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Morning Woes

There standing in all of his glory was Kyros himself. I could do nothing but gape at him as he swiftly crossed the room, picked up Drew by his arm and threw him into the wall.

He threw him into the wall. My mind was having a very hard time believing what I saw. The alcohol was continuing to run its course through my body.

When Drew’s body hit the wall, bits of the wall rained down on him as well. I had expected for him to stay on the ground but he wasted no time getting back up and punching Kyros square in the nose.

The sickening crack that resonated throughout the room made me gag and I promptly wasted no time in leaning over the bed and puking up everything I had. The sounds must’ve alerted the men in the room and they ceased fighting to look at me.

There was a strange expression on Kyros’ face but I didn’t have to time to decipher it as darkness quickly overtook me and I passed out on the bed; half naked.

When I awoke, the pounding in my head was overwhelming. Another reason why I hated drinking.


Slowly opening my eyes, I was greeted with the familiar stars that are on my ceiling. How did I get home?

My curtains were drawn open which in turn caused a thick stream of light that shined directly on my eyes. I twisted to the side to be greeting face to face with Kyros. He was sitting in a chair next to my bed and his eyes were closed. His arms were crossed against his chest and rose steadily. He was sleeping.

What was he doing here in the first place?

Sitting up, I sat in front of him. When he wasn’t throwing people into walls or staring at me from afar, this man was beautiful. I could watch him sleep all day.

My hand was twitching to touch him, just once. I raised my hand to press my palm against his cheek but he suddenly grabbed my wrist just as my hand was about to make contact.

His lips twitched up into what I believe was a grin and he slowly opened his eyes.

He looked groggy but still beautiful nonetheless.

The place where he held my wrist was tingling. They crawled up my hand and down my arm and I wanted nothing but for this feeling to continue forever.

His grip on my wrist loosened a bit and he gently guided my hand to his face. The instant my hand made contact, he closed his eyes and let out a breath I didn’t know he was holding. He seemed to be savoring the moment.

I did the same and carefully brushed my thumb along his cheek. I could feel the stubble on his face contrast against my thumb. He seemed to be leaning into my touch.

However as soon as the moment started, it was over and he was looking at me again with those hard and calculating eyes. His lips were turned into a frown once more.

“How are you feeling?” His voice was husky. It was a sound that I could learn to love. There was something about him that made me undeniably attracted to him. I couldn’t help it.

I wondered if he felt the same way?

I licked my lips and his eyes flickered to them. Instead of his eyes moving back to mine, they lingered on my lips and I had the automatic reaction to bite it.

A strange look passed through his eyes and he rubbed his hand against his thigh. Shaking his head, he looked back to me. His face was pink and it looked strange on him. I didn’t know he was capable of blushing.

I had momentarily forgotten he had asked me a question. “Besides my head, I’m fine.”

He reached into his pocket and pulled out two pills. He reached on my bedside table and handed me the glass of water that was there. “Here. It’ll help.”

Taking the pills and glass of water, I swallowed the pills and took two sips of water. Setting down the water, I turned back towards him. “Thank you.”

“You’re welcome.” His hands were constantly rubbing against his thigh.

A nervous habit perhaps?

“Why are you here? The last thing I remember was Drew punching you. Speaking of..is your nose okay?” Looking at his nose, you couldn’t tell that it had been broken the day before.

He stopped rubbing his hands. “I needed to make sure you were okay. When you passed out, I kicked Drew out. Afterwards, I brought you back here because I’m not sure you would’ve liked waking up in my bed.”

I nodded. That made sense. “Do you have Drew’s number? I need to give him a call.”

His face instantly dropped. “No.” He stood up and came to sit next to me. “Listen, you need to stay away from Drew. He’s trying to take advantage of you.”

I furrowed my eyebrows. “What? No he’s not.”

“He almost raped you!”

“What the hell? No, he didn’t. I was going to let him have sex with me.”

Saying that caused a look of hurt to flash through his eyes. He looked away from me. Something in my chest constricted when that happened.

He stood up. “I need to go.”

I stood up as well and grabbed his hand. “Kyros, wait.”

As soon as he turned around, he grabbed my face and smashed his lips against mine. It felt like sparks were going off between our lips. He pulled away too soon for my liking.

He shook his head. “I shouldn’t have done that. I’m sorry.”

Before I could tell him it was okay, he quickly rushed out the door.

I touched my lips.


Hours later, I was lounging on my couch watching reruns of Law and Order when the doorbell rung. I wasn’t expecting anyone.

Getting up from the couch, I slowly made my way over to the door. Looking through the peephole, there stood Drew holding flowers once more.

I really didn’t want to open the door.

Sighing, I opened the door but when I saw his face I couldn’t help but to gasp. His lip was split in three different places. The right side of his face was bruised and blue. His eyebrow was split open and there was still a bit of dried blood on it.

“Jesus Christ Drew, what happened?!” I ushered him in, sitting him on the couch.

“Kyros happened. He doesn’t like it when I touch things that are his.” I could see him chuckle to himself.

“What did you touch?” I sat down next to him and handed him a glass of water.

“You.” He looked me square in the eyes.

My eyes widened. “Me? I’m not his.”

“In his eyes you are.” He swallows his water and set the glass down on the table.

“You’re insane. He’s not into me like that.” Although he kissed me, I knew he didn’t mean it.

Did he?

“He threw me into a wall Eva. Obviously he feels something for you.” He voice was deadpan.

“I- What?” I’ve never been so confused in my life. I was getting so many mixed emotions from everyone.

“Drew, I think you should go. You shouldn’t have come here.”

He lowered his head. “I guess you’re right..I’m sorry.” He handed me the flowers in his hand.

I pushed them away. “It’s okay.” His face soured and the frown deepened on his face.

He stood up and made his way to the door. I followed him so that I could lock it. “Will we be able to go out again?”

This is what I dreaded.

“No, I don’t think so. I’ll see you at work tomorrow.”

With that I closed the door and let out a breath. God, I needed a break from this.

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