The next day, Ezra invited me for another ride, so we roamed around the island, admiring every beauty of it.
After the long ride, I asked him to just drop me down at the hotel. He tried to insist but I resisted. I kinda need space away from him. I was continuously sleeping with him for three days already. I need to gather my thoughts alone. I couldn't think properly when I was with him. It was like, I was losing my mind.
He parked the motor right outside the hotel. I handed him the helmet.
"So... Dinner later?" he asked.
My lips froze like I didn't know what to say.
"Ez! My man!" A man stood in front of us.
My eyes met his grayish eyes. He looks familiar, I probably saw him in the bar the last time I went here. His abs caught my attention since his buttondown polo was unbuttoned.
"Reid! What's up!" Ezra then glared at me; he leaned so his lips could reach my ears as he whispered, "Stop staring at his abs. I'm not jealous but... whatever."
"I'm Reid, by the way." The guy In front of us handed his hand to me.
"Back off, dude." Ezra pushed him.
Reid laughed as he shook his head. "He's possessive, isn't he?"
Ezra glared at me. I bit my lower lip to stop myself from smiling. He was so cute. His ears were red as if he was really pissed at his friend.
"What do you need, Reid?" Ezra's brows were crossed. I almost chuckled.
Reid looked at me.
"No, you can't have her," Ezra declared.
"Chill, I just want the name."
"Snow, I'm Snow." I handed my hand but Ezra held it before Reid could even touch it.
Reid laughed harder like his mouth could reach the mountains. He even held his stomach from the laughter. I chuckled as I shook my head in amusement. I bit my lower lip when I caught Ezra glaring at me. I slightly smiled.
"Find another woman, Reid. She's mine."
I gulped as my skin shivered. That word coming from him felt so good and hot. I wanted to hear it again. I could feel my chest exploding.
"Lucky you, Ez." Reid looked at me from head to toe with an amused smile. "So tell me, Snow, how did you two meet?"
"Uh..." I glanced at Ezra.
"Seriously dude! Quit playin' with me." Ez brushed his hair with his fingers, he looked more hot as some of his hair strands fell on his forehead looking like a messy but fashionable hairstyle.
"I'm just curious, Ez. You've never been that possessive with your flings. I wonder if she's different from the others."
"She is. Now back off."
Reid laughed as he winked. "Good luck with that and oh," he looked at me. "Nice to meet you, Snow." He grabbed my hand and kissed it quickly before running damn fast.
"Fuck you, Reid!" Ezra shouted while we watched Reid run like a horse in a race.
I met Ezra's sharp stares. He looked annoyed as he looked at my hand that Reid kissed. I could still feel his saliva on it.
"What?" I asked when Ezra didn't stop glaring at me. "I didn't know he'd do that. Don't look at me as if I like what he did."
"I know you didn't like it. I'm a better kisser, the best actually."
I laughed. "Too confident."
He still wasn't smiling but he was so cute. He looked like a puppy having a tantrums.
"Am I not the best?" He raised his right brow.
I gulped as I remembered how Clayton kissed me like he was eating a portion of dried food and how Ezra kissed me so passionately like he was eating the best ice cream in the world. I didn't know kissing would feel that good until I tried it with him, with Ezra.
"Fine. You are!" I rolled my eyes.
"You should have denied it so I could kiss you and prove it to you once again."
"You can kiss me anytime." I shrugged.
"Calm down." He looked up at the hotel behind us. "Take a rest. I'll see you later for dinner."
I smiled. "See you--"
"--in my bed. Sure." He shrugged.
I slapped his rocky chest. "Naughty!"
"I thought you like naughty." He melted me with his deep tantalizing eyes.
"Did I say I don't?"
He chuckled as he leaned and gave me a quick, soft kiss on my lips. "See you later, naughty woman."
I was smiling when I walked in my direction. I saw myself in the reflection of the elevator. I was stunned and looked at the way I smile until it slowly disappeared. It was like realization hit me and I had never smiled like that before, not that I could remember.
I puffed a breath when I reached my floor. I walked towards my room and there I saw Quinn, standing outside my door with her phone on her ears like she was trying to call someone.
"Hey!" I grabbed her attention.
"Oh my God, Snow! Where have you been?!"
I laughed as I stood in front of her. I grabbed my keys and opened my room as I entered. She followed me and sat right on my bed.
"Where the hell have you been, Snow? I was worried!"
"Chill. Where else could I be?" I placed my tote bag on the side table as I removed my dangle earrings.
"I don't know, Snow. You didn't sleep in your room for two consecutive days and you just went back after three days. What have you been doing?"
I shrugged. "What do people do here?" I sat beside her as I massaged my feet. I smiled when Ezra and I's motor ride flashed back in my imagination.
Her lips parted. "You're screwing someone?" She blinked twice or thrice like she couldn't sink it in. I, myself couldn't.
"What the hell, Snow!"
"What?" I laughed sarcastically. "Don't expect me to be here and just sit here, watch the sunset, swim and that's it. You know I went there for more than that, right?"
She massaged her head. "I didn't know you're gonna take it seriously. What about your husband?"
I looked away, I massaged my thigh while I stared at my red nails.
"I don't know, Quinn. What about him?"
She puffed s breath. I could understand how her chest felt cause mine felt like it was crushed by stones and it was suffocating.
"Does your fling knows that you're married?"
I shook my head.
"Oh my God."
"He's just flying. He doesn't have to know the truth about my life. Besides what happens here, stays here. After this vacation, I wouldn't see him again. It will just all disappear like a bubble."
"What if Clayton discovered?"
"How?" My brows crossed. "No one can talk outside the island about what happens here, right? Their membership will be void if they do that so who would tell it to him?"
"I don't know. We never know, Snow."
"Exactly. We never know. So might as well take the risk and try to be happy for once, at least do what I want, truly want. I've never been this happy in my entire life, Quinn."
She looked away. I saw the way she gulped and nodded. "Who's the guy?" she asked.
"It's better if you don't know him."
"Come on!" Her eyes totally disagree with her brows like what I just said was bullshit.
"It won't last so there's no point in knowing him."
"Yet he makes you the happiest."
I was stunned. My heart knocked on my chest. I was looking at my nails as Quinn's eyes made me uncomfortable.
"But he will eventually fade so..."
"Who's the guy, Snow?"
I glared at her. "You don't have to know---"
"I'll discover it one way or another. You know I'm not a stranger here. I have lots of connections, so just tell me before I asked someone about it."
My lips parted. She was blackmailing me now huh. I took a deep breath as I massaged my thigh.
"His name is Ezra."
Her eyes widened. "Ezra? You mean Ezra Masterson?!"
"You know him?" Fuck! Don't tell me they were flings, please.
"How did you know him?"
"Who wouldn't? Come on, Snow! Quit playing. Who is it, for real?"
I was confused. I didn't get what she was talking about. Who Ezra anyway? Was he a model, a superstar, or an actor?
"I told you."
Her jaw dropped; her eyeballs were looking like it was gonna fall.
"You're sleeping with Ezra Masterson?!"
My brows crossed. "You make it sound like a big deal." I grabbed the remote on the side table and opened my aircon. The natural air was cosy but something inside me was feeling warmer.
"Of course, it is a big deal, Snow! What the hell! Don't you know him?"
"What? Is he some kind of a murderer? An actor? Supermodel---"
"Ezra is one of the owners of this island! You should know that, it's in the island's handbook!"
I was stunned. I froze for a minute trying to sink what I just heard. My brows were still crossed, processing things.
"Are you serious?"
"Did you even read the handbook?" She was looking at me in disbelief.
I shrugged. "Is it required?"
She laughed as she pulled my hair a little. "You're fucking the owner of this island and you have no idea? The hell, Snow! How to be you? I wanna be you."
"Seriously, he's one of the owners?"
I covered my mouth with my palms when my jaw dropped that flies could enter inside. She was laughing hard while I was sinking everything. I was sleeping with a hot ass, multi-billionaire and he was really good, not to mention his humour. Oh my God, I felt so lucky yet part of me was disappointed; we couldn't be more than just fucking.
"God, you're so lucky! Women out there are drooling to taste him." She pulled my hair a little.
I chuckled even when part of me was gloomy.
"Do you know him personally?"
"Yes! Oh, God! He's a gorgeous man, isn't he?"
"So how is he as a man? Is he a fuckboy or an asshole or what?"
She smiled teasingly. "You sound so interested."
"I'm just curious."
"I guess you don't have to know. You two are temporary, remember?"
I puffed a breath. "Come on, Quinn! What is he like?"
"I don't know him that much." He shrugged. "I just met him from a friend and that's it."
"You didn't try to flirt with him?" Knowing Quinn, she probably did or maybe they did sleep together. Thinking about that stinks my chest.
"I did but he isn't easy to get so you really are lucky. Did he pick you or vice versa?"
"He approached me."
"Look at you!" She was smiling in amusement as she looked at me from head to toe. "How to be you?"
"Trust me, you wouldn't wanna know."
She laughed. "Is he good in bed? I mean, I'm sure he is but how good?"
"Shut up, Quinn." I laughed as I shook my head. Part of me couldn't take away the fact that I was in prison with Clayton. I really didn't know how I manage to be happy yet quite miserable.
Quinn asked me more questions about him until she got tired of it. Someone called her and she waved her goodbye to me. I was left alone in the room with my yellow lights on. The cold four corners felt gloomy. My chest was kinda heavy. I took a deep breath before deciding to take a bath.
After the shower, I wore a floral off-shoulder dress with a cut on both sides of the waist. I was gonna go for lunch alone but I was still not in the mood so I just sat on my bed and bumped my back on the headboard. What I did was slowly hitting my nerves. I never imagined myself having an affair or marrying someone I do not love at all.
I flinched when a doorbell surrounded my quiet room. My brows crossed before walking toward the door and opening it. My lips parted when I saw Ezra with his unbuttoned black oversized polo; his abs were loud and proud and obviously hard. I bit my lower lip as my face heated when I remembered, he was one of the owners of this island; a big-time man indeed. I wanted to call myself lucky but I wasn't sure anymore.
"You like my chest?"
I looked up at his face. I cleared my throat, trying to regain my senses. I could imagine how hard his chest felt when I was touching and kissing it.
"How did you know my room?"
"I'm Masterson." He shrugged.
I wanted to slap myself. Dumb me to ask. Of course, he knew everything around here.
"Why are you here anyway? We just waved goodbye to each other one hour ago. It's not even dinner yet."
"Would it be bad if I asked you for lunch?" he asked.
I was stunned for a moment before I blinked twice. "You already did."
"Did I?" He chuckled sarcastically.
His brows crossed, looking at me with a confused face like he didn't get what I asked.
I cleared my throat. "I mean---"
"--- Eat with me or eat me; your choice," he cut me off.
"Where are we going now?" I asked while he was driving his motorcycle with me on his back. We just finished eating lunch. "Don't you like surprises?" He drove much faster than before so my grip on his waist tightened. I gulped his manly scent was attracting the hell out of me. The strong wind touching my face felt relaxing."Spoil me." I rolled my eyes. "I can spoil you in other ways except this." He chuckled."Why do I feel like you're kidnapping me?" I joked."It's not kidnapping when you allow yourself to come with me, but maybe I'd kidnap you in the future. Thanks for the idea."I pinched his waist. He was such a jerk but I was loving it. His humour made me laugh and smile all the time. He drove slower when we reached the trail of a very rocky road. I hold onto his hard, firm chest when he put more force on the speed as the road was uphill. I felt like I was gonna fall at any time. We should have used the golf cart instead. Motorcycles were scary!"Are we going to a forest? Oh
"See? It's fun to try new things." He laughed while he was wearing his pants.I locked my bra before wearing my dress. We just had sex in a cliff and I still couldn't sink it in on my mind. I never imagined that it could be possible for me to try sex on a rocky road uphill. "Let me help you." He went on my back to zip my dress. My body shivered when his hand glided on my back as he closed the zipper.I felt like I was ice, freezing in hell. I just stood there while he sat back near the tip of the cliff and looked at the view of the sea. I swallowed so deeply before I sat beside him."You didn't like it?" he asked as our eyes met."I like it, Ez." But there was something inside me that was pushing me to stop flirting with him. The more I get to know him, the more it feels dangerous."You seem odd." His brows crossed.I stared at his shimmering eyes. The loud wind was playing with his hair but he still looks amazing. I couldn't handle thinking that I might hurt him with my messy life,
"W-what?" My heart thudded continuously like I was having a heart attack. I couldn't think right. My brain felt beating also. "Fuck, Snow! You're cheating on me?!" "I'm not!" I was out of breath as I shouted. My eyes burned on fire as I felt some of the waters forming on the side. "Then go home!" "I'm having a vacation with Quinn! What part of that is hard to understand, Clayton? I never interfere on your vacations. I never even bother you though I know you're sleeping with another woman!" My voice cracked as my chest crumpled. We never really talked about his affairs. I didn't care much as I don't have feelings for him. My pride is shattered into pieces but other than that, I don't fucking care. Fuck whoever woman she wants, just don't bother me if I chose to have fun. "So you really are cheating on me?" "No!" My tears fell. I wiped my cheeks aggressively as I bit my lower lip so he wouldn't hear the cracks and sobs in my voice. "Then why are you bringing my affairs into our c
I looked at her with my brows crossed. She raised both of her hands like surrendering. "I mean, I'm asking what to say if that would be his response?" "Just say yes. Just tell him I'm good and I'm not doing anything wrong." I puffed a breath. "I'm tired of him acting like he really cares about me. He never cares. He only thinks about his reputation, pride, and ego; that asshole." I rolled my eyes before putting red lipstick on my mouth for the final touch. "Red huh." Quinn walked and stood beside me, she looked at my reflection in the mirror. "Going wild today?" "We're just gonna eat." "Eat what?" She smirked. "Food." I gasped before standing and getting my purse. I put some of my essentials there. "Snow, I don't want to interfere with your life but I want you to be careful, okay?" We stared at each other as my chest pumped in confusion about my being careful. I slightly smiled before nodding even if I wasn't sure anymore. "You look absolutely stunning," Ezra welcomed me with
I cleared my throat. "I'm not denying, anyway." He raised the glass but I didn't make a toast with him. I just rolled my eyes. "If you say so." He sipped the vodka while his eyes were looking straight at mine like he was taking my breath away with his magnetic stares. I grabbed my glass so I could have a reason to avoid his gaze. I sipped on it despite my lungs, despising myself already for what I was giving to it. "By the way." He put his glass back on the table. "Is your decision final? Are you really gonna end your stay here on Sunday?" Humour was still visible on his face but I sensed gloominess suddenly surrounding us. "Yes." I gulped, feeling my chest tightening. "But you can extend it. I can talk to them---" "It's final, Ez." I looked down as I couldn't bear to look at his eyes knowing that I was gonna miss it so much. "I need to go on with my life outside." He smiled a little. "What about your life here? Are you just gonna forget it?" "It's not as if I'm having an amne
"I've been here for four days yet I still haven't tried swimming in the sea," I said as Ezra and I stopped right in front of the sea where water was splashing on our feet. After dinner, we decided to go to the seashore. Ezra was holding my heels while my feet were on the soft, wet sand. The moon was too bright and circled that it gave enough light that reflects on the long wavy sea and the sand. There were few people enjoying bonfires but we were far from them so it felt like we were the only two, enjoying paradise. "Sure, I'll swim with you. If that's what you're trying to pursue." I glared at him. I didn't know where he gets his punchy words but I must say deep inside my heart, it was capturing me. "It's not what I'm trying to pursue. Maybe it's the other way around." I smirked. "Or you're just in denial." I punched his firm shoulder. "I'm not but whatever." I rolled my eyes before turning my back on him. "Where are you going?" He walked with me. I tried taking big steps on t
I avoided his gaze. I gulped as I massaged my thigh, feeling my chest cramping. "I wonder who's Ezra outside the island." I tried to reverse the card. He laughed as he shook his head, looking hopeless that he'd hear something about me outside the Ecstasy Land. "You wonder huh." He nodded. "You really wanna know?" "I do." "As you wish." He took a deep breath as he stared into my eyes. "Ezra Masterson, a young entrepreneur who isn't that good in describing himself" He slightly chuckled. "All he knows is he's a Masterson, and Masterson is a family of doctors so he was pressured to be one, but then he chose his passion--- to be an entrepreneur. He studied in New Haven and met his genius friends. Together they built an idea to establish a unique island." He looked around. "And this is it, this is their pretty, big idea." I was amazed just by looking at him, the way he said how he pursue his passion over his parents' pressure, is amazing. I mean, I couldn't do that. I never dared to do
If only I could. I sighed as I bitterly smiled. "I've been thinking about lots of stuff. Your offer is pending since it's in the last line." I just humoured him."Ouch. Can't I be a priority?"I managed to chuckle but failed to utter a word. I just savoured the feeling of resting on his chest. He stopped combing my hair and wrapped both of his masculine arms on my waist while I was still on his top. I closed my eyes, savouring his warm hug. I felt so safe around him like no one could hurt me. His hug made me feel like I was protected at all costs.I woke up in a soft bed with a cold breeze hugging my body plus the care of the comforter. My brows crossed as I sat and leaned my back on the headboard. I could smell Ezra's perfume all over his room. I massaged my head as I tried to remember what happened yesterday night. I fell asleep on top of him. I bit my lower lip but a smile formed as I thought deeply of what happened that whole night; it was a blast. My heart was jumping with joy.I