Destined to Love (Unedited)

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(Ch. 24) The Mystery Girl

Emma's POV.

I looked at them as they made their way towards this restaurant. As they entered, my eyes glanced at the girl. Her hair black, eyes chocolate brown, skin fair and she was wearing a black tight dress which reached just above her knees. She was a beauty. Edan was holding her and she was smiling making her face glow up. She kissed him on the cheek and he smiled whispering something to her as she giggled. Looking at them smiling like that, especially how Edan was enjoying, I felt a strange feeling. They sat at a distance of two tables in front of us and I quickly hid my face with my hair.

"Why are you hiding?"

"No, I'm not," I lied to Kevin looking down, trying to dig my head a bit lower.

"Now you're the one lying. One just not look somewhere and hide their face. There is definitely something. Tell me."

"It's Edan,"

"Who?" he questioned raising his eyebrows.

"Mr. Wilton," I told him still trying to hide my face. His face was faced towards me and I was sure if he would stand up, he would surely recognize me.

Darn it! Why he had to come here out of all restaurants?

Shit!

"Where?" Kevin started to look around in search of him and I immediately stopped him, "Kevin! Stop it."

"What happened?" By then Kate and Jim had returned and they both were panting. Kate asked me looking at Kevin who was looking around the restaurant.

"Oh, I'm looking for-"

"The waiter." I cut Kevin's sentence motioning him to remain silent. He understood that and nodded with a smile.

Thank God!

"Oh yes, I was looking for him." Kevin chuckled. "Why?" Jim asked sitting beside him as Kate took her place too.

"Uuh,"

"For ice cream. It's getting late you know," I answered him cutting Kevin's stuttering. "Yeah. Exactly for ice cream." Kevin laughed making me roll my eyes. I knew he was enjoying my awkward situation.

"Oh, " Jim said without asking further questions. I guess he believed what we said. The waiter arrived with our order after five minutes. As I was eating my ice cream, I couldn't help but glance at them after a short while. They were laughing, talking and it seemed like they had known each other for years.

I wondered, who was she? A close friend? Someone to just pass the time? Or a girl from one of his nightstands?

Seriously Emma? Shut up! Who gave you the right to think about someone like that? You don't even know her. What has gotten into you? You were not like that... You just cannot judge a person without knowing him or her.

Shit! What has gotten into me? I was not like this. I don't judge a person by just looking at him or her. I never judged a person by his looks then what was I doing now? This was all his fault! I can't seem to ignore all the questions Was she his girlfriend? But, he told Sofie that he was single. Was he lying? I should have known he was a liar. A big fat liar!

So that's why he was behaving coldly earlier this day. He had found a new girl to play with, a new girl to toy around. He was a player indeed and will remain one. His feelings for me were a part of his play. I thought for once, he was telling the truth and I felt bad, I felt guilt inside me for hurting him like that but I guess, it didn't affect him at all. It was all a facade.

I looked at them and felt something I haven't felt before. I wanted to hit him, I was getting angry and I wanted to vent my anger on him. I wanted to show him how much I hate him. I felt jealous?

No, it can't be. But why was I feeling this way? It's not like we were something, but still, I felt hurt. What was wrong with me? Why was I behaving this way?

"Emma? Hey, where have you gone? You're ice cream, it had melted." Kevin snapped me out.

"Uuh, I'm done. I'll be waiting outside for all of you." I stood up from my chair leaving my ice cream. I really wasn't in a mood to finish it.

"I'll come with you," Kevin said standing up.

"No. I want some time alone," I said politely. He understood and nodded. I liked Kevin for this, he would always understand. I walked past Edan's table glancing at the girl sitting there but Edan was nowhere to be seen. Where did he go?

At once, I bumped into something hard yet a bit soft. My head was hung low and the pair of legs, in front of me, indicated that it was not something but someone. I quickly regained my balance and composed myself from falling on the floor.

"Are you okay?" The girl stood up from the table and hurried towards me. I nodded still looking downward, hiding my face from her.

I couldn't let them see me.

"Edan! You should see where you're going?" She scolded at the guy who bumped into me and upon hearing his name I froze.

Edan? Oh no! I bumped into the one whom I was hiding from.

Seriously! Why me? Why I have to be the one to bump into him every single time?

Crap!

"Why? She should see where she's going?" Edan retorted.

"Edan! Apologize to her," she ordered, making me surprised. Wow... Someone ordering the mighty Edan Wilton? Isn't this mostly the opposite case? She must really be something, seeing the nerve to order him. No one had gotten the guts to order him. She must really be of great importance to her.

"No," he said and walked past me to sit on his table.

"Sorry for his behaviour and I would say sorry on his behalf." I looked up a little to see her face. She was pretty indeed with a sweet heart, I'd say.

Now I was feeling guilty for assuming all those things about her. It looked like Edan had found someone way better than me. I was glad he did.

I smiled. "It's Okay. Some people just don't know how to apologize," I replied taking a glance at Edan. As I was stealing a glance, our eyes met and I quickly turned my head to the other side.

"Well, thanks by the way. He is one lucky man to have you," She looked at me confused and I hurriedly strode out of the restaurant.

I went to a small park beside the restaurant and took a seat on the bench. I was happy for Edan, I was happy that he had moved on - quite fastly - but I was happy he did. I should be smiling, I should have congratulated him but I couldn't. I was feeling hurt - which I shouldn't be feeling - but I was. Finally, he got that someone he wanted, and she was caring, nice, polite and loving. Unlike me.

I had only met her for a few minutes and I already liked her. Edan must have liked her too, seeing how sweet and kind-hearted she was. I sniffled as some tears managed to escape my eyes.

Why was I crying? I shouldn't be crying on this, I should've been happy for him, for this, for us that it ended before starting - just like I wanted.

I swallowed up my tears and forced a broken smile on my lips.

It's for his best.

"Are you planning on staying here and crying for the whole night?" I jolted at the sudden voice.

I exactly knew whom it belonged to. I put my head down to hide my face behind my hair.

"Still trying to hide from me?" His voice sending shivers down my spine, his lips brushing my earlobe. God! Why was he here and why was he so close?

I quickly stood up, wiped down my tears and started walking towards the dark, trying my hard to hide in it, to hide amidst the dark, to hide from him. I didn't want him to see me like this.

When I didn't hear any footsteps behind me, I slowed down a little and stood right in front of the lake. My eyes gazing the lake in front and admiring how the simplest thing can look this pretty. The lake looked beautiful as the moonlight made it glitter like sparkling pixie dust.

I liked it, this sight, bringing me back the memories of my family when we used to go to our little beach house. The sea would shine and reflect the moonlight just like this, looking peaceful and lovely. I smiled at the thought.

I was lost in my track of thoughts when I felt a pair of warm hands on my waist from behind. I was going to scream but my voice got muffled by a hand on my mouth.

"It's me," he whispered huskily in my ear and my heart skipped a beat.

I thought I had lost him but I was wrong. After a minute he removed his hand from my mouth and placing it on my waist, he held me tighter. My back against his muscular chest, his hands holding me by my waist, and his masculine scent engulfing me. He nuzzled in my neck, his warm breath fanning it and I loved it. I hate to accept it but I loved this. I loved the presence of him against me. I placed my hands on his arms and closed my eyes, enjoying the small moment we were sharing. But then, my mind clicked, making me remember.

I rejected him yesterday and now I was enjoying it? Shit! This was wrong. This was so wrong. He had a girlfriend now, a girl better than me. This was wrong. This moment was wrong.

"Let me go," I whispered as I wriggled myself to get free from him.

"No." He replied firmly drawing me closer.

"Edan, let me go," I said firmly this time. My heart constricting in my ribcage but my mind saying I said right. My heart not wanting it, it wanted to remain with him. No! This was wrong.

Shut up, stupid heart. Shut up!

"No Emma, you don't know for how long I wanted to hold you. It was so hard to resist you. I thought I could resist you by acting cold but no, I was hell wrong," he whispered calmly. I smiled at his words. I liked these words but these words could be one of his lies too. I just saw him with a girl a while ago.

I tried to free myself from this back hug but he didn't let me go. I turned myself and now I was looking straight into his eyes. I pushed him and this time he let me go.

"L-Leave me a-alone," my own voice betraying. I turned my face downwards avoiding the stare.

"What happened?" His voice a little soft.

"Nothing, " I shook my head. "You should go," I whispered.

"What?" he said coming closer while I stepped backwards.

I wanted to show him my confidence. I wanted to show him I was happy for him, I wanted him to know we can never be together. I gulped down my tears and put a broad smile on my face. I looked up but not in his eyes, instead, I was staring at the tree behind him.

"Emma? What are you saying? Why should I go?"

"Edan!" I sucked in a breath and made my mind to say the next words. "I'm happy that you have found the girl of your dreams. I'm sure she likes you the way you like her," I whispered still not looking at him. I could notice a smirk plastered on his face from my peripheral vision.

"No she's not," he said and I looked at him wide eyes. She was not what?

"I mean, she does not like me. I like her very much. I had never seen any woman like her. Yes, she may be the girl of my dreams but she rejected me. I have told her about my feelings, strong feelings but she won't accept them. I know deep down she likes me too but she is so darn stubborn and won't admit. You tell me what should I do to win her heart? Her trust?" He smirked.

For once, I thought he was going to say that she was not his girlfriend but I was wrong. I was shocked by his words. I can't believe that he did all this, he confessed his feelings for her too? Yesterday he had done all these things for me and today for her? He had such a quick change if heart? Now, I wonder, were his feelings for me just an act? Just one of his ways to get me?

"You are indeed a playboy, " I mumbled controlling my tears and looking at the tree to avoid his eyes. I was pretty sure if I'd look at him, I won't be able to control my tears. I felt heart-broken, I felt so hurt and it was all because of me. Why did I think in the first place that he would like me? He was a playboy, saying the same stuff to every single girl.

"Did you say anything?" He asked and I shook my head. I let out a sigh and started talking, "You should not give up on her, tell her you like her. Take her to the places she loves." I smiled despite being hurt, "Show her that she could trust you, show her that you trust her, show how much you like her," I found my voice and though I didn't want to say these things, I said them for the sake of that lucky girl. She might be able to change this playboy.

"You know Emma? What's her problem? She doesn't believe in herself, she thinks that she is nothing, she blames herself for all the troubles." Edan said, his voice having a strange tune in it, and why did I hint that he was going to laugh.

"Well, you should tell her she's beautiful, it's not her fault whatever happened," I replied feeling a little bad about her. "But Edan, if you love her, love her till eternity. Never let her go, never break her heart, solve the problems together, always have trust in each other and," I paused dwelling whether to say the next words or not.

"And?" He inquired.

"And, " I bit my inner cheek. "Don't go to every girl confessing your feelings. It might be a game for you but it might hurt someone," I whispered, my voice getting heavier with my tears.

I faced my back towards him to hide the tears which couldn't be controlled now. I was wrong about my feelings. I had fallen for Edan unknowingly and now when I had lost him, I had realized how much I like him. But, he was a playboy. Why he had to make me like him? Why did I start liking this playboy?

"Emma? You okay?" Edan said from behind me and I nodded.

I heard my phone ring and saw Kate's name. I picked it up. "Emma we are waiting for you. Where are you?" I heard her voice. "I'm coming." With that, I hung my phone and wiped my tears. I turned myself towards the restaurant.

"You should go to her now. She'll be waiting for you. Goodbye," with my final words, I walked past him but he grabbed me by my hand causing electric sparks to run through my whole body. Why? This feeling needed to be stopped.

"Are you crying?" he asked and I shook my head. "No, it's just flu," I lied trying my best to smile.

"You are a terrible liar, Miss James," he said drawing me closer again. "What are you doing Edan? Let me go. You should not be doing this," I said trying to free myself.

"Why?" His eyes sparkling with amusement and I wondered, why?

"You cannot flirt or kiss me

That will technically be called cheating on your sweet girlfriend," I reminded him but he didn't let me go instead he pulled me into a tight hug.

"Like this?" He whispered seductively in my ear and kissed me on the cheek as I gasped. "Edan! Stop. Remember the girl you like," I stopped him, trying my best to remind him of that girl.

My heart hurt at that.

"Oh yes, I remember," he said seductively, kissing my jawline.

I bit back a moan and the more I wanted to hide the fact that I liked it, the more I was enjoying it. I loved the way Edan turned me on, he made me lose my mind.

Shit! But I need to stop him.

"Edan. Stop p-please..." And this time he stopped.

"She will be waiting for you, "I said referring to that girl in the restaurant.

"Don't worry, she said to me to apologize to you for bumping into you." His voice tickling my ear.

"Apology accepted. Now go," I ordered him this time a little firmly.

"But I haven't apologized yet," he said playfully. "And she said not to return until I apologize to you." He said seductively in my ear and I felt a shiver ran down my spine.

"W-Well t-then a...apolo..gize," I said feeling nervous.

"Not now."

"What? Why?"

"Because, " he paused looking in my eyes, "I don't want to leave you." He kissed my forehead this time and my eyes closed on their own accord. This felt so relaxing. At once, I heard my phone ring and this time, Edan picked it up.

"She's coming with me. You should go now. I'm her boss and there is something that needs to be sorted." With that, he hung up.

"Edan? What did you do?" I yelled, glaring at him. How could he do that? I was not going with him and his girlfriend.

"I told them what was needed." He held me tighter but I was pissed at him. I pushed him and this time harder. I succeeded in freeing myself but couldn't control my balance. I was going to fall into the cold water of the lake when Edan held me. He pulled me up and now I was back in his arms looking into his blue eyes.

Crap! Damn!

"Thanks," I mumbled.

"That's why you should never push too hard." He chuckled and warm crept onto my cheeks.

"Let's go." He held my hand but I didn't move. I was not going with him.

"No, I'll find a taxi. Go to her."

"To whom?" He questioned.

"To the girl you like, to the one whose heart you want to win, whose trust you want to gain." I reminded him.

"Well then," he paused and held my face in her hands as I looked at him confused. His blue eyes looking intensely in mine.

"I'm already with that girl," he said and the next thing was, his lips on mine.

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