Written by Authoress Ti Fe
Elena packed up the plates and I smiled looking at her as she left. Immediately she was out of sight, Jace carried the nylon which contained the kitchen and rushed out of the house.
Elena came out of the kitchen before he could come back in.
“Jace.” She called and I looked at her smiling.
“I quickly sent him to get something in the car. He will be back soon.” I said and she nodded happily.
“Ma’am I am so happy to see you like me.” She said and I laughing softly.
“Why won’t I like you. You have an amazing personality and that’s why my son fell in love with you. You are the best so far.” I said and she felt so happy.
“Thank you so much Ma’am.” She said and i nodded.
“You can call Me Andrey.” I said and she smiled nodding.
“Thank you Andrey.” She said and we both laughed. Jace walked in cutting our conversation.
“Looks like the ladies are having so much fun.” He said and we both nodding looking at each other.
“I love her.” I said pulling Jace’s cheeks playfully..
“Elena don’t you think we should do the dishes now? So we can finally rest and have a chat before Mother leaves.” He said she nodded.
“Sure. I will be in the kitchen.” She said walking away and we both sat on the couch.
I got to the kitchen smiling widely.
But then the thought of leaving after 15 days made me sad. Though I may not like her son, she is just too amazing.
She is fun to be with. So before I leave, I will make good use of the limited time I have with her. It’s such a pity this isn’t what she thinks it is after all.
I watched her as she went and when she was out of sight, mother and I sighed.
“Hope you disposed the chicken well?” She asked and I nodded.
“Yes I did.” I said and she laughed.
“That is the worse chicken I have ever tasted my entire life.” She said and I sighed.
“I know, and that’s why I ordered the other one.” I said and she smiled holding my cheeks in her palm.
“I know because I can see how much you love and care about her.” She said and I bowed my head.
“She doesn’t feel the same way mom. She loves someone else.” I said sadly and she held my hand.
“Jace give her time. If you are meant to be, you will be. You telling her it’s a contract, she would never think you really feel something for her.” She said.
“I know but I am scared i will be rejected. She told me her heart belongs with someone else.” I said.
“So what do you plan on doing?” She asked.
“Mark asked me to act like I don’t have feelings for her too. And then we see if she develops any signs of jealously.” I said .
“You can only do that when you have had so much fun and memories that she would miss so much when she leaves or sees you with someone else. So act nice to her instead of ignoring her. Show her you care, and then you act like you are seeing someone else. Then you will know if she really wants you.” She said and I nodded in understanding.
“But, what if she leave after the 15 days? If she doesn’t love me back.” I said fearfully.
“You would fall in love again. But for now, you should think positive.” She said and I nodded.
“Do you like her?” I asked and she laughed.
“Jace you know that anyone you bring home to me as your love is totally accepted by me.” She said and I smiled.
“Even Lydia?” I asked and she frowned.
“I would never accept that lady. She is just so full of herself.” She said and I laughed.
“I bet you and Elena has something in Common then. She doesn’t like her too, and that’s one of the reasons she likes this contract. Not only for the institute, but to oppress Lydia because she loves me.” I said.
“You can’t blame her for using you. The way you made things look is also the same. She thinks you are using her to impress me too. I can’t blame her.” She said and I nodded sadly.
“Who does she love again?” She asked.
“Her Ex Boyfriend. She said she still has feelings for him and it’s hurting.” I said looking at her.
“I can’t wait for your sister to get back home. So she could meet Elena.” She said and I looked at her suspiciously.
Why did she change the topic?? Except….
I looked back and I saw Elena behind us grinning happily.
“I can’t wait to meet her too.” She said smiling.
“Are you done?” I asked trying to ease the tension.
“Not yet. Can you please come help me?” She asked and I nodded.
“Sure. In a bit.” I said and she nodded walking into the kitchen again.
“Hope she didn’t hear us.” I whispered and she shook her head.
“I saw her just in time.” She said and I smiled.
“You are a genius Mom.” I said kissing her forehead before standing up and heading to the kitchen.
I saw Elena trying to get something from the cabinet above her head. I bet she didn’t see me coming.
I walked closer to her and stood behind her, very close to her.
“You should ask for help.” I whispered and she shivered. I collected the bowl and helped her place it in the cabinet.
She turned to look at me and our faces were inches apart from each other. We stared at ourselves for some seconds before she cleared her throat.
“Can you please move back alittle?” She asked and I nodded.
“Yeah sure. Sorry.” I said and she nodded Smiling.
“It’s okay. I even thought your mom was around.” She said looking at the kitchen door.
“So you really do believe everything that happens between both of us is an act?” I asked and she looked at me.
“Of course. Or isn’t this fake?” She whispered and I nodded cheering up.
“It’s fake.” I whispered back.
“So I needed you to help me with the rest of the dishes. And I was actually bored too ” she said washing the plate that she held and I smiled faintly.