💞 Seduction 💞
🌸Love. Lies & Games 🌸
Chapter Thirty Four🍭🍭
Written by Goddy Francis 🤍
” What the fvck are you talking about?” He asks.
I watch his slow strides into the kitchen as I back away from him.
” What did you do Judah?” I ask him.
He sighs as he walks to my form.
” What the fvck did they tell you?”
” I don’t fvcking know, alright…” I yell at him, tears already welling up in my eyes.
” I don’t know what to believe anymore. I don’t even know you. The next minute you’re leaving next door to me. And I don’t even know what this is cause I don’t even know what’s happening anymore.”
Judah sighs again.
” I care too much about you to hurt you and you know it.”
” Oh yeah. Maybe you should explain to me the reason you moved next door to me. Todd was right…” I sniffle back the tears.
” Serena, what the hell are you talking about?”
” Who killed my parents? You know who did it. What are you hiding from me ? What are you not telling me? You are this weird man who likes keeping everything from people. You keep on lying and you’re not even remorseful about it.” I yell at him.
” What do you want me to say?”
” Tell me the fvcking truth.” I yell at him.
” What fvcking truth?” He yells back at me. I whimper and back away from him.
He breathes out and sighs.
” I’m sorry…” He apologizes.
” fvck you…” I tell him and walk past him. He grabs my wrist and pulls me back to himself.
” Don’t you fvcking touch me.” I grit through my teeth.
” Please listen to me.”
” I don’t wanna listen to you.” I weep.
” I don’t wanna listen to you.” I yell loudly at him and push him away from me.
” Asshole.” I say and grab my things as I walk out of the kitchen.
I sit on the bed and sob continuously. Why is my life so messed up? I don’t wanna believe he’s involved with whatever thing that happened to my family. I can’t take it. I wipe my tears but that didn’t stop the tears from pouring down. My phone rings. It’s Adele.
” Hey, Aunt.” My voice is croak as I try muffle the tears.
” Is it true?” She asks. I stay quiet as I weep silently.
” Look Serena, calm down alright. You should calm down and talk to him. What did he tell you?”
” Nothing.” I breathe out. ” He said nothing. That he has nothing to tell me.” I sob.
” What are you planning to do?”
” I don’t know. Stay on a low and go back to the Chicago tomorrow. I can’t stay here. He has succeeded in spoiling my entire mood.”
” You should take things easy. I advise you take your time and wait till you go back home and hear what Phoebe has to say. I don’t even trust that bitch.”
” Why would you say that?”
” She’s weird and acts a little secretive. And to my surprise she has an assistant named Michael.”
I sigh.” I don’t think Phoebe is the problem here. She’s just doing her job, like every other detectives.”
” So you trust her?” She asks.
” I don’t know aunt. I don’t even know who to trust anymore. I don’t even know what to believe and Judah is making everything more complicated that I can imagine.”
” You’re strong and you’ll be fine alright. Whatever decisions you make just know that I’ll be there for you alright?”
I sniffle back the tears.” Thanks Aunt.”
” Stop crying okay. Just give him time and he will tell you whatever thing you wanna know. He’s a good guy.”
” You don’t even know him.”
” Meeting people doesn’t change anything. I heard your fighting. He sounds vulnerable and confused.”
I sigh and keep quiet.
” I gotta go, Liam is here. You take good care of yourself.”
” Yeah, thanks. You should say hi to Liam for me.”
I drop my phone on the bed as soon as she hangs up. I stand up and push aside the drapes. I stare at the world through the wall to ceiling window. How did I even end up here? In this messed up world and a complicated relationship. I wipe my tears and go to the bathroom. I can’t let him see me cry. He has done enough hurting in this short period of whatever thing we have.
I turn on the faucet and let the bathtub fill up. I take off my clothes and sit inside. I rest my head against the rim of the bathtub as thoughts of Judah flow through my mind. Despite his private and secretive life, I still want him. What did he do to me?
” Serena?” I hear his voice outside the bathroom.
” Serena.” He knocks on the door. I shut my eyes and ignore him.
” I know you can hear me, I’m sorry. I really don’t know what to say to you.”
” Go away, you jerk.” I yell. I hear him sigh.
” Look, I’m sorry for yelling at you. I have nothing to do with your family’s murder. I was in jail remember? How can I carry out a murder right from jail?”
I don’t say a word to him.
” I don’t take lives Serena.”
I believe him. But my problem with him is, he knows who did it but he’s trying to play smart. Like always.
” Leave me the fvck alone to think. You’ve done enough Judah.”
” Okay, I’m gonna leave you alone. I just want you to know that I care too much about you to hurt you.”
That actually makes my heart beat skip and I hate that. How can he have control over my body and soul with just one perfect word? He always knows what to say to me. I don’t know how long it took me laying in that bathtub but I fall asleep.
I slowly open my eyes and I’m surprised it’s morning. A strong tatted arm wraps itself around my waist. I know it’s owner and I feel shoulder’s body pressed against my back. Judah’s gentle breathing against my neck makes goosebumps decorates my spine.
How did I even fall asleep?
Did he carry me out of the bathtub?
I look at his long sleeve t-shirt I’m wearing and my legs are bare. Am I even wearing any panties? Judah’s hand absently move to my b00bies and stays there.
I roll my eyes and gently remove his hands from my chesticles. I’m still mad at him. He squirms behind me and that’s when I know he’s awake.
” You don’t have to hate me till dawn.” He says behind me.
” I need to take a pee.” I say. He chuckles and unwraps his arms from around my waist.
” I’m sorry.” He says as I hop out of bed.
” You’re not forgiven.” I tell him and run my fingers down my messy hair to tame the locks.
I close the bathroom door and raise the shirt up to slide down my panties but I’m not wearing any.
” Judah, why am I not wearing any panties?” I shout as I sit on the toilet seat.
” Cause we had s£x.” He shouts back.
” What the hell!” I shriek. I hear him laugh.
” I know you won’t.” I mutter.
” I’m not a jerk. ” He mutters back.
” Did I fall asleep?”
” Yeah. [email protected]” He pokes his head inside the bathroom.
” You were tempting.” He says and shuts the door.
I stand up from the seat and flush.
” And you’re an asshole.” I say as I spread toothpaste on my toothbrush.
” And I’m sorry.” He whispers against my neck.
I freeze on my spot. I shut my eyes and absently nod. I resume brushing as I watch judah’s reflection through the mirror. He’s spreading toothpaste on his toothbrush.
” So who told you that I got involved with your family’s homicide?”
” The detective working my father’s case.”
” They told you that?”
” No. She said you’re involved with it.” I spit out the toothpaste and wash my mouth. I keep back the toothbrush and proceed to walk past Judah, he pulls me back , toothbrush still in his hand.
” You’re cute.”
” Good God. Please continue brushing.” I stand on my tiptoe and kiss his cheek.
” Does that mean you’ve forgiven me?”
I don’t answer him as I walk out of the bathroom.
I shove my hands inside my hoodie pocket as Judah and I stroll down the street of Hollywood. He has been making attempt on talking to me but I ignore him. On purpose.
” God, I’m about to go insane. Can you please talk to me?”
” What do you want me to say to you?”
” Anything Judah. Anything that can help me with my family’s murder, Judah.”
” I don’t really know much about that. But I think Albert is kinda involved with it. They want your family’s heirloom and you already know that.”
” A stupid heirloom.”
” It’s not stupid Serena. Heirlooms are important, reasons they want it.”
” I am badly tempted to sell it.”
” It’s bringing so much harm to my life. I’m too young for that.”
” You shouldn’t. You should guard it with whatever thing you have.”
” You know it’s still weird you’ve never asked me about my family’s heirloom or where it is.”
” That’s called snooping. And girls are meant to do that.”
” I’m not angry at you, you know.”
He smiles at me.
” Then what?”
” I was just paranoid I think. Stressed, tired of everything and literally I’m tired of me.”
Judah wraps his arms around my waist and pulls me to himself.
” It’s okay to be paranoid though. Stressed, yeah? But not really cool if you’re tired of your own self. I’m here you know. Here for you actually.” He says. I look up at him and smile at him.
” Thanks, even if you’re an asshole.” I wink at him.
” You’re hungry?”
” I’m paying.” I tell him as we stop in a restaurant. Judah’s arm still around my waist.
” You don’t have to.”
” I know. Maybe the lady should do the treat this time. You’re cuter when you care.” I stand on my toes and peck him on the cheek.
I drag him to a corner booth and we sit down. A waiter comes to our table with the menus. I ordered for Judah and I and I like that he doesn’t mind.
” I know that I’m nosy but I badly wanna know why you went to jail.” I ask as I pick on my food.
Judah looks at me from under his eyelashes.
” Why don’t you like talking about it? I bet Hero doesn’t know why. Or maybe he does and you just don’t wanna tell me. Is it that bad? Or probably because we’re not together and…”
” Serena breathe. You’re gonna choke.” He smiles at me. I roll my eyes and take a deep breath.
” Fine. Don’t tell me if you don’t want to.”
” I was framed. By Albert.”
” It’s not like I’m not guilty, I am but he used me actually.”
” You wanna explain?”
” I got paid for this job by Albert. It involves hacking into someone’s private informations and that was my job. I did the job and I wanted my percentage. He sabotage everything. Framed me and I got sentenced for ten years.”
” And Albert?”
” He got it all covered. He made sure he cleared his name and he took the money. Every dime. That shit still hurts my dreams.”
” That’s bad. Why would he do that to you?”
” He doesn’t like my guts. The fvck head always hated Ransom, I never knew that. I let my guard down and he took advantage of it. Greedy bastard.”
” How did you got out?”
” Ransom brought me out. After wearing that stupid jumpsuit for two fvcking years.”
” I bet you looked cute on it.”
” What? It’s stupid.”
” How was it like in there? Was it your first time in there?”
” That was my first time and it’s definitely gonna be my last. And about how is it like? You should probably check it out yourself.”
I lean over the table and flick his nose.
” You’re such a jerk.” I whine and chew on my lobster.
” I wanna watch a movie.”
” Tell me it’s not romance.” He says and I roll my eyes.
” What’s wrong with romance?”
” You can just watch something different for once. Like a different genre.”
” One thing about romance movies is that, it makes you believe true love still exists.”
” The fairy tales?”
” It’s bullshit and you know it. It makes life too easy and smooth. There’s no reality in there” he protests.
” Maybe we can do it this way. Watch each other’s choice of film. You watch mine with me and I will watch yours with you.”
” fvcking hell.”
” What? You don’t like my proposal?”
I bury my face against judah’s chest as I shriek. He made sure I watched a horror movie with him after he talk me into playing a terrific 3D horror game. I laughed at myself after he showed me the video of me playing. He had to record it!
I looked like a dying child and it’s not funny. And now we’re watching a horror movie and I’ve been screaming since.
” No one’s hurting you Serena.” He assures me , like that’s gonna help.
” Screw you Judah.”
He laughs at me and I swat his chest.
I slept all the way back to Chicago. The days might be short in Hollywood but Judah made it worth it. We stayed all night talking about our lives and what we’ve passed through. He has pass through a lot compared to what I’ve passed through.
I don’t even know if I have passed through anything. I have lived my lives in luxury. I wake up in the morning and there’s food on the table. I actually started learning alot about life after I lost my family. Life actually gave me a responsibility.
Judah walk me up my front porch as he kisses me. I giggle in his mouth and wrap my arms around his neck to kiss him back.
” Get a room you two.” I hear Hero says.
” See you around?” He asks.
I watch him walk down my porch. I wave at Hero and he smiles at me.
” What the fvck are you doing here?” I hear Judah asks him. They behave like gay couple.
” Shut the fvck up, I know you miss me.”
I shake my head at their fighting and enter my apartment. It feels like it’s been long I’ve been in here. I miss college and I’m already behind all my classes. I have a lot of updating to do. I drop a quick text for Chloe and Thomas as I change my clothes. I take a quick shower and spend the rest of that evening watching all the episodes of my favorite series that I missed.
My phone buzzes on the kitchen counter as I make dinner.
FROM THOMAS: I HEARD YOU’RE BACK FROM YOUR s£x TRIP, WHAT THE fvck DID YOU BRING?
I laugh and type back.
TO THOMAS: NOTHING, YOU DUMBASS. I HEARD YOU ASK BREE OUT? WHO TALKED YOU INTO IT?
I drop my phone on the counter and open my fridge to take a bottle water. I uncap it and drink from it. Something catches my attention at the corner of the kitchen walls close to the ceiling. I drop my bottle, ignoring the buzz notification from my phone as I walk to it.
” What the fvck is that?” I mutter.
I reach for the counter stool and climb on it.
It’s like a little chip and it’s very tiny. You won’t notice it if you don’t look properly. I pull it out from the wall and climb down from the stool. I twirl it in my hand. It’s a camera.
What’s a hidden camera doing in my apartment? Who hid this?