Cold But Charming - Episode 16

Cold but Charming

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Was strong a little pals,  but am okay now,  good to be back... This episode was supposed to be split to two,  but you know I love making my episode long  ,,,
so long for you guys to enjoy,,  thanks for reading.

Sam pov

Appalled and  bewildered by his actions ....
Steve catches my lips and pulled me into his frantic embrace .
Wrapping my hand around him ..i felt his heated hands cares-ing the softness of my br***t ....
my heart grew with emotions as all I could think about was love,
Love love love, as It keep sending the surge of emotion swells in my head..

never for once have I thought I could  experience this kind of feeling with anyone. But he did make me feel special,
He made me fall for his charms much too earlier than expected..
He made me feel how lonesomeness could eventually rip the heart apart if it's gone too much,
He made me realise to love someone deeplydeeply, means to willingness to cut yourself wide open, exposing your vulnerabilities… hopes,  flaws and not hide behind the highlight reel of who you are,
He made me feel how there's much more to this world than wrapping fears, and loneliness with anger,

Hunger to taste more of him flared through me as  I drew myself into his strong arms,

“Sam ” he whispered between kisses as if sensing my reaction to his cares-es, I threw myself on his laps as I began unbuttoning his shirt
I still do not believe how much I love him enough to want him, but for the first time am convinced loving someone could make you want them,

Yet I did took the lead as I deepened the kiss..i gapse as all I could feel was the warmth of his touch against my nak**d skin, making all available sounds in my system rushed to my mouth
I loosened my robe to gain free assess to his cares-escares-es,
he was panting softly with a bewildered expression when he suddenly releases my lips skimming my body like he just saw a god.

"what" I whispered

"Good God sam"....

I flushed with embarrassment as my heart swelled with love,
he lean over to kiss me softly before pulling my robe back together.
He was knotting it , as all I could do was stare not wanting to believe what he was doing ..


He straightened his shirt before shifting my weight  back on the sofa
silence surfaced between us for a moment before he finally broke it

"am sorry for touching you like that Sam,......i.....i.... . ”
He turn sideways to my already aroused state, moving forward to cares-ed his thumb on my cheek

I closed and opened my eyes to gulp back the feeling it brought,.

"I know it's your first time of feeling this way, but.........
I love you too much to take advantage of you like this, "

He frowns looking at my embarrassed form for a moment 

"just that you are
special Sam, very special to me and .....

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. Hell I want you so bad, I admit I do. But

"but what steve"

"but not this way"

I nodded holding my breath for a moment

I was struggling my way up when he stopped me

"are you angry Sam,   "

I stood up

"why should I Steve, I don't understand why I should be angry at you right now, I lost control but thank God you didn't"

His gaze tested my resolve as he frowns  I just wish I could tell him how I really wanted him to be my first and last,  to tell him how have grown to love him so much....
to tell him how I really want to secure the future I never imagined up untill now with him,
to tell him about him, and how dangerous he can be.... I wish to tell him everything,  but I just couldn't,
Am just so afraid,  and disorganised

I was moving towards the stairs silently when his voice stopped me

"Sam where are you going?"

"up to my room Steve,  or where does it seems am going " I said sobbingly without turning around

"hey" his call stops me  again only to feel his arms wrapped quietly around me  for a while

"you smell so good babe," he finally said
He turns me around, only to quickly bury my head in his chest not wanting him to see the tears that forms in my eyes

"You don't have to cry silently babe, let it out, I am here now ,okay "
he whispered

With the tone I heard in his voice however it sounds, I was damn sure its effect on me now was devastating  reducing me to the shuddering mass of desolation. Helplessly, I wrap my arms around him and let out a louder cry,
  crying my sorrows and pains out in his chest felt so good, as he smells so good himself,
he continues to pat my back
I couldn't really pinpoint which one of all is making me cry .
Is it the fear of loosing steve or fear of losing my parents,  fear of how he used Caleb as a warning , or fear of budging any of their eyes out like he did to cutie.  Fear of becoming lonely again or the fear of killing them all if I had to open my mouth..

Brushing the tears from my face, he stare at my teary eyes for a moment with the look that begs to stop making myself suffer,
I was surprised he neither ask about the reasons for the tears or pressurised me on anything...
he slowly bent and swept my foot off ground..
I glared up at him surprised by his action, only to finally relax
clunging to his shoulder as he climbed up the stairs carrying me along bridal style
"which way is it to your room sam" he asked shifting his gaze from left to right when he got to the top stairs...

I pointed to the right, directing him to the second door.. He entered moving towards my bed to place me down like a father would place his child ..

"thanks Steve,  I think I would change into something lighter,  but you should go get some rest too,  so many rooms,  you can pick one.. "

He smiles leaning over to place a kiss on my fore head, 

"get some rest babe okay,  goodnight"

"good night " I replied

Steve pov:

My other words trailed into silence as I strode out of her room,

I wanted to ask her about it,  damn I wanted to ask her about every thing, but what difference does it make .

finding out about the last person who'd talk to her doesn't make real sense right at first but it did make  sense now ...
How could I have been so stupid not to realise how possible it can be ..
The realisation settled something deep in me,
the ache, the anxiousness, joined by this kind of understated thoughts.

I was convinced whatever it is she is keeping from everyone had to relate to him ..

I stood for a while trying to gulp back. this aching feeling on what must have happened..
I actually don't want to believe this,
How can??
But whatever I know about that man,  I wouldn't think he's capable of hurting a fly, meeting him on one or two occasions in portharcout seems somehow busy, but to think of him as mischievous ....
hell no, the relationship between Mr Lewis and his self are damn way too close.

Too close to accept the fact he would be capable of hurting sam and still kept it hidden from him,
But if he hadn't, she wouldnt have acted that scared,
if if if he hadn't
(I banged my fist softly on the wall) dammit  God I can't keep watching her suffer like this, I can't
Racking my hands through my hairs I started to pace left and right, as different ideas race through my thoughts

Or should i,
I should  call Mrs Lewis back,  I should  tell her about this realisation., about Sam reaction when she'd spoken with her uncle.....noooo
,  she'd even spoken with such joy when I'd call her back to find out about who last talked to sam,
I know  Whatever it is that's making her so scared had to relate to Eric ...and hell well i have to find out about it.

I immediately doubled my steps and made my way downstairs, I
I poured myself a cup of wine, tapping my fingers on the table while I think of whom to call  ....
Yes Anna, she knows more about the family relationship and past than anyone... I took my phone and immediately dailed her number
She picks at third ring

"hey anna"

"Steve man,  what's up"

"am good Anna, sorry for disturbing "

"hey,  no worries man  but what's wrong  " she asked noticing the quietness in my voice

"Anna I need a favour from you,"

And there my brain signals to a sound

"thought I heared the sounds of legs anna" ,
"sound of what Steve " Anna asked

I stayed quiet for a while trying to pick at what I just heard ..
I thought I heard legs ,heavy ones like though someone was running

"God,  Anna I'll call back " I spoke silently
quiet enough not to make any sound
I speedened my steps to the window.. ..
I quietly opened the curtain and peeped but saw nothing ...nothing but the tears of the rain and darkness.
Thought I heard steps,
I was sure I heard steps, gosh
And these unsettled realisation suddenly nudges me

I  ran up the stairs to her door like a possessed man...panting softly.....
Without thinking , I jerked her door open..

But there she is ..sitted in front of her mirror like some angel from space,
my pounding heart began to decelerate at the sight of her ...
Have never felt so embarrassed in my life, as she meets my eyes  staring back at me like she just saw a ghost ...

"Steve,  what's wrong "

I swallowed

"emm babe , just......

Read " Her Secret Lover " by the same author ( Op. Amina )

. I just thought I should come check up on you before I,....."

"but you startled me Steve,  you should have knocked"

"I'm sorry, I... I will leave now "

"Steve, are you sure you are okay, "

"yes,  I am, good night "

I was about opening the door when she called back

"and why are you still in her cloth, arent you planning on going to bed any sooner ,  cause it's past 8 "

"I was about to babe,  good night now " I glanced back at her one last time before closing the door behind me
I signed

I went back downstairs, picked up my phone and  quickly chatted Anna on watsapp
(typing )hey Anna,  Mr Eric Lewis,, what can you say about him

(bing) what's wrong Steve,

"Nothing Anna just tell me all you can say about him"

(Bing) but you went away just now you said you heard the sound of legs,

"oh,  that.. It's nothing "

(bing) okay good to hear

"so Mr Eric Lewis, what can you say about him"

(bing) Erik

"yes what ever "

(bing) that's the way he loves his name to be spelled

"really ann why"

"I don't know steve well I won't lie to you I found the man rather strange sometimes

"tell me all you know  Anna,  everything"

I kept glancing at the phone anxiously as she type

(bing) I jumped to read whatever she had sent

"Not much but from what I heard he lost his wife and three sons,  long ago along with their parents and two sister In  an accident ...."
I gapse

"God that's a big loss, what kind of accident "

(bing) fire, it seems their car tumbled off the high way

"Oops, that sounds bad"

(bing)..yes very bad but his current relationship status is single  cause after his loss . He didnt body knows why but he's quite a nice man to me, gentle and classy, although strange

"really,  is that all"
(bing)  yes Steve,  that's all I know..

This isn't helping I whispered to myself... Why do I get the feeling there is still more to know about this man ..

(bing) hey Steve are you there

"yes I am ann,  one more favour please"
(bing) really what's that

"I want to hire a private investigator down there in portharcout , "

"to do what "

" just put him on phone whenever you find one okay,  then I would explain whatever it is to you, but pls latest tomorrow... Will be expecting your call.."

(bing) Steve private investigator are way too costly,  can you afford them,

"just get him okay"

(bing) okay, but promise you'll tell me all about  it later

"I'll ann"

(bing) "okay,  "


(bing) and your cold babe how's she

"she's fine"

(bing) Gosh steve, I found it rather surprising when you told me
but i wish I could see her current personality now.

"smiles" I tell you,  it's totally opposite now

(bing) bad guy but you still haven't told me how'd manage to change her..

"come on, you always want to know everything, "

(bing) I do, it's like most ladies you met normally falls for your charms, except me though. 

"don't let me remind you of those times ann"

(bing) (lol)  crazy guy,,

"I think I'll have to go to bed now, but any news about what we talked about I'll let you know,

"alright Ann,  good night"

(bing) "night"

I placed the phone down rubbing my hands along the back of my neck in an effort to work out any form of kinks..
I laid down on her much bigger sofa...
And swallowed all different Kind of thoughts begging to make it's way to my mind,
yes certainly as it was immediately occupied with the thoughts if Sam....i could swear my throat was working  convulsively like I was about  swallowing something much bigger than its size,,,
Sadness flickers over my face feeling worst with the fact that,  I had to watch her cry and couldn't do anything about it.. I closed my eyes trying to get some sleep at least, thought I was beginning to fall asleep only to open them 
And there she is

So perfectly created with a sweet pouting lips which softness mocks the rose,  rich, ripe and teeming with the Dew's of bliss ..
I was smiling when I whispered this time
What beauty fairer than the evening clads in the beauty of a million stars.

"hey Steve "

"what " I opened my eyes more wider this time only to realise I wasnt  dreaming..

I sat straight ...God thought I was dreaming

"it seems you are good at most things steve" she said sitting next to me

"Sam why are you not asleep yet "

"I couldn't sleep,  I came for a drink when I saw you here, I told you to prepare a room for yourself "

"am okay here Sam, "

She was staring at me, but damn I couldn't stare back, she's too stunning and gosh she smells so good..

She took my hands,  I was forced to look at her any way

"I love the poem you composed just now, you know,  when I was eight I always fantasies in falling for a man who will be good at most things, you know,  hardworking,  outspoken, brave, intelligent, smart, and emotional "

She stops while she glared at the lost expression in my face, damn I was enjoying this.

"okay am waiting,"

"Sam,  I only said those poetic lines cause I thought I was dreaming"

"well you know you are not now,"

I cleared my throat

"I mean I don't know where to start or what to say Sam, not that have written it somewhere"

At least am glad she was smiling this time waiting for whatever I had to come up with..

I sighed and cleared my throat once more,

"am... I think am shy sam"

She laughed

"you,,...shy, pls come up with another excuse,  Mr gold is never shy of anything "

I laughed

"you said that like you've known me all my life, Sam "

"Okay" I took her hands into mine and I adjusted my position to look straight into her eyes

"Sam ever from the first day I set my eyes on you, it was then I realise you are the most beautiful woman in the whole wide world"

"Sam your beauty is like a milky way meeting gentle lights without a name,  you are a figure of gladness overspread with soft smile like a child kindness bred, 
your beauty stares like an azure, so clear as the water of brook that runs limpid and laughing in the summer sun,
your beauty is like an olives and roses in the morning dews sparkling and beaming it's color like an ultra glow,
Your beauty flickers like fire flies they caught me unaware I could hardly breath..
Your beauty shines like a silver hush when evening approaches to meet the night
God am speechless Sam, are you an elve  or a mer-maid whose beauty strikes my heart and left it with no pulse or sounds
..your beauty can't be compared to no being only the angels I can't tell,
Your beauty blesses my soul,  captivate my heart and enchants my thoughts .
Your beauty is what should be called ......

Then I stopped

She was smiling with a tears filled eye

"magnificent" I said softly

She covered her face with her hands

"you don't like it sam,  that's the best I could come up with"

"God Steve,  I love it,  love it,  love it so much "

"come here" I pull her closer and hugged her so tight

"you are incredible Steve "

"no one would thought with your cold self you could be this emotional Sam,  gosh look at you,"

I released her and placed a Kiss on her fore head before wiping away the little tears from her face  ...
She lean over to place a kiss on my strong cheek..

"thank you Steve,  you are really amazing, as in you composed it as though you've  memorized it some where .
I smiled

"any thing for you babe,"

"so aren't you coming upstairs."

I stare at her for a moment before agreeing

"okay" I said standing up
"That's best then, "

She smiles and took my hands along with hers while we move upstairs
I was about making my way to the other room when she stopped me,

"stay with me steve" she whispered

"what , sam"

"it's not that we're just sharing the same bed, what about the night I spent in your hotel"

I smile giving up


She led me inside and layed down, I was pulling off my shirt only to notice I was doing that right in front of her,

I stare down at her as she was silently watching me like shadow

I smile softly..

"if you won't be scared, I bet you should watch this to the end,"

Been at night I could see the way she was blushing so hard,  so quickly she turn to the other side.. And
I began laughing at her shyness.

"I hardly believe this side of your personality Sam,  it's so so charming"

I moved towards her bathroom before calling out

"Sam do you have a spare towel, I need to run a shower, "

"just use mine, the blue one "

"okay,  thank you"

I took the towel and  started to notice how my hands were shaking when I inhaled it...

"good God what would have happened to me,  if I never met this woman, she smells so good "

I hugged on the towel tightly

Minutes later after shower I crawled up behind her and let out a deep breath
I turn to stare at her sleeping form for a moment just like the moon would watch the night
  As if noticing my nearness.. She struggled with the blanket,
I smiled with my thought before pulling and wrapping  her closely to my chest which provides both our body with all the warmth and goodness it secured...

And there, putting all of my thoughts away. I fell asleep ....

At dawn I woke up and discovered Sam had gotten up, I yawned noticing how the day had gone incredibly fresh and beautiful..
I got out of bed and made my way into the bathroom first,  I brushed my teeth and wonder where she might have actually gone so early....
I pulled into my polo and make my way downstairs  ..

Sam I called but everywhere seems silent, empty, cozy and really really weird
Where could she have gone, "Sam " I shouted this time,
I immediately pulled into a foot wear I saw and ran outside,,

"Sam"  I shouted again

Then I froze at a sight not far from me,  Sam layed flat, thought I saw blood
Good God my blood turn cold as I run like wild lion towards the scene,

"Sam " I bent carrying her into my laps
"Sam" I shouted shaking her to wake up,
only to notice it wasn't her blood, but the blood  of a small dog whose eyes was bulged out of her skull...
With an Irritating expression I shouted

"Good God what is this "



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