Chapter 5

Misaki's POV:

Once we arrived in London, we were taken in a black limo. The men looked at us calmly. I looked at Usui with discomfort. He took my hand and pulled me close to him.

"Relax, I will protect you", he whispered.

I nodded as he pulled away. He gave me a warm smile, then when we arrived to the mansion, his smile disappeared. It turned cold. As soon as we got out, Usui's grandfather stood there waiting for us. He looked really scary. He had a very sharp stare. We walked to him and bowed.

"Welcome home, Usui", he said coldly.

"Thank you for letting me come back", Usui said cautiously.

His grandfather quickly turned his gaze to me. His gaze looked very sharp and killing. He looked at me up and down.

"Is this Misaki?" he asked.

"Yes", said Usui.

"Thank you for letting me live in your household, sir", I said bowing my head.

He nodded and turned around.

"Usui. we have business to discuss", he said, "As soon as you're settled, come to my office."

"Yes sir", Usui replied.

His grandfather walked away slowly and we were taken to a room.

"You will be sleeping here", said the maid.

"Thank you". said Usui.

As soon as the door closed, Usui grabbed my hand and pulled me for a hug.

"Sorry", Usui said.

"Don't be sorry", I said.

"My grandfather doesn't like you as much", he said, "But I hope that he will break the coldness in him soon."

I nodded.

"I shall try my best to make him like me", I said with determination.

Usui pulled back and smiled.

"You're my amazing girlfriend", he said sweetly.

I blushed. Usui kissed me softly.

"I have to get going", he said, "My grandfather might say something if I don't come soon."

I nodded. The door opened and in came a woman.

"Tamaki, welcome home", she said.

Usui gave a short nod. The woman smiled greatly and she turned her attention to me.

"You must be Misaki', she said.

"Yes I am", I answered.

"I am Tamaki's adopted mom", she said.

My eyes widened and I quickly bowed.

"Mrs. Usui", I said quickly.

She came over and smiled.

"No need for you to be alarmed", she said, "I'm sorry for your loss."

"Thank you", I said quietly.

She hugged me.

"It's great to see you", she said, "I hear that you and Usui are a couple."

I blushed.

"Yes", I said quietly.

She took my hand and looked at me smiling.

"You must meet my husband", she said happily.

My eyes widened and nodded. Usui was no where in sight. I gulped and walked with Mrs. Usui to a different room. There was Mr. Usui sitting in a desk. He looked up and smiled.

"Oh you must be Misaki", he said.

I bowed.

"Nice to meet you sir", I said quickly.

He got up and walked to me and patted my back.

"Nice to see you too, please sit", he said.

I sat down and Mrs. Usui brought us tea.

"So", started Mr. Usui, "You must be curious why Tamaki doesn't look like us."

I nodded.

"Well, as what my wife told you, we are his adopted parents", he said.

"I see", I said.

"Tamaki's mother died", he said sadly.

He took out a picture of Usui's mother. She looked like Usui. She had beautiful blonde hair. Her eyes were soft and charming.

"This is Usui's real mother", he said, "Beautiful no?"

"Yes, very beautiful", I replied.

"Well, Tamaki had a bad past that mustn't be brought up with Usui", said Mrs. Usui.

"What happened?" I asked.

"An affair", answered Mr. Usui.

I nodded. I didn't know that Usui was adopted. It was really surprising. After I talked with his parents, I walked out of the room carefully. I wandered around the mansion for a while. I got lost too. I went outside to the garden. It was really beautiful. There were many flowers. Who knew that Usui lived in a rich family. Then I saw a familiar person. He turned around and froze. It was Gerald. My heart turned cold and I glared at him. He backed up for a minute and smirked. He walked to me slowly.

"Well, looks like he really brought you here", Gerald said.

"What are you doing here?" I asked coldly.

"I live here", he said, "Duh."

I rolled my eyes. I walked away from him.

"H..Hey!" He exclaimed, "Where do you think you are going?!"

"Find a way to my room", I said.

"You don't even know the house!" he exclaimed.

"So?" I asked.

Gerald grabbed my arm and pulled me to him, but I slapped his hand away.

"Don't touch me with those filthy dead hands", I snapped.

Gerald pulled his hand back quickly.

"I said I was sorry of what happened", he proclaimed.

"Does it look like I really forgave you in my heart?" I asked coldly.

"I'm sorry", he said.

"You should know better of who you are", I said, "And to not hurt any girls while you are at it. Girls are fragile like flowers and sensitive. You hurt them, you are so careless."

I walked off. Gerald was surprised. I walked inside and tried to find my room. I saw Usui's grandfather and I froze. He walked towards me.

"You", he called out.

"Yes sir?" I asked.

"We need to talk", he said.

I nodded. We walked together in his office. I sat down in a couch and he sat across me.

"So", he said, "I hear that you are Misaki."

I nodded.

"I heard Gerald had hurt you badly", he said coldly.

I nodded again.

"I really apologize for what he has done to you", he said, "But do know this. You may be liked from everyone in this household, but from me, I think that you are no different. You are just a normal girl with a normal life. You want money from Usui no? Is that what you want?"

"No sir", I said, "I don't want money."

"Don't lie", he said.

"I'm not lying sir", I said.

"Then what would you take? Money or Usui?" he asked.

"I would pick Usui", I said.

"Lies", he snapped, "You just came along with Usui just for money and a big home just because you lost your mother."

"No sir!" I exclaimed, "I don't want money!"

"Don't talk back to me", he snapped.

I grew quiet.

"What a rude girl", he mumbled.

Tears welled up in my eyes. Did he make every person cry like this? Did he always snapped at people? No I had to be strong and not look weak.I looked at him with my teary eyes yet serious.

"Excuse me for my rudeness", I started, "But I believe you don't understand what I'm here for."

"What?" he asked.

"Do you always make people cry like this?" I asked, "Do you always greet people coldly?"

He grew silent.

"I didn't come here for money", I said, "I came here because I love Usui. I love him with all my heart and if you think that I came here for money, well, you're wrong. I don't want money. I'm happy the way I am. I'm happy being with him and just knowing that he would come to London made me feel upset. He just brought me along with him. I know that he didn't want to be separated with me. You can't go ahead of yourself and think what you think without knowing that person entirely."

His eyes were sharp, but I didn't like the way he treated me now. This time I won't back down. His eyes softened and he sighed.

"If you excuse me", I said, "I have to find Usui."

I bowed and walked out. I closed the door and leaned against it. I let out a sigh and grabbed my chest. That was really scary.

"Are you ok?" asked Usui.

I jumped and looked at him.

"O..oh yeah", I said, "I'm fine!"

"Why were you in there?" he asked concerned, "What did he say to you?"

"He didn't say as much", I said.

"Don't lie to me", Usui said sternly.

He took my arm and dragged me to our room. His grip on my hand was very tight. I winced at the pain. He let go of my hand and turned to me. I've never seen him angry before.

"Misaki", he said calmly, "Please tell me."

I looked down.

"He told me that I was here for money and that I didn't love you", I confessed, "But I talked back to him."

Usui pulled me in a hug.

"I'm sorry you had to go through that", he said, "Please be strong for the next few days. I'll make sure that I will talk with him."

I nodded. He hugged me tightly. I tapped his back

"Usui… I can't breathe!" I exclaimed.

Usui didn't listen, he kept hugging me tightly. I just let him. In the afternoon, I was put in a dress. Usui was changing someplace else.

"My you have a very slender figure", said one maid, "You look one of those models."

"Oh thank you", I said flustered.

The maids were busy putting on my makeup and finishing dressing me up. Mrs. Usui came in with Maria. Maria ran to me and hugged me quickly.

"Oh Misaki-chan!" she exclaimed, "I'm so sorry that you had to go through with my grandfather! Were you scared? How did you feel? Did he hurt you?"

I tried to pull away from her embrace.

"I'm alright", I said without breath, "He just talked to me."

"I heard from Usui-kun", she said pouted, "Are you sure you're ok?"

I nodded and smiled.

"I will try to make him like me", I said, "I want to be liked by everyone here."

Maria smiled.

"Dear you are part of this family and you are loved by everyone here", said Mrs. Usui, "Well, except for Usui's grandfather."

I smiled weakly.

"You look charming dear", said Mrs. Usui.

"Oh thank you", I said smiling, "You look beautiful as well, Mrs. Usui."

She gave me a beaming smile and held out a hand.

"Come, we must go to the party", she said.

I smiled and took her hand. We walked down the stairs to the main ballroom where the ball was located in. I looked around and gasped. There were many people dancing and socializing with each other. Mrs. Usui was reunited with Mr. Usui and Maria was busy flirting with other guys. I looked around for Usui. He was no where to be seen. I sighed and went to sit down at a table.

"What is a poor lady doing over here alone?" asked a familiar voice.

I turned and grew cold. It was Gerald. Gerald jumped back.

"M..Misaki", he stuttered in surprise.

"What?" I asked narrowing my eyes, "Never seen a beautiful girl before?"

"W..w..well I never expected you to be dressed up like this", he said rubbing his head looking away.

"What do you want?" I asked coldly.

He pouted.

"Awe", he started, "Please forgive me. I'm really sorry."

"What do you want?" I asked again.

"Do you want to dance?" he asked, "I'm bored."

I narrowed my eyes.

"It's just a dance", he said rubbing his head, "Just give me some trust since we will be seeing each other often."

I sighed.

"Usui is busy talking with other important people", he said, "So he won't be released for a while."

"Fine", I muttered, "Only one dance."

He smiled and took me to the middle of the dance floor. The music played and we danced. I learned how to dance with Maria a few days ago. I was glad I knew how to dance. Gerald looked away.

"You know how to dance", he said, "How interesting."

"I learned", I said shortly.

"Well, you're a fast learner", he said.

"Thank you", I said.

It was silence with the music playing in the background.

"What do you think of London?" he asked again.

"I think it's beautiful", I said.

"I see", he said.

It grew quiet again. When the music stopped, I backed away quickly. We bowed before we parted ways.

"Hey", he called.

I turned around.

"I hope we can get along well", he said.

I shot a pout and quickly walked away. I sat down and waited on Usui. I looked at the beautiful people around dancing and everything. It was very beautiful. I felt a bit sad that I wasn't involved. I saw Usui's grandfather walking towards me. My heart stopped beating. He was coming! I got up quickly and bowed. His grandfather gave me a cold look and nodded. He sat down at my table.

"Are you enjoying the party?" he asked.

"Well, it's fun", I said smiling.

It was really awkward. I talked back to him and the guilt settled upon my chest along with anger.

"Well, I apologize for saying mean words to you before", he apologized.

"No I'm sorry for talking back sir", I said.

He still had a cold stare. I looked down.

"You are an interesting girl", he said, "Further warning, I will make your life hard on you and you will be wanting to leave this place."

I looked up.

"Sir", I started with courage, "No matter how hard you try, I will try my best to change your mind of what you think of me. I will try my best to enjoy living here. Challenges you throw at me, I will accept them."

He was a bit surprised, then he got up slowly.

"Well then", he said, "Try your hardest."

He walked away. I sat down sighing. My legs were trembling with fear. I was tired and I walked to my room. I took off my dress and got into my comfortable clothing. I sat in a chair outside waiting for Usui. Hours passed. I heard the door open and close. Usui came in. He walked towards me and put his hand on my head.

"Sorry I made you wait too long, Ayuzawa", he said softly.

"It's ok", I said, "I understand that you were occupied with people."

He smiled and sat in front of me.

"I saw you dance with Gerald", he said pouting.

"It was just a dance", I said, "He was bored."

"May I have a dance?" he asked soothingly.

I blushed and looked the other way.

"I..I'm t..tired", I stuttered.

He pouted.

"But I got really jealous when you were dancing with him", he pouted.

I got up quickly.

"Fine", I said, "Let's dance."

Usui smirked and took out his phone. He turned on soft music and took my hand. I wrapped my hands around his neck and looked at his chest. We slow danced.

"I see that Maria had taught you well", he whispered.

"S...so?" I asked blushing.

He smiled.

"You're doing so well", Usui said happily.

I looked at his chest. He was wearing a white t-shirt and jeans. A few minutes passed. My face was burning, yet I felt so happy inside. I finally was dancing with Usui. It felt like a dream. Usui backed up and lifted my chin so I met his eyes. He smiled as he came closer. I quickly closed my eyes. He chuckled softly.

"Why are you closing your eyes, Misaki?" he asked softly.

I opened them and pushed him away.

"C….cuz I thought you would kiss me!" I exclaimed.

I rubbed my face up and down roughly. Usui laughed as he took my hands in his and pulled me towards him. I gasped. He looked at me in the eye.

"Misaki", he said, "Is that what you want?"

I blushed.

"Tell me", he whispered as he came closer and closer.

"Y...yes", I said.

Our lips met softly. His lips were warm and it was tingly against my lips. He pulled back and smiled.

"You're so sly, Misaki", he said.

"Shut up", I whispered.

I pulled his neck to me for another. It was a scene that I would never forget. Baka Usui for making me feel like this.

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