ALL throughout breakfast, Bullet heard nothing from Astrid. She was just quiet while stirring her coffee and occasionally getting a glimpse at Josh and Ellen. He could clearly see the sadness in her eyes and he knew that she’s trying her best not to cry.
“You look awful,” he whisper against her ear. “Do you want to get out of here already?”
But she just smiled. She inhaled sharply and drank her coffee. He was suprised when she held his hand but he understood what it meant - that she needed his support so he squeezed her hand to let her know that she could count on him.
“So guys, what are your plans for today?” Bullet inquired, just to break the ice.
Josh and Ellen looked at each other. “Well, we’re thinking of visiting the Grotto first. How about you?”
“I have a lot of places in mind so I think we’ll go ahead, right Astrid?” He stood up, grabbed Astrid’s bags and pulled her to her feet. But she didn’t dare move.
“Actually, that’s also our first destination. Maybe you want to come along?” Astrid looked at Josh first, and then turned to him. “What do you think, Bullet?”
It was unexpected but he just sat back down. A smile replaced his frown. He didn’t know what’s her reason to bring up such a suggestion given the fact that seeing her former boyfriend with someone else breaks her. But whatever her plans are, he’d just have to go with it.
“Wouldn’t it be a problem? It’s our first time here so we don’t have any idea how to get there,” Josh admitted.
“Not at all,” Bullet nodded in response and looked at his wristwatch. “We’ll just wait for you at the parking area.”
Josh and Ellen thanked them and went back to the hotel to get some personal stuff in their room. Carrying Astrid’s bags, Bullet walked by her side until they reached his car. The grass was still wet due to the dew drops and the cool morning breeze blew the leaves on the road. He noticed that that morning was strangely colder than the usual so he took off his topcoat jacket and put it around Astrid’s shoulder, which she quietly accepted.
“Are you okay?” he wondered. Because he didn’t hear anything from her since they left the restaurant. “Are you sure you want to carry on with this? Because it’s gonna be a long day, Astrid, I’m warning you.”
“Are you still willing to help me?”
Bullet smiled and nodded. “Anything for you, my princess. The question is, can you handle it?”
“O-of course,” she stammered. “Just make sure that you’ll behave.”
“Ah, that I can’t promise.”
He was about to ask her why she’s blushing but they saw Josh and Ellen walking their way. He immediately took her hand and kissed it.
“It’s showtime, my princess.”
Bullet opened the passenger seat for Astrid while Josh and Ellen were at the back. No one dared to speak along the way. For Bullet, it was one of the most awkward moments in his life. He wanted to regret chasing Astrid and stopping her from returning to Manila because if he had done otherwise, he wouldn’t be in this kind of situation. However, on the other hand, he couldn’t deny that he enjoys seeing Astrid and he actually loves being with her.
From the rearview mirror, he saw Josh staring at Astrid and if he’s not mistaken, by the way the ex-boyfriend looks at her, he still has feelings for her and he’s jealous of him. That thought made him smile so just to annoy him even more, he grabbed Astrid’s hand and kissed it. Astrid’s eyes widen in surprise but he just smiled at her and kissed her hand once more.
Throughout the trip, Bullet made sure to be the ‘ideal boyfriend’ to Astrid. He always made sure to hold her hand, which is something he’s starting to get accustomed to.
“Are you okay?” He asked softly when they went inside the church. They sat next to each other while Josh and Ellen were just in front of them.
Astrid nodded but her face tells a different story.
“Hey, I’m starting to get jealous now. I am your boyfriend but your mind is always on someone else.”
He felt a gentle pinch in his arm from her. He caught her hand, held it tight and never released it. She smiled at him and sigh.
“So, are you gonna talk to him and beg him to come back?”
“I just need to hear his explanation, that’s all.”
He raised an eyebrow. “You’ve already seen him with someone else. Isn’t that enough proof that he’s a cheater and he doesn’t love you anymore?”
Without saying anything, Astrid stood up and walked out of the church. She was walking too fast but he was faster. He was able to keep up with her and finally caught her hand to stop her from walking further.
“Hey Astrid, I’m sorry...I didn’t mean to hurt your feelings.”
“Oh well, you have a point. Any kind of explanation from him won’t change the fact that he cheated on me. Anyway, thank you, Bullet. It was really interesting meeting you.”
He saw her cheeks were already wet and it was hard for him not to feel sorry for her. He couldn’t understand why he’s having a heavy heart knowing that Astrid is leaving and he won’t be seeing her again. He should be happy because his ‘responsibility’ on her is over and he can finally enjoy the last day of his vacation. But it’s the opposite. It was like something’s missing.
“Bullet, please let go of my hand.”
He slowly let it go but he immediately caught it again. “Stay, Astrid. I’m leaving for Manila tomorrow, we can leave together,” he proposed.
“But staying here won’t do me any good. I might just cry all day and you wouldn’t want to be with someone like that.”
“If that someone is you, I’d want it,” he reassured her. He wiped her tears away and that made her smile. Bullet caressed her cheek. It’s starting to become a habit to him now. She looked so beautiful standing in front of him with the gentle breeze blowing her long hair. While staring at her, he didn’t dare think about the consequences of his decisions because at that certain moment, all he cared about was to do everything he could to be with her just a bit longer.
“Thank you, Bullet. I appreaciate your help but...no thank you. I really have to leave. I can’t just forget all my responsibilites I left in Manila just because of this.”
AFTER 3 MONTHS...BULLET has been glancing at his cellphone several times since he arrived at Margarita Ville. It’s already nine o’clock in the evening but Miles was still out of sight. He should have gone back to Mania instead of staying and waiting for some girl.Miles is a singer at The Lounge, his go-to bar whenever he needed to unwind. She’s sexy, beautiful. She’s fun to talk to, sweet and yeah, she’s good in bed. She’s the type who knew what he wanted and she could do all the crazy things in bed, even things he never thought possible. That’s why he’s here now. Because she promised to keep him warm in this cold night.But he’s been sitting there at the bar for more than an hour, has finished four bottles of beer and he’s already losing his patience because he wasn’t born into the world just to wait for a woman.He poured some beer to his
“SO, what’s the story of your life, Mr. Samuel Blake Ortega?” Astrid prodded after emptying her bottle of beer. Bullet looked at her because he was surprised by the sudden serious question. They were the only ones at the bar at that late hour except for an employee who was starting to wipe the tables.“What do you want to know?”“Like what you do besides flirting with girls at the bar?” She was staring at him as she spoke as if she was really interested to know everything about him.“Well, I’m a teacher. I used to teach Math.” He poured beer in their glasses and put ice in them. He could no longer count how many glasses Astrid had but there were at least nine empty bottles in front of her.“Ah, that explains why you’re so good at counting women,” Astrid muttered loudly.“Ouch.” Bullet shouldn’t have been offened by what she said be
ASTRID’S face was just a couple of inches from his. Her breath felt warm and intoxicating. He has consumed a lot of alcohol but he knew that his fast heartbeat wasn’t because of that. He’s the type who gets easily attracted to women but Astrid has a different effect on him. It was as if his eyes were being absorbed by her stare and he couldn’t promise that he won’t be able to control himself from kissing her if she continued to look at him that way.“I think...I’m really drunk now,” Astrid whispered with a smile. They were already standing in front of her cottage, just a few steps from the Villa bar. He slightly moved back when he felt her hand touched his cheek. “Because I suddenly want to kiss you...but of course, I can’t, I shouldn’t.”“Why not?” he joked. Though it’s quite dark in that part of the alley, he could still see her beautiful red face. He actually f
PROBABLY, Astrid was really drunk because even though everything was clear to her and she could taste every kiss from Bullet, she didn’t know why it was happening. She could also hear his deep breathing as well as his moan every now and then every time she passionately responds to his kisses.Why did she let this happen in the first place? Why the hell did she let herself kiss a man who’s almost a stranger to her? She couldn’t understand why she was so attracted to Bullet because his type was far from those men she had dated in the past. Aside from being too handsome and too proud of himself, he’s also a certified playboy, which is one of the things she hated the most in a man.Oh who was she kidding? Any woman would be drawn by his hypnotizing stare. The question was why in the world was he wasting his time with somebody like her, considering that she’s not like those gorgeous and sexy women he’s been?
AND it did. Bullet kissed and licked her bosom. It wasn’t the first time that she has experienced something like this but she has to admit that the feeling he gives her was different compared to others.As he kissed and caressed her left chest, his other hand was busy working on her underwear. He was able to take it off without a hassle and her silk undies fell on the wooden floor. She felt his hot skin against her body and she sighed as his warm palm moved over her stomach, down to her abdomen.This was really happening, Astrid thought at the back of her head. And though she knew it was wrong, she was certain that she couldn’t stop him - no - she’s certain that she had no intention of letting him stop. Everything seemed so right, so perfect. She felt as if she’s been waiting for this man for so long, some to whom she’d surrender all of herself to. But this was going to be her first. Ever.“W-wait...” sh
SHE waited for Bullet to kiss her but he just looked at her - in the eyes, her nose, her lips...and again in her eyes. He was still holding her hands over her head and each time he breathed, she’s feeling his wide chest touched her breasts. He’s doing it on purpose, she’s certain about it because when she glanced at his face, he was all smiles.“I want you right here, right now.” Using his left hand, Bullet kept holding her raised arm while his right hand was busy caressing her chest. “But I won’t do it because I plan to make you want me damn much until you beg me to be inside you.” He kissed her on the cheek, then on her neck. He kissed and licked until she cried out his name. The water coming from the shower was cold but Bullet’s caresses and kisses were warm. Astrid could catch a glimpse of the mist caused by the heat from their bodies and it somehow just made her feel hotter.Finally, he let of
THE room was filled with Astrid’s sexy moans, which was music to his ears and her nails kept on digging onto his skin everytime he deepened the kiss or flickered his tongue on her breasts or moved his fingers on her wetness.Her entire body was glistening, especially her center. He’s ready to take her and get it over with but at the same time, he wanted her to enjoy every second of this precious moment. So he leisurely touched, kissed, licked and bit every inch of her body and took his time kissing her abdomen. And when his mouth reached her inner thigh, she squirmed beneath him uncontrollably.“Oh!” she exclaimed when he suddenly darted his tongue to taste her.Bullet secretly smiled. His expert tongue has never disappointed him and it has not disappointed him now. He didn’t have to ask Astrid how she felt about what he’s doing because her movements and moans said it all. And that encouraged him to do b
THE pain was immediately replaced with pleasure she couldn’t even describe. His movements started slow but as his pace builds up, it felt as if she’s floating into space. She grabbed the headboard, prepared herself for what’s to come and just let him dominate not just her body but as well as her soul. She accepted every thrust he made and tried to follow his rhythm. At that moment, her mind just went black and she couldn’t think, just feel. She couldn’t even remember how many times she came - all she knew was that her entire body was being swept with an overwhelming sensation one after the other. It was something she has never felt before and she’s certain that she won’t be able to forget this forever.“And we’re not done yet...”As time passed, Bullet’s movements became even faster that Astrid was no longer able to stop herself from moaning loud. Even if she tried, she coudn’t hel