Did he just...?
Blood, blood everywhere. On the floor, on the walls, on her body.
A voice yelled in my ear, shaking my body violently. But that voice was distant in my mind, the sound of flowing blood and screaming overpowering that distant voice. I thrashed violently, begging to be free from my horrible dream.
“Wake up” that same distant voice interjected.
“GRECIA!” I bolted upright, panting heavily as cold sweat trickled down my temple. Two warm hands wrapped around my shoulder, pulling me into a hard chest. My hands were shaking violently and I clutched the fabric of that person’s t-shirt tightly as tears began to roll down my cheeks.
“Shh... It’s fine. You’re fine” Logan cooed softly, rocking me back and forth in his arms.
“It felt so real” I sniffed, hiccupping from my heavy sob. In all my nightmares, I see my parents getting killed again and again. But this time, instead of them it was Grecia. She was covered in blood, her beautiful eyes dull. This is becoming unbearable!
“It’s just a bad dream, Lia. Try going back to sleep.” He said, kissing my temple. He pulled away from the hug and wiped away my tears with the back of his hand.
“Did I wake you up?” I asked him, looking straight into his eyes with my blurry vision.
“No, I wasn’t sleeping. I had some work to do.” he said and hummed. He got up from the bed, ready to leave the room. I grabbed his wrist with both my hands, looking at him pleadingly.
“Can you stay with me tonight?” I asked him. He stared at me in thought, debating whether to stay or not. At last, he nodded his head and I gave him a weak smile of gratitude.
“Do you mind if I turn on the AC? It’s hot here” he asked softly. I grabbed the AC controller from the table near the bed and gave it to him. He switched it on before making his way to the couch with a pillow. I protested with him saying I will sleep on the couch instead of him, but he’s so stubborn that he threatened me he’ll leave the room if I didn’t sleep on the bed. I kept quiet at that sentence as I was in need of some company right now.
“Goodnight” I mumbled and turned off the light.
“Goodnight Princess” I smiled at that sentence and drifted to a deep sleep with a smile on my face.
The contact of the warm water on my skin made my muscles relaxed. I brushed my hair with my hand as the shower water went down, sliding through my back. Shower time has always been my favorite. It’s the time when I think and relax and switch off reality. I squeezed my favorite shampoo onto my hand and start rubbing it thoroughly through my hair. I wrapped a fluffy towel around my body and stepped out of the bathroom, walking towards the closet.
Beep Beep Beep
I heard a sound coming from outside my room, vibrating within the walls.
I frowned and quickly stepped out of the room without thinking. I sniffed like a dog all around my room the corridor, following the sound and the smell.
Beep Beep Beep
I stopped in front of a room where the sound was louder. Logan’s room. I twisted the doorknob and pushed it open. The room was filled with smoke and I coughed when the smell hit my nostrils. I covered my nose with my right thumb and right index finger, suddenly feeling dizzy with the smell. Sunlight streamed into the room, the smoke disappearing slowly. Someone opened the window.
As the room was clear, the smoke detector stopped yelling. God, that noise was annoying. Logan was standing near a table, his back facing me.
“Logan?” He turned to face me with an iron box in his hand. As soon as he faced me, his mouth went wide open and his eyes widened slightly.
“What are you doing with that?” I asked pointing at the iron box. He regained his normal posture, a smirk forming on his lips.
“What would someone do with an iron box?”
“Iron?” It came out more of a question than an answer. I mentally face palmed myself with what I came up with.
“Congrats Einstein!! You found it!!” He said sarcastically making me roll my eyes.
“By the way you look hot in that outfit.” He said with a smirk. It was then I became conscious of my appearance. I was just wrapped in a towel. I turned around quickly, covering my face with my hands as I felt my cheeks heat up. There was a moment of silence. Suddenly I felt a fabric being wrapped around me and I flinched as his hot breath hit my neck.
“But I suggest you wear this.” He whispered huskily in my ear and stepped back. A shiver ran down my spine and I pulled the material further to cover myself and turned to face him.
“Do you know how to iron?” he asked me out of the blue and I nodded.
“Then do you mind ironing this for me?” He asked while rubbing the back of his neck and holding his shirt with the other hand.
“But why? You know how to iron right?” I asked confused.
“Um...Uh, that” he suddenly started to stutter, the tip of his ear turning red.
“Oh my god! Mr. Big Bad Hot Head Watson doesn’t know how to iron” I said dramatically, covering my mouth with my fist trying to control my laughter
“Not funny. Mom is the one who does my ironing. And when she is not at home, Charles will do it. Not a big deal” He said, not so comfortable.
“Sure” I smirked and his face turned redder. Aww...
“’Anyways I’ll iron it for you,” I said grabbing the shirt from his hand. Anyways I don’t have any other job to do today, so why not iron his clothes. He stayed with me yesterday when I need a company.
“Okay then, I’ll go and take a shower.” He said before leaving. So Thanks huh?
I kept the iron box on the stand and went back to my room to change into my clothes. After I was done with my clothing, I went back to his room to iron his shirt. I switched on the iron box and started doing my job. But my phone started ringing, interrupting my job. I kept the iron box down and picked up the call.
“Hey Karrie” I heard Scarlet from the other end.
“Hey what’s up?” I asked.
“Nothing much. Just wanted to talk to you.” She said and I just hummed.
“And Karrie, I’m going to the Brooks this evening. Are you coming?” She asked.
“Hmm, most probably I’m free. So I’ll text you if I’m coming. Okay?”
“Okay,,” she said. I heard someone else’s voice from the other end saying ‘what is it taking so long babe?’
“Karrie, I gotta go. Catch you later. Bye” she said before hanging up. Guess she is with Patrick. I put my phone in my pocket and went back to continue what I was doing. As soon as I noticed the shirt on the table, my eyes widened in shock and my mouth fell wide open. WHAT THE HELL HAVE I DONE!!
I’ve kept the iron box on top of his shirt! And now the shirt is burnt.
I hurriedly ran and removed the iron box from the shirt. I slowly picked up the shirt by the collar, holding it in front of my face. I cringed as I could see a hole as big as my face on it. Through the hole, I saw Logan staring at it wide-eyed and his mouth wide open. When the hell did he come back!? He rushed towards me and grabbed the shirt, looking at it in utter shock. God, what do I do now!?
“What the hell is this?” he asked, still in shock.
“I’m so sorry Logan. I-I didn’t mean to do it. I just got a c-call and I didn’t except this...I’m really s-sorry. I’ll do anything to make it up to you” I said feeling bad.
“What did you just say?” He asked.
“Huh... I’m sorry?” I said.
“Not that. What did you say at the end?” He asked.
“Umm... I’ll do anything to make it up for this” I said as a smirk formed on his lips. Okaayy, so he’s not angry.
“Since you’re ready to do anything to make it up, as a punishment for burning my favorite shirt, you must treat me like your boss for this whole day till midnight.” He said casually.
“What?”I asked in disbelief.
“You heard me,” he said with a smirk. How the hell do I treat Mr. Hot Head Watson as my boss? I wish I didn’t pick the call!
“Fine!” I said as I have no choice.
“So, begin your job by making a steamy coffee and tasty French toast with a salad for me. And don’t forget to add extra olives and cheese in the salad” he ordered, smirking. I narrowed my eyes at him. He surely is taking revenge for throwing sand at him.
“You’ll regret this Lia. I’ll make you regret” he said.
“I’m waiting” I challenged him.
“Wait and watch,” he said and walked away.
“Yes...uh..boss,” I said, a little hesitant in saying the word ‘boss’. God, please save me!
Its been only a few hours and I’m already exhausted with my punishment. Logan is continuously irritating me with his stupid commands and I’m losing my patience.
“Karolia” I heard him call me from his room. Not again!!
I entered his bedroom with heavy footsteps, “What the hell do you want now?” I gritted out angrily.
“Na-ah. No screaming at your boss. Ask politely.” He said with a smirk. I wish I could just tear that smirk off his face!
I took a deep breath, “Yes sir. Now, what can I do for you?” I asked as sweetly as I can, giving him a wide smile. He nodded his head approvingly.
“Good. Now come and massage my shoulders. It’s very stiff” He said. Are you serious now?
I slowly walked towards the couch he was sitting on and placed my hands on his shoulder. His muscles are as hard as a brick! Damn! I squeezed his shoulder hard, digging my nails into his flesh and he winced slightly.
“Slowly babe, you don’t want me to triple your punishment,” he said. I huffed and slowly started to massage his shoulder. He moaned in content and closed his eyes. As I was massaging, I studied his features. His high cheekbones, defined jaw, rosy plumpy lips, and his silky hair. He’s really handsome with an attitude of an asshole.
After some time I heard him snoring. I waved my hand in front of his face and pulled a strand of his hair softly. There wasn’t any response. He’s in deep sleep. I smiled happily and slowly came out of the room in Tiptoes. As soon as I closed the door I let out a sigh of relief.
I rushed to my room and quickly changed into skinny jeans and a blue jersey top. I rushed out of the house and walked a few distances before grabbing a cab. I reached the cafe within 15 minutes. Scarlet was sitting in a booth at the far end, scrolling through her phone.
“Hey” I slid into a seat opposite of her and she jumped in fright.
“You scared me,” she said, placing her hand on her chest.
“Sorry” I smiled sheepishly as she glared playfully at me. We talked for 2 hours, laughing at our embarrassments, eyeing hot men coming to the cafe, gossiping about celebrities. We then went to a mall for shopping. Even after 4 hours, I didn’t get a dress whereas Scarlet got a handful. I’m always choosy in dresses and not all the dresses catch my attention, unlike Scarlet. But all in all, today was fun. Scarlet dropped me back at the mansion after our shopping. I slowly opened the main door and slipped into the house with empty hands. I hope Logan is still sleeping as I’m not in the mood to obey his orders. I’m really tired. I slowly tiptoed to my room and mentally patted myself on my back as I didn’t come face to face with Logan.
Good job Karrie
I opened the door of my room and found him lying on the bed, reading a book. His one hand was behind his head while his legs were crossed.
“Where were you?” He asked with a frown, closing the book.
“Was out with Scarlet,” I said casually, standing near the threshold.
“And exactly who gave you the permission for that?” He asked folding his hands across his chest.
“Should I need one?” I asked confused.
“Your punishment isn’t over yet, love,” He said. I groaned mentally. I was hoping he would’ve forgotten about that by now. I glanced at the clock and it read 11 pm. Damn, I need to put up with this shit for 1 more hour.
“What do you want?”
“Come lie next to me and sing a song for me,” He said. I let out a sigh of agitation and crossed my arms across my chest.
“What if my answer is NO?” I asked, narrowing my eyes at him. Who the hell does he think I’m to him? His slave?
“I’ve my ways” He said with a smirk and got up from his bed, slowly walking towards me
“Really?” I asked with a brow raised.
“Hmmhmm” He hummed, nearing me and I started moving backward. Soon I felt my back hit the wall. In a blink, I was caged between the wall and him, his hands on either side of my waist. I felt my heart race a thousand times. He slowly lifted his hand and tucked a strand of my hair behind my ear and moved closer. I wanted to move but couldn’t. His hot breath hit my forehead, sending shivers down my spine. He leaned in further as his lips brushed against my ears.
“The game isn’t over, love,” He said with a raspy voice. God!! How could someone be so irresistible? And with a swift movement, he picked me up and threw me on his shoulders.
“What the hell, Logan?!” I screamed, hitting on his back.
“I said I have my ways.” he laughed and started walking in the opposite direction, towards his room.
“Put me down. Why are you taking me to your room” I yelled. He kicked open the door with his foot and walk towards his bed, throwing me on the bed. I let out a squeal of surprise as I bounced on the bed. I sat on my elbows and glared at him.
“You’re violating human rights. You’re forcing me to do something which I don’t want”
“Oh please,” he rolled his eyes. ” Shut up, will you?”
“No. Ahhh” I started screaming loudly but was soon cut off when he slapped his hand over my mouth, silencing me.
“God, you’re annoying,” he said, removing his hand from my mouth.
“Then let me go. I’m sure you don’t want an annoying person next to you” I said suggestively. He thought for a while before shaking his head.
“Na-ah, I’ll survive,” he said and lay beside me.
“Sing a song” he commanded “or you won’t be leaving this room any time soon” he added and I gave him a sideways ‘Are-you-serious’ look.
“Twinkle twinkle little star” I started singing through gritted teeth as he smiled in content. I stared at the ceiling as I continued.
“How I wonder what you’re.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky
Twinkle Twinkle little star”
In the middle of the song, my eyelids started to drop and my words slurred. I felt my self being pulled down covered with a blanket and Logan’s arm snaking my waist, pulling me closer before turning the lights off. I was too tired to protest and felt my heavy eyelids close, drifting off to sleep
I woke up the next morning to the movement of someone next to me. I turned around slowly to face Logan. His eyes were drooped down, breathing through his nose. I take this time to study his features more thoroughly. His skin is flawless, not a single error. His nose is perfect, long eyelashes. In all honesty, he’s handsome. Suddenly he wrapped his arms around me in a steel grip. I tried to remove his arms but damn, he’s much stronger than me.
“Logan” I called. No response.
“Logan?” I called little more louder, shaking him. He groaned and opened one eye.
“What?” he asked, his voice deep and sexy.
“Leave me. I need to get up” I said.
“Sleep for some more time.” He said and closed his eyes. I huffed and tried to remove his arms.
“Lia, stop it,” he said, frustrated and pulled me closer. Soon after I heard him snoring. Great! I can’t neither get up nor go back to sleep. Then I saw a marker on the nightstand and an evil idea popped into my mind. I slowly and carefully stretched my hand across Logan and took the marker from the stand.
I slowly traced my thumb on his face to make sure he’s in deep sleep. I opened the marker and smelled it.
God! How much I love that smell! It’s so damn good.
I slowly drew a mustache with the permanent marker on his face. I bit my lip to control my laughter. After drawing a perfect mustache and a heart with a cross on his cheek I closed the lid and kept in under the pillow. I closed my eyes and waited till he gets up. This is for troubling me yesterday!
For twenty minutes I waited, but still, he didn’t get up and I started to lose my patience. After five minutes, he stirred up a little and I held my breath. He slowly removed his arm from my waist and got up. I slowly opened my one eye and watched him walk towards the washroom. I bit my lip so hard that I could feel the taste of my blood. Okay now Karolia, get prepared. You can see an angry bird coming out of washroom to murder you. Be ready
Logan opened the door so loudly that I jumped from the bed. I looked up to see Logan standing there, his eyes wide in shock and anger. His face started to turn red, smoke coming out of his ears. I quickly regained my composure and faked a yawn, stretching my arms.
“Lia, What the hell did you do?” he yelled.
“What did I do?” I asked him innocently.
“You drew a fucking mustache on my face,” he said with gritted teeth.
“Oh my god! Who did that to you?” I gasped, trying so hard to control my laughter.
“Don’t you dare mess up with me women. I know you did this” he growled.
“I didn’t do it. I was sleeping.” I lied.
“Oh really?” he started to walk towards me.
“Y-yes. Why are you coming towards me?” I asked.
“To make you tell the truth in a harder way” he smirked. I quickly got up from the bed and stood opposite side of the bed.
“You think you can run away from me, princess?” he laughed humorlessly. I would’ve been angry at him if his laugh was not so fascinating. He then walked around the bed and stood in front of me so quickly that I didn’t have time to run. He pushed me to the nearest wall and slammed his hands on either side of my neck, caging me.
“Logan, move” I tried to push him, but he didn’t budge a bit. I let out a shaky breath and looked up to meet his gaze.
“Okay, fine. I did that. I’m sorry alright! Now move” I said.
“If you want me to move, then you need to do something for me” he smirked. There it goes again!
“What do you want?” I asked, desperate to get away from him as soon as possible.
“A kiss,” he said and I felt like my heart stopped working.
“I want you to kiss me. This is a punishment you get for drawing on my face” he said as I facepalmed myself. Why the hell did I draw on his face?
“Do fast. Don’t make me wait” he said impatiently.
“In your dreams mister. I won’t ever kiss you” I said, sternly.
“Are you so sure about that?” he asked.
“Yes. I’m sure-“
“Shh…” he kept a finger on my lips, silencing me.
“If you don’t do it, then I will be glad to do,” he said and started to lean forward, but he didn’t take his finger from my lips. I’m so sure he could catch the sound of my heartbeat which was thumping loudly. Then very slowly he kissed the top of his finger which was on my lips. I closed my eyes tightly and with all my effort I pushed him and he stumbled backward.
“How dare you touch me?” I screeched at him, but he just gave me a devious smirk.
“Are you on your days or something?” he asked suddenly.
“No. Why?” I asked him, confused.
“Then why are you being so grumpy?” he asked.
“Because you kissed me” I retorted, nearly screaming.
“I didn’t kiss you. I kissed my fingers” he protested and I balled up my fist in anger. I walked towards the bed and grabbed a pillow and started to smack him.
“Lia, stop it,” he said, holding his head in a protective way.
“No, I’ll stop only when all my anger is gone,” I said and smacked him harder with it.
“Pillows are supposed to be soft. Why the hell is this so hard now?” he whined loudly.
“C’mon, stop being a baby,” he said, which made me smack him harder on his head. Suddenly he snatched the pillow away from me and climbed on top of the bed.
“Give it back” I pouted and climbed the bed as well. I tried to reach for the pillow but he stretched it over his head and smirked. I put my hands on my hip and blew a piece of hair from my face. I bend down to take another pillow and as soon as I stood up straight he smacked me on my head with the pillow. I stumbled back in shock and gasped loudly.
“You didn’t do that” I screeched loudly and smacked him on his ribs. Soon we started to have a pillow fight and feathers were flying all around the room.
“You’re cute when you’re frustrated” he teased at the same time hitting me. Suddenly I lost my balance and I fell towards Logan, making both of us fall on the bed with a thump.
We looked into each other’s eyes, me completing getting lost in his mesmerizing ocean blue gaze. Logan cleared his throat making me snap out of my thoughts.
“It would be really helpful if you could get off from me,” he said and hard blush coats my cheeks.
“Yeah sorry” I got up and adjusted my top and hair. Logan stood up and ran a hand through his hair, removing all the feathers from his hair. I stared at him awkwardly for a moment or two before a sly grin spreads across his face. “You can leave”
“What?” I asked, confused.
“I’m going to get changed. So you can leave unless of course, you were hoping to stay and watch” he smirked.
“Oh right. Of course. You can change, I will leave” I said and rushed out. I stepped out of his room, shutting it close behind me and walked towards my room.
A/ N - Hey guys, I’m back. I know it been long since the last update. I’ve been busy with my Midterm exams. And finally, it’s over.
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