Hellbound With You Chapter 151 – Again
Luisa was so confused. Who was this man? When did the great Alexander Qin become a man with emotions? And why was he reacting like this? Shouldn’t this news make him want to celebrate?
“Is… is she really sure this time?” Alex asked, he looked like he was in denial causing Luisa to shake her head in shock and disbelief. This wasn’t the Alexander Qin that she and everyone else knew…
“Alex, you know that my mother is never mistaken. You asked her to confirm it because you doubted her for the first time. Now the result is the same… she clearly said that it is her, Alex.”
Alex subconsciously took a step back, a gesture that was just not Alex-like. His face darkened to its darkest state and he was looking on the floor.
“Alex, what’s wrong with you?” Luisa was extremely confused and curious as to what was going on with him. She never imagined that something could actually shake this man like this.
“You may leave,” was all he said as he turned and was about to open the door when Luisa stopped him.
“Alex, I don’t know why you are suddenly like this but my mother sternly told me to warn you… you have to move now, otherwise, someone could kill her before you –”
“Shut up, Luisa. Nobody would dare to do that.”
Luisa sneered secretly behind him as she shook her head. “Alex, do you know what you’re saying? That girl could even die just by some simple accident –”
“Talk once more and you’ll die,” he threatened. His eyes blazed with bloodl.u.s.t causing Luisa’s mouth to dry up. She gritted her teeth and stormed out of the room.
Xavier and Kai were standing at the mansion’s entrance when they saw the woman hastily walking towards them. They could already tell that whatever news this woman brought was trouble.
“What happened? You actually angered Alex?” Xavier asked, leaning forward to block the woman’s way.
“I didn’t! He just got angry all of a sudden. I brought him the good news that he has wanted for years yet he’s suddenly raging and saying he wants to kill me! Tell me, what the hell happened to him?!”
Hearing Luisa’s rant, Xavier pulled his body away. He had found out what he wanted to know and there wasn’t really anything else that was interesting. This was just as he expected. Perhaps Zeke already saw this coming, too and that was why he just left like that.
Letting out a bored sigh, Xavier ignored Luisa and he nonchalantly walked back inside the house, leaving Luisa gritting her teeth as she stomped out of the mansion.
Abi spent her entire morning at the orphanage and then she went to the hospital to visit little Betty later that afternoon. That was when Abi found out that the little girl had been transferred from the ward to a private room. Abi asked Mrs. Yan and the woman told her that an anonymous person had paid little Betty’s bill and that same someone even sent specialists to check on her since yesterday.
“Did a man in a business suit come and visit her?” Abi asked with curiosity. She was certain that the one behind this was definitely Ezekiel Qin. She couldn’t think of anyone else who could do something like this apart from himself and Alex. Maybe Alex could have done it too but it made more sense for it to be Zeke seeing how he was the hospital’s owner.
However, Mrs. Yan told her that she didn’t see anyone. Abi’s brows creased but she thought that maybe Ezekiel was too busy so he decided to extends his help through the shadows.
When Abi saw the little girl, her heart felt heavy. It seemed that Little Betty’s strength was dwindling by the day. Abi was glad that the little girl had been transferred to a better ward but her condition was still not getting any better.
Abi spent a few hours with her, reading to her some of her favorite books and showing her the video of the play that she wanted to watch. The sweet girl remained cheerful all throughout the afternoon until she fell asleep.
Abi then left the hospital after that. She saw that the sun was already going down so she quickly went to hail a cab, but when she saw an old lady who was hailing for a cab after her, she let the woman board into the first taxi she hailed.
When she finally got a taxi, she requested the driver to drive a little faster, telling them that she had to arrive home early. However, instead of looking for a way to hasten the trip, the driver chose the route that was full of traffic.
Abi could only bite her lips. She wanted to protest but they were already on the highway. Why did this driver not listen to her? Abi was frustrated and worried. She could already imagine Alex’s expression while sitting by the fireplace, waiting for her return.
She brought out her phone and decided to send him a message. She spent a while writing her message to at least coax him and when she finally sent it, she leaned on her seat and took a deep breath. She noticed that they were finally off the highway, wait… this was…
“Mister, this is not the way,” Abi frantically told him but strangely, the driver was not responding. Abi began to feel her heartbeat accelerating. Something wasn’t right. Her eyes looked at the man and she finally noticed that his attire was off. He had covered himself with a jacket but she could see that his clothes were all designer brands. What kind of taxi driver would wear something this flashy and luxurious?
Abi swallowed. She forced herself to calm down. She had to think. She couldn’t possibly do anything to the man while he was driving or she would be the one who might end up getting hurt. She couldn’t afford to get hurt.
The first thing Abi thought of was to just act natural.
“Mister, are we going on a detour?” she innocently asked and the man finally respond at her with a nod.
She trembled when their eyes met through the rearview mirror. This man wasn’t an ordinary person. His features, she noticed, was the same as those good looking people in Country V.
Abi immediately realized that this was trouble and that she might be in grave danger again.
Hellbound With You Chapter 152 – Run
Abi did her best to stay calm. She managed to act like she was just curious about her surroundings while her hand was busy dialing Alex phone number in secret. Her other hand was also moving, searching for the pepper spray that she always took with her.
She started to simulate few ways for her to escape. She glanced at her phone screen on her lap and she saw that it was finally connected.
“Uhm… Mister, where is this place? Is this road a shortcut heading to Skyline Hill?” she asked but the driver didn’t answer again. She wasn’t trying to find out where they were heading because Alex would definitely easily locate her using her phone coordinates.
The sky was starting to become grey and the road was unusually empty, or maybe this route was usually like this, just like the road back to her house.
The eerie air around the man made Abi want to scream and ask for Alex to come help her but she knew she had to stay calm. She believed that Alex was on his way now so she just had to hold on.
However, suddenly, the man stopped the car in the middle of the road.
He turned around and his menacing eyes glared at her. He looked at her bag where she was hiding her phone and he suddenly snatched it away.
Thankfully, Abi prepared for this and she immediately sprayed at the man’s eyes with the pepper spray. The man groaned and she swiftly reached out and pressed the door’s lock.
She frantically climbed out the door as she ran away from the car, taking the phone with her.
“He-hello? Alex?” she called out as she ran. She was praying for a car to pass by but there was none.
“Abigail!” she heard Alex voice and she felt a little braver.
“Alex, someone’s…” Abi had just turned to look back at the car when she saw that a car had stopped in front of the taxi, which came from the opposite direction. She thought that she could go ask for help but the people who came out of the car all looked at her menacingly.
Abi began to run.
“Alex! Help me. They’re coming after me!”
She heard Alex curse before he said that he was already on his way.
Abi knew there was no way she could outrun them. If they caught her, they might leave her phone behind and take her away, leaving nothing for Alex to use to track her.
What should she do? She had to do something!
She could feel them getting closer and she also heard an engine start up. She had to leave the road or they would just run her over. Left without a choice, Abi ran off the road and she headed towards the woods. She couldn’t let them catch her. At least she could buy time for Alex to arrive.
But Abi was completely unprepared for the situation in the woods. The woods she just entered had many slopes and the ground was very slippery.
She fell down a small slope causing her to yelp. The phone in her hand fell and it jumped a lot further away from her. She heard the people’s footsteps and she forced herself to keep running. The adrenaline rush had taken over her and she didn’t know how fast or where she was even heading. All she knew was that she couldn’t stop because she heard those people’s footsteps coming from behind her.
Abi knew that her strength would soon betray her so she tried to find somewhere she could hide in but she couldn’t see any. All she could hear now was her ragged breathing. She was starting to feel numb but she just continued to run as fast as she could until her feet gave way and she fell again. Abi felt something hot flowing down her face. She had protected her head from hitting the ground so this wound mustn’t have been caused by her hitting her head. Maybe something sharp cut it?
Trying to stand again, Abi found herself between a crack of a large tree. It seemed like she luckily stumbled into a hiding place. Abi sat in there and hid herself to the furthest, darkest area inside the tree, covering her mouth with her hands. She couldn’t believe that something like this was happening again.
She wasn’t blaming anyone. She couldn’t blame Alex for this. She just couldn’t help but think why she couldn’t be like those badass female leads she always loved. She couldn’t help but ask why she had to be so weak. Why can’t she be strong too? Why did she have to be so sick and so powerless that she couldn’t even protect or save herself?
All she could do was hide, and hope, and wait for someone to help her, to save her. She wished she could be the hero too, but she knew she couldn’t. Her body just wasn’t meant for it.
As she sat there in a fetal position, she started to hear voices.
“F*ck! Where is she? We have to find her!”
“Relax, it’s just a little girl.”
“Asshole, if that little girl will escape we’re done for!”
“Tsk! Stop blabbering and just look for her. It’s getting dark.”
“Aren’t we waiting for the darkness to come? It’d be more fun playing hide and seek.”
“Shut up! We can’t waste time here! We must bring this girl to Eli as soon as possible!”
Abi’s hand on her mouth trembled as she pressed harder. She could tell that they were just few steps away from her. She was glad that there was a noisy stream nearby.
She heard their steps getting further and futher away from her so she slowly started breathing again as her grip on her mouth slowly loosened.
She didn’t dare peek outside but the moment her hands left her lips, something jumped above her, causing a loud thud in her ears.
Hellbound With You Chapter 153 – Rampage
Abi gasped in shock. A man’s face hovered over her like a maniac’s and he was smiling triumphantly now that he found his hiding prey. Abi forgot to breathe for a while as the shock registered in her mind.
She saw his hand reaching out for her and the first thing she did was point the pepper spray towards his face and press down on it.
“Urghh!!” the man immediately roared as Abi stood up and pushed him away. The man fell backward and hit the ground with a thud.
Abi didn’t know what she was doing anymore. Her survival instincts must have kicked in at that moment because she didn’t even know how she could still move as fear and panic rushed inside her heart.
She climbed out of the crack of the tree but the moment her feet reached the ground, someone grabbed her hair from behind. The man tugged at her hair so hard that she stumbled backwards and a pain filled scream was torn from her lips.
Abi’s brain was still working and she tried to turn, her hand ready to blast him with another round of pepper spray, but the man snatched the spray can from her hand before he shoved her hard on the ground.
Abi scrambled, her hands and knees crawling on the wet soil as she tried to crawl away, to get away from these maniacs. However, her mind started to turn hazy. She felt like she was going to pass out and then she felt something warm flowing down from her nose… oh no! Her illness…
“You little bitch, come here!” A harsh voice snarled at her and then he pulled her hair again, forcing her to get up. She cried out from the pain and tears pooled in the corner of her eyes. Blood started to pour down her face, over her eyes and she felt dizzy.
Her fingers were covered in dirt mixed with blood from her struggle to crawl away. Her legs wobbled and she couldn’t feel some parts of her body anymore as the man forcefully dragged her by her hair.
It was then that she heard a sickening scream, a sound obviously coming from a man who was in excruciating pain.
Abi’s eyes were blurry and she was barely hanging on to her consciousness. She felt the man’s grip on her hair loosen and then tighten again.
“Ahh!!” She yelped again as she closed her eyes and teardrops fell from her eyes.
And then, the man beside her cursed. He began to step backwards as if he had just encountered something more terrifying than him. She felt his hand tremble as she heard another piercing scream, followed by the sound of birds flying out of the forest,
and then a few seconds later, just utter silence. It almost felt like this had turned into a horror movie where a certain unknown creature was going on rampage.
Abi forced herself to open her eyes. Was it Alex? Was Alex finally here?
Her vision was blurry and she couldn’t open one of her eyes.
Then, in the next second, the man holding her suddenly let her go. Her legs seemed to have lost its strength so she immediately fell to the ground.
“F*ck! What is this?!” she heard the man curse again and this time he sounded very desperate, almost scared. She heard his steps move backwards as if he was attempting to run away but then he came back again, like a cornered prey, in a panic.
“No, no, we’re just – Ahh!!” The man’s scream was accompanied by the sound of bones snapping.
As Abi’s blurry eyes cleared up a little, the first thing she saw was blood everywhere and then a body fell before her eyes.
Before she could register anything else, it seemed her brain couldn’t take it anymore and she fainted.
Kai followed the trail of blood which started from the car by the road side to the forest. He passed by three more bodies before he finally spotted Alex.
A man’s lifeless body had just fallen to the ground when he got there. Kai was about to approach him when his eye caught sight of a small bundle lying on the ground. Kai froze when he saw her small, lifeless body covered in blood.
His eyes immediately whipped back to Alex. The pure darkness and bloodl.u.s.t in Alex’s eyes were gone. What replaced it was extreme fear as he looked down at the unmoving girl on the ground.
He fell to his knees as his lips parted, his whole body trembling. His hands, which were slowly reaching out to touch her, couldn’t stop shaking. This sight of Alex almost crumbling in fear like this was something Kai had never, ever seen before, not even in his strangest dreams .
“A-abigail…” Alex’s voice was barely a whisper as his trembling hand was about to touch her. He was shaking so bad, like a broken man who had lost everything.
Kai immediately rushed over to them. He knelt down and put his fingers on Abi’s neck, searching for a pulse and when he found it, he felt like a huge thorn was pulled out from his chest. Damn! He really didn’t even know what he would have done if Abi wasn’t breathing anymore!
Looking at the man who looked like his whole world just crumbled down to ashes, Kai stretched out his hand and held his shoulder to wake him up.
“Alex, we need to bring her to the hospital. Don’t worry, she’s still alive,” Kai told him and the pitch black darkness in Alex’s eyes slowly cleared up a little as he looked up at Kai.
Kai lifted Abi up. They couldn’t waste any more time or Abi’s life might be in danger.
However, Alex didn’t move and just remained there, kneeling on the ground. Kai could tell that trouble was brewing. He couldn’t let Alex go on another rampage, not when he was in that state, especially because they weren’t in Country V.
“Damn it! Alex!” Kai cursed and he was forced to turn back. He knelt before the frozen man again and gently but firmly placed Abi into his arms.
“Take her to the hospital, Alex. I will deal with these bodies,” he said. “C’mon, Alex, wake up! This is not the time for you to act like this! Abigail needs you right now!” he yelled at Alex for the first time in his life.
The moment Alex looked at Abi’s face, his jaws clenched, he gritted his teeth and his grip on her tightened. He shut his eyes, as if to ask the heavens for strength, before he finally stood up with her in his arms.
“Take her to Zeke’s hospital. I’m going to call Zeke now to wait for you.” Kai told him and without a word, Alex finally headed out.
Hellbound With You Chapter 154 – One of them
Outside the emergency room, Zeke leaned against the wall while his eyes were fixated on the man sitting quietly in the waiting area.
He was surprised at what he saw a while ago. He had expected a raging Alex to appear before him, looking the same as he looked that time he appeared at the exit of that dungeon, but this time this was far worse than he expected. The state of this man before his eyes was totally different to what he expected and it was hard to believe, even for him.
Alex was tugging on his hair tightly, resting his elbows on his knees as he faced the ground below him. He hadn’t spoken a single word since he came through the hospital doors carrying the unconscious Abigail in his arms.
After a long while, Zeke walked over towards him and broke the silence. “They’ll soon send her to her room Alex so you better go and clean yourself up. You can’t enter her room with all that blood all over you,” he said calmly. “Don’t worry, she’s safe. She didn’t suffer any major injuries.”
Suddenly, Alex stood up. However, he walked towards the opposite direction of where Zeke wanted him to go.
“Where are you going?” Zeke called out. Alex halted in his tracks. He lifted his hands and looked down at them.
These hands…” he finally spoke, “they won’t stop trembling. I need to calm them down.”
Zeke looked at him with narrowed eyes. He could tell exactly what Alex was planning to do.
“By going on a killing spree?”
“Yes. I will kill them all,” he declared, his voice menacing and cold as ice.
Zeke sighed as he stood up. “Alex, that can wait.”
“No. It can’t wait. I can’t wait! They all have to die tonight!” Alex began to step away. This was Alex’s darkest state, where he was almost like a monster with no humanity left in him.
“So you’re going to leave her here? Are you entrusting her to me?” Zeke said and Alex immediately halted again. He didn’t turn but his jaws clenched upon hearing Zeke’s words.
Zeke put his hands in his pockets as he stared at Alex’s back.
“When did you start trusting me when it came to Abigail?” he asked as he approached Alex from behind.
He heard Alex’s fingers cracking as the man’s fists tightened.
The next moment, a loud thud echoed in the empty hallway. Alex had pushed Zeke hard against the wall, gripping his collar. His eyes were blazing with fury as he glared at him.
“Zeke…” he hissed, gritting his teeth in anger.
But Zeke remained calm, almost unbothered.
He stared back at him and calmly continued. “Alex… I’m simply reminding you what it is that you should be prioritizing right now. And I just want to remind you again, since you seem to have forgotten, that since the very beginning, you know very well that I am one of them, because I also want her dead.”
Alex’s grip on him tightened even more but Zeke simply continued talking. “That’s why… what you need to do now is stay beside her. Don’t take your eyes off her. You need to protect her, especially now that everyone has probably already heard this news. I just want to remind you that Abigail needs you right now.”
As those words left Zeke’s mouth, Alex’s eyes constricted and it was then that the emergency room doors finally opened.
Abi was wheeled out on a hospital bed, lying unmoving as the nurses pushed her out of the emergency room.
Alex immediately let go of Zeke upon seeing her and approached the still unconscious girl on the bed. He was about to touch her hand but he paused midair the moment he realized how dirty his hands were. He currently looked like an actor playing as the main character of a zombie apocalypse or a horror movie.
His clothes, hands, hair and his perfect face were all splotched with dried blood causing the nurses to freak out when they saw him.
Zeke then held his shoulder from behind and signaled the nurses to take the girl away.
“Now go. Clean yourself up first,” Zeke told him as they both watched the bed being pushed away.
“Didn’t you say I can’t take my eyes off her?” Alex just mumbled as he followed Abi and Zeke could only sigh.
The duo then followed Abi to the most expensive room in the hospital. The room was big, with an ensuite and even it even had another bed set up for relatives to rest. It also had a kitchenette but Alex didn’t see any of those things because he didn’t take his eyes off Abi’s small figure lying on the bed.
While the nurses were busy checking on Abigail’s vitals and making her comfortable, Alex voluntarily walked towards the bathroom.
“Get me clothes,” he told Zeke before he entered the bathroom and closed the door with a thud.
Once Alex was out of sight, Zeke’s eyes immediately flew to the doctors who had just entered to give their report on the girl’s situation.
Zeke’s eyes narrowed for a moment before he quickly led the doctors out of the room.
“How is she?” Zeke immediately asked as he closed the door behind him.
“Sir, her injuries are very minor but… we discovered that she has an underlying health condition. Unfortunately, her condition has been triggered and she is now in grave danger,” the top doctor of this reputable hospital, said.
Zeke didn’t even look surprised. It was as if he already saw this coming.
“Don’t mention her underlying illness to anyone. If the man inside asks about her condition, just inform him about her current injuries, don’t mention anything about her illness,” Zeke told them decisively, causing the doctors to frown in confusion. In the end, having no power to question this man and his orders, the doctors didn’t protest.
“Y-yes, sir.” They all said simultaneously. “But are we not going to do anything?” One of them asked and Zeke fell silent for a moment.
“Go find out about her condition from her doctor from the lower department. I want everyone to prioritize her condition from today onwards.”
Hellbound With You Chapter 155 – Because of me
Inside the shower, the water ran over Alex’s head and body all the way to the floor. The blood that had dried up on his body was being washed away, creating a red stream flowing down. His head was bent as he slammed his hands against the marble wall, cracking some of the expensive tiles.
He was quiet but his body was still burning; burning for revenge, for more blood. He couldn’t shake off that image from his head; that sight of Abigail, lying there on the ground, seemingly lifeless.
He slowly pulled his hands off the wall before he looked at them. They were still trembling.
When Alex opened the bathroom door, Zeke immediately gave him the clothes before he walked away. Alex closed the bathroom door again and after a while, Alex stepped out, now wearing a clean white shirt and a pair of loose trousers.
His expression was still dark and hard as steel but when he saw Zeke staring at Abi as he stood beside her, his face turned several shades darker.
His dark aura blazed so strongly that Zeke immediately noticed his deathly glare.
“I’m leaving. Call me if you need anything,” he simply said and just like that, Alex was left all alone with Abi.
The room was now enveloped in silence. Alex didn’t move from his spot for a long while before he slowly approached her.
He stared down at her sleeping face. She could see small wounds and patches on her forehead and even her hands. He stretched out his hand but he couldn’t make himself touch her. How could he touch this person with these dirty hands of his?
The light was blinding. Abigail’s brows creased as she slowly opened her eyes. It was so bright.
She spent a long while trying to adjust her eyes to the blinding brightness. Her body felt heavy, as if she had been chained tightly to the bed. She tried to move her hands and was surprised that she could move her arms freely; she wasn’t bound after all. But…
“Mmm…” she groaned as she stared at the ceiling. This wasn’t her room. Where was she?
Abi slowly rose and was shocked to see that she was attached to an IV drip. She looked around the room with wide eyes. She thought that she must be in a hospital looking at all the medical equipment in the room but the room looked very luxurious. Was this the presidential suite of the hospital? What was she doing here?
The memories from the night before started to play in her mind and she froze. That was right, yesterday… the strangers… the forest… the screams…
Abi suddenly hugged herself, rubbing the goosebumps that appeared on her skin as she shivered. Alex’s face immediately appeared in her head so she looked around again despite the fact that she didn’t see him the first time she looked around. Where was he?
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All Abi could think of was him once his face appeared in her head. If she could just hold him right now, this trembling and fear in her body would immediately be soothed. She just knew it. All she needed right now was him.
Without thinking, Abi climbed out of the bed. She had to see him so that she wouldn’t be scared anymore.
But her feet just reached the floor when her eyes widened.
Alex was right there, lying on the floor. His left knee was bent and his eyes were covered with the back of his hand. He didn’t even have a blanket or a pillow. He almost looked like a drunk man who passed out on the floor last night.
“A- alex?” she called out softly. What was he doing down there when there was a perfectly fine bed next to her? Could it be that he slept there the entire night?
The man finally moved. He opened his eyes and when their eyes met, he was quick to look away. He sat up before he stood up and walked closer to her. His hair was messy but he still looked breathtaking although she noticed that his eyes looked seemingly empty.
Alex reached out his hand to touch her but he retracted it midway, surprising Abi. He clenched his fist before he put his hands inside his pockets, as if to hide them from her.
“Are you okay?” he asked. His voice was soft but Abi could feel something was off with him.
“Mm. I’m fine.” She nodded, her eyes never leaving his face. “You’re the one who saved me last night, right?” she asked a while later when Alex didn’t speak.
But Alex looked away and said, “no”.
Abi’s eyes slightly widened upon hearing his answer. She pressed her lips tight before she spoke.
“I heard your voice. And… I saw you,” she told him firmly and Alex’s gaze flew back to her face. He looked surprised for a moment but after a while, a cold, mocking smile slightly curved on his face.
“So, you saw it all then, huh?” he murmured. He laughed bitterly as his eyes grew dimmer.
Abi subconsciously reached out to touch him but to her surprise, Alex stepped backward away from her. Her hand was left hanging in mid air as she looked at him in shock.
“All of these things are happening to you because of me, Abigail,” he suddenly said roughly, angrily. “You should have run away from me before all these things happened to you…” he trailed off and Abi felt like something squeezed her heart.
She shook her head and uttered. “I already told you, I won’t run away.”
Alex averted his gaze again, slowly shaking his head.
For some reason she couldn’t figure out, she felt like Alex was being tormented. Why did she feel as if she wasn’t the one who needed him the most right now, but that he was the one who needed her more?
Reaching her hands out again, Abi looked intently at him. “Come here, Alex, let me hold you,” she told him. Her voice was as gentle as an angel’s. “Please… I want to hold you.”
“Abigail, you should be angry with me right now or terrified of me by now!” his voice became a little louder even though he was clearly suppressing himself. “This is the second time that you’ve been… why are you stil– Stay right there!”
Abi forced herself to stand up. Her knees still felt a little numb but she felt she had to. She ignored his order and continued to get up until he was forced to move closer to put her back on the bed.
“Damn it, Abigail, why are you so –”
Alex couldn’t continue his words again because Abi quickly wrapped her arms around his waist and hugged him tightly. She didn’t say a word and just embraced him wordlessly.
When she pulled away, she looked up at his face as she searched for his hands. But Alex lifted them up away from her reach, not letting her touch them.
“Don’t touch them, Abigail,” he said.
“Why… are they trembling?” Abi asked as she saw them shaking.
“I don’t know. But I think they just need to be covered with more blood,” he replied, as he looked at Abi intently, probably waiting for her horrified reaction.
But to his surprise, Abi reached out and held them in her hands before she brought them closer to her face.
Hellbound With You Chapter 156 – Fallen
Abigail brought Alex’s hands to her face. She looked up at him intently and before she knew it, she brought his hands to her lips.
Alex froze in shock the instant he felt her soft lips land on the back of his hand. He was utterly dumbstruck. What was she doing? Kissing his hand like that?!
“Oh look, they stopped shaking!” she suddenly exclaimed, jolting the man back to reality. He looked at his hands and his eyes widened seeing that they had indeed stopped trembling. His lips could only part in disbelief. What was going on? How could just a simple peck like that stop his hands from trembling? This was ridiculous!
“You… do you have magic powers or something?” he muttered, looking at her in disbelief, causing Abi to chuckle.
“How I wish that was true. But maybe I do have a little when it comes to you?” she teased but deep within her she thought back to the many times she wished she had a super power or magic so she could magically cure herself, so she could magically live longer, so she could stay with him until she was grey and wrinkly.
Alex stared at his hands again, pulling it away from her to see if it would start trembling again but it didn’t. A half-smile subconsciously formed on his face. He didn’t know what was going on with him anymore. When he saw her lying on the ground last night, his world turned dark,
so dark that he couldn’t breathe. Even though he was supposed to be used to this darkness, to this bleak loneliness, the moment he saw her lying there, seemingly lifeless, he lost himself and he trembled in… fear.
Fear. One of the feelings he had long forgotten or maybe one that he forcefully buried long ago had been awakened by her.
Abi caught his hand again before she pulled him and embraced him once more. It was then that a nurse entered. She saw that Abi had woken up and she left but then came back a few minutes later carrying a tray of food which was good for two. It seemed that Zeke had arranged everything before he left last night.
After setting up the food on the table, the nurse asked if they needed anything else. Abi shook her head and told the nurse that it was okay for her to leave. The nurse politely nodded and left the two alone.
Alex immediately sat on her bedside, facing her, before he quietly opened the small bowl of soup for her.
“Stop staring at me and pay attention to your food,” he said casually, not looking into her eyes. Abi was forced to tear her eyes off him and picked up her spoon. She scooped some of the soup and blew on it three times. But instead of putting it inside her mouth, she brought the spoon close to Alex’s lips.
A scowl instantly appeared on Alex’s face. “You’re the one who’s injured here, Abigail,” he told her, clearly displeased.
“But you’re the one who doesn’t look alright,” she retorted and Alex looked at her in surprise. He fell silent for a while before he held her wrist, trying to move the spoon back towards her lips.
“I’m fine. I am just thinking about something.”
“What are you thinking about?”
“I’m thinking about what I should do with you.”
A short silence went by. Abi just stared at him in silence upon hearing his words. What he should do with her? What did he mean by that?
For some reason, Abi felt a little scared. She felt like whatever it was that he was thinking right now was not something she would want to happen. ‘Don’t tell me he’s thinking about ending everything now…’ she suddenly thought and Abi felt her heart tremble.
“Abigail, you have to eat.” Alex took the spoon from her hand. He scooped up another spoonful, blew on it and held it close to her mouth. “Eat.”
But Abi didn’t open her lips. She gripped her shirt tightly as she looked at him.
“Y-you’re not thinking about breaking up with me now, right?” she told him, straightforwardly. Even though she felt so scared about his answer, she still asked.
Alex halted. Her question obviously surprised him. He dropped his hand and put the spoon back in the bowl.
“If that’s what I’m thinking of doing, would you agree?” he asked, his gaze intent.
Abigail shook her head. “No. I won’t agree to it,” she replied without hesitation.
Alex lifted his hand and was about to caress her cheek but he halted midway and simply asked her, “So you still want to stay with me? Even after all this?”
Abi caught his hand and placed it on her cheek. She looked him straight in the eyes and simply said, “Yes.”
“Why? Why do you still want to stay with me despite everything that has happened to you because of me?”
His eyes were genuinely looking for an answer and Abi could see it. Why? She had asked herself those questions before. At first, she thought it was all because she was desperate to fulfil her wishes,
but she soon realized it wasn’t all because of that. She had fallen in love with him, so deeply that she had started praying every night for a miracle to happen, because she wanted time to love him more. She wanted to love him forever but she would be happy even if it was just for 50 more years.
She didn’t know when her feelings started to develop. Was it the moment when he kissed her for the first time? Was it that day when he fulfilled many of her wishes at once?
Was it when he became a props man during the play? Or was it when he met her family? Abi didn’t know exactly when it started, but the more she thought about all the things that she had experienced with him, her heart filled with so much love that she was afraid it would explode like a time bomb.
She wanted to tell him about this amazing feeling in her chest. She wanted to tell him how much she adored him, how much she loved him but…
What would happen once she said it?
Hellbound With You Chapter 157 – Ten more days left
Abi stared into Alex’s eyes. She was scared. She remembered that night when she first met him. She remembered how that girl had confessed her feelings to him in that cold garage and what was worse was that she remembered how he said ‘it’s over’ after he heard her confession.
However, Abi felt that Alex had changed since that fateful day. He was still cold most of the time but Abi felt that even though he might not have said it out loud, deep inside he cared about her. He never hurt her and he even willingly went so far as to fulfill all the things she requested.
Even though he kept saying that he would punish her, his punishments weren’t punishments at all. He treated her nicely and his actions showed that he cared about her wellbeing. He was no longer the cold-hearted Alexander Qin she met in that garage. But despite it all, it looked like confessing her feelings to him still scared her more than what she thought. What should she do? Should she tell him?
Abigail’s silence made Alex’s brows knot.
He sighed as he stared deeply into her eyes. He opened his lips again but before he could speak, a knock drew their attention towards the door.
“Did I disturb you guys? Sorry…” Kai scratched the back of his neck as he looked at them. “I just have something important to tell you right now, Alex.”
Alex glanced at him before he retracted his hand from hers.
“Eat now, Abigail,” he ordered and he stood up but Abi caught his wrist, stopping him.
“Come back, okay?” she told him, her eyes pleading with him. She seemed scared about something and Alex thought it was her fear for her safety that was making her act that way. Little did he know that she was scared about something completely different.
“I will,” he assured her and Abi finally let him go.
The next day, because Abi’s wounds were superficial, Alex was allowed to bring Abi back home which made Abi feel relaxed. He didn’t leave her side at all which made Abi incredibly happy.
Although her wounds were still pretty fresh, she had recovered some of her strength so she was again feeling quite energetic.
However, Alex seemed a little indifferent. His mind seemed to always be running, calculating almost, and she wondered what it was that he was thinking about. Despite him being by her side, Abi couldn’t help but feel uneasy.
It was already dark when Abi went downstairs to look for him. The others weren’t home and it seemed like they were not coming back any time soon. She saw Alex sitting by the fireplace, as usual, and she walked over him.
She stood before him, blocking his gaze which was focused on the intense flames.
The man was wearing his usual long grey robe which revealed a portion of his chiseled chest. Just like her, he had just finished taking a shower so his hair was still damp.
His gaze travelled upwards until their eyes met.
Without waiting for him to ask, Abi threw herself into his embrace and sat on his lap. She took his hands and wrapped them around her waist. She badly wanted to say something but she didn’t know what to say. Alex had been too quiet lately and she didn’t know what to do.
“Uhm… Alex?” she called out his name after a while, turning to look at his face. The moment she turned, their faces were so close that their noses even brushed against each other.
Abi’s heart jumped but she didn’t pull away. Instead, she planted a gentle kiss on his lips. It really had become so natural for her to do this kind of thing; kissing him whenever she had the chance. She just wanted to distract him from whatever it was that was lingering in his mind.
She pulled away and looked into his eyes. She moved closer again, intending to kiss him deeper this time but Alex gently caught her face and stopped her.
“How many days left in our 31 day deal?” he suddenly asked, causing Abi to blink at him.
Now that he asked, Abi’s lips parted upon realizing the answer.
“There’s… only 10 more days from tomorrow,” she answered quietly. Her voice had become so weak that her words were almost a murmur. That was right, she had forgotten about this.
“How many of your requests still remained unfulfilled?” he asked again and Abi couldn’t help but feel nervous. Why was he asking her these things?
“There are still 15 items left.”
“So I have 5 debts as of now, huh? Tell me what they are and I’ll fulfill them in one go tomorrow.”
Abi abruptly changed her position. She straddled him so she could face him properly. Her eyes were wide with surprise as she looked at him.
“What? You’re not happy with what I said?” Alex frowned upon seeing her reaction.
“I… I am, but…”
Abi was suddenly tongue tied. Why was it that she felt more scared than happy?
No… she shouldn’t be acting like this. She should be thankful right now that Alex was willing to fulfill the remainder of her wishes. She should be happy because it seemed like he wasn’t thinking about ending their relationship just yet and was willing to see it through. That was more than enough,
right? After ten more days, she was going to leave him so she didn’t have the right to act unhappy right now. This was enough. At least she still had ten more days to hold him and love him with everything she had. Ten more days before this beautiful dream would come to an end.
Abi suddenly hugged him tight as she mumbled. “I’m sorry, I was just a little surprised.” She tried her best to smile as she hugged him. “I will show you my list later.”
After a long while of silence…
“Alex, this little fruit wants to kiss you,” she told him as she pulled away and Alex finally smiled.
“What kind of kiss? Is it a peck on the lips again?”
“Then what? Tell me first.” It seemed that the usual Alex was finally slowly coming back.
“The deep one?” She blushed but she didn’t shy away anymore which made Alex’s lips twitch as his smile deepened.
With teasing eyes, he lifted his head and in the next second, her lips landed on his.
Hellbound With You Chapter 158 – On my own
Abi slowly pushed her tongue inside his mouth. Even though she was still quite a novice, she kissed him so passionately that he couldn’t resist wanting more. Her kisses were sweet and warm, so warm that Alex felt his world melting around him.
He responded to her, kissing her back in his own slow pace while his hands stayed still and didn’t wander around. He was truly tamed at that moment, almost like a well-behaved little dragon in her arms.
Their kiss deepened but remained slow and gentle. Abi felt her heart fill with overflowing emotions as she kissed him. She then intertwined her tongue with his, and their tongues twirled around as if they were suddenly playing a game, something she never imagined was possible.
She became more energised as she played tag with his tongue until she needed to catch a breath. Her face was flushed and she realised that she was quite enjoying herself.
“You learn really fast, little lamb. That was not bad,” Alex finally spoke and opened his eyes to look at her.
Abi looked at him and was pleased to hear his praise.
Alex watched the rosy glow that surrounded her and his eyes landed on her puffed up lips. After a few seconds’ break, Abi moved to kiss him again but Alex’s playful attitude slowly disappeared as he held her shoulders, stopping her advance.
“Stop seducing me, Abigail. You know you’re still unwell,” he told her strictly, his gaze full of warning.
“S-seduce? I’m not trying to seduce you, Alex.” Abi shook her head. “I didn’t even lick my lips.”
“No, you didn’t… but kissing me like that… you might awaken the little monster so don’t go any further.”
Abi blinked at him and then, she blushed.
“But your little monster is already…” she pressed her lips tight as she hesitantly looked down. Well, she had felt something hard pressing on her down there since she kissed him a while ago.
Alex followed her line of sight and it was then that he realized that he was already rock hard.
“F*ck!” he cursed as he threw his head back and pinch the skin between his brows. This girl was truly changing his body. How could he get a hard on so easily with just a simple kiss before he even realized it?!
“I… It’s okay, I will help you with it,” Abi offered and Alex smirked at her in disbelief. He half bit his lips s.e.xily as he stared at her but a moment later, he shook his head.
“No, you’re still unwell and weak.”
“No buts, Abigail. He will calm down on his own once you stop straddling him.” Damn! He couldn’t believe he was torturing himself again, but this girl had suffered enough because of him. He couldn’t possibly tire her again just to relieve his l.u.s.t… but… but this was her fault too!
Damn it, Alex! Take a hold of yourself!
“R-really? Are you sure?” Abi asked him and she even looked worried as she kept glancing at his bulge. She didn’t see his face that night when she had read that book to him in her room but now that she was looking at his face, why did he seem extremely uncomfortable? Was he in pain? “You look like you’re in pain.”
Heaving a sigh, Alex’s hand moved to her waist and he made her kneel on the chair, with him still between her legs. He looked up at her with a serious gaze. She had managed to tame his little brother that night but this time Alex could feel that it wasn’t possible. He was too hard,
maybe because this was the longest amount of time that he hadn’t been relieved since the last time she ‘helped’ him.
His Adam’s apple bobbed up and down as he stared at her. It was really taking his everything to stop himself, to just hold himself back. This girl had no idea at all how she was driving him insane!
“Alex… uhm… if… it’s really okay with me. If it’s just this once, my hand… I think I have enough energy to help you,” she told him and Alex closed his eyes.
When he opened his eyes again, his gaze was intense.
“No, the doctor said to let you rest. I’ll relieve myself on my own.”
Abi’s widened at hearing his words. “O-on your own?!”
She looked really surprised and confused. That’s right, he remembered that this girl had never touched herself.
“Do you want to see me do it?” he suddenly said. Damn, why did he say that?!
Alex never did that in front of anyone before but the moment those words left his mouth, his member hardened even more, causing him to groan. He cursed again inwardly. The thought of having Abigail watching him as he tried to relieve himself turned him on so much.
Alex undid the tie of his robe and she felt his hand move. Abi swallowed as she looked down and saw his little brother. W-why did it look like it became even bigger?
Abi immediately looked at his face, her face a dark shade of crimson from embarrassment.
Alex looked serious as he stared at her. His eyes glimmered and he started to sweat. He was utterly alluring and s.e.xy.
He lifted his left hand and rested it just below her ear. “I can’t tire you out so all you have to do is kiss me, okay?” he told him in a very seductive, husky voice and Abi could only nod. He slowly pulled her face down with his left hand moving from her shoulders towards her head.
As their lips collided Abi felt his other hand start moving below her but she didn’t dare look! She just focused on his mouth, kissing him passionately.
They stayed like that for a while until Alex pulled away from their kiss. His breathing became ragged as he licked her face.
“Ah… Abigail. I need you,” he groaned, pulling her in again and kissing her again. Then, he pulled away again as he groaned. This time, he threw his head back a little, his hand still moving below him, and Abi had a clear view of his face. Her lips parted as she fell in a daze, watching his face as he closed his eyes in pleasure.
He slowly opened his eyes again and locked his eyes on hers before he suddenly yanked her down, kissed her neck and sucked it hard before he finally exploded.
Hellbound With You Chapter 159 – Nightmare
Abi couldn’t take her eyes off Alex. That look of pain mixed with pleasure and his uninhibited expressions were so intense that Abi was mesmerized. She felt herself get hot just by watching the look on his face.
Alex’s hand on her nape moved to her face as he gazed up, still breathing heavily. He caressed her cheek with the back of his fingers before he closed his eyes and took a few deep breaths.
Seeing that Abi was in a daze, he couldn’t help but smile inwardly. He couldn’t believe what he just did and… even worse was that he couldn’t get enough of it. He wanted her!
Heaving another deep breath, Alex donned his robe and lifted her up.
“My little brother is fine now. So go and get some rest now,” he said as he walked towards the stairs with her in his arms.
After some time, Abi finally came back to her senses and stared at him.
“I didn’t know that… you can tame the l-little big monster yourself,” she suddenly said and Alex halted in his tracks for a moment.
“I usually can’t. Tonight was an exception, probably because you were kissing me,” he unexpectedly answered her straightforwardly, causing Abi’s cheeks to burn again.
By this time, the man had entered her room and placed her on the bed. He then tucked her in before he left to get cleaned up.
When he came back, Alex immediately asked her about her remaining 15 requests.
Abi peeked at him from her notebook.
“Hmm… let’s stay up all night,” she said and Alex raised a brow.
“And what would we do to stay up?” he asked. There was hint of mischief in his voice.
“Hmm… anything? Shall we take turns to say what we want to do to keep us awake? Or should we have a movie marathon?”
Alex finally smirked. “Sure, staying up all night would be interesting. I have a lot of ideas that could make us stay awake, all night long. But not tonight, little fruit… you must rest early tonight.”
Abi pursed her lips. She scanned at her list and it was too bad because all the remaining things on her list couldn’t be done inside a room.
“I… I will tell you the requests tomorrow. Don’t worry, we don’t need to go anywhere far this time.” She smiled and she closed her notebook.
“Fine, now go to sleep.”
Abi stared at him for a while until she finally drifted to sleep. Alex didn’t leave her room. He simply stood up, turned the light off and walked towards her window. The moon was shining brightly that night.
Alex’s eyes were focused on the dark empty space, lost in his thoughts again. He stood there for an immeasurable amount of time, as if he had turned into a motionless statue.
Hours had gone by before he finally moved from his spot. His eyes fell on the girl’s bed but as he was about to head over, he suddenly paused, as if something- a passing thought, perhaps – stopped him. The next moment, he silently walked towards the door. He pulled the door open and was about to step out when he heard Abi groaning in her sleep. He scowled as he looked at her.
Seeing that she was moving around, he walked closer and turned on the bedside lamp. He saw her sweating and her brows were creased so tightly.
“Abigail,” he called out softly. It was clear that she was having a nightmare.
He stretched out his hand and held her arms as he tried to wake her up.
“Abigail!” he called out again but the girl just thrashed on the bed as she gasped. Alex’s heartbeat began to beat wildly in panic. “Abigail, wake up!”
Gladly, the girl’s eyes finally opened, her eyes wide as she gasped for air.
“Abigail, are you alright?” he asked, his tone revealing his panic. Abi’s eyes slowly moved from the ceiling to Alex. She was dazed for a moment before she suddenly reached out and teared up a little.
Alex hugged her tight. “What’s wrong? A nightmare?” he asked softly as he caressed her head, trying to calm her down.
Abi just nodded but her body started to shiver slightly. Alex grip on her tightened. He could tell that she was terrified. What kind of nightmare did she have to make her react like this?
“It’s okay, don’t be scared. I’m right here,” he whispered as he caressed her gently. He didn’t really know what to do. He had never coaxed anyone in his life. He used to not even care at all even when someone he knew was dying before his eyes. He used to just watch heartlessly because he didn’t feel anything at all. But now, here he was panicking at the slightest thing that happened to this girl.
He forced himself to think and he was glad that he immediately remembered all the things that Abi did to him to calm him down. He remembered how she always calmed him down with her embrace, so he copied her and did the same. He slowly shook his head as he thought about all these things that he was now doing that he never thought he would ever do for anyone, not even for himself.
Abi’s shivering frame slowly calmed down as she came back to her senses. She heard Alex’s soft voice and felt his gentle caress and the fear in her heart slowly subsided. She never had a nightmare as horrifying as the one she just had. And she didn’t know why but it felt so real.
This was the first time Alex appeared in her dreams, but it didn’t turn out to be a dream; it was a nightmare so terrifying that she was afraid to sleep again. Why did she have such a nightmare? Why did Alex look like that in her dream?
She felt so terrified even though she knew that it was just a nightmare and that it wasn’t real.
Hellbound With You Chapter 160 – Countdown
The next morning, Abi woke up with Alex in her embrace.
She slowly unclasped her tight grip on him as she sat up, blinking at him.
“You’re awake,” Alex said. It seemed like he had been awake for a while now.
“G-good morning, Alex,” she greeted as she rubbed her eyes. This was it, the start of the countdown…
The man rose and he examined her face closely as if he was looking for something.
“Are you alright?” he asked and Abi nodded.
“Mm. I didn’t know you were going to sleep here for the night.”
Alex creased his brows. She didn’t remember?
“Ahh ~” Abi yawned and stretched her arms up high. She smiled at him brightly and climbed out of the bed. “Get up, Alex. We have to get ready now,” she grinned excitedly and Alex just lazily got up into a sitting position.
He rested his gorgeous face on his knuckles as he watched her energetically open her closet to look for clothes. Alex wanted to ask about her nightmare last night but he didn’t want to make her remember something that terrified her to that extent.
He was also thinking about why Abigail did not ask him about the things that happened to her; about why she was being targeted. Not a single question was asked about it since she woke up in the hospital.
“Alex!” She called out when the man just sat there, silently looking out the window. She kind of wanted to admire his morning look and that messy hair for a while longer but they might be late if she didn’t make the man move now. She moved closer to him and blocked his view. “My first request is for you to come with me to the orphanage today.”
Alex’s lips parted. “And what am I going to do there?” he asked, intrigued, but Abi just held his hands and pulled him to get up.
“Stop asking. You will know once we’re there,” she told him, smiling widely, and Alex could only give in.
They left the mansion together and arrived at the orphanage at the right time.
Abi asked Alex to dress casually and even chose the color of his coat. She chose a beige coat that was matched her beige cardigan because she wanted him to look less intimidating.
However, the moment everyone saw Alex, they just gaped at him, seemingly feeling unable to approach him. Some of the elders spoke to him but it seemed that Alex’s presence was too imposing, even for them.
Abi wanted the two of them to volunteer to work at the orphanage as a couple just like her father and mother did when her mother was still alive. She remembered her mother telling her that one of the happiest experiences she ever had since she met her husband was when they were volunteering and helping others.
Abi thought the same. She always felt better every time she helped others in any way she could.
Working for a good cause relieved her stress and broke the rut of ruminating about her own problems and most importantly, it helped her see life through the eyes of others.
This was something she wanted Alex to experience. She wanted to spend the day with him as they both did some volunteer work because she was sure that this memory would be something she would treasure for as long as she lived.
“Alex, here.” Abi tiptoed and put a pair of glasses on him. The dark glasses were huge but it was cute and of course, it still looked good on him. Abi noticed that people were intimidated whenever they looked into his eyes so she decided to cover them up. Of course, she asked for his permission and the man didn’t seem to mind it at all.
The orphanage had a special event every year. It was another fundraiser wherein they would set up a few booths inside the nearby school during the school’s festival. They would sell delicious cakes to raise funds and Abi and Alex were assigned to one of the booths as volunteers.
“Is this okay with you, Alex?” Abi asked him and the man raised a brow.
“Well, this is far better than being a prop man,” he answered and Abi chuckled. Now that she thought about it, Abi wasn’t hesitant anymore in asking Alex to do simple ordinary tasks since that day.
“So? What am I going to do? Be a watcher?” Alex was leaning forward right next to Abi while the girl was busy arranging the cakes.
“Hmm… do you know how to sell? Okay, watch me… it’s like this…” As Abi showed him the polite way of selling and treating the beloved costumers, all Alex did was crease his brow. It was obvious that he wasn’t that keen to learn her expert selling technique.
“I’ll just be a watcher,” he said decisively and he sat behind her like a boss.
Abi pressed her lips tightly. She had been doing this for years now and she knew that it wasn’t easy to sell goods. She looked around and most of the booths had cute girls and handsome boys standing outside to lure in the customers. She looked at Alex and thought, ‘what if they will get intimidated instead?’
“What?” Alex glanced at her as he sat comfortably with his long legs crossed.
Abi moved closer to him, took off her frog headband and put it on him, causing the man to crease his brows together.
“Alex, look! Can you go outside and try to lure in the costumers? I’m sure with that face of yours, all the girls will definitely come and buy from here.”
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“Are you sure they won’t run away instead?”
“I don’t think so. You’re handsomer than any celebrity, why would they want to run away?”
Alex raised his brow. Did she just praise him? He seemed pleased with that thought. He looked at those other young people standing in front of the booths and saw what they were doing to try and get customers to buy from them and he just scowled. There was no way he would do that.
“Nope,” he said but Abi was persistent. She took a cardboard sign and wrote something on it and gave it to him.
“Here, you don’t need to say anything. Just hold this in front of the booth so people can read it.” She smiled before she pulled him up and dragged him outside.
And thus, the godly, handsome booth mascot was born.