Hellbound With You Chapter 221 – Answer
On the other corner of the rooftop, Kelly and Kai were standing by as back up in case Alex needed something. They hid behind the wall the whole time that Alex and Abi were dining and only peeked out again when they saw the lights moving up in the sky to form those two words.
“Hey my pretty boy, if I propose to you like that, would you say yes?” Kelly teased as she elbowed the man next to her as they looked up at the sky.
Kai was speechless. He didn’t know what to say. Wasn’t that something a man should be saying to a woman?
Kelly looked at Kai’s face and smiled at the shocked expression she saw on his face. Sigh. It really was so much fun teasing this guy!
Kelly was about to keep on teasing him but she stopped herself because she had an important mission to do at this moment. She peeked out and when she saw Alexander Qin begin to kneel, she quickly brought out her camera, ready to capture that most awaited moment.
“Oh god! I’m so jealous!” she mumbled in excitement while Kai simply watched her, looking mystified before his gaze flew towards the couple on the view deck.
“Abigail, let’s get married,” Alex said as he looked into Abi’s beautiful eyes. He began to see the fantastic future they could have together. He thought that proposing was an odd feeling. The emotions he was feeling was overwhelming, simply inexplicable.
Alex already proposed to her before but this was completely different. He had never prepared for anything like this in his life. He felt that it was the longest day of his life, waiting for this moment to come. And now that it was finally happening, his heart was going a mile a minute as he waited for her answer.
Abi’s eyes immediately welled but she fought hard not to tear up. Her heart felt so full of happiness that she thought it would burst. The sight of Alex, going down on one knee, asking her to marry him… There were no words to convey how wonderful it felt.
Even though Alex had already proposed to her once before, somehow, this time it felt a thousand times better. Her heart soared and flew with the birds above the sky.
She just couldn’t believe that this was happening again and this time, she could tell that he wasn’t doing this just because of her wish. She could see it in his eyes, that he was doing this because he wanted to, because he wanted to stay with her forever.
If she wasn’t dying, she would’ve been jumping in happiness right then. She was ecstatic and shocked and happy and amazed but at the same time, fear and sadness and pain lurked in her heart. She wished she wasn’t sick. She wished she didn’t have to cry at this very special moment.
But she knew there was no use wishing over those things anymore. At this moment, all she wanted was to stay with him, love him, and love him and love him and love him.
As she gazed down at Alex, who was looking up at her so seriously, so passionately, she smiled the widest smile he had ever seen yet. And then she nodded her head before saying, “Yes, Alex! Let’s get married!”
The moment Abi answered him, Alex took her left hand and immediately slid the emerald ring back on her ring finger, in case she changed her mind. Once it was firmly placed on there, he drew her hand to his lips and kissed her on the back of her hand before moving to get up.
Abi’s restraint finally crumbled and she jumped on him the moment he was up on his feet again. Alex caught her around the waist as Abi wrapped her arms around his neck. His face broke out in a big smile, almost as big as Abi’s, as he twirled them around in a circle.
He then stopped and carefully placed Abi’s feet back on the ground. Abi looked up at him, eyes shining brightly, and in the next second, his lips were on hers as they sealed their promise with a deep,
passionate kiss under the moonlit sky. Alex cupped her cheek with his hand while the other was wrapped around her waist, drawing her closer to him and preventing her escape, not that she wanted to escape. No, she would never run away from him again.
Alex deepened his kiss, probing with his tongue, playing havoc within Abi’s mouth and Abi responded with as much passion and love as she felt in her heart at that moment.
She thought that her feelings for him had already reached their peak during their little holiday but it seemed she was wrong. She was so overwhelmed by what she was feeling that her eyes started to tear up. It seemed she just couldn’t contain all these emotions that it spilled out of her in the form of happy tears.
Her tears flowed silently and when Alex felt them on his face, he quickly pulled away, instantly worried that she was hurting somewhere.
“Why are you crying, Abigail? Are you hurt somewhere?” he asked. She could hear the worry in his voice and see it from his expression.
Abi chuckled at how sweet this man was being. She couldn’t get enough of it. Gone was the frozen iceberg to be replaced by a melting snowman. After another moment, she put him out of his misery by saying, “I am fine, Alex. These are tears of joy.”
Letting go of the breath he had not realised he was holding, he pulled Abi closer to his chest and hugged her tight and then he kissed the top of her head,
a gesture that spoke volumes, a gesture that said ‘you are mine and I will take care of you until my last breath’.
Abi rested her head against his chest with her eyes closed, savoring the feeling of protection and safety she felt within his arms. When he hugged her, she felt that nothing else mattered.
She didn’t think about anything else except for the love she felt for this man and the love he felt for her.
Hellbound With You Chapter 222 – Sweeter
Back on the corner of the rooftop, Kelly could barely contain her happiness the moment they heard Abi say ‘yes’ to Alex’s proposal. She jumped up and down like an excited little kid and then grabbed Kai’s arm and shook it the way a little child shook their parent’s arm when they were trying to get their attention.
“Oh my gosh!!! Did you hear that? Abi said yes! They’re going to get married! There’s going to be a wedding!” she whispered to Kai so that Abi wouldn’t notice their presence.
Kai merely blinked at her, amazed. This hooligan was too excited and he couldn’t understand why. Kai had seen many weddings since he was just a little boy but he never thought a wedding was something to be happy about
because he grew up knowing the fact that all the weddings he had witnessed were nothing but political. Although, this time, it seemed like he would really witness a wedding he had never seen before.
Before he knew it, Kelly had snuck up closer to the couple, holding out her camera in front of her, and in the next second, he heard the sound of a photo being taken. Kelly took more than one photo and Kai had to grab her arm and drag her back behind the wall.
“I’m stopping you from earning the nickname of Miss creepy stalker! You should be thanking me!”
Kelly’s lips curved up and she leaned in on him.
“What other nicknames have you got for me, pretty boy?” she rebutted, unfazed by what he said. “I didn’t think we were at that point in our relationship yet,” she added, sending a wink his way as she said it.
Kai was beaten. He had no idea how to deal with this woman! She was not like any other woman he had ever encountered before. He looked at her and just silently prayed that this night would soon be over.
Abi and Alex went back to her room after they spent a bit more time enjoying the view from the rooftop. Alex picked her up and carried her again, princess style, to the room and gently placed her on the bed. He took her coat off her and tucked her into the bed, under the blanket.
Alex then went to the bathroom to get changed and when he came out, wearing only his s.e.xy pajama bottoms, Abi peeked at him from under the covers.
“You need to get some rest, Abigail. Go to sleep,” Alex ordered as he headed to her bedside. He sat on the edge of the bed and caressed her cheeks, with the back of his fingers.
Abi moved a bit to the side and then raised the blanket, silently telling him to join her under the blanket. Alex couldn’t refuse her so he climbed inside. The bed was huge so they had plenty of room.
The moment Alex was inside the blanket, Abi then wiggled closer to him and lay her head on his chest as Alex sn.a.k.e.d his arm under her so that he could pull her closer.
Abi could hear his heartbeats, strong and steady, just like the man himself. She felt herself relax and a big yawn escaped. She looked up at Alex and smiled.
“I love you,” she whispered and Alex lips curved up.
“And I love you, Abigail, my soon to be wife,” he said and Abi felt her face burn red. His words ‘my soon to be wife’ echoed in her head over and over again. “Okay, now sleep,” he added as his smile went wider, seeing her reaction at what he just said.
The next morning, Alex had just come out of the bathroom and was changing when Abi woke up. What a view to see so early in the morning.
“G-good morning, Alex,” she greeted and for the first time, Alex greeted her back.
“Morning,” he uttered, causing Abi to climb off the bed and hug him from behind. Her Alex was really changing and becoming sweeter by the day!
“Are you going somewhere again?” she asked. She knew she was being selfish but she wanted him to stay with her 24/7. She wanted to just hold him like this.
Alex turned as he removed her arms from around his waist. He bent and bumped his head gently on hers. “I’m not going anywhere, Abigail.”
“Then why are you…” she trailed off looking at his fine, manly and casual outfit. If he was going to stay with her all day, he would’ve worn a more comfortable clothes.
Alex smiled, reading what she was thinking through her expression. “Of course, this fiancé of yours needs to look good in front of your family.”
Abi’s lips parted as Alex held her face and kissed her lips lightly. “That’s right, I will tell them about us and…” he trailed off as he stared deeply into her eyes. “We will talk about the wedding as well. I want to marry you as soon as possible.”
After telling her those words, Abi was quick to enter the bathroom. Her heart was racing so fast that she didn’t know if it was because of excitement or anxiety or both.
She struggled to calm herself in the bathroom and gladly, she was able to calm down once she stepped out.
Her dad and grandparents were already waiting on the sofa with Alex.
She welcomed them with a smile as she walked towards them. She sat right next to Alex and their hands intertwined together.
Abi’s grandma of course noticed that little precious thing on Abi’s ring finger and she finally understood why this young man, Alexander, was looking a bit off this morning. It seemed he’s going to tell them that they were now engaged.
However, Alex told them something so unexpected.
“I would like to marry Abigail, tomorrow,” he told them and the three looked at them both in shocked surprise.
Hellbound With You Chapter 223 – Blessing
There was silence for a few seconds as Abi’s family finally recovered from their shock. Even Abigail was very stunned at his words. She knew he was going to tell her family but to get married tomorrow?! That was completely unexpected!
Abi’s grandmother began to feel emotional and tears pooled in her eyes. She was so happy for her very well behaved granddaughter to have found her special person and she could see that Alex really treasured their Abigail.
She could see it in the intensity of his eyes and she knew that Alex was doing all of this because he loved Abigail. Even the men, who aren’t normally so emotional, were also quite moved by Alex’s declaration of love. Although Alex didn’t explicitly say it, the way he held Abigail’s hand and the way he looked at Abigail showed them all how deep his feelings were for her.
However, getting married tomorrow seemed too hasty.
“Alex, can I speak with you outside for a moment?” Andrew finally broke the silence.
Alex agreed and the two men excused themselves from the room. Abi watched as the two men walked out of the room and when the door closed behind them, she turned her attention back to her grandparents.
“My dear granddaughter, I can see how happy you are. I am glad he chose to stay by your side. That is a trait of a good man.”
Abi was moved by her grandmother’s kind words and she moved closer to her grandmother and hugged her tightly. “I am happy, grandma. I am so lucky!”
The two women hugged for a little while and then her grandmother cleared her throat.
“So, you’re going to need some help planning this wedding, aren’t you? Do you know what you want to do?” her grandmother asked.
The conversation turned to the wedding plans inside the hospital room and the air was filled with excitement. Abi’s grandfather just smiled dotingly at the two happy women next to him as his eyes wandered towards the door, wondering what the two men were talking about.
Meanwhile, outside the room, the two men were having a serious conversation. Alex spoke first.
“Mr. Chen, I apologise for not asking for your permission first before asking Abigail to marry me.” He slightly bowed in apology to his soon to be father-in-law. “So please allow me, sir, to ask you now. Mr. Chen, can I… please have your blessing to ask for your daughter’s hand in marriage?” Alex continued as he straightened up.
Andrew was quite shocked at this. This Alexander really had changed a lot since the first time he met him. He didn’t know why but this young man, bowing and apologizing to him was making him feel like he wanted to stop him from doing that because he had this feeling that was almost akin to having the president or the king bow to an ordinary man like him.
Clearing his throat, Andrew composed himself. He realized he barely knew anything about this young man. Although he believed that this young man was honest when he answered his questions back at their house,
Andrew always felt that he wasn’t someone ordinary, most especially now, seeing that his daughter was in a hospital room meant for the richest and most important people in the country. He honestly wanted to know just who this young man was before he gave his blessing. But,
he didn’t want to ask and he knew this wasn’t the right time to do that. Andrew believed that who he was really didn’t matter anymore because he could see just how much this young man loved his daughter. He loved his daughter far more than he thought and that was more than enough for him, as Abi’s father.
“Alexander,” Andrew started. “All I want is for my daughter to be happy and I saw through her eyes and her smiles that her life had become brighter since she met you. I am truly glad that you found her and that you continue to love her even more despite her situation. That’s why, as her father, all I can do is give you all the blessing you deserve.”
Alex’s eyes lit up and he bowed again, thanking him. Doing all this, bowing to someone else, was something Alex had never imagined. He had only ever experienced other people bowing to him as far as he could remember and he never thought he would bow to anyone in his life. However,
in that moment, none of those things mattered anymore. He was amazed at how easy it actually was to do, bowing his head to someone.
“Thank you, Mr. Chen,” he said, lifting his face again to look at him. He wanted to correct him though. He wanted to say that he wasn’t the one who found her, she was the one who found him.
She found him and loved him and turned his world upside down. She embraced his darkness, his deadly thorns, his chilling coldness and planted flowers in his stone cold heart which forcefully wound its way through the chained window of his soul, letting the sunshine in.
Andrew patted his shoulder as he smiled at Alex before his face became serious.
“But Alex, I am not sure about you two getting married so soon. Planning a wedding is a big deal and to do it so quickly might be too stressful for Abigail,” Andrew started.
Alex frowned in deep thought as he contemplated Andrew’s words. He knew that Abigail’s father was only worried about the toll this would take on Abigail and he wasn’t offended at all.
In fact, he had a point. If Alex were to marry Abigail tomorrow, they wouldn’t have enough time to plan everything to perfection and that was what Alex wanted to give Abigail – the perfect wedding. Maybe rushing this may not be the best thing after all.
As much as he wanted to call Abigail his wife as soon as possible, he also wanted her to be able to enjoy the process. He heard planning a wedding was something every girl out there wanted to do and that it was part of the attraction to them.
Andrew studied Alex’s face and saw him waver from his decision for a moment. Seeing that Alex was taking his words in, he continued. “Since Abi has decided to go through the surgery,
I think that we should postpone the wedding until after her surgery. I just think that if she has this to look forward to after her surgery, she will have an even bigger reason to fight and live, and a higher chance to survive the surgery.”
Hellbound With You Chapter 224 – About me
Earlier, Kelly headed towards Abi’s room but stopped when she saw Alexander and Abi’s father outside the door. It seemed that Abi’s family was in there so she decided to go home first and come back later to visit Abi.
She knew that Abi and her family would have a lot to talk about once they found out about Abigail’s engagement with Alex.
She did a u-turn and headed down the corridor towards the stairs, with a spring in her steps. She felt elated from last night’s events. Her best friend was engaged! She couldn’t be happier for Abi.
She had stayed at the hospital overnight because it was late by the time they had cleaned up the rooftop so Kai offered her the use of a room that was unoccupied.
As her thoughts returned to last night, she started to wonder where the pretty boy was and just like magic, he appeared in front of her as if she had conjured him up. Well, not quite. Kai was actually just coming out of Zeke’s office, with Xavier trailing behind him.
“Hi there, pretty boys,” she greeted them with a hearty wave.
Kai didn’t notice her until she called out to them. She dashed towards Kai and leaned in on him.
“I’m heading back home. Prince, would you like to escort me?” she teased, as shameless as ever.
Kai as usual was stunned while Xavier almost whistled. This Kelly girl was really bold, totally his kind of girl. But seeing Kai looking so beaten up by her was also such a nice view to see.
“I have something to do,” Kai told her and Kelly pursed her lips but a second later, she grinned at him widely.
“Tsk, stop being so wary of me. Don’t be scared, I’m not going to eat you, baby boy,” she flirted, moving her face close to him as she whispered.
Kai could only close his eyes as he breathed in, long and deep, not knowing how to respond. He had never met a girl as shameless as her in his entire existence!
“Miss Yang, how about I escort you? This guy here is too busy anyway,” Xavier butted in, flashing his cute smile at Kelly as he winked at her.
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Kelly could tell the first time she saw Xavier that he was an ultimate player. Even though he was cute, he was absolutely not her type. In fact, her fists were itching to beat him up right then.
Before Kelly could even respond, Xavier shamelessly moved towards her. He offered his hand to her, in a prince-like way.
Kelly was about to reject him when suddenly, Kai took her hand, surprising her.
“I will send her home,” Kai told Xavier and pulled her away from the playboy.
Back in front of Abi’s room…
Alex fell silent upon hearing Andrew’s suggestion. He looked away, unable to respond. His silent reaction was enough for Andrew to understand that he couldn’t change Alex’s decision anymore.
One of the reasons why Andrew suggested that was actually because he was still terrified. He could see how optimistic Alex was about her surviving this and he was glad about that,
but at the same time, it worried him. He had been through all this before. He was exactly like this during those times, filled with faith and optimism that his wife would definitely wake up again.
But she didn’t, no matter how much he prayed and grieved. That was why he wanted to do anything that could at least increase Abi’s chances, thinking that maybe delaying the wedding would give them the miracle they were wishing for.
However, looking at Alex eyes, Andrew didn’t have the heart to insist on what he thought was the right thing to do. So he could only nod and pat Alex’s shoulder once again.
“But of course, I am going to support whatever you two will decide.” Andrew told him before he went back inside the room.
Alex stared at the closed door and leaned on the wall. That was when Zeke walked towards him and he seemed to have heard Alex’s and Andrew’s conversation.
“So you’re going to marry her without even telling her anything about who you really are?” he suddenly asked. Alex immediately froze upon hearing him before his fists clenched into tight balls.
“She doesn’t… need to know…” he said coldly and he left, leaving Zeke staring at his retreating back.
Alex went back inside Abi’s room and he took her to the rooftop. The sky was bright that morning and the breeze was cool and refreshing.
Abi was sitting on Alex’s lap as she rested her head on his shoulder. They both were watching over the horizon. Alex brought her here because he wanted to know if she would agree with his decision.
However, his mind was disturbed. He couldn’t forget what Zeke told him and now that he thought about it, he realized Abigail never once asked him about his past. She didn’t ask any questions about him, even though he knew that everyone thought he was shady and mysterious. She never asked.
He wanted to think that she was not interested to know or maybe that she didn’t have any curiosity about him but knowing Abigail, that was not possible. He knew how observant and curious and intelligent she was. Was she actually waiting for him to tell her all this time?
The fact that he was hiding dark secrets from her started to haunt him.
“Abigail… I want to know if you’re okay with my decision,” he said and Abi looked at him. She smiled sweetly.
“Yes, Alex. I want to call you my husband as soon as possible,” she replied decisively and Alex hugged her tight, burying his face in the nook of her neck.
“Don’t you have anything you want to ask about me… before marrying me?” he mumbled softly and hesitantly as his grip on her tightened.
Abi fell silent. She felt his heart thumping strongly as he said those words. Was he nervous? Scared?
Abi couldn’t speak because it was the first time Alex ever acted like that.
Hellbound With You Chapter 225 – Not now
Alex felt the frequency of his heart being messed up. He regretted bringing that up. She didn’t need to know about that, especially not right now. He was determined from the very beginning that he would never let Abigail discover or know anything about his secrets.
In fact, telling her the truth had never been an option. Telling anyone who didn’t already know had never been an option. But now, he started to feel guilty that he was hiding such a secret from her and that feeling of not wanting to hide anything from her was haunting him.
When Abi pulled away from him and looked into his eyes, Alex felt his heart skip a beat. He never thought about doing this before, telling her anything because it was too much of a burden for anyone to bear but now it seemed like having feelings for someone, falling in love, was making him waver and he felt utterly torn.
But then, Abi suddenly smiled at him, held his face and bumped her forehead gently on his.
It’s okay, Alex,” she uttered, surprising him. “I do want to know everything about you but if it is hard for you to talk about it, don’t force yourself. Maybe you can tell me tomorrow or next week or next month… I don’t mind waiting. Tell me when you’re ready, okay?”
Alex averted his gaze away from her shining eyes. “You would marry me even without knowing anything?” his voice was almost a whisper and his gorgeous face looked grave.
Abi tilted her head as she pressed her lips together. And then, she straightened up and her eyes flashed back at him.
“I don’t care about your past, Alex.”
“But this is not only about my past, Abigail. It’s about who I really am.” He looked at her anxiously. There was something in his voice that made Abi’s heart squeeze tightly. She wasn’t sure but it seemed to be sadness and anguish and pain. Things she had seen in his eyes, many times before.
“No matter who you are, you’re still the Alex that I have come to love. You are still the person I have come to know, the person who granted me my many wishes, the person who loves me even in this condition, the person I want to spend the rest of my days with.
That is the Alex that is sitting next to me.” She nodded slightly as her fingers caressed his perfect face, her eyes brimming with intensity. “I will marry you whether you tell me anything or not, Alex.”
Alex half bit his lips. He closed his eyes to hide the spasm of fear within him because he suddenly had the urge to just spill everything to her and leave the future up to fate and her.
He moved his hand and covered his eyes. His Abigail, being so considerate… His Abigail, not wanting to pry anything out from his mouth… His sweet Abigail being willing to marry him even without knowing a thing… was making him feel even more guilty.
When he put down his hand and looked at her, she smiled at him with encouragement. “It’s okay,” she uttered and she hugged him again. “I don’t want you looking like you’re at war with yourself, Alex. Please don’t think too much about it, okay?”
Hearing her, Alex let out a sigh and he didn’t even realize how stiff his body had become until she made him relax with her understanding words. But she was right, he must stop thinking about it for now,
and think about the good things instead, the things to look forward to like their wedding tomorrow. He couldn’t risk ruining everything, not now that he had finally found her… that he would finally marry her.
Hugging her back tightly, Alex kissed her hair, silently thanking her. He really didn’t know what to do if she had insisted on knowing the truth at that moment and his heart trembled thinking about the possibility that the wedding might not happen once she knew the truth.
He never doubted her words and her love but he was afraid that something might happen if the truth came out and that was something he would never let happen.
“I’m going to have you come home with me, Abigail,” he told her, finally changing the topic.
Abi smiled. She was excited to go back to Alex’s house.
“We’ll just wait for a while until everything is ready. Preparations have been made in the house since last night and I’ll have Zeke and the doctors to live there with us as well until your surgery,” he explained and Abi could only nod.
In the garage, Kai was giving a helmet to Kelly. But the mischievous Kelly wasn’t taking it and just raised a brow at him instead.
Kai could only sigh in surrender and carefully put the helmet on her, not wanting to wait.
“My pretty boy, are you finally falling in love with me? Huh?” she asked, her eyes narrowed as she leaned in on him.
Kai just creased his brows. “I don’t know what you’re talking about.”
“Geez… don’t be like that baby boy,” she lifted her hand and pinched his chin, causing Kai to step back involuntarily.
Kelly chuckled with his reaction as he shook his head. “Please, stop doing that,” Kai told her, looking frustrated.
“Oh c’mon, just admit it. You were jealous a while ago. I know it. Else, why would you pull me away like that?” She was smirking at him, looking triumphant, as if she had just won a fierce battle. However, Kai simply moved and strapped the helmet on her.
“I did that because Xavier is…” he paused.
“Xavier is what?”
“He’s not good for you.”
Kelly’s laughter echoed in the garage but Kai ignored her and he climbed on the bike.
Kelly moved in front of him, flipped the visor of his helmet up and made him look at her. She did the same on hers as she bumped their helmets together.
Hellbound With You Chapter 226 – Tomorrow
“You’re so cute. If not for these helmets, I would be kissing you right now,” she told him, pursing her lips.
Kai almost gaped at her. How could a girl speak like this? How could she be so bold?
“Climb on behind me now. I still have things I need to do.” He ignored her and Kelly smirked.
“Sigh… what a hard to get baby boy. I don’t hate it though,” she mumbled and climbed up behind him. She wrapped her hands around his waist but as soon as Kai started the motorbike, her unruly hands started to crawl up his chest.
Kai closed his eyes and sighed.
“Please, stop that. Have some decency and act like a lady,” he scolded her and Kelly chuckled again.
“But what if I don’t want to be a decent lady to you?”
“What if I want to be a dominant lady to you?”
“Haha. Okay, okay. I think that’s enough for now.”
Kai was so speechless he didn’t know how to even react. He was really going to go crazy at this rate if he spent more time with this woman.
They were about to ride out of the hospital’s garage when suddenly, Kai stopped. He brought out his phone and answered a call.
Once the call was over, he turned to her and removed his helmet.
“Alex wants you up there,” Kai said and Kelly creased her brows.
“The wedding is tomorrow.”
Kelly choked. Omg! Tomorrow?! He just proposed last night!!
“Are you serious?!” Her eyes wide.
“Yes. It seems the talk is over and he has made up his mind.”
Kelly’s hand flew over her face. “OH MY GOD!! This is like a soap opera!! This is the flash marriage I am talking about, baby boy!!!” She was screaming as she excitedly shook Kai’s arm.
Kelly rushed in Abi’s room with a big smile. She was so happy as she hugged Abigail, congratulating her.
When Alex left the hospital and went somewhere, Kelly was with Abi’s grandma started to help her look for a wedding dress. But to their surprise, a world-class designer arrived at the hospital that same hour to discuss the dress.
Kelly almost freaked out seeing this God tier designer who actually designed wedding dresses for royals and the biggest personalities around the world. But knowing the ridiculous Alexander Qin, she wasn’t that surprised anymore.
The designer seemed to be well informed that this was a flash marriage so he didn’t waste a moment and immediately made a sketch of the dress Abi wanted.
In just a short time, they both came up with a simple yet breathtaking piece. The designer praised Abi for her simplicity and refreshing taste and promised to bring the dress back this dawn.
Meanwhile, Alex and Kai entered a shady looking shop owned by the infamous old man who was well known for making personalized wedding rings.
The old man immediately recognized them and he bowed his head to Alex. Alex didn’t waste a moment to tell him about his request and the old man looked shocked.
But in the end, he looked extremely excited to make the precious thing Alex wanted him to make especially when he saw that look in Alex’s eyes.
After that, Alex and Kai went back to his mansion.
Workers are busy in the spacious, grassy backyard as Alex went around, talked to the designers, and making sure that everything was perfect.
He also went and checked the room on the second floor that was prepared for Abi and spoke with the doctors that were already there.
Zeke wasn’t around but Alex had called him and demanded for him to be around the house once Abi arrived.
Back at the hospital, Abi was waiting for Alex to pick her up. Her family was still inside the room, talking to her happily.
Kelly went out for an errand so she wasn’t there anymore when Alex arrived.
They spoke for a while and the family decided not to go with them. Well, the family thought about giving them some time to spend together alone, not knowing how vast Alex’s mansion was,
so in the end, Alex told Abi’s family that a chauffeur would be picking them up early in the morning.
Everyone was excited along with Alex and Abi, who were both excited but also a little nervous.
The family sent them off after hugging Abi and kissing her goodbye.
All of them then proceeded to head to the parking lot and her family got into one car and Abi and Alex went in another.
Alex wasn’t driving the car. He was sitting with Abi in the back seat, holding her tightly in his arms with utmost care.
“It’s okay, Alex. Let me sit,” she said and Alex took a while to agree to her request. She could see him looking a little uneasy so she smiled and held his face.
“Don’t worry, I’m perfectly fine,” she told him and Alex tried to relax. He told the chauffeur to drive carefully so their trip took a bit longer than usual. Abi’s heart melted at hearing these orders from him, knowing that he was worried about her.
This showed how much he cared about her wellbeing and she just shook her head wondering how she got so lucky.
The sun was going down but the world was bright and filled with sunshine in their eyes. This was it, after one more night, they would be married and be able to finally call each other husband and wife.
The feeling in their chests was incredibly amazing and wonderful. They could feel it. This was the best decision they ever made in their lives.
“Are you okay?” Alex asked her again and Abi showed him her biggest smile.
However, her smile slowly faded the moment she saw Alex’s face abruptly become grave as he looked past her with wide eyes.
And then, before she could even turn to look at what he was looking at, with speed as fast as lightning, Alex pulled her into his arms, and everything around them shattered.
Hellbound With You Chapter 227 – Collision
Everything happened so fast that Abi didn’t have time to react. Her mind somehow was able to process that something big had happened, that they were probably involved in an accident but it didn’t happen in slow motion like she had seen in movies. It all happened as fast as a lightning strike.
The last thing she saw was the terror in Alex’s eyes followed by a painfully loud sounds – groaning metallic screeching and glass shattering.
And then, there was an absolute silence as everything settled down. It was then that Abi realized that Alex had wrapped her up within his arms. His big palm was covering her head protectively, her face was buried in his chest like she was almost cocooned by him, using his entire body as her shield.
Abi couldn’t hear anything for a moment, until the iron grip that was holding her moved.
“Abigail! Are you okay?” Alex’s frantic voice echoed in her ear and she lifted her face to look at him, to see what had happened.
“I’m fine,” she replied and her eyes widened in horror the instant she saw his face.
Alex was quick to cover her eyes with his hand, but Abi had already seen it. Blood was flowing from his head like waterfall, drenching his face and trailing down his neck. He was hurt, he was injured!
“A-a-lex…” her lips trembled. She lifted her hand to pull his hand off her eyes but Alex didn’t budge.
“Stay still, please…” he begged. She felt his body stiffening, moving slightly, but she heard no groan of pain or anything else, just his breathing.
“Please Alex… y-you are… you need to…”
As her entire body began to tremble in fear, fear that Alex was badly hurt, Alex finally removed his hand from her eyes.
“I’m fine,” he told her when their eyes met.
“No! Y-you’re not!” Tears began to flow from her eyes. She was terrified from seeing him covered with blood all over, especially after seeing the front of the truck that crashed into them, into him!
“Shh… don’t cry, believe me. I’m alright,” he assured her and after checking her body, he calmly moved again. He pushed the door behind Abi open and asked her to stay still.
He moved to climb out first and it was then that Abi saw his back. His clothes were shredded up. His inner white shirt under his black jacket had turned blood red. Her eyes constricted in horror at the sight of it.
However, Alex was moving like he wasn’t injured, like his back wasn’t covered in blood. He didn’t wince in pain, and nothing on his face or actions indicated that he was injured.
If she hadn’t seen the evidence with her own eyes, she would have thought that nothing had happened to him at all. Alex carefully took her out of the car. Abi opened her lips but closed them again because no words came out.
Alex was looking at the truck that struck them, his eyes as black as the deepest pit of hell.
Abi could only follow his line of sight as she tried to find her voice. She saw that door on the driver’s side was hanging open and that the driver’s seat of the truck was empty. Where did the driver go? Did he run away right after striking them?
Her eyes then wound their way to their little car and her mouth dropped. The side of the car where she was sitting was completely crumpled like a toy. The car went from being straight to an arc, the deepest part being where Alex had been.
How were they still walking? How were they still alive?!
She remembered that in the split second before the collision, Alex had pulled her into his arms and he managed to switch their positions around, placing his body between herself and the oncoming danger. Looking at where the truck had hit, she knew there was no way she would have survived.
Her eyes slowly found its way back to Alex, because he was the one who took the force of it all instead of her.
Her trembling body moved and she held him, looking at his body, feeling terrified as she surveyed him.
Alex looked down at her, held her hand and then suddenly, he lifted her up.
Abi was shocked. How was he still… was he really fine? How could he be fine?
Carrying her, Alex walked in the middle of the road. When a car stopped to see if they were okay, Alex gently put Abi in the passenger seat and silently forced the driver out of his own car.
Alex took over the driver’s seat and drove the car away. He was silent and cold and didn’t look into her eyes again during the entire trip.
Abi was staring at him as she tried her best to calm down, breathe and think. It was then that she noticed the murderous fire in his eyes as he looked ahead. His grip on the wheel was tight she saw his knuckles turn white from the force. He seemed to be struggling internally, maybe struggling to control himself, his rage.
In the end, Abi remained tongue tied until the car stopped. They had arrived in front of his house. Alex was quick to climb out and ran around the car to open Abi’s door.
She had just moved her legs to climb down when Alex took her, carried her in his arms like she was disabled.
“Alex… I’m fine… I’m not hurt anywhere…” she told him but Alex just hastily walked inside the house, dashing up to the second floor.
Abi was surprised to see that there were doctors already waiting there. When they opened the door, Abi could only blink again. It was just so like Alex to transform the ballroom into the most luxurious hospital lobby and the largest receiving room which housed her private bed.
Hellbound With You Chapter 228 – “I’m fine”
He put her down on the bed, telling the doctors to check on her immediately, letting them know that they were just involved in a car accident on their way there. Even though he totally protected her head, he still asked them to put her through on x-ray just to make doubly sure she was ok.
“Alex… I’m fine, it’s you who –”
Alex abruptly bent down and kissed her lips, stopping her from talking. “Hush, Abigail… you don’t need to worry about me, okay? I’m not injured at all.”
“Alex please, you’re drenched with blood…” she insisted, worried death for him.
Alex’s jaws clenched but he looked at her with a tender gaze. “This is nothing, believe me,” he insisted and Abi shook her head again.
Seeing the worry and fear in her eyes Alex could only bit his lips in surrender. “Okay, I’ll have someone check on me in the next room. So please, let them check on you, now, okay?” he told her and gladly, Abi finally let go of him.
She hesitantly retracted her hands and she watched Alex leave the room.
The moment Alex was no longer in Abi’s sight, he leaned on the door, shutting his eyes closed as he threw his head back. He clenched his fists tightly and gnashed his teeth in plain fury. To distract himself, he brought out his phone and dialed Zeke’s number.
Inside a car that was speeding like a bullet, Zeke was having a calm yet a little tense expression as he received Alex’s call.
“Where are you?” Alex’s voice was tight, controlled, but still sounded frantic.
Zeke already knew what happened and he knew this call was coming.
“On my way,” He immediately replied knowing what came with that tone in his voice. “I’ll be there in minutes.”
Once the call ended, Zeke told his chauffeur to speed up. He was certain that Abigail was okay because Alex was with her but knowing Alex, it’s best if he arrived there as early as possible.
In no time, Zeke arrived in Alex’s house. He didn’t waste a second and hastily entered the house.
He saw Alex by the door and he creased his brows upon seeing his clothes and the blood all over him.
Zeke went straight to the door but as he held the door knob, he paused and glanced at Alex.
“Go wash those blood Alex, she’ll freak out is she sees you like that.” He told him, even though he knew that Abigail might have already seen him in that state.
He then pushed the door open and entered the room. When he saw that the doctors had just finished with her x-ray, he calmly looked at her before he spoke with the doctors and looked at her x-ray film.
Abi watched him the entire time, obviously waiting for him walked over to her.
Once he nodded at the doctors and finally approached her, Abi immediately sat up.
“Mr. Qin, I’m perfectly fine. Please check on Alex instead, he’s –”
“He’s alright, Miss Chen. Don’t worry about him.”
Abi shook her head. How could she believe that he was fine? She saw what happened with her own two eyes. His face was covered in blood, his back was covered with blood and they were just hit by a truck!
“No, he’s not. He’s… he’s…”
As Abi’s lips began to tremble, the door opened and Alex came in. The blood over his face was gone but the traces of blood on his inner white shirt were still visible.
“Look, he’s all bloody. He’s injured!” she told Zeke but Zeke simply glanced at her before facing Alex.
“She’s alright, Alex,” Zeke assured him, ignoring Abi’s plea.
Alex’s shoulders dropped down, letting out a long and deep sigh of relief. He then bent down over her and held her face with his gentle hands.
Before Alex could speak, Abi’s hands reached out and held his arms. “Are you okay? Did they treat your wounds?” she asked, worried sick for him.
Alex blinked and slowly looked away. “I’m fine,” he told her for the third time. There was an undercurrent in his voice that was seemingly begging her not to ask anymore, making Abi feel like something was stuck in her throat, rendering her unable to speak any further.
“Let’s go upstairs and get changed, or should I go and get you some clothes?” He swiftly changed the topic. He was calm. No – this wasn’t calm. There was an undercurrent to this seeming calmness and she could feel that he was repressing something, his rage.
“I will come with you.” She climbed off the bed and before Alex could lift her up again, she said sternly, “I’ll walk.”
“Are you sure?”
“Yes, Alex. I’m very sure. You protected me… you used your body to…” she bit her lips, stopping herself from crying. She knew that he protected her, that he was willing to sacrifice himself for her!
“Okay, let’s go.” He held her hand and they walked out of the room, hand in hand, in silence, taking their time as they climbed up the stairs.
Abi was doing her best not to burst out in tears. Alex looked composed on the outside but she could tell he was not on the inside. So she stopped herself from questioning him and decided to give him time to calm down.
By the time they reached Alex’s room, they both halted.
“I’ll go get changed,” he broke the silence.
Abi looked at him and nodded, letting go of his hand.
He held the door handle and pushed it. He stopped midway and Abi looked away. She was about to head to her room when suddenly, Alex’s said something unexpected.
“Want to come inside?”
Hellbound With You Chapter 229 – Desolate
Abi was dumbfounded. She never imagined that Alex would finally invite her into his room. She had been thinking a lot about what was inside his room, about the reason why he never invited her inside before.
Since the day she started living in his mansion, this room was like the forbidden place that no one was allowed to set foot in, even her. So now that Alex was suddenly inviting her in, she didn’t know why but her heartbeat began to thunder loudly in her ears.
“It’s okay if you don’t want –”
“I want to!” she cut him off. How could she not want to see what was inside his mysterious room?
Alex finally smiled, though quick and slight, and Abi felt her body slowly calm down seeing that his silent rage might be somewhat dissipating.
“Okay, come in,” he told her and he pushed the door open. Abi’s heart raced in anticipation and curiosity. For a moment, her worry about him and his injuries were forgotten.
“There’s really nothing much in here for you to see, though,” he said as he walked towards the darkness. She was surprised that Alex didn’t go to the side to switch the light on. Instead, he lit up a… candle?
Abi’s mouth dropped as the candle’s light started to light up the room.
“I’ll go for a quick shower,” he told her and Abi just nodded, still speechless with what she was seeing.
His room was not what she expected at all. Far from what she had imagined. It was like this room didn’t belong to this grand palatial house. It looked old, completely ancient,
and cold. His four poster bed was made up neatly, with only one black pillow and no blanket. The room was bare except for his bed and an old table, just like his room in Country V. But this one looked incredibly desolate, as if no one was actually living in this place.
If Alex wasn’t here, if she didn’t see him coming and going from this room countless times, she might not have been able to believe that he actually slept here, that this was his room. It was eerie and dark and nothing more. It was like the architect who made this entire house purposely left this room untouched and never bothered to do anything to it.
This place was just as cold and dark as Alex the first time she met him.
She looked around once again, trying to see more, despite him telling that there was nothing to see inside. She wondered if the reason why he never invited her inside was because he thought this would scare her. She wondered why his room was like this.
Her eyes fell on the door where he headed into and she peeked inside. She was glad his bathroom at least had a lightbulb and not just being lit up by a candle. She saw his large wardrobe and she had a strange thought run through her head. She thought that Alex might only be using this room just to go and get changed or take a shower. She somehow felt that he might not even use the bed. It was totally strange.
Looking at the tinted glass on the far end of the room, Abi saw his silhouette. She stepped back and looked around his bedroom again. She noticed the candle he lit up. It was set on another ancient looking candelabra. The type that one would see in museums.
She slowly sat on the bed, threw back her head to look at the ceiling before her eyes fell on the other table. Curious, she got up and approached it. She saw what looked like an ancient incense pot sitting on the table and a figure of a dragon was intricately crafted on it.
Abi creased her brows. This pot felt familiar but it wasn’t because of the image of the dragon which immediately reminded her of Alex’s tattoo, it was the pot itself. She was certain she had seen this before. In her mind, she saw a wisp of white smoke coming from it.
Abi forced herself to recall where she had seen this before but unfortunately, the memory evaded her. She stretched out her hand, thinking that she might recall something if she touched it, when suddenly, Alex caught her wrist, stopping her from touching it.
“Don’t…” Abi was surprised, not just with his sudden appearance from behind her but also because of his voice. He almost sounded like he was stopping her from touching something forbidden. Don’t touch that, Abigail…” his voice softened when he saw the shocked look on her face.
His hair was still dripping wet and his towel was in his hand. He was already wearing his grey sweater and black trousers. “Come, I’m done. Let’s go to your room. This place is… well… dark,” he said and he killed the candle before taking her hand and led her out of the room.
Abi’s grip on his hand was tight. She didn’t get a thing. She thought some mysteries about him would come out to light but after finally seeing his room, the questions in her head only increased.
She looked at him and wanted to ask if he’s alright, especially his injuries and everything but something was stopping her. And maybe, she didn’t want to ask anymore because she knew he would answer her with the words ‘I’m fine’. She watched him carefully as they walked and he looked so fine, moving like nothing had happened at all.
“I think I should accompany you inside, want me to bathe you?” he asked as Abi walked to her bathroom.
“No, Alex. I’m fine. I’ll bathe on my own,” she firmly replied and Alex hesitantly nodded.
“Make sure to take care not to slip.”
“Don’t worry, I’ll be very careful.”
Once Abi closed the door, Alex sat on the edge of her bed. His hands covered his face before they swept up through his hair as he looked down on the floor.
Hellbound With You Chapter 230 – Hellbound with you
Xavier was wearing a serious expression as he sat across Zeke in the vast living room.
“So, the wedding will still be on even after what just happened?” Xavier asked as he looked intently at Zeke.
Zeke elegantly twirled the wine glass in his hand as he mumbled, not bothering to look at Xavier. “You think anyone would be able to change Alex’s mind?”
“I don’t know what’s going on anymore,” he shook his head in disbelief before he shot a disapproving gaze at Zeke.
“I think you should be honest with him, Zeke. No one can save Abigail from dying. Her disease isn’t something anyone can cure, not even you. And is he serious? He’s actually okay with you using her as a guinea pig for experiments?” he blabbered on but Zeke remained silent.
“Alex is too optimistic. Even if the surgery is successful, her body will not last long. She will still die, sooner or later.”
“Yes, she will die, sooner or later,” Zeke finally looked at him. “Unless…”
Back in Abi’s room, the sound of a blow dryer echoed inside the room. Alex was carefully drying her hair as Abi closed her eyes, enjoying this blissful feeling.
His hand was so gentle as he held every strand of her hair, treating them so delicately and she loved it. She loved the feeling of his fingers combing her hair. She loved this peaceful moment with him.
“Alex?” she called out, throwing her head back on his lap to look at him. “Are you okay?”
Alex stared at her for a long while before he turned the blower off. He pulled her and made her sit between his legs. And then, he hugged her from behind, kissing her neck.
“You’re not going to ask me anything, still?” his deep voice sounded anxious.
“D-do you want me to… ask? W-would you… tell me everything if I do?”
A long silence went by before Alex spoke again.
“I don’t know. I’m afraid things will only get worse once you… know.”
“Is it really that bad??”
“Yes. I don’t want to burden you with more than what I have already given you from the moment since you chose to be with me. I told you before, my world is hell. You don’t deserve to live in it, and yet, here I am… dragging you into it.”
Abi moved to look at him. His breathtaking face looked grave. “No, actually… even if I let you go, it’s too late now, Abigail.”
“Because… I… I was already hellbound with you since the day I chose to live with you?”
Alex fell silent and his lips slowly curved up. “I think… those words perfectly describe it,” he smiled, shaking his head before he became serious and caressed her face.
“What happened today didn’t make you change your mind, right?” he continued.
“Change my mind?”
“About the wedding, Abigail.”
It was Abi’s turn to smile and shake her head. “I will marry you, Alex. As long as you want me, nothing can change my mind.”
“Even if I turned out to be someone horrible or even more than that?”
Abi wrapped her arms around his neck and she hugged him. “I told you, I don’t care who you are. You are my Alex, the man I love. The man I’m going to marry,” she told him with a determined, decisive voice. “Like you said, it’s too late, Alex.”
Alex’s stiff body finally relaxed and he tightly hugged her back. Tomorrow, they’re going to get married and nothing was going to stop them. Nothing.
“Time for you to sleep, Abigail. You still need to wake up early.”
“Oh, right. You too, Alex.”
“Don’t worry about me,” he smirked at her and Abi was relieved, seeing that smile again after it disappeared for what seemed to be a very long time.
“Can you read me a book?” she requested and Alex stood up and went through the bookshelves.
“What book do you want?”
“Any. Choose what you want, Alex. I believe there are no r-18 books in there.”
Alex’s pleasant chuckle tickled her ears.
“Well, it’d be nice if there was at least one bold ancient author. I’m curious how they would write an ancient s.e.x scene.”
Abi couldn’t help but blush, hearing him say the word s.e.x. They hadn’t made love since the night they returned.
It seemed Alex also regretted bringing that topic up. He cleared his throat and chose a book from the upper shelf.
Alex then positioned himself on the bed. He sat, leaning on the headboard while Abi’s head was on his lap.
“Long ago,” he started and Abi smiled in excitement, but Alex suddenly paused for a long while and only continued when Abi looked up at him.
“There was a prosperous kingdom ruled by powerful creatures. They were more superior than humans, stronger, more powerful and they could live for hundreds of years. A prince was then born by one of the King’s wives.
They expected him to be another powerful creature but the prince was born without any superior qualities at all, as if he was only a normal human. He was the only one among the horde of princes who didn’t have the qualities that everyone else had. He was shunned by his family and became an outcast. However,
this made him hungry for power. He wanted to become the strongest man who ever lived so he did everything he could to make this happen. Over time, from the bottom, he clawed his way to power.
He trained long and hard and in brutal conditions. He used his charisma and charm to gather loyal followers and built an army that was the envy of every kingdom. On one fine day, this outcast prince decided it was time to take back what everyone else took from him.
He led his army back to the kingdom where he took his first breath and conquered them. He might not have been strong when he started, but in the end, he towered over everyone else. He became the strongest man the world had ever seen. He became King but his desires weren’t sated.
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He wanted more! He was hungry enough to want to conquer the entire world. Insatiable, he destroyed and conquered hundreds of kingdoms and countless died in his hands.” Alex paused and Abi quickly asked a question, completely drawn into the story.
“Did this greedy king manage to conquer the world?”