Don't Tell Anyone We Kissed (Book 1) - COMPLETED
Author: Hatewish

Chapter 11
Sounds good to me.

Alexine

 

 

How could he own something he’s not even supposed to touch?

Just now I feel so foolish, urging him to take it away from me. It’s just that if I was to give everything that I have for some guy, I wanted it to be him.

Someone who would make me cry, only because I laughed too much, someone who would yell at me, only because I took too long in the shower, and someone who would hurt me, only because we both got carried away with our rough jokes. Only Ethan could do all of this... And it’s only Ethan that I wouldn’t ever regret on giving my entire self.

“I’m sorry if I sound all stupid...” I murmured. I was so close to crying my heart out, thinking that this love was one sided. But on how the night was going, I have a feeling that he loves me too, it’s just that... He’s not crazy enough to take the risk.

He chuckled softly, his breath brushing on my neck as he did. “Are you apologizing for being honest?” Ethan was still on top of me, with his face buried on my neck.

I smiled, though he couldn’t see. “Uhm... No.” I have never been this close to him, and it felt so nice, filling my lungs with the familiar scent of mint and soap every time I breathe— Ethan’s scent, my favourite scent.

“I should be the one apologizing...” He pulled away from me, and my heart started to race—worried that he was going to walk away and leave me here in his room.

I felt him got out of bed. “Ethan?” I gasped and immediately bolted upright.

He switched the bedside lamp on. “It’s too dark; it would be nice to see your face while we talk, right?” He crawled his way back into the bed, sitting down with his back on the wall, and I sat across him.

He stared at me with those blue eyes, his blonde hair looking more golden against the sepia overcast of the lamp. I felt conscious, so I pulled my knees close to my chest, hugging it as if it would shield me from whatever—humiliation? Or maybe rejection? I don’t know.

“Are you saying that you love me, Lexi?” He asked straightforwardly. “As me, not as your brother, is that it?”

I just nodded, unable to speak for the time being.

“You know, Lexi, everyday... I kept on seeing the woman in you.” He said. “It was really hard for me, thinking that the years before we acted normally like we were true siblings. Then one morning, I wake up, seeing myself doing almost everything for you, and wanting to give you everything that I could possibly give. I thought it was because I have learned to love you as my true little sister, but I was wrong.”

He paused for a while.

“You’re very beautiful, Alexine.” He smiled at me, and I felt like melting at that moment. “As much as I... Wanted you to be more than my sister, I have no idea how to make things easier for us.” His smile faded, making it seem like it wasn’t even there.

“Can’t we just...” I blurted out all of a sudden.

“Be together, and not let anyone else know?” He said.

I looked down, averting my gaze. “I—I don’t know...”

“Then how about rephrasing my words earlier this way: As much as I wanted you to be more than my sister, I have no idea how to make things easier for us. How about you, do you have any ideas?” He had a faint smile on his face, his eyes looking all hopeful.

“How about...” I mused, trying to put a little enthusiasm on my voice. “How about we call it a night, and just worry about this the night before mom and dad comes home?”

“Sounds good to me.” His smile was genuine this time; he reached for me, pulling me close to him as he plotted gentle kisses on my forehead. “I love you, Lexi, not as my brat little sister, but as Lexi the woman that she is now.”

I reached for the back of his neck, but before I could even pull him down for a kiss, he leaned down and pressed his lips on mine.

It was a gentle and quick kiss. “I love you more.” I murmured in his lips.

“That can’t be,” He objected. “Because I love you more than you do.”

I giggled. “Whatever you say, well, goodnight?”

“Yes, goodnight, Lexi.” He gave me one last kiss on the lips. “I am yours, as you are mine.”

 

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