Unattainable Perfection - Episode 38
**** ALEXA'S POV
There was a sickening silence after my outburst.
Like a graveyard.
I let my eyes wander around slowly, scrutinizing each face and watching them with satisfaction as their jaw drops to the floor one by one.
Clearing my throat, I take a seat at the farthest end of the table ignoring the murderous glares boring holes in my forehead.
They could go burn the sea for all I care. I came in peace after all.
It's not like I wanted to be here in the first place.
I'm only here because my coward of a father wouldn't dare step a foot here because he still wants everyone to think he's dead, for his selfish gains. . Perhaps, he's too much of a coward to face the crowd.
Either way I don't care.. I'm just glad to be here since this project will be in favor of all the homeless kids out there.. Placing my handbag near me, I brace myself.
"Shall we please start gentlemen?"
Oh dear, if looks could kill, I'm sure all these men would have stabbed me continuously by now.
Two hours later, I step out of the elevator, making my way through the large space towards the exit.
"Have a nice evening ma'am"
I turn at the voice. Raising my eyebrow at the rude receptionist who just greeted me,I shoot her a smile.
I inhale the fresh breath of air as I finally step out.
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. The air conditioner in there was killing me.
How do people manage to sit in such cold from morning to evening? A wide grin takes over my face when I spot William leaning over the car, scrolling through his phone absentmindedly.
I jog towards him.
"Sorry I kept you waiting"
He look up at me,pushing the phone into his pocket.
"Not a problem. I used my time wisely"
he grins. Hmm. I slip into the car and so does he.
"Here. Some chocolate milk and burger"
he holds out the bag to me. Overwhelmed by his unexpected gesture, I lean in and place a kiss to his cheeks.
"No problem. I figured those two slices of pizza you ate must have already digested and some turned into waste waiting to be passed out through your...."
"Sheesh William! Don't even complete that sentence. Gross"
I scrunch my nose in mock disgust earning a deep, rich laughter from him.
"Your mouth has no filter. I don't know why I haven't gotten used to it already"
Rolling my eyes, I dig into the bag and Begin eating like a food starved cannibal.
I didn't realise how hungry all the big grammer and figures in that meeting had made me. On the way, I look into the rearview mirror and notice something behind me.
Turning, I notice two shopping bags seated on the backseat.
"What are in those bags William?"
I inquire. He takes his eyes off the road for a second and winks at me.
"It's a surprise"
"Just tell me."
I wait for him to say something but he doesn't.
"Just tell me! I don't like surprises!"
"Patience sweetheart. Don't be a party pooper. You'll find out in due time"
Realising there was no way he'll tell me,I huffed out a frustrated 'fine' then lean back in the seat,drinking the chocolate milk he got me.
THE NEXT DAY... 8:00AM
Yawning and stretching my muscles, I pull the duvet away from my body as I step down the bed.
With my eyes still half closed, I pad begrudgingly into the bathroom to freshen up.
Wiping the last droplets of water from my face, I wrap the small towel around my neck and step into the small bedroom.
I suddenly stop in my tracks when I realise the same shopping bags from yesterday lying on the bed.
Throwing the towel onto the floor, I squeal excitedly as I rush towards the bags and turn it upside down, pouring the contents onto the bed.
A small card catches my attention,I pick it up to read.
"Wear this dress and shoes and meet me by the lake by 9:00am. PS: Make yourself so beautiful, just for me"
I bite my lip, feeling my cheeks burn from smiling too wide.
Dropping the card, I pick up the dress and take a good look at it.
It was a yellowish yet flower embroided off-shoulder dress whose length I was sure wouldn't surpass my knees.
It had a slight dip at the waist line making it curvy.
Dropping the dress, I pick up the woven beads that were made into a necklace and nude stilettos.. I gasp.
Tears sting my eyes at the most wonderful gifts anyone had given me.
No amount of money or expensive product could compare to this beautiful gesture.
I smooth my hands over the dress,feeling the soft fabric underneath my fingers.
It was indeed beautiful and fit me perfectly. I must say, William had eyes for good things.
Picking up my pencil, I brush it over my eyebrows once more before applying red lipstick to my lips.
I hum in satisfaction at my look.
Glancing at the wall clock, I realise it a few minutes past nine.
Oh shoot! Grabbing my purse, I rush out of the room in search of William.
I spot him standing by the lake, staring absentmindedly into the lake,both hands in his pockets.
I take in his appearance.
He was wearing a plain white long sleeved shirt whose sleeves were rolled nearly to the elbow with the ends tucked into the blue jeans that he wore.
I can't understand how a man can dress so simply yet look very elegant.
As if sensing my presence, he turns and our eyes meet.
His eyes travel over my body, taking in my appearance, a small smirk playing at the corners of his lips as he walked towards me.
He stops in front of me, takes my hand and kisses it.
"I should have known. You'll look good in any dress. You're beautiful love"
he whispers making me blush at the fact that he didn't say I look beautiful, instead he said I'm beautiful.
"Thank you. The dress is beautiful and the shoes too"
I bite my lip.
"Yellow looks good on you. And red definitely looks good on your lips"
"Are you flirting Mr Wilson?"
I flip my hair to the side dramatically. He smirks
"Is it working?"
"Naa. Try harder"
I tease,laughing at his reaction.
"Aww. Did I bruise your ego? Sorry dude but I couldn't lie. Your flirting skills suck, try harder"
I whisper, leaning closer to him until our lips are breaths away. His eyes travel to my lips as I lean in further. Just when our lips were about to touch, I pull away, smirking triumphantly at his crestfallen face.
"You better up your game Mister"
I pat his chest and begin to walk away when he snaps out of his daze and lunges for me... I squeal and begin to run..
"William stop! I can't run in heels!"
"You'll pay for teasing me miss Wallace! Sooner or later"
he scowls making me laugh.
"You can try"
I stick my tongue out playfully at him and turn to leave only to feel the dry grass underneath my feet crushing with each step he took as he raced towards me.
Squealing amidst laughter, I kick my heels off, abandoning them and duck just before William could grab me.
Without waiting for him to regain his balance, I speed up,the laughter rolling out of my mouth slowing me down.
"Stop chasing me Will! I'm gonna fall down and then this dress that I was planning to wear two or three times before washing will get dirty"
I lean against the coconut tree, panting. William stops in front of me, smirking.
"Okay I'm sorry. Sorry for teasing you. Please forgive me?"
"Is that the best apology you could come up with? You could do so much better miss Wallace"
"Then how do I apologise, you tell me"
To answer my question, he takes a step forward and in one swift movement, he grabs me by the waist, pulling me towards him.
I gasp, my hands flying to his chest for support.
I feel his breath on my face as his eyes scan mine, like he's figuring me out. I look up at him, my eyes going to his lips.
If I were to move an inch, we would kiss.
I bite my lip,blood pumping through my veins making my heartbeat accelerate ten times faster.
"Stop looking at me like that please"
I plead in a low voice.
Not because I don't want him looking at me.
But because the way he stares at me so intently, makes my knees go week.
They hypnotize me.
Trapping Me in place. My pleads fell on deaf ears as one of his hand leaves my waist, traveling up my arm, softly, slowly, his fingers grazing over my skin ever so softly, in a featherlight manner, sending shivers down my spine and making goosebumps rise on my skin.
His hand continue sliding up until he stops at my face.
My eyes automatically shut close as I concentrate on the feel of his fingers, brushing over my eyes,nose and then.... Oh God... I inhale a sharp breath when his fingers find my lips,trailing his fingers over them. I bite my lip, holding back a mo*n threatening to come out at his slow and torturous touches.
William holds my chin, pulling my bottom lip from in between my teeth.
"So f*cking beautiful."
He whispers, his lips breaths away from mine.
Unable to hold back, I stand on tiptoe,pressing my lips to his.
He let's out a low growl, kissing me back almost immediately, dominating me.
And I let him.
I let him dominate me as his grip on my waist tightens.
He pushes me backwards until my back hits the tree.
He deepens the kiss.
I do same.
Kissing him with every ounce of strength I've got.
Body against body.
Arms around waist, arms around neck.
Breath for breath. Heat for heat. Passion for passion.
He kisses me like no man ever had and ever will.
Together, our lips moved.
Like a perfect rhythm. Like lyrics going perfectly with the beat.
Like a harmonious symphony, only understood and known by us.
Only. In that moment,as we pulled away to catch our breaths, the world seemed to fade away.
Our impending date long forgotten.
My worries flying out with the wind like they never existed.
That's who this man was.
That's what this man always did to me.
He makes me forget everything.
He was my saviour. My home.
My safe haven. Something I would never trade.
He stares at me. I stare at him.
I blink, once,twice and then lick my lips biting them in the process.
his name tumbled off my lips like music to my ears.
His mere presence overwhelming my senses.
"When you say my name like that Alexa..."
he grips me harder, intensifying the need burning for him.
"It makes me wanna rip off this dress of you and take you until I have you squirming and panting in need, screaming my name only. Oh the things I'll do to you Alexa, you'll be paralysed by the time I'm done with you"
"What are you waiting for? Take me and have me. I'm all yours. Do with me as you please. Make love to me William"
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