Besotted

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Chapter 21

How should I look? What more should I do to gain your attention towards me?


Sangavi Pov

"Be mine!" he said out of nowhere while I stared at him in utter confusion.

"W-What?" I asked with a shaky voice.

"Sangavi," he said and took my hands into his and looked straight into my eyes.

"Sangavi, I have been trying to deny the fact that I was attracted to you from the first day you came barging into my office room. I have always liked the fact that you never bowed down before me like another woman instead you chose to stand your place with your head held high and never let yourself affected by my rudeness and coldness" he said with sincerity and that moment I blinked my eyes several times trying to understand what was going on.

"But I tried to stay away from you. I thought maybe hurting you would make you stay away from me and I would get over the attraction but you know what? I failed. Yes, I failed and now when I think about it I literally curse myself for even thinking to stay away. I mean why deny the attraction? and why do I even need to suppress my feelings?" he said.

"I know I have irritated you, hurt you but" he sighed before continuing "I will agree on this though I am jealous whenever I see you with Eden" he finished and I gasped in shock hearing that coming out of his mouth.

"Believe me, Sang I tried," he said and let go of my hand as he racked one of his hand on his hair.

"I tried to do everything in my hand to not to feel like this. All this jealousy and all would lead me nowhere, I know it but what can I do? I can't help myself whenever I see you with him. Please, oh god!" all of a sudden he got hold of both of my hands again and held them softly in his.

"At first, I thought I like you Sang but.." he trailed off and had a distant look as if he was thinking or recalling something.

"But when I saw you in that hospital room I came to realize" he looked back into my eyes.

"How much I am in love with you," he said and I knew my eyes were wide open in disbelief and shock.

"What did he just say?" I thought.

"He is in l-love with me?" I thought.

"W-what?" I asked still in a state of shock.

"Disbelieving right?" he chuckled but then looked into my eyes hopefully.

"I know you might find this very odd but I was planning something different. Something more creative to confess my feelings for you but I don't know why but I wanted to pour everything out of my heart now. I thought this was the perfect moment to confess" he finished.

"I love you, Ms. Sangavi Carter truly, deeply and madly," he said and leaned his head down on out clasped hands.

"So please let me know what you feel. Because the more time you take the more impatient I feel" he looked up at me.

"W-what do you want to hear Caleb?" I asked and he closed his eyes inhaling deeply.

"I have never loved anyone in my life Sangavi, but for you, I am willing to change myself. Please give me a chance to court you," he said and I choked on my own spit which led me coughing. Almost immediately I felt his hand caressing my back.

"You alright?" he asked looking worried.

"C-Court me?" I asked.

"Yes," he smiled.

"Believe me I am truly serious about you. About us. So please!" he looked hopeful.

My mind and heart were both nodding in apprehension. Strangely both of my organs believed Caleb and felt the joy to know about his feelings.

Who would have ever thought Mr. Caleb Theller himself would confess his feelings. I never ever imagined that a womanizer like him would ever fall for me. Yes, I do agree that like him I too have feelings for him but I'm still not sure if I loved him. Yes, I surely do like him but I don't know about love.

What is it that is keeping me from loving him? Is it his impressions? Is it the way he treated the woman? A womanizer in love? It sounds strange.

"Sangavi!" he broke me out of my thinking state.

"Uh?" I looked up at him puzzled.

"I know what you must be thinking but" he trailed off and then continued "Please at least give me a chance" he finished and the desperation that I felt from his voice made all my doubts melt.

His voice showed desperation, his eyes showed hope.

What should I do?

"Please Sang," he almost begged.

"Okay!" the word immediately came out of my mouth.

"Okay?" he asked confused.

I smiled and looked down shyly.

"I will give you a chanc-" almost immediately I was pulled into a hard chest which nearly made me huff air out of my lungs.

"Thank You! Thank You so much!" I heard his cheerful voice near to my ear and I gasped when he pecked on my cheek before letting go of me.

"I promise, that you won't regret this" he caressed my cheek which led me to lean against his touch.

Why do I like it when he touches me like this?

"Sangavi," he called softly.

"Yes?" I asked.

"I love you," he said softly which made me smile.

So, I guess he was completely serious when he told me that he was serious about us. He has been taking care of me since that day. It's been two days since his confession and he has been around me taking care of me.

Who would have thought he would be so loving and sweet towards me?

~

"You are healing up," he said as he unwrapped the bandage around my head.

"Yeah! I guess so" I said and winced a little when he removed the cotton from the wound.

"Sorry" he whispered and I felt a little relief when he blew air out of his mouth softly on my wound.

"You don't need to wrap bandage any longer. Just a band-aid will do," he said and I nodded.

He applied a band-aid on my wound and when he was done he got up from the bed and went into the bathroom to wash his hands.

When he came back, he smiled at me and sat next to me on the bed and kissed my forehead before engulfing me into his arms.

"How are you feeling?" he asked placing his chin on my shoulder.

"Better," I said and giggled when he blew out air on my neck which gave me a tickling sensation.

He chuckled at this and we both looked towards the door when Jenny knocked on it.

"Food," was all she said.

Caleb nodded and Jenny went away.

"Let's eat!" he said as he got up from the bed and reached out his hand for me to take.

I smiled and took his hand before crawling out of the bed and together we went to eat.

"Do you want to go out?" he asked when we were done eating our food.

"Out? Where?" I asked.

"Umm," he rubbed the back of his neck.

"I don't know maybe a park or somewhere we could walk or sit," he finished.

I nodded and he smiled as if he won some kind of trophy.

He looks so handsome when he smiles.

"So?" I asked as we sat beside the lake on the grassy ground. We thought that it would be good if we went to this lake instead of a park. It was more refreshing and peace.

"So?" He asked as he sat next to me.

It's already four in the evening and yet the lake looked beautiful.

"Tell me something about you," I asked and rested my head on my arms as I looked at his direction.

"About me?" He chuckled.

"Yes, tell me about your likes and dislikes," I said and his eyes twinkled and he shifted from his position as he took his hands backward and sat supported himself.

"What do want to know?" he asked.

"Well, to start with! What's your favorite color?" I asked.

"Red," he said and I nodded.

"What's your?" he asked.

"Purple," I said to which he smiled.

"What is your favorite movie?" I asked and he frowned on this.

"None," he said and this time I frowned on him.

"None?" I asked.

"I don't really get time to watch movies. And the last time I watched a movie was when I was studying in ninth or tenth grade," he said.

"Oh," I said little disappointed.

"But we can always go for a movie whenever you want," he said and almost immediately my face lit up with happiness.

I loved watching movies.

"Really?" I asked cheerfully.

"Umm-hmm. I told you I am willing to change myself for you" he said which made me smile.

Don't you understand Caleb? I like you for who you are. You don't need to change yourself for me or for anyone.

I wanted to say that but stopped myself because I found myself in a point where I wanted to test him. Let me test him a little more, for I will be understanding him better.

"What is your favorite place?" I asked and he looked up thinking.

"It's Miami," he said and smirked looking back at me.

"We should go to Miami. The beaches," he smirked and got up pushing me by his shoulder teasing me.

I blushed deep red and pushed him back.

"Don't even think about it Caleb," I said looking the other way trying to hide my reddened face.

"Have you ever been to Miami?" he asked enthusiastically.

"Yes," I nodded.

"When?" he asked.

"During my sophomore year in college. With all my friends" I said and this time he nodded.

"I see," he said.

"Do you want to know when I felt the attraction for the first time?" he said and I looked back at him waiting for him to continue.

"When I saw you in that club named Storm," he said and I realized what he meant.

"Do you love dancing?" he asked and I nodded shyly.

"You looked so hot that day. When I saw you I was tired but after watching you dance like that all my tiredness drained out of the body. Strange! Only watching you made me feel like that. What if I..." he trailed off and I looked away feeling shy.

Oh man!

"Relax!" he chuckled.

"But you looked beautiful that day" he complimented.

"Thank You," I replied.

"And hot!" he said to which I smiled.

"And sexy!" he said and this made me laugh and I shoved him playfully.

"Stop it, Caleb!" I laughed.

"Do you know what is the most favorite thing of mine?" he asked and I looked at him removing the loose strands of my hair out of my face.

"What?" I asked.

"It's when I see you laughing" he finished and then only I made up my mind to stop testing him and at least let myself fall for his charms.




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