″Yee-ap, I just landed″ I chirped in my phone. The person on the other end sighed.
″Be careful Ella″ he sighed, and I am a hundred percent sure he is rubbing his forehead right now.
″I will″ I rolled my eyes.
″Sebastian must be home, I asked him to stay in today.″ He said, reminding me of the question I had.
″Um, Jake.″ I started.
″What now?″ He groaned.
″I actually had this question bugging me for a while?″ I stated more like a question.
″And what might that be?″ he asked mockingly, making me roll my eyes.
″That you have always been so protective towards me into keeping me away from ‘boys’ so what changed now?″ I inquired.
Jake is my elder brother who stays in New York, sharing a flat with his best friend. So, when I got my job accepted in New York I accepted the offer of living with him until I find a comfortable, homey place for myself.
But, him offering me to stay with him is not that what caught me off-guard, what caught me off-guard was that he was going to let me stay under a roof with a boy who specifically not to forget is his best friend. Jake never allowed any of his friends to ever cross their roads or paths with me.
In his defense, they were all players, just like him.
And hence, he had no get-togethers or parties in our home. And in school, everyone knew that Jake Oliver Brown’s little sister was off-limits. So, you can guess I am one of those girls who are least experienced in boys. Not that I didn’t have guy friends. I did, but not in any touchy or romantic sense.
Nevertheless, in University I did have a boyfriend. We dated for three years; he was everyone’s favorite. Every girl envied my position. And why would they not? He was rich; he was funny, and he was sweet and insanely handsome. That’s until I got to know he had been fucking girls behind my back.
I will not say I didn’t cry, I cried my eyes balls out because I started falling for him. He apologized, he said he started falling for me as well, and he knew how much wrong he had done to me blah blah blah.
But there was no space for cheaters in my life. He got a chance, he lost it, done.
There was a time I needed him, it crushed my heart and I was on the verge of calling him back but refrained to do so.
After all, I did have self-respect.
He was also one of my closest friends cut that; he was my best friend and whatever it is; I knew I was his best friend as well.
Maybe we just ruined our beautiful friendship by dating, or maybe we were never meant to be.
I wondered if he got tired of waiting for me to sleep with him; I was inexperienced and therefore I was conscious about my body. I feel like I made the right decision.
Which I sure did.
It’s been four months since my graduation and four months since we have last seen each other. I hope it remains that way.
″Seb is a cool guy Ells, I will not say he is not a player, he is. But I can trust him enough that I can tell he will not pick on my little sister″ Jake said bringing me out of my memory lane.
″Sure, when are you coming back?″ I asked, did I say that he’s not in town? If I didn’t, then let me add, Jake went out of town for something related to ‘work’. It also surprised me that he is OK with the fact that I will be home alone with a boy. Okay, that sounded wrong, but you get it right.
″Um, I am not sure sis, I’ll try to be there soon″ he sighed.
″Stop overworking yourself, you sound terrible″ I muttered.
″Will do that Sis, love you, and just send me a text when you reach the apartment, okay?″
″Sure, will do, love you too and take care″
With that, we hung up.
I set the location of the apartment and hired an Uber. The Uber arrived five minutes later and made its destination towards my new home.
I don’t know why, but I was kinda nervous and anxious.
After about 1 hour from the airport, the Uber stopped in front of a large building.
″Thank you″ I politely thanked the old Uber driver and hopped out of the car.
I walked inside the glass doors sliding my suitcase after sending a quick text to Jake that I arrived, I stood in front of the elevator.
The doors of the elevator opened with a robotic female voice saying, ″Welcome″
″Thank you″ I muttered, entering the elevator.
″Please click the floor number you want to go″ The robotic female voice said.
″11″ I muttered to myself while clicking the button.
The doors of the elevator widely opened when it reached the 11th floor, I inhaled sharply and straightened my back.
″Come on″ I said to myself and exited the elevator.
″Have a lovely evening″ the robotic voice said.
″You too″ I replied and made my way towards 11D, which was on the far end of the corner.
Standing in front of the wooden door,and taking in a deep breath, I rang the bell.
I waited for five minutes, and there was no answer. So, I rang the bell again.
Still no answer.
I was going to ring the bell again but heard some vague footsteps nearing, and so I lowered my hands.
The door opened, revealing a half-naked male with his trousers hunging low on his lower waist. My eyes roamed around his chest, enjoying the view of the ripped abs coated with shimmering drops of water.
I bit my lower lip and removed eyes from his chest and looked in the other direction.
Clearing my throat, ″Can you please put on a shirt″ I said, looking at my feet. When I say I am inexperienced with boys, I mean I am inexperienced enough to not be experienced in watching boys’ abs. I saw Jake’s, but those were nothing amazing, I mean I didn’t see any difference in them. My ex’s one was different though he had abs, but those weren’t this ripped.
″Don’t you like the view sweetheart?″ The guy asked with a smirk. I looked up only to meet with a mysterious pair of ocean blue eyes, which were so beautiful that I felt like my heartbeat stopped for a moment. His pink plush lips were up in a smirk while his sharp jaws made me want to run my fingers on them. He was tall and had bulky muscular arms. He was the living definition of what you call a Greek god.
That’s until he said what he said. When I say I despise, I mean I thoroughly hate cocky and arrogant men.
Hate might be a strong word, but whatever.
″Seen better honey″ I replied with the fakest smiles I had. His smirk seemed to falter a bit but didn’t leave his face.
″I would take that as a lie″ He replied, smirking wider.
That is a lie. But let’s leave him confused cause I know he is.
″Whatever″ I rolled my eyes, ″I am Arabella, Jake’s younger sister. Jake must have spoken about me?″ I added more like question. He seemed a little bit taken aback.
″If he thinks you are little, then his definition of little is wrong″ He muttered, but I still heard it.
But I didn’t understand what he meant so; I let this one slide.
″You are?″ I inquired, raising my eyebrow.
″You don’t know me?″ He asked. He seemed genuinely shocked by that question.
″I mean Jake mentioned your name, but it kinda slipped my mind″ I replied.
″You mean, you didn’t know about me from before?″ He asked, what is this guy getting at?
″I just said Jake-″ he cut me off,
″I mean before Jake mentioned about me″ He said.
″Am I supposed to?″ I asked, frowning; I don’t know why, but I kinda felt like I was dumb or something.
″No″ he muttered, ″I am Sebastian Greyson″ he added.
″Nice to meet you, Sebastian″ I stated with a fake smile and forwarded my hand for a handshake.
″Likewise″ he rolled his eyes, but there was a small smirk on his face when he shook my hands. I rolled my eyes and entered the apartment.
While I was untying my sneakers, I felt a gush of warm air fan my lower neck while the smell of Cologne and soap invaded my nostrils.
″I hope you have a memorable stay″ he whispered in my ears, his lips trailing away on my neck; within a second he was walking inside as if he didn’t just do the hottest thing a boy had ever done to me.
That’s the time I decided I don’t just dislike him, I hate him. Let it be a very strong word, but this guy was infuriating as hell!
Welcome to the new home, I guess, Arabella.