“He’s going to Seattle to visit his parents for one month. Can you imagine, one month!” Tyler said, his face full of disappointment and agony.
“It’s okay Ty. He will come back after one month. He’s not going to leave you forever.” I tried to console him, taking his hands in mine, squeezing it lightly.
“But that month will be a torture for me. One month without the love of my life. I can’t bear this pain.” he shook his head and wiped away his non-existing tears. Dramatic!
Tyler called me to meet him at the cafe for breakfast. A plate of fresh pancakes sat before me with slices of strawberries and bananas on the right side of pancakes. My mouth watered at the sight, but Tyler wouldn’t allow me to eat until I finished hearing his grief.
“But he promised he’ll call every day.”
“Good,” I said, my eyes never leaving the pancakes and Tyler chuckled.
“I see you are hungry,” he said smirking.
“Very much,” I said quickly.
“Then attack” He laughed. He didn’t have to say twice. I devoured the food within two minutes. After eating, I wiped my mouth with the tissue, completely satisfied.
“Do you want anything else?” he asked me, amused.
“No, I’m good,” I said, smiling at him.
“Okay. I’ll just order a smoothie and come” he said and got up from his seat, walking towards the counter. I looked around the shop and scanned through the crowd. As I gazed out the window, my heart skipped a beat as I recognized a face. Andrew walked calmly into the cafe. Thankfully he didn’t see me. I ducked my head, turning away from him as soon as he opened the door of the cafe. Out of the corner of my eyes, I watched him go in line just behind Tyler.
All the memories and emotions of that day came rushing through my mind and what he did to Scarlet was unforgettable. My body was boiling with anger as I clenched my fist, preventing myself from going towards him and beat the shit out of him. Unable to control my anger, I quickly texted Tyler ‘Sorry, had to leave early’ and picked up my things. I stood up quickly and made my way to the door.
But as soon as I opened the door, I heard Tyler shouting ‘Goodbye Karolia’ loudly. I blinked my eyes in shock and turned around to face him. Andrew’s head snaps in my direction and his eyes instantly widened, later replaced by a smirk. I smiled at Tyler and mouthed ‘will talk to you later’ and left the place. Walking through the streets I heard footsteps behind me.
“Hello, Beautiful.” A voice behind me said. I stopped in my tracks and turned around to face Andrew.
“What do you want?” I snapped at him.
“Easy there love. Got your ass on fire?” He asked and I just glared at me. Deep breathe Karrie!
“Anyways, let’s talk peacefully.” He said and took a step forward as I took one back.
“I don’t have anything to talk with you,” I said.
“Oh, but I do have.” He smirked.
“What-do-you-want? I asked through gritted teeth.
“I heard you’re staying with Mr. Watson. Is that so?” He asked.
“Yes. Do you have any problem?” I asked.
“Are you in love with him?” He asked and my heart started to beat loudly.
“Why do you want to know?” I asked him boldly.
“Did he ever said he’s having a girlfriend?” He asked, ignoring my question. My world around me stopped I felt my knees going weak and my hand trembling. I stood there frozen, unable to speak.
“Hmm, I see, he didn’t say to you till now. But it’s okay. I’m happy I was the first one to tell you the truth.” He smirked evilly.
“Leave me alone,” I said.
“Fine, fine I’m going. But just remember sweetheart, If he ditches you, come to me. I’ll be always ready to accept you as mine.” He said.
“I said LEAVE ME ALONE” I shouted. He winked at me for the last time and left. I stood there for 5 minutes, lost in my thought. Logan has a girlfriend. He loves someone else!! But why am I feeling hurt? I don’t like him right? Then what’s the problem if he has a girlfriend or not? But the real truth is, I like him. I like him very much. I’m slowly falling for him.
I climbed the steps of Watson Mansion lazily. My whole mood had dropped instantaneously after the talk with Andrew - The Jerk. I became grumpy and even shouted at the Uber driver for making me walk a few distances before I found his car. His reason was that he couldn’t park where I was waiting as there was a ‘No parking’ board beside me. Like C’mon I wasn’t asking him to pick me up from inside the cafe.
As I entered the kitchen, I saw Logan sitting on a chair, typing something on his laptop which was on the counter top. Logan’s behavior around me changed in the past couple of weeks. In the first few weeks of me staying in Watson Mansion, he hated me and always ignoring my presence. But recently we became friends and started teasing each other and laughing. I still remember the day he approached me asking whether we could be friends. We were watching TV on that day and suddenly he put forward this idea.
“You know we can be friends,” he said suddenly.
“Yeah we can,” I said, eyeing him curiously wondering what made him say like this.
“So friends?” He extended his hand and I took his hand in mine.
“Friends” I smiled.
Upon hearing my footsteps, he lifted his head up from the screen to look at me and offered a small smile.
“Good morning,” he said chirpily.
“Morning,” I said, clearly not interested to talk.
“I see you’re in a bad mood.” He stated. He was wearing a casual white t-shirt and black jeans. Simple but handsome.
“Aren’t you supposed to be in office today?” I asked changing the topic.
“I’ve some other important work to do here”. He said. I nodded my head and took a glass, filling it with water. I sighed and placed the glass on the counter and looked up to meet his gaze.
“Mind telling me what happened?” he asked, standing in front of me.
“No,” I said. He sighed
“Come on tell me what happened. You seem angry”
“Of course I’m angry. I’m hurt” I said before I could stop them coming out of my mouth.
“Why?” he asked softly. I froze. Why am I angry? Why am I hurt?
Because of him. Because he has a girlfriend! That’s why I’m angry and hurt! But I can’t tell him that.
“It’s nothing” I lied and tried to walk around him, but he caught my arm.
“Tell me,” he said, starting to lose his patience.
“It’s none of your business”
“Actually it is” he stated, a bit anger showing in his voice.
“No, it isn’t. Now leave me” I said. He released his grip from my arm, instead, he grabbed my legs and threw me over his shoulder. I let out a squeal of surprise as I felt being lifted up in the air and then my ribs met a hard shoulder. That hurts idiot!
“Put me down” I shouted slapping his back, but was in vain. He walked through some doors I didn’t go before.
“Oh my God, you’re gonna kill me. I don’t wanna die” I started screaming and he let out a loud groan.
“I didn’t do anything-” He cut me off by smacking my butt hard and I let out a loud gasp at the stinging sensation. Soon I felt the cold air hit me. Are we outside? I looked around and notice a big swimming pool in the middle. Why didn’t I notice this place before?
“Logan, I said to put me down” I pleaded again.
“As sure as kicking your jewel"
“As you wish,” he said, ignoring my last word and suddenly threw me into the cold water. I squealed loudly as the cold water engulfed my body like needles and pins and I gasped for air as I resurfaced. He stood there at the edge of the pool, laughing loudly. That bastard!
“Why did you do that?’ I shouted at him, wiping water from my face.
“You asked me”
" I asked y-you to put me down on the g-ground, not throw me in the swimming pool. J-Jerk” I shivered.
“Also to brighten your mood,” he said, smirking. Don’t tell me he really thought I would laugh with him for throwing me into the pool. I’ll show him with whom he’s messing with! I pouted and looked up at him
“Haha. You got me there. Haha” I laughed, sarcasm dripping in my voice. “Now can you help me out? It’s s-so cold in here” I asked him, showing my best puppy eyes, shivering a bit to add more effect. There’s a reason why I was the drama club leader back in my high school. He stopped laughing and his eyes softened. He extended his arm, offering to help. I smiled evilly at him and took his hands. With all my strength, I pulled him to the water with me. I laughed loudly and it didn’t take seconds for him to swim up.
“What the fuck?” he started cursing, but I was laughing too hard to hear it.
“You should have seen your face. It was priceless” I said, covering my mouth with my hands to control my laughter as he glared at me.
“You think this is funny huh?” he said and came towards me. I walked back, but I ended up between him and the edge of the pool. My heart started to beat rapidly, all humor vanishing from my face. He came closer and pressed his body to mine.
He looked like an angel with water droplets collecting on his eyelashes, his shirt sticking to his chest. He brought one hand up to my cheek, his thumb tilting my chin up. He slowly started to lean forward, his eyes holding my widened gaze. My mind went numb as he brushed his lips on the corner of my mouth. What the hell is he doing? Just as soon as his lips were about to connect with mine, a doorbell interrupted us. I jumped back suddenly, blushing furiously. Logan groaned loudly and moved away. He got out of the water first before helping me out, considering the steps was at the far end of the pool and the water there is very deep.
“I’ll go and change,” I said uncomfortably as soon as my feet touched the marble floor. He nodded his head while rubbing his hair with a dry towel that was placed on a table near the pool. I also covered myself with a towel before heading back to my room. But before leaving he said something which made my heart to beat million times faster.
‘We will continue this later’
I walked back to my bedroom and Logan went to open the door, though he was wet. I took a quick shower before wearing the dress I had already selected before showering. I let my hair loose to dry and descended down the steps into the living room. Logan was sitting on a couch. He had changed into dry clothes - a black V-neck t-shirt and white blue jeans ripped at the knees. Sitting next to him was a lady.
I cleared my throat loudly. They both snapped their head towards me. Logan stood up smiling at me and she did the same. But she was confused upon seeing me. She was beautiful - long jet black hair cascaded down her shoulder up to her waist, high cheekbones, slim body, and full lips. But the most attracting feature of this woman was her height. She was tall just only an inch smaller than Logan who himself was 6′5". Who is she?
“Logan, who is this?” She asked, eyeing me curiously. Her voice was sweet and has an accent. Maybe Italian?
“She’s Karolia. She is my friend” he said, smiling at me.
“Lia, meet Natasha. Natasha will be staying with us for a week.” He introduced us and I smiled at her. She looks similar like I have seen her somewhere.
“Us? You guys stay together?” She asked with that accent.
“Yeah, we stay together,” Logan said. She nodded her head and smiled. But I swear that smile didn’t reach her eyes. What I saw in her eyes was hatred as she looked at me. Huh?
“Hi, nice to meet you,” She said and pulled me into a hug. I hugged her back awkwardly. I’m never a fan of hugging at the first meeting itself. But before pulling away, she whispered something that broke my heart.
“By the way, I’m Logan’s girlfriend!” she whispered softly into my ear. My breath hitched and for a few seconds, my mind went completely blank. His girlfriend! So she’s the one Andrew was talking about.
“H-Hi,” I said and she pulled away from the hug, her eyes twinkling with evilness. She smiled evilly at me for the last time before turning back towards him suddenly pulling him into a hug.
“You don’t know how much I missed you,” she said. Logan looked at me for a brief second before wrapping his muscular arms around her slender body.
“You changed a lot, Logan. You became more muscular and more handsome, ” she said and he smiled. I could feel a lump in my throat as I stared at them. The chemistry between them is something else. I could feel hot tears burning in my eyes but I held a firm gaze. I excused myself from there and walked back into the room, my heart slowly breaking into pieces. I plopped down on my bed and stared at the ceiling, thoughts running through my mind.
Logan is having a girlfriend. She’s the same one whom I saw with Logan in the picture in his bedroom. She’s so beautiful. She looks like a goddess. No wonder he fell for her.
But what confuses me that he’s already in a relationship. Then why the fuck did he act as if cared? Why did he make me feel special? Why did he try to kiss me when he was expecting his girlfriend? He was just messing with my mind. Get a grip Karolia. You don’t want anyone to care for you when you clearly don’t have anyone in this world to say as yours!
I sighed and closed my eyes, letting the hot tears to roll down from my eyes. After a long twenty minutes, I drifted into a deep sleep.
Something about my relationship with Logan changed. It seems like he created some distance from me. He hardly talks to me. Natasha was always with him, cracking jokes and laughing at her own stupid jokes. Sometimes I felt like stuffing a cloth in her mouth to shut her up. No offense there! I also got feelings. It hurts to get ignored by someone whom we have feelings for and we get emotional and angry towards everyone.
I’ve always been attracted to Logan. I would be lying if I say there wasn’t flutter in my stomach when Logan smiles at me, when his eyes lit up whenever he sees me, or wherever he flexes his muscles. It is a surprise he can easily identify my mood shift and tries to cheer me up. Ever since we became friends, the fluttering had only increased.
Logan has invited some of his friends for a small mini party and since then music was blasting from the downstairs, the sound vibrating through the walls. The party had already started three hours back. He invited me as well but I rejected politely. It’s his friends, not mine!
I tried to watch some movies, but the music from downstairs was distracting. I even plugged the earphone into my ears and increased the volume of the laptop to the maximum. It was in vain. I groaned, getting out of my bed and went downstairs. There were 15 - 20 people total. Some were sitting on the sofas, including Logan and Natasha talking loudly while others were dancing randomly to the song.
I tried to call Logan but he was in deep conversation. I was reluctant to go near him in front of his friends, so I was standing near the door. Natasha saw me, but she ignored and turned to her friends. I even tried messaging Logan, but he didn’t even bother to see the notification. Stomping my feet, I walked towards the speaker and reduce the volume. But the reaction I got wasn’t expected. Everyone turned their heads towards me, staring at me. Talk about awkwardness.
“What the hell Karolia? Increase the volume” Logan growled giving me a murderous glare. Now no nicknames, no calling me Lia, Only Karolia. Good Logan! A good way to ruin my mood!
“Geez, I just only reduced the volume, didn’t off the music. Loud music is giving me a headache. I’m trying to do something important” I complained, crossing my arms across my chest. You’re giving me a headache.
“Sorry, Karolia. We completely forgot that you were here.” Natasha said making me narrow my eyes at her. Forgot about me? Is she f***ing serious!
“What are you doing?” Logan asked me.
“It’s none of your business” I snapped at him.
“It’s none of your business” she snapped. Anger began bubbling inside mine as I clenched my fist. What’s up with her today. She seemed so disturbed and gets angry very fast. She even rejected my offer to join this party. As far as I know, Karolia Kingston loves parties. And she was inside her room the entire day. I hardly doubt she ate anything today.
“Then we won’t reduce the volume.” I snapped back and she rolled her eyes. I walked towards the speaker and increased the volume, all the while looking at her. She narrowed her eyes and tried to reach the button. But I caught her wrist and pulled her closer, aware of all the eyes on us.
“This is my house. I decide what to do and what not to do. So if you can’t tolerate this, then leave” I whispered angrily at her. At first, she looked stunned and then different emotions flowed through her eyes making me regret my words. I couldn’t stop the words coming out from my mouth. It was the alcohol that turned the other side of mine.
“O-Okay. If that’s what you want, I’ll go. I won’t be a disturbance” she said her voice cracking. Before I could say anything, she yanked her wrist from my grip and walked out of the house. I watched her leave, not knowing what to do. I let out a frustrated sigh and ran a hand through my hair.
“Whoa, who is that sexy angry women?” Hudge, my business friend whistled. I glared at him and he raised his arms in defense, shrugging his shoulder.
“Party is over. Thank you for coming” I said and walked out of the room, Natasha following me behind. Groans of disappointment were heard from behind, but no one dared to raise their voice.
“She’s too stubborn. Isn’t she?” Natasha asked, after a moment of silence.
“Yeah very much”
(After 4 hours)
It’s been four hours. Four fucking hours Lia has left the house and till now she didn’t return back. I looked at my watch and it showed 1 am. Where the hell is she! I know I was harsh to her, but she doesn’t need to overact like this.
“Babe, go get some sleep. She will come back. She’s not a kid” Natasha said for the millionth time.
“Stop calling me babe. I hate it” I snapped at her.
“Uh.. sorry. You used to like it before” she said lowering her eyelashes.
“That was a year back when we were in a relationship. Now we’re not. And the reason why I allowed you to stay at my home is just that your dad said so.” I said. Natasha is a good friend, but at times she gets to my nerves. She never understands when I try to avoid her or she ignores it. I tried to love her back, but I couldn’t. I don’t feel any sparks or butterflies whenever I kiss her or even touch her.
“I’m sorry. I thought we could be together again” she said.
“No, we can’t... I can’t” I said as Karolia’s face flashed in my mind and walked out of the living room. Nowadays my mind is fully occupied with only one woman. I took out my phone from my pocket and dialed Lia’s number. Surprisingly after the fifth ring, she picked up the phone.
“Look, I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to snap at you.....” I stopped my quick apology as soon as I heard her panting “...... Are you running?”
“K-Kind of” she panted.
“Where are you?”
“I’m with Taylor now,..... I’ll kill this man” she mumbled. Huh? Is she talking about me?
“Lia, what’s happening?” I asked, panicking. There was no response.
“Answer me, Lia” I yelled loudly.
“TAYLOR NO” Karolia shouted.
The line went dead.
A/N - Please make me smile and leave a comment if you’re enjoying this story. You don’t know how much I love to read all your comments. Who liked the short moment between Logan and Karolia and wanted to kill me when the doorbell rang before he kissed her? Hehe, sorry.
What do you think is going to happen in the next chapter? Do you think Taylor would have done something to her?? I hope you’re all nervous and excited to find out!!!! Anyways keep reading and forgive me for any mistakes in this chapter!!
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