“Umm... I...” I try to come up with something. Anything!!
“He was here, wasn’t he?” Ash asks.
I stay silent at that. If I told him that Adrian was my mate, he’ll probably hurt him for hurting me in the first place before he does something else.
“So he was here! Al, please try to understand, he’s not a nice guy! You probably should just wait for your mate!” Ash says.
What does he mean by ′he’s not a nice guy’? Adrian is nice. Hell, he’s the best! Otherwise, why would he have apologised to me? And the best part is that he is my mate. Mine.
“Ash, you don’t understand!” I try to say but he cuts me off.
“Allura, Adrian will ruin you. He will ruin you for your mate! And he’ll just leave you there and move on!” He says.
How can Adrian ruin me for my mate when he is my mate?!?! And how could he move on when I’m his soulmate?
“Al!! You and Adrian can never be together!!! Never!! That’s it!! No matter what, you will stay away from him!!!” Ash says, cutting me off again.
Ash is currently really furious. I wonder why he doesn’t want me to be with Adrian when he’s the one who brought him here in the first place.
I don’t know how he is going to react when I tell him that Adrian is my mate. Will he let me be with him or is he going to force us apart?!
But currently, I have to make Ash calm down. He’s really taking this too far.
“Ash, I’ll do as you say.” I say.
“Good!! The first thing we’ll do tomorrow is to tell Adrian to back off!!!” He says.
I won’t want Adrian to back off but I just nod my head for now. I’m gonna figure out how to tell Ash about Adrian being my mate, later.
But still I nod my head for now. For now, I’ll have to forget about it and ask Adrian himself about how we are going to tell everyone about us.
“Okay then. Let’s go home. I’m exhausted!” Ash says.
“Me too!” I say.
We head home. When we reach back, Logan is already in his room.
When I enter his room, he is on his bed with his shoes and clothes on. Typical Logan. He’s always exhausted from work and never cares to change or even take his shoes off before he goes to sleep.
I quietly enter his room and take his shoes off. Then I take his coat off and he opens his eyes for a brief second.
“Till when are you going to do this much for me?” He asks sleepily. He’s asleep before I can reply.
“Till you find your mate.” I whisper and kiss him on his forehead.
After tucking him under the blanket I mutter a goodnight out of habit and close his door.
I then head to my room and go straight to the bathroom. I take a shower massaging shampoo on my head.
After taking a bath I walk into my closet and wear my blue night dress which consist of shorts and a T-shirt.
Just as I get out of my walk-in closet, Ash enters my room. He brings a box of pizza with him.
“Do you want some?” He asks
“I guess that’s not a question.” I say, taking a slice from the box.
He chuckles at that as we both sit down at my bed while eating the pizza.
And just like that I know that things are back to normal between me and Ash.
Huh... I hope it stays that way. I don’t like to argue with Ash. His been there for me whenever I needed him. I can’t even imagine not talking to him.
“I don’t think that goes in there.” I say holding the pieces of the jigsaw puzzle.
“I am sure this piece is supposed to be here. It’s made to be there. That’s the purpose of his life. Just to be there.” Xavier says, dramatically and I roll my eyes while Stefan giggles besides me.
In the morning, Xavier came to my house asking me if I would help him babysit his little cousin, Stefan.
It was about seven in the morning and everyone was sleeping. I really like Xavier’s cousin because he is absolutely adorable and I know that Xavier won’t be able to handle him on his own. That’s why I agreed to help him.
And right now, I, Xavier and Stefan were trying to solve this huge jigsaw puzzle which had really tiny pieces which made it really hard.
We have been trying to complete the puzzle and it’s been about an hour or so but we haven’t even completed half of it. Forget half, we’ve barely put five pieces together.
“No. It won’t fit there.” I say.
“Yes it will.” Xavier says, confidently.
He tries to put the piece but the piece comes out to be bigger than the piece that should be there.
“Ha! Told you!” I say, clapping my hands. Stefan giggles at that.
Aww... He giggles so adorably. I think I’m in love with this little guy. He is so so so cute!!!
“Oh please! I told you it wasn’t going to fit there. You were just so fixated upon getting that piece to fit in here!” Xavier says.
“What?!” I exclaim.
“You don’t even know how to solve the puzzle. You keep on suggesting the wrong things. You have no idea as to where to put which piece.” Xavier says.
“Hey!! You are the one who doesn’t know how to solve this thing!!” I protest. Stefan giggles besides me as I and Xavier break into an argument both trying to prove that the other one is useless.
“This puzzle is a piece of cake for me if you are not here to distract me. I think that your dumbness is contagious. That’s why I am not able to concentrate.” Xavier says.
“You are the dumb one here!! And I’m the intelligent one!!” I say.
“Oh please! You know nothing!! You are a fool!” Xavier says.
“I don’t know anything?? Then what do you know?? If I know 100% then you are having the knowledge of 1%. So think before opening your mouth, genius!” I say.
“Oh so you agree that I’m a genius? Huh?” He says with a smirk. A freaking smirk.
“You know what? I and Stefan will now go and play outside and leave you to complete this puzzle. You have 5 minutes to complete it, ‘genius’.” I say making air quotes at the word ‘genius’ and take Stefan’s hand and stand up to leave.
“5 minutes?! How am I supposed to solve it in such a short span of time, alone??” Xavier asks.
“You were the one who said that you can do this thing in a matter of minutes and that its just a piece of cake for you. Now solve it.” I say.
“But...” Xavier starts to say.
“No buts, big brother. You said that yourself. Now show us what you got.” Stefan says.
“You are supposed to be on my side, Stef!!” Xavier says with a shocked expression.
“Oh no. I always choose the winning side.” Stefan says. “And currently, you don’t stand a chance in front of her, big brother.”
At that, Xavier jaw drops to the floor and I smirk.
“Face it, Xav. You lose!” I say.
I and Stefan do a victory high five. Xavier still looks shocked at what his little brother said. He then quickly recovers and looks at me and Stefan before his expressions change and he smirks.
“I never lose.” He says before he starts tickling me and Stefan.
“I... I am... I am on your side big bro... brother!” Stefan states.
Xavier then turns to me with full force and I try to run away. But he catches me from behind.
“Tell me that you lose!” Xavier says.
“No!! Never!” I say trying to get away as I start getting tears in my eyes from laughing so much.
“Say it!!” Xavier instructs.
I try to free my self by kicking him on his leg and he loses his balance, falling down and taking me with him.
We end up on the floor with me under Xavier but I don’t feel the impact with the floor as Xavier wraps his arms around me.
I don’t know why but I still can’t stop laughing. When I finally calm down, I notice the position that we’re in and try to kick Xavier off of me.
“Uhuh! I’m not going anywhere before you say that I’m the best in the world at every task ever invented!” Xavier states.
“I’m the best in the world at every task ever invented!” I say. “Now get off!”
“Say it, sweetheart. I know you agree to that statement as much as I do.” Xavier says.
“Ughhhh!! Xavier you are the best in the world at every task ever invented!” I say.
“Now that’s wha-” Xavier starts to say but is interrupted by a fierce growl from somewhere behind Stefan.
We look up to see a really really angry Adrian standing there with his hand in fists.
“Get off her!!” Adrian growls with so much intensity that both I and Xavier shudder. Xavier gets up and offers me a hand. Looking at his hand, Adrian growls again and Xavier takes his hand back.
“You two, Leave!!” Adrian says, pointing at Stefan and Xavier. He says it in such a way that both of them leave without a question leaving me on the ground.
I look up at Adrian as he offers me a hand. As I take his hand, tingles shoot up and he pulls me up without any efforts.
As soon as I’m up, I’m aware about the almost non-existent space between the two of us and I look down at the ground.
“Looks like I’ll have to teach you a thing or two about how you are supposed to stay away from all the men except me.” Adrian whisper his hot breath fanning my face.
“Adrian, it wasn’t-” I start to explain but he interrupts me.
“You are coming with me to my place, my love. Our place actually. It’s just the matter of time before you become completely mine.” He says as he places a kiss on my cheek.
“But, Adrian...” I try to say something but he interrupts me. Again!!!
“We are leaving today in about two hours. Get ready.” He says and then leaves me there.