Destined to Love

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(Ch. 4) Shopping

Emma’s POV.

I was so regretting on agreeing to Alice for shopping. We have been here for at least four hours and by now my feet and legs were hurting like hell and I swear, I could just literally fall on the tiled floor.

“Alice! Just choose it...” I said for the fifth time while groaning and shifting from one foot to another.

I was tired as hell!

Damn! Why can’t she choose one?

“But which one?” She pouted making me curse under my breath on my not so lucky day.

Definitely! This day was a pure bad luck. First, I woke up late. Got scolded by my employer. Then had an encounter with that jerk face and now shopping.

Damn! Where I have gotten myself into!

She was holding two dresses. One was a red lace dress with a neckline and the other a knee-length black dress.

“Just choose any...” I groaned trying my best to get finish with this as soon as possible.

“Emma, you were suppose to help me which you are not!” She retorted making me sigh in defeat.

“Fine! Just take the red one,”

“Are you sure?” She said whilst taking a look at the red dress as I nodded trying to convince her so we could head back home.

I was missing my comfy night pajamas and my bed.

“Idea! I will try both, then you can tell me which suits me the best,” She rushed into the dressing room leaving me again, hanging on to my poor tiny legs.

There was no use of me protesting. So, I waited for her until she came out with the red dress on.

“So, how do I look?”

“You look great. Now, can we go?” I said trying my best to leave.

“Emma!” She lightly yelled at me making me cry inwardly at my fate.

“Aaah, fine... It looks great. But it’s a bit loose. Don’t you think.?” I stated the truth as she took a look in the mirror.

“Yeah. You’re right, let’s try black now.” She said while controlling her joy and I know how she goes mad while shopping. After 5 minutes of waiting, she finally came out.

And Wow...!

She looked breathtaking. The black dress hugging her body showed her perfect curves. It was strapless and had a black sparkling net at the bottom of it. The color bringing out her fair complexion making her look even prettier.

“So?” She raised her eyebrows as I gave her a thumbs up.

“WOW! You look hot Alice. It looks awesome. I think it’s only meant for you.” I stated the truth as she grinned.

“Really!” She said with joy and rushed towards me pulling me into a hug.

“I am gonna buy it.”

And finally...

She changed into her clothes, went to the cashier and paid for it.

“Now where to? Hmm...” She said while thinking as we were heading out of the shop.

What? Did I hear her right?

“Oh, Miss! We are going home. No other stops,” I glared at her.

“What? But I bought only 4 dresses, 2 purses, and 3 pairs of heels. That’s not enough.”

“That’s quite enough. Now let’s go,” Giving my final words, I headed towards the exit.

“But we’ve been to only a few shops.”

She smiled as I stopped mid track and just stared at her dumbfounded.

Few... She calls them few?

I swear... We have gone to at least 30 shops and she calls it few.

What is this girl? A robot?

“Emma, look, there are plenty of other shops left which we haven’t been to,” She said while grabbing my arm trying her best to stop me from exiting.

“We have only been to few... say 22 shops.” She said with a sly smile.

“Oh no, miss! 30 shops! We have visited 30 shops, Alice! 30! I am so tired. I don’t know if I will be able to go to work tomorrow or not. My feet are killing me and I could just die right now.”

“Then let’s take some rest first. I saw a cafe on the second floor. Let’s go,” She said while dragging me with her.

“Okay okay!” I said while freeing my arm from her grip and straightening myself.

“You know? You are very stubborn,”

Seriously, if there was a boy with me right now instead of her, I would have beat the shit out of him. But I had to control my temper in case of my friends. I love them all.

“I know... and thanks to it, I was able to make you stay,” She replied to me by sticking out her tongue like a 5-year-old girl making me smile and shook my head at her childish behavior.

We went into the cafe and sat at a table. We ordered our favorite coffee and some cake. After a few minutes, the waitress came with our order as we dug in.

After taking a break, talking, and eating for half an hour, we continued our journey to the remaining shops. Like Alice said, she visited every shop in this mall, and I was following her like a lost torn up puppy.

By the end of the day or should I say at 11:30, she finally decided to go home and I was damn tired. My whole body was aching and my muscles were all cramped. It was a hectic day for me.

We were already full because of eating the junk food on our way, so there was no need for dinner. We reached our apartment at midnight. I was holding at least 20 bags full of clothes, while Alice was holding 25 bags full of makeup, shoes, purses, etc.

Not much for a rich girl like her...

Out of those, only two bags were mine. I bought 2 dresses, a pair of black heels, and a purse only because Alice forced me too. I don’t like to spend much money on shopping because I want to save some for my college. The pay at the cafe is not bad, just enough to fill my needs but not enough to save some money. I put all the bags in the living room and went straight to my bedroom.

“Goodnight, Emma.”

“You too...” I murmured as I walked sleepily to my haven.

I went straight to my bed as I didn’t have the tiniest strength to change my clothes.

I was so tired! The purpose of going out wasn’t fulfilled at all. That jerk hasn’t gotten out of my mind for a single damn minute. His piercing blue eyes never once left my mind and I wasn’t able to forget all the questions popping in my mind.

Who was he? And how he knew my name? I don’t even remember telling him. I had never seen him before. Was he really that sexy and handsome? I didn’t pay much attention to him as I was too aggressive at that time. But I remembered his blue eyes.

Hey, Emma! Snap out of it. What has gotten into you?! What are you thinking? You hate him! Just don’t forget that. It’s not like you’ll see him again. Ha...

Right. It’s not like I’ll meet him again.

I fell into a tiresome sleep with a promise that I won’t be thinking about him ever again.

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