We arrive at Letty’s in his matte black Audi e-tron GT it's his favorite car to drive. I stare at the house that is booming with loud music. My hands start sweating due to nervously; I'm not sure about this all the rich kids are nothing but snooty. I don't know how Zen turned out to be so different.
“Why are you worrying so much? It’s just a party Isabel, and look at you, you look so beautiful.” He tucks a strand of my hair to the back of my ear. “Oh yeah, stop lying.” I slap his hand away and blush hard. “Let’s go.” He gets out of the car and walks to my side and holds the door open for me. I step out smiling at him. He smiles back at me and takes my hand in his and starts walking. “Don’t talk to too many guys.” He yells in my ear so that I can hear him.
I roll my eyes at him and enter the house. All eyes are on us, everyone in the room stops whatever they’re doing and stare at us. Zen squeezes my hand softly and lets go of them and walk towards a group of guys. Everyone resumes what they were doing apart from some girls, who are giving me the nastiest looks. I look around nervously and slowly head inside the kitchen to get myself a drink. While I was pouring some fruit punch into my plastic cup, I feel a tap on my bare shoulder. I turn around while taking a sip of my drink and almost immediately choke on it. Joe, the school bully was standing right in front of me. He is the epitome of the ‘football jockey’ stereotype, he is rude, rough and is not very kind to people who are weaker than him. Oh, did I mention I rejected him when he asked me out, while I was still in school. He didn’t take it that well, after that day he started bullying me.
“Well, well, who do we have here? Isabelle Davis is it?” He sips on his drink while staring into my soul, with those dark blue eyes of his. I slowly try to get past him but he gets in front of me again. “Excuse me, I have to go please.” I try to walk past him again, but this time he grabs my wrist and pulls me back in front of him. “What is the matter with you?” I try to pull my hand away from his grasp, but he only tightens his hold. “I haven’t seen your sweet face in a while, heard you sweep floors at the Fleming’s now. I will pay why don’t you sweep my floors sometime?” He smirks while drinking me down with his eyes.
I look around to find Zen, only to see him going up the stairs with the head cheerleader Alisha Green. A painful ache starts erupting in my body; I know Zen doesn’t see me like that. But, I can’t help falling in love with him more and more as time passes. I wanted to call him for help but something stopped me. I didn’t want to ruin his night, not with my problems at least. “Come on Belle, let’s dance. I won’t eat you up. I mean though I could, if you know what I mean.” He leans closer to me and smirks towering over me.
Well, that’s it, I push him off me with all the strength I have. He stumbles back while dropping the cup from his hand. I take the chance and throw my drink on his face and stomp off to the main exit. When I reach outside I look around to find transportation to get back home. All of a sudden, I feel a painful pull on my arms. I look back and see Joe glaring down at me. “Let me go!” I yell trying to release myself, instead of letting me go he starts pulling me in an alley.
I widen my eyes seeing where we are heading. My heart leaps up to my throat and my body starts giving up. “I will show you, who you’re messing with!” He growls into my ear and pushes me against the brick wall of the alley. I try to get back up on my feet and push him away. He holds both my wrists and pins them above my head and cages me with his muscular body. Tears start to trickle down my cheeks none stop, my throat has closed up. He puts his body against mine and starts to suck and gnaw on the supple skin of my neck. I squeeze my eyes shut and scream with all the courage I have left in me. “My ear! You bitch!” He lets me go and slaps me hard making me fall on the concrete road. I fall down holding my cheek and feel the taste of blood in my mouth. “Come here you...” It all stops, I don’t feel him over me anymore.
“How dare you?!” I hear Zen’s voice. I look up and see he is choking Joe with both his hands. His face is all red and boiling with anger, his jaw is popping out as he clenches his jaw. I have never seen him this angry before in my life. “You are going to touch her, her?!!” Zen lets him go and punches him right across the jaw, making him fall in the garbage bin. “Don’t you ever touch her again! Ever!!” Zen looks down at me and his expression changes to something softer. I can see the pain in his eyes, it’s like he can feel the pain I’m going through. “I’m sorry, I’m sorry I left you alone. Belle I’m sorry.” He picks me up and makes me stand on my feet and holds me in his arms protectively.
I hang onto his shirt as my legs are still trembling. Cries come out of mouth instead of words. “I’m sorry, I’m so sorry.” He breaks the hug and holds my face in his palms. He stares down at me and brushes my tears away with his thumbs. “I, I want to go home please Zen take me home.” I keep crying staring up at him. He turns my head to the side and caresses the area where Joe sucked on. “He left his mark, he ruined you pure skin Bella.” He brushes his thumb over the marks clenching his jaw.
Suddenly he lets go of me and starts lunging towards Joe, who is still in the garbage bin. I widen my eyes and hug him from behind, trying to hold him back. But he keeps moving with me stuck to him. “Let go of me I will kill him!” He grits through his teeth, trying to rip out of my hold. “Please Zenny, please all I want to do is go home.” I beg him crying loudly, fearing that something bad might happen, he stops and stands there hanging his head low. I keep holding him, hiding my face on his back making his shirt wet with my tears. “I’m sorry.” I hear him whisper. “Please, I just want to go home, where I can feel safe.” I rub my face on his back while caressing his chest with my hands. He turns around and picks me up in his arms and carries me towards his car.
We sit in the car silently while he drives back home. I stare at him and observe his face, it’s completely neutral, and I can’t read him. “Zen?” It comes out as a whisper but he turns his head towards me as soon as I call him. “What is it? Does it hurt somewhere? We should go to the doctor, yes we should. I’m taking a turn.” He turns his gaze back towards the road. “No, no, I’m okay. Are you okay? Why are you so quiet? Talk to me.” I lean on the seat and stare at his face and watch his expressions soften a little. “I’m fine. I just, I just can’t stop imagining what would’ve happened to you if I didn’t come down to look for you.” I can see the restlessness in his eyes, while he runs his fingers through his hair. “Let’s go, Belle. It’s your birthday, we will party just you and I.” Zen pulls on my hand, not letting me mop the floor. “Zen, please you know your mom won’t like it. She will probably take her anger out on me somehow later on. So, please I don’t want to.” I pull my hand away from his hold and start mopping the floor again. “Fine.” He doesn’t say anything else and walks straight back to his bedroom.I watch him disappear in his room, I know he’s hurt but I just don’t want to give his mom any change to get all riled up. Since the last incident, I stay cautious and do as much as I’m told. When Zen found out what had happened, both of them got into a big fight. He threatened her that he will leave the house if she keeps on treating me like this. And in r
Set Me Free 4.
“Let’s go, Belle. It’s your birthday, we will party just you and I.” Zen pulls on my hand, not letting me mop the floor. “Zen, please you know your mom won’t like it. She will probably take her anger out on me somehow later on. So, please I don’t want to.” I pull my hand away from his hold and start mopping the floor again. “Fine.” He doesn’t say anything else and walks straight back to his bedroom.I watch him disappear in his room, I know he’s hurt but I just don’t want to give his mom any change to get all riled up. Since the last incident, I stay cautious and do as much as I’m told. When Zen found out what had happened, both of them got into a big fight. He threatened her that he will leave the house if she keeps on treating me like this. And in r
I moan feeling his tongue glide across my neck.He sucks on my neck and kisses me all over my collarbone. I whimper feeling butterflies erupt in my stomach. “Zen, everyone’s watching,” I whisper tugging his hair. He says nothing and continues his sweet torture on me. "Uhh!Zen." I moan out loud tugging on his hair. He puts his hands under my butt cheeks and makes me wrap my legs around his waist. I look at him and kiss him softly making the kiss sensual. I kiss the corner of his lips and kiss his jaw and suck on it. He bites his lips holding me and squeezes my waist hard. "Always wanted to squeeze your big butt that you keep on swinging in front of my face, in your tight skirt
We sit there in each other’s arms not worrying about what will happen next. Where will this relationship go? Will our friendship be ruined because of this step we took? I was worried for a moment, but it all went away when I looked up at his face. Suddenly, nothing mattered, only he did. I silently stare at him and watch him go through his phone. I look closely at his handsome face and start studying it. His beautiful features are glistening with a light layer of sweat; his eyes are like an ocean. Deep, dark, and full of mystery, I wonder what is going on in his head, is he thinking about us? Is he worried about our relationship?
Days past since our special night, I’m still drunk in the essence of it. I can still feel his touch dance on my skin; they ignite a blazing fire in the pit of my stomach every time I recall our moments. Whenever I feel my lips with my fingers, I start feeling his lips on mine. The feeling of his feather like lips leave a tickling sensation on mine, making my heart fill up with pure bliss.Drops of hot water from the boiling kettle lands on my hand and pulls me out of my thoughts. I hiss rubbing the area while taking off the kettle from the shove. I pour the water into the cup and put a teabag in it. Mrs. Fleming’s afternoon tea is very crucial, if by any chance I mess it up. This tea will become one with my face; trust me I can tell from last experiences. Lately Zen has been busy with his phone 24/7, I often see him giggling and laughing on the phone. I wonder who’s on the other side of the call. I won’t lie but something inside me burns. My heart, it hurts, I feel jealous and I feel like I should be the reason behind his precious laugh. I should be the one he should be with, I should be the one he says ‘I love you’ to. I’m being too selfish aren’t I? But I guess I am selfish when it comes to him. No matter how much I try, my love for him only gets deeper and deeper. It’s getting very difficult for me to see him just as my friend. I won’t lie, but when he said that night was a mistake, it hurt. Because for me it wasn’t a mistake it was something I longed for.
Set Me Free 8.
Lately Zen has been busy with his phone 24/7, I often see him giggling and laughing on the phone. I wonder who’s on the other side of the call. I won’t lie but something inside me burns. My heart, it hurts, I feel jealous and I feel like I should be the reason behind his precious laugh. I should be the one he should be with, I should be the one he says ‘I love you’ to. I’m being too selfish aren’t I? But I guess I am selfish when it comes to him. No matter how much I try, my love for him only gets deeper and deeper. It’s getting very difficult for me to see him just as my friend. I won’t lie, but when he said that night was a mistake, it hurt. Because for me it wasn’t a mistake it was something I longed for.
Life has been hard lately, incident from that night keeps replaying inside my head. Hearing Zen say that ‘I’m just a maid’ has gotten me back to my senses. I was flying high up in the sky all these years, now suddenly it feels like someone ripped off my wings. I fell so hard on the ground that all my dreams, my wishes shattered into million pieces. Never in my life had I thought, out of all the people, Zen will talk to me in this manner. My heart is broken forever now, I don’t know if I will ever be able to collect the broken pieces of my soul.The smile from my lips has go
I sat by the main entrance of the house and waited for Zen. They can’t throw me out of the house for something that I didn’t even do. The sun is about to set, it’s going to get dark. I feel lost, hurt but mostly I'm scared; thinking, what is about to come my way next. Not once did he try to stop her, does he hate me that much now? Just because of my stupidity? I know, they want me to g