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Chapter 20:


I went back to my house after Michael and I talked. I am not on my own and I am lost in thoughts. Feeling restless, I lay down on my bed and closed my eyes as memory of the past re-entered my mind. My parents who were soaking in their own blood, lying unconscious and no longer breathing. I opened my eyes again and cupped my face with both of my hands.

I do not know if I am going to believe everything what Michael has told me earlier. But then I wonder where he is? Where is Uncle Jaime? My father’s best friend. Is he still alive? Or is he dead like my parents. What happened to him that night? Is he really the reason for my parent’s death? Where did Michael get that information? How did he know about my past? I am getting crazy because of these questions that are running in my brain. What is even more confusing me? Michael told me not to trust Jayden. Jayden who is my boyfriend now, the only one I trust the most. But why? He didn’t tell me the reason; he wants me to figure out myself.

I don’t know who to trust now. Should I listen to Michael? Should I trust him? I did not want to dig into the past as much as possible but all of a sudden, curiosity hits me.

It’s 11 in the morning and today I am meeting Jayden, after how many days of not seeing each other. I still miss him, I don’t want to think too much for now, I want to see him after all, and I’m so excited.

I am heading at the basement parking lot to get my car, but when I am about to check my car keys on my purse I heard a familiar voice like arguing with someone, I am sure that it is Margaret’s voice. I hide from the post and peek on them, I was right, It was Margaret arguing with a guy, I couldn’t see the tall guy since he was facing his back on me, but seems the guy is familiar too. I couldn’t hear what Margaret was bickering about since she lowered the tone of her voice, but the tall guy move a little that I could see half of his face.

And that…….. I frowned and confused. That is Jason, Jayden’s bodyguard. How did they know each other? What is Margaret’s relation with him? These questions in my brain started to rumble again. But I don’t want to think now and make things complicated maybe they are just talking some business or whatever. I don’t care. I did not let myself to be seen by them, I waited for them to finish before I went to where my car was parked.

I grabbed my key and started the engine when memory of the past hits me all of a sudden. I was like having amnesia and the memory is just coming back now. I remember him, Jason… I kept on telling myself that he is familiar to me, and he is indeed, I met him 6 years ago. He is way different now; some things have changed in him that is why I wasn’t able to recognize him at the beginning. But now I remember everything. He was the one who saved me from the café that I was working before back in Italy. He saved me from the harassment from that perverted man and left him knocked-out on the floor. He was the one who brought me to Margaret.

What’s all this? Are they all related? I am starting to get a headache. I don’t want to make a big deal out of it, but I feel like I am involved.

Why am I feeling irritated? Why do I feel anxious?

“I hope you will forgive me.” While I was driving, those words were rented my mind. It was Liam in my dream, saying those words. I still wonder why would he ask for my forgiveness, what did he do?

I don’t know how, but I think it’s time to go back from the past. The past, that I didn’t even wanted to remember. Liam is the only answer.

I gasped, where are you Liam, where in the world I could find you?

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Jayden’s POV

We have been here at the private restaurant I rented for our dinner date, because it will be very special for me, to us. Today is my plan to wear on her finger the engagement ring I bought personally. But I don’t seem to be with anyone. Ever since we came here, Gianna is like out of the blue. She seems not into herself. She was having a hard time to comprehend everything I said earlier. I know something is definitely wrong.

She was staring at the window, gazing the stars at the sky, she is still beautiful though. With her mesmerizing green eyes, you will easily fall in love with her. Whatever is messing up with her mind, I will make sure she will forget it. I made a gesture to the waiter to serve our desserts, where I ordered him to put the ring on top of the cupcake and serve it to my barbie.

She looked at me first, before she looked down at the chocolate cupcake with a white frosting on top. When she noticed the ring, she looked back at me frowning at the same time with a sly smile on her lips. I smiled at her and took off the ring on the cupcake.

“I’ll just take this opportunity to wear you this ring barbie. I know I wasn’t able to give you a decent proposal.” I reach my hand out to her and she did not hesitate. I slowly wear the ring into her finger, her teary eyes says it all.

“I love you Gianna Moretti.” She smiled at me and a tear fall down her cheek.

“I love you too, Jayden Collins.” I kissed the back of her hand and I stood up from my sit and walked close to her, I guided her to stand up, her green eyes narrowed on me. We locked eyes. To my surprise she cupped my face of both of her hands. Her hands are warmed on my cheeks. She was looking at me like reading my inner thoughts. “What is bothering her?” I told myself, and then she muttered something.

“Please don’t hurt me.” And she bursts into tears again. “I think I can’t handle if I will lose you.” She added hugging me and buried her face into my chest. I calmed her down as my hands caressed her back. I kissed her head.

“What made you think I will hurt you?” I said, continuing caressing her back, I felt her hug tightened around me. I grabbed her shoulders and made her faced me.

“Tell me, what is bothering you? Do you have something to say? Please you are making me worried Barbie.” I wiped the tears on her face. She didn’t answer me but she gesture her head with a no sign like telling me that there is nothing wrong and that no one or nothing is bothering her. But of course I do not believe it, I am not a fool and I could see how anxious she is.

“Alright, I won’t force you now, but I want you to know that you can trust me. And I will never hurt you.” I said and kissed her lips, finally. Her soft lips that I wanted to devour since earlier but I was restraining myself, I miss her so much because we haven’t seen each other for the past few days.

I know something is off with her but I will not oblige to know what’s bothering her. I will make sure to replace the doubt and I will figure out myself, whatever and whoever is bothering Gianna now.

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