"I promise to always protect you. Stop crying." Hearing this from Carlos made Alex cry more, not because she was moved with these words but because she can't believe how this man still tries to pretend that he is concerned about her even without his parents and granny. She realized that he really can't be serious, and she shouldn't trust him.
Alex let go from him. He went back to his seat opposite to Alex's and stared at her, again smiling.
"Do you feel better now?" He asked.
Alex didn't answer. She sipped her coffee and grabbed at bite of the cake in front of her. She wanted to run away from him, but she doesn't have the energy to do so. She is now very confused, and she doesn't have any idea what to do with her problems. How can she tell her granny that she really can't marry this man? Aside from she is a lesbian, she also cannot accept to be spending more time with a human as selfish and insensitive as him.
"Let's get married. You have three months before your graduation. We have enough time to get to know each other so we won't look awkward in front of our families. We can stay married for two or three years or until everything is settled. Then after that, if you don't fall in love with me, which I think is quite impossible, we can have a divorce, if you still want to get a divorce." He said without any look of hesitation on his face. Alex thought that he is not only selfish but also a narcissist.
"I don't want to get married with you. I'd rather die than to be married with someone like you." Alex said with determination which makes Carlos surprised.
"Are you sure about that? How about your grandma?"
"It's already none of your business."
“Don’t you know that there are many women who want to have a date with me? Many women want to spend a night with me. You’re lucky I chose you.”
“Whatever! I’m not a woman.”
Carlos was quiet for a moment. He lost the smile on his face and tried to analyze the situation.
"Look, I know I was harsh on you sometimes. Maybe, I've gone too far. But we both know that we don't have a choice but to accept this marriage. I promise I won't get in the way with whatever you want to do. You can meet girls even we are already married. You can even meet boys if you want to. We can support each other. Let's start from the beginning, okay? Can we be friends?" Carlos said who is now looking serious. Alex is now satisfied. She can finally talk to him in a serious manner.
"I'll think about it."
"You don't have a choice. We're stuck to each other whether we like it or not. Luckily, it's not forever."
Alex realized that he is right. They actually don't have a choice.
"Are you okay now? Can we enjoy our coffee and cakes?" Carlos asked. He is smiling again like nothing happened.
"We can enjoy our coffee while talking. We have to set some terms on this agreement."
"Like what? Ah, yeah. You're not allowed to touch me." Carlos said confidently.
"What the heck! I never dreamed of touching a man, especially you."
"You're still a woman. I'm sure you have some hidden desires. I might not be able to control myself if you start seducing me. A man can never back down when a woman undresses in front of him."
"You wish! I think I should be the one who should be worried from you and not the other way around. You look like a sex offender to me. You’re the type of man who would grab on every opportunity you can have to get laid."
"Excuse me? I'm choosy. But I have to admit that you are my standard. Big butt, nice boobs ..."
Alex slapped him on his head before he could continue what he wanted to say. "Stop it. You're disgusting."
“Don’t you ever plan to remove that boobs of yours. Most women would envy you because of that. Never ever think of getting rid of it!”
"Haven't you had a crush with a man before? I have some lesbian friends and you are quite different from them. In their case, they look really masculine and tough, but you, you look very feminine to me. For me, you're just a woman who is hiding her weakness, so you decided to be a lesbian. I know my charms will work on you. Actually, it's already working." He winked to Alex after then he smiled sweetly.
Alex couldn't help but laugh to what she heard. She can't believe how confident Carlos is for thinking all women, including her, would fall for him. He is cute, funny and not boring to be with, but she is Alex Lopez, the famous Alex who is being chased by many women in her school. She is known to be the charming varsity player who would never ever have a relationship with a man.
"See? You can’t hide your feelings now. If you really like me, then I guess you have to start courting me now. I warn you though, you might have a hard time. I'm not easy to get, you know." Carlos continued.
"Stop it! Anyway, talking about rules. Let's make some and this time, I need serious rules. First, no touching!"
"Unless of course you touch me first."
"That won't happen so forget about it. Second, no lies. If you have a plan to do something or maybe something that you want to tell my granny or your grandpa, you have to tell me first. Our stories should always match."
Carlos started eating cakes. He looks bored but Alex didn't care.
"Third, we should never sleep in the same room after we get married. If ever we have to put a show, you sleep on the floor and I sleep on the bed."
"You're also a man, right? Don't you think that is unfair? It should be alternate. You also need to sleep on the floor sometimes. And why does someone have to sleep on the floor, we can ask for a sofa in the room. That will be more comfortable."
"Okay! Fourth, we won't tell anyone about this. I mean, we can get married secretly. I have a reputation to protect and if they found out that I am married, no woman would choose to go out with me anymore."
"Do you think that's possible? I'm sure your granny will announce to everyone about our marriage. And our families are not the common type, if you know what I mean. They wouldn't agree for us to have a simple wedding celebration. They might even invite the whole town for that event."
"I already thought about that. We can ask them to make this as simple as possible. We can tell them that we don't need a big celebration now. We'll have a civil wedding and only our close relatives would know. We can tell them we can have the grand celebration after I graduate university. I'm sure they will listen to us."
"Your call. I will just follow whatever you want."
"Finally, we should respect each other's privacy. You can do whatever you want and so am I. We can meet anyone we want, have a date, go anywhere and the other should never interrupt that. You can meet as many women you want, have sex with them, the hell I care. And I can do the same thing. I guess that's fair enough, right?"
"What if I want to have sex with you? You will be my wife and that is one of your responsibilities. Or what if you want to do it with me? Can we sometimes break those rules?"
"Never. It will never happen. Serious consequences will be the effect of breaking any rule. I will put everything in writing tomorrow and we both should affix our signatures." Alex said firmly.
"Okay. I think it is now set. We can tell our families about our decision tomorrow. I'm sure they will be very happy."
"I have a question. Why does your grandpa want you to get married with me? Don't you have a sibling? Does he also do that to them?"
"I have an older brother. Regarding your last question, the answer is no. My older bro can choose whatever he wants to do with his life. He is now an engineer. My family loves him so much." Alex could sense sadness from his tone now. She didn't ask more questions.
"You will get to know me more once you meet my family. I'm sure they would be happy to tell you who they think I am." He said looking serious.
Alex became more curious to know about him because of what he said. Maybe he is the black sheep of his family, she thought.
Carlos and Alex spent the night sleeping in the sofa on both ends. Alex made sure to keep an acceptable distance between the two of them. She doesn't want to give Carlos even a slight chance of being near her. She’s afraid she would give him the wrong idea that she likes being near him or they might become so close to each other and forget about their agreement.The two of them are already awake when Mr. and Mrs, Lopez arrived. They brought breakfast for them which they shared immediately. They are both hungry even though they ate cake last night."Will your parents not look for you, Carlos? You've been staying here for two nights now. Did you inform them that you would be staying here with us?" Mr. Lopez asked Carlos. As a parent, he doesn't want his parents to get worried at him like what he would feel if Alex doesn't go home for two nights."Granny asked grandpa for me to stay here until tomorrow sir so I'm sure they are
The next day, Alex was very excited to meet his gf. She asked her parents' permission for her to sleep over in her teammate’s place. Since her parents trust her, they always allow her to sleep over in her friend's house as long as she asks for their permission in advance.She packed extra clothes and uniform. She has to attend her class the next day. She is strict when it comes to attending her classes. She never missed any class in the past even though she was sick. It is rare for her to be absent.After preparing her stuff, she left her place and headed for school. She was busy the whole day. She never allowed her excitement to destruct her concentration in her classes.At 4 pm, she got a message from someone. It was from the same phone number who sent her a message last night."I checked-in in Hush Motel downtown. I already told the receptionist that I'm expecting someone. You can come directly in room 305."
Alex can't help but stare at the man sleeping in front of her. He looks very gentle when he is asleep. She must admit that this guy is not that bad when it comes to his looks. In fact, many girls would fall for him because of his height and his body, not to mention his small face and pink lips.Alex tried to brush off what she was thinking by focusing on the movie shown in TV. She couldn’t help but think how she would look like if she is a straight woman. How would she behave as a girlfriend? She starts asking herself about her feelings for this man. She was sure before that she would never fall for a man but nowadays, she can't explain what she feels whenever Carlos takes care of her or when he teases her. These are the feelings she never thought she would feel for the opposite gender. She was surprised when her phone rang. She forgot to set it to silent mode and the sound was quite loud that it woke Carlos up."Hello." Alex answe
Carlos and Alex went back to the motel still very quiet. They can't help but to be awkward with each other and they also had to pretend like nothing happened. Actually, it is only Alex who feels awkward. Carlos has a fixed smile on his face and anyone who would see the two would think that he is a gentleman pursuing a girl he likes a lot.For Alex, she regretted kissing Carlos. Her main purpose for doing it was to stop him from talking but she never thought she would feel something different. There was like an electricity that attracts her to do it again.For Carlos, it was nothing but of course he doesn't want to fall for her or the other way around, that would make things complicated. He was happy at first to know that Alex is a lesbian so he thought it would be easy for them to pretend to be happily married after their wedding in front of their families.After arriving in their room, they both put their plastic bags of food on
They were in that position for a couple of minutes until Alex let go of him. "How can you enjoy kissing your bro? Are you gay?" She said. She then lied down on the bed like nothing happened and slept in an instant.Carlos was left frozen for a moment. He couldn't believe what just happened. He has to admit that he liked it and if she didn't stop kissing him, it might lead to a more passionate activity but he had to remind himself that she is still a minor, meaning he might go to jail if she complains.Carlos can't help himself but to stare at the woman sleeping beside him. She is not that bad. Actually, she’s kind of cute. Short hair suits her but imagining her having a long hair seems better. She is also sexy, and her body can be compared to a ramp model. Her curves are very obvious, and she has a good butt as well. Carlos can't help but to feel a desire growing inside of him, something that he shouldn't feel, especially that the
Mrs. Lopez and Alex went to her room to check for some clothes she could wear for tonight's event. Alex couldn't understand how her parents believed Carlos easily. She has been with her parents all her life and she realized that they don't know her that well. How can she change her identity that easily just because of a guy whom she just met? She's not even sure if Carlos has a girlfriend at the moment. All she knows is he is a playboy."How come your cabinet doesn't have any dress or blouses? I remember your granny always brings some for you whenever she visits." Alex's reverie was stopped by what her mom said. "Where did you put all those clothes?""I sent them away, Mom. You know I'm allergic to girly stuff. You are now like granny. I’m doubting now whether you really know me. Do you really believe that guy downstairs?" She asked."He seems nice to me, and he is very romantic. I really like him." Mrs. Lopez said with a sm
Alex acted to punch Carlos upon calling him a duck. "Do you want to die?""Haha! You're a cute duck. Is that enough? Are you happy now?" He continued laughing.Alex is becoming more and more confused each day, confused about how Carlos treats her. Sometimes he is sweet and sometimes he is a jerk. She is also confused about what she feels towards him. She finds him irritating but at the same time, she is happy to be spending time with him. He pisses her off many times, but she also finds this trait of him charming. She was certain about her identity in the past, but now, she is starting to have feelings of admiration to the opposite sex. She is starting to have feelings for Carlos.The dinner went smoothly. Carlos is a gentleman in front of Mr. and Mrs. Lopez. It's very obvious that the old couple are so happy to see them. They admire the supposed young couple in front of them. Although Alex doesn't feel comfortable, she pretended
Alex woke up the next day alone in her room. She was trying to remember what happened last night. She was sure Carlos slept beside her. She remembered cuddling each other to sleep but where is he now?She checked the clock on her bed side table. It says 9:43 a.m. It's a Sunday. Normally, she spends Sundays resting but today, she feels like she has all the energy to do any activity.She got in her bathroom after getting out from bed to take a shower. She wants to look fresh when she comes out from her room. Just the thought of spending this day with Carlos makes her feel excited. Now that she is sure about her feelings for the man, she would start acting like a real woman. Maybe it would take some time for her to get used to it.After taking a shower, she opened her wardrobe to look for clothes she can wear for today. All her clothes are men's clothing. Most of them are loose t-shirts, long shorts and jeans. She decided to choose s