Hellbound With You Chapter 61- Wish
Abi looked at him as if he had grown a second head.
“Do something exciting? What is more exciting than watching the sky from up here?” she asked. She thought that this was already pretty damn exciting. She couldn’t think of anything better than this. Climbing up the roof, lying in your boyfriend’s arms and watching the lovely colorful shades of the sky as they slowly fade to grey –
this was a dream come true for her, the epitome of the roof experience. But then she thought about it and figured that this was probably not as exciting an experience for someone like him, who had probably seen plenty of the world, as it was for her.
Alexander’s smirk became even more distinct and he had a devilish look in his eyes.
He suddenly pulled his body up and twisted around so that in the next moment, he was lying half on top of her. His eyes were shining with mischief as he gazed down at her.
“There’s definitely something much more exciting, Abigail,” he s.e.xily uttered as his glorious face hovered over her face. His thumb suddenly landed on her lips and he gently caressed them without averting his gaze from her.
The intensity in his eyes made Abi’s throat run dry. “Doing naughty things up here, out in the open can be very… very exciting,” he whispered and Abi’s face became red.
He nodded. “The naughty things a.d.u.l.ts do usually in bed at night, Abigail,” he clarified mischievously, causing Abi’s lips to part in shock.
She was speechless. Was he thinking about those things all this time and was that why he was not responding at all? She couldn’t believe him! How could he still think about those things when the view up here was this spectacular? He didn’t know how to appreciate the beauty of nature at all!
“Like for example –” Before Alex could finish his sentence, Abi’s palm flew over his mouth, stopping him from saying anything else.
“Alex, t-that’s not nice. We can’t do something like that here,” she scolded and Alex’s face beamed in amus.e.m.e.nt. A little lamb was actually scolding him…
He grabbed her wrist and peeled it away from his mouth.
“Why not? Are you shy? Don’t worry, Abigail, we are in the best place right now and no one will see us from here,” he assured her but Abi became even redder.
“What are you saying… the moon and stars are up there, watching us right now! A-and it’s too dangerous to be doing n-naughty things up here!” she covered her face with her palms as if she wanted to shrink and disappear.
“. . .”
Before any reaction could register on the man’s face, Abi peeked through her fingers to look at him when suddenly…
“Ahhh!!!” she yelled excitedly as her eyes turned into huge circles. Her arms suddenly wrapped around his neck as she pulled him down to move his head out of the way just to have a better view of what she just saw.
“I’m going to make a wish, Alex!!” she exclaimed and before Alex knew it, the girl let go of him and slipped away from under him, and stood up.
She closed her eyes and cupped her hands together as the wind blew, gently lifting her hair so that it looked like they were floating behind her.
When she opened her eyes again, she looked at Alexander with a smile. The man was already lying back on his spot, looking back at her with a look of wonder and bewilderment as he gazed up at her.
Abigail was so happy.
“Alex, you make a wish too!” She urged excitedly, but the man just closed his eyes as if to avoid seeing her face.
“I don’t wish, Abigail,” he mumbled but Abi’s expression didn’t change.
“Okay, I’ll make another for you then, Alex,” she said and the man abruptly opened his eyes. When he looked at her again, she was already facing the horizon, with her hands cupped together, and her eyes closed while her long silky hair was dancing gracefully with the wind.
When she was done, she looked down at him and smiled before she spread her arms out and looked up at the sky. Alex just continued watching her. He seemed curious about what she wished for him but he didn’t ask. An indifferent look just flashed in his eyes as he watched her.
But suddenly, an unexpected strong gust of wind blew by. Abi was caught off-guard and her body wobbled from the force. She tried to regain her balance but it was useless.
The wind had pushed her body backwards so unexpectedly that all she could do was flail her arms round trying not to fall down. Alex saw what had happened and he instantly moved, as fast as lightning, wrapping his arm around her waist and pulling her close to him into the safety of his embrace.
“The girl who was actually brave enough to bargain with the devil was about to be defeated by the wind so easily… I can’t believe you, Abigail!”
“I… I’m not that weak. I just wasn’t expecting it to blow so strong at that moment,” she told him. Her heartbeat was drumming in her ears and her breathing became a bit shallow. For a second there she had thought she might have been done for! Luckily for her, her boyfriend had quick reflexes.
“Yeah, yeah. We’re going,” he said succinctly.
“Can we stay for another hour?” Even though she had a scary experience just now, she didn’t want this experience to end yet. She wanted to imprint this magical feeling of being on top of the world with Alex by her side.
“Do you want me to let go and drop you from here, huh, Abigail?” he playfully asked and Abi’s arms suddenly wrapped around his neck as tightly as she could, as if she was clinging on for dear life.
Alex had his answer and her reaction made him laugh.
“Good girl, that’s what I thought,” he said before he carried her towards the ladder.
Hellbound With You Chapter 62 – Little fruit
Alex placed her down by the end of the ladder.
He turned to her and said, “I’ll go down first. Make sure you hold on to the ladder so the wind doesn’t blow you away again,” he almost sounded worried about her but he was wearing a mischievous smile again as he said those words.
He quickly made his way down and the moment his feet landed on solid ground, he looked up and motioned for her to follow.
Abi swallowed. It was easy when she climbed up but looking down now, she felt a little scared. Thankfully, seeing Alex down there calmed her heart.
She then placed her feet on the first rung and Alex immediately noticed her feet were slightly shaking. He twitched as he became alert. This girl was simply unbelievable. How could she talk so tough and all that when she was trembling over something like this?
As Abi carefully climbed down, Alex didn’t realise it but he had been holding his breath the entire time he watched her and only let it out when she was finally at arms reach.
Abi jumped down to the verandah and clapped her hands together and beamed in satisfaction. ‘One more thing to tick off the list!’ she celebrated inwardly.
They headed back to the dining hall where dinner was already laid out on the table. She was surprised to see Mr. Black Leather Jacket sitting there, casually chatting with Alex’s latest visitor.
“Alex! What took you so long? Were you exercising or something?” Xavier said as he saw the two enter the room. He accompanied his statement with a couple of winks, clearly indicating what kind of ‘exercise’ he was referring to.
Kai nudged Xavier like a big brother does when their younger brother was being naughty and he went up to Abi and finally introduced himself.
“Hello, Abigail. My name is Skyler, but you can call me Kai for short.” He paused and looked at the guy next to him and introduced him also. “This guy here is Xavier… You can call him Zee or you can just ignore him, that’s fine too,” he said with a quick smile and a twinkle in his eye.
“Hi Kai. I finally found out what your real name is! I’ve been calling you Mr. Black Leather jacket this whole time,” she confessed with a shy smile.
The moment she smiled at Kai, she felt a chill coming from behind her. She immediately turned to Alex and made puppy dog eyes at him and tried to distract him. “Alex, I’m hungry… Can we eat?” Her stomach grumbled right on cue and the frozen iceberg melted a little.
Without a word, Alex strode towards the table and sat down and waited for everyone else to take their seat.
Abi was relieved that Alex didn’t ask her to sit on his lap again. Was it because Ezekiel Qin was not around? She noticed that the table was only set for four people – one for Alex at the head of the table, one to his right and two to his left. Maybe Ezekiel Qin wasn’t back yet.
Xavier walked towards the seat on the right so Abi and Kai took the seats to the left but before they could seat themselves, Alex looked at Xavier with cold daggers in his eyes.
Xavier knew that look but his expression clearly said he had no idea what he did to earn that look. The words, ‘what did I do wrong?’ flashed in his eyes.
Xavier racked his brain but could not solve the puzzle at all! Luckily a savior arrived. Charles the butler, walked towards Xavier and whispered in his ear. “Mr. Xavier, I believe that seat is reserved for Miss Abigail.”
His eyes became as round as a full moon as realization finally dawned on him. He immediately flew to the other side of the table and stood next to Abigail. “I’m sorry, Abigail. I didn’t mean to take your seat.”
Abigail, who had no idea what was happening, just stared at him. ‘Huh? My seat? I don’t have my own seat… What was he talking about?’ She looked at Charles, then Alex and at Xavier as he motioned for her to take the seat on Alex’s right hand side.
She was so confused but she did as he asked because, one, she didn’t want to upset anyone and two, she wanted to tame her grumbling stomach.
As she took her seat, the other two did also.
Dinner was comfortable and lively as the two men across her bantered back and forth, with Kai getting the better of Xavier most of the time. Alex sat quietly like he was away on a different different planet, while Abi ate her fill while observing Alex’s visitors.
Abi tried to drag her meal out for as long as she could because she knew what was coming. She was going to be sent back to her room while all the men talked about their ‘secret squirrel man business’ – that she now referred to as.
As expected, after she finished her meal, the order came. “Go upstairs and wait for me in your room,” he said and she just sighed in resignation.
Before Alex or Abi could say anything else, Xavier butted in in surprise.
“She has her own room? You’re not sleeping in the same bed?!” he was surprised. “Why?”
Alex wanted to glare at Xavier and tell him it was none of his business but Abi also looked at him, as if she, too, was curious about the reason. She too was quite surprised and wondered why she got given a separate room when she first arrived at the house.
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She fully thought that when he said that he needed his girlfriend to live with him, that he would expect her to sleep in the same room as him. So yes, she was definitely curious as to why he didn’t.
“Because this little fruit is still unripe…” he explained as he put his big hand on her head and rubbed it. “I don’t eat unripe fruits,” he added as he smiled at Abi.
Hellbound With You Chapter 63 – Vulnerable
Abi didn’t know how to feel after hearing his explanation.
“A-An unripe fruit? Hey! Who are yo –”
“Shh… go upstairs now.” He cut her off and the jellyfish turned from emitting a warm glow into emitting a cold, chilly gloom. Abi knew that she shouldn’t push it anymore but at that point, she didn’t care. She was too agitated at being compared to a fruit – and an unripe one at that!
Abi puffed her cheeks and left but not before she glared at him, letting him know that she was not happy to be compared to an unripe inanimate object!
Luckily for her, she was already halfway up the stairs – yes, she took the stairs so that she could stomp on his imaginary face every step of the way – when Xavier spoke again.
“Oh, so you’re waiting until she’s ripe and sweet, eh?” Xavier snickered and a cold blast of wind hit his face, so cold that he actually shivered. He then threw his hands up in surrender, mimicking the action of zipping his mouth and throwing away the key.
Back in Abi’s room, she stomped her way to the bathroom and filled up the bath with very warm water. She needed to relax and there was nothing like a bubble bath to release the tension from her body. She put some bubble solution in the tub and it filled up with light fluffy bubbles in no time. Once it was filled, she slipped inside the tub and she felt better instantly.
She let her mind drift and it played back the scene of them up on the roof like a movie. She closed her eyes and she smiled. It really was a magical moment for more than one reason.
The second being that she actually got him to agree to her request. She felt that it was an almost impossible task but she was glad she persevered. She knew that there was a price to pay, but was there anything in the world that came without a price?
As she thought about the starry night sky, the shooting star and her wishes, her mood changed for the better. She deliberately didn’t think about him describing her as an unripe fruit because she knew it would just work her up. She thought about him and the two items on her list that she has now completed.
Two memories that she never wanted to forget. As she thought about it, thirty one items and thirty one days would make thirty one wonderful memories to take with her to the next world. She was sure that once this month was over, and her heart and mind were filled with all the wonderful memories, she wouldn’t want for anything more.
After the water began to cool down, she dried herself up, put on a bathrobe and headed out to the bedside table. She opened the drawer that stored her little book and opened it up. She uncapped her pen and drew another big tick next to the note that said ‘Gaze up at the night sky from a rooftop with my boyfriend’.
She then drew out another notebook – more like a diary – and started to write down the details of her experiences from the night before and that night. She wanted to record every little detail so that when her memory started to fade, she could read what she had written in this book and relive those experiences like it happened just yesterday.
Once she finished with that, she got dressed into her pajamas and laid in bed as she waited patiently for Alex to arrive. After watching the second hand go around five times, she decided that doing nothing wasn’t a good plan, so she went and found a book to keep her mind occupied.
She picked a classic, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. This book was one of her favourites. She brought it back to the bed to read and became immersed in it soon after.
The hour hand on the clock went around three more times before Alex finally went upstairs. He wondered what kind of mood he would find her in as he pictured her face when she left the dining room earlier. Would she still be angry at him or would she have mellowed down by now? He stopped at the top of the stairs for a second, before he headed straight towards her door.
He opened the door and walked in without even bothering to knock. He entered as if her room was his.
The moment his eyes found her, the corner of his mouth tilted up a little. She was lying on the bed with the blanket sprawled messily around her and there was an open book lying on her chest. She looked like she had fallen asleep reading a book waiting for him.
He walked over to her and stood there gazing down at her peaceful sleeping face. Her face looked harmless, as always. She looked so damn vulnerable that Alex bit his lip as he watched her.
The next moment, he sat on the bedside, picked up the open book from her chest and placed it on top of the bedside table before he returned his gaze to her face.
His eyes then fell on her hair which was scattered on her white pillow and reached out his hand and picked strands of it. He just fiddled with her hair, as he looked to be thinking about something complicated.
After he got tired of playing with her smooth hair and listening to her even breathing, Alex’s eyes shifted to her long eyelashes and he reached out again to touch it.
“Even though you’re still just an unripe little fruit…” he suddenly mumbled as his finger crawled down to her cheekbone and then to her soft and alluring, pink lips.
He stayed there for a little while longer before he finally strode towards the door. He turned the lights off before closing the door behind him.
Hellbound With You Chapter 64 – I don’t like exercising
The sky was still a little dark when Abi woke up. She blinked and stared at the ceiling. She remembered that she had been reading a book while waiting for Alex. Wait… she fell asleep?!
Shocked, Abi suddenly rose. ‘Wahh! I fell asleep!!’
She looked around but he didn’t seem to be in the room. Was he still downstairs?’ she wondered. Or had he come and left because she was asleep? What time was it now?
Abi crawled out of her bed and grabbed her phone. Upon looking at the time, her big eyes became even bigger. Oh no! It was already morning?
After facepalming herself, Abigail buried her face on the pillow. She was done for. Would Alex punish her for this? But… but this was his fault! He was the one who took too long and he should’ve woken her up when he had the chance! But then, she was to blame too for not keeping herself awake!
Abigail was pretty worried that Alex would punish her for last night so she thought that she might go out and take a walk to clear her mind and prepare herself for the day.
She quickly changed out of her pajamas and headed for the door. It was still quite early and she thought that Alex was probably still asleep so even though he probably couldn’t hear anything, she still tiptoed out the door and very carefully closed it behind her.
However, to her surprise, the moment she turned towards the stairs, she saw some movement to her left and her eyes landed on Alex. He looked as if he was just about to enter his room.
Abi was confused. She looked at his clothes and his hair and they told her that he didn’t seem to have just woken up. Was he just about to go inside? Where did he come from? ‘No, don’t overthink Abigail! He might have just left his room and forgot something,’ she reasoned to herself before she walked towards him with a bright smile.
“Good morning, Alex,” she greeted.
“Why are you up so early?” he replied, wearing a little indifferent expression.
“Uhm that… last night… I fell asleep. Why didn’t you wake me up?”
“Because I could see that your energy was already depleted. How could I wake up a hibernating little fruit? I don’t have any use for a limped and exhausted little lamb,” he smirked. Ah… this man was at it again. She couldn’t believe that he was greeting her so early in the morning with those words.
As Abi approached him, Alex pulled closed the door he just opened. It was as if he didn’t want her to peek inside it, causing Abi’s brows to crease for a second.
He faced her and held her chin.
“Now that I think about it, you’re too frail, Abigail. You should exercise more to build up your immunity and stamina,” he suggested and Abi’s gaze looked everywhere but at him. E-exercise?
Abi was a little worried. She didn’t really like exercising. The only exercise she did was walking.
“Okay, it’s still early so we can go for a short exercise,” he said. He then looked at what she was wearing and he instructed her. “Go get changed into more appropriate sports wear,” he suddenly said, even holding her shoulders and turning her around to face the other way, towards her room.
“Move quickly little fruit or, do you want me to be the one to peel your –”
“No, I can do it on my own!” she immediately protested and thus, just like that, Abi dashed towards her room and slammed her door a little harder than normal, causing the man to just smile in amus.e.m.e.nt.
However, after he stared at her door for a while, his smile slowly faded as he faced his room and opened it.
As the sky slowly changed from shades of black to brighter shades of blue, two people could be seen outside the huge house heading towards the empty street.
Alexander was walking right beside Abi and if anyone saw them, those people would think they were one of those couples who exercised together. But if one were to observe them close enough, the two actually didn’t seem like a couple taking a sweet walk together; It almost looked like Alex was out walking his lazy pet.
“Walk faster, Abigail! Jog!” he ordered as he nonchalantly walked with his long legs. His hands were in his pockets and he didn’t even need to jog to keep up with her. Actually, it was she who needed to jog to keep up with him! He was just walking casually, cool as a prickly cuc.u.mber, as always.
“Little fruit, it hasn’t even been five minutes yet.” He halted and looked at the already panting little lamb trailing behind him.
“I don’t like exercising, Alex,” she complained.
“You have to like it, Abigail. How can you tame my little brother four times daily when you’re this weak?” he asked as he leaned in on her. “This is one of my ways of raising a good girlfriend. You will forever be an unripe little fruit if you don’t exercise. This is one of the ways to make you ripen up a little quicker.”
“Please stop referring to me as a fruit! I’m not a fruit or a lamb!” she argued but Alexander just chuckled at the look on her face.
“Sure. I’ll stop calling you those names once you graduate from being an unripe fruit and a naïve little lamb,” he countered and Abi could only bite her lips and started jogging again.
After another five minutes, the little lamb suddenly clung onto Alex.
“Alex, let’s rest please…” she begged in between breaths. Her lungs felt like they were burning but all Alex could see was the glistening sweat falling from her face down to her neck.
“What a little weakling. One more minute, Little fruit.”
“You’re like a strict coach!” she cried but she still let go of him and continued running as he said.
She looked ahead and when she saw a bench, she excitedly ran towards it and sat there before the minute was up!
Alexander could only sigh as he saw her sprint towards the bench and sit down. He gave her the water bottle he was holding. “Why do you look like you just participated in a marathon? Now I’m starting to doubt your stamina, Abigail. There’s no way a weak little fruit like you could do it twice, let alone four times a day! I think our deal is –”
Before Alex could even finish what he was going to say, Abi cut him off. “You already promised! Our deal is already settled,” she immediately retorted, panting. “You can’t take back your words anymore, Alex.”
Alex slammed his palms on the bench behind her, wearing his killer smirk as his face hovered over hers. Then, his eyes seemed to caress her wet lips, which was moist from the water he just gave her.
“I really think that these lips of yours need to be disciplined. Because if not, I am worried that these lips of yours will be the end of you,” he warned, both seriousness and mischief playing in his eyes.
His intense gaze swept through her lips as his face moved closer and Abi’s heart began to thump even wilder. W-was he going to kiss her?
Hellbound With You Chapter 65 – Third request
Abi’s heart, which was already working overtime from the jogging episode, beat even faster. She didn’t know how it was possible for it to do so but it did. She suddenly fell into a slight panic, and before she knew it, her hand flew over his lips again, covering his mouth just before his lips could reach hers.
Alexander’s eyes narrowed with displeasure. The man seemed annoyed as he moved his hands to hold her wrist. As he peeled off her palm from his face, the fl.u.s.tered Abi spoke.
“Uhm… Alex, c-can we do this in a more special way?” she asked, her red, sweaty face had become even more red.
“Little lamb, what the hell are you trying to say?”
“Uhm, well… it’s just that I… I want my f-first kiss to be memorable.”
“First kiss…? Nobody’s ever kissed you before?” Alexander gaped at her. “Ever?”
She nodded and Alexander s.e.xily bit his lips. This unripe little fruit… how come she was still…
Alexander couldn’t help but wonder where this girl hid herself all these years to be this… this… He couldn’t even find the right words to describe her anymore. Innocent was too weak a word to use.
While Alex was filled with bewilderment as he looked at her, Abi abruptly stood up. If Alex didn’t react fast enough, her little head would have hit his chin. This fruit!!
“Ah!” she suddenly looked like she remembered something important. “I’m going to tell you my request for today!” She beamed with excitement, even holding the man’s arms as she looked up at him. “My third request is… Kiss me under the rain, Alex. I want my first kiss to be in a romantic setting like that.
” Her eyes twinkled again while the man was yet again, rendered speechless.
“Abigail… are you serious? Under the rain?” He suddenly looked up and saw an ocean of blue above them with not a single cloud in the sky. It definitely didn’t look like it was going to rain that day. This girl was asking for the impossible!
“Why wait for rain…” suddenly, Alex cut off his own sentence. It appeared that he realized that arguing with this little fruit would only make him fall into another damn hole of speechlessness so he decided not to question her silly request anymore. He thought that this was the best choice in dealing with this creature or else he might even become mute from just three days with her!
After some time, a knowing smile then curved on his lips as he grabbed her chin with his thumb. “You finally uttered an exciting request, little lamb. A romantic setting for your first kiss, huh…
Sure thing, Abigail,” he agreed. “You still owe me four taming sessions from yesterday plus four today so I think I better fulfill your request now so that it won’t get in the way tonight,” his eyes glimmered with excitement and amus.e.m.e.nt.
Abi silently swallowed her own saliva. That’s right, she didn’t fulfill her taming task yesterday. That meant she’d have to do it eight times today? Is that even possible? Could that little big monster really be that energetic? Wouldn’t she wear it out by then?
The little naïve Abi was actually worrying about the little big monster. Her face burned red and she started to feel a little worried, worried for the little big monster. Surely it would get tired and want to sleep after two or three times, right? She could only wish. Wait… did he say he was going to fulfill her request right now? But it was still early! What about the rain?
“Come, little lamb. Let’s go back. I heard from Charles that you have work,” he said and Abi stood up and walked beside him.
“Yes, I have work. I’m working as an assistant teacher at the orphanage,” she told him as she smiled.
“You look like you enjoy your job.”
“Yep. It’s amazing. I’d like to invite you to see the kids when you’re free,” she happily said and Alex paused for a moment. He didn’t look at her or give her an answer.
“How about you? What do you do, Alex?” she asked curiously, craning her head ahead to look at his face.
Alex glanced at her as they continued walking forward.
“I’m currently unemployed Abigail,” he replied and Abi puffed her cheeks.
“Please be serious!”
“Hmm… ah, I think I have a part time job right now. I’m babysitting a little lamb. No, that’s not quite right. I’m raising a girlfriend. I’m also looking for a way to quickly ripen an unripe little fruit.
Yeah, those are my part time jobs right now,” he spouted with a straight face, causing Abi to finally snap and stand before him to block his path. She was pouting at him, silently telling him to be serious because she wasn’t going to move if he didn’t take her seriously.
Alexander smirked at her before his large palm suddenly landed on her head. The next moment, his eyes became serious.
“It’s better if you don’t know, Abigail,” he told her. “It’s for your own sake.”
Abi saw that strange look in his eyes again for a fleeting moment before it disappeared. She didn’t know why but she felt something tug at her heart. She knew that this man wouldn’t easily reveal anything. She even already thought that she might never find out anything about who he really was during her stay here with him.
“Okay, it’s time for you to go and get yourself ready for work, Abigail,” he said and Abi finally realized that they were now in front of his house.
She shook her head and switched gears. She thought that she mustn’t let this affect her this much and encouraged herself by telling herself she’d only been there three days. She still had time so she must not let this disappoint her.
As they both walked towards the entrance, Abi was curious and puzzled. She thought that he’s going to fulfill her request. But well, there was no way it was going to rain this morning, that was certain.
“Are you going to shower this morning?” he suddenly asked and Abi blinked. Huh? Why was he asking that?
She looked at him in question but the man just smiled meaningfully at her as he halted, waiting for her response.
“Of course, I am,” Abi finally answered and the man moved again.
“Good. Come on, then,” he said and all of a sudden, he carried her like a princess.
Abi’s eyes widened. “What are you –”
“I’m going to fulfill your request like you asked, Abigail,” he smiled meaningfully and Abi gaped at him.
How? Was he the God of rain or something?
Hellbound With You Chapter 66 – First Kiss
Before she knew it, they were inside the house. He put the confused little lamb down in the middle of the large living room. She looked up at him with a million questions in her eyes.
Then, before she could open her mouth to ask,
“Close your eyes, Abigail,” he ordered.
“Just close your eyes and don’t open it until you hear my signal.”
Abi could only comply.
Seconds ticked by and her mind was running around like a headless chicken, trying to figure out what he was up to!
The next moment, Abi heard the fire alarm siren roar loudly inside the mansion. Her eyes opened wide but before she could move, water began to sprinkle from above.
“You wanted rain, right?” he smirked and Abi’s mouth dropped. What on Earth just happened? What did he just do?
Well, he did what she thought was impossible. He made it rain… inside the house!
She felt like she was suddenly transported to a wonderful and magical fantasy land. The light from the large chandelier hanging from the fourth floor was still lit, emitting a bewitching twinkle of lights over the droplets of water flowing down, creating small, colorful rainbows around them.
It was magical, as if a rainbow fairy had arrived to sprinkle them with some of her magic. This picturesque setting was better than her wildest dreams.
She had imagined how she wanted her first kiss to be like and they were all so terribly romantic and cliche, with her and the man chasing each other outside with rain falling softly all around them. The man would then catch her, look her deeply in the eyes before the man would swoop in for her very first kiss.
She subconsciously lifted her hand and opened her palm as the droplets fell all around them, with her eyes wide with awe and her mouth still agape from the shock. But then she closed her eyes and lifted her face up to the roof with arms wide open, embracing the feeling of the water pouring over them.
She twirled around in a circle, her hair spraying droplets of water like a whirlpool around her. When she stopped, she raised her face to look at Alex and felt like her heart was about to explode.
She could see him moving closer to her. His hair was wet, his clothes drenched and what was even more amazing was that she did not see his usual devilish smirk. His eyes were serious, still cold but devastatingly more beautiful than ever. He was like a dark angel who just emerged from the ground under the rain.
This was too much. Everything was too much for Abi; she couldn’t even hear anything but her pounding heart. This definitely felt like a dream. It was like everything else faded to the background and she could only focus on him.
Once he stood right before her, the corner of the man’s lips began to slowly lift up.
“I’m not patient enough to wait for the rain to come, so here we are. I personally think that this is romantic enough. What do you think?” he asked but the dazed Abi took a long while to respond.
“It’s…” she didn’t even know what the right word was to describe this scene. It was spectacular, surprising, one of a kind, magical, amazing – all the things she wanted this experience to be.
Alex smiled. He could see that she was dumbstruck. ‘Good. I finally made her speechless for once! I would hate for her to think that she had a boring, cliche boyfriend,’ he thought. He was glad that he seemed to have exceeded her expectations.
He reached out and cupped her face with his hand as he gently wiped away the water from her cheek with his thumb. He looked at her in the eyes and he saw that they were filled with a mixture of emotions. He saw anticipation, excitement, longing, wonder and something else that he couldn’t quite describe.
He slowly moved his face closer to hers and gently tucked her hair behind her ear at the same time. As she saw him getting closer, Abi’s heart started pounding so hard she was afraid it would leap out of her chest. She held her breath and subconsciously closed her eyes as all her focus shifted to her lips. This was it; her first ever kiss.
A second passed by and then she felt it; the pressure of his soft lips on hers and the world suddenly ceased to exist. It was just her and him at that moment in time, nothing else and no one else.
His kiss was soft and undemanding and it blew her mind, but the moment he kissed the droplets from her lips, her knees grew weak from the pleasure and she felt as if her heart was going to explode. She never imagined that just kissing someone could be this intense. She felt overwhelmed from all these new emotions she was feeling.
The two of them stood there, unaware and uncaring of anyone and anything else around them. Water ran down from their forehead to their faces to where their lips met – a cool contrast to the heat of their embrace – and they didn’t move for a long time.
That was until Alex pushed his lips onto hers with a bit more pressure and the wave that went through Abi intoxicated her. Her head swam in a daze and she felt like she was going to faint. It was that intense and she didn’t know how she was still conscious.
Alex took a peek of her face and he was mesmerised. He didn’t kiss her the way he usually kissed other women. For a long, long time since he could remember, he would usually kiss rough and hard because he didn’t kiss out of love but l.u.s.t. That was his way. So right then, he really didn’t know why he kissed this little fruit so tenderly.
But then, he concluded that the taste of her innocent lips must have made him subconsciously hold back. After all, this little fruit was still unripe. He could only caress her gently for now and be patient.
Hellbound With You Chapter 67 – Drenched
Once their lips parted, Alex was surprised at the look on her face. She was so red and breathless. Her dazed expression, as she slowly opened her eyes and looked up at him, made him freeze for a moment.
He admitted that she tasted better than he imagined, despite her being just an unripe little fruit, despite her just standing there like a soft mannequin and despite the fact that she didn’t even move a single muscle to respond to his kiss apart from just having her lips apart in a subconscious manner. Her innocent lips were still the sweetest ones he had ever tasted.
Alexander was once again amazed at how strange this little lamb made him feel. He thought that she was such a rare type of fruit – might even be the only fruit of its kind; something he never knew existed or tasted before.
His thumb moved to the soft and tender lips he just kissed and he rubbed them gently. He suddenly had the urge to suck them but he didn’t want to give her another shock at this moment, not when she was already this dumbstruck just from that slow and shallow kiss.
‘Be glad, little fruit. I’m a little satisfied with how sweet you smell and how unique you taste so I’m being very, very considerate right now…’
But then, as he continued to gaze at her wet face and her dazed but mesmerizingly beautiful eyes, Alexander wondered if this little lamb was satisfied. She still had not said anything but he was curious about whether he was able to satisfy her expectations. Did this measure up to her imagination? Was this how she wanted her first kiss to go? Did it meet her expectations?
Alexander began to move his face closer to her face again but the water suddenly stopped falling.
“Oh, it looks like the rain stopped,” he said as he looked up and Abigail finally returned to reality.
As Alex let go of her, Abi touched her own lips as her face started to fill with wonder and disbelief as she continued gazing up at him.
Alexander was amused with her expression and the corners of his lips curved up. However, before he could say a word, the sound of something smashing to the ground attracted his attention.
He looked at the source of the sound and saw that one of the maids had dropped an expensive antique vase. However, Alexander didn’t even crease his brows or get upset at the incident.
It was because his eyes didn’t just see that his butler and maids we’re all drenched, his eyes also finally caught sight of the two guests who were standing by the door with their hair and clothes also dripping with water as if they had jumped into a lake with clothes on.
The men who were still in their pajamas all just stood there, looking at the couple in utter disbelief.
However, one of them had remained as cool as ever. Ezekiel Qin was the only one who was not drenched. He was standing by the fireplace, coolly holding a black umbrella, as he watched the scene with a blank expression.
All Alexander did upon realizing the situation was clear his throat. He nonchalantly looked at the little lamb before him and began to order her.
“Little lamb, your request has been granted. Now go upstairs and take a proper bath,” he told her and Abi finally moved her head around.
Once she spotted drenched people looking at the two of them in utter shock, Abi felt like her face began to blaze and before she knew it,
“Okay,” she replied as she dashed towards the grand staircase.
Alexander watched the little lamb ascending the stairs without turning back and a playful smile curved on his lips.
The dumbstruck people finally moved. The butler signaled the maids to move and start the clean-up.
Oh god, they felt like a super typhoon just flooded the entire house! This will take some time to clean up! Everything was drenched with water just like that…’Master, you’re too much… T^T You should’ve at least warned us.’
“Alex, you… What the hell, man? Some warning would have been appreciated!” Xavier was the first to burst out. “I can’t believe you of all people would actually do something as crazy as this!
I understand you are doing this for your princess but you should’ve at least warned us of this impending typhoon. Look at us!” he complained and Alex just raised a brow at him.
“Crazy? I don’t think so. It would be crazier to wait for the rain. Besides, you guys should be thankful, you got a shower without doing anything.”
“. . .”
“And don’t blame me, you two were just slowpokes. Look at Zeke,” he smirked at them and when the two looked at Zeke, Xavier burst out again.
“Alex, how could you warn Zeke, but not us?! There’s no way he could have prepared his umbrella if you didn’t!”
“Why would I bother informing him?”
“Stop lying! And Zeke, close your damned umbrella already, will you?!”
Alexander and Ezekiel ignored Xavier. Alex just started walking towards the stairs while Ezekiel just gave the umbrella to one of his men.
The moment Alex put his foot on the first step, he heard Xavier’s words. “Kai, did you see how he kissed her? You’ve seen how Alex usually kisses girls, right? Why did he give her such a simple kiss?”
Alexander halted and looked at Xavier who was obviously talking loud enough for Alex to hear him.
“Xavier, have you ever tasted fruit that was forced open before its time? I don’t want to force my little fruit open like that because if I do, she’ll end up tasting bad,” he smirked and he nonchalantly ascended the stairs.
Xavier: “. . .”
Hellbound With You Chapter 68 – Little Betty
Abigail sprinted into her room and shut it behind her. She leaned on it for a while with a dazed expression, as if her thoughts were a million miles away from her body.
The scene that happened just moments ago kept replaying in her head like a movie. To her, it was much more overwhelming than any movie she ever watched and anything she had ever imagined.
She remembered how his lips felt when it first landed on hers and her heart just wouldn’t stop trying to jump from inside her chest, as if it was currently playing a game of jump ropes.
Touching her lips, Abi mumbled.
“So that’s how a kiss feels.”
She thought that it was truly so wonderful and magical.
She immediately ran to the bedside table and took out her wishlist notebook. She only just noticed that her room was actually still dry when her hair dripped water on top of the bedside table.
When she saw that, she then looked around her room in shocked surprise. She thought that the whole mansion would have been drenched but maybe the sprinklers only activated on the floor that the fire alarm was triggered on.
Pulling her attention back to what she was doing, she opened her notebook and she couldn’t stop smiling as she marked off the third item off her list. She briefly thought that she should do something to thank Alex for the surprise. Her first kiss was very much better than what she had ever dreamed of.
She then took out her other diary and started frantically writing down her first kiss experience before she forgot even the tiniest detail.
She spent a good time on that before heading to the shower to get ready for work. There was a dreamy look and a wide smile on her face the entire time and her heart was still thumping wildly the whole time. She had to take a few deep breaths and forcefully stop herself from picturing it over and over again before her heart finally calmed down.
Once she settled down her heartbeat, she left her room and headed downstairs. As she walked down the staircase, the scene slowly came into view. Her mouth dropped and her eyes gradually widened at the mess! The room was like a scene from the movie, Jumanji, where the house was suddenly flooded,
though everything was still in their right places, just drenched. She saw the maids working hard to dry off the furniture and she felt guilty.
She apologized and picked up a mop and started to help with the clean up but the servants politely asked her to stop, saying she was an honored guest and it would put their household to shame if they let her do such a thing. She felt that the maids prided themselves on their work from what they said and so she reluctantly let the mop go.
Charles saw her and immediately came to get her and led her into the dining hall which was surprisingly already cleaned up and dried out. The table was only set for one and she ate her breakfast alone. She was told that the master and the guests had already left, something that surprised Abi again. ‘What, already?’
Once she finished her breakfast, she then left the house and went straight to the orphanage.
When she got there, she looked at her schedule for the day and saw that there was an appointment to go to the hospital with one of the children at the orphanage that afternoon. Little Betty had some sort of heart disease and Abi had volunteered to accompany the little girl to the hospital for her weekly checkups.
Abi obviously had a soft spot in her heart for her because she understood the little girl’s situation. She was still so young, just seven years old, and she was already suffering. Abi felt her heart break a little for the poor child who was dealt such a hand in life.
In the hospital.
Abi waited anxiously. Each time they came here, she would hope for the best outcome but time and time again, she was met with disappointment. When the doctor walked towards her, shaking his head, Abi felt the disappointment settle within her yet again. Their conclusion was the same. The little girl’s only option to survive was a heart transplant and unfortunately,
that was something the orphanage could never afford. Even if they did manage to get enough money, there were no guarantees that there would be a suitable donor. In short, it was hopeless. Unfortunately, the little girl had the same fate as her, and just like her, her time was about to end sooner than they would have wanted.
This sweet Little Betty, this cute, kind hearted, beautiful little girl was going to die soon as well. This world was indeed very unfair. Just what did this little girl do to deserve such a fate?! She started to feel angry at the cruel and heartless world they lived in. Why? Why did it have to be like this?
After they left the hospital, Abi called the orphanage to tell them that she was going to take the little girl out somewhere. Abi wanted to do something for her.
“Do you have somewhere you want to go?” Abi asked her as she knelt before her.
“Hmm… I want ice cream!” she said so innocently and enthusiastically that Abi nearly cried for this brave little girl. Instead, she smiled at her brightly and pinched the little girl’s cheek playfully.
“Got it darling. Let’s go on a hunt for the most delicious ice cream today!”
They drove around until Abi found a large ice cream store. They went inside and Abi bought Little Betty the biggest scoop of ice cream she could. Abi was so focused on making the girl happy that she had forgotten about everything else. She just wanted to fulfill any wishes this girl had, similar to how Alex was helping her fulfill her own list of wishes.
Hellbound With You Chapter 69 – Cotton candy
“Did you like the ice cream?”
“Yep, they’re super delicious! Thank you, Abi,” Her smile was so bright and Abi couldn’t help but squeeze the super cute little girl in her arms.
“I’m glad. Was there anywhere else you wanna go or something else you want to do?”
“I think I’d like to have a date with you at the park,” she said cutely.
“Is that all? Are you sure?” Abi prompted her.
“Mn,” the little girl said with a nod.
Abi could only shake her head at the girl’s simple request. She wondered if Little Betty had any larger dreams as she took the girl’s hand and headed towards the park.
Abi was pulled back to the present when the little girl started talking about this book that the caretaker at the orphanage read to her last night. The story was of Little Red Riding Hood. The little girl kept up her monologue in between licking the melting ice cream in her hand until they found a park bench.
“Abi, thank you for staying with me today. I’m so happy. I’m not sad that I have no parents. I’m happy as long as I have you.” She then hugged Abi tightly and Abi embraced her back.
Little Betty was such a sweet, precious girl. Ever since Abi found out about Little Betty’s condition, she wished that a miracle would happen so that this little girl could at least be saved, even though it seemed like miracles didn’t really exist anymore – there was no miracle for her mother,
after all and she knew that there would be no miracle for her either. Still, she wished for it because maybe, just maybe, a miracle would happen for little Betty.
As she hugged the little girl, Abi saw a cotton candy booth across the road. She pulled away from their embrace and asked the little girl.
“Do you want some cotton candy?”
The little girl was a foodie like her so of course, she nodded enthusiastically. Abi looked around and saw that there weren’t many people around the park so she decided that it was safe for Little Betty to stay on the bench. She didn’t like to exhaust Little Betty, especially with her condition.
Besides, the booth was not too far away. She would be back in no time.
“Stay here, okay? Wait for me and don’t move while I go buy the cotton candy,” Abi told her. Once the girl nodded and made a promise to wait for her on the bench, Abi finally stood up and walked towards the candy booth.
Abi kept checking on the little girl as she reached the candy booth and saw that the little girl was also looking at her as she sat on the bench with her little legs swinging in and out. Abi gave her a little wave and she received a wave back.
The sky was starting to change color, from yellow to a reddish hue, indicating that it was almost twilight, but Abi, who was now busy with the vendor, still didn’t take note of the time.
Once the pink cotton candy was in her hand, Abi smiled at the little girl who was still patiently waiting on the bench as she walked towards the pedestrian lane.
However, she took just three steps when suddenly, a fast car whipped past her, barely missing her.
It didn’t hit her but Abi fell backwards like a leaf being blown away by a strong wind. She, along with the cotton candy, fell on the ground as the car that came out of nowhere, screeched away from the scene.
“Oh god! What the hell’s wrong with that driver?!!” People who saw what happened started cursing the driver of that car who didn’t even bother to stop, while some old ladies walked towards her and helped her up.
“Are you alright?” they asked and Abi finally snapped from the shock. Her heart was still thumping hard from the adrenalin rush as what happened finally registered in her brain. It all happened so fast! One second she was smiling, walking towards the little girl with cotton candy in her hands and in the next moment,
she was on her backside from a near miss car accident! She saw the cotton candy covered with dust on the ground and her head snapped towards the bench where she left Little Betty.
When she saw that Betty was already running towards her, she forced a smile towards the old ladies and brushed the dirt away from her backside.
“I’m fine. Thank you so much.” She thanked them with a smile as Betty finally reached her.
“Abi! Are you okay?!” she asked, worried as she clung on her leg.
Abi immediately bent down and hugged the girl. Making this girl worry was the last thing she wanted to do.
“I’m fine, baby. I actually avoided the car, aren’t I great? Haha” She grinned at the worried little girl to let her see that she was okay. She could see the little girl’s chest moving in and out rapidly as if she was about to have a panic attack, so Abi immediately coaxed her to calm her down.
“This big sis of yours can avoid even the fastest car. Look, I’m not even hurt,” she continued and she let the girl examine her. When Little Betty saw that she had no wounds, her face started to relax and her breathing began to slow down, causing Abi to heave a long sigh of relief.
“Ah oh, the candy… I’ll go buy you another one!” Abi immediately focused her attention towards the candy. The little girl looked at it and bit her little lips before she turned to Abi.
“It’s okay, Abi. I don’t want cotton candy anymore,” she said as she caressed Abi’s face as if she was trying to coax her big sister instead, causing Abi to chuckle.
“Aww… you’re the sweetest. Sweeter than any cotton candy.” Abi smiled and hugged her and as she did so, she felt her heartbeat stabilize so she finally stood up.
Hellbound With You Chapter 70 – Special
“Okay. We should probably head back before it gets too dark, shouldn’t we?” she said and when the girl nodded, Abi called a cab.
She was about to tell the driver to bring them to the orphanage when her eyes fell on the digital clock on the cab’s dashboard.
Her eyes immediately widened. Oh no! Her curfew!!!
Alex’s cold and stern voice saying that he will punish her began playing in her ears and Abi began to panic. It was only her third day and she was already going to break one of his rules!!
Panicking, Abi immediately told the driver a different address, the address to Alex’s house.
She called the orphanage during the taxi ride home and told them that she was going to be dropping Betty off a little late. Of course, the people at the orphanage didn’t mind at all since Abi had been known to even bring little Betty over to her house during some weekends.
Finally, the car stopped in front of the huge house, keenly aware that darkness had started to set in. She was late. She bit her lips hard and she couldn’t help but feel nervous as she approached the house.
Once the two entered the door, Abi’s eyes immediately flew towards the fireplace. Alexander was right there, sitting like a bored king as always. His fingers were moving, tapping on the couch’s arm, as if he was counting the movement of the clock’s second hand.
Abi was afraid that the man would emit his deadly aura again without warning so she whispered to Little Betty to stay by the door and wait for her.
The little girl nodded and Abi finally walked silently towards the man whose back was facing her.
When Abi was just about to reach him, she saw his fingers become still and then his cold, deep voice rang in her ears.
“You’re late, Abigail,” were the words that welcomed her. He didn’t even turn to look at her, as Abi expected. She suddenly felt chills the instant his words rang inside the big hall, but she didn’t halt in her tracks. She continued walking towards him until she was right before him.
Alex raised his cold eyes and gazed up to her. The jellyfish was incredibly freezing. His intense gaze was reeking with cold darkness, showing his extreme displeasure.
“Uhm… Alex, I… I have someone with me right now so c-can you scold me later? She has a weak heart so I don’t want her to get scared. Please?” she pleaded, cupping her hands together,
forcing Alex to close his eyes. This girl… didn’t she feel anything? How could she still speak to him like this when he was already in this state? Did this little lamb really not have any fear in her at all?
Alexander’s urge to punish her intensified. However, Abi misread his gesture. She thought that the man had given in so she quickly called Betty to come over.
The little girl stood right next to her, clinging onto Abi as if she was her lifeline, and took a quick peek at Alex.
“A-alex… this is Betty,” Abi tried to distract him and the man finally looked down and saw something clinging on his little lamb’s legs.
He creased his brows as he looked at the small little thing blinking at him and Alex’s coldness somehow dissipated a little.
“Betty? Say hi to Alex,” she encouraged the little girl and Betty blinked before she looked at him.
She then slightly bowed at Alex as she spoke. “Hello, Mr. Alex. I’m Betty, nice to meet you.” She smiled and Alex just quietly stared at the little girl for a while before he moved and faced her.
“Nice to meet you too, Little Betty,” he said and Abi’s tensed shoulders finally relaxed.
“Are you Abi’s friend?” she asked, slightly tilting her head and Alex’s lips finally curved up.
“What do you think?”
“I think… you might be a new friend because this is the first time I have seen you. I know all of Abi’s friends,” the little girl said proudly.
Alexander chuckled as he leaned back. “Her new friend, huh? Well, your observation isn’t wrong Little Betty, but…” he leaned forward towards her again. “Are you sure I’m only her new friend?”
“Alex, uhm…” Abi tried to intervene but…
“Let her answer first, Abigail,” Alex told her as his gaze remained locked onto the little girl.
Little Betty looked up to Abi before she answered the man.
“You are new but I think you are also a special friend,” she replied and Abi’s eyes widened as she looked down at the little girl.
“Why would you say that?” Alexander seemed intrigued.
“Because, I think you are the first male friend Abi has. Abi doesn’t have boy friends, only girls. So that’s why I think you are special,” she answered and Alexander smiled. He looked satisfied and it seemed like he liked Little Betty for that.
“Good girl,” was all he said and he finally looked at Abi.
“Alex, can I return her to the orphanage first? I will explain to you once I’m back.”
“Why return her? Didn’t you get the permission to take her with you?”
“Of course I did.”
“Then it’s fine. Let her stay here for the night. It’s already dark out, Abigail.”
“No buts. I won’t permit you to go out,” he said with an absolute no nonsense tone and Abi knew that she wouldn’t be able to persuade him anymore.
Without a choice Abi called the orphanage and thankfully, they agreed.
The two girls then went upstairs to clean up and get changed. As they walked up the staircase, Little Betty looked at Abi with wide eyes!
“Wahh!! Abi, is this a castle? I feel like I’m inside a real castle!” Betty was extremely excited.
Abi let Little Betty go first and she went after she finished helping the little girl put on a fresh set of clothes. Luckily for Abi, she had with her a spare set of clothes for Little Betty as she always carried spares with her whenever she went out with any of the children, just in case so this wasn’t an issue. ‘Great forward thinking, Abi!’ she mentally patted herself on the back.
Once they were ready, they headed back downstairs.
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