COLD AND BLANK.
By Queen Mary
Crystal looked at Xander, eyes wi-de-ned and hands hanging on her w@!st.
“You you…” Crystal tried insulting but Xander pu-lls her away and pu-lls her in the car then puts it on child lock.
He walks in the car and smiles seeing how angry Crystal was.
“Jesus you’re so short tempered” He commented earning a glare from her. She didn’t say anything but instead focused her eyes on the road.
“YOU DON’T HAVE THE RIGHT TO TALK TO ME THAT WAY. I AM NOT YOURS” Crystal yelled in as she walked inside Jimmy’s house.
She was so upset and she didn’t see the little table on the floor, she tr!pp£don it but luckily Xander caught her.
“Let go of me” She said twitching her nose.
“If I, you would fall”
“Then let me fall” Crystal said to him, at least it was better than falling in love.
“Nope, I won’t” He said and pu-ll-ed her closer, hands resting on his rocky abs, and arms stylishly sli-pping around her w@!st.
“Now have got you hooked, how are you going to escape from me now” Xander joked.
Crystal couldn’t say anything, he really had gotten her hooked. His eyes had caged her and she couldn’t do anything.
Once again Xander had defeated the great Crystal.
Seeing she wasn’t shouting or yelling again, he pu-ll-ed her chin up and went for a k!ss. A very de-ep one and Crystal sure liked it but she nee-ds to avoid it so she st©ps.
“Xander plea-se st©p, we can’t be doing this” She said softly. The fire Crystal was replaced with Ice one with just a k!ss.
“Why, I want you and you also want me. I know you do, why hide it”
“You don’t un-derstand, I….” She couldn’t complete her s£ntence when Xander placed hisl-ips on hers again. This time Crystal couldn’t fight it again. She wra-pped her hand around his n£¢k and he broke the k!ssthen carrying her bridal style upstairs to her be-droom.
Xander drops her gently on the be-d and searches his pocket for a c0md0mbut doesn’t finds any.
“$h!t” He snapped.
“What’s it” Crystal asked still in Cloud 9.
“I don’t have any protec-tion”
“It’s okay, we’ve done this before without it” Crystal said.
She wasn’t scared of getting pregnant since she knew she couldn’t and Xander on his own really didn’t care about protec-tion, in fact he would be really happy if Crystal could be the mother of his children.
Both n-ked and now on the be-d together, Crystal m0@n s as Xander thrû-sted into her was what overc@m£ the silence. Clutching his legs around his and m0@n ing his name just made Xander thrû-st in her more.
They both c@m£ together and Crystal sle-pt off, her head on his che-st. Xander pla-yed with her hair before he also sleeps off.
Jimmy enters his usual restaurant and fortunately for him, Dina was sitting from far with a plate of pasta on her table.
“Hey” Jimmy called and Dina looked up to him.
” Oh no ” She exclaimed ru-bbing her forehead.
“Well you look stunning today” He complimented.
“Thank” She replied forcing a smile.
“Am Jimmy” He introduced himself folding his hands.
“Well am none of your business” Dina said and stood up.
“plea-se don’t leave now. Fine I won’t talk to you just continue eating”
“Thanks” Dina said and sat down back. She ate her food and watched Jimmy as he looked at her nervously, she didn’t even have the slightest interest in him. She was into black men since black is bigger, Todd was black and so was her last 2 ex b©yfri£nds. Jimmy is a white American and he looks too unserious for her liking.
“Well I’ll be leaving now” She said and stood up.
“Erm can we just take a walk out together, take a stroll to the park”
“Nope” Dina said.
“Okay fine here’s my card, anytime you feel like giving me a chance just call me” He said and brou-ght out his wallet in the process Crystal’s ID CARD falls out but Jimmy doesn’t notice it, he gives her his CARD and strolls out
Dina looked down and saw the ID CARD, Crystal picture was on it, she picks it up and g@sped when she realises it’s another Crystal’s fake ID card, the one she used when travelling to India, her name on the ID card was Nisha Malh0tra.
“Has Jimmy seen it or what, why doesn’t he looks concerned or worried. I nee-d to call Crystal right now”
Crystal giggled softly as Xander wrote something on her back. They were both in the bath tub, after waking up both were “bathing” surprisingly together in the bath tub.
“So what did I write” Xander asked
“Erm I don’t know”
“You can never know, I’ll write another again” He said and wrote on her back, his hands s£nding shivers to Crystal’s b©dy.
“Okay what did I write”
“I I don’t know know” Crystal stammered.
“Be mine” Xander thought to himself.
“You don’t know??” Xander asked, Crystal turned and faced him.
“Nope I don’t” She said and he used the opportunity to k!ssher, she went closer to him and returned the k!ss.
It demanded more, Crystal didn’t want just the k!ss, she wanted more and so did Xander and since both were alre-ady n-ked, ma-king love in the bath tub was the next thing that c@m£ after the k!ss.
“Stella don’t you think this lady is kinda familiar, I mean it feels like I have seen her before” Carlos asked Stella.
She looked at him and rolled her eyes at him.
“Is that what I asked you to do for me. I said give me plans that we can use to ruin her and also st©p Xander from divorcing me”
“I know, am just saying what I realized” Carlos replied.
Xander stood in front of his father who was busy with a bottle of tequila.
“You called” Xander said getting tired
“Yes I did” He replied, A woman in her mid in her late forties walked down the stairs, she was beautiful and looked really young.
She k!$$£d Xander’s dad on the cheek and greets Xander.
“Who’s she” Xander asked.
“That’s not a good way to greet your step mother”
“Step mother??” Xander asked shocked at the new news. He looked at the woman and she waved s£dûçt!velyat him, she looked like someone he knew.
“So is that why you called”
“Not really, I’ll be expecting you to bring your beautiful woman which is stella to our engagement p@rty ”
“No can do Dad”
“You would do as I say if you really respect your mother’s death” The father said and walked away leaving Xander upset, no way was he bringing Stella to his father’s engagement p@rty, that is if he even wants to come.
“Are you sure Xander would come to the engagement p@rty with Stella ” Xander’s step mother asks immediately Xander leaves.
“Am sure he would” He replied.
“Cool” She said and collects the bottle of tequila from him .
“So let’s continue our discussion. What did you say happen to our daughter”
“Leonard, I told you she’s dead forget about her. 23 years ago when I brou-ght you to her you refused to accept the child”
“I was married then, I couldn’t risk losing my marriage. So how did she die”
“I don’t know, it’s been 5 years since I saw her”
“I wish she was here. Xander would be shocked to see that I have another child”
“Yes he will” She replied and k!$$£d him again.
FEW DAYS LATER
Crystal and Xander walk in the hall, both upset. Crystal is upset that as usual Xander f0rç£d her to do what she doesn’t while Xander is upset at the fact that he was in his father’s engagement p@rty the last place he would want to.
“I knew you would come” Leonard said extending a handshake to Xander.
“But where’s Stella and who’s this beauty” He said giving Crystal a lvstful look. Xander noticed it and the urge to punch his father in the face overc@m£ him.
“None of your business dad, tell your wife I said congratulations, so now that have shown my face I would be leaving now ” Xander said and turned back but Leonard st©ps him.
“You can’t just leave like that, I have to introduce you to my wife’s friends” Leonard said.
Crystal sighed and looked around, Xander’s dad looked rich since is friends were obviously rich.
Looking around Crystal sp©tted something or rather still someone, in a red go-wn ex-posing her curves, younger than her real age and talking to the other guests. What exactly was she doing here, after so many years.
It seemed the woman knew someb©dy was looking at her and she also looked at the direction of Crystal. Both staring at each other for some seconds before Crystal looked away immediately.
“Are you okay” Xander asked noticing her nervousness.
“I nee-d to leave here now” Crystal said watching the woman come closer
“Me as well but we nee-d to stay a few hours”
“You stay a few hours. Am outta here” Crystal said and turned to leave but he pu-ll-ed her back again.
“Are you okay Loretta, you seem nervous. Maybe you should sit down for a while” Xander said.
“Let go of me” Crystal said angrily, her cold and blank attitude was fully back. She pushed Xander away with so much f0rç£ he fell to the ground.
She ran out of the hall and took a cab home.
“Looks like your beautiful woman has a very bad attitude” Leonard said and extended his hands to Xander to help him get up but Xander shoved the hand away and stood up dusting off the dirt from his cloth, his palm was a little bruised.
“Something’s wrong with her. I nee-d to find out what” Xander said and prepared to leave but his father’s wife st©pped him.
“Who’s she, she looks familiar” She asked.
“Someone I care about” Xander replied and left.
He took his car and drove home, he walked in and met Jimmy pacing around.
“Oh thank Goodness you are back, I called you multi-ple times but you didn’t pick up”
“Where’s she” He asked.
“Well she’s inside her room breaking stuffs”
Xander looked up and ran upstairs, the door was locked. She wasn’t breaking stuffs again since everywhere was silent.
“Loretta it’s me Xander, can you plea-se open the door, let’s talk ” He said but no response, instead the door knob pu-ll-ed down and the door open, while Crystal went back to the be-d and lied on it.
He looked around and saw the pieces of glas-s on the floor, he was supposed to be angry at her but how could he when she was like this. She was hurt and he could feel it, and it killed him to see her like that.
“Loretta you….” He st©pped when he saw her hand, it was bleeding badly. She had cut herself again.
He gr@bb£d her hand and she opened her eyes.
“You’ve hurt yourself again, Loretta why why exactly are you doing this” He asked getting upset, he hates getting angry at her but he couldn’t help it.
She just kept staring at him not saying anything.
“Let me go get the first aid” He said and turned to leave but Crystal held him back, her bleeding palm t©uçhed his bruised palm.
He c@m£ closer to her and she hvgged him.
“If you can get a first aid for my bruising heart, I’ll gladly accept” She said and sle-pt off still hvgging him.
Xander noticed she was slee-ping alre-ady so he helped her on the be-d.
He k!$$£d her forehead and went out to bring the first aid, as for her heart he was going to make sure he cured it.
It was a promise
The next morning Crystal wakes up with a headache, she looks at her palm and sees the little bandage on it.
The broken glas-ses had been swept off alre-ady.
She stood up and went out of her room, Jimmy as usual was downstairs pla-ying video games. She was very lucky when Jimmy told her he lost her ID card but he didn’t notice her name in the ID CARD. Luckily it fell from his pocket and Dina saw it and quic-kly called her about it.
“Jim sup” She greeted.
“Loretta was-sup. How’s your palm”
“Better” Crystal replied.
“Xander went to court, he’s getting divorced” Jimmy said.
“Oh” Crystal said.
“Don’t feel sorry though, I never liked that bit-ch in the first place, and if you feel like we could go to the court together ” Jimmy said.
“No I am not interested” Crystal replied.
Xander left the court happy that the burden of being married to Stella has been brou-ght down, he was able to divorce her without stress because of the evidence he had against her.
“Congratulations bro” Jimmy congratulated.
“Thanks” Xander said.
“What of Loretta, she didn’t come”
“You know your woman. She refused to come” Jimmy said and Xander half smiled.
Stella stood in front of him, her eyes were shading coconut tears.
“This is not over Xander, not yet. I’ll make sure I destroy your family including the slut you dumped me for, you shall see” Stella said and left pu-lling Carlos away.
“Am beginning to feel you’ve forgotten about your mission and now you are getting too too close to Xander than normal” Dina said on the phone.
“Dina I told you it’s still a mission”
“Yeah ma-king love to him more than how many times is just a mission, tell that to a two years old child ”
“Dina you don’t un-derstand…”
“Crystal I just don’t want you to get hurt okay, am only after your safety”
“I know Dina, trust me I won’t do anything stupid like falling in love with him” Crystal said and it felt like she was only deceiving herself.
Dina cut the call and Crystal felt suddenly nauseous. She rushes to the toilet and throws up.
“What did I eat….oh yes Jimmy gave me some chickens yesterday that were almost on the verge that bastard” She said and washed her mouth.
She walked out and saw Xander standing in her room folding his arms.
“So I heard you were getting divorced, so how did it go” She asked.
“It went well, am no longer married”
“Okay” Crystal said feeling unconcerned.
“Are you okay” Xander asked and she looked at him confused.
“Why do you ask”
“Your face looks kinda pale” He said and went closer to her but she moved back.
“I wanna take my bath now. Thanks the door is over there” She said and went back in the bathroom.
“Stella calm down, don’t kill yourself because of Xander” Carlos said as he watched Stella pace around angrily.
“Xander humiliated me and his stupid father didn’t do anything about it. I would make sure I destroy Leonard. Xander would know something he never knew about his so called father. I would destroy everyone” Stella said and left.
TO BE CONTINUED
COLD AND BLANK.