“Ba- Ace what the hell?" I got between him and Nathan.The word babe had almost slipped my lips.Recently, Ace and I have made the habit of calling each other babe when we were alone together.Ace smirked at me, he looked as pissed as ever. Nathan studied the two of us for a bit, he gave me a small smile before heading away."What was that?" I asked in a harsh whisper to Ace."I was jealous, my body reacted naturally.""Your body reacted naturally?" I mocked his words.I knew that there were people staring at the two of us, but we were not doing anything funny, our gestures may even suggest to them that we were fighting so I let them be."Unlike other people who walk away when they get jealous, I normally step in the scene," he grinned.He was referring to me, he knew I got jealous of that girl, Lexina just now."Maybe some people are just assuming t
“Dude, what the hell?"I think his name was Terry, he was the first one who got annoyed when Ace suddenly announced that they were not going to participate in the event.Ceasar and Abigail who were both apart of the event laughed. They seemed to find the situation amusing. It made me curious, I knew Ceasar had the knowledge about me and Ace going out but why was Abigail laughing as well?"If the Pres says he quits, then me too," Ceasar joined and placed his gun down."It would be useless without these two idiots, so I quit too," Abigail laughed. The rest of the members of the team looked frustrated, in fact, everyone from Beta that was watching started to jeer at the three of them."Boo all you want, without the three of us you guys would not reach anything anyway," Ceasar yelled at those people who were insulting them.Ceasar had a point, the three of them had been playing a lot of game
Ace had Ivan up by his collar.I pushed past the people who created a circle enclosing the two."Take that back, you asshole," Ace was seething in anger. His hands were trembling furiously as he held Ivan tightly by his collar.I got so used to Ace mocking his enemy in fights that it surprised me to see that he was the one being provoked this time around. I never imagined him getting provoked by someone who said their house was cheating. I should have known they were talking about something else."No, I won't. Iota's president this year is useless, and I stand by it," Ivan spoke through gritted teeth.My heart sank due to his remark.I had decided to let Ivan and his group of friends play for the Quidditch game because I thought they would not purposefully pull the house down. I knew that Ivan was better than that, he loves our house.When I heard the scream just now, I had init
Ace won. Beta won.I apologized to the group. We should have won; we were the first one to arrive in the last station and yet Beta was able to beat us. I knew it was my fault. Maybe if I had not let fright take over me at the second station we could have won.I did not wanna show how glum I felt so I tried my best to smile in front of the team. Ivan and George have another reason to think me useless now.I wanted to leave but I did not want to look like a sore loser so instead, I faced Beta and smiled."Good game, Pres," I held out my hand for Ace to shake.He smiled widely and shook it, "Indeed.""It's just one event, I'm pretty sure we would win the overall," I shrugged."We'll see."He did not let go of my hand, so I was the one who broke free. He gave me a small pout when I did so I rolled my eyes at him.There was an hour break given before they announced the winners fo
"Y ou really have got to stop those remark of yours," I sighed and headed back to the room. Ace followed right behind me; he was still laughing cheekily."But I love seeing you blush," he reasoned, and I sighed again.I was about to throw myself in bed, again, when he grabbed me by my waist and placed his forehead against mine."I know we didn't come here to have fun, but I really hope we would, I hope this trip would make us closer than before," he gave me a peck on the lip. A simple gesture that made my heart skip a beat.He still tasted like the garlic bread he ate during our flight, it made me laugh to myself. He gave me a questioning look, but I shook my head to shrug it off. We had fallen asleep again, clinging tightly to each other.By the time I woke up, he was not by my side anymore, he had left the bed. I checked my watch, it was already 8 am. An hour left and we would finally make our way to the N
We reached back the hotel on a happy note.We headed straight to Waeska, the bar of the hotel, to have dinner and get a few drinks.When we entered the bar, it was warm so both of us removed our coat and hung it on the coat stand. I had almost forgotten that I was wearing a skin-tight dress beneath."You really are breath-taking," Ace whispered near me before taking my hand towards a table for two.I asked Ace to get me a non-alcoholic drink only to find out there was none. I ordered Calamansi, a cocktail of Grey Goose vodka, Muyu Chinotto, calamansi, vanilla butter, passionfruit, and beetroot. It did not look as bad as the rest of the cocktail on the menu.Ace ordered the Devil's Claw, a cocktail ofBombay Sapphire gin, Perrier-Jouët Champagne, Ginjo sake, Pandan and devil's claw tincture.The cocktails here honor the ethnobotany concept and the drinks all had medical properties.
Pain greeted me the next day.could barely sit that morning. I felt a seething pain on my lower body, but I tried my best to walk towards the bathroom without waking Ace up. I took a warm bath in the tub to lessen my agony.A few moments later Ace entered the bathroom, he was wearing his boxers. He looked drowsy and he still had bed hair making him look innocent as if last night had not happened."Are you alright?" he asked me after rubbing his eyes and I gave him a short nod. He frowned at me, "I doubt it.""I got Tylenol if you really can't handle it, but the pain is normal especially if..." and he trailed off.We both knew he was going to say 'the first time around' but even he felt awkward saying it out loud. It really was my first time, I have gone on a few dates before, but I never really had a long-term relationship at all. He was my first, but I was betting I was not his."Is it yours?" I aske
“Again?"I still could not believe the words that had just left Ace's mouth.He continued to speak but the rest of the things he was saying did not register in my mind. I could see his mouth move but I could not hear anything."Can we please not joke about things like this?" I started to shake my head, giving him a disappointed look.I was expecting him to start smiling and laughing like how he usually does when he tries to pull a trick on me, but he did not. Instead, he continued to look at me with both pain and concern.Before coming here, I made a mental pact with myself that I was not going to cry. If only I knew he was going to break up with me, I would not have made that promise.I still tried to contain my tear, but it gave away after a few seconds. Tears started to stream down my cheeks, and I began to sob. I knew I looked like a mess. I cried even harder when Ace wrapped his arms around me.