Destined to Love

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(Ch. 25) Kiss Me.

Emma’s POV.

I have been taken by shock again by Edan as his rough lips were on mine now. Although I had so missed those warm lips and it had only been one day.

Yes... I missed his lips, his warmth.

Still, I couldn’t seem to comprehend why was he doing this? Why was he kissing me? And who was he with? And who is that mystery girl whose heart he wants to win? There were a ton of questions in my mind. And I don’t know how was I gonna find their answers?

Despite the fact that I want to kiss him and never want him to let me go or at least not for now, but I need to find the answers to these questions. I gathered all of my strength and pushed his rock body away but he didn’t flinch at all. His kisses getting intense and if I didn’t stop him now I was pretty sure I won’t be able to control my ownself. I pushed him again and drew my face back. I looked in his eyes but this time they weren’t as furious as the last time. Instead, there was some satisfaction in them.

Satisfaction? Why?

“Come on. Let’s go...” He took my hand and started walking towards the parking area.

“Edan... Stop...Where are you taking me? And why did you kiss me? And who was that girl with you?” I asked him trying my best to stop him. He stopped and looked towards me and I thought he was going to give me the answers to my questions but Oh boy!!! I was wrong.

“That’s lots of questions Miss James,” he smirked.

“Ed-” I was cut off by his lips on mine. He kissed my lips although it was a short kiss but it was whole new amazing.

“Hush!” He hushed me while parting away and continued to take me towards his car. And that was enough for me to shut my damn mouth.

After we sat in, he started the car and now we were on the road. After about 20 minutes I decided to break the silence. I couldn’t take these questions anymore. They were bugging me so much.

“Edan where are you taking me?” His eyes on the road, he didn’t reply and now I was getting a little afraid. We were driving in the middle of nowhere and in this time of the night. Where were we heading to? He stopped the car in the middle of the road and faced towards me.

“So what were you saying?” He said with a smirk.

“Why are we here?” I was now starting to panic a little as I looked out of the window towards the thick forest.

Was he really Edan?

Or some murderer who has brought me here in the middle of the night?

Or was he a serial killer like those in horror movies?

God! What was I even thinking!

“I just want to have some time alone with you.” With that, he moved out from the car and walked towards my side. He opened the door and motioned me to get out. I hesitated, still a bit afraid of this. Earlier today he was playing coldly with me and now all these kissing and loving. What was this? I wasn’t afraid of him but by his sudden change in behavior. It was just a little awkward for me.

“Come on,” Edan said forwarding his hand but I didn’t respond. He leaned down and looked into my eyes.

“Don’t be afraid. I’m not going to eat you.” He chuckled and I smiled at his words.

“Emma!Come on... Do you trust me?” he said his eyes staring into mine and I thought for a while.

Do I trust him?

I looked at those blue eyes. Those eyes filled with hope, filled with something different that I haven’t seen when I first met him and those eyes filling my soul with undefined emotions.

“Do you trust me?” He said as his voice firm and I focused on his words.

Emma! Do you trust him?

Do I?

I think yes... Yes, I do trust him. I nodded and took his hand. I don’t know why I trust him. After seeing him with that girl, after he kissed me and then he teased me, after he acted harshly with me... But still, I trust him... I believe in him.

Call me a mad woman, call me insane, call me whatever you want, but now I can’t help it. I had fallen for this man standing in front of me. The more I forced myself to make me believe that I was not attracted to him, the more I try my best to stay away from him, the more I came closer to him. That man whom I hated the most, that man who forced me to work for him...the man who comforted me, who saved me... I don’t know if I’ve gone crazy or something but I think I had fallen for this man and I like him.

He locked the car and we started to walk on the road. He was holding my hand. Butterflies invading my stomach by this mere contact. We turned towards a small path having trees on both sides. A cool breeze was blowing and I shivered. Edan noticed that and put his coat on my shoulders. Instantly my cheeks warmed up and I could smell his intoxicating scent. He held my hand and that path led us to a small park.

The park was beautiful. My mouth hung open in awe. The trees shining in the moonlight as the cool breeze rustling the leaves and making branches dance in the wind under the moon. There was a bench in front of a beautiful lake, and a small cabin beside the lake. The water of the lake reflecting the moonlight. It was beautiful and pretty. He took me to the bench and we both sat there. I looked at the view admiring it and closed my eyes as refreshing breeze stroked my face making my hair fall on my face.

“I used to came here when I was a kid with my family,” Edan said looking towards the lake breaking the awkward silence between us as I opened my eyes and looked at him, imagining the small kid Edan playing here.

“It’s beautiful,” I replied admiring the view.

I loved it...

“Why did you bring me here?” I asked the question which was intriguing me.

“I wanted to show this to you. It’s my favorite spot, this place is full of my childhood memories. I thought maybe you’ll like it too.” His blue eyes staring into mine.

“I love it,” I replied staring back into his eyes, the rustling of leaves by the cold wind and the peaceful environment... I loved every bit of this place. But the best part was that I was with Edan.

“Edan?” I said slightly

“Hm?” He said while taking my hand and walking towards the other side of the lake.

On the other side, there was a boat as he started walking towards it. I don’t know why he was taking me there. My question was answered when he took my hand and led me on the boat. As I stepped on it, it started shaking and I shrieked grabbing Edan’s arm tightly.

“Calm down...” he chuckled and grabbed me.

“Are you planning on drowning me?” I said furiously.

“Not at all. I’ll never do that.” he chuckled and pecked on my cheek. My eyes got wide open and I turned into all shades of red as I controlled my accelerating breaths.

I have to stop myself from reacting this way... I had never reacted this way. What was he doing to me?

He helped me to enter the boat and I took the seat in the middle. He sat in front of me and started rowing the boat. I was surprised at him and shocked at how gorgeous he looked. I haven’t seen his this side before, his muscles contracting and relaxing when he paddled the boat and I couldn’t seem to avert my eyes from him. I looked at him, his eyes locked in mine...I don’t know what was the plan of him by bringing me here but I was glad he did. This place was great.

After about half an hour of wandering in the place and chatting and joking, I asked Edan to drop me at my place. I really enjoyed this peaceful environment, it felt like I was in a completely different world, no tensions, no worries. Only quite and peaceful atmosphere and the best part was that I was alongside Edan. I really enjoyed his company. We laughed and enjoyed our little time together. He shared his childhood memories with his family in that place, and today I also came to know that he has 1 older brother and a younger sister.

The car stopped in front of my apartment and I know it was not maybe the best time but I need to ask the question that’s been disturbing me all this time. I turned my head towards him and blurted out the question.

“Who was the girl you were with, in the restaurant?” I asked not even recognizing my own voice. It came out a little rudely and it seemed like I was hurt or jealous.

“Why? Are you jealous?“I noticed a smirk on his lips.

“No...” I retorted.

“I was just wondering.” I chewed on my inner cheek and averted my eyes from him and looked around the car.

“I’ll tell you on one condition,” he said in a playful tune and I looked at him with hope. His eyes having a glint of mischievousness in them and I sensed something wrong.

“And what’s that?” I said trying to act like a strong woman. I thought maybe he would say something like you have to do an overtime work or something and that was totally fine for me, but I was wrong again. He looked into my eyes and leaned closer as my stomach doing summersaults. Seeing that I leaned back and my back hit the car.

“Are you afraid of me?” He said leaning closer.

“Afraid of you? Huh...” I huffed.

“Why will I be afraid of you?”

“Then why all the time when I came closer to you, you seem to move back.” And this sentence caught my tongue as I bit my lower lip. He leaned closer and I didn’t know how to react.

“Well... If you’re not gonna tell me who w-was that girl than I should be g-going.” I opened the door hoping to escape his questions but he stopped me and grabbing my hand, pulled me back to my seat.

“Edan let me go...” I felt thousands of electric sparks in my body by his touch.

“Not until...”

“Until what?” I was getting irritated now.

What does he want from me? Why can’t he just let me leave? What was his problem?

“Kiss Me.” He smirked making my heart forget to beat.

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