(Ch. 26) Makeup and Styling
“Kiss Me.” He said with a serious look as my eyes widen and my heart leaped in my chest.
No way... Not at all.
“No!” I said breathing heavily, I don’t know what was going on, my heart had accelerated and I felt thousands of butterflies in my stomach.
“Then I’m not gonna tell you who that beautiful woman was,” he smirked straightening up.
“Fine don’t tell me...” With that, I stepped out of the car before he could stop me.
I hurriedly moved towards the door as I heard his footsteps behind me and that could mean only one thing that Edan was behind me.
I entered the elevator and hit the 5th-floor button and as it was going to just close Edan step in. I started to feel nervous by having Edan and me alone in the elevator. I didn’t glance at him as my eyes stick to the elevator door. The door opened and I stepped out and so did Edan. I frowned at his following.
Seriously... Why can’t he quit? Quit it Edan...
“Are you planning on coming in?” I asked turning around glaring him.
“Yes,” he remarked with a smirk making me roll my eyes.
What was with that smirking? Hasn’t he been smirking more lately? Or was it just my imagination.
“What do you want?” I asked getting annoyed by his following.
“I want a kiss,” he said showing his thousand dollar smile.
“Yeah... Dream on... Dream boy!” With that, I opened the apartment door and step in. I was ready to close it but Edan stopped me.
“I’m tired and I want to sleep, so with due respect just go,” I said threatening him a little while opening the door.
“Okay...I’m going but you forgot something...” He accepted and I looked at him surprised.
Seriously he was going? I won? I was expecting a no from him but he agreed.
“And what is the thing I had forgotten?” I said putting my hands on my hip so that we can end this talk and I can go and have my sleep.
He at once took me by my arm and pull me outside of the door frame as I looked at him confused.
What the hell was he doing?
He held me tighter in his arms so that I couldn’t escape.
“You forgot this.” He said seductively and clashed his lips on mine kissed me with passion.
I was surprised, this kiss I loved it... Every time whenever he kissed me It was like as if I was on a roller coaster ride. Every kiss was like an exciting adventure. I was going to kiss him back but he drew back and stroked my cheek.
“Be ready at 12:00 pm tomorrow.” he pecked on my lips and with that, he left leaving me hanging in my thoughts.
What just happened? And Be ready? But for what?
“Emma?” I heard Kate voice as went in.
“Yes. It’s me.”
“What took you so long?” She said in half sleep as I went in her room.
“Uuh... Nothing. Just B-Busy.” I lied.
Yeah so busy...
Memories of the night starting playing in my head. That mystery girl then that kiss. Then Edan and then his goodbye kiss. A smile crept across my lips thinking about it.
“Hey... ” I came back to reality by Kate’s voice.
“Huh? You were saying?” I asked Kate.
“You just completely zoned out. I have called your name thousand times.”
She did? How come I didn’t hear it.
“Sorry. Just little tired, Bye.” With that, I headed towards my room still smiling about this amazing night.
I smiled at the thought of her... She was so confused back then. I acted a little coldly with her to test my feelings for her and more importantly to test her. I want to make sure that they were just not temporary that I would not hurt her. I talked about it with my sister and she said I was in love with her...which I believe I was not. I believe that I just like her.
I don’t believe in love...I think that love exists only in stories although there was that family love but it was quite opposite of this love.
I don’t know why I took her to my favorite spot but deep down I felt that maybe by this action she might start to trust me. I loved the time we spent together.
It was all like a dream, an amazing dream which I afraid was going to end but I’ll never lose hope for us. I like her more than anything. She was my everything, my air, my life and I will never ever give up on us. Never.
I groaned when I heard someone banging on the door. I don’t want to get up, I wanted to sleep. There came another bang making me frown.
“WHAT!” I yelled still groaning.
“Emma. Get up... Your boss is here...” I heard Kate voice.
“Who?” I yawned still half sleep.
“Your boss Em!” My mind wasn’t registering to what she was saying. All I wanted was to sleep.
“Em! Wake up! Your boss is waiting for you.”
What my boss? Edan? Why would he be here? I was probably dreaming.
“Emma! Get up. He’s waiting in the living room!” She yelled again.
“OK! OK! Whatever.” I mumbled, nuzzling into my pillow.
I don’t care if he was waiting in the living room. I don’t want to get up, I want to just sleep. He can go back. For God sake it was weekend and that means my rest time.
“Emma!” She yelled again still banging my door making me groan in anger.
I had enough. How dare he disturbed my sleep...
“I’m not coming... Tell him to leave.” I yelled back and went back to my peaceful sleep.
I haven’t slept for half an hour when someone knocked at the door, disturbing my beauty sleep again. Now I had enough... Can’t she understood a simple thing...a damn thing that I want to sleep.
I was fuming with anger. There came another knock and I had enough, I get off my bed and stomping towards the door pulled it open.
“Can’t you just understand one damn thing... Tell that jerk to just buzz of-” I was cut off by the person standing in front of me as I looked at him wide eyes.
“Well...Good Morning. I’m surprised Miss James you look amazing.” Edan said with a chuckle.
My face got red, my cheeks warm up... I was in my shorts and a loose shirt. My hair tied in a low pony which was a mess right now.
I tried to shut the door but he stopped it.
“What the hell!” I yelled and he chuckled which made me more furious.
He pushed the door opened and entered my room.
“What are you planning to do? Go away.” I yelled at him pushing him to get out of my room.
“You look cute when you’re pissed.” He stroked my cheek gently.
“Now get ready... We’re going.”
“But where?” I asked him.
Seriously to where he was going to take me now? I don’t want to go. The weekend was suppose to be my rest time.
“Just get ready,” he ordered and left my room.
Should I? No... I will not.
Such a Mr. Do as I say... Well, I don’t give a damn.
Not until he tells me where he was taking me. I was stubborn after all.
I went to my bed and laid there refusing to get up. After about 20 minutes the door knocked again and I pretended to be asleep. Yeah... I was a little embarrassed by my appearance but I don’t really give a damn about it. It was his fault after all... I just don’t care what people think about it. I’m just Miss Carefree...
The door pushed open and the next thing was I was flying in the air. I shrieked to see Edan carrying me on his shoulder.
“Put me down...” I yelled while hitting him on the back.
“Put me down, you idiot,” I yelled again this time hitting him harder but he wasn’t affected at all.
What was he made of???
“Oh my God..!” Kate said surprised looking at me on Edan’s shoulder.
“Help me, Kate.” I pleaded to her as she rushed towards me to help me but Edan stopped her.
“I am taking my sweet lazy PA. So don’t worry, she is in good hands.” He said to Kate with a stern look. “And she’s going to be late tonight.” With that, he left my apartment and carried me to his car.
He put me gently on the seat and fastened the seat belt and I know there was no use of my protest. I really hate him.
He went to his side and started the car. I was so pissed off right now that I didn’t even say a single word. I didn’t even know where he was taking me.
The car stopped in front of his penthouse building.
“Why are we here?” I couldn’t keep it this time. I have to ask him why he had brought me here.
“Look who’s out of her shell?” He grinned and I glared at him.
“It wasn’t in my plan but as you were being stubborn so I had to use my plan B.” he left the car and I did the same.
“Plan B? What plan B?” I said following him.
We went in the private elevator that led us to his penthouse.
As the door opened an older woman of 45 was standing there. Her hair colored red, she had brown skin and green eyes.
“Hello. Rose...This is Miss Emma.” Edan introduced me to her as she looked at me and smiled.
“Well, hello dear,” she said in a motherly tone.
I replied her with a hello still confused what the hell was going on here? Will someone enlighten me?
“Well... Rose I wasn’t planning to do this but she’s all yours for now.” With that, Edan went to his small office after giving a peck on my cheek. “Don’t be too long,” he said.
“What is going on?” I asked Rose the moment we were alone.
She took my hand and led me towards Edan’s room. I went straight to the washroom because that jerk handsome idiot didn’t give me the time back in my place. I did my business and brushed my teeth with the spare toothbrush placed there. I washed my face and still yawning, stepped out. Rose held my arm and made me sit on a chair in front of a dressing table and started brushing my hair.
“What’s going on? And what are you doing to my hair?” I said as she started to curl it.
“Mr. Wilton called me and said me to come here as fast as possible. He said me that he wants me to do a little styling and makeup for someone...I’m an expert in these kinds of things.” She said proudly.
Why did Edan ask her for this? And why was he doing this?
“Excuse me, Rose. For how long you have been working for him and how many girls you had been styled?” I asked the question feeling a little jealous. Did he do this for every girl he brought here?
“I have been working for his family for past 20 years...and relax my dear...you are the only girl whom he cares about...he must really be in love with you.” She smiled while giving light curls to my hair as my heart made an unusual twist by word love.
Love? Does he love me? No. That’s not true. It just...can’t be true. Who would fall in love with me? Me? I was not that worthy and I’m not that lucky to have someone like him... He deserves better. I still hope that he will find someone better... like that girl.
But who was she?
“Here done.” She said while finishing my hair as I looked in awe at her work. I really loved it, they pretty much looked like natural curls.
“Now time for makeup.” She said picking some foundation bottle from her bag.
“No... Please, I don’t do makeup. Just put on some liner and a mascara.” I said stopping her.
“Only that?” She asked confused and I nodded.
“Yes...” I replied politely. She nodded and took out an eyeliner and a mascara.
“You are so different from other girls, no doubt Edan loves you.” She said applying eyeliner and mascara.
“I like simplicity... I think it has its own beauty in it.” I replied smiling.
“Indeed... My dear.” She replied applying red lipstick on my lips.
It was the first time I had worn lipstick... I mostly like lip gloss.
“There done... You look beautiful...absolutely gorgeous. Now here is your dress.” She handed me a red dress, it was beautiful with a red belt at the waist.
I changed into it and looked at the mirror. The dress hugging my body but it was so comfortable. With it was red heels and a small shoulder bag. I looked at the mirror and I looked like some hot model yet so decent... The person staring back at me was not me. It was someone better than me. These curls and the little makeup really changed my appearance.
“You look smoking hot and cute.” Rose hugged me.
“Hey...is my girl ready? I’m dying on waiting here.” Edan said knocking the door.
I rolled my eyes at that. An idea came into my mind and I grinned at it. I told it to Rose and she agreed in helping me.
“Hey, Rose? Is Emma ready?” He knocked again and this time a little harder.