When I opened my eyes, what I heard was the sound of music with a soft melody. It's like a classic song. I rubbed my eyes and looked at the ceiling of the room. Yeah, I woke up in Daren's room. Realizing that I immediately checked my body, a thick blanket covered my body from feet to chest.
I immediately opened the blanket and heaved a sigh of relief when I saw my body was still fully clothed. Ridiculous, I don't know what I thought. I saw Daren was not there beside me. He got up first from me.
"Daren, where are you?" I called out Daren's name while walking to find Daren's whereabouts. I've seen several rooms, and Daren isn't there.
"Daren?" call me again. I saw a hallway. Slowly I stepped and walked down the hall; when I reached the end of the hall, my eyes were stunned to see the beautiful backyard. Green grass covered the lawn. The trees thrive, right next to the tones of a perfectly decorated swimming pool. And on the other side, there is a gazebo.
Violen POVI walked back and forth, thinking about Lesley, who had not yet returned home. I've called Lesley, and the answer she gave was, "yeah, I'm fine, calm down". The night sky has come, and Lesley still hasn't returned home. I was feeling guilty about leaving Lesley alone at the café.Dringgggg ,,,, DringgggMy cell phone rings. I hurriedly picked up the phone without looking at the screen first. Somehow I feel nervous uncertainty. My heartbeat was chaotic because of the anxiety and fear I felt"Hello, where are you, Lesley?" I asked"No, it's me, Daren.""hah?" I said, surprised to see the telephone screen. And just realized that the name on the phone screen was Daren's name."Oh yeah, sorry," I said again."What is the problem? You sound panicked.""No, I'm fine. What is wrong? Are you not feeling well anymore? "I asked"I am fine. I'm just making sure you're okay too. "Daren said
Violen POVEverything is beautiful that way. The Universe has arranged according to its provisions. I let out a sigh of relief after exiting the cramped exam room. Café Lesley has been the best escape in my life."Arghhhhhh, I feel my brain throb," I complained. It feels like I studied extra: Daren and Bryn, those two men. I've been trying to teach them many things, but they're just busy having fun."I am jealous of you?" said Lesley"Why?""You feel the taste of exams and tiredness coming home from campus.""Hey, you could have gone to college at that time. But you choose to build your own business. Now you are complaining? ""Huh, don't remind me of the past. You must have heard regret coming later, right?"Whatever you say," I said, rolling my eyes lazily."Where are Daren and Bryn," asked Lesley"I don't know. They said they would do the things men do"."Okay, then where is Noah?
Violen POVI don't know what Lesley was thinking. she took Daliah and Noah to visit her cafe. I've signaled Lesey not to do that. but Lesley ignored me and only showed me a sweet smile.I feel awkward to sit in front of a man who kidnapped me. Yeah, now Noah and I sit at a table in the café. Meanwhile Lesley and Daliah were at the checkout counter. They also chat about something I don't know."Drink up" said Noah. I looked at the cold cappuccino in front of me then answered Noah by shaking my head slowly"That drink was made by your best friend, and you still think I put poison in it?" Noah smiled at me."You, who are you?" I asked, nervously. Every now and then my eyes stole a glance at Lesley and the cafe doors. I hope Bryn and Daren come to me. Really right now I'm not comfortable even though I'm in place, I used to hang out
Violen POV"Call me if you need anything else," said Daren"Okay, see you tomorrow, bye," I said, walking into the house. When I opened the door and stepped into the house, Lesley was already standing with her hands on her hips in front of me. I thought she must have been waiting for me all this time. I glanced at the wall clock; it was 11:30 pm."Where have you been with Daren?" asked Lesley"Not from nowhere," I said, going to my room. I changed my clothes for warmer clothes."You were escorted home by Daren," said Lesley followed me into my room."Yeah. I just visited Daren's house.""Okay, but why are you just leaving? I called your name, but you kept running away," protested Lesley. This must be a problem this afternoon when I just walked out of Lesley's cafe."I'm just not comfortable there," I said; I took the fruit salad from the refrigerator, I sat on the bed, and covered my feet with a blanket. Ahh, this way, I feel w
Violen POVAwkward, shock, and flutter mingled together. Even though I still feel that feeling even now, I'm home and not with Bryn anymore. Yeah, the feeling when Bryn confessed to me. An incident that I didn't expect at all. I think of Bryn as just a friend; there are no unique feelings I keep for him."You have to be honest with him," said Lesley. I leaned against Lesley's shoulder. I feel depressed for fear of feeling guilty. I was afraid to make Bryn sad because I had no intention of making Bryn my lover."What if Bryn is sad because I rejected his love," I said in a passive voice."It was a risk for him," Lesley replied."What if he hates me?""It's also a risk because you refused.""What if he stays away from me.""It's also a risk for you.""Why, Bryn? Why not, Daren.""Because the universe wanted this to happen.""Is this what it feels like to have a love statement from someone? I
Violen POVSince I rejected Bryn's love, it was harder for me to meet Bryn. Sometimes even though I run into Bryn, he keeps quiet and chooses to leave. He narrowly avoided me. The ridiculous things I've done with Bryn before are gone in seconds. Daren and Lesley have tried to calm my heart; they do various ways to comfort me.But that's not enough to calm my heart. I also decided to return to my apartment. And now I'm sitting in the garden while enjoying music with the handset in my ear. I remembered the novel that Daren gave me. When a woman is afraid to express her love for her own best friend, it is only because she is worried that her best friend will reject her and stay away from her.Now it's happening in my life. Bryn liked me, then I rejected his feelings, and now, Bryn doesn't want to be friends with me anymore. I admit I lost Bryn."So he can't act mature and respect your decision?" someone touched the top of my head. I was surp
Violen POVHave you ever felt the night was long? Either because you are waiting for something or can't stand because you have to be stuck with something."Okay, take care of yourself. Daliah already told me that you were with Noah," said Lesley when I called her to let me know where I was. I thought that just in case something happened to me, someone should know where I am."What? Daliah told you? ""Yeah, she came to my cafe this afternoon.""Oh, okay. Did you meet Daren today?""Yeah, this afternoon, Daren went to the café. So what?""I tried to contact him, but it looks like his telephone number is not active," I said sadly."Daren is fine. And you will be fine too. okay? ""Okay, bye," I hung up the phone.I took a breath and let it out slowly. Lesley didn't even sound worried at all about me. What if Noah kills me here, or he rapes me. What will the end of my life be like?"Vio
Violen POVSometimes in life, one has to experience rock bottom to understand that life is not always beautiful. I've finished reading the novel Daren gave me about a woman who likes her best friend. I was relieved that the book ended happily, but I was disappointed that in the end, this woman did not unite with her best friend because she was with another man. And that man is not her best friend."The ending is interesting. I can't guess the storyline," I said to Daren. As usual, Daren and I sat in Lesley's café. This semester's lectures have been completed. There are only a few students who are still completing their affairs at the campus. Autumn is almost over to welcome winter."You have told me all the contents of this novel. I'm not curious anymore now, "said Daren"Huff, lately, I feel bored," I complained."Is it because Bryn isn't there?" asked Daren"Hmmmmm, I don't know. I'm still awkward. Hey, I guess my l