Who Am I Without You

One more night episode 55

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Owned and written by:- Racheal Dennis.

Episode fifty-five๐ŸŽ„

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Cassandra’s pov

My eyes blinked several times as they stared at the diamond ring lovingly, it’s the most beautiful and delicate thing I’ve seen all my life.

Not that I’m a material woman or something, but I could tell this ring cost a lot -am I worth spending so much money on?

“Baby, are you willing to let me introduce myself to you?” he asked again.

I moved my eyes from the ring back to his face, his eyes were pleading with me to say yes.

“Do you really want me to know you?” I asked.

“Yes” he nodded quickly.

He’s willing to let me in, he’s willing to tell me everything. Does that include why he doesn’t let me touch his chest?

“Ok, but what does knowing you get to do with a ring?” I pointed at the diamond ring.

Oh no, I can hear it calling on me, it’s saying “Cassie, put me on, put me on”. I am even imagining it on my finger already -so beautiful.

“I…” he trailed off.

His eyes flicked to my fingers and I gasped mentally, is he thinking what I’m thinking?

“We didn’t exchange rings on our wedding day…”

“That’s because we didn’t have a normal wedding party” I cut him off with a scoff.

He smiled.

“I know, baby. So, I’m making it up to you by proposing to you formally, we’ll have a normal wedding party soon” he said.

“Wait, you’re… you’re…”

He’s proposing?! Ok, I knew I was fantasizing about having this ring on my finger, but I didn’t expect he’s gonna propose.

“My feelings for you are real and they have nothing to do with getting Isabella’s custody”

“What?” I asked, I’m honestly dazzled by his words -I wasn’t expecting any of this.

“I guess I fell in love with you the first day we met outside JJ construction, you’re a beauty and there’s no doubt about that but I have fallen deeply for your soul -I just didn’t know how to tell you or….”

Wow, so I wasn’t the only one that fell in love with him at first sight.

“….I just thought using Isabella’s custody to get you by side would be the perfect way, I’m sorry about that and I’m also very sorry for making you feel like I don’t love you -i’m truly sorry baby, please be my wife wh0leheartedly” he said.

A very big and bright smile spread on my face, I’m feeling giddy all over and I could hear the butterfly in my stomach flapping their wings happily -this is the real life, this is love.

“Baby, I’m a flawed man but I can try as much as I can to be perfect just for you, be my wife wh0leheartedly -please”

“Yes, yes, yes, yes please” I shouted so many times, I was just so happy that I couldn’t control myself anymore.

“Yes?” Jayden asked as if to confirm his ears.

“Yes” I answered.

You can’t expect me to say no to what I have been secretly praying for, it’s not everyday you get someone proposing and apologizing to you at the same time.

This is the most rom-ntic scene I’ve seen.

Jayden slipped the ring on my finger. He got up, wrapped his arms around my wa-ist and pulled me to himself, then crashed his lips on mine.

He k-ssed me passionately for a moment before breaking it, he rested his forehead against mine and stared in my eyes lovingly.

“Thank you” he said.

“Thank me? Why?”

“For accepting my proposal”

“Oh”

He laughed briefly at my response.

“I have a very sensitive secret to tell you and I don’t know if you’re still gonna stick around me after I tell you, but….” he trailed off.

His eyes held so much worry as he said these words, but he’s trying his best not to let it show.

“…thank you in advance”

“Ok, you’re scaring me with all these speech, you sound like you’re saying your last words” I said.

“Really?”

“Yeah” I paused and slapped his shoulder lightly. “Listen, we just got married yesterday and you just proposed today, which you were supposed to do before marrying me… what I’m trying to say is, I can’t be a widow at this age” I said seriously.

He stared at me for a few seconds then laughed.

“Come on, baby, you’re the one scaring me now” he said.

“What?”

“You’re cursing me to die by saying those words”

I rolled my eyeballs and pecked his lips.

“I’ve k-ssed the curse off of you, you’re not gonna die” I told him.

He smiled and nodded.

“Right, you wanna tell me a secret, what is it?” I asked.

“Er… it’s kinda hard to explain”

“Hm-mm?” I raised an eyebrow at him and he laughed.

“Let me take you somewhere, it’s gonna help you understand better” he said.

He grabbed my hand and pulled me along towards the staircase.

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“OMG, this place is huge!”

I exclaimed as Jayden pushed a door open, revealing a very neat and spacious room with a white cube shape box in the middle of the room -it kinda look like a coffin though.

My feet itched closer to it to take a closer look and also feel it out too.

“And it’s so darn neat in here, what is this place?” I asked.

“It’s my charging room” he answered.

I looked up at him with a strange look, then scoffed taking his words as a joke.

“Charging room?” I asked him and he nodded.

My brows furrowed.

“Who in their right senses keeps a wh0le room aside just for charging their phones? How big is your phone exactly?”

He sighed and didn’t reply me, rather he began unbuttoning his shirt.

I tilted my head in surprise, wait, why is he unbuttoning his shirt? He doesn’t like people seeing his chest, then what is he trying to do?

I quickly looked down to avoid seeing his chest, he might get mad at me again if I take a peek.

“Raise your head, baby” he said.

“No” I shook my head in denial.

“Raise your head, there’s something I want you to see -it’s very important”

Hmm, I hope he’s not trying to trick me just to get a reason to be mad at me.

“Baby, please, look at me” he pleaded.

I slowly raised my head but a frightened shriek escaped my mouth at once, my hand went over my mouth in a flash to muffle my roof shaking shriek.

Am I having a nightmare? This is a nightmare, right? Why does it look like there’s a mechanical thingy on Jayden’s chest?

If this is a nightmare Vero better wake me up before I die of heart attack in my sleep, but how can I have a nightmare right after having the sweetest dreams ever?

“I don’t have a heart” he said and paused to study my expression, or maybe wait for me to say something.

But what can I say right now? I’m too shock or should I say too scared out of my wits to utter any words, this is something way out of my imagination.

“I only have a mechanical heart which needs constant charging to make sure I don’t shut down…” he paused and chuckled lightly. “…am I scaring you?” He asked.

I released a nervous laugh and shook my head, though, I’m scared but I wanna know what happened to him.

“What happened to you? How come you don’t have a normal heart? What happened to your heart? I mean, where’s your real heart right now? Are you feeling uncomfortable? Should I….”

He crashed his lips on mine cutting my blabbing off, instead of k-ssing him back like I’d normally do, I stood simply and stared at him with my eyes widened.

He broke the k-ss and pulled away, he smiled at me.

“You should really stop moving your lips too fast in front of me” he said.

“Your heart” I pointed at his heart.

He opened his palm, he gestured me to hold his hands and I did, then he led us to a couch at a corner in the room.

“You were mad that I pushed you away last night and I believe you must be wondering why”

I nodded. He also nodded and took a deep breath, he leaned back on the couch and pulled me onto him but I was careful not to hit his heart -mechanical heart.

“Actually, the real reason I pushed you off me last night wasn’t because my excitement was gone, it’s because I didn’t want you to get frightened by this” he said, touching his mechanical heart.

“Oh”

So, he didn’t push me off because I’m a bad k-sser or something.

“Yeah, it’s also having a problem recently and it’s running out of battery too fast, I might shut down while we’re making love and that would be very embarrassing for us -especially me”

We both laughed at his words, it kinda sounded funny imagining him shut down just when we’re deeply into the deeds.

I could feel my face turning red already.

“You wanna know how I ended up like this, I assume”

“Yeah” I replied.

“Ok”

He coughed lightly and cleared his throat then begin.

“So, I… I had an accident when I was 18 and sadly my heart got damage in that accident”

“Goodness!” I exclaimed.

I tried to imagine what the scene of the accident would be and what or how he could have gotten his heart injured, but couldn’t get the right picture.

The only picture that came into my mind was the picture of mine and my parents accident, if it wasn’t for that good Samaritan I would have died long ago -I just wish I can see him now and repay his kindness because it’s not easy to risk one’s life to save someone else’s.

“Baby, are you still with me?” he snapped his fingers across my eyes.

I blinked.

“Can you tell me exactly what happened?” I asked.

“Yeah” he k-ssed my forehead. “I remember Stephen and I were coming back from the mountain that day, we had gone to do some artistic work..”

My eyes flicked to his hands when he mentioned artistic work, I can’t believe his beautiful hands can paint too. I’d love to see him paint some times.

“…on our way coming back, we saw a very fatal accident -it was a car accident…”

I hugged him tightly when he said it was a car accident, hearing about car accidents just seem so sensitive to me, that’s why I rushed to save Isabella the other day without thinking twice.

“Are you scared?” he asked.

“No, go on”

He stared at me for a while and nodded.

“The car was so smashed and it was hanging over a cliff by a miracle I think…”

A cliff? His story sounds so familiar and it’s giving me a strong sense of deja vu.

“…I rushed over despite Stephen’s warnings not to, upon getting there I saw a man and a woman sitting on the driver’s and passenger’ seat respectively, but they were already dead”

“Oh my God” I gasped quietly.

Tears were already brimming my eyes as I listened to him, why do I feel so hurt hearing this? Is it because I lost my family in a car accident too?

“I wanted to leave but I heard a little girl weakly but desperately calling for help from the backseat… ”

She’s just like me, I called for help too.

“… I didn’t know what to do, so I grabbed the door and tried to pull it open so I can help her out, but I somehow missed a foot and the next thing I knew we’re already falling off the cliff -both me, the girl and her parents…”

I inhaled to hold back my tears, I must listen to the end.

“…we landed and thankfully the girl wasn’t hurt, but unfortunately for me, I fell right into a very sharp object and it pierced my chest and pierced my heart…”

Wait, why does his story sounds just like the accident I had? Could it be him? Could it be he’s the savior I’ve been looking for?

“Was it the little girl’s birthday that day?” I asked.

“Yes, I even sang her a birthday song before I passed out”

It’s him, he’s my saviour, he was the one who accompanied me that day. I couldn’t hold it in anymore, I broke down and burst into tears.

“B-baby, are you ok?” he asked.

I hugged him tighter, rested my head on his chest and cried instead of replying him.

“Why? Why did you risk your life to save me?” I asked amidst tears.

“Er…I don’t get what you mean” he said.

He pat my back while I cried to my heart content.
I can’t believe he’s the one I’ve been searching all over for, he’s my destiny.

“B-baby?”

“I’m sorry, I’m so sorry for making you suffer so much” I apologized.

“Ok…I have absolutely no idea of what you’re saying” he chuckled lightly.

“It’s me, I am her, your heart was damaged because me, don’t you get it?”

I lifted my head and pulled away from the hug, I stared at him with my teary eyes.

“It’s me” I said.

Jayden simply stared at me with his mouth slightly open as if he couldn’t believe his eyes or what he’s hearing, he looked so shocked.

“It’s you?”

I nodded, smiling and crying at the same time.

“She’s you?” he asked again.

“Yes, she’s me and I’m her, I have been looking for you”

“Holy shรฎt! You were so little then” he said.

His words made me chuckle.

“I was 14” I replied.

“Oh, well, you were little for a 14years old” he joked.

He reached for my hand and pulled me into another hug, I continued crying on his shoulder.

Why can’t I fรปcking stop crying?

“Thank God I saved you that day, I would have missed the chance to love you if I hadn’t saved you” he said.

“Thank you, thank you very much for saving me”

He let me cry a few more minutes, until I thought I’ve had enough.

“You’re so cute even after crying” he said.

“Don’t tease me” I hit his chest, though I avoided his heart.

He laughed.

“Where were you after the accident?” I asked.

“I was in coma for two years and after I recovered, my uncle and aunt introduced Matilda to me and we got married shortly”

I frown.

“Wait, you got married at 20?”

“Yeah, my uncle was worried because of my heart condition, so he made me marry early to have a heir” he explained.

I nodded, that’s kinda….ugh, I don’t have any word to describe it.

“Let’s forget about the sad memories, let’s talk about something else” he said.

“What?”

He smirked slyly.

“I heard from a little birdie that you love repaying favours”

“Ah-ah”

He wagged his brows.

“How are you gonna repay this favour?” he asked, pointing at his heart.

Right, I’ve been talking about repaying whoever saved me in the accident, how should I repay him? What can I offer?

“Hello, Mrs Grassi, I’m waiting” he reminded me.

Mrs Grassi…I love that name.
A thought suddenly struck me and I smiled, I pushed him back on the couch and lean on him.

“Whatcha doin’?” he asked.

I ran my fingers along his jawline and stared in his eyes.

“Is spending the rest of my life with you enough favour?”

“Huh?”

“There are lots of benefits, like….”

I crashed my lips on his and k-ssed him for a few minutes, then broke the k-ss which made him frown in disappointment.

“That’s it?”

I shook my head.

“How about we make love here?” I suggested.

His eyes looked around and he scoffed, he reached forward to felt my temperature.

“Here?”

“Yeah, in case your battery is running out during our love making, we can easily and quickly recharge your battery” I paused.

He raised an eyebrow at me, I let out a stifled laugh and tapped his charger.

“By shoving you in here” I said.

“That’s a crazy idea”

“Er…”

“But I love it, baby”

He snatched my hand and pulled me closer, making me fall on him and he peck my lips.

“I have always to do something crazy, let’s do it” he said and crashed his lips on mine.

To be continued.

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