Treat Me Just Like That [Part II]

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Chapter 73 A Date

After work, Caroline went straight home to get ready for her date with Harry. Before going to her bedroom to get ready, she went to the playroom, where she found her mother playing with the twins. “Mom, I will go out for dinner. Hope you don’t mind.”

“Where are you going?”

“On a date.”

“With?”

“Harry.” Caroline smiled then she walked away. She went to her bedroom and then went into her bathroom. She undressed and took a shower. After her long relaxing shower, she styled her hair and makeup and then went to her closet and looked for something to wear.

She found an outfit designed by Alexandra that caught her eye. She up on the black strapless ruffle crop top along with its matching pants. The pants were high-waisted with a thick golden, sparkling strap at the top. The bell pants were also made of a sheer material, where her entire leg was shown. There was only one part with extra fabric, covering her private parts. She then put on some black Saint Laurent high heel sandals.

After Carline finished getting ready, she grabbed her black and gold small Dior handbag. She then walked out of the bedroom and made her way down the stairs. She walked to the dining room, where she found her family gathering for dinner. “I will be leaving now. Enjoy your meal.”

“You too, muñeca.” Elizabeth looked at her up and down. Mark also looked at her and asked, “where are you going?”

“A date.”

“Don’t you think that dress is too revealing for a date?” Caroline smiled and responded, “I appreciate your concern, but your opinion is as useless as the glasses you are wearing right now.” Mark looked down and slowly took off his glasses with no prescription.

Charles and Taekyung instantly snickered. “Who are you going out with?” Charles asked. Just then, the doorbell rang. “My date is here.” Caroline stepped closer to the little kids and pressed a peck on their heads. “Buen provecho,” she spoke before leaving. Caroline then turned around and then left. She walked towards the door, where a maid had already invited Harry inside.

Caroline smiled at the sight of his astonished expression. “You look beautiful,” he complimented. “And you look dashing.” He handed her the bouquet of flowers in his hand. Caroline looked at the flowers and then back at him. “Dahlias... you remembered.”

“How could I forget?” Caroline smiled and handed the flowers to the maid. “Please, put these in water,” she spoke. Harry extended out his arm. She grabbed his arm and they walked out of the mansion together.

In the restaurant, Liam and Samuel were sitting at their table conversing when Rebecca and Jessica arrived. “What a pleasant surprise,” Rebecca spoke, “Jessica and I went shopping and came here for dinner. It’s great to find you two here.” By the time she finished saying the sentence, she was already seated next to Liam.

“Were you two together the whole day?” Samuel asked. “Yes, I’m so glad Rebecca asked me to go out. I was so bored at home alone with the kids. I needed an escape. They are driving insane. They are at that age where they just don’t run out of energy. It’s so exhausting.”

Rebecca chuckled. “I miss those times when Noah would just want to go to the park and run around. I remember Liam always put off work to take him out.” Rebecca looked at Liam and said, “you are an exceptional father.”

“I think you are exaggerating, Rebecca.”

“I’m not. I am always grateful that Noah has a father like you.”

“Aww... You two are the perfect couple. I can’t believe you have been together for so long,” Jessica uttered. Rebecca smiled, pretending in front of Jessica. Of course, she would rather die than tell her that Liam doesn’t talk to her anymore because he is not over his ex. She would rather die than tell her that Liam no longer spends time with Noah when Rebecca is around. She remembered when she arrived at his mansion, that same day, he kicked her out.

When Caroline and Harry arrived at the restaurant, Harry’s chauffeur got off the drivers’ seat and opened Harry’s door for him. He then walked to Caroline’s door and opened it for her. He extended out his hand and Caroline gently laid her hand on top of his.

Once out of the luxurious car, Caroline grabbed Harry’s arm and they walked inside the restaurant. The waiter at the entrance led them to their table. Seeing Caroline walk inside the restaurant, Jessica looked at her and commented, “wow. Look at her. She looks amazing. I love her outfit.” Rebecca placed down her glass of water and turned to the direction Jessica was looking.

Caroline eventually met eyes with Rebecca and then with the man seating beside her. She smirked and then looked at Harry. The woman sitting in front of Rebecca and whispered. “who is she? I love her style.” Rebecca glared at the woman sitting in front of her, making her swallow the next compliment that was about to escape her lips.

After taking a seat, Caroline glanced at Liam once more before focusing on the man in front of her. She looked at him with a smile and he smiled back. Caroline then picked up the menu in front of her. She looked at the menu as Harry did the same.

After Caroline decided on what she was going to have, she looked at Harry and slightly smirked. He looked up from the menu to meet her gaze. “Is something wrong?” She shook her head. “You look quite handsome with glasses.” He chuckled and said, “I believe I’ve heard this before.” Caroline chuckled.

Then, the waited walked over to them to take their order. He then left to get their bottle of wine. Caroline and Harry happily enjoyed each other’s company. “How are the twins, if you don’t mind me asking.” Caroline smiled and responded, “they are fine. They should be asleep by now.”

After they enjoyed their exquisite meal along with each other’s company, Caroline looked at the woman that had been watching her this entire time. She looked back at Harry and spoke, “please, excuse me. I must go to the powder room.” She stood up from the chair and went to the bathroom.

As Liam saw Caroline stand up alone, he also stood up. “Excuse me,” he said. “Liam? Where are you going?” Rebecca asked. He did not even look at her. He was focusing on following Caroline.

Caroline was in the bathroom, looking into the mirror when the door opened. “Liam? What are you doing here?” Liam placed his hand over the door handle and locked it, without caring if there was someone else inside the bathroom. “What are you doing? This is the lady’s room.” Liam began to step closer to her. She began to back away.

He continued stepping closer to her until he pinned her against the wall. He placed his hand on either side, making it impossible for her to escape. “What are you doing?” She raised her eyebrow. “I don’t understand what you mean, Mr. Sabbatini.”

“Well, let me make it clear for you, Mrs. Sabbatini.” He leaned closer to her and she turned her head to the side. He brushed his lips against her porcelain skin until he reached her ear. He brushed his lips over her ear before he whispered, “why is my wife having dinner with another man?”

He leaned back to look at her face. “First of all, my last name is King. Second of all, I can have dinner with whomever I want. Third of all, you are also having dinner with another woman.” He raised his eyebrow. “Touché.” He inched closer and added, “there is a difference between you and me. I came here with my friend and then she arrived. You came here with him. Plus, you are wearing that.”

Caroline placed her hand over his wrist and said, “Liam, give up. You tried faking being nice, thinking I would run into your arms, but now I have realized the kind of liar you are. Just give up. I will send you the divorce papers with my lawyer tomorrow, so you can happily marry your plaything.”

Caroline pulled down on his wrist, making him lose his balance on the hand he had supporting against the wall. He was now closer to her, brushing his lips against hers. He took the initiative and passionately kissed her lips.

Caroline melted into the kiss. She was enjoying the light touch of his lips and his tongue brushing against hers until she realized she had lost. Again. Liam separated from the kiss and smirked. “I don’t think your boy toy satisfies you enough. If he did, you wouldn’t have given up that easily.” He then leaned in and kissed her again. She began to feel bound by his spell again. No! She refused to lose. She opened her eyes and bit his lip hard enough to make a cut. She did not let go until she tasted blood.

He pressed his fingers against his lip and saw the blood from the cut she just made. He angrily looked at her. He leaned in once again. She gripped his yaw, and lightly pushed him away as she leaned closer. “I don’t think your plaything satisfies you enough. If she did, you wouldn’t be pestering me.” She inched closer to his lips. She stuck out her tongue and licked away the blood on his lip. She leaned back and released her grip on his jaw.

She then walked away, leaving him impressed. He snickered at the thought of how bold she was. Each time he pestered her; he fell more in love with her. Through his own twisted way, he displayed his love.

Caroline walked to the door and unlocked it. She opened the door and found Rebecca standing outside, wondering why the door was locked. Caroline locked eyes with Rebecca. She then wiped the corner of her mouth before walking away with a smirk on her face. She got the satisfaction of Rebecca boiling with rage and trying to keep her rage inside to prevent making a scene. Rebecca opened the bathroom door and found Liam standing in front of her with his hand on the door handle and a smirk on his face.

“What just happened, Liam? What happened to your lip?” Liam’s expression returned cold like usual. “Nothing,” he coldly responded. He opened the door of the bathroom and walked away.

Caroline walked back to the table and met up with Harry. “Why don’t we get out of here? There is this new bar I opened last week, why don’t we stop by for a few drinks?”

“Alright, let’s go.” They made their way out of the restaurant after finding out Liam had paid for their meal, where Caroline could see the anger Harry tried to hide. If there is anything these men hated was to get their ego shattered. By paying for their meal, it made Harry look bad in front of Caroline. Despite it just being a simple meal, he took it as if it were his duty to pay for their meal and now Liam has even taken that from him.

After Caroline and Harry had a great time together on their date, Harry’s chauffeur drove back to the mansion. Harry got off the car and walked to Caroline’s door. He opened the door and extended out his hand to help her out of the car. Caroline gently held onto his hand as she stepped off the car.

They walked to the door, where they were going to culminate their date. They looked into each other’s eyes and Caroline said, “I had a great time on our date, thank you.” He smiled and responded, “I’m glad you enjoyed yourself.” She smiled and then she leaned in. She pressed a peck against his cheek and said, “have a good night.”

“You, as well.” Caroline turned around to open the large door. She was about to open the door when Harry called her name. She turned to look at him and he cupped her face with his hands. He leaned in and kissed her soft lips.

At first, she was surprised by the sudden kiss, but then, she gave in. Caroline separated from the kiss and smiled. “good night,” she said. He smiled back and said, “good night.” Caroline opened the door and stepped inside. She closed the door as she leaned against the door. She placed fingers over her lips and said, “I felt nothing. I can’t believe I felt nothing.”

Unlike Liam’s kisses, she did not feel butterflies running wild in her stomach. Unlike Liam’s kisses, she did not feel that spark and that warmth in her heart. Unlike Liam’s kisses, she did not feel that passion she felt with him.

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