Besotted

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Chapter 36

There was an awkward silence as we stood in the elevator for my floor. No matter how much I told him to leave me alone, he didn't. He insisted on staying with me even after I was discharged from the hospital and drove me back to my apartment. I looked down to see him holding my bag, which he had brought to the hospital for me. He has been so good to me, took care of me that I was already questioning my sanity. I had no idea, how long I will be able to be mad at him.

"It's alright. I think you should go back now. You need to rest as well," I told him as I took my bag from him and he looked up at me. He has been skipping work and made sure to stay with me even though Matt was still there to protect me.

"I will go but-" he said as he opened the door to my apartment only to reveal Jenny smiling at me.

"Jenny?" I said confused as to why she was in my apartment.

"You have to keep her in your apartment. She will do the house chores and make your food," Caleb said and Jenny nodded while I heaved a sigh.

"Caleb, you don't need to. I am perfectly fine now. I can do eve-"

"Please Sang. Either cooperate with me or I am going to stay here," he told me in a no-nonsense tone and that made me curl up my fist.

"Fine. She is better than you sitting out of my door," I said as I entered my house and made my way straight into my bedroom closing the door shut, but I could hear him instructing Jenny to clean the house and my meds routine.

"Sang?" I heard him knocking on my door.

"I am going back now. If you need anything call me okay?" he said and I sat there fidgeting whether reply him or not. He is still the same. I understand that he wanted my safety and cared about me but he was still the same. He didn't hear what I had to say or what I wanted.

"Take care alright?" I heard him and then he was gone.

I plopped down on my bed thinking what life has for me. I met Caleb when I thought I would never find anyone I found him and fell in love with him. He said he loved me and we were together but then we had misunderstandings and we separated and even though now, I wish nothing to do with him, still he there to protect and keep an eye on me.

I don't know if I should be sad that he is still nagging me or be happy that he still cares for me.

Will you not give me another chance?

His words kept on running in my mind and I couldn't bear it any longer.

"Food is ready," I heard jenny knocking on my door and I got up feeling stomach rumbling. Finally, I will be having a proper meal.

~

"Caleb I told you. I am fine and Jenny is taking care of me well and to top of that, you have assigned a bodyguard out of my building. What do you think you are doing?" I grew frustrated as I looked at the man down my building from my balcony.

I was told that he was here for me and instantly I called Caleb.

"I know you wouldn't like it. So, I have asked him to be outside your building. He will keep an eye on you from afar. He won't disturb you. Sang please let him do his work," Caleb said from the other end and I heard him typing something probably on his laptop. He was in his office.

"Look. Do you not understand? The officers are already investigating in my matter. It is not sure if I was supposed to be poisoned or not. They are investigating already. Why do you need to hire a bodyguard for me? Caleb do you not understand? Why are you wasting your money on me? That bodyguard would charge you a good amount. I still don't get it!" I snapped and heard him sigh.

"I can hire as much as bodyguard for you Sang. It doesn't even matter to me. Don't worry about it and answering your questioning, I can spend as much money as I can if it's you. It doesn't bother me a bit and conclude this as my trial for the apology. I have been very bad to you and I am making it up to you. Please let me do this," he said and before I could I say anything he interrupted.

"I have a meeting now, Sang. I will come to you in the evening. Take some rest now," he said and hung up on me. I stared at my phone the tip of my nose growing red with anger as I thought of him. He is trying to make it up to me or is he trying to have a death wish?

The bodyguard looked up at me and I gasped, running back into my apartment bumping to Jenny in the process. She was vacuuming when she looked at me in worried filled eyes.

"Are you alright Ms. Alvis?" she asked and I nodded as I went back to my bedroom to have a nap.

~

Somebody was at the door and I didn't bother to move as I knew who was the person. Jenny went to get the door and Caleb walked in. He kept his suit on my side and leaned down holding my shoulder as he kissed the side of my head and minutes later, walked around the sofa and sat before me.

"How are you feeling now?" he asked and I avoided looking at him as I gave him a nod telling him that I was alright.

"That's good. I came here to check out how Jenny was doing. Is she doing good?" he asked and I looked back at Jenny who was arranging the plates on the dining table and she looked back at me and smiled.

I smiled back at her and looked back at Caleb.

"She has been taking good care of me," I told him truthfully because Jenny really was a great help as she helped me with my food and cleaned my house. But at the same time, she behaved like a spy, texting Caleb the whole about my whereabouts.

And that was annoying.

As I looked back at Caleb, I found him in his office attire and his tie loose. He looked exhausted and his hair was a mess. Because of me, he didn't get to have a good sleep back in the hospital. And as soon as I was discharged he got back to work. I felt guilty for putting him under such circumstances.

I didn't want to punish him, nor was I doing anything intentionally but still he seemed to be pulled into my matter and as I saw him caring for me, my heart filled up with warmth and that made me smile.

"Well then, I got to go," he said as he stood up and I looked up at him.

"Jenny, get an extra plate. He is going to have dinner with us," I said ignoring him as I looked towards the balcony.

"No, it's alright," he said which made me sigh.

"Stop talking nonsense. I can see from your condition that you have not had your dinner and since Jenny is here, you are not going to prepare yourself dinner when you get back. It's better for you to have dinner here," I told him and heard him chuckle.

"Okay. If it's fine with you," he said and sat down. It was a peaceful evening. The sun had already sank down a few hours ago, giving way to the velvety dark of night. The wind was blowing and the curtains of the balcony flew up. The cool and chill breeze hitting my face as I looked back at Caleb to find him already looking at me.

Goosebumps were on my arms as I saw his dark but intense stare and I picked up my legs and hugged my knees as I averted my gaze but heard him chuckle.

"It seems you do understand, what I am thinking and what's going in my mind," he said each word so slowly that I gulped down my own saliva but refused to look back at him.

"You are really beautiful," he told me and even though I didn't want to still I blushed deep red and got up walking to Jenny helping her serve the food as he made his way to us and I stared back at him when he gave me a coquettish smile. I clutched the plate tightly but couldn't able to avert my eyes from that handsome face of his. And the worst part was, he knew what effect he had on me and he was deliberately doing that.

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