Written by Authoress Ti Fe
🥼 JACE 🥼
I woke up at the bright side of the day, remembering how the date with Elena went. I got off the bed and walked to my mirror.
I stared at myself touching my lips and grinning at the same time. I couldn’t stop thinking about that kiss.
The sad part is that, she sees it as nothing. She doesn’t even like me and I am here obsessed over her kiss.
I sighed and headed back to the bed laying down.
“Maybe if she lives with me for these 15 days I would be able to win her to myself.” I thought staring at the ceiling.
I heard the door bell ring and I wondered who it might be. It is a Saturday and I don’t usually expect visitors.
“Or can it be Elena?” I thought jumping out of bed, then I remembered she doesn’t even have my address. I sighed and walked to the living room, to the door.
I opened up and to my amusement, I saw Lydia at the door smiling widely.
“Hey.” She said happily.
“Hey.” I said in confusion, trying to figure out why she was at my door step very early on a Saturday morning.
“Can I come in?” She asked and I nodded quickly.
“Yeah sorry. My bad.” I said opening the door for her and she walked in, with her Bangles and heels making a hell of noise.
“I am surprised to see you. Hope everything is okay?” I asked approaching her after I locked the door.
“Everything is okay with me. I just don’t know about you.” She said and we stood in front of each other.
“I don’t understand.” I said narrowing my gaze.
“You flared up yesterday, you were angry and you yelled at me. I had never seen you that angry, so I got worried.” She said and I sighed rubbing my face.
“Yes about that, I am so sorry. I wasn’t in my right senses and you wouldn’t stop teasing me. I am sorry you had to see that.” I said sitting on the couch and she sat next to me too.
“You know you can talk to me right?” She asked placing her hand on mine and I smiled looking at it.
“I am fine Lydia, trust me.” I said and she nodded smiling.
“Okay. Now I am sure you are alright, don’t you think we should do something fun? I mean, you don’t need to sit at home every Saturday. We could go out, have some fun, get our minds off our problems.” She said and I was about replying when my phone began to ring.
“Excuse me.” I said walking to my room to grab my phone. I checked the caller and it was an unknown number.
I picked it up and waited for the person to talk.
“Hey Jace. Good morning.”
“Hi. I saw the number you put in my bag,I guessed it was yours so I called it.
“I am sorry for not telling you right away. I realized it was the office number you had so I….
“It’s fine Jace. I called you for another reason.”
“And that is? *Eagerly*
“I need your address. I am coming to your house now.
*Jumps for joy*
“Really? Oh right. I will text it to you now *happily*
“Okay. I need to finish up packing my stuffs. See you later
She hung up and I smiled happily, I knew she would do anything for the institute, and that’s the only way to bring her closer.
I walked out of the room and headed to the living room to see Lydia still sitting. For some minutes I thought she was gone.
“Hey.” She said as she raised up her head to look at me.
“Sorry for leaving that way. Urgent call.” I said sitting on the couch.
“Really? Okay. So what’s up about my offer?” She asked and I sighed looking at her.
“Actually, I won’t be able to go out with you Lydia.” I said and her face turned sad.
“Are you pushing me away again? I told you I am Sorry. Did I offend you again?” She asked sadly and I reached for her hand.
“No Lydia, no. The thing is, I am having a visitor.” I said and she looked at me.
“Then it’s okay. I will be here, I won’t go anywhere.” She said and I sighed.
“The visitor isn’t someone you can stay here with. You hate each other.” I said and she smiled.
“What are you talking about?” She asked and I kept mute looking at her and then all of a sudden her eyes widened.“Elena?” She asked and I nodded.
“What is she doing here? Why is she visiting you?” She asked in rush.
“She is coming to see me. And she may be staying for some weeks.” I said dropping the bomb
“What? For some weeks? Why? Why would she stay here for weeks? Is her house burnt?” She asked angrily and I sighed.
“Nothing is wrong with her nor the house. I just need her here to help her improve on her voice.” I said.
“You want her in your house, just to be her coach? And you expect me to believe that?” She asked standing up.
“Lydia the last thing I need is any distractions from her. I need to make sure she does everything I ask her to.” I said and she looked at me.
“What of your work? Won’t you be going to work? You are talking about distractions and you forgot all about the company.” She said and I shook my head.
“I didn’t actually forget. I am going to take a leave at the company.” I said and her mouth dropped open.
“Just to be her voice coach? This is too extreme! What are you getting back from her?” She asked.
“What do you mean? That I can’t help a poor lady in need?” I asked and she shook her head.
“Not that Jace. You can’t do all this for nothing. Leaving your work is one thing you have never done, for anything. There is something you are not telling me.” She said and I sighed.
I was about talking, a knock came on the door and I looked at Lydia who was still boiling in anger.
“Go get the door. You still have some questions to answer, and I will be right here to ask in front of her.” She said and I stood up.