“Okay let me get this straight. Mr. Watson is having a girlfriend and she’s staying with you guys right now. Am I right?” Tyler asked, tapping his fingers on his chin in deep thought. I nodded.
“That’s bad,” Scarlet said.
“Yeah. She’s irritating me” I said, clenching my fist. After I left the house I called Tyler and Scarlet to meet me at the cafe to discuss with my problems. Patrick had some business to take care off. So he couldn’t attend the party tonight. Logan invited Scarlet as well, but she was in no mood for a party, so she declined politely with another reason.
“How come?” Tyler asked with food inside his mouth. I turned away in disgust.
“Her jokes are so lame. I don’t know what Logan see in that to laugh” I said with a frown.
“And also she’s always behind him. Logan this, Logan that. It’s annoying. He barely talks to me now” I groaned.
“Wait a sec…..Are you jealous?” Scarlet asked making me freeze.
“What?” I asked
“Are – You – Jealous?” Scarlet repeated slowly, a smirk forming on her lips.
“Of course no” I protested. I gave her a ‘duh’ look.
“Yes, you are. That’s why you’re finding fault in Natalie” Tyler said.
“It’s Natasha. And no, I’m not jealous” I said
“Yes you are,” they said in unison.
“No,” I said firmly.
“No,” I said glaring at them.
“Okay No,” Tyler said.
“Yes,” the word came out quickly before I could stop them. I widened my eyes as they smirked at me.
“What I meant to say was No” I objected quickly.
“Really?” Tyler teased and Scarlet laughed as I started to blush. Oh God! How I wish I could disappear in the air!
“Yes I’m not jealous”
“Whatever you say miss” Tyler sassed. I glared at him, thinking of different ways to kill him with the fork in my hand.
“Stop fighting children” Scarlet clapped her hands, breaking our fight. “Since we are all here and don’t have any other job to do, let’s go and watch a movie.”
“I’m in” Tyler raised his hand. They both turned to me, waiting for my answer anticipated. I shrugged my shoulders and nodded my head.
We walked to the ticket counter and bought tickets for the film that was about to start in fifteen minutes. We grabbed popcorn and coke for our individual selves and soon entered the cinema hall. I sat on the red seat, Scarlet to my right and Tyler to my left side. We munched our popcorn and made small jokes till the movie started.
At some point in the movie, my eyes were literally glued to the screen. At another point, I got kind of bored and looked around. Everyone was kind of bored. Half way through the film, I felt a tap on my shoulder. I turned around to see a guy but since it was kind of dark I couldn’t identify his face.
“Yes?” I asked him.
“Missed me, sunshine?” a familiar voice said making me and Scarlet freeze. She turned around and glared at him.
“Andrew,” Scarlet said through gritted teeth.
“Hello to you, ex-girlfriend,” Andrew said.
“What do you want?” I asked.
“You, of course,” he said.
“You’re crazy,” Scarlet said furiously.
“Crazy for her,” he said making my blood to boil inside me.
“Let’s get out of here before it gets out of the control,” I whispered to Scarlet. We got out of the cinema hall and Tyler followed us behind in confusion.
“Girls, what’s the matter?” Tyler asked.
“It’s Andrew,” I said walking faster to get out of here as soon as possible.
“Geez, can you both walk slowly. And who’s Andrew?” he asked annoyed.
“Hello, sweethearts” Andrew suddenly appeared in front of us making us stop in our tracks.
“Move,” Scarlet said angrily.
“Hey who are you?” Tyler asked and stood in front of us in a protective manner.
“Was her boyfriend,” Andrew said pointing towards Scarlet as she roll her eyes.
“Well, now you’re not. Moreover, she is having an amazing boyfriend now. So get out of our way” Tyler spat at him.
“Actually I wanted to ask Karolia for a date with me,” Andrew said, winking at me.
“I’m not interested,” I said as my jawlines clenched.
“Oh come on princess. It would be fun. I’ll promise you it will be the best night ever” he said in a seductive voice as I clenched my fist.
“She said she’s not interested. Now BACK OFF” Scarlet barked at him and gave him a slight push as he moved back with a smirk. We quickly walked away from him and made our way to the car. I felt my phone vibrating in my purse which makes me stop in my tracks. I took out my phone and frowned when I saw Logan’s name on the screen. I rolled my eyes and cut the line. Now I’m not in the mood to deal with his shitty attitude! I felt a hand grab my arm, spinning me around making me scream loudly.
“Hey man. I told you to mind your own business right?” Tyler said and yanked my arms off from Andrew’s grip. Again I felt the phone vibrating, but I just ignored it.
“Karolia give me a chance. I can be better than Logan and this guy” Andrew said making me pinch the bridge of my nose in agitation. This guy is desperate!
“I – told – you – to – back – off “Tyler growled, shooting a glare at him.
“I’ll give more pleasure to you that these-“ before he could finish Tyler punched him right on the nose, and I widen my eyes. Andrew stumbled back with a groan and he narrowed his eyes at Tyler preparing to fight back. With a throaty growl, Andrew punched on him. The two fought each other mercilessly.
I looked around to see Scarlet standing there frozen staring at both of them fighting with her mouth wide open. I groaned and ran towards her.
“SCARLET” I yelled in her ears making her jump. She blinked her eyes and looked at me, her eyes narrowed.
“Why did you yell?” she asked as I rolled my eyes.
“That’s not the issue here. Make them stop” I said to her and she nodded.
“Superwomen coming to rescue,” she said and ran towards them making me chuckle. My phone vibrated in my hands and this time I picked it up.
“Look, I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to snap at you.....” He apologized, but stopped quickly “...... Are you running?”
“K-Kind of” I panted, running towards them.
“Where are you?”
“I’m with Tyler now” I watched Andrew throw a punch on Tyler’s jaw, but thankfully he blocked it. “I’ll kill this man” I mumbled about Andrew. What the hell is his problem! Scarlet was standing a few distances away from them shouting at them to stop. Guess she’s scared as me to go near them!
“Lia, what’s happening?” he asked, panicking. But I didn’t answer him as I was trying to control my breathing rate
“Answer me, Lia” I yelled loudly. But I didn’t reply as I was too busy looking at the seen in front of me.
“Tyler stop” Scarlet yelled loudly in Taylor’s ear. I don’t know whether it was his subconscious mind or frustration, he turned around and punched Scarlet oh her stomach making her fly back to the ground.
“Tyler NO,” I said and dropped my phone. I ran towards Scarlet who was lying on the ground, groaning in pain.
“Scarlet are you all right?” I asked as she gave me a ‘Are you kidding me’ look.
“Oh god. I’m so sorry Scarlet. I thought it was someone else who was trying to attack me” Tyler said with wide eyes.
“It hurts like hell.” She groaned and tried to sit up.
“I am so sorry. I don’t know what to do” Tyler said shaking his head. Thank god there was no one around us as the movie didn’t get over. I don’t want a big crowd around us to see our little show.
“It’s okay Taylor. I think I’ll be fine. However, I’m a superwomen right” Scarlet smiled.
“Superwomen who don’t know how to rescue herself, “I said sarcastically as she gave me a glare. I turned my head back and saw Andrew lying on the ground unconscious.
“Is he dead?” I asked Tyler.
“I hope no,” he said rubbing the back of his neck is nervousness.
“Guys are all same. Short tempered and violent” I said rolling my eyes as he glare at me.
“Not everyone is like your bad boy Logan. I’m a good guy” Tyler defended. My heart skipped a beat when he said ‘your’.
“Yeah, that’s why you punched him right?” I said sarcastically.
“At least he’s breathing now. If it was Logan this guy would be dead by now” he said.
“Gosh, can you both stop. I’m hurting” Scarlet whined. We smiled at her apologetically and helped her to get up and walked to the car. I felt pity for Andrew, to see him lying on the ground unconscious. But do I care?
I just hope he won’t come with the cops the next day to put us behind the bars.
I sat in the passenger seat, Scarlet in the back and Tyler of course driving. I stared outside in thought. Unfortunately, my phone died as I dropped it. We first dropped Scarlet in Patrick’s house. Thankfully Patrick didn’t kill us for hurting his girlfriend. But his glare was enough for us to get killed. We then reached the mansion. My heart started to beat wildly when I saw Logan standing near the door, anger vibrating off his body. As soon as we stepped out of the car Logan marched towards Tyler.
“What the hell did you do to her?” He growled, grabbing Tyler’s collar jerking him forward. I widened my eyes and rushed towards them.
“Logan back off,” I said and pushed him away with all my strength. He stumbled back a little and stared at me in fury.
“Lia, get the hell out of my way,” Logan said angrily. What the hell is his problem?
“No,” I said sternly and stood in front of Tyler, protecting him. I saw Natasha standing a few distances away from us, her face filled with shock and anger.
“She’s hot” I heard Tyler grumbling under his breath and I scoffed at his stupid attitude.
“KAROLIA MOVE” Logan yelled at me and I felt Tyler tense behind me.
“I think we’ll have a tough time dealing with him” Tyler whispered in my ear making me smile and nod. This turned Logan on. He took a dangerous step towards us but I placed my hands on his chest.
“Logan No,” I said firmly as his angry gaze met with mine.
“Oh, are you trying to protect your lover boy now. I see” he spat, his eyes turning a shade of darker.
“We are only friends, mate,” Tyler said from behind.
“Yeah friends with benefits,” he said as my jaws drop in disbelief.
“Logan calm down. Let’s talk inside.” Natasha said from behind. But we both ignored her.
“What do you mean?” I asked Logan, my eyes narrowed.
“Friends who do sex with each other and – “before he could finish I slapped him on his face. Time stopped around us and everyone froze. He slowly touched his cheek and clenched his jaw as a tear escaped from my eye.
“I didn’t know you were that low Logan. I’m ashamed” I said angrily as he clenched his fist.
“You bitch, what the hell did you just do?” Natasha said giving me an angry look.
“YOU, SHUT THE HELL UP. IM TALKING TO HIM. SO FUCK OFF” I yelled at her as her jaws dropped in disbelief. Her presence only adds more fuel on already burning fire.
“What did you just say bitc-“
“Leave us alone” Logan cut Natasha off. Tyler nodded and got in his car and took off without saying goodbye. Great friend!
“I said LEAVE US ALONE” Logan snapped at Natasha and she nodded giving me a death glare. She huffed in annoyance and got inside the house slamming the door loudly.
“She acts as if it’s her house” I grumbled.
“Neither it’s yours” he snapped. We stared at each other for a moment before he slammed me to the nearest wall and I winced in pain, looking up to face Logan who was glaring down at me his eyes completely filled with hatred and anger.
“How dare you slap me?” he snapped raising his voice.
“How dare you, Logan. You’re just jumping into conclusions without knowing the real truth” I snapped back as well.
“What the hell make you think I care?!” he retorted slamming his hands on either side of my neck, causing me to shrunk back as I pressed my back even further against the wall.
“Get out of my house!” Logan spat and hissed at the same time as I froze.
“I SAID TO GET OUT OF MY HOUSE” He barked in my face as I closed my eyes trying to control the tears which were threatening to fall.
“No,” I said flatly and opened my eyes to stare at him.
“Excuse me?” he said stunned.
“No. It’s Grecia who brought me here, not you. And I promised her I won’t leave without her acknowledgment. So let her say then I will leave. Until that I’ll stay here” I said as he narrowed his eyes at me.
“Don’t forget you’re talking to a monster. I could destroy you in a heartbeat” he threatened.
“Then do it. It’s not like I’ve someone in this world to cry for me” I said with venom. He stared at me with guilt filling his blue eyes and took a step back.
“What makes you say that?” he asked me softly, all his anger vanishing in the air.
“That’s the truth Watson,” I said and tears rolled down my cheeks. He slowly touched my cheeks and wiped away the tears. But I brushed his hands away.
“Please, Logan stop it” I begged.
“Stop acting like as if you care. Stop giving me hope” I said.
“No, please” I stopped him from whatever he was going to say. I took a deep breath and walked away from him. I went inside the house as he stood there, staring at the wall where I stood before with his fist clenched.
I walked to my bedroom and locked the door. I plopped down on the bed not bothering to change the dress and stared at the ceiling. After some time I drifted into a deep sleep.
I woke up as my stomach growled, craving for food to be digested. I sat up straight and switched on the light. I squinted my eyes because of the sudden bright light that filled the room. After my eyes got adjusted to the light I turned to my right and looked at the time which showed 3:30 am making me groan loudly. I remember going to bed at 1:30, which means I just only got 2-hour sleep. Great! Urghh!
I got up from the bed and open the door as the darkness surrounded me. Carefully I stumbled down the stairs towards the kitchen, grasping onto the things for support. I flicked the kitchen light on and walked towards refrigerator to search for food. But when I opened it, I was disappointed. There was no single food to eat now. Everything is frozen and I don’t have the patience to heat it up. I closed the door of the refrigerator loudly in anger.
“Are you trying to break it?” I snapped my head to the side in surprise and saw Logan standing with his arms folded across his check with an eyebrow raised.
“You scared me” I said, placing my hand on my heart.
“I’m hungry,” I said flatly and my stomach grumbled in agreement.
“Then eat something,” he said, making me roll my eyes
“There is nothing inside except frozen items,” I said as he frowned.
“Then….I think we need to eat from outside” he said.
“Any place where we get food,” he said impatiently.
“What makes you think restaurants will be open at this time?” I asked frowning.
“There are some restaurants which will be open at this time. So come. I‘m also hungry” he said. I stood there staring at him in thought. Should I go? I’m still angry at him and I doubt he forgot about the slap. What if he decided to kill me and then hide my body in-
“If you’re not planning to come, then stay here. I’ll go on my way” he said reading my thoughts.
“Okay fine I’m coming”
Logan stopped in front of Mcdonalds which was open at this time. There was no one around except two people who were eating and laughing and other two staffs, standing behind the counter looking bored as hell. I sat on a table big enough for four in the center while Logan went to order the food. After five minutes he came with a tray of food in his hand. At the sight of the food my mouth watered. I picked a burger and started eating as fast as possible.
“Easy there Kingston. Eat slowly” Logan chuckled in amusement.
“Can’t help it. It tastes so good” I grinned.
“How do you know my last name? I haven’t told you or Grecia” I asked and took another bite of the burger.
“Do you think I don’t have my sources to find out your details. At least I should know you are not working for any of my enemies” he said and sipped at his coke.
“You’ve enemies?” I asked him shocked.
“What do you think? I own a most powerful company, Lia. Of course, I’ll have enemies.” He said, his blue eyes boring into mine.
“Oh, so what’s my middle name?” I asked him.
“Karolia Elizabeth Kingston” I nodded my head in agreement. Elizabeth was my grandmother’s name.
“What else do you know about me?” I asked.
“All that I want,” he said as my heart skipped a beat. What does he mean?
“Well actually I’m surprised I didn’t kill you when you slapped me,” Logan said, changing the topic.
“You love violence right?”
“That’s who I am. Violence is my hobby.” He said and I gave him a crazy look. I’ve heard people saying dancing or acting is their hobby. But this is the first time I’m hearing someone saying violence is their hobby. I think he should really consult a doctor.
“Why didn’t you kill me then?” I asked
“I don’t know. Maybe when I look into that beautiful face of yours, I don’t feel like doing it.” He said and gave me a crooked grin.
“Are you flirting with me?” I asked as my cheeks flushed.
“Maybe” he shrugged. I felt a warm feeling in my stomach and I froze, trying to enjoy the feeling. And then I shook it off. I looked down instead and kept eating.
The freezing cold hair hit me like a pile of bricks making me shiver as soon as we stepped out of the restaurant. Then I felt a jacket being placed around me and I looked back to see Logan staring down at me.
“My pleasure,” he said. The jacket smelled amazing, just like him. I inhaled trying to identify the delicious scent. Suddenly Logan’s phone began to ring making us stop in our tracks.
“Yes?” Logan placed his phone at his ear.
“I’ll reach there around 7 am. Tell them the meeting is rescheduled for next Sunday” he said to the person on the other side of the line. I looked around and noticed no one was around us giving me a creepy feeling and only Logan’s car was there in the parking lot.
“Hold for a second...... Lia, take the keys and get in the car. I’ll come now” he said to me. He clicked the button in the key which unlocks the car before tossing me the keys. I caught the keys with my left hand and turned around walking towards the car. As I was few feet away from the car, the car exploded in a loud bang, my heart skipped a beat. The fire erupted into the clear night sky and I felt myself flying backward due to the force and then heard the crunch as my head bashed into a wall.