After pleading with him, he allowed me to follow him and we drove to an English eatery – Blooming London.
He requested for the VVIP room and of course, that wasn’t a problem for someone like him and we were able to get it.
We sat alone in the beautiful room and placed our orders and when they arrived, I was surprised at how fast he rushed them. Wow! Indeed, he was pretty hungry.
“Gosh! Thank goodness I wasn’t born a Korean. I would’ve committed suicide a long time ago.” he said as he ate with relishment and I laughed.
“You would’ve probably been used to it” I told him and he shook his head.
He was eating an apple crumb pie, while I handled a peach cobbler. We ate silently for a short while until he broke the silence.
“Why were you spying on Da-hye and I?” He asked and I almost poured out food from my mouth.
But luckily I didn’t.
“Huh?” I tried to purport.
“You let the food get burnt because you were carried away staring at both of us. Why?”
“Uhm”:I paused and itched my head.
“Really, Alex, it’s nothing. I was just…coming to check out who the visitor was. I had no idea the food was going to get burnt under that short period” I replied and he scoffed and looked down at his food.
Oh, Jeanne. I just hope you don’t get yourself into any more trouble.
“Let’s play a game -truth and truth” he said after a while and I squinced.
“Truth and truth?” I repeated.
“I t…thought it was something like truth or dare?”
“Do you really wanna play dare with someone like me?” He asked with a smirk and I shook my head immediately.
Goodness! Am I crazy?
“Okay, then. Let’s get started. You go first. Ask me a question and I’ll answer truthfully.” He said and I dropped my spoon to think of a perfect question.
“Uhm…what’s your favorite meal?” I asked and he smiled.
“Ah! Nothing like chips and dips” he replied dreamily and it made me laugh.
whom would ever believe Alex could be this playful?
“Okay. Nice” I replied and ate from my plate, awaiting his own question.
“Who’s your favourite songwriter?” He asked and I chuckled- nervously.
“Uhm…that’d be a boy named Alex Tristan.” I replied brimful with smiles.
“Hm. Alex. Haven’t heard of him before”:he remarked and I laughed.
Okay, now it was my turn again.
“If you were asked to make one wish at this moment, what would it be?” I asked and noticed his countenance changed a bit.
“I’ll ask for a chance to be forgiven” he replied and I grinned.
“Forgiven?” I asked in a low key and he sighed.
“Hey, you don’t get to ask a double question, okay? Now, it’s my turn” he said and I let a . faux smile and lowered my gaze to my food.
“This songwriter – Alex – what do you like about him?”:he asked and a wow escaped my lips.
What a question.
I dropped my cutleries and joined my palms together.
“Uhm…actually, originally, the only thing I liked about him was his voice and…good looks and that was because he had a grumpy attitude. He was too rude and arrogant and so, there was nothing else I could really like about him.” I replied and he busted into laughter the moment I was done.
“So, you’re telling me to my face that I’m grumpy?” He asked and I joined him in laughing.
“No, sir. I’m just talking about someone else who’s Alex…”
We paused and laughed again.
“Okay. Now, it’s my turn.” I said and cleared my throat.
I think I’m really enjoying this.
“What’s the happiest day of your life?” I asked and he dallied a little before saying:
I stared at him in surprise as he got ready to ask me his own question.
“if someone like Carl opens up to you and tells you he loves you, are you gonna accept?” He asked and I opened my eyes wide in surprise.
What the hel?
“A…Alex?” I called and laughed nervously.
But he didn’t smile at me; just staring and waiting for an answer.
“Well, I…” I paused and cleared my throat.
“I won’t because…I don’t love him” I added and he rose his brows.
“Really?” He asked with a scoff.
“So, you’re trying to tell me you won’t go stripping in front of him if he asks you to?” He asked and immediately, I used my spoon to hit him on his hand.
“Of course, I won’t!” I half-yelled – playfully – and hit with the spoon and just then, I gasped, realising I had overreacted.
I paused and looked at him and he also stared back at me with a look of surprise. Why on earth did I hit him with a spoon? The world’s precious Alex!
“I’m…” I tried speaking, but he stopped me by hitting me on the head with his own spoon. Ouch!
I looked at him with a pitiful grin and we ended up laughing together.
Awwn! That was so sweet.
I cleared my throat and ate a little from my plate.
“Okay…my turn” I said and got ready to ask him my own question.
Eating with him that day was so much fun and by the time we were through from there, it was almost evening.
We drove home breezily and unfortunately – for me – Da-hye was already there, waiting.
“Oppa!” She called immediately we got out of the elevator and as usual, she embraced Alex.
“Oh, dear. Where have you been? I’ve been waiting for like ages now” she said with a childish grin as she arranged the collar of his shirt.
“Sorry. Just went out to get some things” he replied as she pouted her lips like a baby.
“Awwn. So, what did you get for me?” She asked and he chuckled.
“Uhm…good evening, ma’am” I decided to greet so ill know I wasn’t owing her any other thing.
“Oh, Jeanne darling. And how’re you today?” She asked genially.
She really seems friendly. Just that she’s too close to my Alex.
“I’m fine, ma’am. Thanks” I.rellidd with a smile.
Then, Alex opened the door and we all went in.
“You know, you need to make it up to me, Alex, for keeping me waiting all these while.” She said as she plonked herself on the couch and I also sat, adjacent to to her.
She was one pretty lady with a small body structure and mostly behaves as freely as a child.
If not for the fact she’s too close to Alex, I’d have adored her so much.
“I’m sorry, Da-hye. I had no idea you’d be coming around” Alex replied and just then, a call came into his phone and he excused himself from us and walked away to make the call.
“Isn’t he just adorable?” She asked, her cheeks turning red as she stared at the direction Alex had taken.
Don’t tell me she’s drooling.
“Sometimes, I feel like I’m the luckiest girl on earth to have someone like him as a close friend. He’s so sweet! Do you feel it when he smiles? And all those times he touched me, I feel like I’m in heaven.!” She said dreamily and hugged herself.
“You…you like him?” I forced myself to ask and she gasped and looked at me.
“what do you mean like? I love him! Alex has been my crush for years now! He’s my life.
“We’ll make a perfect couple, won’t we?” She asked and giggle and all I could do was stare speechlessly.
“You know,” she continued and leaned forward, like she was about telling me a secret.
“I plan on telling him about it soon – my feelings. I want him to know about it so we can finally be together. And…I think I’ll be doing that tomorrow” she said and laughed hysterically.
What the hell?
Is she joking or what???
Immediately, Alex came in and she stood up.
“Alex, dearie.” She called ecstatically and arranged his collar.
“Too bad I have to leave now. I got a call from my boss before you guys arrived and he wants to have a meeting with me.”
“Okay, then. No problem” Alex replied and she smiled and hugged him.
“Goodnight. Wish you good luck at the concert” she said as she head for the door.
“Thanks. Good night”.
“Bye, Jeanne” she said as she finally left.
Ha! At last.
I so can’t believe this lady. I can’t believe she’s in love with Alex and wants to confess her feelings to him.
“Hey” Alex called, trying to get my attention.
“You okay?”: he asked and I nodded.
“Okay. Come on; we need to practice” he said and led the way and I followed.
We practiced for a long time and finally, it was time to sleep again.
I still haven’t found out how I ended up on the bed this morning.
“Why’re you scared of sharing the bed with me, Jeanne?” He suddenly asked as we stood in the dining where he was taking out a juice from the refrigerator.
I cringed and itched the back of my neck, wishing I could just disappear.
“Huh?.why?” He turned and faced me, now holding the juice in his hand.
“Do you think I’m a pervert?” He asked and my eyes gleamed immediately.
“Of course, not Alex! You…you’re getting it all wrong. I just don’t wanna make you feel uncomfortable” I replied, looking above his head.
“Seriously?” He asked and scoffed.
“Jeanne, if I wanted to do anything to you, I wouldn’t necessarily need a bed” he said and I swear, my heart left my chest.
“Sir?!” I shrieked and he laughed.
“Chill, I’m kidding. I’m just trying to say you should trust me and feel comfortable around me. I don’t bite – at least not anymore” he said the last part in a whisper and left, going to the room.
Oh, God! Am I really going to sleep next to him on bed?
I placed my hand on my forehead and sighed, thinking deeply.
I guess I’m left with no other option, then. Besides, what am I thinking?
He won’t harm me. I trust him.
Wait; do I?
I took in a deep breath and finally went to the room and there I found him already lying on one side of the bed.
Tracing my steps, I walked slowly and when I got to the bed, I climbed on it.
He was facing my direction. So, I laid, backing him.
“Should I turn off the lights?” He asked and for some stupid reason, it sent shivers down my spine.
“Uhm…yeah” I replied in a tone I could hardly hear and next, he turned off the lights.
I remained still on my position and suddenly thought about certain things .
Tomorrow was going to be my last day with Alex in Korea and also the concert. I hope the concert goes well so we can all go back home safely.
And for Da-hye, I wonder if she’s really going to confess to Alex tomorrow and what would his reaction be? Who knows if even likes her as well?
I remained quiet for a long time and wondered if Alex might have fallen asleep already. Or, what if he’s awake and is staring at my butt?
I decided to turn and check.
So, I slowly turned my neck to look at him and…what the hell?
I saw his two dazzling eyes gleaming in the dark, staring at me.
I quickly turned around but that didn’t stop him from asking.
“What’s it?” He asked and I exhaled softly.
“Nothing.” I replied nervously and felt him smile.
(Isn’t that Theo?)