Hellbound With You 1 Chapter 111 – The last chapter
Abi opened the book and gave the book to him.
“You’re going to read me the last chapter,” Abi told him and Alex raised a brow. ‘Why the last chapter? Shouldn’t it be chapter one first?’
“Do you like endings more than beginnings?” he asked as he held the book in one hand before he looked at its cover. The cover wasn’t as girly as he thought. And he was surprised to see that the book was from a male’s point of view. Did she consider him when she chose this book? Looks like it.
“Hmm… I wouldn’t say that. I like all the parts of the book but to me, the ending part of that book is my favourite chapter.”
She smiled as she stared at the book like it was a priceless treasure. Alex realized that this book seemed to be something really special to her. He wondered what kind of story this was. When she told him that she was going to ask him to read a chapter from her favourite book, Alex thought that Abi was talking about that book she was reading the other day. But it turned out he was wrong. Could it be that this was a fantasy book?
“Okay, you will start here.” She moved and pointed to a paragraph on the book before she looked at him. “I want to lie on your lap again, please,” she pleaded, slowly blinking at him with those big round eyes of hers.
Alex didn’t say a word but he stretched out one leg silently.
Abi beamed and she immediately placed her head on his lap.
“Okay, I’m ready. Please start,” she told him excitedly and Alex glanced down at her. He saw how bright her eyes were and he couldn’t help but feel speechless again. Alex was always wondering why every simple little thing like this always excited her to this extent. To him, she was truly someone fascinatingly intriguing.
Resting his hand, which was holding the book, on top of his folded knee, Alex finally focused his gaze on the page she pointed to a while ago.
And then, he started reading.
“”The moment I laid eyes on her, my life changed forever…”” he started. His voice as he read was somewhat different to Abi’s ear. It wasn’t that cold but she couldn’t call it warm either. He was reading out loud as if he was reading a newspaper article on the movements of the stock market – in an emotionless monologue.
However, Abi didn’t mind. His voice had always been pleasing to her ears, like a deep and soothing baritone. This was more than she had expected. She was just so incredibly happy at that moment.
“”I fell in love with her, so deeply in love, that I was tormented by it. I knew we wouldn’t have long together but none of those things mattered to her. All she cared about was loving me. She didn’t run away when she found out that I wasn’t going to be in this world in the near future. That was the extent of her love. So, I gave in and I asked her to be my wife…””
As Alex continued reading, Abi’s smile slowly faded as she listened to that part of the chapter. She started to feel emotional and tears started to pool in the corners of her eyes but she fought it hard and smiled again. Even though she had read this book many times, Abi felt like this time around, it hit her so much harder. She truly loved the characters in this book, especially the male lead, Zero,
a man who was a product of a certain experiment and was created to live a short life. The feeling of wanting to be with the person he loved, not thinking too much about the future and just doing the things that the heart wanted, despite the little time Zero had left, that was exactly how she felt. She didn’t want to think about the future. She just wanted to just do whatever her heart wanted with the little time she had left… she just wanted to…
At that moment, a realization dawned on Abi and she suddenly clenched her fists tightly.
Alex paused and looked at her. “What? You don’t like the way I read?” he asked and Abi jolted back to the present. She blinked away the tears, unclenched her fists, and looked up at him. When she saw the lines on his forehead, Abi quickly cleared her throat.
“Ahem… actually, your voice seems a little different than usual. It was so nice that I was lost in thought listening to you.” She grinned and Alex glanced at the book for a while before looking at her again.
“What do you mean, different?”
“I mean, your voice sounds even more pleasing when you’re reading. Now, please continue,” she told him, still smiling, and Alex just stared at her for a moment before he finally returned his focus to the book.
“”When I saw Hina walk down the aisle, my heart nearly stopped beating. She was so beautiful and in that moment, I couldn’t wait to call her my wife, to be the man that she wanted me to be, to fill her life with so many amazing memories of our life together, no matter how short it might be.””
For some reason, Alex took a short pause.
Abi looked up at him with questions in her eyes but the man’s expression remained the same. However, the look in his eyes visibly changed. For a moment, she saw his pupils dilated. Abi blinked and and frowned a little but before she could speak, Alex continued again.
“”Just as my dearest Hina wished, at sunset at a secluded garden with just less than a hundred guests, our hearts and souls were merged into one. We became husband and wife.””
Alex paused again. This time, a little longer.
“Alex?” Abi called out softly and the man glanced down at her.
Hellbound With You Chapter 112 – Miracles can happen
Upon hearing Abi call his name, Alex seemed to have been pulled out from his deep thoughts. His gaze snapped towards Abi and he cleared his throat, almost as if he too was hiding something at that moment.
“I don’t understand why these characters are doing this,” he then told her in his normal tone and expression. “Do you?” he asked, his eyes seemed to be burning with something strange as he asked that. There was no way Abi could tell what that unfathomable gaze of his was saying so she could only think that it might be some intense interest.
“Mmm… I do… I think I do. If I try to put myself in the character’s shoes, I would also do the same,” she answered honestly and certainly, causing Alex to crease his brows.
“Why would you do that?” Alex’s face was serious and his gaze became even deeper as he stared at her. His gaze was probing and Abi felt like he might have found her words a little suspicious. That thought scared Abi. She had thought about this possibility when she picked this book and particularly the chapter. She knew there was a risk that Alex might pick up on something but even then, she still chose this book.
This book meant a lot to her and that was the reason why she put this activity on her wishlist and that particular chapter especially had an important place in her heart. She wanted to hear it from Alex’s mouth because she thought that even if her wish of getting married would never be fulfilled, listening to the story of Zero’s and Hina’s experiences from Alex’s mouth would be enough for her.
Alex didn’t know how much Abi was struggling to control her emotions as she answered him. “Because… if I only had a little time left, I would want to experience life to the fullest with the person I love most in the world.” She managed to keep her cool and answered him normally. “Wouldn’t you? In fact, if you agree to marry me, I also will marry you no matter what,” Abi replied before she suddenly looked at him with twinkling eyes as a huge grin formed on her face. “Alex, will you mar –”
The man immediately looked like a vein would soon pop on his forehead as he cut her off. “If you want me to finish this…”
Before Alex could even complete his sentence, Abi acted like she zipped her lips then threw away the key.
Seeing that the man’s expression changed back to normal, Abi secretly sighed in relief. That was good. It seemed that he didn’t suspect a thing.
As Alex continued reading, Abi slowly got better control of her emotions and she stayed still like a well-behaved child. She closed her eyes and her face now looked peaceful as she listened to him, imagining the story clearly in her head, imagining herself and Alex in place of the characters.
The story became even more emotional as it went on. Abi never opened her eyes again as she let herself get lost in the words of the story and Alex’s voice. As Alex continued reading, she imagined the scenes in her mind and Abi felt her heart start to clench from the pain. She felt what Hina was feeling at that moment and it was bittersweet.
“”After we said our vows, we were pronounced as husband and wife. I kissed Hina softly in front of all our friends and family who bore witness to the moment I promised to give her my love and everything I have, in sickness and in health, and I’d never felt so good about anything…”” Alex trailed off.
For the third time, he took a pause. He glanced at the girl on his lap and when he saw how peaceful her face was with her eyes closed, Alex didn’t know why but he placed his hand between Abi’s neck and chest.
Abi felt his hand and she too lifted hers and placed it on top of his without opening her eyes.
It was then that Alex realized what he had done. He was surprised but he immediately returned his gaze towards the book and began reading. For some reason, he kind of wanted to know what would come next, which was again something surprising for him. He never cared about things like this before. It didn’t even catch a tiny bit of his attention. And yet, here he was…
Before he knew it, he actually truly wanted to read until the end to see what kind of words were waiting on the last page.
“”Our first dance as man and wife was certainly a memorable one, but not for the reason I would have liked. At that time, my illness was triggered and I nearly collapsed on the ground. I was glad that my best man caught me in time. I saw the worry in my bride’s eyes and in that moment, my heart felt like it had been stabbed a thousand times… The thought that I would be leaving her alone in this world surfaced again.””
Once again, Alex paused for a moment after that paragraph because he felt Abi’s grip on his, tighten. He glanced at her face but the girl’s eyes were still closed, giving him no clues to what she was thinking.
He could see that she was acting a little strange, but knowing how innocent and pure this little lamb of his was, he thought that she might be feeling quite emotional and might even be feeling the pain of the characters. He knew that this little lamb of his was just that type of person.
“”When I look back on that day, I don’t think about our first dance. The first thing that comes to mind is the picture of my bride, dressed in her beautiful wedding dress with that beautiful smile on her face…””
At that moment, Alex looked like something finally dawned on him and his gaze suddenly snapped to Abi’s face. There was a strange intensity in his eyes as he uttered the rest of the paragraph without averting his gaze away from her. “”That day was the most wonderful moment of my life.”
Finally, he read the very last sentence. “”Every time I look at her face now, I am reminded of that beautiful line I read from her favourite book saying –””
But before Alex could state the rest of the sentence, he paused because he suddenly felt Abi’s hand on his cheek. Her eyes were already open and she was smiling as she caressed his cheek, her eyes glimmering with the tears that were threatening to fall.
“”I now believe, by the way, that miracles can happen,*”” she continued the rest of the line as a tear fell from her eyes.
Hellbound With You Chapter 113 – Tomorrow
Alex’s eyes slowly widened when he saw her suddenly tearing up as she uttered those words in what he thought was the most emotional voice he had ever heard from her.
He couldn’t explain it but those words, that look in her eyes, that tear and her voice at that moment made him feel like something shattered inside him, almost as if an intense quake had just shaken his world.
Abi on the other hand, froze the moment she realized what she was doing. She finally noticed the moisture in her eyes and the tear that was making its way down her cheek.
Seeing Alex’s widened eyes as he looked at her, Abi felt her heart jump and she quickly rubbed her hand across her cheek, wiping that lone tear away.
“Sorry… I don’t often cry reading sad books but, this still makes me tear up, no matter how many times I have read it,” Abi tried her best to act normally, making it look like she was like this just because of the story. “It’s beautiful, right?” She did her best to show him a smile.
But the man remained silent. His eyes never left her face.
Abi’s worry intensified when Alex didn’t say a thing so she quickly helped herself up and faced him. “Okay, it’s my turn now.” She stretched out her hand, asking for the book that she would read to him.
However, Alex just closed the book he had just read and stared at its cover.
“So? Did that Zero die?” he suddenly asked, causing Abi to blink at him, surprised. She didn’t expect him to show any interest in it.
It took her awhile before she could give him an answer. “Uhm… actually, I don’t know. The author of the book didn’t really confirm it. I guess she may have wanted us to fill in the blanks as we saw fit. But judging from that last line, maybe a miracle happened to him and they found a cure,” she explained with a hopeful voice.
He stared at her as he put the book away.
“Well… miracles always happen in fictional worlds,” he mumbled and Abi looked down. Even though he was right and she knew that well, she still felt pained. If only a miracle would happen to her too…
“Tell me, why did you choose that book for me to read?” was the next question that Alex asked and Abi immediately felt her throat run dry. She froze and was unable to look up. Did he suspect her now? ‘No, that was impossible. Relax Abi, he might only be asking because he was truly curious. Don’t worry, you can still deal with this!’
Fortunately, Abi managed to control herself and listened to her mind. She moved and sc,ratched her head as she slowly looked up and met his probing gaze.
“Well… I… I wanted to…” she was stammering. “Because I kind of want to show you how wonderful this story was and… how wonderful weddings are.” She sped up as she glanced up at his face, apprehensively. She wanted to show him how wonderful Zero had felt to marry the person he chose to be with, and that even though life wasn’t how they would have liked, they still made the decision to live it together, as husband and wife.
Alex frowned at her but the next moment, he threw his head back and stared at the ceiling, speechless.
Seeing his reaction, Abi took advantage of it and she moved with her knees closer to him. Her hands on his shoulders as she stared down at his heartbreakingly gorgeous face.
And then, suddenly, she spoke oh-so-seriously, “Alexander Qin, do you take Abigail Chen to be your lawful wedded wife, to have and to hold, for better or for worse?” she asked, and Alex almost choked. “Ah, I so want to hear that from the priest’s lips as he weds us.”
Abi cupped her hands together and blinked at the already gaping Alex.
However, she couldn’t see his reaction because the man abruptly reached out, held her waist and pulled him close to him. The next second, they were lying on the fluffy rug, with Alex spooning her.
Abi was taken aback. This intimate position made her heart beat like a drum as she felt his warm body press against her.
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“Uhm… Alex, isn’t it my turn to read to you now? Where is your book?” she asked. She tried to move so she could see his face but the man didn’t let her.
“That… we’ll do it tomorrow night when you’re not in this outfit of yours,” he answered and Abi frowned.
“Huh? What’s wrong with my outfit? You really don’t like it?”
“It’s not that. It’s just that this fluffy outfit of yours tonight doesn’t match the theme of the book you’re going to read. Tomorrow, I’ll be the one to choose what you’ll wear.”
Abi couldn’t see his face so she couldn’t tell what kind of expression he was showing but he didn’t seem to be smirking behind her so even though she was still confused on why her outfit even mattered when all she would be doing was reading a book, she agreed anyway. “O-okay.”
“Good girl,” he whispered. His arm around her waist pulled her even closer to him. “Is this the kind of cuddling you’re talking about? Or should we do more than this?”
Alex stared at her side profile as he asked but as expected, the girl shook her head and told him this was enough.
Silence then enveloped the large living room with both of them staring at the burning flames, as if each their thoughts were far away in outer space.
It was midnight when Alex opened his eyes again. He felt someone’s presence but because he was still spooning the little white fluffy lamb, he couldn’t turn around to see who it was. He slowly and carefully tried to lift his hand but to his surprise, the little lamb was actually holding on to it tightly.
Letting out a sigh, Alex silently and slowly rose without pulling his arm away from her. In the end, he sat there in an awkward position as he looked at the three guys standing there, looking at him. Two of the men were looking at him with wide surprised eyes, while one of them was expressionless.
“Ale –” One of them called out but he immediately clamped his mouth because of the sudden chilling gaze Alex threw at him as soon as he spoke.
Hellbound With You Chapter 114 – Sunrise
Moments ago, Kai, Xavier, and Ezekiel arrived at Alex’s house at exactly midnight. They were expecting to see Alex sitting by the fireplace, as usual, since his little lamb would already be asleep by then.
But to their shocked surprise, Alex was indeed right there by the fireplace but… he was spooning a little white, fluffy, pin-like matter as he lay on the soft rug which had even been romantically sprinkled with rose petals. ‘What the f*ck! Bloody hell!’ were the first words that ran through Xavier’s head and he even almost blurted it out because he was so surprised!
Xavier and Kai were staring in disbelief. They never thought that one day, they would see the great Alexander Qin in this state! What the hell happened while they were not around?! Did some evil creature possess him? But who would dare possess a demon like him?!
They were rooted to the floor with nothing but disbelief in their eyes.
When they saw him move, their shock elevated because Alex was acting strange again. He was moving so damn slow and it seemed like he was having trouble trying to pull his hand away from that white fluffy pin… or… wait… was that a lamb?
Xavier couldn’t take it anymore and called out Alex’s name, however, what he got was a cold, sharp glare. What the hell did he do?!
It was then that the fluffy white thing suddenly moved. When it turned and hugged Alex’s hand, they finally saw it was a human and it was none other than his little lamb!
Xavier wanted to slap his forehead. What the hell! Did Alex make her wear a little lamb’s costume?!
Seeing that they just interrupted their intimate moment, the three guys slowly dispersed, with Ezekiel being the first to leave and go to his room.
The next day, Abi woke up in her room. Her eyes slowly fluttered open as the events from last night drifted into her consciousness and a big smile formed on her face. She was so happy and the first thing she did was to pick her notebook and cross out the two wishes that were fulfilled last night.
But then, in the next moment, she freaked out. Wait… what time was it now?! Alex was supposed to fulfill her other wishes today!
As Abi frantically crawled out of the bed, she was startled when she saw Alex leaning against the door frame. He was like a perfect tall and lean statue standing there with folded arms.
“Good morning, Alex!” she greeted him and as always, he didn’t greet her back.
He instead walked towards her and then he single handedly lifted her up, princess style, onesie and all.
“Alex… c-can I go watch my face first?” she asked him and the man paused. He looked at her face and raised a brow.
“Don’t bother. That hardened drool on your face looks cute,” he said and then he started walking again as Abi gaped at him in disbelief. She quickly rubbed her face but there was no trace of drool on her face at all.
“Alex, you, liar! I don’t have any drool on my face!” she argued but the man just smirked at her.
“Mn, I lied, little fruit.” He smirked at her.
Abi couldn’t help but rub her face again. “Is it gone?” she asked, embarrassed, and the man chuckled. There was actually no drool on her face but because she felt embarrassed, she believed the lie and this man wasn’t going to let a good opportunity go to waste.
“So, you believe me even though you said I’m a liar. What a silly, little fruit,” he told her but what he did next was lift her up even higher so he could whisper in her ear.
“Want me to help you with it?”
Abi could only nod and she raised her face up to him so that he would be able to reach it. But when she thought about it, his hands were full so how…
Before she finished the thought, the man suddenly licked the corner of her lips down to her chin. Abi jolted and her face burned red.
“Done,” he simply said and Abi scolded at him.
“What are you doing?!”
“What kind of help is that?”
“The kind of help that good boyfriends give to their girlfriends.” He s.e.xily smiled and Abi could only bury her face on her palm. “You should be thanking me, little lamb.”
Abi was about to retort but the man finally put her down. Abi removed her hand from her face and was surprised to see that they were already standing on the mansion’s grandest and highest veranda. Abi had never been on this particular verandah before because the large doors were always closed.
However, she almost freaked out because the man actually made her sit on top of the railing, with her feet dangling on air.
Abi would’ve been frantically clinging on to him but she immediately felt his strong arms wrap around her waist, securing her. Just with that, her fear immediately subsided because to her, his arms were the most secure rope that could ever hold her.
“Alex… what are we doing he –” Abi couldn’t continue her questions because at that very moment, sunlight started to peek over the horizon, painting the gray sky with breathtaking colors.
Abi finally realized that her first request last night was for both of them to watch the sunrise and the sunset. So this was it. This was again more than what she expected. Because Alex’s mansion was on top of a small hill and this grand veranda was facing East, they had indeed the perfect view of the sunrise. She never thought that the sunrise would be so breathtakingly spectacular from there.
“Wow!” was the first word that left Abi’s mouth as she watched the horizon. “It’s so beautiful, Ale, ,” she mumbled as her grip on him tightened a little. “I think this is the most beautiful sunrise I have ever seen with my own two eyes.”
Abi was certain that this sunrise was the most beautiful one she had ever seen, simply because she was watching it with him.
Hellbound With You Chapter 115 – Higher
After their meal that morning, Abi was surprised to hear a helicopter land on the mansion’s backyard. She didn’t know why but the first thing she thought was that there was an emergency and someone came to fetch Alex.
Her heart, which was filled with excitement, somehow started to feel a little sad and disappointed, disappointed that their plan for the day might not happen again. Before she knew it, she was silently praying and hoping that Alex would not leave again.
When she saw that Alex was heading to the backdoor, Abi couldn’t stop herself from chasing him.
She suddenly clung on his arm as he opened the back door, causing Alex to halt and look at her.
“Uhm… Alex… I… y-you’re not leaving again, right?” she asked, looking both worried and downhearted. Gone was the beaming light that shone on her face since sunrise.
Seeing his face, Alex immediately realized what she was thinking but he couldn’t blame her since he already left her twice in just the few days that they were together.
The man’s lips curved up and then, he held her hand.
“Come,” he said and he led her out.
Once Abi saw the helicopter, she was suddenly thrilled. She had always thought that helicopters, especially the military choppers, were incredibly cool.
“Stay here,” Alex told her before he let go of her hand and headed to the helicopter. Abi watched him as he ducked slightly towards it.
He talked to the man who was dressed in an aviation uniform so she correctly guessed that he was the pilot. She saw the pilot climb down while he conversed with Alex.
Seeing that no one else other than the pilot was inside the helicopter, Abi gasped at her next thought. Could it be that they were going to ride in that?! Whoah!
“Don’t worry, Miss Abigail, that ride is very safe, I assure you,” someone spoke and Abi finally realized that Xavier was standing right beside her. He was smiling and his pleasant face almost seemed to be shining.
“You mean, Alex and I will really ride in that?” she asked, pointing at the idling helicopter.
“Oh… Alex didn’t tell you yet?” Xavier’s eyes widened. ‘Oh no, what have I done!’
Thinking that he had spoiled Alex’s surprise, Xavier scolded himself. ‘Oh gosh, I need to run away now or Alex might kill me!’
“Haha, uhm, I think Alex is calling you to go over there,” he suddenly said, forcing a laugh and Abi’s head snapped towards Alex. Xavier actually just said that to divert her attention from him so he could escape.
But little did he know that the little lamb immediately believed what he said and she started running towards Alex, smiling widely.
By the time Alex and the pilot’s talk was over, he turned and saw Abi already approaching. Her downhearted look just a while ago was gone. She was beaming at him like a super excited child and her long hair danced behind her as she ran.
The moment she reached him, she held his hands as she gazed up at him.
“Alex, we’re going to ride in this, right?” her eyes were sparkling so brightly that before Alex knew it, he nodded at her. He actually missed the opportunity to tease her first before spilling the surprise!
As soon as Alex confirmed it, Abi suddenly hugged him in excitement before she let go of him and turned her attention towards the helicopter.
“Wow! So cool!” she gushed as she jumped up and down like an excited little kid about to go on their first ever ride at an amus.e.m.e.nt park. When she finally stopped jumping, she leaned in through the door and took a peek inside it.
Alex’s lips curved up, seeing her excited reaction. Her reaction made him think that this might actually be his little fruity lamb’s first helicopter ride.
“Okay, get in, Abigail,” he said and the girl immediately climbed onto the passenger seat. Alex then followed and Abi was surprised when he sat on the pilot’s seat.
“You’re the pilot?” her big eyes turned round.
“What, does that scare you?” he smirked as he started pushing buttons and flicking switches on the dash in front of him. His movements were very precise and decisive, indicating that he had done this many times before.
“No, I’m not scared. I’m just surprised. I didn’t know you’re a pilot, too!”
Alex just smiled again. He already knew that this little lamb was a daredevil so he thought that this wouldn’t scare her and he was absolutely right. In fact, compared to the speed he was going during that car ride with her in the passenger seat, this was going to be like a walk in the park.
As soon as they soared in the sky, not a tinge of fear appeared on her face. She was purely thrilled and awed.
They landed on a picturesque, secluded, white beach. Abi was all smiles as she looked at Alex.
“That was awesome, Alex!” she told him. “Can I pilot it when we go back?” she cupped her hands as she blinked with puppy eyes.
“Sure.” For some reason, Alex had been expecting this little lamb of his to ask to fly the helicopter.
“You will teach me?!”
“Nope. Why would I waste time teaching you how to fly when I have a lot of other things I want to teach you? Huh? Abigail?”
“You have a lot of things you want to teach me? Like what?” Abi frowned in curiosity and excitement, thinking of all the different possibilities. But Alex just smiled at her mischievously before he leaned in on her and whispered in his ear.
“You will find out tonight, little fruit. I will teach you something more interesting. Don’t worry, I’ll make sure that you will reach the sky, much higher than the height that this helicopter flew up to.”
Abi blinked, a little confused. How would she fly higher than the helicopter? Was he going to teach her how to fly a jet plane?! She was about to ask again when the sound of an animal pulled her attention. When she turned towards the direction that the sound came from, she saw a beautiful horse, lightly tied next to a coconut tree.
Hellbound With You Chapter 116 – That lonesome look
Abi gasped. She was stupefied. She had never seen a horse as beautiful as this one in real life. The horse was pure midnight black, which somehow reminded Abi of Alex. It had an athletic frame, deep sloping shoulders, powerful muscling over the h.i.p.s and thighs and long clean legs with pronounced tendons.
It seemed to be well bred as it waited there patiently, looking majestic and proud, with its silky mane dancing softly in the ocean breeze.
“I-is that our horse?” her eyes were round as she asked him.
When the man nodded, Abi was about to rush towards it but Alex quickly caught her arm, stopping her.
“Don’t rush towards it like that, you little fruit!” he scolded her. “You need to be careful. Don’t make sudden movements because that might put you in a dangerous situation since he’s not familiar with you yet.”
But Abi was unfazed. “It’s okay, Alex. He will like me.” She smiled firmly at him but the man still refused to let her go.
“Don’t be stubborn or I won’t let you ride it,” he threatened and Abi could only purse her lips. Alex then led her towards it and they approached the horse together, with Alex standing in front of Abi in a protective stance.
Alex reached out and grabbed the reins with his left hand while his right hand rubbed the horse’s neck to calm it down – not that it wasn’t already calm. He then looked back at Abi and nodded at her, indicating that she could now come closer and say hello to the horse.
Abi’s eyes were shining as she reached out her hand to touch it. The horse’s hair was so smooth and silky that Abi couldn’t help but want to run her fingers through it.
Before she knew it, she was already caressing the horse’s face, without any hint of fear at all. It seemed that the animal really did like her.
“Abigail, did you come here for a horseback ride or what?”
Abi’s attention was finally pulled away from the handsome horse back to her handsome companion. She lifted her face and she finally realized that Alex was already sitting on the saddle, riding the horse and holding the reins, looking like a majestic king.
There were lines on his forehead as he glared at her. He seemed displeased, as if he couldn’t accept that a horse actually pulled his little fruit’s attention away from him completely.
But Abi didn’t notice his expression because she was mesmerized by the sight of him. Alex, sitting on top of a handsome horse, was definitely a sight to behold. His long black coat and dark hair plus the perfect and cool black stallion was just so picturesque she thought she was looking at a magazine cover.
Seeing her gaping at him, the lines on Alex’s forehead slowly disappeared. He smirked and even ran his fingers through his hair, as if he was posing for some photoshoot. His movements and gaze made Abi’s heart beat in a frantic tempo. This man was unknowingly playing with her heart!
Gladly, Abi was able to snap out of her daze. She reached out and tried to climb up on her own but her legs were too short. The stallion was so tall that she couldn’t get her foot in the stirrups to get leverage.
“Alex,” she gazed up, her lips curving down and the man, who just sat there enjoying his little lamb’s struggles, finally bent down and then, in one swoop, Abi was easily placed in front of him, sitting on her side on the saddle.
“Uhm… Alex, I want to sit like you –”
“No. Your leg Abigail,” He reminded her and Abi could only purse her lips again.
“Let me hold the reins, then,” she requested and this time, Alex didn’t say no.
She happily grabbed it but Alex placed his hands on top of hers, as if he was about to teach her how to lead a horse.
Alex loosened the reins and then, the horse started to walk. Abi was all smiles as they started on their journey. Along the way, she tried to direct the horse using the reins so the horse would go towards the direction she wanted and with only a little help from Alex, she managed to do it. She was so ecstatic!
“This is so nice, Alex!” she said as she chuckled happily in both thrill and excitement.
The girl was enjoying every moment, occasionally turning to look at Alex as she spoke to him.
Alex, on the other hand, didn’t try to interrupt her joyful moment. Well, he did have the urge to do so a while ago, but the little fruit was too happy that his teasing didn’t really work on her. She even smiled happily at him instead and started talking about the horse.
As the horse slowly walked near the waves that were kissing the shore, Alex just remained silent, listening to her.
The picture of the couple riding the horse was such a romantic view. This was another experience that Abi would never ever forget. Happiness just kept flowing in her veins every time she was with him and she couldn’t stop smiling. She knew that she would never have been this happy without him. She wished that this peaceful and joyful moment with him would never end, even though she knew it would… soon.
“Alex, thank you,” Abi uttered. She knew that these words would never be enough to thank him or to describe the feeling of gratitude that she felt in her heart for everything that he had done for her. But even though she knew it, she still wanted to say it to show him that she didn’t take these things for granted and that she loved every moment of it.
Abi turned to look at Alex when the man didn’t make a sound at all. She was surprised to see that Alex seemed to be spacing out, lost in his own thoughts as he stared at the small waves crashing on the shore.
This was the first time she saw him like this. Alex, spacing out, was an absolutely unexpected sight. She never even thought that Alex could actually space out like a normal man! For some reason, his face seemed peaceful – the most serene expression he had ever shown her.
The sight of him like this made Abi gape at him. The serenity he was exuding was just indescribable.
At that moment, he was like a breathtaking painting.
But Abi couldn’t make herself just sit there and admire his immaculate features. It was because for some strange, unknown reason, her heart was clenching in pain from watching him. Was it because he looked so distant and lonely? Why did he look like he was all alone in this world?
Abi thought her observation might be completely wrong and that she was just imagining what she was seeing but her heart was telling her something else…
Subconsciously, Abi moved and she lightly kissed his lips. Once she pulled away, Alex was looking at her with slightly widened eyes, but in the next second, his expression completely shifted and his lips curved up.
The serenity in his eyes had disappeared and was nowhere to be seen.
“I can’t believe my little fruit has learned how to steal kisses now,” he said in his normal voice but the expression in his eyes was teasing. Abi remained quiet as she stared at him.
“You were… spacing out. What’s wrong?” she asked, her voice hesitant.
Alex stared back at her, but then he tilted his head. “I am thinking about the things I am going to do with you tonight, Abigail,” he replied, s.e.xily. He was acting absolutely normally that Abi couldn’t see anything unusual at all. “What? You’re already bored? Well then, I think it’s time for us to go,” he added as he looked at his watch.
He then held the reins and pulled the horse to go back.
As they rode back towards the helicopter, Abi was now the one who fell silent. She just couldn’t forget it; that lonesome look on Alex’s face.
Hellbound With You Chapter 117 – Double
Alex jumped off with a small thud on the ground before he stretched out his arms and helped his little fruit on the ground.
She saw that someone was making their way over to them and when the man reached out to take the rein to pull the horse away, Abi suddenly held onto the horse’s neck, as if she didn’t want to be parted from it.
When she realized what she just did, she cleared her throat, a little embarrassed. This horse was not hers…
“Uhm… Alex… where are they taking him?” she then asked but Alex, who watched her reaction with some amus.e.m.e.nt, decided to tease her again.
“I don’t know. They might be going to sell him or bring him to the slaughterhouse–”
“No!” Abi suddenly yelled and she grabbed the reins from that man who just came. She pulled the horse towards the helicopter as if she was planning to squeeze him inside the small area and bring him home. “If you are selling him… I will buy him off you!” she exclaimed as she gripped the horse’s rein hard as if she wasn’t planning on letting him go.
“Abigail, that’s an Arabian thoroughbred. I think it sells for about 100,000 dollars,” Alex said and as expected, the little fruit froze.
The next second, Abi walked towards Alex and looked up at him with sad, puppy dog eyes. “Alex… can you find someone you know to buy him? Someone who is nice, please?” she pleaded and Alex raised a brow.
“What, why do I need to find someone else? Why aren’t you asking me to buy him?” he asked leaning down.
“Would you?!” Abi almost jumped.
“Well, why don’t you convince me?” he leaned back on the helicopter, crossing his arm as he looks at her. “Why should I buy it?”
“Uhm… Alex… Can’t you see how amazing this beautiful creature is?!”
“I have many horses in Country V, Abigail.”
“But this one is extraordinary. He’s the most gorgeous horse I have ever seen. And… and… the nicest too. He’s so sweet and well-behaved!”
“That’s because he’s old, Abigail.”
Abi pressed her lips tight. How should she convince him?
“Look at his shiny coat and perfect disposition… Even his tail is super gorgeous!”
As Abi continued, Alex was busy enjoying the sight of her doing her best to think of a good enough reason. He was so enjoying it that he kept on acting hard to get until the girl suddenly stepped closer to him, so close that their bodies were almost touching.
“Alex, please buy him,” she cupped her hands and pleaded but the man didn’t budge.
“You really don’t want to?” she looked like a drenched little puppy. Alex had had enough of teasing her and was about to give in when the little lamb suddenly looked like a lightbulb just lit up above her head!
“Ah, I know! I’ll ask Ezekiel Qin to buy it!” she suddenly exclaimed, causing Alex’s face to immediately harden. “I saw his interview before and he mentioned he liked horses and he said he would buy any horse that catches his attention!”
The smirk on Alex’s lips was long gone the moment she mentioned Zeke’s name.
“Zeke will never buy an old horse, Abigail,” he strongly discouraged her.
“I think he will. He will definitely like this horse!”
“I told you, he won’t buy it!”
“He will, Alex, if he saw how gorgeous the horse is. He will definitely buy it. I’m sure of it.”
“How can you be so sure that he will like it?” Alex’s voice became a little louder.
“Because I saw some of his horses in the magazines. He has a range of them and he seems to like gorgeous horses regardless of their age,” Abi argued and Alex felt his veins popping.
“Just because of that?!”
“Well, Mr. Qin is a tycoon. 100,000 dollars is nothing to him. I saw that he even spends millions over one thing he wants…”
And then, the ever so calm Alexander finally lost it.
He looked at the man silently watching them and he spoke loudly, making Abi stop talking.
“I’ll buy that horse for 200,000 dollars. Here’s my business card. I’ll send someone over to pay and get the horse,” he said, and the man and Abi looked at him in disbelief.
What did he just say? 200,000 dollars?!
Before Abi could speak, Alex took the rein from Abi’s hands and gave it back to the man before he walked around and climbed into the c.o.c.kpit.
Abi was speechless. What just happened?
She looked at the man and he happily nodded at her before he pulled the horse away.
“Hop in now, little fruit. Or I’ll leave you here,” he told her, and Abi finally snapped out of her daze. She frantically climbed in as Alex started the helicopter.
Abi was still staring at him, trying to figure out what just happened.
Alex glanced at her and he moved and put on her harness.
And then, in no time at all, they were soaring in the sky.
“Alex, why did you buy it for double the amount –”
“Because I felt like it.”
Abi blinked. Could it be that he didn’t like it when she said that Ezekiel Qin wouldn’t mind spending 100,000 to buy it? Or, maybe he just gave in to her?
Abi continued thinking about why Alex did that and more questions arose. Why did he need to pay it twice the amount?
Now that she thought about it, wasn’t that the first time they actually exchanged words like that as if they were arguing? Whoah!
In the end, Abi gave up thinking about it and she just felt glad that someone else didn’t buy it. She would feel devastated if they hurt the horse that she and Alex rode together for the first time.
“Thank you, Alex.” She smiled brightly at him and the man just threw her a quick glance.
“I’m gonna punish you tonight, Abigail,” he mumbled to himself.
“Hmm? Did you say something?” she asked but Alex just s.e.xily bit his lip hard.
Hellbound With You Chapter 118 – Haunted
Once the couple arrived at their next destination, Abi was once again utterly surprised. What surprised Abi wasn’t the fact that the helicopter landed in the middle of a large amus.e.m.e.nt park, she was shocked that the place looked deserted.
She could still see few staff wearing their uniform but it looked like no guests were inside, except the two of them. The park was obviously closed to the public.
Abi already deduced that this was Alex’s doing. She didn’t expect this at all. She didn’t even want to think just how much money this man might have spent by now just to fulfill her requests. And this was just her third request for today!
As she thought about it, Abi couldn’t help but feel overwhelmed. He always exceeded her highest expectations with everything that Abi sometimes wondered if she was asking for too much.
“Little fruit, are you just going to stand there?” Alex asked, looking back at her. “Come,” he then added, pulling his hand from his pocket and stretched it out for her to hold.
Abi stared at his elegantly long hand before she took it. The two then walked hand in hand in the middle of an empty street towards a large castle.
But before they reached the large castle, which was where she thought they were going, Alex, instead, led her towards another path.
“We’re here,” he said as they stood before a small eerie-looking castle. The words, ‘HAUNTED HOUSE’ were written with what looked like blood, on a piece of wood hanging above the entrance. “I really don’t know why you want to go to a haunted house. If you want to get scared,
you should just ask me and I’ll scare you myself,” he smirked evilly at her, even unleashing his chilling aura as he caressed her cheek with the back of his fingers. Somehow, Abi got what he meant. Even the ghosts might be scared of this man if he raged. But not her.
“I don’t think that would work. I’ll just run towards you for shelter even if you’re the one trying to scare me,” she replied as if she was stating a fact and Alex was speechless. How could he forget that this little lamb had never run away from him, and even approached him instead, every single time when she was supposed to be scared?
Letting out a quiet sigh, Alex then pulled her hand and they entered the house.
As they entered the dark alley, Abi began to cling onto him.
It was quiet inside.
“Alex… this seems strange. I think no one is here. Maybe because the park is closed?” Abi said as she looked around while Alex simply shrugged.
However, in the next moment, something fell like raindrops on the floor right in front of them. When Abi looked up, a bloody body fell on the floor, covering the drops of blood that fell down.
Abi jolted in fear and she jumped behind Alex, wrapping her arms around his waist.
“Nice. This stuff looked pretty realistic,” Alex just raised a brow.
After that appetizer, the two ventured further inside. It didn’t seem like the little lamb was a scaredy-cat. She often jolted but she never screamed in fear like he was expecting.
But once they were about to reach the exit, something unexpected happened. Abi let go of Alex because she thought that the adventure was over. She ran ahead of him, excited to see the outside world when suddenly, the alley where she ran to, that she thought was the exit, suddenly closed behind her, separating her from Alex.
Abi’s eyes widened when she couldn’t see Alex anymore.
“Alex!!” she called out and then, a cold hand grabbed her from behind.
Abi slowly turned and what she saw made her scream.
“Let go!!” she yelled but as she struggled, cold hands also grabbed her feet and her hands. Abi was terrified. She tried to muster her strength to escape but this was too much. It felt so real and Abi’s fear was starting to get the better of her. “Stop!! Let go! Don’t pull me!! Stop pulling!” she screamed as the creepy hands started to pull her backwards. “Alex!!!”
At that moment, a loud thud made everything halt. The door that separated her from Alex fell on the floor. It was completely broken.
The hands that were pulling Abi also halted as if they got frozen.
When Abi saw Alex, she immediately tried to pull herself away from the hands but then, the hands started pulling her again.
“Ah! Alex! Help me!” Abi could only plead.
The next second, Alex was right before her, holding her waist as he pulled her to him. His eyes blazed with coldness so intense that the owner of the hands grabbing at Abi felt like they were frostbitten.
“Punks. Let go of her if you don’t want to die,” he threatened them, and just like that, the ghosts crawled away. The ghost staff couldn’t believe that they had encountered a real demon inside the haunted house.
What the hell! They thought they would receive high praise for their job well done making the girl finally scream but they actually received a chilling threat instead?! That was the first time a customer as scary as him ever visited this haunted house since it was created.
They looked at the door he broke and they all gaped at each other in both wonder and fear. Who the hell was that man?!
“Did they hurt you?” Alex asked once Abi calmed down.
When Abigail shook her head, the man bent and looked at her with narrowed eyes.
“So, you were just screaming like that because you were scared?” When the girl nodded again, Alex slowly shook his head. “I can’t believe that you were actually scared. Are you the same person who survived that dungeon alone?!”
“T-there were no ghosts in there,” she reasoned out as they both finally stepped out through the exit.
“You know that those ghosts here are fake. In that dungeon, there were lots of bones and skulls where you crawled. In fact, the stones you said you threw were probably human bones, Abigail, and yet, you’re scared for these fake…” Alex trailed off because Abi’s eyes began to dilate and her hands even slightly trembled.
“Hu-human bones?” she mumbled as she looked at her hand. She was suddenly terrified about the idea that these hands of hers had touched dead people’s skulls and bones.
Seeing her expression, Alex cursed himself for reminding her of that experience. He himself entered that dungeon so he knew what it was like inside. That was absolutely the most awful place she had ever seen and he should have thought about saying anything about it. Someone like her wouldn’t ever want to remember that again.
“Tsk… I’m just kidding,” he ruffled her hair and Abi looked up. When she saw that the man was grinning mischievously, she let out a sigh of relief. Who wouldn’t be scared of touching or grabbing human body parts that belonged to the dead? Just the thought of it was terrifying.
“Y-you’re so mean!” she told him as her fear slowly subsided. She was sure that if what Alex said was true, that might haunt her to sleep so she was truly glad it was a joke.
“Now then, let’s move on,” he looked around and he was about to move when Abi stopped him.
“Alex, let’s take a selfie.”
She said and before Alex could even say anything, she jumped onto him, quickly wrapped her arm around his neck and pulled him down.
And then, snap. Abi was smiling but because of her sudden movement, Alex ended up looking at her instead, with the haunted house as their background.
Their first picture together was such a cute shot.
Hellbound With You Chapter 119 – Ride
The reason why Alex chose this particular theme park was because in here, he could fulfill Abi’s requests in one day without travelling to different places. The park even had a huge jungle-like zoo inside so it was the perfect choice.
Abi didn’t waste a moment to enjoy roaming around, being fascinated by the countless numbers of animals that she was seeing while Alex just looked like a husband accompanying his wife to the shopping mall. He was casually following her, almost like a gorgeous robot,
just tailing her, watching her every expression, and looking like he wasn’t pleased that these animals could actually fascinate his little fruit to no end and even make her so happy.
“Alex, come. Can you help me feed the giraffe? I can’t reach it.” Abi began pulling him as she pointed at the towering giraffe through the fence.
The fence was high in that area because they didn’t allow animal feeding in this park. It just so happened that a staff member was on its way to feed the giraffe and Abi happened to see her.
The cheerful, hopeful girl spoke with the staff member and because the staff member wasn’t allowed let her go inside the fence to feed the giraffe, for her safety, she gave Abi lettuce to feed them across the fence. The nice lady also offered to go and get her a stick for her to use to feed them.
When the staff member was gone, it was then that Abi saw her boyfriend, leisurely leaning on a pillar with his hands in his pockets, surrounded by a calm noble aura. He didn’t seem to be fed up, just bored, so Abi determinedly pulled him to help her.
“Abigail, are you going to ask me to take this one home, too?” he asked as he lazily looked up and stared at the giraffe.
“No, no, no.” Abi frantically waved her hands. “I can’t make you spend any more than what you’ve already spent for me,” she added and Alex’s gaze hardened. It appeared that he didn’t like what she said.
“Listen, little fruit,” he uttered as he pinched her chin lightly. “I’ll spend what I want. You don’t have a say on that. So don’t ever mind the measly amount of money. Got it?”
‘Measly amount…’ Abi echoed in her mind. But before she could ponder on it, his strong arms suddenly held her waist and lifted her up.
Abi stretched her hand out and began feeding the animal. However, Alex realized that the position was uncomfortable for her, so he put her down before the animal could even eat the lettuce in her hand.
Abi was about to ask what was wrong when Alex knelt like an esteemed knight in front of her.
“Sit on my shoulders. Be careful of your leg,” he ordered but Abi didn’t move. She was surprised. She couldn’t believe that Alex would let her ride on his shoulders. “I’ll give you three seconds. One, two…”
Before she knew it, she immediately obeyed and was already sitting on the man’s shoulders.
“Your hand,” he said and once he held her left hand, and secured her, he stood up.
Abi gushed in surprise. She suddenly felt like she was on top of the world. Alex was very tall and he lifted her like she was made of paper. She didn’t even need to stretch her arms anymore because she could now touch the giraffe’s head.
Thrilled and excited with this unexpected twist, Abi happily fed the giraffe. She was chuckling and enjoying the moment more than ever. She couldn’t put into words how nice she was feeling, being carried by Alex this way.
She touched the giraffe and chuckled at how cute it was.
Once she was done, Alex knelt but Abi didn’t climb down. She instead held onto Alex head, smiling widely.
“Alex, can you carry me like this for a little longer?” she requested playfully. She wanted the experience to last longer but she was afraid she was asking him too much so she said it in a way that it was fine for him to decline.
But then, surprisingly, the man just stood up, carrying her like that as he walked towards their next destination without any complain.
Abi was overjoyed. She felt like she was the happiest girl alive at that moment.
When they were finally out of the jungle, Abi asked him to put her down, thinking that she can’t possibly make him carry her all the way.
“Are you sure? I’m not going to carry you again once I put you down.”
“But… are your shoulders okay? I’m pretty heavy so it might be getting strained.”
“Heavy…” he chuckled wickedly. “I feel like I’m carrying a small basket of fruit. Seriously Abigail, where did you put the food you have eaten? You’re too light.”
“I… I don’t think so. I think you’re just too strong!” she argued but in the next second, she smiled. “Fine… carry me until we get over there. Let’s go Alex!” she yelled happily, even stretching her hand forward like she was superman.
Finally, it was time for Abi to climb down. She had rested her legs enough, thanks to Alex offering himself to be her ride.
“That was great!” Abi grinned at him. Her eyes twinkling like a clear blue lake reflecting the sun. “I would really, really love it if you let me ride you again next time,” she added happily.
But the man, who didn’t even sweat from carrying her, just smirked naughtily. He leaned in on her and whispered in her ear. “Don’t worry little fruit, once you ripen enough, I will let you ride me anytime you want.”
“Really?!” she was surprised. But then, seeing that wickedly s.e.xy smirk and that mischievous look in his eyes, Abi felt like he was tricking her again.
“Wait and see, little fruit.” He leaned back and then he pulled her inside the arcade house.
Hellbound With You Chapter 120 – Ugly and angry
Inside the arcade, Alex was sitting there silently with an unreadable expression. He almost looked like one of those so called ‘miserable men’ waiting for his wife as she shopped tirelessly around a supermall.
Although there was one main point of difference and that was the fact that Alex still looked so damn gracious as ever as he sat there, crossing his elegantly long legs like a king.
Abi didn’t try to pull him and force him to join her this time because she felt bad that she might have exhausted him from having him carry her all the way here. However, that was completely just Abi’s opinion because in reality, the man wasn’t bothered even for a little bit. In fact, as he sat there, he wondered why the little fruit was not asking him to do anything. But at the same time,
he was also glad that she was not forcing him to join because Alex actually had no idea what to do in this place. This was the first time he ever set foot in a place like this and he didn’t have any idea about how to play those games she was playing – not that he was planning to play those silly things even if she forced him…
He thought that it was enough that he was there. Besides, the little fruit looked like she was enjoying playing the games by herself, occasionally glancing at him with big smiles.
However, time ticked by and the man, who decided to just sit there until it was time for them to go, finally stood up.
It was because he got curious about why his little fruit seemed to be frustrated as she stood by the claw machine. He moved closer, not to help her, but for him to have a better view on her expression.
The man leaned on the machine next to them as he watched her with intense concentration. When she failed to claw anything inside the machine, she groaned and even tugged her hair in frustration.
“Ugh!! So close!!” she cried in frustration. She was trying to get that cute little lamb toy but it was stuffed at the farthest corner. Even though she was good at this, she knew that getting it was not possible.
Gripping her last coin, Abi could only give up on the little lamb. She had been playing these things since she was young and she had gathered a lot of toys from these machines, so she also knew when to give up on something that was just impossible to get.
Thankfully, when she pulled her eyes away from that little lamb, something else immediately caught her attention. There was one toy that was in a favorable position so she decided to go for it instead. She had used up her last coin so she had to get this one at all costs.
Her intense concentration, her every frown and scowl were all just amusing to Alex that he was smiling as he watched her.
Finally, Abi was able to get the toy.
“Yey!!! I got one!!” she yelled in excitement as she faced Alex. “Look, Alex!!” She was grinning widely as she showed him the toy she won.
“Here, this is yours,” she then said, giving the toy to him, causing Alex’s smirk to fade. He took it and looked at it. It was a blue jellyfish with eyes that looked both angry and bored. ‘What an ugly, unhappy jellyfish!’ he thought.
“Why would you give this to me?” he frowned. He couldn’t even imagine himself owning a stuffed toy! “Take it, you worked hard for it.” He gave it back to her but Abi shoved it back to him.
“No, I… I worked hard for it so I could give this to you as a gift,” she said and Alex fell speechless. A gift? This little fruit actually wanted to gift him an ugly angry jellyfish?
Alex somehow found it unbelievably amusing. He remembered that the cheapest gift he received until now was a luxurious yacht.
“I’m sorry. I really wanted to get you that little lamb right there,” she said as she regretfully pointed at the little lamb at the farthest corner. “But this one is really cute, too. I immediately thought of you when I saw it.” She smiled and Alex didn’t know what to say. ‘This ugly thing reminded her of me?! Did this little fruit actually see him as being ugly and angry?! But she said this was really cute!’
In the end, Alex didn’t know why he accepted the jellyfish. Maybe because he watched how she did her best to get it. But still… him? Owning a toy was just…
As he stared at its angry face, he wondered if he really looked like this. But now that he thought about it, he probably did look angry and bored all the time. The thought made his face darken, but the next moment, he asked her to go and get more coins.
“Hold this,” he said as he gave the jellyfish to Abi.
And then, he started to play, targeting that cute little lamb at the farthest corner.
At first, Abi thought that Alex might be better than her with this, thinking that the great Alexander could do anything and everything.
But she was wrong. She could tell that this was the first time he had ever played this game. He didn’t know how to control his strength.
What was worse was that he was playing like the coins were not valuable at all! She pictured in her head the coins being used to build a road to get to his destination and it was like he didn’t mind using all the coins in the world to get there!
Or it was also like he was gambling, losing every hand and getting no monetary gain!
Abi was speechless.
He loosened his tie and pulled his sleeves. One would think that he was preparing himself for a dead or alive fight from the look on his face at that moment.
And thus, the great Alexander’s first ever frustrating game began.
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