Destined to Love

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(Ch. 20) Jealous

Emma’s POV.

It’s been a week since I got drunk and ended up in Edan’s house, and then I passed out and he took care of me which I was still confused why he cared? And we ended up being just friends.

Just Friends and nothing more.

That night he tried to ask me about Den but I wasn’t ready to tell him all, in fact, if he had read my diary then why he wanted me to tell about Den?

There were thousands of questions roaming in my head but I don’t know how to find their answers. They all started from why I passed out? and end at why I felt safe around Edan? Why does my heart start beating faster on seeing him? Every morning why I was so excited to see Edan?

I think these were the questions whose answers cannot be found.

I explained Kate all about my absence and after yelling at me, she finally calmed down and understood.

Now, I was heading towards the office with my bodyguard. Yes... My bodyguard Lious which Edan forced me to have. After seeing that accident at the bar, he was extra conscious and I don’t know why he cares about me so much? I don’t think every employer treats his employee like this then why? I also tried to ask him the reason but no he didn’t tell at all. All he had to say was “This is for your own safety Emma.” We argued on this topic for one hour but he threatened me by saying. “If you’re not going to hire Lious as your bodyguard than move in with me.” So there wasn’t any choice for me.

I entered the building and went to the 24th floor whilst Lious stays out during my office hours. I entered Edan’s office to see him busy on the laptop.

“So Mr. Wilton what is my schedule for today?” I said gaining attention from Edan.

“So we’re back to Mr. Wilton.” He smiled earning a smile from me.

“We set up some rules on our friendship. Don’t you remember?” I asked remembering the rules.

“The one of them, not to use first names in office hours...” I reminded him.

“I know but we’re alone now.” He retorted.

“Okay. So you’re now wasting my time! What’s my schedule for today?” I asked trying to act if I was super serious and controlled my smile that was threatening to appear on my lips.

“We have a meeting with Mr. Brown today in half an hour so be prepared for that. And you’re going to work a little late today, there are some papers that need to be sorted.” He replied in his business tone.

“Fine.” With that, I headed towards my office and replied to some important emails.

At 10 am I went to the meeting room and made all the preparations needed for the meeting. I set the projector and slides. I placed the files on the table and stood straight taking a view of how the place was looking.

“Looks like you have all sorted out.” I turned around to see Edan.

I smiled at him. “Yep! All done.”

“Thank god. You’re keeping your promise of smiling.” He replied getting closer and held my hand as my heart flipped.

“Edan we are in office.” I reminded although enjoying his warmth.

Why do I enjoy his presence so much?

Not good.

“But we’re alone.” He replied smoothly.

“Mr. Wilton...! Meeting could start at any minute.” I drew back my hand. I don’t want rumors about me and Edan. Although we were just friends but people don’t care about spreading false rumors. I don’t want to get famous as a gold digger so I have to be cautious.

We went to the elevator to receive our guests. The elevator opened and a man of tanned skin step out of it. He was older than Edan and looks like if he was in his forties.

Edan shook hands with him and then his attention drew towards me.

“Who is this beautiful lady?” Mr. Brown smirked and believe me I didn’t like that damn smirk of him.

Edan tensed a bit and replied. “She’s Miss James. My PA.”

“Nice to meet you, Miss. James.” He smiled and his eyes raked on my body as I felt disgusted of this man.

Can I just kill this asshole? Because I really want to!

“Nice to meet you too. Mr. Brown.” I fake smiled for the sake of our deal.

“Oh! Call me Charles.” He replied smiling.

I nodded and inwardly roll my eyes.

I’ll most probably call you a bastard!

“Should we start?” Edan said rather harshly and I wondered what just happened to him.

“Oh yes. Please... ” He said still looking at me and I hate him but I had to control my temper for the sake of this deal.

After an hour our meeting ended and we signed the deal. During the whole meeting, I could see Charles looking at me. His lips all this time in a damn perverted smirk and his eyes raking all over my body.

“Till later Miss James...” He said as the meeting ended and kissed my hand.

Eww! I sure have to wash my hand with an antibacterial soap and then put on some disinfectant.

After he left, we went towards our office and I inwardly thanked to finally get rid of that bastard.

“What was that?” Edan snapped as soon as we were alone.

“What?” I asked confused at his sudden change of attitude.

What did I do? I controlled my temper and didn’t create a huge scene. So what happened to him now?

“Why you let him kiss your hand?” He said furiously, making me shock.

“What can I do? I can’t just be rude like you. You know we need that deal...”

What was wrong with him?

“OK fine...Do your work.” He yelled and stormed into his office leaving me confused.

What was his problem? Idiot..!

Shrugging at his strange behavior, I went into my office and sorted out the papers he said. At lunchtime, I went to the cafeteria for lunch. Violet, Kevin and me all were laughing and chatting but then Edan called me to his office as I groan.

What now?

I was heading towards his office and now I seriously need to know why was he acting this way.

“Edan. What happened? Why are you so firing up?” I slightly yelled after reaching his office.

“You happened Emma! What were you doing with Kevin?” He shouted at once.

“Kevin? He’s my friend. And... from where he just came all of a sudden?” I rebutted.

“Well, It doesn’t seem like that one.” He said getting closer as I stood my ground. This time I was not backing away.

“What’s your problem Edan?” I yelled fuming with anger.

I had enough!

“Emma. Why don’t you just understand? He wants you. Can’t you see that?” He stared into my eyes.

“No, he’s not like that.” I defended him. He was my friend and I know, he has no intentions of that.

“Now you’re defending him? That day you were worried about that guy who had hurt you... You stopped me from hitting him.” His eyes red with anger making my temper flare up.

“Idiot... That wasn’t for him. You could have been sent to jail for killing him... You didn’t even care, what would happen to me if you would have been sent to jail...” This time my heart clenched on thought of Edan being hurt.

But why?

“You don’t care about me. If you had... You wouldn’t be yelling at me...” I yelled as my voice get lowered and his eyes softened.

“Emma... You are thinking all wrong. You’re the one and only one whom I cared about the most...” He stepped forward.

“No, you don’t... You’re only playing with me. I know that... I’m not some idiot Edan! I’m not gonna be fooled and fell into your trap. I...I thought you had some respect for me that you trust me but I guess... I was all wrong...You are a player who can never change... Never.” I yelled at him.

I had enough! I was all wrong. I thought that all guys were not alike but I was wrong.

“Emma that’s not true... I not only respect you but also have some strange feelings for you. You are the one when I go to sleep and when I wake up... I had never felt this way before. I felt something when I first bump into you... I thought it will be over once I’ll get you but I was wrong. This thing grew stronger and stronger... Every day I think about you, Emma... Only you...” His every word making my heart twist. His every single word as if penetrating in my heart and my soul.

I don’t know what to believe or what not to. I was confused right now. I looked into his eyes as he drew closer. He touched my cheek gently and wipe the tear with his thumb which had unknowingly escaped from my eye.

“Emma... I’m sorry for what I’m going to do. But... I can’t just control it longer.” He whispered as his eyes making me drown in them.

I don’t know what Edan was talking about...He can’t control what and what he was going to do? I was trying to comprehend all this and was trying to figure out his riddle when Edan lean in and before I could protest his lips were on mine.

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