Henry’s hurtful words were ringing in her brain. Monique felt as though her heart was tearing apart. It was his way of telling her that she did not have a choice. Monique clenched a fist and thought it was just a bath. They had slept together before already anyway…Monique turned off the emotional turmoil inside of her and pursed her lips. She then put on the same polite and demure smile. “Umm...”She turned her head in another direction and bypassed him to enter the bathroom.Henry curled his lips in amusement and watched as she suppressed her feelings and scrambled her way to the bathroom.Her adorable expression tempted him to tease her further.Henry walked in without a single piece of clothing on his body.At first, Monique was facing the bath, refraining herself from looking at him. Nevertheless, when he was slowly approaching, she could not resist lifting her head to look at him.There he was, laying bare in front of her. She saw all of him.Her face flushed bright red i
“Look at you, so impatient,” Henry teased.Monique stood there speechless as if she was struck by lightning. She watched Henry step into the bathtub casually and his body disappeared into the water.She almost exploded in anger. Was he trying to make her lose her mind?Impatient!? Who was the impatient one?!‘Calm down, Monique. He’s intentionally provoking you,’ she thought.Henry teased her on purpose. She would not let him get what he wants.Monique bit her lips and stayed quiet while she took the towel to scrub his back.Monique tried to avoid looking at the sensitive area, but when her hands accidentally touched his skin, she felt a jolt of electricity and retracted her hands immediately.Henry’s lips curved silently when he saw her reddened ears and the range of emotions on her face.Monique was stunned for a bit and she mocked herself. They had just shared an intimate night the day before!She then put her hands back onto his back and started scrubbing.Her eyes kept
Monique threw the towel into the bathtub, causing a splash. “Is this funny to you?”Henry wiped away the water droplets on his face and said, “Passable.”Monique gritted her teeth and forced out the words. “Don’t overdo it.”“But I want to.” Henry smirked, challenging her.Monique felt like drowning the incorrigible man in the bathtub.She was exasperated.The thought was turned into action.She pressed down on the man’s back with all her weight.It was an unexpected turn of events and Henry was pushed down into the water. He was filled with anger and amusement.However, Henry Moore was not a pushover.He would have his revenge.His hand shot out from the water and grabbed Monique’s arm, tugging her into the bathtub.Monique’s smaller stature made fighting back impossible. Henry pulled her into his embrace.The bathtub had enough space to fit two bodies comfortably.Monique glared at the handsome face before her. How did she end up in the bathtub? Clearly, her plan had fa
Monique tasted the coppery tang of blood on her tongue. She unclenched her jaw and saw her handiwork. Blood oozed out from the wound as she let out a cry. “I really thought you wanted to send me off.”Something flashed in Henry’s eye when he realized she was afraid of being sent away.The fact that Monique wanted to stay by his side made him happy. He softened his tone as he said, “Fortunately, you had the sense to come back to me, else you would’ve given me no choice but to send you away.”As tears streamed down her face, she stuttered, “You weren’t worried I would leave with him?”Henry carried her out of the bathtub and gave her a sly grin. “And leave Angel to me?”His words were half joking and half serious.“In your dreams.” Monique’s expression shifted immediately, the crying woman was gone. “Angel is just a child. Don’t you dare drag her into this. If you hurt a hair on her head, I’ll kill you!”The threat was delivered in all seriousness.Henry’s lips twitched. What was
Henry came out of the bathroom with a white towel tied around his waist.He came out of the room and stood beside the kitchen bar counter.Monique was dressed in a light blue athletic wear, wholly-focused on cooking. There was a gentle expression on her face.Monique felt someone staring at her and turned around. Henry Moore was leaning against the bar counter with only a towel covering his modesty. His chest and abdominal muscles were on display—he was tall and lean, the perfect male model stature.His hair was still dripping wet, and water droplets landed on his naked shoulder and rolled down his chest. The image was oddly sexual.Seeing that he had her attention, he cocked an eyebrow and smirked, looking like the devil himself.Monique believed he must be Hades himself.She felt like she was a naive, lost soul, enthralled by the king of the underworld.Her anger melted like butter when it came to him. The next thing she knew, she was cooking noodles for the man.Monique sud
Monique raised a trimmed eyebrow and said in a confused tone, “Control my appetite?”She pulled the bowl of instant noodles to herself and pierced a meatball with her fork. “It’s been a while since I last tasted meatballs this delicious. Kinda want another one.”She made a dramatic gesture as she waved the meatball in the air.Henry gave her an exasperated look. “I think you’re becoming a glutton. We can’t have that now.”“Wouldn’t it be better if I was fat? Then I wouldn’t be able to escape your claws.” Monique looked down at her belly.The man walked over to the bar counter. “Aren’t you always planning to escape? This would work against you.”As he sat down at the bar counter, Monique moved the bowl of instant noodles away. She placed it on top of the aquarium.Henry’s eyes narrowed. He wondered what the woman was planning to do.He wore an indifferent expression as he watched Monique.Monique’s long lashes fluttered animatedly. Her bright, alert eyes captivated him. Her int
Henry gave Monique a belittling look. “You don’t want her hurt but extracting verbal promises is useless? Do you think there’s a higher power keeping track of all this? Are you dumb?” he taunted while petting her head.His words hit her like a brick. “You’re right! I should get you to sign an agreement!”Henry glared at the woman. Did she really think he was a big bad wolf who eats children?Was he that loathsome?Did she suffer from persecutory delusions?Monique knew her request was out of the blue but the man was fickle-minded. She was insecure about her standing in his life. “Dearie, why don’t you sign an agreement? You already promised you wouldn’t hurt her, the agreement is just assurance for me,” Monique said coquettishly.It was rare for Monique to be flirtatious which made the display somewhat comical. She truly was willing to do anything for Angel.He would get Mandy to draw up the marriage agreement and include this.“I’ll get it done tomorrow,” Henry said.“Really?
Henry smirked and uttered a sound of approval.That was all he could say to Monique’s elaborate explanation?Did he forgive her?Monique silently took the dishes to the sink and began washing them.Henry did not leave his seat. He watched the woman in the kitchen with a smirk on his face.He wanted Monique to enjoy herself at the event but seeing her interact with Nick Johnny enraged him. He did not remember her smiling so happily even when he saved her.At that time, he was worried about her injuries and brought the food upstairs to her.Instead of appreciating his gesture, she wanted to head downstairs to eat.She even tried to leave him.What Nick did was just a tiny favor. Yet, Monique looked at him like he was her savior. How could Henry stay calm in that situation?Hence, Henry decided to punish the foolish woman.Who knew the woman would try to drown him then proceed to cry like a baby? His heart softened at the sight of the sobbing woman.Monique was such an enterta