Chapter 3- You are mine

Linda Holmes was discharged from the hospital the next day. Lisa took leaves for two days to take care of her mother. During these days, Daniel Brooke called and messaged her several times, but she didn't answer any of them. Two days later, she went to school. However, she couldn’t concentrate on her work. To clear her mind, she went to have coffee at the cafeteria. 

She was looking outside through the window in a daze, holding the cup. Her mind was buzzing while her eyes were empty, devoid of hopes. She didn't take a single sip of the coffee. The coffee turned cold as ice. 

"What is it? Where is your mind? I was calling you several times, but you didn’t answer me."

A sweet female voice came from the top of her head and snatched her back to reality. She looked up and saw her colleague and friend Anna Green who was staring at her with a slight frown.

"Oh... It’s nothing."

Anna Green sat down on the opposite chair, "Really?... Don't tell me that something is not bothering you. Tell me what is happening."

Lisa sighed deeply and explained, "I am in mess right now. My parents had fixed my marriage with someone called Carl Black."


"Daniel is calling me continuously, and I don't know how to face him."

Anna Green sighed in dismay, "To be honest, I don't like Daniel. Don't mind, huh. I think he is not the person he shows. I feel like something cruel is hidden inside him."

Lisa was stunned to hear her. She never thought that her best friend would think something like this about her boyfriend. She was enraged.

"How could you say that? He is really...." 

But before she could say further, Anna Green started saying, “Alright. It’s my mistake. I was just sharing my thoughts. Sorry, don't be mad at me."

Meanwhile, Lisa's phone started ringing. She sighed and said, "It's Daniel again."

"Answer it, you can't ignore him all the time."

Reluctantly, Lisa answered just before the call was about to disconnect. She heard Daniel Brooke's cold voice the moment she put the phone on her ear, "Finally, you have decided to answer my call. You are avoiding me, aren't you?"

"Let's meet at the old place. I will be there after classes."

After saying that, she hung up the phone without waiting for his answer.

At the end of the day, she went to the cafe. She ordered a cappuccino while waiting for him. Around ten minutes later, Daniel Brooke's handsome figure appeared in front of her. He sat opposite her, staring at her with displeasure written on his face. Both of them were quiet for a long time. No one was willing to start the conversation. 

"Why didn't you answer my calls and messages?"

Daniel Brooke was the first who broke the silence. 

Lisa was only staring at him without a single word.

"What?... Tell me, what is bothering you?"

She was still silent, unable to find proper words to say. Daniel shrugged in frustration and asked fiercely, "What's wrong? Say something or you decided to not talk to me?"

"I am getting married."


"We are done, Daniel. From now on don't contact me."

Lisa stood up to leave after saying that. Tears rolled down from her eyes. Her heart was paining so much as if thousands of needles are piercing continuously together. But before she could go a few steps, Daniel Brooke's strong hand grabbed her arm and pulled her into his embrace.

"You can't leave me like this, and you are not getting married to anyone else. You are mine. No one can take you away from me." Daniel said possessively.

"It’s too late Daniel. I...."

Before she could finish, he held her head from behind, lowered his head, and kissed her lips fiercely. 

After a long time, he released her and said in a warning tone, "Lisa, you know very well that right now I am handling a crucial case. This could change my life. My entire concentration is on this case. Don't create any trouble for me now. You have to wait. Do you understand? Hmm?”

"But my parents have already fixed the marriage next month."

Daniel Brooke was so angry and frustrated that he lost control. He glared at her, "Ok then, go and get married. But Lisa, don't think that you can escape from me. No one can take you away from me. I promise I'll snatch you back. I will ruin your so-called husband."

Within a blink, he turned around and walked out. Lisa was dumbfounded and remained rooted on the spot speechlessly, staring at his leaving figure. Her heart trembled to hear him. She never saw this side of Daniel. 

An unknown fear appeared in her mind. His last words were resonated in her mind over and over again. After a long time, she regained her sense and went out. 

At night, she tossed and turned on her bed unable to sleep. She was thinking about what Daniel Brooke said to her. In the meantime, her phone rang. 

Without seeing the caller ID, she answered the call, "Hello."

She heard a cold sexy male voice from the other end of the phone, "Um.... this is Carl Black here. Sorry to call you at this hour. D-did I disturb you?" 

Lisa was startled and jumped out of the bed. Her jaw dropped, and her eyes grew wide. She was too shocked to respond. There was a long pause.

"Miss Holmes, are you there?"

His words broke her trance. She swallowed a mouthful of saliva before answering, "Yeah, yeah, um.... how can I help you, Mr. Black?"

"Oh.. a- about that. I just want to know that, um.... are you free t-tomorrow?"

Lisa narrowed her eyes unable to figure out why he was asking this. 

"Why?" She asked in a state of stupor.

"I just want to have coffee with you if you are free."

"Oh… Mr. Black, I am sorry, I can't. My Mom always told me to come back home early, so..."

Carl Black interrupted, "Okay, no problem at all. Um... at what time are your classes over?"

"4 pm. Why?"

"Just curious. Alright, then good night, Miss Holmes."

"Good night."

Lisa was flabbergasted by the sudden call of Carl Black. She sat down on the bed and muttered in her mind, 'what just happened?' 

Her heart was beating faster and faster. She sighed deeply and tried to get some sleep, but whenever she closed her eyes, Carl Black's deep enchanting voice rang in her ears. She tossed and turned again and again. 

After a long time, she fell asleep and woke up to the sound of the alarm the next morning.

Lisa was having lunch with Anna Green. 

"Did you meet Daniel yesterday?" Anna Green asked.


"What are you going to do now?"

"I have no options. Daniel wants to concentrate on his career now. He is not ready for the marriage."

Anna shook her head helplessly and sighed deeply.

"What is it?"

"Forget it. You will not trust me if I say it."

Lisa frowned and asked, "Oh come on, we are good friends, why won't I trust you?" 

"If you say so. I want to say that I feel like Daniel is not a good person." Anna Green exhaled deeply and added, "I don't know to whom you are getting married, but it should not be Daniel."

"Thank you for your concern, Anna. It means a lot. But right now, I just want to enjoy this moment. I don't want to think about the marriage, and I don't want to think about Daniel as well."

Anna Green chuckled, "That's the spirit. How about this...... Shall we go shopping?"

"Yeah, that's a good idea to release the stress."

They both laughed and chatted for a while and went back to their respective classes.

At the end of the day, Lisa and Anna Green came out of the school together to go shopping. They saw a handsome man, standing in front of the gate. He was staring at them with a faint smile on his face. 

Lisa was stunned to see him and asked him in a frenzy, "Mr. Black, why are you here?"

"I just came to see you."

Anna Green's jaw almost hit the ground when she saw Carl black. Her gaze glued at him. She regained her senses by Lisa's next words, "Anna, you are drooling."

"Is he the one to whom you are getting married? Wow, he is so hot." 

Anna Green exclaimed loudly. She sized him up carefully. She was so excited to see him that she couldn't help but stretch her hand to introduce herself, "Hello Mr. Black, I am Anna Green."

Carl Black took her hand and said, "Nice to meet you, Miss Green."

"Oh, nice to meet you too, Mr. Black. By the way, we are going shopping. Will you come with us?"

Lisa pinched Anna Green's waist and whispered, "Anna."

"Ah... Why are you pinching?" Anna Green shouted and glared at her in disbelief.

Carl Black laughed heartily, "Sure, why not? It's my pleasure."

Lisa shook her head to deny, "No it’s ok, Mr. Black. You don't bother about that."

"Don't worry. In fact, in this way, I can spend some time with you. Come on, there is my car. Let's go shopping."

Anna Green was jumping up and down happily, "Yes, yes, let's go, let's go."

Lisa was feeling so helpless to see Anna Green like this. Her mouth twisted in distress, and she cast a death stare at her. But Anna Green didn't notice it and got into the car. Helpless, Lisa could only follow her. Carl Black drove to the shopping mall.

All these were seen by Daniel Brooke, not from afar. He came here to meet Lisa. He was waiting for her for a long time, sitting in his sports car. But before he could go out of the car, he saw the scene and halted his steps. His expression darkened when he saw Lisa going with another man. He tightened his grip around the steering wheel, turning his knuckles white, and murmured fiercely, "You can't escape from me, Lisa."

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