Hellbound With You Chapter 171 – Like a wise old man
With a big smile, Kelly suddenly clung onto Kai’s arms.
“Hehehe, I’m just kidding, my prince,” she winked at him while he just closed his eyes and sighed. Why did he seem to always cross paths with this big troublemaker? What on earth did he do in his past life to deserve such torment?!
“Stop calling me ‘prince’!” he sternly said as he put the phone back in his pocket.
“Sigh… I really want to know who Alexander Qin is. How is he able to turn a beautiful royal prince like you to be his personal errand boy? And why does a prince like you obey his every word? Don’t tell me you’d also be willing to put your life at risk or even die for him like an olden day knight?”
Kelly blabbered on, seeming to mindlessly just spout out her thoughts. But really, she was truly curious of what the answer could be because until now, despite using her father’s resources, she hadn’t been able to find any information about Alexander Qin or what was his connection was to the royals of the Hidden Kingdom.
Kai sighed again and he tried to peel her off him. “That’s right, if he wanted me to, I would die for him. Happy?” he answered and walked away, leaving Kelly’s mouth hanging open. Eh? What? Was he serious? Her last sentence a while ago was just a joke and yet he confirmed it so seriously?
Kelly ran after him and hugged him from the back, effectively stopping him from running away.
“Oh babe, why are you running away from your mommy? That’s not nice,” she said and Kai closed his eyes again, pressed his temples and sighed. He felt like he was starting to get high blood pressure every time this girl showed up around him.
“Miss Kelly Yang, can’t you at least behave in public places like this?”
“Sigh… why do you mind other people that much? Oh well, I understand you’re a mighty royal but have fun, my boy! Don’t be obsessed with your reputation that much.”
“It’s not about reputation or anything like that, Miss Hooligan. Behaving properly in public places means being considerate to the masses. Everyone of us are obliged to do that.”
Gosh! Did he just give me a sermon? “Oh well, like I said, you think too much about other people. Be selfish sometimes too, your majesty. People really don’t care that much about what you do. Each of us has what is called ‘freedom’ to do what we want with our lives.”
At last, the prince turned to look at her. He stared at her face with his delicate eyes. “Did you ever wonder what might happen if drivers just did whatever they wanted to on the roads without caring about others? If they didn’t follow rules or etiquette and only thought about themselves?”
“Sometimes, freedom create chaos. Freedom is a good thing if people don’t abuse it.”
Kelly’s grip on him subconsciously loosened up. She was speechless. She always knew that this guy sometimes acted like a sheep in the middle of the pack of wolves but he was being so damn thoughtful right now, almost like a wise old man full of knowledge and wisdom.
“Er…” Before she could speak, Kai pulled her aside and slightly bowed in silent apology at the ladies who were stuck behind them.
“Such a kind young man,” one of the ladies said as she smiled at him and Kelly couldn’t help but feel guilty. She knew she wasn’t a goody-two-shoes but seeing kind and nice people like this made her feel that the world was still beautiful. These types of people were an endangered species, just like Abi.
These were the people who stayed kind despite living in this harsh world who thought that kindness was a weakness. She was one of those people who didn’t really give much thought to this kind of thing so she truly respected these people. She thought they were the ones who were truly strong because only a few people stay like that after being exposed to the harshness of the world.
Heaving a sigh, Kelly finally let go of him, but it looked like this guy had awakened something in her. She thought this species must be protected at all cost, but it looked like she needed protect him from herself. Darn! What should she do? If she left him alone, another bitch worse than her might snag him, no?
Kelly was torn.
“Okay, let me help you find your avocado,” she said as she smiled, held his hand and led him to the fruit area.
Once they were done with their shopping, the two then went to the parking lot towards their own rides. Coincidentally, they both were riding motorbikes.
“Bye, Prince,” she said as she gave him a flying kiss before she accelerated out of the carpark on her sleek ride. While driving, Kelly thought about what he said. If drivers just did whatever they want…
She smiled. She never realized this before. Indeed, the world might be a better place if there were more people who thought like him.
She had finally reached the forested area on the way to Abi’s house when she noticed that Kai was still following her. She then stopped, blocking him.
“Hey prince, why are you following me?” she licked her lips.
“I’m not following you,” he replied and he drove past her. Kelly smiled and she chased him. Her speed was deadly and she caught up in a matter of seconds.
“Then, where are you going?” she yelled but the man didn’t reply until they reached their destination.
Kelly was surprised because it appeared that Kai was also heading towards Abi’s house.
“You shouldn’t yell in the middle of the road and ride at that kind of speed. That could cause an accident,” were the first words he told her as they walked towards Abi’s house.
“Hehehe, that’s an old habit.”
“You said to only care about yourself but I don’t see you caring about yourself that much. You’re too reckless. You’re putting yourself in danger.”
“. . .” Ah, stop lecturing me already, your highness… T^T
Hellbound With You Chapter 172- His personal ice cream
After Kelly introduced Kai to Abi’s family, the duo then headed to the kitchen after Abi’s grandma said that the couple was busy inside.
Kelly peeked by the door with Kai behind her and what she saw made her halt. Curious, Kai peeked as well and the avocados in his hands nearly fell to the floor.
His mouth dropped seeing Alex bent over the table, wearing a yellow apron and seriously piping glaze on top of a cake!
“Ah, oh… control Alex, not so big,” Abi told him. She, too, was doing the same thing Alex was doing but on the other side.
Alex simply creased his brows and did as she said. Kai noticed the stray icing on his cheek and he couldn’t speak.
It was then that Kelly lifted her phone and took a good shot of the couple, then took the avocado from Kai’s hand, carefully put it down on the floor before she dragged Kai out of the door. She closed the door behind her and grinned at Kai.
“It’s not right for us to disturb their precious moment. Like you said, we must be considerate.” She winked at him and then she dragged him to the small living room.
“Uncle, where are you going?” Kelly rushed over to Andrew, who was about to step out the door.
“I’ll have to go and pick up the wines I ordered.”
“Oh, we can go uncle. Leave it to us.”
Back in the kitchen…
“Alex? What is that?” Abi asked. They were now making the cake’s toppings for its decoration. Abi was creating rose shaped chocolate while Alex was busy making something she could not recognize. He was so serious he didn’t even speak more than ten words since they started baking. He was like an obedient student who just kept nodding and doing what he was asked to do.
He was acting a little strange but Abi thought that maybe Alex was like this when he worked? She never saw him do some chores before so she didn’t know whether his silence was normal or not. But since Abi couldn’t feel anything heavy or dark coming from him, she decided not to think about it too much.
“A Peach,” he replied.
“Oh, why a peach?”
“This is your cake so it must resemble you, no?”
Abi blinked at him before she chuckled. The man remained serious and looked at his handiwork with an unsatisfied look.
“I will make another one,” he said and took another piece of chocolate to mold.
“Eh? Isn’t that enough? It looks cute.”
“No, you have two peaches so I should make two as well,” he told her with a straight face and Abi couldn’t help but gape at him and then blush. She was speechless. How could he say those things with a straight face like that?
Once Alex was done, a smirk formed on his lips. He seemed satisfied with his work and he seemed to have enjoyed the baking process. It was fun and Abi was blissfully happy the whole time. This was another wholesome experience she would never forget.
“Yay!! It’s done, Alex! I think we did quite well!” Abi hugged Alex as they looked at their finished product. A white chocolate cake with pale pink peaches and roses on top. It was really cute.
After putting it in the fridge to chill, Abi looked at Alex with a bright smile.
“Okay, you must be tired now. Let me take your apron so you can go sit on the sofa. I’ll just tidy these up,” she told him as she tiptoed to remove Alex’s apron.
However, as their face moved closer, Abi noticed the icing on his cheek. She chuckled and was about to wipe it but Alex caught her hand.
“There’s icing on your face, Alex,” she told him but the man just raised a brow. “Let me wipe it off for you.”
She moved her hand again but Alex still didn’t let her.
“How about you use your tongue to wipe it?” he asked and Abi blinked before her face turned unbelievably red. “You don’t want to? Okay, let me do it to you first.”
Without waiting for her response, Alex placed some icing on her lips as he smiled mischievously. And then, he licked them off.
“A-alex, dad might…”
“Don’t worry, the door is closed. There’s more right here and here,” he replied as he pointed at her nose and cheek. Little did Abi know that he was putting icing on them as he did that. “Let me clean them up for you.”
“Alex…” she tried to protest but Alex was already licking her as if she had turned into his personal ice cream. Abi’s heart was pounding because of the worry that someone might come in and see them, but part of the reason was actually because of what he was actually doing to her. His tongue was hot.
“O-okay, that’s enough. I’ll wash my face later.” She pulled away, blazing red, as she bit her lip. However, Alex didn’t let go. He lifted her and made her sit on top of the table, putting himself between her legs.
He looked up at her surprised face and he chuckled.
“If you want me to put you down…” he put an icing on his own lips. “Lick these first, little fruit.”
Abi’s first reaction was to look at the door and he was right, it was closed. Worried that someone might come and see them in this position, Abi quickly bent down and licked the icing on his lips in a flash.
“How does it taste?” he asked mischievously.
“Good,” she could only reply, looking at the door again.
“Oh, just good, huh?” He put more icing on his lips again. “One more time, Abigail,” he demanded and Abi could only do it again.
“How is it this time?”
“It tastes… delicious, Alex.”
Alex smiled and he finally put her down but the real reason why he did that was because he saw the door knob move. Darn, they should’ve baked at his house and not here…
Hellbound With You Chapter 173 – Picnic
“Abi, why don’t you two go and have a walk outside or something? You two can go up the trail in the nearby forest and relax,” Abi’s grandma suggested. “We will finish up the rest of the things here. There’s not much more work to do anyway.”
Abi looked at Alex before she nodded at her grandmother. She was right, there was still plenty of time so she must take advantage and spend it with Alex.
“Alex, my third request for today is… let’s go on a picnic together,” she whispered and the man just nodded without a word. Abi smiled and started packing up a picnic basket.
After a while, the couple stepped out of the house with Alex holding the basket. They walked hand in hand towards a small pathway leading to the forest.
They arrived at a clear spring after a long walk. The weather was good and the view was spectacular and quiet.
“Okay, let’s settle here!” Abi happily declared as she walked over a grassy area near the spring. The sky was clear that day and the birds were singing.
She spread the blanket on the grass, and sat there as she called Alex to join her.
The man followed and did as he was told.
“Do you want to lay on my lap?” Abi asked him. Alex looked at her and without saying a word, he moved and lay on her lap.
Abi bit her lips as she looked down at his outrageously gorgeous visual.
“Alex… you’re such a good boy today as well,” she uttered and the man looked up.
“What? You don’t like me like this?”
Abi frantically waved her hands. “No, no, I like it. Uhm… veryyy much! I’m just surprised.” She grinned at him and then her hand fell on his hair and she started caressing it.
“Your hair is so smooth, Alex,” she uttered again but Alex just closed his eyes. His head was in chaos since last night, a disturbance created by the words his little fruit said in her dreams, even though he kept telling himself that she was just a sleep talking. But the moment she said that today was her birthday this morning,
Alex decided to behave even just for a day. He didn’t know if he would be able to do that. Anything could trigger his anger and the darkness inside him at any moment but he wanted to try because he thought this was the only thing he could do for her, not to scare her or cause any negative disturbance for her on this day.
That was why he was keeping himself in check, restraining himself from talking and thinking about anything else. Somehow, it wasn’t as hard as he thought and her calling him ‘good boy’ again, he didn’t know why he smiled when she said that.
“Are you sleepy?” she asked because she saw him try to cover up a yawn.
“Because you’re stroking my hair.”
“Oh, do you want some food? I took some fruits here and the cake I secretly made for you,” she smiled and Alex sat up.
She brought out a small container and opened it. Alex raised a brow upon seeing that the small cake had a jellyfish drawn on top of it.
“You made a peach on mine so I made a jellyfish on yours. It’s cute, right?” She grinned.
Abi took a teaspoon and scooped a bit before putting it near his lips, but Alex caught her wrist, stopping her.
“I don’t like sweets, Abigail…” he said, causing Abi’s brows to crease. “But…” he trailed off, now staring intensely at her as he slowly moved Abi’s hand towards her. He then grazed the spoon with the cake on it, from her lips to her chin. “But if I could eat it like this, I think I would like it,” he added and Abi was speechless.
He began licking the cake on her lips before Abi could even snap out of her daze. The next moment, Alex pinned her down, his eyes glimmering as his face hovered over hers.
“You said I’m a good boy so you should reward me, right? Abigail?”
“W-what reward would you like?”
“Let me eat more.”
She blinked and he moved his face closer.
“Let me eat more cake off your body,” he whispered with his hot breath caressing her skin. “If you let me, I’ll be a good boy for the rest of the day, Abigail.”
“E-even if I invited Chris to come along?”
Alex fell silent. His eyes darkened for a moment but his coldness somehow didn’t blaze as Abi expected. It seemed Alex was really in a good mood today.
“I… I promised to call him. And he knows today’s my birthday,” she added hesitantly, carefully watching Alex’s every reaction.
Surprisingly, Alex nodded again after a short while of silence.
“Yes, even if he comes, I’ll behave,” he said. “That is if you let me –”
“I will let you!” she exclaimed without any hesitation. She even turned and scooped up the cakes icing and spread it on her lips again. “You can eat more, Alex,” she smiled, almost looking quite excited.
A wicked smirk escaped Alex’s lips twirling his tongue at the corner of his lips as he stared at her in amus.e.m.e.nt.
“As you wish,” he s.e.xily said with his deep voice and kissed her and licked her while his hands started unbuttoning her shirt.
Abi’s eyes widened and she m.o.a.ned against his lips.
Alex pulled away and smiled at her.
“I want to eat more,” he said and scooped some with his fingers and spread it on her neck. Abi’s mouth parted in surprise as he licked her neck. She could feel the heat touching her skin and his hands continued undressing her.
“A-a-alex… I… what are you doing?” she grabbed his head and made him look at her. His eyes are so damn alluring as he looked up and answered.
Hellbound With You Chapter 174 – Gentlemen
Abi almost choked while Alex just continued what he was doing.
“Alex… uhm… someone might –”
“Shh… you’re the one who said no one comes to this area and you already gave me permission, Abigail, so don’t take back your word.” He caressed her lips as he kissed her. “Don’t worry, no one will see us here, trust me, okay?” he whispered gently and he continued kissing her until Abi could only close her eyes.
Alex pulled away and his finger touched her collarbones. She felt the cold and sticky icing piping slowly on her skin. Abi couldn’t help but imagine him piping glaze over a cake and her face burned red. When she felt him putting more down her cleavage, she lifted her hands and covered her face in embarrassment.
But Alex spoke. “Don’t hide your face, Abigail. Look at me,” he told her. His voice became deeper again, hypnotizing her to obey.
“But… it’s embarrassing, Alex,” she uttered.
“Okay, I’ll undress, too,” he replied and Abi quickly removed her hands from her face and looked at him.
“No, no, you don’t need to do that!” she protested, but Alex didn’t stop and undressed himself until he too was half-n.a.k.e.d. Abi could only watch him, completely dumbfounded.
Seeing the look on her face, Alex smirked and without warning, he started licking her. His tongue skillfully teased her and sucked her gently every now and again. He was doing it so slowly,
as if he was savoring a dessert, letting it melt on its own in his mouth. The heat of his lips and his tongue traveling from her collarbones down to her cleavage was making Abi felt so hot, so hot that she was starting to feel weird.
“So delicious…” he uttered as he pulled away and looked at her. The dreamy look on Abi’s flushed face made him smile and kiss her lips. “You’re delicious, Abigail…” he whispered seductively and Abi felt like he was trying to shut her heart and mind down all at once.
Before she knew it, he had taken off her bra. Abi gasped when she realized it and she grabbed Alex, wrapping her arms around his neck.
“A-alex, I… you can’t take it –”
“Shh…” he cut her off again and he started nibbling her ear. “I want to taste the cake on top of your cute peaches, Abigail. This is the real reward I want for being a good boy,” he whispered and Abi felt so tickled as he blew his hot breath in her ear. This was too much and her arms were losing their strength.
He pinned her down again. He stared deep into her eyes and kissed her deeply until she finally let go of him.
Alex stared at her, his gaze caressing every nook of her n.a.k.e.d torso as he gazed at her with pride and admiration. His hand then moved and Abi felt him put some icing on her n.i.p.p.l.e. Her mind was already in a daze and she started sweating due to the heat Alex caused by seducing her.
And then, she felt his lips on one of her twin peaks. He licked her n.i.p.p.l.e slowly, savoring the icing on it, slowly and gently, and Abi couldn’t help but m.o.a.n.
“I love your m.o.a.ns, Abigail. M.o.a.n for me more,” he whispered between his shallow breaths and his lips moved on to the other one and licked her there again.
Abi could no longer think straight. He made her feel like this every time he touched her, making her lose her mind with all these foreign things and feeling he was making her experience. She didn’t know what was going on anymore. All she knew was that she had never felt so good.
“A-alex… I… I’m feeling weird… feels s-so good…” she didn’t know that those words escaped from her lips but their effect was definitely like oil being poured over the calm fire.
“Damn!” he cursed and he picked her up without letting go of her peach. He made her straddle him as his mouth moved even harder, with one hand also playing on the other one, pleasuring her twin peaches simultaneously.
His other hand started moving downwards, slipping under her skirt and he touched her there, making Abi’s body quiver in pleasure. Her hands wrapped around his neck tightly and he didn’t stop until Abi reached the sky again.
It was dusk when everyone finally arrived at Abi’s house. There were only less than twenty people who came, mostly, their neighbors. Abi didn’t have many close friends her age, only Kelly, so the rest of the guests were elderlies and children.
Zeke and Xavier also arrived, surprising everyone in the house. Zeke was quite famous so the elderlies immediately recognized him, creating a fuss inside the house for a while.
The last one to arrive was none other than Chris, Abi’s childhood friend.
Of course, the fuss that was pointed at Zeke a while back immediately got thrown to Chris.
Being the most famous actor at the moment, even the elderlies almost shrieked upon the sight of him. Abi’s family also gushed when they saw him and they welcomed the young man so warmly, almost as if he belonged to the family in the first place.
But the truth was it wasn’t only the people inside who got surprised, Chris himself was actually shocked. He couldn’t believe that not only was the shadiest man he ever knew here, the coldhearted and dangerous business tycoon, Ezekiel Qin was also here! What was he doing here?!
He had expected Alexander Qin to be here but seeing another shady character inside this house, and the richest man in the country no one dared to offend, he was damn speechless. How the hell did Abi get connected to these kinds of people?
“Come, Chris, join these gentlemen here.” Andrew led him to the sofa where Alex, Zeke, Kai, and Xavier were sitting. Chris glanced at the other two and even though he didn’t know who they were, he could sense in one glance that they were not ordinary people.
Abi’s grandma went to introduce Chris to the four gentlemen and when Xavier heard that he was the boy who was beside Abigail in many of the pictures inside this house, his eyes immediately began to observe Alex.
But Alex was somehow calmer than expected. In fact, he was so calm that he almost looked as still as stone.
A while later, Kelly went downstairs first after helping Abi dress up and she was shocked by what she saw. One tycoon, one superstar, two royals, and one shady character who obviously seemed to be much more powerful than the four of them. Kelly could only sigh. ‘Sigh…
Abi my friend, I really don’t know if I should be happy or not, despite seeing these men all looking excessively gorgeous…’
A few seconds later after Kelly appeared, Abi made her way down the stairs.
Hellbound With You Chapter 175 – Birthday girl
Everyone gushed the moment they saw the birthday girl. They all knew that Abi had always been beautiful but at that moment, she was at her prettiest. She was glowing, the kind of glow a woman exuded when she was genuinely happy and in love.
She was dressed in a simple white dress and wearing minimal makeup. Her straight hair was curled and she just looked breathtakingly stunning. The birthday girl, their angel, was truly the true star of the night tonight, and she was shining brighter than anything else.
Everyone started to sing happy birthday as she descended the stairs slowly, making her lips curve into her sweetest, brightest smile. She looked around and saw that everyone that she had invited, had arrived.
“Thank you so much for coming tonight. I am truly happy to see you all here,” she said and then Abi was immediately approached by her grandma and was embraced really tightly as she was greeted ‘happy birthday’. Her grandma then led her to the middle of the room and showed her the birthday cake.
She smiled seeing the cute peaches on top of the cake before she looked around to find Alex. He was there, sitting quietly on the couch near the window. Her eyes glimmered as she looked at him before she returned her gaze to the cake.
She took a deep breath as she stared at it. But then, she looked around again, first making eye contact with her family, then Kelly, then the other guests, and then Ezekiel Qin and Chris, with a huge smile as if she was memorizing each of their faces. Lastly, her eyes landed on Alex.
When their eyes met, she felt like everyone temporarily disappeared. To Abi, this was her happiest birthday ever, simply because her special someone was here, celebrating this day with her. Nobody knew how happy she was right now.
Honestly, though Abi had not really been looking forward for this day because she knew that this would be her last. She thought she would never smile like this once this day came but here she was smiling from ear to ear.
All of these feelings she was experiencing were all thanks to Alex. If she hadn’t met him, she would’ve never experienced these kinds of emotions, including the feeling of loving someone with all your heart and soul. It was incredibly overwhelming and she had never felt so alive.
As she blew on the candle, Abi had only one wish.
Everyone clapped and her grandmother teared up. Kelly was also emotional, watching her best friend. Gladly, Abi somehow managed to stay cool and immediately started the dinner party.
The elderlies who adored Abi so much monopolized her as they gave her their blessings in the form of gifts, while Kelly served the five gentlemen wine. Two of the gentlemen were staring intently at Abi the entire time.
Once the last of the elders gave her a gift, Chris stood up. Alex, the statue, immediately reacted and his eyes narrowed as his gaze followed Chris.
“Happy Birthday, Abi,” Chris greeted as he reached out a golden small box to her.
“Chris… thank you for coming and for this gift,” she replied and the man suddenly hugged her. Abi’s eyes immediately fell on Alex and she sighed in relief when she didn’t feel cold chills coming from him.
Chris let her go and spoke to her. The elders joined their conversation until the conversation turned to Abi’s and Chris’ childhood antics. Abi’s family were the ones who kept saying how close the two were when they were younger until they were teenagers, even talking about the stories behind the pictures on the wall.
Xavier and Kai were nudging each other as they looked at the still unmoving stone next to them.
“Alex, why don’t you go and join them?” Zeke was the one who spoke. But Alex remained unfazed, as if he didn’t hear a thing. “Make sure you won’t explode here, then. Don’t forget that her family is here,” he added as he sipped his wine and Alex heaved a quiet sigh.
Abi kept glancing at Alex as she was waiting for an opportunity to excuse herself or to call Alex over but the conversation was solid and the talk only kept getting hyped up. That was until someone brought up if the two were now dating.
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Chris’s smile immediately faded while Abi looked like a lightbulb finally appeared in her head.
“Uhm… I have a boyfriend now,” Abi replied with a smile and then she ran towards the couch. She took Alex’s hand and pulled him with her. Xavier and Kai’s shoulders dropped. They’ve been subconsciously holding their breath because they knew Alex was on the very edge of exploding. They couldn’t even imagine what might have happened if Abi didn’t come to get him.
“Damn! I didn’t know Alex actually had a real rival!” Xavier whispered. “Did you know about that guy, too? Is that why you tag along? Huh? Zeke?” he asked but the man didn’t answer as he was busy twirling the wine in his hand, as calm and unbothered as a drifting paper plane, as if he was in his very own different world.
The group of elders all looked at the man Abi brought with her.
“Uhm… he’s my boyfriend,” she introduced and everyone gaped at Alex. She looked up at Alex and the man cleared his throat before he began introducing himself.
“I’m Alexander Qin,” he simply said but everyone waited for the rest of his words. Little did they know that the man actually had no more words to say. He was not used being polite to anyone because he was usually the one everyone was being polite to in his entire existence. The first person he actually said the polite words ‘nice to meet you’ was Abi’s father.
“Uh, he’s very shy towards elders so he rarely speaks,” Abi butted in and the elders looked at her as they laughed.
“Oh dear, no need to be shy, son. You’re such an extremely gorgeous man too.” The atmosphere somehow lightened up and Abi smiled at him. “Uhm I think we should eat now. The kids must be hungry,” Abi diverted the topic to avoid the elders questioning her more about Alex.
“Oh yes, oh yes. We have to eat now,” her grandmother said and Abi finally excused themselves to head to where the bachelor’s group was sitting.
Kelly was already with the other three and Xavier was talking intently with her.
Abi sat next to Alex and thanked Zeke, Kai and Xavier for coming. The men also handed her their gifts, except Alex.
It was then that one of the elders came to serve them the cake.
The old woman handed the plate to Chris and then to Zeke. It was obvious that she chose the famous duo to be the ones to receive food first. Well, nobody really cared except for Alex! His cold aura suddenly burst because those plates Zeke and Chris received had the two peaches he created that were supposed to resemble Abi’s twin peaches.
Hellbound With You Chapter 176 – Advantage
Abi’s gaze flew towards Alex the moment she felt the cold chills coming from him. His eyes were incredibly sharp as it focused towards something. Abi followed his line of sight and was speechless when she saw that he was glaring at the peaches on Ezekiel’s and Chris’ plates.
“Alex…” Abi called out in a whisper to get his attention. Somehow, she got through to him and he immediately looked at her. His chilling aura was controlled again as their eyes met but Alex was obviously restraining himself to the extreme.
She could see him frowning and his hands were clenched at his sides. She looked at him and felt a bit worried, but also elated at the same time, because he was doing his best to behave for her.
“Aren’t you supposed to be the one to eat those?” he suddenly asked seriously and Abi could only press her lips tightly. She couldn’t believe that Alex seemed unhappy because the peaches he made ended up being served to someone else.
But seeing that this seemed to be quite serious to him, Abi quickly started to coax him. Even though he promised he would behave, and she could see that he was truly doing his best, Abi didn’t want him to be like this and resenting Ezekiel and Chris for eating his peaches.
Abi held his hand, pulled him with her and stepped out of the back door. Abi faced him as she held his hands, pressing them gently as she looked up at him with a big smile.
“It’s okay, Alex, those peaches are just chocolates. Don’t worry about it, okay?” she said and Alex’s eyes slightly widened before he cleared his throat.
“Who said I was worried about it?” he glanced at the door and Abi just smiled again.
Seeing her smile, the man straightened up and then he pinned her against the door. He bent down until their faces were close.
“Why should I care about those when I could always eat the real ones right here?” he pointed on her chest s.e.xily, causing Abi to feel like all her blood just rushed up to her head.
Abi caught his hands before he could touch her peaches as she bit her lips.
“A-alex, you said you would behave. Don’t take back your words!” she complained with her flushed face and Alex somehow mellowed down. He turned his back from her and looked up the sky, a smirk forming on his lips.
He was thinking to himself, trying to remember if he ever did anything like this before. He was used to doing whatever he wanted without restraint so restraining himself to not do something had never been added to his dictionary. Whatever he wanted, he did.
He didn’t care about the result or consequences at all; he just did whatever he wanted and had been living that way ever since he could remember. But, here he was, actually trying to suppress himself and it seemed that he had been doing this since the day he met her without him realizing.
“Alex?” he heard her call his name softly as she tugged his shirt from the back.
Turning to her, Alex bent down and kissed her lips gently. “Don’t worry, little fruit, I will not go back on my words and I will behave for the rest of the night,” he said before taking her hand and bringing her back inside. Abi smiled as she looked at his broad back. The kiss he just gave her reminded her of her first kiss when he gave her a simple yet gentle kiss.
The heartwarming event then continued. Everyone had a good time and it was lively until the end.
The guest slowly dispersed until the only ones left were Kelly and the five gentlemen.
Chris was having a good time chatting with Abi’s family and they truly looked like they were close to him as well as Abi. One could tell in one glance that Chris almost looked like he belonged to the family.
“That movie star seems to have won the favor of your girlfriend’s family, Alex. It’s quite obvious. Ah, that’s the advantage of being a childhood friend, eh? If they didn’t get separated, or if they had reunited before she met you, those two might have been a couple by now –”
Xavier suddenly clamped his mouth and he slowly hid behind Zeke. He was saying all this because Alex was unusually calm the entire time, so calm he wasn’t even talking anymore. He thought the man was just bored and he didn’t care about that guy but just a one glance from Alex at the moment, made his heart jump. That one look was one of those serious warnings he gave out before killing his enemies. Ah, did I barely escape death?
Xavier patted his pounding heart and was relieved when he saw that Alex was looking at the family again.
“Uncle, grandma, grandpa, Abi, I will drop by again soon,” Chris said, looking at Abi intently. It was obvious that the way he looked at her was different. He clearly adored her and he wasn’t even hiding it. He then hugged everyone and gazed at Abi before he hugged her again. “Happy birthday, Abi,” he whispered in her ear.
It was then that Alex, the statue, finally moved from his spot and walked closer to them.
Xavier’s eyes widened as he looked at Zeke. “Zeke, what should we do? It seems like he has reached his limit! Do something! He’s going to kill that childhood friend!”
“Shut up, Xavier, he’s not going to do that in front of Abigail.”
“How can you be so sure? You know how ruthless Alex is, he wouldn’t care!”
“Relax, did you forget? He’s not the same Alexander we know.”
As Xavier was panicking, something unexpected came out of Alex’s mouth as he approached Abi and her family.
“Abi,” he called out and Chris let go of her upon seeing him. Alex stared at Chris as he spoke. “I’ve decided to stay and sleep here with you again tonight.”
Everyone: “. . .?!”
Hellbound With You Chapter 177 – S.e.xier
Everyone was dumbfounded with what Alex had just spouted out. Andrew sighed but seeing that Alex was glaring at Chris, the elders could already tell that the guy was jealous.
Abi’s family finally realized that their attention had been on Chris this whole time that they almost forgot about Abi’s boyfriend. No wonder the young man looked unhappy but they couldn’t blame him.
They totally understood why he was jealous and they felt sorry for being inconsiderate especially when they recalled that all they’ve been talking about were Chris and Abi’s childhood since the party started.
Looking at how Alex glared at Chris, the old grandma smiled. She could tell that he must have been holding himself back a lot for a long while, considering the fact that he never came and joined their conversation or took Abi away from them the entire party.
They had monopolized Abi and this young man stayed in his seat the entire time. She thought that this young man seemed to be pretty disciplined and had such a great self-control for staying calm this whole time despite him being jealous of Chris and she truly commended him for that.
“Oh, sure, sure, Alex. I told you before, right? You are always welcome in our home,” Abi’s grandma said with a warm smile, causing Chris to look at her in disbelief but as the great actor that he was, he didn’t show any negative reaction at all.
Alex, on the other hand, was surprised with what he heard that because he didn’t expect Abi’s family to favor him at this point, since it was obvious that they adored this Chris guy so much.
“Yes Alex, you are always welcome to stay,” Andrew also said as he patted Alex’s shoulder, surprising Alex even more. Well, Alex didn’t know but Andrew felt bad as well for ignoring him because Chris was here. Andrew knew that it wasn’t Chris whom his Abi loved, but this man and this man, Alex,
was the one who put sparks in his daughter’s eyes. This man was the one who made Abi this happy, not Chris.
“Well then, Chris, looks like it’s time for you to go. Your manager is waiting,” Andrew told Chris as he looked at the idling car waiting for Chris outside.
Chris smiled and everyone said goodbye to him. He glanced at Alex one last time before he finally entered the car. Once the car door was closed, his calm and cool façade crumbled and he closed his eyes. He loosened up his tie as he looked at Abi through the window.
“What’s wrong? Are you alright?” his manager asked but he didn’t reply. He just tugged his hair, looking defeated and then he laughed.
“Sigh… I can’t believe I have lost before I could even start,” Chris muttered. “Why I didn’t look for her earlier?”
The man seemed so damned upset. His manager never saw him act like this before.
“Wait, don’t tell me that the birthday girl is the first love you’re always talking about.”
“Mn, it’s her. But she already has a boyfriend. Ridiculous, right? She has always been the only one in my heart but she… damn it!” He dropped his head, clenching his fists tightly. “F*ck!I didn’t think it would feel this bad.”
The manager sighed. It seemed like he would need to drop by a store and buy some alcohol for him. “Don’t be too devastated, Chris. He’s just her boyfriend, not her husband. You don’t know what will happen in the future,” he said and Chris immediately lifted his head.
“That’s right, it’s not over yet!” His dead spirit was resurrected in a second. How could he give her up so easily? Besides, he still didn’t trust that mysterious man. What if he hurt his Abi?
With a newfound determination in his eyes, Chris decided not to give up on Abi just yet.
Back in front of Abi’s house, Abi and Alex were the only ones left in the front yard as they watched the others leave as well.
“Okay, let’s go back in,” Alex spoke as he turned around when Abi tugged his shirt from the back. He turned and looked at her.
Abi stared back at him. “You called me ‘Abi’ a while ago without me asking,” she told him and Alex blinked before he glanced away for a moment.
“Well, all the people close to you call you that. It’d be weird if I, your boyfriend, still called you by your full name,” he explained. “Abi is cute, though. Although, I still prefer saying all the three syllables of your name because it sounds s.e.xier than just ‘Abi’. Don’t you agree? A-bi-gail?” he pronounced her name so slowly with his deep voice it almost sounded like a melody, causing Abi’s ears to redden.
“I… I prefer Abi at times like this, Alex,” she could only reply and Alex smiled.
“Fine. I did promise that I would behave. Now let’s go inside, A-bi.”
“S-stop teasing me.”
“I’m not teasing you, Abi.”
The duo then entered the house as Alex kept on repeating Abi’s name, seemingly enjoying himself as he chuckled every now and again.
“Okay, stop now, Alexander,” Abi retorted once they were inside her room, preparing to go and take a shower.
Abi, calling him his full name seemed to have worked as Alex stopped and his face became serious.
“Fine, I’ll stop. So don’t call me that,” he said and Abi gazed up at him, amused.
“Oh, so you don’t like me calling you Alexander?” she teased but Alex pinched her chin and pulled her face closer to him.
“Call me that again and you might see me go crazy, Abigail. You sound like you are seducing me when you call me like that,” he told her and Abi immediately swallowed.
“Oh, okay, let’s go, Alex. The shower is waiting.” She somehow managed to escape. She suddenly felt nervous when he said he’ll go crazy. Sigh, this man…
“I’ll go first, okay?” Abi told him and without waiting for his response, she entered the bathroom.
When she was done, she came out looking fresh. Her make-up was gone and her hair was now tied up into a bun.
“Alex, you’re turn,” she said when to her surprise, she couldn’t see Alex in the living room. Where did he go?
Abi thought that he might have gone to the kitchen so she went to check on him. But he wasn’t there. Thinking that he returned in her room, she climbed upstairs but Alex wasn’t there as well.
Where on earth did he go off to?
Hellbound With You Chapter 178 – Can’t help falling in love
Abi was starting to worry. She stepped out of her room and looked around. She walked towards the veranda but there was no sign of him either.
Abi finally brought out her phone to call him but she stopped before she could dial his number. It was because the moment she looked down, she saw Alex standing there by the road side. He seemed to be talking to someone who was leaning on the parked black car.
Who was he talking to?
Abi tried to zoom in at the man but she couldn’t see his face. Worried, Abi hastily walked downstairs but when she opened the door, the man had just closed the door and the car accelerated away.
Alex stood there, watching the disappearing car. He didn’t move even when the car was long gone.
Looking at him quietly standing there alone, Abi couldn’t help but walk towards him. He was exuding that seemingly lonesome vibe again. Did that man tell him about some bad news? Or problem?
Abi didn’t even try to conceal her presence but Alex didn’t seem to notice her yet. This made Abi crease her brows because she knew that Alex could sense her presence even when she was still far away.
She stood behind him but the still didn’t move. So Abi hugged him from behind and the man seemed surprised, something that was really unusual for him to do.
“Alex? Is everything alright?” Abi asked as she craned her head to look at him.
Alex cleared his throat and rubbed her head.
“What are you doing out here?” he asked.
“I should be the one asking you that,” she replied but Alex held her hand and led her back to the house without giving her an answer.
He went straight to the bathroom once they entered the house, making Abi feel that there was something off with him again.
She looked at the clock which said it was already eleven pm. She heaved a long breath as she walked to the living room to wait for him there. She didn’t know why but she was kind of scared that he might disappear.
Sitting there, Abi looked around the living room until her eyes fell on the old piano that was her mother’s. She never used that since her mother died even though she loved playing the piano.
She stood up and walked towards it. She opened the cover and tapped on it, creating a sound.
“Oops,” she said but her family actually didn’t mind even if she played music in the middle of the night, as long as it was a soothing music. Her family was just like her. They loved music and it was their lullaby. Abi sometimes played the piano out there or played the guitar in bed to make her dad fall asleep whenever his insomnia kicked in.
Suddenly, Abi felt the urge to surround the house with melody. She pulled the chair out and sat on it. It was then that Alex came out, already dressed up in his new clothes.
“You’re going to play?” Alex asked, jolting her.
“Ah, yeah… I am planning to serenade you, Alex.” she said and Alex smiled. He took a seat right next to her, placing his elbow on the edge of the piano as he rested his face on his palm, looking at her.
“Oh, really? Sure,” he replied and he looked at her like he was ready to listen. Abi smiled at him. She could still see the indifference in his eyes and she knew he was hiding something again. She wanted to at least calm him down before they went to bed.
Abi then took a deep breath and her fingers started to gracefully tap on the piano. The melody that echoed from it was incredibly soothing. The instrumental introduction of the song she was playing was slow and heart touching.
But that was just the introduction. When Abi started to sing, time seemed to have stood still for Alex and everything else faded away. The only thing left in his world was her, her voice and the soft sound of the piano. Her voice was like invisible hands of an angel touching him,
caressing the deepest corner of his frozen heart, burning it with its warmth. He couldn’t explain what he was feeling. All he knew was that the moment she started singing, she had captured every bit of his attention and the world ceased to exist. All he could see and hear was her.
“Wise men say
Only fools rush in
But I can’t help falling in love with you…”
Abi lifted her face from the keys of the piano to see Alex’s face. She didn’t know why she had chosen this song. This was just the song that first came to her mind upon her fingers tapping on the piano. Maybe her heart had reached its limit and had now burst out of control? She didn’t know. All she knew was that she couldn’t stop herself anymore. Her heart was now singing this song for him. Her confession.
“Shall I stay?
Would it be a sin?
‘Cause I can’t help falling in love with you”
Their eyes locked together as she continued singing. She was incredibly emotional. She wanted to pour everything that had been locked inside her heart out to him until there was nothing left. How could this song have everything she wanted to say? Would it be a sin if she wanted to stay even after these eight days were over? Would it be a sin if she wanted to stay with him and love him until her last breath?
The song was reaching its end when Abi’s hands left the piano. Her warm palms landed on both sides of his face as she sang the last lines while staring deeply into his eyes.
“Take my hand,
Take my whole life, too,
For I can’t help falling in love with you.”
As the song ended, Abi gently kissed his lips before she slowly pulled away and uttered those four forbidden words to him.
“I love you, Alex.”
Hellbound With You Chapter 179 – Anything
“I love you, Alex.” As these heartfelt words came out of Abi’s lips, everything seemed to stand still. Seconds slowly ticked by as their eyes locked and Abi started to realize what just came out of her mouth.
Her pulse accelerated, her heart started to beat loud like a drum and fear began to sprout in her heart the longer she looked at him just looking back at her, still as statue. She didn’t mean to say it.
Her plan was just to let him know she had fallen for him through a song because she thought she still wasn’t brave enough to say it. She was scared that things would change for the worse if those words ever came out of her mouth. But she had said it. Her heart made a move on its own before she realized it and now, she didn’t know what to do.
Abi tried to open her lips but it just trembled slightly and no words came out of it until Alex finally moved. He blinked a few times like he was waking up from a dream. His pupils dilated for a split second, his jaw clenched and he half bit his lip. Just like her, he seemed to have lost his tongue as well as no words came out of his mouth.
But it was then that Abi finally found her tongue. “Uhm… d-don’t worry, Alex. I… I’m not going to ask you to love me back,” she stuttered as her hands on his face slightly trembled.
And then, she hugged him tight, as if she was trying to chain him down using her arms, as if she was so scared that he would leave and never come back again. “I… I am not going to demand for your love so please don’t get angry with me, okay?” she added, her voice weak and fearful.
“I just wanted to tell you what I feel towards you now. And… you didn’t forbid me from loving you. You only forbade me from asking for your love so I am allowed say that I have fallen in love with you, right?” she asked again as her grip on him tightened, determined to hold him.
Alex’s Adam’s apple moved. His eyes were dark and his face was stiff and hard as he silently gritted his teeth before he spoke. “That’s right,” was all he responded and Abi pulled away with wide eyes.
“Y-you’re not angry with me, right?” Abi looked at him and the man stared at her before he replied decisively.
“I’m not, Abigail.”
Abi hugged him again. She was so relieved and even though she saw something odd in Alex eyes right now, the most important thing was that Alex wasn’t angry and that he wasn’t going to disappear.
Alex shut his eyes closed the moment his face was hidden from Abi. His brows knotted so tightly that the veins on his forehead and neck were bulging out.
“Thank you, Alex,” she uttered and she moved her face away slightly without letting go. Her lips landed on his, gently, causing Alex’s face to loosen up. “Please let me love you. I won’t ask for anything. Just let me love you, okay?” she pleaded against his lips and Alex’s jaw tightened again.
He lifted his hand to her head and pulled her into his embrace. He gritted his teeth once again, hiding his expression from her before he forced out his next words.
“Do what you want,” he replied and Abi smiled, thanking him again. She was so relieved and she couldn’t deny that this made her happy. Having the freedom to love him, to tell him
‘I love you’ every time she wanted to and as many times as she could, was just a wish before, but now, it was actually going to become her reality. He granted her a wish once again. This was the best birthday gift she received today and she couldn’t ask for more.
With a smile on her face, Abi let him go and stood.
“Let’s go to bed now, Alex.” She pulled him up, holding his hand tightly as they went upstairs.
Abi was animated as she lay on the bed. Once Alex sat next to her, Abi jumped on him and she cuddled him. She wrapped her arm around his torso as she snuggled herself closer until their bodies were sharing heat.
“Alex… you made this day my happiest birthday ever. Thank you for everything,” she told him, her eyes glistening with genuine happiness.
Alex suddenly pulled her towards him but he made her back face him and spooned her from behind. Abi didn’t notice but Alex seemed like he was trying to stop her from looking at his face.
They were silent for a long while before Alex spoke again. “I didn’t buy you a present so you can ask me one thing and I will fulfill it,” he suddenly said, causing Abi’s eyes to widen in surprise.
She tried to move to turn and look at his face but the man didn’t let her. “You can ask me anything, Abigail,” he added and Abi swallowed.
“A-anything?” she echoed, still looking at him with wonder and disbelief.
“E-even if it’s against your rules?” she asked in hesitation. Her heartbeat raced wildly as she waited in anticipation even though she already knew the answer based on his silence. She knew his rules was surely an exception.
But Alex’s answer made her mouth turn agape.
“Yes,” he replied and Abi couldn’t believe it. She struggled and slipped away from his arms before she sat up and looked down at him in disbelief.
He wasn’t smirking and there was no mischief in his eyes. He was serious and Abi just couldn’t believe it. She couldn’t talk for a long while until Alex broke the silence again.
“I’m serious, Abigail. Ask me anything and I will grant it,” he repeated as he looked her deeply in the eyes.
Hellbound With You Chapter 180 – Officially ended
Abi was so shocked that she pinched her cheeks to check if she actually fell asleep a while ago and this was now a dream because it was just too hard to believe. Was he really going to break his own rules? What if she would ask him to love her? Did he even think about that?
“Ouch!” she immediately rubbed the skin she just pinched. It appeared this wasn’t a dream.
“Come here,” Alex stretched out his arm seeing that the girl was having a hard time believing what he just said.
Abi moved and the man pulled her down, making her lie on his perfect, masculine chest.
“You’re not dreaming. So tell me what you want now, Abi,” he said weekly near her ear and Abi’s heart pound even harder.
She fell silent for a moment and then she suddenly pulled away and looked into his eyes.
“Marry me!” she exclaimed.
Alex looked dumbstruck. It seemed this was something he didn’t expect her to say. He had been expecting this girl to ask for his love in return, like all the others did after they confessed to him but she had surprised him, yet again.
Abi bit her lips and let her body fall on him again. She knew that that request was too much especially as he had told her before that he would never get married. But there was no way Abi would ask him to love her. She would never do that. You couldn’t force someone to love you, even if you begged until your voice was gone.
But… asking him to marry her was over the top as well. She couldn’t possibly marry him just to leave him after eight more days. No matter how much she wanted this to happen, even if this was her ultimate wish, she would never force Alex to marry her.
“Kidding, hehe,” she muttered. “Give me ten minutes to think, okay?” she asked and she fell quiet again.
Alex on the other hand lifted his free hand and covered his eyes with the back of his hand. He took his phone and saw that it was still twenty minutes before 12, before her birthday officially ended.
Deep lines formed in his forehead before he closed his eyes again.
After a minute or two, Alex opened his eyes and tapped something on his phone before he rose and sat on the bed.
“Ugh, I have too many wishes to ask that I can’t choose!” Abi grinned at him but Alex didn’t reply. He just stood up, walked towards his window and opened it.
The moon was out, big and bright. He looked up at it silently as Abi watched his back. He seemed to be letting the cold wind blow on him. Was he trying to cool his head?
Looking at him that moment, Abi saw it again, that profound ancient and lonesome feeling he was emitting. It was only for another fleeting moment but Abi felt that strange tinge of pain in her chest as she looked at him.
She frowned. She was about to climb off the bed to approach him when the man turned and walked back towards her. He sat at his spot but he didn’t lay down. He quietly leaned against the bed’s headboard.
“It’s 11: 50,” said Alex as he glanced at his phone and Abi straightened.
“Give me five more minutes,” she negotiated. What should she ask him? What were the things she wanted the most? She racked her brain but she always ended up with just two things – him,
marrying her or loving her – two things she wished would come true but something she could never ask him to do. She couldn’t be greedier and more selfish than she already was. She’d rather bury those wishes than force him to do those things and hurt him in the end.
Thinking hard, Abi didn’t notice that her five minutes was up. Alex, glanced at the time on his phone before his eyes fell on the window.
After a couple of minutes,
“Abi, go close the window,” he suddenly told her. Abi’s head flew towards him and she blinked, a little confused.
But she still climbed off the bed and walked towards the window.
She held the window and was about to pull it closed when she noticed the moon. She smiled at it as she said muttered the word ‘beautiful’.
Letting out a quiet breath Abi pulled the window in when she heard a sound of flapping wings. ‘A bird?’ she thought. She shrugged and was going to pull it again when a bird suddenly landed on the window frame.
Abi blinked. Eh? A white dove? In the middle of the night?
“Oh, little whitey, where did you come from?” she smiled at it. She just couldn’t help it because the bird was beautiful.
“Did you escape from your owner or something?” She lifted her hand, attempting to touch its cloud-like smooth feathers when her hand paused in midair.
Her gaze flicked with shock because she finally noticed that there was something in the bird’s beak.
It was a ring!
Abi just stood there frozen.
“A-alex, there’s a bird,” she said and the bird put the ring down and flew away. “Wait!”
She reached out her hand but the bird had already flown away. She looked at the ring on the windowsill. Her heart was beating damn so wild as her hand moved to pick it up.
She lifted it so slowly as she stared at it. The ring was an emerald ring and seemed so ancient
Abi turned and looked at Alex.
“Alex, look…” she uttered as she slowly walked towards him.
Alex looked at the shock and disbelief in her face and spoke, “That’s the only ring I possess right now. We can replace it tomorrow if you –”
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“You… t-this is yours?” she stammered, cutting him off. She felt like her heart was about to explode.
“And, you’re giving it to me?”
Alex eyes flicked with something unfathomable before he stood up and gracefully walked closer to her without tearing his eyes off her. He stared at the ring in her hand, took it and then he lifted her left hand.
He gazed at her intently for a while. “Because I’m going to grant your wish,” he said and he put the ring on her ring finger before he looked up again. “I will marry you, Abigail.”