studied it until it occurred to me that his expression was murderously angry.
“Are you okay?” I asked him, noticing he was gripping the wheel tightly.
“No,” he said and his tone was livid. I didn’t say anything more and sat in silence as we drove to the house. We reached the house, but neither of us didn’t get out nor spoke anything, staring ahead.
“Lia?” he said finally breaking the silence.
“Yes?” my voice was still rough, I tried to clear my throat quietly.
“Are you alright?” he still didn’t look at me, but the anger was evident in his voice.
“Please say something” he begged.
“I’m sorry what?” I asked confused.
“Just blabber about something, for me to calm down,” he said pinching the bridge of his nose and closing his eyes.
“Um, you look handsome when you’re angry,” I said lamely.
“That’s not funny. It’s the truth” he said, but the corner of his mouth twitched. Self-boasting!
“Anything else,” he said.
“Umm.. then many boys are behind me asking for a date,” I said, though I wished it was true.
“That’s hilarious” he chuckled.
“Yeah that’s funny,” I said with a sad frown.
“Are you alright?” he asked, noticing the sudden change of my voice.
“Pardon?” he asked confused.
“Am I not that attractive enough?” I asked him as he frowned. Mommy always said I’m really pretty, but then why no one asked me for a date? Back in my school, everyone liked to be my friend, but not a boyfriend.
“Lia” he called but I ignored him, staring ahead.
“Look at me” he put his hand on top of mine and squeezed it lightly as I looked up to meet in mesmerizing ocean blue eyes.
“I had never met anyone more beautiful than you. I’ll kick that guy who says the opposite” he said as I smiled.
“Thank you, Logan, for waiting for me in the cafe” I smiled gratefully. He nodded his head and got out of the car, me following behind.
“You should go have some rest,” Logan said as he unlocked the door.
“Goodnight Logan,” I said and walked inside, my body suddenly feeling tired and exhausted.
I flattered my eyes open and sat up straight darting my eyes around the room as I tried to remember everything that happened last day.
“This is so embarrassing” I murmured to myself when I remembered the way I cried into Logan’s shirt and held him tightly. I got out of bed and walked into the washroom. After washing my face and taking a quick shower, I headed up to the wardrobe, opening it and picking out a casual outfit. Then I headed downstairs to see Logan sitting on the coffee table, reading the newspaper.
“Good morning,” Logan said as he saw me.
“Morning,” I said as I walked towards the kitchen to make myself a coffee and a toast. As soon as my coffee and toast were ready, I grabbed them and went back to the coffee table to sit along with Logan and started having my breakfast. Since Logan was busy reading the newspaper, I grabbed the remote and switched the channels according to my choice. But unfortunately, I found nothing interesting. So, I switched it off and continued with my breakfast.
I guess Logan noticed my boredom. So, he held forward the newspaper for me to read.
“I don’t read newspapers,” I said
“But, I guess there is something in it that you would love to read.” He said with a smirk. With no much interest, I grabbed the newspaper and scanned the sports column.
“ I don’t find anything interesting in this, not even a single word about Ronaldo” I grimaced
“Ronaldo?” He asked confused.
“Yeah, Cristiano Ronaldo. I only read about him.” I said
“Now I get it why you’re so dumb. I asked you to read the business column, not the sports.”
“What’s there in that?” I asked him as I turned the pages of the newspaper with furrowed brows. I have no idea why he asked me to look at the business column as I have no knowledge or connection with the business. By seeing the headlines, my eyes popped out and jaw dropped wide open. From the corner of my eyes, I can see Logan smirking.
’’BRU’ CAFE TO BE SHUTDOWN LATELY DUE TO IMPROPER SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE’
“Is it really due to this ‘maintenance’ reason?”
“What do you think?” he asked with a smirk.
“Of course not,” I said, smiling lightly.
“By the way, how did this happen?” I asked curiously
“Just a single call, as simple as that ” he shrugged as it was no big deal.
“How did you run away from him?” he asked.
“Well, I kicked him in the balls,” I said, proudly as he widened his eyes.
“Oh, that would have been really painful. I’m shocked you could do that” he smirked and I glared at him.
“I can do more than kicking, you know,” I said angrily and he let out a loud laugh. My anger disappeared in thin air as I watched him laughing. He looks so young and more handsome. God give me enough strength to control myself!
“I’m sure you can,” he said still laughing as my cheeks flushed.
“Hurry up, Lia. You’re taking forever. I’ve got a meeting to attend” Logan groaned, pounding on the door.
“Wait, I need to put my cardigan” I yelled back.
“You can wear that in the car. It’s 7:30 now. The meeting starts at 8” He whined.
“Then why did you say you would drop me, you could have gone right?” I replied, annoyed.
“I didn’t know you would take this much time to dress up. Can you open this damn door” he yelled, frustrated.
“Hold on” I walked very slowly, wanting to make him late for the meeting. Hey, you can’t blame me. I was waiting for a moment to piss him off and this is the best time.
“If I’m late, you’re dead” he growled as I opened the door. Without giving me a chance to talk he pulled me downstairs. That’s when I remembered I forgot to take my bag.
“Wait” I widened my eyes but he ignored me and continued to walk pulling me along with him. I yanked my hand away with all my pressure and he turned to look at me, annoyed.
“What?” he asked.
“I forgot to take my bag” I stated.
“Are you serious? You could have told me earlier right?” he snapped.
“It’s not my fault you pulled me downstairs as soon as I opened the door without allowing me to speak a word” I exclaimed.
“Okay, go take it and come,” he said and I slowly turned around and started to walk like a snail.
“Can’t you walk bit faster?” he said making me smirk
“No, I can only walk at this speed” I shot back. He muttered something under his breath and walked past me.
“Hey, where you going? There’s only one way to go out, that’s behind you” I said, pointing to the front door. He glared at me, then climbed the stairs taking two steps at a time. After 10 seconds, he returned back with my bag.
“You didn’t have to. I would’ve gone and taken it” I snickered.
“Ah, then the meeting would be over by the time I reach there” he replied sarcastically making me roll my eyes.
“Come, let’s go” he started to run towards his car whereas I walked slowly counting the steps I took. It’s really fun to piss him off!
“You’re driving me insane, Lia,” he said. He bent down and slipped an arm behind my knees and other around my shoulder before hauling me up and flinging me over his shoulder. A squeal of surprise escaped my lips.
“Hey, put me down. I can walk” I yelled, suddenly feeling nauseous from hanging upside down.
“Yeah, I can see that you can walk like a tortoise.” He grumbled and threw me into the passenger’s seat. I let out an ‘oomph’ and my butt hurt. I glared at him as he closes my door and around the car. He hurried into the driver’s seat and started the engine. I buckled my seat belt knowing he’s gonna break all the speed limit.
“I’m so late because of you Lia” he grumbled, taking his phone and I quickly snatched the phone from him, taking him by surprise.
“You’re not allowed to use the cell phone while you’re driving” I started making him accelerate quickly. He said something to himself, but I heard him say ‘join the traffic police’ Within five minutes we reached the university. I looked at the watch and it showed 7:50 am. I pursed my mouth in a self-satisfied smirk but at the same time, I felt pity for making him late.
“Thank you, Logan, for dropping me and drive safely. It’s okay if the meeting is over, I don’t want to see you in the hospital bed’ I said seriously but he just gave me a deathly glare. Without saying anything, he left with a great speed making the students stare at him in awe.
I’m currently sitting on my bed, watching ‘A Walk to Remember’. It’s the tenth time I’m watching this movie, but still, I feel like I’m watching it for the first time. Oh, I wish I could get a boyfriend like him – loving and caring! Then my phone started to ring making me jump in surprise.
‘Holy shit, it’s just a phone’ I said to myself and picked it up without checking who was on the caller- ID.
“Lia, I’ll be late today. Patrick and Scarlet are coming over there to give you a company” he said.
“I can sit alone. I don’t want anyone to babysit me” I frowned.
“Oh, but I don’t trust you baby girl.” He chuckled. I hung up the phone, furious that he called me baby girl. I’m not a baby!!
(After 2 hours)
I heard a knock on the door downstairs. I switched off the T.V and made my way down the stairs. It was raining heavily outside. I open the door to see Patrick and Scarlet soaking wet.
“Hi” I mumbled and pulled them inside.
“Hello” they both hugged me tightly, crushing all my bones.
“Logan said to give you a company tonight as he had some business to do,” Patrick said making me frown.
“You guys didn’t really have to come. Logan is crazy. I can stay alone” I said.
“It’s fine. Anyway, we were bored actually. And also I could spend more time with my bestie” Scarlet said in excitement.
“Let’s watch some movie” Patrick suggested as we both agreed. We walked to the living room and started arranging. I brought blankets, Scarlet brought some cookies and chips from kitchen and Patrick searched for movies in the rack.
“Which movie do you guys want to watch?” Patrick asked
“Something funny,” I said
“No, something horror,” Scarlet said, jumping up and down the couch in excitement.
“No no not horror please” I begged. Patrick thought for a moment and smiled.
“I think I’ll go with Scarlet,” he said as I glared at her. She winked at me and gave a flying kiss.
“I hate you guys” I muttered, clearly not meaning those words.
“Oh, but we love you,” Patrick said making me grin widely. H The movie started and I started screaming in the first scene itself.
“Gosh Karrie, the movie just only started. Stop screaming” Scarlet scolded, covering her ears. I ignored her and covered my eyes, peeking through my fingers. We were watching Lights out. Why the hell did they choose this film? Now I won’t get any sleep!! I screamed loudly as the current went off making the whole mansion completely dark.
“Who switched off the lights?” Scarlet yelled, clutching on Patrick’s arm. I covered my face inside the blanket. Best timing for the electricity to go!!
“Scarlet, you’re hurting me” Patrick whined.
“Who asked you pick this movie?” She asked him.
“What? Now you’re blaming me? You only asked me to put a horror movie right?” he snapped at her.
“But why this movie? You could’ve chosen some other horror film.” She said.
“Can you guys stop fighting. I’m scared like hell, someone on the torch” I yelled.
“I’ll go get it,” Patrick said and I heard him getting up from the couch.
“Wait I will also come,” Scarlet said and got up as well.
“Wait don’t leave me alone” I yelled at her, but there was no response.
“Scarlet? Patrick?” I called, but it was completely silent. Only the sound of the rain and my heavy breathing could be heard.
“Are you guys dead?” I asked and looked around, but nothing could be seen. It was completely dark. I started to panic and my hair on my neck stood up in fear.
“Guys, s-stop scaring m-me” I stuttered. Then suddenly I heard a loud crash which made me jump from the seat.
“Anyone there?” I asked as I got up from the couch.
“S-Scarlet? Please stop this” I begged them. Suddenly a large hand grabbed my mouth from behind making me widen my eyes. I tried to scream, but it was difficult. Suddenly, the memories of that day came rushing into my mind, making me stop breathing.
“Shh.. did you get a scared baby girl?” a very familiar voice whispered into my ear as I froze. Then lights were switched on and I turned around to see Logan, Scarlet and Patrick laughing loudly.
“Oh, did our brave girl got scared?” Patrick teased. I couldn’t move an inch or yell at them. I stood still tears rolling down my cheeks. I wished I could stop them, but it was flowing like a river.
“Karrie? Are you alright?” Scarlet asked worriedly. I didn’t say anything, just stared at them.
“Lia?” Logan took a step forward as I took one back. All the humor washed away from their face as they stared at me worriedly.
“You knew Scarlet. You know it would bring back everything. You know everything. Then why?” I asked her as she widened her eyes.
“Karrie, I didn’t mean it like that. I thought it would be fun-“
“FUN? DO YOU THINK IT WOULD BE FUNNY AFTER EVERYTHING HAPPENED TO ME?” I yelled at the top of my lungs.
“Karrie, I’m sorry-“
“No, save it Scarlet. I don’t want to hear it” I said angrily and ran out the living room. I slammed the bedroom door as hard as I could.
A/N - Hope you enjoyed this chapter. It’s an early update as I had so much free time. Please comment and heart the story.
With lots of Love