Trapped by the Whilsons

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Chapter 28

A week passed since our trip and I am currently at Xavier’s place with a few of my colleagues to show them around and finalise our plans for renovation. We all had our lunch together at the house and after that my team left leaving me and Xavier alone as Ace is still at school.

“Urgh, I’m so full.” I groaned out slumping on the couch next to Xavier. He immediately wrapped his arm around me and pulled me closer to him. I leaned my head on his chest and closed my eyes for a bit feeling him caress my hair.

“You are obsessed with hair, aren’t you?” I asked smiling as he like usual took in the scent of my hair and pressed several kisses on my head.

“I’m obsessed with you.” He replied immediately and his honesty made me nervous.

“You..you can’t say such things.” I said pulling away and did not meet his eyes.

“What things?” He asked as if unaware of the effect he has on me.

“Such things!”

“Why not?”

“We are friends, Xavier. We cannot cross that boundary.”

“And why can’t we?”

“We just can’t okay?” I said and got upto leave the room.

“No, don’t run away. Not again. This time you have to talk to me. Just tell me what is stopping you from giving us a chance.” He demanded pulling me back to sit on the couch.

“Xavier, it won’t work out. I like how we are right now and I don’t want it to change.”

“How do you know it won’t work out if you don’t even give me a chance?”

“I just know, alright? You are the Xavier Whilson and I am-“ I began to blurt out but stopped myself seeing him visibly flinch back in hurt and I immediately realized my mistake.

“So that’s it? That’s all I am? After months of knowing me, I am still the Xavier Whilson. You have seen the real me. You have spent time with me and laughed with me and still you think I’m what the world has defined me to be.” He said and I have never heard such pain in his voice before.

The Xavier Whilson.” He spat and got off the couch but I clung onto his wrist desperately stopping him from leaving.

“No,no. You are more than that to me. I don’t know why I said that. I didn’t mean it. I’m so sorry. You are much much more than that to me. And that is exactly why I don’t want us to get together.” I said and he looked at me trying to see the truth behind my words and after letting out a long sigh, he once again sat beside me.

“What do you mean?” He asked taking my hand that was around his wrist and he held it in both his hands seeing them shaking badly.

“Because you mean too much to me already and what if we our relationship doesn’t work out? Things would never be the same again and I would not only lose you but Ace too. I won’t be able to handle that, Xavier. I won’t be able to. And it would affect Ace too.” I said and he cupped my face in his hands and wiped away the tears that I did not realize had escaped.

“You cannot let your fears stop you from living, Angel. I would never hurt you, you know that, don’t you? And you have too much of a good heart to hurt me. We’ll always take care of each other. And about losing Ace? Remove that fear immediately out of your mind. Our relationship would not determine your relationship with him. You are the one he calls Mamma and you will always be whether you are with me or not.” He promised but I had no control over my tears and they just continued to pour out.

“Right now it pleases me enough to know that you truly do want me and that’s fine for now. I will just continue to show you that I will always be here for you. I will cherish you and will help you overcome your fear. Now no more tears, alright?” He said and it only made me sob harder. He pulled me closer and hugged me to him gently rubbing my back up and down.

“I really did not mean to say that you are on-’ I began.

“Shh. Shh. I know, Love. I know. It’s okay.” He said and gently rocked me in his arms.

“There. There.” He almost cooed while wiping my tears away once I calmed down a bit.

“Ace will have my head if he sees you like this.” Xavier said and I laughed knowing that’s true.

He brought me sundae to brighten up my mood and did not let that moment change anything between us. Like he said he continued to be there for me and is always affectionate and caring.

The next few days of the week went back smoothly. I had just put my phone aside to get ready for bed when it rang.

“Hello?”

“Hello, Evie.”

“Kane?”

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