The next morning the girls help me get ready into something casual. Which I am surprised by since I would’ve expected them to make me wear something fancy.
“Where is he taking me?” I ask Sophie who’s sitting on my bed, along with the rest of the girls.
“I’m not telling you anything. So you might as well give up.” I’ve been asking Sophie for the past hour to see where Xander is taking me, but she won’t say a thing.
Last night we spent hours talking and getting to know each other.
“I’m ready. What do you think?” I have chosen to wear, a brown tank top with ripped denim shorts and a Gucci belt. Along with a necklace.
“You look amazing!!”
“Your tan legs look great in those shorts!”
“Now get your a** downstairs! We expect details later.” They all give me a knowing look saying that I won’t be able to get my way out of telling them.
“Fine. Let’s head downstairs.” I go downstairs and the girls wish me good luck before I head outside. I see Xander standing outside his black Mercedes. He is wearing a plain white t-shirt which was somewhat tight to see his abs. Damn! He was wearing black jeans along with a black leather jacket. Once he notices me coming I see his eyes rake over my body. I see something flash in his eyes but I can’t figure out what it is.
“Hey.” I say still checking him out.
“Hey. Are you done checking me out?” He says with a knowing smirk and I swear my face is flushed.
“Shall we head out?” Xander asks and I nod my head. Just as I start walking away but he stops me so my back is towards his chest and whispers,
“You look ravishing” I feel heat rush up to my cheeks and I quickly compose myself. Xander steps away and chuckles. He walks towards the passenger side of the car and opens the door.
“Such a gentleman.” I say and he smiles, a genuine smile. Once he gets into the car I say,
“I didn’t know who you could smile.” I say teasingly.
“There are a lot of things you don’t know about me.”
“You’re actually pretty nice when you’re not being an arrogant a**.” We both laugh at that. Why can’t he be like this all the time, care free?
We drive to our mysterious destination with comfortable silence, while making small talk from time to time.
I realise the car came to a stop. I look outside and see that we are outside an arcade.
“I love the arcade!! How did you know?!!”
“Uh, I may or may not have asked Cora.” Xander says nervously while scratching the back of his neck.
“What are you waiting for?? Let’s go!!” I say and quickly rush out of the car, Xander following behind me.
Once I get inside I see the place filled with people. I rush over to the game called ‘Sinistar’ I have always been a pro at that game.
“You really think you will win in this game against me?” He says arching an eyebrow.
“Hell yeah! If you didn’t know, I am a pro at this game.”
“Pfft, yeah right! You really think I’m going to believe that?” Xander mocks making me angry. Oh, I’ll show him!
“Let’s make a deal. If you win, then Sophie gets to have a makeover on you and you have to come with me to the mall.” I say wiggling my eyebrows with a smirk on my face.
“Deal! But if I win you have to wear one of Elises’ clothes for a week.”
“Deal! Challenge accepted!” We start playing the game, and after two rounds Xander is already winning.
“I thought you were great at this game?What did I say sweetheart, by the end of the last couple of rounds, I’ll win.” Xander says in a mocking tone.
“You really think you’ll win? By the end of the game I’ll be the winner it’s only the beginning.” And then we carry on playing.
Many more rounds later,
“What did I tell you?! I told you I would win!” I say happily and laughing at Xander’s face reaction.
“You didn’t. I just let you win.” I gave him the ‘are you serious’ look.
“Let’s be honest, I won fair and square.” I say giving him a smirk, and he gives me an angry look.
“Fine you won, but that doesn’t mean I won’t win next time.” Wait, next time??
“Wait where are we going??” I ask running behind him. Damn small legs!
“To our next destination.”
“Not telling you. Now get your cute a** in the car, we have places to go.” Okay then. We start driving off to our mysterious destination.
“Here put this on.” Xander says and hands me a blindfold.
“What is this for??”
“Just put it on will you.”
“How do I know your not taking me to a forest and murder me??!” He chuckles and says,
“If I wanted to kill you I would’ve done it ages ago, plus we wouldn’t be here right now.” Meh, he has a point. I listen to him and place the blindfold over my eyes and I feel the car come to a stop. I try reaching for the handle but then I feel the soft breeze on my face and realise Xander had opened my door. I feel his hand in mine and he helps me out of the car.
We walk for a few minutes with our fingers interlocked together, until we come to a stop and Xander takes off my blindfold. I look at the sight in front of me in awe. I see a picnic set up with fairly lights around it and tiny lanterns on the edges with a fake candle inside them. There were soft cushions around the small table in the middle with food set up on it. I look out and am amazed by the sight in front of me, there is a huge lake with some sand separating the grass from the lake, with the city on the other side.
It was just after sunset, the sky looked beautiful with different shades of orange and pink. The city lights reflecting over the lake was a great sight.
“Do you like it?” Xander’s voice breaks me out of my trance.
“Are you kidding?? This is amazing!!” I quickly take off my sneakers and run over to the edge of the lake, the soft sand touching my feet. Once I get near the edge I dip my toes into the water and get met with the cold evening breeze. I start to feel a little cold and wrap my arms around myself. Just then I hear Xander walking up behind me and putting his jacket over me.
“Thanks.” He takes my hand again and walks me to the picnic mat.
“So tell me a bit about yourself.” I ask Xander. It seems like I don’t know anything about him, except the fact that he is a mafia leader.
“Well my full name is Xander Mateo Knight. I took over the mafia when I turned 18.”
“Isn’t that a bit too early?”
“Not really. I started training when I was 4, so I was ready to take over when I was older. I went to college and passed with a business degree. After my grandma passed away I became a murderous monster. I would kill anyone in my path who came in my way. I became heartless.”
“Yeah. So, tell me a bit about you.”
“Well, my full name is Sienna Rose Lorenzo. I work at your coffee shop, my favourite thing to do is draw. I live with Cora and I graduated with business and entrepreneurship. My birthday is on December 27th. And yeah there really isn’t anything to know about me.”
“Tell me something embarrassing you have done.”
“There really isn’t anything.” I shrug my shoulders trying to show there isn’t anything embarrassing about me, because in reality there is a lot.
Xander looks at me giving me the ‘I don’t believe u look’.
“Really? There isn’t anything embarrassing?”
“Fine maybe there is one..”
“Go on. I want to know.”
“Before I tell you mine you have to tell me yours as well.”
“You can’t be serious?!!”
“It’s fair and square. You tell me yours I tell
“One time when I was in college, I was in class and I was just writing down some notes. Suddenly a huge spider started crawling on my notebook, I ran to the front of the classroom and screamed ‘there is a spider’ and then everyone started laughing even my professor.
He said ‘it’s only a spider’, he went to go pick it up and brought it near me saying it won’t do anything, but I didn’t believe him. Instead I ran to the other side of the classroom and more laughter was heard. My professor got rid of the spider and I took a seat in my chair again and everyone started laughing again including the professor. I wished the ground swallowed me up hole at that second.” After I finish Xander starts to laugh. Like actually laugh.
“Hey! That’s not funny!!”
“It is! You were scared of a tiny spider.” He says in between laughs.
“I’ll have you know it wasn’t a ‘tiny’ spider it was huge!! With hair, fangs and everything. Nope don’t want to recall that memory.” I say and flinch from the memory.
“Now your turn.” I soon as I said that his laughter turned down, I had to stop myself from l laughing.
“When I was 6, one day me and Sophie were playing hide and seek with some friends. Sophie told me to hide in one of the wardrobes, so I did. Then she ended up locking me inside it. I hated the dark so I started screaming and crying until my parents came and helped me out. To this day Sophie still makes fun of me for being scared of the dark and for not being ‘tough’.” I can’t help but laugh.
“Yeah yeah laugh all you want.”
We get to know each other until it’s time to go. But before we leave, we take a look over the lake and take a look at how peaceful the city looks.
“Let’s head back.” I say and turn around to walk towards the car.
But then I feel Xander’s arm pulling me back towards him so we are face to face. I feel his hot breath fanning my face. Not a second later he grabs my jaw and smashes his lips onto mine. Our lips move in sync, this wasn’t gentle, it was rough, intense and aggressive but filled with passion and lust.
We both break away breathing heavily and our foreheads touching each other.
“Wow.” I say still trying to catch my breath.
“I’ve been wanting to do that for a while.” Xander says also trying to catch his breath. I can’t help but giggle at his response.
“Come on let’s go home.”