It was really hard for me to explain my well-being being to Edward who thought he almost raped me and he would never be able to show his face to me again and I had to smack him hard across his face for thinking such ridiculous thing.
We were strolling along his arena for guests which consisted of well built polished wooden rooms and floors. A large wide swimming pool filled with clean water lay in the centre , with chairs, tables and waiters and waitress waiting to attend the guests. This area was frequently used by him to attend his VIP clients and if they needed to stay, they could as well stay there where they are most welcomed.
"Wow! It's so beautiful since the last time I visited it! See here, roses and lilies? Really? Last time they weren't here! Did Lara ask you to plant them? I should thank her someday!"
I roamed the whole garden, plucking flowers and leaves to play with them while waitresses came behind me to clean the mess I created. I didn't like how they were cleaning after me so I left the plants and flowers before joining Edward in his stroll who was staring at me, without blinking and I could decipher a playful smile of amusememt on his face.
It was actually good how quickly everything would sort out between us as if it never happened in the first place. But still, I coudnt help but watch out for his face and his expressions which would frown and fall back into sadness everytime he would laugh with me or smile at my jokes.
"So, how is Lara? Did you two make up?!"
He was surprised by my question, the way he stopped walking to look at me.
"Well. I don't know. I didn't contact her, neither did she. I think she is angry for real this time!"
I made a face. Face twitched in fake horror.
"Then you should've contacted her you idiot! She's your girlfriend not some client whom you would call only if you wish!"
He scratched his head in nervousness.
"Err. I kinda forgotten about her. I was so busy thinking about other things!" He glanced at me, his cheeks turning slight pink before he continued to walk forward, explaning to me the recent structure of his arena.
"The design of this fountain looks cool! Isn't it designed in the way that I asked you to? Wow. You actually listened to me for the first time! I told you this quality of stone and rock would look good in it?"
"But if you'll go on other side, you'll see my advice about using white stones instead of black ones is carved beautifully over them and I must say, I have best brains for a man!"
It was so typical of him to praise himself. As if he really didn't know that he indeed had a best brains for a living human male!
"I think I would just take one picture! Wait. My phone. Where is it?" I snaked my hand in my purse to search for it while Edward went on the other side of fountain to look at the stone carefully. In my haste, something fell off my purse beside the swimming pool and my eyes widened in surprise to see what it was.
Immediately, blush rose to my already flushed cheeks when some ceratin hot flashbacks clouded my dirty mind the last time I ate chocolate where Edward took his time taking care of me!
"Hey! What are you doing!? Stay there! I'll show you something! Wait!" I heard him shout out at me.
My lazy feet ran towards the swimming pool, running for my dear life when the pool was just steps away and I kneeled and sat over my dear little chocolate, beside the pool , throwing my feet quickly into water and in the a haste, I splattered some of water over myself. I removed the scarf quickly which was soaked in water and put it in my lap, and huffed wildly while opening my mouth to inhale air. Sitting on a chocolate actually seemed so.. soft.. silky... hard.
RIP my dear chocolate! You shall be remembered for eternity by me and my generations!
If I ever happen to have one!
When he came beside me, I was humming casually, playing with water.
"Why the hell did you run Emi? And why are you sitting beside pool!?"
"Well. I just wanted to get some cold water in my veins. See, it's so clean, peaceful, pearl like and so real!"
And the chocolate feels mushy now, by the way! I shifted uncomfortably in my position when he came to sit beside me, pouring his legs in water after rolling up his pants a little. He looked at me and then at my covered legs in water before putting his hands under water to grip my legs.
"Wait, you didn't roll up your pants! You would catch cold this way! Sit still!"
He already had rolled up my pants upwards by the time I had planned to shout at him and immediately I put my hands over his and pushed them down making my pants cover my legs again.
There was so much I didn't want him to see in my body. The remnants of his raw passion and lust still crawled around each and every corner of my body wherever he touched and worshipped me that night.
He looked at me in mild shock.
"I told you,lily you would get cold if you don't-"
I raised my hand, waving at him casually.
"I don't care. It's summer and I would love to do skinny dipping!"
I bit my lips in embarrasment to hear myself speaking such things while his eyes widened a inch to blink at me once, twice and then thrice.
I giggled nervosuly.
"Well. Well. Did I say skinny dipping? I definitely meant to say ...ermm....
sunny dipping! Yeah.. Sunny dipping it is! See the sun in the sky! So bright", As If planning a revenge on me, cluster of grey clouds surrounded the sun and I looked at Edward to explain again.
"I didn't mean it that way, literally Eddie. You know me! I don't do such things! Hell! I never even went to wild parties who encouraged teens to do all that! Really? Have you ever imagined me doing skinny dipping! Without all those clothes! Teens these days-"
I cursed my mouth as soon as I saw all the colour drained out from his face, his mouth opened in awe to stare at me and dark red blush crawling sweetly on his handsome face.
I coughed slowly. Well.
"My my. I took all your time! Why don't you go and take some meetings, it doesn't do very well for your company!?"
He doesn't budge from his place a inch while I continued to stare at the building ahead of me, suddenly very interested in learning about it's structure. In between, I felt hotness in my face, the reason he turned his head to look up at my face and for a moment, I was confused thinking if he was trying to catch a glance at me.
No, Of course not! Why would he suddenly be interested in looking at my horrible distorted potato like face!?
"Would you look at that window its-"
"Does it hurt much!?" I heard him asking, his deep masucline voice dripping with concern.
I turned my head to look at him in confusion.
"I meant that!" he said, pointing at my neck, and I followed his gaze only to look down at water in shame and embarrassment to see him pointing casually at his own hickey and bite marks.
Well we can't call it a love bite, now can we!?
I adjusted uncomfortably in my position, not daring to look at him feeling very clearly mushy chocolate caressing my butt now.
"Emm. It doesn't actually. I am a strong woman Edward. You know me-"
"But still it looks..painful" he said cutting me off, his hands reaching my neck to trail over my mark and I winced in pain and the effect of his touch.
"I'm so sorry Emi. I didn't mean to do all that. I never meant to hurt you! Really!"
Yeah? You did hurt me but not by doing all that but by saying everything we did that night or everything you did to me, it meant nothing to you! You didn't mean to do all that!
I saw him holding his head in frustration and sadness.
"I didn't know what came to me! Really! At that moment, I just felt that touching you that way was the most natural thing to do in the world! And I... felt...like... I... just... felt.... like marking you... as my own!"
Before I could even react or reply, he stood up abruptly saying he would bring me some ointment to apply and I sat there, his words, his dangerous syllables seeping into my heart and and brain and producing butteriflies in my stomach.
I stood up eventually and put in the dead chocolate in my bag, dusting my pants and strolling again.
Ten minutes later, I was sitting in his office again, looking into all the magazines sprawled on his table and taking sip of green tea.
"Here. This might help you ease your pain. I brought a fresh pack!"
I stood up and extended my hand to take the ointment when I felt him not letting go of the medicine.
"Let me apply it! Come here!"
"Edward I can apply-"
He took one step forward and without thinking I took three steps back only to wonder why in the name of everything good would I do such a thing!!
I suppose I was able to convince my mind about his actions and how he didn't mean to all that to me in real sense.
But my poor heart felt betrayed. Cheated. When he was never mine to begin with. I felt used like a thing and being thrown away like a trash!
This was new for me. No matter what I had to do for Edward, I never felt used or manipulated. But now I feel completely violated!
And it scared me more than anything else. When my heart hated it so much but my brain was the one to convince it.
I didn't want to hate Edward. I never did. But if things keep going this way, then I think I might start doing It before I realize its too late.
"Emi. What happened? Why are you going... away form me?"
I shook my head and calmed my screaming heart.
He didn't do it on purpose,Emily!
He didn't. He cares for you so much!
But now he just seems like a hypocrite to me, my heart said bitterly.
I felt strong hand covering my wrist, pulling me forward.
"I am Okay Eddie! It's Just that-"
"Do you hate me touching you that much?"
No. I don't! But I must say, you do it for sure!
"No Edward it isn't-"
A loud beep was heard before a high pitched voice invaded our fueled futile argument.
"Mr Jones, a visitor is coming to meet you! She says she's your Friend!"
He looosened his grip on my wrist to look at the office phone.
"Who is it!?"
"Sir, she says she is Lara Williams. Your friend!"
I felt him drop my hand in haste...
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