Chapter 17: Devil’s Conquest
In her mind, she has already strangled this devil to death for saying those words. He is again messing with her! Why is it that every time she makes up her mind, he finds a way to shake up her resolve? What made him this possessive with her?
Turning her back on him, she picked up her discarded dress and her shoes, all lying by the foot of the bed. Walking towards the bedside table, she took a look at the pills he had prepared for her last night. At least he cares about her.
Is it really that impossible for her to get out from under the devil’s shadow?
Or should she rather provoke this devil and be killed by him instead?
“Well?” His voice brought her back to reality. She pouted and threw the nearest pillow at the infuriating man laying on the bed, which, he easily caught in mid-air.
“You’re making my life miserable,” she hissed instead.
Eli grabbed her arm and pulled her forward, making her fall on the soft bed. Her dress and shoes once again fell to the ground. He then crawled on top of her and pinned her hands above her head burying his face in the crook of her neck. She felt his lips tracing the trail of hickeys he had left on her skin last night. Ririna bit her lower lip to stop herself from moaning under his ministrations.
“You’re so unfair to me…” she heard him whisper against her skin, “Kissing me, seducing me on my own bed and then, leaving me hanging. And you got some nerve to call another man’s name while you are in bed with me.” He continued. Ririna was left flabbergasted with his words.
Why would she ever do that? She has never been with another man except for him. Well, unless she called Skyler’s name while she’s drunk and sleepy. Her thoughts halted at the idea.
Did she call Skyler’s name while she was with Eli last night? Did she say something that she wasn’t supposed to say? He was the only one who can confirm what she said in her drunken state.
“I don’t know what you’re talking about,” she said, hoping he would reveal more of what had gone on last night. She pushed his body away from her, breaking his kiss on her heated skin.
“Oh, you don’t remember seducing me last night and calling your Sky? Who is Sky? Is he your boyfriend?” He asked. His body was still hovering over her so she could feel his warmth against her body.
“No!” Ririna exclaimed.
“Are you sure?”
“Yes! Why would I lie to you?”
“He better not be or else…”
Her brown eyes widened in horror. Did she say Sky’s name? What the hell is wrong with her? She just gave that devil a reason to find out about their son. She really wanted to pull out her hair in frustration.
Bad. Really, really bad.
I can’t believe I just exposed my baby to this devil! she thought.
Looking back at Eli, she could see that he was checking her. She couldn’t tell if he was angry or not. He brushed his nose against her cheeks and trailed down to her jaw and, then, her neck. When his lips reached her left shoulder, which was still tainted by a pinkish stain from her previous injury, he placed a gentle kiss on her scar before biting down hard on her shoulder.
She screamed and thrashed underneath him. What was he doing to her? What is he? An animal marking his prey or a werewolf marking his mate?
“Eli! Oww! Goddammit!” she yelled, as she tried to free herself from his grasp.
The devil finally lifted up his head and looked at her. His lips flashed a smile that made her body tensed up. He just smiled at her, does it mean he had enough of her and will kill her soon?
Oh, she’s going to miss her baby. It’s a good thing that she had already put her gramps as Skyler’s legal guardian if ever something happened to her. She just didn’t expect to meet her end this soon. Ririna felt like she was about to cry.
Dying in the hands of her only love and leaving her own baby to this wicked world. Did she do something horrible in her past life for her to suffer in this lifetime?
“You finally said my name,” He grinned at her. He looked genuinely happy while he saying it.
What is this all about? She blinked.
Ririna grimaced and scowled back at him. Here she was thinking the worst, and then there was him, happy just because she said his name? She didn’t know Eli could be this childish.
“So what if I did?”
“So you’re finally admitting you really haven’t lost your memories, eh?”
Oh, all this time, he already knew that she was faking losing her memories. What else did he know about her? What about Skyler? But then she remembered him asking if Sky is her boyfriend. Such a silly devil, getting jealous of his own son. Not that he knows that he has one.
No. She must resist. She couldn’t allow to give him a chance to hurt her. What should she do now? She knows he won’t give up easily. He will persist until she falls into his hands again.
How could she move on completely if he keeps breaking her defenses?
Staring up at his handsome face, she knows that she won’t be able to outrun him. If there’s one thing that she knows about him, it is that he is a man of conquest. Eli will do whatever he can to achieve what he wants. Now, that he has his eyes set upon her, Ririna knows that the possibility of him finding out about Skyler and the deathly game she recently joined will be revealed sooner than later.
But there’s something different about Eli this time. Although his usual attitude is still the same, the way he looks at her seems a bit different and unusual. His looks at her like he is yearning for her like she is about to vanish into the thin air. Is he afraid that she will leave again?
“I’m not the same as before,” she whispered to him, her eyes never leaving his. Eli let go of her hands and kissed her forehead.
“I can’t help you with the missions anymore.”
“You don’t have to,” he replied, his lips brushing against the side of her face again.
“I can’t protect you anymore.”
“I will protect you.”
“I’m walking on a different path now.”
“I’ll follow you,” He whispered in her ear before kissing along her jawline.
“We have different worlds.”
“You are my world.”
Tears were threatening to fall from her eyes. Why is he telling her the things she could only dream of before? Why now? Why is he complicating her life?
When she didn’t respond, he lifted his head and saw her confusion at his words.
“What do you want then?” she finally asked.
“You,” he instantly replied, “You beside me. Don’t you ever run away again. I’ll never let you go. If I have to kill, I will kill. If I have to court you forever so you won’t leave again, I’ll do it.” He narrowed his eyes at her, his tone made a shiver run up her entire body.
She looked at him in utter astonishment.
Such words that Ririna never thought she would hear from the lips of the devil. Is he professing his love to her? Did the devil finally learn what love is? Didn’t he tell her before that someone like him doesn’t know what love means? Didn’t he say devils are incapable of
Does he really love her or does he just want to possess her just like before?
If he loved her, would that mean the devil now acknowledges that she is his weakness? Someone that can be used against him, to ruin him?
But with Eli’s ruthless and cruel personality, he will never let anyone use someone against him. There are so many times that the devil has been threatened but what did his enemies receive in the end? Only his wrath and cruelty.
Gamaliel Park is like an impermeable wall. She doubted if there’s anyone that is capable to understand what’s going on in his mind.
Can she really trust the words of this devil? She mused.