Hellbound With You Chapter 161 – The hero
Even though Abi already believed that Alex would certainly lure the customers in, it looked like he had exceeded her expectations real well this time.
From the second Alex stood out there holding the sign up and leaning on the booth lazily with an expressionless face, a long long line had been formed outside. Abi was shocked and happy at first but the girls were starting to ask her about Alex as they bought their goods which took up a lot of time.
Gladly, at some point, Alex would unhappily tell them a fake name once they paid and the girls would flinch at his unfriendliness and leave almost immediately. But still, most of the girls stayed to admire Alex from afar.
Abi was a little overwhelmed with the amount of people wanting to buy goods from their booth that she asked other volunteers from the other booth to come over and help her.
She also told them to bring their cakes there to be sold because she was running out of cakes! Indeed, the old adage that ‘beauty sells’ was most definitely true in this case. This was almost the same as having real life top celebrity!
Within just a few hours, the cakes were sold out. Abi remembered that last year, there were quite a few cakes leftover after a whole day of selling.
Wow! You’re amazing, Alex!!” Abi praised the man who finally entered the booth again. He removed his headband and sat behind her. “You just helped the orphanage a lot. This is a lot of money!” She was so happy as she counted the gains they made after she put up a notice that the booth was now closed.
After that, Alex and Abi left the booth with the intent of returning to the orphanage when a group of young high school girls suddenly mobbed Alex. He was still wearing his huge glasses and he was quite laid back and calm this whole time so the girls must have not felt his imposing aura at all or they simply ignored it.
Abi was easily separated from him because of their sudden attack. What was going on?
In just a few seconds, Abi was watching Alex being surrounded by girls. Abi could see the lines on his forehead starting to form so she quickly went over to get him. She couldn’t let his nice mood today become sour because she still had a lot of things she wanted to do with him today.
Gladly, these girls at least still had some awareness of themselves and they didn’t dare to touch him. Abi managed to slip through the mob and she caught his hand.
“Let’s go, Alex, quick!” she pulled him and the cold grey clouds that were starting to form around him somehow disappeared. She ran out and pulled him away with her. They ditched the crowd and after a while, they managed to leave without any of the girls following them.
Abi chuckled as she looked back and saw that no one followed them. She was still holding Alex’s hand as they walked on the street. “I felt like the hero saving the super famous celebrity for a moment there.” She grinned at him.
“Hero, huh? I could have escaped from them easily if I wanted to.” He raised a brow and Abi puffed her cheeks.
“Are you saying you didn’t want to get away?” She challenged him.
“And if I said that I didn’t, would that make you jealous?” He retorted, smiling mischievously.
“Okay, i’ll call them again.” She acted like she was about to call out to the girls again when he relented.
“Fine. You were the hero little fruit!”
She nodded sternly like a mother who had won an argument against a stubborn child.
Alex could only smirk. He still couldn’t understand why she was this happy. He still couldn’t grasp this joy she kept talking about but every time he looked at her happy face, he didn’t know why but he felt satisfied and he could not hate this. In fact, it felt somewhat good or whatever that feeling was.
“So? Where are we going next?” he asked as they approached the orphanage, still walking hand in hand.
Abi halted and faced him. “Let’s go on a movie date, Alex,” she said with a wide a smile. Alex remained relaxed and just agreed with her without question.
“You don’t want to come inside? We’re just going to submit this money.”
Alex watched Abi enter the orphanage as he rested on the bonnet of his car. His eyes wandered around as if he was looking for something or someone hiding in the shadows.
After a short while Abi returned with the children when to her surprise, the man wasn’t where she had left him.
“Where did he go?” she looked around and when she couldn’t see him, she took out her phone to call him when he suddenly appeared from behind them.
Abi immediately turned to look at him walking over them.
“Where did you go?” she asked and Alex looked away for a moment.
“I just saw a black cat and chased it for a while,” he replied, shrugging as he looked at the children with her. Abi creased her brows, a little suspicious, but she shrugged off her suspicions and just smiled at him.
“Ah, these children came to thank you.”
Alex looked at her with curiosity. “For what?”
“For helping raise the money for them,” she explained happily before all the children bowed at him.
“Thank you very much, Mister Alex,” they all said in a synchronized manner, causing Alex to blink at them. He was a little taken aback. All these children, thanking him so sincerely like this… he never thought he would kind of feel that it wasn’t bad at all.
“All I did was stand there like a display statue though…” he murmured, unsure what he should reply to the children.
Abi just chuckled upon hearing him. “You helped a lot Alex, we sold out the cakes because you were there,” she told him and Alex cleared his throat and he put his palm on the back of his neck. He thought that he was feeling a little strange.
Hellbound With You Chapter 162 – More than enough
The duo returned to Alex’s house to get ready for their movie date. It was still early so they still had plenty of the day left to go.
But when they arrived, the other three men were all in the house. They were sitting in the living room and looked like they were discussing a very serious matter.
Alex’s gaze instantly became a little sharp the moment he saw them. He asked her to go upstairs and get ready before he went and joined the men.
Abi just smiled and slightly nodded at the other men before she finally climbed up the stairs to her room. Her second request for today was something she really wanted to experience. She had watched many movies and read many novels where the main characters went to a movie date. It seemed so romantic and she wanted to experience it too.
She was a little worried the moment she saw Kai and the others downstairs but she had to stay positive. She just had to keep hoping that their movie date would happen. She couldn’t afford to waste a single moment of her time no more. No matter what, she simply wanted to spend every moment of it with him, happily.
Abi had just put on her jeans when the door suddenly opened.
“Ahh!” she yelped as she instantly covered her chest.
Alex was the one who entered the room and he was already dressed up, now wearing his usual dark toned outfit and that elegant long coat. He was leaning by the doorway like the most gorgeous model straight out of a magazine. He looked like he was going to go and receive a certain international award but then again, he always dressed like that every day.
“W-why didn’t you knock?” Abi complained. Her cheeks burning red. She was glad that her hair was down.
However, the man just smiled.
“What’s the point of hiding from me? I have seen them plenty of times already, my little fruit. And your twin peaches are the prettiest peach I’ve ever seen, so no need to be embarrassed,” he said seriously, without even attempting to avert his eyes away.
Abi blushed even harder. She turned and picked up her bra and put it on in a flash before she put on a simple t-shirt.
Once she was dressed, she puffed her cheeks as she approached Alex. Alex found her expression really amusing as he imagined a raging little fruity lamb rolling towards him with puff of air coming out her nose.
“Hahaha,” he laughed out loud once Abi reached him, causing her to blink at him, speechless. He stretched out his hand and gently pinched her cheek. “Why do you look so amusing when you’re mad? Huh? My little fruity lamb?” he asked as he played with her flushed cheeks.
Abi couldn’t even get mad anymore. This man was a cheat because he called her ‘my little fruity lamb’! Abi had never heard Alex call her using the possessive word ‘my’ before. If only he called her without using the pet names that he made up for her. She kind of wanted to hear it… for him to call her ‘Abi’…
“Alex… can you call me Abi?” she suddenly asked. “I just kind of want to hear how it would sound like when you call me that.”
She blinked at him and smiled.
Alex stared quietly at her for a while. The next second, he pinched her chin and pulled her face closer. He bent closer until his lips were almost touching her ear.
“Abi…” he whispered. She felt like that sound traveled along with his hot breath deep within her veins and she herself heat up. It was nicer than what she imagined.
“Happy now?” he asked as he pulled away and Abi grinned so widely, feeling fulfilled and satisfied.
“Mm. Thank you, Alex.” She hugged him. Finally, she heard him say it. All her favorite people, the closest people in her life called her Abi, so she had been wanting Alex to call her that as well. Even though she had to ask him to say it this time around, Abi was still happy. This was more than enough for her.
Happily, Abi ran towards her bed and picked up a shirt.
“Alex, uhm… can you wear this?” she asked as she opened the shirt in front of him. It was a white shirt and the shape of half a heart with a single, black wing was printed on it .
Now that he saw it, this was obviously the pair to her black shirt which was printed with the same half heart but the wing on hers was white.
“This is my third request for today, Alex, for us to wear a couple shirt,” she told him and before Alex could react, she moved and helped him remove his elegant coat. Alex on the other hand wasn’t even resisting and was just letting her do as she pleased with him.
And to his surprise, Abigail didn’t even shy away while she unbuttoned his shirt. His little fruit seemed to have really ripened up now.
Once Abi finished her task, Alex voluntarily removed it and then silently put on the white t-shirt.
Downstairs, Xavier was sighing like an old man with many, many problems,
“Don’t you guys think that Alex has really changed?” he asked but Kai and Zeke remained quiet. “I think he has. Like changed into a completely different person. I am starting to think that he’s an imposter, sigh… I don’t know what he is thinking anymore… Is he doing this for his sake or for Abigail’s sake? What do you guys think?” He looked up to watch for a reaction from the other two but nope, no reactions there. It seemed like he was talking to himself because clearly no one else was listening.
Xavier was about to start blabbering again when they heard steps descending the stairs.
The moment they turned to look, Xavier’s mouth dropped.
Hellbound With You Chapter 163 – Jealous
Xavier almost choked. Alex wearing a couple shirt? Darn! This was too much!
Alex simply glanced at the men on the sofa while Abi just slightly nodded at them. They began to walk away when Abi suddenly halted.
“Ah, wait a moment, Alex,” she told him and she looked towards Ezekiel Qin who was now heading to his room. She ran towards him and stood before him.
“Uhm, Mr. Qin, there’s a letter for you,” she said with a smile as she took a pink little envelope out of her bag. “This is from little Betty.”
Abi gave the envelope to him but the man simply stared at it.
“Why is she giving me this?” the man asked. His usually uninterested eyes were looking at her with interest.
“You’re the one who paid her hospital bills, right?”
Ezekiel fell silent and Abi finally confirmed that it was indeed Ezekiel who was behind all the good things that happened to Betty at the hospital. It seemed that this man wasn’t as hard as he made out. She couldn’t confirm it but back when she left the dungeon, before she collapsed,
she saw a blurry silhouette of a man sitting on the ground with a musical instrument. She tried to recognize who it was and the pieces of his physique led her to the conclusion that it was this man. Even though she never confirmed it, she believed that it was him. Since then, her impression of him started to change. It seemed that the rumors about him were wrong and that he was a good person depsite his strict and heartless aura.
“Little Betty wrote this in the hospital and she was waiting for you to visit her but since you seemed to be very busy, I offered to deliver this to you. Please accept it, Mr. Qin,” she added as she beamed at him before she held his hand and put the letter on his palm.
However, at that very moment, someone yanked Abi from behind. Her back hit against a broad and strong chest and she immediately knew that it was Alex.
When she looked up at him, she was surprised to see how dark his face was as he glared at Ezekiel.
“Alex?” she called out but then, Alex suddenly pulled her away and he nearly dragged her out of the house.
Abi was confused with Alex’s sudden actions. “Alex, what’s wrong? We are not in a hurry, are we? We still have –”
Alex halted and pinned her on the wall. He was rough and his gaze was as sharp as a knife.
“I don’t like you talking to Zeke. No. Don’t even go near him. Understand?” he hissed. His voice was cold and almost threatening.
“W-why? I just…”
Alex suddenly let go of her and turned his back from her, avoiding her gaze. “Just do what I say, will you?” he said, still not looking at her.
Abi bit her lip as she looked at his back. He seemed angry. She wanted to ask but she didn’t because she didn’t want their date to be ruined. So instead, she gave in and hugged him, leaning her head on his back, something that made the man, whose mood had turned unbelievably sour, suddenly mellow down almost immediately.
“Mm, I will do as you say, Alex…” she mumbled against his back and Alex let out a sigh. His dark aura dissipated and he cleared his throat.
“Good. Now let’s go,” he replied and he held her hand, leading her towards the car.
By the doorway, Xavier and Kai were watching them.
“Will you explain to me what just happened?” Xavier asked and Kai leaned on the doorframe.
“He’s just being wary of Zeke, I guess.”
“Ha! No matter how I look at it, that’s clearly jealousy, Kai. Alex is jealous! My goodness, he never acted like that with anyone before! It’s like he’s already in love!”
Xavier said those words as if Alex falling in love was a disaster. He shook his head and tugged at his hair as he paced back and forth in front of Kai.
The man and woman, wearing matching couple shirts with half a heart printed on their shirts, stood outside the cinema trying to decide what movie to watch.
The cinema was bustling with people moving inside and out but no matter if they were going in or coming out, their eyes were inevitably pulled towards this beautiful couple looking at the ‘Now Showing’ posters outside. They didn’t know why their eyes were drawn to this particular couple. Couples wearing matching outfits were a normal occurence, after all, so what made this couple any different?
Was it because the man’s aura was quite intimidating, completely contradicting the cuteness of the couple shirt? Or was it the carefree look of the woman who seemed unbothered by his cold, scary aura?
However, it was as if the couple was in their own world because they didn’t notice all the looks they were attracting.
“Which one do you want to watch?” Abi asked as the two stood in front of the movie posters. “Sci-fi, action, romance, comedy?”
“Just choose the one you like, little fruit.”
“Okay, we’re going to watch this one then!” She pointed at the romantic movie, ‘The Last Shooting Star’ that was going to premier that night. “This is the movie adaptation of that book you read for me that night.” She beamed at him. “Quite an amazing coincidence, right?”
Alex looked at her excited face and was about to agree that it was indeed a nice coincidence but his eyes narrowed the moment he realized that Abigail was staring at the male lead’s face for a while now.
He tilted his head to block her view and when Abi saw the displeasure in his face, she didn’t know why but she suddenly started to explain herself to him before he could even ask.
“Ah, this guy here. He’s my childhood friend,” she told him and Alex creased his brows.
Hellbound With You Chapter 164 – Childhood bestfriend
“Childhood friend? Didn’t that little girl, Betty, say you don’t have any male friends?” he questioned.
“Hmm… well, I don’t have any contact with him anymore. I haven’t seen him for many years now. So I guess, we’re not really friends anymore,” she replied, looking a bit nostalgic as she stared at the man’s face. “This guy here and I grew up together. We even have the same dream back then.
We wanted to become stars. When we were seventeen, we both planned to go for an important audition. We promised to reach our dream together. But I ended up not going to the audition…” she paused. “So, as expected, he passed the audition and since then, I never saw him again because we also moved out of the city after that.”
Alex watched her intently as she told him that story. It seemed that this was the boy he saw in many of her pictures at their house.
“Ah, let’s go, Alex. Tonight’s the premier so we need to hurry or we might not get a good spot.” Abi pulled him as Alex glanced sharply at the photo of the man on the poster.
As Abi expected, there were a lot of people already in the movie theater and they actually got the last seats. Abi was a bit disappointed but Alex seemed to be glad that they were going to be sitting at the furthest row to the screen.
‘As expected with a superstar,’ Abi thought. They came early and yet they still only just managed to get the last tickets.
From the start of the movie, Abi and Alex’s hands were intertwined. Abi was smiling as she glanced at him, squeezing his hand occasionally. Her popcorn sat on her left side and she was feeding Alex every now and again. It was a very nice feeling, having Alex sitting next to her and watching a movie with her.
But as the story progressed, Abi’s attention started to be fixed on the screen. She didn’t let go of Alex’s hand but the man, who had been more focused on her than the movie, was a little displeased, especially when he noticed the pride and admiration in her eyes as she watched that guy.
Trying to get her attention, Alex let her hand go and stretched his arm out and dr.a.p.ed it over her shoulder. Abi looked at him and smiled before she returned her gaze to the screen again. Still displeased, Alex moved his fingers and it crawled from her shoulder to her collarbones. Abi jolted and her popcorn almost spilled on the floor.
“Alex…” she whispered.
Alex finally got her attention and he smirked triumphantly. He leaned in on her and whispered in her ear.
“Did you know what couples usually do in places like this?” he whispered seductively and Abi couldn’t help but blush.
“Really? Tell me, what are they?”
“Watch the movie, of course, and feed each other popcorn and share a drink and hold each other’s hands.”
“Uhm… hugging for a while, maybe?”
“Want me to show you something much more interesting?”
“Uhm…” Abi saw the naughty glint in his eyes and she swallowed quietly. “We must focus on the movie, Alex…”
“Look, the actors are kissing, shouldn’t we kiss too?”
Abi was speechless and before she could react, the man bent to capture her lips but due to Abi’s surprise, she knocked her popcorn over and it fell on the floor.
She quickly pulled away, blushing hard, as she bent down to pick the spilled popcorn up. At the same time, the guy sitting on her left also bent to pick it up.
The two nearly butted heads. Abi smiled at him as he gave her the popcorn.
Abi slightly bowed at him as she took the popcorn when suddenly…
“Abi?” the man said. Abi’s eyes widened. She couldn’t see his face because he was wearing a mask but his voice seemed familiar. Someone she knew?
The man removed his mask and Abi’s lips slightly parted.
“C-chris?” she almost exclaimed. Christian Lu, her childhood best friend and the current highest paid actor in the country was here? Sitting next to her?!
Abi was taken aback. This guy was her childhood bestfriend. They were even closer than siblings back when they were young. Both of them were talented and they were actually even each other’s rival during their school days. They both dreamt to become movie stars one day and to star in the same movie together.
They also made a promise to reach the peak of their dreams together but during the audition, Abi didn’t come…
Because that was the day she found out about her illness.
Christian called and messaged her that day but she was at the hospital. He told her that he passed the audition and was upset that she didn’t arrive. But Abi didn’t tell him the truth. She told him that she didn’t want to pursue their dream anymore and that she was giving up.
The boy was so upset and since then, they eventually lost contact with each other as Chris was taken away from the city to train as an actor in one of the biggest entertainment company in the country.
Every time Abi saw him on television and magazines, she was reminded about her childhood and her lost dreams, but she was happy for him because just as he promised, he reached the peak of he was aiming for. In fact, he had become a legendary young actor of their generation.
“W-what are you doing here?” Abi asked him and the man, who seemed to be much more surprised than her, snapped out of his shock. He covered his face with his mask again and he suddenly held her hand.
“Abi, let’s go talk outside,” he said as he stood up and tried to take her away.
However, in the next moment, he heard a chilling voice.
“And where do you think you are taking my girl?”
Hellbound With You Chapter 165 – Warning
Chris’ eyes immediately flew to the man sitting next to Abi, holding her hand and he was again, shocked.
This man, he recognised him. There was no way he could ever forget that face. This guy was the cause of one of his co-actor’s suicide just a year ago. Dianne Xin was an award winning actress and she was Chris’ female counterpart. They acted alongside each other since they were still newbies and became close friends. That was how Chris knew about this mysterious man. He had seen how Dianne became crazy for him.
He knew he couldn’t put all the blame on this man but he had seen how heartless this man was towards his friend. He was a man without empathy or even a little care. If he showed even a little care for Dianne, maybe, she would still be alive right now. But he was inhuman, someone without any emotion, and above all, he was simply a shady character and the epitome of danger. And now, he was actually here and even calling Abi his girl?!
Chris looked at Abi with wide eyes filled with questions.
“Abi, what is he talking about?” he asked her.
“Uhm… this is Alex, Chris. He’s my boyfriend.” Abi introduced and Chris’s lips could only part in disbelief. “Let’s take a seat please. We can’t disturb the others. Also,
please cover your face, Chris. People might recognize you and then you’d be done for!” Abi whispered before she sat down and pulled him down with her. “Let’s finish the movie first and talk later. It’s about to end anyway.” She smiled at him and Chris could only sit again, with a million thoughts and questions running through his mind.
It was then that Alex suddenly wrapped his arm around Abi’s shoulder and pulled her closer to him, acting like a possessive boyfriend. His lips were touching Abi’s ear as he spoke.
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“Didn’t you say you two aren’t friends anymore? Why do you still want to talk to him? Huh? Abigail?” Alex whispered. Abi turned to look at him and saw the sharp glares in his eyes as he glanced at Chris.
She tilted her head slightly as she blinked at him. “Alex, are you jealous?” she asked but a second later, she just grinned at him. “Kidding, hehe. If you keep acting like that, I would think you’re jealous, you know?” she teased. “Even though we were separated for many years, he’s still the best friend I had who had been with me since I was young so, of course, I would still want to talk to him,” she explained.
Alex stared at her and the next second, he let go of her and quietly leaned his face on his knuckles. He focused his eyes on the screen but his mind was absolutely not on the movie at all. He almost looked like he was sulking like a little child who didn’t get his way.
Seeing that Alex seemed to have understood her point, Abi turned to Chris, but Chris was also focused on the screen. Although, like Alex, his mind didn’t seem to be focused on the movie either. He also seemed to be thinking about something complicated.
Abi decided to focus on the movie until the end. She stretched her arm and then reached out to hold Alex’s hand. The man just glanced at her for a split second.
“Ah, that was nice. Even though I’ve read the book many times, it still makes me emotional,” Abi said after the movie ended. She turned to Chris and her eyes sparkled. “You’re amazing Chris! Your acting skills are really great!” she praised him sincerely. She always knew that Chris was born to be an actor and she was the first to encourage him to pursue acting.
Chris softly cleared his throat. He had been constantly bombarded with people saying how awesome and talented he was for a while now that he started to think that these were all fake words people said to him to flatter him. But when this girl was the one saying it, he felt pretty good.
“If you didn’t ditch the audition that day, I’m sure you would have been playing my leading lady right now,” he mumbled, and it was then that Abi realized that the man was still upset over it. “I haven’t forgotten, Abi. I waited there for you for hours. I even begged the directors to wait for you. That day… where did you go? I went to your house but no one was there.”
Abi fell silent. She didn’t know that he came to look for her at their house. She didn’t know that he even begged the directors to wait for her. She had no idea about all the things he had done for her at that time.
The reason why she didn’t meet him again was because she had been admitted into the hospital since that day. She kept it a secret from him because she didn’t want to give him any reason to hold back. Back then, all she wanted was for him to go and chase his dream without looking back.
At that moment, Alex stood up from his seat, pulling Abi’s attention away from Chris. She too, stood up, holding Alex’s hand again.
“Uhm… Alex, can you give me a moment to speak with him? Just a little while?” she asked him as she clung onto his arm.
Alex let out a silent sigh before he glared at Chris. “Fine, one minute.”
“Eh? Five minutes, please?”
Alex was about to retort but he closed his lips and bit it. “Fine” was all he said as he glanced at Chris again, as if giving him a warning, before he walked away towards the exit door and leaned on the wall. His eyes were still focused on them like a strict guardian or like an eagle circling its prey.
Alex’s mind was was in turmoil. He was doing his best to keep cool and not to go and snatch her away but it was damn hard. He couldn’t believe that whatever this was that he was feeling towards that guy was actually worse than what he felt towards Zeke.
He suddenly had the urge to kill him, especially every time this outsider called his little fruit “Abi”.
Hellbound With You Chapter 166 – See you
“Abi, look… I know I shouldn’t be talking about this the moment we meet up again after all these years but… that guy, how did you even get acquainted with him?” Chris was wearing a black cap and a mask so Abi couldn’t see his expressions but she could hear the obvious worry in his voice.
“Uh, don’t worry, Chris. Alex may look very scary but he’s a nice person,” she told him and the man shook his head in disbelief.
“Look, Abi. How long have you known him for? Do you even know who he really is?”
Abi stared at him. Her brows creased a little. “Chris, are we really just going to talk about Alex right now? We only have 5 minutes to talk to each other and that’s all you want to say to me? We still have plans so I need to go soon but I didn’t want to just leave without talking to you, especially since it has been years since we last spoke to each other,” Abi told him.
She thought that Chris was acting exactly the same way as Kelly did the first time she told her about Alex, although Chris seemed to be reacting far worse, as if he knew something about him.
Chris sighed. He seemed to have so much to say but he kept glancing at Alex and he seemed a bit wary.
“Abi, I… fine, can I come to your house tonight? It’s been really a long time. I want to talk to you properly and I’d like to visit uncle Andrew and your grandparents, too,” he told her and Abi was again speechless. She didn’t see this coming.
“I’m sorry, but I won’t be home tonight, Chris,” she said and Chris’ eyes widened. “How about you give me your number? I’ll be home tomorrow so I’ll just call you.”
Chris didn’t respond for a while.
“No. Can you give me your number, Abi? I’ll call you instead,” he said and Abi immediately gave him her number.
“It’s really good to see you again, Chris. I’m really happy and proud for you, you know. I just want you to know that,” she beamed at him but still, Chris seemed unhappy.
“Thanks,” was all he replied.
“I have to go now. Let’s talk again soon, okay?” she said and was about to leave when Chris held her wrist.
“We have met each other again after many years, Abi. Won’t you give me even a single hug?” he suddenly asked, his voice suddenly sounded downhearted. Abi bit her lips.
She would be lying if she said that she didn’t miss this person. Back then, she missed him very much. She missed those crazy things they did together. She missed talking to him. She missed hanging out with him.
But maybe, over the years, seeing his face everywhere she looked and seeing that he was doing very well, made Abi slowly turn from a friend to a fan. She saw him everywhere so she didn’t miss him that much anymore. She didn’t even think that their paths would cross again and over time,
she had become used to the idea that she would never get to see him in person or talk to him again.
But it seemed that Chris hadn’t changed. He was like this before as well, asking for a hug from her every time they didn’t see each other for a few days. This time was no different, maybe because unlike her, he never saw her within those years?
Abi smiled at him. “Sure,” she told him and she was about to move to hug him but the man was quick to yank her into his embrace.
“I have really missed you, Abi,” he whispered and Abi was so taken aback that she didn’t know what to say for a moment.
Abi was about to tell him that she missed him too, when she felt a sudden chill run down her spine. Her eyes widened and she quickly pulled away from Chris.
“Uhm… I have to go now, Chris. See you!” she smiled and waved at him and then she dashed away towards the man who was now glaring at Chris like he wanted to kill him.
Chris’ fists clenched slightly before he too walked towards them.
“Abi, say hello to uncle Andrew and grandma and grandpa as well, okay?” Chris said and once Abi nodded, he glanced at Alex one last time before he disappeared through the exit.
Abi returned her gaze to Alex and she swallowed silently as she looked at his darkened face. He was emitting such a cold menacing aura that the people passing them by, subconsciously ran away like they’ve seen some killer running loose.
“Alex…” Abi called out and the man who was still staring at the exit where Chris had left, finally looked at her.
She wrapped her hands around his waist and smiled at him. “Sorry for making you wait. Shall we go?” she asked but the man just closed his eyes and cracked his neck.
It was obvious he was angry and he was suppressing it. Abi remembered when Alex told her before that he hated it when she smiled and looked at other men and she bit her lips. This man had been such a good boy lately that she nearly forgot about his rules.
Abi looked around and a few people were looking over them. There was no sign of Alex mellowing down so Abi closed her eyes, tiptoed and kissed his lips. She was embarrassed doing this in public but this was her fault. She shouldn’t have agreed when Chris asked for a hug knowing how Alex hated even her just smiling at other men.
When she pulled away, Alex’s eyes were already open, looking down at her.
“Alex, I –”
Before Abi could even form a sentence, Alex held her hand and dragged her out of the cinema. He was walking so fast that Abi had to run to keep up with him.
The moment they reached the car, Alex pinned Abi down on the backseat.
Hellbound With You Chapter 167- Crazier
Abi gasped as Alex suddenly pinned her down on the back seat. Her eyes were wide as she looked at the ice cold glimmer in his eyes and she couldn’t help but feel nervous.
Before she could even form his name, Alex’s lips slammed on hers. He kissed her hard, so hard and deep that Abi could taste blood. He was rough and untamed, as if the puppy had transformed into a dangerous beast. He was hot and damn wild, so wild he was almost not letting her breathe.
Abi m.o.a.ned against his lips but the man didn’t stop and continued kissing her hard, almost as if he was venting something in his kisses. Was it anger? Abi didn’t want this… she didn’t like Alex being like this…
When their lips finally parted, Abi gasped so hard, panting heavily as if she had been underwater for a long while. A single tear drop even escaped her eyes as she heaved for air. Her hands on his collar trembled and fell on her own chest, clutching her shirt as she took several deep breaths.
Alex on the other hand, froze the moment he saw her struggling to stabilize her breathing. His face became even darker. He watched her and didn’t move until Abi finally caught her breath and was breathing normally again. She felt her lips become swollen and her throat became dry because of her gasping, since she had just run quite a distance before he kissed her.
Her eyes then moved towards Alex’s face and she bit her lips. He was looking down, as if he wanted to hide his face.
Abi lifted her hand to touch his face but the man pulled away and sat back. He ran his fingers through his hair and his lips curved into a wicked smile.
He closed his eyes as he threw back his head.
Abi slowly rose and knelt on the seat as she approached him. She looked at the deep frown on his face and she carefully lifted her hand to touch him.
However, Alex caught her wrist before her finger could touch his skin.
“Abigail, are you not getting tired of dealing with me?” he suddenly asked. He opened his eyes and looked at her. There was an indescribable emotion in his eyes as he smiled coldly. “It seems that everything I do always ends up hurting you.” He shook his head and sighed.
“You should know by now that I am crazy, Abigail.” He pinched her chin gently and stared at her swollen lips. “And it seems I am getting crazier by the day…” he trailed off before he let go of her and closed his eyes again. Abi reached out for him again but he quickly climbed out of the car before Abi could reach him, leaving her hand hanging in mid air.
Alex opened the door on the driver’s seat and started the car.
“Your other two requests… I’ll fulfill them tomorrow,” he calmly said before he accelerated the car.
They arrived at the mansion early that night. Alex was seemingly calm again but he didn’t talk much. He told her to eat more and then asked her to go to her room and rest.
Abi laid on her bed with millions of thoughts in her head. She wanted to tell him that he was not crazy. Or maybe even if he was, she didn’t care and she would still love him anyway. She was busy thinking about the reason behind what he did and what made him react that way. Was it just pure anger? Was it jealousy?
Abi drifted to sleep thinking about the day. It ended a little bit unpleasantly but when she thought about the things that had happened since the morning, she smiled and her face became peaceful.
However, as the night became deeper, Abi’s peaceful sleep started to be disrupted.
It was pitch black all around her but she saw herself, dressed in white, as she stood by the door. This was the door to Alex’s room, and then, everything turned black again.
Abi crawled in the dark for a long while until her throat ran so dry it was getting hard to breathe. She panted and gasped but she continued crawling until she saw a small little light ahead of her. She chased it, reaching out her hand to grab at it but she fell. It was a seemingly endless abyss, swallowing her up.
Suddenly she saw blood all over her. There was blood in her hands and she was holding a knife. She started to tremble and she wanted to scream but she couldn’t. She couldn’t move no matter how she struggled. She wanted to throw away the knife that was stained with blood but it was stuck on her palm.
Then, she looked up and saw Alex. He was smiling but there was blood flowing from his mouth which flowed down over his clothes, staining them red. His eyes filled with unbearable pain and regret and sadness as he reached out his hand to touch her.
“Ahh!” Abi woke up panting. She was sweating hard and slightly trembling. She hugged herself as she tried to calm her racing heart. It was that dream again. Why? Why was she having such a dream? Last night, her dream stopped when she saw Alex’s face. But this time, it went on for a little bit longer.
Abi looked around and shivered, remembering those bloody images. She was scared. She climbed out of her bed and run out of her room.
She headed towards Alex’s door and stood there before she knocked on it.
The door opened and Alex immediately stepped out the instant he saw her. Abi tried to glance inside the room before he closed it behind him, but it was pitch black.
“What’s wrong? Are you okay?” Alex’s brows creased as he held her shoulders. He could see her wet face and her hand shivering uncontrollably. “Did you… did you have a nightmare again?” he asked gently and Abi nodded before she wrapped her hands around his waist and hugged him
Hellbound With You Chapter 168 – Love
Alex found himself hugging her back until Abi had fully calmed down.
“Can I sleep with you tonight?” she asked and Alex eyes widened a bit. But then, he cleared his throat immediately, realizing that this girl obviously didn’t mean anything more than the literal meaning of her words.
Without a word, he held her hand and he led her back inside her room. He climbed on her bed and lay down as he gestured for her to lie down next to him.
Abi didn’t hesitate and immediately climbed on the bed and lay on her side, facing him. Her eyes never left his face.
“Are you still angry?” she asked weakly. Her voice sounded a little hesitant.
Alex, who was staring at the ceiling, lifted his arm and covered his eyes with the back of his hand.
“I don’t know…” he mumbled.
“I’m sorry, I –”
“No,” he cut her off as he turned and look at her. He suddenly pulled her closer to him until their bodies shared each other’s warmth. “I think I’m just angry with myself right now. So forget about it and get some rest.”
“Why? Is it because you couldn’t control yourself?”
Alex fell silent and then she felt him let out a small sigh.
“Abigail… I think… next time… when you see me starting to get angry, it’s better for you to run away from me. Or at least try to hide away somewhere,” he said, his voice velvety smooth.
Abi was surprised. She attempted to lift her head to look at him but Alex held her down and didn’t let her, as if he didn’t want her to see his face.
“I told you… I’m getting crazier by the day. Who knows what I’d do to you next time? So at least make sure to take precautions.”
She shook her head and she pulled away from him. This was the first time Alex talked to her this way. His voice, his words and the way he held her at that moment… it was all just incredibly soft and warm.
The instant she saw his eyes; Abi couldn’t help but fall in a daze. It was like the glaciers in his eyes had completely melted, like all the iron walls had been torched and once they reached their boiling point, they all melted down to the ground. She never saw him make such a soft expression before. His hard and cold, angry face had become immaculate, looking like a sad, fallen angel.
The expression he showed her at that moment was enough to wreak havoc inside her heart and mind and she couldn’t speak. She felt like she didn’t want to blink because she was afraid that once she did, his face would become hard and cold again. She wanted to just watch him like this, just for a while longer…
“Tsk, stop staring and sleep.” He twitched as he lifted his hand and placed it on her nape, planning to pull her down. His expression was finally back to its usual unreadable state, although he still looked a tad bit softer than usual.
Abi let him pull her down but she placed her upper body on top of him, hugging him tightly. She really loved this man so, so much, so bad she could hardly contain it. The flame that grew in her heart every time she looked at him, every time she touched him, was becoming more and more fierce. She never knew that love could feel like this. It was stronger than she expected, tougher than she thought, and much more powerful than she ever imagined.
What she felt the longer she stayed with him and the shorter her days became, was becoming so intense she started to get scared. She felt like her heart had become a ticking time bomb with only ten seconds left. What would happen to it once the countdown reached zero?
Abi’s grip on him tightened. She wanted to speak but then, she decided not to. She was afraid that the words would burst out from her lips and if that happened, it might open a can of worms.
“What’s wrong? Are you still scared?” Alex lifted his hand and wrapped it around her back. “That… that was just a dream, Abigail. Don’t think too much more about it,” he whispered, although there seemed to be an undercurrent in his voice as he said his last two sentences.
“Please don’t leave even when I fell asleep, okay?” she replied in a weak voice.
Time ticked by and the girl on top of him finally started to breathe steadily. He didn’t move for a long time but when he was sure that she was in deep slumber, he carefully put her back on the bed. The girl was gripping his shirt in a tight fist and when he tried to remove it, her hand crawled around his waist .
Alex smiled seeing how stubborn she was even in her sleep. He stared at her face. His expression was indescribable although his eyes were filled with restrained emotions wanting to gush out. He closed his eyes, laid back and placed his hand on his head before he tugged his hair.
He was obviously torn about something. He remembered what he did to her in the car and he grited his teeth. He didn’t want to hurt this little fruit but he felt so wild back then that he couldn’t seem to stop himself. Why was he finding it so damn hard to control his actions when it came to her?
He opened his eyes and saw that the moon was peeking through the window. He stared at it and spoke quietly.
“Tell me, what’s happening to me? What should I do to…” he trailed off before he closed his eyes and laughed throatily for a second, as if he was laughing at himself for asking for advice from an inanimate object. Maybe he was crazy after all.
However, his smile disappeared when the sleeping girl’s grip on his waist tightened as a few faint words escaped from her lips.
“Alex… I love you…”
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Hellbound With You Chapter 169 – Occasion
Downstairs, Xavier was sitting at the foot of the grand staircase, looking at his watch impatiently.
“I don’t think Alex will come down any time soon. Darn! Zeke won again. How did he know that Alex really won’t leave Abigail even for a while?! Ugh… I don’t know what’s going on anymore,” he mumbled and Kai, who was sitting near the fireplace, threw his head back and looked at the ceiling.
“I can’t believe this. Alex is supposed to be torturing Eli by now, making him taste the worst kind of death but here he is, stuck in this house with his girl. It’s really hard to believe that Alex is actually able to suppress his bloodl.u.s.t,” Xavier continued, shaking his head.
“Sigh… I waited all night for nothing! I expected an action filled night just to end up counting the sheep in my head. T^T He should’ve told us beforehand that he had no plans to leave the house anymore!”
The sun had already risen and was peeking through the window when Abi opened her eyes. She blinked a few times, then yawned and then thinking that the one in her embrace was her pillow, Abi moved to bury her face on it. However, her face didn’t encounter the softness of a pillow as she expected, it was met with hard muscle instead.
She lifted her head and saw that the pillow was actually Alex. He was wide awake and looking at her with his messy yet still gorgeous ‘I just woke up’ look.
“G-good morning, Alex,” she greeted as she let go of him and sat up.
The man tilted his head and looked intently into her eyes.
“Did you… have a dream last night? I mean, a good dream, not the nightmare,” he asked and Abi blinked, trying to remember. She was a bit curious about why he was suddenly asking that.
“I don’t think I did. I think I slept pretty deeply after you hopped on my bed,” she answered truthfully as she looked at him in curiosity. “Why?”
Alex averted his gaze and put his feet on the floor. “Nothing. You were just… snoring last night so I thought you were dreaming ” he said before he cleared his throat and stood up.
“I was snoring?” Abi’s eyes were wide.
He cleared his throat again and glanced at her before he headed towards the door. Just like that, he left her room, leaving Abi speechless. She creased her brows because she felt that he was lying but she shrugged it off and climbed out of the bed.
She made the bed quickly and got ready in the bathroom before she went downstairs.
In the dining room, the others weren’t around so they were the only ones eating. Abi was talking to him like usual, cheerful and bright, despite what happened last night. It almost seemed as if nothing had happened, like a ball of fire that kept on burning no matter how wet and cold the weather was.
“So? What’re your requests? You have three for today,” Alex asked as he leaned on his chair. He had already finished his breakfast, eating so little as always.
“Uhm… Alex, why do you eat so little?”
“Don’t mind the silly things, little fruit, and tell me your request while I’m being good.”
Abi pursed her lips because the man was being serious again. She gazed at him deeply and she thought she felt a sense of heaviness surrounding him but in the next second, that feeling was gone. She looked at him again and this time, he looked like his normal self. Abi sighed in relief and in then the next moment, she opened her mouth.
“Feed me, Alex. Ah ~”
Alex’s lips parted. “This is your first request?”
She nodded and he twitched. But he still moved and began to feed her. Although his actions seemed forced, it didn’t seem to annoy him.
Abi was smiling at him as she chewed her food. “Mmm… so yummy,” she uttered before she opened her mouth again.
“You should have some, too. Here…” She soon took a spoonful of food and tried to feed it to him but the man refused.
“I’m already full, Abigail.”
“But this is part of my request. My request is for us to feed each other,” she explained as she stood up and put the spoon near his mouth. Alex looked like he wanted to leave the table but he didn’t. He sighed and ate the meat as fast as he could while looking around, maybe to see if someone other than her had seen it.
Abi chuckled and picked up another spoonful of food.
“Last one, please,” she begged, blinking cutely at him and Alex, despite the deep lines on his forehead, looked around again before he ate the meat as fast as a hungry hippo.
Too bad for him because that was the exact scene that the three men, who just walked in, saw.
Alex almost choked when his eyes saw them. He chewed the food and nonchalantly drank some water while Zeke casually walked over and took his seat. The other two were still stunned by the door.
“The other two, what are they?” Alex immediately switched gears and started to divert the topic back to her other two wishes, not minding that Zeke and the others were there.
“I am going home today, Alex, and I want you to come with me. My family also wants you to come,” she said and Alex stared at her.
“Is there a special occasion?” Xavier was the one who shamelessly asked.
“Ah, yes. It’s my birthday.” She answered with a smile and…
“CLUNK!” the spoon on Alex’s hand fell on his plate.
Everyone looked at Alex.
The man realized what happened and he cleared his throat.
“So there will be a celebration at your house?” Kai was the one who asked.
“My parents had been preparing for this day and they said they wanted to throw a simple celebration where all my close friends could come to celebrate with me” she explained with a smile when Xavier suddenly butted in.
“How about us? Can we tag along, too?” His eyes were almost sparkling, almost like that pet dog eager to tag along to go on a vacation.
“Of course you can come. You guys are totally invited, if you’re not busy,” she beamed and Xavier rejoiced.
“Yehey! Thank you, Abigail! We will definitely come. Zeke, are you gonna come too?”
Abi kept glancing at Alex but he didn’t seem to be displeased that the three were tagging along which made her smile. Little did she know that the man was not listening to the current conversation.
Once Abi went back upstairs to get ready, the first to speak was Zeke.
“So you didn’t even greet her ‘happy birthday’ yet?” he asked and the man, who seemed to be lost in thoughts since his spoon fell, finally looked at him. The answer was obvious on his face.
“Oh c’mon, Zeke. When did the great Alexander Qin ever greet anyone ‘happy birthday’? He doesn’t even remember his own birthday anymore,” Xavier butted in and the atmosphere somehow became heavy.
Kai nudge Xavier to shut his mouth and Zeke broke the silence.
“Why don’t you prepare something for her? You still have plenty of time,” he said and Alex just gazed at him without saying anything.
Hellbound With You Chapter 170 – Avocado
Abi and Alex arrived at Abi’s house that morning.
Her family immediately welcomed Alex warmly. They treated him much warmer than before. Abi took Alex with her early so she could spend the day with him while they prepared everything. This was the 9th to the last day so she was determined not to waste even a second.
“Alex, dear, do you know how to cook?” the old grandma asked him and as always, the first thing Alex did was glance at Abi.
“He’s not good at it, grandma,” Abi replied and the old grandma smiled at Alex.
“That’s okay, dear. You can help by preparing these avocados,” Abi’s grandmother said as she gave him a knife.
Abi pressed her lips tight to stop herself from smiling. She didn’t bring him here to help but she thought that it wasn’t bad to make him experience doing ordinary things. Besides, she didn’t like to have him just sit there like godly statue.
“Can you do it?” Abi asked him and the man glanced at the avocados before looking at her.
“You think I can’t even do such a simple thing?” he raised a brow and Abi could only chuckle. She was glad he didn’t seem to be forcing himself to do this.
“Wait a moment,” Abi said and she disappeared for a while. Once she came back, she was holding a yellow apron. “You have to wear this, Alex,” she said and she put it on him herself. The two were too intimate that Abi’s dad, who was about to enter the kitchen, immediately turned around and left again. His daughter and her boyfriend were still acting like newlyweds.
“Here you go,” Abi stepped away to admire this godly creature wearing a yellow apron and she was satisfied. “Perfect!” she praised while Alex just looked at what he was wearing with a straight expression.
“Abi? Come over here for a while.” Abi heard her grandma called.
“Be careful, okay? Don’t cut yourself,” she told him before she dashed away.
Alex then stared at the avocados, picked one of them and turned it around. He looked so serious, almost looking like he was calculating something as he looked at it.
After a moment, a lightbulb seemed to have appeared in his head and he now looked ready. He took the chopping board, put the avocado on top of it, placed the knife along the perfect halfway point and chopped it.
It wasn’t even five minutes yet before Abi and her grandma came back to the kitchen and when they came through the door, they saw Alex just sitting there, like a kid waiting for his teacher to arrive so he could show them his handiwork.
Abi smiled at seeing this picture. It looked like he finished his task in one go.
But the moment Abi and her grandma saw what Alex did, both of them froze in disbelief. Abi’s mouth could only drop as she glanced at Alex and then back to the avocados.
The two women couldn’t believe that Alex just treated the avocado like that. He chopped it, yes, and in really neat and perfect shapes, precise sizes and all like it was chopped by a machine. It was just that, he treated the avocado like onions and even chopped its seed along with it.
Abi’s grandma was the first to laugh. “Oh dear, Alex. You made this old grandma speechless. This would be the funniest thing I have ever encountered in the kitchen in my entire existence,” she mused. “Okay, Abi… I will leave you two here. This grandma had to rest,” she said, still laughing as she left them.
Alex cleared his throat and leaned in on Abi. “It looks like I messed up. I’ll ask Kai to go and buy more avocados.”
Abi finally burst at seeing his serious face. She reached out her hand and pinched his cheek. “Alex, did you know that you’re so cute today?”
Before Alex could react, Abi turned and spoke again. “Okay, my third request for the day is… let’s bake a cake together,” she told him.
“You know that I have no idea how –”
“It’s okay, I’ll teach you. Come, let’s start.”
Somewhere in the city, Kai was driving when he received a message from Alex.
“Go buy avocados. Don’t even try asking anyone else to go. Go buy them yourself or I’ll hold you accountable if it has been poisoned.”
Kai laughed but he turned his bike around and went to the super market that he just passed by.
The man wore his black cap and headed to the store.
This was the first time he was going to shop for food by himself. In fact, he had never been inside a supermarket before.
He asked one of the sales lady and the lady told him where the fruit section was.
Kai sighed and hesitantly walked towards the general direction that the lady pointed to, but it seemed he may gotten lost. He stopped and looked around.
He was about to return to that lady and ask when…
“My, my… what are you doing here, my handsome prince?” a woman wearing black sunglasses appeared before him. He couldn’t believe that he actually bumped into her again and in a place like this! Was this girl stalking him?
“I came here to buy something,” Kai replied and Kelly walked closer to him.
“Something? Are you here to buy something for your girlfriend? What a lucky girl! I’m totally jealous.” Kelly narrowed her eyes.
“Stop talking nonsense. I’m not here to buy for a girl.”
“Not for a girl?”
“Yes, that’s right.”
Kelly gasped. She held his shoulders and almost pushed him on the shelves.
“Oh god! So you’re actually bent? Is that why you don’t like me?! Is that why my seduction techniques don’t work on you?!” she seemed so shocked while Kai creased his brows.
“What are you saying? Please let go, I need to buy a–”
“What? A sanitary pad?” she continued his word.
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“What sanitary pad?” Kai was confused. He was about to pull her hand away when he realized that he was the only man in this section. He looked around and he finally saw that everything in this area were for girls!
“It’s a misunderstanding. I came here to buy avocados,” he confessed, with slightly reddened cheeks, but Kelly just laughed.
“Avocados? At least have a believable excuse…”
The man suddenly showed Alex’s message right before her face and Kelly had no comeback.