I couldn't stop thinking about Jake on my way back home. I really didn't want to be in any kind of relationship right now. But I would be lying if I say I didn't think about it. He was so hot and I wanted to kiss him so badly. I stopped my inappropriate thoughts once I reached home and went to my room. Emma was still out with her boyfriend, Justin. They have been together for almost three years and he decided to do his studies over here when he found out that she wanted to go to Columbia University, which was so romantic. I tried to keep myself occupied by doing assignments and some reading.
I was halfway through my notes when
I came home to an angry-looking Emma. Shit! I totally forgot about our plan to go to the mall."Before you say anything, I got a job and I had coffee with Mr.brown eyes," I said in a rush, hoping it would divert her, and I was indeed right."Oh my god, tell me everything, did you kiss? What did he say? Are you meeting him again?" she got up from the couch and pounced on me before I could even sit my ass down.
All I could think about was Jake. I was acting like a lovesick puppy. I know I was only attracted to him and nothing more than that. But why would he be interested in someone like me? I was not that pretty. To think of it, I haven’t seen him with any girl on the campus. I was so confused. I couldn’t ask him anything directly and that’s when I had an idea.“Hey Chad,” I spoke after he picked up my call.“Hey Ash, what’s up?”
The next day, I got dressed wearing the best outfit I had. I wore a red flare dress that stopped till my thighs and left my hair loose. I tried to keep my make up as simple as possible as I didn't want him to think I was trying too much. After I was convinced with how I looked, I went to my classes. I was excited to see him but nervous at the same time. I kept checking my phone every minute expecting a call or text from him saying 'This is all a joke'. I was so unsure, what if he finds me boring? What if he loses interest in me after today? My mind was filled with negative thoughts. Finally, when the class was over, I jumped from my seat to see him.
I started to unbuckle my seat belt as well and it got stuck.Shit!!I cursed under my breath. I tried so hard but it was useless. Suddenly Jake came forward and helped me with the seat belt. Our faces we inches apart. I could hear his heartbeat. Everything felt so intense and I wanted to kiss him so badly. He looked into my eyes and then my lips.Fuck it.We both moved closer at the same time and just when I was about to kiss him, he pulled away. I felt embarrassed and my face went red.
We reached the hospital in 15 mins and rushed to the front desk. The people around us looked at us like we were some crazy shits."Excuse me, Can I help you?" The receptionist said in a rather flirty tone and I rolled my eyes in annoyance."I'm Jake Miller, I got a call saying my father was admitted in this hospital. His name is Kevin Miller." He said out of breath.
I was numb. I couldn't feel anything anymore. I wish I was dead. I couldn't believe he found me somehow to ruin my life again. I thought of calling Emma and telling here but I didn't wanna ruin her mood. The sound of my phone brought me back to my senses.It was Jake. I couldn't answer his call. I can't pull his life in danger when I knew what would happen if I continue to see him. I felt an ache in my heart. I just wanted him to hug me tightly and make everything go away and tell me things will be better. But that's not gonna happen. He is never going to want a girl with this much baggage. I should have know my little fantasy
Jake's POV:I saw her sleeping in my arms peacefully and I never wanted this moment to end. I had no idea she had gone through so much. All I could think of was to protect her first. I lay her down on her bed and sat next to her. She was so innocent and beautiful. I kissed her forehead and took my phone already knowing what I had to do.I decided to hire a PI to investigate about this Alex guy and also a bodyguard for her without her knowledge. I
As soon as he left, I turned to Emma and she was waiting to bomb me with questions. "I know what you are thinking. I should have told you.""Of course woman. I was worried sick about you. You didn't pick up when I called you yesterday and I thought why not come visit," she patted the seat next to her and I sat down next to her."Well, Jake is not the only reason I'm distracted." I kept my eyes to the ground.