Apartment No : 107

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Chapter Seventeen

"So you guys didn't kiss?" Trina almost yelled, earning a few questioning glares from the people around us at the cafeteria.

"No and keep your voice down."

"I thought you liked him, babe. What's wrong?" she asked with a small pout and I decided to tell her everything that happened last evening.

"Aww, poor Simon. It's not your fault that you didn't feel it,babe but wait a minute, I thought you hated Ray. Wasn't he being mean to you and irresponsible?" She questioned again, pushing her silver blond hair away from her face and continued to eat her sandwich.

"Yeah but he is also irresistible..." My voice trailed off and I didn't meet her gaze. I continued to play with the ends of my hair, twisting it between my fingers.

"Oh my God! You like him!" She exclaimed with a huge smirk plastered on her face and I rolled my eyes at her response.

"Yeah I do but I told him it won't work out between us just this morning."

"Let me guess, he is not ready for relationships, blah, blah,blah."

How did she even know?

"Yeah, how do you know?" I asked with a surprised look in my eyes.

"Because even I was like that before meeting Mia. You could be his Mia, Ridhi." she tried to assure me but all I could do was laugh at her response.

"Yeah sure. Just forget it. I don't fit in his world and I'm just an object of attraction to him." I groaned in frustration and she let out a huge sigh.

"Well, atleast you were able to turn on a hot guy like him. We should totally celebrate your first kiss," She teased, making me blush a deep shade of red.

"How was it?" she was almost jumping from her seat in excitement.

"Where do I even start? It was literally the best feeling I've ever had in my entire life so far." I announced, making her raise her eyebrows.

"Wow! That good huh?"

I nodded with a sad smile, knowing that I might never be able to kiss him again.

"Did you feel the tingles...you know down there?" she finally asked in almost a whisper, making me gasp.

"Oh my God, I am so not telling you, Trina!" My cheeks burned in embarrassment as I was still not comfortable talking about this stuff openly.

"You don't have to tell. I can read it all from your face, darling." She winked and I was in no position to deny.

After hanging out for awhile in the university, I decided to head home. It was around 7 in the evening and I knew that he wouldn't be home. All I could do right now was escape him and get through college without having my heart broken.

This continued for an entire week where I left the apartment early before he could wake up and reached home early before he could arrive.

Surprisingly, he didn't tried to call or text me and a part of me was pissed, wondering if he was already done with me.

Obviously, I couldn't escape the weekend as I had no plans and unfortunately, I couldn't have a sleepover at Trina's because of Simon. I didn't have the heart to friend zone him and I'm pretty sure he would have got the message by now that I wasn't interested to go on another date with him.

That's it. I'm going to stay locked up in my room.

Even if I die with no food or water.

And that's what I did.


I was able to stay holed up in my room till evening, watching movies on my laptop, talking with Eshika and eating some leftover snacks that I had in my room but I was getting bored and hungry and thirsty.

Ugh! This is so stupid.

Maybe I was being too dramatic. I could face him without making it a big deal. We are grown up adults and we can act civil around each other.

I slowly opened my door and walked outside towards the living room. He was on the couch watching a football game on the TV with a huge bowl of popcorn.

My mouth started watering at the smell of butter and I slowed reached near the edge of the couch. He sensed my presence but pretended as if he didn't see me.

I kept staring at him, soaking in his presence greedily. I was seeing him after almost a week and he looked perfect as always in his ash t-shirt and black shorts, his day old stumble which made him look even more hotter and his hair was tousled on top of his head in a sexy manner that made my fingers itch to run through them.

Damn!

He could easily make a living out of modeling no doubt. I heard him clear his throat, breaking me from my trance state and I took a deep breath before sitting down beside him on the couch. I took a sip of coke that was on the coffee table and kept shaking my leg nervous.

"So is your favourite team playing?" I mustered up the courage and asked him after a long pause but got no response in return.

Silence.

"I have no idea about football." I spoke again, letting out a nervous chuckle.

Silence.

I turned to my side to look at him. He had stopped eating and had his poker face on. I assumed that he was mad at me.

Is he giving me the silent treatment?

I was about to open my mouth again but he stood up, placing the popcorn on the coffee table in front of us and stormed towards his room. The loud bang of his door followed right behind him.

Yup, definitely mad!

"Perfect!" I sighed, leaning back against the couch after grabbing the popcorn from the table.

I tried to distract myself by flipping through the channels but the fact that he was acting cold towards me was unsettling.

How dare he?

If anything, I'm the one who should be mad at him.


As I kept munching on the popcorn and pondered over that thought, I heard a loud knock on the front door.

"Coming," I called out with my mouth full of popcorn and stood up to get the door, thinking it might one of Ray's friend.

When I opened the front door, I was surprised to find Simon standing there with his hand almost in mid air, about to knock again.

"Si-Simon!" I stuttered in shock and quickly wiped my mouth to remove any traces of popcorn with the back of my hand.

God, I must have looked like shit with my messy hair in a bun and an oversized t-shirt.

"Hope this isn't a bad time." He breathed out nervous, rubbing his palms together and I opened the door wider for him to enter.

"Not at all. Come on in,"

We both walked inside and stood near the couch after I closed the door.

"Ummm...hi," he greeted me and leaned over to kiss my cheeks, "Missed seeing your pretty face." He added with a small smile and pulled back while I stood in front of him awkwardly not knowing what to do.

"Oh, hi. You must be the her Roomate. Ray, isn't it?" He looked behind me and extended his hand while I turned around with a confused look on my face only to find Ray, standing shirtless ofcourse beside me now.

"I'm Simon. I've heard a lot about you, bro."

Ray just nodded his head and shook his hand while all I wanted to do was run inside my room.

This was the worst kind of awkward situation to ever be in.

"Uhh... Ridhi, I've been waiting for your call all week to go on another date. I mean, I couldn't understand why--" He stopped talking abruptly when Ray pulled me closer by my waist and kissed me right in front of him.

What the actual fuck?

He kissed me deeply and almost bit my lower lip. I was so damn turned on and furious at the same time. I tried so hard to hold back the moan that was threatening to slip out of my mouth. I mean, everything happened in a fraction of second and I almost forgot that Simon was watching us until he spoke again.

"Well, I can understand why you haven't called now." He finished and Ray finally pulled back from me, giving me an evil smirk but didn't let go of me.

I pushed him away from me and looked at Simon who now had a defeated look on his face.

"Simon, it's not what you think." I gave Ray a murderous glare and turned my attention back to Simon.

Why the hell did he kiss me? Minutes ago he couldn't even stand my presence.

Prick!


"Wait, didn't you tell him that we kissed after your date?" Ray interjected and it only riled me up further.

That's it. I'm going to fucking kill him.

"Shut up, asshole!"

"Wow, dude. You really are an asshole like she mentioned and I have no idea what the fuck she sees in you."

"Why don't you kiss me to find out?" he spat at him with an arrogant smirk which pissed off Simon but he tried to control his anger by gritting his teeth.

"Fuck off, Ray. Simon, listen to--"

"No, Ridhi. It actually makes sense. I think I should probably go." He interrupted me before giving me a tight smile and walked towards the door.

I felt sick in my stomach as I watched him leave and all I wanted to do was punch Ray in the face. I talk about how wrong it is to hurt people and now, I just hurted a totally innocent guy.

I was a fucking hypocrite and none of this would have happened if Ray had stayed in his fucking room.

"Are you fucking insane?" I screamed at him in anger with my hands on my hip and he raised his eyebrows casually at my outburst like it was no big deal.
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