" Can we go out again?" He asked as we reached my room. I turned around and said,
" Patience, babe. You don't want to seem overeager. " I smirked.
" Right, that's why I said tomorrow. I want to see you again tonight. I'm willing to wait tonight and the morning of tomorrow. " His tone was dead serious.
I rolled my eyes.
" I'm serious." He stated.
" Good night, Dexter." I turned around to enter my room when he grasped my hand and turned me around. My head collided with his chest.
He place a soft kiss in my the nape of my neck as he wrapped his hands around my back.
" Dexter, someone will catch us." I whispered trying to free myself from his grip but he tightened the hug as he placed his head on my shoulder.
" Shh. I feel good here." He whispered in my neck. I gave up on pushing him away and instead closed my eyes and hugged him back.
After about half a minute I said.
" We should sl-"
" A few more minutes please." His tone was hoarse like he was tired and hadn't slept in days. It felt like he was the wanderer who had been on a journey for years and finally found his home.
We stayed like that for several minutes, hugging one another while standing in the dark hallway.
He finally pulled away. I tucked a strand of hair behind my ear. We both waited for someone to bid goodnight but neither of us said it.
" Do you get scared in your room when you're alone?" He asked.
" No. Do you?" I asked.
Silence passed between us.
" Will you get scared tonight?" I asked.
" Yeah." He mumbled.
" Do you...do you want me to sleep with you tonight?" I don't know where the confidence came from.
" Now denying favours to a pretty lady is out of my mannerism. " He grinned and dramatically rolled his eyes.
I chuckled and rolled my eyes.
" come' on ." He grabbed my hand and practically dragged me in his room.
I was so lost in the thought of sharing a bed with him that I didn't grab my pyjamas.
Get ready to sleep in jeans, Sylvia!
"Make yourself at home." He chuckled and went to the bathroom.
I sat on his bed and instantly felt my energy drain out. Minutes later Dexter came out of the bathroom.
" Hey, don't fall asleep yet. Take these medicines first." He handed me tablets and a glass of water. I was so exhausted that I didn't question him about keeping my medicines in his room.
Instantly I felt my eyelids get heavy as the medicines kicked and made me sleepy.
I felt him untie my sneakers. A few seconds later
he spread the covers over me. And then I felt him slip under the covers too.
" Sto...p sta...ring at me." I stated with my eyes closed.
I heard him chuckle and he scooted closer.
" I can't help it." Grabbing my waist he pulled me in his chest as his chin rested on my head.
“ Go to sleep, Sy.” He said kissing my forehead as darkness consumed me.
" Dad!" I screamed as I ran into his arms.
" God, cupcake I missed you." Dad said as he wrapped his arms around me.
" How was your flight?"
" Great." He said as he kissed my forehead.
" Hello, I'm here too." Mom called.
" Hey." I greeted her and she gave me a hug and a kiss on the cheek.
" How've you been?" She asked.
" Good." I wanted to thank her for understanding me previously but she moved forward and began to greet others.
" Come on everyone, lunch is ready." Sebastien called as he took off his apron.
" It took a lot of effort and time to make this so no negative comments." Celeste remarked as we took our seats on the table.
" Ooooo someone's on a trial." Mom smirked at Sebastien who nervously looked at everyone.
"I can guarantee that Sebastien makes the best food ever." Dad stated.
" Yeah no doubt there." I added as Seb smiled at me.
" Wow, the food smells so good." Dexter walked in the lounge as he loosened his tie and put his brief case down.
" Hello, Jacob and Evelyn." He greeted mom and dad.
" How's work going, Dexter?" Dad asked.
" Great. Your tips have been very helpful." He remarked as he took a seat right in front of me and passed me a quick smile.
" I'm glad I could help." Dad said.
" How was the trip?" Mom asked.
Suddenly the atmosphere shifted as I awkwardly shifted in my seat. Dexter looked at me and said,
" The best thing ever happened in my life." He smirked.
I heard Celeste and Sebastien say,
Okay I'm blushing. I just know it.
" Excuse me." I stood up but Sebastien grabbed my hand.
" You don't want the food to go to waste, do you?" There was a hint of smirk behind his smile.
" Of course not." I whispered under my breath and sat down.
We begin to eat when I suddenly felt someone's foot go up and down my leg.
I choked on my food.
" What happened Sy? Have some water." Dexter handed me the glass as he smirked.
It was him.
I shot daggers at him and went back to eating. But he would just not stop.
" Do you want something, Dexter?" I asked a little too loud.
He looked at me stunned clearly not expecting this.
" No...I- uh-"
" I thought you did since I felt you kick my l-" He quickly cut me.
" No I don't need anything!" He looked down and Celeste whispered something in his ear and then giggled. He blushed.
One by one everyone left the table as they were done eating. I stood up to leave when Dexter grabbed my hand and turned me around.
" Hey wait."
" Still need something?" I smirked.
His hands warmed up and he looked away.
" I'm kidding." I chuckled.
" I was thinking if we could go out today." He asked while stroking my hand.
“ Somewhere special? And besides You just came from office aren't you tired?"
" Nah I just had a meeting. I'll be going to the office tomorrow. And as for somewhere special, you’ll see." He stated as he shoved his hands in his pockets and stared at me intensely.
" Alright. But I've to make an appointment with the doctor too."
" Is everything okay?" He took a step closer.
" Yeah. Yeah I'm fine. It's just been very long since I last got checked."
" Okay then I'll talk to your doctor from Canada and ask her advice for a doctor here. I'll text you the time." He smiled and left.